Weekend Spotlight: Seasonal changes in the air

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 12:00pm

    And now back to our regularly scheduled program...

    This weekend is all about the seasonal switchover from summer to fall with the September Equinox. The nights are getting chillier (so bring a parka to The Pour Farm) and the days this weekend are filled with rural living. We’ve picked out the best of what’s going on in the Midcoast for you to enjoy.

    Cupacity Bartender Open Audition

    Friday, September 23—Damariscotta

    Photo courtesy of Cupacity

    Cupacity is hosting its ‘Open Bartender Audition Night”  beginning at 5 p.m. and going until 9 p.m.This is going to be a lively event both for mixologists and the audience participants. According to Cupacity chef Bennett Perry, “Taking a cue from our favorite baking show, audition participants will compete in three mixology trials—signature, technical, and showstopper. The winner will be able to bring their very best in front of a live audience because after all, a great bartender is truly an artist and performer.” FMI: Details

    The Pour Farm’s Outdoor Movie Night

    Saturday, September 24—Union

    Photo courtesy of The Pour Farm

    The Pour Farm, a nano brewery in Union, has been having a lot of camp and fun with its annual fall outdoor free movie nights on Fridays and Saturdays. This weekend’s movie lineup is straight from the 1920s with comedy starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night featuring Sherlock Jr. (1924) and Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances (1925) and on Saturday night, a Soviet-era sci-fi Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) accompanied by live music with Tom Luther. Space is limited and tickets are required. Beer and popcorn will be served. FMI: The Pour Farm

    Common Ground Fair

    Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25—Union

    Poster courtesy Common Ground Country Fair/MOFGA

    The Common Ground Country Fair, an event that celebrates rural living, is something you have to go to at least once to see how unique it is. Where else are you going to see an actual Blacksmith Shop or a Harry S. Truman Manure Pitch Off? According to the website’s “pro-tips,” most volunteers and staff say Sunday is the best day to go with the same exhibitors, food, and activities, with smaller crowds. Here’s a list of vendors and exhibitors as well as a schedule and staff picks. FMI: Info and Tickets

    Grace on Ice

    Sunday, September 25—Rockland

    Poster courtesy Ice Dance International

    Now, this is not something you see every day. Ice Dance International, a professional performing arts ice dance company is bringing their live touring show to Midcoast as part of their New England tour, featuring some seriously talented ice skate champions. According to Artistic Director Douglas Webster, “It is an experience for the viewer, a theatrical journey with dynamic, athletic movement, intimate interaction, soaring grace and artistry, and swirling patterns that will transport the audience.” The show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $25. FMI: Ice Dance International

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com