May 1: AUBURN, the Broad Street Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 1, 2: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Chorus and Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

May 1: FARMINGTON, Joshua Case will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7072

May 1: GORHAM, “Skordalia,” featuring traditional Greek music and Rembetica will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15-$5 780-5555

May 1: LEWISTON, jazz pianist Jonathan Batiste will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $16/$6 786-6135

May 1: PORTLAND, Toumani Diabate and his orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $40-$32 842-0800

May 1: PORTLAND, the Sounds will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $25-$15 899-4990

May 2: BATH, Gordon Bok will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $20-$16 442-8455

May 2, 3: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Chorus spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Old South Congregational Church, Main Street. $6/$5 778-7072

May 2: GORHAM, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Gorham Middle School. $6/$3 780-5555

May 2: LEWISTON, the “Joining Voices” concert, featuring three local high school groups, will be held at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $5/$3 225-5222

May 2: LEWISTON, a recital by Evgeny Genchev and Dimitar Dimitrov will be held at 4 p.m. and a recital by Tamara Poddubnaya will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15/$12 689-2000

May 2: LEWISTON, Full Contact Kitty and Metal Feathers will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 2: NEW GLOUCESTER, the White Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church New Gloucester Village Coffeehouse, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $10/$5 926-3161

May 2: PHILLIPS, the Narrow Gauge String Band will perform at a benefit from 7 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

May 2: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Society, the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus and Musica de Filia will present “Mass of the Children” at 7:30 p.m. at South Portland High School Auditorium, 637 Highland Ave. $15 828-0043

May 2: PORTLAND, the Brew Girls will perform at 8 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. $10 774-5513

May 2: PORTLAND, the Bob Charest Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 2: RIPLEY, Evergreen will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Residence, 350 Stream Road. Donations 277-3733

May 2: RUMFORD, Wolf Creek will perform at 8 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. $10 357-9684

May 2: UNITY, the Unity College Band, Dog Wants Out, will perform at noon at Unity Community Center, corner of School and Main Street. 948-3131

May 3: BATH, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $8-$12 442-8455

May 3: BRUNSWICK, Ron Carroll and Friends will perform songs from yesteryear at 2 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater, Maquoit Street. $10/$12 725-6558

May 3, 10, 17: 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

May 3, 10, 17: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

May 3: LEWISTON, Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $7/$6 783-1585

May 3: PORTLAND, an evening of show tunes will be held at 5 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. $15/$10 780-5900

May 3: TOPSHAM, Three Tidbits Fiddle and Farm concert will be held at 1 p.m. at HeartSpeak Studio, 56 Elm St. $10 332-3459

May 4: HALLOWELL, Gretchen Peters will perform at 8 p.m. at Slates, 167 Water St. 622-9575

May 4: PORTLAND, the Larry Williams Trio will perform at 9 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

May 4: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Society will hold auditions for sopranos from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave. 828-0043

May 4: PORTLAND, the seventh annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 780-4200

May 5: BANGOR, the All City Chorus Concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. 941-6260

May 5: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Jazz Ensembles and the Polar Jazz Big Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

May 5: LEWISTON, These United States will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

May 5: LEWISTON, Sirene, flute and harp duo, will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

May 5: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $17-$65 842-0800

May 5: SCARBOROUGH, Sparks the Rescue will perform at 6 p.m. at Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

May 6: BRUNSWICK, the Longfellows, Bowdoin College male a cappella group, will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 725-4141

May 6: CARTHAGE, Scotland’s North Sea Gas will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theater Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

May 6: PORTLAND, classical pianist Paul Lewis will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $38 842-0800

May 7, 14: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 581-2425

May 7: LEWISTON, an open mic night will be held at 8 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227

May 7: RANGELEY, Scotland’s North Sea Gas will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10 864-5000

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

May 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

May 1: LEWISTON, the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce 16th annual “Not Your Normal Formal: will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, Pleasant Street. 783-2249

May 1: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

May 1: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by Lex and Joe Blues Swing, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

May 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

May 2: AUBURN, a dinner and beach party dance, with music by Veggies by Day, will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, South Main Street. $6/$3 782-1118

May 2: AUBURN, Middle Eastern Dance Night, with the Okbari Band, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

May 2: BRUNSWICK, a benefit auction, dinner and dancing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive. $30/$50 725-5150

May 2: LEWISTON, the Msgr. T.H. Wallace Assembly dinner dance, with music by Vintage, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, East Avenue. $30 784-0389

May 2: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

May 2: MINOT, a dinner/dance, with music by the Jones Band, will be held at 5 p.m. at the West Minot Grange Hall. $7/$5

May 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 3: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dance for couples and singles, age 21 and over, with music by the Patio Cowboys, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

May 4, 11: 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

May 5, 12: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

May 6,13: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

May 6, 13: PORTLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

May 6, 13: PORTLAND, line dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at Club 188, Warren Avenue. 653-3857

May 6, 13: 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

May 6: LEWISTON, African music with Godfrey Banda will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Toy Library, 134 College St. $2 782-1112

May 1, 2: BANGOR, the Bangor Home Show Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo 2009 will be held at the Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. Showtimes are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 990-4444

May 1, 2: FARMINGTON, the Teachers Lounge Mafia, improv troupe, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. Free with nonperishables. 7578-0357

May 1: MANCHESTER, Masons on a Mission will hold a fund-raiser, with live auction, artworks and crafts, at 6 p.m. at Forgotten Stoneworks, 767 Western Ave. 845-2440

May 1: NAPLES, the SAD 61 Arts Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lake Region Middle School, 204 Kansas Road. 647-8403

May 1: PORTLAND, comedian Robbie Printz will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

May 1: SEBAGO, the Obsessive Comedy Disorder will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $10/$5 642-3743

May 2: AUBURN, the sixth annual Fairview School Spring Auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the school gym, 397 Minot Ave. 784-3559

May 2: BATH, the annual Bath Mayfair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Bath. 442-7291

May 2: BUCKFIELD, the Buckfield High School Class of 2009 Project Graduation auction will be held at 2 p.m. at Buckfield High School, 160 Morrill St. 336-2151

May 2: BUCKFIELD, a band of quick-witted comedians will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 119. $15 336-3306

May 2: FREEPORT, the Wolfe Neck Farm fifth annual Gala Dinner and Auction will be held at the Harraseeket Inn. $70 865-4469

May 2: GRAY, the Bridges Foundation “Walk on the Wild Side” benefit walk-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 894-5288

May 2: KENNEBUNKPORT, PORTopera presents “Sunset Serenade,” an evening of food, drink and song from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Thomas Jordan and Carl Gatto. $50 879-7678

May 2: LEWISTON, an AIDS Walk will be held at 10 a.m. at New Beginnings, 436 Main St. 795-4007

May 2: LISBON, the third annual Wellness Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lisbon Community School. 353-6711

May 2: LIVERMORE FALLS, “Price is Right” will be held at 6 p.m. at Livermore Falls Middle School Gym. $5/$3 897-2121

May 2: MEXICO, the women of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will hold a “Touch of Spring Fair” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mexico Town Hall. 357-8873

May 2, 3: NORWAY, a pet “Adopt-a-Thon” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Responsible Pet Care, 132 Waterford Road. 743-8679

May 2: PARIS, a benefit scrapbooking event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church. $25/$30 743-3921

May 2, 3: PORTLAND, the 26th annual Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the USM Sullivan Gym, 96 Falmouth St. $4/$3 784-1738

May 3: BANGOR, the Walk for Autism will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University College of Bangor. 377-9603

May 3: BIDDEFORD, the Walk for Autism will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of New England. 377-9603

May 3: KINGFIELD, a Mother’s Day jewelry and accessories sale will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Webster Hall, School Street. 265-5897

May 3: LEWISTON, the March for Babies will be held at 10 a.m. at the Lewiston Armory, Central Avenue. 1-800-668-5678

May 3: LISBON, the 23rd annual Beaver Park Fishing Derby will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Middle Pond. 353-9075

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

May 3: WINTHROP, the 20th annual Bass tournament to benefit Special Olympics Maine, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Motel and Cabins. 1-800-532-6892

May 4, 5: RUMFORD, the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary jewelry sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital. 369-1143

May 5, 6: BRUNSWICK, Dr. Laura Schlessinger will present a simulcast of “Dr. Laura Live! In Praise of Mom” at Brunswick 10, 19 Gurnet Road. 798-3996

May 5: FARMINGTON, seniors will present readings at 7 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7182

May 5: LISBON FALLS, the Lisbon High School 21st annual Student Art Show will be held from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. at the school library. 353-3030

May 6: BANGOR, Dr. Leo will perform sleight of hand tricks at 4 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

May 6: LEWISTON, “Night of the Stars,” celebration of the most talented young writers from Montello Elementary School, will be held at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. Free 755-2730

May 7: BANGOR, the 12th annual Spring Career and Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bangor Civic Center auditorium. 990-8105

Theater

May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10: BANGOR, Penobscot Theatre Company will perform “Mauritius” at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 7, 8 p.m. May 1, 8 and 9, 2 p.m. May 3, 9 and 10 and 5 p.m. May 2. $15-$40 942-3333

May 1 and 2: BAR MILLS, the Originals will perform “Leading Ladies” at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $15/$13 929-5412

May 1, 2: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, “Baghdad on the Wabash” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $18-$109 633-5159

May 1: BRUNSWICK, “Trojan Women,” an independent study in directing, will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Outdoor Amphitheater. Free 725-3375

May 1-10: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s” at the theater, corner of Lisbon and Maple Streets. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$14 782-3200

May 1-10: 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

May 1-10: 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

May 1-6: 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

May 1-24: 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

May 1, 2: WATERVILLE, the “New Play Festival” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. Free 859-4520

May 1, 2: WINTHROP, Winthrop High School Drama Club will perform “Almost, Maine” at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 rambler Road. $5 377-2228

May 2, 3: PARIS, “The Big Bad Musical” will be performed at Oxford Hills Middle School. 539-9125

May 5: PORTLAND, Good Theater presents staged readings of “George Washington Slept Here” at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 885-5883

May 7, 8, 9: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue High School Theater Company will perform “The Miracle Worker” at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $4.50/$2.50 778-2771

Films

May 2: PORTLAND, a film examining the most pressing balancing-act issues of our time: parenting and work, will be shown at 1 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. 774-5513

May 7, 8: GREENE, “Bhutan, the Cloud Kingdom,” by Tom Sterling, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

Books

May 1: BRUNSWICK, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary annual spring used book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mid Coast Hospital cafe conference rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive. 725-4144

May 1: PORTLAND, Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien, authors of “After Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolent Resistance,” will sign copies of their book from 5 to 8 p.m. at Arabica Coffee, 2 Free St. 699-2755

May 2: BATH, Dahlov Ipcar will sign copies of her book from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine, 170 Front St. 443-2225

May 2, 3: FARMINGTON, the Literacy Volunteers annual used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 120 School St. 778-3460

May 4-8: RUMFORD, a Scholastic School Book Sale will be held at Holy Savior School, 115 Maine Ave. 364-2528

Lectures

May 4: BRUNSWICK, Keith Spiro will speak on how artists can use e-mail as a strategic tool in their marketing plan at 6 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, 14 Maine St. 798-6964

May 5: GARDINER, Lucia Robinson will speak about her recent visit to Zimbabwe in 2008 at 6 p.m. at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. Free 582-3312

May 7: BRUNSWICK, Bowdoin college senior Katherine Finnegan will speak on “Representing the Revolutionary Atlantic” at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free 725-3275

May 7: NORWAY, David Neufeld of North Star Design and North Star Stoneworks will speak on “Growing Food: Organic Gardening for Anyone” at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5309


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