May 19, 2013

Calendar: Your Arts and Entertainment Guide

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The country/rockabilly/bluegrass outfit The Backyard Devils has four shows coming up in Maine this week: Monday at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland; Tuesday at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison; Wednesday at the Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage; and Thursday at the Phillips Area Community Center.

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“Seated Woman with a Vase of Narcissus,” 1941 oil on canvas by Henri Matisse, from the exhibition “A Taste of Modernism – The William S. Paley Collection,” continuing through Sept. 8 at the Portland Museum of Art.

The William S. Paley Collection. © The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Courtesy Portland Museum of Art

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"Shades of Summer," paintings by artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman; ceramics by Jackie Melissas and Shaker-style boxes by Denise Rankin, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Thursday through July 14.

"Edge of Spring," paintings by Arthur Cadieux, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Friday through June 23.

Children's Art Show, young contestants' drawings and paintings, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs, models and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Oct. 20. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art," oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 19. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 

AUDITIONS

"Monty Python's Spamalot," musical, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

"Rent," musical, performances Aug. 16-24, seeking high school students and older, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 4 p.m. Saturday.

BENEFITS

Murder mystery dinner show, wine, appetizers, dinner and show, benefits Sanford Maine Stage Theatre, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $30, $50 for couple; $20 show only. sanfordmainestage.com. 5 p.m. Saturday. 

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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

Tom Atwell, "Maine Gardener" columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gail Rowe, author of "The Roots of a Family," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rosie Schaap, author of the memoir "Drinking with Men," Space, Portland, $5 to $10 suggested. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Helen Rivas-Rose, author of "Brave, A Memoir of Overcoming Shyness," First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. uukennebunk.org. 10:30 a.m. May 26. 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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. Sunday.

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

Oratorio Chorale, featuring guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Romancero Gitano" and the premiere of "Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar," by Bowdoin composer and professor Vineet Shende. Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, half-price for students, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, "All For One and One For All," Bartok, Quartet #6, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door, under 18 free. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seniors concert, musical work by graduating seniors, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 11 a.m. Friday.

Piano series, recital by Igor Lovchinsky, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16, students free. francocenter.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Seacoast Wind Ensemble, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. May 26. 

DANCE

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 26.

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and May 26.

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

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Maine Comics Arts Festival, with special guest Jeff Smith, creator of the best-selling "Bone" series, and more than 100 comics writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists from across the country, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, 12 and under free. mainecomicsfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

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