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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

Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents "Everyday People," exploring themes of love and loss, joy and sorrow, sin, redemption and heritage, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, under 12 free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fryeburg Academy spring concert, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Southern Maine Children's Choir, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $3 to $6. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Ensembles, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tribute to opera legend Bidu Sayao, featuring recordings of arias, duets and songs, hosted by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records, Camden Public Library, free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble presents "O Primavera!," concert of light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $12 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Note Book Cafe, Bowdoin student musicians on flute, cello, guitar and voice, Bowdoin College, Gibson Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Noon Friday.

UMF Orchestra, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $6 to $8. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Renaissance Voices present "Vive la France!", 21-voice a cappella ensemble celebrating the delights of love, youth, food and drink, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble presents "O Primavera!," concert of light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth, $12 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents 2013 end of year concert, student musicians perform Bach, Vivaldi, Barber, Miles Davis and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, donation. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Rossini Club public concert series, Erik Satie's "Sports et Divertissements" and works by Schumann and Verdi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. 3 p.m. May 12.


"Comedy Unplugged: The Art of Amusing Your Audience," presented by Randy Judkins, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, $10, under 18 free. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Birdie Googins, riffing on the economy, politics, love and adventure, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Elizabeth Drucker's Ballet School presents "Flight," collection of dances for the ages, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ecstatic Dance Maine, DJ'ed dance space to be free and expressive, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10 to $20. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and May 12.

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and May 12.

Portland Ovations presents "Momix: Botanica," athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes and inventive props, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $36 to $50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Folk dance, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel and northern Europe, dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Contradance, music by T-Acadie with caller Bill Olson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. Family dance ($3, $12 per family) at 6 p.m.; potluck (bring dish to share) at 7 p.m.; beginner session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Maine State Ballet presents "Alice in Wonderland," colorful and comic ballet for the whole family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $40. 2 p.m. Saturday and May 12.

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