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ELLSWORTH - The Grand celebrates the legacy of their beloved, late film programmer Skip Baker, showing some of his favorite films starting Monday, May 6 and running through Saturday, May 11.

To kick off this festival, The Grand is hosting a reception at Gallery Grand at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 with Morton's Moo ice cream and, yes, pie. (Did we say that Skip LOVED pie?)  Everyone is welcome to celebrate The Grand, movies, pie on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Gallery Grand, next door to the theatre, before the opening film, 'Casablanca.'

 

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:26

Sandwiches!

Best thing since sliced bread

There is an elegant simplicity in sandwiches. A sandwich can be a slice of cheese between pieces of bread, or it can be an extraordinary combination of flavors that make you swoon and it can be both at the same time. Sandwiches are comfort food. Soul food. Lunch food.

Sandwiches have been around in some form since Biblical times. Bitter herbs were placed between two pieces of unleavened bread at Passover by Hillel the Elder. More recently, there's the anecdote about the Earl of Sandwich, who asked for his meat to be served between two slices of bread so he could eat and continue to play cards. After that, everyone was asking for 'the same as Sandwich.'

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:32

TEMPO's Christmas Cheer Concert Series

ELLSWORTH and BAR HARBOR TEMPO, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians, will sparkle in two performances of the Christmas Cheer Concert - Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth and a reprise concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor. Conducted by Rebecca Edmondson and Ethan Edmondson, these 30 middle school and high school musicians from Central and Downeast Maine, between MDI and traveling as far away as Herman and Benedicta, converge every Saturday morning on stage at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth to blend their music in preparation for performances.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:31

Barrymore' comes to The Grand

ELLSWORTH - The Grand celebrates stage icon John Barrymore with a new high definition film: 'Barrymore' a captured-live stage production starring Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:27

The George Stevens Academy goes Into the Woods'

ELLSWORTH - The Grand announced the return of George Stevens Academy's theatrical department presenting Steven Sondheim's classic musical 'Into the Woods,' directed by Moira McMahon on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:17

Pizza made possible by Kickstarter

When the Maine Grind in Ellsworth decided they wanted to add pizza to their menu, they turned to their customers for help raising the money they needed to make it happen. Using a site called Kickstarter, they launched a campaign to raise $20,000 - and they were successful! Kickstarter is a 'crowd funding' site, meaning individuals pledge money to projects they want to support. Kickstarter started to help fund creative projects - musicians, artists, etc. But more businesses are finding the site a great way to fund their creative projects. There are other crowd funding sites out there, but Kickstarter is among the most popular (do be sure any site you choose is legit!).

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ELLSWORTH - The Grand announces the next in a series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London a production of the eagerly anticipated new play 'The Last of the Haussmans' starring Julie Walters and Rory Kinnear on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Howard Davies, 'The Last of the Haussmans' tells the story of anarchic, high society drop-out Judy Haussman (Julie Walters, 'Educating Rita,' 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows') who remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she's joined by wayward offspring Nick (Rory Kinnear) and Libby (Helen McCrory), sharp-eyed granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter and Daniel, a troubled teenager who makes use of the family's crumbling swimming pool. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

Published in Happenings

ELLSWORTH - The Grand's film program of documentary and independent films, CineGrand, continues with the independent film smash 'Sleepwalk with Me,' screening on Wednesday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Mike Birbiglia plays 'Mike Birbiglia,' an aspiring stand-up who fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career and finds his anxiety coming out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents. Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Birbiglia co-wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:52

James McMurtry returns to The Grand

ELLSWORTH - The Grand presents a solo performance from singer-songwriter James McMurtry on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry ('Lonesome Dove,' 'Terms of Endearment'), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, released in 1989, was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 18:27

2012 Beads, Baubles & Fleece show

ELLSWORTH - The fourth annual Beads, Baubles & Fleece Downeast: Fall Bead, Jewelry and Fiber Show will take place during Autumn Gold Weekend in September (Sept. 28 and 29). This show is a combination fine craft show and supply sale. For those who love to work with their hands and create holiday gifts, the marriage of beads and fiber supplies at this event is a match made in heaven! Among the goodies available will be an array of pearls, gemstones, seed beads, Czech glass beads, vintage beads and buttons, clasps and findings, handmade artisan lampwork glass beads, hand dyed and handspun yarn and roving (roving is unspun fleece for felting projects), fiber for spinning and felting and other supplies for knitting and crocheting projects. Featuring 25 vendors, the show includes farms creating their own fiber supplies and wares, local bead and yarn shops, as well as local professional artisans creating high quality jewelry and fiber wares.

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