November 7, 2012

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, craft fairs, special events, films, books and authors, sports, dances

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“This Land Is Your Land,” the black-and-white photographic exhibit on view at the Harlow Gallery through November, continues to celebrate and commemorate the life and contributions of American folk legend Woody Guthrie with a free public concert for children and adults at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, 160 Water St. in Hallowell. Maine duo Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb will perform a wide selection of the songs Guthrie wrote specifically for children.

Ed Lefkowicz

SUNDAY

Fall Fair and Silent Auction, jewelry, plants, handmade gifts, knits, baked goods and more, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. 773-5423.8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

35th Birthday Celebration, face painting, music and birthday cake, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $9; free for museum members and children under 18 months old. kitetails.org. 5 to 7 p.m.

Portland Beer Week, beer tastings, presentations, parties, beer and cheese pairings, Maine Brew Bus and more, various locations, Greater Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandbeerweek.org. Thursday to Saturday.

FRIDAY

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, musicians and poets, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m.

Great Gatsby Costume Gala and Dance Extravaganza, mocktails, small bites and music by Ben Baldwin and The Big Note with The Stairwells, Kittery Community Center. $10. 439-0485. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Harvest Fun Day, games, arts and crafts, face painting and refreshments, Riverton School, Portland. Free. ccmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

State Street Holiday Stroll, arts and crafts fairs, music, food and more along State Street, Portland. 775-2673. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celtic Christmas Fair, handmade crafts from Maine and Ireland plus Celtic fiddle music and Irish dance performances, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 767-1017. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

York County 4-H Annual Fall Fest, several workshops and pizza party for ages 5 to 18, Sanford High School. $3. 324-2814. 2 to 7 p.m.

Nursery Rhyme Story Time, story time for children, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10 a.m.

SUNDAY

Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, performing children's music by Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free/donation. harlowgallery.org. 2 p.m.

TUESDAY

"Do The Math Tour," with Bill McKibben and 350.org, presentation by acclaimed environmental author and activist with international climate campaign, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $10; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Slam with slam poet Chris August, 18-plus; Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

"Tellabration! 2012," MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts) storytelling event with Susan Dries, Margaret Cardozza, Meg Gilman, Katy Rydell, Jean Armstrong, Chris Newcomb, Bill Hinderer and Vernon Cox; Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. $10/donation. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m.

• FILMS

FRIDAY

"A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson's Love for the Natural World and Her Fight to Defend It" (2008), documentary about famed environmentalist, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

Found Footage Festival, latest and greatest array of VHS wonders, Space Gallery, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of festival. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, films to change your world from Bhutan and Baffin Island to Casco Bay, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of festival. cascobay.org. 5 p.m.

"An American Tail" (1986, Rated G), animated feature about a Russian mouse who immigrates to the U.S., York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

"Age of Champions" (2012), National Senior Games documentary, includes Q&A with director Christopher Rufo; Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free. ageofchampions.org. 1:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Global Lens International Film Series, "The Prize" (2011, Argentina/Mexico), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. bates.edu/museum. 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Nature at Risk Film Series, "Living Downstream" (2010), documentary exploring the links between cancer and the environment, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. Free. 967-2778. 7 p.m.

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