April 18, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports, dances

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A firsthand look at aquatic life at the 2012 Green Neighbor Family Festival, following the Urban Runoff 5K, at Deering High School in Portland. This year’s race and festival take place Saturday.

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SUNDAY

Laser Mania 2013, laser light festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. "Laser Orion," 1 p.m.; "Laser Perseus + Andromeda," 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Portland Slam Team Semi Finals round two, 18-plus; Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 p.m.

• FILMS

"Millay at Steepletop" (1983), documentary about poet Edna St. Vincent Millay followed by discussion with Millay scholar Mary Pilote, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"It's a Disaster" (2012), indie drama/comedy about the end of the world, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Herman's House" (2012), documentary about solitary confinement co-presented by the ACLU of Maine, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

John Densmore, former drummer of The Doors and author of "The Doors Unhinged," Record Store Day book signing, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free; cost for book. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, with Dennis Camire and M.K. Spain, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Carla Sullwood, author of "The Whaler's Bride," Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jen Blood, author of "Southern Cross," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Betsy Williams, author of "Mumma Can You Hear Me?", Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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 lunch. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. April 25.

• PRO SPORTS

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. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; vs. Binghamton, 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. Saturday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Bath Family Dance, live fiddle music and dance lessons, Bath Dance Works. $3; $12 per family. 522-3900. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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.

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