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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Bangor Symphony Orchestra "Scottish Fantasy," musical tour of Scotland with violin and bagpipe soloists, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $10 to $40. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dueling Organists, Henry Hokans and Richard Grant play contemporary to classics, United Baptist Church, Saco, $10. 934-5313. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, pianist Frank Glazer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops!, music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, with guest vocalists Mike Eldred and Jennifer Hope Wills, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25 to $75. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Cadenzato Faculty Concert, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trio les Amis, piano trio plays chamber music by Debussy, Poulenc and Faure, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free, tickets required. 3 p.m. Oct. 6.


Tim Sample, Maine humorist, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $20 advance, $23 door. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Port City Swing Dance, music by Big Chief, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, 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.

Red Solo Cup Dance Party, DJ Jeff Rockwell. mechanical bull, line dancing, corn hole tournament and more, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15. 329-0845. 7 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, live music from Midnight Toast with caller Sue Rosen, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

"The Little Mermaid," set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sa?s, with more than 40 dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15 to $20. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.


Fryeburg Fair, Maine's largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. Sunday through Oct. 6.

Acadia Night Sky Festival, promoting the protection and enjoyment of Down East Acadia's night sky as a valuable natural resource, various locations, Bar Harbor. Sunday.

15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, more than 100 artists and Maine food producers and live music, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Harry's Harvest Ball, cannabis celebtration featuring the music of Hot Day at the Zoo, Spose, Stratospheerius, The 220s, The Mallett Brothers Band, Firefolk, and Eric Green Party, Harry Brown's Farm, Starks, $50 advance, $70 day of. Friday through Oct. 6.

Autumn Craft Fair, benefits Bonney Memorial Library Expansion Project, Masonic Lodge Hall, Cornish. 625-4701. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women 8th Annual Fine Art and Crafts Show,, more than 20 female artisans and craftswomen show handcrafted jewelry, paintings, hand-hooked rugs, pottery, children?clothing, paper batik paintings, kaleidoscopes, weaving and more, benefits children's program at Graves Library, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Harvest and Craft Fair, crafters and artisans, theme baskets, silent auction, bakery and a 50/50 raffle, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn. 783-9608. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival, viewing and judging of the 10 finalist short films, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $7 to $10. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens Film Series, "El Fantastico Mundo De Juan Oral," Mexico, 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"The Loving Story," documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who fought the anti-miscegenation laws in their home state of Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court, presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival and UMaine School of Law, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, free, tickets required. Reception at 5 p.m., film at 6:15 Wednesday.

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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.

©Alan Vlach


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