May 1: CARTHAGE, Maine fiddler Ed Howe and guitarist John Cote will perform at 7 p.m. at Sky Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 1: LEWISTON, Colin Hay will perform at 8 p.m. at the Maple Room, 22 Park St. $40 450-8645

May 2: BATH, Susan Werner will perform folk music at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $22-$18 442-8455

May 2: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Colin Hay will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $22/$25 633-6855

May 2: BRUNSWICK, an eclectic mix of music by Bowdoin musicians will be presented at noon at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 725-3747

May 2, 3: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Chorus and Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

May 2: BUXTON, Dirty McCurdy will perform at the Buxton Tavern. 1-800-427-3483

May 2: FARMINGTON, the UMF Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF ‘s Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5 778-7072

May 2: LEWISTON, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free 786-6135

May 2: LEWISTON, the Mutineers from southern Maine will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 3: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will perform at Club Texas, Center Street. $3-$10 1-800-427-3483

May 3: BAR MILLS, Andrew Leonard, classical guitarist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $14/$12 929-6472

May 3: FREEPORT, Zemya, a nine-woman a cappella World Music group, will perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at New Elm Farm, 27 Lambert Road. 865-4019

May 3: LEWISTON, flutist Carl Dimow, guitarist Nathan Kolosko and percussionist Norm Bergeron will perform South American music at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

May 3: LEWISTON, Russian pianist Tamara Poddubnaya will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$12 689-2000

May 3: NEW GLOUCESTER, Two Old Friends, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at New Gloucester Village Coffee House at the First Congregational Church. $10/$5 926-3161

May 3: PORTLAND, the Corona Brothers will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 3: PORTLAND, the Merasi, a traditional Indian musical group, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. $15/$10 323-2253

May 3: PORTLAND, the Renaissance Voices, a 21-voice a capella ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. $15/$12 766-0059

May 3: RICHMOND, gospel singer Ken Fernald will perform at 6 p.m. at Richmond Corner Baptist Church, Route 197. 737-8635

May 3: YARMOUTH, the Downeaster’s Barbershop Chorus will present “A Rocky Coast Companion” at 2 and 7 p.m. at Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center. $15-$10 934-5857

May 4: AUBURN, the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St. $6 795-6921

May 4: BAR HARBOR, James McMurtry will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St. $25 288-3441

May 4: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Chamber Choir will perform at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

May 4: BRUNSWICK, violist Eric Lee will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3747

May 4: FARMINGTON, Greater Purpose will perform at 6 p.m. at Farmington Baptist Church.

May 4: LEWISTON, Franco-American singer/songwriter Josee Vachon will perform at 12:30 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, Pleasant Street. $15 784-1434

May 4: LEWISTON, the Maine Fiddler’s Showcase will be held at 2 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 689-2000

May 4: PEMAQUID, the Merasi, a traditional Indian musical group, will perform at 3 p.m. at Carpenter’s Boatshop. Free 323-2253

May 4: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Society will perform at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. $15/$20 828-0043

May 4: RUMFORD, Andy Stein’s Blue Four will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. 369-9141

Dance

May 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

May 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

May 2: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin College’s department of theater and dance will perform at 12:30 p.m. on the Walker Art Museum steps. Free

May 2: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

May 2: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by Big Chief, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. 653-5012

May 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 3: BANGOR, the 2008 Northeastern Maine Heart Ball will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. $125 945-2973

May 3: BRUNSWICK, a benefit family luau dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Drive. $10/$5 353-8014

May 3, 10, 17: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

May 3: RUMFORD, Duke will play at two dances, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. at the Rumford Eagles Club Function Hall. $10/$6 739-9798

May 3: SABATTUS, a dance, with honoring of Mother of the Year, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club. $10 375-4850

May 4: 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

May 3: BRIDGTON, the Children’s Art Festival, with entertainment, food and many art activities, will be held at Stevens Brook Elementary School. 647-3116

May 3: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Fish and Game will hold a Kid Fishing Derby for ages 3 through 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monmouth Fish and Game Pond, Route 202.

May 3: RUMFORD, the Mountain Valley Kids Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight at the Eagles Hall. 739-9798

Special

May 1: FARMINGTON, a used book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. 778-7225

May 1: FARMINGTON, poet Tryfon Tolides will present a reading at noon at UMF Olsen Student Center. 778-7454

May 1-3: SABATTUS, a benefit bake sale will be held at Sabattus Credit Union. 375-8399

May 2: AUBURN, a teen open mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

May 2, 3: DURHAM, the Fran Brown May Memoranza National Scrapbook Weekend will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Durham Congregational Church, Route 136. $20 353-4030

May 2: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers will perform improv comedy at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $3 778-3561

May 2: LEWISTON, the THRIVE Youth Group will tell personal stories of their experiences with multiple mental-health services from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cafe Bon Bon, Main Street.

May 2: PORTLAND, comedian Tom Clark will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 3: AUBURN, an indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

May 3: AUBURN, comedian Bob Niles will perform at 8 p.m. at the Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

May 3: FARMINGTON, the seventh annual benefit kids’ stuff sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old South Congregational Church. 578-0286

May 3: FARMINGTON, the Greater Franklin County Homeless Coalition’s Night in the Park will be held from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday at UMF Abbott Park. 293-4597

May 3, 4: FARMINGTON, the Literacy Volunteers used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, School Street. 778-3460

May 3: HARRISON, a teen coffeehouse will be held at 6 p.m. at Twin Bridges Pentecostal Church, Route 117. Free 647-2191

May 3: JAY, the Daughters of Isabella yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rose Parish Hall. 897-4818

May 3: NORWAY, “Selected Stories: a Live Reading Event” will be held at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309

May 3: PARIS, a bike show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St. 712-7957

May 3: PORTLAND, Larry the Cable Guy will perform at 8 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. $43.75 775-3458

May 3: ROXBURY, the benefit Polar Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. at Roxbury Pond third beach. 369-0221

May 3, 4: TOPSHAM, a benefit book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hannaford Store. 729-5124

May 4, 11, 18: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

May 4: BRUNSWICK, a Coin and Stamp Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Drive. 721-7872

May 4: LEWISTON, a poetry reading will be held at 3 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives. 786-6237

May 4: LISBON, the 22nd annual Beaver Park Fishing Derby will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Middle Pond. 353-9075

Theater

May 1: AUBURN, Community Little Theater will hold auditions for “Sylvia” at 6:30 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. 783-0958

May 1-4: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at UMF Alumni Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$6 779-7084

May 1-11: 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

May 1-25: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Doubt,” a drama about the confrontation between ethics and uncertainty, 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

May 2: BRUNSWICK, “Beauty and Duty Renaissance Procession” will be performed at 1:30 p.m. on Bowdoin College’s campus quad. Free 725-3375

May 2-18: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Steel Magnolias” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 729-8584

May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the theater at Lisbon and Maple streets. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$14 782-3200

May 2, 3: PORTLAND, “Evita” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Portland City Hall Merrill Hall. $60-$45 842-0800

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

May 2, 3, 4: SEBAGO, music theater students at Schoolhouse Arts Center will perform the Broadway musical “Willy Wonka Junior,” based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by Roald Dahl, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, corner of Routes 114 and 35. $10/$12 642-3743

May 2-18: WESTBROOK, Reindeer Theatre Company will perform “American Idle,” a comedy showcasing the talents of 18 area young individuals, at Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$8 857-9002

May 4, 5: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will hold auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 6 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. 865-2220

May 4: LEWISTON, the New Life Drama Company will perform at 5 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, Hogan Road. 786-2636

Films

May 1: BRUNSWICK, “Slim Hopes/What a Girl Wants” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3620

May 1-6: PORTLAND, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held in the Portland area. 831-7495

May 3: AUBURN, “Recycled Life,” a documentary about the city’s main garbage dump, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free/Donations 783-0461

May 4: PORTLAND, “I Have Never Forgotten You – The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal” will be shown at 11 a.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. Free 831-7495

Books

May 1: FARMINGTON, Richard Russo, author of “A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death and Hospice,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Devaney Doak and Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

May 1: FARMINGTON, poet Tryfon Tolides, author of “An Almost Pure Empty Walking,” will sign copies of his book at noon at UMF Olsen Student Center. 778-7454

May 1: WATERVILLE, Rhea Cote Robbins, author of “Wednesday’s Child,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. 873-7085

Lectures

May 1: BRUNSWICK, Elliott Schwartz, professor of music emeritus, will speak on “The Life a Composer: Crosswords, Menus and Maps” at 12:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3747

May 1: BRUNSWICK, Elizabeth Escobedo of the University of Denver will speak on “Re-Envisioning Rosie: Mexican Women and Wartime Opportunities, 1940-1945” at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 725-3291

May 1: BRUNSWICK, Douglas Brooks will speak on “Japanese Boatbuilding” at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Druckenmiller Hall. Free 725-3046

May 1: LEWISTON, Ambassador Dennis Ross, Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C., will speak on “Statecraft in the Middle East” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives.


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