Friday, December 6, 2013
Dogsled races, ice skating, a bonfire and more are on tap Friday to Sunday at Bridgton’s Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival.
File photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer
Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar, DJs, ice luges, ice sculptures and fire pits; benefits Community Counseling Services, the Root Cellar and Share Our Strength of Southern Maine; Portland Harbor Hotel. $20 admission; $5 for valet parking (Friday and Saturday are sold out). brownpapertickets.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Third Annual Cycle4Care, indoor cycling benefit for Cancer Community Center, Finley Recreation Center, University of New England, Portland. $20; $40 for double session. cycle4care.org. 4 p.m. to midnight Friday.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Fundraiser, benefit for York High School graduate paralyzed from the waist down in motorcycle accident, American Legion Post 56, York. $75 entry fee (includes Italian dinner and dessert and entry in a 50/50 raffle). 252-3270. Registration and dinner at 6:30 p.m.; poker at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pies on Parade, visit various inns for pie sampling and demonstrations; benefits Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry; various locations, Rockland. $25; $10 for ages 10 and younger. (877) 762-4667. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Snowmobile Snodeo, chili/chowder cook-off, sleigh rides, antique snowmobiles, obstacle course, radar run and fireworks, Rangely. Various prices. Schedule at rangeleysnowmobile.com/snodeo.htm. Thursday to Saturday.
Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, dogsled racing, ice skating, snowmobile parade, bonfire, polar bear dunk, ice fishing and more, various locations, Bridgton. Various prices. Schedule at mainelakesmushersbowl.com. Friday to Sunday.
Portland on Ice, celebration of winter activities and music, various venues, downtown Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandmaine.com. Friday to Feb. 2.
Winterfest, skating, ice carving, music and more, Camden Amphitheater. Free; $50 per block of ice for carving. librarycamden.org. Noon Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Audiobody, family-friendly fusion of physical comedy and technology, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $15; $10 for students; $30 for family of four. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.
Robert Burns Supper, dinner celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station. $35. innatbrunswickstation.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
Robert Frost: "Fire & Ice," local actor Kirk Simpson's portrayal of poet Robert Frost during dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10 with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
FROST Ice Bar and Lounge, ice sculptures, ice shot glasses and small plate menu, Samoset Resort, Rockport. Free admission; cost for drinks and food. 594-2511. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Strike a Chord: A Music Discovery Funhouse, instrument petting zoo, design-your-own screen-printed poster, local music listening station, rock 'n' roll photo booth, DJ sets, open-mic session and more, Asylum, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Super Bowl poetry slam competition, 18-plus; Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"40 West" (2012), Maine-made thriller; discussion with director Dana Packard follows screening; Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland. $10. 228-8438. 6:30 p.m.
"Chasing Ice" (2012), documentary about environmental photographer James Balog's trip to the Arctic and climate change, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
"Lope" (2010), biopic of poet and playwright Lope de Vega, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 7 p.m.
"Miss Representation" (2011), stories and interviews with teenage girls and female celebrities about the portrayal of women in today's media, Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6 p.m.
"In the Blood" (2011), documentary about Maine's lumbermen and river drivers, screening accompanied by live score performed by Summer McKane and Joshua Robbins, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $7; $5 for seniors; free for children under 12. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m.
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