“Are You Really My Friend?”, Tanja Alexia Hollander’s photographs of her Facebook friends, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through June 17.

Edgar Degas: “The Private Impressionist,” drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through May 28.

“Trucks and Landscapes,” new paintings by Kevin Beers, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Friday.

“Viewpoints,” new paintings by Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through May 1.

Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through April 8.

“In a State of Becoming,” Inuit art from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Ongoing.

“Painting in Normandy and Beyond,” paintings and photographs from six local artists on a European painting holiday, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Friday.

Artisans Collective mixed-media show, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photographs, floor cloths, pottery, collage cards, jewelry and scarfs, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Through Friday.

Youth Art Month Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through April 1.

Sixth Annual Biennial Invitational, more than 50 artists painting on the theme “Portland,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; Through April 27.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through April 1.

Wall sculptures by University of New England students, made from repurposed materials with a marine theme, Dyer Library, Saco. Through Friday.

“Print/Counter-Print,” works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Friday.

“Assembly Line,” work of Barbara Bean, Maureen Block, Terry Grasse and Ann Slocum, Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery. Through Tuesday.

“Attach,” new drawings by Amy Ray, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through Friday.

“Reflections,” sea-inspired oil paintings and metallic driftwood sculptures by Ellen Thayer, The Salt Exchange, Portland. Through April 30.

“Madness Immemorial,” tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, artwork by Brandon Kawashima and Michelle Souliere, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Friday.

“Layers of Meaning” mixed-media by Debra Arter, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Through Thursday.

“Portraits,” photographs by Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Saturday.

“Springtime Floriade,” multi-disciplinary exhibit, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. Through April 20.

“Little House Meets Little Dog,” paintings by Melissa Capuano, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. Through Friday.

“MERC: Mainers Recycling Cardboard,” Engine, Biddeford Arts. Through Friday.

“As High as Heaven,” paintings by Kenny Cole, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through April 21.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” “Branching Out: Water” and Gardiner Area Artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Through Tuesday.

New work by Obie Buell, Susie Stevenson, Susan Hutton and Annette Kearney, stone angel sculptures, mermaids and rugs, mixed-metal pendants, and fused glass, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Friday.

“The Myths,” photographs portraying evolving roles of women, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through April 4.

“A Year of New Work,” paintings by Neil Wyrick, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Friday.

Marguerite Robichaux, Hugh Verrier and John Orcutt, landscape paintings, paper bird sculptures and nature photography, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. Through Wednesday.

“Young at Art,” work of students in grades K-8, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Ends today.

Lisa Dombek, paintings and mixed media, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Through Friday.

“The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Through Sept. 23.

“Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through April 2.

“The Art of the Needle,” needlepoint tapestries by Jill Vendituoli, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through April 23.

Alison Hill, Brita Holmquist, Margaret Ryan and Margareta McDonald, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 7.

“Another Part of Me,” art by faculty and staff, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. Through April 2.

“Playing Around: Art of the Imagination,” work by 46 artists in a variety of media, River Arts, Damariscotta. Through Thursday.

“Open Spaces, Maine III,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, Ann Mohnkern and Louisa Wickard, Lofts Gallery, Portland. 773-1737. Through Friday.

“Attending to the Ordinary,” pastels by Rita Haunert, with works by the Art in Heart artists, Bangor Public Library. Through Friday.

“Spring Works,” Damariscotta River Grill. Through April 24.

Damariscotta artist Penny Moodey, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through April 16.

Altered book exhibition from Margo Ogden’s workshop, Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell. Through Wednesday.

“Free Form Flow,” a celebration of collaboration by Tim Clorius and Matt W. Moore, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington. 778-7002. Through April 5.

“The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Getto 1940-1944,” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854. Through May 1.

“Callithump!”, vending machine art by Jess and Matt LeClair, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Through Saturday.

African wildlife, photographs by Earland Bradley, York Public Library. Through Wednesday.

“My So-Called Teenage Life 2011-2012,” photographs by North Yarmouth Academy students, Clayton’s Gourmet Market & Cafe, Yarmouth. Through April 30.

“Chronology of a Life: Artist’s Books, Poems and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” Glickman Family Library, Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Portland. Through April 30.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin, mixed media, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland. 838-7591. Through May. 2.

“Vernal Pools and the First Signs of Spring,” several artists, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. 841-5914. Through April 28.

“Earthenware and Healing,” exhibit by Vivian Lambert of Ayurvedic healing herbs and oils and their vessels, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Friday.

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 

Art Openings

“Mainely Photo Arts,” by Murray Dellow, Dyer Library, Saco. April 1. Through April 30.

Emily Bracale: “Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” Bangor Public Library. April 1. Through April 30.

“Scenes from Maine,” recent works by Jay LaBrie, landscapes and coastal scenes, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. April 1. Through April 30.

“Victoria’s Wonderama,” original site-specific fantasy-themed work by eight local artists, Victoria Mansion, Portland. Friday. Through April 21.

“Mindscapes in Watercolor,” Katharine A. Cartwright, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland. 594-6490. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through April 8.

Jean Kigel, gyotaku, the ancient art of japanese fish prints, Little Tokyo, Brunswick. 798-6888. April 1. Through April 30.

“Local Colors,” works from midcoast artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. April 1. Through May 24.

“Red Horse,” works by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-6264. April 1. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.

Altered book exhibition from Margo Ogden’s workshop, Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell. Opening reception, 4 p.m. Thursday. Through April.

“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits and Art 1685-1840,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brick. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.


“Rumors,” Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 7 p.m. April 1. 


Ice Cream and Tea Social with the Princesses, featuring author Elizabeth Tardif reading from her book “A Bunny Named Apple,” benefits for Habitat for Humanity project in Freeport, Scarborough High School, $5. 837-9192. 1 to 3:30 p.m. today.

Bob Marley, comedian, benefits Noble athletics, Noble High School, Berwick, $15. 676-2674. 6:30 p.m. today.

Soprano Christy Comeau-Pierce, colon cancer survivor, in support of Colon Cancer Awareness month, benefits Cancer Community Center, works by Strauss, Cilea, Korngold, Arlen and more, with Valerie Green and Tom Wallace, State Street Church, Portland, $20. 774-2200. 3 p.m. today.

“Sitting Pretty: The Paddle is the Canvas,” community painting project, benefits Freeport’s Teen Center, with auctioneer John Bottero, Freeport Community Center. 3 to 6:30 p.m. today.

March Madness Book Sale, paperbacks, cook books, art books, history, fiction and more, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Benefit for People Plus and the Brunswick Teen Center, portion of day’s proceeds will be donated, Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe, Brunswick. 729-0757. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Benefit for Equest Foundation, for scholarships for participants at Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports in Lyman, a portion of the evening’s sales will be donated, 50 Local, Kennebunk. 467-3242. 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Benefit for Wayside food programs, taste products from Maine Mead Works and Silvery Moon Creamery, Maine Mead Works, Portland, $5. 699-3170. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Second Annual Best Whoopie Pie Competition, benefits the center, Spectrums Generations Muskie Center, Waterville, $5 entry fee. 873-4745. Participants should deliver three whoopie pies between 7:30 and 11 a.m. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Beauty and the Books, grand finale reception climaxing the library’s month-long silent auction and annual fundraiser, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Senior talent show and auction, benefits Class of 2012 Project Graduation, Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center, $5. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Foursome play table games, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth, $12 includes light lunch and beverages. 781-2705. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Hot Country Nights, country music and laughs, benefits Class of 2012 and Brunswick High School faculty member Mary Norbert, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, $5-$8. 319-1910. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Senior class talent show and auction, benefits Class of 2012 Project Graduation, Yarmouth High School, $5. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Fifth annual silent and live auction, light refreshments served, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford, $5. 324-3191. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Fifth annual silent and live auction, benefits Sanford UU Church and Corner Cupboard, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $5. 324-3191. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

17th Annual Snowball Benefit, dinner and dancing with Tony Boffa, benefits Sugarloaf Youth Ski and Snowboard Scholarship Fund, Sugarloaf (King Pine Room), Carrabassett Valley, $60. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $20-$50, $10 under age 10. 1 to 4 p.m. April 1.

SeniorsPlus 3rd Annual “ChocoLArt,” chocolate-tasting event, silent art auction, live music, benefits SeniorsPlus Meals on Wheels and other programs, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 1. 

Books and Authors

Maine Historical Society Book Group, Mark Curlansky’s “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $10-$20 covers four sessions. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Crash Barry, “Tough Island: Live,” 45-minute monologue taken from Barry’s book “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine,” Camden Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kieran Shields, University of Maine School of Law alumnus and author of gothic novel “The Truth of All Things,” University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Hon. Unity Dow, Botswanan former judge and author of “Saturday is for Funerals,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Festival of the Book, readings, signings, performances, workshops and panel discussions, various locations Portland, free. See story, Page D1. Thursday.

Heidi Julavits, author of “The Vanishers,” Bowdoin College (Massachusetts Hall), Brunswick. 4 p.m. Friday.

Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, author of “Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Longfellow’s Shorts Author Series, Morgan Callan Rogers, author of “Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea,” Portland Stage Company, $5 suggested. 774-1043. 7 p.m. April 1. 

Classical Music

Blue Hill Concert Association Winter Concert Series, string quartet with clarinet, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $30, high school and under free. 3 p.m. today.

DaPonte String Quartet, “Fatal Attraction,” featuring Alban Berg”s “Lyric Suite and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden,” Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $18-$22, under 21 free. 3 p.m. today.

Graduate piano recital, Nicholas Price, Boston Conservatory of Music graduate student in collaborative piano performance, Saco River Grange Hall, Buxton, free/donation. 650-2776. 3 p.m. today.

The Rossini Club’s Public Concert Series, Eleanor Lehmann, violin, and Ruth Matt, piano, performing Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and other works, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5-$10, students free. 3 p.m. today.

Vienna Piano Trio, Austrian trio plays Haydn’s Trio in E-Flat minor and more, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $6. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, DaPonte String Quartet, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bates Gamelan Orchestra Concert, with drummer-composer Wahyu Roche and dancer Achmad Farmis, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Soprano Christina Astrachan performs “Hausmusik,” benefits Oratorio Chorale, Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, students half-price, under 12 free. 3 p.m. April 1.


Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday. 


Bellydance Superstars’ “Club Bellydance,” featuring Lindsay Feeney, Naya’s Trance, Sisters of the Sun, Emily Wood and others, Portland High School Auditorium, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. today.

Maine State Ballet, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$40. 2 p.m. Saturday and April 1. 


“Fete du Printemps,” Franco-American Cultural Festival, various events and locations, check website for full schedule, Biddeford. Today. 


Winter and Spring Film Series, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. “Water for Elephants” (PG-13), 3 p.m. today; “My Afternoons with Margueritte” (PG-13), 3 p.m. April 1.

Global Lens International Films Series, “The Invisible Eye,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 7 p.m. Monday.

“Splinters,” documentary about the evolution of indigenous surfing in Papua New Guinea, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Raw footage from Alan Lomax’s “American Patchwork 1978-1985,” with performances by Nathan Salsburg and Matt Rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Windfall,” Snow Mobile Club, Island Falls, free/donations. 646-316-5151. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward,” introduced by filmmaker Michael Maglaras, part of Maine Festival of the Book (see story, Page D1), Robin Ward Savage, the artist and illustrator’s daughter, will be in attendance, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, free. 5 p.m. Saturday. 

Food and Drink

Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, chef Chris Bassett of Azure Cafe in Freeport, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, $75 for members. 633-4333, Ext. 101. 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

For Children

Storytime in the Garden, hour-long stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Monday.

Rick Charette, presented by Jewish Community Alliance and Early Childhood Education Preschool, benefits ECE Preschool scholarship fund, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10, $40 per family. 772-1959. 10 a.m. April 1.

Kids’ Open Mic, for kids 10 to 18, hosted by Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 761-7099. 3 to 6 p.m. April 1.


Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m. today.

Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM Slam 2012, six high school bands compete, Big Easy, Portland, $10-$12, all-ages show. 2 p.m. today.

Waterfall Arts Presents Brad Terry, jazz clarinetist and whistler, Belfast High School Performance Space, $12 advance, $15 door. 338-2222. 7 p.m. today.

Vio Mire, Hersey State, Aleric Nez, pastoral indie folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. 8 p.m. today.

Ted Sink CD-release concert, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. 7 p.m. today.

The Slackers, ska, with The Pomps, El Grande, All Good Feel Good Collective, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. today.

Decompression Chamber Music Season Four, Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 6 p.m. Monday.

Hoboe Celebrates Beethoven’s Birthday, oboe-driven rock band plays Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Stonington Opera House, $10. 7 p.m. Monday.

Yellow Dubmarine, Beatles dub reggae, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $20 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Monday

Matt Flinner Trio, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard Wood, Canadian fiddler, with Gordon Belsher, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

JT Lockwood Band, with Tenpennies, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $2, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Emily Wells, combines voice and violin, with Live Footage, Aleric Nez, Space, Portland, $10, 18plus. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals with stand-up bass, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.

Richard Wood, Canadian fiddler, with Gordon Belsher, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Gordon Bok, concert to accompany his wood carvings, Camden Public Library, $15. 236-3440. 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Excision, with Liquid Stranger and Lucky Date, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, general admission, 16-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Berklee Road Show, variety show of roots musicians from Berklee College of Music American roots music program, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7 advance, $10 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Dority, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Richard Wood, Canadian fiddler, with Gordon Belsher, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Old School, classic rock and blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Los Lobos, Tex-Mex rock and roll, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $95. 8 p.m. Thursday.

DJ Figure, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Norway Open Mic Night, hosted by Davy Sturtevant, Norway Unitarian Universalist Church, $3, bring non-perishable food item. 603-733-6350. Sign-up at 6:30, music at 7 p.m. Friday.

Chris Pureka, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Don Wessels, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

Snoop Dogg, rapper, State Theatre, Portland, $40 advance, $45 door, all ages, general admission. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. show Friday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Tim Fite, CD-release show, with A Severe Joy, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8 advance, $10 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ryan Haliburton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. 865-4321. 8 p.m. Friday.

George Winston, piano, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50 advance, $42.50 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jazz cabaret, featuring Cabaret All-Stars, CEHS jazz ensembles and combos and 8th-grade jazz ensemble, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5. 799-3309, Ext. 111. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ellis Paul family show, folk singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $8-$12. 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31.

Peter Yarrow, singer-songwriter from Peter, Paul and Mary, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35 advance, $38 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Beatles Night, Pressure Points performs “Rubber Soul” and Scratch performs “A Hard Day’s Night,” The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Monique Barrett, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rockabilly Barn Burner, with the Sweetback Sisters, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Coast Jazz, sax, piano and bass trio, with Myles Nuzzi, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. 865-4321. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mark Tipton Jazz Quartet, Muppets and Sesame Street jazz, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5-$10. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

George Winston, piano, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $38 advance, $40 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Master’s Blend Coffeehouse, bluegrass from Wyld Blue Yonder, Unity Community Center, free. 491-5080. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Colorados, bluegrass and blues, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. April 1.

English Beat, ska, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $40 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. April 1. 


Early spring birds at Wolfe’s Neck, look for resident, migrating and newly arrived birds, and possibly ospreys, bring binoculars, meet at benches by second parking lot, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, free with park admission. 865-4465. 2 p.m. today.


North Gorham Writers Group, an evening of original prose and poetry, United Church of Christ of North Gorham, free. 892-9831. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

Special Events

Maine Maple Sunday, sugarhouses open to the public with various attractions, statewide in Maine. Schedule and locations at and Today.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, rune readings, more, Double Tree Hotel, South Portland, $2. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“We’ve Got Talent,” variety show presented by Sanford Maine Stage Theatre, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $10, $20 for meal and show. Luncheon at 1 p.m., show at 3 p.m. today.

Mid-Coast Model Festival, Owls Head Transportation Museum, $12, under 18 free. 594-4418. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

National Theatre in London Live: “She Stoops to Conquer,” high English comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15-$23. Live at 2 p.m., rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

National Theatre in London Live: “She Stoops to Conquer,” high English comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10-$18. Live at 2 p.m., rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Collection 2012,” fashion show featuring original student garments, presented by the fashion marketing program at Portland Arts and Technology High School, includes silent auction and refreshments, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. 874-8165. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Children’s Film Festival, local, national and international children’s films and workshops, presented by East End Community School, various locations, Portland. portland Thursday through April 1.

Country Western Night, with music by Gloria Jean and Jim Cavallaro, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $29.95 includes dinner and show. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Cesar Chavez Observance, in honor of Chavez’s birthday and the 50th anniversary of his founding of the United Farm Workers of America, First Parish Church, Portland. 518-9177. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club 26th Annual Variety Show, singing, dancing and skits, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $4-$10. 865-4104. 7 p.m. Saturday.

International Moustache Film Festival and Stache Pag, short films contest, sketch moustache comedy, DJ Tim D, benefits Northeast Historic Film, MENSK and Mystache Fights Cancer, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $20 VIP. Film festival at 7:30, Stache Pag at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Circus Ole! and Feast of Fools, trapeze, stilt walkers, jugglers, giant puppets, hoop dancers, music and more, Four Seasons Conference Center, South Paris, $8 advance, $10 door, 12 and under $6. 890-0545. 7 p.m. Saturday.


Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665. Vs. Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building, $6-$30. 210-6655. Vs. Springfield, 5 p.m April 1.


“Little Me,” musical based on the Neil Simon book, presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20-$30. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 1.

“The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare [Abriged],” Freeport Factory Stage, $15-$19, pay-what-you-can Thursdays. 2 p.m. today.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” presented by Windham Center Stage Theatre, $5-$10. 893-2098. 2 p.m. today.

“Can U Here Me Know?”, “a gay man’s journey in deaf culture and this crazy place called life,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $12-$15. 7:30 p.m. today.

“A Few Good Men,” Portland Players, South Portland, $15-$20. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 1.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,” Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $20-$22, pay-what-you-can Thursdays. 2 p.m. today; 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 6 p.m. April 1.

“Chanson: The Lives and Music of Edith Piaf and Jaques Brel,” dinner and show, presented by the Freeport Players, The Venue, Portland, $25. 12:30 p.m. today.

“Red,” Tony Award-winning play about the artist Mark Rothko, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5-$18. 782-3200. 2 p.m. today.

“Annie,” the Broadway musical, Academy of Developing Artists of Maine, Biddeford, $10 advance, $13 door. 423-2027. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 1.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring Young Company, professional actors and community members, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 1.

“Freud’s Last Session,” imagining a meeting between Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and theologian C.S. Lewis, presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Public Library, $20. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. April 1.

“Uncle Bob,” drama about angry old man dying of AIDS who gets surprise visit from nephew, part of Dark Night Series presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10 suggested. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

“Heroes,” sharp-witted comedy about three World War II veterans in a French retirement home, Portland Stage Company, $15-$39. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 1.

“Anything Goes,” musical presented by the school’s theater program, Wells High School, $5-$8. 351-5741. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Ink,” true story of Mary Rowlandson and James Printer, Bangor Opera House, $20. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. April 1.

“Honk!” award-winning musical comedy, Kennebunk High School Auditorium, $9. 985-1110. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille,” Mardra Thomas as Billie Holiday with Flash Allen on piano, Freeport Factory Stage, $15-$19; pay-what-you-can Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 1.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” the classic musical, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), $6-$9. 839-5754. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 1.

“Legally Blonde,” musical, Marshwood High School, South Berwick, $8. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.Editor’s Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to [email protected] or a fax to 791-6920.