April 22, 2018
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5 things to do this weekend

By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff

1. The Camden International Film Festival got underway Thursday night, but that doesn’t mean you can still catch some of the wonderful movies being shown Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A wide array of documentaries from all over the country and the world will be screened, along with parties, panel discussions and the Points North Film Forum, offered during the day Saturday and a must-attend for any aspiring Maine filmmaker. For information on the whole schedule and for tickets, visit camdenfilmfest.org.

2. In between Penobscot Theatre productions, the Bangor Opera House offers a U.S. premiere of a new show called “More Lives Than One,” presented by the Paris-based Dear Conjuction Theatre Company. More Lives Than One details the life and stories of Oscar Wilde, ranging from his heyday as a major literary figure in Victorian England, to his subsequent trial and imprisonment. Wilde himself once lectured at the Bangor Opera House, and the theater company is pleased to present their play in the same venue in which he once stood. The show will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; tickets are $15, $12 for students.

3. Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra will make a stop in Orono this weekend, playing their blend of jazz, rock, blues and Tin Pan Allery-esque songwriting. Lipton is a playwright whose work has been produced in Los Angeles, New York and Edinburgh, but he’s also a singer-songwriter whose three-man band provides spare arrangements that range through the stylebook of American music. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Collins Center for the Arts; admission is $12.

4. Golf fans – or people who like golf but aren’t exactly pros – can enjoy one of the last great golf days of the season and raise money for a good cause, with the Ellen M Leach Memorial Home Mini Golf Tournament, set for 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Golf Course in Holden. The cost is $5 per contestant, with all proceeds going to help the home, and a number of fun prizes will be given away in categories like craziest outfit and for holes in one. For information, visit leachmemorialhome.com.

5. Finally, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 115th season with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Collins Center for the Arts, welcoming new conductor Lucas Richman to the BSO. The program includes interesting American works, a symphonic medley from West Side Story, and soloist and concertmaster Trond Saeverud. If you haven’t been the see the BSO yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Tickets start at $25; for information, visit bangorsymphony.org.

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