MBH&H Concert and Dog Trials; Belfast Co-op party; Beatles tribute show and Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Five things not to miss this weekend

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:00pm

     Some unsettled weather coming in this weekend makes us feel spoiled as we’ve had sunny weekends all summer; but just make the best of it with a community party hosted by the Co-op, great stuff coming out of the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors show, a hilarious play and a fab Beatles tribute show.

    A Day In The Life: Beatles Tribute Show

    Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13—Camden

    The smash-hit multimedia performance A Day In The Life: A Beatles Experience is returning to the Camden Opera House this summer and taking their show on the road! With an all-new cast, never-before-performed songs as well as all your favorite Beatles hits, this music and multimedia double feature is unlike any show you’ve ever seen in Midcoast Maine. See our recent story here. To purchase tickets visit: Camden Opera House.

    Lordy, Lordy, Belfast Co-op turns 40

    August 13—Belfast

    The Co-op is hosting a free community event at Steamboat Landing in Belfast  from noon to 4 p.m.  This event will host live music, local food trucks, a photo booth and games for adults and children alike.

    The headliner band is Ghost of Paul Revere, who use a masterful combination of melody and energy, somewhere between folk and foot-stomping bluegrass, that has already given Ghost shows legendary status.  Also performing will be the all-female alt-folk band, Sugarbush. The trio of local Waldo county homesteaders and Moms are sure to get toes tapping. The opening band will be Hollow Horse, whose members including one of Belfast Co-op’s staff and plays haunting folk music from the future as well as the past.

    Latin-Flavored Boogat Plays Warehouse Dance Party

    Saturday, August 13—Rockland

    Just like last weekend’s Lobster Festival, the Maine Boats Homes and Harbor Show is offering a pretty sweet deal. All-day admission and a special dance party in one price just for Saturday. MBH&H is teaming up with Center for Maine Contemporary Art to bring Boogat, a contemporary five-piece Latin-flavored band to Maine at the vintage warehouse on Winter Street. Their music has been described as an “edgy blend of hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton and other styles, seamlessly blending a variety of programmed and live instrumentation to accompany Boogat’s forceful rapping.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, available online at maineboats.com/boatshow. Advance online purchase includes free Saturday admission to the MBH&H Show.

    Killer Road Trip; Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14—Ogunquit

    Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony-Award winning Broadway musical, based on the Oscar winning film, that follows the fabulous journey of three performers who hop on board a battered old bus and take their show to the Australian Outback. Amidst the non-stop dazzling array of over 500 imaginative and outrageous costumes, 200 headdresses and the non-stop hit parade of dance numbers and hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, this triumphant trio finds love, friendship and more than they ever hoped for along the way.  The Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. and 2 p.m. and are the cheaper tickets. To buy tickets visit: Oqunquit Playhouse

    MBH&H Boatyard Dog Trials

    Sunday August 14—Rockland

    Get ready to laugh. This wacky event actually encourages cheating as long as the owner and dog get completely soaked. The goal is for each dog to complete three events within the 8-minute time limit: 1. The “Dockside Obstacle Course” — Dog and handler negotiate a maze of lobster traps, piles of rope, buoys, and other funky dockside paraphernalia. 2. The “Dinghy Hop” — Dog and handler scramble in and out of a very unstable dinghy that’s tethered to a float. 3. The “Freestyle” segment — Each dog (and their person) shows off his or her special talents. The official trials will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the waterfront. Admission to the trials is included in the price of a show ticket ($12/ticket, kids under 12 free). FMI: maineboats.com/boatshow It’s not just awesome. It’s pawsome.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com