“Septura Brass Quintet,” Collins Center for the Arts, Orono
Feb. 13-16, Thursday-Sunday, 7pm/Thurs, 8pm/Fri. and Sat, 3pm/Sat. and Sun, “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” adapted from the French play Pyjama Pour Six this wildly funny sequel to Boeing-Boeing ran for over six years in London’s West End. This nifty farce draws audiences in with its delicious web of mistaken identities, marital treachery and gourmet cooking! Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while his wife is away. He has invited his best friend Robert along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Smart writing mixed with hilarious hijinks, this labyrinth of twists will have you laughing until the final twist and turn. Starring an all-star cast of comedians including Jen Shepard, Brad LaBree, Michelle Weatherbee, and Dominick Varney, see site for ticketing details, Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor. FMI: 207-942-3333, www.penobscottheatre.org.
Feb. 14, Friday, 7pm, “To Space and Back,” space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives and influencing the way we live. Take an incredible journey to see how human ingenuity and incredible engineering creates the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What is happening above is coming back down to Earth, $6/adults, $4/under 12, Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, Orono. FMI: astro.umaine.edu.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 1-2:30pm, “Out & About on Snowshoes a Family Affair,” Explore the “wild side” of Hirundo, track wildlife, play games and become comfortable on snowshoes. Learn pointers on how to stay warm and safe in the wintery forest, $10/adults, $5/children, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town. FMI: 207-394-21721, www.hirundomaine.org/ .
Feb. 15, Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm, “Public Supper, On the menu is homemade baked beans, pork roast, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, green beans, fresh rolls and desserts, $7/per person, free/12 and under, Lynde Lodge, 2500 U.S. 2, Hermon. FMI: www.bangordailynews.com.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 5-6:30pm, “Hampden Congregational Church Supper,” menu: chicken pie, whipped potatoes, squash, petite peas, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts & beverages, takeout is available, $9/adults, $5/children, Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Road, North Hampden. FMI: 207-862-5248, www.hccmaine.org.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 7pm, “Wicked Divas,” featuring Glinda and Elphaba from the Broadway production of “Wicked” and selections from “Wicked,” “Gypsy,” “Ragtime,” “Titanic,” “Phantom of the Opera” and many others. Get the “inside scoop” and stories about the goings-on backstage and onstage from two seasoned Divas! VIP’s join the Broadway stars after the show for a special valentine champagne and chocolate “meet & greet,” $28, Gracie Theatre, 1 College Circle, Bangor. FMI: 207-941-7051, gracietheatre.com.
Feb. 16, Sunday, 3pm, Septura Brass Septet,” Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium. Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the group is recording a series of 10 discs for Naxos Records, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music, $36, free/K-12 when accompanied by one paying adult, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, collinscenterforthearts.com/events.