Music

Jan. 14: AUBURN, the Broad Street Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Ski Lodge Riverview Pub, 200 Lost Valley Road. 755-6323

Jan. 14: AUBURN, Brian Patricks will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Jan. 14: LEWISTON, the Bald Hill Bluegrass Band will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 14: LEWISTON, Ruckus will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Jan. 14: PORTLAND, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $70-$40 956-6000

Jan. 14, 21: WILTON, a country jamboree/spotlight will be held at 7 p.m. at Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations 645-2472

Jan. 15: BATH, Schooner Fare will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. $24-$20 442-8455

Jan. 15: CAMDEN, VoXX, Musike for the Nywe Yeare, will be held at 7:30 pm. at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St. $10 236-0003

Jan. 15: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15 689-2000

Jan. 15: LEWISTON, Veggies by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Jan. 15: PARIS, the Peterson Project, an acoustic trio, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Smilin’ Moose, 10 Market Square. Free 739-6006

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, the George Cole Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $15/$18 761-1757

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, Will Gattis will perform at 8 p.m. at Blue, 650 Congress St. Free with one drink 774-4111

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, singer-songwriter Rory Sullivan will perform at 8 p.m. at Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. Free 874-2639

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, FenderBender will perform at 9 p.m. at Zackery’s Lounge at the Fireside Inn, 81 Riverside St.

Jan. 15: ROCKLAND, the Earl Raney Epic Brass Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $45-$8 236-2823

Jan. 15: RUMFORD, Tinpanic will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the 49 Franklin St. Reception Hall. $8/$10 369-0129

Jan. 15: RUMFORD, a jam night/pizza buffet will be held at 6 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine.

Jan. 16: BROWNFIELD, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 866-227-6523

Jan. 16, 23, 30: 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. 16, 23, 30: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

Jan. 16: PHIPPSBURG, VoXX, Musike for thhe Nywe Yeare, will be held at 2 p.m. at Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane. 389-1767

Jan. 16: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School. $15 846-5378

Jan. 16: WILTON, a benefit youth music concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Donations

Jan. 18: FARMINGTON, Vinnie Burrows will perform at 7 p.m. at the UMF Nordica Auditorium. 743-2183

Jan. 18: LEWISTON, Vinnie Burrows will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

Jan. 19: LEWISTON, a community singalong of old favorite French tunes will be held at 1:15 p.m. at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Free 753-6545

Jan. 20: BROWNFIELD, the Carol Noonan CD release show will be held at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Jan. 20: LEWISTON, the Three Point Trio will perform jazz at 6 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Jan. 20, 27: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Jan. 20: PORTLAND, Pierre Bensusan will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State st. $20/$23 761-1757

Dance

Jan. 14: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

Jan. 15: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke, with Jean Louis, will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. Free 782-1118

Jan. 15: BOWDOINHAM, a contradance will be held at 8 p.m. at Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St. $9 666-3090

Jan. 15: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

Jan. 15, 22, 29: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

Jan. 15: RUMFORD, a “Think Snow” dance with music by the Hooligans will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. 562-4690

Jan. 16: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by Murky Water, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9 784-0389

Jan. 17, 24: 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. 19, 26: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Jan. 19: PORTLAND, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, a 38-member troupe of dancers, instrumentalists and singesr, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $44-$15 842-0800

Kids

Jan. 14: NEWRY, “Children’s Festival Week” with scavenger hunts and live entertainmen will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-3000

Jan. 17: BRUNSWICK, a children’s celebration in honor of Martin Luther King will be held at 10 a.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. 725-3280

Jan. 17: PORTLAND, Debbie and Friends will perform at a family show at 11 a.m. at Long Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $8/$10 761-1757

Special

Jan. 14, 15: BUCKFIELD, the “Odd Improv Show” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $14/$12 336-3306

Jan. 15: AUGUSTA, “Hands Around the Capital” memorial will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the capitol. 782-0101

Jan. 15, 16: AUGUSTA, the Northeast Horsemen’s Trade Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 622-1539

Jan. 15, 16: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the sixth annual “Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer” will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 281-2428

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, the “Youth Can Build Lego House” buildathon will be held at 1 p.m. at the Maine Mall Center Court, 364 Maine Mall Road. 772-2151

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, “Draw-a-Thon III,” a day of print production and arts activism, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 549-7516

Jan. 15: SABATTUS, “Fish for a Cure” will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sabattus Lake. 252-0196

Jan. 16-21: NEWRY, the International Fire and Police Winter Games will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 357-5687

Jan. 17: BRUNSWICK, a program of poetry, prose and song will be held at 7 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St.

Jan. 17, 18: FREEPORT, Bill Black, founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants, will present a program on fly-fishing and fly tying at 7 p.m. at L.L. Bean Hunting and Fishing Store, Main Street. 552-6078

Jan. 17: LEWISTON, a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College. 786-6330

Jan. 17: PARIS, a winter picnic for adults, youth and children, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be held at noon at Paris Public Library.

Jan. 18: FARMINGTON, a program on the works of Langton Richard Wright, Ishmael Reed and others will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. 778-7292

Jan. 18: PORTLAND, an open mic/poetry with Maine poet Betsy Sholl will be held at 7 p.m. at Blue, 650 Congress St. $3 450-1815

Jan. 19: FARMINGTON, poet Carolyn Gelland will present a poetry reading at 7 p.m. at Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. 778-4312

Jan. 20-22: RANGELEY, a snowmobile snodeo with chili/chowder cook-off, sleigh rides, antique snowmobiles, radar run and fireworks will be held in Rangeley.

Theater

Jan. 14-23: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “Harvey” at UMF Alumni Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$10 779-7084

Jan. 14-19: PORTLAND, “Checkered Floors” will be performed at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 773-0333

Jan. 14-23: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Is There Fat in That?” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday with specials at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 22. $25-$15 885-5883

Jan. 14-30: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “The Mousetrap” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 799-7337

Jan. 14-30: WESTBROOK, Acorn Productions Studio will perform “Crying at Movies” at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 854-0065

Jan. 16, 17: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Blood Brothers” at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday at Great Falls Arts Center. 650-7916

Jan. 18: BETHEL, auditions for the Children’s Stage Adventures musical “Oliver Twist” will be held at 3 p.m. at Crescent Park Elementary School.

Jan. 18: SEBAGO, auditions for “Laugh In” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake. 642-3743

Jan. 20-Feb. 6: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” at the theater, 955 Forest Ave. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20/$18 899-3993

Books

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, James D. Richardson, author of “Standing on Two Feet,” will sign copies of his book at noon at Borders, 430 Gorham Road. 888-361-9473

Jan. 20: AUBURN, a discussion on the book “Winter Garden” will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Jan. 20: LEWISTON, a discussion on the book “Interpreter of Maladies” will be held at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3119

Lectures

Jan. 14: LEWISTON, Kerry Emanuel, an influential professor of meteorology at MIT, will speak on “Uncertainty, Modeling and Climate Change” at 4 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. 786-6924

Jan. 15: FARMINGTON, Kenny Wing will speak on “Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake” at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmington Grange Hall. 778-6968

Jan. 18: BIDDEFORD, Susan Danly, curator of graphics, photographs and contemporary art at the Portland Museum of Art, will speak about how Maine was a center for photography in the late 19th and early 20th centuries at 6 p.m. at McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St. Free

Jan. 20: FARMINGTON, Amy Leblanc, a certified organic gardener from Wilton, will speak on “Seed-Saving” at 6:30 p.m. at Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street.


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