Concerts

May 15, 22, 29: 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 16: AUBURN, the Three Point Trio will perform jazz at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 16: BATH, Scott Davis, trumpet/flugelhorn, and Lincoln Blake, keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

May 16: BIDDEFORD, the Distributors will perform rock and blues at 9 p.m. at Champions, 15 Thornton St. 282-7900

May 16: GORHAM, the Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $20-$10 510-7572

May 16: LEWISTON,
Christain Cuff of Bath and cellist Allison Caine of Bates College will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 17: AUBURN,
the first anniversary party, with bands performing all day, will be held at Holly’s Wine Bar and Deli, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 17: BAR MILLS, an evening with Mike Nobel will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $14/$12 929-6472

May 17: BETHEL, an “Evening of Melody” will be held at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Hall Auditorium, Church Street. $10 824-2517

May 17: GRAY,
Children’s entertainer Rick Charette will perform at 11 a.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 287-3303

May 17: LEWISTON,
Bob Dylan and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $50 783-2009

May 17: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $14/$12 689-2000

May 17: LEWISTON,
the band Full Contact will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 17: OGUNQUIT,
the fiddlers contest and Old-Time Radio Gang will perform at the Dunaway Center. 646-6170

May 17: OWLS HEAD, the Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $32-$8 236-2823

May 17: PORTLAND, Dimensions in Jazz will present Pete Robbins and Centric at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square. $10/$15

May 17: PORTLAND, organist Harold Stover will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. Free/Donations 774-4651

May 17: PORTLAND, Zing will perform at 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 66-76 Congress St. $10 775-5568

May 17: PORTLAND,
Motor Booty Affair will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 17: TOPSHAM,
the Oratorio Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $15/$20 725-1420

May 18: AUGUSTA,
the Nordica Trio will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$12 621-3551

May 18: BROWNFIELD, the vocal group Angel Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road. 1-866-227-6523

May 18: FARMINGTON,
the Franklin County Fiddlers spring concert will be held at 2 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free/donations 778-3561

May 18: JAY,
the Maine Country Music Association Sunday Country Show will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Jay Community Building, 13 Community Drive. $6-$3 645-2472

May 18: LEWISTON, gospel singer Ken Fernald will perform at 5 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road. 786-2636

May 18: PORTLAND,
the Oratorio Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. at State Street Church. $15/$20 725-1420

May 18: SALEM,
the A and E Hill Country Music gospel Sunday will be held at 1 p.m. at Salem Community Building. Donations

May 18: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $14/$12 371-2780

Dance

May 16: MECHANIC FALLS, the Blake Brothers will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

May 16, 23, 30: PORTLAND,
a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 16: PORTLAND, the Maine Swingin’ DJs will play at a swing dance at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. 653-5012

May 16: PORTLAND, Vintage will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Portland Elks Club, Congress Street. 773-7396

May 17: AUBURN,
a chemical-free ballroom dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Fairview School, Minot Avenue. $15/$7.50 783-0904

May 17: 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 17: NORWAY,
a benefit dance will be held at 8 p.m. at Charlie’s Entertainment Center, Main Street. $3 743-6504

May 17: OWLS HEAD, a Big Band Dance Party, featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, will be held at 7 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. $32-$8 236-2823

May 17, 24, 31: 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 17: WATERFORD, the Country Ridge Riders will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at Waterford Worlds Fairgrounds, Green Road. $10 583-4160

May 17: WATERVILLE,
ballroom dancing, with music by Vintage, will be held at the Waterville Alfond Recreation Building. 784-2225

May 18: 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 15: LEWISTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra percussionists will present a Kinderkonzert at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $3 773-6128

May 16: SACO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra percussion ensemble will present a Kinderkonzert at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Fairfield Elementary School. $3 773-6128

May 17: AUBURN, Judy D’Amour will read to children at 9:30 a.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Special

May 15, 16: PARIS, the SAD 17 District Art Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

May 15: PORTLAND,
the 13th annual Art Honors Gala will be held at the Portland Company, 58 Fore St. $150 879-5742

May 15-17: PORTLAND,
the Maine Festival of the Book, a celebration of reading and writing, will be held in the downtown Portland area.

May 16: AUBURN, a Somali fashion show will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $5-$2 753-6676

May 16, 17: BUCKFIELD, Odd Fellow Theater will celebrate its 10th-year anniversary with a first performance reunion show Friday and “The Early Evening Show” Saturday; both shows start at 7:30 p.m. at the theater on Route 117. $15 336-3306

May 16-18: CAMDEN, the Maine Home and Lifestyle Expo will be held at the Knox Mill Center. $25 236-4404

May 16: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers, improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Alumni Theater. $3 778-3561

May 16-18: FRYEBURG, the Home, Garden and Flower Show will be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Route 5. The hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8/$6 935-2845

May 16: HALLOWELL,
poets David Adams, Jim Mello and Anne Britting Oleson will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. $3 685-3636

May 16: NORWAY, a “Cruise In,” featuring hot rods and classic cars, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot next to Beal’s Hotel/Tavern, Main Street. 743-6561

May 16: PORTLAND, comedian Tony Mochetto will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 16-18: WINDSOR, the second annual Northeast Livestock Exposition will be held at the Windsor Fairgrounds. 785-2978

May 17: AUGUSTA
, the 31st annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at noon at Le Club Calumet, 334 Northern Ave. $22/$12 966-2771

May 17: BUCKFIELD, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at noon at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School. 336-2966

May 17: CHESTERVILLE, a benefit bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chesterville Town Office, Dutch Gap Road. 778-3156

May 17: DURHAM, the annual plant sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Durham Eureka Community Center. 353-6217

May 17: FARMINGTON, a plant sale will be held at 9 a.m. at Meetinghouse Park.

May 17, 18: FARMINGTON, the fourth annual “Tour D’Art,” featuring 17 area artists in six locations within seven miles of downtown, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 778-6631

May 17, 19: GARDINER, auditions for the Whatever Family Festival Waterfront Talent Show will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. 582-7144

May 17: HALLOWELL, the Skating Club of Maine’s annual ice show “Jukebox” will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Kennebec Ice Arena. $12-$7 582-1609

May 17: LIVERMORE, a benefit lawn sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Christian Church, Route 4. 597-2308

May 17: MEXICO, a benefit yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 39 Pine St.

May 17: MONMOUTH, a May Faire will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 933-4426

May 17: NORWAY, the 12th annual Bird Count will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Van Nest Farm, 265 Old Stage Road. $10 739-2124

May 17: OTISFIELD,
a benefit bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Otisfield Town Office, Route 121.

May 17: PARIS, the Oxford Hill Majorettes big spring show will be held at 6 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School. $3

May 17: RUMFORD, the benefit “Love 2 Scrapbook Day” will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $25 364-4696

May 17: RUMFORD, the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary benefit yard sale will be held at 209 Lincoln Ave. 364-3648

May 17: RUMFORD, a benefit yard sale will be held at the VA clinic building, 209 Lincoln Ave. 364-3648

May 17: WILTON, the Tyngtown benefit plant sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Academy Hill School cafeteria.

May 17: WILTON, a plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 59 High St.

May 18, 25, June 1: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

May 18: LEWISTON, Bates College students and faculty in collaboration with Museum L-A will stage a “performative meal,” featuring performance art, at 6:30 p.m. at Bates Mill Complex. 786-8296

May 18: MEXICO, a benefit bake sale will be held at Wal-Mart.

May 18: PARIS, a “Walk for Breast Cancer” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Gouin Complex, Alpine Street. 890-1235

May 18: RUMFORD, a benefit junior/senior bowling tournament will be held at 11 a.m. at Oxford Lanes. 369-0221

Theater

May 15, 16, 17: AUBURN, the Auburn Middle School Drama Club will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the school theater, 38 Falcon Drive. $5 653-5325

May 15-18: 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 15, 16, 17, 18: LEWISTON, “Unveiling” and “Prah” will be performed at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. May 15, 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. May 18. $6/$3 786-6161

May 15-25: 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 through Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

May 15-June 1: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Pippin” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $15/$10 799-7337

May 15: RANGELEY, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Greek Myths: Out of the Box” about ancient Greek geographic, life and traditions, at Rangeley Lakes Regional School.

May 15-18: SEBAGO, School Arts Center will present “An Evening of Comedy” at the center, Route 115, Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 642-3743

May 15, 16: WINTHROP, the Winthrop High School Drama Club will perform “Wiley and the Hairy Man” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the school. $5/$7

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

May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25: FREEPORT, the New England Youth Theater will perform “High School Musical” at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 10 Holbrook St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $14/$17 798-6966

May 16-18: WESTBROOK, Reindeer Theatre Company will perform “American Idle,” the 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 17, 18: GARDINER, the Open Book Players will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $5/$7 582-5717

May 18, 20: LEWISTON, Community Little Theater will hold auditions for “Footloose” at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, Central Avenue. 795-1013

May 18: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold auditions for “Into the Woods” from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rangeley Lakes Region School. 864-2963

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

Books

May 16: PORTLAND, Ann Hood, author of “The Knitting Circle and Comfort,” will sign copies of her book from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Grieving Children, 49 York St. 775-5216

May 18: BRUNSWICK, best-selling writer Debbie Macomber, author of “74 Seaside Avenue,” will sign copies of her book at noon at Bookland at Cook’s Corner Shopping Center.

Lectures

May 15: LEWISTON, Maine Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan will speak on “Correlations Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Abuse: Maine’s Response” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3119

May 15: PORTLAND, David Carey, Jr., associate professor of history at the University of Southern Maine, will speak on “Caribbean Rum, Cigars and Immigration Through 19th-Century Pearl Harbor” at 7 p.m. at Portland Harbor Museum. $5 799-6337


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