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Ball in the House, an award-winning a cappella group, will perform at The Freeport Theater of Awesome on Saturday.

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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. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Bangor Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," cast of 40 young dancers, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $20, $8 students and children. 945-3457. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music and guest callers, Falmouth Congregational Church, $10; under 21 $7; children 5 to 12 $5; children under 5 free. 358-9354. Benefit for CDSS ccholarship in Nat Hewitt's memory; lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival, Charles A. Chase Junior Memorial Field, Dover-Foxcroft. piscataquis Friday through Sunday.

Kaleidoscopes: Reflections in History, Brewster Society Kaleidoscope Convention with more than 40 international kaleidoscope artists, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, free. 229-7017. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," with Basil Rathbone, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"The Source Family," documentary about Father Yod and the Source Family's radical experiment in '70s utopian living, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ogunquit Rainbow Film Festival, gay-themed premieres, features and shorts, ogunquit, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. Friday through Sunday.

2013 COA Reel Paddling Film Festival, showcase of the world's best paddling films, College of the Atlantic Gates Center, Bar Harbor, $10 to $15, $5 students. 7 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Jamie Hogan, illustrator of "Here Come the Humpbacks!" Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Plant Sale at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Wide variety of robust plants, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Scarborough Garden Club plant sale, Hunnewell House, Scarborough. Uncommon perennials and traditional favorites, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Taking Root Plant Sale, with bake sale, to benefit the Community Garden and Common Good Garden, Masonic Lodge, Brunswick. 729-3484. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gardener's Delight Plant and Bake Sale, First Congregational Church, Kennebunkport. 967-3897. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Southern Maine Garden Club Plant Sale, Springvale Public Library, 490-7145. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Osewantha Garden Club Plant and Food Sale, Shopper's True Value Hardware, South Portland. 799-7556. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Suede, jazz singer, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $34 to $71. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Anders Osborne, New Orleans guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, unplugged acoustic performance, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $76. www.stonemountainartscenter. com. 8 p.m. Monday.

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

The Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary original folk music, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist, State Theatre, Portland, $29.50-$39.50, reserved seating. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wei Zhongie, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. With Falls of Raurus and The Waldos, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary original folk music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dear Rabbit, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Spyro Gyra, jazz fusion, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $44.50. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Stray Birds, American folk with three-part harmonies, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 at the door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

May Music Series, Bertie Kohler, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gov't Mule, jam band, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40-$50. With Nicki Bluhm and The Gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary original folk music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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