Arts Calendar



Through Sunday, April 17

“Sleeping Beauty,” presented by Maine State Ballet at the Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $19-$25, discounts available for seniors/children. or 781-3587.

Through Sunday, April 17

“My Name is Asher Lev,” based on Chaim Potok novel, 7:30 p.m., Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Avenue, Portland. $37-$47.

Through Sunday, May 1

“Act One,” by James Lapine, from autobiography of Moss Hart, Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. or 885-5883.

Friday, April 8-Sunday, April 24

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 642-3743 or email [email protected]

Saturday, April 9 and 16

“Karaoke Crime Seen,” by John Mann, mystery dinner theater presented by Windham Center Stage Theater, 6:30 p.m., Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club, 59 Lewiston Road, Gray. $38 includes show, meal, dessert, and gratuity. Reservations required., [email protected] or 893-2098.

Through Sunday, April 10

“The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. or 799-7337.

Through Sunday, April 10

“Digby’s Home,” by Brent Askari, Mad Horse Theater, Mosher Street, South Portland. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30. $17-$20. or 747-4148.

Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 23

“A Picasso,” by Jeffrey Hatcher, The Originals at Saco River Theater, Bar Mills, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 matinee on April 17. $18-$20. Pay what you can April 21. or 929-5412.


Saturday, April 9

Choral Art Society and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ concert, 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium. or 842-0800.

Saturday, April 9

Student Recital, 5 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine Gorham Campus. Free.

Saturday, April 9

Songwriters in the Round, featuring Don Campbell, Dan Merrill, David Good and Steve Romanoff, benefit concert for My Place Teen Center, 7-9:30 p.m., Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street. $22.09-$25.

Sunday, April 10

Spring concert, University of Southern Maine Concert Band, “Of Sailors and Whales,” 2 p.m., Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave. $5-$15. or 780-5555.

Friday, April 15

Curtis & Loretta in concert, 7 p.m., at Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., Portland. $15. 671-6029.

Saturday, April 16

Country music concert, dance and baked bean supper, to support Windham Veterans Center, Memorial Drive, North Windham. Supper $8, 5 p.m., concert $10, 7 p.m., combination $15. Music by Slim Andrews, Lou Mathieu, Bing and Nancy Crosby and Al Doane. 310-0390.

Saturday April 16

David Young CD release concert, 6 p.m., hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Free-will offering partly to benefit church Benevolence Fund.

Sunday, April 17

USM Alumni Celebration Concert, honoring retirement of conductors Peter Martin and Robert Russell, 5 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Performances by School of Music faculty and students, members of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, USM Chamber Singers, USM Chorale, Choral Art Society. $5-$15. VIP reception, 3 p.m., $125 includes concert seating.

Thursday, April 21

An Evening with Colin Hay, former front man for Men at Work, 8 p.m., Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. $28-$32.



Story time at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 3 years. 892-2575.

Tuesday, April 12

Susan Poulin, Maine actress/humorist, reads from “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” 6-7 p.m., Windham Public Library. Space limited. Register with Barbara, 892-1908.

Friday, April 15

Author Augusten Burroughs, talks and signs latest book, “Lust & Wonder,” 5 p.m. at Books-A-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland.

Sunday, April 24

Quilt Show, 1-5 p.m., Friends Meeting House, Route 202, Windham Center, across from Public Safety Building. Hosted by Windham Historical Society. Display of dozens of quilts made by one woman over many decades. $5 donation suggested. 892-1433 or email [email protected]

Sunday, April 24

Into the Mud Challenge, 8 a.m. registration, 10:45 a.m. start, Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham. $35 in advance, $40 day of race, proceeds benefit USM sports management program.

Saturday, May 14

An Evening with Tim Sample, at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5-$18. 839-3111. To benefit Heifer International


Through Friday, April 22

“Collective Actions,” at Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland. Aerial photographs by Alex S. MacLean. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday to 7 p.m.

Through Sunday, May 8

“Gatherings: Recent Paintings of Portland and Beyond,” by Henry Isaacs, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Through May

The North American Indian, from 20 volumes of photography by Edward Curtis, Portland Museum of Art. $15, free on Fridays, 4-8 p.m., $15 adults.

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