Music, entertainment calendar events May 13-June 8

Posted May 12, 2011, at 4:01 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — John Cooper Jazz Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center. The quartet is John Cooper on alto, soprano and bass saxophone, Chris Humphrey on piano and jazz vocals, Gabe Terraccino on upright bass and jazz violin, Mike Bennett on drums. Free. For information, contact John Cooper at jcooper@coa.edu, 801-5706, or 288-5015.

BELFAST — Belfast Co-op, Belfast Free Library and Maine Farmland Trust offer free screening of “Ingredients,” a documentary that explores how farmers, ranchers, chefs and consumers are cooperating to create more sustainable food systems and to revitalize the connection among food, communities, health. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. Panel discussion after 67-minute film.

BELFAST — “The People Speak” documentary on U.S. history, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, Belfast Free Library. Narrated in part by historian Howard Zinn and based on his “A People’s History of the United States.” Zinn died in 2010 at age 89, just after completion of the film. Showing sponsored by Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County. Free, open to public. Discussion afterward. For information, call Larry, 525-7776

BLUE HILL — Six a cappella groups from midcoast Maine will perform an “A Cappella Singfest” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Emlen Hall at The Bay School on South Street. Ellacappella, a Blue Hill Peninsula group, has invited The January Men (and Then Some), A Little Off the Top, The Quasimodal Chorus, Shira and Wild Ginger to join the performance. Tickets $10 at box office, which opens 4 p.m. Children under 14 free. No advance ticket sales. Cash or check only; no credit cards. Profits to be donated to charity.

BLUE HILL — Celebrate Independence Day at the 21st annual Blue Hill Pops Concert, sponsored by Bagaduce Music Lending Library, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at George Stevens Academy gymnasium on Union Street. Table seats, reserved chairs and bleacher seats available, beginning at $10. To purchase tickets, call 374-5454, or stop by Bagaduce Music Lending Library on Greene’s Hill in Blue Hill.

BUCKSPORT — Free public screening of “In Our Wake: Maine’s Maritime Heritage on Film” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Alamo Theatre, Main Street. Wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. for Northeast Historic Films members only. If not a member, to attend call Jessica at 469-0924.

CALAIS — St. Croix Valley Film Society to meet at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Holmestead, 527 Main St., to view “Rabbit Hole”, the American drama film, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, premiered at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival,nominated for 17 awards. No admission but donations accepted. Open to the public.

CAMDEN — Down East Singers, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, will present Mozart’s “Regina Coeli, K. 108” and “Solemn Vespers, K. 339” at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Tickets $15; free to students under 18. Tickets available in advance from members of Down East Singers, www.downeastsingers.org or at Camden Opera House box office on day of concert.

ROCKLAND — Music by 14 Strings Jazz Trio, Jon Luoma on viola, Harry Richter on guitar and Doreen Conboy on bass, 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 13, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St. No cover charge. 594-4123.

STONINGTON —­­– Open community auditions 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Stonington Opera House for a staged reading of Paula Vogel’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “How I Learned to Drive.” Opera House Arts’ artistic director Judith Jerome to direct. Show to be presented at 7 p.m. June 7-8. To audition call 367-2788 or email the Opera House at jjerome@operahousearts.org. Tickets for performance $6, available only at the door the evening of the show.

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