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  • Sunday April 02 2017

    “Africa/Maine:” Photographs by Deborah Keyes @ Daunis Fine Jewelry

    through May 31. An inscription on the entrance gate to Serengeti National Park reads: “Welcome to the Serengeti where the world began.” Photographer, Deborah Keyes photographs will take you to where the world began. “Before my travels to Africa, I had thought about Africa and Maine as being two separate and radically different universes. But […] View event

  • “To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey” @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The Shiretown Bookers’ spring exhibition in the Bookers’ gallery area. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus’ homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, […] View event

  • Maine Landscape Photographer Travis Mercier Exhibit @ Art Wall at Lois' Natural Marketplace

    Maine Landscape Photographer Travis Mercier Exhibit at Lois’ Natural Marketplace in Scarborough Scarborough, Maine – At a young age,Travis Mercier recognized that he was happiest exploring the woods and waterways around his family home in Livermore Falls, Maine. And then he received a special gift – a polaroid camera. While pals were riding bikes, Travis […] View event

  • Oil paintings by Claudia Hughes @ CIA Cafe

    through May 11. An artist’s reception is set for 5-7 p.m. March 16. Hughes paints local landscapes and figures along with interior scenes and feels her work is influenced by her many years in the performing arts. View event

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    Joseph Cousins: “No Formulas, an Artist’s Quest” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    Joseph Cousins will be exhibiting his watercolors in a show called, “No Formulas, an Artist’s Quest” at the University of New England’s Campus Center in Biddeford from March 7 to April 4. Cousins painting in a realistic way but strives to take the viewer to a new place where a story can be told. View event

  • Climb Aboard the Food Train

    Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook is sponsoring the 6th annual food drive for the Westbrook Food Pantry. The drive has started and will continue until May 6th Money jars and food boxes have been place in business establishments and churches throughout the city of Westbrook with special collections sites for food at Mr. Bagel, Walker […] View event

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    Land Sea Stone, Photographs by John Eide @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    The UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus, is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Land Sea Stone, Photographs by John Eide, mounted from January 18 through April 2, 2017. There will be an Artist Reception on January 21, 3 – 5 p.m. These photographs from the Antarctica Peninsula, Peruvian Inca ruins and Maine granite quarries are […] View event

  • 5K group walk in Brunswick @ Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy

    5K group walk through historic Brunswick Sunday, April 2 Start Time: 1:30 pm Start Location: Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy, 25 Elm Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 FREE; all ages and abilities welcome Sponsored by Southern Maine Volkssport Association View event

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    The Last Days of Judas Iscariot @ Mad Horse Theatre Company

    Hilariously and poignantly, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot? As far as we know, he has been suffering for his deeds deep in Hell, and will continue to do so for all eternity. But is that really fair? Was […] View event

  • Farm Explorers @ Wolfe's Neck Farm

    Bring your toddler (through age 3) to the farm to explore our barnyard through a variety of hands-on activity areas! Dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays starting March 30, 2017 Times: 9:00-9:45 AM Fee: $5 per child (cost includes admission for 2 adults). Each additional adult costs $3.00. Ages: This is geared for families with […] View event

  • “Pairings” @ Markings Gallery

    April will be the show of “Pairings” at Markings. Pairing is the practice of living with or wearing artwork that compliments each other. Featured artists will be Sue Stasiowski, Jo Diggs, Kris Sandoy, Tides End Tiles and more Maine artists in many different media. Art to wear…and live with! We will show you how! Markings […] View event

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    Coastal treasures by Susan Horowitz @ Maine Potters Market

    Susan lives and works in Harpswell, Maine, a coastal treasure which boasts 216 miles of shoreline-the longest of any town in Maine. In 1985 she established Ash Cove Pottery which looks over Casco Bay. Influenced by her environment , her stoneware pots are glazed in the colors of the sea and sand. The brushwork and […] View event

  • Maine Flower Show 2017 @ Thompson’s Point

    Calling all horticultural enthusiasts! The Maine Landscape & Nursery Association is supporting local growers, cultivators, and pollinators throughout Maine with its inaugural Maine Flower Show. Beginning March 30th running through April 2nd the Maine Flower Show offers four days packed full of hands-on workshops with opportunities to get your hands dirty and discussions led by […] View event

  • South Portland Winter Market @ South Portland Winter Market - City SoPo Planning and Development Office

    Winter Market is held every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 496 Ocean St, the City of South Portland Planning and Development Offices. At market there are selection of veggies, meats, baked goods, truffles, milk, cheeses, and yogurts. Please join us each Sunday. View event

  • Farmer for the Morning @ Wolfe's Neck Farm

    Pre-K kiddos (ages 4-5) help our farmers with daily chores and care for our livestock. Activities depend on what is needed in the barn, and can include putting out hay, collecting eggs, sweeping, and filling water buckets. Dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays starting March 30, 2017 Times: 10:00-10:45 AM Fee: $5 per child (cost […] View event

  • Buddhism Unwrapped @ Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham

    Open to both beginners and advanced practitioners, this class will introduce and outline the path to Buddhahood and how we get there, how to “be a Buddhist”. We will have teachings on the philosophy and beliefs of Buddhist practitioners, as well as learning about daily practices. Most classes on Buddhism focus only on philosophy or […] View event

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    ‘Works on Paper: Paintings and Drawings’ @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) ‘Works on Paper’ an annual exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit explores works by three artists creating paintings and drawings on a time honored raw product – paper. An unforgiving surface around for centuries, paper reveals the artist’s proficiency in creating works of visual […] View event

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    Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show @ Saint Joseph's College

    one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, meteorites, beads, and jewelry from dozens of renowned local and international dealers. Door prizes every 20 minutes, three Grand Prizes, and one SUPER Grand Prize! Special features for the kids, including interactive educational programs, the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well! […] View event

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    Artisans Guild Open House @ Neziscot Farm

    Join us in celebration of the first Artisans Guild Open House. Stop by to see and experience everything that guild has to offer. • Open Fiber Studio: Learn a new skill • Fiber Demonstrations • Spinning, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, Rug Hooking • Apothecary Demonstrations • Charcuterie Making Demonstrations • Cheese Making Demos • Guild Q […] View event

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    Portland Old Port Culinary Walking Tour @ Old Port

    So you’re planning to visit Portland, one of the foodiest towns in America, and this leads you to a very important question…Where are you going to eat?!?! We recommend you start with a Maine Foodie Tour! Get the lowdown on eating an drinking like a local while you’re visiting Vacationland on a Culinary Walking Tour. […] View event

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    UNLOADED @ Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Maine College of Art

    Exhibition Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00–8:00pm Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art ICA Gallery hours: Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thurs, 11:00am–7:00pm, Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm, (FFAW until 8:00pm) Masthead Image: Andrew Ellis Johnson, Massacre of the Innocents, HD video still, 2015 Please join us for a Gallery Talk with Curator Susanne Slavick: Thurs., April 6, […] View event

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    Psychic Sunday @ Fireside Inn & Suites

    Maine’s Premier Psychic Event Gain Insights & Have Fun! Choose from an array of Readings – Tarot, Intuitive, Angel Card, Animal Communication, Mediumship – with experienced and local Psychics. Local Artisans with a variety of unique jewelry and a plethora of gorgeous crystal, pendulums & gems. 11 am – 4 pm Fireside Inn & Suites […] View event

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    Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In the decade before his death, the American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) embraced lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly onto a stone or plate with an oil-based medium. Of the more than 170 lithographs that Bellows produced, twenty belong to his “War Series,” which was immediately controversial when published in 1918. […] View event

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    Pray Peace: a multimedia presentation for peace @ Unity of Greater Portland

    This is a compilation of the words of peace from several different faith traditions with deeply moving and exhilarating music that provides the background for Denise’s voice. A voice for peace. Rev. Denise DeSimone is a respected author,inspirational speaker, powerful teacher and has a background in Interfaith Ministry. View event

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    Chocolate Lovers’ Fling! @ Marriott at Sable Oaks

    SARSSM CELEBRATES the 31st ANNUAL CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ FLING! Portland, ME – Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) will celebrate the 31st Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 12-4 PM at the Portland Marriott Sable Oaks. This signature event, emceed by WCSH 6’s own Sharon Rose Vaznis, will feature the […] View event

  • 12:00pm Special Events

    Maine Crime Victims’ Rights week luncheon April 2 @ Calumet Club

    Maine Crime Victims’ Rights to be celebrated on April 2 The Maine Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children will host its 13th Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week celebration on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Calumet Club, 334 W. River Road, (Rte.104) in Augusta. We will begin with a luncheon from 12:00- 1:00 pm. […] View event

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    “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” @ Colby College Museum of Art

    No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first American retrospective of this pioneering Chinese-French artist. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) immigrated to Paris in 1948 and soon took the international art world by storm. Renowned for the fluidity with which he moved between European modernism and Chinese aesthetics, Zao’s work is distinguished by his unique approach to abstraction. […] View event

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    1:00pm Theater

    CATS @ Star Theatre at Kittery Community Center

    CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular, is back on the PDP stage after their SOLD OUT 2016 production! Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), the Seacoast’s acclaimed, top-quality, live performance theater and education company, is thrilled to present CATS, the third longest-running show in Broadway history running March 17 – April 2, 2017, at The Star Theatre in […] View event

  • Goat Agility Training @ McKay Farm and Research Station

    4/2 from 1-2 PM- Goat Agility Training – Unity College’s own Jenny and Pieter deHart will demonstrate how they have trained their goats and how you can too! View event

  • Enterprise Grange 48 annual Art Fest @ Enterprise Grange 48

    Grange Month is April and Enterprise Grange 48 in Richmond is psyched to celebrate 150 years of Grange with everyone. Enterprise Grange 48 will start celebrating Grange Month with its Annual Art Fest. This is to observe Art in the Schools Month with assorted projects from Dresden Elementary and Richmond Middle and High school students. […] View event

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    Disney’s The Little Mermaid the Musical @ Waterville Opera House

    The Waterville Opera House is proud to present a magical musical tale, featuring a local cast of more than 30 performers, including an adorable children’s sea puppet ensemble, the revival of the classic Disney production will be sure to charm the entire family. The curtain rises on Ariel, a beautiful young mermaid, who longs to […] View event

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    2:00pm Music

    Benefit Concert featuring The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble @ Maine Irish Heritage Center

    In its eighth year, the NH Fiddle Ensemble is much more than a community orchestra – we are a group of over 60 people ages 5 – 85, playing fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harp, cello and more. It’s more than just fiddle tunes. With kids playing fiddles behind their backs and hula-hooping while they […] View event

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    The Little Mermaid @ Waterville Opera House

    March 31, April 1, 7 at 7:30pm April 2, 8, 9 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright Directed by Debra Susi Musical Direction by Michael Peterson Choreography by Adam Blais In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the […] View event

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    Dances of Universal Peace @ Creating Space Yoga Studio

    The Dances of Universal Peace pair chants from world spiritual traditions with simple circle dances. All dances are taught. All are welcome! We meet in the Stroudwater area of Portland, with ample, free, off-street parking. View event

  • 2:00pm Theater

    Peter Pan Jr.! @ Gray-New Gloucester High School

    Fiddlehead Players Present: Peter Pan Jr.! Join us for our 9th annual children’s theater production! March 25th at 2pm or 7pm March 36th at 2pm April 1st at 2 or 7pm April 2nd at 2pm Call ahead for tickets, or purchase at the door. $12 Adult $8 Child Show takes place at Gray New Gloucester […] View event

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    The Whales of August @ The Old White Church

    The Daytime Players production of The Whales of August asks the question: Is it ever too late to begin again? The show is presented by the Saco River Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, the Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd. Buxton. […] View event

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    2:00pm Music

    The Doo Wop Project

    The Doo Wop Project begins at the Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring current […] View event

  • Cyber Sunday: evaluating online news @ Camden Public Library

    Free tech session. This week: Evaluating the Truth in Online News. View event

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    The Trip to Bountiful @ St. Lawrence Arts Center

    Good Theater presents Horton Foote’s timeless classic with Broadway veteran, Louisa Flaningam, in the leading role of Carrie Watts. Directed by Brian P. Allen, the production features a cast of 11 actors. Carrie Watts lives with her son and daughter-in-law in a cramped three room apartment. She is desperate to get back to her hometown […] View event

  • Caption:  Laura, the sixth presentation in Ogunquit Performing Arts’ 16th Annual Classic Film Series, will be shown on Sunday afternoon April 2, 2017, 2 pm at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street in Ogunquit. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. Free popcorn, too
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    Ogunquit Performing Arts presents the Otto Preminger film Laura @ The Dunaway Center

    Ogunquit Performing Arts continues the 16th season of its Classic Film Series Sunday, April 2, 2017 — 2 pm at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street in Ogunquit with the showing of the 1944 film, Laura. The film will be shown on a full wall-size screen, admission is free, there is plenty of free parking, […] View event

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    Contrasts and reforms: Early music from medieval to the reformation @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church — Bridgton

    The Calderwood Consort presents a program of music ranging from Roman Chant to sacred and profane motets of the Burgundian and Renaissance courts; the use of popular songs in the Catholic Mass; music from the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation of 1517 with a hymn and chorale sung with the audience. View event

  • 2:00pm Community, Music

    1st Sunday Sacred Harp Singing @ Portland New Church

    All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland Monthly 1st Sunday Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious […] View event

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    Quasimodal chorus in concert @ Camden Public Library

    Also performing: The January Men and Then Some, and The Mill Street Irregulars. In the Library’s Reading Room (3rd Floor). View event

  • Hot Chocolate Jubilee @ Chocolate Church Arts Center

    Thursday-Saturday, March 30, 31 & April 1, 2017 at 7:00pm; 2pm on April 2, 2017. $15 tickets THE premier variety show of the region featuring music and singing and dance to the theme: “Life Begins at 40.” Don’t miss this entertainment experience. This is a fundraising event for the Chocolate Church Arts Center. View event

  • Interesting New Children’s Books @ Albert Church Brown Memorial Library

    Ellen Richmond of the Children’s Book Cellar will show and discuss interesting new books. View event

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    Maine State Ballet presents “Swan Lake” @ Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater

    – Maine State Ballet celebrates the 140th Anniversary of Swan Lake with a three week, 12 performance run of the quintessential classic ballet, March 24 through April 9, at Maine State Ballet’s Lopez Theater. Swan Lake premiered in 1877 at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, but is the 1895 production by the Mariinksy Theater in St. Petersburg, […] View event

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    Spring Awakening @ Lyric Music Theater

    An angst-filled rock musical, Spring Awakening is based on the 1891 German play of the same name. Set in late-19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality. Join this group of students as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in a powerful celebration of […] View event

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    Wine & Food Walk in Portland, ME: Maine Oysters & Wine Pairings @ The Old Port Sea Grill

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishmentss. In addition to the tastings, you’re in for an incredible wine education experience. You’ll walk […] View event

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    The Doo Wop Project @ Camden Opera House

    Five Broadway Doo Wop Stars and Tony winners in Concert on Opera House stage. Current stars of Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical trace the evolution of doo wop from singing tight harmonies on a street corner in early days to the biggest hits on the radio today. Reserved seating tickets: $29 front orchestra and […] View event

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    Doo Wop Project

    THE DOO WOP PROJECT The Doo Wop Project features five super talented stars from Broadways Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical who will take the audience on a musical journey starting with the early “street corner symphony” days to doo wop’s influence on rock and roll and Motown, to doowopified versions of contemporary pop hits […] View event

  • Franklin County Democrats Meeting @ Mallet School

    Franklin County Democratic Committee Announces April Meeting FARMINGTON, March 27, 2017-March was a busy month for the Franklin County Democratic Committee(FCDC). At the March business meeting, attendees learned from Jeff Reardon, of Trout Unlimited, about the history of mining in Maine and how current proposed legislation could both protect and harm local wildlife and groundwater. […] View event

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    As Pants the Hart @ Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

    St Mary Schola presents ‘As Pants the Hart’ concert. Featuring Bach’s poignant aria from Cantata 42, rarely performed chromatic harmonies by Lassus and Gesualdo and a radiant five part setting of the famous ‘Ave Maria’ by Palestrina. The second half of the concert features Handel’s Chandos Anthem Number 6, ‘As pants the hart.’ The anthem […] View event

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    Bay Chamber friends & faculty concert @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Our Spring Faculty and Friends features members of the Bay Chamber Music School Faculty in performances sure to engage and delight audiences of all ages. These concerts are free and open to the public. Faculty featured on this spring’s program include Malcolm Brooks, April Reed-Cox, John Mehrmann, Nate Martin, and Sarah Glenn. Also joining us […] View event

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    Maine Acoustic Festival Student Showcase @ Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland

    The 5th Annual Maine Acoustic Festival features some of the top teenager acoustic singers and instrumentalists in Maine. The 3-day festival culminates in a Student Showcase Performance at USM’s Hannaford Hall on Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm. Please support these young musicians who are helping to keep American Roots music traditions alive. View event

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    Draw a Dancer – Alternative Figure Drawing – Portland, ME @ Bright Star World Dance 108 High Street, Floor 3, Portland, ME 04101

    A monthly alternative live model figure drawing session at Bright Star World Dance in Portland, ME. Models are dancers of various genres, in costume or in practice wear. The two-hour self-directed session has timed poses ranging from 1-20 minutes. Bring your favorite drawing supplies, water colors, or pastels. Easels welcome. Bright Star provides chairs or […] View event

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    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie @ The Portland Players

    The Portland Players presents The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie March 24 – April 9, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm ​ By Jay Presson Allen Adapted from the book by Muriel Spark ​ Directed by Paul J Bell During the time between the two world wars, Miss Jean Brodie is a […] View event

  • The Melting Pot @ Olin Concert Hall

    This celebration of Caribbean culture features music by Bates’ Steel Pan Orchestra, dances by the Caribbean Student Association and Bollywood Team, spoken-word performances and the evening’s key event, “Carnival!” Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association. FMI canglin@bates.edu. View event

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    Le Vent Du Nord @ One Longfellow Square

    Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on […] View event