Hot times at the opera house
Camden — Toboggan Nationals weekend draws people from all over to the Camden Snow Bowl, but the sleds stop running after dark. On Saturday night, Feb. 9, the action will be at the Camden Opera House on Elm Street/Route 1.
Comedy tour on the stage
Maine Deputy turned comedian Juston McKinney’s 16-county Maine “Deer Moose, Ticks and Hicks” makes a championship weekend stop at the Camden Opera House for a 7 p.m. performance. McKinney grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire and, after earning an associate’s degree from Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a York County sheriff's deputy to patrol the same border. In 1997, he turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine and moved to New York.
In the Big Apple, McKinney worked his way into the weekend lineup at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham and Caroline’s on Broadway.
McKinney has made TV appearances include his half-hour Comedy Central Presents and a one-hour special “Juston McKinney — A Middle-Class Hole,” which was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD. He has been on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan O'Brien” and the “Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval”; as we as on “The King of Queens” and “100 Centre Street.” His movie credits include “The Zoo Keeper” and “Here Comes the Boom.” McKinney has a weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, “Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.” He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, childrens and dogs.
Tickets are $18 ($2 discount for Camden Snow Bowl/Toboggan participants), available at the Camden Town Office, the Camden Snow Bowl lift ticket booth, HAV II on Elm Street and online at spotlight-solutions.com.
Disco fever on the third floor - SOLD OUT and POSTPONED, TBA
Starting at 9 p.m. and running to well after midnight on the opera house’s third floor, the Great Cabin Fever Escape Dance Party Part II will feature Motor Booty Affair. The Central Maine-based Motor Booty Affair bills itself the ultimate disco party band and certainly looks the part; the funkmeisters are awash in polyester, platforms and huge Afro wigs as they play "Brick House," "Play That Funky Music" and more. Selections from Motor Booty Affair's CD "Feel the Love" were played regularly on MTV's "Real World" and "Road Rules" shows.
Also providing tunes will be special guest DJ Terry Frank of Global Grooves. The 21-and-older event is presented by John Orlando of Grand Banks Entertainment. Cash bar will be provided by The Chi Chi Chef. The event, a partial benefit for the Seton School, has sold out, according to Orlando, but some tickets may become available the day of the show; the event's Facebook page is the place to check or call Orlando at 706-6040.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.