Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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“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.
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,” noon; “Electrolaze!”, new techno/dance laser show, 2 p.m.; “Laser Orion,” 3 p.m.; “Laser Vinyl,” 7 p.m.; “Laser Music Show: Fright Light,” 8 p.m.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Portland Slam Team semi-finals, round one, 18-plus; Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 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.; “Laser Beatles,” 7 p.m.; “Laser Mania,” 8 p.m.
“Manet Portraying Life,” art exhibit on cinema screen with host Tim Marlow, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 10 a.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,” noon; “Electrolaze!”, new techno/dance laser show, 2 p.m.; “Laser Orion,” 3 p.m.
“An Evening of Short Films by Walter Ungerer,” Q&A with Ungerer follows the screening, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland” (2011), documentary about the life and career of jazz legend McPartland, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish. Free. filmsbyhuey.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“George Mitchell: My Journey’s End” (2012), documentary screening to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Northern Irish Peace Agreement, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $5/donation. maineirish.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” (2012, Rated PG-13), York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Millay at Steepletop” (1983), documentary about poet Edna St. Vincent Millay followed by discussion with Millay scholar Mary Pilote, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. April 18.
Poetry Reading, with Dave Morrison, Kristin Lindquist and Elizabeth Tibbetts, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington. Free. 778-7454. 7:30 p.m.
Edith Lucas Pagelson, author of “Against All Odds: A Memoir of Holocaust Survival,” Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
Annie Finch, author of “Spells: New and Selected Poems,” Longfellow Books, Portland. Free. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Pondtown Poets, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. harlowgallery.org. 6:30 p.m.
Evelyn Rysdyk, author of “Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine,” Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. Free. 221-2363. 6 p.m.
Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
Poet Christian Barter, author of “In Someone Else’s House,” University of Maine (Neville Hall), Orono. Free. 581-3485. 4 p.m.
Bruce Bourque, author of “The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People,” Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m.
Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” Bangor Public Library. Free. www.bpl.lib.me.us. 2 p.m.
Dawn Potter, author of “A Poet’s Sourcebook,” Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Poets Kristen Lindquist and Dave Morrison, performance of pieces inspired by Amy Waldman’s novel “The Submission” with acoustic musicians Anna and Dave Patterson, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6 p.m.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Hershey, 4 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. 874-9300. Vs. New Britain, 6 p.m. April 18.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Contra Dance, music by Rock the Boat with caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth. $10; $7 for seniors and students; $3 ($12 per family) for family dance. 233-4325. 7 p.m. potluck; beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.