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Beacon arts news Nov. 3

Benefit concert

NORTHPORT — Dragon Farm will present emma’s revolution at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12, the Blue Goose Center, 1184 Atlantic Highway. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. The concert is suitable for all ages. Purchase advance tickets online at and More information is available at 401-421-7970. The concert will benefit Dragon Farm

The concert also will be a CD release celebration for emma’s revolution’s latest recording, “Revolutions Per Minute.”

Dragon Farm is a not-for-profit organization committed to sponsoring educational programs and projects that inform and inspire. Dragon Farm has served as a program incubator for many startup projects over the past 20 years, including Mainely Girls, Paddling the Rapids and Add Verb Productions.

‘God of Carnage’

CAMDEN — Everyman Repertory Theatre will present “God of Carnage,” written by Yasmina Reza, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, and 25-26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 and 27, at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street. Ticket are $20, $10 seniors and children. Group rates, season tickets and information on future performances may be obtained by visiting, emailing or calling 236-0173.

Holiday art, crafts show

BELFAST — The annual Holiday Extravaganza will kick off early this year and run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 24 at Aarhus Gallery. The show will feature smaller artworks and creative craftwork. More than 60 Maine artists from the midcoast will be represented in a variety of media, including pottery, poetry and painting, collage, etching and photography, woodblock prints, turned wood, fiber, assemblage, cards, calendars, ornaments, new glass plate images, jewelry, music, chocolates and more.

Artists who have shown at Aarhus over the past year will be featured, along with some newcomers and the usual Aarhus partners. Artists include Vincent Abaldo, Katia Ancona, Suzanne Anderson, Jes Anthonis, Bernice Arthur, Kate Bauman, Dan Beckman, Jolene Bryant, Phyllis Buchanan, Michael Buckley, Nancy Buckley, Linda Buckmaster, Anne-Claude Cotty, Mj Viano Crowe, Heidi Daub, Dean’s Sweets, James Deane, Liz Deane, Gabriella D’Italia, Ingrid Ellison, Carole Ann Fer, Sallie Findlay, Kathleen Newton Foote, Annadeene Fowler, Free Seedlings Band, Elizabeth Garber, Harold Garde, Carol Gater, Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni, Gawler Sisters, Ellen Goldsmith, Frances Hodsdon, David Jacobson, Jeffrey Jelenfy, Karen Jelenfy, Kevin Johnson, Jody Johnstone, Judd Jones, Paul Jurutka, Mia Kanazawa, Mark Kelly, Michelle Kelly, A.C. Kulik, Valerie Lawson, Betsy Levine, Joel Lipman, Richard Mann, Barbara Maria, John McAlevey, Kate McLeod, Holly Meade, Cathy Melio, Metaphor Bronze, The Montville Project, Hanako Nakazato, Nire Art, Novel Jazz, Petrea Noyes, Toki Oshima, Leila Ostby, Ben Potter, Rebekah Raye, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick, R. Keith Rendall, Judy Rock, Betty Schopmeyer, Erin Seegers, Lesia Sochor, Karin Spitfire, Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Tandem Glass, Mary Trotochaud, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, Nance Trueworthy, Larry Unger, Walter Ungerer, Simon van der Ven, Glen Veevaert, John Vincent, Ellen Wieske, J. Fred Woell, Seth and Tyler Yentes.

The Holiday Extravaganza opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

For more information, Visit or call 338-0001 during business hours for more information.

Wine tasting and art

BELFAST — A free monthly tasting of highlighted seasonal wines, gourmet cheeses and crackers, and the opening of Eric Leppanen’s art exhibit of abstract paintings, “Afterlife,” will take place 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Belfast Co-op Cafe. Leppanen will be discuss his exhibit and work at the event. Peg Laurita of Wicked Wines and co-op wine manager Ron Poirier, will be available to answer questions.

“Afterlife” will be on display in the co-op’s Cafe Gallery during November. For more information, call the co-op at 338-2532 or visit

‘The City Dark’ screening

BELFAST — A special one-time screening of “The City Dark”, a feature documentary that chronicles the disappearance of darkness, will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Filmmaker Ian Cheney, whose film “King Corn” won a Peabody Award, will introduce the film and participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening.

The film follows Cheney, an amateur astronomer, who moves to New York City from rural Maine and discovers urban skies almost completely devoid of stars. Posing a deceptively simple question, “What do we lose, when we lose the night?” the film leads viewers on a quest to understand how light pollution affects people and the planet. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and the subsequent growth in lighting, the loss of the night sky represents a profound shift in perspective: what changes in our own humanity when the earth grows too bright to see beyond? And, do we need the dark? In six chapters weaving together cutting-edge science with personal, meditative sequences reflecting on the human relationship to the sky, “The City Dark” shines a new light on the meaning of the dark.

The event is sponsored by the Belfast Co-op. For more information about the film, visit For more information about the film screening, contact Kate at or 338-2532.

Contra dance

ROCKPORT — Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome of the Quebec-based band Crowfoot will play for a contradance at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, at Simonton Corners. Chrissy Fowler of Belfast will server as the caller. Broome plays guitar and cittern. Trudel plays fiddle and cello. No experience or partner is necessary, and all dances are taught. For this dance only, high school students from anywhere will be admitted half-price. Admission is $8.

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