Feb. 7, 14, 21: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform on the piano at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 7: LEWISTON, Brian Frates will perform on the acoustic guitar at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 7: PORTLAND, the Resonance Residence, an improvising trio, will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

Feb. 8, 23: AUBURN, Chad Porter will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 8: BATH, Hassan Muhammad will perform on the keyboard at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

Feb. 8: BRIDGTON, the Pine Tree Brass Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Bridgton Community Center. $10/$15 647-3116

Feb. 8: BRUNSWICK, the Melira String Quartet will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

Feb. 8: LEWISTON, Harry Allen will perform jazz at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

Feb. 8: LEWISTON, Greene and Bosse will perform rock-a-billy blues at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23: LEWISTON, live music with smooth jazz, blues and rock will be held at 6 p.m. at L/A Coffee and Wine Bistro at Mr. Paperback Bookstore, 855 Lisbon St. 783-0444

Feb. 8: PORTLAND, the Cliks of Toronto will perform at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

Feb. 9: AUBURN, Country Jim Palmer and Mary Murphy will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 9: GORHAM, the University of Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and the USM School of Music opera faculty will present an opera gala at 8 p.m. at Gorham Middle School Auditorium. $6/$3 780-5555

Feb. 9: LEWISTON, opera singers Kelly Kaduce, soprano, and Lee Gregory, baritone, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $10/$3 786-6135

Feb. 9: LEWISTON, a “Rockabilly Madness” with the Outsiders, the Murder Weapon and Two-Forty Gordy will be held at 9 p.m. at Warden’s Bar and Grill, 703 Sabattus St. $5

Feb. 9: LEWISTON, Subject Bias will perform indie rock at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 9: LISBON, Gen Y Christian praise concert will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 496 Lisbon St. Free 353-8453

Feb. 9: PORTLAND, Carol Eaton Elowe, pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church sanctuary, 202 Woodford St. $15/$12 775-3356

Feb. 9: PORTLAND, the Maine Kanteles will perform on the Finnish lap harp from noon to 3 p.m. at Simply Scandinavian Foods, 99 Exchange St. Free 657-6494

Feb. 9: PORTLAND, Riot Act will perform rock music at 9 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Feb. 9: SCARBOROUGH, alternative indie rockers the Cambiata will perform at 4 p.m. at Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. Free 775-2126

Feb. 10: AUBURN, Phil House will play old-time favorites at the Sweethearts Singalong at 2 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5/$3 783-0461

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

Feb. 10: BRUNSWICK, an Afro-Peruvian jazz concert will be held at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

Feb. 10: WILTON, acoustic music featuring country, bluegrass and gospel will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wilton Fire Station. Donations 645-2683

Dance

Feb. 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

Feb. 7, 14, 21: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Feb. 8: GORHAM, the Generation Connection swing dance night will be held at 7 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. $5/$2 839-3267

Feb. 8: LEWISTON, a contradance with music by Bustopher Joneswill be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $5

Feb. 8, 15, 22: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

Feb. 8: RUMFORD, a dance with music by the One Step Ahead Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

Feb. 9: FARMINGTON, a Valentine dinner/dance with music by the Legends will be held at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $25 778-4726

Feb. 9: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre’s 12th annual father/daughter Valentine ball will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Pleasant Street. $10 782-2211

Feb. 9: LEWISTON, the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus sweetheart dance will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. $12.50 783-6860

Feb. 9: MECHANIC FALLS, a Valentine scholarship dance with music by the Bel Airs will be held at the Silver Spur Banquet Hall. 539-2616

Feb. 9: MONMOUTH, the third annual Monmouth father/daughter dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Monmouth Middle School auditorium. $15/$5 933-5956

Feb. 9: PARIS, a dancewith old-fashioned music by the Jones Dance Band will be held at 7 p.m. at the South Paris American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

Feb. 9: PARIS, the Swinging Bears Square Dance Club will hold a sweetheart dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $10/$5 743-7176

Feb. 9, 16, 23: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Feb. 9: RUMFORD, a benefit Valentine dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $5

Feb. 9: WINTHROP, a Sadie Hawkins dance with music by Ship of Fools will be held at 8p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $8/$16 377-8258

Feb. 10: LEWISTON, Wild Horse will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

Kids

Feb. 7, 8, 9, 10: PORTLAND, Disney on Ice presents “Princess Classics” at Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 and 6 p.m.; and Sunday at noon and 3:30 p.m. $40-$12.50 775-3458

Special

Feb. 7: FARMINGTON, author Rigoberto Gonzalez will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7454

Feb. 7: PORTLAND, the third annual “Dine Around the World” food and wine tasting extravaganza will be held at Holiday Inn by the Bay. $40 400-7169

Feb. 8: AUBURN, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-8391

Feb. 8-10: CAMDEN, the 18th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships will be held at Hosmer Pond. 236-4404

Feb. 8: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers, an improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the G.H. Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. $3 778-3561

Feb. 8: PORTLAND, comedian Quinn Collins will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Feb. 9: AUBURN, comedians Mike Cote, Tommy Dunham and Ellen Moschetto will perform at 8 p.m. at the Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

Feb. 9, 10: FALMOUTH, the Southern Maine Volkssporting Association 5K or 10K family-friendly winter walk will be held at 10 a.m. at Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road. 781-2330

Feb. 9: MEXICO, the blessing of the sleds will be held at 10 noon at Mexico Middle School, Harlow Hill.

Feb. 9: NORWAY, as annual cross country ski event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Van Nest Farm, 265 Old Stage Road. $10 739-2124

Feb. 9: PARIS, an inside yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. 743-5723

Feb. 9: POLAND, an ice fishing tournament will be held a half-hour before sunrise to 3:30 p.m. at Middle and Upper Range ponds. 415-8450

Feb. 9: PORTLAND, the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine’s 20th annual New Year Celebration 2008 “Year of the Rat” will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave. $5-$2 799-0684

Feb. 9: RUMFORD, a benefit bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Davis Florist, Congress Street. 364-7851

Feb. 10: AUBURN, the Community Supported Agriculture Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St. 568-4142

Feb. 10: AUGUSTA, a benefit third annual State Capitol Cheer Challenge will be held at the Augusta Civic Center.

Feb. 10: BATH, the Bath Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, exit onto Congress Avenue from Route 1. $4/$3.50 443-8983

Feb. 10, 17, 24: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

Feb. 10: BRUNSWICK, Henry Braun, Lee Sharkey and Betsy Sholl will present poetry readings at 1 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. Free

Feb. 10: DIXFIELD, a cribbage tournament will be held at noon at the American Legion Hall.

Feb. 10: HALLOWELL, the Community Supported Agriculture Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 18 Union St. 568-4142

Feb. 10: LEWISTON, Cirque Sublime, athletes-turned-artistic performers, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $45-$26 783-2009

Feb. 10: LISBON, the Maine Music Society wine-tasting will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Graziano’s Casa Mia Restaurant. $15 782-1403

Feb. 10: OWLS HEAD, the Winter Transportation Festival, featuring snowmobiles, snowplows, snow blowers, sleighs and ice boats, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. 594-4418

Feb. 10: PORTLAND, Psychic Sunday will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Congress Street. $1 286-1427

Feb. 10: PORTLAND, the Community Supported Agriculture Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at First Parish Church, Congress Street. 568-4142

Feb. 10: TURNER, poet Tom Fallon will give two readings at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Turner Center for the Arts. 225-3115

Theater

Feb. 7-17: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform the comedy “Fully Committed” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0565

Feb. 7-10: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Marvelous: The Judy Garland Song Book” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 885-5883

Feb. 7-24: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Pillowman,” about a writer who is arrested and interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories, at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday. $18/$16 730-2389

Feb. 8, 9, 10: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Winter Cabaret,” a roster of audience favorites from the past, at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 729-8584

Feb. 8, 9: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will hold auditions for “The Importance of Being Earnest” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at UMF Nordica Auditorium. 491-0855

Feb. 8, 9, 10: WATERVILLE, “The One That Gets Slapped,” about a circus performer consumed by the men who “adore” her, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Colby College Strider Theater. $2/$3 859-4535

Feb. 9, 10: AUBURN, “Memory: a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” will be performed at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10 783-0461

Feb. 10: BETHEL, Susan Poulin, writer and performer, will perform “The Full Angel,” a vignette that chronicles the death of her mother, at 1:30 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church, Church Street. Free/Donations 824-2053

Films

Feb. 7: LEWISTON, “Days of Glory,” the story of North African combatants and their participation in World War II fighting for France, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, Cedar Street. Free 783-1583

Feb. 8: LEWISTON, “American Gangster” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

Feb. 9: BRUNSWICK, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” with piano accompaniment by Doug Protsik, will be shown at 11 a.m. at the Tontine Mall Eveningstar Cinema. $8 729-4439

Feb. 9: NORWAY, “Arranged,” a film taking place in Brooklyn, N.Y., about a Muslim and Orthodox Jewish teachers, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Free 743-5309

Lectures

Feb. 7: BETHEL, Chris Sweet, Maine Public Broadcasting Network producer, will speak at 4:30 p.m. at the Gehring House, 77 Broad St. Free 665-2181

Feb. 7: BRUNSWICK, Linda Docherty, associate professor of art history at Bowdoin College, will speak on “The Courtyard and the College” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free 725-3697

Feb. 7: BRUNSWICK, Monsignor Charles M. Murphy, director of the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Portland, will speak on “Catholic Social Teaching: The Challenge of Christian Citizenship and Discipleship” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Lancaster Lounge. Free 725-3375

Feb. 8: LEWISTON, Andrew Harris, executive director of L/A Arts, will speak about the current state of the arts in Lewiston-Auburn and how L/A Arts is working to enrich the community, at noon at L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $6.50/$8 753-6510

Feb. 9: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin College associate professor of history Patrick Neal will speak on “Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Context and in History” at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 721-0141

Feb. 9: PARIS, Mary Ann Haxton and Marty Elkin will speak about collecting and producing maple syrup at 1:30 p.m. at the West Paris Baptist Church, Church Street. 743-9044

 


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