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Music

March 19: AUBURN, a teen open mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

March 19: AUBURN, Michael Krapovicky will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 19: BATH, keyboardist Tom Porter will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

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March 19: BRUNSWICK, the acoustic duo Partners in Crime will perform at 9 p.m. at Casey’s Lounge, Sparetime, 276 Bath Road.

March 19: DIXFIELD, Sammie Angel will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church Coffee House. $5 597-2955

March 19: GARDINER, Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $14-$5 582-7144

March 19: LEWISTON, pianist Frank Glazer will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free with ticket. 786-6135

March 19: LEWISTON, Saint Mary Schola will perform at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 689-2000

March 19: LEWISTON, Poor Howard Stith will perform blues at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 19: UNITY, Emma Kate Tobia will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-7649

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

March 20: AUBURN, Jerks of Grass will perform bluegrass music at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

March 20: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, “Caribbean Night” with the Pan Fried Steel Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $10/$15 633-5159

March 20: BROWNFIELD, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road 1-866-227-6523

March 20: FREEPORT, pianist Paul Sullivan will perform at a benefit at 6 p.m. at Freeport Community Services Building, 53 Depot St. $50 865-3170

March 20: FREEPORT, Roomful of Blues will perform at 8 p.m. at The Venue, 5 Depot St. $20 865-1780

March 20: HALLOWELL, an evening of classical music, art and conversation will be held at 5 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. 622-3813

March 20: LEWISTON, the Bates College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free with ticket. 786-6135

March 20: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15 689-2000

March 20: LEWISTON, Forefront will perform at 8 p.m. at Bocce’s Grill, 30 Lowell St. 312-5100

March 20: LEWISTON, Todo Bien will perform acoustic music at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 20: LEWISTON, FenderBender will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St.

March 20: LEWISTON, 4Play will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

March 20: PORTLAND, the band Marion Grace and Meredith Alex will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, Congress Street. $13/$10 653-0354

March 20: PORTLAND, folk singer-songwriter Bob Franke will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $15/$18 761-1757

March 20: PORTLAND, the Bob Charest Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 20: RANGELEY, the Celtic rock group Pogey will perform at 8 p.m. at Saddleback Mountain Base Lodge. $20 866-918-2225

March 21: AUBURN, Justin Walton will perform at 2 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

March 21: AUGUSTA, the Maine Academy of Country Music will hold a country music benefit from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Eastern Avenue. Donations 622-4583

March 21: CARTHAGE, Maine bluegrass group Evergreen will perform at 3 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

March 21, 28, April 4: 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 21, 28, April 1: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

March 21: LEWISTON, singer Richard McNeil will present his senior thesis performance at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 21: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $15 846-5378

March 21: TOPSHAM, Zemya will perform folk songs from the Balkans, United Kingdom and Africa at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 21: WILTON, the Campbells will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Routes 2 and 4. 645-2343

March 22: LEWISTON, senior thesis performance by composer George MacDonald will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 23: LEWISTON, pianist Brian Meldrum will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 23: LEWISTON, Troy MacGillivray and Kimberley Fraser will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12 689-2000

March 24: CARTHAGE, Troy MacGillivray and Kimberley Fraser will perform at 7 pm.. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

March 24: PORTLAND, Portland Ovations will present “From The Top,” showcasing young musicians, at 7 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $40-$15 842-0800

March 25: AUBURN, the Delta Knights will perform blues at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

March 25: AUGUSTA, classical violinist Kinga Augustyn will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMA Jewett Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

March 25: BROWNFIELD, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 866-227-6523

March 25: LEWISTON, Simon Hutchinson will perform musical styles from around the world at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. Free with ticket 786-6135

March 25: LEWISTON, Down the Road Apiece, with Lindsey Montana and Kathy Card, will perform at 7:30 pm. at DownStage, #5 Canal St. Alley, off Pine Street. $10 782-7228

March 25, April 1: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

March 25: PORTLAND, Keller Williams will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $25/$40 899-4990

March 25: UNITY, Troy MacGillivray and Kimberly Fraser will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. $10 948-7649

Dance

March 19: AUBURN, a dance, with music by Veggies by Day, will be held at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. 783-2561

March 19, 20, 21: LEWISTON, Barbara Byers will present a senior thesis performance of dance and music at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. 786-6135

March 19: MECHANIC FALLS, Peter Allen and Hurricane Mountain will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

March 19: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by Maine Swingin’ DJs will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington St. $8 653-5012

March 20: AUBURN, the Auburn Firefighters Ball will be held at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. $40 576-3348

March 20: BRUNSWICK, a Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Peoples Plus, 6 Noble St. $10

March 20: LEWISTON, Central Maine Medical Center’s 14th annual gala will be held at the Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus St. 795-2950

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

March 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 20: PORTLAND, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $38-$10 842-0800

March 20: WATERFORD, the Waterford World’s Fair will host a dance with music by the Rocking Road Runners Band at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 35. 583-4160

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

March 22, 29: 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 23, 30: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

March 24, 31: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Kids

March 20: AUBURN, a children’s concert with musician/singer Sammie Haynes will be presented at 2 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

March 20: PORTLAND, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present “Good Night Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny,” featuring puppets, for ages 2 through 7 at 11 a.m. at South Portland High School Auditorium, 637 Highland Ave. 842-0800

Special

March 19, 20, 21: BANGOR, the 25th annual Bangor Boating and Marine Show will be held at the Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. The hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $5 947-5555

March 19: PARIS, the Pinewood Derby open competition will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. 743-8902

March 19: PARIS, a Chinese auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 12 Church St. 212-4974

March 19: PORTLAND, comedian Mark Scalia will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 19-21: PORTLAND, the Maine Boatbuilders Show will be held at 58 Fore St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $8-$4 774-1067

March 20: BRIDGTON, the “Spring Fling at Shawnee Peak” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shawnee Peak, 119 Mountain Road. 647-8444

March 20: BUCKFIELD, the “Odd Improv Show” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $16 336-3306

March 20: DIXFIELD, “Crop for a Cure” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dirigo High School. $30/$35 597-2640

March 20, 21: FREEPORT, the annual “Spring Fishing Weekend” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at L.L. Bean Store, Main Street. 552-6078

March 20: LOCKE MILLS, a benefit event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5/$7 577-5391

March 20: OXFORD, the third annual pizza contest will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Oxford Station House Community Center. $3 539-4563

March 20: POLAND, a benefit dinner/auction and comedy show will be held at 5 p.m. at Poland Regional High School auditorium. $15 998-4680

March 20: PORTLAND, the Maine Maritime Academy’s fourth annual fundraiser with dinner, music, comedy and entertainment will be held at 6 p.m. at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks. $75 326-2177

March 20: PORTLAND, comedian Dave Andrews will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 20: TURNER, the Leavitt Area High School Project Graduation auction will be held at 10 am. in the school cafeteria. 754-2308

March 21: AUBURN, “ChocoLArt,” a benefit afternoon of chocolate, art and jazz, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. $35 1-800-427-1241

March 21: AUBURN, comedian Bob Marley will perform at a benefit at 6 p.m. at Edward Little High School gymnasium. $15 783-8528

March 21: PORTLAND, Psychic Sunday will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St. $1 286-1427

March 22: BANGOR, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform at 7 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. $53-$20 990-4444

March 23: BROWNFIELD, the Rooster Revue variety show will be presented at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 866-227-6523

March 23: FREEPORT, Roger Richmond will present a 3-D nature slide show at 7 p.m. at Freeport Public Library, 10 Library Drive. 865-3307

March 25, 26: AUBURN, Edward Little High School’s drama club will host its annual variety show fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Great Falls Arts Center, Academy Street. $5/$8

March 25: FARMINGTON, comedy night with Daniel Kinno will be held at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 25: RUMFORD, the “Spring Fling Survivors Celebration” will be held at 11 a.m. at the Beacon House, 41 Bridge St. 418-5853

Theater

March 19, 20, 21: AUBURN, Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theater will perform “A Grand Night for Singing” at Great Falls 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 19-21: 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 19-April 18: CAMDEN, “Merry Wives of Windsor” will be performed at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. 236-2281

March 19, 20: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Accomplice” at 8 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall. $12/$10 626-3698

March 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28: LEWISTON, The Public Theatre will perform “Magnetic North” at the theater, 31 Maple St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$15 782-3200

March 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 19-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

March 19-21: 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 19-28: 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 19-28: 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 20: FARMINGTON, Mt. Blue Middle School will present the fifth annual dinner/theater at 4 and 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria. $10 778-3511

March 20, 21, 27, 28: GRAY, Fiddlehead Player’s second annual children’s theater production “Seussical Jr.” will be performed at 2 p.m. at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, 10 Libby Hill Road. $7.50 657-6643

March 20: LEWISTON, Mystery for Hire will perform the mystery dinner/theater show “Murder at Cafe Noir” at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant, Mollison Way. $36.95 783-0336

March 21: BATH, auditions for “Spelling Bee Musical” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. 442-8455

March 21: LEWISTON, “Messiah in the Passover” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road. 786-2636

March 21: PORTLAND, “Perform for a Cure” will present “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” at 2 p.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School, 171 Auburn St. $10/$5 775-5216

Books

March 19: WILTON, the Wilton Library book sale will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the library, 104 Main St. 645-4831

March 20, 21, 27: WILTON, a book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 21; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 27, at the Nichols Building.

March 22: FARMINGTON, readings from nonfiction essays will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7419

March 23: FARMINGTON, “Tea with Gertrude and Alice,” an afternoon of readings, will be held at 5 p.m. at UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St. 778-7081

March 25: BRUNSWICK, Phillip Hoose, author of “Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice, will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Frontier Cafe at Fort Andross. 228-8263

Films

March 19, 20, 21: LEWISTON, “The Lovely Bones” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

March 21: OXFORD, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road. Free/Donations 539-2295

March 24: AUBURN, “Moral Courage Under Stress” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

March 24: LEWISTON, “A Matter of Size” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $8/$6

Lectures

March 22: LEWISTON, Kimberley Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at Harvard Divinity School, will speak on “The Gates of Weeping Are Not Closed: The Powerful Work of Tears in Human Experience” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 23: AUBURN, Alexander Hamilton will speak at 2 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. Free 333-6640

March 23: FREEPORT, Roger Richmond, 3-D macro photographer and professor of architecture at the University of Maine at Augusta, will show slides about imagery ranging from a New England backyard to exotic creatures at 7 p.m. at Freeport Public Library. 865-9700

March 24: AUBURN, Dr. Leo Goldberger, professor emeritus of psychology and past director of the Research Center for Mental Health at NYU, will speak about moral courage under stress at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free 333-6640

March 24: LEWISTON, William H. Turner, who holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, will speak on “Blacks in Appalachia: Past, Present and Future” at 4:30 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Free 786-8376

March 24: LEWISTON, Stephen Prothero, author of a best-selling book about religion, will speak on “The Work of Doing Nothing: Wandering in the World’s Religions” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 25: LEWISTON, Adina Roskies, assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, will speak about the limitations and potential for neuroscience in the study of free will at 7 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall. Free 786-6330

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