Thursday, December 12, 2013
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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.
Sixth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, with Megan Grumbling and finalists from several area high schools, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. Free. merriconeag.org. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Poetry Express, conducted by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and including readers Ellen Taylor, Dave Morrison, Steve Pixley, Dan Bookham, Ted Kanellakis and Clio Berta, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Debra Spark, author of "The Pretty Girl," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Carol Lilleqvist Welsh, author of "360 Square," a memoir about adoption, Raymond Village Library. Free. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Syracuse in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. Thursday (and a Friday game if necessary). Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. 874-9300. Vs. New Britain, 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; vs. Reading, 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Annual Spring Dance Concert, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Port City Swing Dance, music by the Tom Whitehead Swing Quartet, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance, music by the Big Moose Band and calling by Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $6; $1 for children; $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m.; lessons at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, music by Sassafras Stomp and calling by Mary Wesley, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 17; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ecstatic Dance Maine, expressive dance with DJ, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland. $10 to $20; sliding scale. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
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.