April 17, 24: AUBURN, Mary Murphy, jazz and blues pianist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 17: BRUNSWICK, the Maine Jazz Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 18: AUBURN, Vegetables by Day will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 18: BATH, Zach Ovington, violin and vocals, and Mike Arciero, guitar, will perform at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 18: BROWNFIELD, the Patty Larkin CD release show will be held at 8 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. $20 1-866-227-6523

April 18: BRUNSWICK, pianist Anastasia Antonacos will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 18: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin music students will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 18: GARDINER, Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

April 18: LEWISTON, Jim Weider and Mitch Stein’s big guitars will be featured at 8 p.m. at The Maple Room, 22 Park St. 1-866-901-1036

April 18: LEWISTON, Travis Cyr will perform folk/blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 19: AUBURN, Johnny D and the Rockets will perform blues at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 19: BANGOR, Headstart will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, 683 Hogan Road. 775-2126

April 19: BATH, Noel Paul Stookey, folk singer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $40-$33 442-8455

April 19: BRUNSWICK, Twisted Roots will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, 151 Maine St. 775-2126

April 19: BUCKFIELD, the Half Moon Jug Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $12/$8 336-3306

April 19: LEWISTON, Roy LeBlanc will perform as Elvis, with a tribute to Johnny Cash, at 1 and 8 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Pleasant St. $20 783-0058

April 19: LEWISTON, the Cambiata will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose at the Lewiston Mall, East Avenue. 775-2126

April 19: LEWISTON, classical musicians Toma Popovici, Sarita Kwok and Alexandre Lecarme will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 689-2000

April 19: LEWISTON, the Toughcats from North Haven Island will perform bluegrass at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 19: PORTLAND, Samuel James will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, 151 Middle St. 775-2126

April 19: PORTLAND, Portland singer/songwriter Bob McKillop will perform at 8 p.m. at North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St. Free 272-2748

April 19: SCARBOROUGH, Greyboy Allstars will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

April 19: WALDOBORO, the ninth annual Acapella Music Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Waldo Theatre, Main Street. $15/$10 832-6060

April 19: WATERVILLE, Lost on Liftoff will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, Elm Plaza. 775-2126

April 19: WINDHAM, Pete Kilpatrick will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, 771 Roosevelt Trail. 775-2126

April 20: AUBURN, Phil House will play old-time favorites at the “Sweetheart Sing-a-Long” at 2 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5/$3 783-0461

April 20: AUGUSTA, the Maine Academy of Country Music benefit fundraiser will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Route 17. $10/$8 549-7438

April 20: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 20: PORTLAND, the USM Chorale will perform at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, High Street. $10/$5 775-2301

April 20: SALEM, the A and E Hill Country Music bluegrass show will be held at 1 p.m. at Salem Community Building.

Dance

April 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, May 1, 2, 4: 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 17, 24, May 1: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 18: MECHANIC FALLS, the Country Ridge Riders will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

April 18: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by Maine Swingin’ DJs will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. 653-5012

April 18, 25, May 2: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 18: WINDHAM, a dance-a-thon will be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Windham Union Church. 892-1810

April 19: MECHANIC FALLS, a silent auction and dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Elm Street. $10 576-0403

April 19: 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

April 19: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5 743-5723

April 19, 26, May 3: 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 19: RUMFORD, Party Time will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Snowshoe Club.

April 20: 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

April 17: AUGUSTA, the Construction Expo of Maine will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. 622-3068

April 17-19: 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 18: AUBURN, a spring fashion show will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave. Free 782-0348

April 18: HALLOWELL, poets Ruth Bookey, Nancy Henry and Alice Persons will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. $3 685-3636

April 18, 19: LEWISTON, the Kora Temple Shrine Circus will be held at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. The hours are 4 and 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $10-$4 783-2009

April 18, 19: LEWISTON, the Toy Library yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Community Center, 134 College St. 781-1112

April 18: LISBON FALLS, an adult benefit “Night of Laughs” comedy show will be held at 9 p.m. at Lisbon High School. $10

April 18: PORTLAND, comedian Larry Norton will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 18: UNITY, an Earth Day celebration with many activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Unity Elementary School. 948-3131

April 19: AUBURN, the eighth annual fabric and craft supply fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church. 753-0367

April 19: CANTON, a benefit Chinese and silent auction will be held at 4 p.m. at the new fire station. 597-2920

April 19: DENMARK, the 14th annual Denmark Sheepfest will be held at Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main St. 452-2687

April 19: LEWISTON, a Kickin’ Cancer carnival, with classic games from luck duck to ring toss, concessions, music by the local teen band Atmosphere and more, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. All proceeds will be donated to the Live Strong Lance Armstrong Foundation.

April 19: LIVERMORE FALLS, an inside yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, Route 133 and Baldwin Street. 897-2301

April 19, 20: OGUNQUIT, the Patriots Weekend Event with bazaar and craft show, restaurant tastings, entertainment, casino night and Kidstown amusements will be held on the main beach. 646-2939

April 19: OXFORD, the Literary Festival and book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave.

April 19: PORTLAND, a plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Southern Maine Community College greenhouse, 10 Slocum Drive. 741-5877

April 19, 20: PORTLAND, the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at UNE Finley Gymnasium, 716 Stevens Ave. 372-9641

April 19: ROCKPORT, a poetry celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Free 236-2875

April 19: RUMFORD, an all-male beauty pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $10

April 19: SANFORD, comedian Tim Sample will perform at 5 p.m. at Bull Moose, Center for Shopping. 775-2126

April 19: WINDHAM, the Lake Region Holistic Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, River Road. 428-4448

April 20: AUBURN, the United Way Full Moon Madness fundraiser will be held from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Margarita’s Restaurant, 180 Center St. 795-4000

April 20, 27, May 4: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

April 20: NORWAY, an Earth Day celebration will be held at noon behind the Fare Share Co-op. 890-0545

April 20: RUMFORD, the third annual Elliott Card Challenge, featuring the Bangor International Brotherhood of Magicians, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hotel Harris. Free

Theater

April 17, 18, 19, 20: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will perform “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the center, Holbrook Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16/$12 865-2220

April 17-27: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will perform “The Glass Menagerie” at the Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street. Showtimes are 8 p.m. April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26; and 2 p.m. April 20, 26, 27. $10/$8 739-6200

April 17-20: 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 17-20: 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. Thursday and Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

April 17, 18: SEBAGO, auditions for the musical “Into the Woods” will be held at 6 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. 642-3743

April 18, 19: AUBURN, the CMCC Lakeside Players will perform “Unhappily Ever After,” a one-act musical, at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at CMCC Kirk Hall. Free 838-1722

April 18, 19, 24, 25, 26: BAR MILLS, the Originals will perform “Silence,” a story involving cross-dressing, hallucinogenic drugs, alternative religions and apocalyptic dreams, at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $15/$13 929-5412

April 18, 19: BRUNSWICK, “Dutchman” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3375

April 18: SEBAGO, “The Three Aliens Radio Show” will be presented at 8 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $10 642-3743

April 18: TURNER, the senior class at Leavitt Area High School will perform “Get Smart,” following the adventures of Maxwell Smart, at 7 p.m. at the school. $8/$5

Films

April 17: BRUNSWICK, a film on extreme sports phenom Travis Pastrana, the Evel Knievel of this generation, will be shown at Brunswick 10, 19 Gurnet Road.

April 18, 19: PORTLAND, “The Escapists Attack at Midnight,” a horror film for mature audiences, will be shown at midnight at Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. 615-4021

Lectures

April 17: BRUNSWICK, Susan Kaplan, director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, will speak on “The Boiler Went to Pieces, the Ship Was on Fire: Untold Stories of Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Hubbard Hall. Free 725-3416

April 17: FREEPORT, Dr. Rick Clugston, executive director of the Center for Respect of Life and Environment, will speak on “Strengthening More Humane and Sustainable Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities” at 7 p.m. at Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. $5 865-4469

April 17: LEWISTON, three members of Lewiston’s Somali community will speak on the “Immigrant Experience in L/A” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3119

April 17: PORTLAND, author Jenny Siler will speak on “The Prince of Bagram Prison” at 7 p.m. at UNE Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. Free 221-4324

April 18: GRAY, Mexican ceramic artist Pablo Paredes Goch will speak at 5:30 p.m. at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 25 Shaker Road. 657-2244

April 19: DRESDEN, Jon and Benoit Drappeau will speak about their visit to Asia at 10 a.m. at Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road. 737-8810

April 19: TOPSHAM, Barbara Bean will speak about his exhibit, “Flying High,” at 11 a.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727


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