Music
April 24: AUBURN, Carole Wise will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
April 24: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141
April 24: GARDINER, Sara Cox and Friends will perform country/folk/rock at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144
April 24: GORHAM, the USM Student Composers Showcase will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. Free 780-5555
April 24: LEWISTON, Travis Cyr of Van Buren and Frank Hopkins and Putnam Smith, both of Portland, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
April 24: LEWISTON, Onofrio and the Broad Street Trio will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
April 24: LISBON FALLS, karaoke night will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Railroad Pub, 697 Lisbon St. 353-6069
April 24: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505
April 24: PORTLAND, an evening of jazz poetry will be held at 8 p.m. at Books Etc., 38 Exchange St. $15-$3 774-0626
April 24: RUMFORD, a jam night will be held at 7 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road. 364-8977
April 25: BATH, the Maine Fiddlefest 2009 will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $8-$12 442-8455
April 25, 26: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Chamber Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141
April 25: GORHAM, the USM Chamber Singers will perform at 5 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555
April 25: LEWISTON, Go Kart Mozart will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
April 25: NORWAY, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6 739-2492
April 25: PORTLAND, Sam Sadigurskey and the Words Project will perform at 8 p.m. at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St. $15-$3 775-3356
April 25: TURNER, a bluegrass benefit show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Boofy Quimby Hall. Donations 740-0515
April 25: WATERVILLE, the “Seize the Mic” competition finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. $8/$6 873-5381
April 25: YORK, Roomful of Blues will perform at 9 p.m. at Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave. $25 35103221
April 26: GORHAM, the USM Wind Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555
April 26, May 3, 10: 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 26, May 3, 10: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
April 26: MANCHESTER, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave. $12 622-2945
April 26: NORWAY, an Earth Day peace concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $5 743-2828
April 26: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $17-$54 842-0800
April 26: WINTHROP, the CODA Chorus will perform at 4 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Donations 622-9659
April 27: GORHAM, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555
April 28: GORHAM, the USM Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555
April 28: LEWISTON, Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano, will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135
April 29: BRUNSWICK, cellist Elinor Frey will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141
April 29: CARTHAGE, fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger will perform withher band at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445
April 29: FARMINGTON, UMF’s third traffic jam session will be held at 5 p.m. at UMF High Street parking lot. Free 778-7072
April 30: FARMINGTON, Nathaniel Burns will present an electro-acoustic piece with light show at 9 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7072
April 30: FREEPORT, Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace will perform at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 185 Main St. Donations 865-4404
April 30, May 6: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 581-2425
April 30, May 7: LEWISTON, an open-mic night will be held at 8 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
April 30: PORTLAND, the Portland Chamber Music Festival will present a spring program at 7 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. $15 780-5931
April 30: PORTLAND, the Casco Bay Tummlers and the Thinking Heart will perform at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. $12 828-5600
April 30: PORTLAND, Malian kora performer Toumani Diabate will perform at 5:30 p.m. at Portland Bull Moose Store, 151 Middle St. Free 775-2126
April 30: RANGELEY, fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger will perform with her band at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10 864-5000


Dance
April 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
April 24: PORTLAND, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $36-$27 842-0800
April 24, May 1, 8: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002
April 25: FARMINGTON, a spring fever dance with music by Dreamin’ Big will be held at 8 p.m. at the Farmington Elks Club, School Street. $5/$8 778-6761
April 25: JAY, a spring fling dance with music by Alibi will be held at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 133. $10 897-5112
April 25: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5
April 25: SABATTUS, a dance and karaoke evening will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. Free
April 25: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850
April 26: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for couples and singles, 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. $8 784-0389
April 26: MECHANIC FALLS, the Down East Country Music Association spring fling show and dance will be held at noon at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$2 793-8884
April 27, May 4: 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 28, May 5: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
April 29, May 6: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003
April 29, May 6: 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 30, May 1: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin College senior Elizabeth Jones will present “Vermilion,” an independent study in choreography, at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Wish Theater. Free 725-3375


Kids
April 24: PORTLAND, David Sparks will present a program at 2 p.m. at Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
April 25: AUBURN, a mother/daughter “Doll Enchanted Tea” will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Woman’s Literary Union, 19 Elm St. $6/$2 783-3762
April 25: PORTLAND, the staff from the Kennel Shop of Scarborough will bring a variety of animals at 1 p.m. at Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
April 25: PORTLAND, “Beakman’s Live,” based on the children’s educational television series “Beakman’s World,” will be held at 2 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $10 842-0800
April 25: WILTON, Darleen Winship, a deaf storyteller who works at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, will present American sign language at 10:30 a.m. at Wilton Free Library. 645-4831
April 28: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra youth concert will be held at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $5/$4 773-6128


Special
April 24, 25: AUGUSTA, the 56th annual Kora Temple Shrine Circus will be held at the Augusta Civic Center Auditorium. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $8/$4 626-2400
April 24: FALMOUTH, an Earth Day birds of prey program will be held at 11 a.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. 623-4177
April 24, 25: LISBON FALLS, a benefit indoor craft sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave. 353-9056
April 24: PORTLAND, comedian Larry Myles will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343
April 25: AUBURN, comedian Tom Hayes will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777
April 25: LEWISTON, the Androscoggin County Multiple Sclerosis Walk will be held at 9 a.m. at Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave. 782-2035
April 25: LEWISTON, a Homebuyer Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. Free 626-4669
April 25: LEWISTON, Mainely Improv, improvisational comedy troupe, will perform at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant. $29.95 783-0336
April 25: MINOT, a business showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Minot Grange Hall.
April 25: PARIS, a benefit Chinese/ticket auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-8914
April 25: PARIS, a spring sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deering United Methodist Church.
April 25: POLAND, an amateur talent contest will be held at 7 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, Harris Hill Road. $2 998-2301
April 25: PORTLAND, the WMPG fifth annual fashion show will be held at 9 p.m. at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. 780-4200
April 25: PORTLAND, comedian Mark Scalia will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343
April 26: AUBURN, the sixth annual Buddy to Buddy spring fashion show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. 795-2950
April 26: AUBURN, the Tranny Roadshow, a night of transgender performance art, will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10 778-6274
April 26: PORTLAND, a Show of Comedians will be held at 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $10 775-5568
April 27: FARMINGTON, the Tranny Roadshow, a night of transgender performance art, will be held at 6 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. Free 778-6274
April 27: UNITY, a Nicaraguan Culture Night will be held at 6 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. $5/$3 948-3131
April 28: FARMINGTON, the third annual Michael D. Wilson Arts Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 778-7072
April 28, 29: FARMINGTON, the Bag Ali handbags and accessories fundraiser will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Franklin Memorial Hospital lobby.
April 29: FARMINGTON, the Tea at Four Party with Dr. David Dixon on the piano will be held at 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room. Free 779-2750
April 30: FARMINGTON, the visual and performing arts “Passport” will be performed at 9 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7072


Theater
April 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1 and 2: BAR MILLS, the Originals will perform “Leading Ladies” at the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$13 929-5412
April 24-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 24-May 10: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The History Boys” 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
April 24, 25: RUMFORD, the RAAPA dinner theater productions will be performed at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $30 369-0205
April 25: AUBURN, “The Zoo Story,” a one-act play performed by the Maine Association of Community Theaters, will be presented at 1 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $10/$12 783-0958
April 27-May 6: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform the one-act play “Dark Night 3” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. $10 730-2389
April 28: FARMINGTON, several 10-minute plays will be performed at 9:50 a.m. at UMF Alumni Theater. 778-7072
April 28-May 24: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Drawer Boy” 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
April 29, May 5: PORTLAND, Good Theater will present staged readings of “George Washington Slept Here” at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 885-5883
April 30: BRUNSWICK, “Trojan Women,” an independent study in directing, will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Memorial Hall. Free 725-3375
April 30: PORTLAND, “Blue Hammer,” a trans-historical-post-colonial dinner/theater and burlesque will be presented at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St. 780-0700
April 30: SALEM, Mt. Abram High School students will perform the one-act play “Uncool” at 7 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School. $5 628-4220
April 30, May 1, 2: WATERVILLE, the “New Play Festival” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. 859-4520

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


Books
April 25: AUBURN, the Friends of the Auburn Public Library book sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
April 25: AUBURN, Tammy Neely, author of “Toward Heaven,” will sign copies of her book from 2 to 4 p.m. at Percy’s Burrow at the Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. 376-3225
April 25, 27: GARDINER, a spring book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:3 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. 582-3312
April 25: PORTLAND, Dahlov Ipcar, author of “The Cat at Night,” will sign copies of her book from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. 846-3344
April 28: FARMINGTON, Kathryn Miles, author of “Adventures With Ari,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Devaney Doak and Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454
April 30, May 1: BRUNSWICK, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary annual spring used book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Mid Coast Hospital cafe conference rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive. 725-4144


Lectures
April 27: AUBURN, Lynne Maxfield-Cole will speak about “Universal Design” at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
April 30: BRUNSWICK, David Hecht, visiting assistant professor of history at Bowdoin College, will speak on “American Culture and the Cold War” at 4:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free 725-3275
April 30: BRUNSWICK, poet Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi exile who fled her country after being placed on Saddam Hussein’s enemies list, will speak on “Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea: Poetry and Story From Iraq” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Lancaster Lounge. Free 725-3257


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