March 2, 9: LISBON FALLS, an Open Mic and Showcase will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. 784-2338

March 2: PORTLAND, Miss America 2005, Deidre Downs of Alabama, will be featured at 2 p.m. at the Pavilion Banquet Center, for a tea social and “Queen of Hats” Fashion Show. $35/$50 725-6009

March 2: GORHAM, artist Allan deSouza will speak at 4:15 p.m. at USM Bailey Hall. Free 780-5008

March 2, 3: AUBURN, L/A Arts presents “My Architect,” at 7 p.m. at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $5/$7 782-7228

March 2, 9: NAPLES, karaoke and dance will be held at 8 p.m. at Oh Ryan’s Pub and Club, Rt. 11 and 302.

March 2, 9: PORTLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 2, 3: PORTLAND, the Condors, featuring 12 Japanese men, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $17/$20 761-0591

March 1-20: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Yemaya’s Belly,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $32/$16 774-0465

March 2: FARMINGTON, Donna and Peter Campion will perform Celtic music at 12:15 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Donations 778-7136

March 2: LEWISTON, electronic music by student composers will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 2: LISBON FALLS, Daniel Jacobs will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House. 353-3010

March 2: PORTLAND, Subtle will perform at 9 p.m. at Space, 538 Congress St. $6/$8 828-5600

March 2: PORTLAND, Opiate for the Masses will perform at 7 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $25 775-3458


March 3, 10, 17: SOUTH PARIS, a Lenten luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church Streets. $5

March 3: AUGUSTA, Jane Radcliffe, research assistant at Maine State Museum, will speak on “Stenciled Wall Decorations,” at 6 p.m. at Maine State Museum. Free 287-2301

March 3: AUGUSTA, Christopher St. John, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, will speak on “Maine’s Changing Economy,” at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. Donations 626-2385

March 3: LEWISTON, David Kareken will speak at 7 p.m. at Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. Free

March 3: PORTLAND, Thomas Urquhart, conservationist and author, will speak on “Tranquil Beethoven – Nature and Music,” at 7 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1710

March 3, 10: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 3, 4, 5: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Department of Theater will perform “800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick,” at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free 725-3375

March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12: PORTLAND, Lucid Stage Productions will hold auditions for “Macbeth,” on March 3 and 4 from 4 to 8 p.m., March 5 from 1 to 5 p.m., March 10 and 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and March 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St. By appointment only. 415-3074

March 3: FARMINGTON, Soul Transmission will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 3: PORTLAND, harpists Kate Patterson and Rjoamma Wright will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. Free 773-5747

March 3: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Beethoven celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free 767-6488

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