International food at CeleSoiree Friday

INTERNATIONAL FOOD paired with live African drumming, flamenco dancing and a silent auction will be the highlights of the 7th Annual CeleSoiree: Celebrating Immigration Through the Arts. Proceeds will help pay for legal aid for Maine’s immigrant community.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Portland Company, 58 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30 in advance; $35 at the door; free for ages 12 and under

INFO: 780-1593; ilapmaine.org


On a roll: King Arthur on pastries, more

KING ARTHUR FLOUR’S “Baking Across America” program stops in Portland to teach Mainers how to make perfect flaky pie crusts, cinnamon rolls, breads and tarts. Learn from the experts at these two-hour baking demonstrations that include baking tips, recipes and door prizes.

WHEN: Noon Friday pies and tarts; 7 p.m. Friday sweet yeast bread

WHERE: Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland


INFO: (800) 827-6836; kingarthurflour.com/baking