February 10, 2012 RSS feed / Ticket

Music, tours and readings punctuate Longfellow Days

BRUNSWICK — Longfellow Days, a celebration of the life and works of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — and his connection to Brunswick — continues through Feb. 26. More...

Harpsichord duo shares Bach Concertos

BRUNSWICK — Local harpsichord players Ray Cornils and John Corrie will team up to perform “Bach Concertos for Multiple Harpsichords” at 7:30 p.m. today in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick. More...

Music at the Museum benefits young learners

BATH — Music at the Museum, a fundraiser for early learning and literacy programs, starts at 6 p.m. today at the Maine Maritime Museum on Washington Street. More...

Auditions for youth musical on tap

BRUNSWICK — Auditions for the New England Regional Theater Company’s production of “Disney’s Camp Rock, the Musical” will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Swedish folk trio invades Portland

PORTLAND — Väsen, a Swedish folk group, will perform a free acoustic show and sign CDs at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bull Moose Music store, 151 Middle St. The group also will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Credit unions sponsor youth music contest

PORTLAND — Young & Free Maine from Maine’s credit unions aims to combine music and money to connect with Maine’s Gen Y talent, according to a release from the Maine Credit Union League. More...

PSO highlights romance on Tuesday

PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform romantic music for Valentine’s Day during its Tuesday Classical concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. More...

Gardens host Monday story time for kids

BOOTHBAY — Pat Jeremiah will lead Storytime in the Garden at 10 a.m. every Monday — except national holidays or when the Boothbay Region schools are closed due to inclement weather — through May at the Maine Botanical Gardens. More...

Unscripted story program takes stage

PORTLAND — Slant, a live storytelling series, will return to Space Gallery at 7:30 p.m. today. Modeled after “The Moth,” Slant features six brave souls telling 10-minute tales without notes or scripts. More...

‘Next Fall’ continues at Good Theater

PORTLAND — Good Theater’s production of “ Next Fall,” by Geoffrey Nauffts, runs through Feb. 19 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. More...

‘Stache’ film festival sprouts next month

PORTLAND — No Umbrella Media, organizers of New England’s largest mustache pageant, announce plans to host the first International Moustache Film Festival in 2012. More...

Boothbay Playhouse casts pee, pea plays

BOOTHBAY — Auditions for two of the Boothbay Playhouse 2012 summer shows, “Urinetown” and “Once Upon A Mattress,” will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Coastal Club room of the Boothbay Region YMCA. More...

‘Freud’s Last Session’ rescheduled

DAMARISCOTTA — Due to inclement weather, Heartwood’s previously scheduled reading of “Freud’s Last Session,” written by Mark St. Germain, has been rescheduled to Feb. 16 and 17 in the Skidompha Library atrium. More...

Local Love Muscle flexes for film, music

PORTLAND — Local Muscle, a moving company, will host the Local Love Muscle Valentine’s Day Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St. Admission is free. More...

Grammys to feature first dance music segment

LOS ANGELES — Grammy show producer Ken Ehrlich had considered putting dancing/electronica music into the ceremony in the past, but could never quite figure out how to incorporate the high-energy club feel in front of a sometimes staid audience. More...

E Street Band’s Nils Lofgren: ‘Life is grand’

NEW YORK There ain’t too many of us left. More...

Grants fund ‘Swan Lake’ performance

FALMOUTH — Maine State Ballet has received two major grants that will help the dance company present the legendary ballet “Swan Lake” at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium on March 31 and April 1. More...

MSMT hosting dance training workshop

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) plans to host a dance workshop on Feb. 18 that will provide dance training related to MSMT’s upcoming 2012 season. More...

Concert benefits MSMT

Valentine’s Day

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre plans to host a Valentine’s Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

‘Love Letters’ opens, closes on Tuesday

BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath will keep alive an annual tradition that dates to 1993 by staging “Love Letters” on Valentine’s Day. The production will revive for one night only, with the curtain rising at 7: 30 p. m. More...

Longfellow birthday party planned

PORTLAND — The Maine Historical Society will mark Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 205th birthday with programs on Feb. 25. More...

Eat out and discover ‘Politics Can Be Murder’

BRUNSWICK — Mystery for Hire presents “Politics Can Be Murder,” an interactive murder mystery show, on Feb. 25 at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn, 10 Water St. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. More...

Folklorist shares songs today in Phippsburg

PHIPPSBURG — Singer and folklorist Jeff Warner will perform in concert at the Phippsburg Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. today. He will be accompanied by singer Barbara Benn. More...

‘Evening of Song’ aims to help build theater

BATH — The New England Regional Theater Company, a nonprofit youth theater group, will host a fundraiser titled “Evening in Song,” a Parisian cabaret-style evening of music and culinary delights, tonight at the Winter Street Center, More...

Outdoor festival welcomes artists

BRUNSWICK — The sixth annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, a juried fine arts and fine crafts show, is now accepting applications from artists, crafters and artisans who would like to participate. The Brunswick Outdoor Arts Fes- More...

Maine poet releases debut collection

CAMDEN — Maine poet Carolyn Gelland has released her debut collection “Four- Alarm House” from North Carolina- based publisher Main Street Rag. More...

String quartet from Boston slates concert

PORTLAND — The Boston Public Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. The concert represents the third program in this year’s Portland String Quartet Concert Series. More...

Edgecomb industry focus of Railway Village talk

BOOTHBAY — The Boothbay Railway Village on Route 27 will host its third in a series of speaker programs for this season, “Wresting a Living from Our Land: Edgecomb’s Industrious Past,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. More...

Gorge on chocolate to help Healthy Kids

NEWCASTLE — The 11th annual Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction to benefit Healthy Kids is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Home. More...

Organ accompanies cartoons on Sunday

PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ will sponsor a family concert with live illustrations to music featuring organist Rob Richards of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre and illustrator Christina Siravo at 2 p. m. More...

Curtain rises on ‘Beyond Therapy’ today

BATH — Studio Theater of Bath’s production of Christopher Durang’s “Beyond Therapy” opens today in the Curtis Room at the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Washington Street. More...

Curtis Memorial hosts authors for ‘Book Bash’

BRUNSWICK — Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland plans to sponsor a February Blues Book Bash on Feb. 25 at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. More...

Johnson Hall hosting Primo Cubano concert

GARDINER — Primo Cubano, a Latin band with a Cuban “Son”-style beat, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. More...

Community chorus rehearsals resume Monday

CAMDEN — Midcoast Community Chorus (MCC), under the direction of Mimi Bornstein, will begin its spring semester on Monday. More...

Try out for ‘Pinocchio’ in Freeport

FREEPORT — Freeport Family Performing Arts will hold auditions for its production of “Pinocchio” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. More...

Library hosts storyteller

FREEPORT — Jan Zimmerman will tell stories and make music for an hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at Freeport Community Library. More...

Lincoln Theater screens da Vinci exhibit film

DAMARISCOTTA — Lincoln Theater will screen a film about the United Kingdom National Gallery exhibition titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and 1 p.m. Feb. 22. More...

‘Menagerie’ examines family bonds

FREEPORT — Freeport Factory Stage’s first production of the 2012 season, Tennessee Williams’ drama, “ The Glass Menagerie,” plays through Feb. 25. A release from the theater company describes the production as follows: More...

Grant helps sound system upgrade

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre recently announced that it received a $10,000 matching grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust. More...