CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.
St. Stephen University's Winter Festival features four sessions open to the public, including Reconciliation, Trauma, Arts and Religion in the context of post-colonial conflict resolution featuring Pádraig Ó Tuama, the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. A profoundly engaging public speaker, Ó Tuama has worked with groups to explore story, conflict, their relationship with religion and argument, and violence. Using poetry, group discussion and lectures, his work is marked both by lyricism and pragmatism, and includes a practice of evoking stories and participation from attendees at his always-popular lectures, retreats and events.
This event is January 31 – 7pm, and will be free and open to everyone. Additional events including Meditations on Winter, Responding to Trauma, Identity and Healing, and Finding Home, a Night of Story and Song follow on Saturday.
The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, continues with 'Band Stands: the Untold Story' by Barbara Merrill Fox, author of “Lest We Forget—Band Stands of Maine.” Digging into Maine’s band stand era, the Mount Desert Island-based historian explores an earlier time using pictures of Maine's earliest band stands to show the evolution from Liberty poles to Band stands, bands and music, architectural styles, tourism, and private, personal memoirs of people who were interviewed for her book.
Come split your sides at Stage East’s LAUGH LAB at the Eastport Arts Center, resuming on January 14, 6:30-8 pm, and continuing weekly on Tuesdays. Island Institute fellow Mark Macey leads this recurring class which incorporate improv, sketch comedy, and clowning. Participants will work to develop a sense of ease and play on stage while sharpening their comedic sensibilities. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions, comments, or good knock-knock jokes.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this sweeping, suspenseful drama based on Charles Martin's novel. When a plane they've chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.
Eastport Arts Center’s Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin a new session on Saturday, January 11. The group will meet from 10-11:30 am, and be held weekly on Saturdays. Led by Mark Macey with assistance from Chris Grannis, the group will introduce young people to theater arts, including an array of theater games and exercises. The group will discuss interest in a possible production for this spring at EAC. CTW is free for participants, and open to children aged 7 to 17. Children younger than age 7 should be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Essential business skills and entrepreneurial ideas for artists. Workshop is free. Registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by ArtsLink NB. More information: www.artslinkcatapult.com.
Contra dance nights with The Moose Island House Players will be held on Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, February 29, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Eastport Arts Center. No contra dance experience is required to participate, and caller Eustacia Landrum will guide participants. The band formed late last year and hope to bring regular contra dances to Eastport and surrounding communities. Members are Alice S. Clair, Ross and Brandy Argir, Susan Luthin and Joan Lowden. The group’s varied musical backgrounds create a unique sound sure to please both newcomers and seasoned contra dancers. Admission is free for this family friendly event, though donations of $5-10 are suggested for adults.