Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Cutting-edge bluegrass artists Punch Brothers perform at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Feb. 17.
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Local chocolate, wine and book reading, Kathryn Miles, author of "The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship," Chocolatier Blue, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Apprenticeshop, Rockland. 594-1800. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Love and Pepper," poetry by Rudy Gabrielson, Judy Tierney and Martin Steingesser, music by Midnight Chiles Trio, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
PechaKucha Night, presentations with visuals by eight regional creative talents, Watts Hall, Thomaston, $5. 594-8622. 7 p.m. Friday.
Laserpalooza 2013, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 extra for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Shows starting at 7 p.m. Friday and continuing through Feb. 17.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Rigoletto," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23 to $27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Rigoletto," Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lowry's Lodge Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Ed Rielly and Linda Aldrich, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
4th annual Bacchanalian Ball and Fundraising Auction, music by Sunset Strip Band, chocolate buffet, silent auction, '50s and '60s costumes, benefits Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association, Hampden VFW Hall, Hampden, $5, 21-plus. emppa.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, hors d'oeuvres and buffet dinner, music by Stripped and Mama's Boomshack, roaming vaudeville performers, "The Dark Follies," silent auction, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, $30, $50 per couple. cpime.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Zombie Fest, performance by Pete Witham and the Cozmic Zombies. zombie makeovers, zombie portraits, giveaways, Bull Moose, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5 to $8, under 6 free. mmaine.newenglandexpos.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17.
"Coursen Readings," poets Linda Aldrich, David Stankiewicz and Kevin Sweeney, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Annual Ice Harvest, wagon rides, concessions, merchandise and ice skating, Thompson Ice House, South Bristol, free. 644-8808. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday.
"Greater Tuna," off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17.
"Arsenic & Old Lace," classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents "Death By Design," murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through Feb. 24.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monmouth Community Players presents "Steel Magnolias," six Southern ladies gather at a small-town beauty parlor, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
USM Theatre presents "The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream," horrifying and hilarious pair of plays, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday.
John Cariani's "Last Gas," romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House, $20 to $25. operahousearts.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
"Pinocchio," A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $10 to $13. 809-5053. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.
"Big Mouth Thunder Thighs," Bess Welden's solo vaudeville show about body and food, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.
NYA presents "The Sound of Music," North Yarmouth Academy (Safford Center), Yarmouth, $6 advance, $7 door. 846-9051. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 17.
"Ordinary Days," new musical by Adam Gwon, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0489. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through Feb. 24.
The Improvised Puppet Project presents "Dead Presidents," comedic scenes for adults, created on the spot from audience suggestions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $10. improvisedpuppetproject.com. 6 p.m. Feb. 17.