Music

Jan. 22: LEWISTON, FenderBender will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Lil Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
Jan. 22: LEWISTON, singer-songwriter Clara Berry will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle Sct. 376-3344
Jan. 22: PARIS, Lindsey Montana will perform Americana at 7 p.m. at Smiling Moose, Market Square. 739-6006
Jan. 22: UNITY, Phillip Mentor, musician and singer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-3131
Jan. 23: AUBURN, Five Face North will perform rock music at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
Jan. 23: LEWISTON, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, who became famous with her 1987 hit song, “Luka,” will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $15/$5 786-6135
Jan. 23: LEWISTON, the Broad Street Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Fast Breaks, 1465 Lisbon St. 782-0668
Jan. 23: LEWISTON, the Baldhill Bluegrass Band will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
Jan. 23: PORTLAND, Chris Smither will perform folk/blues at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 131 State St. $22/$25 761-1757
Jan. 23: PORTLAND, Motor Booty Affair will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. $12/$15 221-2343
Jan. 23: ROCKLAND, Ani DiFranco will perform folk and alternative rock at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $52 594-0070
Jan. 23: RUMFORD, jam night will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine, Last Run Lounge. 364-8977
Jan. 23: WAYNE, Martin Swinger will perform folk, swing and jazz standards at 7:30 p.m. at the Ladd Center, 26 Gott Road. $10-$5 685-3612
Jan. 23, 24: WINTHROP, the Marlee Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center. $8/$5 377-2228
Jan. 24: BETHEL, the second annual benefit Telstar Jamboree will be held at 2 p.m. at Telstar Middle/High School Auditorium. $10/$5
Jan. 24: FARMINGTON, an a cappella sing-off will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Donations 778-3513
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7: 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. 24, 31, Feb. 7: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
Jan. 24: LEWISTON, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. at Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 26 Gartley St. 353-2268
Jan. 24: LISBON, the Campbells will perform at 6 p.m. at Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 26 Gartley St. 353-2268
Jan. 24: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $17-$56 842-0800
Jan. 24: PORTLAND, Tom Snow and Ralph Norris will perform jazz from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. 775-6148
Jan. 24: ROCKLAND, an informal jam session of traditional bluegrass music will be held at noon at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $15 236-2823
Jan. 24: ROCKLAND, Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $45-$8 236-2823
Jan. 24: WILTON, local music groups will perform at a benefit concert at 2 p.m. at Wilton Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Donations 645-2535
Jan. 26: AUBURN, Ann Sparling, Jimmy Junkins and Chris Daniels will perform blues at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, at Court and Main streets. 627-7472
Jan. 26: LEWISTON, folk music by Anthony Shostak and friends will be performed at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135
Jan. 28, Feb. 4: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668
Jan. 29: GORHAM, jazz pianist, singer and composer Mark Shilansky will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $15-$5 780-5555

Dance

Jan. 22: AUBURN, a dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. Free 783-2561
Jan. 22, 23: FALMOUTH, the Maine State Ballet will present “Tap, Tap, Jazz” at 7 p.m. Friday and at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Maine State Ballet Theater. $12 781-7672
Jan. 22: MECHANIC FALLS, Peter Allen and Hurricane Mountain will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211
Jan. 22: NORWAY, a benefit dance will be held at 8 p.m. at Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. $5
Jan. 23: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke with Jean Louis will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, South Main Street. 782-1118
Jan. 23: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus dinner/dance with music by the Patio Cowboys will be held at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. 783-9323
Jan. 23, Feb. 5: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211
Jan. 23: PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold a square and round dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6 782-4050
Jan. 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. 23: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance with music by the Trio will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$5 375-4850
Jan. 24: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 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
Jan. 25, Feb. 1: 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. 26, Feb. 2: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
Jan. 27, Feb. 3: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

 

Kids

Jan. 24: LEWISTON, a winter wonderland fun day for children ages 5 through 8 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the YWCA of Central Maine, East Avenue. $5 795-4050

Special

Jan. 22: PORTLAND, comedian Larry Norton will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343
Jan. 22: RUMFORD, a snowmobile hill climb will be held at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. $5 364-8977
Jan. 22: UNITY, a Maine shrimp cooking demonstration will be held at 11 a.m. at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. 975-2191
Jan. 23: AUBURN, comedian Joey Carroll will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777
Jan. 23: BANGOR, the Eastern Regional Cheering Competitions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bangor Civic Center Auditorium. 622-0217
Jan. 23: BETHEL, a WinterFest week of family fun will be held in the Bethel area.
Jan. 23: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Audiobody will perform comedy, music and improvisation at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $18-$10 633-5159
Jan. 24: BETHEL, a biathlon race will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Bethel Nordic Ski Center at the Bethel Inn. 824-6276
Jan. 24: HARRISON, a Winter Fun Day will be held at 10 a.m. at the home of Bill and Darcy Winslow at High View Farm, Leander Harmon Road. 583-4160
Jan. 25: BANGOR, the seventh annual “Hot Stove Night,” with Red Sox announcers Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien, will be held at the Bangor Civic Center Auditorium, 100 Dutton St. Free 990-2800
Jan. 28: PORTLAND, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. $43.75 775-3458


Theater

Jan. 22, 23, 24: AUBURN, Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre will perform “Inspecting Carol” at Great Falls Arts Center, 30 Academy St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 783-0958
Jan. 22-Feb. 14: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Wonder of the World” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 729-8584
Jan. 22, 23: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “Plaza Suite” at UMF Alumni Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12-$8 779-7084
Jan. 22, 23, 24, 29, 40, 31: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will perform “Love, Sex and the IRS” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 933-2229
Jan. 22-31: 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. 24; and 2 p.m. Jan. 31. $18-$20 730-2389
Jan. 22-31: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Cheaper by the Dozen” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 799-7337
Jan. 22-27: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre will perform “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. $10 730-2389
Jan. 22-Feb. 14: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “The Spitfire Grill” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 3 p.m. Feb. 6. $28-$20 885-5883
Jan. 23, 29, 30: PORTLAND, a nomadic dinner/theater titled “Dual Site” will be performed at 6 p.m. at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St. $45 780-0700
Jan. 24: RANGELEY, auditions for the “Diva Goes to the Prom” event will be held at 4 p.m. at the Club House, 2809 Main St. 864-9955
Jan. 25, 26: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will hold auditions for “Grease” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, Route 114. 602-9461
Jan. 26: MEXICO, the Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts will hold auditions for “Laffing Room Only” at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley Middle School lecture hall. 364-7242
Jan. 26-Feb. 21: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Mystery of Irma Vep” 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
Jan. 28, 29: PORTLAND, Portland Ovations will present the national tour of “Hairspray” at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $60-$45 842-0800


Books


Films
Jan. 22: LEWISTON, “The John Bunyan Story” will be shown for children ages 5 and up at 6 p.m. at the Jesus Party Headquarters, 291 Bates St. 786-5568
Jan. 22, 23, 24: LEWISTON, “Where the Wild Things Are” will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $1
Jan. 22: OXFORD, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” will be shown at 4 p.m. and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” will be shown at 6 p.m. at Oxford Station House Community Center. 539-4563
Jan. 23: OXFORD, “Toy Story” will be shown at 1 p.m. and “Toy Story 2” will be shown at 3 p.m. at Oxford Station House Community Center. 539-4563


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