March 20, 2011

Audience Calendar

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Bob McCormack as Ernest and Cathy Counts as Delia, in the Good Theater comedy “Bedroom Farce,” continuing this week at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

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Auction, cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, to benefit the Theater Project, Brunswick Inn on Park Row, Brunswick, $10. 729-8584. theaterproject.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Book Signings

Maurissa Guibord, Ellen Booraem and Carrie Jones, Guibord is the author of "Warped," Booraem of "Small Persons with Wings" and Jones of "Entice," the third in the "Need" series, Bull Moose, Scarborough, free. Popular juvenile and teen fantasy fiction authors, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Benefit book sale, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Woodfords Club, Portland. 773-5437, Ext. 50. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

"Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop," University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland, free. 228-8014. Today through Saturday. Through April 30.

Book signing, Freeport Wild Bird Supply. Richard Crossley, "The Crossley ID Guide," 4 p.m. today.

Author presentation, Harrison Village Library, free. 583-2970. With Ben Sprague, author of "Buy, Hold, Sell: A Disciplined Guide to Investment Success," 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Michelle Souliere, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. Author and illustrator of "Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake," with authors Kenny Wing and Alan Burnell, Farmington Public Library. 778-4312. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Poetry reading, University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington, free. With poet Erika Meitner, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. bates.edu. With poet Aracelis Girmay, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Death and Survival in the Civil War," series with presentations by authors/historians, Maine Historical Society, Portland, donation suggested. spiritsalive.org. "Dead Men's Pockets: Gettysburg Bodies and Other Stories" with Margaret Creighton, Saturday.

Anne Serafin, signs copies of "African Women Writing Resistence, Contemporary Voices," Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. porttix.com. Brahms, Britten and the Beatles, 2:30 p.m. today.

Blue Hill Concert Association's Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, free for children and high school students, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $20. 359-2353. Bennewitz Quartet, performing Suk, Janacek and Dvorak, 3 p.m. today.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $15, free for ages 18 and younger. 846-5378. midcoastsymphony.org. "Spring the Light Fantastic," 2:30 p.m. today.

Nikolai Lugansky, Russian pianist; pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. with Laura Kargul and piano students, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $34, $10 for students. 842-0800. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

"My Favorite Bach," with the Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16-$18, $9 for students. mainemusicsociety.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Seanachie Nights, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $9 suggested donation. lynnecullen.com. Jackson Gillman: The Stand-Up Chameleon, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Half-Price Showcase, hosted by Charlie Wiener, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $35. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Friday.

Charlie Wiener, with Vince Martin, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Charlie Wiener, with Vince Martin, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tim Sample, proceeds benefit the Buxton Center Baptist Church Lift Project, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish, $16 in advance, $18 at door. 929-3060. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

International folk dance, learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and other countries around the world. Dances will be taught from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance party. Beginners welcome. Portland New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 318-7108. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; semi-formal dance party, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

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