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Banjo master Tony Trischka performs on Saturday at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus in Portland.

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Lori McKenna Band, singer-songwriter, "Heart Shaped Bullet Hole" CD-release show, Mark Erelli opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $27 door. 8 p.m. April 7.

Family of the Year, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. 8 p.m. April 7.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, free. 1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

Long Time Courting and Kyle Carey, Celtic roots quartet and Gaelic Americana singer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door. 7 p.m. April 7.

The Franklin County Fiddlers, The Abbott Hill Ramblers and The Pineland Fiddlers, Maine-based youth bands, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. April 7.


Special Events

The April Fool's Show, program to be revealed at showtime, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $3. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Monday.

East End Community School presents Portland Children's Film Festival, featuring local, national and international children's films and workshops, various locations, Portland (various). Thursday through April 7.

Storyteller Carol Birch tells the story of Lou Gehrig, Topsham Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rhythm of the Heart, with dancer Lorena Ayala and musician George Neptune, traditional Spanish flamenco dancing and Wabanaki hand drumming and singing, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Girish, call and response chanting, meditation and music, Portland New Church, $25 advance, $30 door. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Freeport First Friday dinner and mini-concert, music by Flash Allen and Randy Roy, Freeport Community Center, $18 includes dinner and show. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.

"Earth," opening reception and poets and fools costume ball, featuring music by The Hips, poetry readings, costume contest and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5 to $25. Reception (free) 5 to 8 p.m., ball at 8 p.m. Friday.

"The Power of Grace Rising from Genocide," works of art created by student artists from Falmouth High School representing the tragedy of genocide and the grace of its survivors, with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 781-7429, Ext. 413. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Fryeburg Academy International Club annual Pageant of Elegance, international fashion, dance and song, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). 7 p.m. Friday.

Opera DVD screenings, Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," Kennebunk Free Library, free. 985-2173. 1 p.m. Saturday.

10th annual button show and sale, St. Louis Alumni Hall, Biddeford, free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester History Barn open house, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn), free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

North Atlantic Figure Skating Club 15th annual ice show, "On the Air with WSK8," 26 solo and group performances, Family Ice Center, Falmouth, $8 to $12, $20 premium seating. 781-5058. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 7.

Community dog show, all dog breeds and mixes are eligible to compete, donations benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, The Woods at Canco, Portland, free. 772-4777. 3 p.m. April 7.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, $2 plus fees for services. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

Peter Boie: Magician for Non-Believers, presented by Cape Elizabeth Community Services, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium, $5 advance, $7 door. 4 p.m. April 7.

1St Annual Trustees' mini-golf tournament, inside of the library will be transformed into a sprawling 18-hole mini-golf course, benefits the library, Kennebunk Free Library, $5 to $8, under 2 free. 985-2173. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. April 7.

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