Friday, April 18, 2014
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The 30th annnual celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, featuring sugar house demonstrations, tours, activities and, of course, pancake breakfasts, takes place at various locations statewide. Go to mainemapleproducers.com and getrealmaine.com for details.
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"Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), courtroom drama directed by Billy Wilder, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Informant" (2012), documentary about radical activist turned FBI informant Brandon Darby, with filmmaker Jamie Meltzer, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"A Spindle in Motion," animated shorts produced by Spindleworks Art Center and SpinOff Studios with a screening of the documentary film "Wretches and Jabberers," The Frontier, Brunswick. $5 to $10/donation. explorefrontier.com. 11:30 a.m. (animated shorts only); 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"In the Garden of Sounds" (2009), documentary about the relationship between mind, body and sound; post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising; Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. March 28.
"Who Does She Think She Is?" (2008), documentary about five women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. Free. belfastcreativecoalition.org. 7 p.m. March 28.
Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, author of "The Whaler's Bride," Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m.
Jeremiah Conway, author of "The Alchemy of Teaching," University of Southern Maine (bookstore), Portland. Free. 780-4072. 5:30 p.m.
Tom Allen, former U.S. congressman and author of "Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress," Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. falmouth.lib.me.us. Noon Friday.
Poetry Reading, with Ellen W. Richards and Tom Lyford, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $3. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m.
Michael Erard and Nataly Kelly, authors of "Polyglots and Translators: Stories from Around the World," Delorme Map Co., Yarmouth. Free. 846-7100. 11 a.m.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 2 p.m.
Eleanor Morse, author of "White Dog Fell from the Sky," Parker Pavillion, WCHP Lecture Hall, University of New England, Portland. 221-4375. 2 p.m.
William David Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," Freeport Community Library. Free. 865-3307. 7 p.m.
W. Jeffrey Bolster, author of "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Ron Currie Jr., author of "Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles," Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m.
Kathryn Miles, author of "All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship," Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
James Scott, author of "Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed," Ketchum Library (University of New England), Biddeford. 602-2804. 2:30 p.m.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. St. John's, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. March 28.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
23nd Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, celebration of traditional dance and music, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham. Price not given. deffa.org. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport. Donations at door. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.