Weekly Arts News for March 27-April 2, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.

Visiting Artist series

ORONO — Contemporary musician Phill Niblock will present two live performances at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 as part of the Spring 2014 Visiting Artist series sponsored by the University of Maine Intermedia MFA program.

The performances will feature musicians Al Margolis, Katherine Liberovskaya, and Neil Leonard and will be held in 104 IMRC, Stewart Commons at the University of Maine. These performances are free and open to the public.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the various disciplines represented by the program.

For more information, contact Bethany Engstrom at bethany.engstrom@umit.maine.edu

Guatemala benefit concert

BANGOR — Glen Roethel, a New York-based singer/songwriter, will perform in a benefit concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St.

The concert is a fundraiser for Unitarian Universalist youth from congregations in Bangor, Belfast and Ellsworth who will travel to Guatemala later this year to work with Safe Passage (http://www.safepassage.org), a Yarmouth-based international nonprofit. Safe Passage works to educate and improve the lives of children whose families live around the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Doors will open for concert-goers at 6:30 p.m., March 29. The ticket price is $10 in advance and $15 at the door for an adult and $5 for a child age 12 or younger. To order tickets in advance, contact the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor at 947-7009.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ Kids

BREWER — The Next Generation Theatre will present Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” Kids, a play with a cast of 48 children ages 5-10. Showtimes are 6 p.m., March 28; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., March 29; and 2 p.m., March 30. Ticket prices are $7 per adult and $4 per child up to age 17. The play will be performed at the Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St.

For more information, call 989-7100 or log onto www.nextgenerationtheatre.com.

Film screening

BANGOR, Maine — St. Paul the Apostle Parish will sponsor two special screenings of “Mary of Nazareth” at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Bangor Mall Cinemas. All proceeds will benefit the parish’s youth ministry.

“Mary of Nazareth” is a full-length feature film about the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the resurrection of Jesus. Directed by acclaimed European film director Giacomo Campiotti, the movie was filmed in Europe in authentic locales and was viewed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Tickets are $5 per person with a family package available for $12 and can be purchased at St. John Catholic Church on York Street in Bangor, or at http://www.stpaulbangor.weshareonline.org/.

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