• BENEFITS

Celebrate Your Inner Diva, a night of fashion, fun, food and frolic, $25. Maine State Music Theatre rehearsal space, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. www.brunswickdowntown.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

Family Night, benefits Whole Planet Foundation, explore museum, with prizes, giveaways, snacks and refreshments from Whole Foods Market. $5. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. wfmfamilynight.eventbrite.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

Rock Around the World, a night of music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres to benefit the Portland Public Schools’ multilingual extended learning programs, includes raffle and silent auction, $25 in advance, $30 at door. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. portlandschools.org/schools/multilingual. 7 p.m. Friday.

Bonny Eagle craft fair to raise money for scholarships. Free admission. Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton. 929-3833. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine State Ballet hosts Cinderella Ball and Silent Auction, meet the company dancers, catch a sneak peek of the upcoming performance of “Cinderella” and enjoy food, drink, dancing and bidding on items including vacation stays, sports tickets, private dance lessons. $35 per person or table of 10 for $300. Westin Portland, Harborview Ballroom, 157 High St. mainestateballet.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Glitterati, benefit for The Telling Room, mingle with celebrated authors, bid on live and silent auction items. $50 to $75. Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland. www.glitterati2014.com. 6 p.m. March 27.

SailMaine benefit evening, with cocktails, nibbles and Vendee Globe racer Rich Wilson’s presentation of his solo sailing adventures. $75. Portland Yacht Services, 58 Fore St., Portland. sailmaine.org. 6:30 p.m. March 27.

Dancing with the Stars Project Graduation benefit, $10, $5 students. Windham High School, Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road. www.windham.k12.me.us/wpac. 7 p.m. March 27.

• BOOKS & AUTHORS

Camden Public Library Book Sale, terrific book bargains. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 9 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

Just Write Books authors Paul Betit, Robert Chute, Barbara Kent Lawrence, Norma Salway, Tom Seymour and Susan Lebel Young will be available to meet with readers and sign books hot off the Espresso Book Machine. Free. Books-A-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland. www.jstwrite.com. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mystery writers panel discussion: Gerry Boyle, James Hayman, Al Lamanda and Lea Wait will talk about the craft of writing mysteries, what inspires them and how they develop their characters and plots. Free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tess Gerritsen, Baxter Public Library, 71 South St., Gorham. www.baxter-memorial.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bates College presents first Maine reading by Colson Whitehead. Free. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. March 27.

• DANCE

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included. $5, 21-plus. Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. www.pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and March 27.

Lindy Hop from Scratch, swing dance lesson. $12. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.portlandswingproject.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Intermediate Swing Dance class. $12. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.portlandswingproject.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Performance Routine Swing class. $12. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.portlandswingproject.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. Beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• FILM

2014 Found Footage Film Festival, acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett will celebrate 7th anniversary with a brand new show. $12. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, a week of films showcasing the Jewish experience, $8 per film, $6 students, $109 all-festival pass. Various venues, Portland. www.mjff.org/2014-daytoday. Saturday to March 29.

“American Hustle,” free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

“You Can’t Take It with You,” Best Picture Oscar winner starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore. Directed by Frank Capra. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Switch,” Falmouth REAC presents film that explores future world energy supplies and production. Free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.switchenergyproject.com/screenings. 7 p.m. March 27.

• FOR KIDS

Shoestring Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland,” irreverent and weird adaptation, with variety of puppets, actors and musicians. $10, $5 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday.

Planetarium Show: Earth’s Wild Ride, $3 per person, UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, UMaine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. www.GalaxyMaine.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Capoeira Festival and performance, celebrating the Brazilian martial art and dance form, $30 for two workshops, discounts for families with two or more children attending. Portland Ballet Studio, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. capoeiramaine.com. 2-6 p.m. Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity Build a Village Lego Event, bring the whole family for fun building with legos. Free. Yarmouth Masonic Hall, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. habitatportlandme.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Animal Adaptations: Survival in the Wild, learn how three live non-releasable animals have adaptations that help them thrive in their habitat. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.curtislibrary.com. 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Planetarium Show: In My Backyard, ages 4-8 and their families, $3 per person, UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, UMaine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. www.GalaxyMaine.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

• HEALTH AND FITNESS

Gearing Up for a Healthy Cycling Season. Free. L.L. Bean Bike, Boat and Ski Store, 57 Main St., Freeport. action.lung.org. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Laughter Yoga with Nina Walsh. Free. Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. www.CancerCommunityCenter.org. 10:30 a.m. Friday.

• LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Writing Workshop. Free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Maine’s Spring Bird Scene with Don Reimer, a talk illustrated with colorful photographs of spring birds. Sponsored by Mid-Coast Audubon. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bath Historical Society Talk and Tour, free and open to the public. Cosmopolitan Club House, 894 Washington St., Bath. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Spirits Alive Winter 2014 Lecture Series: The Status/Future of Forgotten Cemeteries, discussion of historic small burial grounds and what it takes to restore them. Room 102 Wishcamper Center on the USM campus, Bedford Street, Portland. www.spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cooking for Crowds, learn up-to-date food safety techniques for buying, storing, preparing, transporting and serving food for large groups. $15. UMaine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth. umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds. 781-6099. 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

How to Pressure Can Carrots. UMaine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop. $27. Biddeford Learning Center, 189 Alfred Road. biddeford.maineadulted.org. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Energy Efficiency Workshop, presented by Greater Portland Landmarks and M-Co Engineering Plus to assist property owners. $30. Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook. portlandlandmarks.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

MOFGA Livestock Events: Sheep and Goats, open discussion on organic sheep and goat management and includes potluck supper. Come with questions, concerns or topics to discuss. Free. MOFGA Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity. www.mofga.org. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Organic Farming: Principles and Practice, two-part course designed to provide farmers information about soils, weeds and pest management. $75 individual, $30 additional person, $30 apprentice/student, free journeypersons, $45 per single-day registration. Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Road, Augusta. www.vilesarboretum.org. 10 a.m. March 27.

Coastal Senior College Class: The Jewish tradition, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.coastalseniorcollege.org. 1 to 4 p.m. March 27.

• PETS

Yappy Hour with Silent Sidekicks, for anyone who is interested in the work that therapy dogs can do. Free. Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland. www.planetdog.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Gym Dandies Community Performance, includes 160 unicyclists, jugglers, globe walkers and clowns. Adults $5, seniors $4, children $3, preschoolers free. Scarborough High School Alumni Gymnasium, 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. www.gymdandies.com. 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Pancake Breakfast and Old Time Maple Sugaring at Norlands living history farm and museum. $6 to $8 for pancakes and sausage; otherwise free. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. www.norlands.org. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Harlem Globetrotters, exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy. $20 to $85. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. www.theciviccenter.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Page to Stage discussion of Hugh Leonard’s “Da,” presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, behind the scenes discussion with director and cast of AIRE’s production. Free. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. www.southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Performance Poetry, touring poets, open mics and poetry slams, $3 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.portveritas.com. 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesday.

“Untouchable Love: Inter-caste Marriage in Nepal,” Rockland resident Meghan Vigeant will present her multimedia documentary. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.. www.librarycamden.org. 7-8:30 p.m. March 27.