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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., indie-pop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Maine Ole' Opry Show and Induction, music from Allen Tradition and many others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance, $8 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

Rory Block, acoustic blues, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $25. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.


Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn and Suites Portland, Portland, $2, fees for services. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $4 to $7, under 12 free. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 6; 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute tour from cellar to attic reveals "skeleton" of an 18th-century timber frame house, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6 to $12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Perfect Portlander Pageant, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Peaks Island Puppets with Motionfolk Theater, family show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 7 p.m. Friday.

Guerrilla Downtown presents Free Conversations, First Friday Artwalk event, turn off cell phones and select a topic of conversation from a menu of subjects, and experience the face-to-face social media of personal interaction, Monument Square, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Maine Freedom Project presents 3rd Annual Freedom Gala, hors d'ouveres, cocktails and live music, music from Mama's Boomshack and Jim Erhman, to raise awareness and funds to stop human trafficking, including live and silent auction to benefit non-profit LOVE146, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $5 to $23. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Portland Landmarks Western Promenade House Tours, view the interiors of unique homes in Portland's West End, Christian Science Church, Portland, $35 advance, $40 day of. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Forest & Logging Museum presents Living History Days, wagon rides, water powered saw mill, blacksmith shop. log cabin, 20th Maine Civil War Encampment and more, Leonard's Mills Historic Settlement, Bradley, $5 to $10. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6.

Freeport Historical Society's 4th Annual Historic Barns and Quilts Tour, visit four unique barns built during the early 19th through late 19th centuries, vintage and antique quilts will be displayed and discussed at each barn, Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, South Freeport, $35. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Peaks Island Puppets with Motionfolk Theater, family show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Met Opera Live in HD: "Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin," Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $22 to $24. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Octoberfest," standard flower show, creative floral designs, horticultural specimens and educational exhibits, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 878-1972. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

"25 Years and Counting," concert to celebrate WERU, Noel Paul Stookey, David Mallett, Tim Sample, Bill Schubeck, Heidi Dauh and Phil Norris$50 for familes, The Grand, Ellsworth, $12 to $27. 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

"The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillseum," with Carl Dimow and members of the Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer band, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, donation. 4 p.m. Oct. 6.


"Indoor/Outdoor," light comedy about an indoor cat who longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. l2 p.m. Sunday.

"Arsenic and Old Lace," farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14 to $16. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

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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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