Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Reel Paddling Film Festival, a traveling show of some of the world's best paddling films, comes to Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland at 7 p.m. Friday.
Reel Paddling Film Festival 2012
Telling Room's "Glitterati," literary ball with auctions, music, food and writers Richard Blanco, Richard Russo, Kate Braestrup and others; benefits the Telling Room's free writing programs; Masonic Temple, Portland. $50 to $75; $25 for VIP reception. tellingroom.org/glitterati. VIP reception 5:30 to 6 p.m.; literary ball 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Programs Auction, silent and live auctions, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, cash bar and music, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. $35 in advance; $40 day of auction; $60 per couple. 865-9600, Ext. 210. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Annual Spring Used Book Sale, benefits the hospital and health career scholarships, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4.
Reiche Community School Annual Spring Auction, live music by The High Riders, Britta Pejic and Les Frenchman; benefits the school; Port City Music Hall, Portland. 874-8175. 7 to 9 p.m. April 4.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Edible Exhibition, dinners for eight to 20 people with an assortment of traditional dishes relating to current art exhibit, Museum of African Culture, Portland. $50. 871-7188. 6 p.m.
"Voices of the Sea: The Poetry and Song of Maine's Fishermen and Those Who Work on the Water," poetry reading presented by Maine Maritime Museum, DiMillo's Floating Restaurant, Portland. $12 for museum members; $15 for non-members. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 6:30 p.m.
2013 Stache Pag, International Moustache Film Festival and Moustache Pageant, 21-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7:30 p.m.
The Pig Light Show Experience: "From '60s Psychedelia to the 21st Century," music videos combined with history about light shows, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.
Purple Rock Puppets: "Ecological Logic," family-friendly puppet show about littering, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m.
Craft and Vendor Fair, Northport Memorial Post 6131. Free admission. 323-2982. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"A Wine Walk in The Old Port: Red Wines of Tuscany," sommelier Erica Archer leads tastings paired with food in four restaurants, 21-plus; Spread Restaurant, Portland. $40. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m.
The Femme Show, dance, spoken word, drag, burlesque and performance art exploring femme identity, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $11 in advance; $14 day of show. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.
International TableTop Day, learn and play board games, Weekend Anime, Westbrook. Free. weekendanime.com. Noon to 8 p.m.
Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m.
The April Fool's Show, program to be revealed at showtime, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $3. 780-4249. 7 p.m.
"Drink & Draw," meet comic book artists while you drink and dine, LFK, Portland. Free admission; cost for food and drink. 899-1505. 8:30 p.m.
Puppet Show, presented by Prince Memorial Library, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth. Free. 829-2215. 1:30 p.m.
Storyteller Carol Birch, tells the story of Lou Gehrig, Topsham Public Library. Free. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m.
"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. Thursday.
"Who Does She Think She Is?" (2008), documentary about five women who refuse to choose between being mothers and being artists, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. Free. belfastcreativecoalition.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Reel Paddling Film Festival, presented by the Maine Island Trail Association and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for students. tinyurl.com/reelpaddling. 7 p.m. Friday.
"Judy Garland: Moments of Magic," music producer and critic Lawrence Shulman talks about Judy Garland followed by screening of "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor. Free. reelpizza.net. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
"Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" (1970), Czechoslovakian surrealist film, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Children's Film Festival, featuring local, national and international children's films and workshops for all ages, various locations, Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Wednesday to April 7.
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.
Owen King, author of "Double Feature," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Blaize Nolynne, author of "District One Stand By," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Susan Lebel Young, author of "Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Neil Rolde, author of "York is Living History," York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m.
Linda Greenlaw, author of "Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Richard Cheek and Bill Bunting, editor and contributor to "From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business: The Many Lives of Maine's Lighthouses," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Ann Hood, author of "The Obituary Writer," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 6:30 p.m.
Evelyn Rysdyk, author of "Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine," True North Health Center, Falmouth. 781-4488. 6 p.m.
Mark Lapping, author of "Maine's Agricultural History," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m.
Annie Finch, author of "Spells: New and Selected Poems," University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. une.edu/mwwc. Noon.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, Portland. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Friday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
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.