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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Maine Women Writers Collection, brown bag lunch and book discussion with Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale," University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland, free. une.edu/mwwc. Noon Thursday.

Robert A. Shaines, author of "Secrets in a Time of Peace," York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Alison Dibble, author of "A Skeptic's Luck," Betsy's Sunflower Store, Brooklin. 359-5030. 4 p.m. Friday.

Layne Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz," Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. 2 p.m. May 19. 

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, Erik Satie's "Sports et Divertissements" and pieces by Schumann and Verdi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 3 p.m. May 19.

The Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in "Romancero Gitano" and the premiere "Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar" by Bowdoin composer and associate professor of music Vineet Shende, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $20. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in "Romancero Gitano" and the premiere "Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar" by Bowdoin composer and associate professor of music Vineet Shende, Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, students half-price for students, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. May 19.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. May 19. 

Comedy

Tim Sample, benefits Molly Ockett Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $15 advance, $18 door. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ray Harrington, Kevin Neales opens, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Dance

Maine State Ballet presents "Alice in Wonderland," colorful and comedic ballet for the whole family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ecstatic Dance Maine, open 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 19.

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 19.

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

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

Bowdoinham Dance Series contradance, Scrod Pudding with Bill Olson calling, Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Beginner workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Fairs/Festivals

WestFest4, art and craft show, talent show, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and more, presented by West End Neighborhood Association, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. wenamaine.org. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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