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We'll help you plan your best summer yet with our annual roundup of can't miss events! Plus we've got a Face the Music interview with vocal powerhouse Josh Groban who is performing in Portland on 6/24. And as always, we'll help you have a terrific weekend with our hand-picked selection of events. Have fun out there!
Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald.
She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.
‘Amy,’ ‘Rear Window’ & ‘City Lights’: 4 films to see (some for free!) in the next week
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
7 p.m. Wednesday. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., $10. camdenfilmfest.org
The Camden International Film Festival Selects Series invites you to a screening of the documentary "Amy." The film tells the story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse in her own words using extensive unseen footage and previously unheard tracks. Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July of 2011 at the age of 27.
7:45 p.m. Sunday. Congress Square Park, Congress and High streets, Portland, free. congresssquarepark.org/events
You'll be on the edge of your seat watch Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 mystery thriller "Rear Window," starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr. See what happens when shades and windows are kept open during a New York City heat wave and a curious eye suspects a neighbor of murder.
'One Week' and 'Number Please'
8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Agamont Park, Downtown Bar Harbor, free. barharborinfo.com
Bring a blanket, a picnic dinner and a bunch of family members and friends for a silent film double feature with live music accompaniment b Fletcher Landing's Philharmonic Orchestra.
You'll enjoy Buster Keaton's "One Week" and Harold Lloyd's "Number Please." Both are comedies that will elicit belly laughs even without the spoken word.
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., $5 suggested donation. denmarkarts.org
"City Lights" features Charlie Chaplin (1931) in his recurring character, The Tramp, as he falls in love with a blind woman who sells flowers. Written and directed by Chaplin, the film's considered a classic tale of self-improvement and the pursuit of happiness.