Plan These Upcoming Shows Ahead – Knox County VillageSoup

AT CAMDEN OPERA:

Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. — “Rhapsody in Black”

A one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt (developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons) explores Gantt’s personal journey to understanding and ultimately transcending racism in America at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Tickets are £18 $ in advance / $22 on show day for adults; and $12 for under 18s through camdenoperahouse.com. Traveling production of the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Sponsored by Captain Swift Inn. Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England States Touring Program, made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. — Tannahill Weavers

One of Scotland’s finest traditional bands, from Edinburgh to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.! A varied repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154. Sponsored by 40 Paper. NOTE: postponed from March, therefore limited number of places.

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. — Oshima Brothers

Maine indie sensations Sean and Jamie Oshima bring their rich, layered, genre-blending sound to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Midcoast natives create original music that’s at once retro and metropolitan, spacious and intimate, lush and graceful . Multidimensional Maine musician Lulu Moss opens this reserved-seating show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. — Lúnasa: Irish Christmas

The beloved Irish band, with special guest Dave Curley, return to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., for another merry concert of the festive season, sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn and 40 Paper. Tickets are $54 in advance/$64 day of show; choose your own seat reserved online / next best available assigned at the gate. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

AT THE STRAND THEATER IN ROCKLAND:

Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. – Fiesta with Flor (as part of the Strand Family series)

A multicultural musical party! Children and families will join in the fun as they discover different musical genres through dance, storytelling and song. For 4-10 year olds. Tickets Pay what you can: $0-20. IMF: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

Sunday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. — Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays a stunning blend of jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical genres, reinventing what’s possible with this little four-stringed instrument! Tickets: $50/general admission. IMF: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

AT THE ROCKPORT OPERA:

Saturday, November 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Community dance and counter dance

Participatory music and dance for all at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Presented by Belfast Flying Shoes, in partnership with the Rockport Opera House and the City of Rockport. Decreasing price: $5 to $25. All Comers Band Warm Up at 6 p.m.; partial track listing and music at belfastflyingshoes.org/all-comers. Community dance at 6:30 p.m. with caller Chrissy Fowler and the All Comers Band. Contra Dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with George Marshall & Wild Asparagus. IMF: rockportoperahouse.org.

AT WATTS HALL IN THOMASTON:

Saturday, November 5, 4 p.m. — KindKids Music

Watts Hall Community Arts presents a performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette at 174 Main St./Route 1. This interactive family show with original music and puppets is for all ages. Runtime is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions available. Tickets are $10, $5 for children under 13, in advance; and $13/$8 the day of the show. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

Saturday, November 19, 7 p.m. — Stand Up Comedy Night

Johnny Ater & Friends from Maine perform live! Ater delivers hilarious, honest stories about life, family, relationships, work, and his colorful local friends…and he brings fellow comedians Ian MacDonald and Nick Gordon to his Midcoast debut. General admission, cash bar, concessions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets ($20) strongly encouraged via EventBrite; tickets at the door will be $25. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 7 p.m. — Johnny Cash Tribute

New York-based musical artist Scott Moreau will be Walkin’ The Line with three members of the Watts Hall Band. Bill Hahn, Art Grinnell and Tommy Hanna will accompany Moreau in his original Johnny Cash tribute concert. More details to come. IMF: wattshallthomaston.com.

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