Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7; and “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.
“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 22.
“N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Through October.
“Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; “The Promised Land,” drawings and other media by Robert Rivers; “Honey from the Belly of the Lion,” installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and “Steve’s Picks,” favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Wednesday.
“Ship to Paradise,” depictions of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; “Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger; and “Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center,” textile installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through Friday.
“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288. Through June 1.
Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.
“From the Heart!” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 31.
“Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Through May 1.
Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 29.
“Spring!”, work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through April 26.
“Paintings and Prints” by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15.
“Looking In | Looking Out,” art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through Saturday.
“Afterthoughts,” by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.
“47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club,” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through March 29.
Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Monday.
“Bad (expletive),” photographs by Melonie Bennett documenting night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through March 29.
Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through April 4.
Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14.
“Confluence,” art by Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Friday.
“Double Vision,” photography and painting by Jim and Fran Townsend, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through March 29.
“[email protected],” group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through March 29.
“Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through April 29.
“A Stitch in Time,” drawings by Gergana Rupchina, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through March 30.
Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through March 28.
Claire Bigbee, paintings, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through March 30.
“Resilient Spring,” Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through May 30.
“Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit,” March show of gallery artists working in paint, pottery and glass, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through March 29.
5th annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” work from potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through March 30.
“Constellation Vacation,” Maine Artist Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through March 25.
“Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 21.
“Layers,” ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, also featuring acrylics by Holly Brooks and new works by several members of the collective, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through April 10.
“Body as Art,” black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through March 30.
Richard Field, new paintings, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through March 30.
Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, Katie Made Bakery, Portland. 771-0994. Through March 30.
“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 29.
“Your Brain on Art,” focusing on raising awareness of brain safety, brain injury and recovery and chronic pain, presented by Engine in collaboration with the University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Through April 5.
“Captured in Fabric,” Nancy Morgan, Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. 439-3800. Through March 29.
“Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III” University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through May 12.
“Celebrate Student Art,” RSU 23 art show, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through April 19.
“The New Landscape,” works by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through April 19.
“Marching Forth,” group show by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through March 29.
“Still Points of the Turning World,” contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through April 25.
“Higher Forms of Art,” annual showcase of high school artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through March 30.
“Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink works by Loretta Turner, Dogfish Cafe, Portland. 253-5400. Through April 27.
New works by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through April 20.
Annual juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.
Charles Thompson and Bistra Nikiforova, paintings and photography, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through April 2.
Beech Hill Studio Painters, landscapes and still lifes by 11 Maine painters and their instructor, Liz Prescott, Freeport Public Library. 865-3307. Through March 30.
“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May. 3.
“A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of ‘Scripture Animals,’ ” focusing on the text and illustrations by Fisher, an early 19th-century Renaissance man, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 5.
“Just Between You and Me,” 40-year retrospective of the correspondence of West End cartoonist and publisher Ed King, Portland Club. 776-3841. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
“The Freaks Club,” musical, a Snowlion Repertory Company production, performances are June 13-23 at Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, experienced actors only, auditions by appointment only, Studio 408, South Portland. 518-9305. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
“Romeo and Juliet,” a Fenix Theatre Company production, summer performances, East End School, Portland. fenixtheatre.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
“The Spitfire Grill,” musical, performances are in July, Northport Music Theater. northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“No Sex Please, We’re British,” a Gaslight Theater Production, seeking four women and seven men, ages mid-20s to 40s and 50s, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. gaslighttheater.org. 6:30 p.m. March 24.
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Road Race, benefits Go! Malawi, Trackside Station, Rockland, $15, family discounts. 691-3510. 9:45 a.m. Sunday for walkers, 10:10 a.m. for runners.
St. Patrick’s Day Bowling for Kid’s Sake, teams and individuals, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, Spare Time Bowling, Portland. 773-5437. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
8th Annual Auction, items include trips, parties, massages, paintings and much more, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. 985-3700. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
First Annual Mr. Maine Challenge, young men ages 13 to 24 compete in public speaking, talent and wear-your-own style, benefits Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich, $15. 729-6341. 3 to 5 p.m. March 24.
Books and Authors
Colin Sargent, author of “Museum of Human Beings,” Yarmouth Historical Society. 846-6259. 7 p.m. Monday.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, Jeff and Alison Wells, authors of “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, author of “The Whaler’s Bride,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Jeremiah Conway, author of “The Alchemy of Teaching,” University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Former Maine Congressman Tom Allen, author of “Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. Noon Friday.
Michael Erard and Nataly Kelly, “Polyglots and Translators: Stories from Around the World,” Delorme Map Company, Yarmouth, free. 846-7100. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Josh Pahigian, author of “Strangers on the Beach,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Eleanor Morse, author of “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” presented by UNE Maine Women’s Writers Collection, Parker Pavillion, WCHP Lecture Hall, University of New England, Portland. 221-4375. 2 p.m. March 24.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, Debussy and Chopin, Rockport Opera House, $10 to $45. baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The DaPonte String Quartet’s “Colourists” Concert, Haydn’s Op. 76, No. 4; Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; and Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet,” Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
2013 Longfellow Choral Festival, “The Song of Hiawatha,” parts 1 and 2, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $9 to $25. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Da Capo Chamber Players residency concert, featuring soprano Lucy Shelton, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Amanda Raymond, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Chamber Music Awards Concert, student chamber music ensembles, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gamelan music, MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, Gamelan is a classical genre of music indigenous to Bali and Java, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 3 p.m. March 24.
Portland String Quartet presents Spelaeus Quartet, featuring Gershwin’s “Lullaby for String Quartet” and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. larksociety.org. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m. March 24, concert at 2 p.m.
The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. March 24.
Bob Marley, benefits Windham Helping Neighbors and Camp Sunshine, Windham High School, $15. 776-0113. 7 p.m. Monday.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Paula Poundstone, Waterville Opera House, $25. operahousearts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Tim Sample, presented by Scarborough Historical Society, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $18 advance, $20 door. 883-5445. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Comedy show with headliner Troy Stark, Club Texas, Auburn, $7, 21-plus. clubtexas.info. Doors at 7 p.m. Friday.
“Second City: Laughing Matters,” sketch comedy, Camden Opera House, $25, $14 for 16 and under. camdenoperahouse.com. 3 p.m. March 24.
Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and March 24.
Portland Ovations presents the Joffrey Ballet, “Rite of Spring” and a contemporary work, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $60. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bath Blarney Days, talks, music, 5K run, fun run, contests and more, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. visitbath.com. Sunday.
23nd Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, celebration of traditional dance and music, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham. deffa.org. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Courtroom Dramas Film Series, “Rope” (1948), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology,” documentary explores the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave, followed by discussion with Jason Read, USM professor of philosophy, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“Rethinking Dyslexia: The Big Picture,” movie presentation by Maine International Dyslexia Association, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Fukushima Never Again,” documentary followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Food and Drink
Maine Maple Sunday, 30th Anniversary, demonstrations, samples, tours and activities, various locations statewide. getrealmaine.com. March 24.
Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, $4 kids. mayostreetarts.org. Masque Theater’s “This World, the Next, and then the Peach Orchard,” 2 p.m. Sunday; Shana Barry’s “The Fofers,” 2 p.m. March 24.
Play Me a Story, interactive theater performance and workshop, “Stories from Around the World,” for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Acorn Fairy Tale Players presents “Tales From Anansi,” Michael Levine’s adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
Castlebay, “The Shamrock Shore,” traditional Irish music, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Squid Jiggers annual St. Patrick’s Day Show, Celtic and maritime folk duo, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank, DaVinci’s Eatery, Lewiston, $15. 782-2088. 7 p.m. Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day music, Miss Portland Diner, Portland. missportlanddiner.com. Bagpipes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Joe Markley, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday
Paddy Keenan, Irish music legend, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Boghat, Irish music, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday.
Boghat, Irish music, Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island. innonpeaks.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Adam Soosman and William Fahy, I-Rish for a Cure Band, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free/donation. harlowgallery.org. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Mississippi Heat, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Jason MacDonald’s Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Excision, Canadian dub-step, with Paper Diamond and Vaski, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Jason MacDonald’s Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door, $5 seniors and students. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
March Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Sylvia Tavares and Tom Arter, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; The Rusty Hinges, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jason MacDonald’s Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald and Adam Young, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Tangled Up in Blue, Yale University American folk singing group, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Eddie Money “Unplugged,” acoustic rock, Asylum, Portland, $30. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Happy Jawbone Family Band, with Video Nasties and Wild Cat, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Nutopians, “John Lennon Re-Imagined,” created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, Devonsquare opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27 advance, $32 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Royal Hammer, dub, reggae, roots, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Music in March, ImproVox, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tan Vampires and Jon Nolan, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Julianna Barwick, with Vio/Mire, Space, Portland, $8, all ages. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shayna Barry May and Libby Kirkpatrick, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, Joe Walsh opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Todd Snider, alt-county, Ashleigh Flynn opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door, $35 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. March 24.
35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, rescheduled from Feb. 24, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22 to $25. (800) 838-3006. Doors at 2 p.m. March 24.
Hattie Simon Duo, jazz, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 1 p.m. March 24.
Julie Dougherty and The Stairwells, folk, Irish, pop, blues, R&B and ’40s-era standards, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. March 24.
SOUNDWAVZ, dancing to Latin, jazz, rock and reggae, benefits humanitarian causes, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, donation. portlandempire.com. 6 to 9 p.m. March 24.
Rob Duquette CD-release party, Duquette on guitars and vocals, backed by members of Royal Hammer and Rustic Overtones, McArthur Library Biddeford, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. March 24.
[email protected] Chorus, senior chorus, “This Is Getting Old” Tour, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35 to $55. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. March 24.
St. Patrick’s Parade, from Portland Fish Pier to Maine State Pier, Portland. irishofmaine.org. Noon Sunday.
The Band of the Scots Guards and The Pipes, with Drums and Highland Dancers of The Black Watch, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $20 to $38. theciviccenter.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Irish breakfast, live music all day, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. Starts at 8 a.m. Sunday; Portland Fire Dept. Drums and Bagpipes, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Kevin Farley, The Irish Music Guy, “Ireland to Hollywood,” Irish music and lore in the movies, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration, all day food, music and entertainment, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. 773-7210. Opens at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, Franco-American storyteller Michael Parent, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Poetry evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Spring Senior Expo, 40 booths, 12 speakers, 10 experience rooms, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough, free. maineseniorguide.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Dinner and concert with Matt Flinner, Grammy-nominated mandolinist, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth, no cover, pay for meal. 846-9559. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The 32nd Annual Gym Dandies community performance, Scarborough High School, Alumni Gymnasium, $3 to $5. gymdandies.org. 150 unicyclists, jugglers and performers, 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Central Africa Vision annual banquet, entertainment by African music performers Vessels of Praise with the IFC Choir and Rwandan dancers, benefits African Children’s Promise program, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, free/donation. 712-0008. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Poetry reading, Ellen W. Richards and Tom Lyford, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $3. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Holistic Mystic Fair, psychic mediums, massage, traditional healers, vendors and more, Le Club Calumet, Augusta, $5 plus fees for services. 446-7868. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Opera screening, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Kennebunk Free Library, free. 985-2173. 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Old House Trade Show, how-to workshops, discussions and more than 40 exhibitors from throughout New England, presented by Greater Portland Landmarks, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $12. portlandlandmarks.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24.
The Harlem Globetrotters, “You Write the Rules” World Tour, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $16-$81. theciviccenter.com. 2 p.m. March 24.
Antique paper show, more than 40 exhibitors, Fireside Inn, Portland, $4. 749-1717. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 24.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. St. John’s, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“A Song At Twilight,” funny and poignant play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles,” two outsiders find their way in today’s world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
Gorham High School Theatre Program presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, classic musical, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $6 to $10. 839-5754. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. March 24.
Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” adapted and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
Snowlion Repertory Company presents “A Child’s Guide to Innocence,” drama about three generations of Italian-American women, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland, $18 to $20. snowlionrep.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
“Time Stands Still,” explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent, presented by The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
Fiddlehead Art & Science Center presents “Annie Jr.,” musical, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6 to $9, $6 for under 18. fiddleheadcenter.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
Penobscot Theatre Company presents “Wit,” one-act Pulitzer prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, Bangor Opera House, $22 and $26. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through March 31.
Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department presents “Dead Man Walking,” about the forces of rehabilitation and retribution in the criminal justice system, contains mature themes, One-Act Festival production, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium, $5. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The Swaggering Damsel,” Robert Chamberlain’s 17th-century comic masterpiece of cross-dressed disguise and same-sex marriage, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, free. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and March 24.
AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) presents “A Couple of Blaguards,” comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $10 to $20. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24. Runs through April 7.
Greely High School Drama presents “Incognito,” murder mystery set in 1941 prior to the U.S. entering WWII, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $5 to $7. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; dinner theater, $12 to $15, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by show Saturday
“The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler’s play performed by York County community members, benefits Caring Unlimited, Kennebunk Town Hall, $15. 490-3227. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Mrs. Packard,” true-life story of a woman struggling to right a system gone wrong, presented by Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, $10 to $12. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.
“Noises Off,” Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. March 24. Runs through April 7.