Music


April 17: AUBURN, a teen open mic, with featured performer Trevor Laliberte, will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. Canned food donation 333-6640

April 17: AUGUSTA,
the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at the Bridge Street Tavern. 1-800-439-9473

April 17: BRUNSWICK, violinist Lydia Forbes will perform at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 17: BRUNSWICK,
jazz pianist Hassan Muhammad will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 17: BRUNSWICK,
Lynn Deeves will perform at 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St. $6 729-8515

April 17-19: CARRABASSETT VALLEY,
the 21st annual Bud Light Reggae Festival will be held at Sugarloaf/USA. $25/$10 1-800-843-5623

April 17: GARDINER, the Pineland Fiddlers will perform traditional and Franco fiddling at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 482-7144

April 17: GORHAM, a faculty composers’ concert will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15-$5 780-5555

April 17: GREENE,
the Downeasters Men’s Barbershop Chorus will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

April 17: LEWISTON, Aaron Shust and Andrew Carlton will perform at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. $8 946-7250

April 17: LEWISTON, an evening of cabaret music with master of ceremonies Louis Philippe will be held at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$13 689-2000

April 17: LEWISTON,
the Americana trio Red Molly will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center, 490 Pleasant St. $24/$19 782-7228

April 17: LEWISTON,
the Rick Graham Band will perform at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

April 17: PORTLAND,
folksinger Ani DiFranco will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

April 17: SCARBOROUGH, singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will perform at 1 p.m. at Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

April 18: AUBURN, Val Bennett will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 18: AUBURN, Present Company, a trio made up of Lorna Jollymore, Diane Meservier and Margaret Sjostrom, will perform at 2 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5 998-5359

April 18: AUBURN,
Poke Chop and guest will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff, Main Street. 376-2739

April 18: BATH,
Enter the Haggis, a Toronto group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $16-$20 442-8455

April 18: BRUNSWICK, vocal student Jake Levin will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 18: BRUNSWICK,
acoustic indie folk/rock artist Bearkat will perform at 2 p.m. and the Jerks of Grass will perform at 4 p.m. at the Brunswick Bull Moose, 151 Maine St. 775-2126

April 18: GORHAM,
the USM Chorale will perform at 5 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555

April 18: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at Schemengees, 553 Lincoln St. 777-1155

April 18: LEWISTON,
Duncan Cumming and the Capital Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$12 689-2000

April 18: LEWISTON,
Sidecar Radio will perform at 8 p.m. at Pub 33, 33 Sabattus St. 786-4808

April 18: LEWISTON,
Vegetables by Day will perform at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

April 18: LEWISTON,
Gunther Brown will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 18: PORTLAND,
This Way, a Portland-based band, will perform at 4 p.m. at Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St. 775-2126

April 18: PORTLAND, Disturbed, with Kill Switch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira, will perform at 7 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. $39.75 775-3458

April 18: PORTLAND,
Pam Baker and the SGs and Jimmy Junkins and the Soulcats will perform at a benefit at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. $10 221-2343

April 18: SANFORD,
All the Real Girls will perform at 4 p.m. at Sanford Bull Moose, Center for Shopping. 775-2126

April 18: WINDHAM,
Highway Jackson will perform at 2 p.m. at Windham Bull Moose, 771 Roosevelt Trail. 775-2126

April 19: AUBURN,
Walkin’ Jim Stoltz will perform at 1 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10 783-0461

April 19: AUBURN, the Threepeat benefit concert, featuring area musicians, will be held at 6 p.m. at Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St. Donations 784-6661

April 19: AUGUSTA,
the Calderwood Consort will perform at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. $10 622-2424

April 19: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 19: GORHAM,
the USM Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. at McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School. $6/$3 780-5256

April 19: GORHAM, the chamber music awards concert will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. Free 780-5555

April 19, 26, May 3: 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 19: LEWISTON, the Maine Fiddler’s Showcase will be held at 2 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 783-1585

April 19: MECHANIC FALLS, the Pine Tree State Country Music Association talent competition will be held at 11 a.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $6$7 490-1232

April 19: PORTLAND, Indigo Girls will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $35 842-0800

April 19: PORTLAND, the final rock-off event will be held at 2 p.m. at McAuley Performing Arts Center, 637 Stevens Ave. $10/$12 857-9002

April 19: PORTLAND, the Portland String Quartet 40th season finale concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. $20/$18 761-1522

April 20: PORTLAND, the Matt Fogg Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

April 21: BRUNSWICK, pianist and Bowdoin College senior Lydia Yeh will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

April 21: LEWISTON,
the Sons of Maxwell will perform at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $10 783-1585

April 22: AUBURN,
an open-mic night will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 22: BRUNSWICK, a Japanese lute specialist will perform at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 725-3046

April 22: CARTHAGE the Sons of Maxwell will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

April 22: PARIS, the music of John Governale will be held at 10 a.m. at Paris Public Library, 3 Main St. 743-6994

April 23: AUBURN,
the Three Point Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

April 23, 30: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 581-2425

April 23: PORTLAND,
the Frank Carlberg Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St. $15-$3 775-3356

Dance

April 18: BRUNSWICK, original dance pieces by the Bowdoin College jazz dance group VAGUE and other Bowdoin dance groups will be performed at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3375

April 18, 25: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

April 19: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for couples and singles, 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. $8 784-0389

April 21, 28: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

April 22, 29: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

April 22, 29: 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 23, 24, 25: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College 38th annual Spring Dance Show will be held at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Memorial Hall. Free with ticket 725-3375

Kids

April 18: AUBURN, the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, with creative activities for children and families, will be held at the YMCA, 62 Turner St. 795-4095

April 18: DIXFIELD, the third annual trikeathon will be held at 11 a.m. at Elsemore Dixfield Center parking lot. 562-8500

April 18: PARIS, an American Girl tea party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden, Main Street. $10/$12 743-8820

April 19: PORTLAND, the Flannery Brothers will perform at 1 p.m. at Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

April 22: PARIS, musical guest John Governale will perform for children at 10 a.m. at Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free 743-6994

April 22: SOUTH PARIS, Pat Gott, author of “Horse Tails by Shasta” will present a program on horses for children at 9:30 a.m. at South Paris Library, 3 Main St. 743-2628

Special

April 17: AUBURN, St. Mary’s Health System’s Comedy After Hours and angel auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. $50 777-8863

April 17-20: FREEPORT, the L.L. Bean Spring Sports Expo will be held at the L.L. Bean Campus of Stores, Main Street. 552-6078

April 17, 18: LEWISTON, the 56th annual Kora Temple Shrine Circus will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, and at 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $8/$4 783-2009

April 17: PORTLAND, comedian Bob Goutreau will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

April 18: AUBURN, a fabric and craft supply fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 106 Pleasant St. 784-1306

April 18: AUBURN, comedian Joe Wing will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

April 18: AUGUSTA, the Central Maine Brewfest will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. 626-2400

April 18: DENMARK, a Sheep Fest with vendors, demonstrations and food will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main St. 452-2412

April 18: OXFORD, a day of trucks and other vehicles and indoor activities for the family will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave. 743-7035

April 18: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. 743-9594

April 18: PARIS, Take-a-chance benefit auction will be held at 4 p.m. at Agnes Gray School. 364-4330

April 18: PORTLAND, the fifth annual International Food Festival and silent auction will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road. $20 253-3292

April 18: PORTLAND, award-winning broadcaster Ira Glass will present storytelling with monologues at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $38/$32 842-0800

April 18: PORTLAND, a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, Zimbabwe, will be held at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. 784-4048

April 18: RUMFORD, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rumford Falls Eagles will hold the fourth annual All Male Beauty Pageant at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. $15 357-1511

April 18: UNITY, Earth Day 2009, with many events, will be held at 11 a.m. at Unity College. 948-3131

April 19: AUBURN, the 11th annual Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch ballroom. 333-6601

April 19: HARTFORD, a Patriot Day Celebration will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall.

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

April 19: ROXBURY, the Abbie’s Avengers Relay for Life team benefit polar plunge will be held at 11 a.m. at Roxbury Pond. 344-9150

April 20, 21, 22: PORTLAND, the 56th annual Kora Temple Shrine Circus will be held at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. $8/$4 775-3458

April 22: AUBURN, a poetry slam will be held at 7 p.m. at Central Maine Community College Kirk Hall, 1250 Turner St. 755-5357

Theater

April 17, 18: BRUNSWICK, “Topdog/Underdog,” an independent study in directing by Bowdoin senior Caitlin Hylan, will be performed at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chase Barn. Free 725-3375

April 17, 18: LEWISTON, King’s Bridge Theatre will perform “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Vineyard Auditorium, 12 Foss Road. $6 784-9500

April 17-May 10: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Light up the Sky” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $24-$18 885-5883

April 17-19: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Trying” at the theater, 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

April 17, 18: RUMFORD, Mountain Valley High School Players will perform “Sweeney Todd” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and at noon and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Valley High School Auditorium, 799 Hancock St. $5 364-4547

April 17-19: SEBAGO, “Over the River and Through the Woods” will be performed at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 642-3743

April 22, 23: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake will hold auditions for “Oklahoma” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center. 642-3743

April 23-May 10: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Normal Heart” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. April 26 and May 3; and 2 p.m. May 10. $18/$20 730-2389

Films

April 17: LEWISTON, “Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston” will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by live music performed by local musicians featured in the movie, at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

April 17-24: PORTLAND, the Maine Inaugural African Film Festival will be held in the Portland area. $7/$5 201-805-9429

April 21: PORTLAND, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will present “Four Seasons Lodge” at 6 p.m. at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. Free 775-2126

April 23: BRUNSWICK, “This American Life – Live” will be shown at 8 p.m. at Brunswick 10, 19 Gurnet Road. 798-3996

Lectures

April 21: BRUNSWICK, Barbara Hillary, first African-American woman on record to reach the North Pole, will speak about her life and accomplishments at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3416

April 21: BRUNSWICK, music historian Michael Lasser will speak about America’s popular songs written in response to an earlier “recession” and an earlier war at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3673

April 21: TOPSHAM, Bud Warren, local historian, will speak on “T.W. Hyde’s Ambition” at 7 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

April 23: BRUNSWICK, Jacqueline Field, Costume Society of America, will speak on “Keeping Up Appearances: Culture and Clothing in the Age of James Bowdoin III” at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free 725-3275


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