Concerts

April 3: CARTHAGE, Fresia and the Offsprings, a family trio, will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 3: LEWISTON, voice students of John Corrie will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 3: LEWISTON,
a senior thesis performance of music by Rachel Wardell will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 3: PORTLAND,
Christina Astrachan, Kathleen Grammer, Timothy Neill Johnson, Peter Allen, Frank Glazer and Carol Eaton Elowe will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

April 4: AUBURN, local musician Lindsey Montana will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 4: BATH,
Muriel Havenstein, keyboard, and Fitz Jenkins, double bass, will perform at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 4: BATH, Catie Curtis will perform folk music at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $29-$22 442-8455

April 4: BIDDEFORD,
the James Montgomery Band, a high-energy blues act, will perform at City Theater. $12.50 282-9700

April 4: BRUNSWICK, music composed by Bowdoin College music majors will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 4, 5: CARRABASSETT VALLEY,
Dirty McCurdy will perform at Sugarloaf at the Widowmaker. 1-800-427-3483

April 4: GARDINER, the Coming Grass will perfrom roots rock ‘n’ roll at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

April 4: GORHAM, Keith Crook will play classical guitar at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15-$5 780-5555

April 4: LEWISTON,
Christopher Bell will perform acoustic Indie rock at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 4, 5, 11, 12. 18, 19: 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

April 5: BRUNSWICK, Twyce Shy will perform at 8:30 p.m. at MJ’s Tavern. 725-6161

April 5: FARMINGTON, Maine Mountain Chamber Music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $9/$7

April 5: LEWISTON, a senior thesis performance of music by Brett Hine will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 5: LEWISTON,
Kirstin and Friends will perform at 3:30 p.m. at New Life Community Center, 134 College St. 782-3939

April 5: LEWISTON,
Frank Hopkins will perform blues/folk at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 5: NORWAY,
Act V will perform songs of the ’50s at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. $25 743-5309

April 5: PORTLAND, Capitol Steps, a musical/political satire troupe, will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $35/$40 842-0800

April 5: PORTLAND, Riot Act will perform rock music at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 5: SANGERVILLE,
Evergreen will perform at 7 p.m. at the East Sangerville Grange Coffeehouse. 564-8596

April 6: AUGUSTA, the Pineland Suzuki School annual benefit concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Cony high School Performing Arts Center. $10/$5 265-5920

April 6: AUGUSTA,
vocal and instrumental tunes by the Fort Western Singing School will be performed at 2 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. 626-2385

April 6: BRUNSWICK,
Bowdoin music major Andrea Printy will perform at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 725-3747

April 6: FARMINGTON,
the UMF Community Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium, Main Street. $6/$5 778-6672

April 6: FARMINGTON,
the Mt. Blue Jazz Band, a cappella group Voices and girls ensemble Syncopations will perform at 2 p.m. at Old South Church, Main Street. Donations 778-3513

April 6: FARMINGTON,
Journey Home will perform at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2 and 27. Donations

April 6: LEWISTON,
the Androscoggin Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 782-7228

April 6: LEWISTON, a senior thesis performance of music by Nate Witherbee will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 6: LEWISTON,
Hope Hoffman will sing and play fiddle, viola and guitar at 12:30 p.m. at Cafe Bon Bon, 205 Main St. 783-8200

April 6: MECHANIC FALLS,
a pioneer show starring Ira Allen will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $14/$16 345-3211

April 6, 13: PORTLAND, the 24th annual Rock-Off competition will be held at McAuley Performing Arts Center, 637 Stevens Ave. $10/$12 857-9002

Dance

April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

April 3, 10, 17: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 4-6, 11-13: FALMOUTH, Maine State Ballet will perform “Coppelia” at the theater, 348 U.S. Route 1. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $15 781-7672

April 4: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

April 4: PORTLAND,
a swing dance, with music by Victory Swing Band, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. 653-5012

April 4, 11, 18: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 5: MECHANIC FALLS, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Elm Street. $20-$4 998-2058

April 5: MECHANIC FALLS, a dance with music by the Good Ole Boys will be held at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

April 5, 12, 19: PORTLAND,
a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

April 5: RUMFORD, the Holligans will play at a benefit dance at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $7 364-2612

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

Kids

April 3: SACO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert “Dancing With the Strings” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Fairfield School. $3 773-6128

April 4: AUBURN, spring kiddie night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Edward Little High School gym. 783-8528

April 4: BRUNSWICK, the Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert “Dancing With the Strings” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Brunswick High School. $3 773-6128

Special

April 3: AUBURN, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 7 p.m. in the St. Dominic Regional High School gym, Gracelawn Road. $10 786-3088

April 3-6: BANGOR, the Bangor Garden Show will be held at the Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. The hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday for the preview night gala at $52.50/$35 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $10/$7 990-4444

April 3-19: 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

April 3: PORTLAND, award-winning novelist and journalist Jennifer Egan will give a reading at 6:30 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Center. $5 807-4114

April 4: FALMOUTH, the Eco Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Maine Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Road. $15 781-2330

April 4, 5: LEWISTON,
the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society fourth annual kitten shower will be held at the shelter, 55 Strawberry Ave. 783-2311

April 4: PORTLAND, Lisa Lampanelli, a no-holds-barred insult comic, will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $34.50 842-0800

April 4: PORTLAND, comedian Mark Scalia will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 4, 5, 6: PORTLAND,
the 39th annual Portland Home Show will be held at the Portland Expo and Ice Arena. The hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $6 1-800-237-6024

April 4: RUMFORD,
the St. Athanasius-St. John School annual auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club. 364-2528

April 5: AUBURN, a holistic fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Pleasant Street. $2 428-4448

April 5: FARMINGTON,
the third annual fundraising Scrapbook Crop will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at UMF North Dining Hall. 778-6721

April 5: GARDINER, an open house and book/bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. 582-3312

April 5, 6: LISBON FALLS,
a benefit indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at MTM Community Center. 353-2264

April 5: LIVERMORE FALLS, the second annual “Price is Right” event will be held at 6 p.m. at Livermore Falls Middle School gymnasium. $7

April 5: NEW GLOUCESTER, a Youth Talent Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. at New Gloucester Congregational Church vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $10/$5 926-3161

April 5: WINDHAM, 400-plus high-school and college students, school administrators and Outing Club leaders, Maine guides, park and recreation managers and environmentalists will gather to celebrate spring at Windham High School. 882-9613

April 6, 13, 20: BRIDGTON,
an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

April 6: PARIS, the second annual “Jump Rope-a-Thon” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Oxford Hills Elementary School.

Theater

April 3, 4, 5: LEWISTON, Lewiston High School students will perform “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 7:30 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, Central Avenue. $8/$5

April 3-20: PORTLAND,
Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “Hedda Gabler: A Re-Vision,” an adapted version of the Henrik Ibsen classic, at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. $18 730-2389

April 3-20: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Magnetic North,” about a young husband who meets a woman from his past during a period of crisis during his marriage, at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

April 4, 5, 6: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Orphans, Villains and Trouble – Oh My!” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $6 729-8584

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

April 4, 5: LEWISTON, King’s Bridge Theatre will perform “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” at Vineyard Auditorium, 12 Foss Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $5/$3 784-9500

April 5: LEWISTON, L/A Arts will present the Pushcart Players and their performance of “Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” at 1:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $7/$5 782-7228

Films

April 3: FARMINGTON, “Slim Hopes and What a Girl Wants” will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Ricker Hall. Free 778-7387

April 3-6: PORTLAND, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. $25831-7495

April 4, 5: FREEPORT, “The Moses Code” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St. 865-0900

Books

April 5: BRUNSWICK, Wendy Ulmer, author of “A Isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet,” will sign copies of her book at 3 p.m. at Borders, 147 bath Road. 721-1178

April 5: NORWAY, Bobby Walker, author of “I Couldn’t Drive But I Could Talk,” will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norway Rehab and Living Center, 29 Marion Ave.

April 5: PORTLAND,
Wendy Ulmer, author of “A Isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet,” will sign copies of her book at 11 a.m. at Borders, 430 Gorham Road. 775-6110

Lectures

April 3: AUGUSTA, David and Vivian Dennett will speak on “Augusta in Pictures: Downtown in the 19th Century” at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. 626-2385

April 3: BETHEL, acclaimed photographer Victor Hart from Rockland’s Senior College will speak at 4:30 p.m. at the Gehring House, 77 Broad St. Free 665-2181

April 3: BRUNSWICK,
DeWitt John, Thomas F. Shannon director of environmental studies at Bowdoin College, will speak on “Climate Change: National Policy, Bowdoin’s Response” at 12:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3253

April 3: BRUNSWICK,
Arun Agrawal, professor of natural resources and environment at the University of Michigan, will speak on “Indigenous Knowledge and Power” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Smith Auditorium. Free 725-3396

April 3: BRUNSWICK,
Kirsten Holmstedt, author, will speak on “Women Making History on the Battlefield” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Daggett Lounge.; Free 725-3433

April 3: FARMINGTON,
Donald Zillman will speak on “Good Jobs Happen/Clean Environment/How Can Maine Make It Happen?” at 11:45 a.m. at UMF Thomas Auditorium. Free

April 3: FARMINGTON, Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, assistant professor at City College of City University of New York, will speak about the devastating impact of armed conflict on the lives of women and girls around the world, at 5:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. 778-7199

April 3: LEWISTON,
Joel Goldstein, expert on the U.S. vice presidency, will speak on “Campaigning for America: Edmund S. Muskie’s 1968 Vice Presidential Campaign” at 4:30 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives. Free 786-6272

April 3: PORTLAND, author Monica Wood will speak about the creative process at 7 p.m. at Abplanalp Library at UNE Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. Free 221-4324

April 4: BRUNSWICK, Kimberley Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at Harvard Divinity School, will speak on “The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Iphigenia, Sedna and the Submarine Mare on Modern Marine Pollution” at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 725-3465

April 5: BRUNSWICK,
agronomist Wendy Holm will speak on “Eating Local, Acting Global – Making a Difference in Castro’s Cuba” at noon at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. Free 751-0613

April 7: BRUNSWICK, artist James McGarrell will speak on “The Rules of My Game” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3782


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