Weekend Spotlight: Run Wild, ‘Folks, Freaks & Punks,’ Risque 1930s Movie

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:45pm

    This weekend feels a bit like the Midcoast in the 2010s, when there were all sorts of interesting things going on. It’s a good time to get out, and meet some new people who enjoy some of the same hobbies/interests.

    Run Wild! 5K Walk/Run & Afterparty

    Saturday, November 12 —Belfast

    Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. is hosting a pretty cool gig to benefit wildlife conservation this Saturday. Their first annual “Run Wild!” 5K run/walk fundraiser takes place on the Belfast Rail Trail. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and the race starts at 2 p.m. Every registration includes one free beer ticket to join us at the afterparty hosted by Marshall Wharf Brewing with live music by Down East Dead. Running/walking in your favorite animal costume is encouraged FMI: Registration and Details

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13—Rockland

    World Kindness Day is an international holiday, formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. All week the Rockland Public Library has been promoting random acts of kindness through ideas and prompts. On Saturday, come to the Library to pick up random acts of kindness ideas and information about local charitable community organizations, and on Sunday, kind bomb someone locally. Check out what the library is doing. FMI: World Kindness Day.

    “Folks, Punks, and Freaks” Party

    Saturday, November 12—Belfast


    And now time for something completely different. The Downeast Music and Minstrels’ Gallery Roundup is hosting an evening of punk, folk, and sonic sounds at the Belfast Maskers Theatre. The bands include: Bears Don’t Care and Bards of Gungywamp visiting from Connecticut, Jake Tantog visiting from Pembroke, with a sonic sound finale from Belfast’s eclectic stir of Osmia. The suggested donation is $10 to $20. The ad says to bring cash. The show starts at 6 p.m. FMI: Belfast Maskers

    Risqué Red Dust

    Sunday, November 13—Rockland


    In the 1930s, when studios were making risqué movies, they were “desperately trying to lure depression-era broke moviegoers into theaters. Hollywood made films full of sex, violence, drinking (during Prohibition), and grotesque and shocking material. During this brief period of early talkies and little censorship Hollywood studios created many films that challenged and transcended the "moral" and sexual boundaries of their times.” At 8 p.m. the Strand Theatre will be screening Red Dust with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow about a love triangle between a plantation owner and a prostitute. FMI: Tickets and Details.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com