January 19

Audience Calendar

Art, film, music, theater and more

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Clarinetist Richard Morales performs Mozart with the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 26.

Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra

• Auditions

Our Theatre Company presents “Oliver!”, open auditions for children 8 years old to adults, Little Theatre at Nasson, 457 Main St., Springvale. ourtheatrecompany.webs.com. 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

Musica de Filia Girls’ and Women’s Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. musicadefilia.com. 6-8 p.m., Wednesday.

“Young Frankenstein,” performances are April 18 through May 2. Musical comedy by Mel Brooks. Must be at least 15 years old to audition. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday; noon Saturday.

“Godspell,” musical. Performance dates are in April. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26. 

• Classical Music

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, All Beethoven concert featuring pianist Jonathan Bass, chairman of the Boston Conservatory Piano Department, performing Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major and concluding with the Symphony No. 7, $20; free for 18 and under and college students with ID. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir: “Music of the Spheres: The Ecstasies Above,” contemporary choral music with the DaPonte String Quartet, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoinfestival.org/studzinski_recital_hall.php. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights presents: The Adventures of Thor & Loki, spoken-word/musical performances from Celtic and British culture. Lynne Cullen relates three adventures of “the original odd couple,” with an original electric guitar score by Kurt Kish. $9 Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Mozart No. 41, “Jupiter” with Richard Morales on clarinet, $31, $68. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26. 


Portland Comedy Showcase, some of New England’s best and brightest standup comedians, $5 Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. $55. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Paula Young Lee, author of “Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat,” Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Julia Spencer-Fleming, Jenny Milchman and Charles Salzburg in Conversation, award-winning authors share thoughts about their writing process, Q&A, signings. Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. Pearl, 442 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe, $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org. 6 p.m., Friday.

Maine State Ballet presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz,” energetic dance from the top dancers at Maine State Ballet, $15 to $20. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Film

“The Crash Reel,” documentary combines 20 years of action footage with new specially shot footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and illuminates the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. $8 Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Eleanor’s Secret,” co-presented with the Portland Children’s Film Festival. Sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. $8, $6 for 12 and under. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault: Human Nature – Justice vs. Power, documents the 1971 debate between two very different heroes of the intellectual Left: linguist and activist Noam Chomsky and cultural theorist and historian of ideas Michel Foucault. $8 Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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