Thursday, Nov. 3

“Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert,” presented by Portland Ovations, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45-$55. 842-0800 or

Friday, Nov. 4

“101 Years of Broadway,” presented by Portland Ovations, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium. $37-$46; 842-0800 or

Friday, Nov. 4

Children’s theater auditions, “Doctor Doolittle,” Fiddlehead Center, Route 26, Gray,9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 8-16. 657-2244 or [email protected]

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 and 11-12

“Little Shop of Horrors” musical, The Academy of Developing Artists, 432 Elm St., Biddeford. $12 advance, $15 at door. 423-2027.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 and 11-12

“Betrayal,” by Harold Pinter, presented by The Originals at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. 7:30 p.m. $18/$15. Nov. 10 is pay-what-you-can. 929-5412.

Through Nov. 5

“The Boy Friend”, Scarborough High School Oak Hill Players, directed by Jonathan Miele, 7 p.m., Winslow Homer Auditorium. Matinee 1 p.m., Nov. 5. $9/$6 at the door. 937-2081.

Through Nov. 6

“Macbeth”, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. No performance Nov. 3. $19/$15. 865-4404 or

Friday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 20

“Don’t Dress For Dinner,” City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. 282-0849 or [email protected]

Saturday, Nov. 12

Kate Clinton, her 30th anniversary, presented by WomenTwoWomen, 8 p.m., South Portland. Auditorium, 657 Highland Ave., South Portland. $35/$60. email [email protected] or see

Friday, Nov. 18

“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. 8 p.m. Hosted by Southern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary. $20. 283-7225.

Friday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Dec. 4

“Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” and holiday food drive, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $12/$8. Bring food for Good Shepherd Food Bank, receive $1 off. 642-3743 or

November and December

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Merrill Auditorium. Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. $12/$15. PortTix, 842-0800.


Thursday, Nov. 3

Jazz concert, 15-member Maine Jazz Band, 7 p.m., Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. Free. 893-7723.

Friday, Nov. 4

Bluezberry Jam Concert featuring an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, rhythm and jam, 7 p.m., Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Main and Lebanon streets, Sanford. $10,$25 for a family.324-3191.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Flaming Griots, jazz, bebop, Latin jazz. Noon-1 p.m., Windward Cafe?, University of New Englan Biddeford campus. Free. [email protected] or 602-2346.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

India Jazz Suites, presented by Portland Ovations, 7:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM Portland. $25/$15. PortTix at 842-0800, box office at Merrill Auditoium or

Saturday, Nov. 26

Erica Brown Bluegrass Connection, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $14/$12 or by donation. 929-6472.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Pan Fried Steel Drum Band, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, 18-piece and directed by Ian Ramsey, North Yarmouth Academy music director. $16/$13 or by donation. Age 12 and under free. Family max $30. 929-6472.


Thursday, Nov. 3

Poetry reading, Gray Jacobik, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine-Portland, 5 p.m. Free. 892-9831.

Friday, Nov. 4

“Jewels of Maine,” Maine jewelry artisans, 5:30-7 p.m. at Fiddlehead Center, Route 26, Gray. $5 suggested donation includes refreshments. Under age 12, free. 657-1144 or [email protected]

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Book talk and signing, Jim Witherell, author of “L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Book signing and 20th year radio broadcast by Maine author and humorist John McDonald, 8-11 a.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland. 799-2659 or

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