5 things to do this weekend

Posted Oct. 22, 2010, at 1:27 p.m.

1. The Penobscot Theatre Company’s second entry for their 2010-2011 season is a deliciously wicked take on the classic tale of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Victorian duds, a crime thriller story and lots of very grown up action are on the bill in this tantalizing show. Tickets start at $20, and shows are set for 8 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. on Saturday and 3 on Sunday at the Bangor Opera House.

2. The Strand Theatre has a special Halloweeny evening planned for Friday, as a double feature of Frankenstein films is set for 5:30 and 8 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. enjoy the original 1931 version featuring Boris Karloff, and at 8 p.m. check out Mel Brooks’ timeless, brilliantly silly classic Young Frankenstein. Admission for both shows is 10 bucks, for info, visit rocklandstrand.com.

3. Downtown Bangor is full of fun events this Saturday. At Paddy Murphy’s, songwriter Gabriel Zacchai and his band will perform, starting at 9:30 p.m., while over at the Thai Lounge a “Mad Men”-themed party will start at 10 p.m., with early ’60s music, food and games offered and a requirement that all come in period costume — or at least, look sharp. And, earlier in the day on Saturday, the Tommyknockers and More Tour will start at 2 p.m. on Bangor Waterfront. It’s a fun, narrated tour of Stephen King landmarks in the city, and it’s a must for any fan of the author or of Bangor history. Admission is $20.

4. After cancelling her show last summer, songwriter Shawn Colvin will finally make an appearance at the Skowhegan Opera House on Sunday night. Though well-known for her mid-’90s hits Colvin has enjoyed longstanding popularity on the folk circuit. She’ll be joined by fellow folksinger Gregory Douglass. Tickets are $25-$35. For info, visit sweetpeopleproductions.com.

5. Finally, take your kids to a big party — or take your inner kid to a big party — with the CD release event for the Flannery Brothers new album, The New Explorer’s Club. The fun starts at 11 am Sunday at the Bangor Opera House, and features a concert with the Flan Bros backed up by a full band, including the Gooby Gabba Horns. Admission is totally free, and it’s highly recommended that you bring your dancing shoes.

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