Saturday, March 8, 2014
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Singer-songwriter Ben Harper, left, and harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite perform together at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Saturday.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Cony High School in Augusta will benefit Teens to Trails, giving Maine teens opportunities to experience the outdoors.
Kirtan, Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt, ecstatic song and poetry, The New Church, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 at door. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m.
Roderick Russell, sword-swallowing mentalist, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $18 in advance; $20 at door ($12 in advance; $14 at door for ages 12 and under). awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cuatro de Mayo Music Night, performance slots will be open for individual acoustic acts plus a jam session for anyone who wants to play; storytellers and poets also welcome; Fuego Diablo Studios, Pownal. Free. 408-3185. 5 to 8 p.m.
"May the Fourth Be With You," Maine Academy of Modern Music "Star Wars" bash with music by Emergency Sirens, Yard Sail, Illegal Eagle, Metal Sideburns, Battle Taxi and Rupture the Fish; Breakwater School, Portland. $5; $3 if in costume. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 5 p.m.
Juggler and comedian Brent McCoy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8; $4 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m.
Spring Carnival and Open House, games, face painting, crafts, food and more, French School of Maine, Freeport. Free. 865-3308. 11 a.m.
New Gloucester History Barn Open House, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn). Free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon.
"Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo at El Rayo," outdoor bar and barbecue, mechanical bull riding, face painting and music by The Pete Kilpatrick Band, Anna & The Diggs, Builder of the House, Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies, Jaw Gems, Maine Marimba Ensemble and Primo Cubano; El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free admission. elrayotaqueria.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, everyone welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland. Free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m.
Third Annual Sprout Film Festival, short films about autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities presented by Spurwink, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. Free/donation; $25 for reception. francocenter.org. Reception, 5:30 p.m.; films, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The Blind Banker" (2010), stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The Woodmans" (2010), documentary/biopic of photographer Francesca Woodman presented by Strand Theatre and Farnsworth Art Museum, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $8.50. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival, benefit for Teens to Trails featuring Maine-made films "Turning Tail," "For Those Who Love Paddlers," "Moments from Hogback" and more, Cony High School Auditorium, Augusta. $10. teenstotrails.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Movies with S.T.E.V.E.N.: "Satan's School for Girls," make fun of bad 1973 horror movie, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. Free. 221-2382. 10 p.m. Monday.
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), classic George M. Cohan biopic starring James Cagney, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquit performingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Girl Rising" (2013), Opera House Arts presentation of documentary about nine girls and the power of education to change the world, Stonington Opera House. $7. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. May 9.
"Girl Rising" (2013), documentary about nine girls and the power of education to change the world, portion of ticket sales will help fund programs for the girls; Strand Theatre, Rockland. $10. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. May 9.
George Daughan, author of "1812: The Navy's War," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of "In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier's Struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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