What’s happening calendar for 4/30

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Music

April 30: AUGUSTA, the Battle of the Bands will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the UMA campus quad. 621-3000

April 30: BATH, Tracey’s jazz/pop students will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 30: BRUNSWICK, Partners in Crime will perform at 9 p.m. at Spare Time, 264 Bath Road.

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April 30: DIXFIELD, Jessica Mae and the Ice Man will perform at 7 p.m. at the Coffee House at Dixfield Congregational Church, High Street. $5

April 30: GORHAM, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers will perform at 8 p.m. at USM’s Corthell Concert Hall. $15/$10 780-5555

April 30: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

April 30: LEWISTON, Greg Boardman and Chase the Fiddlers will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 30: NORWAY, an open mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 743-2828

April 30: OXFORD, gospel singer Mitch McVicker will perform at 7 p.m. at Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1130 Main St. 743-7310

May 1: AUBURN, Remo, Steve and Todd will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 1: AUGUSTA, the Capital Strings will perform at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. 622-0552

May 1: AUGUSTA, the Rustic Overtones will perform at 8 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. 626-2405

May 1, 2: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Old South Church, Main Street. $6/$5 778-7072

May 1: LEWISTON, blues band Juke Joint Devils will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 1: LEWISTON, Sidecar Radio and Spawn of Man will perform at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 1: LEWISTON, the Veggies will perform at 8 p.m. at Schemengees, 551 Lincoln St.

May 1: LEWISTON, 4Play will perform at 8 p.m. at Bocce’s Grill, 30 Lowell St.

May 1: LYMAN, FenderBender will perform at 9 p.m. at Hawg Heaven, 10 New County Road.

May 1: NEW GLOUCESTER, Willie Nininger will perform rock and blues at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church Village Coffeehouse. 926-3260

May 1: PORTLAND, the 2010 Maine Academy of Modern Music Rock Off finals will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 575 Congress St. $10/$12 879-8988

May 1: PORTLAND, Motor Booty Affair will perform at a disco party at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 1: TURNER, the second annual a cappella “Joining Voices” concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Leavitt Area High School Auditorium. $5/$3

May 2: CAMDEN, Barrage will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $45-$8 236-2823

May 2: CARTHAGE, the Abbot Hill Ramblers will perform at 3 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 2, 9, 16: 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

May 2: JAY, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church atRoutes 156 and 133. Free 645-2925

May 2, 9, 16: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

May 2: JAY, the Maine Country Music Association’s Country Sunday will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Community Building, 13 Community Drive. $7/$6 645-2472

May 2: MECHANIC FALLS, a benefit country music show will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $5 793-8884

May 2, 4: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform “Mighty Mahler” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $20-$70 842-0800

May 2: WATERVILLE, Dirty McCurdy will perform at the Hafford Saloon, 6 Jefferson St. 872-2665

May 4: AUBURN, Pepper, featuring Scot Montgomery and Bill Harriman, will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-3729

May 4: LEWISTON, fiddler Richard Wood and singer-songwriter Gordon Belcher will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12 689-2000

May 5: CARTHAGE, fiddler Richard Wood and singer-songwriter Gordon Belcher will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 6: FARMINGTON, Jon Petter Lewis, American Idol finalist, will perform at noon at the UMF Amphitheater. $5/$3 778-7339

May 6, 13: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 6: UNITY, fiddler Richard Wood and singer-songwriter Gordon Belcher will perform at 7 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. $10 948-7469

Dance

April 30: LEWISTON, an alternative contradance will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $8/$5

April 30: MECHANIC FALLS, Crossin’ Mason Dixon will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

April 30, May 1: RUMFORD, Relatively Dance will present “Let’s Groove Tonight” at 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday at Muskie Auditorium. $8

May 1, 8: AUBURN, a karaoke and dance with Jean Louis will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St. 782-1118

May 1: LEWISTON, Adele Myers and Dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. $6/$3 786-6161

May 1: PARIS, the Teen Art Moves dance group will present its “Double Oh Seven” program at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium. $5/$7 743-5569

May 1: SABATTUS, a dance with music by the Trio will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10 375-6214

May 2: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by Wild Horse, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

May 2: PORTLAND, the Armenian dance ensemble Sayat Nova will perform at 2 p.m. at Portland High School’s John Ford Theater. 774-2162

May 3, 10: 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 4, 11: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

May 5, 12: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

May 5: PORTLAND, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $38-$27 842-0800

Kids

May 2: BRIDGTON, the Children’s Art Festival will be held at Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Frances Bell Drive. 647-3116

Special

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

April 30: PORTLAND, the Senior Art Show and Arts Fest will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road. 741-5954

May 1: BATH, the Main Street Bath Mayfair will be held in the downtown. 442-7291

May 1: FARMINGTON, a spring fling club activity carnival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UMF’s Mantor Green. Free 778-7346

May 1: FARMINGTON, a spring fling drag show will be held at 9 p.m. at UMF’s Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

May 1: GRAY, the Fiddlehead Arts and Science Center auction fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at the center. $15 657-2244

May 1: LISBON FALLS, the Lisbon High School Talent Show will be held at 6 p.m. at Lisbon High School gymnasium. $15/$10 353-3030

May 1: LOVELL, a Senior Fun Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at New Suncook School. 925-3130

May 1: NORTH YARMOUTH, a comedy night reunion event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Toddy Brook Golf Course Club House. 547-2279

May 1: PORTLAND, the Beltane Fires Celestial Poetry Evening will be held at 7 p.m. at Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. Donations 780-4249

May 1: RUMFORD, the second annual spring craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Congress Street. 357-8873

May 1: WALES, a variety show will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Wales Central School gym. $2 375-6995

May 2: WALDOBORO, the ninth annual “Cruisin’ to Graduation” car show will be held at Medomak Valley High School grounds, 318 Manktown Road. 542-0848

May 3, 4: RUMFORD, a fundraising jewelry sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rumford Hospital conference room.

May 5: NEWCASTLE, a spring fashion show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Home, 22 River Road. $12/$15 563-6813

May 6: NEWRY, Polly Mahoney, a registered Maine guide, will present a slide show on “Exploring Mongolia on Horseback” at 4:30 p.m. at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge. Free. 824-2236

Theater

April 30, May 1: AUBURN, CMCC Lakeside Players will present the spring Festival of Songs, Skits and Other Stories at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at CMCC Kirk Hall Auditorium, 1250 Turner St. Free 838-1722

April 30: FARMINGTON, the Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy troupe will present a comedy dinner/theater at the Granary, Front Street. $5 578-0357

April 30, May 1: HALLOWELL, one-act plays will be presented at 8 p.m. at Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12 626-3698

April 30, May 1: LEWISTON, King’s Bridge Theatre will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at Pathway Vineyard Auditorium, 12 Foss Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $6/$3 784-9500

April 30-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 30, May 1: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Guy and Dolls” at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. 799-1421

April 30, May 1: PORTLAND, King Entertainment will perform “Change” at 7 p.m. at Portland High School Auditorium. $5 615-3654

April 30, May 1: RUMFORD, Rumford Association for the Advancement of Performing Arts will present dinner theater, a two-act comedy and choral revue, at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $30 369-0205

May 1: BUCKFIELD, “The Soiree” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $8 336-3306

May 1, 2: WELCHVILLE, the Oxford Hills Christian Academy Players will perform “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosanna Church, Schoolhouse Road. $5/$3 743-5970

May 2: PORTLAND, the 24-hour Play Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $5 854-0065

May 4: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Bach at Leipzig” 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

May 6, 7, 8: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Theatre Company will perform “Pirates of Penzance” at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $7/$4 778-3561

Books

April 30, May 1: HEBRON, the spring cleaning book sale will be held at Moody Library, Brighton Hill. 966-2596

May 1, 2: FARMINGTON, the Literary Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset counties will hold its annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge. 778-3460

May 1: HEBRON, a book sale will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Moody Library, 508 Buckfield Road.

Films

May 3: FARMINGTON, the Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium. Free 778-7515

May 5: AUGUSTA, “The Reader” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at UMA Michael Klahr Center. Free 621-3530

May 5: FARMINGTON, “Where the Wild Things Are” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Lectures

May 2: PORTLAND, Penny Davis-Dublin, former USM lecturer and community volunteer, will speak about the largest and most active Ku Klux Klan memberships outside of the South at 2 p.m. at Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. 780-0118

May 4: BRUNSWICK, Nancy Langston, professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will speak on “Out of the Woods: Boreal Forests, Climate and the Landscapes of Health” at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Adams Hall. Free 725-3396

May 4: BRUNSWICK, Nancy Langston, professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will speak on “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 725-3396

May 4: NORWAY, Leonardo Padura Fuentes will speak on “Havana Red” at 6:30 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309

May 5: LEWISTON, Catherine J. Norris, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth University, will speak on “The Good, The Bad and The (Race-) Biased: Individual Differences Modulate Emotional Responses” at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-6330

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