Jan. 9: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues on the piano at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Jan. 9: LEWISTON,
the Distributors will perform classic rock, blues and funk at 9 p.m. at Shooter’s, 347 Lisbon St. 376-3042

Jan. 9: LEWISTON, the bluegrass band DXR from Brunswick will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 10: AUBURN,
the Dave Mello Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Jan. 10: BATH, the Natives are Restless will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $15-$10 442-8455

Jan. 10: CARRABASSETT VALLEY,
the Machine will perform Pink Floyd music at Sugarloaf USA, 5092 Access Road. $15 237-2000

Jan. 10: HALLOWELL,
the Distributors will perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Wharf, 1 Wharf St. 622-9290

Jan. 10: LEWISTON,
the Rick Graham Band will perform at 9 p.m. at Shooter’s, 347 Lisbon St. $3 376-3042

Jan. 10: LEWISTON, Frank Glazer will perform on the piano at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$12 689-2000

Jan. 10: LEWISTON,
Full Contact Kitty from Belfast and Class Machine of Portland will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 10: LEWISTON,
the Maine Music Society will hold auditions for upcoming performances by the Androscoggin Chorale at 1 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 784-4606

Jan. 10: PORTLAND, the Occidental Brothers Dance Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. $10 828-5600

Jan. 10: SKOWHEGAN, the Rustic Overtones and John Brown’s Body will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $20/$25 649-2524

Jan. 11: LITCHFIELD, the “Crossin’ Mason Dixon” show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, 2782 Hallowell Road. $8-$3 215-5062

Jan. 11: PORTLAND, Carlene Carter will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $25 761-1757

Jan. 11: PORTLAND, the Cathedral Choir will perform at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St. Free 772-5434

Jan. 13: LEWISTON,
the Bates College Jazz Combo will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Jan. 13: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $17-$65 842-0800

Jan. 15: AUBURN, Arlo and Ray will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dance

Jan. 10: FARMINGTON, a contradance with music by the Franklin County Fiddlers will be held at 8 p.m. at Fairbanks School Meetinghouse, 508 Fairbanks Road. $6

Jan. 10: JAY, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $5 645-4029

Jan. 10: LEWISTON,
a benefit dance with music by Ram will be held at 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $5

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31: PARIS,
the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned music at a dance at 7 p.m. at the South Paris American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

Jan. 10: RUMFORD, a “Think Snow” dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, Rumford Avenue. $9/$16 562-4690

Jan. 10: WILTON, the Friendship Squares will hold a square dance at 7 p.m. at the Cushing School. 778-4429

Jan. 11: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles dance with music by Steve and the Good Old Boys will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

Jan. 12, 19: DRESDEN,
country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884

Jan. 13, 20: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Jan. 14, 21: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Jan. 14, 21: RUMFORD,
line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Free 739-9798

Kids

Jan. 10: PORTLAND, artist Patrick Corrigan will present a program on cartooning and screenprinting at 1:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Special

Jan. 9: AUBURN, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-8391

Jan. 9-19: BETHEL, the Bethel Winter Fest 2009 will be held in the Bethel area. 824-2282

Jan. 9, 16: LEWISTON, a teen night holiday party for ages 12 through 16 will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $5/$3 783-2009

Jan. 9: PORTLAND,
comedian Mark Scalla will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Jan. 9: RUMFORD,
the fourth annual wine tasting will be held at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. $25 364-8977

Jan. 10: AUBURN, comedian Bob Gautreau will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $16/$12.50 777-1777

Jan. 10, 11, 17, 19: BETHEL,
snow and ice sculpting demonstrations will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. next to the tent. 824-2282

Jan. 10: BRUNSWICK,
an “improvATHON” will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. $1 729-8584

Jan. 10: PORTLAND, a poetry open-mic night featuring Ryk McIntyre will be held at 7 p.m. at North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St. $2 450-1815

Jan. 10: RUMFORD,
the benefit NTAF lung transplant fund event, featuring the boys of Maximum Velocity’s Twisted Tricks Tour 2009, will be held at 6 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School. $10/$5 364-4547

Jan. 11, 18, 25: LEWISTON,
family skating will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $5/$3 783-2009

Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22, March 8, 29, April 19, May 3: PORTLAND,
Psychic Sunday will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Congress Street. $3 286-1427

Jan. 12: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake will hold auditions for the winter variety show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the center, Route 114. 642-3743

Jan. 13-15: AUGUSTA, the 68th annual Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Free 287-3702

Jan. 13: PORTLAND, the second Tuesday slam with Boston poet Richard Cambridge, will be held at 7 p.m. at North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St. $2 450-1815

Jan. 15: DAMARISCOTTA,
the “Art at the Grill” featuring various artists will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Maine St. 699-5500

Theater

Jan. 9, 10: TURNER, “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Area High School. $8-$3 225-4115

Jan. 15-25: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at UMF Alumni Theater, Academy Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25. $13-$7 779-7084

Jan. 15: PORTLAND,
the opera “Aida” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $53-$38 842-0800

Jan. 15: TURNER, the Theater I class at Leavitt High School will perform “I Hate the Mall” at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium. Free. 225-4115

Films

Jan. 9: NORWAY, “Ben X” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309

Lectures

Jan. 9: LEWISTON, Charles Plummer will speak about the Laurentide Ice Sheet at noon at USM-L/A College, 51 Westminster St. $8/$7 753-6510

Jan. 13: FREEPORT, Bob Ludwig, founder of the Gateway Mastering Studio in Portland, will speak about his work at 7 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Free/donations 865-4706

Jan. 15: LEWISTON,
Kit St. John, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, will speak on “Pocket Tremors: The Growing Chasm Between Maine’s Rich and Poor” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

Exhibits

Augusta: “Fred Richard’s Life in Photography” will be featured through Feb. 22 at Pine Tree State Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. 621-0031

Bath:
“Ed McCartan – Paintings” will be displayed through Jan. 11 at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St. 442-8577

Bath:
“2009 Juried Photography Show” will be featured through Feb. 14 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 442-8637

Brunswick:
“Lewis Desoto’s Paranirvana/Self-Portrait” will be shown through Jan. 26 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 725-3275

Brunswick: “James Bowdoin III: Pursuing Style in the Age of Independence” will be featured through June 7 at Bowdoin College Shaw Ruddock Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Errant Behaviors: A Projection and Sound Installation by Anne Wilson” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Media Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Michael Mazur: Fall Mountains for Kuo Shi” will be featured through Jan. 25 at Bowdoin College Focus Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Hogarth’s Women” Virtue and Vice in Eighteenth-Century England” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Becker Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“American Spirit: Highlights From the Collection” will be featured through May 3 at Bowdoin College Boyd Gallery. 725-3275

Gardiner:
Works by members and staff of the Maine Crafts Association will be featured through Feb. 28 at Center for Maine Craft. 588-0021

Hallowell:
“Works On, Of and With Paper: Christine J. Higgins” will be featured through Jan. 10 at Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, 202 Water St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. 626-9009

Hallowell: “Photography Exposition 2009,” featuring digital and silver prints, will be displayed Jan. 11 through Feb. 8 at Joyce’s Restaurant, 192 Water St.

Lewiston:
“The Joy of Flowers,” paintings by Lydia Ward-Gray, will be displayed through Jan. 12 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lobby gallery, Campus Avenue. 786-0729

Lewiston: “Prints by R.J. Gray, Jr.” will be featured through Jan. 15 at Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Road. Gallery hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Monday by appointment. 786-3606

Lewiston:
The “2008 Balloon Festival” exhibit will be displayed through Jan. 31 at Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Portland:
“Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1 at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through Columbus Day. 775-6148

Portland: “Textiles and Translations,” works by Alice Spencer, will be displayed through Jan. 11; and “The Freedom Place Collection,” featuring works by Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Robert Freeman and Richard Yarde, will be displayed Jan. 16 through March 15, both at UNE Westbrook College, 716 Stevens Ave. Gallery hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 221-4499

Portland:
Works by gallery artists, paintings, sculpture and prints will be shown through Jan. 30 at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2966

Portland:
“American and European Master Prints” will be displayed through April 25 at A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 25 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2919

Portland:
The seventh annual exhibition by Maine College of Art painting alumni will be featured through Jan. 24 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 772-1961

Portland:
The fifth annual exhibition of Maine College of Art staff members will be featured through Jan. 24 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St. 879-5742

Portland:
Student work from continuing studies classes “Lost Wax Bronze Casting and the Practice of Painting” will be featured Jan. 9 through Feb. 6 at Free Street Gallery at MECA, 87 Free St.

Rockland:
“From Impressionism to Modernism: American Paintings From the Farnsworth Art Museum, 1885-1935” will be on display through Feb. 1; and “Confronting Abstraction: Painting in Maine, 1945-1955” will be featured through May 27 all at Farnsworth Art Museum, 352 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $8/$5 596-6457

Saco: “A Matter of Perception: Juried Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities” will be featured Jan. 9 through Feb. 22 at Saco Museum, 371 Main St. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. 283-3861

Topsham: “Joy of Art,” featuring oil, watercolor, mixed media and other media, will be displayed Jan. 14 through Feb. 14 at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

Unity:
“Unity Under the Falls,” with works by Unity College students, will be displayed through Feb. 20 Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. 948-7469

Waterville: Realms of Faith: “Currents,” solo exhibit dedicated to T.S. Beall, will be featured through Feb. 1; “Hiraki Sawa,” featuring works by Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa, will be on exhibit through Jan. 25; and the fall faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 18, all at Colby College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 872-3549


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