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.

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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 Comics Arts Festival, more than 100 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists from across the country, featuring Jeff Smith, creator of the best-selling "Bone" series, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, 12 and under free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19. 


By Popular Demand Film Series, "Carefree" (1938), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5, donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

"The Institute," feature-length documentary that examines a San Francisco-based alternate reality game, followed by live video Q&A with filmmaker Spencer McCall, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"They Might be Giants," George C. Scott stars as a retired judge who believes he is Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Leviathan," groundbreaking portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Friday and May 19.

Bluestocking Film Series, international roster of short films made by women filmmakers, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Portland, $6 to $9. 7 p.m. Saturday. 

For Children

Portland Symphony Kinderkonzert, "Goin' to the Zoo," percussion, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $4. 10:30 a.m. Friday.

PSO Discovery Concert, Portland Symphony Orchestra family concert for ages 5 to 12, featuring "Carnival of Animals" by the French composer Saint Saens, pre-concert activities include games and crafts at 1 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. 842-0800. Concert at 2:30 p.m. May 19. 

Home & Garden

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

"Spring Sale in the Greenhouse," geraniums, houseplants, orchids, bedding plants, hanging plants and unusuals, benefits Morrison Center's Seedling Program, which provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to grow plants and sell them to the community, Morrison Center, Scarborough. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Friends of the Berwick Library plant sale, Berwick Public Library. 698-5737. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Plant sale, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, some trees and shrubs, house plants, University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County, Springvale. 324-2814. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Plant sale, perennials, annuals, vegetables and yard sale items, Falmouth Congregational Church. 781-3413. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Cumberland County Master Gardener plant sale, Barron Center, Portland. 781-6099. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Spring plant and pie sale, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-8880. Longfellow Garden Club, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Yarmouth Village Improvement Society plant sale, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Plant sale, perennials, annuals and vegetable plants, Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-1413. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Herb and plant sale, perennials and herbs from the historic Tate House garden, also popular annuals, Tate House Museum, Portland. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Coastal Humane Society 11th annual plant sale, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, perennials and more, Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and May 19.

South Portland Land Trust annual plant and bake sale, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers and ground covers, American Legion Post, South Portland. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Plant sale, annuals and perennials, bake sale; benefits Women's Mission Circle and building fund, West Bowdoin Baptist Church. 353-9447. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Bay Gardening Club plant sale, hardy perennials, shrubs and vegetable seedlings, Dyer Library, Saco. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Plant and yard sale, benefits the PTO, Riverton Community School, Portland. 874-8210. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society plant sale, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. 8 a.m. to noon May 19.

Tea and Tulips, celebrate spring and 11,000-plus tulips, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $22 members, $25 nonmembers. 4 p.m. May 19. 

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