November 11, 2012


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Arlo Guthrie performs in a celebration of his father’s music, “Here Comes the Kid: Celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday,” on Wednesday at the Strand Theatre in Rockland.

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David Adkins, Lesley Shires and Corinna May in “Homestead Crossing,” now running at Portland Stage Company.

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One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920.

Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

Gordon Bok, folk, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $20, $8 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nick Halperin, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Okbari, Middle Eastern music ensemble, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Worried Well CD-Release Party, with Dustin Saucier and City Streets Country Roads, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Sidecar Radio, "The Final Show," with Planeside, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Tantric, Asylum, Portland, $8, 21-plus. Friday.

Ed Trickett, folk singer and storyteller, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10, under 8 free. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

JD Samson and Men, Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

John Hammond, blues, Amy Black opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Music Series, Giff Jamison, folk, blues and jazz, and Tim Rice, singer-songwriter, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bryan Laurier, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Taking Back Sunday, rock, with Bayside, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, South Portland Bull Moose opening weekend celebration, free. 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

The Dumais Brothers, modern folk, rock and pop, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Two Old Friends: Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, Celtic and American country, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 2 p.m. Nov. 18.


Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Maine Audubon, with naturalist Mike Windsor, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $8, $5 for members. 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the north entrance, 10 a.m. Thursday.


"Do The Math Tour," with Bill McKibben and, environmental author and activist with international climate campaign, State Theatre, Portland, $10, all ages, general admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Slam with slam poet Chris August, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dinner Theater Series, "An Evening with Poe: Tales of Mystery & Suspense," Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"Tellabration! 2012," Susan Dries, Margaret Cardozza, Meg Gilman, Katy Rydell, Jean Armstrong, Chris Newcomb, Bill Hinderer and Vernon Cox, presented by MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10 suggested. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Labyrinth Walk, indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks, benefits Center for Grieving Children, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, donation. 772-7421. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pecha Kucha Night, informal and fun gathering for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. Doors at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Dances of Universal Peace, chanting and circle dance, stories and teachings from spiritual traditions of the world, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, donation. 210-6999. 7 p.m. Friday.

SLAP Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Downtown Brunswick Early Bird Sale and Rolling Slumber Bed Races, special sales, cooking demos, craft fair, cookies and cocoa and more. Starts at 6 a.m., bed races at 11 a.m. at Park Row Saturday.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, more, Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, $2, additional fees for readings, products and services, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

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