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

National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Media Portland Open House and Portfolio Review, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. mainemedia.edu. 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Sex, Murder and Mayhem: The Adults Only Walking Tour of Saco,” Saco Museum, $10, suggested donation. 283-3861 ext. 113. Walking tour investigates murder, prostitution and other seamy activities that occurred in Saco, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Quilts by the Bay, quilt show sponsored by Friendship Sampler Quilters of Belfast, a chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, The Boat House, Belfast. 993-2640. Raffles, vendors, refreshments, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Seventh Annual Tales of Terror, Victoria Mansion, Portland; adults $22, museum members $15, $10 for ages 17 and under; storyteller and playwright Lynne Cullen performs Victorian horror tales “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe and “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; actress and storyteller Brittany Cook performs the original work “Ghost Tales of New Orleans,” victoriamansion.org. 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday; the 6 p.m. show adapted for children.

7th Annual “The Haunting: A Grim Night at Par Sem,” parental discretion advised, Parsonfield Seminary, Parsonfield, $10, $ 5 for ages 12 and under. 793-8825. Theme is childhood books from Grimm, Aesop, Mother Goose and more, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 26.

Victorian Tales by Candleight, theatrical storytelling by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions with tales of curses, death and immortality from 19th century New England writer Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Family Halloween Show with Audiobody, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17, $12 children, $12 all seats for 2 p.m. shows; awesometheater.com. Comedy, pumpkin juggling, crazy lighting effects, music and more, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Spiritualist Church presents Autumn Mediums Fair, American Legion Hall Post 62, Westbrook. 797-2039. Readings with spiritualists, mediums, healers, vendors, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Guitar Doors: Beats & Bars Book and CD Release Show, original music and creative writing from inmates at Windham Correctional Center, Long Creek Youth Development and Main Stay. Music adapted and performed by The Blue Lobster Troupe Chorus and Meghan Yeats and The Reverie Machine, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. Featured poets Mark Melnicove and Lee Sharkey, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sanford Maine Stage Theatre presents psychic medium Chris Ann, for entertainment purposes only, Spectators Sports Bar, Sanford, $20, reservations required. 651-9263. Chris Ann specializes in Akashic records (soul’s past history and past lives); raffles and vendor displays at 4:30, reading at 7 p.m. Saturday.

• Theater

“Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20.

Good Theater presents “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’ play written in response to “A Raisin in the Sun,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.

“The School for Lies,” Mad Horse Theater production of David Ives’ play set in 1666 in a witty Paris salon, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20, madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against a backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20.

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