Weekend Picks: Art openings, studio tours, organic beer tastings and Lovewhip

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:15pm

    Kind of a slow weekend, folks. And I promise, not one mention of Halloween. (We’ve compiled all of the Halloween cool stuff for both adults and kids in a separate list titled Your Halloween Rundown.)

    Want to know where to go for happy hour every day of the week? Check out our Guide To Midcoast’s Happy Hours.

    Thursday, Oct. 23

    · As always, the Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House promises some great talent in the Midcoast and beyond! Drink and food specials. Sign up is at 6 p.m. and goes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    · Hey artists and fans of Waterfall Arts Anon Show! They’re hosting an Anon Salon focusing on the current anonymous show at Waterfall Arts, where they will share thoughts and insights on the works and perhaps take up other art matters. See our story on the show’s guessing game aspect here. The salon is a free event and open to everyone. Starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 24

    · The Belfast Co-op Café will be offering a free tasting of Peak Organic beers, and the opening for Audrey Broetzman's art exhibit, Sombras Gemelas/Twin Shadows, which will be on display in the Café through late November. Event goes from 7 to 9 p.m. FMI: click here.

    · Rejoice because at 8 p.m. Friday, Lovewhip brings their energetic dance music to the stage at The Speakeasy in Rockland. The Boston Globe says "Lovewhip has a celebratory and upbeat feel that has kept crowds dancing everywhere they play." Lovewhip creates a live show that is rooted in fun with the passionate vocals and dance moves of the "soulful electro-rock diva." Show starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover, which is waived if you dine upstairs at the Chowder House.

    Saturday, Oct. 25

    · Belfast is joining the fun of The Big Draw with a free sketch-fest at Waterfall Arts on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Big Draw is an annual celebration of drawing happening around the world in more than 20 countries, with 280,000 people expected to participate in more than 1,000 events.  This isn't going to be an art class with people sitting at tables drawing. It's an art party: it's going to be big. It's going to be silly. It's going to be over the top.

    · If you’re into folk music, Rockport Opera House is hosting a concert featuring several of Maine's best-known folk musicians, including Gordon Bok, Nick Apollonio, David Dodson, the Gawler Sisters and Dean Stevens. The concert benefits We the People Maine, a state-wide organization with a mission to “return power to the people, not corporations.” Tickets are $18 in advance, and $21 at the door.  Purchases can be made online at wethepeoplemaine.me; in Rockland at Good Tern Co-op and the Grasshopper Shop; in Camden at K2 Music; in Belfast at  Belfast Co-op; in Thomaston at Highlands Coffee House; and in Union at The Common Market and MicMac Market.

    · The Ale House String Band is playing Rock City Café at 7 p.m. The band is comprised of Brian Dunn on mandolin, April Reed-Cox on cello and Oren Robinson on guitar. No cover, but donations appreciated.

    · If you like the blues, Blind Albert will be playing at The Speakeasy at 8 p.m., with a $5 cover (cover waived if you dine upstairs at the Chowder House.)

    Sunday, Oct. 26

    Combined with a stellar Sunday drive, South Thomaston is hosting an Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studios will feature works of encaustic wax art and printmaking, hand-made artist books, paper and ceramic masks, ceramics, sculpture, collages and prints, all created by artists with studio space on the premises. More details are available at: www.26splitrockcove.com.

    If you have an arts and entertainment event that fits within the adult scope of fun and cool things to do for Weekend Picks, contact Kay Stephens at news@penbaypilot.com