March 6, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

• BENEFITS

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The Portland Flower Show, with a stacked lineup of exhibits, displays, workshops, lectures and an auction of live plants and flowers, continues through the weekend at the Portland Company Complex.

Art Preview Party, for Cancer Community Center's 10th Annual Online Auction, with live piano music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, Portland Hotel Regency & Spa. RSVP to 774-2200. 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Freeze Out Hunger," Junior League of Portland's annual gala with music, auctions, food and cocktails, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $45 in advance; $55 day of event. jlpmaine.org/freezeouthunger. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

"Take It Outside," sledding, snow painting, skating, dog sleds, cross-country, food and more; fundraiser for Midcoast Maine Community Action; Wing Farm Business Park, Bath. Free/donation. midcoastmainecommunityaction.org. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Book Sale, benefits the library's book fund, Camden Public Library. Free admission. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Arts and Crafts," fundraiser for L/A Arts with live music, five-course dinner tasting and craft beers by Sebago Brewing; everyone leaves with a piece of locally donated artwork; Fishbones Restaurant, Lewiston. $100. laarts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Bid Alzheimer's Goodbye Auction, music from Cathaus plus silent and live auctions, benefits people in Maine living with Alzheimer's disease, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $50. alz.org/maine. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 14.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Portland Flower Show, exhibits, displays, workshops, lectures and auction of live plants and flowers, Portland Company Complex. $10 to $50. Schedule at portlandcompany.com/flower. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Restaurant Week, more than 75 restaurants offer reduced fixed prices for lunch and dinner, plus Signature Event and other special events throughout Maine. Various prices. Schedule at mainerestaurantweek.com. Continues Thursday to Sunday.

Farmington Fire & Ice Festival, snowman-making contest, scavenger hunt, indoor kids' carnival, ice sculptures, bonfire, snow tubing, fireworks and more; various locations, Farmington. $5/donation. Schedule at farmingtonfireandicefestival.net. 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday; fireworks at 6:20 p.m.

Mostly Puppets Festival, featuring Michael Lane Trautman in "King Pong's Ping Pong Rodeo," Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; festival runs through April 28.

Bath Blarney Days, weeklong St. Patrick's Day celebration with live music, Irish films, "midnight madness" sale, parade and more, downtown Bath. Most events are free. Schedule at visitbath.com/events/bath-blarney-days. Monday to March 17.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Pecha Kucha, broad mix of participants present their designs, thoughts and ideas, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $5. space538.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, music and spoken word, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

AudioBody, high-tech comedy show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $18 ($12 for ages 12 and younger) Friday and Saturday night; $12 for all seats Saturday afternoon. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Opera DVD Screening, Humperdinck's "Hansel & Gretel," Kennebunk Free Library. Free. 985-2173. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers of antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School. $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Stars on Ice," ice show starring Dorothy Hamill and Kurt Browning, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $25 to $130. theciviccenter.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, with poet Rachel McKibbens and a poetry slam, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $15. 357-7678. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"NPilar Live," live taping of analog radio program, Space Gallery, Portland. Free; all ages. space538.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), meeting open to public features storyteller Katy Rydell reading "Almost Spring," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. $5/donation for Rydell reading; free for meeting and open mic. moosetellers.ning.com. 6:30 p.m. meeting; 7 p.m. open mic; $8:10 p.m. storytelling Wednesday.

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