Music

Jan. 8: AUBURN, an open mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-8391
Jan. 8: AUBURN, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Brookside Lounge, 200 Lost Valley Road. 784-1561
Jan. 8: LEWISTON, FenderBender will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
Jan. 8: LEWISTON, the Berwicks, bluegrass band, will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
Jan. 8: PORTLAND, performers from the Netherlands will be featured at 7 p.m. at Strange Maine, 578 Congress St. $5 897-6158
Jan. 8: PORTLAND, Russian rock performers Kino Proby will perform at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. 899-4990
Jan. 9: AUBURN, Michael Krapovicky will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
Jan. 9: LEWISTON, Canadian pianist Jimmy Briere will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $16/$14 689-2000
Jan. 9: LEWISTON, the Juke Joint Devils, blues band will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
Jan. 9: LEWISTON, The Veggies (Vegetables by Day) will perform classic rock at 8 p.m. at Warden’s Bar and Grill, 703 Sabattus St. 786-6822
Jan. 9: LEWISTON, the Pinecasters, rockabilly and western swing band, will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
Jan. 9: RANGELEY, Lindsey Montana will perform solo acoustic music at 5:30 p.m. at the Farmhouse Inn’s Lakeview Tavern, 2057 Main St. 864-5805
Jan. 10: AUGUSTA, the Gawlers and the Boardmans will perform at a Family Folk Festival at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewell Hall Auditorium. 621-3551
Jan. 10, 17, 24: 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. 657-7973
Jan. 10, 17, 24: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
Jan. 12: AUBURN, bluegrass with the Grass Routes will be presented at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff, Main Street. 627-7472
Jan. 12: LEWISTON, the Bates College Jazz Combo will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135
Jan. 14, 21: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Dance

Jan. 8: LEWISTON, a contradance with music by Perpetual e-Motion will be held at 8 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. $5/$2 513-3050
Jan. 9: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. 782-1118
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-7965
Jan. 9: PORTLAND, participatory folk dancing will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Community Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $8/$5 775-5568
Jan. 9: SABATTUS, a New Year’s Eve dance, (postponed from Dec. 31) with music by The Trio, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club. $10 375-6214
Jan. 10: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by Crossin Mason Dixon, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389
Jan. 10: WILTON, the Friendship Squares will host a square dance at 2 p.m. at Cushing School. 778-4429
Jan. 11, 18: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 785-4866
Jan. 12, 19: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
Jan. 13, 20: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003
Jan. 13: PARIS, a modern western square dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $3 782-4050


Kids
Jan. 9: MONMOUTH, the Maranatha Puppets will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Monmouth Baptist Church, 163 South Monmouth Road. 933-3214
Jan. 14, 19: LEWISTON, the “Peek-a-Boo” puppet show will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Toy Library, 134 College. 782-1112


Special
Jan. 8: AUBURN, an open mic/poetry slam will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free 783-0461
Jan. 8, 9, 10: AUGUSTA, the 22nd annual North East Motorsports Expo will be held at the Augusta Civic Center Auditorium. The hours are Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $7.50/$4.50 229-1449
Jan. 8: FARMINGTON, the Twelfth Night Boar’s Head feast will be held at
6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at High and School streets.
$15/$8 645-3665
Jan. 8: LEWISTON, Pecha Kucha Night, a high-energy evening of creative ideas, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. at Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. $5 576-4805
Jan. 8, 9: PORTLAND, the “Gravity Slashers,” a motorcycle ice racing event, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. $27-$9 775-3458
Jan. 8: RUMFORD, the Teachers Lounge Mafia will perform at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. $15 364-8977
Jan. 9: PORTLAND, a family festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Street. 775-6148
Jan. 9: RUMFORD, snowshoe races will be held at 10 a.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St.
Jan. 9: RUMFORD, the annual Fraternal Snowshoe Union of Maine and New
Hampshire will host snowshoe races at noon at Hosmer Field.


Theater
Jan. 8, 9, 23, 29, 30: PORTLAND, a nomadic dinner/theatre “Dual Site,” will be performed at 6 p.m. at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St. $45 780-0700
Jan. 8, 9: TURNER, Leavitt Area High School will perform “My Fair Lady” at Leavitt Auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. $8-$3 225-4115
Jan. 8, 15: WESTBROOK, dramatic readings of finalists for the Maine Playwrights Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. $5 854-0065
Jan. 10, 24: RANGELEY, auditions for the “Diva Show” will be held at 4 p.m. at the Club House, 2809 Main St. 864-9955
Jan. 13, 14: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will hold auditions for “I Remember Mama” at 6 p.m. at Cottrell Elementary School, Academy Road. 377-3557
Jan. 14 – 31: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre will perform “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24; and 2 p.m. Jan. 31. $18-$20 730-2389

Films

Jan. 9: SUMNER, a community movie, “Secondhand Lions,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumner Congregational Church. Free 388-2263
Jan. 14: BATH, “LA Confidential” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St. $5 875-6125

Lectures
Jan. 8: LEWISTON, Lynn Lockwood, director of the Auburn Public Library, will speak on “Hopes and Dreams for the APL” at noon at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $7/$8 753-6510
an. 14: WOODSTOCK, Wayne Howe will speak at 2 p.m. at Whitman Memorial Library, 28 South Main St. Free 665-2505


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