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Landlords face streamlined dumping fines 24 hours or $100, city tightens its rules on sidewalk dumping BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Portland property owners will now be financially responsible for household items left on sidewalks and streets in front of their buildings after the city council voted unanimously Wednesday night to amend the city’s garbage, waste and junk disposal ordinances. Property owner who fail to remove items including mattresses, sofas and chairs will now be assessed a minimum $100 fee if they fail to take action within 24 hours of being notified by the city. The new ruling ramps up the time frame of the previous system, under which property owners were given three notices to remove trash before a fine was assessed. “Something that would take at least a week now has the potential to take 24 hours. I think this is a more appropriate, Marshall streamlined approach,” said City Councilor Dave Marshall, whose district include Parkside and the West End. Marshall said the mandate for a swifter response should help to combat any perception among residents that such dumping is acceptable. “Once you get one piece outside, unless see DUMPING page 8
This couch in front of 21 Pleasant St. prompted a notice from the Portland Solid Waste Management Program, warning the property owners that they have 24 hours to remove the discarded furniture. The notice was dated Feb. 24. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
USM president featured speaker at forum on Egyptian revolution BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
With the world watching pro-democracy demonstrations in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, an event next week at University of Southern Maine will examine how the successful revolution in Egypt has shaped events across the region. The forum, called “Egypt Now,” will include panelists from USM, Bowdoin College and Maine College of Art, who will speak about the role of young people in these revolutions and also explore how Serbian youth were an example Botman for demonstrators in Egypt. USM President Selma Botman, who has a Ph.D.
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in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for the event, to be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Woodbury Campus Center amphitheater in Portland. It is free and open to the public. “A university is an ideal site for the discussion of issues and the exchange of ideas. We invite the entire USM community and our community neighbors to join us in a robust discussion of the momentous events transforming the Middle East,” said Botman in a statement to the Daily Sun. USM officials yesterday also announced plans to host Nawaal el Saadi, a well-known Egyptian author and feminist, over two days in mid-March. Organizers say the “Egypt Now” forum is intended to offer students and community
BY DAVID CARKHUFF AND CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones has signed a pledge to lead with civility. Mavodones signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Civility Accord — a response to the national debate that ensued after the January Tucson shooting in which six people were killed and 13 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Jan. 8 shooting rampage prompted discussion about the role that heated political rhetoric may have played in the tragedy.
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Brooks, Collins discuss state of the unions See Opinion on page 4
Birder tour See Events Calendar, page 13
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JAY, Fla. (NY Times) — Before he went to jail, Danny Ivey had barely seen a backyard garden. But here he was, two years left on his sentence for grand theft, bent over in a field, snapping wide, green collard leaves from their stems. For the rest of the week, Mr. Ivey and his fellow inmates would be eating the greens he picked, and the State of Florida would be saving most of the $2.29 a day it allots for their meals. Prison labor — making license plates, picking up litter — is nothing new, and nearly all states have such programs. But these days, officials are expanding the practice to combat cuts in federal financing and dwindling tax revenue, using prisoners to paint vehicles, clean courthouses, sweep campsites and perform many other services done before the recession by private contractors or government employees. In New Jersey, inmates on roadkill patrol clean deer carcasses from highways. Georgia inmates tend graveyards. In Ohio, they paint their own cells. In California, prison officials hope to expand programs, including one in which wet-suit-clad inmates repair leaky public water tanks. There are no figures on how many prisoners have been enrolled in new or expanded programs nationwide, but experts in criminal justice have taken note of the increase.
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‘Egypt Now’ forum March 1 EGYPT from page one
members a better understanding of the changing landscape in the Middle East. “We will remember this for years to come, young people will be telling their grandchildren about it,” said Reza Jalali, with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM, an event sponsor. “People have been piling into the streets and asking for their rights, and it’s not what leaders in Middle Eastern countries had in mind,” he continued. Jalali, who is from Iran, says he has been glued to the television in recent days watching events unfold in that country and across the region. “I come from that region, and I can’t keep up,” he said. “I’ve been spending all my days and nights glued to the TV.” Speakers at the “Egypt Now” forum will include: Botman; Danny Muller, the East Coast coordinator with the Middle East Children’s Alliance; Kathleen Sullivan, with USM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; Dusan Bjelic, a USM criminology professor; Eileen Eagan, a USM history professor; and Robert Morrison, a religion professor at Bowdoin.
Sullivan recently returned from Egypt with a group of students, while Bjelic will explain how an uprising led by Serbian youth inspired the events in and tactics in Egypt, Jalali said. Other panelists also possess extensive knowledge of the people and religion in the Middle East, he said. Botman, a scholar on modern Egyptian history who has written three books on the subject, will give a talk called “Emerging Citizenship in Egypt and the Middle East.” Nawaal el Saadi, the Egyptian author, doctor and feminist, will be at USM on March 14 and 15. Jalali said el Saadi, who was imprisoned for several years by ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, studied at USM more than a decade ago. She accepted an invitation to speak at the college next month. “We invited her to the (forum), but she wanted to stay longer inside Egypt,” Jalali said. While these events are open to the community, Jalali says he’s hoping for a strong turnout from the USM student body. “For one thing, it’s youth driven, so we assume our students and mostly young people would be interested in this issue,” he said.
Pledge for mayors started in Tucson CIVILITY from page one
“Spurred by the tragic events of Jan. 8 and the national atmosphere of confrontational discourse lacking in civility and respect, mayors from across the country have pledged their commitment to exhibiting personal qualities that are emblematic of a civil society,” the city reported in a press release. Mavodones said Portland city councilors generally conduct themselves appropriately, but that there was always room for improvement. “Frankly, we always could improve, but if you look at the current council, the people get along well; they don’t seem to carry grudges, and you don’t see people trying to embarrass other elected officials by things that they say. Although given what we are seeing around the country, I think its important that we maintain that level of civility at the local level — which is the level of govern-
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Passage of Maine ﬁnancial literacy legislation would improve education Editor, Maine high school students need to be provided with an education that includes personal finance. Financial literacy encourages fiscal responsibility and LD 184 is a bill currently being proposed in the Maine State Legislature that supports this need. Representative Benjamin Chipman of Portland is the bill’s sponsor. (For more information on the bill: http://www.mainelegislature.org and follow the links on bills.) If passed, LD 184 would require that the following topics be taught to Maine high school students as part of the mathematics instruction required to obtain a high school diploma: using credit, purchasing, budgeting, Support LD 184 — An saving and investing, Act To Promote the banking, simple contracts, Financial Literacy of state and federal income taxes, personal insurance High School Students, policies and renting or letter writer urges. purchasing a home. Many high schools currently teach personal finance topics in social studies classes but it’s not known if every high school senior is provided with this valuable education as it varies from district to district. Given current and predicted cutbacks in school budgets throughout the state, perhaps LD 184 should be amended to allow school districts to determine the appropriate course to integrate the financial literacy concepts as opposed to mandating that they be exclusively taught in mathematics classes as a separate course. Such an amendment might ease concerns regarding issues of implementation. Considering how the current economy has negatively impacted Mainers, it is crucial, now more than ever before, to ensure that financial skills are provided to our young people so that they can start out in life on the right financial foot. Financial literacy is just as important as teaching our students to read and write. In the end, it’s an education that improves upon individual well being and society as a whole. Please contact members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee at 287-3125 (emails found at the following link: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ house/jt_com/edu.htm ) to voice your support and comment. Kate Ryan Hope, Maine
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Budget wars or culture wars? (In The Conversation, David Brooks and Gail Collins talk between columns every Wednesday in the New York Times.) Gail Collins: David, you wrote a very evenhanded column about the situation in Wisconsin that I admired. Unfortunately, when it comes to budgetary issues I have wandered off to the land of the insanely angry. David Brooks: I’m too overwhelmed to be angry. Somebody broke into my e-mail account and sent everybody in my address book a note saying that I’d been robbed at gunpoint while vacationing in Wales and would they please send $1,600. Gail Collins: You know, I’ve gotten so many of those lately that I just deleted your plea from Wales without reading it. Someday, a loved one is actually going to be stranded in Laos or Burundi and their plea for help is going to be ignored. David Brooks: Most of my friends understood it was a scam. I’d never ask for money, just column ideas. But I still feel violated, especially by all my friends lamenting the robbers didn’t shoot. Gail Collins: If you’d written that you were held up at gunpoint in the Wisconsin state capitol, it would have gotten my attention.
David Brooks and Gail Collins ––––– The New York Times But about that budget: when the year began, I was on the side of sensible reform. The pension systems have to be fixed, even if that means changing the rules for new workers and demanding higher contributions for the ones there now. And I was sucked into the whole entitlement debate in Washington and the poking around for programs to slice and dice. Walker is right about the budget issues and the need to restrain pensions, but he’s done it in such a way as to force everybody into polarized camps. David Brooks: Before you give into your wrath, remember that core truth: we really do have a budget problem. We really do have big consumption programs squeezing out smaller, but more valuable, investments in human capital, like Head Start.
Gail Collins: You could have diverted me with that kind of argument a week or so ago, but now Wisconsin’s sent me over the cliff. The voters gave the governor a mandate to balance the budget and get tough on spending. He didn’t run around the state saying “elect me and I’ll break the teachers union.” The unions seem prepared to give Governor Walker the savings he wants if they can keep their collective bargaining rights but he won’t compromise. David Brooks: I was afraid of that, which is my problem with Walker. He’s right about the budget issues and the need to restrain pensions, but he’s done it in such a way as to force everybody into polarized camps. The Atlantic’s Clive Crook has a characteristically smart post pointing out that the key issue is getting the balance of union and state power right. Gail Collins: None of this is about budgets. It’s about crushing enemies. Unions. Government programs. The social safety net. Abortion. Contraception. David Brooks: See how quickly budget issues turn into culture wars? That’s the road to gridlock. We have to keep in mind that these issues are ultimately about money even though the combatants always like to pretend see CONVERSATION page 5
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Hello and goodbye, governors Dear governors, welcome to Washington! We are delighted you are visiting us for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting this weekend. Now go home. Immediately. How did you get here in the first place? Where did you get the money? Haven’t you been reading the news reports? Your states are broke, busted, insolvent. You are out of dough, greenbacks, scratch, cabbage, moolah. Did you fly here on airplanes? I hope not. And I sure hope you did not pay extra for a pillow. Angry crowds may surround your plane when you land back at home. I suppose some of you took the train, in which case you might arrive by the weekend after next. And those of you who drove (as if), have you noticed the spike in gas prices this week? You may have driven here in a limo, but you will be thumbing a ride home. I know why you came. I went to the official National Governors Association (NGA) website and read that Saturday’s opening plenary session “will conclude with remarks from Zhou Qiang, the party secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee. Secretary Zhou is leading a delegation of Chinese officials interested
Roger Simon ––––– Creators Syndicate in establishing a subnational dialogue with NGA.” I have obtained an advance copy of Secretary Zhou’s speech. It is titled, “We Will Buy You All, You Pathetic Running Dogs of Failed Capitalism.” It starts with a joke: An American governor and a Chinese provincial governor go into a bar. The American governor says, “I will buy you a beer.” The Chinese provincial governor says, “Where would you get that kind of money?” I went to the website of the Pew Center on the States and read that there is a gap of $1 trillion between what the states actually have set aside and what they owe their workers’ retirement funds. In the old days, do you know what they called people who ran up $1 tril-
lion in bills and didn’t have the money to pay them? Lindsay Lohan. Do you know what they call them today? Governors. We are talking real trouble. In Wisconsin, state workers are planning to occupy the state capitol and sell naming rights to the dome. Which may not be a bad idea. As Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, the NGA vice chair, said, “The NGA Winter Meeting gives governors the opportunity to exchange ideas as well as to discuss our shared policy challenges and effective solutions.” So I have some suggested topics for NGA breakout sessions: • How Much Can I Get for a State Highway, and Do We Have to Keep Painting the White Lines? • Can I Sell All the State Office Buildings on “Pawn Stars”? • State Parks. Who Needs Them? I cannot figure out why you people became governors in the first place. Why didn’t you take on an easy job, like running Libya? The NGA current motto is, “The Collective Voice of the Nation’s Governors.” After this weekend, the motto may be, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
The District of Columbia tourism industry is very happy the governors are coming to Washington to spend their last few dollars on fancy hotel rooms and miniature booze and Snickers from their mini-bars. But there is a new rule this year: cash only. We don’t take checks, credit cards or IOUs from governors. Nothing personal. But considering that President Barack Obama’s new federal budget slashes home heating aid for the poor by 50 percent, you people should be back home chopping up the furniture in your state capitols for firewood. But what the heck. After all, tomorrow is another day. And you didn’t become a governor because you thought the job was easy. You became a governor so some day you could run for president. So kick back. I am not saying there is no hope. According to a recent report, states are quietly seeking a way to declare bankruptcy so they don’t have to pay the pensions of retired public workers. I assume the governors will be employing the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe. (To find out more about Roger Simon, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. )
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they’re fighting for morality. It’s possible to split the difference on how much people contribute to their health insurance. Things will turn rotten as we start to see this as a holy war. Gail Collins: I’m not usually a fan of conspiracy theories but Wisconsin is looking less like a budget balancing exercise than an effort by the Republican right — notably the Koch brothers — to destroy the political clout of organized labor, the one large special interest that balances the power of large corporations and super-wealthy investors. David Brooks: I’m not sure public sector unions do that. Besides, they are the single biggest campaign donors in America. The Koch brothers are pipsqueeks compared to A.F.S.C.M.E. This is hardly a case of Republican Goliaths against Democratic Davids. Gail Collins: The unions, for all their faults, are one of the few hefty political players resisting the country’s slide into hopeless income inequality.
David Brooks: Again, it’s important to make the distinction, as F.D.R. did, between public sector and private sector unions. Aside from all the distinctions I mentioned in my column, public workers are protected by civil service rules. Indeed, one of the oddities of this whole conflagration is that salaries and benefits are not that different when you move from collective bargaining states to non-collective bargaining states. What are we fighting about? Gail Collins: That civil service-union argument was exactly the kind of discussion I was prepared to have until I fell off the cliff — around the time you were held up at gunpoint in Wales. I’m tired of everyone running around crying that we’re broke, the deficits are killing us when the wealthiest slice of the country is getting richer while paying less and less in taxes. David Brooks: I’m for raising taxes on anybody making over $100,000 and for cutting benefits on them too. But that won’t help if we don’t curb pension and health care costs. To do that we need equanimity and calm, which is why I’m thinking of
sending you a nice bottle of cabernet. Gail Collins: Well, the cabernet strategy does usually work. But it doesn’t do any good to be reasonable with people who strip jobs out of the I.R.S. in the name of fiscal responsibility. Or people who complain that the bailout helped the big money guys on Wall Street and then vote to defund the S.E.C. You can’t negotiate with people who want to balance the budget by cutting taxes. They want to remake the country into a place I don’t want, the voters don’t want and I’m pretty sure you don’t want. David Brooks: Have I ever told you of my theory of reciprocal self-barbarization? If you engage with barbarians on the other side then one inevitably becomes barbaric. If you engage with sane people, one becomes more sane. Progress depends on enlarging the party of sanity. I can put you in touch with plenty of sane people who care both about debt and education, just not in Madison, Wisconsin, at the moment. Gail Collins: But today, we are all Wisconsinites.
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JUPITER, Fla. — Representative Allen West clicked through his PowerPoint presentation on last week’s doings among his fellow House Republicans, and those of his constituents who gathered here Tuesday night to hear him whooped with glee. They loved the cuts to a jet engine program. They applauded the curtailing of environmental regulators. When Mr. West, a first-term lawmaker, recounted his vote for an amendment to return unused stimulus dollars to the nation’s treasury, the crowd erupted with approval. Then out came the pie chart, showing the giant slice of the budget consumed by Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, untouched by lawmakers. “We have got to make some hard choices,” Mr. West said. “We gotta tackle that right now.” The room of roughly 400 people grew silent. House freshmen returned to their districts this week for their first extended recess, and began to lay out exactly what billions of dollars in spending cuts would really mean for the voters they believe sent them to Washington to make them. Many people clearly liked what they heard. But there were also hints of the challenge to come, as voters, even in reliably conservative districts, pushed back against some of the specifics. There was Nina Hirsch, a Democrat who supports Mr. West but dislikes cuts that hurt programs that benefit injured veterans. And Sharon Benson, who attended a town hall on Tuesday night in Greeley, Colo., with Representative Cory Gardner and denounced proposed cuts to the Head Start program. Voters in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, showed Representative Raúl Labrador loads of love on Monday night, but also fretted about education financing. While a handful of town hall meetings are hardly a measure of the national temperature, it is clear that the freshmen Republicans in Congress, giddy from their budget session, are getting down into the weeds with voters over cuts they seek, even as Democrats in the Senate and President Obama have vowed to reject many of them. As they spend this week doing town hall meetings and otherwise catching up with constituents, the freshmen Republican lawmakers, having already made an impact in Washington in the initial skirmishing over the budget, are in essence testing the
waters at home for the tougher fights ahead. They could include a government shutdown if the House and Senate cannot agree on spending — something Mr. West declined to rule out completely — a face-off with Democrats over raising the nation’s debt ceiling and potential fights over cuts to the entitlement programs. “We have no money, and we need your help,” Mr. Labrador told constituents in Coeur d’Alene. “Everyone needs to share in the responsibility, and everybody needs to share in the sacrifice we need to make to make sure that the United States stands as the beacon to the world.” The freshmen came armed with charts. They began their presentations by detailing the $60 billion in cuts passed in a spending measure by the House last week. They emphasized their belief — often met with call-and-response-like enthusiasm — that debt was crippling the nation and must be dealt with swiftly. “What part of ‘We are broke’ do you not understand?” Representative Jon Runyan asked during a meeting in Philadelphia, moderated by the conservative talk radio host Dom Giordano, which was also broadcast on WPHT. Because the House voted on dozens of amendments offered by members on the so-called continuing resolution to finance the government for the rest of the year, constituents were able to see exactly where their representatives aligned and parted ways with fellow Republicans on myriad spending and policy matters. For instance, Mr. West voted to cut financing for a jet engine program supported by Republican House leaders, as well as to defund public television and AmeriCorps, a volunteer organization. But he rejected a measure that would cut block grants, which he said he realized were important to his home state. Mr. West described in some detail his decision to reject further across-the-board cuts on top of those passed by the chamber, arguing that such additional cuts would amount to “carpet bombing.” Mr. West also defended his vote to support extension of some expiring elements of the USA Patriot Act, a move that some Tea Party members find an irritating encroachment on personal liberties. “The No. 1 civil liberty of the American people is your see next page
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life,” Mr. West said. In contrast, Mr. Labrador faced some criticism for voting against the act, which he said he believed violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure. These variations demonstrate that while the new freshmen are united in their desire to whack away at federal spending, they are not wholly unified, suggesting that they will not always vote as a bloc and could splinter over some issues. Facing very friendly audiences, the freshmen at four town hall meetings this week showed candor about the cuts they seek, and were greeted with
applause. But they did face unhappy voters, too. At the meeting here, R. Sam Chaney, a 22-yearold who works with troubled teenagers through his volunteer position with AmeriCorps, gave a passionate plea for the program. “You fired me!” Mr. Chaney said, adding that the program “isn’t worth anything to you.” Mr. West said the program was a good one, but should get local and private financing instead of federal tax dollars. In Greeley, many of the concerns among the roughly 60 attendees centered on education. “I get concerned hearing about throwing the baby out with the bathwater because we have the largest grow-
ing population of low-income children in the nation right here in Colorado,” said Ms. Benson, who works for Head Start. Mr. Gardner nodded, but moved on to the next question without giving Ms. Benson a response. “There are tough choices to be made,” Mr. Gardner said at one point, summarizing his view. “And I am sure that there are people in this room who aren’t pleased. But I hope that every person in this room will let us know, give us a call and talk to us about your ideas for reducing spending.” (Bill Loftus contributed reporting from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Dan Frosch from Greeley, Colo.)
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“Part of the problem is we really didn’t have a means for enforcement; now we can have someone who can go and inspect and get in contact with the property owner. By and large once that happens, the property owner is compliant,” she said. That someone is Suzanne Hunt, the newly hired sanitation compliance officer who will respond to complaints as a liaison between property owners and the city. Under the new system, if a property owner refuses to remove garage from their property, the city will pay for the collection of the waste and then bill the owner. The city may put a lien on a property if owners do not pay the charge. Each infraction will carry a minimum fee of $100, and the city may charge an additional $100 for every cubic yard of material removed. “It’s trying to raise public awareness that sidewalks are not the appropriate place to dispose of large items or anything that’s not in a blue bag put out on trash day,” said Clegg. “It’s a community consciousness we’re hoping to raise an awareness around. We’re hopeful that by raising awareness, property owners and residents on street, when they see someone dumping something, will make it clear to them it’s not appropriate,” she said. While the new guidelines might
seem strict and swift to some, city councilors say it’s a measured response to a growing problem. “There was some concern expressed saying that it was a little heavy handed, and I hear what they’re saying,” said Marshall, “but when you look at some of the conditions we have in some of the more densely populated urban neighborhoods, it become quite apparent that the city needs to have a quick response to mattresses, couches and overflowing dumpsters.” Marshall said there is a “chronic pattern associated with landlords who don’t live in city and are neglecting their property,” but suggested that covert, dump-in-the-night litterbugs might also be to blame — something the neighborhood prosecutor will have to investigate when assessing fines. “If we contact the landlord and their response is ‘somebody just dumped all this on my property’ we’ll have them talk to our neighborhood prosecutor and she can ask questions like ‘what did they look like, what kind of vehicle did they drive?’ and we’ll pursue that individual,” said Marshall. “If it’s a situation where it doesn’t seem like the city had a clear case to pin responsibility on that landlord, the city obviously isn’t going to force it,” he said. “Our goal is to try to keep our streets clean and safe, and this measure will allow us to respond more quickly.”
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Rachel Maddow Show Lockup: Indiana
CNN Parker Spitzer (N)
CNBC Marijuana: Pot Industry Porn: Business
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Confessions: Hoarding Fatal Attractions
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Friday, Feb. 25 Plains with Last Good Tooth at The Oak + The Ax 8 p.m. Local band Plains features original country/folk songs and the soulful vocal harmonies of Aren Sprinkle, Jerusha Robinson and Dave Noyes. This past January, Aren Sprinkle busted some ill and unprecedented moves of power and beauty in Portland, composing and performing original folk music scores for Tess Van Horn’s production of Federico García Lorca’s play Blood Wedding. Last Good Tooth hails from Providence, Rhode Island. This trio practices music of the American Folkloric: songs designed to drag your passed-out & motionless self off of the railroad tracks and back into the bushes, where theres a campﬁre, some friends, and perhaps some more whiskey. Wanna hear a song about Inigo Montoya? Please bring a little dough for the bands and come hang out in this nice warm place.
Buille featuring John Doyle at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Buille was formed in 2004 by Armagh born brothers Niall and Caoimhín Vallely along with Paul Meehan and Brian Morrissey as a vehicle to perform a body of new tunes written in a traditional style with contemporary arrangements. The resultant sound was picked up on by Donald Shaw and Vertical Records who imme- Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American celtic punk band that formed in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1997 and is currently signed to SideOneDummy Records. Their diately offered to produce and release music is heavily inﬂuenced by such bands as The Pogues,The Dubliners, Johnny Cash and ranges from boisterous punk rock like the pirate-themed “Salty Dog” the groups’ debut album. “Buille” was and “Seven Deadly Sins.” Flogging Molly will perform at the State Theatre Saturday night; tickets are $30. (COURTESY PHOTO) released in 2005 to rave reviews and was described in the Irish Times: “Buille is as fresh a Max Creek at Port City Music Hall Thursday, March 3 breath that’s blown through traditional (and roots) circles 8 p.m. Celebrating over 30 years together, Max Creek brings in a long, long time.” John Doyle’s gifts as a guitarist, to the stage a wide variety of musical experience, from the Ivan Neville’s DUMPSTAPHUNK at Port City songwriter, vocalist, and producer have played an essenblues to ballads to hard-edged rock n’ roll and San Fran8 p.m. Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk is a group of musitial role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional cisco-era improv. This ﬁve man band has a unique style, and cologists that transcend age and styles in a free-ﬂowing music. John was playing professionally by the age of 16, their blend of original songs and classic covers has gained approach to their art. The band features an unusual line-up and soon moved to New York City, where he began playthem remarkable respect and a large following which conthat includes two bassists. Dumpstaphunk weaves a vocal ing with Eileen Ivers and Seamus Egan. He ﬁrst rose to tinues to grow. Blues ballads blend into jazzy barroom piano and musical tapestry from key members of Dave Matthews international prominence with Solas (Gaelic for “light”), and a jumping, frenetic energy fueled by the audience. An & Friends, Trey Anastasio, Jewel and the Neville Brothers’ the all-star Irish/American band whose emergence herhour later, there’s a full ﬂedged jam at work, combining conmusical families. The band’s music incorporates drops of alded the arrival of a new generation of bold, inventive temporary and jazz idioms and soaring into free-form ﬂight. Sly and the Family Stone and Meters-esque jams as well as traditional musicians. $20, all ages. Even later, a reggae-tinged stunner will blend right into a other diverse inﬂuences into a spicy musical gumbo. Ivan folksy blues intro. $15 advance, $18 day-of show, $28 VIP, ﬁrst joined his father (Aaron Neville) and uncles in the legend21 plus. Saturday, Feb. 26 ary New Orleans band, the Neville Brothers, in his mid-teens, MODNIGHT dance party then moved on to become a pivotal member of Keith Rich9 p.m. What seems like ages ago, Dj Ian Paige’s MODNIGHT Flogging Molly at The State Theatre ards & The X-Pensive Winos, The Spin Doctors, and Bonnie dance party residency at The White Heart (R.I.P.) kept Port7:30 p.m. What makes a band truly remarkable? InsightRaitt’s band. His extensive credits include recording and/ landers moving all year long to the ﬁ nest in Soul, Mod, Britful lyrics? Memorable melodies? Blow-your-mind live peror performing with The Rolling Stones, Robbie Robertson, pop, Psych, and Dub tunes. Given the wildly popular soul formances? Truth is, it takes all of those things - along Angie Stone, Jack Cassady, and Gov’t Mule. He has also parties at SPACE lately, it seems like a good time to bring with boundless enthusiasm, an infectious energy and a recently performed with Soulive, Widespread Panic, Trey back a good thing. The rules are simple — look sharp and supreme devotion to the fans. In the case of Flogging Anastasio, Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars, Karl Dendance till you drop. SPACE Gallery. $3, 21 plus. http://www. Molly, the band is that rare gem that possesses all of these son’s Tiny Universe, Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Funky Meters, Dave space538.org/events.php traits and more, and because of this they have established Matthews Band and John Mayer. $12 advance, $15 day of themselves as one of the most beloved bands performshow, $25 VIP, 21 plus ing today. Moneybrother and The Drowning Men join. $30 Monday, Feb. 28 Astronautilus with Sims, Sandbag advance, $32 day of show. 8:30 p.m. Once described as what Tom Waits joining the Juanito Pascual at One Longfellow Decompression Chamber Music Season Three MC battle circuit would sound like, Astronautalis is back to 8 p.m. Juanito has won praise around the globe as a 6 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents Concert #2, “Gersweat, shout and freestyle all over our stage, all the while respected new voice in this most Spanish of musical many” Mendelssohn. Bring someone who has never been seducing the crowd with his unique brand of southern-indiegenres. He is recognized in Spain as a unique and creto a Chamber Music Concert and the newbie gets in free. artsy-electro-historical-ﬁction-folk-crunk. Astronautalis is ative voice with mesmerizing virtuosity, warm and evoca“This ‘rush hour’ concert series is designed for you! Stop taking a live band on tour this round. The band features tive playing, and original compositional style. He has in for an entertaining hour on your way home from work. Portland’s own Oscar Romero (Gully) and Derek Gierhan been a featured artist in some of the best-known ﬁne arts Bring a date! Have glass of wine, listen to beautiful music, (Haru Bangs) thanks to their meeting for the ﬁrst time playing centers, clubs, and festivals in the United States, includbecome a connoisseur.” Goup Bio, Piotr Buczek, Colin at the SPACE Halloween Party last year. Doomtree emcee ing the renowned Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York’s Davis, Mark Berger, and Decompression Chamber Music Sims returns with his signature set of alienated prophecy, 92nd St. Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston’s Jordan Hall and creator Priscilla Hayes Taylor combine their expertise, empowered hope and badass beats. Sandbag focuses on Regattabar, and countless colleges and performing arts humor, and artistic talents to bring ﬁve compelling new originally produced hip hop beats & lyrics that address incenters. He has also been featured on National Public concerts of sumptuous music. ($10 adv/$12 door). http:// depth social commentary to keep Portland’s independent Radio’s “The World” program, as well as countless teleonelongfellowsquare.com hip hop movement alive. SPACE Gallery. $10, 18 plus. http:// vision and radio programs. Pascual has been called www.space538.org/events.php “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years” Tuesday, March 1 by National Public Radio, which in Pascual’s case is Friday, March 4 just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native’s Lake Street Dive at One Longfellow musical vision. Pascual’s sound is a truly organic blend 8 p.m. Lake Street Dive is a Pop Music Play-Date. The Mark O’Connor Quartet: An Evening of Strings of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco ensemble derives inexhaustible energy from the joy of inven8 p.m. Mark O’Connor Quartet at Merrill Auditorium. “Fierce with his love of heroes ranging from Jimi Hendrix and tion and creation together. Their exuberant live shows and ﬁddler. Virtuosic violinist. Masterful composer. FearMiles Davis, to the Grateful Dead and J.S. Bach. Pascarefully crafted studio albums share a blissful irreverence less improviser. Generous collaborator. From bluegrass cual is joined by world-class ensemble of gifted artists for convention and an undying devotion to melody, sponto country to jazz to Americana inﬂected classical, including flamenco singer/dancer Jose Moreno, violintaneity and groove. One Longfellow Square. ($10). http:// O’Connor’s playing and compositions defy categorization. ist Rohan Gregory, and percussionist Sergio Martinez. onelongfellowsquare.com http://portlandovations.org $17, all ages.
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EVENTS CALENDAR––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– much of the political awareness of the twentieth century. The source, George Orwell’s classic cautionary fable “Animal Farm,” has been turned into a play by College of the Atlantic visiting faculty member Andrew Periale. It will be 9 a.m. to noon. Range Ponds State performed Friday through Sunday, Park, Poland Spring; part of the Feb. 25 to 27. Performances will be Sebago Lake Rotary Derbyfest and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 Statewide Derby; limited to children and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. ages 12 and under. Sponsored by Kit“In Orwell’s novella, Farmer Jones is tery Trading Post, registration for this chased off the farm by his own animals, derby is free although there is $1.50 who then set about running it in an park admission fee for adults ages egalitarian, socialist manner. Before 12-64, free admission for all others; long, though, it becomes clear that run in cooperation with the “Hooked most of the animals are working for the on Fishing” program and the Maine beneﬁt of the pigs. By play’s end, one Department of Inland Fisheries and pig controls everything, and the ‘lower Wildlife. The ﬁrst 500 children to reganimals’ are far more oppressed than ister for the derby will receive a free they were under Farmer Jones. It is ice-ﬁshing rig, compliments of Kittery recommended for adults and children Trading Post. For more information 13 and older. Admission is free to COA on the event and registration, go to students, faculty and staff. For others www.icefishingderby.com/maine/ it is $3, with proﬁts supporting youth kids-derby. scholarships at a Journey’s End Farm Live raptors displayed Camp. Gates Community Center, from Wind Over Wings College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., 10 a.m. At Gilsland Farm, Maine Bar Harbor. 288-5015 or aperiale@ Audubon Center in Falmouth, Live On Thursday, March 24 at One Longfellow. Square, Marion Grace will be releasing a documentary made by Acadia and gmail.com. Raptors from Wind Over Wings. ‘Harriet Tubman Visits A Therapist’ performing a special set with guests. (COURTESY PHOTO) Members: $10/adult, $5/child. Non7:30 p.m. “Harriet Tubman Visits a members: $15/adult, $10/child. Therapist and Other Conversations gests she keep her opinions to herself. She may not live “There is nothing quite like experiencing majestic birds of of Color; A Celebration of African American History” at in the same world as the other women, but she shares prey up-close and personal. Hope Douglas, of Wind Over Lucid Stage, located at 29 Baxter Boulevard. The event their views. No one thought the revolution would come to Wings, will bring a live golden eagle, peregrine falcon, redwill include a concert, a play, and an opening of a visual Dagenham, until one day, it did. Rita, who primarily sees tailed hawk, and northern saw-whet owl to share with us. arts exhibition at Portland’s newest performing arts herself as a wife and mother, is coerced into attending a Learn about their natural history, current status in Maine, venue. “It will open with a concert of traditional freedom meeting with shop steward Connie, sympathetic union and what you can do to help protect them. Program prosongs performed and narrated by Mehuman Jonson. representative Albert, and Peter Hopkins, Ford’s Head of vided in part by the Joanne Van Sambeek Memorial Fund.” Jonson is an award-winning songwriter and performer, Industrial Relations.” www.portlandmuseum.org/ Racin’ Preview 2011 who has performed and toured with artists who include Eat Write: Nourishment for Mouth and Mind 4 p.m. Legendary Maine racers Phil and Bob Libby will be Nora Jones, Meshell N’ Degeocello, and Ani Difranco. 7 p.m. Mayo Street Arts presents Eat Write: Nourishment the focus of an extensive Maine Vintage Race Car AssociaThe concert will be followed by a staged reading of the for Mouth and Mind as part of the ongoing LIT series hosted tion display at Northern New England’s biggest and best award-winning, one-act play ‘Harriet Tubman Visits A by Megan Grumbling. In addition to a reading by Maine wintertime stock car racing showcase, Racin’ Preview Therapist’ by Maine playwright Carolyn Gage. The play Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl and performances by actors Paul 2011, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26 at the Portwon the Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and will be Haley, Michael Howard and April Singley, the evening will land Exposition Building on Park Street (U.S. Route 1). Both performed by actors Shatema Brooks, a Rockland resifeature informal dinner, a wine tasting competition, and an Phil and Bob Libby are members of the Beech Ridge Hall dent currently living in Portland and Maureen Emerson axiom-busting puppet show based on the work of Francois of Fame, the Maine Vintage Race Car Association Hall of of Portland. The performers will participate in a panel Rabelais. “Its cold, its February, there just aren’t a lot of surFame and the NEAR New England Hall of Fame. Cars from discussion following the play. An exhibition of a series of prises this time of year much less large social gatherings, so the Libby stable have been lovingly restored and many will paintings by Rockland artist Jonathan Frost will be shown we wanted to have an event where people can get together be on display at Racin’ Preview 2011. Doors at the Portland in the lobby. This series, titled ‘The Death of Jimmie Lee and forget their heating bills for a while” says Grumbling, Expo open at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, with several autoJackson’ tell the story that inspired the famous Selmaa poet and host of the LIT series which is in its third year. graph opportunities and other activities ongoing through 10 to-Montgomery Marches of 1965. The event is a fundBetsy Sholl is the author of several books, including her p.m. Saturday show hours are 9 p.m. until 9 p.m. For further raiser for Maine Freedom Trails, to support their network most recent, Rough Cradle. In addition, Grumbling, who information please call (603) 447-4251 or email racinpaof marked sites across the state that acknowledge indiis a theater critic for the Portland Phoenix and who often firstname.lastname@example.org. Current associate sponsors of Racin’ vidual, organizational and community participation in the works with local actors, has enlisted Haley, Howard, and Preview 2010 include Racin’ Paper, Mainely Motorsports, Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement. Singley to perform readings, which will range from Falstaff LaQuinta, R & D Racing and Fabrication of Limerick, and This network includes the Portland Freedom Trail, which drinking his mead to Bloom frying the famous kidney. www. Wayne Elston’s Speed Shop of Carmel. winds through the Old Port and Munjoy Hill.” Tickets mayostreetarts.org for the event are $10-$20, sliding scale, and reservaHigh School Basketball Tournament at Civic Center Auditions for ‘Who’s Tommy’ tions may be made at the Lucid Stage website, www. 6 p.m. Western Maine Class “A” and “B” Girls’ and Boys’ 7 p.m. Auditions for “Who’s Tommy” produced by Studio lucidstage.com, or by calling Lucid Stage’s Box Ofﬁce High School Basketball Tournament at the Civic Center. Theatre of Bath, will be held Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at the Chocat 899-3993. The evening is partially funded by a grant Runs through Saturday, Feb. 26. Feb. 25 — Class “A” Girls’ olate Church Arts Center. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. on from the People of Color Fund of the Maine Community Semi-ﬁnals: 6 p.m. game #1; 7:30 p.m. game #2; Feb. 26 Feb. 25 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 27. Actors are welFoundation. — Class “B” Girls’ and Boys’ Regional Finals: 2 p.m. Girls’ come to prepare a song from the show, or bring sheet music Final; 3:45 p.m. Boys’ Final; Feb. 26 — Class “A” Girls’ and Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Cafe for a song of your choice. Non-singing and chorus roles Boys’ Regional Finals: 7 p.m. Girls’ Final; 9 p.m. Boys’ Final. 7:30 p.m. Stuart McLean & the Vinyl Cafe, Canada’s are also available. We are looking for actors, singers and answer to Garrison Keillor, returns to Merrill Auditorium ‘Be Our Guest Weddings’ dancers age 16 and up. “This wonderful show is directed for a live version of the popular show that airs on Maine 6 p.m. Enjoy an open house setting at the Landing at Pine by Studio Theatre of Bath president Thomas Watson with Public Broadcasting. The Vinyl Cafe, which premiered in Point, with a featured series titled, “Be Our Guest Wedmusical direction from Courtney Babbidge. Studio Theatre 1994, airs the trials and tribulations of Dave, the owner of dings.” Itinerary includes cocktail reception with cash bar, is a ﬁnancially secure, semi-professional theatre company the word’s smallest record store … where the motto is, “we table sets, sampling of foods, desserts and a music showthat provides a technically superior and creative theatre may not be big but we are small.” Presented in associacase from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a continued after party from experience.” P.O. Box 710, Bath, ME. http://studiotheatretion with Maine Public Broadcasting. Tickets $42 (includes 9-11 p.m. Showcase is free, but it is required to RSVP to ofbath.com service fee). Student and family prices available by calling email@example.com or 774-4527. The Landing at Pine ‘Moonlight & Magnolias’ 842-0800. Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. 7:30 p.m. “Moonlight & Magnolias,” a comedy by Ron 2011 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action ‘Made in Dagenham’ at the PMA Hutchinson about “Gone With the Wind.” (Maine Premiere!) 7:30 p.m. SPACE Gallery presents Shorts International, 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art Movies at the Museum Feb. 3-27. In Residence: The St. Lawrence Arts Center, the 2011 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films. LIVE series features “Made in Dagenham” on Friday, Feb. 25, 76 Congress St. Portland. Tickets & Info at 885-5883. ACTION – 101 min. (estimated TRT – 110 min.); The Con6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 “It is 1939 and Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer fession – UK, 26 min.; The Crush – Ireland, 15 min. God of p.m. Rated R. “Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, David O. Selznick has shut down production on his new Love – US, 18 min.; Na Wewe – Belgium, 19 min.; Wish 143 Made in Dagenham is based on a true story about a epic, Gone With the Wind. He has locked Victor Fleming – UK, 24 min. www.space538.org group of spirited women who joined forces, took a stand the director and Ben Hecht the screenwriter in his ofﬁce. for what was right, and in doing so, found their own ‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ Together they have ﬁve days to complete a new shooting inner strength. Although far from the Swinging Sixties of 8 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” is an adult comedy script. The problem is that Hecht hasn’t read the novel, so Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham, Engabout love, sex and relationships at the Old Port Playhouse. Selznick and Fleming must enact the entire story!” Thu/Fri/ land is tinged with the sounds and sights of the optimisThe critics and audiences have given this show excellent Sat 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. The St. Lawrence Arts Center, tic era, heard on their radios and seen on their TV sets. reviews and this is the ﬁnal weekend! With shows on Friday 76 Congress St. www.stlawrencearts.org/event_lists.php Rita O’Grady reﬂects that upbeat era who, along with her at 8, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. ‘Animal Farm’ play performed friends and co-workers at the city’s Ford Motor Factory, All seats $15. Box Ofﬁce 773-0333. Old Port Playhouse, 19 at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor laugh in the face of their poor conditions. Lisa is a ﬁercely Temple St. Portland. oldportplayhouse.com 7:30 p.m. “All animals are equal, but some animals are intelligent Cambridge-educated woman who feels a bit more equal than others.” That wryly amusing line captures see next page trapped, tending to the home with a husband that sug-
Friday, Feb. 25
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Kerri Louise with Tuck at the Comedy Connection 8:30 p.m. From WE’s Two Funny, Kerri Louise with Tuck. Tickets $15. Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. Also Saturday. Reservations: 774-5554. $7.50. Schedule and information: www.mainecomedy.com. Box ofﬁce open Thurs.-Sat., noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 26 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow birthday 8 a.m. The Longfellow Chorus, Orchestra and featured soloists celebrate the 204th birthday of native son Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — in the poet’s boyhood church-with a 2.5K road race through the heart of downtown Portland, a showing of the Mike Leigh ﬁlm “Topsy-Turvy,” performances of cantatas by Franz Liszt (“The Bells of Strasbourg Cathedral”) and Arthur Sullivan (“The Golden Legend”) that use the same Longfellow text, and the winning cantatas from The Longfellow Chorus International Composers Competition: “By the Seaside,” by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester, Mass., and Piers Maxim, Brussels, Belgium. Bass-baritone Tyler Putnam — the son of a Maine lobsterman and a Chebeague Island municipal librarian — sings his hometown debut. The First Parish in Portland, 425 Congress St. 232-8920 or www.longfellowchorus.com
Winter Family Fun Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aroostook State Park, “Maine’s First State Park,” Presque Isle; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (instruction provided), ice skating, sledding, snowmobile tote rides, guided nature interpretation walks; dog-sled rides, $2 donation; hot lunch provided; adults, 12-64, $1.50; all others free; for more information, call 768-8341.
Riverlands Winter Greens Snowshoe Hike 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner; presented by Mike Auger, Androscoggin Land Trust; participants will learn how to identify trees and shrubs and learn how they provide food and shelter for the animals in the park; a 2.6-mile loop; children’s educational program; includes visit to hike sponsor, Nezincot Farm, a historic organic farm, and store, in Turner; some snowshoes available, please call ahead to reserve; refreshments; for more information or for groups interested in attending, contact Laura Keating at (207) 5570352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Longfellow’s 204th birthday party 10 a.m. Join the Maine Historical Society for Longfellow’s 204th birthday! Special guests will read Longfellow’s poetry, and there will be craft activities, prizes, cake and a birthday card for Henry for everyone to sign. Fun for all ages! The party is free and open to the public. www.mainehistory.org
Family Finances Seminar 10 a.m. to noon. The Institute for Financial Literacy has launched a new interactive personal ﬁnance seminar series. “Taught by certiﬁed educators and open to the general public, the seminars are designed to improve ﬁnancial literacy in Maine. In this session, you will learn how to manage your family ﬁnances like a business and teach your children important ﬁnancial literacy skills.” All seminars are being held at the Institute’s new campus located near the Maine Mall at 260 Western Ave. in South Portland. Cost is $50 per adult/$75 couple. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To register, please call 221-3601 or email help@ﬁnanciallit.org. www.ﬁnanciallit.org
Portland Pirates players Travis Turnbull (left) and T.J. Brennan (right) spend a moment with Ian Farris (middle) during a free post game skate with the team presented by Mercy Hospital and Steele Hill Resorts following the Pirates game against Connecticut Whale on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 21 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Next home match is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 vs. the Worcester Sharks. (Portland Pirates photo by Derek Philippon) alities. QUIRK examines the biological basis of important personality traits such as ‘the political party you support, the car you drive, the likelihood that you’ll cheat on your spouse, and even the way you eat M&Ms’; it is neuroscience for the masses.” Holmes is also the author of The Well-Dressed Ape, Suburban Safari, and The Secret Life of Dust. Her writing has been determined to be “amusing and illuminating” (Outside); “full of interesting facts” (The Washington Post Book World); and “juicy and humorous” (Publishers Weekly starred review). Holmes graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in English,
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Author Hannah Holmes at Bull Moose 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Portland author Hannah Holmes will be at the Bull Moose Scarborough store at 456 Payne Road for a book signing and to present her new book, “Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality.” “Holmes traveled to psychology labs around the world to determine ‘what exactly is a personality? What purpose does it serve? How did we each end up with a different one?’ She delves into the recesses of ground-breaking human and animal brain science and emerges with the conclusion that genes, hormones, and neurotransmitters guide our interactions with the world and hence craft our person-
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2 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” is an adult comedy about love, sex and relationships at the Old Port Playhouse. Final weekend! With shows on Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All seats $15. Box Ofﬁce 773-0333. Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Portland. oldportplayhouse.com see next page
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Maine Medical Marijuana Expo/Awards 11 a.m. Portland will host Maine’s ﬁrst ever marijuana expo and patients choice awards at the Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland. Question and answer sessions, Saturday at 11 a.m.; Mark N. Dion, State Representative and former Cumberland County Sheriff, 3 p.m. Saturday; U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. reception, RSVP, donation to the patients fund requested. RSVP 854-1616. Maine Legislative update: Sunday, 11 a.m., Rep. Diane Russell District 120 and Rep. Deborah Sanderson, Dist rict 52, Maine legislative update, proposed legalization bill and amendments to LD 1811; medical marijuana bills for this session of the 2011 125th legislaure. www.asamaine.org
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Sunday, Feb. 27
Jeremy Bailey at MECA 6 p.m. Maine College of Art presents a one-night lecture/ performance by Jeremy Bailey. It’s a live, collaborative software performance, led by Toronto-based Bailey, a video and performance artist whose work is often conﬁdently self-deprecating in offering hilarious parodies of new media vocabularies. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals internationally including upcoming exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and the New Museum in New York. He has been described by Filmmaker magazine as “a one-man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art.” http://jeremybailey.net/ wordpress/.
Romantic songs at Anthony’s Dinner Theater 7 p.m. Kelly Cauﬁeld performs romantic songs at Anthony’s Dinner Theater. Free rose to every lady all month. $39.95 per person. Feb. 12, 19 and 26. Call for Reservations. 2212267. www.anthonysdinnertheater.com Lucid Stage will host beneﬁt staged reading entitled Hollywood vs. HUAC
House Un-American Activities Committee 7:30 p.m. A staged reading of artist testimony in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee between the years 1938 to the mid-1950s. The evening is a beneﬁt the help support the work of the Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, and will feature local actors reading from the testimony of Hollywood actors, writers and directors. Among the notable Hollywood celebrities who appeared before the HUAC as friendly witnesses were Ronald Reagan, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Louis B. Mayer and Jack Warner. Among the unfriendly witnesses was a group of Holly wood screen writers known as the “Hollywood Ten.” Ayn Rand, Hallie Flannigan and African-American actor Paul Robeson also appeared before the committee. The HUAC was ﬁrst established in 1938 as a special congressional investigating committee chaired by Texas Democratic Congressman Martin Dies Jr. Hallie Flannigan, who was head of the Federal Theater project, was subpoenaed to appear before the commiittee and was asked if Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was a member of the Communist Party. The blacklisting of hundreds of actors were one result of these hearings. Tickets $12 adults; $10 seniors and students.
Psychic Sunday at Lucid Stage 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will include: Joyce Halliburton (psychic), Kate Holly-Clark(Runes), Lisa Nigthfeather (psychic), Antika Nueva (gems and jewelry), Henna By Amy, Oh Baby Cafe, and many more. www.lucidstage.com
Gail Donovan book signing 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gail Donovan will sign her latest children’s book, “What’s Buggging Bailey Blecker?”, at the Cathedral Shop at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. The Cathedral Shop is located at 143 State St.
Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attend “Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: A Celebration of Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries” in a location near you on Sunday, Feb. 27. “This event is part celebration and part education, as local farmers, ﬁshermen and other food producers come together with members of the community to share information about opportunities to enjoy local foods while supporting these enterprises in a meaningful way. Farms with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs ask you to commit to purchasing a share of the coming harvest before the season begins. The beneﬁt? You get to provide the farm with much-needed capital in the offseason while getting your locally grown food direct from the farm at a fair price. In addition to farms with CSA shares, local ﬁshermen with Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) shares will also be present in some locations. Portland, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St. (note this location will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Use the Maine CSA Directory on the website of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, www.mofga.net, to ﬁnd the CSA opportunities in your area.” The event is co-sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and local organizations at each site. Admission to this event is free.
‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ 2 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” is an adult comedy about love, sex and relationships at the Old Port Playhouse. The critics and audiences have given this show excellent reviews and this is the ﬁnal weekend! With shows on Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All seats $15. Box Ofﬁce 773-0333. Old Port Playhouse, 19
On Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m. sharp, the Casco Bay Lines Mail Boat Cruise will leave Portland carrying bird watchers and their guides for an Oceanside Conservation Trust tour. To register for the event, please call 699-2989 or email email@example.com. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) Temple St. Portland. oldportplayhouse.com
‘2011 Civil Rights Movie Nights’ 4 p.m. The Maine Civil Liberties Union and the National Lawyers Guild student chapter of the University of Maine School of Law present “2011 Civil Rights Movie Nights,” a monthly series of ﬁlms examining legal controversies regarding civil liberties and civil rights. The series launches this Sunday, Feb. 27 with “Inherit the Wind,” the classic 1960 ﬁctionalized depiction of the famous 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial” in which a Tennessee school teacher was prosecuted for teaching the theory of evolution. Future showings: March 27: “The People vs. Larry Flynt”; and April 24: “American Violet.” All showings are at 4 p.m. in the Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, and are free and open to the public. A short discussion of the issues raised by the ﬁlm will follow each showing. For more information, please contact the MCLU at 774-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secret Lives of Comedians 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10, available online at www.LucidStage. com or through Lucid Stage’s Box Ofﬁce at 899-3993, 29 Baxter Boulevard. “Produced by Cloud Morris and Brian Brinegar, this monthly series features stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, ‘surprised guests,’ and other disturbing delights! Special guests are Nicholas LaVallee, Sarah Frazier, Bill Gray and Cliff Gallant.”
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