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Children & Families

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” - Portland, ME

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
D In Mo Willems’s beloved books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of Adventure. Performance is one hour. Best for children age 4 and older.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Music

Le Vent Du Nord - Rockland, ME

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Quebec's driving force in progressive folk brings high spirited versions of Quebecois traditional tunes plus original compositions! Award-winning quartet has won audience adoration across the US, Europe and Oceania.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24-$26

Lakou MIzik - Rockland, ME

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
African, French, Caribbean and American influences collide in Haiti like nowhere else in the world and Lakou Mizik draws inspiration from all of them. There's the insistent spirit stirring rhythms of vodou drumming, the French café lilt of the accordion and the joyful percussive punctuation of the Rara horns.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Emanuel Ax - Portland, ME

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Emanuel Ax is one of the most versatile and brilliant pianists on the international concert scene. Come and hear solo works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Adams and Frédéric Chopin.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $55, $40; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

The Gloaming - Portland, ME

Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
Expect to hear traditional Irish tunes presented through a distinctive new sound. Fiddlers, guitarist, singer and pianist deliver an unforgettable music evening.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40, $35, $20
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Carbon Leaf at Jonathan's Ogunquit - Ogunquit, ME

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Carbon Leaf creates a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: Show only, $36; show plus, $50; premier, $75
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Judy Collins - Ogunquit, ME

May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Judy Collins. Her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $80-$120
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Tom Paxton and The DonJuans - Ogunquit, ME

May 10, 2017 - May 10, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Folk icon Tom Paxton, teams up with the Don Juans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner.Their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$80
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Outdoor Activities

The Trek Across Maine - Newry, ME

Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Start at Sunday River ski area, 15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME
This is a 3-day, 180-mile bicycle ride from the Sunday River ski resort to Steamboat Landing in Belfast. It is a fundraiser for American Lung Association For bicyclists age 7 years and up. New this year is a two-day ride starting at Colby College in Waterville and ending in Belfast. There’s a $65 registration fee and fundraising minimums of $550 per person (3-day ride) and $450 per person (2-day ride). See website for more details.
Time: All day
Admission: See description above

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Portland, ME

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 6, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Audiences are stunned with delight by Golden Dragon Acrobats and their performances of acrobatics and Chinese dance. Spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical create an experience of skill and classic beauty.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $46, $40, $32; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Ragamala Dance Company: “Sacred Earth” - Westbrook, ME

Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME
Choreographers Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, create dance landscapes that express opposition to find the spiritual place that informs the whole.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40, $35; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Theater

Broadway National Tour "Saturday Night Fever" - Portland, ME

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The iconic musical returns–fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$70

Broadway National Tour of “Annie” - Portland, ME

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
This “Annie” is a new presentation of the beloved original. Enjoy unforgettable songs as: “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $70, $55, $45
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Broadway National Tour of “Pippin” - Portland, ME

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
This captivating new production comes straight from Broadway, super-heated with choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and stuning acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Enjoy well-known Broadway standards like “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, $55, $45
Telephone: 207-842-0800