Weekly Arts news

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, at 4:17 p.m.

Army Jazz Ambassadors

ORONO — The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, will continue their long history of presenting free public performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the University of Maine’s Hauck Auditorium in the Memorial Union. The concert is sponsored by the School of Performing Arts.

The Jazz Ambassadors present a diverse program of Big Band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland and patriotic selections.

To obtain free tickets, contact the School of Performing Arts at 581-4721.

Concerts at UMaine

ORONO — These following concerts are planned for Minsky Hall in the Class of 1944 Building, University of Maine:

• Faculty trumpet recital by Jack Burt, with Laura Artesani on piano, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

• World-renowned violinist Ryu Goto with the UMaine Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

• UMaine Chamber Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Karel Lidral, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Tickets are $10, CCA processing fee included; or free with Student Maine Card. 581-1755.

‘Budrus’ at Peace & Justice Center

BANGOR — “Budrus” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100.

The award-winning documentary film shows how a Palestinian village in the West Bank defeated Israeli occupation though unarmed resistance. “Budrus” shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat. The showing is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. For more information or if you would need childcare, call ahead at 942-9343.

Fright at the Fort

PROSPECT — Fright at the Fort has returned to Fort Knox State Historic site, where the 19th century granite bastion will be transformed into a nightmare of chills. Visitors will be guided through dark, fog-filled twists and turns of the fort to experience sights, sounds and lights that may have crawled out of a horror movie.

Fright will take place 5:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29.

• Oct. 28, Pirates of the Dark Rose joining zombies, monsters and ghouls to ratchet up the scare factor.

• Oct. 29, “Come in Costume Night” as a Halloween warm-up. Cap off Saturday with a trip to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Alamo Theater in Bucksport.

Tickets for Fright are $5. Advance express line tickets, to avoid waiting in line, are $7 each, and may be obtained from the Friends at 469-6553.

Halloween bash

HERMON — Morgan Hill Event Center and Rock Revelation have partnered to throw the Halloween bash of the year at 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 28. Complimentary light appetizers, music by Colin Graebert, and a cash bar will be available for the silent auction starting at 6 p.m. All of the silent auction proceeds will benefit The Gifts of Music and the Bangor Community Theater. A cash bar will be available throughout the night. Prizes will be awarded to the best Halloween costumes.

Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased either at Morgan Hill Event Center in person, or by calling 848-7100, or by calling Tom Libby: 478-7186.

Hometown Band

BREWER — The Brewer Hometown Band will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Brewer Auditorium. There will be familiar tunes — some brand new, others for the Halloween season. There will be refreshments and door prizes. The concert is free, but donations will be appreciated.

‘Healing of America’

BANGOR — Bangor Public Library will hold a book discussion on “The Healing of America” by journalist and Princeton professor T.R. Reid 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Lecture Hall, third floor, at 145 Harlow St.

The discussion is in preparation for a video conference with the author 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library, in conjunction with Portland Public Library.

The book discussions give participants a chance to review the systems and think through possible solutions as the country continues to strive for better health care in America. The library has a limited supply of this book, so contact them at the earliest convenience. Whether a person has read one or 100 pages of the book, all are invited to to listen or share their own story. For information, call 947-8336 or visit http://www.bpl.lib.me.us.

Baroque concert

BANGOR — At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine will present a program of both sacred and secular baroque works at St. Johns Episcopal Church at 225 French St. Bass vocal soloist Aaron Engebreth will be featured in arias from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio.’ The program will also include Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor performed by soloists Heidi Powell, Richard Hsu and Dongmyung Ahn. Daniel Lee will be the soloist in Johann Pfeiffer’s rarely performed Concerto for Piccolo violin. Other performers will include Michael Sponseller, harpsichord and Charles Kaufmann, baroque bassoon. Suggested donation for the concert is $20 for adults, students are free. For more information about BOOM or the concert, visit: fiddleheadmusic.org or call 479-2845.

Craft show

WINTERPORT — Silver Willow Gallery will host a craft show at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Neighborhood Cupboard, a local food pantry serving the needs of families in Winterport and surrounding towns. For more information, email SilverWillowGallery@gmail.com.

Organ concert

The Columbia Street Baptist Church will host an organ and piano concert by Dora Rexrode at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at 63 Columbia St. The concert is in celebration of her 22nd year at the church. For more information, call 945-6616.

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