This week

The New England alt-country scene gets spotlight treatment on Friday. At One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., local favorite Roy Davis and his band celebrate the release of “We Are a Lightning Bolt” while hosting a taping party for a live CD and DVD. The Boston-based band Girls Guns & Glory shares the bill. Admission is $8, and music starts at 8 p.m.

Down the street at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., three bands team up for some serious stepping out: the Molenes, the Coming Grass and the Grassholes share the bill. Music starts at 8 p.m.; admission is $7.

If you’re an Americana fan, it doesn’t get much better. 

Coming up

Meanwhile, down in York, the Seacoast Guitar Society presents flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski at 7 p.m. April 18 at Remick Barn at Old York, 207 York St. Tickets cost $15 ($8 for students), and are available at Museums of Old York in York and online at

Zemantauski is one of the few touring female flamenco guitarists in the world. In addition to performing, she also lectures on music, culture and gender ideology in the flamenco art form. 

The 13th annual Maine Association of Community Theater’s One-Act Play Festival will be April 24 at the Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland.

The morning session will include workshops in theater and stage craft, and the afternoon is dedicated to a range of one-act plays presented by community theaters from across Maine.

Among the theaters showing work will be the Slightly Off-Center Players of Dover-Foxcroft; Lamoine Community Arts; Community Little Theatre of Auburn; Aqua City Actor’s Theatre of Waterville; and Gaslight Theatre of Hallowell. Tickets cost $12 ($10 for seniors and students), and will be available at the door.




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