Arts & Culture

KahBang Arts Non-Profit to Host Free Kickoff Event @ Bangor Art Walk

KahBang Arts – the newly formed nonprofit arm of The KahBang Festival – is hosting an organization kickoff event during the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative Art Walk on March 18th between 5-11pm at 29 Broad Street.  The event is free and open to the public, and will include art installations, musical performances, catering, and an opportunity to meet the community members behind KahBang Arts and to learn about the organization.

The event will showcase installations by artists Orson Horchler (“Interactive Drawing”) and Adam Hess (“Photography”), as well as acoustic music performances by local musicians between 6-8:30pm, and will be closed out by Bangor’s DJ Baby Bok Choy from 9-11pm.  Attendees will be treated to catering provided by Giacomo’s, and a cash bar showcasing local beer and wine courtesy of Ipanema and The Reverend Noble Pub.  A silent auction will be held with donated items from downtown Bangor shops and restaurants. 


March Maine Tweetup

March Maine Tweetup

On Twitter? Live or work in Maine? Then you'll want to attend the next Maine Tweetup at Bayside Bowl on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm.

Come mingle with local Twitter people, raise a glass, and maybe even bowl a frame while you catch up with all your favorite tweeps. Consider sticking around after for Kill the Karaoke.

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 6pm until whenever
Place: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, ME (map & directions)

Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page!

Acadia Hospital New Educational Series a Hit

“An Open Mind” hosts 68 attendees
Bangor, ME – On the evening of March 10 The Acadia Hospital offered the first presentation in the new Open Mind series, called “The Wisdom of the Aging Brain”, featuring Dr. Clifford Singer, Director of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry at Acadia.
This free community educational presentation attracted 68 attendees, and was unanimously well received based on the feedback forms collected after the talk. According to Acadia President and CEO David S. Proffitt, the turnout and feedback indicate an Open Mind is filling a need. “We were hoping for 20 attendees, so having nearly 70 people in attendance is a wonderful thing to see. Acadia will continue offering these types of presentations as a service to the community as we look to share our expertise and quality staff with our friends and neighbors.”

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

The statewide high school rock band competition called The Off-Ramp is rounding the fourth curve and heading into the homestretch-but not before the nine competing bands learn a lesson in giving back to the community. The Off-Ramp is the brainchild of Reindeer Records, the creators of the popular Rock-Off competition that helped out thousands of young musicians since it began in 1984. The new competition is designed to provide a more intense learning experience for the young competitors and leave a long-lasting impact on their peers. Since being selected in November, the bands have had to face various music-industry tasks-songwriting, video documenting their recording studio experience, and marketing. Their fourth task is Live Event Production, for which Reindeer created three teams of three bands with the goal of producing an all-ages show to benefit designated youth groups.

Out of Africa - Life in the Peace Corps

Jessica Atherton will talk about her two years in the Peace Corps; from living without electricity and running water to bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge. She will have photos and video of her experiences, Saturday March 5th at 2 PM in the Bangor Public Library.

Banish the Winter Blahs at Book and Movie Sale & Swap

BANGOR – Cold weather got you down? Already read everything in your house...twice. Seen all the movies you’ve got so many times you can recite them?
The Annual “Banish the Winter Blahs” Book and Movie Sale & Swap at the Hammond Street Senior Center might be just what you need. The public is invited to peruse the massive selection weekdays during 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The sale is going on now through the end of the month. Most selections are just $1. A $5 Swap Pass entitles you to exchange up to 20 books and/or movies during school vacation week, Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25. So, you can freshen up your bookshelves on the cheap or completely swap out your personal library all in one visit.
“We have hundreds upon hundreds of books. Senior Center members and volunteers have worked for more than a month to get everything organized by genre and to sort the fiction by author,” according to director of development and communications Deanna Partridge.

Five Dollar Fiber Swap!!

Bring five dollars and a bag full of your unwanted fiber items and go home with new inspiration!  Join us on February 27th at 12:30 PM (swap will begin at 1:00 PM) at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB) to have some winter fiber fun!

Here’s how it works: You bring good quality yarn or roving, or fabric at least one yard in length to the swap.  You pay five dollars to enter the swap.  You will receive a token and will place your items in the appropriate swap pile.  Then the fun begins … you go shopping and leave the swap with the same amount you came in with, only it is fiber you want to use!