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.
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 the popular annual Harpsichord Hour program on February 23. “I’m looking forward to my annual battle with this ancient and ever useful instrument,” says presenter and performer Gregory Biss. “In past seasons I have generally featured a single composer or genre for the content of such programs. This time I’ll be playing an eclectic selection of some favorite music from 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th century European traditions, supplemented by commentary on that music and on the harpsichord.”
"Dear Elizabeth" chronicles the remarkable 30-year friendship between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, using their letters to tell the story of friendship and intimacy that existed predominantly on paper. The play is produced in the intimate setting of the Shead Theater, with limited seating for a close theater experience.
This free, experiential workshop is designed to introduce Tai Chi, Yoga and the basics of medical literacy, (including searching for health information online.)Participants will learn basic Tai Chi movements and simple chair yoga poses, discuss creative ways to incorporate mindful movement into daily life, explore top consumer health sites and e-patient resources, and be introduced to the All About Us research program. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to experience relaxation techniques from restorative yoga.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, or good knock-knock jokes.
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.
Looking for something fun to do over March Break? The aquarium is open Saturday, February 29th to Sunday, March 8th, 10am-5pm. Admission for children is free when accompanied by a paying adult!
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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.