Weekend Spotlight: 21+ over events for artists and adventurers

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 12:45pm

Whether it’s scouring for events that give you a respite from the holiday madness or finding things to plunge you into the holiday madness, we’ve got it covered this week.

The “Best Of” Christmas by the Sea

Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5 —Midcoast

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As followers of this weekly spotlight know, I tend to pick events for the 21+ crowd. Get in the holiday spirit Friday night with a little nosh and sip in Camden with The Vintage Room’s chef Andrea Barbour and mixologist Megan Welms for holiday-crafted cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while Andrea shares tips and tricks to make your holiday party a success. Open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m.  FMI: The Vintage Room

Just when you’ve had your fill, come out for the 6 p.m. Christmas by the sea parade at 6 p.m. along Union Street to Atlantic Avenue. On Saturday, there’ll be a holiday craft fair with Midcoast artisans at the First Congregational Church (55 Elm Street, Camden) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Nutcracker plays at the Camden Opera House at 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday Tickets $15/adults. FMI: Camden Opera House 

Join the Bonfire on the Beach at Lincolnville Beach on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. it’s back to Camden’s Bay Vie Hotel for adult cocktails and cookies in the Curtis-Bok room from 6 to 8 p.m.


 

Living for Drag with Priscilla Poppycock

Sunday, December 5— Bangor

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The Bangor Arts Exchange is hosting the world premiere musical “The Making of a Queen” which will “have you laughing, crying, drinking, and dancing as this queen reminisces about her journey to the throne and how she learned the most important lesson: Save a little love for yourself, don’t you dare give it all away.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. All patrons must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours in order to enter and attend. Tickets: Advance/$21; Door/$25. FMI: Bangorartsexchange.org


Get a Breath of Fresh Air with a Forest Bathing Walk

Sunday, December 5—Freeport

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Photo courtesy Pineland Forest

This month is sometimes too much—just, too much to do, too much to get ready for. Sometimes, you just need to unplug and drop out for a few hours. Hughes Kraft, a Certified Nature Forest Therapy Guide, is partnering with Pineland Farms in New Gloucester near Gray, Maine to go for a forest bathing walk “to explore the relationship between the humans and the more than human world surrounding us” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Education Barn. Fee: $20.00 per person
(Adult program, open to ages 18 years and up) Pre-registration required. FMI: Pineland Farms


Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com