April 10, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

• BENEFITS

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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.

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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

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

• FILMS

“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.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

Dawn Potter, author of “A Poet’s Sourcebook,” Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.

APRIL 18

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.

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