Concerts
Jan. 16: AUGUSTA, Dog Fashion Disco and Melee will perform at 6:30 p.m. at The Edge. $10 772-8274

Jan. 16: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $12 371-2028

Jan. 17: BELFAST, the Laurie Jones Band and special guests Jud Caswell and Alfred Lund will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Boathouse on the waterfront. $8/$10 469-6600

Jan. 17: BRUNSWICK, the Maine Jazz Alliance concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant Street. Free 373-0306

Jan. 17: DIXFIELD, the Once a Week Blues Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Coffeehouse, High Street. $5 562-4652

Jan. 17: GRAY, Debbie Davies will perform blues at 9 p.m. at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road, Rt. 100. $10 657-7171

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, Roy Hargrove with Roberta Gambarini will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chapel. $8/$5 786-6329

Jan. 17: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School. $12 371-2028

Jan. 18: GORHAM, Harry Allen will perform on the saxophone at 7 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $5/$3 780-5555

Jan. 18: LEWISTON, Fiddler/folksinger Lissa Schneckenburger will perform at 3 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $8/$5 268-4013

Jan. 18: PORTLAND, “1964: The Tribute,” the number one Beatles show in the world, will be held at 7 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $18 842-0800

Jan. 18, 19: WATERVILLE, a West African concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Colby College Given Auditorium. Free 872-3279
Theater
Jan. 16-18: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “The Foreigner,” at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $13/$11 783-0958

Jan. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “Spoon River Anthology,” at UMF Alumni Theater. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $8/$4 778-7465

Jan. 16, 17: PORTLAND, Two Lights Theatre Ensemble will perform “Dreams of Elysia,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Munjoy Hill, 76 Congress St. $12/$8 839-9819

Jan. 16, 17, 18: PORTLAND, the USM Student Musical Theatre Players will perform “The Rocky Horror Show,” at USM Bailey Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. $5 780-5151

Jan. 16-25: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “Romeo and Juliet,” at 317 Marginal Way. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $9/$7 828-0617

Jan. 16, 17: SEBAGO LAKE, the Schoolhouse Arts Center Youth Theater Ensemble will perform “Night of January 16th,” at 7:30 p.m. at the center. $5 642-3743

Jan. 16, 17: TURNER, the Leavitt Area High School Drama Club will perform “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the high school. 225-4371

Jan. 17, 19: MONMOUTH, auditions for “Bus Stop,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Monday at Cumston Hall. 933-2208

Jan. 17, 18: WATERVILLE, Aqua City Actor’s Theatre will hold auditions for its 2004 season at noon on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Waterville Opera House. 623-6342
For kids
Jan. 16: LEWISTON, area children will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at 6 p.m. at the Jesus Party Headquarters, 291 Bates St. 786-5568
Special
Jan. 16: HALLOWELL, Poets Robin Merrill and Doug Woodsum will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, Water Street. 685-3636

Jan. 16: PHILLIPS, a Family Fun Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Phillips United Methodist Church. 639-3553

Jan. 16, 23, 30: PORTLAND, a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6/$3.75 797-2487

Jan. 17: BUCKFIELD, the comedy of Drew Richardson will be featured at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $8/$5 336-3306

Jan. 17: PORTLAND, the Japan America Society of Maine Oshogatsu, or welcoming in of the new year celebration will be held from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave. 767-3629

Jan. 18: AUBURN, a complete breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$2.50 784-6883

Jan. 18: MANCHESTER, an Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manchester Grange Hall, Lewiston Road. $1.50 623-3436

Jan. 18: NEW GLOUCESTER, a winter sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sabbathday Lake Grange Hall, Rt. 26. 926-4179

Jan. 18: NEWRY, Jason Bishop, illusionist, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Sunday River Ski Resort Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $4/$8 824-3575
Lectures
Jan. 16: LEWISTON, Gu Zheng, Chinese photographer, will speak on “Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change,” at 5 p.m. at Bates College Museum of Art. Free 786-6158

Jan. 18: PORTLAND, local author and educator, Paul Ledman will speak on “Civil War History of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth,” at 2 p.m. at the Portland Harbor Museum at the Southern Maine Community College Campus. $5/$3 799-6337

Suppers

Jan. 16: LISBON, a salmon loaf or chicken supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $5/$2.50 353-5291

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, a baked bean supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. $6/$3 784-9711

Jan. 17: PHILLIPS, a take-out bean supper will be held at the Phillips United Methodist Church. $12 639-3553

Jan. 17: RUMFORD, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. $5/$3

Jan. 17: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. $6/$3 375-6586
Films
Jan. 16: FARMINGTON, the silent film “The Black Pirate,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. $5/$4 778-4699
Dance
Jan. 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, Feb. 1: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

Jan. 16: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $6/$3 786-6330

Jan. 16, 23, 30: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Jan. 16, 23, 30: PORTLAND, Friday night Latin Dance Parties will be held every Friday at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Jan. 17: BOWDOINHAM, a contradance, with music by Scrod Pudding, will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Bowdoinham Town Hall. $7 666-3090

Jan. 17, 24, 31: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, the Bates Modern Dance Company will perform at 2 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. 786-6161

Jan. 17: PORTLAND, the Singles Network dance will be held at 8:15 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Jan. 17, 24, 31: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Jan. 17: SOUTH PARIS, the Arts Moves Dance Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $15/$10 743-5569

Jan. 17: TURNER, a sock hop dance, with music by the Arlo West Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10 336-2927

Jan. 17: WELCHVILLE, the Country Ladds will play at a dance at 7:30 p.m. at Emugene Staples Hall, Rt. 121. 743-8287

Jan. 18: LEWISTON, Bill Trowell will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660


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