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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Contradance, part of the Down East Country Dance Festival, Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, $12, $8 for ages 11 to 21. 563-8953. deffa.org. Bands performing will be Rock the Boat and Elixir, 7:30 to midnight Friday.

"Sleeping Beauty," Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15-$20. 781-3587. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

"By Request," Portland Ballet Company's 30th-anniversary performance of favorite dances, Portland High School, $15-$40. 800-838-3006. portlandballet.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Downeast Country Dance Festival, daylong celebration of traditional dance and music, including workshops, performances and jam sessions, featuring 20-plus bands, non-stop New England contradancing, plus international folk dancing, Cajun two-steps, tango, belly dancing and more. Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, $28 full day, $15 day session, $18 evening. 563-8953. deffa.org. 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.

Saturday night dance party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8 to 11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover. 671-7644. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Family contradance, featuring the Two Fiddles Band with caller Dudley Laufman, School Around Us, Arundel, $7/$2. The Community House, Kennebunkport, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

La Fete du Printemps, Franco-American festival celebrating arts and culture with music, theater and folk art, City Theater, Biddeford, free. lafeteduprintemps.org. Various times Friday and Saturday.

Films

"Teens through Time," film series with teen-cenric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. 1970s: "Over the Edge," 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"We Pedal Uphill," admission includes free popcorn, homemade desserts, coffee, teas, juices, Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor, $10. 7 p.m. (doors at 6) Wednesday.

"Unleashed: Documentary Film and Concert from Marion Grace," created at CD-release party at Port City Music Hall, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8/$10. onelongfellowsquare. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sagadahoc Preservation's Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. "Far and Away" and "Gangs of New York," 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958--1968," Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, free. meca.edu. 6 p.m. Thursday.

"Pizza and Social Concerns," series of thought-provoking films coupled with pizza and discussion, Winthrop Center Friends Church, free. "Food Inc.," 6 p.m. Thursday.

"Killer Joe," ages 18 and older; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Opening, $6, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Who Does She Think She Is?" Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. With discussion following screening, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ocean videos, for all ages, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, $3. 374-2135. "Oceans," 7 p.m. Friday.

"Killer Joe," ages 18 and older; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. $10/$12, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sierra Club film series, screening of the PBS documentary "Frogs: The Thin Green Line," dessert at 6:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, 14th annual event; all films are Maine premieres, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. mjff.org. "Nora's Will," 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Kings of Pastry," the Atlantic Baking Co. will host a compli-mentary pastry tasting prior to the film at 4 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland, $8.50/$7.50. RocklandStrand.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

MACSloup, soup and bread dinner catered by Tony Lavelle from Solo Bistro, includes the opportunity to vote on artist project proposals, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham, $10 donation. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Kitchen Garden Series, specialty dinners, cooking classes and lectures with renowned chefs, kitchen gardeners and garden writers; reservations required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $30. 633-4333, Ext. 101. With Krista Kern Desjarlais of Bresca, 6 p.m. Monday.

"Good Wine for a Good Cause," tickets available at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; RSVP Beverage, 887 Forest Ave., Portland; Old Port Wine Merchants & Cigar Shoppe, 223 Commercial St., Portland; Grace, Portland; $25 advance, $30 at door. Benefits Cancer Community Center, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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