April 3: BRUNSWICK, Athabasca will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 3: GARDINER, the Woods Tea Company, folk/Celtic band from Vermont, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

April 3: GORHAM, Timothy O’Dell will play the saxophone at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15-$5 780-5555

April 3: LISBON FALLS, karaoke with Paul Herfey, 8:30 p.m. Railroad Restaurant

April 3: PORTLAND, singer/songwriter Dan Hicks will perform at 5:30 p.m. at Bull Moose Store, 151 Middle St. Free 775-2126

April 3: TOPSHAM, the Maine Music Society will present “Carmina Burana” performed by the Androscoggin Chorale at 3 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center. $18-$9 782-7228

April 3: UNITY, the Ryan Montbleau Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-7469

April 3, 4: WESTBROOK, the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at Holiday Inn, 208 Larrabee Road. 1-800-439-9473

April 4: AUBURN, the Maine Games 2009 National Anthem auditions will be held at 11 a.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. 783-0958

April 4: BATH, pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $35-$29 442-8637

April 4: BIDDEFORD, the Pine Tree State Country Music Association talent search and competition will be held at the York County Veterans Alliance, 24 Bradbury St. 490-1232

April 4: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15-$10 633-6855

April 4: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Voices a cappella vocal ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. at the Old South Church, Main Street. Free/donations 778-2352

April 4: GORHAM, the 32nd annual honors recital will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. Free 780-5555

April 4: LEWISTON, the Maine Music Society’s Androscoggin Chorale will perform “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $18-$9 782-7228

April 4: ST. ALBANS, Evergreen will perform with Ken and Jane Brooks and Dana Flood at 7 p.m. at St. Albans Town Hall. Donations 654-2227

April 4: SKOWHEGAN, the Cowboy Junkies will perform at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $30/$35 756-0916

April 5: AUGUSTA, the Downeast Brass Quintet will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

April 5: AUGUSTA, the Pineland Suzuki School’s annual benefit concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Cony High School Performing Arts Center. $10/$5 512-2372

April 5: BETHEL, musicians from the local area will perform at the Telstar Jamboree Concert at 2 p.m. at the Helen Berry Auditorium. $10/$5 824-2136

April 5: GORHAM, the Casco Bay Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. at Gorham High School McCormack Performing Arts Center. $7/$6 222-1100

April 5, 12, 19: 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

April 5: LISBON FALLS, open blues jam with Kevin Kimball, guest musicians welcome, 3-6 p.m.

April 5: MECHANIC FALLS, the country music pioneer show will be held at 2 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $16$14 345-3211

April 5: RUMFORD, the Easter cantata “Thy Will Be Done” will be performed at 3 p.m. at the Methodist Church Virgin Memorial Chapel, Linnell Street. Free 364-3421

April 5: SALEM, the A and E Hill country music program will be held at 1 p.m. at Salem Community Building. Donations

April 5: TOPSHAM, fiddling and songs from the Carter Family, bluegrass and Appalachian folk will be held at 1 p.m. at HeartSpeak Studio, 56 Elm St. $10 332-3459

April 5: TOPSHAM, the Maine Music Society’s Androscoggin Chorale will perform “Carmina Burana” at 3 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center. $18-$9 782-7228

April 5: WATERVILLE, Seize the Mic semi-finals will be held at 2 p.m. at Hafford’s Saloon, 6 Jefferson St. $3 872-2665

April 6: PORTLAND, the Larry Williams Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

April 6: PORTLAND, Celtic Thunder will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. $55/$37.50 775-3458

April 7: LEWISTON, Bates College students present original digital music at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free 786-6135

April 7: LEWISTON, voice students of John Corrie will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 8: LEWISTON, voice and speech students of Katalin Vecsey will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. Free 786-6161

April 8: RUMFORD, Two Old Friends will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. 364-3661

April 9: CARTHAGE, Maine fiddle legend Frank Ferrel will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 9: LEWISTON, voice students of Bonnie Scarpelli will perform at 4 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 9: LEWISTON, the Bates College Steel Pan Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

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

April 3, 4, 5, 6: LEWISTON, the Bates Modern Dance Company spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $6/$3 786-6161

April 3: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by the Blue Willow Band will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

April 3, 10, 17: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 4: JAY, Shredder Blues will play at a benefit dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Donations 897-2412

April 4, 11: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

April 4, 5: PORTLAND, the Neos Dance Theatre and tap-dancer Fred Strickler, with music by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, will perform “Dance! Dance! Dance!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. at Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $62-$17 842-0800

April 4: RUMFORD, Monsta will play at a benefit dance at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Congress St. $7 369-9053

April 5: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance, or singles and couples, ages 21 and older, with music by Wild Horse, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 783-0389

April 5: YARMOUTH, Dirty McCurdy will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at Harmony Hall, 343 Gray Road. $10 657-4300

April 6, 13: 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

April 7, 14: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

April 8, 15: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

April 8, 15: 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

April 4: OXFORD, a coloring contest for various age groups will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Community Center.

April 7: 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

April 9: AUBURN, a SMART baby event will be held for parents with babies up to 24 months old at 10 a.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free 783-3990

April 9: PORTLAND, “Disney Playhouse Live” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $40-$15 775-3331

April 3, 4: AUBURN, the Lakeside Players’ spring festival of songs, skits and stories will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Maine Community College Kirk Hall Auditorium. Free 838-1722

April 3: FARMINGTON, the fourth annual 4-H Talent Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. Free 581-1226

April 3: LEWISTON, the eighth annual Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-6065

April 3: LEWISTON, “Whisky ‘n’ Plaid,” featuring pipers, Scottish whisky, Gaelic poetry and prose and food, a fundraiser for L/A Arts, will be held at 6 p.m. at Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road. $40/$70 782-7228

April 3: LEWISTON, the YWCA of Central Maine will host a watch party for the television series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” at 5:30 p.m. at the YWCA, 130 East Ave. Free 795-4050

April 3, 4: LEWISTON, the fourth annual Kitten Shower will be held at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave. 783-2311

April 3, 4, 5: LEWISTON, the annual Cat Show will be held at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. The hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $5/$4 871-5963

April 3-5: NEWRY, the 22nd annual Parrot Head Festival will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-3500

April 3: NORWAY, “Let the Dough Fly” kick-off for the 2009 Arts Festival, featuring a meal of pasta, salad, focaccia and dessert, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street. $10

April 3: PORTLAND, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St. $35/$40 828-1234

April 3: PORTLAND, comedian Dave Andrews will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 3: PORTLAND, the Cumberland County High School All-Stars, with Boston Bruins greats, will play at 7 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $10 871-7876

April 3, 4, 5: PORTLAND, the 40th annual Portland Home Show will be held at the Portland Expo and Portland Ice Arena. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $7 1-800-237-6024

April 3: RUMFORD, the Holy Savior School benefit auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 129 Rumford Ave. 364-5157

April 3: WILTON, a benefit auction and bake sale will be held at 6 p.m. at Cushing School. 645-3082

April 4: AUBURN, comedians Joe Carroll and Mitch Stinson will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

April 4: GRAY, a silent and live auction fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at Fiddlehead Center, 25 Shaker Road. $25 657-2244

April 4: LISBON, the second annual Run for the Track fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. for children and at 9:30 a.m. for adults at Lisbon Community School, 33 Mill St. 353-8451

April 4: LIVERMORE FALLS, the benefit Bob Marley Comedy Show will be held at 6 p.m. at Livermore Falls High School gymnasium. $15 897-6808

April 4: PARIS, the Spring Twirl Jam, a gala competition, will be held at 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School. 998-3027

April 4: PORTLAND, comedian Corey Manning will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 4: PORTLAND, stunt cyclist Jeff Lenosky, a world record holder, will perform at 3 p.m. at at the Gorham Bike and Ski, 693 Congress St. 773-1700

April 6: BRUNSWICK, writers, performers, visual and craft artists will gather at 6 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, 14 Maine St. $5 798-6964

April 8: LEWISTON, the sixth annual Chili and Chowder Challenge will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St. $12/$10

April 9, 10, 11: AUGUSTA, the 36th annual Manchester Lions Home and Garden Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. $6 626-2400

April 9: PARIS, the Cavalcade of Comedy benefit comedy show will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $10 577-2618

April 3, 4, 5: AUBURN, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $6 783-0461

April 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11: AUBURN, “The Event” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 3, 9 and 10; at 1 and 5 p.m. April 4; at 3 p.m. April 5; and at 1 p.m. April 11, at East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave. 782-0348

April 3, 4, 5: BRUNSWICK, the Young People’s Theater will perform “Robin Hood” at the Theater Project, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. April 5. $6 729-8584

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

April 3, 4: LEWISTON, “Egad! The Woman in White” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, 75 Central Ave. $8/$5 795-4180

April 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 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. April 5. $10/$8 693-6221

April 3, 4, 5: NORWAY, OHMPAA will perform “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” at the Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. April 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. April 5. 739-6200

April 3-11: 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

April 3-5: 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

April 3-19: 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 3-19: SEBAGO, “Over the River and Through the Woods” will be performed at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. 642-3743

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

April 4, 8, 9: LEWISTON, “Closer,” the dissection of love and lust, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. 786-6161

April 4: UNITY, “The Belle of Amherst,” a one-woman production, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Free 948-3131

April 5: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will present one-act plays at 2 and 8 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall. $10 626-3698

Films

April 3: BRUNSWICK, “Arctic Exploration in Motion: A Festival of Rare Film Footage” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3416

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

April 3: LEWISTON, the 371 Film Festival, featuring final projects by students in Theater 371, will be held at 4 p.m. at Bates College Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. Free 786-6161

April 3, 4, 5: LEWISTON, “Defiance” 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

April 4: PORTLAND, the seventh annual Maine Deaf Film Festival will be held from 1 to 10:30 p.m. at USM Luther Bonney Auditorium. $14-$8

April 5: WESTBROOK, “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at a benefit at 4 p.m. at Westbrook Cinemagic. $10 774-2200

April 8: LEWISTON, “The Spirit” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1

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

Books

April 3: BRUNSWICK, Colin Sargent, author of “Whatever Happened to That Boy,” will sign copies of his book at 12:15 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. 775-4339

April 4: NORWAY, Heath A. Roberts, author of “The Day the Frogs Went Hopping Mad,” will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Books ‘n’ Things, 430 Main St. 739-6200

April 7: PORTLAND, Paul Harding, author of “Tinkers,” will read from his novel at 7 p.m. at USM Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater. Free 228-8393

April 8: PORTLAND, poet Jeffrey Thomson and nonfiction writer Gretchen Legler, will read from their work at 7 p.m. at USM Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater. Free 228-8393

April 9: FARMINGTON, Tracy K. Smith, author of “The Body’s Question” and “Duende,” will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7454

Lectures

April 6: BRUNSWICK, James O’Donnell, historian and Georgetown University provost, will speak on “Scrolling Through the Classics” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Lancaster Lounge. Free 725-3280

April 7: LEWISTON, Cheri Honkala, national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, will speak on “Economic Human Rights: Ending Poverty and Economic Insecurity in Maine and Beyond” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 525-7776

April 9: BRYANT POND, Nancy Dewing of Greenwood will speak about her recent trip to India at 2 p.m. at Whitman Memorial Library, 28 S. Main St. Free 674-2143

April 9: LEWISTON, weaver Barbara Burns will speak about her tapestry at 7 p.m. at Museum L-A, 35 Canal St. Free 333-3881

April 9: PORTLAND, Kristina Ford, former director of planning for the city of New Orleans, will speak on “New Orleans: Rebuilding an American City” at 7 p.m. at USM Muskie School of Public Service. Free 780-4200


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