Thursday, April 24, 2014
The WMPG Bowl-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon, a benefit for WMPG community radio, begins with bowling at noon Sunday. Live music by Toughcats, Sean Mencher, Pete Witham & The Cosmic Zombies and The Wetsuits begins at 4 p.m.
Viva Lebowski 2012, bowling, trivia, costume contests and screening of "The Big Lebowski"; benefit for United Way of Greater Portland; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $20. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.
Blues & BBQ Street Party, barbecue and music by The Colwell Brothers Band; benefit for Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.; Winter Street Center, Bath. $25; $15 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 442-2174. 6 to 9 p.m.
Walk to End Alzheimers, Wells Harbor Community Park. Donation. alz.org/walk. 8 a.m.
Maine Home & Design Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour, view 12 kitchens throughout Cape Elizabeth; benefits the Cape Elizabeth Foundation; meet at Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth. $20 in advance; $25 day of tour. ceef.us. Registration 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Newfie Fun Days, demonstrations, vendors and more; benefits Newfoundland Dog rescue groups and health challenges; Piscataqua Boat Basin and Park, Eliot. Free/donation. newfiefundays.com. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tours of Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for hunger relief in York County, Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk. $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sept. 20. Through Oct. 15.
WMPG Bowl-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon, bowling tournament, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and music by Toughcats, Sean Mencher, Pete Witham & The Cosmic Zombies and The Wetsuits; benefit for WMPG community radio; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $25 to bowl; donation for live music. baysidebowl.com. Bowling at noon; live music at 4 p.m.
Ginger Mae Dyer Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, music by Gloria Jean and The EZ Riders with special guests, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. $5; reservations required. 490-1232. 12:30 p.m.
Tole'n ME Chapter of Decorative Painters Annual Artist's Boutique Auction, painted treasures and themed baskets to be auctioned; benefits charities and ongoing education in the field of decorative arts; Goodwill Hinkley School. 968-2111. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Maine Women's Gala & Auction: "Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling," live and silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, dancing and music by the Maine Miramba Ensemble; benefit for the Maine Women's Policy Center; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. mainewomenspolicycenter.org/gala.html. $75 to $1,000. 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Oxford County Fair, livestock shows, animal-pulling events, midway, crafts, exhibits, harness racing and more; country singer LeAnn Rimes performs at 8 p.m. Saturday; Oxford Fairgrounds. $1 to $5. Schedule at oxfordcountyfair.com. Thursday to Saturday.
Capriccio, festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and special events; various locations, Ogunquit. Various prices. maine.info/cities/ogunquit/events.php. Thursday to Sunday.
Maine Starlight Festival, statewide celebration features events by astronomy clubs, planetariums and science centers. Schedule at starlightfestival.org. Thursday to Sunday.
Celebrate Bowdoinham, parade, entertainment, contests, art show, fireworks and more, Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham. Free. Schedule at celebratebowdoinham.com. 2 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Trail's End Festival, celebrating Mt. Katahdin and the region with music, food, arts and crafts, competitions, children's activities and more, Veterans Memorial Park, Millinocket. Most events are free. Schedule at trailsendfestival.org. Friday to Sunday.
New Portland Lion's Fair, midway, demolition derby, animal-pulling events, live entertainment, fireworks and more, North New Portland. $5; $15 per family. Schedule at newportlandlionsfair.com. Friday to Sunday.
Auburn Holistic Mystic Fair, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. 446-7868. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
York Art Association's Annual Art in the Park, painters, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more, Moulton Park, York Harbor. Free admission. 363-4049. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
15th Annual Bethel Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cookoff, arts and crafts, chainsaw carving, local music, horse-drawn wagon rides, chowders, pies and outdoor activities, Bethel Common. Free. Schedule at bethelharvestfest.com. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Annual Wells Family Jamboree, hay rides, apple picking, games, craft vendors, food vendors and more, Spiller Farm, Wells. Free. wellschamber.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Freeport Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival, artists and artisans, entertainment, food and live music by Serious Rooms, Gunther Brown, Kate Schrock, Max Ater and Tony Boffa, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. freeportusa.com/events. Saturday and Sunday.
Saddleback Mountain Fall Festival, art show and sale, crafters, live music, pie-eating contest, barbecue and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. saddlebackmaine.com/festivals-fall-festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Farmington Fair, midway, livestock exhibits, animal-pulling events, harness racing and more, Farmington Fairgrounds. $6; $2 for ages 8 to 11; free for ages 7 and under; $3 for parking. Schedule at farmingtonfairmaine.com. Sunday to Sept. 22.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
FOUND Magazine's "My Heart is an Idiot" 10th Anniversary Tour, Davy and Peter Rothbart present found stories and songs, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 8 p.m.
Raqs Borealis, belly dance performance, Bright Star World Dance, Portland. $10, $15. 370-5830. Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Open Lighthouse Day, 22 lighthouses open to the public statewide, Maine. Free lighthouse tours; some parks charge admission. lighthouseday.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barks in the Park, demonstrations, agility games, contests, group dog walk and more, Commons, Gardiner. Free. gardinermainstreet.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WWE RAW Smackdown Super Show, pro wrestling, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $95. theciviccenter.com. 7:30 p.m.
Third Annual UMFK Classic and Custom Car Show, University of Maine, Fort Kent. Free. 834-7557. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local Antiques Appraisal, hosted by Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Heritage Museum. $5 for one item; $10 for three. 781-2705. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taste of Brunswick, local food, drink and music, Brunswick Mall. $5 in advance; $7 at door; free for ages 12 and under; $1 per food ticket. brunswickdowntown.org/TOB. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet the Breeds Showcase, dog show presented by York County Kennel Club and Vacationland Dog Club; Tractor Supply Co., Scarborough. Free. akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walking Tour, tour John C. Humphrey's shipyard site, Joshua Chamberlain House, Brunswick. $2; must pre-register. 729-6606. 1 p.m.
Eco Appetito, eat scallops, mussels, top round beef, artisan cheeses, gelato and more; benefits Food for Thought program at Ferry Beach Ecology School; Vignola Cinque Terre, Portland. $40 in advance; $50 at door. 283-9951. Noon to 3 p.m.
Maine Wine Guild's Open Winery Day, sample wines at wineries and meaderies around the state, statewide, Maine. Free. mainewinetrail.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. "April Fool, Norman Rockwell, and Me" told by Libby Blake, 7 to 9 p.m.
Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, from the cellar to the attic to reveal the "insides" of an 18th-century house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $10; $8 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m.
"The Invisible War" (2012), award-winning documentary on rape in the military, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 878-9414. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman" (1928), silent comedy accompanied by live music from composer Jeff Rapsis, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Mensk Rooftop Film Series, "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001; Rated R), bring your own lawn chair, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland. Free. menskmaine.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
"Marwencol" (2010), documentary, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Fambul Tok" (2012), award-winning documentary about Sierra Leone's civil war, with talk by producer Libby Hoffman, Lincoln Theater, Damarascotta. $9; $7 for seniors; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Maryanne O'Hara, author of "Cascade," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Annette Dorey, author of "Maine Mothers Who Murdered," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
U.K. Poet William Ayot, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $3. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.
William David Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Bob Wiley, author of "A Collection of Short Stories," York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Michael Erard, author of "Babel No More," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Joanne Dobson and Beverly Graves Myers, authors of "Face of the Enemy," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Sept. 20.