Concerts

Feb. 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. 21: BRUNSWICK, Kate Schrock and Lynn Deeves will perform at 7 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Theater and Gallery, 14 Maine St. $10 725-5222

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, Greg Boardman’s fiddle jam will be held at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, Neurosonic will perform at 7 p.m. at the Station, 32 St. John St. $22

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, guitar soloist Nathan Kolosko will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

Feb. 22: AUBURN, Kevin Kimball will perform blues at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 22: FARMINGTON, cellist Katie Kennedy and friends will present an evening of chamber music, old and new, at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $7/$5 645-2157

Feb. 22: GORHAM, the Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $20-$10 510-7572

Feb. 22: LEWISTON, the Three Point Trio will perform jazz at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 22, 23, 29, March 1, 7, 8: LEWISTON, live music with smooth jazz, blues and rock will be performed at 6 p.m. at L/A Coffee and Wine Bistro at Mr. Paperback Bookstore, 855 Lisbon St. 783-0444

Feb. 22: RUMFORD, Little Mountains that Rock and Blues and Black will perform at Black Mountain of Maine in the Last Run Lounge.

Feb. 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. 23: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the band Keller Williams and Ryan Montbleau will perform at Sugarloaf USA. $22/$26 237-6937

Feb. 23: BRUNSWICK, Hopkinson Smith, world-renowned lutenist, will perform French and Italian music at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

Feb. 23: DIXFIELD, Jamie Virgin will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Coffeehouse at the Dixfield Congregational Church Annex, High Street. $5 562-4652

Feb. 23: LEWISTON, Go Kart Mozart, indie rock band, will perform at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 23: PORTLAND, the Bob Charest Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Feb. 24: AUGUSTA, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

Feb. 24: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

Feb. 24: PORTLAND, Ellis Paul, folk singer and troubadour, will perform at 3 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 1 Longfellow Square. $8 761-1757

Dance

Feb. 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, March 2, 6, 7, 9: 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. 21, 28, March 6: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Feb. 22: DURHAM, a benefit dance, with music by the Small Town Denfenderz, will be held at 8 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall, Route 136. $10 865-9069

Feb. 22: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Feb. 22: PORTLAND, a dance with music by Vintage will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Congress Street. $3 784-2225

Feb. 22, 29, March 7: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

Feb. 23: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Feb. 23, March 1, 8: 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. 24: 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. 21, 22: OWLS HEAD, free children’s activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. 594-4418

Feb. 21: TURNER, game time for all schoolchildren will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Turner Public Library. 225-3349

Special

Feb. 21: BRUNSWICK, poets Oliver de la Paz and Evie Shockley will present poetry readings at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College in Lancaster Lounge. 725-3375

Feb. 21: BRUNSWICK, the Sweetser second annual cabin fever art show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sweetser Brunswick campus, 329 Bath Road. 856-2610

Feb. 22: PORTLAND, comedian Steve Caouette will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Feb. 22: WEST PARIS, a library treasure hunt will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the West Paris Public Library, Main Street. 674-2004

Feb. 23: AUBURN, comedian Chance Langton will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites. $12/$14 777-1777

Feb. 23, 24: AUGUSTA, the Ancient Ones Outdoor Sports and Gun Show will be held at the Augusta Armory, Western Avenue. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $5 582-7178

Feb. 23: BOLSTERS MILLS, a penny carnival with fun games, crafts and food will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church.

Feb. 23: DURHAM, Winter Fun Days with sleigh rides, refreshments and more will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Durham Eureka Community Field. $5 353-6925

Feb. 23: HARRISON, a Winter Fest with many events will be held in the Harrison area. 583-2241

Feb. 23, 24; NORWAY, Norway-Paris Fish and Game will host the 38th annual ice fishing derby at Norway Lake, Route 118. 743-8339

Feb. 23: PARIS, a benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rape Education and Crisis Hotline, 1 East Main St. 743-9777

Feb. 23: RANGELEY, the Western Mountain dog sled race will be held through the wilds of Oquossoc. 864-9940

Feb. 23: ROXBURY, the annual ice fishing derby will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roxbury Pond. 562-0949

Feb. 23: RUMFORD, the Greg Waite Race will be held at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine.

Feb. 24, March 2, 9: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

Feb. 24: BRUNSWICK, an Oscar party and the showing of the 80th annual Academy Awards will be held at 7 p.m. at Eveningstar Cinema, Tontine Mall, 149 Maine St. $25 729-6796

Feb. 24: WALES, the Wales Ridge Runners public sledding party will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Austin’s Hill, East Road. $3 754-9306

Theater

Feb. 21-24: 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. 21-March 9: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Prelude to a Kiss” 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, with a matinee at 3 p.m. March 8. $22-$17 885-5883

Feb. 22: AUBURN, “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” will be performed at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5/$3 783-0461

Feb. 22, 23: BRUNSWICK, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. $15725-3375

Feb. 22, 23: HEBRON, the Hebron Academy Players will perform “Seussical the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. at Hebron Academy Androscoggin Theater in the Sargent Gymnasium. Free 966-2100

Feb. 22, 23, 24, 29, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Urinetown,” about corporate mismanagement and local government bureaucracy, at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 799-1421

Feb. 23: LEWISTON, Mystery for Hire will perform “Zelda and Zoe’s Spirits of Suspicion” mystery dinner theater, at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant. $36.95 783-0336

Feb. 24, 27: WESTBROOK, Reindeer Theatre Company will hold auditions for “American Idle” at 1 p.m. Sunday and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St. 857-9002

Films

Feb. 21: AUGUSTA, “Biography” will be shown at 2 p.m. at Old Fort Western Learning Gallery at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. Free 626-2385

Feb. 21: RANGELEY, a film about St. Francis will be shown at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater. Free

Feb. 23: NORWAY, “Adam’s Apple,” a film set in a remote area of Denmark, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 268 Main St. Free 743-5309

Feb. 24: BRUNSWICK, an Oscar party and the showing of the 80th annual Academy Awards will be held at 7 p.m. at Eveningstar Cinema, Tontine Mall, 149 Maine St. $25 729-6796

Lectures

Feb. 21: AUGUSTA, Thomas A. Desjardin will speak on “Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine: the 20th Maine and the Impact of the Civil War in Maine” at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. Free/Donations 626-2385

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, Bates College associate professor of psychologyAmy Bradfield Douglass will speak on “Mistaken Eyewitness Identifications: Prevalence, Causes and Remedies,” at noon at the Great Falls Forum at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3119

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, James O’Gorman will speak on “Italianism in 19th Century American Architecture” at 6 p.m. at Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St. 772-2108

Feb. 23: BRUNSWICK, writers Barbara Desmarais and Bob Greene will speak at 2 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. Free 721-0141

Feb. 23: OWLS HEAD, retired mechanical engineer and museum volunteer Jim Westervelt will speak about what the wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, lever, pulley and screw have in common at 1 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. 594-4418

Feb. 24: BANGOR, Alex Wilde, Holocaust survivor, will speak on “My Escape From the Nazis in Vienna, 1938” at 1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Abraham, 145 York St. Free 651-3532

Feb. 24: WISCASSET, Nathan Lipfert, curator and library director of the Maine Maritime Museum, will speak on “Changing Times, Changing Cargoes, Changing Watercraft” at 2 p.m. at the 911 Communications Center. 737-2239


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