Music

Feb. 11: AUBURN, Five Face North will perform at 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Brookside Lounge, 200 Lost Valley Road.

Feb. 11: FRYEBURG, Heather Pierson will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Club 302.

Feb. 11: HEBRON, classical musicians will present “An Evening of Music by Johann Sebastian Bach” at 7:30 p.m. at Hebron Academy Androscoggin Theater. Free 345-9754

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, fiddler Erica Brown, folk-fusion band the Bridgebuilders, and local and Bates College performers will give a concert at 4:15 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Free 786-6330

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, master fiddler Greg Boardman will perform at 7:30 pm. at L/A Arts DownStage, 5 Canal St. Alley. $10/$12 782-7228

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, Kit Demos will perform jazz at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, Skosh will perform at 8 p.m. at The Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, the Broad Street Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Schemengees Bar and Billiard Hall, 551 Lincoln St. 754-6462

Feb. 11, 12, 13: LEWISTON, the Auryn Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. $10/$4 786-6163

Feb. 11: PORTLAND, guitarist Johnny A will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $18/$20 761-1757

Feb. 11: WILTON, local singe-songwriter Phil Poirier will perform at 7 p.m. at Baker’s Market Cafe, 285 Main St. Donations 779-9026

Feb. 11, 18: WILTON, a country jamboree/spotlight will be held at 7 p.m. at Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Pond Road. Donations 645-2472

Feb. 12: BETHEL, a romantic evening of chamber music will be presented by the Mahoosuc Arts Council at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Trustees Auditorium. $15/$10 824-3575

Feb. 12: CAMDEN, the John Prine tribute concert will be held at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $10/$12 236-7963

Feb. 12: FARMINGTON, Sam Sytsma and Melsen Carlsen will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $10 778-4699

Feb. 12: GARDINER, the Molenes will perform country and rockabilly at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $15-$6 581-7144

Feb. 12: GORHAM, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, Funnel will perform at Wild Seasons Restaurant, 20 East Ave. 333-3053

Feb. 12: LIVERMORE, the Jewett Family Singers will perform at 7 p.m. at North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-5377

Feb. 12: PARIS, the Perrys will perform at 7 p.m. at Smilin’ Moose Publyk House and Tavern, 10 Market Square. 739-6006

Feb. 12: PORTLAND, Mindy Smith will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $25 761-1757

Feb. 12, 13: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “The Golden Age of Motown” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

Feb. 12: WATERVILLE, a musical Valentine “Love Songs From the 17th Century” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 869-5671

Feb. 13: AUBUSTA, the Downeast Brass Quintet will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewell Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

Feb. 13: GORHAM, the USM Wind Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555

Feb. 13, 20, 27: 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. 13, 20, 27: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

Feb. 13; LISBON, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. at Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 26 Gartley St.

Feb. 13: MECHANIC FALLS, the Downeast Country Music Association will present a “Country Valentine Show” at noon at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$2

Feb. 13: PORTLAND, Frontier Ruckus will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $10 761-1757

Feb. 14: BRUNSWICK, Charis Leos and Jenny Lee Stern will present the “Our Funny Valentines” concert at 7:30 p.m. at Maine State Music Theatre. $100/$75 725-8760

Feb. 15: PORTLAND, Spouse/Metal Feathers will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $2 899-4990

Feb. 16: LEWISTON, a French singalong will be held at 1:15 p.m. at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Free 753-6545

Feb. 17: AUBURN, Velourousauras will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Feb. 17: BROWNFIELD, the Canadian Celtic band Great Big Sea will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Feb. 17: LEWISTON, James Pryor will perform at Wild Seasons Restaurant, 20 East Ave. 333-3053

Feb. 17, 24: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held at 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Dance

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, a father/daughter dance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carriage House, 1119 Lisbon St. $40-$5 754-4524

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Perpetual e-Motion, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. 786-6330

Feb. 11: PORTLAND, the Forefront Band will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall.

Feb. 11: RUMFORD, a Valentine’s dance, with music by Stereo-Type, will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $12/$7

Feb. 12: AUBURN, a Valentine’s dance fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10 761-3732

Feb. 12: AUBURN, a father/daughter dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dance Center, at High and Academy streets. $12 212-9256

Feb. 12: AUGUSTA, the Coyote Drifters Band will play at a dance at 8:30 p.m. at the Riverbank Dance Club, Water Street. 549-7438

Feb. 12: FARMINGTON, a Valentine’s dance, with music by Legends, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Elks Lodge. $20 778-4726

Feb. 12: JAY, a Valentine’s dinner/dance, with music by Roadhouse, will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $20 897-5112

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus Valentine dinner/dance, with music by the Patio Cowboys, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $17.50/$35 784-0389

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, the annual F.A.B. Dance Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $14/$12 689-2000

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, Firewater Creek will play at a dance at 8:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge,1675 Lisbon St. $10/$5 783-0581

Feb. 12: LISBON, a Valentine’sdance and karaoke, with Cheryl Edwards, will be held at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall. 353-2152

Feb. 12: LISBON FALLS, a father/daughter Valentine’s dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Marion T. Morse Center. $10/$5 353-2289

Feb. 12: PARIS, a sweetheart square dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6 782-4050

Feb. 12, 19, 26: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723

Feb. 12: RUMFORD, a Valentine’s dinner/dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Exchange Street. $12/$6 364-4022

Feb. 12: RUMFORD, a Valentine’s sweetheart dance will be held at 6 p.m. at 49 Franklin St. $8 369-0129

Feb. 12: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance, with music byThe Trio, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850

Feb. 12: YARMOUTH, a contradance, with music by Playgroup, will be held at 8 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Route 115. $10/$7 233-4325

Feb. 13: 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. $9 784-0389

Feb. 13: PORTLAND, an 1980s benefit dance, with music by the Time Pilots and the Veayo Twins, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. $20/$5 767-4952

Feb. 13: SANFORD, a Valentine’s Day show/dance will be held at 1 p.m. at the Trafton Senior Center, 19 Elm St. $5/$6 490-1232

Feb. 14: AUBURN, a Zumba clubbing event will be held at 7 p.m. at Club Texas, 150 Center St. $3 312-2277

Feb. 14, 21: 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. 16, 23: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Feb. 16: PORTLAND, internationally renowned Doug Varone and Dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $38-$10 842-0800

Kids

Feb. 11-13: PORTLAND, Disney on Ice will present “Princess Classics” at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. and 3 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $55-$12.50 775-3458

Feb. 12: FARMINGTON, “Cupid’s Children’s Collection Day,” for ages 10 and younger, will be held from 10 am.. to 1 p.m. in downtown businesses.

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, Abdikarim Awale will tell Somali children’s stories at 3:30 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3133

Feb. 12: PARIS, a children’s Valentine’s party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Paris Public Library. Free 743-6994

Feb. 12: RUMFORD, a Family Fun Day will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the DARE Park ice skating rink.

Feb. 13: BATH, the film “Lady and the Tramp” will be shown at 2 p.m. at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St. $5443-8330

Special

Feb. 11: 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

Feb. 11-13: CAMDEN, the U.S. National Toboggan Championships will be held at Hosmer Pond Road and Barnestown Road. 236-3438

Feb. 11-13: NAPLES, the Naples Winter Carnival, with fishing derby, snowmobile radar runs, helicopter rides, antique snowmobiles, hay rides and fire works, will be held at the town dock. 318-6965

Feb. 11: THOMASTON, a “Pecha Kucha Night” will be held at 7 p.m. at Watt’s Hall. $5 949-9155

Feb. 11: WILTON, the Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy will be held at 7 p.m. at Calzolaio Pasta Company. $20 645-9500

Feb. 12: AUBURN, a Valentine weekend comedy bash will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $20/$23 777-1777

Feb. 12: BAR HARBOR, the Mt. Desert Island ice fishing derby will be held at Bass Harbor.

Feb. 12: BRIDGTON, a 90-minute snowshoe hike through Pondicherry Park will be held at 9 a.m. 647-4352

Feb. 12: BRUNSWICK, architectural tours of the First Parish Church, Maine Street and Bath Road, will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Free 725-3522

Feb. 12: FAIRFIELD, a “Chocolate Festival,” with clowns, high-school choir, face-painting and dance groups, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St. 872-2172

Feb. 12: NORWAY, a benefit “De-Stress Fest” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church. $10 539-9969

Feb. 12: PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria.

Feb. 12: PORTLAND, the fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” benefit polar dip will be held at noon at the East End Beach. 655-3800

Feb. 12: RUMFORD, a benefit for Sandra Blanchard will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5 369-0785

Feb. 12: SHAPLEIGH, the Northern York County Red and Gun ice fishing derby will be held at Mousam Lake, Route 109 and Route 11.

Feb. 12, 13: SPRINGFIELD, the Penobscot County Wildlife Conservation ice fishing derby will be held in Springfield.

Feb. 13: BRUNSWICK, Alice Persons, Rob Farnsworth and Ruth Bookey will present poetry readings at 1 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. Free 725-3522

Feb. 13: FREEPORT, the Freeport Rotary and Elders will hold a Valentine’s fundraiser, with silent auction, wine and chocolate tasting and music, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freeport community Center. $30 807-4397

Feb. 13: RUMFORD, a snowshoe hike up Rumford Whitecap will be held at 9 a.m. starting on East Andover Road. 824-3806

Feb. 15: PORTLAND, an erotic poetry showcase will be held at Blue, 650 Congress St. $3

Theater

Feb. 11-13: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Great Falls Art Center, 30 Academy St. $16 783-0958

Feb. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20: BATH, Studio Theatre will perform “a Midwinter’s Night Dream” at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,  and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$13 442-8455

Feb. 11, 12: BRUNSWICK, New England Regional Theater Company will hold auditions for its spring youth production “The Sound of Music” at 6 p.m. at Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, 20 Davis St. 798-6966

Feb. 11-20: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Pride and Prejudice” and “Winter Cabaret” 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

Feb. 11-13; LEWISTON, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. $5 786-6330

Feb. 11-20: 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. 11-27: 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 a performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19. $25-$20 885-5883

Feb. 11-27: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Real McGonagall” at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $18/$15 774-0465

Feb. 11, 12, 13: WALES, Oak Hill High School Theater in the Woods will perform “Stop the World, I Want to get Off” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the school. $7/$5 582-5717

Feb. 11-20: WATERVILLE, “A Midsummer Night’s Disco Dream” will be performed at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18/$16 873-7000

Feb. 13: AUBURN, auditions for “Any One of Us: Words From Prison” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-0461

Feb. 13: BATH, Suzanne Rankin and Thom Watson will perform “Love Letters” at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $15/$25 442-8455

Feb. 13, 14: FREEPORT, Freeport Family Performing Arts will hold auditions for “Peter Pan” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. 415-6251

Feb. 14: PORTLAND, an evening of romantic music and theater will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd. $10 807-7320

Feb. 16: PORTLAND, “I Question America,” a Broadway-style, one-woman play honoring the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, will be presented by E.P. McKnight at 5 p.m. at USM Hannaford Lecture Hall. 780-4200

Feb. 17, 18, 19: BRUNSWICK, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. $10 725-3375

Books

Feb. 12-19: WAYNE, a book sale will be held at the Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday. 685-3754

Feb. 17: AUBURN, a discussion of the book “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein, will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Feb. 17, 18, 19: JAY, a book fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jay Adult Continuing Education Center. 897-6384

Feb. 17: NORWAY, a discussion of the book “Wait Till Next Year,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, Main Street. 743-5309

Films

Feb. 16: FARMINGTON, “Tangled” will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium. Free 778-7346

Feb. 17: WATERVILLE, “My Father, My Lord” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Colby College Lovejoy Building. 859-5319

Lectures

Feb. 11: BETHEL, educator and naturalist Jackie Cressy will speak on “Invasive Plants in Your Own Backyard” at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy McLaughlin Science Building. Free 824-3806

Feb. 11: LEWISTON, Don Robitaille will speak on “Crossing the Country by Bicycle” at 11:30 a.m. at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $7/$8 753-6510

Feb. 12: LEWISTON, Barbara Taylor, staff attorney with the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, will speak about applying for citizenship at 1 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

Feb. 12: NORRIDGEWOCK, Warren Balgooyen will speak about trees at Wishing Well Farm, 256 Oak Hill Road. 495-6039

Feb. 12: TOPSHAM, art winners Donna J. Coffin, Lonie Laffely Ellis, Anjte Kay Sutton, Bill Tomsa and Diana Washburn will speak at 11 a.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

Feb. 13: TOPSHAM, sculptural knitter and author Katharine Cobey will speak on “Knitting Great Shapes” at 2:30 p.m. at Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St. Free 721-0678

Feb. 14: LEWISTON, Alexander Weheliye, an authority on African-American culture at Northwestern University, will speak on “Ring Ring Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies” at 7:15 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. 786-6330

Feb. 15: BRUNSWICK, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental and cultural advocate for Inuit human rights, will speak on “The Right to be Cold” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3433

Feb. 15: LEWISTON, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, creators of the famous Extreme Coke and Mentos experiments, will speak about their creative process at 5:30 p.m. at King’s Bridge Theater, 12 Foss Road. 336-3306

Feb. 16: BRUNSWICK, environmental historian Michael Rawson will speak on “Eden on the Charles: the Making of Boston” at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3396

Feb. 16: BRUNSWICK, Carol Toner, Maine Studies Program director, will speak on “Persisting Traditions: 19th-Century Maine Artisan Work and Culture” at 12:15 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. Free

Feb. 17: FARMINGTON, Will Bonsall, founder of the Scatterseed Project, will speak on the aspects of seed saving at 6:30 p.m. at Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street.

Feb. 17: LEWISTON, Trish Riley, director of the Governor’s Office of Health Police and Finance,” will speak on “Federal Health Care Reform and its Impact on Maine” at the Great Falls Forum at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3135

Feb. 17: LEWISTON, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University, will give a lecture, “On the March,” at 4:30 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Free 786-8376


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