The List


Every Thursday, right here. Entertainment highlights for in town and beyond.

Trimming trash

A talk by Brett Thompson, “Composting and Recycling to Save You Money and Save the World,” just might give your garden a boost while cutting down on waste. Thompson is a master gardener volunteer with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Free. >>When: 7 p.m. today >>Where: F.W. Horch Sustainable Goods and Supplies, 56 Maine St. >>FMI: 729-4050 or

Race and consciousness

– There will be a series of discussions and events at Bates College in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Don’t miss the keynote address by Cleveland Sellers, “Where Do We Go From Here: A Call to Consciousness!” Sellers is a civil rights activist, historian, author and director of the African American studies program at the University of South Carolina. >>When: 10:45 a.m. Monday >>Where: Bates College Chapel >>FMI: 786-6330 or

Hip-hop commitment

LEWISTON – Hard hitting hip hop with a social conscience is the milieu of Boston’s own Foundation Movement, a group known for community activism as well as great music. Hear them at Bates as the college wraps up its MLK Day activities. >>When: 7:30 p.m. Monday >>Where: Olin Arts Concert Hall >>FMI: 786-6330 or

Power play

Ingmar Bergman’s last film, “Saraband,” offers an intense look into the emotional complexities and power play of relationships as a woman decides to visit her ex-husband after 32 years. >>When: 7 p.m. Wednesday (showing again Jan. 18) >>Where: Kirk Hall, Central Maine Community College >>Tickets: $7 >>FMI: 755-5100 or

Also this week:

Community Little Theatre’s “The Liar,” starting Friday and running through Jan. 21, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn >>FMI: 783-0958 or

Gospel celebration hosted by the NAACP, featuring Rock My Soul and others, 6 p.m. Sunday, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland >>FMI: 253-5074 or

Ragamala South Indian dance, music and poetry, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bingham Hall, Gould Academy Campus, Bethel >>FMI: 824-3575 or

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Broadway national tour, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Maine Center for the Arts, the University of Maine, Orono >>FMI: 581-1110 or

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