April 23, 2018
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5 things to do this weekend

By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff

1. Art and film lovers have much to enjoy Friday night in downtown Bangor, with the fall edition of the Downtown Bangor Arts Walk, featuring more than 40 artists in 10 locations throughout downtown, set for 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to the art walk, River City Cinema kicks off its fall movie series with a screening of Winnebago Man, a hilarious documentary about an Internet meme gone to the fullest degree. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Street Brick Church, and admission is $5.

2. Husson University in Bangor hosts Imagined the John Lennon Song Project, with a concert set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Gracie Theatre. Rex Fowler of Aztex Two Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare present a concert dedicated to the memory and legacy of Lennon, including both Beatles tunes and solo tunes in their set. For Beatles and John Lennon fans, it’s absolutely not to be missed. Tickets are 25; for info, visit johnlennonsongproject.com.

3. Later on in the evening, two bands take over downtown Bangor, as hometown rockers Queen City perform starting at 10:30 p.m. at the Sea Dog Brewing Company, and 90s tribute act Smells Like the Nineties plays at Ipanema in West Market Square, starting at 10 p.m. Admission to both shows is free, though they’re both for those 21 and over; come enjoy Bangor rock, made by Bangor, for Bangor.

4. In case you’ve missed it any of the other times they’ve done it this year, Sunday you have your chance to go on the Tommyknockers and More tour, which starts at 2 p.m. and leaves in a motorcoach from the Bangor Waterfront. The tour explores the many locations in and around Bangor that have connections, formal or otherwise, to the books of Stephen King. King buffs and history buffs will get a kick out of the tour. Tickets are $20 per person; to reserve, call 1-800-91-MOOSE

5. Finally, the Maine International Film Festival, held each July in Waterville, offers a special selection of films from the festival at several locations around the state every fall. Reel Pizza Cinerama in Bar Harbor is one of them, and MIFF by the sea, as it’s called, kicks off Friday night and runs through Monday, showing 15 films all day and evening all four days. If you missed the festival back in July, here’s your chance to catch up on some of the most challenging features, shorts and documentaries out there today. For info, visit miff.org.

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