Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event to benefit veterans and their families, featuring food and drink, music and auctions, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland.
Hypnotist Roderick Russell, family-friendly stage hypnosis show, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m.
Fishermen's Festival, 40th annual festival with Miss Shrimp contest, trap hauling, codfish relay, old-fashioned fish fry, lobster crate races and more; various locations, Boothbay Harbor. Most events are free. boothbayharborevents.com/index.html. Friday to Sunday.
Rosa Noreen's Fifth Annual Springtime Spectacular Variety Show, belly dance, blues, hip hop, aerial arts and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door; $20 for reserved front row. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.
Rhythmic Cypher Slam Team Fundraiser, Dominique Ashaheed, Marty McConnell and Speaker for the Dead raise funds for 2013 Rhythmic Cypher Slam Team, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of event. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.
Spring Fling, chicken dinner followed by show with pianist Phil House, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. $7; $6 for seniors; free for ages 12 and under. 799-2428. 5:30 p.m.
Into the Mud Challenge, 2.5-mile race with obstacles and mud pits, Gorham Middle School. $35; $10 for youth racers. intothemudchallenge.com. 9:30 a.m.
Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, featuring Paper Bull Puppets' "Wishes," Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m.
PSO Youth Concert: "Meet the Orchestra," introduces youths to instruments in the Portland Symphony Orchestra and demonstrates the individual sounds of woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion as well as the sounds of the orchestra together; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $5. portlandsymphony.org. 9:20 and 11:20 a.m. (11:20 a.m. sold out).
Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m.
Institute for Civic Leadership 20th Anniversary Celebration, 300 leaders from all sectors share inspirational stories of community impact with hors d'oeuvres, networking, storytelling, live entertainment, short film, and cash bar, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $75. goo.gl/Yb0uC. 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Festival Screening, the best video and animation projects from UMF students over the past year, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. Free. 778-7515. 7 p.m. Monday.
"A Place at the Table," documentary about hunger in America followed by panel discussion led by local anti-hunger leaders and neighbors dealing with food insecurity, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. $5. 772-4022. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Third Annual Sprout Film Festival, short films about autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities presented by Spurwink, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Free/donation. onelongfellowsquare.com. Program 1, 11 a.m.; Program 2, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Upstream Color," romantic thriller, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"A Swarm of Poets," readings by Maine poets and the winners of this year's poetry contest, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, with Augusten Burrows, author of "This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't," Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free; bring bag snack. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m.
Poet Seth Steinzor, author of "To Join the Lost," Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Free. 513-3135. 7 p.m.
Poetry Slam, poets from across the nation will compete for prizes, Unity College (Student Center). 948-9292. 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading, celebration of National Poetry Month and publication of poetry anthology "Sun Shining on Snow," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $3. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m.
Port Veritas: "Poetry on Tap," with Marty McConnell, Tatyana S. Brown and Sean Patrick Mulroy, Rising Tide Brewery, Portland. $15 in advance; $17 day of event; $10 for students. portveritas.com. 7 p.m.
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