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Music

April 2: BATH, Kenny Gaspar, keyboard and Bill Byrne, alto saxophone, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 2: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Celtic Crossroads will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $22/$25 633-5159

April 2: BRUNSWICK, tenor Timothy Neill Johnson and lutenist Timothy Burris will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

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April 2: GARDINER, the Hot Seats will perform bluegrass and ragtime music at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $14-$5 582-7144

April 1: LEWISTON, Smoldering Bones will perform at 8 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

April 2, 3: LEWISTON, the Bates College Choir will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free with ticket 786-6330

April 2: PARIS, Motor Booty Affair will perform at a fundraiser at 8:30 p.m. at Four Seasons. $20 890-7928

April 2, 9: WILTON, a Country Music Jamboree/Spotlight will be held at 7 p.m. at Harndon Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations 645-2472

April 3: AUBURN, Drive will perform at O’Shea’s, 34 Court St. 755-4644

April 3: BANGOR, the Lidral Duo will perform jazz at 2 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

April 3: FREEPORT, the Michelle Willson Blues Band will perform at Venue, 5 Depot St. 865-1780

April 3: NEW GLOUCESTER, Jimmyjo and the Jumbol’ayuhs will perform at 7:30 p.m. at New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $10/$5 926-3161

April 3: ORONO, the 2010 Maine Academy of Modern Music Rock Off preliminary round will be held at 103 Ultra Lounge, 103 Park St. 866-7700

April 4, 11, 18: 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 4, 11, 18: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

April 4: PORTLAND, Bill Byrne will perform jazz at 10:30 a.m. Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. 775-6148

April 6: LEWISTON, fiddler and step dancer Cynthia MacLeod will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12 689-2000

April 6: LEWISTON, voice students of John Corrie will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 6: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform “Sounds and Light,” classical music, at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

April 7: BRUNSWICK, Mbira, thumb piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 7: LEWISTON, the Bates College Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free with ticket 786-6135

April 7: CARTHAGE, fiddler and step dancer Cynthia MacLeod will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performer Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 7: LEWISTON, voice and speech students of Katalin Vecsey will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. Free 786-6135

April 7: LEWISTON, students in a course that explores making music with computers will perform at 9 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 7: PORTLAND, singer/songwriter David Gray will perform at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $39.50/$29.50 842-0800

April 8: BANGOR, the University of Maine Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform jazz at 6:30 at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

April 8: BETHEL, World Music with Viva Quetzal will be held at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Auditorium. $10/$6

April 8: FREEPORT, Samuel James will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Venue, 5 Depot St. 865-1780

April 8: LEWISTON, a recital by voice students of Bonnie Scarpelli will be held at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 8: LEWISTON, the Bates College Steel Pan Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 8, 15: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

April 8: PORTLAND, violinist Stefan Jackiw will perform at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

April 8: PORTLAND, Peter Mulvey, singer/songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $15/$18 761-1757

April 8: UNITY, fiddler and step dancer Cynthia MacLeod will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. $10 948-7649

Dance

April 2, 3, 4, 5: LEWISTON, Bates College Modern Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 2 and 5, 2 p.m. April 4 and 5 p.m. April 3 at Bates College Schaeffer Theater. $6/$3 786-6135

April 2: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by Big Chief, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

April 3: AUBURN, a cabin fever show and dance will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $6-$2 777-3005

April 3: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke, with Jean Louis, will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St. Free 782-1118

April 3: LISBON, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $6 353-2152

April 3, 10, 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 5, 12: 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 6, 13: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

April 7, 14: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

April 8: RUMFORD, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 4 p.m. at Rumford Eagles banquet hall. $5

Kids

April 2: LEWISTON, L/A Arts presents the National Marionette Theatre performing “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. $7/$5 782-7228

April 2: PORTLAND, “Playhouse Disney live” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $45-$15 775-3458

April 3: AUBURN, Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends will hols an “Easter Egg Hunt” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at K-Mart. 650-8374

April 3: AUBURN, a spring celebration, for children ages ten and under, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Hasty Community Center Gym at Pettengill Park. 333-6601

April 3: LEWISTON, L/A Arts presents the National Marionette Theatre performing “Hansel and Gretel” at 2 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. $7/$5 782-7228

April 3: NORWAY, the Norway Easter Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Main Street. 743-6651

April 3: OTISFIELD, an Easter egg hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will be held at 11 a.m. at Otisfield Community School. 539-9101

April 3: OXFORD, an Easter egg hunt and coloring contest will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Oxford Community Center. 539-4563

April 3: RUMFORD, the annual “Easter Egg Hunt” will be held at 6 and 9 a.m. in Rumford area towns.

April 3: WATERVILLE, the 14th annual children’s book character party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Colby College Bookstore at Cotter Union. Free with ticket. 859-5400

April 3: WEST PARIS, an Easter egg hunt for toddlers through first grade, will be held at 9 a.m. at the West Paris Library.

April 8: LEWISTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series will present the Woodwind Quintet at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center concert Hall. 773-6128

April 8-29: BANGOR, natural history educator Tony Sohns will present a program on the center for the earth for children ages three through five every Thursday at 4 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

Special

April 2: LEWISTON, the ninth annual Mount David Summit, with performances, discussions, screenings and exhibits, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. 753-6952

April 2: LEWISTON, the Easter High Tea will be held at 10 a.m. at Center for Wisdom’s Women, 97 Blake St. 513-3922

April 2: PORTLAND, Johnny Blazes will present drag, dance, classical voice and theater at 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 775-5568

April 2: PORTLAND, comedian John David will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 3: AUBURN, comedian Rob Steen will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

April 3: MECHANIC FALLS, a Chinese auction and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

April 3: NEW GLOUCESTER, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at New Gloucester History Barn, 385 Intervale Road. Free

April 3: NORWAY, the Norway Easter Fest, with egg hunt, craft tables, the Easter Bunny, face painting, scavenger hunt and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Norway area. 743-5309

April 3: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Athletic Boosters “Polar Bear Plunge” will be held at 9 a.m. at the Little Red School House at Norway Lake. 393-3612

April 3: PHIPPSBURG, the Camp Sunshine “Bowdoin Polar Bear Dip” will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Popham Beach. 773-0700

April 3: RUMFORD, the fifth annual “All-Male Beauty Pageant” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $10

April 3: WINDHAM, the “Teens to Trails” event, with exhibits, fly casting, rock wall climbing and more, will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Windham High School. $10/$20m 882-9613

April 7: LEWISTON, the seventh annual “Chili and Chowder Taste Challenge” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. $12/$10

April 8: LISBON FALLS, a “Night of Appreciation” will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Frost Hill Avenue. 353-3000

Theater

April 2, 3: BATH, New England Youth Theater will perform “Fame – The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. 798-6966

April 2-18: CAMDEN, “Merry Wives of Windsor” will be performed at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. 236-2281

April 2: LIVERMORE FALLS, Livermore Falls High School Theatre will perform “The Heist” at 7 p.m. at Livermore Falls Middle School. Free

April 2, 3: MONMOUTH, Monmouth Community Players will perform “I Remember Mama” at 7:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St. $12/$10 933-2229

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

April 2: PORTLAND, “Porgy and Bess” will performed at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $53-$33 842-0800

April 2: RANGELEY, Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” at 6:30 p.m. at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. 864-2963

April 2, 3: WESTBROOK, “How the Dragon Was Tricked” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. $5/$3 854-0065

April 3: AUBURN, Edward Little High School students will perform “The Great Pandemonium” at 7 p.m. at Great Falls Arts Center, Academy Street. $4

April 3, 4, 5: FARMINGTON, the Easter musical drama “Life Him Up” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St. 778-9696

April 5: PORTLAND, Naked Shakespeare will present “Shakespearean Smackdown” at 8 p.m. at the Wine Bar, 38 Wharf St. Free/Donation $5 854-0065

April 6-11: FARMINGTON, a One-Act Play Festival will be held at UMF Alumni Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. April 11.$6-$4

April 6: PORTLAND, Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. $5 854-0065

April 6-25: 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 8, 9, 10, 11: BUCKFIELD, Buckfield Junior Senior High School Music and Drama Departments will perform “Guys and Dolls” at the school. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $7/$5 336-2151

April 8, 9, 10: DIXFIELD, Dirigo High School Drama Club will perform Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

April 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 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

Books

April 7: LEWISTON, a discussion on the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” will be held at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3050

Films

April 6: FARMINGTON, “Good Food” will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Preble Hall. Free 778-7433

April 6: FARMINGTON, “Water First” will be shown at 8:15 p.m. at UMF Preble Hall. Free 778-7433

April 7: AUGUSTA, “The Pawnbroker” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at UMA Michael Klahr Center. Free 621-3530

April 8: FARMINGTON, “Power of Community” will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Preble Hall. Free 778-7433

April 8: FARMINGTON, “Made in China” will be shown at 8:15 p.m. at UMF Preble Hall. Free 778-7433

Lectures

April 3: OWLS HEAD, Loretta Krupinski will speak about her new book “Looking Astern: An Artist’s View of Maine’s Historic Working Waterfronts” at 1 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. 594-4418

April 5: BRUNSWICK, Donald Horowitz, professor of law at Duke University, will speak on “An Inside Job: Indonesia’s Path to Constitutional Democracy” at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3295

April 5: LEWISTON, writer and critic Paul LaFarge will discuss his work at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. 786-6330

April 6: BRUNSWICK, political analyst and former treasurer Bay Buchanan, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Lancaster Lounge. 956-0608

April 6: BRUNSWICK, Margaret Robinson, professor of mathematics at Mt. Holyoke College, will speak on “Counting Solutions to Polynomial Equations Modulo Powers of a Prime” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 725-3567

April 6: TOPSHAM, Alexander Petroff, founder and president of Working Villages International, will speak about his most recent trip to Africa at 7 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

April 7: BRUNSWICK, Jane Brox, Bowdoin College coastal studies scholar and author, will speak on “Imaging Place” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Hubbard Hall. Free 725-3396

April 8: BRUNSWICK, Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History will speak in “Africana Studies and the Challenge of Globalism” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3272

April 8: BRYANT POND, Ken Ruff, Emergency Management director and fireman, will speak at 2 p.m. at Whitman Memorial Library. Free

April 8: HALLOWELL, Petrea Noyes and Lynne Joddrell Baggett will speak at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. $3 622-3813

April 8: PORTLAND, Prof. Gary Johnson of the USM History Department, will speak on “Constantine and the Christianization of the Roman Empire” at 7 p.m. at USM Payson Smith Hall. Free 780-5025

April 8: PORTLAND, Matthew R. Simmons, author and chairman emeritus of Simmons and Company International, will speak on “Our Fragile Energy System: Is It Sustainable? If Not, Where Do We Turn Next?” at 4 p.m. at UNE Ludcke Auditorium. 221-4375

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