Concerts

Jan. 16: AUBURN, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Brookside Lounge. 784-1561

Jan. 16: AUGUSTA,
the Gerry Wright Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

Jan. 16: LEWISTON,
Jesse Ray Carter will perform delta blues at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 16: RUMFORD,
the Tinpanic Steel Drum Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road. $15/$8 364-8977

Jan. 16: SCARBOROUGH, the Cambiata will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

Jan. 17: AUBURN,
Maybe Utah will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Jan. 17: BATH, auditions for the Hot Chocolate Jubilee will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chocolate Church, 798 Washington St. 442-8053

Jan. 17: GRAY,
“Flamenco,” featuring a celebration of food, cocktails, Spanish dinner, wine and show, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 25 Shaker Road. $50 657-2244

Jan. 17: LEWISTON,
Tsunami will perform at 9 p.m. at Shooters, 347 Lisbon St. 376-3042

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, Black Taxi will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center. Free 777-7532

Jan. 17: LEWISTON,
the Cambiata will perform at 4 p.m. at Bull Moose, 20 East Ave. 775-2126

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, indie rock night will be held at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 17: LISBON,
Sequel will play at a vintage country western and praise music coffee house concert at 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal, 496 Lisbon St. Free/Donations 353-8453

Jan. 17: PORTLAND, singer/songwriter Carolyn Currie will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. $10-$4 780-4249

Jan. 17: PORTLAND, the Fear Nuttin Band with Sidecar Radio will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $10/$12 899-4990

Jan. 17: PORTLAND,
the Motor Booty Affair will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. $15-$11 221-2343

Jan. 17: RANGELEY,
Evergreen will perform at 3:30 p.m. at the Swig ‘n’ Smelt Pub at Saddleback Mountain. 864-5671

Jan. 18: BANGOR,
the Cambiata will perform at 4 p.m. at Bull Moose, 683 Hogan Road. 775-2126

Jan. 18: GORHAM, Terri Lyne Carrington, jazz drummer, will perform at 7 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555

Jan. 18: LEWISTON,
Sarah Kelly, nationally recognized vocal artist and worship leader, will perform at 5 p.m. at South Lewiston Baptist Church. Free 783-3316

Jan. 18: PORTLAND,
Genticorum will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $12/$15 761-1757

Jan. 18: PORTLAND, Sweet Honey in the Rock, a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $42-$32 842-0800

Jan. 19: PORTLAND, the Matt Fogg Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

Jan. 20: LEWISTON, the Bow and String Band will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Jan. 22: AUBURN,
Hey Buddy will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Jan. 22: PORTLAND, Putnam Smith, the Firewater Band, Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints and Lovewhip will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $8 899-4990

Dance

Jan. 16: BANGOR, the EMMC Auxiliary winter beach ball will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. $25 973-5055

Jan. 16: LEWISTON, a New England folk dance with music by Bustopher Jones will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $5

JJan. 16: RUMFORD, a benefit dinner/dance with music by Mike and the Dyna Tones Band will be held at 5 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. $6/$3 369-9703

Jan. 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. 17: PORTLAND, an inaugural ball will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St. $25 861-8131

Jan. 17: RUMFORD, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $15/$10 364-3229

Jan. 18: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles dance, with music by Wild Horse, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

Jan. 19, 26: 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. 19: ROCKPORT, dancers, gymnasts and actors will leap, fly and twirl among oversize structures and surrealistic sets at 4 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Drive. $20/$40 236-2823

Jan. 20, 27: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Jan. 21, 28: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Jan. 21, 28: RUMFORD,
line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Free 739-9798

Kids

Jan. 19: BRUNSWICK, a “Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.,” for children ages 5 and up, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Bowdoin College Lancaster Lounge. 725-3964

Special

Jan. 16-19: BETHEL, the Bethel Winter Fest 2009 will be held, with many events, in the Bethel area. 824-2282

Jan. 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. 16: PORTLAND,
comedian Freddie Stone will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Jan. 17: AUBURN,
comedians Bob Niles, Greg Boggis and Kyle Crawford will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, Washington Street $14/$12 777-1777

Jan. 17, 18: AUGUSTA,
the Northeast Horsemen’s Trade Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 622-1539

Jan. 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. 17: BUCKFIELD, magician George Saterial will perform at 2 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $10-$4 336-3306

Jan. 17: POLAND, a majorettes rally featuring baton teams from different areas will be held at Poland Community School. 998-3027

Jan. 17: RUMFORD, an evening of humor to benefit firefighter charities will be held at 8 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School. $10

Jan. 17: WATERFORD,
a garden program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Road. 583-2050

Jan. 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. 19: BRUNSWICK, a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 725-3964

Jan. 19: LEWISTON,
Bates students will present music, dance and spoken pieces at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Concert Hall.

Jan. 19: SEBAGO, auditions for the “Winter Variety Show” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. 642-3743

Jan. 20: FREEPORT,
an inaugural party with food and entertainment will be held at 7 p.m. at Freeport Square. $25 865-1616

Jan. 21: STONINGTON,
master storyteller Jon Spelman will be featured at 6 p.m. at Stonington Opera House. $5 367-2788

Jan. 22: AUBURN, Renee Tougas will present a program on home schooling at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 784-6617

Jan. 22: LEWISTON,
the annual King Day read-in will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Martel Elementary School, 880 Lisbon St.

Theater

Jan. 16-25: 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. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25. $13-$7 779-7084

Jan. 16-25: FREEPORT,
the Freeport Players and Paint Fumes Productions will present “Bedtime Stories,” a showcase of five short plays by modern American playwrights, at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 865-2220

Jan. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25: MONMOUTH,
Monmouth Community Players will perform “Wit” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $14/$12 933-2229

Jan. 16-Feb. 1: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “La Cage Aux Folles” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

Jan. 17: BATH, auditions for “Hot Chocolate Jubilee V” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chocolate Church, 798 Washington St. 442-8455

Jan. 17: LEWISTON,
Mystery for Hire will present the murder mystery dinner theater production of “Medieval Murder Mystery” at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant. $36.95 783-0336

Jan. 18, 19: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will hold auditions for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. 799-7337

Jan. 22-Feb. 8: PORTLAND,
Portland Stage Company will perform “The Clean House” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18/$20 730-2389

Jan. 22-Feb. 15: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $28/$20 885-5883

Lectures

Jan. 21: BETHEL, Ken Hotopp will speak on “Our Wildlife in a Changing Climate” at 7 p.m. at Telstar Regional High School. 824-3806

Exhibits

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

Bangor:
“Metaphysics of Landscape: Paintings by Timothy McDowell,” “A Bit of Colored Ribbon: Works by John Bailly” and “Gyotaku Prints: by Boshu Nagase” will be featured through April 1 at University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 561-3350

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

Bath:
Recent woodblock prints of Susan Levine will be featured through May 3 at Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St. Gallery hours, seven days a week. 442-8577

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

Gorham:
“Ubart: a Juris Ubans Retrospective” will be featured Jan. 20 through Feb. 15 at USM Art Gallery. 780-5008

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

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

Lewiston:
“Area Artists 2009” will be featured Jan. 20 through March 20 at USM L/A College, 51 Westminster St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 753-6554

Lewiston:
“Recent Acquisitions: Collection Project III” will be featured Jan. 23 through March 30; and “The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away” will be viewed Jan. 23 through May 29, both at Bates College Museum of Art. 786-6394

Norway:
Local artists will feature oil, mixed-media, photography, charcoal, acrylic and lithograph through Feb. 28 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, 181 Main St. 824-3575

Portland:
“Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1; and “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography” will be featured Jan. 22 through March 22, both at 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: “The Freedom Place Collection,” featuring works by Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Robert Freeman and Richard Yarde, will be displayed through March 15 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:
“Twilight,” featuring paintings, photography, installation and video, will be displayed Jan. 21 through March 8 at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and until 7 p.m. Thursday. 775-3052

Portland:
“Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography,” by John Fahnley, will be featured Jan. 22 through March 22 at Addison Woolley Gallery and Center for Photographic Inquiry, 87 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 775-0678

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 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 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; the fall faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 18; and “Bevin Engman: New Work” will be displayed Jan. 20 through March 8, 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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