May 8, 15, 22: 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 St. 333-3041

May 8: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin students will perform music for violin, guitar, trombone, viola, piano and voice at noon at Bowdoin College’s Gibson Hall. Free 725-3747

May 8: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin students will perform music for jazz bass, piano, cello and voice at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. 725-3747

May 8: BRUNSWICK, the Ying Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3375

May 8: CARTHAGE, Cape Breton singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald and fiddler Rachel Davis will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 8, 9: GREENE, Denny Breau and Frank Coffin will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

May 8: LEWISTON, clarinetist Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

May 8: PORTLAND, the Borromeo String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $34-$10 842-0800

May 9: AUBURN, Singer/guitarist Lindsey Montana will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 9: BATH, Xar Adelberg, double bass, and Thomas Mueller, keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

May 9: BRUNSWICK, organist Andrea Printy will perform at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 725-3747

May 9: CAMDEN, the traditional Indian musical group Merasi will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House. $20/$7 323-2253

May 9: ELLSWORTH, singer/songwriter Graham Parker will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Shangri-La, 192 Main St. $25 667-2200

May 9: FARMINGTON, the Sparrow’s Song Youth Choir will perform at 7 p.m. at Fairbanks Union Church. Donations 778-4654

May 9: LEWISTON, the G-Sharp Duo will perform French music at 8 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

May 9: LEWISTON, Just Us, a local musical group, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. $5/$6 784-2926

May 9: LEWISTON, the Intergalactic Yurt Band will perform bluegrass/blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 9: WALDOBORO, the Tapestry Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Waldo Theatre. $10/$12 563-7981

May 9, 10: WATERVILLE, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and Bossov Ballet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. $15/$5 873-7000

May 10: AUBURN, Steve M and the Chicks, a steel drum band, will perform at a Caribbean beach party at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 10: BAR MILLS, the All Star Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $14/$12 929-6472

May 10: BRUNSWICK, violist Seoung-Yeon Kim will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Gibson Hall. Free 725-3747

May 10, 11: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Chorus spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Old South Church, Main Street. $6/$5 778-7072

May 10: FREEPORT, the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center. Donations 780-5555

May 10: FREEPORT, the Tony Boffa Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Freeport Cabaret, 5 Depot St. 865-1780

May 10: JAY, a country music show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Jay Grange Hall. $5/$3 645-4628

May 10: LEWISTON, “Remembering Tom Rowe,” a benefit concert, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $27-$17 782-7228

May 10: LEWISTON, the Eric Green Party will perform blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 10: NEWCASTLE, the Tapestry Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church. $10/$12 563-7981

May 10: PORTLAND, the Stream Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 10: PORTLAND, Women in Harmony will perform at 7 p.m. at State Street Church. $15-$10 766-5158

May 11: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler, and Natalie Haas, cellist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $17/$20 633-6855

May 11: LEWISTON, Women in Harmony will perform at 2 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15-$13 783-1585

May 11: PORTLAND, the Reindeer Rock-Off finals will be held at 3 p.m. at Catherine McAuley High School. $12/$10 857-9002

May 11: PORTLAND, the Windhover Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at First Parish Church. $15/$10 772-1160

Dance

May 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25: 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 8, 15, 22: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

May 9: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College’s Chase Hall Lounge. $5

May 9: 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

May 9: PARIS, Art Moves Dance Project will perform at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $5 743-5569

May 9: PORTLAND, the PORTopera’s annual dinner/dance and auction will be held at the Portland Marriott Hotel. $125 879-7678

May 9: PORTLAND, the Portland Ballet students will perform “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m. at Portland High School John Ford Theater. $10-$4 772-9671

May 9, 16, 23: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 9: RUMFORD, a dance, with music by the Step Ahead Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

May 10: BUCKFIELD, the ninth annual father/daughter dance will beheld at 6 p.m. at Buckfield High School auditorium. $15/$17 336-3600

May 10: JAY, the Livermore Volunteer Fire Department benefit dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the the Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. $20-$5 897-3207

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

May 10: PARIS, the Swinging Bears Square Dance Club will hold a dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $5 743-7176

May 10: PORTLAND, the Portland Ballet students will perform “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m. at Portland High School John Ford Theater. $10-$4 772-9671

May 10, 17, 24: 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 10: RUMFORD, a father/daughter semi-formal dance will be held at 6 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School cafeteria. $10 369-9600

Kids

May 8, 22: LEWISTON, a “Peek-a-Boo” puppet show will be held at 9:30 a.m. at New Life Community Center, 782-1112

May 9: WINDHAM, the Portland Symphony Orchestra percussion ensemble will present a Kinderkonzert at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at Windham High School Auditorium. $3 773-6128

Special

May 8: AUBURN, a flower and place-setting show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clover Manor, 440 Minot Ave. 784-3573

May 8: LEWISTON, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, Central Avenue. $20 795-4190

May 8: RUMFORD, “Night of the Arts” will be held at 4 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School cafeteria.

May 9: AUBURN, an open-mic night/poetry slam will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, Pleasant Street. Free 783-8391

May 9: PORTLAND, “An Evening on the Waterfront” annual benefit auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the new Ocean Gateway Terminal. $30 774-3197

May 9: PORTLAND, comedian John David will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 10: AUBURN, a holistic fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $2

May 10: AUBURN, a May fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Park Avenue Elementary School.

May 10: AUBURN, the second annual variety show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Danville Junction Grange Hall, 15 Grange St. 777-4932

May 10: BRUNSWICK, the unveiling of a massive outdoor mural celebrating the relationship between Brunswick and Trinidad, Cuba, will be held at 1 p.m. at 11 Pleasant St. 729-4930

May 10: BRYANT POND, a Mock Hee Haw Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Franklin Grange Hall.

May 10: DIXFIELD, an inside yard sale and Chinese auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dixfield Nazarene Church, 171 Weld St.

May 10: FREEPORT, a May Celebration and Medieval Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Rd. 781-9067

May 10: FRYEBURG, a “take-a-chance” auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. 935-2248

May 10: GRAY, Captain Tom of Lucky Catch will present a program on lobsters at 11 a.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

May 10: HARTFORD, the Hartford Heritage Society plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J and O Irish Museum, Main Street. 597-2333

May 10: HOLDEN, a spring fest will be held from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Holden Fields Pond Audubon Center. 781-2330

May 10: OXFORD, the Mother’s Day plant and perennial sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Terre Porter parking lot, next to Rite Aid. 743-9503

May 10, 11: PARIS, the Wildflower Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden Center, 97 Main St. Free 743-8820

May 10: PORTLAND, the 2008 Grand Spring Auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St. 874-6680

May 10: PORTLAND, Chris Van Dusen will read at 9:30 a.m. at the Angela Adams Store, 273 Congress St. 774-3523

May 10: PORTLAND, the magic of the Steelgraves will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $8/$5 775-5568

May 10: RAYMOND, a benefit scrapbooking event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Raymond Elementary School, 434 Webbs Mills Road, Route 85. 655-2877

May 10: RUMFORD, the Yates benefit, with dancing, singing and food, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at the VFW, Waldo Street. $5

May 10: STRATTON, the Dead River Historical Society walk-athon will be held at 10 a.m. starting at the Camden National Bank parking lot. 246-2271

May 10: WATERFORD, a benefit indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. 583-2320

May 10: YARMOUTH, the Antiques Roadshow will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Log Cabin, 196 Main St. $8-$20 846-6259

May 11, 18, 25: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

May 11: DIXFIELD, a benefit Mother’s Day Tea open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bare-ly Inn, Weld Street. $15

May 11: HEBRON, the nonprofit organization Friends of Little Field Home will host a walk-athon at 10 a.m. at Hebron Academy athletic fields, Route 119. 890-8205

Theater

May 8-18: 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 8, 9, 10: FARMINGTON, “Into the Woods” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $7.50/$4.50

May 8, 9, 10, 11: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the theater, 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 8-11: 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 8-25: 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 9, 10: AUBURN, the Edward Little High School senior class will perform “It’s Not Oregano,” an original comedy, at 8 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $5/$3

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18: BATH, “Once Upon a Mattress,” a spinoff of “The Princess and the Pea,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $16-$11 442-8455

May 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 9-18: 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 11, 18: RANGELEY, Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold auditions for “Diva Nights” at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Theater.

Films

May 8: FARMINGTON, “Our Window in Time” will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Thomas Auditorium. Free 778-7585

May 9: LEWISTON, “Kick Like a Girl,” a documentary film focusing on an undefeated third-grade girls’ soccer team that moved into the boys’ division, will be shown at 9:30 a.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3050

Books

May 8: BRUNSWICK, Gay Salisbury, author of “The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3416

May 10: AUBURN, Patricia Probert Gott, author of five books, will sign copies of her books from noon to 3 p.m. at Waldenbooks, 550 Center St. 783-8946

Lectures

May 8: BETHEL, Thomas Desjardin, Ph.D., historic site specialist for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, will speak on “Benedict Arnold and the State of Maine” at the Dr. Moses Mason House. 824-2908

May 8: LEWISTON, Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak on “With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation” at 4 p.m. at Bates College Chapel. 786-6330

May 9: LEWISTON, former educator Hugh Keene will speak on “The Nature of Scientific Thought” at noon at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $6.50/$8 753-6510

May 10: HALLOWELL, artist Helene Farrar will speak at 3 p.m. at Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, 202 Water St. 626-9009


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