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Music

May 7: BRUNSWICK, student musicians will perform on the piano, guitar, flute, drums and viola at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 798-4141

May 7: GREENE, the Sky Blue Boys will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

May 7: LEWISTON, Just Us entertainers will perform at a benefit concert at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. 784-2926

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May 7: LEWISTON, pianist Igor Lovchinsky will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $16/$14 689-2000

May 7: LEWISTON, The Veggies will perform at 8 p.m. at Bocce’s Grill, 30 Lowell St.

May 7: LEWISTON, The Pinecasters will perform at Little Dan’s BBQ, Main Street.

May 8: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will perform at Club Texas, 150 Center St. 784-7785

May 8: AUBURN, Jan Mayes and Jerry Joe will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 8: AUGUSTA, Jim Scott, acoustic guitarist, will perform at 7 pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop St. $10/$12

May 8: FARMINGTON, the University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra will give a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $5 778-7072

May 8: KENTS HILL, singer-songwriter Greg Brown will perform at 7:30 pm. at Kents Hill School at the Vivian Russell Theater. $35/$50 685-4914

May 8: LEWISTON, Korn will perform with Dead Season and 2 Cents at 7:30 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. 783-2009

May 8: LEWISTON, the “Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song” concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $30-$15 782-7228

May 8: LEWISTON, Neil Shah will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 8: LEWISTON, The Veggies will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, Main Street

May 8: LEWISTON, Firewater Creek will perform at Little’s Dan BBQ, Main Street.

May 8: NAPLES, the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at the Tiki Bar, 770 Roosevelt Trail. 693-5332

May 8: PORTLAND, the Renaissance Voices will perform at 8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, High Street. $15/$12 342-2797

May 8: RUMFORD, the Bethel Mahoosuc Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Rumford Falls Auditorium. $5 875-2364

May 9: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Chamber choir will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 798-4141

May 9: CARTHAGE, Matching Orange will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 9, 16, 23: GRAY, an open mic/blues jam will be held every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tailgate Bar and Grill, 61 Portland Road. 657-7973

May 9, 16, 23: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

May 9: LITCHFIELD, the Down East Country Music Association will hold a show from noon to 5 p.m. at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell-Litchfield Road. $6/$5 737-0920

May 9: NEW GLOUCESTER, the “Amazing Grace” concert with Steve Paone will be held at 6:30 p.m. at New Gloucester Bible Church, 218 Lewiston Road. Free

May 11: AUBURN, Ron Breton, John Fontana and Andy Oliver will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

May 11: BRUNSWICK, the jazz night student recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

May 11: PORTLAND, Dierks Bentley will perform at 7 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $30/$32 899-4990

May 11: RANGELEY, the Spinney Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $12.50/$15 864-5000

May 12: CARTHAGE, the Spinney Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 12: LEWISTON, master guitarist Denny Breau will perform at 7:30 p.m. at DownStage, 5 Canal St. $10 782-7228

May 13, 20: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 13: PORTLAND, Railroad Earth will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $22/$25 899-4990

May 13: UNITY, the Spinney Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. at Unity College Center the the Performing Arts. $10 948-7469

Dance

May 7: FARMINGTON,  a three-hour Zumbathon with international dance moves will be held at 6 p.m. at UMF Fitness and Recreation Center. $10 778-7505

May 7: FARMINGTON, a benefit dance for Haitian victims will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. $5/$2

May 7: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by the Victory Swing Band will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

May 7, 8, 9: WATERVILLE, the Bossov Ballet Theater will perform “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. $14/$12 873-7000

May 8: AUBURN, a karaoke and dance with Jean Louis will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St. 782-1118

May 8: AUBURN, Androscoggin Dance will hold auditions for its intensive and middle-school programs at 2 p.m. at  Great Falls Arts Center,  Academy Street. 784-3246

May 8: BETHEL, Monsta will play at a benefit dance at 9 p.m. at the Funky Red Barn. 795-4004

May 8: HARRISON, a dinner/dance will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Waterford Road. $7-$3

May 8: JAY, a mother-son dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Jay Community Center.

May 8: LEWISTON, a mother-son ball will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kora Shrine Temple. $40

May 8, 15, 22, 29: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

May 8: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance with music by the Trio will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-6214

May 8: YARMOUTH, a contradance with music by Notorius will be held at 8 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Route 115. $10/$7 233-4325

May 9: RUMFORD, the Expressive Movement Performing Arts dance recital will be held at 1 p.m. at Rumford Falls Auditorium.

May 10, 17: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 785-4866

May 11, 18: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

May 11: LOCKE MILLS, a dinner/dance with music by the Wally Jones Orchestra will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $3

May 12, 19: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

May 12: LEWISTON, a family barn dance with music by Greg Boardman and his Merry Band of Magnificent Middle-School Fiddlers will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3050

May 12: WINTHROP, a community fun dance will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Winthrop Grade School cafeteria. 626-0779

Kids

May 7, 8, 9: PORTLAND, “Curious George Live” will be presented at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. $20-$12 775-3458

May 8: BRIDGTON, the Children’s Hands-On Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School.

Special

May 7: AUBURN, Vivian Gussin Paley, world renowned author and kindergarten teacher for 37 years, will present a program at the Maine Association for Infant Mental health event from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. 375-8184

May 7-9: AUGUSTA, the 21st annual Maine Mineral Symposium will be held at the Senator Inn. $15 287-3156

May 7: OTISFIELD, skits, music and parodies will be presented at 7 p.m. at Spurr’s Corner Church, Route 121. $10 627-4886

May 7: PARIS, Responsible Pet Care Center will host a benefit show, with animals included, at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium. $10/$6 743-8679

May 7: PORTLAND, comedian Robbie Printz will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 8: AUBURN, an open house celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mudroom Pottery Studio, Great Falls Art Center, 277 Main St. 449-1295

May 8: BRUNSWICK, Solarfest, an event promoting the use of clean energy, will be held all day at Bowdoin College Campus Quadrangle. Free 725-3375

May 8: DANVILLE, a variety show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Danville Junction Grange Hall. $5 777-4932

May 8: FARMINGTON, a storytelling cabaret dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Old south First Congregational Church. $25 778-0424

May 8: FREEPORT, a May Celebration and Medieval Faire will be held at 2 p.m. at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road. 865-3900

May 8: LEWISTON, the Great Stephan will perform at a benefit magic show at 4 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, Central Avenue. $10 783-2096

May 8: LEWISTON, the second annual Lewistunning Dragapalooza, a variety show of professional and amateur female and male impersonators, will be held at 7 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theater. $5/$10 795-4007

May 8: NORWAY, a high tea and vintage fashion show will be held at 2 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. $6/$7 743-2290

May 8: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction and food sale will be held at 11 a.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. 781-6288

May 8: PORTLAND, the inaugural “Maine Bar-B-Que Showdown” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave. $10/$5 409-6172

May 8: RUMFORD, a spring fling sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rumford United Methodist Church, 455 Linnell St.

May 13: LEWISTON, the L-A Tonight Show will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St. 784-0161

May 13: PORTLAND, the Maine College of Art will hold an on-campus celebration to mark the completed renovations of the Porteous Building at the MECA building. $50/$60 775-5098

Theater

May 7-16: BIDDEFORD, “The Odd Couple” will be performed at City Theater, 205 Main St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 282-0849

May 7, 8: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Theatre Company will perform “Pirates of Penzance” at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $7/$4 778-3561

May 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Southern Comforts” at the theater, corner of Maple and Lisbon streets. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$10 782-3200

May 7, 8: MONMOUTH, Monmouth Middle School’s drama group will perform “Shakespeare on the Green: Fun, Frantic and Slightly Fractured Introductions to Shakespeare Plays” at 7 p.m. at Cumston Hall, Main Street. Donations

May 7-23: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Bach at Leipzig” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. 774-0465

May 7, 8: TURNER, “Twelfth Night” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday; and 2 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Area High School Auditorium, Lower Street. $5 225-4115

May 7-16: WATERVILLE, “45 Seconds From Broadway” will be performed at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$10 873-7000

May 8: AUBURN, Edward Little High School’s senior class will perform “30 Reasons Not to be in a Play” at 2 and 7 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $5

May 8, 15: PORTLAND, New Edge Entertainment will hold auditions for “The Awesome ’80s Prom” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Studios, 235 Presumpscot St. 286-1427

May 8, 9: SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mt. Abram High School’s drama group will perform “Lion King” at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the school. $7/$5 678-2455

May 10, 11: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Peter Pan” at 6 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. 783-1828

May 10, 11: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will hold auditions for “West Side Story” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the center, Route 114. 642-3743

May 12, 17: PORTLAND, Good Theater will hold auditions for the next season at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 885-5883

“May 13-23: SEBAGO, “Grease” will be performed at Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake, Route 114 and 35. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16/$18 642-3743

May 13, 14: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will hold auditions for “Kiss Me Kate” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Ararat High School music room. 233-3899

Books

May 10: LEWISTON, Douglas Hodgkin, author of “The Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company 1872-2009,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3050

May 13: AUBURN, an evening with author Amy Wilson will be held at 7 p.m. at Auburn Public Library in the Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St.

May 13: LEWISTON, novelist Paul LaFarge will read from his work at 7 p.m. at Bates College Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

Lectures

May 7: BETHEL, naturalist David Brown will speak on “Spring Bird Migration” at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy McLaughlin Science Building. 824-3806

May 11: PORTLAND, Dr. Sandra Steingraber will speak on “The Ecology of Hope: Reflections on Parenting, Activism and the Environment” at 7 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. Free 430-0144

May 13: BRUNSWICK, Linda Docherty, associate professor of art history, will speak on “The Art of Memory: The Bowdoin Quadrangle” at 12:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3253

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