Wednesday, April 23, 2014
“Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” a documentary about the influential modern designers, will be screened at Space in Portland on Tuesday.
Martinis and Art, fundraiser to benefit Maine cancer patients, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, $85. 373-3742. Ticket includes chance to win original artwork donated by local artists, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Betsy Delano Beat Cancer Fundraiser, Black Cat Coffee, Portland, $10. 956-6686. Music by Jay Blagdon, Jon Mermin, Phil Daligan, John Linscott and more, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s 10th annual Autumn Night Out Silent Auction & Gala, proceeds benefit hospice program, Poland Spring Resort, $50, reservations required. ahch.org. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine tasting, live auction, dancing with music by the Tony Boffa Band, 6 p.m. Friday.
The Broadway Dolls, annual fundraising concert at the Franco Center, Lewiston, $35. franco center.org. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts, wine and champagne, Broadway standards and Motown hits; pre-concert reception at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Halloween Author Reading, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. Jen Blood, Patrick Shawn Bagley and Katherine Silva, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Michael Paterniti, author of “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese,” Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Tom Verde, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. Author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” 1 p.m. Saturday.
Liza Gardner Walsh, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Author of “The Maine Coon Cat,” 11 a.m. Saturday.
Monica Wood, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. Author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monica Wood, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. monicawood bates.eventbrite.com. Author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Tom Verde, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. Author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Tom Verde, Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. Author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Christmas Fair, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook. 854-5788. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saco Spirit 13th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, downtown Saco. sacospirit.com. Entertainment, pony and hay rides, contest, kids’ games and refreshments, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Windham Lions Club Craft Fair, North Windham Union Church, Windham. 892-7530. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Banned Book Film Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. “Of Mice and Men” (rated PG-13), 7:30 p.m. Thursday; “Cujo” (Rated R), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
“Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” documentary. Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Fall Foliage & Sunset Sail: Cabernet Sauvignon, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. Sommelier Erica Archer presents tastings aboard the schooner Wendameen, 4 p.m. Sunday.
• FOR CHILDREN
“Hansel and Gretel,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. kitetails.org. New twists and turns on classic Brothers Grimm tale, 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Play Me a Story” interactive theater performance and workshop, for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. “Enchanted Adventures,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Annual Ghost Train, appropriate for kids ages 3 and up, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, $5 for ages 3 to 16. railwayvillage.org. Costumes encouraged, train ride, hayride and Monster Mash party with games, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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