Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Matt and Jason Tardy create "comedic electronica" as AudioBody, and they're part of the Phyzgig lineup Friday at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band Presents "Comics for Kilts," proceeds will go towards the purchase of equipment and uniforms for the band, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $20; two for $30. claddaghmhor.com. Cash bar opens at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Southern Maine Pickin' Society Headlining Dinner and Fundraiser, music and dinner, benefits American Liver Foundation, Falmouth Congregational Church. $12; $20 per couple; $30 per family. runningfortigerlily.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
"Pastabilities 4.0," Waterfall Arts fourth annual family "fun(d)raiser" with a pasta dinner, music by Noah Fishman and a silent auction, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $15; $5 for children under age 12. waterfallarts.org. 5 and 6:30 p.m. seatings Monday.
Rippleffect Gala, dancing, food, raffle and live auction; benefits Rippleffect Scholarship Program; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $50. rippleeffect.net. 6 to 10 p.m. March 1.
Longfellow Days, monthlong celebration of readings, tours, dinners, films and more honoring Henry W. Longfellow, various locations, Brunswick. Various prices. brunswickdowntown.com/longfellowdays. Through Sunday.
Laser Fest, laser-light shows including "Laser U2," "Laser Spirit," "Laser Mania," "Hypnotica" and more; University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5, plus $1 for 3-D glasses. Call for show schedule: 780-4249. Noon, 2, 3, 7 and 8 p.m. today and Friday; 1, 3, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.
24th Annual Family Fest, outdoor winter family fun, poker run, snow volleyball tournament, pie-eating contest and ugliest ski sweater contest, Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. Free. 647-8444. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Longfellow Days: Cabaret Valentine Buffet, buffet of desserts, cheeses and beverages, plus music, love letters and poetry from Maine State Music Theatre; The Inn at Brunswick Station. $25; reservations required. 729-4439. 7 p.m. Friday.
Bethel Winterfest, Nordic and Alpine skiing events, snowboarding, snowmobiling, rail jams, sledding, scenic airplane rides, demonstrations and more; various locations, Bethel. bethelwinterfest.com. 5:15 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Signature Event, fine cocktails and confectionary creations, kickoff to Maine Restaurant Week, Portland Harbor Hotel. $35; four for $120. mainerestaurantweek.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Wines Around the World, Maine Restaurant Week event; culinary journey to Argentina, Italy, Spain, France and the U.S.; The Inn at Brunswick Station. $45; includes wine, food, tax and tip. 837-6565. 6 p.m. March 1.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
"Search for the Solar System's Edge," planetarium show, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4, $6. usm.maine.edu/planet. 1 p.m.
Phyzgig, with AudioBody, Randy Judkins and Norman Ng, plus lobby magic by Dan Link, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $16; $10 for ages 12 and younger. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m.
Annual Longfellow Birthday Party, readings of Longfellow poems by MPBN's Irwin Gratz and state Rep. Herb Adams, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 10 a.m.
"Longfellow and Bull: The Poet and the Virtuoso," illustrated talk by Charles Kaufmann, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 1 p.m.
Maine Roller Derby: Calamity Janes vs. Montreal Sexpos, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland. $5. mainerollerderby.com. 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Winter Family Fun Day, dog-sled rides, ice harvesting, ice-sculpting demonstrations, nature hikes and more, Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle. $1.50; free for children and seniors. parksandlands.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Simply Southern Italian Cooking and Wine Series, cooking and wine class presented by the Chadwick, Newfangled Eats and Wine Wine, 21-plus; Chadwick Bed and Breakfast, Portland. $75; $125 per couple. 774-5141. 6 to 9 p.m.
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