April 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 24: CARTHAGE, Talisker will perform British and Celtic music at 7 p.m. at Skye Theater, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 24, 25: GREENE, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

April 25: AUBURN, Valerie Bennett, solo guitarist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 25: AUBURN, the Distributors will perform rock and blues at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s.

April 25: BATH, Matt Fogg, keyboard and vocals, will perform at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

April 25: GARDINER, the Boneheads, rock/blues/folk/soul band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

April 25: LEWISTON, Fiske and Herrera will perform indie music at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 25: NEW VINEYARD, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Church, Church Street. 684-3252

April 25: OXFORD, the Northern Lights Youth Choir will perform traditional and contemporary Christian music at 7 p.m. at Oxford Advent Christian Church. Free

April 25, 26: WESTBROOK, a cappella singers will perform in a competition at 6 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday at Westbrook High School, 125 Stroudwater St. $15 582-5523

April 26: AUBURN, Kevin Kimball and Ralph Thompson will perform blues at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 26: BATH, the Maine Fiddle Fest will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $12-$8 442-8455

April 26: LEWISTON, the Androscoggin Chorale and the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Choir will perform at 8 p.m. at the basilica, 27 Bartlett St. Free/donations 777-1200

April 26: LEWISTON, the Chinese Folk Art Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12-$5 689-2000

April 26: LEWISTON, Fiske and Herrera will perform at 1 p.m. at Cafe Bon Bon, 205 Main St. 783-8200

April 26: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform rock and blues at 9 p.m. at Warden’s.

April 26: LEWISTON, the Three Point Trio will perform jazz at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 26: PORTLAND, the Brew, an energetic pop/rock/jam quartet, will perform at 10 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. $10 775-2266

April 26: PORTLAND, the Bob Charest Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 26: PORTLAND, Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground and Lynn Deeves will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Luther Bonney Auditorium, 46 Bedford St. $5 899-9363

April 26, 27: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. 842-0800

April 26: RUMFORD, Evan Belanger, Annette St. Pierre and Andre St. Pierre will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Church Hall. $5

April 27: AUBURN, area church musicians and singers will perform at a benefit concert at 6 p.m. at Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St. 784-6661

April 27: AUGUSTA, the CODA Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. at Green Street United Methodist Church. $10/$5 621-3551

April 27: LEWISTON, singer/songwriter Diane Muise will perform a gospel concert at 5 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, Hogan Road. Free/Donations 786-2636

April 27: MECHANIC FALLS, the Down East Country Music Association spring spectacular show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$2 793-8884

April 27: PORTLAND, saxophonist/composer David Liebman will perform at 8 p.m. at 1 Longfellow Square. $20-$10

April 27: ROCKLAND, Imani Winds will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $32-$8 236-2823

Dance

April 24, 25, 27, May 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11: 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 24, May 1, 8: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 24, 25, 26: WATERVILLE, the Colby Dance Theater will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. 859-4535

April 25: MECHANIC FALLS, the Kayla Wass Band will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

April 25, May 2, 9: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 26: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

April 26: SABATTUS, a dinner dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$4 375-4850

April 27: LEWISTON, Clary Hill 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 24: NORWAY, children in grades one through six will celebrate the wonders of chocolate at 2 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library. 743-5308

April 26: AUBURN, a mother/daughter/doll tea party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Literary Union Clubhouse, 19 Elm St. $5/$2

April 26: LEWISTON, “Lessons Through Expressions,” an art event for community children in grades kindergarten through four, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. $1 513-3121

April 26: PARIS, Mary Ukelady Hargreaves will perform at 11 a.m. in the children’s room at Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. 743-6994

April 26: WINDHAM, a Kids Night Out will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church. $10 892-1810

April 27: PORTLAND, Brady Rymer will perform for children and families at 1 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, corner of Congress and State streets. $8 761-1757

Special

April 24: BRIDGTON, a Books Are Fun book fair will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridgton Hospital.

April 24: PORTLAND, a spoken word and open-mic night with reader Eleanor Morse will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Addison Woolley Gallery and Center for Photographic Inquiry, 87 Market St. $10 775-0678

April 25, 26: AUGUSTA, the Kora Temple Shrine Circus will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday and at 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. $10-$4 626-2400

April 25: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

April 25: PORTLAND, comedian Dave Rattigan will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 26: AUBURN, the semi-annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

April 26: AUBURN, the mother-daughter-doll tea will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the WLU Clubrooms, 19 Elm St. $6/$2 783-8355

April 26: AUBURN, comedian Dave Rattigan will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

April 26: GARDINER, a stand-up Comedy Showcase will be held at 8 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $6 582-7144

April 26: GORHAM, the annual Knap-In, a daylong event honoring the art of crafting tools from stone, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at USM Bailey Hall. Free/Donation 780-5321

April 26, 27: GORHAM, the University of Southern Maine Benefit Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Field House, 37 College Ave. Donations 780-5594

April 26: GRAY, a used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gray Public Library. 657-4056

April 26: LEWISTON, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center annual Haiti yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. 777-8261

April 26: LEWISTON, the second annual Workers Memorial Day/May Day breakfast to honor Maine workers who were injured or died on the job last year and to celebrate the working people and labor unions will be held at the Bates Mill Complex on the second floor, 35 Canal St.

April 26: LIVERMORE, a benefit lawn sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-6951

April 26: OTISFIELD, the Otisfield Fire Department open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spurr’s Corner Fire Station, Route 121.

April 26: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

April 26: PARIS, a spring sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, 39 Main St.

April 26: PORTLAND, the Fourth International Food Festival and Silent Auction will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road. $20 741-5662

April 26: PORTLAND, the All Things Woods Expo 2008 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Portland Exposition Building. Free 722-4214

April 26: WATERVILLE, the “Seize the Mic” finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House. 680-2055

April 26: WILTON, a Great Whatever Auction benefit will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hill School. 645-3894

April 27: AUBURN, the 10th annual Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. 333-6601

April 27, May 4, 11: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

April 27: MANCHESTER, the Manchester Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Manchester Grange Hall, Route 202. $1.50 623-3436

April 27: NORWAY, tea tales and tea tasting will be held at 2 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, Main Street. 743-5309

Theater

April 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 24, 25, 26: BRUNSWICK, “Babes in Arms,” about young people putting on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm during the Depression, will be performed at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free 725-3375

April 24-27: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will perform “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16/$12 865-6251

April 24-27: 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 24, 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. April 26, 27. $10/$8 739-6200

April 24-May 11: PORTLAND, Maine’s Irish Theater Company will perform “Philadelphia, Here I Come,” exploring the pleasure and pain of emigration, at Studio Theater at the Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $17/$13 799-5327

April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Aida” at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 799-1421

April 26, 27: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Diamonds,” a musical montage of all that is baseball, at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. $20 783-0958

April 27: LEWISTON, the one-woman play “Shirley Valentine” will be performed by Willy Russell at 2 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 689-2000

Films

April 24: BRUNSWICK, “The Countdown,” showcasing six of the top drum corps performances of recent seasons, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Brunswick 10, 19 Gurnet Road.

Lectures

April 24: BLUE HILL, Dr. Deborah Smith, NSF funded lecturer from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will speak on “Strange Sea Floor Domes Uncovered,” at 7 p.m. at Marine Environmental Research Institute, 55 Main St. 374-2135

April 24: BRUNSWICK, Tom Green, director of the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, will speak on “Cultural Identity and Archaeology: Native Americans and Repatriation” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3416

April 24: BRUNSWICK, artist Shahzia Sikander will speak on “Narrative as Transformation” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3257

April 24: LEWISTON, Tammie Grieshaber, gallery curator and photographer, will speak about digitally photographing your work and preparing the files for best viewing on a computer at 6:30 p.m. at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. 782-7228

April 25: PORTLAND, Richard Wrangham, Ph.D., will speak on “The Natural Cook: What Diet Does to Make Us Human” at 7 p.m. at Westbrook College Campus. 602-2269

April 26: LEWISTON, Barry Rodrigue, archaeologist and geographer, will speak on “Shaking the Family Tree: Global Surprises,” at 10 a.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3050


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