September 8, 2013


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Singer-songwriter Sam Amidon is at the Olin Arts Center on the Bates College campus in Lewiston on Tuesday.

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Funk and reggae artist Michael Franti is at the State Theatre in Portland on Friday.

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Books and Authors

Sandra Palmer, author and illustrator of "Peace by Peace," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $4 suggested. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Richard de Villers Seymour, author of "Beyond Popham Colony," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, authors of "A House in the Sky," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

June O'Donal, author of "The Fryeburg Chronicles," Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gordon Thomas Ward, author of "Tracing Infinity: Bridging the Gap between Earth and Heaven," Bath Book Shop. 443-9338. 11 a.m. to 1 p.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 Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in C# Minor, Op. 131, Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol, $25. 563-5471. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Pianist George Lopez, "Back to Bach" and works by Mendelssohn and Copland, Bowdoin College. Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday. 


Gad Elmaleh, Moroccan and French stand-up comic and actor, Port City Music Hall, $25 to $40. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up featuring the region's top stand-up talent, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy Night with Krazy Jake, mature subject matter, benefits UMFK Alumni Association, University of Maine, Fox Auditorium, Fort Kent, $15. 834-7678. 7 p.m. Friday. 


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

Contra Dance, 6 p.m. family dance, live music by Steampacket with caller Dugan Murphy, Topsham Grange, $7 to $10. 233-4325. $4 finger-food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 


International Seaplane Fly-In, float plane competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and more, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. Sunday.

Clinton Lions Fair, midway, woodsman's day, animal pulling events, exhibits and stage entertainment, Clinton Fairground. Sunday.

Litchfield Fair, midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock and animal pulling events, Litchfield Fairgrounds. Sunday.

Annual Samboree RV Rally, games and entertainment, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Sunday.

Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and other entertainment and more, various locations, Eastport, most activities free. Sunday.

26th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells, $7, $10 for weekend pass. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Henryfest, outdoor family-oriented music festival presented by 317 Main Community Music Center, Jason Spooner Band, Anger, Walsh, Gordy and Doty, The Forge, Diana Hansen Band, Cumberland Crossing and 317 Main Student Ensemble, benefits the center, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $20, $40 per family. 846-9559. Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Victorian Fair, 19th-century style fair for children and adults, exhibitors, Civil War encampment, Victorian songs in period costume, blacksmithing demos, woodworking, tintype photography, theatrical performances and more, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5 to $10, free for children with adult. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Capriccio, festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and several special events, various locations, Ogunquit. Sunday through Sept. 16.

Oxford County Fair, livestock shows, animal pulling events, midway, crafts, exhibits and harness racing, Oxford Fairgrounds. Wednesday through Saturday.

Crossroads International Celtic Festival, traditional and modern music and storytelling in the Irish, Scottish, Quebecois, Acadian and Cape Breton traditions, various locations, western Maine. Visit website for complete schedule: Wednesday through Sept. 15.

New Portland Lions Fair, midway, pulling events, crafts and exhibits, fairgrounds, North New Portland. 628-2916. Friday.

Shaker Hill Apple Festival, arts and crafts fair, wagon rides, Shaker Museum exhibits, kids' activities, antique car rides and music, Shaker Village, Alfred. Saturday and Sept. 15.

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