Jan. 23: AUBURN, Volta Girls will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Brookside Lounge. 784-1561

Jan. 23: AUBURN,
Drew Heinonen will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Jan. 23: FARMINGTON,
fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium.

Jan. 23: LEWISTON, Jacob Rhodebeck and Shiau-uen Ding, pianists, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.Free 786-6135

Jan. 23: LEWISTON,
Samuel James will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 23: PORTLAND,
the Zen Tricksters with Sly-Chi will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $10/$12 899-4990

Jan. 23, 24: WESTBROOK, the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. 1-800-439-9473

Jan. 24: AUBURN, Vegetables by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Jan. 24: AUBURN, Cornerstone will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church by the Lake, Route 4. Free 782-7274

Jan. 24: BATH,
Schooner Fare will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $26-$21 442-8637

Jan. 24: HARMONY, Evergreen and the Abbot Hill Ramblers will perform at 7 p.m. at Harmony Elementary School. $6/$3 277-3961

Jan. 24: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$13 783-1585

Jan. 24: LEWISTON, 9th Rail, Brunswick band, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 24: LEWISTON,
The Broad Street Trio will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ Restaurant, 757 Main St. 753-1693

Jan. 24: PORTLAND, fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger will perform at 7 p.m. at the Empire, 575 Congress St. 879-8988

Jan. 24: PORTLAND, Guv’nors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Jan. 24: PORTLAND,
the Fear Nuttin Band will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $12 899-4990

Jan. 24: RUMFORD,
the “Miracle of Christmas” cantata will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Methodist Church Virginia Chapel, Linnell Street.

Jan. 24: ST. ALBANS, Breakin’ Strings will perform at 6 p.m. at St. Albans Town Hall. Donations 582-4100

Jan. 24: STRONG,
the Pep Stevens concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist sanctuary. Free.

Jan. 25: AUBURN, the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra will perform a winter concert at 3 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $6 795-6921

Jan. 25: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $54-$17 842-0800

Jan. 25: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center. $15/$13 371-2028

Jan. 25: TURNER, a hymn sing will be held at 6 p.m. at North Turner Union Presbyterian Church, Route 219. Free

Jan. 25: WILTON,
local youth music groups will perform at a benefit concert at 2 p.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Donations 577-9353

Jan. 29: AUBURN, Steve and Remo will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Jan. 29: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the “Sounds of Broadway” cabaret night will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Free/Donations 633-6835

Jan. 29: PORTLAND,
Collie Buddz and the New Kingston Band will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $20/$18 899-4990

Dance

Jan. 23: AUGUSTA, a benefit dinner/family dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. $7/$5 624-9418

Jan. 23, 24: FALMOUTH,
the Maine State Ballet will present “Tap, Tap, Jazz” at 7 p.m. at Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One. $12 781-7672

Jan. 23: PORTLAND, the dance company Diavolo will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $42-$20 842-0800

Jan. 24: FARMINGTON, an inaugural ball will be held at 7 p.m. at the UMF North Dining Hall. $5/$3 491-9164

Jan. 24: PARIS, Art Moves Dance Project will present “Maiden Voyage” at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Jan. 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. 24: SABATTUS, karaoke and dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. Free

Jan. 25: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles dance, with music by the Patio Cowboys, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

Jan. 26, Feb. 2: 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. 27, Feb. 3: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Jan. 28, Feb. 4: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Jan. 28, Feb. 4: RUMFORD,
line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Free 739-9798

For kids

Jan. 23: PORTLAND, “Parents Night Out: Fairy Festival,” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. $25 828-1234

Jan. 28: MEXICO, a birthday bash for children ages 2 through 10 will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mexico Public Library, 134 Main St. 364-3281

Jan. 28-Feb. 1: PORTLAND,
Disney on Ice will present “Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey” at Cumberland County Civic Center. Shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday; and at 11 a.m. Sunday. $55-$10 1-800-745-3000

Jan. 29: SACO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Woodwinds: Song Soup” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at C.K. Burns Elementary School, 135 Middle St. $3/$4 773-6128

Special

Jan. 23-25: BRIDGTON, Winter Carnival festivities will be held in various areas in Bridgton. 647-3472

Jan. 23: PORTLAND,
comedian Bill Campbell will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Jan. 23, 24: RANGELEY, the annual Snodeo will be held in the Rangeley area. 864-7336

Jan. 23: ROCKLAND,
the Midcoast Pecha Kucha Night will be held at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $5 596-5457

Jan. 23: RUMFORD, the Black Mountain hill climb race will be held at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. $3 364-8944

Jan. 24: AUBURN,
comedian Mike Prior will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

Jan. 24: BANGOR,
the Eastern Maine Regional Cheering Competition will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. $7/$4 622-1513

Jan. 24: BRIDGTON, the Bridgton winter carnival craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. 647-3116

Jan. 24: RUMFORD,
karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rumford Lodge of Elks, Exchange Street. $2/$3 364-4022

Jan. 24: WINTHROP,
Two, a duo performing high-energy juggling, will entertain at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Road. $10/$5

Jan. 25-27: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the 2009 Special Olympics Maine Winter Games will be held at Sugarloaf USA. 879-0489

Jan. 25: DAMARISCOTTA, a wine dinner, with California wine maker Michael Honig, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Damariscotta River Grill, Main Street. $49 699-5500

Jan. 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. 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. 25: ROCKLAND, the fifth annual “Pies on Parade,” inn to inn pie tour, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Rockland area. $20/$10 596-6611

Jan. 27: PORTLAND, poets Bruce Spang, Alice Persons, PJ Nights and Gill Helmick will be featured at 7 p.m. at North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St. $2 450-1815

Jan. 29: FARMINGTON, an evening of poetry with Carey Salemo will be held at 7 p.m. at Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. 778-3454

Jan. 29: LEWISTON,
a poetry and fiction reading will be held at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall.

Jan. 29: LEWISTON, an open house with food, music, art exhibit, tea-making demonstration and children’s activities will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at B Street Family Health Center, Birch Street. 753-5467

Theater

Jan. 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, Feb. 1: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 24, 30, 31; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29; and 2 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. $15/$13 783-0958

Jan. 23-25: 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. 23 and 24; and 2 p.m. Jan. 25. $13-$7 779-7084

Jan. 23-25: 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. 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, Feb. 1: LEWISTON,
L/A Public Theatre will perform “Collected Stories” 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

Jan. 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. 23-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. 23-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. 23-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

Jan. 23-Feb. 8: WINDHAM,
Windham Center Stage Theater will perform “Annie Jr.” at Windham Community Center, School Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$5 893-2098

Jan. 24: LEWISTON,
the Robinson Players will perform “A Broadway Musical Review” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center.

Jan. 26-Feb. 4: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Dark Night Series II” at Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. $10 730-2389

Jan. 27-Feb. 22: PORTLAND,
Portland Stage Company will perform “Peer Gynt” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

Films

Jan. 29: BRUNSWICK, “Encounters at the End of the World” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Smith Auditorium. Free 725-3396

Books

Jan. 29: FARMINGTON, UMF professor Jeffrey Thomson, author of “Birdwatching in Wartime,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. 778-4312

Lectures

Jan. 24: BRIDGTON, Claire Knox, docent from the Portland Museum of Art, will speak about “Impressionists” at 2 p.m. at Gallery 302, 38 Main St. Free 647-2787

Jan. 26: PORTLAND, Greil Marcus, author, music journalist and cultural critic, will speak about the exhibit “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography” at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay. $15/$10 775-6148


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