Things To Do In Belfast, Maine – Be Inspired!
Events happening in the Belfast area from Thursday July 17th through Thursday the 24th; highlights include:
“Living in These Bodies” Artist Panel
Waterfall Arts will host an artist panel with artists represented in the “Living In These Bodies” exhibit on July 17th at 7:00 PM. Artists Angela Lorenz and Jessica Straus and social worker Lisa Kushner, who worked on the Belly Project with Peggy McKenna will talk about their work and inspirations; Martha Piscuskas will moderate. Admission at the door by donation.
Waterfall Arts’ two-part summer exhibit, Living in these Bodies, Part I and II highlights work by women artists from Maine and the northeast that captures complex aspects of women’s physical and social experiences. The theme is the physical and cultural space women occupy, and the way these artists portray that. Their work includes innovative uses of their media – print, sculpture, photography, installation, and drawing – to depict the interior and exterior, the current and historical experience, the bare and the adorned, of life in these female bodies.
Belfast Maskers’ Production of Once Upon a Mattress
The Belfast Maskers’ production of the rollicking musical comedy, “Once Upon a Mattress,” by Mary Rodgers, Marshall Barer, Jay Thompson, and Dean Fuller will be performed July 17, 18, 19 24, 15, 26. This over-the-top re-telling of the classic fable, The Princess and the Pea, debuted in 1959 and made entertainment icon Carol Burnett an overnight star.
The Masker’s performances will all take place at Belfast Area High School on July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26. All shows at 7 pm. Tickets sold only at the door, $15 for teens and adults, $10 for ages 12 and under.
For more information, call 930-7090.
Open Poetry & Spoken Word Reading at Bell the Cat
Poets, poetry fans, slammers, jammers performance artists, students, teachers and cahoots: Get your jam ON! Another open reading at Bell The Cat in Belfast.
Here’s the deets:
Friday, May 16th at Bell the Cat
6:30, sign up, chat, snack, have a cuppa. 7 PM, open reading.
Former Belfast Poet Laureate Jacob Fricke guest hosts the July edition of this bi-monthly open reading in Bell The Cat’s performance space. We have a poets table, a great group and a fine time of it.
Read your own work, recite some of your favorite poets work, it’s all good.
Bring poems or spoken word works to read, recite or to work on, an instrument if you play one, or a musician, to accompany poetry. And bring your appetite. BTC has scrumptious fresh soups, salads, deli sandwiches, cookies, pastries and coffee/tea beverages and cold stone ice cream. Not only that, get ready for it, beer & wine.
Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library – Paths of Glory
The summer of 2014 marks the centennial of the beginning of the First World War. Over the century, many great films have been made set during the war and reflecting on the issues raised by one of history’s greatest cataclysms. In commemoration, the Belfast Free Library’s free film series, Friday Night Flicks, will present eight cinematic representations of the war. All films will be shown at 7 pm in the library’s Abbott Room, and are presented free of charge.
Paths of Glory will be shown on July 18. When a French army unit mutinies, four soldiers are chosen by lot to be court-martialed. Kirk Douglas stars as the officer who defends them in this early Stanley Kubrick classic.
Award Winning Anti-Fracking Singer Songwriter Marc Black at Belfast Free Library
Midcoast Performing Arts Initiative will be bringing Award Winning Anti-Fracking Singer Songwriter Marc Black to the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library on July 24th at 8pm.
Marc was inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame in June of 2014. He’s performed and recorded with Art Garfunkel, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Rick Danko, Happy Traum, Richie Havens, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Eric Weissberg, John Sebastian and many others. He performed with Pete Seeger at the Folk Music Hall of Fame last November.
Marc spends most of his time on the road, playing festivals, clubs, arts centers, libraries and house concerts. True to his motto “Life, one song at a time”, he sings his way back and forth across the country, inspiring and encouraging people to stand together against the destructive technologies of the Big Gas and Oil interests. He was named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio and was a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. He’s currently completing a duet CD entitled “Champions of Love” with piano great, Warren Bernhardt.
For Children & Family:
Antonio Rocha To Perform at Belfast Free Library
Join internationally acclaimed mime and storyteller Antonio Rocha for a wild storytelling trip through many cultures of the world. Antonio will perform in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library at 2:00 on Wednesday, July 23. His vast repertoire of fun and heartfelt tales, with a myriad of fantastic sound effects, activates the imagination of his audience through rich symbolism and imagery.
Antonio Rocha has been performing for the past thirty years in venues across six continents. You surely do not want to miss this opportunity to send an afternoon with him! Children and adults alike will be captivated.
For more information please visit www.storyinmotion.com or contact the library at 338-3884 x 24.This program is free and open to the public.