Calendar of Events in Camden

Maine Antiques Festival

Event date/time: August 7-9, 2015Maine Antiques Festival

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

Wings and Wheels Spectacular at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015  9am-3pmWings and Wheels Soectacular

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

The WARREN HOOD BAND and THE REVELERS at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time:  August 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm Warren Hood and the Revelers

Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco!  WARREN HOOD, the son of Austin, TX music legend Champ Hood, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. A former member of Bob Weir’s acclaimed “The Waybacks”, he has also performed and/or recorded with Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Kweller, Little Feet, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, and Alejandro Escovedo.

Founding members of acclaimed Louisiana bands the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys have joined together to form Louisiana’s Supergroup: THE REVELERS. Equally at home on a festival stage, late night dance party, or performing arts hall, the sheer power and raucousness of the band’s sound is tempered only by their unbelievable tightness as a group. In high demand as individual musicians, they have performed and recorded with T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Mamadou Diabate, The Duhks, Cedric Watson, and Tim O’Brien.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Luis Caracol Trio with Eleanor Dubinsky in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: August 14, 2015 at 7:30pmRuca Rebordao

The Camden Opera House is welcoming this Portuguese trio from a Northeast Tour that includes Johnny D's in Boston, the World Cafe in Philly, World Radio in Boston and the Empire and One Longfellow in Portland. Luiz Caracol, Portuguese singer and author, composes his own music full of rhythm, beat, heart and soul. The trio will play from their new album “Devagar”, with percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Gustavo Roriz, Their music is of Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde and Brazil.

With singer Eleanor Dubinsky a New York City based singer/songwriter whose songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime, Animal Planet, AMEX ads, and NPR. Eleanor regularly performs in NYC and tours nationally and internationally.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Comedian Paula Poundstone at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time: August 15, 2015 at 7:30pmPaula

32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me." She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”

She performs an average of 75 dates per year. Her newest comedy CD, I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston was released in 2013, following I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Maine (2007). Paula's first book, There is Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say, with a forward by Mary Tyler Moore, was published in 2006. Paula is hard at work on her second book.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Slaid Cleaves at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time: August 20, 2015 at 7:30pmSlaid Cleaves

The “Americana” music of Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist SLAID CLEAVES is rooted in country, blues and traditional folk songs. He has released 10 albums in his 20-year career; his latest release, Still Fighting the War, delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. A singular storyteller, CLEAVES writes with an optimistic voice; he is realistic and wise without being cynical. Tickets: $25. Lobby/ balcony bars open for 21+.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Andre' Lascoutx and Elijah Ocean in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: August 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Andrea Lascoutx is a singer, song-writer, guitarist hailing from the great state of Maine. Getting his start in local bars, parties and events he went on to release his full-length record "Riverside" which was released August 28th 2013 and features guest appearances by Steelism's Spencer Cullum Jr, J.J. Cale aficionados Los Colognes, Courtney Jaye, John Lancaster, & The Nashville Horns.

Also appearing is Elijah Ocean. Elijah Ocean is an American singer-songwriter making modern folk and country music rooted in the styles of artists like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band. Ocean’s career as a solo artist began in 2009 with the release of his folky debut, The Wind or the Wine, which coincided with a move from Maine to New York City. It was there he honed his voice and vision, establishing himself as a unique and authentic musical talent with the release of Tumble & Fall in 2012. A steady regimen of national touring followed, with Ocean recording two sessions for Daytrotter and playing to packed houses from Mercury Lounge in New York to Hotel Cafe in LA.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Avner the Eccentric at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: Aug 27, 2015 at 7:30 PMAvner

Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. Avner has appeared on and off Broadway with his hit show Exceptions to Gravity. He played the endearing Holy Man, “The Jewel,” in the Michael Douglas film, The Jewel of the Nile, and performed as a ventriloquist on Broadway, in Ghetto for which his dummy received a Tony Award nomination. Avner’s show defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively in the US and abroad.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Suzy Bogus in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: September 5, 2015 at 8:00pmSuzy Bogus

Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss brings her eclectic blend of country, folk and acoustic music to the Camden Opera House as part of this year’s Windjammer Festival. Accompanied by her acclaimed acoustic trio, Suzy will perform all her hits including "Outbound Plane", "Someday Soon" and "Letting Go", in addition to songs from her latest CD, Lucky, a tribute to the songwriting of Merle Haggard.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Pairings 101 - Spanish Tapas at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 5-7pm

Come enjoy the richly robust flavors of Spanish cuisine. Spain has always been a country of strong, seductive flavors - saffron, cumin and some of the finest and most flavorful olives and olive oil in the Mediterranean.

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

Midcoast Mini Maker Faire 2015

Event date/time: September 12, 2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

he 3rd Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11am – 3pm. The Maker Faire motto is “Make, create, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology!” A Maker Faire is a place where inventors, artists, tinkerers, thinkers, and learners share their passions for innovation, creativity, and do-it-yourself activities. It is “the greatest show-and-tell on earth!”

This year the Maker Faire hopes to return to its high-tech roots with several indoor exhibits of concepts and gadgets in the Camden Public Library, to complement the family-friendly, hands-on, and high-tech display under the tent in the Amphitheatre. In the past, the Maker Faire has also sported vehicle displays from bicycles to electric cars, a solar-powered merry-go-round, and a gassification project outdoors on the grounds of the Amphitheatre and Park. This year, a limited number of “commercial makers” will be accepted. For a modest fee of $50 commercial makers will be allowed to sell their wares and will be expected to offer a hands-on activity or demonstration.

Location Address: Camden Public Library

Contact Website: www.midcoastmakerfaire.com

2nd Annual Barnstormers Ball at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: September 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm 

Now in its second year, our Barnstormers Ball is the Museum’s annual evening fundraising gala. Don your finest 1920s-inspired evening wear and dance the night away at OHTM! In 2014 more than 200 people enjoyed live music, fabulous food and libations set amid our world-class collection of ground vehicles and aircraft. The winner of our 2015 raffle vehicle will be drawn. Tickets will be available in advance, and a limited number will be offered. Proceeds benefit museum programs.

Location Address: The Owls Head Transportation Museum

Contact Website: www.owlshead.org

Foriegn Auto Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: September 26 & Sepember 27, 2015 - 9am to 3pm both days

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

Harbor Art and Book Fair 2015

Event date/time: Ocober 3rd & 4th, 2015 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

In possibly the most beautiful location for an art fair on the East coast, more than 60 exhibitors display their work in a juried show. Artists show their wares, connect with other creative folks, and pair art enthusiasts with beautiful creations.

Location Address: Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.librarycamden.org

Harvest Party t Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Saturday October 3, 2015 from 7-11pm

Grab your dancing shoes - our elegant evening of gourmet food and great music down in the vineyard is back! As always, seats are limited, so early reservations are recommended!

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

Taste of Thomaston

Event date/time: October 10, 2015, from 11am - 2pm

Wildly popular food and wine tasting festival celebrating notable local chefs, vintners, cheese artisans, brewers, fishermen, farmers, and all things delicious, local, and “foodie.” Live music, and Thomaston Farmers Market and crafts people show their wares across the grounds.

Location Address: Knox Museum, under the big tent at Montpelier, Thomaston, ME

Contact Website: www.knoxmuseum.org

Pairings 101 - Oktoberfest at Cellardoor

Event date/time: Saturday October 17, 2015 from 3-5pm

A fine contrast of Old World cuisine with a modern flair will delight your taste buds. Transport your palate to Bavaria and indulge in an outstanding Oktoberfest tasting menu. From sensory evaluations to the art and science behind wine pairing, we’ll be cooking up some special treats with the help of Chef Lani Stiles and team of Megunticook Market and pairing them with Cellardoor wines. Seats for this pairing are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com