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Paint? Paint! by Michael Branca
Apr
12
to May 15

Paint? Paint! by Michael Branca

Opening Reception: April 12th from 5pm to 7pm
Show Run: April 12th and runs through May 15th

Michael Branca is an artist based in Bath. His media and subject matter range from fantastical oil paintings to plein air landscapes to conceptual assemblages. His work addresses feelings of (dis-)connectedness with nature, and attempts to find beauty, joy and humor in the unexpected and mundane.

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Cherish The Ladies (celtic)
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Cherish The Ladies (celtic)

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

The Ladies are a world-wide Celtic institution, a female Gaelic musical supergroup!! Emmy award winners for their PBS special, 'An Irish Homecoming', with 18 albums, world tours, performances at the White House and the Olympics, this celebration of musicianship creates an outstanding live show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, that delight their audiences

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Darlingside (indie folk)
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Darlingside (indie folk)

$35 adv | $30, $40 door | $15 students

Darlingside is a Boston based indie folk phenomenon with signature harmonies. These four close friends tap four distinct writer's voices  to of collaboratively construct lyrically erudite originals with what some call a 'retro' aesthetic, oft compared to Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. NPR Music dubs the result 'exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop'. Darlingside catapulted to fame in the wake of their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival.

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Schooner Fare (downeast, maritime)
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Schooner Fare (downeast, maritime)

$22 adv | $25 door
sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Chuck Romanoff who are regarded as the premier performing group of original and traditional maritime songs. Their energetic concerts are laced with a Maine brand of universal humor. The band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the 'Down East' style. Combining their talents on six-string guitars, twelve-string guitars and banjos, Schooner Fare's distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements have been hailed by such folk music icons as the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and Tom Paxton.

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Three Women & The Truth (alternative folk super group)
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Three Women & The Truth (alternative folk super group)

$32 adv | $35 door

Three Women and the TruthThree womenthree guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, and Eliza Gilkyson are accomplished, richly talented, multiple award winning female songwriters, whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities and bring clarity to many of the challenges we all long to make sense of. Writing from their life’s experience, these songwriters are skilled in balancing personal tales with classic underpinnings, which hint at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless.

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (theatre) multiple dates
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (theatre) multiple dates

$12 adv | $15 door
May 31, Jun 1, 7-8 at 7pm
​​​​​​​Jun 2, 9 at 2pm 

The hilariously written Twelfth Night is one of William Shakespeare's easiest plays to fall in love with. There are plenty of practical jokes and unexpected love triangles. Presented by the Chocolate Church Arts Center in partnership with Shakespeare on the Kennebec.

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (theatre) multiple dates
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (theatre) multiple dates

$12 adv | $15 door
May 31, Jun 1, 7-8 at 7pm
Jun 2, 9 at 2pm 

The hilariously written Twelfth Night is one of William Shakespeare's easiest plays to fall in love with. There are plenty of practical jokes and unexpected love triangles. Presented by the Chocolate Church Arts Center in partnership with Shakespeare on the Kennebec.

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Noel Paul Stookey (folk)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Noel Paul Stookey (folk)

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

Best known as the ‘Paul’ of Peter, Paul and Mary, Noel Paul Stookey is a much beloved American folk revival icon. Starting his career in the mid 50’s, he became involved in the blooming popularity in the late 50’s and early 60’s, of folk music in popular culture as a form of activism. His music is rife with intent. To this day, he continues to put a soulful voice to the words of a troubled time.

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 Paul Draper Master Mentalist & Magician
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

 Paul Draper Master Mentalist & Magician

$23 adv | $25 door | $15 student

Paul Draper, Master Mentalist and Magician brings his one-man show, “Mysteries of the Mind.” His act will guide the audience into the secrets of human nature and the wonders of the universe by breaking the laws of physics and defying the rules of reality. Audiences will watch in disbelief as he makes them laugh, gasp, and question the world as we know it. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed show, "Mysteries of the Mind", combines magic, music, and mentalism to create a unique experience for each new audience.

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Silent Movies with live piano accompaniment
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Silent Movies with live piano accompaniment

$15 adv | $18 door | $10 student
co-sponsored by Shankman & Associates

Don’t miss it as Jeff Barnhart breathes new life into selected silent short comedies and describe this age-old process to the audience. Barnhart, who is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, an ASCAP composer, educator and entertainer, turns his attention to performing live, era-appropriate piano accompaniment to classic silent films for this special fundraising event.

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Ivory & Gold (Great American Songbook)
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ivory & Gold (Great American Songbook)

$18 adv | $21 door

The duo, consisting of Anne Barnhart on flute and vocals with Jeff Barnhart on piano and vocals, celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook.The Barnharts’ versatility and rapport create an incomparable listening experience for all ages and in all settings.

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Hot Chocolate Jubilee (variety show) multiple dates
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Hot Chocolate Jubilee (variety show) multiple dates

$15 adv | $18 door
Apr 4-6 at 7pm
Apr 7 at 2pm
Fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center

The premier variety show of the region featuring music and singing and dance to a theme: Don't miss this entertainment experience. This is a fundraising event for the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

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George Winston (pianist, instrumental)
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

George Winston (pianist, instrumental)

$35 adv | $40 door
Sponsored by Biosophical Institute
Co-sponsored by AMI Construction

Inspired by the seasons, solo pianist George Winston plays over 100 solo piano concerts a year in America and beyond. His concerts feature a variety of styles, including his melodic folk piano, stride piano, New Orleans R & B piano, Vince Guaraldis’ Peanuts pieces and more.

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Avner The Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity (American vaudevillian performer)
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Avner The Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity (American vaudevillian performer)

$25 adv | $30 door $10 kids
sponsored by Halcyon Yarn

Avner Eisenberg “is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer” (Patriot Ledger) Clown, mime, juggler and magician; he is a master of the art of physical comedy.

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An evening with Guy Davis & Patty Larkin
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

An evening with Guy Davis & Patty Larkin

$20 adv | $24 door
co-sponsored by Shankman & Associates

Guy Davis is a blues guitarist, harp player, actor and writer with deep roots in Delta Blues. Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Together their music will make for an unforgettable evening.

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An Evening with Lauren Crosby and Robby Simpson
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Lauren Crosby and Robby Simpson

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door
Lauren Crosby is a rising folkie/bluesy songstress who grew up in Georgetown, Maine. Being a lobsterman’s daughter, her unique voice captures the rawness of the oceanic setting and her songwriting exemplifies the beauty and hardships of rural living. Lauren’s debut self titled album received national praise for its unique blending of blues, folk, and jazz genres. Lauren has performed all over the nation. 

Robby Simpson is a mid-coast folk rock favorite with a Dylan-esque lyrical style, you can find Robby at coffee shops, bars, and festivals from Portland to Belfast. On his recent debut album, Traveling Without Weapons, his acoustic and electric styles reveal one who has worshipped the 60’s guitar gods, and the blues gods before them.

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Heron Valley (celtic)
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Heron Valley (celtic)

$20 | ​​​​​​Concert Series in the Annex
co-sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland, who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country, and Bluegrass styles. The five piece energy fueled group, features; highland bagpipes, whistles, flutes, guitars, bass, banjo, full set of drums, piano, and the vocals of Abigail Pryde. Heron Valley, has made a massive impact on the folk scene in Scotland and the UK. They have released their first album and are in high demand. 

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Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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PlazaSuite by Neil Simon (theatre)
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

PlazaSuite by Neil Simon (theatre)

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre)

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre) multiple dates
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon (theatre) multiple dates

$12 adv | $15 door
Feb 22-23, Mar 1–2 at 7:30pm
Feb 24, Mar 3 at 2pm (Annex)

In this comedy, three separate stories concerning relationship issues take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash have differing approaches how to celebrate their twenty-“something” anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger seeks a love connection during his two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York; and find out what happens when Mimsey gets cold feet before her wedding that sends her parents Roy and Norma into a hilarious tizzy. Directed by Mort Archter.
Sponsored by the Inn at Bath, Benjamin F. Packard House, Mulberry House and Pryor House in Bath.

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Joe Beninati Trio (jazz, funk, soul)
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Beninati Trio (jazz, funk, soul)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door

The Joe Beninati Trio bring their broad range of influences together to create an eclectic mix of traditional jazz, funk and soul. Melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form, walk a razor's edge as these musicians explore the sonic palette. The Joe Beninati Trio  is Shaun Bolduc on Upright bass, Eric Napier on Guitar and Joe Beninati on drums.

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duquette (alt-folk-rock)
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

duquette (alt-folk-rock)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door

Rob Duquette is a well-known multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion who splits his time between Boston and Portland area. Rob will be joined by Jake Sturtevant on keyboard. John Kumnick, who has played with Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Ben E. King and Madonna, plays bass.  duquette can’t help but add some world grooves into the mix. They focus on stories, groove and improvisation. 

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Rob Duqette Children's Music with special guest Amanda Panda (children, family entertainment)
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Rob Duqette Children's Music with special guest Amanda Panda (children, family entertainment)

$5 children under 12 | $10 general admission

“Love is Contagious” is the recent CD by Rob Duquette, who incorporates world musical genres and infuses important lessons about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility.  He’s got a few songs that are just plain silly too…Rob sings his original music accompanying himself on xylophone, guitar, ukelele, and percussion from around the globe.

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Annual Member Art Show
Feb
8
to Mar 15

Annual Member Art Show

Opening Night Gala: February 8th from 5pm to 7pm
Show Run: February 8th and runs through March 15th
Our member's art show features the works of the Chocolate Church Arts Center's artist-members. The works include: Paintings, Photography, Wood Sculpture and more. Join us in the Gallery for our opening night gala! All submissions are available for purchase.

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Papa Tim & the Desperate Man's Blues Explosion
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Papa Tim & the Desperate Man's Blues Explosion

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door
Led by vocal powerhouse Papa Tim—a wildly enthusiastic entertainer and soulful balladeer with a voice described as 'equal parts Baptist Preacher and Bluesman'—whose unforgettable voice is known to stir the soul, rumored to realign planets, and is harnessed by the government to bring about world peace by way of mind control. Backed by a 'personal supergroup' of area-based musicians, Papa Tim ' brings an incredible amount of talent and musical prowess to the stage with a selection of original jams and some twists on a few popular favorites that are guaranteed to have everyone in the audience clapping, dancing, moving and grooving right along!

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Max Ater & Friends (contemporary alternative)
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Max Ater & Friends (contemporary alternative)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$18 adv | $20 door

Capturing audiences with his award-winning voice and music, Max is quickly becoming a sensation throughout New England and beyond. Born and raised Bath, Max Ater began playing piano at the age of six. Max filled his youth with community theatre, vocal training, and hours a day behind the piano. At an early age, Max was inspired by artists such as Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Elton John. In high school he began composing original music, which led to to an array of accolades. 

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Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher (celtic)
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher (celtic)

$20
co-sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

This dynamic duo have performed together for the past several years, complementing Wood’s infectious melodies and blazing fiddle with Belsher’s sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant songs. Come see and hear what previous audiences know as you stomp your feet and clap your hands to one of the best acts to ever play the area!

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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)

$12 student | $16 adult
Presented by Resurgence Dance Company

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow is a contemporary ballet about grief and purpose.  This show is a mentorship between Artistic Director Ashley Steeves and High School senior Eliza Rudalevige, who will choreograph and create the storyline.  

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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)

$12 student | $16 adult
Presented by Resurgence Dance Company

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow is a contemporary ballet about grief and purpose.  This show is a mentorship between Artistic Director Ashley Steeves and High School senior Eliza Rudalevige, who will choreograph and create the storyline.  

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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)

$12 student | $16 adult
Presented by Resurgence Dance Company

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow is a contemporary ballet about grief and purpose.  This show is a mentorship between Artistic Director Ashley Steeves and High School senior Eliza Rudalevige, who will choreograph and create the storyline.  

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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow (contemporary ballet)

$12 student | $16 adult
Presented by Resurgence Dance Company

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow is a contemporary ballet about grief and purpose.  This show is a mentorship between Artistic Director Ashley Steeves and High School senior Eliza Rudalevige, who will choreograph and create the storyline.  

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