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Music

April 16: AUBURN , a teen open mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

April 16: BATH, Ahmad Hassan Muhammad will perform on the keyboard at 6:30 pm. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 16-18: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the 22nd annual Bud Light Reggae Festival featuring Inner Circle, Kenyetta Hill and TOSH-1, will be held at Sugarloaf USA. 237-2718

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April 16: FREEPORT, Commander Cody will perform at 8 p.m. at Venue, 5 Depot St. 865-1780

April 16: GARDINER, Mark “Guitar” Miller and his Boomer Blues Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $14-$5 582-7144

April 16: LEWISTON, Veggies by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

April 16: LEWISTON, A Moment’s Notice, jazz ensemble, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 16: LEWISTON, FenderBender will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

April 16: PARIS, a benefit for the Open Sky Fund will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $10

April 16: PHIPPSBURG, fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger and guitarist Bethany Waickman will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Phipps Congregational Church, 109 Church Lane. $10/$6 389-1767

April 16: PORTLAND, Vocal Tribe will perform a concert of original a ccappella music at 8 p.m. at USM Hannaford Hall. $36-$10 842-0800

April 16: PORTLAND, singer-songwriter Phil Poirier will perform at 7 p.m. at North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St. 699-2994

April 16: WILTON, a country music jamboree/spotlight will be held at 7 p.m. at Harndon Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations 645-2472

April 17: AUBURN, guitarist Lindsey Montana will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

April 17: AUBURN, Old Man Forest Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 17: BRUNSWICK, jazz guitarist Sean McGowan will perform classic jazz at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 17: BRUNSWICK, folk/pop songstress Marie Moreshead will perform at 5 p.m. at Brunswick Bull Moose, 151 Maine St. 775-2126

April 17: ELLSWORTH, Shades of Blue Trio will perform at 5:30 p.m. at Riverside Cafe, 151 Main St. 667-7220

April 17: HEBRON, classical musicians will perform at 10:15 a.m. at Hebron Academy Androscoggin Theater. 966-2100

April 17: LEWISTON, pianist George Sebastian Lopez will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $16/$14 689-2000

April 17: LEWISTON, Blood Red Thrust will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

April 17: LEWISTON, The Nitpickers will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 17: LEWISTON, the heavy metal band Dead Season will perform at 1 p.m. at Bull Moose at the Lewiston Mall. 775-2126

April 17: LEWISTON, the Forefront Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Fast Breaks, 1465 Lisbon St. 782-0668

April 17: LEWISTON, 4Play will perform at 8 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

April 17: MADISON, Dirty McCurdy will perform at the American Legion Hall, 20 Maple St. 1-800-427-3483

April 17: PORTLAND, the Guv’nors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 17: ROCKLAND, Cowboy Junkies will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $35 594-0070

April 17: SANFORD, punk band Jodi Explodi will perform at 3 p.m. at Sanford Bull Moose at the Center for Shopping. 775-2126

April 17: SCARBOROUGH, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform at 11 a.m. at Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

April 17: UNITY, Hot Day at the Zoo will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $6.50 948-7469

April 17: WATERVILLE, Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone and Malian Kora master/singer Yacouba Sissoko will perform at 8 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 859-5328

April 17: WINDHAM, guitarist Zach Jones will perform at 4 p.m. at Bull Moose in Windham. 775-2126

April 18: AUBURN, the Mutineers will perform at 2 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

April 18: AUGUSTA, the Calderwood Consort will perform at a benefit concert at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. $10 622-2424

April 18: AUGUSTA, the Al Corey Big Band will perform at 3 p.m. at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. $10/$5 622-0552

April 18: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 18: GORHAM, the USM Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. at Gorham High School McCormack Performing Arts Center. $6/$3 780-5555

April 18, 25, May 2: 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

April 18, 25, May 2: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

April 18: MECHANIC FALLS, the Pine Tree State Country Music Association annual competition and talent search will be held at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $6/$5 490-1232

April 18: OXFORD, Paulie Heath will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road. Free 539-2295

April 18: PORTLAND, the Portland String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. $20/$18 761-1522

April 18: SALEM, the A and E Hill Country Music Show will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Salem Community Building. Donations 678-2091

April 20: AUBURN, Justin Walton, Mike Krapovicky and Eric Bauer will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

April 20: LEWISTON, Newfoundland duo Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12 689-2000

April 21: CARTHAGE, Newfoundland duo Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 22: AUBURN, the Dave Mello Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

April 22: FREEPORT, David Knopfler will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Venue, 5 Depot St. 865-1780

April 22, 29: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

April 22: UNITY, Jim and Fergus, Newfoundland folklorists, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-6572

Dance

April 16: AVON, a benefit dance and auction with music by Dreaming Big will be held at 7 p.m. at the Avon Town Hall. $6

April 16: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

April 16: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by Maine Swingin’ DJs will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $8 653-5012

April 17: AUBURN, the second annual Beach Party Dance, with music by Veggies by Day, will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St.82-1118

April 17: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

April 17, 24: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

April 17: RUMFORD, a benefit dance and Chinese auction, with music by One Step Ahead, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 60 River St. $5

April 18: 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

April 19, 26: 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

April 20, 27: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

April 21, 28: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

April 21, 23, 24: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College annual spring dance performance will be held at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free with ticket 725-3375

Kids

April 16, 17: LEWISTON, the 57th annual Kora Shrine Circus will be held at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. Showtimes are 4 and 8 p.m. Friday; and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $12-$5 783-2009

April 19, 20, 21: PORTLAND, the 57th annual Kora Shrine Circus will be held at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. $12-$5 775-3458

Special

April 16, 17: AUGUSTA, the eighth annual Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at UMA Jewett Hall. 621-3000

April 16, 17: BUCKFIELD, “The Early Evening Show” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $13-$6.50 336-3306

April 16: PARIS, the Responsible Pet Care animal auditions will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 739-2350

April 16: PORTLAND, comedian Chance Langton will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 17: AUBURN, a fabric and craft supply fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St. 753-0367

April 17: AUBURN, L/A Arts’ annual Whisky ‘n’ Plaid Night fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road. $35/$60 782-7228

April 17: AUBURN, comedian Joe Wong will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

April 17: AUGUSTA, the Central Maine Brew Fest will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center Auditorium. $25 626-2400

April 17: CARTHAGE, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Carthage Community Hall.

April 17: FARMINGTON, a benefit silent auction will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road. 778-4295

April 17: LEWISTON, the 17th annual Maine Garden Day will be held at Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave. 743-6329

April 17, 24: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

April 17: POLAND, an amateur talent contest will be held at 7 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, Harris Hill Road. $3 998-2301

April 17, 18: PORTLAND, a gem and mineral show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at USM Sullivan Gymnasium, 96 Falmouth St. $4/$3 571-4522

April 17-25: PORTLAND, Laser Mania 2010 will be held at the USM Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. $5 780-4249

April 17: RUMFORD, a “Maine Show” will be held at 7 p.m. at Rumford Falls Auditorium at Rumford Town Hall. $7

April 18: AUBURN, a Scrabble Fest will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. 333-6601

April 18: PORTLAND, the annual International Food Festival will be held at 11 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road. 741-5662

April 22: FALMOUTH, Earth Day will be held at Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road. 781-2330

Theater

April 16, 17, 18: AUGUSTA, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Diary of Anne Frank” at UMA Campus, 46 University Drive. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 17; and 2 p.m. April 18. $12/$10 933-9999

April 16, 17: BRUNSWICK, “This is Our Youth,” an independent study in acting by Bowdoin students, will be performed at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chase Barn. Free 725-3375

April 16-18: CAMDEN, “Merry Wives of Windsor” will be performed at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. 236-2281

April 16-25: FREEPORT, a collection of one-act comedies will be performed at Freeport Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$15 865-2220

April 16: LEWISTON, “The Passion of the Hausfrau” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at DownStage, #5 Canal Street Alley. $10/$12 782-7228

April 16, 17: MONMOUTH, Monmouth Middle School drama students will perform “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” at 7 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 933-4677

April 16, 17, 18: NORWAY, “Enchanted April” will be performed at Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 739-6200

April 16-25: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Mary’s Wedding” 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. 774-0465

April 16-May 2: PORTLAND, the ninth annual Maine Playwrights Festival will be held at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday. $15/$12 854-0065

April 16-18: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake will present “Alice in Wonderland Junior” at the theater, Route 113. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 642-3743

April 17, 18; FREEPORT, the Freeport Players will hold auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” at 3 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Freeport Performing Arts Center. 865-2220

April 19, 20: LIMINGTON, the Ossipee Trail Arts Center Community Theater will hold auditions for the summer production from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center. 637-3467

April 19, 20: PORTLAND, the Acorn Shakespeare Ensemble will perform “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $5 854-0065

April 20: AUBURN, a cast of 15 local seasoned actors will perform “The Lottery” at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Center for the Arts, Academy St. 783-0958

Books

April 17: FARMINGTON, author Lew-Ellyn Hughes will read from her books “A View From the Corner” and “Diamonds From the Corner” at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmington Grange Hall. Free 778-6968

April 17: FRIENDSHIP, Nancy Griffin, author of “Maine 101,” will sign copies of her book from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Friendship Town Office. 542-9789

April 19: BRUNSWICK, author Kyoko Mori will present a reading at 4:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Massachusetts Hall. Free 725-3552

April 20: DRESDEN, Maine fantasy author Kristen Britain will speak about her book at 6:30 p.m. at Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road. 737-8810

Films

April 17: WINTHROP, the Earth Week Film Festival featuring “The 11th Hour” will be held at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center at Winthrop High School.

April 19: WINTHROP, “Energy Crossroads” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center at Winthrop High School. Free

April 21: WINTHROP, “Message in the Waves” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Winthrop High School Performing Arts Center. Free

April 22: WINTHROP, “Power to Community” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Winthrop High School Performing Arts Center. Free

Lectures

April 16: LEWISTON, Jody Dube will speak on “Being an Artist is a Journey, Not a Destination” at 6 p.m. at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. 782-7228

April 20: BRUNSWICK, “Julia Dyson Hejduk, a leading scholar in Latin poetry, will speak on “Jupiter in Love” at 5 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3782

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