March 15, 2020
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Say goodbye to February and relieve that cabin fever this weekend

Bill Trotter | BDN
Bill Trotter | BDN
People come and go from the Grand Auditorium on Main Street in downtown Ellsworth on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

On Friday night in Bangor, Pecha Kucha night returns to the Queen City at 6 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange (creative people present their work in five-minute illustrated segments). Elsewhere, funk band Low Talker is at Paddy Murphy’s, and in addition to Some Theatre Company’s Harry Potter parody “Puffs” at its Bangor Mall theater space, there’s also the UMaine School of Performing Arts’ “A Wilder Night: Three One-Act Plays by Thornton Wilder,” at Hauck Auditorium at UMaine. And, down in Ellsworth, the Grand Theatre hosts a production of the Moss Hart classic play “You Can’t Take It With You,” this weekend and next.

On Saturday, it’s comedy night at the Bangor Arts Exchange, featuring comics including Ian Stuart, Adam Hatch and others, while touring comedy show “Late Nite Catechism” is at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. At the Sea Dog, local favorite Chris Ross performs a solo show, Salty Dog is at Paddy’s, and the monthly Bangor contradance is set for 7 p.m. at the UU Church on Park Street. On Sunday, dance show “Flex Ave” is at the Collins Center for the Arts.

You know spring is coming because this weekend is the annual Cabin Fever Reliever, an outdoors show organized by Penobscot Fly Fishers, set for Saturday and Sunday at the Brewer Auditorium. Vendors, demos, speakers, food and more — and it’s free! The BDN will have a booth there, so come say hi, and be sure to check out your friend and mine, John Holyoke, who will be giving a talk on his book “Evergreens” on both days.

In movie theaters this weekend, the well received and very creepy-looking horror flick “The Invisible Man” hits screens. On TV, a new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premieres on VH1 (featuring Maine’s own Brita Filter!), a new season of “Altered Carbon” premieres on Netflix, and AMC’s new surreal mystery series “Dispatches From Elsewhere” premieres on Sunday.


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