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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


Classic film series, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Opera House Arts presents "Girl Rising," stories of nine extraordinary girls in nine different countries, Stoningtonm Opera House, $7. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Girl Rising," stories of nine extraordinary girls in nine different countries, benefits programs for the girls, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Home & Garden

Kitchen Garden Series dinner, with chef Eloise Humphrey of El Camino, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $75 member, $90. 633-4333, Ext. 101. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"A Chickadee Sings," parent-child interactive musical experience for infants to age 5, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission. 10 a.m. Thursday.

"Container Gardening -- Lots of Pots," workshop and slide presentation with horticulturist Diane Walden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $42, $35 for members. 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Plant sale, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. 236-2239. 4 to 6 p.m. for members Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Perennial swap, bring a plant, take a plant, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

St. Mary's Garden Club plant sale, perennials, grasses, herbs, heirloom peach trees and more, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 358-9312. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Buxton Garden Club plant sale, 779 Narragansett Trail, Buxton. 929-8283. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bath Garden Club annual plant sale, plants, graden items, tools, baked goods and more, Bath City Park. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Mother's Day at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free admission for all moms. All day May 12.


Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

Boy Singers of Maine present "Sing into Spring Concert," Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $8 to $10. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Dessa, singer and rapper who blends nostalgic jazz with hip-hop and R&B verse, Space, Portland, $10 advance, $13 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Seaglass Chorale, "Bernstein and Sondheim on Broadway," Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells. 985-8747. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Wescustago Youth Chorale presents "A Celebration of Spring," traditional choral, international and pop music, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 846-0705. 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vocalist and guitarist Emma Bychok and guitarist Andrew Cunningham, York High School student musicians, York Public Library, free. p.m. Sunday.

Gorham Arts Alliance presents 23rd annual Pan New England Steel Drum Festival, 25 bands from all over New England, Your Space Complex, Gorham, donation. 318-0584. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

May Music series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Married with Chitlins, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; Christine Wooman, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Silversun Pickups, alt-rock, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Vudu Sisters, with Dan Blakeslee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheesham and Lotus, Canadian old-time troubadours, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, with the Felice Brothers, State Theatre, Portland, $24 advance, $29 door. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheesham and Lotus, Canadian old-time troubadours, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, roots music, King Memphis opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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