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    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    5 things to do this weekend, 10.9.08

    1. The Databass, a WERU DJ and co-founder of the now-legendary Waldo County electronic music festival Beltek, will spin Saturday night at the Red Martini in West Market Square in downtown Bangor. For those not aware, West Market Square is pretty much the place to be on weekends in Bangor, and the Red Martini is a cool, hip but unassuming lounge fit for people from age 21 to 51. Good times. Music starts at 9 p.m.

    2. The Belfast Maskets present Sam Shepard's wonderful 1980 play "True West" starting Thursday and running through Sunday at the Maskers Waterfront Theater. Two brothers, a lot of toasters and even more bottled-up anger. Apparently the fight scenes are amazing. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and admission is $12. For more info, call 338-9668.

    3. Mushroomhead seem to love Maine. Or maybe Maine loves Mushroomhead. They've played up here multiple times in the past few years. Either way, there's a whole lot of heavy metal lovin' goin' on this weekend at 103 Ultra Lounge in Orono. Sunday night, the costumed metal collective Mushroomhead will play with the Autumn Offering, starting at 8 p.m. It's 18 plus, and tickets are available at Bull Moose Music locations.

    4. The American Shakespeare Center brings its acclaimed production of "Hamlet" to College of the Atlantic's Gates Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The show employs a lot of physical action and contemporary touches, with a young, energetic cast. Best of all? It's free! For more info, visit

    5. If you're feeling a little Indiana Jones-ish, might I suggest attending the Archaeology Conference, held at the University of Maine in Orono on Saturday and Sunday? It's not a rock show or a dance party, but it is a pretty cool way to spend your weekend - learning about ancient Andean civilizations from 35 renowned archaeologists and scholars from all over the world. It starts Saturday morning, and runs through Sunday afternoon at Wells Commons Conference Center on the UMaine campus. Admissino is free, for more info, call 581-1889.

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