May 5, 2013

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Hall Hunsinger, left, as Martin Luther and Michael Hammond as John Faustus in the David Davalos comedy “Wittenberg,” about the young Hamlet in college, continuing through May 19 at Portland Stage Co. Rob McFadyen plays Hamlet.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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The dance/illusion troupe Momix brings “Botanica” to Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Thursday, presented by Portland Ovations.

Max Pucciariello

"Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine," silver gelatin photographs by Alan Sockloff, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Through May 23. Reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Gorham Arts Alliance presents 2013 Young Artist Exhibit, work by Gorham young adults, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 749-3534. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Judine French, watercolors, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through June 11. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

35th annual student art show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 12.

Gallery talk, "A Taste of Modernism -- The William S. Paley Collection," with docent Sy Epstein, Portland Museum of Art, free with museum admission. portlandmuseum.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Art quilts by Carrie Hedstrom, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through May 31. Artist reception, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

Portland's Choral Art Society Masterworks Chorus, seeking ensemble of 100 singers to perform symphonic works, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. choralart.org. By appointment Monday.

"9 to 5 the Musical," casting five men and six women plus a large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Benefits

Book sale, benefits library book fund, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fourth annual Shake-N-Bake Benefit, with Wicked Blues Band and Married with Chitlins, benefits Aubrey Padilla and Wayne Crooker, who are facing life-threatening illnesses, Railroad Restaurant and Tavern, Lisbon, $15. 666-3601. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Music and auction, hors d'oeuvres, auction, live jazz by Frank Vigneau and Friends, benefits Midcoast early childhood development programs, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $25. 386-1662, Ext. 136. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Bids for Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters' 17th annual auction, live and silent auction, dinner buffet, jazz from Tony Boffa Trio, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $75, $750 for table for 10. somebigs.org. 5 p.m. Friday.

5th Annual Theater Project benefit auction, silent and live auction, hors d'oeuvres by El Camino and cash bar, The Theater Project, Brunswick, $10. theaterproject.com. Silent auction at 6 p.m., live auction at 8 p.m. Friday.

Sold on Kids, Sweetser's 21st annual auction and dinner, with emcee Lee Goldberg, live auction by Bill Zafirson, dinner, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, $60. sweetser.org. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Fourth annual Maine Walks with Haiti, walk and 4-mile run benefits Konbit-Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, Back Cove, Portland, $10 to $15, 12 and under free. mainewalkswithhaiti.org. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

The Maine Poetry Express, conducted by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, with readers Ellen Taylor, Dave Morrison, Steve Pixley, Dan Bookham, Ted Kanellakis and Clio Berta, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Debra Spark, author of "The Pretty Girl," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Carol Lilleqvist Welsh, author of "360 Square," a memoir about adoption, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Layne Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Barbara Damrosch, author of "The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookook," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Noon Friday.

Michael Chase, author of "The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone," Nonesuch Books, Biddeford. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler's 5th Symphony, in memory of Boston Marathon bombing victims, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $76. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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