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Dustin Tucker as radio personality Arles Struvie in “Greater Tuna,” now playing at Portland Stage Company.

Aaron Flacke photo/Courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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"Voices of Design" -- 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.


"The Seven Voyages of Sinbad," dance audition, Vivid Motion, Westbrook, show dates April 18-21, vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

"Serving Up Broadway," show dates April 5 and 6, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium, South Paris. 743-8914, ext. 6105. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

"The Spitfire Grill," musical, show dates are in July, Northport Music Theater, northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!" open auditions for ages 7 to adult, show dates April 12 to 21, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3.


"Love Really Counts" -- The 2013 Auction and Dinner Gala of the Center for Grieving Children, hosted by Cindy Williams, live auction, cocktail hour, dinner, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $90, includes wine with dinner. cgcmaine.org. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Silent and Live Auction, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, benefits St. Thomas School, The Town Club, Sanford, $15 advance, $20 door. saintthomassanford.org. 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Books and Authors

Sandy Oliver, author of "Beyond Baked Beans: Early American Foodways," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sandi Amorello, author of "The Irreverent Window," Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," McArthur Library Biddeford, Biddeford. 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wesley McNair, Maine poet laureate and author of "The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kieran Shields, author of "A Study in Revenge," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4070. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Local Author Series, Alison Johnson, author of "Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday. 

Classical Music

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

Vox Nova Chamber Choir Presents "Heaven on the Horizon," modern choral music, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, $15. voxnovachoir.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, "Sparks and Jumps -- Genius Effect Part One: Haydn, Mozart and Classical Style," One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, trumpeter Mark Tipton, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

ETHEL, "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass's score to "The Hours," Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10 to $40. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ETHEL, "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass's score to "The Hours," Camden Opera House, $10 to $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland String Quartet, featuring clarinetist Karen Beacham and Graybert Beacham on violin and viola, Weber's Clarinet Quintet and Haydn's Quartet in D Major and Sonatina for Two Violas, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. larksociety.org. 2 p.m. Feb. 3. 


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


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. ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Feb. 3.

Port City Swing Dance, music by the Big Chief Quartet, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, $1 kids. 288-5015. Family dance ($2) at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Portland On Ice, celebration of winter with activities and music, downtown Portland. portlandmaine.com. Sunday through Saturday.

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