May 12, 2013

Calendar: Your Arts and Entertainment Guide

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The national tour of “Stomp!”, the ground-breaking percussion extravaganza, comes to Merrill Auditorium in Portland for two performances, Wednesday and Thursday, sponsored by Portland Ovations.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

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Singer-songwriter Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, is at the State Theatre in Portland on Saturday.

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"The American Way," mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. Through June 30. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

"Rick and Bill's Big Adventure," photographs, Joyce's, Hallowell. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Johanna Moore and Amy Ray, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Through Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Suggestions," abstract paintings by Sean Greene, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 7. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Wilder and Flahaven: A Beautiful Balancing Act," semi-abstract portraits of boats and water by Susan Wilder and airy abstract paintings by Jim Flahaven, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through June 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Curator talk about the "William S. Paley Collection," with Margaret Burgess, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel of the museum, Portland Museum of Art, free with museum admission. Noon Friday.

Third Friday Bath Artwalk and Tour, more than 30 artists, various locations, Bath. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Here on Earth," paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. Through June 13. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The Living Wall, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Sculpture for the home and garden, 30 artists, curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. junelacombe Through June 30. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 


Musica de Filia Girls' and Women's Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

"Monty Python's Spamalot," Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. May 19. 


"Walk for Wishes," benefits Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation, Payson Park, Portland. (800) 491-3171; Registration and entertainment at 5 p.m., walk at 6 p.m. Thursday.

2013 Kids First Gala, signature cocktails, silent and live auctions, with emcee Lee Goldberg and dancing to the Deep River Band, The Woodlands, Falmouth, $75. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Book and Bake Sale, benefit for Friends of Lithgow Library, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Benefit auction, live and silent auction, music, games and food, Root Cellar, Portland. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Book and bake sale, benefits the library, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

"Stepping Out for a Cure," walk-a-thon to benefit scleroderma patients and medical research, with raffle, face painting and snacks, Riverbank Park, Westbrook. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

"Palette ... A Taste of Local Art," live auction of hand-painted-by-local-artist Adirondack chairs and birdhouses, with live and silent auction and desserts, benefits the organization's community enrichment programs, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray, $15, $25 VIP reception. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP reception) Saturday.

Cucina Italiana Cash Bash and Auction, cash bar, lasagna dinner and live and silent auction, benefits Corner Cupboard food pantry, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $15 advance, $17 door. 324-3191. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Plant and book sale, with yard sale items, benefits Riverton PTO, Riverton Elementary School, Portland. 874-8210. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Tribute to Edward A. Boucher, for medical expenses for Edward Boucher, hosted by Bill Cloutier and Nick Knowlton, with live music and silent auction, Royal Oak Room at Ironhorse Court, Lewiston, $50. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 

Books and Authors

Steve Hobson, author of "A Blind Man in the Land of Zen," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cathie Pelletier, author of "One-Way Bridge," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Eva Murray, author of "Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

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