Weekend Spotlight: New Year, New Energy

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 2:00pm

    It’s the start of a new year and isn’t it kind of refreshing to wipe the slate? Check out what’s happening in 2023 all over Maine with dance parties, buzzed-about movies, and art openings.

    Snow Bowl Party

    Friday, January 6 — Camden


    There might not be much snow on the ground, but the Camden Snow Bowl is heating up inside with a funky band on Friday night. The Little Cornbread Muffins (Emmett Lalor, Jason Dean, and others) will be rocking the house from 5 to 7 p.m. Grab drinks and food from the Camden Snow Dogs concession. In fact, keep the Snow Bowl on your Friday night calendar, because more Friday shows are coming up this winter. FMI: Snow Bowl

    Let’s Go To The Movies

    Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 — Statewide


    Three independent theaters/venues are screening buzz-worthy and worthwhile films kicking off this weekend and the best part? They’re all at 2 p.m.!

    Show People at The Strand, Rockland
    As part of a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary, The Strand Theatre will present the new film series “100 Years of Movies” starting with Show People (1928) on January 7 at 2 p.m. The silent film follows starry-eyed country girl Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies), who dreams of being a movie star. Tickets are $8/General Admission. FMI: The Strand
    The Menu at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta
    A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. The January 7 show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $9 for adults. FMI: Lincoln Theater
    The Banshees of Inisherin at Stonington Opera House, Stonington
    Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. the January 8 show starts at 2 p.m. and is only suitable for adults. Tickets are $9. FMI: Opera House

    Killer Road Trip: First Friday in Waterville

    Friday, January 6 — Waterville


    First, start at the brand new just-opened art center Paul J. Schupf Art Center (93 Main Street) and move on to Colby College Museum of Art’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery for an afternoon/evening of vibrant creativity in Waterville. Meet artists, participate in various workshops, listen to live music, eat delicious local food, and come together as a community from 4 to 7 p.m. Free to the public. FMI: First Friday in Waterville

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com