Weekend Picks: Great Gatsby party, Belfast art walk and everything un-Halloween

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:30pm

    Let’s say you’re not the Halloween type. All of the spooky parties and events this weekend are one big “Meh” for you. That’s all right, we’ve got some interesting talks, art walks and a party from the 1920s era, along with some decent music for the weekend.

    P.S., If you are the Halloween type, we’ve updated all of the best Halloween events for both adults and kids in a separate list titled Your Halloween Rundown.


    Thursday, Oct. 30

    · 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.

    · You know what? This is just kooky enough I had to include it. If anyone has ever told you that you have an unusual voice, maybe you should check this out. "Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice Acting," 6-8:30 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. $29 fee. Call 563-2811.

    · Anyone struggling to understand their relationship or coworkers, the Lincoln Street Center is offering an emotional intelligence workshop, ideal for people in any kind of relationship (personal and/or professional) where they have responsibility to or for others. Goes from 6 to 8 p.m. $10 at the door, $5 students/seniors. FMI: call 207-701-7725.

    · The Postman Cometh is back for their last show of 2014 at The Speakeasy tonight. The music starts at 6pm

    Friday, Oct. 31

    ·  The Belfast Arts Final Fridays Art Walk is happening from 5:30 - 8 p.m. More than 15 galleries will be open for the evening. Of special note: Waterfall Arts will present its new exhibit Experimental Comminglings, a hybrid of science lab and art studio, the artists invite the audience to fully engage with, alter and transform the materials. Goes from 5 to 7 p.m. FMI: visit belfastcreativecoalition.org.

    · Join the "Blues Jam" with Blind Albert & Friends, 7- 10 p.m., at The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St., Thomaston. No cover. FMI: 354-4162.


    Saturday, Nov. 1

    · Beyond The Sea in Lincolnville Beach is hosting a book signing with David Estey, author of Whoop and Driver ‘Er!,  With a title like that, I’ll bet he’s got some wicked funny old Maine expressions.The book is a humorous and affectionate memoir of colorful characters in northern Maine in the 1940s and '50s. The event goes from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    · Ever want to be an actor? The Midcoast Actors' Studio is holding auditions, 12-4 p.m., at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI: MidcoastActors.org. And... scene.

    · The Speakeasy is throwing its second annual Great Gatsby party. $10 cover charge covers your entry and your first glass of champagne punch! Prizes for best zoot suit and flapper costume, as well as the best Bonnie and Clyde couple. Music supplied by 3 Button Deluxe.


    Sunday, Nov. 2

    ·  Brunch and jazz, baby. Can’t beat it. First Sunday Jazz Jam, Sun., Nov. 2, 1-3:30 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St., Thomaston. No cover. Tips appreciated. FMI: 354-4162.

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

    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