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“Self-Portrait,” 1989, by Lois Dodd, from the retrospective of her work at the Portland Museum of Art. The exhibition ends Sunday.

Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art

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Brian P. Allen as Eddie in the Good Theater production of A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” continuing through April 14 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

Craig Robinson photo courtesy of Good Theater

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Ossipee Valley Agricultural Society second annual Take-a-Chance Auction, hundreds ot items, Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram. 892-7904. Preview at 4 p.m., auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

"Let the Dough Fly," Norway Arts Festival kick-off dinner, pasta, focaccia, salad and dessert, benefits the festival (July 11-13), Norway Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, under 10 with adult free. norwayartsfestival.org. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

"Grow a Library," dinner, dessert and music by Kate Beever and John McCain, benefits Bonney Memorial Library, Krista's Restaurant, Cornish, $50, 625-8083. 5 p.m. April 14. 

Books and Authors

Leslea Newman, award-winning poet and author of "Jail Bait" and "Still Life with Buddy," Peaks Island Community Center. 766-5540. 7 p.m. Monday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Zeb Rahzmann, author of "Stories from the Appalachian Trail," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Kieran Shields, author of "A Study in Revenge," Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine," University of Maine, Olsen Student Center, Farmington. 778-7454. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Edith Lucas Pagelson, author of "Against All Odds: A Memoir of Holocaust Survival," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Annie Finch, author of "Spells: New and Selected Poems," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Evelyn Rysdyk, author of "Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine," Leapin' Lizards, Portland. 221-2363. 6 p.m. Friday. 

Classical Music

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir and Sheepscot Valley Chorus, performance of Brahms' German Requiem, St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle, $15. ceciliachoir.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, works by Hayden, Stravinsky and Borodin, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents "Enigma Variations," with Symphony No. 2, "Mysterious Mountain," by Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, pianist Martin Perry on Barber's Piano Concerto, and Elgar's "Enigma Variations," Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

USM Youth Ensembles spring instrumental concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Ovations presents pianist Jonathan Biss with the Elias String Quartet, "Schumann: Under the Influence," Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $40 (limited amount of $10 student tickets available). portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

USM School of Music graduate showcase recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.

Violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents 5th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 to $15 suggested. 775-3356. music by Maine composers Gia Comoli, Mark Tipton, Beth Wiemann and William Matthews, 7 p.m. Friday; lecture and performance by Vineet Shende, Aaron Larget-Caplan and the Oratorio Chorale, 1 p.m. Saturday; PCM student performance, 3 p.m. Saturday; pianist John McDonald, clarinetist Maria Wagner and cellist Ben Noyes, 7 p.m. Saturday; pianist John McDonald, flautist Elizabeth Erenberg, 7 p.m. April 14.

USM School of Music 36th annual honors recital, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Saturday.

USM Concert Band, directed by Peter Martin, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m. April 14.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler," with guest saxophonist Ben Robinette, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. April 14.

Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. April 14. 


Open mic comedy night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.  Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy night, Mike Koutrobis, Jody Sloane and Pat Napoli, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

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John Brown’s Body brings its “future roots music” to Carrabassett Valley for Sugarloaf’s 25th annual Reggae Festival Thursday through April 14. The band will headline Saturday’s show, with Mighty Mystic opening.

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