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Music

May 14: AUBURN, singer-songwriter Carole Wise will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli & Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 14: AUGUSTA, the seventh annual Portland Chamber Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. $15-$5 582-7144

May 14: BRUNSWICK, student musicians will perform on the piano, jazz guitar, cello, trombone and classical guitar at noon at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 798-4141

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May 14:BRUNSWICK , student musicians will perform on the trombone, piano and drums at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 798-4141

May 14, 15: BUCKFIELD, Jason and Matt Tardy, a fusion of physical comedy and technology known as AudioBody, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. 336-3306

May 14: LEWISTON, Saint Mary Schola, an early music ensemble, will perform at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 689-2000

May 14: LEWISTON, the John Moran Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 14: LEWISTON, Cinder Conk, Rockland duo, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 15: AUBURN, Jessie Hines and the Ice Man will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

May 15: AUBURN, Five Face North, rock band, will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 15: BAR MILLS, “An Evening of Pops” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, Salmon Falls Road. $15/$13 929-6472

May 15: FARMINGTON, Boreal Tordu will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $8/$7 778-7321

May 15: FREEPORT, the eight-piece New York Funk Exchange will perform at the Venue Music Bar, 5 Depot St. $10 865-1780

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

May 15: LEWISTON, Metal Night will perform at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 15: LEWISTON, Metal Feathers will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 15: LEWISTON, the Veggies will perform at 8 p.m. at Fastbreaks, Lisbon Road.

May 15: PORTLAND, the Time Pilots will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 15, 16: PORTLAND, Women in Harmony and the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Woodfords Congregational Church. $15-$10

May 15: WINTHROP, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame group Lovin’ Spoonful will perform at 3 and 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center. $20 377-2228

May 16: AUBURN, the spring handbell concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Free/Donations 782-3972

May 16: AUBURN, Now is Now will perform at 2 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

May 16: AUGUSTA, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at UMF Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

May 16: BETHEL, the Mahoosuc Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church. 875-2364

May 16: BRUNSWICK, the sixth annual “Songs of Yesteryear” concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater. $10/$12 725-2716

May 16: CAPE ELIZABETH, the Portland String Quartet will perform at a spring benefit at 3 p.m. at the Webster Farm, 411 Pulpit Road. $50 761-1522

May 16: FALMOUTH, St. Mary Schola, an early music ensemble, will perform at 4 p.m. at Church of St. Mary the Virgin. $20/$17 781-5285

May 16, 23, 30: 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 16, 23, 30: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

May 16: OGUNQUIT, the Old Time Country and Western Music Festival will be held in Ogunquit. 646-6170

May 16: ROCKPORT, the Odeon Chamber Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Free 236-2823

May 16: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $15 846-5378

May 16: WINTHROP, the Islesboro Community Choir will perform at 4 p.m. at the Winthrop United Methodist Church. Free 622-9659

May 17: HALLOWELL, the Squid Jiggers will perform Celtic and Maritime music at 8:15 p.m. at Slates Restaurant. 622-9575

May 17, 24: LIVERMORE FALLS, Stained Grass will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

May 18: AUBURN, Tom O’Connell, Ken Chapman and Krister Rollins will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

May 18: CARTHAGE, Canadian artists will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 18: LIVERMORE FALLS, Silver and Gold will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

May 18: PORTLAND, Portland municipal organist Ray Cornils will perform at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 553-4363

May 19: LEWISTON, Canadian artists will perform at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12 689-2000

May 20: AUBURN, Maybe Utah will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

May 20: AUBURN, the Tinpanic Steel Band will perform from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Auburn Mall, center court. 576-4142

May 20, 27: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

May 20: LIVERMORE FALLS, Lolalee and the Country Bandits will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

May 20: UNITY, Canadian artists will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-7469

Dance

May 14: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke with Paul Hersey will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St. 782-1118

May 14: 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

May 15: 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 15: JAY, a spring fling dance with music by Roadhouse will be held at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $8/$15 897-5112

May 15: LISBON, a dinner-dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Free

May 15: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

May 15, 22, 29: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

May 15: WATERVILLE, Vintage will play at a dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Alfonse Recreation Center. 314-3808

May 15: YARMOUTH, Dirty McCurdy will play at a dance at 8:30 p.m. at Harmony Hall, 383 Gray Road. $10 657-4300

May 16: 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

May 17, 24: 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 18, 25: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

May 19, 26: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Kids

May 16: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Hands and Hearts for God Puppeteers of Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church will present a puppet show at 6:30 p.m. at the church, at Church and Knapp Streets. Free/donations

Special

May 14: AUBURN, an open mic/poetry slam will be held at 7:15 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free 783-0461

May 14: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe will present 18 hours of comedy at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School. Free/donations

May 14-16: FRYEBURG, the Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show will be held at Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Ballard Road. 935-2845

May 14: GARDINER, the Gardiner Artwalk will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gardiner area. 582-6600

May 14: LEWISTON, an Artist’s Critique Night will be held at 6 p.m. at Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery, 369 Main St. 576-3743

May 14: PORTLAND, comedian Mike Donovan will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 15: AUBURN, a comedy show will be held at 7 p.m. at Lost Valley Ski Lodge, 200 Lost Valley Road. $12/$14 784-1561

May 15: AUGUSTA, the 33rd annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. at Le Club Calumet. $12 795-1119

May 15: DIXFIELD, a fundraiser for Brittany Riley, with many activities during the day, will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. at Mountain View Campground. Donations. 357-0705

May 15: FARMINGTON, the 4-H Leaders Association’s 12th annual auction will be held at 7 p.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds in the Starbird Building. 778-4650

May 15: FAYETTE, the second annual Fayette Fun Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fayette Central School, Route 17. $5/$3 685-4770

May 15, 17: GARDINER, auditions for the Whatever Week Talent Show will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. 582-7144

May 15: GRAY, members of the Endangered Species Coalition will present a program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 287-3303

May 15: PARIS, the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club will host the annual bike safety rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School parking lot, Route 26.

May 15-17: WINDSOR, the Northeast Livestock Expo with animal shows, youth events, auctions and exhibits will be held at Windsor Fairgrounds. 592-7445

May 16: LEE, the Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run will be held at Lee Academy. 738-4354

May 16: PERU, a community celebration will be held at 1 p.m. at Peru Elementary School.

May 16: PORTLAND, “Psychic Sunday” will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St. $1 286-1427

May 16: WILTON, a wildflower walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pond Road parking lot. 645-2675

May 17: LEWISTON, Mainely Improv will present “On the Spot” comedy at 7 p.m. at the Green Ladle, 156 East Ave. $35 795-2950

May 20: LEWISTON, the Lewiston Firefighters Association’s Comedy Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. $15 782-1699

Theater

May 14-16: BIDDEFORD, “The Odd Couple” will be performed at City Theater, 205 Main St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 282-0849

May 14: DIXFIELD, the Dirigo Middle School Drama Team will perform “Dear Edwina” at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

May 14, 15, 16: LEWISTON, The Public Theatre will perform “Southern Comforts” at the theater at Maple and Lisbon streets. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$10 782-3200

May 14-23: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Bach at Leipzig” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. 774-0465

May 14-30: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “West Side Story” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

May 14-23: STANDISH, Schoolhouse Arts Center will present “Grease” at the theater at Routes 114 and 35. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16/$18 642-3743

May 14: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will hold auditions for “Kiss Me Kate” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Ararat High School. 233-3899

May 14-16: WATERVILLE, “45 Seconds From Broadway” will be performed at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturda,y and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$10 873-7000

May 14-23: WESTBROOK, the Westbrook Shakespeare Festival will be held at Riverbank Park. Showtimes are 5:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $5/$10 854-0065

May 14, 15,16,21, 22, 23: WESTBROOK, “Rumplestiltskin” will be performed at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $5/$3 854-0065

May 15, 17, 24: BRUNSWICK, New England Youth Theater will hold auditions for “Aida” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday at Studio 48 Performing Arts Center. 798-6966

May 15, 16: LEWISTON, the Robinson Players will present staged readings of “Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. Free 786-8294

May 15: PORTLAND, New Edge Entertainment will hold auditions for “The Awesome ’80s Prom” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Studios, 235 Presumpscot St. 286-1427

May 17: PORTLAND, Good Theater will hold auditions for the next season at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 885-5883

May 19-22: POLAND, the Poland Players will perform “All the Great Books” at 7 p.m. at Dr. Robert Wall Theatre, 1457 Main St. $5 998-5400

May 20-23: LEWISTON, Figures of Speech Theatre and Bates College students will present “Dragon’s Daughter” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Gannett Theater, 305 College St. $6/$3 786-6161

May 20, 21: LEWISTON, Lewiston High School seniors will perform “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. at Geiger Elementary School, 601 College St. $5 240-2719

Books

May 15: AUBURN, a book and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St.

May 15: NORWAY, Sarah L. Thomson, author of the picture book “Pirates, Ho,” will present a program for children ages 4 through 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5308

May 17, 18: FARMINGTON, a Books Are Fun sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin Memorial Hospital Bass Room.

May 20: FARMINGTON, Paul Doiron, author of “The Poacher’s Son,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Devaney Doak and Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

May 20: PORTLAND, Tim Carney, author of “Obamanomics: How Barack Obama is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists and Union Bosses,” will sign copies of his book from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St. $321-2550

Films

May 19: FARMINGTON, Prof. Mark Pokras will show a film about loons in Maine at 7 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. Free 778-0706

Lectures

May 14: LEWISTON, Dale Morrell will speak on “Dreams of Mercy, Dreams of Love” at noon at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $7/$8 753-6510

May 17: LEWISTON, Peter Andreas, professor of political science and international studies will speak on “Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America” at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. 786-6330

May 20: LEWISTON, Rex Rhoades, Sun Journal executive editor, will speak on “Newspapers and the New Economics of News” at the Great Falls Forum at noon in Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

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