Weekend Spotlight: It’s an arts and culture turbo boost!
This weekend is all about the Arts and Cultcha. It’s good stuff, ranging from a black light art show, two plays with slapstick comedy and music, the always entertaining PK Night and a film fest. Don’t ever say there’s nothing to do around here once summer is over!
Shrek, The Musical
Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10 — Waldoboro
You don’t have to be a kid to love Shrek, come on! Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. Put on by the MVHS players, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School (with a matinee on the 11th and 18th at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $14 and can be purchased here.
Waterfall Arts The Glow Show
Saturday, November 10 — Belfast
Time for the annual glow-in-the-dark party with sparkling installations and interactive art pieces. The entire building turns into a fun house with the lower level offering blacklight, neon fantasia, glowing sensory and craft tables, neon quinine drinks, DIY face paint, a dance party and a fashion show. (Wear your whites + neons and WORK IT). There’s also going to be Glow Bowling and a Disco Landing, plus so much more. Check out their Facebook page for all of the offerings. Kid-friendly, but also adult centric. Tickets: $5/adults; $3, kids. Goes from 6 to 9 p.m.
‘Anything Goes’ Slapstick Comedy
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 — Camden
CHRHS is putting on a musical Anything Goes, which according to the teenage lead, Isabelle Olsen, “is like Titanic, but happier.” (Look for my story on her soon). In this classic slapstick comedy, set on a luxury cruise ship, Billy Crocker (Caleb Edwards) stows away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love and wealthy debutante, Hope Harcourt (Isabelle Olson). However, Hope is engaged to be married to stuffy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Isaiah Doble). The show starts at 7 p.m. both nights and tickets can be purchased online at stromtickets.com or by calling the Strom Box Office at 236-7800, extension 3282.
Wild and Scenic Film Fest
Sunday, November 11 — Belfast
Hosted by Midcoast Conservancy, nine diverse and inspiring short films will unveil how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. The program’s films range in length from three to 22 minutes. The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Crosby Center in Belfast. Tickets are $10, $7 for students. Online sales end at noon on Friday, Nov. 9; tickets will be available at the event.