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City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Steel Magnolias, May 12-21; Wizard of Oz, Jul. 21-Aug. 6. 282-0849

Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center 76 Congress St. The Trip to Bountiful, through Apr. 30. 885-5883.

Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Spring Awakening, through Apr. 2; Catch Me If You Can, Jun 2-18. 799-1421

Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, through Apr. 9; Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, May 4-21. 747-4148

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. Swan Lake, through Apr. 9; Spring Recital 2017, May 19-20. 781-7672

Portland Ballet, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. Swan Lake Act II, Apr. 28-29. 772-9671

Portland Ovations, 50 Monument Sq. Annie Broadway National Tour, Apr. 20; Pippin Broadway National Tour, May 13. 842-0800

Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, through Apr. 9; Rock of Ages, May 19-Jun. 4. 799-7337

Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave. Play Me A Story, every Saturday; String Around My Finger by Brenda Withers, through Apr. 24; Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, May 2-21. 774-0645

Public Theater, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Ripcord by Norm Foster, May 5-24. 782-3200

Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, Apr. 7-23; Disney’s Mulan Jr., May 19-21; Peter Pan, Jul. 13-30. 642-3743

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, through Apr. 9. 873-7000


Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Senior Thesis Exhibition, Apr. 7-May 27; Kate Gilmore: In Your Way, Jun. 9-Oct. 7. 786-6158

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Sosaku-Hanga: Twentieth Century Japanese Creative Prints, through Apr. 16; Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionism, through Jun. 4. 725-3275

Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. David Driskell, Renewal and Form, through May 11; Mark Wethli, Piper Club, through May 14; Sam Cady, Parts of the Whole, through May 21. 701-5005

Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville. No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, through Jun. 4; Marsden Hartley’s Maine, through Jun. 18; Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Apr. 30-Aug. 6; Graphic Matters: George Bellows & World War I, through Sept. 3. 859-5600

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. Art of Disaster, through Apr. 23; American Treasures From the Farnsworth, Apr. 4-Oct. 29; Celebrating Maine, Apr. 5-Oct. 29. 596-6457

First Friday Art Walk, downtown Portland. Visit local galleries, studios, and museums, Apr. 7, May 5.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Maine: The Way Life Is, Apr. 6-29; William Irvine and Nancy Morgan Barnes exhibition, May 4-27. 772-2693

Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. Artist Lecture: Ian Lynam Design, Apr. 6; MECAmorphosis, May 4. 699-5025

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. Beer in the Garden: Historic Foodways, Apr. 18; Veterans’ Voices exhibit, through Apr. 29; Longfellow’s Cocktail Party & Magical History Tour, May 12-13. 774-1822

Maine Maritime Museum, 234 Washington St., Bath. Through These Gates: Maine Shipyard Photography 1858-2016, Feb. 8-Sep. 24; See the Light: the Preservation of Midcoast Maine Lighthouses, May 27-Oct. 22. 443-1416

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland. The Mistress and the Muse, through June 4; The Thrill of the Chase, through Apr. 30; Artist’s Choice: Photographs from the Judy Glickman Lauder collection, through May 29. 775-6148

Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth. Enchanted, Apr. 29. 846-7777


Blue, 650 Congress St. Clara Junken, Apr. 4, May 2; Jared Steer Trio, Apr. 8; Sassquatch, Apr. 2. 774-4111.

Empire, 575 Congress St. Jackson Whalan with Outlet & STL GLD, Apr. 22, Marbin, May 6. 747-5063

Maine Academy of Modern Music, 125 Presumpscot St. The Kids are All Right ft. Kate Beever, Apr. 1; Kids & Teens Open Stage, Apr. 7; MAMM Slam, Preliminary Round, Apr. 8; MAMM All Roads Event, Apr. 29; The Kids are All Right ft. Namory Keita, May 6. 899-3433

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Celtic Woman, Apr. 9; Mark O’Connor, Apr. 29; Tony Bennett, May 11. 842-0800

One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Way Down Wanderers, Apr. 5; GoldenOak & Bold Riley, Apr. 7; Dan Navarro & Darden Smith, Apr. 12; Maia Sharp & Catie Curtis, Apr. 23; Pierre Bensusan, Apr. 28; Greg Brown, Apr. 29; John Craigie with Joel Thetford, May 7. 761-1757

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Dopapod, Apr. 5; The Jayhawks, Apr. 18; Mighty Mystic, Apr. 20; JoJo: Mad Love Tour, Apr. 25; The Dustbowl Revival, May 5; Real Estate, May 7; The Wind and The Wave, May 19. 956-6000

Portland House of Music and Entertainment, 57 Temple St. A Tribute to the Golden Era of Burlesque, Apr. 8; Sam Outlaw, Apr. 22; Live Music Mon. through Sat. 805-0134

Portland Symphony Orchestra, 20 Myrtle St. Beethoven’s Ninth, Apr. 23; Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, May 16. 842-0800

Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. Emanuel Ax, Apr. 15.

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street. Six Organs of Admittance with Asa Irons, Apr. 3. 828-5600

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Waka Flocka Flame, Apr. 14; The Gloaming, Apr. 20; Twiddle, May 6; Kris Kristofferson, May 7; Mastodon with Eagles of Death Metal & Russian Circles, May 9. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd., Brownfield. An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa, Apr. 8; Ruthie Foster, Apr. 22; Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Apr. 28; The Mallet Brother’s Band, Apr. 29; Del McCoury Band, May 5; The Wailin’ Jennys, May 9; Susan Werner, May 12. 935-7292

Sugarloaf, The Rack BBQ, 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley. Reggae Festival, Apr. 6-9; The Maine Dead Project playing the music of The Grateful Dead, Apr. 15. 800-THE-LOAF

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. National Theater Live: Hedda Gabler, Apr. 15; The Met: Eugene Onegin, Apr. 22; Blue Öyster Cult, May 25; The Met: Der Rosenkavalier, May 27. 873-7000


Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. Dan Gilbert, Josh Ramirez, & Scott McLaughlin, Apr. 7; Nick Crowley, Kevin Neales, & Krystal Kamenides, May 5. 874-ANDY

Community Television Network, 516 Congress St. Portland Playback Theater, the first Friday of every month. 775-2900

Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner. Mark Scalia, Joe Flynn, & John Sucich,
Apr. 22; Maine Event Comedy, May 13. 582-7144

Lincolns, 36 Market St. Laugh Shack comedy every Thursday.

Somerset Abbey, 98 Main St., Madison. Mark Turcotte & Maine Event Comedy, every second Fri. of the month; Johnny Ater, James Spizuoco, & Kevin Neales, Apr. 14; Dan Boulger, Josh Day, & Tuck Tucker, May 12. 696-5800

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Randy & Mr. Lahey (from Trailer Park Boys), Feb. 14. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd., Brownfield. Bob Marley, Apr. 18. 935-7292

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. Juston McKinney, Apr. 29. 873-7000


Broke and Stoked Video Contest, Sugarloaf, 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley. Ten finalists of the outdoor adventure film contest as part of The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Apr. 1. 1-800-THE-LOAF

Emerge Film Festival, Community Little Theater, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Featuring Neptune, One Team: The Story of the Lewiston High School Blue Devils, Baby, Baby, Baby, and more, Apr. 28-May 1. 755-9470

Maine Deaf Film Festival, University of Maine, 96 Falmouth St. Apr. 28-29. 780-4582

Tasty Events

Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine St. Two to three free tastings each month on Tuesdays. 871-9060

Browne Trading Market, Portland. Regular wine tastings, through June. 775-7560,

Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial St. Craft beer tasting every Fri. 956-7322

Gourmet Gala, Ocean Gateway. A celebration of food featuring samples from local restaurants and caterers, wine, and beer. Plus: Corporate Chopped Challenge live cooking event. Apr. 11.

Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration, 350 Commercial St. Local chefs, live music, and local seafood, Apr. 27. 772-2321

Leroux Kitchen, Portland. Free wine tastings on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3 p.m. 553-7665,

Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Music Brunch with Sean Mencher and friends, every Sun.

Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, 90 Congress St., Portland. Tapas Mondays, every Mon. 3:30-10:30; wines paired with small plates. 775-5652

Otherside Delicatessen, 164 Veranda St. Monthly wine tastings. 761-9650

Rosemont Markets, Portland and Yarmouth. Two to three free tastings each month on Fridays. 774-8129

Sweetgrass Farm Old Port Tasting Room, 324 Fore St. Tasting bar is open year-round for Maine-made wines and spirits. 761-8GIN

Toast on the Coast, Ocean Gateway. Gourmet food and upscale wine pairings in a benefit for Easterseals Maine, May 11. 828-0754

Wine & Food Walks, Portland. Join sommelier Erica Archer for a themed walk through a Portland neighborhood with wine and spirit tastings paired with delicious foods, every Sat. 619-4630

Don’t Miss

Animal Welfare Vacation Camp, 46 Holland Rd., Kennebunk. Camp for ages 7-12 focusing on animal care & connection, Apr. 17-21. 985-3244

Annual May Day Festival, Downtown Kennebunk. Craft markets, live music, climbing wall, and a parade to celebrate spring, May 1. 985-2102

Bug Light Kite Festival, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland. Presented by the South Portland Historical Society, this annual festival features live music, a fundraising barbeque, demonstrations, and an impressive kite-flying spectacle, May 20. 767-7299

Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Sq. Traxxs Monster Trucks Destruction Tour, Apr. 21-22. 775-3481

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. An evening of award-winning acrobatics, dance, and costumes, Apr. 6.

Riverdance, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. An innovative and exciting blend of Irish dance, music, and song, May 31. 842-0800

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K, 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley. Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K, a Boston Marathon qualifying race, May 21. 800-THE-LOAF

Sunday River, Sunday River Rd., Newry. Pond-A-Palooza, Apr. 8; The Great Tailgate, Apr. 15; Ski Maynia, May 1. 800-542-2754

Thompson’s Point,10 Thompson’s Point. BESWOON, a curated bridal showcase, Apr. 8; Steel Drum Festival, May 7; Street, Eats, & Beats, a food truck event with beer and live music, May 20. 747-5288

Worthy Wednesdays Benefit Dinners, David’s KPT, Kennebunkport. 10% of evening revenues are donated to a local nonprofit every Weds. through Apr. 17.

–Compiled by Bailey O’Brien

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