September 29, 2013


Your arts and entertainment guide.

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"Harvesters at Benton Falls," photograph by Sandy Olson, from the exhibition "Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference," which opened Saturday and continues through Dec. 1 at the Center for Maine Gallery in Portland. A reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Courtesy of CMCA

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From left, Janice Gardner, Johnny Speckman and Evan Dalzell in "The School for Lies," a Mad Horse Theater production of the David Ives play continuing through Oct. 13 at the Hutchins School in South Portland.

Craig Robinson photo courtesy of Mad Horse Theater

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"Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C," 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. Through Nov. 16. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Modern Mythology," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, by Maine Artist Collective artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. Through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen, photographs, paintings and sculpture, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Sticks, Stones and Bones," group show of art from found materials, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Louden, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Three Graces for Environmental Awareness," photographic project by Ann Tracy, Akari, Portland. 772-9060. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Vittles," six Maine artists celebrate food, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.


Harbor Fest 5K, Boothbay Resort and Craft Brewery, Boothbay, $20 advance, $25 day of. Registration at 8:30, race at 10 a.m. Sunday.

POP!, arts celebration and silent auction with indoor street fair, music, dance and more, benefits Portland Ovations, Portland Company Complex, $35 advance, $40 day of. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Annual Fall Book Sale, thousands of books for cheap, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

Middle East Children's Alliance, Middle Eastern cuisine, music by Okbari and Alhan Music Ensemble and dancing by Jamileh, benefits children in Palestine traumatized by war, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $20. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cellist Rushad Eggleston, benefits Watershed School, Camden Opera House, $15 to $20. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run or Roll and Family Fun Day, Thornton Academy, Saco. 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6.

3rd Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease, walk, fun run and bike ride, Down East Sunrise Trail, Ellsworth. 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

Rachel's Run and Kids Run, sponsored by Natural Resources Council of Maine, proceeds go to reducing toxic pollution in Maine, Capitol Park, Augusta. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6.


Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Davy Rothbard, author of "My Heart Is an Idiot," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. Monday; Susan Conley, author of "Paris Was the Place," noon Wednesday.

Bill Roorbach, author of "Life Among Giants," Portland Stage Company, pay what you can. 7 p.m. Monday.

UNE Maine Women Writers Collection presents Cathie Pelletier, author of "The One-Way Bridge," University of New England Abplanalp Library, Portland. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Barton Seaver, chef and author of "Where There's Smoke," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, $45, $60 per couple, includes food samples and a signed copy of the book. 563-3207. 4 p.m. Thursday.

Liz Gardner Walsh, author of "Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine's Fort Knox," Falmouth Memorial Library. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dana Pearson, author of "Two Birds," Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

James Nelson, author of "Fin Gall," Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 2 p.m. Oct. 6.


Portland Symphony Orchestra, works by Dukas, Beethoven and Prokofiev with pianist Orli Shaham, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $81. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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This pigment print of an urban scene by Alan Vlach is among the works that will be on view in “Focus on Faculty: Photographers from Maine Media Workshops + College,” Wednesday through Nov. 16 at PhoPa Gallery in Portland. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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