Thursday, April 24, 2014
“In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” a documentary by the local filmmaker known as Huey, will be screened Thursday at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.
Toast on the Coast, 21-plus epicurean occasion; benefits Easter Seals Maine; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $50 for grand tasting; $75 for private wine tasting and access to grand tasting. eastersealsme.org/events. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
CeleSoiree: A Celebration of Immigration Through the Performing Arts, benefit for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project with poet Richard Blanco, Platano Mucho, The Burundi Batimbo Beats Drummers, the Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Chorus, appetizers, cash bar, live auction and immigrant art exhibit; Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $45 in advance; $50 at door. ilapmaine.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Second Annual Take-a-Chance Auction, hosted by the Ossipee Valley Agricultural Society, Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram. Free admission. 892-7904. Preview at 4 p.m., auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“Let the Dough Fly,” Norway Arts Festival kick-off dinner with pasta, focaccia, salad and dessert; assists in preparation costs for the July 11-13 festival; Norway Unitarian Universalist Church. $10; free for children under 10 with paying adult. norwayartsfestival.org. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Mediums Day Fair, spirit readings and more; benefits the Portland Spiritualist Church in Westbrook; American Legion Hall, Westbrook. Fifteen-minute readings for $15. 797-2039. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Grow a Library,” benefit concert and dinner for Bonney Memorial Library with Kate Beever on marimba and electric guitarist John McCain, Krista’s Restaurant, Cornish. $50, includes dinner, dessert and concert. 625-8083. 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
“Flaws for a Cause,” sale of handmade tableware including unique, slightly flawed pieces to benefit Cultivating Community, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Free admission. mainepottersmarket.com. Monday to April 30.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Words & Images Release Party, readings by contest winners and USM faculty with music by if and it, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Free. mayostreetarts.org. 6:30 p.m.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Electrolaze!”, new techno/dance laser show, 7 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” 8 p.m.
Austrian Dinner at the Gardens, chef Karen Guerin of the Boat House Bistro prepares authentic Austrian multi-course meal, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $90, includes wine and gratuity. mainegardens.org. 6 p.m.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Laser Orion,” 1 p.m.; “Laser Perseus + Andromeda,” 3 p.m.; “Laser Beatles,”
7 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” 8 p.m.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Rock Melon Tour, multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 11 a.m.
Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychics, mediums, aura photography, crystals and more, Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. Free admission. 221-2363. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet.
“Laser Perseus + Andromeda,” 1 p.m.; “Laser Orion,” 3 p.m.
Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School. $4. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Manet Portraying Life,” art exhibit on cinema screen with host Tim Marlow, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m.
Mostly Puppets Festival, Motionfolk Theater presents “The Snow Queen,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland; $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Laser Orion,” noon; “Laser Beatles,” 2 p.m.; “Laser Perseus + Andromeda,” 3 p.m.; “Electrolaze!:, new techno/dance laser show, 7 p.m.; “Laser Hypnotica,” 8 p.m.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, bawdy Italians and the “Robin Hood of Derry” by Libby Franck, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.
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