March 28, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs/festivals, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports, dances


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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. 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.




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. 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. 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. 8 p.m.

Purple Rock Puppets: "Ecological Logic," family-friendly puppet show about littering, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free. 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. 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. 8 p.m.

International TableTop Day, learn and play board games, Weekend Anime, Westbrook. Free. Noon to 8 p.m.


Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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