Arts & Culture

Movies: "Super 8"

Movies: "Super 8"

 

It’s the summer of 1979 and strange things are happening in the small town of Lillian, Ohio.   First there’s a terrifying train derailment.  A detachment of secretive soldiers arrives to clear the wreckage.  Then all the dogs in town run away.  People start to disappear.   And who would possibly want to rip out all the engines from the vehicles sitting in the used car lot?

 

Those are the first clues to the cleverly plotted “Super 8,” my pick for the best popcorn movie of the summer.  

 

Summer theater for teen and youth actors

Summer theater for teen and youth actors

Backyard Theater for Teens invites actors 13 and up to join in the fun as they present a good old-fashioned melodrama and pair up for comedy/dramatic duets. The program runs on Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  starting June 26, $50. The program will be held on the outdoor stage at Fiddlehead Center in Gray. FMI call 657-2244, info@fiddleheadcenter.org.

Actors 8+ will enjoy Peter Pan, a three-week theater camp offered at Fiddlehead Center in Gray.  Parts for all campers ages 8 -16 that will include speaking & singing parts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starts July 11. Final performance will be the third Friday at 3 p.m. $489. FMI visit www.fiddleheadcenter.org, 657-2244 or info@fiddleheadcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

 

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM - WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A DAY OF FUN AND LEARNING FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

This saturday, June 11, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth for the 2011 season. The opening program is focused on Sustainable Living (reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources) and will include a fun filled and learning experience day of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils, period glassware and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale. Visit the gift shop for history books, cook books, maps, coverlets and other Falmouth items.

Multi-Grammy Winner Keb' Mo' to Play the State Theatre September 28

Multi-Grammy Winner  Keb' Mo' to Play the State Theatre September 28

For Immediate Release –

Multi-Grammy Award winner

KEB’ MO’

STATE THEATRE

609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

http://www.statetheatreportland.com/

September 28 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 10 at 10:00am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at http://www.statetheatreportland.com/

 

$35.00 & $25.00 – Reserved Seating, all ages.  

 

Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Keb’ Mo’ returns with his latest album, The Reflection, due August 2, 2011.

Movies: "X-Men: First Class"

Movies: "X-Men: First Class"

 

The mighty Marvel megaplex money machine marches on.  With “Thor” still in theaters and “Captain America” waiting in the wings, the Marvel megalith rolls out what may turn out to be the best comic book movie this summer, a prequel titled “X-Men: First Class.”

 

Directed by Matthew Vaughan, whose previous movie “Kick-Ass” was really a comic book spoof enlivened by a dirty-mouthed tweener, the new “X-Men” is lighter fare than its four predecessors, an entertaining marriage of James Bond thriller and superhero fantasy.

 

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Come to the Museum and correctly identify that month’s object. One winner will be drawn each month from the correct entries In June, July And August.

The Museum is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth, down the road from the Falmouth police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM except for holiday weekends.

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season with free refreshments and tours. The opening program is focused on reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and includes a fun filled and learning experience day for children, parents and grandparents of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.

Reggae Fest on Peaks Island Returns This Sunday

Reggae Fest on Peaks Island Returns This Sunday

This Sunday, May 29, 2011 reggae fest will return to Jones Landing on Peaks Island. Every Sunday from now until the end of August, ferry & water taxi loads of locals will all pile onto Peaks Island for an afternoon of beer buckets, reggae music & sunshine! The doors open at 10AM, which may sound waaaaaay too early for some of you on a Sunday, & the music begins at 1PM! The seating is limited and fills up extremely fast [especially the spots in the sun]!  The breakfast pizza & beer bucket specials are always very popular & the drink specials rotate weekly.

Local reggae bands alternate weekly; this Sunday, Stream Reggae & Royal Hammer will be there to kick off the season!