March 13: AUBURN, The Grumps, a trio based in Portland, will perform funky rock at 8 p.m. at Lavish, 34 Court St. 376-4933

March 13: GARDINER, Zemya, an a cappella group, will perform world music at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

March 13: LEWISTON, Saint Cecilia Schola Cantorum will perform Lenten music at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Chapel. Free

March 13: LEWISTON, Balance will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

March 13: PORTLAND, OK Go, Longwave and Oppenheimer will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $16/$18 899-4990

March 13: PORTLAND, the Dave Rowe Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Church, 34 Gray St. $18/$16 780-0118

March 13: YARMOUTH, Full Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St. $12 729-4763

March 14: AUBURN, guitarist Mike Morris will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 14: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$13 783-1585

March 14: LEWISTON, the Bates College Gamelan Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free 786-6135

March 14: LEWISTON, Vegetables by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

March 14: NEWCASTLE, Full Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 11 Glidden St. $12 729-4763

March 14: PORTLAND, Motor Booty Affair will perform at a ’70s disco party at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 14: UNITY, Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion will perform at 8 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-3131

March 15: AUGUSTA, Ladies of the Lake will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

March 15: BRUNSWICK, Full Circle will perform at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St. $12 729-4763

March 15, 22, 29: GRAY, an open mic/blues jam will be held every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tailgate Bar and Grill, 61 Portland Road, Route 100. 657-7973

March 15: LISBON FALLS, Maine blues veteran Kevin Kimball and flutist/guitarist Ralph Thompson will host the monthly acoustic blues jam at 3 p.m. at the Railroad Restaurant.

March 15: PHILLIPS, the Narrow Gauge String Band will perform at 1 p.m. at Phillips Legion Hall, 15 Depot St. 778-2673

March 15: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Ravel, Schubert and Poulene at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $54-$17 842-0800

March 15, 22: PORTLAND, the 25th annual Rock-Off 25 Showcase will be held at 2 p.m. at McAuley Performing Arts Center, 637 Stevens Ave. $10/$12 857-9002

March 15: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $15/$13 371-2780

March 15: TOPSHAM, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins will perform as Two Old Friends at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 17: AUBURN, Celtic harpists will perform at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Literary Union clubrooms, 19 Elm St. Free

March 17: LEWISTON, Greg Boardman and Chase the Fiddlers will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 17, 24: 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

March 17: PORTLAND, Natalie MacMaster, fiddler extraordinaire, will perform Celtic music at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $42-$30 842-0800

March 18: FARMINGTON, the MSAD 9 Music Department string celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School gym. Free

March 18: LEWISTON, “A Better Day in L-A,” an evening of music and community awareness, will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $5 753-6547

March 18: PORTLAND, Motley Crue will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $75-$29.50 775-3458

March 19: AUBURN, the Three Point Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 19: FARMINGTON, the MSAD 9 Music Department band-a-rama will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School gym. Free

March 19: LEWISTON, an evening of song, dance and music by Bates groups, teachers and community members will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School auditorium, Central Avenue. $5/$3

March 19: PORTLAND, the Saw Doctors will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $22/$25 899-4990

March 13: LEWISTON, a contradance with music by Bustopher Jones will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $5

March 13: PARIS, a dance with music by the Jones Dance Band will be held at 7 p.m. at South Paris American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

March 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 14: FARMINGTON, a March Fest dance with music by Borderline will be held at 8 p.m. at West Farmington Elks Lodge, School Street. $12 778-6761

March 14: FARMINGTON, a contradance with music by the NewYankee Soul Revue will be held at 8 p.m. at Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road. $6 491-9928

March 14: PARIS, a St. Patrick dinner/dance with music by the Country Lads will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $12-$5 743-5723

March 14: PARIS, the Swinging Bears Square Dance Club will hold a dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6 743-7176

March 14: RUMFORD, a St. Patrick’s dinner/dance with music by Nole and Don Band, will be held at 5 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. $6/$3 369-9703

March 14: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850

March 14: TURNER, a St. Patrick’s dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Buffy Quimby Memorial Center. $10 713-0847

March 15: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for singles and couples, ages 21 and over, 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. $8 783-0389

March 16, 23: 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

March 17, 24: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

March 18, 25: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

March 18, 25: PORTLAND, line dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at Club 188, Warren Avenue. 653-3857

March 18, 25: RUMFORD, line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Free 739-9798

March 13, 14: GRAY, “The Jungle Book,” a musical for kids, will be performed at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School auditorium, 31 Libby Hill Road. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14. $5 657-6643

March 13: SCARBOROUGH, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Brass: Blast Off” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road. $3/$4 773-6128

March 14: OXFORD, a winter carnival for preschool and elementary-age children will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boxberry School. 890-10-4

March 18: RUMFORD, Beverly Dunst, a UMF student in the community health education program, will read to children ages 2 to 5 and their parents at 10 a.m. at Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. 364-3661

March 13: AUBURN, an open mic/poetry slam will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free/Donations 783-8391

March 13: AUBURN, Improv Night presented by Auburn Middle School improv teams, at 7 p.m. at Auburn Middle School Theater, Upper Court Street. $5 784-1356

March 13: FARMINGTON, a benefit auction will be held at 5:15 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School, Middle Street. 778-4279

March 13: PORTLAND, comedian Ira Proctor will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 13-15: PORTLAND, the Portland Flower Show will be held at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 am. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $15-$12 780-4205

March 13-15: PORTLAND, the 38th annual Maine Boat Show will be held at Cumberland County Civic Center. The hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8-$4 1-800-745-3000

March 13: SKOWHEGAN, comedian Travis Wallace will perform at 7 p.m. at Skowhegan Area High School, 61 Academy Circle. $10 474-5511

March 13: WATERVILLE, “Seize the Mic,” competition will be held at 7 p.m. at Waterville High School Trask Auditorium. 873-7000

March 14: AUBURN, comedian Dave Rattigan will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

March 14: GORHAM, the 4-H Fashion Revue “Spring Into Fashion” will be held at 2:30 p.m. at USM Bailey Hall. Free 780-4205

March 14: LEWISTON, Mainely Improv will present improvisational comedy at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant, Mollison Way. $36.95 783-0336

March 14: LIVERMORE FALLS, a community acoustic open mic will be held at 5 p.m. at Livermore Falls Public Library. $2 320-3002

March 14: NAPLES, a Community Cultural Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Region High School. 890-0866

March 14: RANGELEY, a family winter carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference Center at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

March 14: RUMFORD, a chili and chowder cook-off will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5/$3 364-8358

March 15: BETHEL, an all-female comedy revue will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Inn Conference Center. $10 824-2175

March 15: KINGFIELD, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 1 p.m. at Webster Hall, School Street. 265-5897

March 15: LEWISTON, an afternoon of magic, with the Great Stephan, will be held at 2 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Free 782-3221

March 15: PORTLAND, the “Perform for a Cure” variety show will be held at 2:30 p.m. at South Portland High School Auditorium. $10/$8 671-8857

March 15: SACO, the 11th annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub Road Race will be held in Saco. 773-2533

March 17: FARMINGTON, a prom fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School auditorium. $4/$2

March 17: FRYEBURG, the Harlem Superstars, comedy basketball team, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Fryeburg Academy Ada Cram Wadsworth Arena. $7/$8 925-6587

March 17: LEWISTON, a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with food and music will be held at 6 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $18/$16 689-2000

March 17: PORTLAND, the magic of Steelgraves will be presented at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $12/$10 775-5568

March 18: PARIS, the Harlem Superstars will perform at a benefit at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $7/$8 744-0032

Theater

March 13-22: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Comedy of Errors” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12 729-8584

March 13, 14, 15: FARMINGTON, “He and She” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at UMF Alumni Theater. $7/$6 778-7465

March 13-29: FREEPORT, the Freeport Players will perform “Fallen Angels” at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16-$12 865-6236

March 13-21: GORHAM, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed at USM Russell Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. March 15. $20-$10 780-5151

March 13, 14, 15: LEWISTON, “Alcestis” will be performed at Bates College Gannett Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $6/$3 786-6161

March 13-22: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “The 13th of Paris” at the theate at Lisbon and Maple streets. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$10 782-3200

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

March 13-15: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will present “Trying” at the theater, Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 642-3743

March 14: PORTLAND, a community open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. $5 774-1043

March 15: BETHEL, the Bethel Performing Arts Project will host a community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Funky Red Barn, Summer Street. 824-6545

March 18, 19: POLAND, the Poland Players will hold auditions for Shakespeare in the Park Summer Company from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Poland Regional High School. 998-5400

March 19-April 11: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Passion of the Hausfrau” at the theater, 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

March 13, 14, 15: LEWISTON, “Quantum of Solace” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

March 13: NORWAY, “Under the Bombs” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 151 Main St. Free 743-5309

March 15: FARMINGTON, “Last Chance Harvey,” a romantic comedy, will be shown at 1 and 4 p.m. at Narrow Gauge Cinema. $5 778-3460

March 18: LEWISTON, “The Yacoubian Building” will be shown at 11:45 a.m. at USM Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St. 753-6574

Books

March 14: PORTLAND, Melissa Sweet, author of “River of Words,” will sign copies of her book from 1 to 5 p.m. at Zero Station, 222 Anderson St. 699-2755

March 14, 20, 21, 22: WILTON, the Free Public Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 and 21; from 1 to 4 p.m. March 20; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at Nichols Expo Building, Weld Street. 645-4831

March 16: LEWISTON, Samantha Hunt, author of “The Invention of Everything Else,” will read from her work at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 17: FARMINGTON, an evening of poetry readings will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Student Center. Free 293-2390

March 19: FARMINGTON, Elizabeth Strout, author of “Abide With Me,” will present a reading at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7454

March 19: LEWISTON, Sarah Manguso, author of “The Two Kinds of Decay,” will sign copies of her book at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 19: PORTLAND, Lewis Robinson, author of “Water Dogs,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at USM Woodbury Campus Center. Free 780-4072

Lectures

March 13: FARMINGTON, Bill McKibben, nationally known environmentalist, educator, writer and activist, will speak on “The Most Important Number in the World: Building the People Powdered Movement to Fight Global Warming” at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 778-7258

March 13: LEWISTON, Soren Hermansen, one of the “2008 Heroes of the Environment,” will speak on carbon-neutral energy at 2:45 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall. Free 786-6202

March 15: PORTLAND, Ziad Abbas, a Palestinian refugee and journalist, will speak on “Gaza and the Right of Return” at 7 p.m. at Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St. 772-0680

March 16: BRUNSWICK, local artists and Web designers will share their experiences and tips at 6 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Gallery and Cinema, 14 Maine St. $5 798-6964

March 16: PORTLAND, Jim Capreedy, Ph.D. of Colby College, will speak on “Warriors, Worshipers and Realists: Why Sparta Sent 300 to Thermopylea” at 7 p.m. at USM Smith Hall. 780-5025

March 17: NORWAY, Robert Shetterly will speak about the role that justice plays in love and forgiveness in light of social issues at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309

March 18: LEWISTON, Adam Nagourney, chief political reporter for the New York Times since 2002, will speak on “From the Campaign Trail to the White House: Barack Obama’s Tough Adjustment” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

March 19: LEWISTON, Bates College English professor Lavina Shankar will speak on “Dogs and Their Humans: Bonds and Boundaries” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

March 19: LEWISTON, Helen Sanders, owner of Little Bay Baking Company and veteran gluten-free cook and baker, will speak on gluten-free baking as well as how to put together your own gluten-free mixes, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, 208 Bates St. $5-$15 753-5466


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