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Things to do: Arts & Entertainment March 25


BANGOR — Screening of “How I Ended This Summer,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at River City Cinema, 126 Union St. On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, raking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Film is unrated, 124 minutes and in Russian with English subtitles. Admission is $5.

BANGOR — The sixth annual “Music Off Broadway – America’s Bandstand” presented by the Rotary Club of Bangor, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School, 885 Broadway. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth. Call 990-3879 or visit bangorrotary.org.

BAR HARBOR — Concert by Outerspace Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Gates Community Center of College of the Atlantic,105 Eden St. Call 288-5015 or email tkittelson@coa.edu. Tickets are $10 and sold at the door.

BELFAST — “Inherit the Wind” staged reading, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 25 at Belfast Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St. The play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is a topical piece that resonates in our age of political and theological scrutiny. Written as a fictionalized account of the Scopes “Monkey” Trail of 1925, the play debuted in 1955 as a parable to relate to the McCarthy hearings of the time. Call 505-0199 or visit www.belfastmaskers.com.

BREWER — The Focus Group improvisational performance “Spring Cleaning” for mature audiences, 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Admission is $5. Call 326-0663 or visit www.nextgenerationtheatre.com.

BREWER — Swing dance to Sentimental Journey Orchestra live performance, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Call 326-0663 or visit www.nextgenerationtheatre.com.

BREWER — The Brewer Hometown Band performs “Performers’ Picks,” 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Brewer Auditorium. Free; donations are appreciated. Call 989-5199.

CALAIS — “TWO: High Energy Juggling and Physical Comedy,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Calais High School, Blue Devil Hill. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Call 454-8292 or visit twoshow.com.

FORT KENT — World-famous violinist Midori performance, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Fox Auditorium, University of Maine at Fort Kent, 23 University Drive. Reserved seating tickets sold in advance are $20 for performance only. Tickets to performance and post-performance champagne reception with Midori are $35. Call 834-7800.

NEW PORT — “Mighty Uke” documentary and workshop, 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. “Mighty Uke” tells of the amazing comeback of a musical underdog. The documentary travels the world to seek out ukulele players and explore the rich history of the uke. Free, donations are accepted. Call 368-5074 to reserve a seat or visit www.newportculturalcenter.org.

ORONO — An evening of Motown and R&B featuring Spectrum and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine. Tickets are $20-$50. Call 581-1755 or visit www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

ORONO — University of Maine Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents their formal concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine. Tickets are $7. University of Maine students are admitted free with a MaineCard. Call 581-1755.

ROCKLAND — Comedian Paula Poundstone, star of NPRs “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” standup, 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Tickets are $35. Call 594-0070 or visit www.rocklandstrand.com.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts present “Curtis on Tour: Spring, Solzhenitsyn and Stars,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Rockport Opera House. Tickets are $25, $8 for 18 and under, $45 for prime seating. Call Bay Chamber Concerts at 236-2823, toll free at 888-707-2770, or visit www.baychamberconcerts.org.

STONINGTON — Performance of “Chautauqua!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Stonington Opera House for its only Maine performance, featuring Maine journalist Colin Woodard, author of “The Lobster Coast,” as guest speaker and community members as part of the grand finale. Tickets are $20; Advance reservations recommended. Island students free. Visit www.operahousearts.org or call 367-2788.

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