Weekend Spotlight: Rocky Horror Live, Glow Show and Maine Harvest Festival

Posted:  Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
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We had quite the run of good outdoor weather for outdoor events, but now with the passing of everyone’s most hated day of the year (Daylight Savings Time), it’s time to go back indoors. Luckily, all of these events are fun and fabulous and warm inside.

Pecha Kucha Night in Camden

Friday, Nov. 10 — Camden

Camden Opera House is hosting the next PK event where where eight people share their work, ideas, and creative process through visual storytelling in a unique presentation style with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. Presenters: The Cool Kids' Table, improv group, Michelle Hauser, visual artist, Michaela Holt, painter, Joee Patterson, Friends of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Peter Ralston, photographer, Ian Stewart, Executive Director of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Simon van der Ven, ceramicist, Sherrie York, printmaker  Emcee: Dave Morrison. Admission: $5 Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Rocky Horror Show Live

Friday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 20 — Rockland

The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Strand Theatre. The rock musical will be performed by a full cast with a live band and offer plenty of opportunities for audience partici…pation! I saw this last year. If you want some hilarious over-the-top performances to make you jump out of your seat, cheer, dance and sing, then, get thee over to the Strand Theatre! This ‘70s throwback performance modeled after the Rocky Horror Picture Show, brings back all of the memories for you non-virgins and the cast simply nails it. No need to bring your own props, a $25 ticket at the door (or online for $22) gets you a prop bag. And do not bring toast! Friday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s starts at 7:00 p.m. with a 10 p.m. encore (the best time to go.) See my preview here. Showtimes and tickets can be purchased here.

Glow Show/Black Light Party

Saturday, November 11 — Belfast

The Glow show returns at Waterfall Arts. This all-ages quirky event called The Glow Show as a way to light up winter’s darkness.  The event will transform two stories of the building with glow-in-the-dark, light-up, sparkling installations and interactive art pieces. The show goes to from 6 to 10 p.m. so grown up kids might want to show up after 8 p.m. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 3 (any additional donations are welcome!). Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Check out our story on it here.

Killer Road Trip: Maine Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 — Camden

The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor is hosting the annual Festival over the weekend with farmers, food processors, brewers, fiber artisans, chefs, presenters and Maine Authors with cooking demos by renowned chefs and bakers and an exclusive area for vintners, brewers and distillers. Each day goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 general admission with a discount for veterans $5. FMI: maineharvestfestival.com/untitled

Stories on the Water

Sunday, Nov. 12 —Rockland

Gordon Bok hosts a group of local mariners and storytellers at the Sail, Power & Steam museum, who will each take the stage and either tell a tale, read a poem or sing a song of their experiences. Watch for the 97-year-old Ginny Oliver, the oldest female lobsterman in the area.) the event starts at 1 p.m. and it’s $5 at the doors (12 and up.) FMI: gordonbok.com/special.html


Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com