Concerts

March 27: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues on the piano at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court. 333-3041

March 27: CARTHAGE, Boreal Tordu, an Acadian group, will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

March 27: FARMINGTON, Evergreen will give a “Winter Blues Buster” performance at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass room. $10/$5 778-4215

March 27: FARMINGTON,
Ibrahima Seck, Griot storyteller from Senegal, will perform on the Kora, a traditional West African musical instrument, at 11:45 a.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7258

March 27: FARMINGTON,
the Crown College Choir and Crown Chamber Choir from Minnesota will perform at 7 p.m. at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. 778-9945

March 27: FARMINGTON,
the Maine band Wrecking will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium.

March 27: LEWISTON,
the Saahibo Band, an ensemble of local musicians and dancers led by two Somali singers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free 786-6135.

March 27: PORTLAND, Kathleen Edwards, with guest Justin Rutledge, will perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. $15 774-7842

March 27: PORTLAND, the Atlantic Trio will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

March 28: AUBURN,
Vegetables by Day will perform modern and classic rock at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 28: BATH, the Joan Hager Duo will perform at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

March 28: BRUNSWICK, Anne Tedards, soprano, and Marva Duerksen, piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

March 28: GARDINER,
Dirigo Highway, a country and bluegrass band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12/$10 582-7144

March 28: LEWISTON,
“La Soiree Canadienne,” with music by the Leblanc Family and featuring dinner and music, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 689-2000

March 28, 30: LEWISTON,
the Bates College Choir will perform “Messiah” at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 28: LEWISTON, Green and Bosse will perform blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12: 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

March 29: AUBURN, Mike Giasson will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 29: BATH, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, rock quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $16.36 442-8455

March 29: BATH, Gandalf Murphy will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. 442-8455

March 29: BRUNSWICK,
the Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

March 29: BRUNSWICK,
the Meddiebempsters will perform at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. 725-3375

March 29: LEWISTON,
a Musician’s Mix will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 29: LEWISTON,
the Three Point Trio will perform jazz at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 MIddle St. 376-3344

March 29: PORTLAND,
Mary Ann Driscoll will perform at Woodford Congregational Church. $10

March 29: PORTLAND, the fifth annual Bishop Frederick Wolf memorial concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St. $10/$5

March 29: PORTLAND,
Motor Booty Affair will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 29: ROCKPORT,
Anne-Marie McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $24-$32 236-2823

March 30: LIVERMORE FALLS, a benefit music jam session and supper will be held at 4 p.m. at Murray Hall. $7/$3.50 645-5193

March 30: PHILLIPS,
the Narrow Gauge String Band will perform at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Depot Street. Donations 778-2673

March 30: TOPSHAM,
the World Music Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

Dance

March 27, 28, 30, April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

March 27, April 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 28: BRUNSWICK, a salsa dance with music by Primo Cubano will be held at 8 p.m. at 11 Pleasant St. $10/$8 751-0613

March 28: FALMOUTH, a dance party for adults, “Dancing Through the Decades,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Maine State Ballet Studios, 348 U.S. Route One. $8 781-7672

March 28, 29, 30, 31: LEWISTON,
Bates College Modern Dance Company spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. $6/$3 786-6161

March 28: MECHANIC FALLS, the Country Ridge Riders will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 333-3267

March 28: PARIS,
an old-fashioned dance with music by the Jones Band will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

March 28: PORTLAND, Vintage will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club, Congress Street.

March 28, April 4, 11: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

March 29: FALMOUTH, the White Mountain Dance Ensemble will present “Exposed,” modern and contemporary dance, at 7 p.m. at Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One. $15 781-7672

March 29: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 333-3267

March 29: PARIS,
the Swinging Bears Square Dance Club class ball will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Public invited to watch at no charge. 743-7176

March 29: PORTLAND, Loopin’, a southern Maine world music band, will play at a dance party at 8 p.m. at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. $10 828-5600

March 29, April 5, 12: 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 29: TOPSHAM, the 18th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight at Mt. Ararat Middle School. $28-$10 563-8953

March 30, April 6: 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

Special

March 27: AUBURN, L/A Arts will present a Spoken Word performance by local teens at 6:15 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 782-7228

March 27: FARMINGTON,
Ibrahima Seck, a storyteller from Senegal, will perform at 11:45 a.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7258

March 27: PORTLAND, a comedy show will be presented by the Maine Hysterical Society at 7 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. $15/$10 780-5900

March 27: PORTLAND, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform at 7 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $68-$16 775-3458

March 27: TURNER,
the ninth annual Arts Gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Leavitt Area High School.

March 28, 29: AUGUSTA,
“Helen, Ethel and the Crazy Quilt,” an exhibit of the 1890 crazy quilt for which Helen Keller was asked to provide her signature and letters written by a young Keller to a 10-year-old girl on Bailey Island, will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Maine State Museum. 287-2301

March 28-April 19: FREEPORT, a benefit Designer Showcase Tour of Cranberry Ridge will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. $15 865-3985

March 28, 29, 30: GORHAM,
the 2008 Maine Home and Garden Show will be held at the Costello Sports Complex at the University of Southern Maine. Showtimes are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $7/$2

March 28: LEWISTON, the seventh Mount David Summit, the annual celebration of student academic achievement, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. 786-6330

March 28: NORWAY,
an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

March 28, 29: NORWAY,
a benefit inside yard sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alpha and Omega Thrift Shop, 39 Brown St. 743-9503

March 28: PORTLAND, comedian Chance Langton will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 28-30: RUMFORD,
a Family Fun Weekend with many events will be held at Black Mountain of Maine. 364-8977

March 28: WILTON,
the Wilton Early Childhood Center annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Cushing School. 645-2442

March 29: AUBURN, silhouette artist Ruth Monsell of Damariscotta will cut traditional portraits from five-minute sittings, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverside in Auburn. $20/$10 563-2920

March 29: AUBURN,
a benefit scrapbooking day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Dominic Regional High School, Gracelawn Road. $25 345-1034

March 29: AUBURN,
comedians Ira Proctor and Joe Wong will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $12/$14 777-1777

March 29: FARMINGTON,
a fund-raising auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School. 778-4279

March 29: FREEPORT, the Freeport Lioness-Lions Club annual variety show “Spotlight on Hollywood” will be held at 7 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10/$3 865-4104

March 29, 30: LEWISTON,
the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake will be held at Spare Time Recreation. 333-8472

March 29: NEWRY, the 23rd annual Maine Handicapped Skiing Ski-a-Thon will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 1-800-639-7770

March 29: OAKLAND, a benefit 5K run/walk will be held at 10 a.m. at Messalonskee High School, 62 Oak St. 465-9942

March 29: RANGELEY,
the Family Winter Carnival at Orgonon will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

March 29: RUMFORD,
“Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall, Smith Crossing. $3/$1

March 29: WILTON, the third annual Cabin Fever Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nichols Expo Center, Route 156. 778-4726

March 30, April 6, 13: BRIDGTON,
an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

March 30: PORTLAND, the Southern Maine 2008 Antique Paper Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside St. $4 828-8065

March 30: WESTBROOK, a earth healing ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street. 428-4448



Theater

March 27, 28, 29: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” about a man planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress at a French farmhouse, at Hallowell City Hall. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10/$8 626-3698

March 27-30: PARIS, “Swing, a four-member lead cast with an ensemble of singers and dancers, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 739-6200

March 27: PORTLAND, “Movin’ Out,” a Tony Award-winning musical, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $60-$45 842-0800

March 28-April 5: LEWISTON, King’s Bridge Theatre will perform “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” at Vineyard Auditorium, 12 Foss Road. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $5/$3 784-9500

March 29, April 4, 5: GRAY, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will present the mystery dinner-theater production “Mother Goose’s Grim Tales” at 6:30 p.m. at Spring Meadows Banquet Center, Route 100. $27.50 657-3880



Films

March 27, 28: GREENE,
filmmaker and storyteller Rick Howard will narrate his film “New Zealand” at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

March 27: LEWISTON,
“Imuhar: Une Legende” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. Free 783-1583

March 28: MEXICO, “Cat in the Hat” will be shown at 6 p.m. at Meroby Elementary School. $2

March 29-April 6: PORTLAND,
the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. $25831-7495

Books

March 30: PORTLAND,
Colin Woodard, author of “The Republic of Pirates: The Story of the Real Pirates of the Caribbean,” will sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. at Portland Harbor Museum, on the waterfront. 799-6337

Lectures

March 27: LEWISTON, Michael Celia, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at Princeton University, will speak on “Geological Storage as a Carbon Mitigation Option” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Carnegie Science Building, 44 Campus Ave. 786-6330

March 27: PORTLAND,
Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant professor of education at Harvard University, will speak on “I-Traps, Leadership, Culture” at 4 p.m. at UNE Westbrook College Campus. 221-4375

March 30: AUGUSTA, Rick Morris, registered professional archaeologist doing business as In Depth Archaeology in Lewiston, will speak at 2 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. 626-2385

March 30: OXFORD, Charlotte Ann England, retired special-education teacher in a rural Maine school, will speak about her work as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer at 12:30 p.m. at Oxford Congregational Church, King Street. 539-4007


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