Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, benefit for South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. 9 a.m. Oct. 13.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Dana Pearson, author of “Two Birds,” Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
James Nelson, author of “Fin Gall,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Cathie Pelletier, author of “The One-Way Bridge,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose,” Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Robin Lloyd, author of “Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.
David Little, artist and author of “Art of Katahdin,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.
Lyn Sudlow, author of “A Vast Army of Women: Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War,” Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25-$75. porttix.com. With guests Mike Eldred and Jennifer Hope Wills, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Trio les Amis, Bates College Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free, tickets required. triolesamis.eventbrite.com. Piano trio plays chamber music by Debussy, Poulenc and Faure, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, Wren Saunders, bassoon; George Lopez, piano. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Pianist Laura Kargul, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $15 advance, $18 door. ogunquit.org/shop.php. Program of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Rossini Club, concert series, “A Look into the Future: Promising Local Students,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossini club.org. Works by Dancla, Viotti, Massenet, Kreisler and Liszt, 3 p.m. Oct. 13.
DaPonte String Quartet Leaf Peeper Concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. daponte.org. Works by Thompson, Long, Purcell and Beethoven, 5 p.m. Oct. 13.
Running With Scissors Live Improv Comedy Show, Sunset Bar and Grille, Westbrook, $10. 854-9463. Audience suggestions create a one-of-a-kind show, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Emerging Dance Concert, University of Maine Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, Free. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15-$20. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. fryeburgfair.com. Sunday.
Harry’s Harvest Ball, cannabis celebration featuring live music, Harry Brown’s Farm, Starks, $50. harryshill .net. Sunday.
Swine and Stein Octoberfest, Water Street, Gardiner. gardinermain street.org. Local food, beer, music, chicken fling competition, frozen T-shirt contest and more. Saturday.
Fall Festival, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. norlands.org. Crafts, wagon rides, nature walks, games, apple activities and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Designing Women Fine Craft Show, benefit for New Hope for Women, First Congregational Church, Camden, $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Global Lens Film Series, Bates College Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. “La Vida Se Mata,” Chile 2007, 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“Girl Rising,” stories of nine courageous girls who have overcome tremendous hardships – gender violence, early marriage, trafficking, bonded labor and discrimination – to pursue their dreams of education and a better life, State Theatre, Portland, free. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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