• Art

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. markingsgallery.com.

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

“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. farnsworthmuseum.org.

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


“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. maescafeandbakery.com.

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

“Intersections,” watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, through March 31. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com.

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. meca.edu/ica.

“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. meca.edu/ica.

“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. operahouse.org.


Paintings by Ellie Jones, Black Cat Coffee Black Cat Coffee, 463 Stevens Ave., Portland. Reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday

“Rescued, Redeemed, Revived,” book art by the Center for Book Arts Critique Group, free. 201 Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts

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

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

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


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

Photography Karen Miles, Artic photography of Wanderbird Expeditions captain Miles, through March. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. freeportlibrary.com.

“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. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

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

“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. museumafricanculture.org.

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


“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. elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

“Beyond the Object,” contemporary realism featuring works by Jonathan Eiten and Liz Patterson. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook.

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

Linda Murray, solo show, Centre Street Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath. centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.


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

Lecture, visiting artist Shawn O’Connor, USM Art alumnus, ceramic artist, free. Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, USM, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Noon Wednesday.

Seacoast fabric artists Gail Henderson and Donna Kelly, through March 31. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Rt. 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.

6th annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com.

“Marching Forth into Spring,” group exhibit celebrating color and light. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

Artists at Work, visiting artist Reenie Charriere, MFA ‘09, installations, drawings and photographs, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.


Visiting artist Tricia Flanagan, sound and social sculpture, wearables and performance installation, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall. meca.edu.

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

“In and Out of the Garden,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

CMCA presents “Collage X 10,” featuring 10 contemporary Maine artists from the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com.

Berwick Art Association Group Show, through April 30. Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road. Reception, noon-3 p.m. Saturday.

Reception for Susan Dowley, Camden Library’s March Artist of the Month, pastel landscapes. Camden Public Library. librarycamden.org/news/23258/23258/#more-23258. 2-4 p.m., Saturday.


“Beyond the Object,” opening reception for exhibit by Jonathan Eiten and Liz Patterson. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. 5-8 p.m., Saturday.

Artist talk, master printer Tim Higbee and local artist George Lloyd, free. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com. 2 p.m. March 9.

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

“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. bates.edu/museum.



2014 Hackmatack Playhouse Summer Season Auditions, visit hackmatack.org for show information. South Berwick Community Center, Norton Street. hackmatack.org. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday

Children’s Auditions for Ogunquit Playhouse, open call children’s auditions for various roles in main-stage shows “Billy Elliot,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Addams Family.” New Hampshire Academy of Performing Arts, 875 Lafayette Road, Seabrook N.H. ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/childrens-auditions-local. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Children’s Auditions for Ogunquit Playhouse, open call children’s auditions for various roles in main-stage shows “Billy Elliot,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Addams Family.” Portland Ballet Company, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2. ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/childrens-auditions-local. Noon March 9.

Books & Authors

An evening with Richard Rubin, Rubin will discuss and read from his book “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War,” free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sashi Kaufman Book Launch Party, author of “The Other Way Around,” Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Classical Music

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Prince Igor,” Borodin’s Russian epic comes to the MET in Tcherniakov’s new production. A psychological journey through the mind of a conflicted hero, $20, $15 youth. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St.. operahouse.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Spring 2014 Noonday Concert Series, guitarist Keith Crook, free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Second Annual Biennial Piano Monster Festival Concert, sponsored by the Maine Music Teachers Association, Ginger Yang Hwalek, director, donation. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Oratorio Chorale presents “Shakespeare in Concert,” music by the chorale, drama by Naked Shakespeare, $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Chapel, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. March 9.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” with Never Never Sick at Sea Symphony Orchestra featuring the DaPonte String Quartet and the Quite Content Chorale, as well as notable soloists, all under the baton of John Mulcahy, $15, $5 for 18 and under. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. March 9.


Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, classical music performed by club members and guests, including Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Puccini’s La Rondine, Gounod’s Faust, Chopin’s Scherzo in E Major and Darius Milhaud’s Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, $10, $5 seniors, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. March 9.


Camden International Film Festival presents “Shored Up,” documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers led by Camden International Film Festival founder and executive director, Ben Fowlie, free. Unity Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. uccpa.unity.edu. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Food and drink

Wine Expert and author Layne Witherell, author of “Mainiacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” free. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.. kennebunklibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The Pancake Race, teams meet in at Maine Craft Distilling to compete head to head, relay-style. Come dressed in costume, or not. Maine Craft Distilling, 101 Fox St., Portland. mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Two Fat Cats Bakery Wedding Open House, sample wedding cakes, try cakes and cookies and run your ideas by great cake decorators, free. Two Fat Cats Bakery, 47 India St., Portland. 1 p.m. March 9.

The Signature Cocktail and Dessert Event, Maine Restaurant Week event celebrates Maine’s master cocktail shakers and dessert makers. Cast votes for your favorites and help choose Maine’s top bartenders and chefs. Prime Mercedes Benz, 137 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 5:30 p.m. March 9.


Lorraine Bohland with Terry Foster, jazz, blues and R&B singer with piano accompaniment, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Tommy O’Connell &The Juke Joint Devils, old-time, hard-driving blues. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.



Cardboard Box Derby, 50% of the sliding surface must be uncoated cardboard, the rest may be duct tape. No spraying any kind of substance, no wood, plastic or metal may be used, helmets are required. Prizes awarded in several categories. Pre-registration required, $20. Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. winter.camdensnowbowl.com/cardboard-box-race. 2 p.m. Saturday.


Adoptable Dogs at Rescues on the Runway, Center Court, Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. 2-5 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Rhythm of Winter Sleigh Exhibit, sleigh-themed sheet music with illustrated covers from 1800s to early 1900s, such as “The Sleigh Ride” and “Jingle Bells,” free. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum. skylinefarm.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.


Port Veritas hosts Portland’s longest running spoken word series featuring nationally touring poets, open mics and poetry slams. $3 suggested. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hypnotist Marshal Manlove, volunteers are taken on a fantastic journey through their minds, $15, 21-plus. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. italianheritagecenter.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Speakeasy, a Theater Project Fundraiser, experience the ambiance of the 1920s at The Theater Project, with secret passwords and special cocktails, 21-plus, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


“The Three Forts of Pemaquid,” the rise and fall of one of northern New England’s earliest English settlements, Gary Best, Bureau of Parks and Lands, free. Lecture hall, Augusta City Center, 16 Cony St. 1 p.m. Sunday.



UMFK Annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree, free. UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 Univeristy Drive, Fort Kent. 1 p.m. Sunday.

African Children’s Choir, well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Ticket revenues support children’s choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. $38. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Squid Jiggers Live CD Recording, Irish sing-along favorites with songs of the sea and new material, $12 to $15. Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St.. theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Josh Ritter, singer-songwriter. Gregory Alan Isakov opens, $35, reservations required. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Straits (members of Dire Straits), Dire Straits’ Alan Clark and Chris White with five hand-picked, world-class musicians performing the music of Dire Straits., $25, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Wood Brothers, Americana and blues, $18 in advance, $20 day of show, $30 VIP. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.


The Straits, Alan Clark and Chris White from Dire Straits with five hand-picked world-class musicians, Terence Reis, Steve Ferrone from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips and Jamie Squire, performing the music of Dire Straits, $25, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Avett Brothers, bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk, rock, with Old Crow Medicine Show, $42.50 to $55, reserved seating. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. statetheatreportland.com/event/466793-avett-brothers-portland. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Brett Dennen, folk/pop singer-songwriter, $20 in advance, $25 day of show. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

New England Celtic Arts presents Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’ Ayahs, traditional dance hall style from southwest Louisiana that features Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar, electric bass, drums, Cajun triangle and Zydeco rub board, $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lou and Peter Berryman, funny, quirky, profound songs, $8 at door. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Roosevelt Dime, “steamboat soul” inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans Dixieland, and the musical melting pot of their Brooklyn home, $10 in advance, $12 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.


Tonic with Vertical Horizon, alternative rock, with special guest Dishwalla, $29; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Drumbalaya Drum Circle, well-behaved, attentive children over 8 welcome, free. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, 114 Main St.. 3 p.m. Saturday.

After Hours Concert, Nicole Rabata Trio, traditional Irish music, free. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway. southportlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Caroline Cotter and Joe Young, singer-songwriters, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St., South Berwick. fpfcme.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Gawler Sisters and Bennett Konesni, singer-songwriter, $8 to $16, sliding scale at the door. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, bluegrass, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Scott Ian of Anthrax: Speaking of Words Tour, guitarist for the thrash metal band, Anthax, $20 in advance, $24 day of show, $30 preferred seating; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels of playing, $7. American Legion Post 197. Noon to 5 p.m. March 9.

Hattie Simon, solo jazz piano and vocals, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. March 9.

Combined Choirs of Sanford UU Church and First Parish UU of Kennebunk, free. Sanford UU Church, 5 Lebanon St., Sanford. sanforduuchurch.org. 1 p.m. March 9.

My Gay Banjo, LGBT musicians recently released their third album, “Country Boys in the City,” $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 7 p.m. March 9.

For kids


Planetarium Show: “Our Sky Family,” $3 per person, UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. GalaxyMaine.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Family Movie, “Fern Gulley,” free showing and potluck supper. Call Amy at 236-3440 to RSVP. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., librarycamden.org. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

InSPire Creativity, book building, children will learn about book layout and be encouraged to use their imagination to write, illustrate, and build their own books to take home, free. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Shoestring Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland,” funky, twisted, irreverent and weird adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland,” performed in three episodes with puppets, actors and musicians, $10, $5 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Cupcake Decorating for Kids, participants will work on their own to decorate six cupcakes to take home and share. Registration required, $25.00. Two Fat Cats Bakery, 47 India St., Portland, Maine. 1 p.m. March 9.



Bowl BIG! bowling tournament, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.

Benefit Gala for Portland Youth Dance, featuring silent auctions, live music, DJ and dancing, cocktails, desserts and more, $30 to $35 in advance, $40 at door. Avant Dance & Event Center, 865 Spring St., Westbrook. portlandyouthdance.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Biddeford Career Firefighters Annual “Night of Laughs” Comedy Show, $10 suggested, benefits causes supported by Biddeford Career Firefighters, including Adopt a Family, MDA, Toys for Tots and Biddeford YMCA. Biddeford Middle School Performing Arts Center, 335 Hill St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday.


“Veils,” contemporary drama about bridging the gap between the West and the Middle East, $32, $42. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. March 9.

Dramatic Repertory Company presents “My Name Is Rachel Corrie,” taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, $17 in advance; $20 day of show. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. March 9.


“The Vagina Monologues,” a series of monologues about women’s bodies and the language women use to communicate about themselves, $20 premium, $18 prime, $15 general admission. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville. tickets.operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. March 9.


Portland International Folk Dance, Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and around the world. Dances will be taught at 7 p.m. followed by requests, $5, $3 kids. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. theportlandnewchurch.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

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

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Contradance, music from Jim Joseph and Friends, Bill Olson calling. Bring clean shoes and water. $10, $7 seniors and students. Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. deffa.org. Family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Saturday Craft Morning, “Welcoming Lady Spring,” come make flower necklaces and listen to a story about Lady Spring. For children and parents. Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. merriconeag.org. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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