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Music

March 12: BATH, Angela Plato, trumpet, and Ahmad Hassan Muhammad, keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

March 12: BRUNSWICK, pianist Chiharu Naruse will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

March 12, 16, 19, 23, 26: EAST WILTON, a country jamboree/spotlight will be held at 7 p.m. at Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations 645-2472

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March 12: FARMINGTON, a karaoke contest will be held at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 12: GARDINER, Big Moose Band will perform Celtic music at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $14/$12 582-7144

March 12: GORHAM, flutist Robert Dick will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15/$10 780-5555

March 12: LEWISTON, FenderBender will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

March 12: LEWISTON, the Baldhill Bluegrass Band will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 12: ROCKLAND, Le Vent du Nord will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $20 594-0070

March 12: UNITY, the Toughcats will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-7649

March 12: WINDHAM, Dirty McCurdy will perform at 8 p.m. at Club 302, 765 Roosevelt Trail. 894-5730

March 13: AUBURN, Chronic Funk will perform funk music at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

March 13: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will perform at 9:15 p.m. at Club Texas, 150 Center St. 784-7785

March 13: AUBURN, 4Play will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 13: BROWNFIELD, Carolina Chocolate Drops, African-American band musicians, will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 1-866-227-6523

March 13: LEWISTON, the Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, with Indonesian puppeteer Apep Sobani, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free with ticket. 786-6135

March 13: LEWISTON, the Obsessions will perform rock and blues at 8 p.m. at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 224-7255

March 13: LEWISTON, Forefront will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Fast Breaks, 1465 Lisbon St. 782-0668

March 13: LEWISTON, the Juke Joint Devils blues band will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 13: PORTLAND, Motor Booty Affair will perform at a disco party at 8 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 13: RANGELEY, the Subdudes will perform blues, gospel, funk and more at 8 p.m. at Saddleback Mountain Lodge. $28 866-918-2225

March 14, 21, 28: 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

March 14, 21, 28: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

March 15: TOPSHAM, Ti’ Acadie will perform Cajun and Acadian music at 2 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 15: UNITY, Boys of the Lough will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $20 948-7649

March 16: FARMINGTON, Steve Moakler will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 16: LEWISTON, Chase the Fiddlers will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 16: PORTLAND, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at USM Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St. $38-$10 842-0800

March 16: PORTLAND, a “Bach Birthday Bash” will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. 842-0800

March 17, 18: FARMINGTON, Farmington area student musicians will perform at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Blue High School gym. Free

March 17: LEWISTON, Forefront will perform at 8 p.m. at Schemengees Bar and Grill, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

March 17: PORTLAND, Castlebay will perform at 7 p.m. at Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. $12/$10 780-4249

March 18: CARTHAGE, soprano Emma Kate Tobia will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. 562-4445

March 18, 25: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

March 18: PORTLAND, Firefall will perform at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $35/$38 761-1757

Dance

March 12: LEWISTON, a contradance with music by Bustopher Jones will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $5

March 12: MECHANIC FALLS, Crossin’ Mason Dixon will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

March 12: WESTBROOK, a Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. Pulse, 865 Spring St. $10

March 13: AUBURN, a karaoke and dance with Jean Louis will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. Free 782-1118

March 13: JAY, a St. Patrick’s Day dance will be held at the VFW Hall, 64 Jewell St. $15/$25 897-5112

March 13: LEWISTON, a benefit spaghetti supper and dance will be held at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $10-$3 782-9457

March 13: LIVERMORE, a St. Patrick’s Day dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse Tavern and Steakhouse at Maple Lane Golf Course, 295 Maple Lane. $3 740-7434

March 13: MECHANIC FALLS, Murky Water will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

March 13: PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold a square dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6 782-4050

March 13: PARIS, a St. Patrick’s Day dinner/dance, with music by the Jones Band, will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $7/$5 743-5723

March 13, 20, 27: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

March 13: 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

March 14: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by Steve and the Good Old Boys, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

March 15, 22: 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

March 16, 23: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

March 17, 24: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Kids

March 13: AUBURN, the Camire Dance Team spring carnival, with games, make your own craft and face-painting, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at High and Academy streets on the first floor. 753-1773

March 13: LEWISTON, the Trikes for Tykes Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Toy Library, 134 College St. $5 795-0972

March 16: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchards Kingerkonzert series “Strings at Sea” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Reiche Community School. $4 773-6128

March 18: NORWAY, sled dog racer Betsy McGettigan will present a program for children ages 5 through 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5308

Special

March 12: AUBURN, an open mic/poetry slam will be held at 7:15 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free 783-0461

March 12: FARMINGTON, a public auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School. 778-4279

March 12: HALLOWELL, poets Ellen Taylor and Karin Spitfire will read from their works at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, Water Street. 685-3636

March 12-14: PORTLAND, the Portland Flower Show will be held at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $13/$12 775-4403

March 12: PORTLAND, comedian Joe Yannetty will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 12: RANGELEY, a family winter carnival will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

March 13: AUBURN, comedian Bob Seibel will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

March 13: DURHAM, the annual spring conservation event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Old Crow Farm on Davis Road. 353-6498

March 13: KINGFIELD, the Kingfield Days fundraising auction will be held at 4 p.m. at the Herbert Hotel, 246 Main St. 265-2000

March 13: RUMFORD, a St. Patrick’s Day event, with parade at 9 a.m., food and dance, will be held in the Rumford area. 364-4495

March 13: RUMFORD, the professional riders of the Maximum Velocity Stunt Team will perform at a fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School. $10/$5

March 13: WAYNE, Stan Davis, magician and educator, will present an evening of storytelling and music at 7:30 p.m. at the Ladd Center, 26 Gott Road. $8 685-3484

March 14: PORTLAND, the Irish-American Club of Portland will hold a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade, starting at noon at the Portland Fish Pier on Commercial Street. 518-9104

March 15: RUMFORD, the Harlem Superstars will take on the Mountain Valley Dream Team in a comedy basketball match at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School gymnasium. $7/$8

March 16: BROWNFIELD, the Rooster Revue, a variety show, will be held at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 1-866-227-6523

March 17: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Harlem Superstars will play at 6:30 p.m. at Livermore Falls High School. $6/$7

Theater

March 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21: AUBURN, Community Little Theater will perform “A Grand Night for Singing” at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m. March 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 783-0958

March 12-21: BRUNSWICK, The Theater Project will perform “Macbeth” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. 729-8584

March 12, 13, 14: FARMINGTON, Theatre UMF will perform “Two Rooms” at UMF Alumni Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $6/$5 778-7319

March 12, 13, 14: GORHAM, the University of Southern Maine Department of Theater will perform “Pajama Game” at USM Russell Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20-$10 7809-5151

March 12, 13, 18, 19, 20: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Accomplice” at Hallowell City Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $12/$10 626-3698

March 12, 13, 14: LEWISTON, “You Can’t Take it With You” will be performed at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday $6/$3 786-6161

March 12-21: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Master Harold and the Boys” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $36-$16 774-0465

March 12-28: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. on March 10; and 3 p.m. on March 20. 885-5883

March 12: PORTLAND, “La Boheme” will be performed at 8 p.m. Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $53-$33 842-0800

March 12-28: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Barefoot in the Park” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

March 12, 13, 14: RANGELEY, Rangeley Friends of the Arts will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Club House. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 12 and 13; and 4 p.m. March 14. $15/$12 864-5364

March 12, 13: WINTHROP, “The Tempest” will be performed at the East Winthrop Baptist Church. Showtimes are 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. $5 619-0395

March 12: WESTBROOK, dramatic readings of plays submitted to Maine Playwrights Festival will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. $5 854-0065

March 14, 15, 16: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will hold auditions for “Bells Are Ringing” at 4 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698

March 18, 19: PORTLAND, Naked Shakespeare will perform “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. at USM Luther Bonny Talbot Hall. Free/Donation $5 854-0065

March 18-April 4: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Maiden’s Prayer” at the theater, 25A Forest At. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18/$20 730-2389

Books

March 13: LEWISTON, J. Bean Palmer, author of “The Little Cape Cod Witch,” will sign copies of the book from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery, 369 Main St. 576-3743

March 18: FARMINGTON, Richard Adams Carey will give a reading at 7:30 pm. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 18: LEWISTON, Jessica Anthony will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 18: PORTLAND, poet Mark Wunderlich will read from his works at 7 p.m. at USM Glickman Library. Free 228-8393

Films

March 12: BRUNSWICK, “Fly Fishing in Maine” will be shown at Frontier Cafe and Cinema. 619-3346

March 12, 13, 14: LEWISTON, “2012” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

March 13: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, “Oneyear,” featuring world-class riders, will be shown at 8 p.m. at Sugarloaf Chapel. Free 234-2304

March 15: WATERVILLE, “A Hidden Language of Women in China” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Colby College Lovejoy Building. 859-5642

March 16: AUBURN, “Carousel” will be shown at 2 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

March 17: FARMINGTON, “Boondock Saints 2” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Lectures

March 12: LEWISTON, Janet Gibson will speak about Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre at noon at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $7/$8 753-6510

March 15: LEWISTON, Peter Uvin, professor of international humanitarian studies at Tufts University, will speak on “When Development Practitioners Care About Human Rights, What Do They Do Differently?” at 5 p.m. at Bates College Keck Classroom. 786-6330

March 15: LEWISTON, Caleb Smith, an expert in the legal and cultural development of the U.S. Penal system, will speak on “The Prison and the American Imagination” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 18: LEWISTON, the Great Falls Forum will present Alex Dauge-Roth, Bates College French professor, who will speak on “Lewiston to Kigali and Back: Learning With Orphans of the Genocide of the Tutsis” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3135

March 18: LEWISTON, Scott McKay, former leader of the Green Party of Quebec, will speak on “Environmentalism and Sovereignty for Quebec: Perspectives from the Parti Quebecois” at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Keck Classroom, 4 Andrews Road. 786-8296

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