Thursday, December 5, 2013
Longfellow Days activities celebrating the poet continue through the month in Brunswick.
Camp Sunshine Maine Polar Dip, benefits Camp Sunshine, East End Beach, Portland. No admission; Free T-shirt awarded for $100 in donations. crowdrise.com/MainePolarDip. Noon Saturday.
Keep Me Warm Concert and Art Series, with comedy duo Reifer and Saccone, music by The Chick Peas, paintings and etchings by Andrea van Voorst van Beest, and photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest; benefits Pownal Fuel Assistance; Mallett Hall, Pownal Center. $10. 688-4153. Gallery opens at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser, wines, hors d'oeuvres, dessert items, raffles and music; benefits the Maine Music Society; Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $25 in advance; $30 day of event. mainemusicsociety.org. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Brunswick Longfellow Days, month-long celebration honoring Henry W. Longfellow with community poetry, lectures, tours, dining, film events and more, various locations, Brunswick. Most events are free. Schedule at brunswickdowntown.com/longfellowdays. Daily to Feb. 27.
Naples Winter Carnival, fireworks, helicopter rides, live entertainment and more, various locations, Naples. Most events are free. Schedule at scottrichard.net/scottrichard_031411_038.htm. Friday to Sunday.
Mardi Gras in Ogunquit, parade, hat party, crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen, live music and more, Maine Street and various locations, Ogunquit. Most events are free. Schedule at visitogunquit.org. Friday to Sunday.
Mardi Gras in Hallowell, parade, costume contest, face painting, community mask contest and more, various locations, Hallowell. Free. Schedule at hallowell.org/blog/2013/01/29/11th-annual-mardi-gras. Saturday.
Valentine's Craft Fair, live music, crafts, tarot carding readings and more, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free admission. theoakandtheax.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychics, mediums, crystals and more, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. Free admission; costs for services. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding "Snowcano" and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. Most events are free. Schedule at bethelwinterfest.com. Saturday to Feb. 24.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Disney on Ice: "Worlds of Fantasy," figure-skating show featuring classic Disney characters, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $25 to $65. theciviccenter.com. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m.
Valentine's Champagne Tasting, by Enoteca Fine Wines, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. 439-4209. 4 to 6 p.m.
"Two Small Pieces of Glass," star show about telescopes, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 7 p.m.
"Eight Planets and Counting," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 8:30 p.m.
Valentine Brunch, with music by Pat O'Brien, Parsonfield Seminary. $12; $5 for ages 10 and under. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Magician/Illusionist George Saterial, repertoire of stage, close-up and roving magic, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8; $4 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 and 7 p.m.
23rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration, songs and dances by children of the CAFAM Chinese School, kids' crafts, magic, vendors and more, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $6; $4 for children. cafammaine.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"A Tip of the Hat to Denise Reehl," performances, stories, video footage of New England Vaudeville Festival and special performance by Reehl, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $20; $10 for students. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.
"The Little Star that Could," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $5.50; $5 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School. $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
14th Annual Sleigh Day, sleigh museum exhibit, sleigh rides, demonstrations, and snowshoe and cross-country ski tours, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. $8; $30 per family. skylinefarm.org. Noon to 3 p.m.
Valentine's Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. $5/donation. 347-8606. 6 to 7:30 p.m.
WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration & Cajun Cooking Challenge, local restaurants, organizations and individuals compete; live music by Sylvain's Cajun Aces; University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. $3 to $5/donation. wmpg.org. Noon to 3 p.m.
Michael Parent, storyteller, with hour-long open-mic session, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. $5. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m.
One Billion Rising: Strike, Dance, Rise! Celebration and March, Eve Ensler's global movement to end violence against women and girls, Monument Square, Portland. Free/donation. vday.org. Noon.
Local Chocolate, Wine and Book Reading, with Kathryn Miles, author of "The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston: The Legendary Irish Famine Ship," Apprenticeshop, Rockland. 594-1800. 6:30 p.m.
Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairings, sommelier Erica Archer leads guided tasting and discussion with handmade desserts paired with wine, 21-plus; The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $39. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m.
"Valentine's Day with the Rat Pack," local singers perform music of the Rat Pack, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95; includes performance and five-course dinner. 221-2267. 7 p.m.
"Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind" (2003), music bio with post-film discussion by Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Fly Fishing Film Tour, films for outdoor enthusiasts; benefits the Tin Mountain Conservation Center; Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $12 in advance; $15 day of event. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6:30 p.m.
Local Love Muscle Valentine's Day Film Festival, watch and vote on a collection of local films, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. Free. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.
"Green Mansions" (1959), starring Audrey Hepburn, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 2 p.m.
American Music Film Series: "Rock," with discussion led by Glenn Jenks, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 3 p.m.
"The Challenge of Rudolph Steiner," part two, documentary, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 2 p.m.
"Delicacy" (2011, French with subtitles, rated PG-13), York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, mountain films from around the world, State Theatre, Portland. $17 in advance; $20 day of show ($14 in advance; $17 day of show for students). statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
"Tchoupitoulas" (2012), documentary follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
"Inherit the Wind" (1960), courtroom drama starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelly, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
"The Waiting Room" (2012), documentary goes into a hospital and looks at the issue of uninsured patients, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
"Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Film Screening, "The Sun Makers," with post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," North Gorham Public Library. 829-4290. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kate Shaffer, author of "Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier," Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Laura Kilmartin, author of "Next Year I'll be Perfect," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Coursen Readings," with poets Rob Farnsworth, Judith Robbins and Robert Strong, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Deb Olin Unferth, author of "Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War," Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Bakersfield, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Contra Dance, music by Whiffletree with caller Mary Wesley, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth. $10; $7 for seniors and students. 233-4325. Family dance, 6 p.m. ($3; $12 per family); 7 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. dance Saturday.
Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers and DJs, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland. $10 to $15; sliding scale. ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.