March 27: AUBURN, Rusty Blues will perform at 9 p.m. at Lavish, 34 Court St. 376-4933

March 27: AUBURN, Loki, Losing Tomorrow, Sinfist and Lying in Ruin will perform at Club Texas, 150 Center St. 784-7785

March 27: GARDINER, African, rock ‘n’ roll and bluegrass group Zulu Leprechauns will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$10 582-7144

March 27: LEWISTON, Nicolas Pellerin and ses Musiciens will perform at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. Free 783-1585

March 27: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

March 27: LEWISTON, the Eric Green Party will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 27: LEWISTON, Vegetables by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

March 27: LEWISTON, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Lisbon Road.

March 27, 29: LEWISTON, the Bates College Choir will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free with ticket 786-6135

March 27: LEWISTON, the Colon Blow Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Schemengee’s Bar and Grille, 553 Lincoln St. 777-1155

March 27: LISBON, the Rick Dostie Trio will perform jazz at 7 p.m. at Graziano’s Casa Mia Restaurant, Main Street. 353-4335

March 27: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

March 27: PORTLAND, Plague will perform at 9 p.m. at The Asylum, 121 Center St. 772-8274

March 27: PORTLAND, Dead Season, Never Got Caught and Loverless will perform at 9 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $10

March 27: PORTLAND, Will Dailey will perform at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

March 27: UNITY, the Brew will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $14 948-3131

March 28: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues on the piano at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 28: BRUNSWICK, the Okbari Fasil Ensemble will perform classical and folk music at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

March 28: BUCKFIELD, Skosh will perform rock and acid-jazz music at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $5 336-3306

March 28: FARMINGTON, Eric Himy, classical pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $8/$6 778-7136

March 28: LEWISTON, Vegetables by Day will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

March 28: LEWISTON, Dead End Armory, Gully and Class Machine will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 28: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

March 28: LISBON FALLS, Cornerstone will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Route 196. Free/Donations 576-5433

March 28: PORTLAND, the Bob Charest Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 29, April 5, 12: 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 29: TOPSHAM, Windswept will perform at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 31: LEWISTON, the Scottish band Give Way will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 10/$12.50 783-1585

March 31: LEWISTON, pianist Anastasia Antonacos will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 31: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Society will perform “Elijah” at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $47-$15 842-0800

April 1: BRUNSWICK, internationally renowned violinist Roberto Diaz will perform at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. $20 725-3375

April 1: CARTHAGE, the Scottish band Give Way will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10/$12.50 562-4445

April 2: PORTLAND, I Musici de Montreal will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $42 842-0800

April 2: RANGELEY, the Scottish band Give Way will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10/$12.50 864-5000

March 27, 28, 29, April 3, 4, 5: FALMOUTH, the Maine State Ballet will present “Cinderella” at the theater, 348 U.S. Route 1. Showtimes are 2 p.m. March 28-29 and April 4-5; and 7 p.m. March 27-28 and April 3-4. $15 781-7672

March 27: PORTLAND, an ’80s dance party will be held at 9 p.m. at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St. $5 828-0549

March 27, 28: TOPSHAM, the annual folk music and dance fest will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday at Mt. Ararat Middle School and Orion Performing Arts Center. $28-$10 563-8953

March 28: FARMINGTON, the Al Corey Band will play at the 70th anniversary swing dance at 8 p.m. at UMF North Dining Hall. $12

March 28: LEWISTON, a benefit dinner/dance with music by Vintage will be held at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $30 784-0389

March 28: LEWISTON, a dinner/dance will be held at the Elks Lodge, Lisbon Road. 784-4801

March 28: NORWAY, dancing and karaoke to the music of the Old Crows will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Main Street. 743-7294

March 28: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dinner/dance at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $7/$5 743-5723

March 28, 29: PORTLAND, the Portland Ballet will present “Giselle” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Portland High School John Ford Theater, 284 Cumberland Ave. $30/$15 1-800-838-3006

March 28: RUMFORD, a welcome-home dance for veterans returning from Iran and Afghanistan will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Congress Street. $5 357-3289

March 28: RUMFORD, Monsta will play at a benefit dance at 8 p.m. at the Rumford Eagles Club function hall. $5

March 28: SABATTUS, a dance and karaoke will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. Free 782-4181

March 28: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850

March 28: WATERFORD, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Waterford Memorial School gym. $7/$4 583-4191

March 29: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for singles and couples, ages 21 and over, with music by Clary Hill, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 783-0389

March 30, April 6: 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 31, April 7: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

April 1, 8: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

April 1, 8: PORTLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 1, 8: RUMFORD, line dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. All ages are welcome. $5 739-9798

March 28: AUBURN, Laurie Pinkham will hold a book chat with middle-grade readers at 1 p.m. at Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Community room. 333-6640

March 29: PORTLAND, a baby fair with Easter bunny, Geoffrey the Giraffe and an Easter egg hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Babies R Us, 200 Running Hill Road. 773-4861

April 2: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert series “Brass: Blast Off” will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Reiche Community School, 166 Brackett St. $3/$4 773-6128

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

March 27, 28, 29: GORHAM, the 2009 Maine Home and Garden Show will be held at the YourSpace Sports Complex, Route 202. The hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $7/$2 882-9777

March 27, 28: LEWISTON, a Medieval Feast will be held at 6 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $35 689-2000

March 27: PORTLAND, comedian Freddie Stone will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 28: AUBURN, the 15th annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension “Maine Garden Day” will be held at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. 743-6329

March 28: AUBURN, the International Missions Banquet with pictures, displays, artifacts, dress and food from different countries will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Auburn Baptist Church, 227 Poland Road. 786-0206

March 28: AUGUSTA, the Kennebec Valley Stamp and Collection Club annual stamp/collector show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Elks Club, Civic Center Drive. $1 622-7978

March 28: BRUNSWICK, The Theater Project’s 2009 benefit auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road. $10 729-8584

March 28: BUCKFIELD, a benefit supper/auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Buckfield High School. Donations 674-5522

March 28: FARMINGTON, the Lawn Chair Pirates and the Teachers’ Lounge Mafia will perform at a benefit at 8:30 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. Donations 578-0357

March 28: LEWISTON, comedians Steve Bjork and Amy Tee will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

March 28: PARIS, a Green and Renewable Energy Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Route 26.

March 28: POLAND, the Mid-Knight Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bruce M. Whittier Middle School, Route 26.

March 28: PORTLAND, the Maine Maritime Academy’s third annual “Night by the Bay,” an evening of dinner, dancing and celebration, will be held at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay. $75 326-2177

March 28: RANGELEY, the fifth annual cardboard box race will be held at 1 p.m. at Saddleback Mountain. 864-5671

March 28: ROCKLAND, a Family Arts Festival will be held at 11 a.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $5 596-0509

March 28: STRONG, a variety show will be held at 7 p.m. at Strong School, 110 N. Main St. $5 684-3521

March 28: WILTON, a benefit scrapbooking day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cushing School gym, Main Street. $20 645-5081

March 28: WILTON, the fourth annual cabin fever craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nichols/Bass Expo Center, Route 156. 778-4726

March 29: FREEPORT, “Sitting Pretty,” a charity auction to benefit the Freeport Teen Center, will be held at 4 p.m. at Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. $10 865-4743

March 29: MONMOUTH, an open house/pet food drive will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, 417 Route 135.

March 29: NORWAY, the African Culture Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Guy E. Rowe School, 219 Main St. Donations 527-2319

March 29: PORTLAND, the Southern Maine 2009 Antique Paper Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside St. $4 828-8065

March 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

March 29: UNITY, “Ova Dreams,” featuring poetry, improvisational dance and piano, will be held at 2 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $12 948-3131

March 30: FREEPORT, the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual benefit wine dinner, featuring Australian wines, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Harraseeket Inn. $150 773-6128

April 1: NEWRY, character comedian Randy Judkins will perform at 5:45 p.m. at the Matterhorn Ski Bar, 292 Sunday River Road. 824-2282

Theater

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

March 27: BRUNSWICK, “Stories Back” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. Donations 729-8584

March 27-29: 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 27, 28, 29, 30: NAPLES, the Lake Region High School Drama Club will perform “High School Musical” at the school. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 27, 28-29 and 2 p.m. March 29-30. 693-6221

March 27, 28, 29, April 2, 3, 4, 5: NORWAY, The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will present “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” at the Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. March 27-28; April 2-3-4; and 2 p.m. March 29 and April 5. 739-6200

March 27-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 27-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 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 28: LEWISTON, Mystery for Hire will present the dinner/theater production “On the Spot Murder Mystery” at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant, Mollison Way. $36.95 783-0336

March 31-April 19: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Trying” 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. $36-$13 774-0465

April 2, 3, 4: BRUNSWICK, “Attempts on Her Life” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at Bowdoin College Wish Theater. Free 725-3375

April 2, 3, 4, 5: NAPLES, the Lake Region High School Drama Club will perform “Guys and Dolls” at the school. Showtimes are 7 p.m. April 2-3-4 and 2 p.m. April 5. $10/$8 693-6221

April 2-19: SEBAGO, “Over the River and Through the Woods” will be performed at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. 642-3743

Films

March 27: BRUNSWICK, “The Class” will be shown at 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Eveningstar Cinema at the Tontine Mall, 149 Maine St. 729-6796

March 27, 28: FARMINGTON, “Fireproof” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. Free 779-0731

March 27: LEWISTON, “King Lati the First” will be shown at noon at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 831-7495

March 27, 28, 29: LEWISTON, “Seven Pounds” 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 27-29: PORTLAND, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held in Portland, Lewiston, Waterville and Biddeford. 775-2126

March 29: AUBURN, “Until the Violence Stops” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5 783-0461

April 2: BRUNSWICK, “Le Serate del Cortometraggio Italiano: A Showcase of Recent Italian Short Films” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3357

April 2, 3: GREENE, filmmaker Dale Johnson will narrate his film “Beneath the Jungle and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

April 2, 9: PORTLAND, “Three Weeks of Les Blank Films” will be shown at 7 p.m. at USM Talbot Lecture Hall. $5 780-4424

Books

March 27: UNITY, Kathryn Miles, author of “Adventures With Ari: A Puppy, a Leish and Our Year Outdoors,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Unity College Quimby Library. 948-3131

March 28: GRAY, a used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gray Public Library basement, 5 Hancock St. 657-4110

March 28: WILTON, the Free Public Library book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nichols Expo Building, Weld Street. 645-4831

April 1, 2: BRIDGTON, a book fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive. 647-8841

Lectures

March 30: AUBURN, Keri Myrick of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center will speak on “Are You Safe From Sexual Assault?” at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

March 30: LEWISTON, Mark Winne, food activist and author, will speak on “Food Justice and Good Food – When Shall the Twain Meet?” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. 786-6336

March 31: BRUNSWICK, author Jonathan Safran Foer will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free with ticket 725-3375

March 31: LEWISTON, four writers will speak on “Writing Africa in Spanish: Four Equatorial Guinean Writers Speak of Exiled Dreams” at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Free 786-8293

April 1: BRUNSWICK, Sean Keilen, associate professor of English at the College of William and Mary, will speak on “The Tradition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets” at 4:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3552

April 2: AUBURN, William Nevin, cultural counselor in Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada, will speak on substance abuse and mental health treatment with the Native-American population on the reservation at 11:30 a.m. at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. Free 755-5357

April 2: BRUNSWICK, William Watterson, Bowdoin’s Edward Little Professor of the English language and literature, will speak on “Remembered Splendor: Heraldry, Sumptuary Imagery and Social Class in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter” at 12:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3253


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