Sunday, December 8, 2013
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
The dance/illusion troupe Momix brings “Botanica” to Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Thursday, presented by Portland Ovations.
Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.
"Voices of Design -- 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19; "Blueberry Rakers," photographs by David Brooks Stess, through May 19; "A Taste of Modernism -- The William S. Paley Collection," 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
"Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; "Every Picture Tells a Story," N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.
"N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org
"Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22.
"Big Top," Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12.
"Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through June 30.
"Lost Maps of Nurembega," block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through May 25.
"John Haley's Civil War," artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 10.
"I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. uma.maine.edu. Through June 8.
"Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through May 25.
"Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.
Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.
Dozier Bell: "Mind's Eye" and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.
"Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist's Artist," paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.
"The Brother and Sister Exhibition," prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through June 14.
"Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997)," a retrospective, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through May 18.
"Seacoast Reflections," photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through May 31.
"To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.
"It's Not So Black and White III," works by artists using values of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through May 31.
"Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through June 28.
"The Fantasy of Nature," intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through June 7.
"territory*decay," new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery.org. Through May 24.
"Paths," sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 25.
Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. portlandschools.org. Through May 16.
"Beyond Pollack," experiments in abstract construction by Jack Sell, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through May 31.
"Spatial Perception," paintings by Colin Page, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through June 1.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through June 1.
"Humor From My Pen," political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Through May 25.
Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through May 31.
"Still-Life and Objects," more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30. "Sublime Monotony," works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gabriella D?alia, Clint Fulkerson, J.T. Gibson, Stew Henderson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Kate Russo, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through June 2.
"The American Way," mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through June 30.
MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 28.
James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 25.
"Sculpture for the Garden," granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through June 30.
Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, Prose Gallery, Lewiston. 740-8800. Through May 21.
"ATT: Art That Ticks," creative clocks by three artists, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through May 30.
"Members Only," paintings, photos, fiber art, sculpture and more, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through May 26.
"Foundational Landscapes for a Livable Beijing," College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through Thursday.
"Here on Earth," paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through June 13.
"Points of View," paintings by Roy Germon, presented by Littlefield Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. littlefieldgallery.com. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Printmakers in Conversation," Siri Beckman, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through June 8. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Viva Cuba," portraits and street photography by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 24. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Maine College of Art Alumni Show, more than 30 years of graduating classes, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through July 8. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Josefina Auslender and Tanya Fletcher, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Through May 11. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Figurative show, judged by artist Brett X. Gamache, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Through May 26.
"Inspirations from the Cape," featuring artists Leslie Mayberry-Newell, Yelitza Karolyi and June Farrow, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Artist reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
18th annual Kennebec Valley Art Association juried show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 1. Opening reception and awards ceremony, Friday.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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. gfccweb.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Fryeburg Academy spring concert, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Southern Maine Children's Choir, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 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. stmaryschola.org. 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. renaissancevoices.net. 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. stmaryschola.org. 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. portlandconservatory.net. 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. rossiniclub.org. 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. email@example.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Birdie Googins, riffing on the economy, politics, love and adventure, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 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. theballetschool.com. 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. portlandovations.org. 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. folkdancebrunswick.wordpress.com. 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. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and May 12.
Classic film series, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Opera House Arts presents "Girl Rising," stories of nine extraordinary girls in nine different countries, Stoningtonm Opera House, $7. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
"Girl Rising," stories of nine extraordinary girls in nine different countries, benefits programs for the girls, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10. rocklandstrand.com. 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. MaineGardens.org. 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. MaineGArdens.org. 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. mainegardens.org. 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. mainegardenclubs.org/Bath.html. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Mother's Day at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free admission for all moms. MaineGardens.org. All day May 12.
Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Boy Singers of Maine present "Sing into Spring Concert," Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $8 to $10. boysingersofmaine.org. 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. space538.org. 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. york.lib.me.us.3 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. savorymainedining.com. 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. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Vudu Sisters, with Dan Blakeslee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Sheesham and Lotus, Canadian old-time troubadours, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, with the Felice Brothers, State Theatre, Portland, $24 advance, $29 door. statetheatreportland.com. 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. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Jackyl, rock, Asylum, Portland, $15, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Asleep at the Wheel, country, Kents Hill School, Newton Hall, $40 and $60. 685-1635. 8 p.m. Friday.
Eliza Gilkyson, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Iris Dement, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Pleasant Note Coffeehouse open mic, music and poetry, First Universalist Church of Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Jenna Campbell, Ed Desjardins and Martin Swinger, singer-songwriters, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.
ShaShaSha and Old Soul, psychedelic rock, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Music and Muffins, Home By Eight, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Mallet Brothers and Joe Gallant, country rock and singer-guitarist, The Frontier, Brunswick, $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tricky Britches CD-release show, old-time country and bluegrass, with Tall Heights and The Ghost of Paul Revere, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Audrey Ryan and Chris Robley, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Spring Bash with Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, indoor barbecue and cash bar by Black Tie Catering, benefits Maine Hunger Initiative, Portland Club, $25, $20 with canned food donation. theportlandclub.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
"Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song," Chuck and Steve Romanoff, Dave Rowe Trio, Denny Breau and others, ninth annual event benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $28. (800) 838-3306. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Denny Breau and Paul Mellyn, guitar, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $12 advance, $15 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12.
Kate Schrock, singer-songwriter-pianist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. May 12.
Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. May 12.
Mac McHale Tribute Band, Emery Hutchins, Smokey Val, John and Sally Roc, Carolyn Hutton, Herman McGee and Erica Brown, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. May 12.
Lisa Redfern, singer-songwriter, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. 594-8700. 1 p.m. May 12.
Cinco de Mayo cruise, salsa dancing, food, music from guitarist Chad Cummings, benefits NAFSC programs, Bay Mist, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $30. 647-4534. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
6th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, with Megan Grumbling and finalists from several area high schools, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. merriconeag.org. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo at El Rayo, outdoor bar and BBQ, mechanical bull riding, face painting, music by Pete Kilpatrick Band, Anna and The Diggs, Builder of the House, Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, Jaw Gems, Maine Marimba Ensemble and Primo Cubano, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate specials, chocolate-covered fruit, beverages and sundaes, benefits Par Sem restoration fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel's "Giulio Cesare," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts), featured storyteller is Deb Freedman, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. moosetellers.ning.com. Open mic at 7 p.m., featured storyteller at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Hot Club of San Francisco presents "Cinema Vivant," vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10 to $20. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Almost Psychic" with Roderick Russell, sword-swallowing, mentalism, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $18 advance, $20 door; $12 advance for 12 and under, $14 door. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Portland Kitchen Tour, each kitchen will feature a chef, cookbook author, cooking demo and/or tasting, benefits the arts center, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25 advance, $30 day of. portlandkitchentour.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mother's Day with The Rat Pack, dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
World Fair Trade Day, live music, raffles, free henna, chocolate samples, recycling crafts and more, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
"Mother Lovers: A Musical and Comedic Tribute to Moms and Love," cabaret with David Swander Jacobs and Charles Brown Jr. with special guests, Hutchins School, South Portland, $10. 329-5005. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"Gorham's Got Talent," performances by the Gorham School of Music and talent from all over Cumberland County, collaboration with the Gorham Arts Alliance and Gorham Odyssey of the Mind program, Gorham Middle School, $5. 749-2837. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Antiques appraisal day with Bruce A. Buxton, with appraisers Doug Harding, Beth Turner and Tara Raiselis, benefits the museum, Saco Museum, $15 for one object, $25 for two, $30 for three objects, $40 for four objects and $50 for five, no stamps, coins or bottles, museum admission waived until 2 p.m. sacomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
May Celebration and Medieval Faire, maypole dancing, games, food and drink, medieval garb encouraged, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. merriconeag.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Circus Ole! and Feast of Fools, trapeze, stilt walkers, jugglers, giant puppets, hoop dancers, music and more, Four Seasons Conference Center, South Paris, $6 to $10. 890-0545. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Victorian Mother's Day Tea, seated afternoon tea with all the trimmings, Cabot Mill Antiques, Brunswick, free. 725-2855. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.
"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about the young Hamlet in college, Portland Stage Co., $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 12. Runs through May 19.
Acorn Productions presents The 12th Annual Playwrights Festival, 18 authors and 23 world premiere scripts, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15, mutil-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. Sunday.
Midcoast Youth Theater presents "The Wiz," Tony-award winning musical based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, Brunswick, $8 to $10. 751-2619. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"The Last Romance," romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and May 12.
Heartwood Theater Company presents "Macbeth," modern techno-psycho version of the Shakespeare tragedy, Lincoln Academy, Parker B. Poe Theater, Newcastle, $20 advance, $22 door, $12 students. heartwoodtheater.org. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
A Company of Girls presents "A Double Dose of Dahl," Portland Stage Co., Studio Theater, Portland, $5 to $8. 874-2107. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; "James and the Giant Peach," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 12.
Opera House Arts presents "Motherhood Out Loud," staged reading of the off-Broadway comedy, Stonington Opera House, $8, $20 for two with popcorn and beverages if you bring your mother. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical based on the best-selling book, State Theatre, Portland, $32.50, reserved seating, not suitable for children. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Theatre Company at Falmouth High School presents "Oklahoma!", Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Falmouth High School, $8. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
"MOMologues 2: Off to School," frank and funny look at true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14, $12 seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m.
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