February 2

Audience calendar

Art, music, theater and more

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Robert Yacko is the Crooner and Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper is Ira Gershwin in “Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” continuing through Feb. 16 at Portland Stage Company.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

Silent Auction, bid on items from local artists, stores and restaurants. Enjoy snacks, a cash bar and live music. Benefits Presumpscot School., free, 21-plus. Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. facebook.com/events/590040121077393. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Freezin’ For a Reason,” Camp Sunshine Benefit Polar Dip, fundraiser for Camp Sunshine in Casco, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, minimum $100 in pledges. East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. campsunshine.org. Noon Feb. 9.


New England Pond Hockey Festival, 16 teams of six players each. 39 Stratton Road, Rangeley. newenglandpondhockey.com. 9 a.m. Sunday.

U.S. National Toboggan Championships, teams from across the U.S. compete in two-, three- and four-person toboggan races. With other family-friendly winter activities. Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. camdensnowbowl.com. 8 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 9.


Word Portland, monthly reading features writers Ian Ramsey, Sarah Caouette and Dave Patterson, free. LFK, 188 State St., Portland. facebook.com/events/700173286671435. 8 p.m. Monday.

Barbara Kautz, author of the memoir “When I Die I’m Going to Heaven ‘Cause I Spent My Time in Hell,” York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O’Brien, writer and illustrator of children’s book “Walking Walls Discover Your World,” Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. mainelyart.com. 5 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women in Maine,” Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. kennebunklibrary.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dominick Jones, author of “All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships,” Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.


Gryphon Piano Trio, $38. Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. collinscenterforthe arts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws, pianist Adam Gorka and composer Chris Arrell, Debussy’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Bartok’s Out of Doors for Piano solo, Chopin’s Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in G minor and a special electronic performance by Chris Arrell, free. Hebron Academy Lepage Arts Center, Route 119, Hebron. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist plays works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Humoreske, Ravel and more, $38; $10 students. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

New York Metropolitan Opera Live “Rusalka,” Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera with Renee Fleming and Piotr Beczala, $27; $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Cadenzato faculty concert, Laura Artesani, Jack Burt, Soo-Yon Choi, Ginger Yang Hwalek, Nancy Ogle, Noreen Silver, Phillip Silver, Marisa Solomon and Anatole Wieck, $9; free with student ID. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. umaine.edu/spa/tickets. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Classical pianist George Lopez, George. $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. Jewett Auditorium, University Drive, Augusta. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Public concert of the Portland Rossini Club, featuring guest mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher performing Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Hugh Judge playing Britten’s Suite for Solo Cello, $10, $5 seniors, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Feb. 9.


The Portland Comedy Showcase, Weekly comedy performance featuring some of New England’s best and brightest stand-up comedians., $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Spank! Harder: The Sequel,” “Fifty Shades” parody, $25,reserved seating $30. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Friday Night Comedy with Joe Yannetty and Chris Pennie, $15. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansrestaurant.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=179. 8 p.m. Friday.


Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd Floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Emerging Dance performance, free. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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