Feb. 20: AUBURN, Thunder Road will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Ski Lodge Brookside Lounge. 784-1561

Feb. 20: AUBURN,
a benefit concert featuring Tenley Westbrook will be held at 7 p.m. at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave. 784-0034

Feb. 20: BRUNSWICK,
Tableau will perform baroque music at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

Feb. 20: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Feb. 20: LEWISTON,
vocalist and piano player Kenny White will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., as an L/A Arts main stage event. $24/$19 783-1585

Feb. 20: LEWISTON,
the Mutineers, bluegrass band, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 21: AUBURN,
Hey Bubby will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Feb. 21: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues on the piano at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 21: AUBURN,
Dirty McCurdy will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Club Texas, 150 Center St. 784-7785

Feb. 21: BATH,
the Dave Rowe Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $16-$12 442-8455

Feb. 21: BATH, the Oratorio Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ. $20/$25 865-3515

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, Broad Street Trio will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. Free 333-3227

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, Rotundo Sealeg and the Scrapes will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 21: PORTLAND,
Chris Michetti and Jay Berwick will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $10/$12 899-4990

Feb. 21, 22: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform “Radio Days” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $17-$62 842-0800

Feb. 22: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Brass Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Donations 729-4439

Feb. 22: PORTLAND,
the Portland String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. $20/$18 761-1522

Feb. 22: SCARBOROUGH, Ernie and the Automatics will perform at 2 p.m. at Bull Moose music store, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

Feb. 22: YARMOUTH,
the Oratorio Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. $20/$25 865-3515

Feb. 23: PORTLAND, the Matt Fogg Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

Feb. 24: LEWISTON, Anthony Shostak will perform traditional Irish music at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Feb. 24, March 3: MECHANIC FALLS,
Lindsey Montana and guests will perform every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Pub, 5 North Main St. 345-3782

Feb. 25: PORTLAND,
the Disco Biscuits will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $20/$22 899-4990

Feb. 26: AUBURN, Montana and Krapovicky will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Feb. 26: LEWISTON, Guitarist Jim Gallant will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

Feb. 26: LEWISTON, Laroche Entertainment will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

Feb. 26: LEWISTON, Chad Porter will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Dance

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, a Mardi Gras dinner/dance with music by Vintage will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall, Lisbon Street. $35 375-6589

Feb. 21, 28: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned music at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Paris American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, the Bistro 21 benefit dance with music by Forefront will be held at 8 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. $10 773-1221

Feb. 21: RUMFORD, a benefit dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. $10 357-5413

Feb. 21: SABATTUS, a sweetheart dance, with music by Jack and Henriette and including karaoke, will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. Free 782-4181

Feb. 22: 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. $8 783-0389

Feb. 23, March 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

Feb. 24, March 3: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Feb. 24: PORTLAND, Sylvain and the Cajun Aces will play Acadian and New Orleans music at a dance at 9 p.m. at Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St. $5 780-4200

Feb. 25, March 4: LEWISTON,
country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Feb. 25, March 4: RUMFORD, line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Free 739-9798

Kids

Feb. 20: PORTLAND, firefighters from the Portland Fire Department will teach about fire safety at 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Feb. 20: PORTLAND, David Sparks will bring in some of his animal friends at 2 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Feb. 20: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre will present “Seussified Tales” at 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. $15 828-1234

Feb. 20: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre will present “Shakespeare Tales” at 1 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. $14 828-1234

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, friends of the Animal Welfare Society will teach about pet care at 1:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, Japanese drummers Taiko Maine Dojo will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Feb. 23: PARIS, the Listeners’ and Readers Theater, for children in grades 1-3, will perform “The Musicians of Bremen” at 3:30 p.m. at Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free 743-6994

Feb. 24: BRUNSWICK,
the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Brass: Blast Off” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. $3/$4 773-6128

Feb. 24: MEXICO, a winter holiday party for children ages 2-10 will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mexico Public Library, 134 Main St. 364-3281

Feb. 25: PORTLAND,
the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Brass: Blast Off” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at South Portland High School auditorium, 637 Highland Ave. $3/$4 773-6128

Special

Feb. 20: AUBURN, a teen open-mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Feb. 20, 21: BUCKFIELD, “The Early Evening Show” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $12-$6 336-3306

Feb. 20: PORTLAND,
comedian Steve Bjork will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Feb. 20: WATERVILLE, former members of Cirque de Soleil will perform aerial, acrobatic and juggling at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. 859-4520

Feb. 21: AUBURN, comedian Quinn Collins will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

Feb. 21, 22: AUGUSTA,
the Ancient Ones Outdoor Sports and Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Armory, Western Avenue. $5 582-7178

Feb. 21: BETHEL, the 35th annual Heritage Day and Appraisal Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dr. Moses Mason House. 824-2908

Feb. 21: LEWISTON, “Mardi Gras at the Center,” with music, spirits, masks and Cajun cuisine, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $20 689-2000

Feb. 21: LIVERMORE FALLS,
a cabin fever auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nazarene Family Life Center, Baldwin Street. 897-2301

Feb. 21: NEWRY,
the annual benefit Joy of Skiing event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sunday River Cross Country Ski Center. $7-$4 824-2410

Feb. 21: NEWRY, the Herb Kittredge memorial ride will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Bear River Grange Hall.

Feb. 21: NORWAY,
there will be ice skating, music, a bonfire and food at the Cottage Street ice rink, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 743-6651

Feb. 21, 22: NORWAY, the Paris Fish and Game Association annual fishing derby will be held from sunrise to sunset at Norway Lake. 743-8339

Feb. 21: PARIS,
a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria.

Feb. 22: BRUNSWICK, a tour of Longfellow’s home will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Free 729-4439

Feb. 22: LEWISTON, a bridal show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. 784-2331

Feb. 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

Feb. 24; LEWISTON, an open-mic night will be held at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Feb. 24: PORTLAND,
the 14th annual WMPG Fat Tuesday celebration will be held at USM Woodbury Campus Center. 780-4200

Feb. 24: WISCASSET, the annual Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 12 Hodge St. 882-7184

Feb. 25: LEWISTON,
karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Feb. 26: LEWISTON, a beer-tasting event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at DaVinci’s, 150 Mill St. $19.95 782-2088

Feb. 26-28: NEWRY,
the Visa U.S. World Snowboarding Cup will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-5243

Theater

Feb. 20, 21: BRUNSWICK, the Masque and Gown spring show “An Ideal Husband” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. $3 725-3375

Feb. 20, 21, 27, 28: BRUNSWICK,
New England Youth Theater will hold auditions for “High School Musical II” at the theater, 20 Davis St. 798-6966

Feb. 20, 21: LEWISTON,
Lewiston High School students will perform “Little Women the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. $8/$5 783-0958

Feb. 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Bell, Book and Candle,” a magical comedy, at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698

Feb. 20-22: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Peer Gynt” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $36-$13 774-0465

Feb. 20-22: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Is There Fat in That?” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$15 885-5883

Feb. 21: BRUNSWICK, “Sophisticates Abroad,” a reader’s theater performance, will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. $10 729-8584

Feb. 21, 22: GORHAM, PORTopera will hold auditions for chorus for “Don Pasquale” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and for Maine’s Emerging Artists program from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, both at USM Corthell Concert Hall. 775-2126

Feb. 22: AUBURN, auditions for the “Vagina Monologues” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-0461

Feb. 24: BRUNSWICK,
“The Thin Line,” about eating disorders, will be performed at Bowdoin College. 772-1167

Books

Feb. 26: BRUNSWICK, poets Carey McHugh and Lytton Smith will read from their collections at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3522

Films

Feb. 20: PORTLAND, “A Hard Day’s Night” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. $7 775-6148

Feb. 21: PARIS,
“Fly Wheel,” a film for young people, will be shown at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. 743-8296

Feb. 21: PORTLAND, “Jail House Rock” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. $7 775-6148

Feb. 22: PORTLAND,
“Hair” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. $7 775-6148

Feb. 25: FARMINGTON,
“Mamma Mia” will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Feb. 26: LEWISTON, “Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 782-3604

Feb. 26: PORTLAND, “Always for Pleasure,” an intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations, will be shown at 7 p.m. at USM Talbot Lecture Hall. $5 780-4424

Lectures

Feb. 20: BRUNSWICK, Robin Kelsey, John L. Loeb associate professor of humanities at Harvard University, will speak on “Victorian Social Matter: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photography” at 4:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Searles Science Building. Free 725-3275

Feb. 22: WISCASSET,
Michael Connolly, associate professor of history at St. Joseph’s College, will speak on “The Irish in Maine and Lincoln County Before the Civil War” at 2 p.m. at 911 Communications Center. 737-2239

Feb. 23: LEWISTON, Jordana Muroff, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, will speak on “Diversity in Mental Health Settings” at 4 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-8297

Feb. 23: PORTLAND,
author Phillip Hoose and Claudette Colvin will discuss the segregated Montgomery, Ala., of Colvin’s childhood at 6:30 p.m. at USM Glickman Library. 699-2755

Feb. 25: PORTLAND, Nancy Wetzel will speak on “Shoals and Tidewater: Thaxter’s Island Garden to Tysons’ River Garden” at 5 p.m. at Southern Maine Community College Hildreth Hall, 2 Fort Road. 741-5780

Feb. 26: BRUNSWICK,
photojournalist David McLain and others will speak about their travel adventures at 6:30 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross. $5 729-4439

Exhibits

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

AUGUSTA:
Works by Lea Peterson will be featured through April 15 at Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive. 623-3263

BATH:
“Fiber Art Invitational” will be displayed through April 4 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:
“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:
“American Spirit: Highlights From the Collection” will be featured through May 3 at Bowdoin College Boyd Gallery. 725-3275

BRUNSWICK:
“Ink Tales,” Chinese paintings, will be featured through May 10; and “Rodin: The Knowledge of a Thousand Gestures” will be displayed through Aug. 3, both at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 725-3275

BRUNSWICK:
“The Art of Instruction – the Site of Inspiration” will be featured through April 5 at Bowdoin College Center Gallery. 725-3275

BRUNSWICK:
“Curating Across the Disciplines: Drawing a Crowd” will be featured through March 1 at Bowdoin College Becker Gallery. 725-3275

BRUNSWICK:
“The Image Wrought: Historical Photographic Approaches in the Digital Age” will be featured through April 5 at Bowdoin College Halford Gallery. 725-3275

BRUNSWICK:
“Moby Dick,” by Guy Ben-Ner, will be featured through April 5 at Bowdoin College Media Gallery. 725-3275

FARMINGTON:
“Here to There,” a view of consumerist culture, will be featured through March 8 at UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 778-7081

KINGFIELD: Works by Ian Reinholt, custom furniture maker, and Saskia Reinholt, who works in oils and stained glass, will be ongoing at Reinholt Gallery, 245 Maine St. Gallery hours: noon to 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and by appointment. 266-8458

LEWISTON:
“Area Artists 2009” will be featured 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 through March 30; and “The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away” will be viewed through May 29, both at Bates College Museum of Art. 786-6394

LEWISTON:
“Up Close and Personal” will be featured through March 7 at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. Gallery hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. 782-7228

LEWISTON:
Works by Scott Marquis and Pandy Zolas will be featured through Feb. 28 at CMMC Rotating Art Gallery, 300 Main St. 795-2295

LEWISTON:
Works by John Cain and Ray Fannin will be featured through March 7 at Captive Elements Gallery, 25 Landry Road. 786-3606

LEWISTON:
Photographs by David Chittim will be featured through March 16 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Lobby Gallery, Campus Avenue. 755-3002

NEWRY:
“Landscapes for Landsake,” an exhibition and sale of contemporary and historical paintings, will be featured through Feb. 21 at Sunday River Ski Resort at South Ridge Lodge. 824-5000

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

NORWAY: A pictorial display of Otisfield’s brick houses will be featured through March 31 at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309

NORWAY:
“Fill-in-the-Blank” show will be featured through Feb. 28 at Commons Art Collective, 447 Main St. 841-8758

NORWAY:
The first photography only show of Western Maine Art Group will be featured through Feb. 28 in the windows of the new Norway Savings Bank Operations Center. 739-6161

PORTLAND:
“Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1; “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography” will be featured through March 22; and “Art of the Cranberry Islands” will be shown Feb. 21 through June 28, all 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:
“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:
“AIGA BoNE Show” will be featured through Feb. 28; and “Twilight,” featuring paintings, photography, installation and video, will be displayed through March 8, both 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 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

PORTLAND:
“Turning Pages,” featuring works by 50 former USM students, will be featured through March 19 at USM Glickman Family Library.780-4200

PORTLAND:
“The Funnies,” featuring works by 26 artists, illustrators, cartoonists, musicians and inventors, will be featured through Feb. 28 at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St. 774-7011

PORTLAND:
Works by Caren-Marie Michel, Suzanne DeLesseps, Andrew Abbott and more will be featured through Feb. 28 at Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 221-3443

PORTLAND:
“Black and White With a Touch of Red,” drawings, paintings, prints and photographs, will be featured through March 14 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 699-5083

PORTLAND:
Paintings by Portland artists, photographs from the SMFA collection, sculpture by Walter Horak and landscapes will be featured through March 14 at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 699-2966


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