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

Poor Old Shine, indie roots music, $12 in advance, $17 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Larry Williams Band, nine-piece band for dancing and listening. Thatcher’s, 35 Foden Road, South Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Sorcha, singer-songwriter on guitar and bango with Kate Driver on upright bass. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Emancipator Ensemble, electronic music, $18 advance, $20 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam with special guest Julie Thompson. The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels welcome, $7. American Legion Post 197, Route 25, Westbrook. noon-5 p.m. Feb. 9.

Poor Howard Smith, classic blues on 12-string guitar. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Feb. 9.

Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter, $25, $35 VIP; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 9.


Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday

Blues Mafia, twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Mama’s Boomshack, six-piece band playing funk, soul and blues, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.


Coin and Stamp Show, coins and currency, medals and tokens, stamps, postal history and post cards, collector supplies. Presented by Brunswick Coin and Stamp Club. Free. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Super Bowl party, tailgate event. Dockfore, 336 Fore St., Portland. 3 p.m. Sunday.

NYA Founders’ Day Fireworks and Food Trucks, celebrating NYA’s 200th birthday. Food trucks will be set up outside the gym, fireworks and games. Behind North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Building), 148 Main St., Yarmouth. www2.nya.org/blog/2014/01/founders-day. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lake Region’s Got Talent! Multi-day talent competition. $15 Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Francis Bell Drive, Bridgton. lrctme.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

First Friturday Night Live, Portland Comedy Co-Op presents musicians, poets, storytellers, magicians and more in a variety show, free. Coffee by Design: India Street, 67 India St., Portland. coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Chinese dance and music, martial arts demonstrations, food and more, $6, $4 for 12 and under, $20 for families of five. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St.. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

15th Annual Sleigh Day, horses and drivers demonstrate their skills in the outdoor arena, dog sledding demo and more, $8; $25 per family. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday.


Mad Horse Theater Company presents “Vigils,” Noah Haidle’s 2009 comedy exploring the journey from love and loss to ultimately embracing life, $20; $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Tigers Be Still,” comedy explores how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game, $20 adult; $5 youth. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Uncle Vanya,” Annie Baker’s new translation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives, pay-what-you-can. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. thetheaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Patrick Dorow Productions presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” comedy rock musical in which Seymour, a down-and-out nerdish floral assistant on skid row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for blood, $25, $20 seniors and students, $15 for under 12. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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