Events

Real Magic Featured at Live for $5

Real Magic Featured at Live for $5

 

Opera House Arts is pleased to present The Norman Ng Magic Experience in its next Live for $5 on Wednesday, August 6 at 7 pm. Norman Ng was named "2011 Best Variety Act," by Campus Activities Magazine. The show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation. It features never before seen magic, and laugh out loud comedic situations. Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of story telling, action, and audience interaction. The curtain is pulled back and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible.

OHA presents the annual six week-long “Live! For $5” Wednesday night series of hour long, live performances so that all family members, regardless of age, can enjoy live theater for the same price as a movie. Each 45-minute performance is followed by a Talk Back session with the artists.

A Flight of Swallows Wine Tasting

A Flight of Swallows Wine Tasting

Land & Garden Preserve Holding an Evening Lantern Stroll

Land & Garden Preserve Holding an Evening Lantern Stroll

Experience the Magic of a Bygone Era in the Asticou Azalea Garden

The Land & Garden Preserve invites you to attend a magical Lantern Stroll in the Asticou Azalea Garden on July 31.  This is our third stroll held in remembrance of similar evenings created by Charles K. Savage in the early 1960s for community members and guests of the Asticou Inn.

Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary July 21-August 31

Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary July 21-August 31

Blue Water Fine Arts is proud to announce the most recent works by the internationally celebrated artist Barbara Ernst Prey July 21-August 31. “American Contemporary” is Barbara Preys most recent body of spiritually driven landscapes. Her work encompasses the traditional in a contemporary light.  In this exhibit she explores the depth of the American landscape and her own personal relationship with nature, and illuminates these concepts by using her euphoric color palette and impeccable painting techniques. Her paintings challenge the viewer to step back and take into consideration their own identity, as well as their personal connection to their surroundings. While the work is predominantly American based in subject matter, the aura Prey produces throughout her work can be appreciated on a global scale.  The exhibition proves Preys place as a significant American artist furthering the genre of American driven landscapes.

St. Saviour's Summer Organ Series

St Saviour’s Episcopal Parish at 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, announces the eighth-annual Summer Organ Series to be held on Fridays in August from 12:15-1:00.  The church features a 27-rank Visser-Rowland tracker organ which is used in worship services each week as well as to support community choral and instrumental performances. 

The schedule for the recital series is as follows:

August 1: Kevin Birch, Director of Music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor.  Dr. Birch’s program will be a colorful tour through 17th-centure Northern Europe and will include music by Sweelinck and Bruhns.

August 8: The Somerset Consort (Diana Brookes Brown, flute; Lorna Russell, viola da gamba; Carlton Russell, harpsichord; Catharine Cloutier, soprano, in a program of Baroque music.

August 15: Ellen Jones, Athens TN and Julia Morris-Myers, St. Saviour’s, playing a recital of American organ duets and solos.

YMCA Mount Desert Island to Host a Purple Heart Day Tea

 

The YWCA MDI is hosting a special tea on Purple Heart Day, August 7 from 2-4PM to honor veterans and their families who have been awarded the Purple Heart. The event takes place at the YWCA MDI, 36 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor and is open to all.  As part of this celebration the YWCA MDI will collect donations to assist wounded service members through Wounded Warrior Project™.  Donations may be made at the door or at the YWCA MDI office during the weeks leading up to the tea.  Guests will enjoy tea, food, music and conversation.