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Children & Families

Farmer for the Morning - Freeport, ME

Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME
Children ages 4 to 5 help Wolfe Neck Farm farmers with daily chores and care for livestock. Activities depend on what is needed in the barn, and can include putting out hay, collecting eggs, sweeping, and filling water buckets. Days: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays starting March 30. Parent participation is required.
Time: 9-9:45 a.m.
Admission: $5 for child and two adults; each additional adult, $3
Telephone: 207-865-4469

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

Comedy

Paula Poundstone - Rockland, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me..."where she holds the record for game losses. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for guests age 21 and older.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42

Dance

Portland Ballet presents: "Swan Lake" Act II & Mixed Repertoire - Westbrook, ME

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME
Portland Ballet performs Act II of "Swan Lake," featuring the grace and beauty that ballet is known for. 
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30l; seniors,$20; students, $15; children, $10
Telephone: 207-772-9671

Home & Studio Tours

Mr. Longfellow’s Cocktail Party and Magical History Tour of Portland - Portland, ME

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Pick up maps at Maine Historical Society’s Brown Library, 485 Congress Street Portland, ME
Magical History Tour is Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore gems in downtown Portland at your own pace, with help from a map and docents at each location. The tour celebrates Portland's history of art, entertainment, and architecture. All sites are new, except for the winner of People's Choice site, from the past two years. Most sites are walkable.
Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party is May 12,at the State Theatre, 609 Congress Street, Portland. Light fare, a signature cocktail, a cash bar, and a live auction featuring auctioneer Thomas Saturley. Festivities culminate with the grand reveal of the Magical History Tour sites. 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Time: Cocktail Party Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; tour on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Tour, $35, children, $5; cocktail party only, $60
Telephone: 207-774-1822

Music

The Ballroom Thieves - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Apr 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
The Boston-based Ballroom Thieves perform a stylish blend of acoustic styles, blending folk with Delta blues.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets, $15; day of show, $20
Telephone: 207-633-5159

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

Mallett Brothers Band at Stone Mountain Arts Center: - Brownfield, ME

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road Brownfield, ME
Slightly more rock than country, the Mallett Brothers are influenced equally by folk and singer/songwriters as by harder rockers, punk and psychedelic sounds. It's song-driven music that can crank a room full of rockers.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24

Mother Superior & the Sliding Royales - Kittery, ME

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME
Not '60's soul, not Neo soul, not Rock soul. This is Soul Music, y’all. MoSup can conjure sounds that harken equally to Motown and Stax as they do to New Orleans.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18

PSO Pops! Mark O’Connor: American Fiddle - Portland, ME

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Folk and classical musician , Mark O'Connor learned form the master: fiddlers Benny Thomasson and Stephane Grappelli. He has devised his own type of American classical violin music.
Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Telephone: 207-842-0800

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

The Dustbowl Revival - Rockland, ME

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
This group is known for its free-flowing and joyous live shows! Rooted in bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans swing and blues, its current sound is a soulful blend of funk rhythms, brass, and folk. The Dustbowl Revival has opened for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance; $18 at the door

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

Francine Reed - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Jazz, R&B, blues and gospel singer Francine Reed toured for 10 years with Lovett’s Large Band and is now on a solo career. She performs here with Seth Warner, Bob Colwell and other Maine musicians.
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Advance tickets, $20; day of show, $25.
Telephone: 207-633-5159

Gaelic Storm - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Celtic band Gaelic Storm’s new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets, $30; day of show, $35

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

Science & Nature

Birding by Ear with Maine Audubon - Falmouth, ME

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Gilsland Farm, Gilsland Farm Road off Old Route 1 Falmouth, ME
Spring is here and the birds are singing! Being able to identify birds by their calls is a skill that will greatly improve your birding and help you quickly distinguish different species. This class will teach you techniques for remembering and identifying bird songs. You must sign up for this program.
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Admission: $15

Shows & Exhibits

Vintage Car Show - Eliot, ME

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road Eliot, ME
Beautiful cars, 50’s music, farm displays, food, and the kids barrel tractor rides.
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children 12 and younger, free. Plenty of free parking.

Theater

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