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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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Portland Comedy Co-Op, local comedians, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, 18-plus. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Bangor Ballet presents "Snow White," Bangor Ballet company members and students from Thomas School of Dance and other local dance studios, Brewer Performing Arts Center, $8 to $12, $8 for under 18. bangorballet.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Ovations presents Spellbound Dance Company, Italy's leading contemporary dance troupe, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $28 to $36 (limited amount of $15 student tickets available). portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Contra dance, music by Rock the Boat with caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance ($3, $12/family), 7 p.m. potluck, bring dish to share, beginner's session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bangor Ballet presents "Snow White," with performance by Downeast Kids Chorus, The Grand, Ellsworth, $7 to $14. grandonline.org. 1:30 p.m. April 14.


Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, various times and locations, Lewiston and Auburn, see website for complete schedule. lafilmfestival.org. Sunday.

Mediums Day Fair, spirit readings, benefits Portland Spiritualist Church, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 797-2039. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and crystal fair, psychics, mediums, aura photography, crystals by Gabriel and more, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 


"Two Who Dared," documentary on American minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha, who committed to dangerous mission in Europe to help save imperiled Jews and refugees at the onset of World War II, First Universalist Church of Auburn, $5 suggested. 783-0461. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Winter/Spring Film Series, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. "Anna Karenina" (2012), 3 p.m. Sunday; "Beasts of the Southern Wild," 3 p.m. April 14.

By Popular Demand Film Series, "Romeo and Juliet" (1968), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Classic Film Series, "High Noon," ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"Mea Maxina Culpa: Silence in the House of God," documentary on the crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a charismatic Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children, part of the 11th annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

An evening of short films by Walter Ungerer, Q&A with Ungerer follows the screening, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland," documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland, St. Joseph's College, Viola George Auditorium, Standish, free. filmsbyhuey.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"George Mitchell: My Journey's End," screening of documentary to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Northern Ireland peace accord, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $5 suggested. maineirish.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. April 14. 

Food and Drink

Austrian dinner at the Gardens, chef Karen Guerin of The Boat House Bistro prepares authentic Austrian multi-course meal, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90 includes wine and gratuity. mainegardens.org. 6 p.m. Friday. 

For Children

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. Sunday.

Acorn Fairy Tale Players present "Tales From Anansi," Michael Levine's adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folk tales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Music for Tots at the Gardens, Victoria Hamilton leads "A Chickadee Sings," parent-child music experiences, for babies through age 5 and their grown-ups, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission. mainegardens.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.

"Country Mouse and the Missing Lunch Mystery," twist on Aesop's classic fable "Country Mouse and City Mouse," Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.

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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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