January 9

Et Cetera Listings

Books and authors, films, participant dance and children’s activities

• BOOKS & AUTHORS

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Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” being screened for free Sunday at the Dunaway Center in Ogunquit.

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Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Pilgrim (poet, sojourner, vet) and Marita O’Neill (Moon Pie Press poet, teacher), $3, Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series with Anna Binkovitz and Renee Schminkey, poetry reading and slam, $3, Bull Feeney’s Yeats Room, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FILM

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951 Marlon Brando film, free, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. www.ogunquitperformingarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

National Theatre Live: “Hamlet” returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, $20 adult, $15 youth (general admission). Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville. www.operahouse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Bending Steel,” documentary follows Chris Schoeck as he trains to become a professional oldtime strongman, followed by Q&A with Schoeck and filmmakers Ryan Scafuro and Dave Carroll. Co-presented with the Camden International Film Festival, $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky,” unique animated documentary on the life of the controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand, $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FOR CHILDREN

Portland Stage’s Theater for Kids presents “Play Me a Story,” acting out the story “Tacky the Penguin,” $15, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. www.portlandstage.org. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe; many dances taught, no partner needed. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Family Open House, take a student-led tour, meet teachers, learn more about Quaker education, Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth. www.friendsschool ofportland.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

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