On Friday in Bangor, Americana band The Ballroom Thieves play with Katie Matzell at the Bangor Arts Exchange. Metal bands Bad Move, Kingpin and Calibrating the Calamity play at Queen City Cinema Club and singer Meghan Clark is at Paddy Murphy’s. Up in Orono, jam band Zesty plays at Woodman’s. On Saturday, funk band Low Talker plays at Paddy’s, and there’s standup comedy at the Downunder Club featuring Judy Sloane and Dave Decker. On Sunday, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts.
In Belfast this weekend, not only is the United Farmers Market of Maine always a nice place to shop and eat at on a chilly Saturday morning (open 9 a.m.-2 p.m.), but the spacious harborside facility is also hosting a special event with the Maine Celtic Celebration. The Robert Burns Night, a celebration of all things Scottish, includes a Scotch tasting, a dinner of hearty Scottish food (including neeps and tatties, cock-a-leekie soup, sticky toffee pudding and, yes, haggis), and lots of traditional music. The fun starts at 4 p.m., and tickets are $40 in advance through the Maine Celtic Celebration website ($25 for dinner only, no Scotch).
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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