“Kune-Canada’s Global Orchestra,” Collins Center for the Arts, Orono
Nov. 15, Friday, 7pm, “Cape Breton’s Mac Morin and Wendy MacIsaac in Concert,” Wendy MacIsaac is a fiddler/piano player/stepdancer from Creignish, Cape Breton, Canada. Since the early 1990’s, she has toured the world in support of her solo recordings as well as a member of Beolach, and with Mary Jane Lamond. https://celticlife.com/wendy-macisaac/ Pianist Mac Morin has recorded and toured with Beolach, Natalie MacMaster, Buddy MacMaster, Ian MacDougall, YoYo Ma, the Rankin Family, Ashley MacIsaac, Allison Krauss, Dianne Krall, the Chieftains, and Art Garfunkel, $20/advance, $25/day of, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Centre Street, Brewer. FMI: 207-989-7100, betweenfriendsartcenter.com.
Nov. 15-16, Friday-Saturday, 7pm, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Haven’t put your tree up yet? Wish spooky season would last forever? Join us for Sleepy Hollow at Hermon High School, $7, Hermon High School Auditorium, 2415 Route 2, Hermon. FMI: 207-848-4000, sites.google.com/view/hhstheatre.
Nov. 15, Friday, 8pm, “Kune-Canada’s Global Orchestra,” developed from a major initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to explore and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and pluralism. The ensemble seeks to communicate in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot, and help to find that common language through music. KUNÉ means “together” in Esperanto, $15-$29, Collins Center for the Arts, UMF, 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, collinscenterforthearts.com.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 8am-1pm, “Hammond Street Congregational Church Holiday Fair,” annual Holiday Fair – jewelry, baked goods, holiday shop, pet corner, silent auction, jellies, jams, pickles, wreaths, something for everyone. Chowder, Chili & Sandwich luncheon 11:00-1:00 Funds raised stay in local community and are used to support outreach and fellowship programs, free, Hammond Street Congregational Church, corner or Hammond and High Streets, Bangor. FMI: 207-942-4381, hammondstreetchurch.org.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 1pm, “The Met: Live in HD-Madama Butterfly,” Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her—in cinemas November 9. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, and Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide, $10-$25, Collins Center for the Arts, UMF, 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, collinscenterforthearts.com.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 7:30pm, “University of Maine Singers Fall Concert,” works by Palestrina, Haydn, Carol Barnett, Stacey Gibbs, and more, free, Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, www.umaine.edu/spa/tickets.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 7:30pm, “Orono Contra Dance,” Caller, Tavi Merrill, will teach all the dances. Beginners welcome, $8, Keith Anderson Community Center, 18 Bennoch Road, Orono. FMI: 207-991-2947, www.facebook.com/oronocontraband.