February 24, 2013

Calendar

Art

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"Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Sunday; Lois Dodd: "Catching the Light," career retrospective -- 1955-2012 -- for the Maine painter, through April 7; and "Voices of Design" -- 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.

"Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Thursday.

"Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.

"Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth and more, through March 10; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Through October.

"Dog Run," gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; "The Promised Land," drawings and other media by Robert Rivers; "Honey from the Belly of the Lion," installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and "Steve's Picks," favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 20.

"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.

"Ship to Paradise," depictions of humankind's vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; "Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger; and "Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center," textile installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 22.

"Real/Ideal: Transformations in 19th-Century Painting," through Feb. 24; and "The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography," through March 3, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275.

"Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," through June 1; Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288.

"Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker," woodcuts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Feb. 25.

"I My Needle Ply with Skill," needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. Through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.

"Homage -- Maine Women Pioneers," Lois Dodd, Maggie Foskett, Susan Groce, Beverly Hallam, Alison Hildreth, Frances Hodsdon, Lissa Hunter, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Frances Kornbluth, Rose Marasco, Marylin Quint-Rose and Katarina Weslien, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through March 2.

"IIWII," paintings by Susan Orfant; also works by Andy Curran, Sherry Ballou, Mary Brooking, Jody Dobe, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Lucy Ellen Smith, Frank Valliere and Julie Vohs, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Wednesday.

"Unexpected Thaw," works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.

"Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," reclaimed and re-purposed maps by Cynthia Davis, through March 16, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through March 10.

"Despite Winter, Gardens," works by Martha Burkert, Sue Hammerlnd, Andrea Rouda, Alysia Walker and Angel Braestrup, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through March 10.

Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.

"Everything," drawing installation by Astrid Bowlby, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 14.

"Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by Belfast artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through March 10.

"From the Heart!" new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 31.

"Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Through May 1.

"Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community," Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through March 2.

Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 29.

"Paintings and Prints" by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15.

"Beauty and the Political Body," Harriet Casdin-Silver, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 778-1062. Through March 7.

"Looking In | Looking Out," art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through March 23.

"All Things Pastel," landscapes, building scapes and still life by Janalee Welch, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Thursday.

"Afterthoughts," by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.

"Heart," multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Sunday.

"Thank You, Dutch Masters," precision miniature paintings by Jeffrey Hayes inspired by the Dutch still-life masters, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Thursday.

"47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club," objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through March 29.

Landscape paintings by Arlee Woodworth, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through March 2.

"Follow Your Heart," multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Thursday.

Rufus Coes, paintings, Cellardoor Winery and Vineyards, Lincolnville. 263-2654. Through Sunday.

"Stream of Thought," paintings of local streams in midwinter and early spring by Stefan Pastuhov, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Thursday.

Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through March 18.

"Bad A**," photographs by Melonie Bennett documenting Portland night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through March 29.

Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through April 4.

Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14.

"Confluence," art by Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through March 22.

"The Rumpus!", an egalitarian art show, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Through March 2.

Edward Hanscom, fine art photography, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Runs through Feb. 28.

"Double Vision," photography and painting by Jim and Fran Townsend, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through March 29. 

Art Openings

"Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit," March show of gallery artists working in paint, pottery and glass, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through March 29.

"Spring!", work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through April 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"A Stitch in Time," drawings by Gergana Rupchina, Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.

"Made at Mayo," Leslie Anderson, Alex Bettigole, Ryan Fitzgerald, Martha Fournier and Amalia Guettinger, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Opening reception with music by Gin Mill Julep, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"5th Annual "44N 69W: Radius Belfast," work from potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through March 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"AW@3Fish," group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through March 28. Opening reception, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

"Resilient Spring," Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through May 30. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Claire Bigbee, paintings, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through March 30.

 Benefits

Camp Sunshine "Freezin' for a Reason" Polar Dip, East End Beach, Portland, $100. freezinforareason.com. Noon Saturday.

Beat the Winter Blues Bash, music by Juke Rockets Blues Band, food, cash bar, benefits Restorative Justice Project of Midcoast Maine, Point Lookout, Northport, $25. 338-2742. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Japanese Cultural Evening, Japanese music, food and kimono fashion show with silent auction, benefits Pineland Suzuki School student trip to Japan, Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, $15, $23 couple, $30 family. 621-4166. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Poets Gary Lawless and Sarah Woolf-Wade, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Maine Women Write Book Club presents Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm," includes lunch from Damariscotta River Grill, Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, $12. 563-3207. Noon Thursday.

Local Author Series, Carolyn Gelland Frost reads from Kenneth Frost's "The White Pocketbook," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Classical Music

PSO presents POPS! "A Night at the Movies," with guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow, selections from "The Wizard of Oz," "Rocky," "The Godfather" and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, violinist Robert Lehmann and violaist Kim Lehmann, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, Beethoven sonatas, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 3 p.m. March 3.

St. Luke's Cathedral Choir sings "Choral Evensong," music by Richard Ayleward, William Byrd and Henry Purcell, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, free. 772-5434. 4 p.m. March 3.

Comedy

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

Paul Nardizzi and Friends, The Inn at Brunswick Station. 837-6565. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Show, Club Texas, Auburn, $12 to $20 VIP, 21-plus. clubtexas.info. Ryan Waning and other comics, 7 p.m. Friday. 

Dance

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.

SPUNKandCompany presents "Serious Play," Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco, $8 to $10. thorntonacademy.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Flamenco Vivo-Carlota Santana, "La Pasion Flamenca" Spanish dance and music, Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, $15 to $27. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, music by Rock the Boat, calling by Bill Olson, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

F.A.B. Dance, performances by Androscoggin Dance, the Dance Center in Auburn, the Maine Dance Project, Shove Gently Dance and Range of Motion Arts, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12 to $14. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

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

Ice Fest Lewiston/Auburn, Fountain Park, Lewiston, free. icefestla.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Family Japanese Arts Festival, Japanese games, crafts, activities and dragon parade, part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Bath Middle School, donation. bath-tsugaru.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Woodside One Wheelers 4th Annual Craft and Flea Market, more than 40 crafters and flea-market tables, Woodside Elementary School, Topsham. woodsideonewheelers.org. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

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

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

"Tell It to the Judge," courtroom dramas film series, "Twelve Angry Men" (1957), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi," documentary, part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

First Friday: Port Wines, sommelier Erica Archer leads tastings of port wines, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $40, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

For Children

"Peter Pan," Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Sunday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

PSO KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Kids' Open Mic Night, for ages 10 to 18, all levels of experience welcome, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 to 6 p.m. March 3.

Mostly Puppets Festival, featuring Bonnie Duncan in "Squirrel Stole My Underpants," Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. March 3. 

Music

Sacred harp singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta, free, potluck after singing, bring a dish to share. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cabin Fever Concert with the Maine Highland Fiddlers, lively traditional music, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Sunday.

35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22-$25. 800-838-3006. Rescheduled to 3 p.m. March 24.

Indigo Girls, folk-rock duo, with The Shadow Boxers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $95. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Shawn Mullins, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare. com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

February Music Night, live acoustic and electric performances, bring an instrument or your voice and join in, Fuego Diablo Studios, Pownal, free. 408-3185. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Cover to Cover: Builder of the House, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

They Might Be Giants, alt-rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, $40 VIP, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Heartbeat, Israeli-Palestinian band, Bates College (Benjamin Mays Center), Lewiston, free. 786-8272. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, King Eider's Pub, Damariscotta. 563-6008. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Spin Doctors' Chris Barron, with Lazy Lightning and A Band Beyond Description, part of Greg Martens' 50th-birthday F.O.G. Festival, Big Easy, Portland, $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, annual house-party fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts Center at private Munjoy Hill residence, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $50. stlawrencearts.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Chris Barron and John Popper, performing together and joined by The Shakes, part of Greg Martens' 50th birthday F.O.G. Festival, Big Easy, Portland, $12/dos. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

F.O.G. Festival Night 1, John Popper of Blues Traveler and Chris Baron of The Spin Doctors, with The Fogcutters, Los Lotharios and many others, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 to $75, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic Night, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free/donation. boothbayoperahouse.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Pierre Bensusan, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare. com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Roomful Of Blues, blues, R&B, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10 to $22.50. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Aaron Carter, pop, Memory Lane, Standish, $13 advance, $18 door, 21-plus. memorylanemusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

DuoInteraktiv, combining flute with electronic and computer-based music, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

J. Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin and Texas Flood, blues and classic rock, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $42.50 advance, $46.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

F.O.G. Festival Night 2, John Popper of Blues Traveler jams with Portland bands including Anna & The Diggs, Pete Kilpatrick Band, John Clavette Band, Blues Brothers Tribute Band and many others, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 to $15, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Milo Greene, indie folk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Johnny A, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Blues, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Snaex, with Wesley Hartley and The Traveling Trees, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Celtic Woman, vocalists Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden and violinist Mairead Nesbitt, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $47.50 to $107.50. porttix.com. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Grace Kelly, jazz saxophonist and vocalist, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $20 advance, $23 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper CD-release show for "Ripely Pine," with Xenia Rubinos and Cuddle Magic, Space, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, all ages. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester Village Coffee House featuring Bluezberry Jam, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester, $5 to $10. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Blue Loafers, blues, Irish Twins Pub, Lewiston. 376-3088. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hiroko Fogarty, shamisen performance, part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Patten Free Library, Bath. bath-tsugaru.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Blues Prophets, blues, Big Easy, Portland, $7, 21-plus. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m. March 3.

The Forge, Irish-themed music with bodhran, fiddle, harp, flute and voice, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Outdoors

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 museum's north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Special Events

Laseropolooza 2013, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Laser Perseus," "Andromeda" and "Laser Magic," 1 p.m. Sunday; "Laser Orion" and "Laser Mania," 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fort Andross Winter Antique Show, more than 50 antique dealers from Virginia, Massachusetts and Maine, Fort Andross, Brunswick, $4. 725-2855. 10 a.m. Sunday.

Oscar Party, Red carpet preview followed by awards on the big screen in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. rocklandstrand.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, "Rigoletto," encore screening, new staging by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Shoot Media Project presents Episode 5 of "TV SHOW," TV variety show with cooking, interviews, music videos and more, Space, Portland, $5. space538.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ballet Opera de Paris in HD, "Don Quixote," colorful, humorous, dramatic ballet, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Japanese Dinner, Japanese food prepared by local chefs and restaurants, part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Bath Middle School, $5 to $10, under 5 free. bath-tsugaru.org. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Taiko Drumming Group, with Japanese archery demonstration and kimono fashion show, part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Bath Middle School. bath-tsugaru.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 4 p.m. Sunday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. March 3. 

Theater

Good Theater presents "Death By Design," murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Big Mouth Thunder Thighs," Bess Welden's solo vaudeville performance about body and food, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $15. portlandstage.org. 3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Runs through March 9.

"Ordinary Days," new musical by Adam Gwon, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0489. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"A Song at Twilight," funny, poignant play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company, $34-$44. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Runs through March 17.

Deering High School Theater Students present "Tribute," original, one-act play that tells the story of workers portrayed in the controversial mural about Maine's labor history, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland, $5. 874-8100. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kennebunk High School Visual and Performing Arts presents "Guys and Dolls," Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium, Kennebunk, $9. 985-1110, ext. 3141. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 3. Runs through March 10.

"Mystery at our Class Reunion," dinner theater with a mystery theme, with hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, cash bar, auctions, DJ and dancing, benefits St. Mary's Health System's Enhanced Patient Care Area Fund, Royal Oak Room at Iron Horse Court, Lewiston, $75. 755-3366. 6 p.m. Saturday.

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