February 13, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs/festivals, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports, dances

• BENEFITS

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Music from Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” will accompany a laser show at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the University of Southern Maine’s Southworth Planetarium in Portland. The event is part of the planetarium’s Laseropolloza 2013, continuing through Feb. 24.

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Fourth Annual Bacchanalian Ball and Fundraising Auction, music by The Sunset Strip Band, chocolate buffet, silent auction, and '50s and '60s costumes; benefits the Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association; 21-plus; Hampden VFW Hall. $5. emppa.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

THURSDAY

WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding "Snowcano" and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. Most events are free. Schedule at bethelwinterfest.com. Daily to Feb. 24.

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.

FRIDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Laser Mania," 7 p.m.; Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon," 8 p.m.

Mardi Gras in Ogunquit, parade, hat party, crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen, live music and more (rescheduled from Feb. 8-10), Maine Street and various locations, Ogunquit. Most events are free. Schedule at visitogunquit.org. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

Loon Echo Land Trust's Second Annual Snowfest, 10K and 5K cross-county ski races and youth snowshoe fun run, Five Fields Farm, Bridgton. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. lelt.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Zombie Fest, music by Pete Witham and The Cozmic Zombies, zombie makeovers, zombie portraits and giveaways, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoose.com. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Pop," 1 p.m.; "Orion" and "Laser Mania," 3 p.m.; "Laser Beatles," 7 p.m.; "Hypnotica," 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

SUNDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Orion" and "Laser Mania," 1 p.m.; "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Pop," 3 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

MONDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Magic," noon; "Laser Beatles," 2 p.m.; "Orion" and "Laser Mania," 3 p.m.; Pink Floyd's "The Wall," 7 p.m.; "Laser Fright Light," 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

TUESDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Orion" and "Laser Pop," noon; "Hypnotica," 2 p.m.; "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Magic," 3 p.m.; "Laser Retro," 7 p.m.; "Laser Led Zeppelin," 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

WEDNESDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Mania," noon; "Laser Vinyl," 2 p.m.; "Orion" and "Laser Pop," 3 p.m.; "Laser Beatles," 7 p.m.; "Laser U2," 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

FEB. 21

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Orion" and "Laser Magic," noon; "Laser Beatles," 2 p.m.; "Perseus/Andromeda" and "Laser Mania," 3 p.m.; Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon," 7 p.m.; "Laser Vinyl," 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

One Billion Rising: Strike, Dance, Rise! Celebration and March, Eve Ensler's global movement to end violence against women and girls, Monument Square and University of Southern Maine, 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 Tea, hosted by Friends of Walker Memorial Library, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. 854-0630. 3 to 6:30 p.m.

"Love and Pepper," music by The Midnight Chiles Trio and poetry by Rudy Gabrielson, Judy Tierney and Martin Steingesser, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 6:30 to 10 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. Thursday to Saturday.

FRIDAY

Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar, music, ice sculptures, martini luge, food, coffee and more, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. $15 (includes one drink). flavorsoffreeport.eventbrite.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Six-Course Beer Dinner, Federal Jack's Brewpub, Kennebunk. $40; reservations required. 967-4322. 6:30 p.m.

PechaKucha Night, presentations with visuals from eight regional creative talents, Watts Hall, Thomaston. $5. 594-8622. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, live bands, roaming vaudeville performers and silent auction, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. $30; $50 per couple (includes hors d'oeuvres and buffet dinner). cpime.org. 6 p.m.

Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, vendors, lectures, demonstrations and more, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $8; $6 for seniors; $5 for ages 6 to 16; free for children under age 6. newenglandexpos.com/show-dates. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

Annual Ice Harvest, wagon rides, concessions, merchandise and ice skating, Thompson Ice House, South Bristol. Free. 644-8808. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Down East Country Music Association Annual Valentines Show, music, raffles and concessions, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $6; $2 for children under 12. 793-8884. Noon.

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights: "Heard of MOOSE," Grimm's fairy tales with Lynne Cullen and MOOSE storytellers, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Hunger Games Party, costumes, trivia and an activity for ages 6 to 12, Kennebunk Free Library. Free; pre-registration required. kennebunklibrary.org. 2 p.m.

FEB. 21

Inn at Brunswick Station Ice Bar, with DJ and live music, Inn at Brunswick Station. $10 in advance; $12 at door. brownpapertickets.com. 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21-23.

SMCC Lunchbox Art Talk, with nationally renowned artist Peter Madden, Jewett Auditorium, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Free. petermadden.com. 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

• FILMS

"Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Film Screening, post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. "The Sun Makers," 6:30 p.m. Thursday; "Blink," 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

"Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" (2010), documentary with post-film discussion by Dr. Bruce Rinker, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, films for outdoor enthusiasts; benefits the Tin Mountain Conservation Center (rescheduled from Feb. 8); Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $12 in advance; $15 day of event; $5 for students ages 18 and under. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

"Green Mansions" (1959), starring Audrey Hepburn (rescheduled from Feb. 10), Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"And Justice for All" (1979, Rated R), courtroom drama starring Al Pacino, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Lowry's Lodge Poetry Series, featuring Ed Rielly and Linda Aldrich, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Coursen Readings," with poets Linda Aldrich, David Stankiewicz and Kevin Sweeney, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of "In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier's Struggle with PTSD," Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, South Portland. 650-8651. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maryanne O'Hara, author of "Cascade," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. St. John's, 4 p.m. Sunday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by Tamora Goltz, David Stimpson and Alden Robinson with caller Kim Roberts, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. 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.

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