Calendar

Calendar for the week of 1/19/17

Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.

Art

BANGOR:

  • “Black Box” Installation Exhibit featuring the works of graduate Intermedia MFA students at UMaine, Central Gallery, 89 Central St.
  • Photograph display “You Can Make a Difference!” Jan. 5-31, Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St. Exhibit features photos of fall End Violence Together Rally and spring HOPE Festival coordinated by Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, by volunteer photographers, including Sam Chamberlain, Ron Davis and Katie Greenman. Exhibit curated by Mari Abercrombie, director of Windover Arts Center.
  • Brenton Hamilton, a master of the 1840’s cyanotype process, creates one-of-a-kind dreamlike visions. January 12th-May 6th. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Hosted by Maine Media Workshops.
  • “Taking Flight,” a silent art auction to benefit Avian Haven wild bird rehabilitation center in Freedom, through Feb. 10, The Sohns Gallery, The Rock & Art Shop, 36 Central St. Reception and talk 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 20. Artwork by 26 local artists. Fifty percent of bid to artist and 50 percent to Avian Haven.
  • Adult Coloring 6-8 p.m. every Monday, (excluding holidays), just bring yourself, we’ve got the supplies. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

 

Children

BANGOR:

  • Winter Art Camp at UMaine Museum of Art, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Feb. 20 – 24, tuition is $110 Museum of Art members, $125 for non-members (2-5 grade, specifically). $100 Early Bird Special (Must pay by Jan. 16). Contact 561-3360 or kat.johnson@umit.maine.edu. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Space is limited, so register today!
  • Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $7.50. Closed Mondays unless there is a school holiday. Free to museum members and those under age 1. 262-7200.
  • Children’s programming including Storytime, 11 a.m., Tuesdays. Mother Goose with Megan, 10:15 a.m., Tiny Tots, 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Pajama story time, 6 p.m., Thursdays. ABC Kids, children 3-6, 11 a.m., Saturdays. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, K-3, 4 p.m., Mondays. Lego Club, 1st through 5th grades., 4 p.m., Fridays, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Teen Movie Night, 4 p.m. every third Wednesday to watch a movie.  Enjoy popcorn, refreshments and the company of peers. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Teen Ambassador Program, 4 p.m., first Wednesday of the month. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Hands-On History with the Bangor Historical Society, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, topics vary, $5 per child, free to members, Thomas Hall House, 159 Union St.
  • LEGO Afterschool Club for students in grades two-five, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Space limited. Jan. 20 and 21: Girl Scout Aquaponics. Jan. 23: Homeschool Mission & Exploration lab. Jan. 26: Superhero Science-Family Science Night. Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way. 990-2900.

BREWER:

  • Dog Ears, reading with a therapy dog, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Brewer Public Library. 989-7943 to set up appointment. brewermaine.gov/library.
  • Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through May 2017, Brewer Public Library. Preschool children and caregivers read, sing, do crafts and have a snack with Miss Shelley. 989-7943.

ORONO:

  • Emera Maine Astronomy Center and Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine. Homeschool program. 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, “To Space and Back.” Children’s program Sundays at 2pm:  “Magic Treehouse: Space Mission” where we join Jack and Annie as they search for answers to pressing astronomy and space questions. Tickets are available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.

 

Dance

BANGOR:

  • Auditions with Robinson Ballet for “Where the Wild Things Are,” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 107 Union St. for dancers ages 10 and older. Rehearsals 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Performances are: in-school performance Friday, May 5, Brewer Performing Arts Center, 92 Pendleton St.; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, Brewer Performing Arts Center; day performance Friday, May 13, at The Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth. For information, call 990-3140.
  • Line dance class, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.
  • Soul movement, open dance to soul, r&b and world music, 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.  
  • Contradance with music by the Orono Contraband with Bill Olson calling, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginner session 7:30 p.m. Cost $8. For information, 941-9727, bangorcontra.org or bangorcontra@gmail.com.

BREWER:

  • Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dance, 8 p.m. Saturdays, BARN, 142 Center St.
  • Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.
  • Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave.: Allison Ames, Jan. 6; Bushwhack, Jan. 13; Mainely Country, Jan. 20; and Midnight Rose, Jan. 27. Marilyn at 827-5751.
  • Dance with The Skyliners – A 15 piece Big Band. 7:30-9:30pm, Saturday Jan. 21, at Next Generation Theatre 39 Center St. 40’s & 50’s as well as swing, jazz, pop, waltz and Latin numbers. Beer and wine available for those 21+, Admission $10.00. For information call 989-7100. Free ballroom dance lessons with “SMOOTH MOVES” 6-7p.m.

ORONO:

  • Body Traffic, a show in the forefront of the concert dance world, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 19, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

 

Farmer’s Markets

BANGOR:

  • Bangor Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Sundays, December-April, banquet room, Sea Dog Brewing Co, Bangor waterfront, 26 Front St. Accepts SNAP.
  • Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, inside Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Accepts SNAP.
  • European Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 117 Buck St. by Sunnyside Greenhouse, year-round. Mediterranean Cuisine, Greek Food, Mexican Food, fresh baked bread and assorted pastries as well as fresh meat and crafters.

BREWER:

  • Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through November, Brewer Auditorium parking lot, Wilson Street.

HAMPDEN:

  • Hampden Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, through April 29, Kiwanis Club, next to Irving on Main Road. Contact Amanda Dandro, Islandfarmkitchen@gmail.com

ORONO:

Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday in December; second and fourth Saturdays January-April, Pine Street parking lot in downtown Orono.

 

Fairs & Fundraisers

BANGOR:

  • Chinese New Year Parade, Year of the Rooster, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Bangor Mall, 663 Stillwater Ave. Register 2 p.m. in the JC Penney court to participate. For details, visit mainechina.org.
  • Live and silent auctions to benefit Bangor High School’s Project Graduation 2017, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, Red Barry Gymnasium, Bangor High School, 885 Broadway. Items preview on biddingowl.com at http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=10108 . Celebrity auctioneers, 50/50 raffle, food. Free admission.

BREWER:

  • Penobscot County United Bikers of Maine’s 15th annual fundraising Belt Sander Racing Series, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, and April 8, at City Side Restaurant, North Brewer Shopping Center, Main Street North. Rookie class provides sander, $1. Fee $5 to race in other classes. Benefits six local charities. 356-5665.
  • Benefit dinner, dessert auction, other auctions and dance to benefit the Clifton Area Snowmobile Club, Saturday, Feb. 4. Penobscot County Conservation Clubhouse, 570 North Main St. Baked beans, casseroles, hotdogs, cole slaw and rolls will be served 5 – 6 p.m. followed by a dessert auction. Chinese auction, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The dance will follow with Dola Hinckley singing. The cost of the meal is $8.00 and the dance is $4.00. 843-7270.

CARMEL:

  • Bake sale, 9 -2 p.m Saturday, Jan. 21, Ye Ole General Store on Rte. 2. Pies, cookies, cakes, breads, and other delectable treats. Proceeds will support The Simpson Memorial Library.

HAMPDEN:

  • Chicken pie supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. Cost $8, $4 for children. 862-4195.

 

Film

BUCKSPORT:

  • A Century of Movies film series at the Alamo Theatre, 6 p.m. third Sunday of each month. $5. www.oldfilm.org.

HERMON:

  • The Hermon Middle School PTA is hosting a viewing of ‘Screenagers’ on Jan. 19 at 6:30 pm. This documentary uncovers the problems today’s digital overload is having on a child’s brain development and also the friction it’s causing within the family unit. Free. Hermon High School auditorium, 2415 Route 2.

 

Lectures & Workshops

BANGOR:

  • Citizens Climate Lobby, which works with our Congressional representatives to address climate change, will meet every 3rd Saturday going forward, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 108 of the Meeting House at Husson University.  FMI:  745-1989 or connieapotvin@gmail.com.
  • Computer lab drop-in for help with learning to use computers, laptops, tablets, phone, social media, apps and programs, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Facebook 101, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2-4 p.m.; A Brief History of Bangor, Saturday, Jan. 28, with Mark Woodward (History of Media), Nelson Durgin (Dow Air Force Base), Frank Bragg (Bangor Mechanic Association) and Doug Farnham (Ice Industry). Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Free.
  • Talk by Dr. Shira Fischer via SKYPE on “Healthcare in Israel and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Beth Israel Synagogue, 144 York St. Free and open to public.

BREWER:

  • Preventing dog bites, an interactive session with Diane Cunningham of Paws Down Training Service. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Fun presentations, handouts, and hands-on practice sessions with friendly training dogs, for all ages. Space is limited; 989-7943 to register or for more information. Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main Street. http://brewermaine.gov/library/.

CASTINE:

  • First book in this year’s Let’s Talk About It book discussion group at the Witherle Memorial Library. “The Living is Easy” by Dorothy West. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7pm. 41 School Street. For more information: 326-4375.
  • Immigration in Maine: a discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 5 p.m., at the Witherle Memorial Library with Liz Helitzer, Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and David Greenham, program director for the HHRC for the ongoing Foreign Affairs group. The Witherle Memorial Library. 41 School Street. For more information: 326-4375, refdesk@witherle.lib.me.us.

HAMPDEN:

  • Heath Myers, overdose prevention coordinator from Bangor Public Health and Community Services, presentation on “Current Drug Overdose Prevention Issues,” 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road.

ORONO:

  • Book discussion groups: Tuesday Readers, 10:15 a.m. third Tuesdays; Wednesday Wonderful Readers, 1-2:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month; Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.

 

Meals & Food

BANGOR:

  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen free meal, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. daily; breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sundays, The Salvation Army, 65 South Park St. 941-2990.
  • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
  • Free community meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St. 945-6616.
  • Saving Grace Thrift Shop, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Food, clothing, household good and other supplies for needy families. Hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

BREWER:

  • Brewer Community Service Council’s free community lunch, noon, fourth Thursday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St. Free personal care items.

CLIFTON:

  • Clifton Community Food Bank, 10 a.m. first Monday; 5 p.m. third Monday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441.
  • Clifton Community Lunch, first and third Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. Clifton United Baptist Church fellowship hall, 742 Airline Road. 843-5568.

GREENVILLE:

  • Food Pantry, first and third Monday of each month from 11-noon and as needed on an emergency basis. Pantry located behind the fire station on Minden Street and may be reached by phone at 518-8833.

HAMPDEN:

  • Chicken Pie Supper, Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Hampden Congregational Church

101 Main Road North, Adults: $8 Children: $5. Chicken pie, whipped potato, squash, petite peas, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts & beverages.

HERMON:

  • Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

ORLAND:

  • Free community luncheon every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. through January, then Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and 28, and March 14 and 28, Orland United Methodist Church, Narramissic Drive. 469 3734 or 468-3714 before 9:30 a.m. to make a reservation.

 

Museums

BANGOR:

  • The Thomas A. Hill House Museum, 159 Union Street ( just across from the YMCA). Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  $5 per person suggested donation.
  • Winter Wine with Bangor Historical Society will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

BRADLEY:

  • The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills) is open daylight hours for snowshoeing and winter walks.  Most Tuesdays there are volunteers on site who can answer questions. There are donation boxes on the kiosk and covered bridge for day-use fee of $3 for those over 12. Located off Rt. 178, 1-1/4 miles down the Government Road.  Use caution driving and walking–winter conditions! www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.

INDIAN ISLAND:

  • Penobscot Nation Museum, 12 miles north of Bangor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and holidays. Guided tours and video information. 827-4153, penobscot.museum@penobscotnation.org or penobscotculture.com.

ORONO:

  • Hudson Museum, in the Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed holidays, open during selected CCA events. Free. Fees for group programs. hudsonmuseum@umit.maine.edu or 581-1904.
  • Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine. Fridays at 7 p.m. this month: “From Earth to the Universe” exploring how humans have figured out our place in the Cosmos using a variety of observations and scientific tools. Children’s program Sundays at 2 p.m.:  “Magic Treehouse: Space Mission” where we join Jack and Annie as they search for answers to pressing astronomy and space questions. Science Lecture Series on Feb. 2 with Dr. Dean Austumian, “How molecular motors work – insights from the machinist’s toolbox”. This program is a partnership with the the Maine Science Festival. “The music of Star Wars!”  Mini-concerts on February Friday nights prior to public planetarium program “Stars,” narrated by Mark Hammill. These special performances will take place on Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24.Tickets are available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.

 

Music

BANGOR:

  • Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Admission by donation. 942-0802 or 262-9600.
  • Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, No. 202, 21 Main St. Open to all ages. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, piano, accordion, whistles, percussion.
  • River City Harmonizers, women’s a cappella, barbershop chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Seeking all harmony parts. 947-3128 or 848-5354.
  • “The Brick” open mic, all acts, all ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.
  • Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Essex Street. Seeking new members. Stacy George, 333-0980 or sgeo8@roadrunner.com.

BREWER:

  • Bluegrass jam sessions, noon-5 p.m. first and third Sundays of each month, Grange hall, 1266 North Main St. Unplugged, stringed instruments only. Listeners invited. Joan Richert, 989-5848, or Sandra Moon, 827-3698.
  • Bluegrass jams, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until the end of May, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.
  • New Renaissance Singers, four-part community chorus rehearsals, 6:30-8:30 Tuesdays, First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church St.
  • Heart of Maine Chorus, women’s barbershop, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Congregational Church, Church St. Open to all. Bette, 989-4110, or Josh, 745-2308.

CASTINE:

  • N.B. Aldrich and Leslie Ross in concert, Feb. 19th at 2 p.m. at the Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street. For more information: 326-4375, refdesk@witherle.lib.me.us.

ORONO:

  • The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Bach, Handel and Haydn, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.,Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. Tickets range from $19 to $49 including all fees, with student tickets available for $14. The UBS Pre-Concert Talk will be held at 2 p.m. and features Ms. Silver in conversation with Maestro Richman. bangorsymphony.org and by phone at 1-800-622-TIXX.
  • Orono Public Library ukulele group, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. Open to all, bring your own ukulele or borrow one with your library card.
  • Romeo et Juliette (live broadcast, The Met: Live in HD), 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Danish String Quartet, 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.  
  • Olga Vocal Ensemble, 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • L’Amour de Loin, (live broadcast, The Met: Live in HD), 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.  
  • Caladh Nua, celtic music, ; 8 p.m., Friday, March 17, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Idomeneo, (live broadcast, The Met: Live in HD), 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • The Doo Wop Project, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 1, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Celtic Woman, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Telegraph String Quartet, 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • The Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine: The music of Star Wars!  Mini-concerts on February Friday nights prior to public planetarium program “Stars,” narrated by Mark Hamill. These special performances will take place on February 3, 10, 17, 24. Tickets online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.

 

Outdoors & Active

HOLDEN:

  • Penobscot Valley Kennel Club offers conformation dog handling classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Renaissance Dogs, 127 Main Road, Route 1A. Members $7, non-members $10.

OLD TOWN:

  • Hirundo Winter Fun Day, Saturday, Feb. 11, with snow date of Saturday, Feb. 18. Dogsled rides, a winter ecology walk, ski races, snowshoe biathlon, curling or snow sculpture contest. Door prizes, medals. Homemade lunch of soup/chili with corn muffins, dessert, drink for $5. Cost: $5 per person or $10 per car. Members free. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road. 394-2171, www.hirundomaine.org.
  • Maine Yoga Adventures’ Snowshoes and Poetry adventure, featuring local author and artist Cheryl Daigle, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Hirundo Wildlife Sanctuary in Old Town and Alton. Guided snowshoe walk, yoga, and poetry workshop, “Leaning into Hope and Action Through the Spoken Word.” Cost $75. Register online at maineyogaadventures.com or call 299-0082.

 

Theater & Comedy

BANGOR:

  • Auditions with Robinson Ballet for “Where the Wild Things Are,” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 107 Union St. for dancers ages 10 and older. Rehearsals 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Performances are: in-school performance Friday, May 5, Brewer Performing Arts Center, 92 Pendleton St.; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, Brewer Performing Arts Center; day performance Friday, May 13, at The Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth. For information, call 990-3140.
  • Maine premiere of “Lumberjacks in Love,” book and lyrics by Fred Alley, music by James Kaplan, story by Alley and Kaplan, Penobscot Theatre Company, Feb. 2-19, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Performance times vary. Contact box office at 942-3333.
  • Penobscot Theatre Company presents “A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Bangor Opera House, 131 Center St. Box office 942-3333.
  • The Broadway’s Best in Bangor presentation of “The Illusionists” rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, from Tuesday, Jan. 17, Cross Insurance Center. Tickets for initial performance honored at rescheduled date. Refunds for those requesting them will be made available until Friday, March 3, at original point of purchase. For information, visit www.CrossInsuranceCenter.com.

BREWER:

  • Local improv troupe The Focus Group comedy show 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Next Generation Theatre at Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St. Mature audiences only. Admission $5. Beer and wine available for purchase. 989-7100.
  • The Skyliners 13-piece Big Band performing classics from the 1940s, 1950s and now, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Wear dancing shoes. Admission $10. Beer and wine available for purchase. 989-7100.

ORONO:

  • Stillwater Stage to present Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Drive. Tickets $15, $10 for students with identification. Available at the door or in advance at:  http://stillwaterstage.brownpapertickets.com . Proceeds benefit Orono High School Auditorium Fund. stillwaterstage@gmail.com or 866-4103.
  • Lewis Black returns! 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Once – The National Tour,  7 p.m. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Walnut Street Theatre Presents: Last of the Red Hot Lovers, 7 p.m, Thursday, Feb. 9, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Bill Engval, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Selected Shorts, 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Annie – The National Tour, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Pippin  – National Broadway Tour, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

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