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Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters play the blues at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Saturday.

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Brown Bag Lecture Series, Duane Robert Peterson, author of "Annie and the Prince of Whales: A Historical Novel," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Former U.S. Army Captain Luis Montalvan, author of "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him," Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. 347-8606. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Local Author Series, John Bove, author of "Two Weeks Notice ... Aloha," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.


Classical Music

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, featuring clarinetist Peter Jenkin, Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" and Copland's "Concerto for Clarinet," Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Elliott Schwartz and Friends, First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

"Prologue," Matana Roberts' exploratory soundwork for alto saxophone and moving image, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Out Of My Hands," music of R.E.M, Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Nirvana and more performed by classical pianist Christopher O'Riley, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $27. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir, "Heaven on the Horizon," modern choral music, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, $15. voxnovachoir.com. 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Jan. 27.

JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band, contemporary tango featuring violinist Christiana Liberis and pianist Yoni Levyatov, presented by Bay Chamber Concerts, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, "Happy Birthday Mozart!", Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27.



Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Night, Tom Hayes, Jay Grove and Tammy Poole, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, $12 door, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.



Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers, open DJ'd, dance space to be free and expressive, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland, $10 to $15, sliding scale. Ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Jan. 27.

"Tap, Tap, Jazz," fast-paced show featuring Broadway show tunes, high energy and innovative choreography, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, music by Jenny West and Friends with caller Maggie Robinson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.



Winterfest, skating, ice carving, music and more, Camden Ampitheatre. librarycamden.org. Noon Saturday.



"How To Survive a Plague," AIDS documentary, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Winter/Spring Film Series, "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012,PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dana Packard's "40 West," screening and discussion with director Packard, Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, Portland, $10. 228-8438. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Chasing Ice," documentary about environmental photographer James Balog's trip to the Arctic and climate change, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Food and Drink

Pies on Parade, visit various inns for pie sampling and demonstrations, benefits Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, various locations, Rockland, $10 to $25. (877) 762-4667. 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.


For Children

Children's Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., storytelling, music and crafts for kids ages 5 and up, Bowdoin College (Thorne Hall), Brunswick, free. 725-3155. 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.

"Play Me A Story," interactive theater performance and workshop, for kids ages 4 to 10, "Snowy Stories," Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.



Trey Anastastio Band, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Phish, State Theatre, Portland, $42.50. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Paula Cole, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.

Churchill, folk-rock, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

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