October 13, 2013

Audience Calendar

Your Arts & Entertainment Guide

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The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” with Norman Huynh conducting an hour-long program geared to children, in Portland on Oct. 20.

Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra

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The Portland Stage Company presents August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” through Oct. 20.

Photo by Aaron Flacke

Bay Chamber Concerts presents A Far Cry, Boston classical ensemble with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamber concerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. “The Beautiful Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” 8 p.m. Friday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco Center, Lewiston, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. Hour-long performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Pieces by American composer John Mackey, 2 p.m. Oct. 20.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

• Comedy

Jason Stuart, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50 advance, $22.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Physical comedian Tom Murphy, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for age 12 and under, johnsonhall.org. Soul-searching repartee and world-class slapstick, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Dance

“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains, with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Bath Family Dance, Bath Dance Works, $3, $12 per family. 522-3900. Live fiddle music and dances taught, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, lessons at 8 p.m., Dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Music by The Racket Factory with Cynthia Phinney calling; beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Jack the Ripper,” not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Fairs/Festivals

Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Yarmouth Art Festival, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. yarmouthartfestival.com. Juried show featuring painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

68th Annual Harvest Fair, Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. pridescornerchurch.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Artisan Group Fall Craft Fair, American Legion Post, Falmouth. 712-2788. Handmade products by local artists and craftspeople, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• Films

“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. Artist documentary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Dead Man Walking,” screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out’s weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Rated R, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

“Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed,” State Theatre, Portland, $10, $5 students. statetheatreportland.com. Five short Maine-made films, 7 p.m. Friday.

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