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The genre-busting trio The Bad Plus will perform “On Sacred Ground – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ ” at Hannaford Hall in Portland on Sunday.

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"MOMologues 2: Off to School," performances May 10-19, seeking four adult women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-5188. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Books and Authors

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of "In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier's Struggle with PTSD," Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, South Portland. 650-8651. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Maryanne O'Hara, author of "Cascade," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Local Author Series, Rick Halpern, author of "No Cure for the Past," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Classical Music

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, pianist Carol Elowe and oboeist Stephen Shiman, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

PSO Presents POPS! A Night at the Movies, selections from "The Wizard of Oz," "Rocky," "The Godfather," "Harry Potter," E.T." and more, with special guest conductor Carl Topilow, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Oratorio Chorale open rehearsal, sing with the chorale as they practice Britten, Dvorak and "Prayers From the Ark" by Ivor Davies, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. 


Comedy Showcase, Nick Scarfo, Tom Boggis and Mitch Stinson, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook, $15 advance, $20 door. avantmaine.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 


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. 24. 


WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding, "Snowcano" and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. bethelwinterfest.com. Sunday through Feb. 24.

Ice Fest Lewiston/Auburn, Fountain Park, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. icefestla.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; free and all ages 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24.


Courtroom Dramas Film Series, "And Justice For All" (1979), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Doctor Who" 50th anniversary film screening, "Blink," discussion follows with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films, animation category, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films, live action category, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Cryptotrip," independent documentary film that explores unexplained creature sightings in the U.S., with filmmaker Christopher Maloney, International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, $10. cryptozoologymuseum.com. 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

Winter/Spring Film Series, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Feb. 24. 

For Children

"Peter Pan," Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 t $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Runs through March 2.

Hunger Games Party, for students in grades 6 to 12, costumes, trivia and an activity, Kennebunk Free Library, free, pre-registration required. kennebunklibrary.org. 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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


Punch Brothers, progressive bluegrass, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Jeff Mangum with The Music Tapes, rescheduled from Feb. 9, Tall Firs open, State Theatre, Portland, $27 advance, $30 door, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Elizabeth Lorrey and Cormac McCarthy, acoustic rock and singer-songwriter, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Keifer, singer-songwriter/guitarist from hard rock and blues band Cinderella, Asylum, Portland, $15, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Opus One Big Band Swing-O-Rama, concert and swing dance with standards from the '30s and '40s, benefits Scarborough High School participation in New York City competition, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $8 to $25. 318-6637. 6 p.m. Sunday.

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