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

Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.


"Leviathan," portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 


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

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents "Haiku, Hip-Hop and Hotdogs," fusion of poetry and puppetry, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday. 


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

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

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

Georgetown Fire Department Auxiliary plant sale, Georgetown Fire Department Center Station. 371-2255. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. 


Putnam Smith, folk, "Kitchen, Love" CD-release show, Sassafras Stomp opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. 7 p.m. Sunday.

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

Women in Harmony, "Singing for a New Day," celebrating spirit of hope for change and social justice, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 seniors and students. 4 p.m. Sunday.

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

Jim Dozet, guitar, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. 370-9130. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Blues Society presents "Road to Memphis 2013," band-battle performances by Brad Hooper, Chad Thorne, Johnny Rock, Dan Scofield, Pat Pepin Project, Downeast Soul Coalition, Between Dead Stations, Pokechop and TOWM, 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. Sunday.

Roberto Morbioli, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $22. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, steel drums, jazz and rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door, $5 seniors and students. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Honey Dewdrops, roots duet, with Sorcha and Jo, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Different Trains," selected works by Steve Reich, John Zorn and Beth Wiemann performed as part of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Space, Portland, $12. 8 p.m. Thursday.

OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch, music from John Clark's band The Jazz Workshop, bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast foods for purchase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

May Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Rusty Hinges, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Heather Hardy, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Phillips Area Community Center, $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ra Ra Riot, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Ed and Neil Pearlman, CD-release tour featuring the music of Scotland and Cape Breton with special guest dancer Laura Scott, Portland New Church. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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