Calendar of Events for May 20, 2011

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Music

May 20: AUBURN, a teen open mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

May 20, 21, 22: AUBURN, Breast Fest L/A, a  three-day concert featuring 12 bands, will be held at Lost Valley Ski Lodge, Lost Valley Road. $10 376-6146

May 20: BRUNSWICK, Portland’s municipal organist Ray Cornils will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 798-4141

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May 20: GARDINER, “Melodic Hardcore Metal,” featuring four metal bands, will be held at 7 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

May 20, 21: GORHAM, the Maine All-State Music Festival will be held at the University of Southern Maine’s Corthell Concert Hall. 780-5555

May 20-22: HARMONY, the Peace Jam Fest will be held at 75 Carson Hill Road. 696-4444

May 20: JAY, an open mic night and supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $8 897-5112

May 20: LEWISTON, the Calderwood Consort, an early music ensemble, will perform at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bates and Spruce streets. $10 577-0607

May 20: LEWISTON, young blues artist Samuel James will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 20, 22: LEWISTON, the Maine Music Society will present “A Beatles Retrospective — All You Need is Love” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $18-$9 782-7228

May 20: PORTLAND, Dar Williams will perform at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $35 761-1757

May 20: PORTLAND, the Northern Skies will perform bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music at 10 p.m. at Port City Blue, 650 Congress St.

May 20: PORTLAND, a benefit concert, featuring Maine acoustic musicians, will be held at 7 .m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $20 837-8849

May 20: ROCKLAND, Maria Muldaur will perform at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $23 594-0070

May 20: TURNER, Pat Pepin and Mojo Mamas will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lounge at Fore Seasons.

May 21: AUBURN, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. at New Auburn American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. 782-1118

May 21: BAR MILLS, the Downeast Fiddle Jamboree will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $14/$12 929-6472

May 21: BELFAST, the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Unitarian Church, 8 Court St. $10 370-8360

May 21: BROWNFIELD, the Kingston Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

May 21: BUCKFIELD, the Half Moon Jug Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $14-$8 336-3306

May 21: DIXFIELD, Jessica Hines and the Ice Man will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church Coffee House. $5 597-2955

May 21: LEWISTON, the David Wax Museum and Dawn Landes and the Hounds, indie bands, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $20-$10 786-6163

May 21: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15 846-5378

May 21: LEWISTON, Veggies by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 21: LISBON FALLS, Denny Breau, Kevin Kimball, Deb Danuski and others will give a benefit scholarship concert at 6 p.m. at the Slovak Catholic Association, 26 Avery St. $5

May 21: PARIS, blues guitarist Ron Gill will perform at 7 p.m. at the Smilin’ Moose, 10 Market Square. 739-6006

May 21: PORTLAND, Crosby and Nash will perform at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $61-$36 956-6000

May 21: PORTLAND, This Way, a five-piece Americana group, will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $25-$10 899-4990

May 21: ROCKPORT, the 50th anniversary chamber music celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $45-$8 236-2823

May 21: SANFORD, Dirty McCurdy will perform at the Green Room, 160 Main St. 490-5798

May 21: TURNER, singer Bryce Libby will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Turner Center Universalist Church. Donations

May 22: CARTHAGE, Cadence, a cappella group, will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $15 562-4445

May 22, 29, June 5: GRAY, an open mic/blues jam will be held every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Tailgate Bar and Grill, 61 Portland Road. 657-7973

May 22: LEWISTON, folk singer Josee Vachon will perform at a concert and singalong at 2 pm. at the University of Southern Maine’s L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Free 753-6545

May 22, 29, June 5: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

May 22: LEWISTON, a concert and singalong with Josee Vachon will be held at 2 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St. Free 753-6545

May 22: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center. $15 846-5378

May 22: WAYNE, fiddler Greg Boardman, with Mojo Mama Jan Gill and the Maranacook String Band, will perform at 6 p.m. at the Ladd Center. $12-$5 685-3612

May 23: UNITY, Cadence, an a cappella group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-7469

May 24: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Portland String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15/$20 633-5159

May 24: PORTLAND, Brett Dennen, with special guests the Head and the Heart, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $18/$20 956-6000

May 25: AUBURN, Neil James will perform at noon at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free 333-6640

May 25: CARTHAGE, fiddle player Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $15 562-4445

May 25-27: GORHAM, auditions for the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, Portland Young People’s String Consort, Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble will be held at the University of Southern Maine’s Corthell Concert Hall, 37 College Ave. 780-5256

May 25, June 1: LIVERMORE FALLS, Stained Grass will perform at 6 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

May 25: PORTLAND, Chris Thile and Michael Daves will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $20/$23 761-1757

May 26: AUBURN, a fundraising event for the Dempsey Center, with musicians Sara Cox, Dos Eckies and Roc Picott and Amanda Shires, will be held at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff”s, 69 Main St. 699-5501

May 26: BANGOR, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs will perform at the Waterfront Pavilion. $61.75-$37.75

May 26, June 2: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held at 8 p.m. every Thursday at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 26: LIVERMORE FALLS, Nickles and Dimes will perform at 6 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

May 26: UNITY, fiddler Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-7469

Dance

May 20: AUBURN, a dance, with DJ Roger Paradis, will be held at 7 p.m. at the New Auburn American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. 782-1118

May 20: BETHEL, a benefit danceathon will be held by the Telstar High School Student Council from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday at the school.

May 20, 21: BIDDEFORD, Dance House Productions celebrates five years of dance at 6:30 p.m. at City Theater, 205 Main St. 282-0849

May 20, 21: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

May 20: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by the Maine Swingin’ DJ’s, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $8 653-5012

May 21: AUBURN, Middle Eastern Dance Night will be held at 7 p.m. at the Fireside Inn, 1777 Washington St.

May 21: BOWDOINHAM, a contra dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St. 555-3090

May 21: LEWISTON, a spring fever dance, with music by Firewater Creek, will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, 1675 Lisbon St. $10/$15

May 21, 28: PARIS, an old-fashioned dance, with music by the Jones Dance Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

May 21: POLAND SPRING, the Tony Boffa Band will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Poland Spring Resort. $10 998-4351

May 22: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by the Patio Cowboys, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9 784-0389

May 23, 30: 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 25, June 1: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

May 25: LEWISTON, a short-term dance variety show will be held at 5 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. 786-6161

May 25: MECHANIC FALLS, Zumba clubbing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

Kids

May 20: PORTLAND, the 16th annual “Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym. 287-5842

May 22: LEWISTON, the fourth annual Bates Field Day, for children in first through fifth-grade, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bates College.

May 22, 23, 24: LEWISTON, “Jabberwocky,” a Crabgrass Puppet Theatre production, will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St. $10/$5 782-3200

May 22: LIVERMORE FALLS, a puppet show will be held at 6 p.m. at Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, Church and Knapp streets. Donations

May 22: RUMFORD, a princess party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $10 357-2701

Special

May 20: BATH, the first of the season artwalk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bath area. 798-6964

May 20: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers will present their annual “Improvathon,” 13 hours of improv, at Mt. Blue High School auditorium. $3 778-3561

May 20: PARIS, Oxford Hills Technical School students will hold a runway show, featuring their own designs, at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Mark S. Eastman Auditorium. $2

May 20: RANGELEY, “Fun With Astronomy” will bepresented at 8 p.m. at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

May 20-22: SEBAGO, a “Truly Talented Kids Variety Show” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $10/$5 642-3743

May 21: ANDOVER, a May fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Andover Congregational Church.

May 21, 22: ANDOVER, the Ellis River Riders horse show will be held at 9 a.m. on Airport Road. 392-2381

May 21: AUBURN, a skating party for local teens will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Ingersoll Arena. $5 333-6601

May 21: AUGUSTA, the 34th annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner show will be held at 1 p.m. at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road. $25/$15 795-1119

May 21: AVON, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 9 a.m. at the Avon Town House. 639-5518

May 21: CASCO, the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America bass tournament will be held at Point Sebago. 655-1706

May 21: DURHAM, the Durham artists “Local Art Show” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union Church/Old Town Hall, Royalsborough Road. 319-5866

May 21: FARMINGTON, the 17th annual “Home and Leisure Show” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fairgrounds, Franklin and High streets. 778-4215

May 21: GRAY, Hope Douglas from the “Wind Over Wing” raptor education center, will present a program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

May 21: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Fitness Fanatics Team will present “Alan’s Ride” at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 740-7434

May 21: NEW GLOUCESTER, a craft fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Grange. 998-2586

May 21: PARIS, a craft and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paris Fire Department, Western Avenue. 890-6107

May 21: PORTLAND, “High Energy Juggling” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $15 1-866-584-4532

May 21, 22: PORTLAND, the Maine Comic Arts Festival will be held at Ocean Gateway, 46 Commercial St.

May 21: RUMFORD, a night of entertainment, with a dinner/show featuring comedians, skits, singers and lots of laughs, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $25/$15 364-7081

May 21: SOUTHWEST HARBOR, the second annual “Acadia Fiber Faire” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Southwest Harbor area. 244-3855

May 21, 22: THOMASTON, the “Spring Fine Art and Antique Auction” will be held at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. 354-8141

May 21: TURNER, a benefit magic show, with illusionist Lyn Dillies, will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. at Leavitt Area High School. $10 225-3533

May 21: YARMOUTH, Maine fishing guide Captain Eric Wallace will be featured at an open house and barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yarmouth Boat Yard, 72 Lafayette St. 846-9050

May 22: HALLOWELL, the Theater at Monmouth’s spring social and fundraiser, “Play On,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Joyce’s, 192 Water St. $40 933-9999

May 22: MECHANIC FALLS, the 13th annual Pine Tree State Country Music Association award show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $7/$6 490-1232

May 22: PORTLAND, the Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Gateway, Thames Street. $5 780-1676

May 23: LEWISTON, Dick Gregory, renowned activist and comedian, will appear at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free with reservation 786-8272

May 25, 28: GARDINER, auditions for the “Whatever Week Talent Show” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. 582-7144

May 26: BRIDGTON, a historic tour of downtown Bridgton will be held at 6 p.m., starting at the town hall, North High Street.

Theater

May 20, 21, 22: AUBURN, “Checkered Floors,” a one-woman dinner/show by Cheryl Hamilton, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10/$20 783-0461

May 20, 21: BATH, Studio Theatre of Bath will perform”Who’s Tommy” at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. $15/$13 442-8455

May 20, 21, 22: BATH, “Annie, Jr.” will be presented at the Studio 48 Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 798-6966

May 20-29: FREEPORT, “Gershwin Girls,” a cabaret-style musical revue, will be presented at the Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18/$15 865-5505

May 20-22: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Syringa Tree” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $37-$14 774-0465

May 20-22: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theater will perform “Spring Awakening” at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd. $18/$20 899-3993

May 20, 21: PORTLAND, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be performed at 8 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. $20/$18 400-1764

May 20-29: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Side Show” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $15/$20 799-7337

May 20, 22: TURNER, Leavitt Area High School thespians will perform “The Curious Savage” at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the school auditorium. $5

May 20-22: WESTBROOK, the “Riverbank Shakespeare Festival” will be presented at Riverbank Park on Main Street. Showtimes are 6 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Free/$10 donation 854-0065

May 21, 22: LISBON FALLS, the Lisbon High School drama club will perform “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the school gymnasium. $5

May 21: MEXICO, Sally Jones will perform “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” a benefit performance of Margaret Chase Smith, at 7:30 p.m. at Mexico Middle School, Harlow Hill. $9

May 22, 23: AUBURN, L-A Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Jekyll and Hyde” at 6 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. 754-9828

May 22: GARDINER, Sam Goodyear will perform “The Man From Massachusetts, An Afternoon With John Adams” at 2 p.m. at Johnson Hall performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $18-$10 582-7144

May 25-June 18: OGUNQUIT, “Avenue Q” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St. 646-5511

Books

May 21: BRUNSWICK, Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert, authors of “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine Route 1 Corridor – Brunswick to Belfast,” will sign copies of their book at 2 p.m. at Crystal Spring Farm, 277 Pleasant Hill Road. 837-4213

May 21: NORWAY, Don Carrigan and Tom Block, author and illustrator of “TOGUS: A Coon Cat Finds a Home,” will sign copies of their book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Books N Things, 430 Main St. 739-6200

May 26: MONMOUTH, a book fair, with plant sale and art show, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Henry L. Cottrell School, 169 Academy Road. 933-4426

Films

May 20: PORTLAND, “Grease: The Movie” will be shown at 6 and 9 p.m. at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $6 956-6001

May 21: GARDINER, “Jefferson and Adams” will be shown at 10 a.m. at the Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. Free

May 25: WISCASSET, “Fresh,” about the people, farms and institutions around the country pursuing sustainable agricultural initiatives, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Morris Farm Trust, 156 Gardiner Road. 882-4080

May 26: HALLOWELL, films on Lois Dodd and Harold Garde will be shown at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Free 622-3813

Lectures

May 20: WEST PARIS, Joe Makley will speak about Haiai and show pictures at the West Paris Library. 674-2004

May 24: AUBURN, author Patricia Hughes will speak about Maine waterfalls at 7 p.m. at the High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

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