Thursday, April 24, 2014
• VALENTINE EVENTS
Veteran Maine rockers Rustic Overtones are at Trackside Station in Rockland on Friday.
Second Annual Chocolate Festival, chocolate confections donated by Auxiliary members, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections and Izzy’s Cheesecake. Proceeds support The Cedars Auxiliary’s mission to enhance the lives of the residents of The Cedars, $12 in advance, $15 day of. The Atrium at The Cedars, 640 Ocean Ave., Portland. 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday.
“Maine Loves Movies,” Valentine theme, movie games, quizzes, conversation, fun and prizes, free. Borealis Bakery and Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland. 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Love Can Make You Happy, Affiliate Artists’ annual short readings for Valentine’s Day, spanning theater, literature, and musicand celebrating the many faces of love, $5 suggested. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.
Sparkle and Shine wine tasting, fun and educational tasting of sparkling wines of the world, $50. Vignola and Cinque Terre, Dana St. Portland. americansommelier.com/maine. 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts (MOOSE) Open Mic/Spoken Word, Lynne Cullen presents “Bellyflopping into the Unknown,” $5 suggested. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 5 p.m. Friday.
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students, Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.
Valentine’s Day Wine Dine Dance and Stay, room packages with special dinner menu, dancing and breakfast. Zackery’s Fireside Restaurant and Lounge, 81 Riverside St., Portland. zackerysrestaurant.com; firesideinnportland.com. Friday and Saturday.
“Keepers of the Hearth: The Love, Courtship and Marriages of the Washburn Women,” heritage dinner and living history program, $20. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Valentine’s Day with The Rat Pack, includes five-course dinner and show and a rose for every lady, $39.99. Anthony’s Dinner Theater, 151 Middle St., Portland. anthonys dinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
6th Annual Elegant Valentine Brunch, hosted by Friends of Par Sem to benefit restoration fund, $12, $5 for 10 and under. Parsonfield Seminary, 504 North Road. parsonfieldseminary.org. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. boothbayoperahouse.com. 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
Local Muscle Movers Valentine’s Day Film Festival, short films to intrigue, enchant, and delight, free Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 6 p.m. Feb. 16.
Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors.” Through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
Robert Indiana, “Celebrating LOVE,” explores the artist’s “LOVE” imagery. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
USM Faculty Show, new work by USM Art faculty in a wide array of media and approaches. Art Gallery at USM, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery.
Annette Kearney, “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Through March 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.
“New England Moments,” paintings by Jeannie Piccini, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. harlowgallery.org.
“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum.” Through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
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