A MURAL IN HAVANA CUBA is seen in the top photo. To the left, a painted statue of a bear is seen on a Havana street. The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association is putting on Cuba Week in Brunswick from March 28 to April 3.

A MURAL IN HAVANA CUBA is seen in the top photo. To the left, a painted statue of a bear is seen on a Havana street. The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association is putting on Cuba Week in Brunswick from March 28 to April 3.

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association, a non-profit organization that promotes creative and constructive non-political interactions with the people of Brunswick’s sister community in Trinidad, is presenting Cuba Week March 28 to April 3 in Brunswick.

 

 

Cuba Week celebrates the diverse cultures and commonalities of both Brunswick and Trinidad, Cuba, and this year’s Cuba Week offers an array of activities for those interested in Cuban culture.

This year’s events planned for Cuba Week involve a community-wide effort to promote education and appreciation:

• Local restaurants will be saluting Cuban cuisine with selected items during Cuba Week. Sample Cuban creations at Big E!, Big Top Deli, El Camino, Frontier Cafe, Gelato Fiasco, Henry & Marty, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Scarlet Begonias and Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe throughout the week.

• The Curtis Library will feature an exhibit of Cuban books, art, crafts and memorabilia in a showcase at the Curtis Memorial Library throughout the month of April.

• The Gulf of Maine Bookstore on Maine Street will offer a selection of Cuban literature as well as anecdotes of Cuban experiences.

• On April 1, Primo Cubano will play at the Frontier Cafe. Tickets for this event are only available by phone to Frontier at (207) 725-5222. As space is limited for dining and dancing, advance purchases are recommended. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., although doors for limited dinner seating will open at 5 p.m.

• April 2 will feature a group discussion from Susan and Brooks Stoddard of the University of Maine, Augusta. Their Cuban Studies program culminated with a trip to Cuba with Maine students and was summarized in an exhibit titled “Cultural

Understanding Between the Arts.” BTSCA members will provide information on an upcoming trip to Cuba and will welcome audience questions and participation. The discussion will be held in the Morrell Room of the Curtis

Memorial Library from 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

• On April 3, the Frontier Theater will host a Cuban Film Festival.

“Cuba: the Accidental Eden” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This film, suitable for all ages, features the biodiversity of the Cuban landscape. It explores the impact the new influx of tourism will place on this natural environment.

Admission is $5 per person.

“Great Day in Havana” will show at 8 p.m. The film centers on musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and filmmakers who reflect on their

Island heritage, the ironies of tourism, and how to live with dignity in the face of the U.S. embargo during the early ’90s. The movie will be shown with English subtitles. A discussion will follow the film. Admission is $5 per person.

For information about Cuba Week, visit the

BTSCA website at brunswicktrinidad.org. For additional details, call (207) 406-4018.


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