Arts Calendar

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Theater

Friday-Saturday, April 1-2

“Drunks & Fools,” performed by Naked Shakespeare, directed by Harlan Baker, 7 p.m., at Mechanics Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St., Portland. Free. $10. www.acorn-productions.org.

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3

“The Mennonite & The Bartender,” written and performed by Katy and Harley Marshall, at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 642-3743 or email schoolhousearts@gmail.com.

Friday, April 1-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. www.mainestateballet.org 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. www.portlandstage.org.

Wednesday, April 6-Sunday, May 1

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

Friday, April 8-Sunday, April 24

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 642-3743 or email schoolhousearts@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 9 and16

“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 include shows, meal, dessert, gratuity. Reservations required. www.windhamtheater.org, windhamcenterstagetheater@gmail.com or 893-2098.

Through Sunday, April 10

“The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. www.portlandplayers.org or 799-7337.

Through Sunday, April 10

“Digby’s Home,” by Brent Askari, Mad Horse Theater, Mosher Street, South Portland. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30. $17-$20. www.madhorse.com or 747-4148.

Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 23

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

CONCERTS

Thursday, March 31

Wu Man with Shanghai Quartet, presented by Portland Ovations, 7:30 p.m. at Hannaford Hall, USM campus, Portland. $10-$42. www.porttix.com or 842-0800.

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. www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or 780-5555.

Saturday, April 16

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

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. www.westbrookpac.org.

EVENTS

Wednesdays

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.

Thursday, March 31

Westbrook author Brenda Buchanan, reads from “Truth Beat,” the third in her Joe Gale mystery series, 6:00 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook.

Friday, April 1

The Capitol Steps, presented by Portland Ovations at 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38-$44. www.porttix.com or 842-0800.

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 info@windhamhistorical.org.

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. www.intothemudchallenge.com.

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 Project International.

Exhibits

Through Saturday, April 2

Works by students of Mary Brooking’s acrylic landscape course, “The Sky Is Not Blue,” Continuum For Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook.

Through Saturday, April 2

“400 years of New Maine Mainers,” by photographer Jan Pieter van Vorst van Beest, Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org.

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. www.meca.edu/ica.

Through Sunday, May 8

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

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.

Send events 10 days in advance to arts@keepmecurrent.com.

Colin Hay, former front man for Men at Work, performs at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m. Courtesy photo

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