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    Saturday April 19
  • 6:00 pm

    Giff Jamison @ Savory Maine

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  • 6:00 pm

    Argentine Tango Class @ Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

    Argentine tango has been thrilling dancers and audiences for more than 100 years. This style of dance is known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. If you are looking for an evening of fun come join us for our beginner to intermediate group class starting on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 6:00p.m.-7:00pm. ...And if you are feeling really adventurous you can stay for our next group class (drop in students are always welcome) that covers 2-3 Standard and Latin ballroom dances such as Waltz,Foxtrot, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue and more! We also hold our weekly Saturday night dance party from 8:00pm-11:00pm where you have an opportunity to practice what you have learned and socialize with friends. We hope to see you there. info@aquariusballroomdance.com 207-671-7644 view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Bakunda (We Love) @ John Ford Theatre, Portland High School

    Bakunda (We Love) weaves together an original blend of Flamenco, B'Inganzo, West African, Contemporary, Step Dance and Spoken Word, utilizing the language of rhythm to highlight resilience and interconnection with one another and with the rest of the natural world. Energetic and graceful dancers Alicia Yip, Lydia Bakunda, Marita Kennedy-Castro, Bianca Abdalla and Lindsey Bourassa will provide the heartbeat of the show. Sontiago (Sonya Tomlinson) heads up the poetic verses while Annegret Baier and Jeff Howe lead West African drumming and members of Olas Music & Dance contribute guitar, palmas and vocals. Additional Performers include Zahro Hassan, Maryan Hassan, Alpha Castro, Megu Hirayama, Erica Alt, Janice Erickson, Sandra Benson, Chriss Sutherland, Leif Sherman-Curtis, Molly Angie and Anna Giamaios. view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Lowry's Lodge Poetry Series @ Saccarappa Art Collective

    Featured poets are Megan Grumbling and David Stankiewicz view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Night of Laughs @ Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School

    American Council of the Blind fundraiser featuring three of the Boston area stand-up comedians. Doors open at 6 p.m. This is a mature audience show. Tickets available at the door. view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Lowry's Lodge Poetry Series @ Saccarappa Art Collective

    Poetry series hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel features: Megan Grumbling, Robert Frost Poetry Award winner and Phoenix theater critic and David Stankiewicz, Moon Pie Press poet and assistant Professor of English at SMCC view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Bob Ardern and Manitoba Hal @ Crow Town Gallery

    Fingerstyle guitarist Bob Ardern with the blues ukelele and slide resonator guitar of Manitoba Hal at Lubec's Crow Town Gallery.

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  • 7:00 pm

    Brick Church Concert series: Mark Phillips @ New Sharon Congregational Church

    local singer/song-writer. Proceeds will benefit the Church General Fund.

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  • 7:00 pm

    "Goodnight, Nurse: The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet as Told by Someone Who Was There" @ Stonington Opera House

    A musical cabaret re-telling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," told from the perspective of the Nurse--a streetwise, straight-talking laborer alienated from the wealth and privilege of the Capulets. Thrown under the bus by the family after the tragedy, she has to deal with the pain and anger, guilt and shame over the death of a child who was like her daughter -- but to whom she had no rights. A new work in development featuring Rachel Murdy, with script by Peter Lettre and directed by Peter Richards. Live musical score includes songs by Radiohead, Elton John, Joan Jett, and more. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    Tony Bennett @ Merrill Auditorium

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  • 7:30 pm

    Stripwrecked Burlesque "Peep-Show" @ St. Lawrence Arts Center

    Stripwrecked Burlesque,"Peep-Show" Saturday, April 19th, 7:30pm The St. Lawrence Arts for tickets, go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event Southern Maine's newest burlesque troupe, "Stripwrecked," is pleased to announce their first full-length performance titled "Peep-show." This naughty performance will be held on Easter Weekend and will feature Whistlebait Burlesque, Aquarius Funkk and Becky Bottoms from Atomic Trash. Our MC for the evening will be the Amazing Vanilla Honey-bush! Stripwrecked Burlesque was founded by Ginger Rita, burlesque dance, teacher, choreographer and performer. The group began with 4 dedicated women and has grown to the size of 11-sexy performers. We are a group of talented and professional women who are dedicated to the art of burlesque. Our goal is fuse contemporary dance with sexy burlesque. See you at the show! #stripwreckedburlesque Contact: Ginger Rita, Artistic Director Stripwrecked Burlesque stripwreckedburlesque@gmail.com 508-868-7638 Visit us online: http://stripwreckedburlesque.wordpress.com/about/ https://www.facebook.com/StripwreckedBurlesque https://twitter.com/Stripwrecked view event

  • 7:30 pm

    Stars on Ice @ The Civic Center

    Featuring Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Olympic gold medal winners in ice dancing along with their bronze medal winning teammates including two-time U.S. Champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, four-time and reigning U.S. Champion Jeremy Abbott, 2014 U.S. silver medalist Jason Brown, and two-time reigning U.S. pairs champions Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir! The cast also includes two-time U.S. ice dancing silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, 2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley and 2010 Olympian and 2014 U.S. Bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu. Several special guests will also make appearances throughout the tour. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    Snowlion Repertory Company presents "The Elephant Piece" @ Portland Stage Company Studio Theater

    A tribal dream of harmony and community is abruptly shattered by a band of roving vaudevillian miscreants who raucously sweep in and stage a faux "minstrel show" to gorge themselves on stories of violence and chaos, and thus the musical The Elephant Piece launches the audience on a journey into musical mayhem and absurdist spectacle that ultimately touches the heart and gives hope that our species might just survive its own destructive nature. Snowlion Repertory Company, known for bringing new musicals to the stage, announces the New England premiere of The Elephant Piece by Darryl Curry. The Elephant Piece, developed in a collaborative workshop some years ago with Snowlion Rep co-founders Al D'Andrea and Margit Ahlin, had its premiere in New York City. Given the recent upsurge in news about elephants and the ongoing threats they face, Snowlion Rep has chosen to present the New England premiere production of The Elephant Piece at the Portland Stage Studio Theater opening Friday April 11. The Elephant Piece is a musical fable that follows the exploits of the charmingly dysfunctional "Hackers" who chase after the last elephant on earth, each lusting for a piece of the elephant in the belief that it will make him or her whole. The gleeful greed of the singing and dancing Hackers collides with the innocent everyman Paul, who tries to shield his young son from the harsh realities of the modern world. But it is the unconditional love of this child and the innate wisdom of Elephant that proves a powerful force that catapults the play to its final dramatic conclusion. This musical tale is a funny, biting satire full of elephant lore, song-and-dance flights of fancy, and surreal imagery that blends to make an expressionistic carnival more relevant than ever as the majestic elephant once again faces unrelenting devastation by poachers.Please note: Mature themes. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    "The Soiree" @ Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

    "The Soiree" is a theatrical party hosted by one woman, the witty and grandiose Elizabeth, whose charms slowly come unhinged over an interactive performance of physical comedy, stand-up and other improvisational surprises.
    "The Soiree" is written and performed by Amanda Huotari and directed by Avner Eisenberg (Broadway's Avner the Eccentric). The show debuted in 2007 with support from the Maine Arts Commission. It has been presented at the New York Clown Theatre Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, Teatro R101 in Bogota, Colombia, and has toured across the US and beyond.
    Amanda Huotari is an actress, a teaching artist and a seventh generation Mainer, born and raised in South Paris, Maine. As Executive Director of Celebration Barn, Maine's international center for physical theater, she teaches, directs and collaborates with other artists from across the globe to create, perform, and produce new work.
    "The Soir?e" by Amanda Huotari is a totally engrossing, ravishing, one woman tour de force. Amanda's deft ability to play multiple characters and switch them in an instant is reminiscent of the great Carol Burnett. "Soir?e" is part clown show, part stand up, part audience involvement all bound together using the metaphor of a party; the audience are the guests. As simple accidents, trips and spills evolve into hilarious mayhem, this wonderful, skilled performer has complete control of her misbehaving props, evocative wardrobe and hysterical audience."
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  • 7:30 pm

    "The Soiree" @ Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

    "The Soiree" is a theatrical party hosted by one woman, the witty and grandiose Elizabeth, whose charms slowly come unhinged over an interactive performance of physical comedy, stand-up and other improvisational surprises.
    "The Soiree" is written and performed by Amanda Huotari and directed by Avner Eisenberg (Broadway's Avner the Eccentric). The show debuted in 2007 with support from the Maine Arts Commission. It has been presented at the New York Clown Theatre Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, Teatro R101 in Bogota, Colombia, and has toured across the US and beyond.
    Amanda Huotari is an actress, a teaching artist and a seventh generation Mainer, born and raised in South Paris, Maine. As Executive Director of Celebration Barn, Maine's international center for physical theater, she teaches, directs and collaborates with other artists from across the globe to create, perform, and produce new work.
    "The Soir?e" by Amanda Huotari is a totally engrossing, ravishing, one woman tour de force. Amanda's deft ability to play multiple characters and switch them in an instant is reminiscent of the great Carol Burnett. "Soir?e" is part clown show, part stand up, part audience involvement all bound together using the metaphor of a party; the audience are the guests. As simple accidents, trips and spills evolve into hilarious mayhem, this wonderful, skilled performer has complete control of her misbehaving props, evocative wardrobe and hysterical audience."
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