• Art

Hannah Cole: “Time’s Wife,” paintings, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. www.umma.umaine.edu.

“Intersections:” A Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Katharine Cartwright, through March 31. Contemporary paintings in watercolor. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com.

Dorson Plourde: “Blue/Gray” and “Portrait Exhibition: Photography,” through Feb. 28. Plourde’s minimalist acrylics and photos by Melonie Bennet, Cole Caswell, Denise Froelich, Sean Harris, Julee Holcombe, Jack Montgomery and DM Witman. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

“Winter Colors: Paintings by Andrea Peters, Tom Curry, Kevin Beers, Mitch Billis and Phil Barter,” through March 29. Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com.

Annette Kearney: “Let There Be Light,” through March 31.Featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. www.markingsgallery.com.


“Maine 10” exhibit, through March 31. Art ranges from large scenics and playful graphics to smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, including framed prints. Those participating are: Shirley Lewis, Sylvia Dyer, Claire Vigneau, Mary Truesdell, Susan R. Wood (formerly Rayfield), Leslie Emerson, Bonnie Alpander and Vivian Wixom. Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath. www.maescafeandbakery.com.

Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org.

Bryan Graf: “Across the Interior,” through April 6. Inventive work turns the prosaic Jersey landscape into a canvas for darkroom experimentation. Free admission. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu/ica.

Robert Indiana “Celebrating LOVE,” explores Robert Indiana’s persistent and multi-faceted exploration of his LOVE imagery. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers,” Work of art educators celebrates studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom. Through March 1. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. www.sacomuseum.org.


USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here.” Part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by artists from 24 countries. Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th floor, Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

Catherine Worthington Fiber Art Exhibition, colorful textile paintings with themes of nature, flowers, pears and poppies. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. www.topshamlibrary.org.

Kenny Cole: “Parabellum (Prepare for War),” immersive, interactive installation. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. www.umma.umaine.edu.

From Paranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection, over 60 of the finest prints from the Museum of Art’s permanent collection. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. www.umma.umaine.edu.

“Pattern, Pixels, and Pastels,” through Feb. 28. Members of the Maine Artists Collective showcase their diverse talents and genres. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.

Ernest Nason: Quilts, through February. Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road, Wells. www.wells.lib.me.us/wells.


“Art 241: The Visual Book,” through Feb. 28. Featuring works by 12 students who are in USM’s Art 241 course. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” through March 28. Includes 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM art alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery..

“Present Happiness,” works by Anne Alexander, Michael Boardman, Sukie Curtis, Judine French, Varvara Harmon, Liz Prescott and Jane Sawyer. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth. www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

“Art for the Heart,” through March 1. Works of more than 40 artists. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com.

Lori Austill: “Dancers, Birds, Abstracts, and More,” through Feb. 28. Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

“Winter Meander,” a salon exhibition of Greenhut artists. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com.


“The Spirit of the Grassland,” an exhibit exploring the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. General museum admission. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. www.museumafricanculture.org.

“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” through March 21. Painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu.

“Coastal Plein Air,” through March 29. Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com.

“Area Below Water: Photoencaustics,” through March 29. Richard Keen, Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Janet B. Elwin, “Cozy Quilt Artistry,” through Feb. 28. Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. www.skidompha.org.

“Two Printmakers,” through February. The monotypes of Exeter, N.H., artists Barbara Cowen and Bill Childs. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net.


Kelly McConnell: “The Space In Between,” through March 31. Paintings. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org.

“Imaginary Journeys” group exhibition, through March 8. Juried show features 13 artists working in a variety of media exploring the theme of Imaginary Journeys. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.commonstreetarts.org.

Linda Murray Solo Art Show, Centre Street Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath. www.centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

“In the Sound Art Closet: Robert Beatty: Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata,” through April 6. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu/ica.

“Eat,” casserole of artists mull over their thoughts, and spit them out in a variety of media. Through March 2. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com.

Tim Higbee: “Tamarind to Hope,” opening reception, print collaborations and solo work, free. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. www.phopagallery.com. 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday.


“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” through June 30. Large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. www.schoolhouseartgallery.com.

“Legends & Landscapes: Film, Art and the American West,” The Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, and the Colby College Museum of Art present a weekend of western film and art. $10 adults, $5 students. All-access pass: $30 (admits one to all four films). Waterville Opera House and Colby College Museum of Art, 1 Common St., Waterville. www.operahouse.org.

Bonifantes Czech Boys Choir, internationally acclaimed choir, $15 adults, 18 and under free, and students/ID. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main St., Farmington. www.artsinstitute.org. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday.

Artwork by area school children on display at UNE-Biddeford in celebration of Youth Art Month. Free and open to the public. Free. Campus Center, UNE-Biddeford, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford.

Artist’s Reception, paintings by Ellie Jones. Black Cat Coffee, 463 Stevens Ave. 2 to 4 p.m., March 2.

• Fairs/Festivals


Ancient Ones Outdoor Sports & Gun Show, We have great vendors (Over 100 tables!) that will please the whole family. Live Teepee setup and tomahawk throwing., $6 Augusta Armory, Western Avenue, Augusta. https://www.facebook.com/TheAncientOnesOfMaine. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday.

• Museum exhibits

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center,” a wide-ranging survey of collages, representing diverse media, from the collection of the International Collage Center. Through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu/museum.

Rhythm of Winter Sleigh Exhibit. Features sleigh-themed sheet music with illustrated covers from 1800s to the early 1900s, such as “Sleigh Ride” and “Jingle Bells.” Free. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum. Sundays through March 30 or by appointment. skylinefarm.org

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum.


“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu/museum.

“Americans Who Tell The Truth:” Portraits by Robert Shetterly. Through Feb. 28. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. www.york.lib.me.us.

• Music

Brian Callaghan, Solo classical guitar, jazz and pop music. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

4th Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp Singing, All (with or without Sacred Harp singing experience) are most welcome. This is a free particapatory event, not a performance. Potluck supper follows the singing, so please bring a dish to share. Free. Home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, 552 Main St., Damariscotta. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday.

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, $21. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.


Dopapod, with Lespecial. Electronic, jam, metal, groove, funk and soul, $12 in advance; $15 day of show; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Bob Weir & Ratdog, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $45 advance, $50 door. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Maine Acoustic Festival New Roots benefit concert featuring four student groups: Flight 317, The Royal River Honey Badgers, The Franklin County Fiddlers and The Johnny Beasts. $15, $10 children. Yarmouth First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

R&R, Ronda Dale & Rob Babson, vintage country, contemporary folk, R&B, jazz, blues plus originals. Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St., Portland. www.thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Iration, alternative/reggae. With The Movement and Natural Vibrations. $18 advance, $20 day of show, $25 preferred seating, all ages. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Steve Grover Quintet, jazz drummer and composer. CD release show for “Haiku.” Joined by Frank Carlberg on piano, Andrew Rathbun on saxophone, Sean Farris on bass and Christine Correa on vocals. Free. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian rock music with special guests Laura Story and For King and Country, $25.50 to $75. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. www.theciviccenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Enter the Haggis, roots rock, $15 in advance; $18 day of show. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jon Pousette-Dart, soft rock, $34 Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Delta Rae, six-piece rock band. The Falls open. $18 in advance, $20 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House with the Jim Gallant Band, $10. New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. www.ngucc.org. 7:30 p.m. March 1.

D.R.U. and The Wallhangers, psychedelic honky-tonk and Americana. No cover. Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. www.baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. March 1.


The Steve Grover Quintet, jazz drummer and composer. CD release show. Joined by Frank Carlberg on piano, Andrew Rathbun on saxophone, Sean Farris on bass and Christine Correa, vocals. $10 in advance and seniors, $5 students; $15 night of show. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. 8 p.m. March 1.

• Theater

Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” an original comedy about a romp down the road not taken. $20 to $28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” solo vaudeville about body, food and the inner critic starring Bess Welden. $15; Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. www.madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

“Into the Woods,” epic musical fairytale where worlds collide. $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. www.lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Scenes from Hamlet, presented by the Acorn Shakespeare Conservatory. Suggested donation $5. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. www.acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.


“Veils,” a contemporary drama about bridging the gap between the West and the Middle East. $32, $42. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. www.portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

The National Theatre Production of “War Horse” in HD, story of a young boy and his beloved horse, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. $15, $5 for youth 18 and under. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. www.atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Ovations presents “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” live action graphic novel. Three actors perform dozens of characters in front of vintage microphones with larger-than-life comic book artwork and hundreds of sound effects and a live score. $25, $30. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Masque and Gown present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Bowdoin College’s Student-Run Theater Group. $3, $1 Bowdoin students. Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/theater-dance/facilities. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s play showcases the Victorian views of marriage and self-image in a humorous way. $1 with Bowdoin ID/$3 without. Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. students.bowdoin.edu/masque-gown/. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

The Early Evening Show, spoof of a late-night talk show with improv, sketch comedy, music and more. $12 to $16. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. March 1.


• Outdoors

Gene & Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby to benefit Meals on Wheels in central & midcoast Maine. Prizes for all ages and live auction to follow weigh-in. $3-$10. Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St., Waterville. www.spectrumgenerations.org/derby. 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday.

• Film

2014 Oscar-nominated short films – live action. Co-presented by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures, $10. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

“Drew: The Man Behind The Poster,” feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the “Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” movie posters. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Lectures


Turbulence: Healthy beaches, watersheds and tourist economies, Sen. George J. Mitchell Center, University of Maine, 5710 Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, Orono. 3 – 4 p.m., Monday.

Living on a Shrinking Planet. Hear Dr. Jonathan Foley’s fresh approach to living on a planet with shrinking resources. Hosted by the National Resources Council of Maine. Free. 7th floor, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. www.kintera.org. 5 to 7 p.m., Monday.

Arctic Adventure slide talk. Hans Bengtsson on his 10-day cross-country ski trip above the Arctic Circle on the Sweden/Norway border. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Engineering Achievements of Ancient Greece. Greek engineer Miltiades Zacas, Ph.D, now of Bangor, will discuss engineering and technological achievements of the ancient Greeks. Free. Room 205, Payson Smith Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Books & Authors

Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of “Stuck in the Middle With You,” a book about parenthood in two genders. Massachusetts Hall at Bowdoin College, 6 Bath Road, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. 4:30 p.m. Monday.


• Auditions

“Godspell,” Be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song. Actors will be asked to cold read at auditions. Materials will be provided at the audition. This production is seeking older teens (age 17-19) and adults. Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Standish. www.schoolhousearts.org. 6 to 7 p.m., Monday.

Kennebec Performing Arts Company Wind Ensemble, seeking new instrumentalists. First rehearsal Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Cony High School Band Room. Call Chuck Milazzo, 685-9653. Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Home & Garden

Camden Garden Club presents “Invasive Plants,” with horticulturalist Rebecca Jacobs. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org. 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday.

• Nightclubs


Karaoke with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. www.slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Jennifer Porter, award-winning musician will sing standards from the ’20s to the ’40s along with some favorite blues tunes. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic with Nick Poulin, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. www.slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Julie Thompson, soulful songstress delivers standards in a fresh way, no cover; 21-plus Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

90s Night with Connor and Spencer McGrath, 21-plus, Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. www.slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m. Thursday.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.


Blues Mafia, A twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. March 1.

• Business

Entreverge Awards Kick Off, $5 for PROPEL/Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Think Tank, 533 Congress St., Portland. portlandmecoc.wliinc19.com/events/PROPEL-entreverge-KickOff-with-Corky-Ellis-634/details. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Reinventing Maine’s Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industry. E2Tech and the MPPA host on Feb. 27 at University of Southern Maine, Portland. www.e2tech.org, $15 members/$30 nonmembers. Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus. www.e2tech.org/events/forums-and-events?eventId=815006&EventViewMode=EventDetails. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Dance

Stomp Swing Dance, beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.


Folk Dance Brunswick. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase, classic and modern dance. $12,$15 Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. www.francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. March 1.

• Comedy

The Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly performance featuring some of New England’s best and brightest stand-up comedians. $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy on the Square, hosted by Brian Brinegar with Dennis Fogg, Erik Gunderson, Will Green and Cloud Morris. $5, 21-plus. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. www.spire29.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Lauletta, national comedy star who has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and more. Joined by Steve Scarfo. $15. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 9 p.m. March 1.


• Classical Music

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, cellist Shannon Allen. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland.12:15 p.m. Thursday.

New York Metropolitan Opera Live, “Prince Igor,” Borodin’s defining Russian epic. $27; $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. Noon March 1.

“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. March 1.

• Civic/Political

Camden Conference: Post-Conference Discussion. Free and open to all. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org/news/. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.


Free tax preparation in Sanford, Lewiston and Portland from CA$H Maine by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers, supported by Maine nonprofits. York County Community Action Corp., 6 Spruce St., Sanford; Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave.; Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, 75 Washington Ave., Portland. www.cashmaine.org. 9 a.m. March 1.

The Maine Africa Connection: A Conference and Community Dialogue, featuring TED-style talks on the African refugee experience in Maine, and Maine’s connection to health initiatives in Africa. Free. Ludcke Auditorium, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave, Portland. www.maineafrica.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 1.

New Gloucester Democratic Committee Town Caucus. Free. New Gloucester Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, New Gloucester. 4 p.m. March 2.

• Food and drink

The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. Try each breakfast dish and vote for favorites, proceeds donated to charity. Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave, South Portland. www.mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 7 to 9 a.m., Friday.

• For kids


Play Me a Story! Professional actors bring classic tales to life, then get your creativity flowing in a fun-filled workshop, $60 for March or $15 per session. Theater for Kids at Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave., Portland. theaterforkids@portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., March 1.

Bubblemania!, a program for the whole family, combining high energy, comedic entertainment with artistic achievement. $10 to $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. www.theaterofawesome.com. 2 p.m. March 1.

Planetarium Show: Our Sky Family, $3 per person, Univerisity of Maine students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. www.GalaxyMaine.com. 2 to 3 p.m. March 2.

• Sports

Irish Sports for Kids, Learn how to play Gaelic football and hurling with Maine Gaelic Sports. For ages 4-17. South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland. www.gaelicsportsme.com. 1 p.m. March 1.

• Benefits


Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, fundraiser with live entertainment, music and buffet. Dancing to the Easy Money Band. $30 per person, $50 per couple. The Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, 329 South St., Biddeford. www.cpime.org. 6 p.m. March 1.

Motor Booty Affair and Silent Auction, To benefit Gorham High School’s Project Graduation 2014. $15. The Gold Room, 510 Warren Ave, Portland. 7:30 p.m. March 1.

“To Rome With Love: An Evening of Show Tunes,” Tunes from musicals written by local playwright Carolyn Gage, who is raising travel funds to attend the 53rd World Theatre Day in Rome, where she has been chosen as one of five international playwrights whose work will be featured. $10 to $20, sliding scale. The Footlights, 190 Route 1, Falmouth. www.thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 8 p.m. March 1.

Bowl BIG! Bowling Tournament, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. www.mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 2 to 5 p.m. March 2.

• Seasonal/Holiday

Mardi Gras Celebration with The Soggy Po’ Boys, Dixieland and gospel music. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. www.ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. March 1.


• Special Events

Fort Andross 4th Annual Winter Antique Show, featuring more than 50 antique dealers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, $3 to $6, Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.

Laser Fantastic 2014 – Laser Orion, Laser Orion. $5.50 per person; $1 for 3-D glasses. Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine. usm.maine.edu/planet/laser-fantastic-2014. 1 p.m., Sunday.

Laser Fantastic 2014 – Laser Perseus + Andromeda. $5.50 per person; $1 for 3-D glasses Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/planet/laser-fantastic-2014. 3 p.m., Sunday.

Portland Ovations presents “The Intergalatic Nemesis.” $25, $30. Merrill Auditorium. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The MET Opera Live in HD, “Prince Igor,” Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production. $26; $23 seniors; $18 students. Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St., Fryeburg. Noon, March 1.

Elements’ First Birthday Party, music from Doug Kolmar, The Affordable Poolboys, Jim O’Neil + Dana Pearson , beevermccain and Micromasse. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Noon to 11 p.m., March 1.

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