August 19, 2012

Audience Calendar

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals perform two shows this week – Wednesday and Thursday – at the State Theatre in Portland.

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Former Boston Symphony concertmaster Joseph Silverstein is featured in the Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival Thursday and Friday at the Rockport Opera House.

Courtesy of Bay Chamber Concerts

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"A Day in the Park," Rustic Overtones, Eric Bettencourt and Velourosaurus, benefits charities supported by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office TRIAD Program, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. 871-7876. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bryan Laurier, singer-songwriter, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 8 p.m. Saturday.

American Idol Live Tour 2012, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $29.50 to $65. (800) 745-3000; 775-3458; 7 p.m. Saturday.

P.O.D., alternative, punk, Asylum, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Waltzing for Dreamers, free music series with The Henry Girls and Ry Cavanaugh, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. 8 p.m. Aug. 26.

Truth About Daisies, folk-pop trio, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $8. 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

Pro Sports

Sea Dogs Game, Minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. New Britain, 1 p.m. Sunday; Binghamton, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

Special Events

MENSK Rooftop Film Series, "Teen Wolf," bring your own lawnchair, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 8 p.m. today.

"The Duke Ellington Show," recorded music and slide presentation about the composer and band leader, Freeport Factory Stage, $12 to $15. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Antique Show, more than 50 dealers, Fort Andross, Brunswick, free. 522-1977. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Angel Reading Dinner with Ruth Kramer, three-course dinner and personal reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Monday.

Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, Kate Chadbourne, "Tales and Songs of Ireland," Bull Feeney's, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

"Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series," Bill Harley, children's entertainer, Stonington Opera House. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lively Lunches at Johnson Hall Mini-Park, Antonio Rocha, storyteller, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, free/donation. Noon Wednesday. Rain location inside the hall.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals CD Signing, "The Lion the Beast the Beat," Bull Moose Music, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

LanternFest, music, picnics, face painting, lantern-making and more, Spring Hill, South Berwick, free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, parade of lights at 7:15 with floating and sky lanterns. Rain date is Thursday.

Bill Harley, children's entertainer, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $18 door, under 18 $7 advance, $10 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

New England Auto Auction, more than 200 vehicles for sale; benefits museum's programs and services, Owls Head Transportation Museum. 9:30 a.m. Friday.

"We Are Coming, Father Abraham," Civil War weekend, re-enactments, historians, historical groups, more, hosted by the Maine Living History Association, Good Will Hinkley School, Hinckley. Friday through Aug. 26.

Beachscapes Sand-Art Contest, Pemaquid Beach Park, Bristol. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.


"42nd Street," musical, Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $36 to $59. 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

Moliere's "Tartuffe," hijinks and physical comedy, Theater at Monmouth, $10 to $26. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA," musical, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," performed by teenagers under the direction of Eileen Avery, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Burt Dow, Deep Water Man," musical version of the classic Down East tale by Robert McCloskey, Stonington Opera House, $25 to $35. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Reading of "Doctor Banner's Garden," full-length play by Hugh Aaron, Cushing Historical Society. 354-0735. 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Story," musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $30 to $41. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 26.

Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Runs through Sept. 15.

"Boeing-Boeing," classic farce, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $12 to $29.50. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 1.

"The Millay Sisters: A Cabaret," musical performance celebrating Edna St. Millay's "Renascence," Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington, $15. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Stranger Closer," 30-minute solo performance reflecting on family history as it relates to Israel and Palestine, written and performed by College of the Atlantic 2012 graduate Emmy Raviv, Freeport Factory Stage, donation. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical," funny and tart-tongued musical, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

"The Fantasticks," spaghetti meal and show, presented by New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Center, Bath, $17. 798-6966. Meal at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday; meal at 1 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Aug. 26.


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“Despite Technology” by Lesia Sochor, from “Just Sew Stories,” continuing through Aug. 26 at Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth.

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