Calendar of Events in Camden

"Lobster, Lobster, Lobster" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: June 4th or June 5th, 2015 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations.  Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc, Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream, Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing, Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

Comedian Earl David Reed

Event date/time: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:30pmearl

Earl David Reed is known for his dynamic presence, hard-driving wit, and hilarious improvisational style -- skillfully interacting with audiences of all kinds. A stand up comedian for 15 years, he has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has called him “ …an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl…funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, Showtime, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and NBC’s Friday Night Videos. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy.

Location Address:
The Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

 

 

Concert - The Klezmatics

Event date/time: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 7:30pmklez

THE KLEZMATICS erupted out of New York City's East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century. Their klezmer is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition, while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms. Over the course of more than twenty years they have released many albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels. 

Today, with three original members -- Lorin Sklamberg (lead vocal, accordion, guitar, piano), Frank London (trumpet, keyboards, vocals) and Paul Morrissett (bass, tsimbl, vocals) -- still on board, alongside longtime members Matt Darriau (kaval, clarinet, saxophone, vocals) and Lisa Gutkin (violin, vocals), THE KLEZMATICS are without a doubt the most sccessful proponents of klezmer music in the world!

THE KLEZMATICS have performed in more than 20 countries and released 10 albums to date.

Location Address:
The Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Comedian - Juston McKinney

Event date/time:  Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:30 PMjuston

In this special Father’s Day show, comedian Juston McKinney tells jokes and stories about being a Dad in New England. This is a show for anyone that’s ever had a Dad, been a Dad, or thinking about being a Dad. *PG-14, Some adult content not recommended for anyone under 14.

Juston grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. After earning an associates degree from the very prestigious Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a York County sheriff's deputy patrolling the same border in which he grew up. But in 1997 Juston turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine and moved to New York. While living in NYC he worked his way into the weekend line-up at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions and Comedy Central. And in 2000 the New York Times called him “destined for stardom”.  Juston has TV appearances include his half hour Comedy Central Presents and most recently his 1-hour special Juston McKinney-A Middle-Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD. With numerous times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and then Conan O'Brien and the Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval. He has is own weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.  His YouTube channel has over a million views, which includes NH favorites such as “How to Shoot A Deer”, “Live Free or Die” and “Live Freeze then Die!”.  Juston has also been seen on The King of Queens, the Sidney Lumet drama 100 Centre Street. His movie credits include The Zoo Keeper and Here Comes the Boom. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids and dogs.

Tickets are $17 and available here on this website, by calling the Box Office at (207)470-7066 or stopping at the Camden Town Office M-F 9am-3pm for no fee walk-up.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Camden Festival of Independence

Event date/time: July 3–5, 2016Camden Festival of Independence

Midcoast organizations team up to offer three days of fun over the Fourth of July holiday period. Concerts, family events, parades, and fireworks (July 4), with fun and affordable options for all tastes. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce: 207-236-4404.

Location Address: Downtown Camden

Contact Website: www.mainedreamvacation.com

 

 

Concert - Cowboy Junkies

Event date/time: Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 7:30pmcowboy

Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist).The Junkies first performed publicly at the Beverley Tavern and other clubs in Toronto’s Queen Street West, including The Rivoli. Their 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter Moore, was the blues-inspired Whites Off Earth Now!!, recorded using an ambisonic microphone in the family garage.

The group’s fame spread with their second album, The Trinity Session,recorded in 1987 at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues, country, folk, rock andjazz earned them both critical attention and a cult following. The Los Angeles Times named the recording as one of the ten best albums of 1988.

The band was nominated for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1990 and 1991. In the early 1990s Margo Timmins was named “one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world” by People Magazine. The group has continued to tour North America, Europe, Japan and Australia with extensive North American and European tours following album releases in 2002 and 2004. In 2008, they released Trinity Revisited in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original recording of The Trinity Session.

The band has appeared on countless major television shows in North America from Saturday Night Live to Late Night with David Letterman and the Tonight Show. Their music has been featured in dozens of television programs and feature films.

Location Address: The Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Post Comedy Theatre

Event date/time:   Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 7:30 PM post

The creator of Post Comedy Theatre and Post from the Road (who did make it through elementary school) discovered the joys of the stage at Ohio State University, where he studied theater and dance before hitting the road with a touring mime and improv troupe. The experience of traveling up and down the East Coast in an old milk truck that served as a tour bus, performing everywhere and anywhere, and passing the hat for payment, not only stretched Post’s talents but also developed his knack for playful give-and-take with audiences. He crafted his signature style during intensive workshops with Tony Montanaro, the legendary performer and teacher who ran Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine. Post credits Montanaro for “flipping the switch,” helping him see how he could combine his love of character work in a career spanning more than forty years. The sketches that make up Post’s one-man variety show – Post Comedy Theatre – have captivated audiences across the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, and Europe. He has appeared on the Today show, and he was invited to perform for children in Beslan, Russia, at the school that had been devastated by a terrorist attack in 2004. A PBS special on his work, “Robert Post – in Performance,” won an Emmy. The list of grants and other awards that he’s received is now much longer than his teacher’s listing of maladaptive behaviors.

Post juggles – literally (he can keep the balls in the air) and figuratively, balancing his performance schedule with educational programs in schools, master classes, workshops, and stints as a director. He has directed for opera and ballet companies as well as for schools and universities. He has also served as a visionary coach and mentor for individual performers, much as Tony Montanaro helped him find his own vision. His wide-ranging travels have led to Post from the Road, a delightfully quirky video series featuring his encounters with – and bemused observations on – the weird and wonderful byways of American culture.  Tickets are general admission. Adult $14, Senior $12 and children 16 and under $9. Tickets are available here, by calling the box office at (207)470-7066 or stopping at Camden Town Office M-F 9A-3P for no fee walk-up.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

North Atlantic Blues Festival

Event date/time: July 16 & July 17, 2016 from 11am - 7pmblues fest

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.  Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.

Location Address: Public Landing, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

 

"Love and Monsters" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:   Saturday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM love and monsters

This national touring, non-traditional cabaret show is sure to delight any music or theatre fan! Come enjoy this new fun musical theatre/cabaret mash-up starring Kristyn Murphy and Abbie Stands. Lovers & Monsters is great for all ages and is filled with humor, music, and vivid storytelling. The two-women show stars two internationally known singers who are captivating audiences with clever storytelling and soaring vocals.  The show features music from a variety of genres including: musical theatre, pop, Celtic, as well as original songs, and explores the lovers and monsters that surround us each day and are part of all of us.

Following the story of two singers thrown unexpectedly together for a circus production, Kristyn and Abbie share stories of life, love and self-discovery, inviting audiences to laugh and cry as they experience tragedy, passion, and joy in a style that hints back to the Vaudeville days. Come discover if you are a lover, monster, or both. This show debuted in April 2016 at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of the show. 

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

"An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:   Saturday, July 27, 2016 - 8 PMarnaz

Join the Camden Opera House for a special critically acclaimed evening of Broadway standards and hits and a few latin numbers made famous by Lucie's dad, Desi Arnaz. Lucie has performing chops of her own developed over years of award winning performances on television, in film, and on Broadway.

Lucie Arnaz began her long career in recurring role on the television program, The Lucy Show. At age fifteen she became a series regular on Here's Lucy, a show, which ran for six seasons. She later starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show and later critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters on CBS.  On Film Lucie has co-starred in "The Jazz Singer" with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier, as well as starring in several made for television movies including Who Killed The Black Dahlia?

On the stage, Lucie first created the role of Kathy in the west coast premier of "Vanities" at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She then hit Broadway starring as Gittel Mosca in the national company of the musical "Seesaw." She spent a summer at The Jones Beach Theatre in New York, in the starring role of Annie Oakley in the play "Annie Get Your Gun." Broadway beckoned her back and she went on to star as the unforgettably wacky Sonia Wolsk in the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch musical "They're Playing Our Song." Lucie appeared in the American premiere of "Educating Rita" and starred in the national tours of "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" and "I Do! I Do!" The reviews were outstanding for her re-creation of one of Lynn Fontanne's great roles in a revival of "The Guardsman" after which Lucie went on to star opposite Tommy Tune in the international company of the acclaimed Gershwin musical "My One and Only." Under the direction of Mike Nichols, she toured nationally in the Andrew Bergman comedy "Social Security." Lucie returned to the Broadway stage where she received rave reviews for her portrayal of Bella in the Pulitzer Prize - and Tony Award winning play, "Lost in Yonkers," written by Neil Simon. In 1995, she starred off Broadway in "Grace and Glorie," a two -woman play, with Estelle Parsons. She starred as Maria Callas in Terrance McNally's Tony-Award winning play, "Master Class," and as Ruth in a revival of "Wonderful Town" in Los Angeles. Lucie made her UK theatrical debut starring as Alexandra in the Cameron Mackintosh musical, "The Witches of Eastwick," which opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the West End of London. She returned to Broadway in the hit show "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." She is currently touring the country in the first national Tour of the Tony Award winning musical, Pippin, playing Pippin's fabulously sexy grandmother, Berthe.

Touring the U.S. and Europe with her critically acclaimed nightclub act, Lucie has made stops in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and Feinstein's At The Regency, Rainbow and Stars, and Birdland in New York. Arnaz and her husband actor/write Laurence Luckinbill run ArLuck Entertainment, a film and television production company, and together produced the documentary Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie, which aired on NBC and was honored with an EMMY.  Lucie has received other awards during her distinguished career, including Los Angeles Drams Critic's Circle Award, the Theatre World Award, an Outer Critic's Circle Award, in addition to Chicago's famed Sarah Siddons Award.  Reserved seating tickets $28-$45.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Wings and Wheels Spectacular at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016  9am-3pmwings

Featuring The Mallett Brothers Band on Sunday, Aug. 9! The airshow, or “Rally” is the Museum’s longest running and most popular event, featuring antique vehicles and guest aircraft. In 2015 assorted aerobatic performances, WWII Warbird demonstrations and more will headline a dazzling event that is sure to leave spectators smiling for weeks to come. Performers include Dan Marcotte Airshows, Parker Family Airshows, two P-51 Mustangs, a B-25 and more! All pre-1995 vehicles welcome to exhibit.

Location Address: The Owls Head Transportation Museum

Contact Website: www.owlshead.org

 

35th Annual Maine Antiques Festival

Event date/time: August 5-7, 2016cropped-maine-antiques-fest

The Annual Maine Antiques Festival is Maine's largest Antiques event. Over 100 dealers from across the US and Canada will be offering for sale a wide variety of vintage collectible and antiques spanning eras from the 18th century through the 1960's. Furnish or decorate your home with items that have stood the test of time. Or perhaps you area collector of vintage clothing or jewelry. We have it here in indoor, pavilion and outdoor under tent booths. Also great Maine food like lobster and native blueberry pies.

Location Address: 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union, ME

Contact Website: www.maineantiquesfestival.com

69th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

Event date/time:  August 3 -7, 2016Maine-Lobster-Festival-2

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. The Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides,  Five days of fun and feasting on the Maine Coast.

Location Address: Harbor Park, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.mainelobsterfestival.com

 

 

 

"Jazz on a Summer's Eve" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  Aug 19, 2016 - 7:00 PMjazz

This national touring, non-traditional cabaret show is sure to delight any music or theatre fan! Come enjoy this new fun musical theatre/cabaret mash-up starring Kristyn Murphy and Abbie Stands. Lovers & Monsters is great for all ages and is filled with humor, music, and vivid storytelling. The two-women show stars two internationally known singers who are captivating audiences with clever storytelling and soaring vocals.  The show features music from a variety of genres including: musical theatre, pop, Celtic, as well as original songs, and explores the lovers and monsters that surround us each day and are part of all of us.

Following the story of two singers thrown unexpectedly together for a circus production, Kristyn and Abbie share stories of life, love and self-discovery, inviting audiences to laugh and cry as they experience tragedy, passion, and joy in a style that hints back to the Vaudeville days. Come discover if you are a lover, monster, or both. This show debuted in April 2016 at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of the show. 

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Film ~ The Seal Who Came Home

Event date/time:  Sunday, August 3, 2016 - 7:30 PMseal

The Camden Opera House in partnership with MPBN and with the support of the Goodridge family will present for the third year in a row the PBS documentary "The Seal Who Came Home". This heartwarming and unusual documentary depicts Andre's 25 years spent living in Rockport with the Goodridge family The past two year's showing was a community gathering and special evening. If you missed it, this is your chance! (well, you also could have another chance on Saturday, August 8 at 11 AM when MPBN screens the film on all Maine PBS Television Stations.

Andre was a harbor seal found as a pup by Harry Goodridge in 1961 in the waters off Rockport, near Robinson's Rock. Harry raised Andre, who lived for 25 years in both wild and human worlds, gaining love and admiration from people all over the world.

The 50 minute film, The Seal Who Came Home, is the final episode in an original series by MPBN titled My Wild Affair. The film shows the challenges, responsibilities and rewards of raising a wild animal as a pet and includes actual footage, photographs, and interviews with people who were close to Andre throughout his life.

The presentation is free to the public on a first- come first- serve basis. Doors will open at 6:30 pm; the film will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. As we did last year, the audience is welcome to remain after the film to share stories of their own personal memories of Andre.  

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

"An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  September 3, 2016 - 7:30 PMnoel

Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”  Stookey’s sound has been shaped by huge cities, as well as the smallest hamlets of the Heartland, housing projects, coastal Maine villages, towns up and down the Mississippi, and by his search for a common language that enables everyone no matter their origins and experiences to communicate with each other and celebrate the mystery of life.

Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist. In the year 2007 alone he released three CDs: Facets of the Jewel, Promise of Love, and Song for Megumi. In addition to his performance life, Stookey oversees Neworld Multimedia, presenting new artists and creating children’s TV shows and music. The royalties from his classic “Wedding Song” go to the Public Domain Foundation, where nearly $2 million has been put to work for charitable causes. If Stookey has his way, he hopes to make the world a better place by supporting a dialogue of acceptance and inclusion...perhaps his song Love Rules! says it best: “...tryin to be a student of transparency; more of Love and less of me...”

Tickets are general admission $22 in advance and $25 at the door and $16 for seniors 65 and older; children 12 and under. Available here on this website, by calling (207)470-7066 or stopping by the Camden Town Office M-F 9AM -3PM for a no fee walk-up.  

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

"Christmas by the Sea" in Camden Maine

Event date/time: December 2nd - 4th,, 2016Christmas by the Sea

A weekend celebration of the holiday season. Local businesses hold open houses, Santa makes three grand entrances in each of three communities - one by fire engine and two by boat.  Santa is also the special guest in the Friday night parade through downtown Camdne.  Bonfires, tree lighting, caroling, holiday plays, multiple craft markets, fireworks and more!  Sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

Location Address: downtown Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.mainedreamvacation.com