“Orgasm Inc.”

Liz Canner’s witty documentary, “Orgasm Inc.,” explores the lengths the medical industry will go to create and treat a new disease: “female sexual dysfunction.” A discussion follows the film’s screening tonight. Go to for information.

When: 7:30 tonight and 1 p.m. Friday

Where: Space, 538 Congress St., Portland

How much: $7



Fairy Tale Players

Before making a bet with your sister that you can become king, you should know first what you’ll have to do to make kingly status. Get the inside scoop in the Fairy Tale Players’ production of “How the Dragon was Tricked” at the Acorn Studio Theater beginning Friday and running through April 3. Call 854-0065 for tickets.

When: 7 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. Saturdays

Where: Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook

How much: $5; $3 for children ages 12 and younger

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are beloved because they have athletic talent, they’re funny, and they’re dedicated to community outreach. The team is in Portland Friday night. Go to for tickets.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Cumberland County Civic Center, Spring Street, Portland

How much: $26 to $77

Vikesh Kapoor

Neo-folk singer/songwriter Vikesh Kapoor has been making a name for himself in New England. The Boston Globe likens him to Woodie Guthrie. His second album, “Newspress Scare,” was released last month. Go to to hear audio. Kapoor is joined by John Shade and Wesley Allen Hartley and the Traveling Trees. This is an 18-and-older show. Go to for information.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Space, 538 Congress St., Portland

How much: $7

Country Dance Festival

The DownEast Country Dance Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival begins with a contradance Friday night. Saturday is filled with dancing, workshops (from Canadian step dancing to Bollywood), mini-concerts and special activities for kids and families. Go to for a full schedule and information.

When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday

Where: Mt. Ararat Middle School gym and the Orion Performing Arts Center, off Route 201, Topsham

How much: $12 to $35; free for children ages 10 and younger with an adult. Discounts available for full-time students ages 11 to 21.




On Saturday, 6,000 plastic Easter eggs will be waiting for eager children on the floor of the gym at Old Orchard Beach High School. The Easter egg hunt is part of Old Orchard Beach’s annual Egg-Stravaganza. The Easter bunny will make an appearance and there will be a bounce house, crafts and carnival games. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Go to for info.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Old Orchard Beach High School, 40 Emerson Cummings Blvd.

How much: Free

Kolosko-Dimow Duo

Classical guitarist Nathan Kolosko and flutist Carl Dimow are celebrating the release of their second album, “border crossings,” with a CD release concert Saturday in Portland. The new album features music drawing on classical, world and jazz. Go to and click on “audio” to hear clips from the new album. Tickets at the door. Call 772-7421 for information.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland

How much: $10

International Food Festival

Taste world cuisine without leaving southern Maine at the annual International Food Festival at Southern Maine Community College. The festival showcases cuisines from Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Norway, Greece, Italy, Germany, Lebanon and Russia. The event benefits multicultural student scholarships. Go to for information.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (silent auction begins at 10:30 a.m.)

Where: Dining Hall, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland

How much: $20

Cicada Chamber Players benefit concert

New York Philharmonic bassist William Blossom leads the six-musician ensemble, the Cicada Chamber Players, in a concert to benefit St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen at Preble Street. The ensemble’s program includes works by Dvorak, Rossini, Haydn, Arthur Foote and Emily Tu. Call 772-5434 for information.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland

How much: $15 suggested donation; free for students

Bad Romance

Glam rocker Lady Gaga is as known for her looks as for her music. On Saturday at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, you too can take a shot at glam-rock fame by participating in the Lady Gaga Look-Alike Contest and Dance Party. This is a 21-and-older event. Go to for information.

When: 9 p.m. (doors)

Where: Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland

How much: $4

Jeremy Camp

Christian rock artist Jeremy Camp has more than a dozen No. 1 songs, six Dove Awards and three ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards. His latest studio album, “Speaking Louder than Before,” was released in November 2008. Go to to stream audio. Go to for tickets and information.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Vineyard Auditorium, 9 Foss Road, Lewiston

How much: $25, $35 and $40

Dave Rave

Local singer/songwriter Kate Schrock has toured and written music with Canadian punk rocker Dave Rave for decades. Rave also produced Schrock’s 2003 album, “Indiana.” Saturday night, the two perform together, accompanied by local percussionist Todd the Rocket. Call 761-1757 or go to for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: One Longfellow Square, State and Congress streets, Portland

How much: $12 in advance; $15 day of show

The Honey Dewdrops

Husband-and-wife folk duo the Honey Dewdrops won first place in the People in Their Twenties Talent Show on radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2008 and were finalists in the “Mountain Stage” NewSong competition last year. They released their debut album, “If the Sun Will Shine,” in 2009. Go to and click on “media” to stream audio. The duo will be joined by Cahalen Morrison. Go to for information.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Hogfarm Studios Annex, 140 Main St., Biddeford

How much: $8

Midcoast  Model Festival

Kit and handmade models of all shapes and sizes are on display at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Models range from steam engines to cars, planes and ships. Events during the weekend include model-building workshops, demonstrations and radio-controlled car racing. Some workshops required advance registration. Go to for information.

When: Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73

How much: $12; free for those under 18



Bassekou Kouyate

West African musician Bassekou Kouyate and his band, Ngoni Ba, combine West African musical traditions with blues, contemporary jazz, rock and pop. Kouyate plays a small stringed instrument called a ngoni, a precursor of the banjo. He and his bandmates play them like electric guitars. Go to to listen to audio. Call 594-0070 for tickets.

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland

How much: $18; $8 for students ages 18 and younger



Kurt Rosenwinkel

The Chicago Tribune said jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel’s “music represents the sound of the future” in jazz. Rosenwinkel and his standards trio will perform a concert in Augusta Monday following a clinic presented at the University of Maine at Augusta. Go to and click on “music” to listen to tracks from his albums. Go to for information. Tickets at the door (cash only).

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Jewett Auditorium, University of Maine, 46 University Drive, Augusta

How much: $10; free for high school students with ID



Mozart’s Requiem

The Choral Art Society and Portland Ballet reprise their “Carmina Burana” collaboration with a new performance Tuesday night. This time around, the two arts organizations are showcasing Mozart’s Requiem, a dramatic piece of music many may remember from the 1984 film “Amadeus.” Call PortTix at 842-0800 or go to for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

How much: $17 to $62


The Maryland-based rock quartet Clutch released its ninth studio album, “Strange Cousins from the West,” last summer. It’s the first full-length album of new material the band has released on its own label, Weathermaker Music. Go to to watch video and listen to music. Clutch will be joined by Danko Jones and Caverns. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets at Bull Moose stores. Go to for information.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland

How much: $20 in advance; $22 day of show

Dark Dark Dark

The indie chamber folk sextet Dark Dark Dark recently released a six-song EP, “Bright Bright Bright,” as a follow-up to its 2008 debut album, “The Snow Magic.” The new EP is just a teaser. A new full-length album is due out in the fall. Go to and click on “listen” to open the band’s audio player. The band will be joined by Hersey State and Dark Urrru. This is an 18-and-older show. Tickets at Bull Moose stores and at

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Space, 538 Congress St., Portland

How much: $7



Robert Wilson

Author Robert Wilson talks about the subject of his upcoming book, “Seeking Refuge: Birds and Landscapes of the Pacific Flyway,” on Wednesday. The book talks about how wildlife refuges have been managed historically and the continuing struggle among migrating birds, farmers and wildlife managers and the fight over water. Go to for information.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: ES Common Room, Adams Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick

How much: Free

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