Friday, April 25, 2014
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Scenes like this one will be common in Unity this weekend, where the annual Common Ground Country Fair runs Friday to Sunday.
Press Herald file
Irish American Club 40th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, cocktail hour, catered buffet and live music by Straight Lace, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $30; cash bar. irishofmaine.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
"The Early Evening Show with Mike Miclon," spoof of late-night talk shows featuring singer Erika Olver, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16; $14 for seniors; free for children ages 12 and under. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $12; $10 for seniors; $9.50 for children ages 6 to 16; $2 for ages age 5 and under. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Sept. 29.
Spindleworks Fashion Show, featuring Spindleworks-made clothing and accessories, The Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. 729-8584. 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"Show People" (1928), silent comedy starring William Haines with live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
"Best Kept Secret" (2013), documentary about autism class in Newark, N.J., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour," films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet; benefits Friends of Acadia; College of the Atlantic, Gates Center, Bar Harbor. $10; $5 for children under age 18. coa.edu. 7 p.m. Friday.
"Vacationland" (2012), family and fate collude to comic effect in this independent film set against the backdrop of a failed reunion one summer in the mountains of western Maine, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Shored Up: When Human Nature and the Force of Nature Collide" (2013), documentary followed by Q&A with Sam Merrill of the University of Southern Maine, Kennebunk Town Hall. Free. kennebunkmaine.us. 7 p.m. Friday.
Global Lens Film Series, "Cairo 678" (Egypt, 2010), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
"Manon of the Spring" (1986), French film, Kennebunk Free Library. Free. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Monday.
"Cartoon College" (2012), fast-paced look at a school where the stakes are high and spilled ink and tears are often the only reward, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Brooklyn Castle" (2012), documentary about a chess team at an inner-city school, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Thursday.
Elizabeth Macalaster, author of "Reckoning at Harts Pass," with retired FBI agent Daniel Sayner, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, featuring poets Betsy Sholl and Nate Amadon; hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel; Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lois Lowry, author of "Number the Stars," "The Giver" and "A Summer to Die," Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $8. tellingroom.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by Scrod Pudding with Bill Olson calling, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.