March 20: AUBURN, L/A Arts presents the Bruce Marshall Group at 7:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. $24/$19 782-7228

March 20: LEWISTON, jazz performances will be held at 4 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 20: LEWISTON, the Saint Mary Schola ensemble will perform a program of early music at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $20/$15 783-1585

March 20: LEWISTON, bluesman Kevin Kimball and the Steeldrivers will perform at Shooters, 347 Lisbon St. 376-3042

March 20: LEWISTON, percussionist Matthias Kaul of Germany and jazz band Mystic Outbop Review will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 20: PARIS, local music will be presented at 7 p.m. at a benefit at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $2 743-8914

March 20: PORTLAND, Assembly of Dust will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $15/$18 899-4990

March 20: RUMFORD, jam night will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine Base Lodge. 364-8977

March 21: AUBURN, Mark “Guitar” Miller will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 21: BATH, the Battlefield Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $28-$21 442-8455

March 21: DIXFIELD, Sammy Angel will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church Coffee House, 10 High St. $5 562-4582

March 21: LEWISTON, Braddigan and Pete Francis will perform at 9 p.m. at Bates College’s Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. 795-7496

March 21: LEWISTON, Sequel will present a benefit of Southern gospel-style music at 7 p.m. at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 62 Strawberry Ave. 784-0034

March 21: LEWISTON, Rotundo Sealeg, Ryan’s Satan Maximer and Dylan Bredeau will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 21, LEWISTON, guitarist Chad Porter, 9 p.m. to midnight, no cover, Schemengee’s Billiards, Lincoln St. 777-1155.

March 21: PORTLAND, Krishna Das will perform at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. $30/$35 773-5747

March 21: PORTLAND, Guv’nors and Back Doors will pay tribute to the Beatles and Doors at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 21: SKOWHEGAN, Keller Williams will perform at 8 p.m. at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $25/$30 649-2524

March 21: WILTON, a benefit concert by Greater Purpose and a supper will be held at 6 p.m. at Wilton American Legion Hall, Main Street. $5/$3 562-7167

March 22: AUGUSTA, a Maine Academy of Country Music country music benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Route 17. 622-2509

March 22: FRYEBURG, Katherine Rhoda will perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at Fryeburg Congregational Church, 655 Main St. Donations 935-3227

March 22, 29, April 5: 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 22: LEWISTON, pianist Kate Lyczkowski will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 22: MECHANIC FALLS, the Down East Country Music Association’s annual country homecoming show will be held at noon at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$2 793-8884

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

March 22: SANFORD, the 2009 Winter Guard Show will be held at 1 p.m. at Sanford High School, 52 Sanford High School Blvd. 795-4302

March 22: TOPSHAM, Tracey MacLean and Gary Wittner will perform jazz at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 22: YARMOUTH, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Cheverus High School String Ensemble and others will perform at 3 p.m. at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School, 286 W. Elm St. 846-5535

March 23: FARMINGTON, the MSAD 9 music department’s chorus festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School gym. Free

March 23: PORTLAND, the Matt Fogg Trio will perform at 9 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

March 24: LEWISTON,piano students of Anastasia Antonacos will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 24: LEWISTON, the USM Chamber Singers will perform at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $5 689-2000

March 24: MECHANIC FALLS, guitarist/singer Lindsey Montana and guest songwriter Bob Wallace of Harrison, sea shanties and ballads, will perform at 8 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Pub, 5 North Main St. 345-3782

March 24: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $65-$17 842-0800

March 25: CARTHAGE, Annalivia, acoustic quintet, will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

March 25: PORTLAND, New Kids on the Block will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $69.50-$39.50 775-3458

March 26: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Cabaret Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Free/Donations 633-5159

March 26: RANGELEY, Annalivia, acoustic quintet, will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10 864-5000

March 20: DIXFIELD, a benefit dinner/dance, with music by Justin Hamner, will be held at 4 p.m. at Dixfield American Legion Hall, Main Street. $12-$6 562-8098

March 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, April 3, 4, 5: FALMOUTH, the Maine State Ballet will present “Cinderella” at the theater, 348 U.S. Route One. Showtimes are 2 p.m. March 21, 22, 28, 29, April 4 and 5; and 7 p.m. March 21, 27, 28, April 3 and 4. $15 781-7672

March 21: LEWISTON, Vintage will play at a dinner/dance at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. 783-8933

March 21: MINOT, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the West Minot Grange Hall. $7/$5

March 21: RUMFORD, a benefit dinner/dance, with music by One Step Ahead, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5/$10 369-9503

March 22: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for singles and couples age 21 and over, with music by Wild Horse, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 783-0389

March 23, 30: 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 24, 31: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

March 25, April 1: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

March 25, April 1: RUMFORD, line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. $5 739-9798

March 21: AUBURN, children’s singer Sammie Haynes will perform at 2 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free 333-6640

March 21: FARMINGTON, a “Children’s Praise Event” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at UMF North Dining Hall. 779-7117

March 25: MEXICO, the Mexico Public Library Easter egg-stravaganza party, for children ages 2 through 10, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Calvin Lyons Hall, next-door to the library. 364-3281

March 25: WALDOBORO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Brass: Blast Off” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Waldo Theater, 916 Main St. $3/$4 773-6128

March 20: AUBURN, a teen open mic will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Bring canned good. 333-6640

March 20: BRUNSWICK, a spring equinox celebration will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St. 729-5500

March 20, 21: BUCKFIELD, a show featuring alumni performance artists will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $12/$10 336-3306

March 20: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue High School National Honor Society benefit bowl-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meadow Lanes. 778-4965

March 20: GARDINER, the Maine Hysterical Society will perform comedic rock and antics at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

March 20: LISBON FALLS, karaoke, 8:30 p.m., no cover, Railroad Club, 695 Lisbon St. 353-6069

March 20: PORTLAND, comedian Carl Yard will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 21: AUBURN, comedians Mike Dorval and Jan Davidson will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

March 21: BETHEL, a hypnosis show will be held at 7 p.m. at Telstar Middle/High School Helen C. Berry Auditorium. $5

March 21: BRUNSWICK, Family Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Hubbard Hall. Free 725-3964

March 21: DIXFIELD, a Crop for a Cure benefit will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dirigo High School Student Community Center. $25/$30 597-2640

March 21, 22: FREEPORT, a spring fishing expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at L.L. Bean, Main Street. 552-6078

March 21: LISBON FALLS, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Lisbon High School gym, Sugg Drive. $15 353-7428

March 21: NEWRY, the 24th annual ski-a-thon will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-2440

March 21: OXFORD, a benefit spring fair and Chinese auction will be held at 1 p.m. at Advent Christian Church, Route 26. 357-7072

March 21: OXFORD, a best pizza contest will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Station House Community Center. $2 539-4563

March 22: MEXICO, Memier’s Misfitz will feature bake sale, craft fair, games, face painting and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Calvin Lyons Hall. 364-3666

March 22: PORTLAND, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform at 2 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $73-$25 1-800-745-3000

March 22: SABATTUS, Maine Maple Sunday will be held at Jillson’s Farm and Sugarhouse, 143 Jordan Bridge Road. 375-4486

March 22: WINSLOW, the Different Drummer’s Joyful Hearts Club Band will perform music and poetry at 2 p.m. at Living Waters Spiritual Center, 93 Halifax St. $15 872-2370

March 24: AUGUSTA, the Pine State Trading Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Augusta Civic Center Auditorium. 626-2400

March 25: MECHANIC FALLS, the Tri-Town Optimist Club of Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland will present an oratorical contest at 6 p.m. at Elm Street School gymnasium.

March 26-29: BATH, the “Hot Chocolate Jubilee” community variety show will be presented at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 26, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. March 29. $10-$15 442-8455

March 26: BRUNSWICK, an evening with David Brancaccio will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free with ticket 725-3375

March 26: FARMINGTON, a benefit party to aid Haitian people will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Education Center. 778-7211

March 20-29: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Drood” at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Showtimes are 8 p.m. March 20, 21, 27, 28, 7:30 p.m. March 26; and 2 p.m. March 22 and 29. $15/$13 783-0958

March 20-29: BANGOR, Penobscot Theatre will perform “Dinner With Friends” at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 26, 8 p.m. March 20, 27 and 28; 2 p.m. March 22, 28 and 29; and 5 p.m. March 21. 942-3333

March 20-22: 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 20-29: 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 20, 21: GORHAM, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at USM Russell Hall. $20-$10 780-5151

March 20: JAY, Jay High School drama students will perform three one-act plays at 6:30 p.m. at the school. $3 897-4336

March 20-22: LEWISTON, The Public Theatre will perform “The 13th of Paris” at the theater at Lisbon and Maple streets. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$10 782-3200

March 20-22: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Out of Sterno” 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

March 20-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

March 20-April 5: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, April 3, 4, 5: WINDHAM, the Windham Stage Theater will perform “1776” at the Windham Town Hall/Community Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$12 893-2098

March 21: AUBURN, the Edward Little High School One-Act Team will present “How Does a Thing Like That Get Started” at 7 p.m. at Auburn Middle School Auditorium. 784-6943

March 21: FARMINGTON, a dinner/theater production will be presented at 6 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School cafeteria. $10 778-3561

Films

March 20, 21, 22: LEWISTON, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” 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 21-29: PORTLAND, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held in Portland, Lewiston, Waterville and Biddeford. 775-2126

March 22: LEWISTON, “La Grande Seduction,” a French film presented by the Martel and Fortier chapters of the Association Canado-Americaine, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. Free 783-6346

March 25: FARMINGTON, “Last Chance Harvey” will be shown at 1 and 4 p.m. at Narrow Gauge Cinema. $5 778-3460

March 25: LEWISTON,”Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine,” a documentary about a citizen response to a controversial construction proposal in Lewiston, will be screened at 7 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-6202

Books

March 20: HALLOWELL, Ellen Bowman, Joan Nicholson and Jay Davis will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. $3 685-3636

March 20, 21, 22, 28: WILTON, the Free Public Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21; from 1 to 4 p.m. March 20; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at Nichols Expo Building, Weld Street. 645-4831

March 21, 22: FREEPORT, Kathy Scott, author of “Changing Planes,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at L.L. Bean, Main Street. 552-2000

March 21: PORTLAND, Gail Donovan, author of “In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog,” will sign copies of her book from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Munjoy Hill Branch Library, East End Community School, 195 North St. 699-2755

March 26: FARMINGTON, Jan Elizabeth Watson, author of “Asta in the Wings,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Devaney Doak and Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

Lectures

March 20: CUMBERLAND, Dr. Chris Magri, associate professor of physics at the University of Maine at Farmington, will speak on “The Latest Developments in the study of Vagabonds of the Solar System – Asteroids” at 7 p.m. at Cumberland Congregational Church. Free 784-9835

March 20: LEWISTON, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz will speak at 4:30 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Free 786-8376

March 21: PORTLAND, Dr. Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine at Orono, will speak at 4 p.m. at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. 775-6148

March 23: AUBURN, Detective Lee Jones of the Lewiston Police Department will speak on “Are You Safe From Scams?” at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Community room. 333-6640

March 23: LEWISTON, Marfa Inofuentes and Rosana Silva Chagas, cultural activists from Bolivia and Brazil, will speak at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Free 786-8376

March 25: LEWISTON, former Maine Gov. Angus King, Jr. will speak on “Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Free 786-6272

March 26: BRUNSWICK, David Brancaccio, host of the public broadcasting newsmagazine “NOW,” will speak on “Adventures in Economic Disaster: What the Financial Crisis Means for Justice and Jobs in the Next Generation” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Memorial Hall. Free with ticket 725-3375

Please send calendar entries to [email protected]; or Ursula Albert, Encore, Sun Journal, 104 Park St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Please provide time, day, date, brief description of event, ticket price, where tickets are sold.


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