September 1, 2013

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “The War for the Union 1862 – A Cavalry Charge. The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “Thanksgiving Day – Hanging Up the Musket.” The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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Auditions

Neil Simon's "Rumors," farce, casting five men and five women, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Oratorio Chorale, seeking all voice parts; singers not required to prepare music, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Call to schedule time slot, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

"The Nutcracker," 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, ages 16 and up; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, ages 13 to 15; noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, grades 2 and 3; 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, grades 4 and 5; 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, grades 6 and 7, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. 781-7672

"Annie," performances are Dec. 6-21, casting adults and non-orphan youth, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. 799-1421. 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday; orphans and Annies, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

11th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show, performances in December, auditions will be in class format; no formal dance training is required, Vivid Motion, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

175th-anniversary art auction, works from 30 local artists, South Congregational Church Community House, Kennebunkport. southchurchucc.org. Preview at 2 p.m., auction at 3 p.m. Sept. 8. 

Benefits

Hydrocephalus Bowl-A-Thon, includes breakfast pizza, soda, two hours of bowling, shoe rental and raffles, Hydro Angels Over America, Vacation Land Bowling Center, Saco, $25 per bowler, $100 per team. hydroangelsoveramerica.org. 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Benefit dance for Caleb Morris, Club Texas, Auburn, all ages. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

George Daughan and Vice Adm. (Ret.) George Emery, authors of "1812: The Navy's War" and "In Their Own Words: The Navy Fights the War of 1812," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Tuesday.

Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys," Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lynn Plourde, author of children's picture book "You're Wearing THAT to School?!," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday. 

Classical Music

17th Annual DaPonte Candlelight Concert, Henry Purcell's Fantasias for Strings, Zhou Long's Song of the Ch'in, Randall Thompson's Alleluia and Beethoven's String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 131, Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol, $25. 563-5471. 7 p.m. Sept. 8. 

Comedy

Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up show, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Comedy Co-Op presents "Comedy by Design," Sam Ike and Tim Hofmann and others, including musical guest, Coffee by Design, Portland, free. coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday. 

Dance

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Mirage 2013, belly dance performance by several dance troupes and dancers including Naya's Trance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18 advance, $25 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Nor'easter, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Fairs/Festivals

Springfield Fair, stage shows, animal pulling events, antique autos, midway and livestock exhibits, Springfield Fairgrounds. thespringfieldfair.com. Sunday and Monday.

Windsor Fair, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, midway, pulling events, harness racing and more, Windsor Fairgrounds. windsorfair.com. Sunday and Monday.

Blue Hill Fair, midway, food vendors, musical entertainment, racing, pulling events and more, Blue Hill Fairgrounds. bluehillfair.com. Sunday and Monday.

Harmony Free Fair, rides, crafts, food, animals, fireworks, Harmony Fairgrounds. harmony freefair.org. Sunday and Monday.

The Bluegrass Special, Gibson Brothers, Bobby Osborne and his Rocky Top Express, Della Mae and many others, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $35 to $50. thomaspointbeach.com. Sunday.

Capriccio, two-week festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and several special events, various locations, Ogunquit. ogunquit.org. Monday through Saturday.

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