Music

Feb. 4, 5: AUBURN, Under the Covers will perform at 8 p.m. at Brookside Lounge at Lost Valley Ski Lodge, 200 Lost Valley Road.

Feb. 4: BROWNFIELD, Eric Bibb and Harry Manx will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Feb. 4: LEWISTON, Veggies by Day will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 99 Ash St. 783-0668

Feb. 4:  LEWISTON, Jon Assam will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 4: LIVERMORE, karaoke night will be held at Clubhouse Tavern. 740-7434

Feb. 4: PORTLAND, the Aztec Two Step 40th anniversary show will be held at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $25/$28 761-1757

Feb. 4: WESTBROOK, singer-songwriters Joel Carpenter, Louis Grassi, Nate Harvey, Gabriella Latini and Egor Mossalev will perform at a coffeehouse at the American Legion Hall, Dunn Street.

Feb. 5: AUBURN, Cornerstone will perform Christian music at 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church, Route 4. 524-2009

Feb. 5: AUBURN, Chad Porter will perform at 7 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Feb. 5: BROWNFIELD, Sometymes Why will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Feb. 5: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Rusted Root will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Sugarloaf USA. $25/$27

Feb. 5: LEWISTON, Broad Street Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Fastbreaks, Lisbon Street. 754-6462

Feb. 5: LEWISTON, Stronghold will perform at Wild Seasons Restaurant, 20 East Ave. 333-3053

Feb. 5: LEWISTON, Insurrection and Constant Battle will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 99 Ash St. 783-0668

Feb. 5: LIVERMORE, the Crash Road Band will perform at the Clubhouse Tavern. 740-7434

Feb. 5: NEW GLOUCESTER, African Gospel Rhythm will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Coffee House at the New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $10 926-3260

Feb. 5: NEWRY, the Peterson Project will perform blues, bluegrass and jazz at 7:30 p.m. at Legends Restaurant at the Grand Summit Hotel, 97 Summit Drive. 671-2389

Feb. 5: OGUNQUIT, Sonya Kitchell will perform at 8 p.m. at Jonathan’s Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane. 646-4777

Feb. 5: PARIS, the acoustic duo Paul and Ellen will perform at 7 p.m. at Smilin’ Moose Tavern, 10 Market Square. 739-6006

Feb. 5: PORTLAND, the Matthew Stubbs Band, with Sax Gordon, will perform at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $15 761-1757

Feb. 5: RUMFORD, a rock-a-billy hoedown, featuring the Malinda Liberty Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Snowshoe Club, 242 Waldo St. $3/$5

Feb. 5: SANFORD, the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church. $10 370-8360

Feb. 5: WATERVILLE, the Armen Donelian Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 859-5671

Feb. 6, 13, 20: 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

Feb. 6, 13, 20: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

Feb. 6: PORTLAND, the Portland String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. $22/$20 761-1522

Feb. 6: SALEM, the A and E Country Music Show will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Salem Community Building.

Feb. 8: PORTLAND, Ruin and Breeding Strength will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $2 899-4990

Feb. 9: PORTLAND, Hinder will perform at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St.$25 956-6000

Feb. 10: LEWISTON, jazz singer Gretchen Parlato will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $12/$6 786-6135

Feb. 10: LEWISTON, Michael Krapovicky will perform at Wild Seasons Restaurant, 20 East Ave. 333-3053

Feb. 10, 17: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Feb. 10: PORTLAND, the Portland Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $5/$9 761-1757

Dance

Feb. 4: PORTLAND, a swing dance with music by the Blue Willow Band will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

Feb. 5: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dinner/dance at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $7/$5 743-5723

Feb. 5: ROCKPORT, the second annual “Snow Ball,” with music by the Awesome ’80s Band, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. $40

Feb. 7, 14: 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

Feb. 9, 16: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Kids

Feb. 5: PORTLAND, the film “Shrek Forever After” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1700

Feb. 7: SACO, the winter Kinderkonzert “The Nature of Woodwinds” will be presented at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Saco Museum, 371 Main St. $4 773-6128

Special

Feb. 4, 5: AUBURN, the 11th annual winter festival will be held in the Auburn area.

Feb. 4: BRIDGTON, the 16th annual moonlight charity challenge will be held from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Peak, 119 Mountain Road. 647-8444

Feb. 4, 5: BUCKFIELD, “The Earning Evening Show” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $14-$8 336-3306

Feb. 4: GRAY, a family astronomy night” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 25 Shaker Road. 657-2244

Feb. 4: KINGFIELD, the first Friday art walk will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. in the downtown. 491-7332

Feb. 4: LEWISTON, the sixth annual “Community Celebration” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, 200 Lisbon St. Free 786-6202

Feb. 4: LEWISTON, Pecha Kucha Night will be held at 6:20 p.m. at Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. $5 576-4805

Feb. 4: PORTLAND, the first Friday art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown. 809-0051

Feb. 4, 5, 6: PORTLAND, Blue Man Group will present a show of comedy, music and technology at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $68-$41 842-0800

Feb. 5: AUBURN, the 2011 Auburn Lions Club Taylor Pond pike derby will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 795 Garfield Road. 754-1176

Feb. 5, 6: FARMINGTON, sled dog races will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at York’s fields, Route 2 east. 645-2864

Feb. 5, 6: GARDINER, the West Gardiner Rod and Gun Club ice fishing derby will be held in all waters in Maine, with weigh-in at the clubhouse, 297 Collins Mills Road.

Feb. 5: MECHANIC FALLS, a benefit chili and chowder cook-off will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elm Street School.

Feb. 5: MEXICO, the 14th annual “Blessing of the Sleds” will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Mountain Valley Middle School. 562-4690

Feb. 5: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Royal River Rod and Gun Club ice fishing derby will be held at Sabbathday Lake.

Feb. 5: NEW GLOUCESTER, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Gloucester History Barn, Intervale Road. 926-3188

Feb. 5: NEWRY, the Maine Telemark Festival, with demos, a costume contest, mogul competition and party, will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-3000

Feb. 5: NORWAY, the 11th annual Nordic Ski Day will be held at Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road. 739-2124

Feb. 5: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. 674-3060

Feb. 5: RANGELEY, the 12th annual Busch Sport Scene Snowmobile Ride for Charity will be held at Moose Alley. 240-5685

Feb. 5: SUMNER, a winter picnic will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the East Sumner Congregational Church. 388-2609

Feb. 5, 12: WISCASSET, guided snowshoe tours will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, leaving the Wiscasset Community Center; and at 10 a.m. on Feb. 12, leaving at Morris Farm Barn, 156 Gardiner Road. 882-4080

Feb. 6: BRIDGTON, the 2011 Super Bowl skate fest will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Academy Ice Rink. Free 583-2241

Feb. 6: BRUNSWICK, poetry readings by Herb Coursen, Edward Gottfried and Anne Bowman will be held at 1 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. Free 725-3522

Feb. 6: BRUNSWICK, a coin and stamp show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Drive. Free 721-7872

Feb. 6: OAKLAND, an ice fishing derby will be held at Belgrade Lakes.

Feb. 6: PORTLAND, the Southern Maine Antique Paper Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside St. $4 828-8065

Feb. 6: SKOWHEGAN, the Skowhegan Winter Carnival, with children’s games, face-painting, snowshoeing and vendors, will be held from 12;30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan Community Center. 474-6901

Feb. 8: PORTLAND, the second Tuesday poetry slam will be held at 7 p.m. at Blue, 650 Congress St. $3

Feb. 9: BRUNSWICK, poet Edika Meitner will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. at the Quinby House, 250 Maine St. Free 725-3133

Theater

Feb. 4-13: AUBURN, Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre will perform “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Great Falls Art Center, 30 Academy St. $16 783-0958

Feb. 4-20: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Pride and Prejudice” and “Winter Cabaret” at the theater, 14 School St. $18 729-8584

Feb. 4-6: LEWISTON, The Public Theatre will perform “Animals Out of Paper” at the theater, 31 Maple St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday with a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 5. $18-$5 782-3200

Feb. 4-6: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” at the theater, 955 Forest Ave. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20/$18 899-3993

Feb. 4-20: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Two Pianos Four Hands” 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

Feb. 4-27: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Moonlight and Magnolias” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19. $25-$20 885-5883

Feb. 4: RUMFORD, the mystery/dinner theater production “Murder on Valentine’s Day” will be performed at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 60 River St. $15/$25 364-4022

Feb. 4: STANDISH, New Edge Entertainment will perform “The Green Room: the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. at Bonny Eagle High School Auditorium, 700 Saco Road. $10 286-1427

Feb. 4: WESTBROOK, Figures of Speech Theatre will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Warren Memorial Library. 865-6355

Feb. 8: MEXICO, The Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts will hold auditions for two one-act dinner/theater productions at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley Middle School. 364-7242

Books

Feb. 5: LIVERMORE FALLS, author Daniel Bowman will sign copies of his book, “Oso,” a mystery, at 11 a.m. at Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631

Feb. 8, 10: AUBURN, a discussion on the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will be held at noon Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Feb. 10: FARMINGTON, author Alexander Chee will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7454

Feb. 10: PORTLAND, Maine native Susan Conley will give a reading at 7 p.m. at Longfellow Books. 228-8263

Films

Feb. 8: FARMINGTON, “The Global Banquet – Politics of Food” will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium. Free 778-7210

Lectures

Feb. 5: WISCASSET, Sasha Kutsy and others will speak on “Planning Your Spring Garden, Companion Planting and Ordering Seeds” at 9 a.m. at the Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road. $20/$15 882-4080

Feb. 6: PORTLAND, Margaret Feeney LaCombe, genealogist, will speak on “Near Imbolc” at 2 p.m. at Maine Irish Center, 34 Gray St. 780-0118

Feb. 9: AUGUSTA, nautical archaeologist Warren Riess and conservator Molly Carlson will speak on “The Incredible Story of the 1710 Wreck of the Nottingham Galley and the Recovery and Conservation of its Artifacts” at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Museum. 287-2301

Feb. 9: BRUNSWICK, Dale Jamieson, director of environmental studies, New York University, will speak on “Geoengineering as a Response to Climate Change: A Bad Concept Meets an Urgent Problem” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3928

Feb. 10: BRUNSWICK, world traveler Linda Cortright will speak on “The Voice of Foreign Pastures” at 6:30 p.m. at Frontier Cafe at Fort Andross. $10/$12 725-5222

Feb. 10: LEWISTON, Marc Lamont, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-8376

Feb. 10: WATERVILLE, Majka Burhardt, writer, climber, guide author and filmmaker, will speak on “Waypoint Namibia” at 7 p.m. at Colby College Diamond Building. 859-5319


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