Weekend Picks Sept. 11-14: Chill out with a movie, a play, an artist tour and fine music

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00am

    It’s time for a bit of a breather, don’t you think? All summer it has been go, go, go and we need at least one calm weekend to catch our breath. Here’s the weekend you’ve been waiting for to just CHILL OUT, for God’s sake.

    Thursday, Sept 11

    This is the last day to see Woody Allen’s movie at the Strand Theatre, Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Here’s what it’s about: Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. show stars at 7 p.m. $8.50/adults, $7.50/12 and under.

    Friday, Sept. 12

    The  Highlands Coffee House presents Mes Amis Gypsy Guitar Duo. Steve Lynnworth and Harry Richter together will play an infectious mix of traditional gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards.

    Rock City Coffee presents singer-songwriter Heather Styka. When listeners describe Heather as an “old soul,” the term applies to more than her wisdom beyond her years. Styka’s tunes have a vintage familiarity that draws inspiration from folk and Tin Pan Alley sounds, but the vivid images of her lyrics render her songs as as fresh, smart, and unexpected as they are hummable. The show runs 7-9 p.m. The event is free but a donation of $5 is always encouraged.

    Blind Albert plays the The Speakeasy in Rockland from 8-11 p.m.

    FOG Bar and Cafe presents Maine’s perennial string band faves, Toughcats! This is the only event this weekend that isn’t mellow. You’ll be jumping, jiving and loving the high-octane energy this trio brings to the stage. Starts at 9 p.m. $10 cover.

    Midcoast Arts and Artisans Tour. If you’ve ever been on a kitchen tour, this is the same thing, only you get to explore artist studios all over Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport, Warren, Union, Appleton, and Hope and see what's taking shape. You'll discover a wide variety of media here, including ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, metal, fine art, photography, and mixed media. Goes for three days starting on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit: artisanstour.org or call 207-594-2580 for information.

    Saturday, Sept 13

    Camden Opera House is hosting the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a stage production from the Everyman Repertory Theatre about three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together (Vanya and Sonia), when the third (Masha) comes to visit with her much younger boy toy, Spike. The rest of the show’s dates are on Sept. 13, 14. Tickets are $25, or $20 if purchased in advance. Student tickets are available at $10. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.everymanrep.org, by calling 207.236.0173. Read about “Five Things to Know About The Play With The Underpants” here.

    The Old Blues Kats play The Speakeasy,in Rockland from 8-11 p.m.

    Sunday, Sept 14

    Camden Opera House continues running Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike with a Q & A session with the cast and crew on Sunday, Sept. 14. Evening performances are at 7 p.m, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.