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    Thursday April 24
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist" @ Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    LECTURE: Thursday Night Salon at the Museum of Art: "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist" view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Festival @ Mountain Valley High School

    The three night, three venue Western Maine Improv Comedy Festival is just what the doctor ordered to fight off that cabin fever. The festival kicks off April 24th in Rumford at 49 Franklin with a show featuring Mountain Valley High School's Room for Improvment and Western Maine's Teachers Lounge Mafia.
    Night two, on April 25th, takes place at the University of Maine's Lincoln Auditorium in the Robert's Learning Center. This is a night featuring mature content comedy from UMF's own Lawn Chair Pirates, Running with Scissors from Portland, and Teachers Lounge Mafia.
    The festival wraps up on the Mt. Blue Campus in Bjorn Auditorium on April 26th. This final evening brings together the MBHS Curtain Raisers, the Lawn Chair Pirates, Teachers Lounge Mafia and features a traveling group from Rhode Island's Boom Scones/Providence Improv Guild. These four groups will compete in the second annual Laughletics Mud Bowl. Will the Lawn Chair Pirates defend their title as reigning champs? Will Teachers Lounge Mafia ever make it out of fourth place? Will the folks from Rhode Island get stuck in a rut on the way to the show?
    Proceeds benefit the Curtain Raisers and Room for Improvment as they make their way to Improv Boston for a day of workshops and performances.
    Teachers Lounge Mafia photo by Sweet Zinnias Photography: Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy (Kyla Wheeler, Natalie Simmons, Dan Ryder, Jeff Bailey view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Festival @ Mountain Valley High School

    The three night, three venue Western Maine Improv Comedy Festival is just what the doctor ordered to fight off that cabin fever. The festival kicks off April 24th in Rumford at 49 Franklin with a show featuring Mountain Valley High School's Room for Improvment and Western Maine's Teachers Lounge Mafia.
    Night two, on April 25th, takes place at the University of Maine's Lincoln Auditorium in the Robert's Learning Center. This is a night featuring mature content comedy from UMF's own Lawn Chair Pirates, Running with Scissors from Portland, and Teachers Lounge Mafia.
    The festival wraps up on the Mt. Blue Campus in Bjorn Auditorium on April 26th. This final evening brings together the MBHS Curtain Raisers, the Lawn Chair Pirates, Teachers Lounge Mafia and features a traveling group from Rhode Island's Boom Scones/Providence Improv Guild. These four groups will compete in the second annual Laughletics Mud Bowl. Will the Lawn Chair Pirates defend their title as reigning champs? Will Teachers Lounge Mafia ever make it out of fourth place? Will the folks from Rhode Island get stuck in a rut on the way to the show?
    Proceeds benefit the Curtain Raisers and Room for Improvment as they make their way to Improv Boston for a day of workshops and performances.
    Teachers Lounge Mafia photo by Sweet Zinnias Photography: Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy (Kyla Wheeler, Natalie Simmons, Dan Ryder, Jeff Bailey view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Improving pasture lands and hay fields @ East Vassalboro Grange

    Sponsored by the University of Maine Extension office with Rick Kersbergen. Expert ideas on maximizing hay production and improving pasture lands will be discussed.
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  • 7:00 pm

    The Novel Jazz Septet @ Skidompha Public Library

    Classic jazz. The performance will feature Barney Balch (trombone), Mickey Felder (piano), Bryan Jones (alto sax), Dave Clarke (guitar), Michael Mitchell (trumpet), plus special guest Peter DeKlerk (acoustic bass) .
    hot, swinging jazz out of the Great American Songbook and compositions by their musical "cornerstones", Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
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  • 7:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Jim Pryor @ Silver Street Tavern

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  • 7:00 pm

    UMA Concert series: Contemporary Sounds @ Jewett Hall Auditorium University of Maine at Augusta

    The four nights of concerts are the semester culmination of the UMA Music Program, which specializes in contemporary music styles of the U.S. The focus of the program includes blues, jazz, rock & roll, folk, Latin American, fusion, hip hop and blues-derived forms of music with a breadth of diverse vocal stylings, and creative contemporary music styles. The UMA Music Program was established in 1973 music degrees include a two-year associate of science and a four-year bachelor of music. Concert be streamed live via the Internet.

    Contemporary Sounds - Sean Morin, Director UMA Jazz on Tour - Steve Grover, Director

    Friday, April 25
    SONIC UMA! Senior Concert - Peter Herman Sonic Explorations - Richard Nelson, Director

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  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Educational Passsages @ Camden Public Library

    Dick Baldwin will give an illustrated talk on Educational Passages, a program which launches student-built model sailboats tracked by GPS around the world. Program is part of Maritime Month at the Camden Public Library. view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Stu Kestenbaum Book Launch: "Only Now" @ Stonington Opera House

    Haystack director, Stu Kestenbaum, reads from his new book of my poems, "Only Now." view event

  • 7:30 pm

    12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival @ Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney, University of Southern Mai

    "A Life Without Words, "irected by Adam Isenberg. Born Deaf on a farm in Nicaragua, Dulce Maria (28), her brother Francisco (22) have never been free to stray more than a few miles from their rural home. "A Life Without Words" is an independent documentary by filmmaker Adam Isenberg of the Istanbul production house Zela Film. It features the efforts of a sign language teacher in Nicaragua who works with a local NGO that empowers Deaf Nicaraguans by fostering the nationalization of Nicaragua's indigenous sign language and by training young Deaf Nicaraguans to be teachers. See trailer at http://www.alifewithoutwords.com/ view event

  • 7:30 pm

    "In the Underworld" @ Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus

    While imprisoned in Ravensbr?ck concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, "In the Underworld" is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007. view event

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Playwright Festival Alpha show @ St. Lawrence Arts Center

    Ten short plays by Maine authors in the first of two difference schedules that compromise the 13th annual Maine Playwrights Festival, the state's largest celebration of new work by local playwrights. The Alpha show consists of the following scripts: "Before the Curtain," by Jennifer Reck; "God Visits Lucifer on the Occasion of the Anniversary of the Fall," by Josh Brassard, "The Sign," by Kathy Hooke, "Schrodinger's Roulette," by Jody McColman, "The Purchases," by Jefferson Navicky; "An Absence of Grey," by Shirley Sergent; "A Storybook Romance," by Howard Rosenfield; "The Hurricane," by Patricia Mew; "The Abyss," by Jo-Anne Walton; and "Disagreement at the Dead Boot Saloon," by Michael Kimball. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival @ University of Southern Maine, Talbot Auditorium

    The University of Southern Maine's American Sign Language Club proudly announces its 12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, to be held Wednesday, April 23rd to Saturday, April 26th, 2014. This student-organized event is the longest standing and only annual festival in the world to showcase the newest films and innovative videos by and for the Deaf Communities. Our mission is simple: Provide a platform for people to learn about, appreciate, and celebrate Deaf Culture, issues and art. All films are written, produced, created, and performed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and film production companies. The 12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival will boast a collection of the best new Deaf films from various festivals, as well as world premieres. Film schedule subject to change. A Life Without Words. Directed by Adam Isenberg . 71 minutes. 2011. Nicaragua/Turkey co-production. Documentary. Born Deaf on a farm in Nicaragua, Dulce Maria (28), her brother Francisco (22) have never been free to stray more than a few miles from their rural home. A Life Without Words is an independent documentary by filmmaker Adam Isenberg of the Istanbul production house Zela Film. It features the efforts of a sign language teacher in Nicaragua who works with a local NGO that empowers Deaf Nicaraguans by fostering the nationalization of Nicaragua's indigenous sign language and by training young Deaf Nicaraguans to be teachers. General Admission / FREE for USM Students with Valid ID. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    "The Savannah Disputation" @ Portland Stage Company

    aging sisters Margaret and Mary and launched into an examination of their Catholic faith when visited by an evangelical Christian missionary. Their crisis of faith comes at a stressful moment in their lives, the sisters are awaiting the results of medical tests one of them has recently undergone. When Melissa, a young missionary from a more fundamental Christian church knocks on the door offering literature and trying to convert her away from Catholicism, Margaret is forced to examine her relationship with religion. Her newfound curiosity is much to to the chagrin of her sister, Mary, who is a devout Catholic and very unhappy to hear that Margaret has invited Melissa back. Following Melissa's second visit, Mary invites their priest, Father Murphy, to dinner and has Margaret invite Melissa too. Over dessert, the four confront the inconsistencies in the Bible and the sisters' lapses in theological education. view event

  • 7:30 pm

    David Wells featured soloist for Jazz Ensemble Concert @ Minsky Recital Hall

    Associate professor of trumpet Jack Burt directs the 20-piece big band, which performs music from all periods of jazz, including swing band music, bebop, fusion and funk.
    David Wells will be the featured soloist on saxophone. The Maine-based jazz saxophonist teaches at Bates College and the University of Maine at Augusta. He has recorded or performed with Rosemary Clooney, funk pioneer Zigaboo Modeliste and comedian Don Rickles, as well as many Maine jazz musicians and ensembles.
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