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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Malaena Cadiz, with The Bones of JR Jones, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. May 19.

Erica Brown's Bluegrass Connection, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. May 19.

Guitarist Jim Dozet, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. 370-9130. 3 p.m. May 19.

Maine Blues Society presents "Road to Memphis 2013" Contest, performances by Brad Hooper, Chad Thorne, Johnny Rock, Dan Scofield, Pat Pepin Project, Downeast Soul Coalition, Between Dead Stations, Pokechop and TOWN, Wicked Blues Band, Michael Mendez Band, Missing Pieces, Zealous Bellus and Juke Rockets Blues Band, benefits Raise the Roof campaign, American Legion Post #31, Auburn, donation. Noon to 6 p.m. May 19.

Pine Tree State Country Music Association award show, Wildhorse Band, Dee Dee Record Allen, Peter Allen, Dennis Moro, Gloria Jean and others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance $7 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m. May 19. 


Spring bike tour, North Berwick Primary School, free, please pre-register. 676-7600. 5.5-mile guided tour of North Berwick's Historic Village Area, 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Special Events

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. Sunday.

Mother of a Craft Fair and Festival, local crafters and artistans, music by Tricky Britches and Kirkmount, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $7. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

All-live concert, dancers Erin Hamlin, Sasha Campbell and Debi Irons with singer-songwriters Kristen Short, Kathryn Gardner, Fawn Maness and others, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $13, suitable for ages 7 and up. 743-5569. 7 p.m. Monday.

"Education Under Fire," 30-minute documentary with discussion, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 333-3027. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series presents master poet Lola Haskins, author of "Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed," Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Rule of Ecological Law: The Legal Complement to Degrowth Economics," McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Fourth Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, four days of AKC all-breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough. 8 a.m. Thursday through May 19.

National Theater in London Live HD Broadcast: "This House," James Graham's biting, energetic new play, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. 2 p.m. Thursday; rebroadcast 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Fourfold," readings, beverages, conversation and literary items for purchase, celebrating new collections by poets Christopher Locke and David Sloan; also the publication of "Take Heart: Poems from Maine," the new anthology edited by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, contributors Preston H. Hood and Pam Burr Smith will read, Engine, Biddeford Arts. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Kirtan Chanting with Kirtonium, Portland Yoga Studio, $5 to $15 suggested. 799-0054. 7 p.m. Friday.

Annual Plow Day, draft horse demonstrations, wagon rides, blacksmith and Carriage Museum exhibit, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free ($5 for pony rides). 829-3624. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lowry's Lodge monthly poetry series, Gary Lawless and Claire Hersom, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day celebration, Viking history and Scandinavian culture, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $3.50. 622-3096. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 19.

Open house, 30th-anniversary celebration with refreshments, music and children's activites, Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Factory, Freeport, free. 865-4071. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Marble Show, Governor's Restaurant, South Portland, $3, under 12 free. 657-4165. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Mud Season Mash-Up, band battle followed by diva show, six local bands, alt-rock, reggae, funk, metalcore and more, benefits Down East AIDS Network, Ellsworth Elks Lodge, $10, $15 for battle and diva show. Band battle 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday; diva show at 8 p.m.

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