Feb. 28: BANGOR, Natalie MacMaster will perform at 7 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. $30/$25 990-4444

Feb. 28: PORTLAND, Elton John will perform at the Cumberland County Civic Center. $127-$67.50 775-3458

Feb. 28: PORTLAND, tenor David Goulet will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

Feb. 29: BATH, Matt Fogg will perform on the keyboard with vocals at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

Feb. 29: BRUNSWICK, Usman Khan will perform Indian classical music at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

Feb. 29: BRUNSWICK, singer/songwriter Dave Bullard will perform blues and jazz at 7 p.m. at Sweet Leaves Tea House, Pleasant Street. Free

Feb. 29: GARDINER, the Portland Chamber Music Festival will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 2 Dresden Ave. $14-$8 582-7144

Feb. 29: GARDINER, Quill, Of Riots and Outbreaks, the May Day Project and Crash Course will play rock music at 7 p.m. in the chem-free Teen Band Shows at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $6 582-7144

Feb. 29: LEWISTON, Corey Harris will present a solo acoustic performance at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

Feb. 29: LEWISTON, the Mutineers will perform folk, blues and old-time country music at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 29, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15: LEWISTON, live music with smooth jazz, blues and rock will be presented at 6 p.m. at L/A Coffee and Wine Bistro at Mr. Paperback Bookstore, 855 Lisbon St. 783-0444

Feb. 29: OAKLAND, the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at Messalonskee High School Performing Arts Center. Free 495-2117

March 1: FREEPORT, Zemya, nine-woman a cappella World Music group, will perform at 7 p.m. at New Elm Farm, 27 Lambert Road. Free/Donations 865-4019

March 1: LEWISTON, the Holmes Brothers, American roots band, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $15/$5 786-6255

March 1: LEWISTON, Kevin Roper will perform rock music at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 1: LISBON, the sixth-grade honor festival band and chorus will perform at 3 p.m. at Lisbon Community School gymnasium. 590-8893

March 1: NEW GLOUCESTER, Emilia Dahlin, singer/songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, Route 231. $10/$5 926-3161

March 2: DIXFIELD, Sammie Angel will perform gospel music at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, 171 Weld Street.

March 2: FARMINGTON, the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 495-2117

March 2: TOPSHAM, Miscellania, Bowdoin College’s female a cappella ensemble, will perform at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

Dance

Feb. 28, 29, March 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16: 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. 28, March 6, 13: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Feb. 29, March 1, 7, 8: FALMOUTH, the Maine State Ballet will perform “The Firebird” and “Paquita” at 7 p.m. at the ballet theater, 348 U.S. Route 1. $15 781-7672

Feb. 29, March 7, 14: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

March 1: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music at a dance at 7 p.m. at the South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

March 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

March 2: LEWISTON, Steve and the Good Old Boys 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

March 2: WESTBROOK, Vivid Motion will hold auditions for its spring dance show “The Odyssey” from 10 a.m. to noon at Acorn Productions Studio, 90 Bridge St. 450-6350

Kids

Feb. 28: LEWISTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert “Peter and the Wolf” will be presented at 9 and 11 a.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $3 773-6128

Feb. 28, March 6: LEWISTON, the “Peek-a-Boo” puppet show will be presented at 9:30 a.m. at New Life Center, 134 College St. 782-1112

Feb. 29: BRUNSWICK, the Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert “Peter and the Wolf” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater. $3 773-6128

Special

Feb. 28: FREEPORT, a program on building a local food system will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. 865-4469

Feb. 28: NEWRY, the juggling trio Fusion will perform at 7 p.m. at Sunday River Ski Resort at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $8-$4 824-3500

Feb. 29: AUBURN, a teen open-mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Feb. 29: BETHEL, comedian Justin McKinney will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center. $10/$14 824-2175

Feb. 29: BETHEL, dedication of the tallest snowwoman will be held at 10 a.m. at 30 Cross St.

Feb. 29: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

March 1: AUBURN, a holistic fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 159 Pleasant St. $10 428-4448

March 1: AUBURN, the 13th annual Tom Magno Memorial Ski Race will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Lost Valley Ski Lodge. 577-1777

March 1: AUBURN, comedians Bob Niles, Jerry Thornton and Dan Gill will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $12/$14 777-1777

March 1: BRUNSWICK, a poetry slam will be held at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 729-4439

March 1: GRAY, a Winter Fun Day with ski and snowmobile races, lectures, food, fun and more will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School. 657-2114

March 1: NEWRY, Circo Comedia will perform comedy and daredevil stunts at 7 p.m. at Sunday River Ski Resort at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $8-$4 824-3500

March 1: PORTLAND, the “Big Time Vaudeville Show” will be held at 7 p.m. at Breakwater School Gym, 856 Brighton Ave. $10/$5 761-4598

March 1: RUMFORD, a benefit Love 2 Scrapbook Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $20 364-8255

March 2, 9, 16: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

March 2: PORTLAND, “The Year of the Comic Book” event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Verrillo’s Convention Center, 155 Riverside St. 603-233-1312

Theater

Feb. 28, 29, March 1: BRUNSWICK, the Masque and Gown Theater will perform “Cloud Nine” at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. 725-3375

Feb. 28, 29, March 1: FREEPORT, students at Freeport High School will perform “Conversations in a Box,” a one-act play, at 7 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. $5

Feb. 28-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. 28-March 23: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” a battle-of-the-sexes comedy, at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

Feb. 28: RANGELEY, a live version of “The Passion” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater.

Feb. 28, 29, March 1, 2: WALES, Oak Hill High School’s Theatre in the Woods will perform “Annie Get Your Gun” at the school auditorium. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. $8/$5 375-4950

Feb. 29, March 1: HEBRON, the Hebron Academy Middle School Players will perform “The Unfinished” and “Mother Goosed,” two comedies, at 7 p.m. at the Treat Science Building. Free 966-2100

Feb. 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

Films

Feb. 28: LEWISTON, “Overseas,” a French film with English subtitles, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. Free 783-1583

Feb. 29: LEWISTON, “Bee Movie” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

Books

Feb. 29: WATERVILLE, columnist Gerry Boyle will read from his new novel “Thicker Than Water” at 7 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church. Free 873-7085

Lectures

Feb. 28: AUBURN, Susan Conroy will speak on “Mother Teresa’s Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity” at 6:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Regional High School, Gracelawn Road. Free

Feb. 28: AUGUSTA, Patti Violette, Old Fort Western office and information coordinator, and Janet C. Doerr will speak on “Tenement Tales: Stories About Fort Residents After 1840” at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. Free/Donations 626-2385

Feb. 28: BRUNSWICK, Andrew Hare, supervisory conservator of Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute, will speak on “Opening the Image: Appreciation and Care of Chinese Scrolls and Albums” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3697

Feb. 28: PORTLAND, Dr. Scott Harris will speak about the great musical settings of liturgical texts at 12:15 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1710

Feb. 29: NORWAY, Dr. James Breece will speak at 7:30 a.m. at Stephens Memorial Hospital. Free 743-1562

March 2: AUGUSTA, Jay Adams will speak on “The Farmer’s Year: Some Thoughts on Agriculture in 19th-Century Maine” at 2 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. Free/Donations 626-2385


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