March 24, 2013

Calendar: Your Arts and Entertainment Guide

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Celia (Abigail Killeen) and Tim (Torsten Hillhouse) deal with cold feet in “Love/Sick,” the new play by John Cariani opening Tuesday at Portland Stage Company.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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James Scott, author of "Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed," Ketchum Library (University of New England), Biddeford. 602-2804. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Local Author Series, Blaize Nolynne, author of "District One Stand By," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Susan Lebel Young, author of "Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

Classical Music

Gamelan, music indigenous to Bali and Indonesia, MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland String Quartet presents Spelaeus Quartet, featuring Gershwin's "Lullaby for String Quartet" and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. larksociety.org. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m., concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, works by Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, Beethoven string quartet No. 10, Op. 74, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Fortepianist David Hyun-su Kim, works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Aspiring Artists Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bates College Choir, Faure's "Requiem" and Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna," Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, performing three string quartets, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, works by Haydn, Barber and Dvorak, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 786-6135. 7 p.m. March 31. 

Comedy

"Second City: Laughing Matters," sketch comedy, Camden Opera House, $25, $14 for 16 and under. camdenoperahouse.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Comedy Night with Chuck Grover, Steve Cloutier and George Hamm, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $8, 18-plus. innatbrunswickstation.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Comedy Co-Op, with Stephanie Doyle, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Dance

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and March 31.

Spring dance concert, work by student choreographers, including thesis projects by dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3 to $6. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. March 31. 

Fairs/Festivals

Craft and vendor fair, Northport Memorial Post 6131. 323-2982. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 

Films

Courtroom Dramas Film Series, "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Informant," documentary about radical activist turned FBI informant Brandon Darby, with filmmaker Jamie Meltzer, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"In the Garden of Sounds," documentary that is a poetic exploration of the relationship between mind, body and sound, post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Who Does She Think She Is," documentary about five women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, free. belfastcreativecoalition.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Reel Paddling Film Festival, presented by Maine Island Trail Association and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 students. ticketriver.com/event/5925-reel-paddling-film-festival. 7 p.m. Friday. 

Food and Drink

Maine Maple Sunday 30th Anniversary, demonstrations, samples, tours and activities, various locations statewide, getrealmaine.com. Sunday.

The Edible Exhibition, series of dinners for eight to 20 people with assortment of traditional dishes relating to current art exhibit, Museum of African Culture, Portland, $50. 871-7188. 6 p.m. Thursday. 

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