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Colony collapse: Quimby to sell Arts District building ‘Artist in residence’ program at 660 Congress never materialized BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A vacant building in the upper Arts District owned by millionaire philanthropist Roxanne Quimby has been put up for sale. Tom Moulton, an agent with LEFT: The building at 660 Congress St. owned by Roxanne Quimby of Burt’s Bees fame has been put up for sale. Asking price is $295,000. (CASEY CONLEY PHOTO)

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NAI/The Dunham Group, confirmed yesterday that the three-story townhouse at 660 Congress St. was on the market. He said the asking price was $295,000 — roughly $55,000 less than Quimby paid for it in May 2009.

The 7,200-square-foot building was listed just a few days ago. Quimby, who was a co-founder of the natural skincare company Burt’s Bees, bought the building with the intention of converting it into studio space for emerging artists. The concept was praised by city officials and nearby businesses, but the “artist in residence” vision never materialized at that site. see QUIMBY page 6

Westbrook police believe burglary ring striking homes

Painting the Monastery of the Precious Blood

BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

WESTBROOK — Police here believe a burglary ring involving one or more people is responsible for a string of daytime break-ins over the past several weeks. Capt. Tom Roth said yesterday that 38 homes have been burglarized since March, but that the majority of break-ins have see BURGLARIES page 6

PACTS summit sizes up public appetite for road construction BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Near a statue of Jesus Christ, Mark Huston, a volunteer, applies white paint to the Monastery of the Precious Blood on State Street Wednesday. The Community of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood is a “contemplative community of Pontifical right founded in 1861 by Catherine Aurelia Caouette in St. Hyacinth, Canada,” according to the monastery’s website (www.sisterspreciousblood.org). The State Street monastery is one of four American monasteries in the Federation of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. The federation is devoted to offering prayers for priests and a “strong devotion to the precious blood of Jesus,” according to a representative of the Sisters Adorers. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

When John W. Duncan speaks to 80 transportation and political officials today in Portland, he will preach efficiency when it comes to paying for and executing transportation projects. see ROADS page 3

‘Loan’ or grant?

New SMCC president named

‘The Butler Did It’ reviewed

Rally for Peace in Sudan today

See Bob Higgins on page 4

See page 6

See Arts on page 7

See the Events Calendar, page 13


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Obama opts for faster Afghan pullout WASHINGTON (NY Times) — President Obama plans to announce Wednesday evening that he will order the withdrawal of 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan this year, and another 20,000 troops, the remainder of the 2009 “surge,” by the end of next summer, according to administration officials and diplomats briefed on the decision. These troop reductions are both deeper and faster than the recommendations made by Mr. Obama’s military commanders, and they reflect mounting political and economic pressures at home,

as the president faces relentless budget pressures and an increasingly restive Congress and American public. The president is scheduled to speak about the Afghanistan war from the White House at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Mr. Obama’s decision is a victory for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has long argued for curtailing the American military engagement in Afghanistan. But it is a setback for his top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus, who helped write the Army’s field book on coun-

terinsurgency policy, and who is returning to Washington to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Two administration officials said General Petraeus did not endorse the decision, though both Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who is retiring, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reluctantly accepted it. General Petraeus had recommended limiting initial withdrawals and leaving in place as many combat forces for as long as possible, to hold on to fragile gains made in recent combat.

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PACTS director: Economy means doing ‘more with less’ ROADS from page one

"We're definitely trying to do more with less," said Duncan, the director of the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System, or PACTS, a transportation planning organization that is involved in a range of traffic studies. These planning efforts include ongoing efforts to ease the flow of public transit buses on Congress Street and congestion on Forest Avenue. PACTS leaders will take stock of the big transportation picture today, when the group holds its annual meeting in Portland. A 15-community "metropolitan planning organization" for the Portland region, PACTS is working with the city of Portland to generate an "action plan" to transform Forest Avenue into a "Great Street." The agency is also helping to administer a consultant-led study analyzing a proposed "Bus Priority Corridor" for a portion of Congress Street between State Street and Franklin Street Arterial, a study which ultimately could improve buses' on-time arrival, the group notes. David Bernhardt, the commissioner of Maine Department of Transportation, is the featured speaker at today's meeting, which starts at noon at the University of Southern Maine Glickman Library in Portland. Bernhardt will be reporting on "the latest transportation funding actions by the Legislature, collaborative transportation projects efforts in the Portland region and some new initiatives to streamline the cost of highway projects," according to a PACTS press release. Duncan said much of the message is about realities of paying for transportation projects in a down economy.

Maine Department of Transportation night work on Interstate 295 near Freeport. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

"We are convinced in the transportation community in Maine that the public won't support a significant increase in funding for transportation until we can convince the public that we are being as efficient as we can be," Duncan said. "That led to an efficiencies team ... it led to the major study effort called the highway simplification effort." A chart tracing federal stimulus grants shows how this program "saved the budget for the Maine DOT for a year, but now we're back to no stimulus," Duncan noted. "Luckily in the Portland area, the amount of federal money that we get to decide how to use has not shrunk, it has stayed the same," Duncan said, referring to a share of federal money for transportation that Maine DOT shares directly with PACTS. Duncan plans to review the year past and the year upcoming in his presentation. Gov. Paul LePage has stipulated

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Portland to Brunswick, however, is a "bright light," Duncan added. But in general, the public's appetite for transportation spending has diminished with a stagnant economy. "We believe it's because the economy is so bad and it has been for three years. If we all have to suffer through this bad economy, then so does the Maine DOT," goes the reasoning, Duncan noted. PACTS is reaching out with educational efforts. A five-minute video will debut in mid-July on public access television, discussing PACTS regional transportation planning. Today's meeting will feature congressional delegation staff, federal Transit Administration officials from Boston, six area legislators, the region’s transit system managers, representatives of the Maine Turnpike Authority, Federal Highway Administration officials from Augusta, and representatives of 13 municipalities, according to PACTS. For more information, visit www. pactsplan.org.


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Portland City Council approaches to regulating graffiti, trash don’t jibe Editor, The Portland Daily Sun’s recent edition had two front page stories (“Property owners catch a break under graffiti rule,” and “Dirt, abuse all in a day’s work for city’s trash enforcer,” Wednesday, June 23) that if written slightly differently (or reported more in-depth) would have shown how inconsistent the Portland City Council is in its decisions. The headliner was about the “watered-down” graffiti ordinance passed by the Council after adding an amendment removing any fines imposed on property owners who failed to remove graffiti from their property. The other story was about Portland’s Sanitation Compliance officer Suzanne Hunt and her job seeing that Portland property owners are in compliance with the City’s Garbage, Waste, and Junk ordinance. According to this ordinance, owners are responsible for the disposal of any garbage, waste, and/or junk left adjacent to their property (not on their property) and can be fined for noncompliance. So it seems the City Council is making a distinction between graffiti and garbage by allowing owners who do not timely remove graffiti from their property to avoid fines. But if someone dumps a mattress on the sidewalk in front of your building you will be fined if you don’t remove it. Just doesn’t make sense.... Jay York Portland

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‘Loan’ or grant? Over the transom of the inbox this week floated in a story, courtesy of The Boston Globe. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) feels your pain, Maine, and has decided to pony up some checks. Maine is among 27 states listed to receive a split total of $807 million in funding. That’s a spicy meatball as far as checks go, so there are some catches. The EHLP (no, it’s not misspelled. The program is named the “Emergency Homeowners Loan Program”) is set up for people that have fallen behind in their mortgage payments due to unemployment, reduction in hours, or medical issues. The program is a “bridge” loan for those who are in foreclosure, pre-forclosure, and in some cases can range from $35K to $50K for a zero-interest two-year “loan.” Ah, but the crafty reader will notice that I put the word “loan” in quotes. It is specifically mentioned that “in some cases, the loan would not need to be paid back.” Sounds more like a grant to me, but who is quibbling about word choice when Uncle Sugar is handing out the greenbacks. Neighborworks America, in conjunction with HUD, will be administering the program. Those initially interested in applying must have had at least a 15 percent loss of income due to job loss, wage cuts, or health issues. You also have to go

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist through some hurdles to prove it, as well as proving your foreclosure status. According to the HUD website, “The EHLP program will pay a portion of an approved applicant’s monthly mortgage including missed mortgage payments or past due charges including principal, interest, taxes, insurances, and attorney fees. EHLP is expected to aid up to 30,000 distressed borrowers, with an average loan of approximately $35,000.” Applications for the program opened up on Monday, June 20. Interested folks in Maine have until July 22 to complete the “pre-approval” part of the package. You can get more info at www.FindEHLP.org or by calling their offices at (855) 346-3345. Sounds good, right? There are a few more catches to the program. Since Congress funded it last year, and it has taken months to work the bugs out of the program, there is no clear national picture of exactly how much need there is out there. That has led to a conundrum. The agency is taking in applications for “pre-approval” but has

no idea of how much actual funding you might get. You might get the entire $50k. You might get a few thousand. The magic 8 ball remains silent on this issue. Since the money is supposed to be used to pay a “portion” of your past due loans, and legal fees, and interest, it might be important to know how much you are getting on the hook for, even if “it might not need to be paid back.” Then, there is the “chance” aspect of this program. No idea of how many folks qualify, no picture of how the money is going to be split up, and a make-it-upas-you-go-along approach has led to a decision. The “Pre-app” folks who get approved will be entered into a “Lottery” system, and the winners of that lottery will be the ones to get a loan. Makes that childhood game of “Monopoly” with the “Chance” card seem simple by comparison. At some point, national housing policy has to go beyond “Monopoly” and into a game with a little bit more deductive reason to it ... like “Clue.” I know that there are folks out there hurting, underwater on their mortgages, facing job losses and a mountain of debt. But with no clear guidelines for the “loan” program, it is less of a loan and more of a grant. So why not just treat it like a grant to start with? (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)


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K-9’s, Casco Bay High and graffiti, oh my! POLICE DOGGIES AT PORTLAND HIGH I see there have been some “behind the scenes” discussions on allowing police dogs to roam the halls of Portland High School looking for students that are the end-users of the drugs police are failing to prevent entering the city. An award-winning bad idea, we may as well skip the K-9 s and go right for the promotion of the environment the dogs would create and install iron jail bars on the windows of the school. See, when you treat a human being, which is what the kids that attend Portland High School are despite adult attempts at treating them anything but, like criminals, the result will be a student populace that will act out as such. The fault for the perceived drug problem at the Portland high schools lie not with the students who posses the drugs, but with the police department that allows the sale of said drugs on the street. Because the department has failed in that regard, the obvious scapegoat is the most vulnerable one: a person who has little recourse in a juvenile criminal system set up to ruin rather than improve the lives of kids buying the drugs that shouldn’t be here in the first place.

Jeffrey S. Spofford ––––– Ayuh! Allowing doggies to roam the halls not only disenfranchises end users found in possession, but also students who want nothing to do with the drug culture that are forced to, in 1939 German parlance “show their papers,” and in this instance “omit their scent.” At least with the newly installed iron jail bars in the windows, all students would know upon gazing at the building before entry that the system is one that is out to get them, whether they’re high or not.

CASCO BAY HIGH SCHOOL In last Friday’s Daily Sun, I saw that Casco Bay High School received a glowing report from the “second best” and less expensive accreditation firm Great Schools Partnership. I have been a student at a High School going through accreditation with the highclass firm New England Association

of Schools and Colleges and while the “Partnership’s” process might be more thorough, I would tend to doubt it. At Kennebunk High School in 1994, the school was up for accreditation and needed to have a team of people come visit the school for two weeks. Teachers spent a month leading up to that time cleaning their classrooms, putting up displays that served to excite the visiting education “professionals,” and beat into the student populace that not only had we better behave, but that the visiting evaluators would be talking with a small group of random students and that it would be appreciated, if we were selected, to offer positive anecdotes about the school. Seeing as how that was going to be a stretch, we were even offered small “cheat sheets” as to what we might say. Going the extra mile the school, having removed stall doors in the rest rooms to deter smoking there, put them back on for the very special visit. Did Casco Bay High School resort to these sorts of shenanigans to get their glowing report? It’s happened before. Is it the exemplary place of learning that was outlined in this independent report? Probably not.

GRAFFITI REDUX Congratulations to the city council for getting the Suslovic Graffiti Law passed. It was toned down a bit, removing the language that insisted a building owner in the city submit a plan for removal of graffiti if said owner was victimized because the police department and city failed to prevent it from happening in the first place. I suppose the backlash from homeowners was a little more a council with three mayoral candidates on it could take. The amended ordinance fines homeowners only if the city has to remove the markings. I wouldn’t expect a major increase in revenue from the fine with the city in charge of removal, as they’re unable and unwilling to remove graffiti defacing city property as it is. I was a little disappointed, as I was looking forward to submitting my plan to the city if I were marked. It would have made for an entertaining read. I would have even run it here. (Jeffrey S. Spofford is the circulation manager for The Portland Daily Sun and can be found online at spoffordnews.com.)

On Saudi Arabia, sing out, Hillary It would have been thrilling, of course, if Hillary Clinton had channeled Aaron Sorkin and smacked around the barbaric Saudi men who force women to huddle under a suffocating black tarp. As Allison Janney’s C.J. Cregg once fumed on “The West Wing” about Saudi Arabia: “This is a country where women aren’t allowed to drive a car. They’re not allowed to be in the company of any man other than a close relative. They’re required to adhere to a dress code that would make a Maryknoll nun look like Malibu Barbie. They beheaded 121 people last year for robbery, rape and drug trafficking. They have no free press, no elected government, no political parties. And the royal family allows the religious police to travel in groups of six carrying nightsticks, and they freely and publicly beat women. But ‘Brutus is an honorable man.’ Seventeen schoolgirls were forced to burn alive because they weren’t wearing the proper clothing. ... Saudi Arabia, our partners in peace.” It would have been thrilling if Hillary 2011 had simply channeled Hillary 1995, when, as first lady, she made her bodacious speech in Beijing, declaring that “women’s rights are human rights.” In her memoir, Hillary wrote that, despite pressure against it, she was determined to give that speech because she was fed up with “the crucial concerns of women” getting sacrificed “to diplomatic, military and trade issues.” So it was startling on Monday when Saudi women activists, struggling to

Maureen Dowd ––––– The New York Times bring the Arab Spring to the medieval House of Saud by urging women to drive, chided Hillary for her silence. Clinton’s office responded that the secretary had used “quiet diplomacy” — raising the issue, and more pressing ones, in a call with the Saudi foreign minister on the Day of Driving Dangerously. By Tuesday, the secretary of state — who has worked hard for women under the radar and whose legacy will be shaped by her support of women’s rights around the world — realized that she needed to be a bit louder. “What these women are doing is brave and what they are seeking is right, but the effort belongs to them,” she told reporters, adding that she wanted to “underscore and emphasize that this is not about the United States. It’s not about what any of us on the outside say,” but about “the women themselves.” One Saudi liberal told me that Hillary should sing out: “Hillary should be more forthcoming and forget about oil. She should also focus on the plight of maids in Saudi Arabia. An Indonesian maid here was beheaded two days ago for killing her employer. Many workers are on death row and don’t get a fair trial.” No one expected Hillary to be as

One Saudi liberal told me that Hillary should sing out: “Hillary should be more forthcoming and forget about oil. She should also focus on the plight of maids in Saudi Arabia. An Indonesian maid here was beheaded two days ago for killing her employer. Many workers are on death row and don’t get a fair trial.” exuberant as the Ukrainian feminists who cruised in solidarity around the Saudi Embassy in Kiev, covering their faces and baring their breasts. Clinton is a diplomat now. She knows it’s tricky to push Bedouins, who get stubborn and dig in their heels. Saudis prefer concessions to be seen as gifts. Still, because the Saudis are our drug dealers on oil, America has never fought hard enough for oppressed women in the authoritarian kingdom. “We have bigger fish to fry,” a top foreign policy official told me this week. The Saudis are disgusted with President Obama for what they see as his abandonment of Hosni Mubarak, dithering on a Palestinian state and being “unduly beholden to Israel,” as Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S., wrote in a recent Washington Post op-ed piece. The prince said that Saudi Arabia and other Arab states would help Palestinians bypass the U.S. and Israel and seek statehood at the U.N. The Arab News reported that the Saudi Women for Driving Internet campaign was “deemed a failure, as hardly any women drove that day,” only about 40, and most did not continue after Friday. Saudi fans of the 87-year-old King Abdullah, who started the first co-ed

university in the kingdom, are upset and surprised that he hasn’t already allowed women to drive. They blame it on the resistance of the ultraconservative Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz, the interior minister who is believed to be responsible for jailing the first driver, Manal alSharif, for nine days. Nayef is said to be arguing with the more progressive king for additional time to prepare for female drivers. Given the king’s declining health and the illness of his half-brother, the Crown Prince Sultan, the chance to give women any rights may be running out. Nayef, who has long been in charge of the roaming odious religious police who let those schoolgirls die in the fire in Mecca because they didn’t have their headscarves on, is a contender to replace the crown prince, and it’s unlikely he’ll pull a Nixon-inChina move on women’s freedom. The juxtaposition of images said it all. A smiling Michelle Obama and her daughters meeting with Nelson Mandela was a vivid reminder of how far South Africa has come since it ended race apartheid under pressure. The small courageous spurt of ladies in black driving was a vivid reminder that Saudi Arabia, under little pressure, is still locked in gender apartheid.


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Vacant building damaged by arsonist QUIMBY from page one

Indeed, the project was beset by one hurdle after another. In late 2009, Quimby asked for and received a special exemption from the city council allowing her to avoid $405,000 in fees, but the decision was not without controversy. At issue was her plan to convert seven upper-floor apartments into artist space. Those conversion plans ran afoul of the city’s housing replacement ordinance, which at that time required developers to pay a $58,000 fee for any housing unit that they eliminated. Housing advocates urged the city not to grant the exemption, and three city councilors voted against it (including current Mayor Nick Mavodones). The ordinance has since been amended, removing the exemption granted to Quimby. In early 2010, an arsonist set the building ablaze, causing moderate smoke and fire damage. Since then, the boarded-up building has just sat there. Portland’s Historic Preservation committee also denied a request to remove large bay windows from the first floor of the building and replace them with another window style. Quimby abandoned the idea of opening the artist colony at 660 Congress last summer. "It was a whole variety of things," Councilor Dave Marshall said, when asked what caused the project to fall apart. "I think the idea of having an artist colony seems good at first, but once she got an idea of ... what the colony would look like, it got to point where it didn't make much sense to use that building," he continued. Marshall said Quimby's vision for the site, a textile and culinary program, needed open spaces not found at 660 Congress.

Attempts to reach Quimby were not successful yesterday. According to a website for The Quimby Colony, she hasn't given up on the artist in residence program. The website says the artist-in-residence program will be run out of a property at 769 Congress St., which was formerly home to The Roma restaurant. It wasn’t immediately clear if the artist colony had actually opened. Marshall, whose district includes 660 Congress, said the potential sale of the vacant building was a positive thing for the neighborhood. “I am hopeful to see a project move forward that will have a positive impact on the community,” he said, adding that he was "optimistic about seeing some development occur there in the near future.” Moulton, the commercial broker, said the building could have many different uses, including a mix of commercial and residential space. Despite challenging real estate conditions, he predicted a buyer could be found. “It’s among the last un-renovated buildings on the Peninsula on Congress Street,” he said, adding that “because of its size, it is set up for a small to medium size development.” Work crews spent much of the day yesterday inside the building preparing it for a sale. According to Moulton, the structure itself is stable despite suffering smoke damage last January. He said the building had largely been gutted. Built in 1900, the structure was designed by wellknown Portland architect Francis Fassett, who also developed part of the Maine Medical Center campus and several West End mansions. City records show 660 Congress is valued at about $175,000 by the city assessor. The building has sat vacant since 2007.

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'The Butler Did It' uneven but boasts highlights ‘The Butler Did It’ Lyric Music Theatre Lyric Music Theater closes 58 seasons of community theatre with “The Butler Did It,” a play by Tim Kelly. Set in the 1950s, it’s a spoof of English mysteries with an American flavor that finds Miss Maple, a society dowager noted for her imaginative week-end parties, hosting a group of detective writers invited to eerie Ravenwood Manor (an isolated estate on Turkey Island, off the coast of San Francisco) where they are to assume the personalities of their fictional characters. She’s arranged all sorts of scary, amusing incidents. Then a real murder takes place and the guests realize they’re all marked for death and silly shenanigans take the stage for the next two hours. I preface this critique by saying I will always make my readers aware of the different kinds of theater I review. ... Broadway (usually) being the “best of the best”... professional theater companies (think Portland Stage, Ogunquit Playhouse or MSMT) which utilize professional actors, production and technical crews actually employed in the Arts ... and community theatre — where a creative blend between the on and off stage novice and the seasoned professional work and learn together. I have to admit that I have seen some community theatre shows actually be better than professional productions. I always adjust my review to the level of expertise and review accordingly ... however, I also respect that audiences are spending their hardearned money to see a show and should be given the best experience possible for their ticket purchase. And Lyric Music Theater will give you your money’s worth with “The Butler Did It.” A cast of ten have a lot of fun on stage and give their all to make this semi-funny script work. Blocking by Director Don Smith utilizes the space very well. Unfortunately, the show fights with itself in not being able to blend the farcical mayhem with the suspenseful “whodunit” parody. A directorial tightening of pacing and consistency in comedic style would have been beneficial to the hard work everyone put into this show. Helene Quint (Miss Maple) does not take the necessary command of the show her role calls for but there is something so sweet about her that you can’t help but feel a nostalgic comfort watching her perform — I liked her. Laura Drew (Haversham) was appropriately nauseating as the convicted maid. Cindy O’Neil (Rita Eyelesbarrow) gave one of the best performances of the evening with her stylized physicality and quirky line deliveries that gave us cause to shudder and pause to wonder who she really was and what was in that damn hat box! Dave Ciampa (Chandler Marlow), Jeffrey Roberts (Father White) and Charlie Cole (Peter Flimsey) made appropriate character choices — Cole’s “Sherlock Holmes-like” role was a highlight. Sean St. Louis-Farrelly (Rick Carlyle) brought a welcomed energy and strong presence to his short-lived stage time; and Leslie Trentalange (Laura Carlyle) proved, once again, her commitment to character and comedic ability, providing the biggest laugh of the night in a well-staged couch fight with Celeste Green (Charity Haze). The past two Lyric shows have proven that Green brings a strong physicality to her “vampish” roles, but she overplayed it in this show. Her constant hair playing was distracting, time which would have been better spent on her acting choices. David Heath (Louie Fan) was an

audience favorite with his oneliner Confucianisms and ineptitude, a scene stealer who was having as much fun as we were with his performance! Don Smith designed a workable set, beautifully executed by Ken Hutchins and a crew of volunteers — one of the best sets of the Lyric season! Eclectically period set dressing by Jon Carr and Paul Bell created the perfect atmosphere for murder and mayhem. Perhaps a little more detail to the downstage right and

left exit walls and some sort of greenery outside the french doors would have made the picture complete. Although the lighting allowed ––––– us to see everything and everyone, more could have been done Theatre Talk to create the isolated, fog-bound “dark and stormy night” feel. I would have liked to see and hear more thunder and lightning and the often talked about rain. It needed more shadows and

Michael J. Tobin

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Lyric Music Theater, located at 176 Sawyer St. in South Portland, closes 58 seasons of community theatre with “The Butler Did It.” Highlights worth noting include a standout job on the set and some distinctive performances. (COURTESY PHOTO)

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MUSIC CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– best known for her ability to play drums to her live guitar loops and accordion creating a full band sound from just one person onstage. However, her new record “Thick Skin” is a departure towards multi-track recording with as many as 20 instruments on some songs. The result is an orchestral sound that evokes the work of Sufjan Stevens and Bjork in its ambience and instrumentation. Providence’s Brown Bird pulls from blues, outlaw country, roots rock, early American folk, Gypsy and Eastern European music to offer harmonized voices, haunting lyrics and diverse rhythm and instrumentation, often swelling into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness. Portland’s favorite musical couple, South China opens. $8, 18 plus. SPACE Gallery. www.space538.org

Thursday, June 23 The Deadly Gentlemen 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square. The Deadly Gentlemen (l to r): Mike Barnett, Dominick Leslie, Sam Grisman, Stash Wyslouch, and Greg Liszt. There are five band members: Greg Liszt, banjo and vocals; Stash Wyslouch, guitar and vocals; Mike Barnett, fiddle and vocals; Dominick Leslie, mandolin and vocals; and Sam Grisman, double bass and vocals. http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Zeile August Dougher at Geno’s

9 p.m. Singer and songwriter Zeile August Dougher at Geno’s. Dougher released “Orion’s Belt,” recorded by Sunday, June 26 Jonathan Wyman and mastered by Adam Ayan in one week, “10 songs made it on after four years of working Josiah Wolf at SPACE Waisley “Scar” Lighthead and Marie “Minnie” Pistola are the leaders of Panda Bandits, a self-described “danin her home studio while raising her baby daughter and two step children. gerous collective of thieves, street musicians, bootleggers, and exiled royalty.” They will play Mayo Street Arts 9 p.m. Josiah Wolf, like his younger brother and WHY? bandmate (and Anticon The bulk of the songs are reflective of Center in Portland on Saturday. (COURTESY PHOTO) labelmate) Yoni, has never been able to this part of the journey. The vocals honattempt to present musical ideas, sounds, image and perforescape the call of music. His father, a eyed down and sparse. The arrangement salted and quiet.” mance that is designed to entertain. Jabon is dark ambient Cincinnati rabbi, taught him drums at the age of 9, so that Meghan Yates opens, $5. Yates is native to Maine. Born to avant garde disco comedy. Jabon is most like The Residents. curly-haired kid could provide the backbeat for worship two musicians and artists, she got her creative jump-start Dada Trash Collage is a duo from Minneapolis, Minn., conservice. Later, he’d dabble in darker arts (i.e. grunge) and rather early writing her first song at age 12 about being sisting of Billy Freed and Richard Bell. Their relentless output fall in love with the hard bop of Thelonious Monk on his wildly in love. The last couple of years she has found her in just a few short years shows that there is much music in the way to the University Of Cincinnati’s music conservatory. match both musically and romantically with her husband, duo. Their fascinating blend of drums, keyboards, samples Inspired by the likes of the Silver Jews’ melancholy acoustic Mordechai Rosenblatt, who plays bass with her in the Revand vocals create a sound nearly 10 times and big as the two storytelling and multiple cross-country relocations over the erie Machine. members. Dada Trash Collage is most like Animal Collective.” past decade, Josiah’s solo album, Jet Lag, finally came to fruition in a cottage in the woods outside Cincinnati. $8, 18 Jeff Beam withThe Lucid,Laminated Cat Friday, June 24 plus. SPACE Gallery. www.space538.org 9 p.m. Returning to Maine after a brief stint in New York, Jeff Beam returns to Portland with their ‘60s psych and British invasion-inspired experimental rock. Beam combines Friday, July 1 Jabon and Dada Trash Collage catchy, oddball melodies with obscure but cohesive chord 7 p.m. Jabon and Dada Trash Collage, East Coast Summer changes, matched with existential and surrealistic lyrical Tour, The Apohadian Theater, Portland. “Jabon is the solo Slaid Cleaves at One Longfellow content. Woah, sounds trippy. The Lucid return to SPACE music project of Scott Colburn. While Colburn is not well 8 p.m. “Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. with their epic pop-rock, evinced on this year’s self-titled known for playing music, his production skills for recordWrites songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be album. Maine-to-Athens, Georgia transplants Laminated ing music are, with albums from artists such as Sun City good. Granted, there’s a whole lot of history and detail that Cat open with a set of Elephant 6-style far-out pop. $8, 18 Girls, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire and more to his credit, could be shoehorned into that most minimal of bios to flesh plus. including his tour mates Dada Trash Collage. Jabon is an out Cleaves’ story. But all that’s really called for, from time to time, is a footnote or two to bring folks up to speed on his Saturday, June 25 latest batch of literate, sepia-toned Americana songcraft.” www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Pianist Christian Saunders in Bar Mills 7:30 p.m. In the Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, next door to the Saco River Grange Hall. Christian Saunders. Old White Church (15 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills.) FMI and reservations please call 929-6472. Adults $14, students and seniors $12, or by affordable donation. Children 12 and under are free. www. sacorivergrangehall.org

Yates, Panda Bandits, Jesse Pilgrim at Mayo Street Arts Center

Sunday, July 3 Seaside Pavilion Series kicks off in OOB 6 p.m. The Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach will launch its Summer Concert Series with a special patriotic concert featuring the Strafford Wind Symphony on Sunday, July 3. The performance will include such standards as John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Morton Gould’s “American Salute” and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” The concert is free and open to the public. The Seaside Pavilion Series, a community treasure and outreach ministry of The Salvation Army, is held annually from June through August. For further information, visit www.seasidepavilion.org

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8 p.m. Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, The Gallerist, Panda Bandits, Jesse Pilgrim at Mayo Street Arts Center. Panda Bandits call their music dark country magic. Jesse Pilgrim was born and raised in West Bath, Maine and wouldn’t have it any other way. He plays loud and proud folk music with his band The Bonfire. Meghan Yates is a native of Maine. Her second CD is now available. Contact Meghan for more info at whimsymim@ gmail.com. www.eternalotterrecords.com

9:15 p.m. G Love and the Special Sauce, Maine State Pier Portland. $29.50. Gates open at 7 p.m. The Maine State Pier Concert Series. Rising to prominence in the early ‘90s with the critically acclaimed “Coast to Coast Motel,” and the self-titled “G. Love and Special Sauce,” G. Love and Special Sauce have recorded and toured relentlessly promoting their signature style of “laid back” blues infused with R&B and hip-hop sounds. Since 1993, G. Love and Special Sauce have released seven albums with combined sales of over a million worldwide, and boast collaborations with Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and most recently The Avett Brothers. G. Love’s most recent album “Fixin’ to Die” was produced by The Avett Brothers, and showcases the band’s love for “back road blues.” http://www.facebook. com/StatePier#!/StatePier?sk=info

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Thursday, July 28 8 p.m. Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield presents The Wailin’ Jennys in concert in support of their highly anticipated new studio album “Bright Morning Stars.” Tickets: $55. 935-7292 http://www.stonemountainartscenter. com/ArtsCenter/Wailin-Jennys.html.


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Lyric plays a mystery for laughs in ‘Butler’

The dog days of summer in Portland

BUTLER from page 7

nighttime glows to give us those edge-of-the-seat goose bumps. The barely audible taped gunshots missed their mark. Incidental music during intermission would have helped keep the mystery mood going into act two. Sound, in general, was muddy and barely audible — except the radio voiceovers nicely done by Adam Normand. Costumes by Louise Keezer were, as always, exceptional. Ms. Keezer has been a foundation in the Lyric Costume Shop for a long time and she never ceases to give 200 percent to her design and execution. She captured each character perfectly! (I do wish that the much referenced rain-soaked clothing was actually wet.) Community theatre brings a fun-filled collaboration. The Lyric Music Theater “family,” with a dedicated Board of Directors led by Betty Gravelle, works very hard off stage to create the magic we see on stage. These volunteers dedicate themselves and countless hours to making live theatre a community experience — and we must make sure the business of their Art continues at Lyric Music Theater (and all theaters) so please, go see this show this weekend and try to guess, “whodunit”! Lyric Music Theater will open its 59th season with Thoroughly Modern Millie Sept. 23. Lyric Music Theater is located at 176 Sawyer St. in South Portland. For more information call 799-1421, email lyricmusictheater@ gmail.com or go to www. lyricmusictheater.org. (Michael J. Tobin has been a professional actor, director, theatre administrator and educator for 30 years in theaters throughout New England and around the Country. He lives in South Portland and works as the Executive Director for a Center for the Arts.)

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2011. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1961, the Antarctic Treaty, intended to ensure that the continent would be used only for peaceful purposes, came into force. On this date: In 1860, a congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year. In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a roundthe-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours. In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was established. In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor. In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin (ahLEK’-say koh-SEE’-gihn) held the first of two meetings at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. In 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren. In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland because of a bomb believed to have been planted by Sikh separatists. In 2005, a divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Kelo v. City of New London, ruled that governments may seize property for private development projects. One year ago: Following Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s criticism of the Obama administration in a Rolling Stone magazine profile, President Barack Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to replace the Afghanistan commander. Gary Faulkner, who was detained by authorities in northern Pakistan during a personal quest to track down Osama bin Laden, was released. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 71. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN’) is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 67. Actor Ted Shackelford is 65. Actor Bryan Brown is 64. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 63. Actor Jim Metzler is 60. “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 55. Actress Frances McDormand is 54. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 49. Actor Paul La Greca is 49. Rhythm-andblues singer Chico DeBarge is 41. Actress Selma Blair is 39. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 36. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 34. Rock singer Duffy is 27.

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cash bar? 3. Send regrets? I guess I’m having a problem with asking guests to provide the food. I could understand bringing something if a bunch of friends decided as a group to have a potluck or if I had volunteered to cook. What am I to do? -- Unwilling Co-Host Dear Unwilling: It is OK to tell your friend you would love to attend the party but prefer not to be responsible for feeding her guests. However, if this is a very close friend, it would be gracious of you to agree to her request, even though it was totally inappropriate of her to put you on the spot. Maintaining friendships sometimes requires overlooking such impositions. Dear Annie: “Want To Make Things Right” said her friend claimed neighbors were bombarding his house with “rays,” the shower made his skin burn and his dogs refused to drink the tap water. I liked your suggestion to contact the Environmental Protection Agency. Too many people have been labeled delusional when there is a real cause. There is something wrong with the water if the dogs won’t drink it. The latest method of extracting gas (fracking) involves forcing chemicals into the rocks, causing them to fracture and release the trapped gas. Unfortunately, the process can poison the groundwater supply. Many incidents of poisoned animals, sickened people and tap water bursting into flames by a lighted match have been reported, but not much is being done. I thought perhaps you could spread the word. -- Not Delusional in Missouri Dear Missouri: This is a highly controversial issue, with adherents on both sides. So far, Congress has been unsuccessful in passing legislation to require energy companies to disclose the chemicals used in fracking and to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Thursday, June 23 Gov. Paul LePage guest speaker at Brunswick Downtown Association breakfast 7 a.m. Thorne Hall at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The Brunswick Downtown Association is hosting a breakfast with Gov. Paul LePage as guest speaker. The breakfast will be held at Bowdoin College’s Thorne Hall, starting at 7:15 a.m. and will include an update on the current focus of the BDA. The ticket price for this event is $20. 729-4439 or www.brunswickdowntown.org

Replicas of Columbus ships, the Pinta and the Nina on display in South Portland 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “On Thursday, June 23, the ‘Pinta and the ‘Nina,’ replicas of Columbus ships, will open in South Portland. The ships will be docked at the South Port Marina, 14 Ocean St., until their departure early Tuesday morning June 28. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship ‘the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.’ The ‘Pinta’ was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel,’ a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers used to discover the world. While in port, the general public are invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.” Admission charges are $8 for adults, $ 7 for seniors, and $6 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152. Minimum of 15. $4 per person. No maximum. www.thenina.com

Annual Greek Food Festival 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Grounds, Portland. “Join us in a celebration of Greek culture at the Annual Greek Food Festival on Thursday, June 23 thru Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, Maine (located on the corner of Pleasant and Park Street). This spectacular three-day Greek Festival is a wonderful family event that each year draws more than 10,000 visitors from around the greater Portland area. Along with the exquisite Greek cuisine, there will be live music and traditional dancing. ... A Greek band will provide live entertainment nightly so visitors can try out their fancy footwork on the dance floor. The Festival also will feature performances by an exciting dance group wearing authentic Greek costumes.” For more information, call 774-0281.

PACTS annual meeting noon. The PACTS annual meeting is scheduled at the University Events Room in the Glickman Library at University of Southern Maine. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Portland, Maine region. It was established to improve the coordination of transportation planning and investment decisions by state, municipal and public transportation organizations. www.pactsplan.org

Rally for Peace in Sudan

Street Extension Parking Lot, in honor of the fallen on 9/11/01. Throughout the year, the flag will be raised in all 50 states prior to the 10th anniversary of September 11th, during which it will be flown in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Penn. Sponsored by the nonprofit World Memorial and conceived by a California firefighter, the flag will be displayed in Portland and then head south to New Hampshire. Members of the public are encouraged to view the flag, and are welcome to sign the logbook at the Back Cove. Local firefighters and police officers will raise and lower the flag, which will be flown by Portland fire trucks, Ladders 4 and 6. Firefighter and bagpiper Paul Halverson will play “Amazing Grace” during the raising and lowering ceremony with public safety color guards in attendance. Falg on display from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; lowering at 6 p.m. For more information about the flag, visit http:// www.thepatriotflag.us/.

‘Adornment & Identity in Maine’ preview at MHS 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dressing Up, Fitting In, Standing Out: Adornment & Identity in Maine. Opening Party: Thursday, June 23. The exhibit runs June 24 through May 27, 2012, at Maine Historical Society. “MHS members are invited to preview and celebrate the opening of our new museum exhibit this Thursday evening, June 23, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on Friday. Dressing Up offers a fascinating look at how Mainers have ‘dressed up’ for a variety of occasions over nearly 300 years. The exhibit features a broad selection of adornments from the MHS collection, many never before displayed, including hats, jewelry, shoes, hair combs, walking sticks, and several complete costumes. Objects are accompanied and illuminated by photographs, paintings, journal entries, and more. According to exhibit curator Candace Kanes, Dressing Up explores the choices we make to look our best.

Opening reception for ‘Drawn to Disaster’ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Drawn to Disaster” exhibit at Maine College of Art. “In this age of the 24-hour news cycle the media bombards us with sensationalist imperatives, looking towards the next storyline, ignoring the vulnerability of those left behind when journalists leave. In this exhibition artists examine the ephemerality of news reports and conjure the complexities of disorder, anger, and optimism that can follow disaster. Featuring work by: Anthony Campuzano, Dave McKenzie, Christian Holstad, Carlos Motta, Sun Xun, Dominic McGill, Stacy Howe, Deb Sokolow, Yael Bartana, Daniel Guzmán, and Lisi Raskin. ... The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art.” www.meca.edu/ica

Mashable Social Media Day 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Porthole’s waterfront deck at 20 Custom House Wharf off Commercial Street will be the social media enthusiasts’ place to be on Thursday, June 30, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., as Portland social media fans celebrate Mashable Social Media Day 2011, Jeff Mateja reports at www.iloveportlandmaine. com. “Mashable is everything social media and their global event is a celebration of the technological advancements that have enabled everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices heard. So come on out and connect with your online friends, fans, and followers in person for a fun night of mingling in Downtown Portland on the waterfront. The event is free and open to the public, who wouldn’t like that. So we’ll see you there.” For more information, please visit the Portland Mashable Meetup event on Facebook.

Victoria Mansion, in partnership with Allagash Brewing, announced the sixth annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, which will take place at Victoria Mansion, 109 ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’ Danforth St., at 5 p.m. Friday. 7 p.m. Part-time Maine resident, Maureen (COURTESY IMAGE) Stanton will read from her first book, “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America,” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always Yappy Hour & Lyme Disease Seminar free to attend. “In ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,’ Maureen 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Yappy Hour & Lyme Disease SemiStanton delves into the increasingly popular sub-culture of nar with Joyce Belcher from Herbs For Life at The Planet antiques and collectibles. Stanton reconnects with old colDog Company Store located at 211 Marginal Way in Portlege friend and real life master dealer, Curt Avery and decides land. This is a free event for dog lovers and their canine to follow him on the road, giving readers an inside look at this companions 5:30-6 p.m., mingle, grab some snacks, treats, complex world. The life is exhausting, manipulative, and takes and a drink; 6-6:45 p.m., presentation; 6:45 p.m., Q&A disan incredible knowledge of our country’s past. Maureen Stancussion. ton writes that ‘the greatest reward of trailing Avery has been A Light on the Point to rekindle my fascination with history. ‘Killer Stuff and Tons 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A seaside celebration of leadership, of Money’ is an insider’s look at a subculture filled with tradientrepreneurship and partnership in support of higher edution and drama and an inspiring account of a self-made man cation; the event is in honor of retiring Southern Maine making his way in a cutthroat field.” Community College President Jim Ortiz and his 10 years of New Gloucester Strawberry Festival leadership at SMCC. On the SMCC campus. To RSVP or for 6 p.m. The 2011 Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Fesmore information, call Joyce Schmitt at 741-5559 or email tival will be held at the Congo Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill jschmitt@smccME.edu. Road, New Gloucester (just off Route 231). The festival features native New Gloucester berries with homemade biscuits and Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. “The Berry, Berry Good Band will play musical favorites. There will be a Bake Sale and a History Table selling memorabilia. Join your friends, neighbors and family-it doesn’t get any better than this!”

noon to 1 p.m. Fur Cultural Revival (part of The Darfur Community Center of Maine) presents a Rally for Peace in Sudan at Monument Square on Congress Street in Portland. This event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Speakers will include El-Fadel Arbab, as well as local activists and members of the Sudanese refugee communities, including speakers from Abyei, Nuba Mountains, and Darfur. If it rains, the rally will be held at The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St. in Portland, at 7 p.m. “Since 2003, more than 400,000 people have been killed in Darfur, Sudan. More than 2.7 million people have been displaced. Currently, there is an ongoing crisis in the Abyei region of Sudan. Thousands of citizens have been displaced in the South Kurdofan and Nuba Mountain regions. Southern Maine now boasts the largest organized Sudanese refugee community in the United States. Although Sudanese President Al-Bashir is now wanted by The International Southern Maine, which boasts the largest organized Sudanese refugee community in the United States, will be the Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, the site of Rally for Peace in Sudan at Monument Square on Congress Street today at noon. July 23 is the anniversary genocide continues.” of the U. S. Congress’ 2004 declaration of “Darfur as a Genocide.” Today’s rally is the final local peace rally to be Patriot Flag at Preble Street Extension held on the 23rd of the month. On July 23, there will be a national rally in Washington, D.C. at the White House. 2 p.m. The Portland Fire and Police depart- Although Sudanese President Al-Bashir is now wanted by The International Criminal Court for war crimes in ments will raise the Patriot Flag at Preble Darfur, the genocide in that country continues, organizers note. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

‘Ida’s Having a Yard Sale’ 7:30 p.m. Ida Leclair, “the funniest woman in Maine,” is having a yard sale. From crocheted toilet paper covers to the complete Box Car Willy record collection and plenty of gossip going around Mahoosuc Mills. Performances are June 22 through July 2, Wednesday through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets are $22.50/ $17.50 for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, www.freeportfactory.com 865-5505. The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, one block east of L.L. Bean. see next page


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Film: ‘13 Assassins’ at SPACE 7:30 p.m. “13 Assassins” at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission $7/$5 for SPACE members. “Cult director Takeshi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future. The film is a remake of Eichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white movie of the same name, Jûsan-nin no shikaku.” www.13assassins.com

‘Summer of Love’ at Ogunquit Playhouse

is a writer, theorist, and independent curator. She teaches in the graduate program at RISD. July 25: Lee Boroson; Boroson’s airy sculptures give viewers the chance to experience the ineffable impossibilities of the world. Aug. 1: Hamish Fulton; Since the early 1970s, Fulton has been labeled as a sculptor, photographer, conceptual artist andland artist. Fulton, however, characterises himself as a “walking artist.” Aug. 8: Lisi Raskin; Raskin handcrafts whimsical recreations of military command centers. This summer the MFA’s Moth Press is also releasing Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work; An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking, and Writing by Anne West. Her lecture on July 18 will be followed by a book signing. West is an educator, writer, and independent curator. She teaches in the Division of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she supports students across disciplines in conceptualizing and writing their master’s thesis. http://www.meca.edu/ mfa

8 p.m. The Ogunquit Playhouse, Route 1, Ogunquit. Box Office 1-800-982-2787 or go online ‘Beautiful Darling’ ogunquitplayhouse.org for online ticketing and 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art presents “Beautiful more information. June 22 through July 16, Darling” as part of its Movies at the Museum series. “Summer of Love.” With a 2:30 p.m. preview. Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.; “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair for Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. NR. “‘Beautiful Darling’ the east coast premier of ‘Summer of Love,’ a chronicles the short but influential life of Candy Dargroovy new musical by Roger Bean, the creator of The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Andrews Maureen Stanton’s work has been featured in journals such as Creative Nonfiction, Iowa ling who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage Brothers, with choreography by Lee Martino. Review, American Literary Review, The Sun, as well as featured in anthologies includ- and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song When a runaway bride discovers the countercul- ing Best of The Sun, Best of Brevity, and Best Texas Writing. She will read from her first ‘Walk on the Wild Side.’ Born James Slattery in a Long tural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighbor- book, “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market Island suburb in 1944, he transformed himself into a gorgeous, blonde actress and well-known downtown hood of San Francisco, with a little help from the America,” at Longfellow Books today. (COURTESY PHOTO) New York figure. Candy’s career took her through the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she the Awake Collective. “What has been missing in Portland raucous and revolutionary off-off-Broadway theater scene comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! is an accessible, affordable, all-ages space for healing arts and into Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory. ... She dreamed This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of and movement that makes it possible for people to receive of becoming a Hollywood star, but tragically died of lymthe late 1960s, by some of the most influential artists of the services on a regular basis, experiencing the highest benefit phoma in the early ’70s, at only age 29. The film uses both love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis of healing arts.” The Awake Collective was founded in 2009 current and vintage interviews, excerpts from Candy’s own Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more.” Next on stage: and operated in the East End in Portland. This new location diaries and letters, as well as vintage footage of Candy and “The Music Man,” July 20-Aug. 20; “Legally Blonde” staris a major expansion of space and services, with over 3,500 friends. Chloë Sevigny appears as the voice of Candy Darring Sally Struthers, Aug.24-Sept. 17; and “Miss Saigon,” square feet for healing arts, movement, and dance, as well ling. Beautiful Darling also features appearances by Paul Sept. 21-Oct. 23. as offices and workspace that is available for use by the Morrissey, Micheal J. Pollard, and John Waters.” hour, or on a regular basis. For more information, visit www. ‘Seated By The Sea’ author at Irish center Friday, June 24 theawakecollective.com 7 p.m. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. “Seated By Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere The Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, And Its Second annual Hot Air Balloon Fest in OOB 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Victoria Mansion, in partnership with Irish Longshoremen” by Michael C. Connolly, Professor of 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies for the second annual Hot Air Allagash Brewing, announced the sixth annual Allagash History, Saint Joseph’s College. “Join us at the Maine Irish Balloon Fest now combined with a BBQ festival plus much Victoria Ale Premiere, which will take place at Victoria Heritage Center for a book launch and signing by Michael more in Old Orchard Beach. The hot air balloon festival is Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. The event celConnolly (Dept. of History, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine) mostly downtown in the square area. Friday night there is ebrates the release of Allagash Brewing’s 2011 Victoria for the newly released paperback edition of ‘Seated by a lobster bake on the beach by The Brunswick on West Ale. The first ale in Allagash’s popular Tribute Series, Victhe Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Grand Avenue. Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. is a BBQ toria Ale is a unique beer brewed with Vidal Blanc grapes. Irish Longshoremen’ (University Press of Florida, 2011).” A event in The Ballpark on Emerson Cummings Blvd. behind The beer will be available in stores in early May, with one power point presentation and lecture on the Portland waterthe fire station. www.oob365.com dollar from each bottle brewed benefitting Victoria Manfront and its connection to the Irish community of Portland sion’s historic preservation and education programs. The Hands-On Historic Gardening will be held in the upstairs hall followed by the sale and Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere will feature a live out9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hands-On Historic Gardening: A Worksigning of books downstairs together with musical enterdoor performance by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, recent shop. Maine Historical Society. Presenter: Jeff O’Donal, tainment. The cost of the paperback book is $30 (less than winners of the 2011 USAA Garageband Music ComOwner, O’Donal’s Nursery. “Join us for a hands-on explorahalf that of the hard cover edition) and proceeds from the petition, as well as self-guided tours of Victoria Mantion of the issues and opportunities in maintaining or re-cresales go entirely to benefit the MIHC. It should be a great sion, tastings of Victoria Ale, samples of Maine Mead ating an historic garden. Using the Longfellow Garden as night for remembering and honoring this important group of Works’ Honeymaker Mead, and light supper genera laboratory, participants will be introduced to a variety of mainly Irish laborers.” ously catered by Blue Elephant Catering. Advance locally-available plantings, consider which plant varieties ‘E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature’ tickets are $15 for Victoria Mansion members or $20 are appropriate in a variety of settings, and identify spe7 p.m. Michael Sims will read from “The Story of Charlotte’s for non-members. All tickets are $25 at the door. cific plant varieties to introduce at home. This program Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an is free but registration is required. This event is held in Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth American Classic” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books partnership with the Longfellow Garden Club.” 6 p.m. Third annual Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth events are open to the public and always free to attend. kicks off Friday evening, June 24 with a Lobsterbake & Pig Portland Public Library ‘Ebook Sandbox’ “Fusing information from White’s correspondence with Roast at Andy & Kelly Strout’s Shady Oak Farm on Fowler noon to 1:30 p.m. The Portland Public Library will host the likes of Ursula Nordstrom, James Thurber, and Harold Road. There will be feasting (only the best local foods of “Ebook Sandbox: Embracing a new way of reading,” an Ross, the E. B. White papers at Cornell, and the archives of course), music and a silent auction. Tickets will be availinformational session and open house aimed at teaching HarperCollins and the New Yorker with his own elegant narable soon at Jordan’s Farm Market and Alewives’ Brook the public more about digital books. “Over the past few rative, Sims brings to life the shy boy whose animal stories, Farm. Saturday, June 25 the fun moves to Maxwell’s Strawyears digital books, also known as ebooks have become a both real and imaginary, won him a permanent spot in the berry Fields on Two Lights Road. Come and enjoy luspopular way for readers to read books. While many classics hearts of families around the world.” cious strawberry treats, great music, fun and crafts for kids and other books in the public domain are free and available including tractor rides, and a wide range of artisans and as ebooks, the Portland Public Library also offers the OverSaturday, June 25 vendors. It’s a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., drive digital book service for popular, contemporary ebooks and there’s no admission charge! For information on being at no charge. At the event, library staff will share insights Limington Extension Yard Sales a sponsor, a vendor or a volunteer, please contact Suzanne into the leading ereader devices, how to use the Overdrive 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and every dry Saturday Martin-Pillsbury. service, and other tips and tricks about enjoying ebooks. ... in June, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 476 Sand Pond Road, Limington. Representatives from Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Apple MECA Master of Fine Arts lectures Used and new items. Bug sprays, yard foggers and ant will also be on hand to talk about ereader devices they offer 6:30 p.m. Each summer, the Master of Fine Arts program products for $2. New gallons of paint, shoes and jeans and demonstrate their special features.” Rines Auditorium. at Maine College of Art invites guest artists, curators and $2. Napkins, paper plates & envelopes 25 cents. Hundreds For more information about this event, or to access the scholars to participate in the curriculum. All visiting artists of 25 cent items. Benefits BEHS scholarships. FMI — 692Overdrive ebook library go to the library’s website at www. deliver a free public lecture in Osher Hall at 6:30 p.m. June 2989. portlandlibrary.com. 24: Allan McCollum; McCollum’s work focuses on the relaTrot for Tots 5K Run/Walk tionship between labor and art, with an emphasis on mass The Awake Collective grand opening 8:30 a.m. Youth and Family Outreach (YFO) is having its production. June 27: Elllie Ga; Ga’s projects explore the 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Awake Collective, a co-working first Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk at Back Cove in Portland. limits of photographic documentation and span a variety of collective, will be hosting its grand opening event at 509 “All proceeds will benefit YFO which has been providing media, often incorporating her exploratory writing and culForest Ave. The Awake Collective is a new multi-use space quality early care and education for low-income families in minating in performative lectures, videos and installations. providing massage and a variety of alternative healing arts the Portland area for 25 years.” 874-1073. Registrations July 5: Juan Logan; Logan’s paintings, drawings, sculpservices; yoga, dance, meditation, classes, and workshops in and donations accepted at active.com. tures, installations and videos address the interconnecsupport of awakening. “I’m so excited to get the word out tions of race, place and power. July 11: Sina Najafi; Najafi is about this new space that is open to the greater Portland see next page the Editor of Cabinet Magazine. July 18: Anne West; West community,” said Becca Demers, founder and director of


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Cemetery walk at Calvary Cemetery 10 a.m. Cemetery walk at Calvary Cemetery. “The last one was cancelled, but we are going ahead with this one no matter the weather (well, if it is too bad...). Rain date will be in the fall. The tour is by Matthew Jude Barker and features a brief history of the cemetery and discussion of interesting gravesites.” www.maineirish.com/

Calling All Cars: Giant Car Show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Portland Police Department and the Portland Motor Club will present Calling All Cars: Giant Car Show to benefit the Portland Police Youth Activities League (PAL), at Portland Motor Club. 275 Presumpscot St. The classic and newer vehicle show is a fun free event for all ages with fifteen prize categories for registrants. The show will feature a special Police Tactical Vehicles demonstration, police cars, new and classic muscle cars, green hybrid cars, indoor carting vehicles, and a vintage HO scale race track. Activities will include tire-changing races, detailing demonstrations and youth-oriented car safety and care lessons. Raffle prizes and refreshments from area restaurants including Bingas Wingas, Siano’s Brick Oven Pizza and Cap’n Eli’s Soda, will be available to attendees. Live music to be performed local teen musicians. For more information about the event or to register a vehicle (including trucks and motorcycles) for the car show, visit www.PortlandMotorClub.com. All categories of vehicles are welcome, especially teen vehicle owners and classic police cars (categories exempt from registration costs). Registration fee is $15, includes a car show t-shirt.

Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Third annual Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth kicks off Friday evening, June 24 with a Lobsterbake & Pig Roast at Andy & Kelly Strout’s Shady Oak Farm on Fowler Road. There will be feasting (only the best local foods of course), music and a silent auction. Tickets will be available soon at Jordan’s Farm Market and Alewives’ Brook Farm. Saturday, June 25 the fun moves to Maxwell’s Strawberry Fields on Two Lights Road. Come and enjoy luscious strawberry treats, great music, fun and crafts for kids including tractor rides, and a wide range of artisans and vendors. It’s a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and there’s no admission charge! For information on being a sponsor, a vendor or a volunteer, please contact

Suzanne Martin-Pillsbury.

Vegetarian Food Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maine Animal Coalition’s seventh annual Vegetarian Food Festival at East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. Music provided by Thom and Stacie Hanes with Mike Brown and Anne McKee, violin with Christine deCosta, piano accompanist. Presenters in the large classroom: 11:15 a.m., Jasmin Singer of Our Hen House, “Let the Doughnut Do The Talking: Food as Activism”; 12:15 p.m., Mariann Sullivan,Our Hen House “Writing for Animal Rights”; 1:15 p.m., Meg Wolff, “Kicking The Sugar Habit”; 2 p.m. Elizabeth Fraser of Girl Gone Raw, “Unleash a Vibrant NEW You with Raw & Living Foods.” In the Band Room: noon, Dr. Reuben Bell of Healthy Doctors, LLC, will share his decades of medical experience in his talk “Living in the Food/Pharma Matrix”; 1:30 p.m., Susan Rooker, Author/Illustrator, will read from her new children’s book, “Lucky Pigs.”

Portland Lobster Fest 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The third annual Portland Lobster Fest takes place on the Maine State Pier. “With live music featuring The Stream, Maine premier reggae band, the smooth vocals of the David Good Trio and the unique sounds and songs of Typhoon Ferri, the Portland Lobster Fest offers the best of Maine’s iconic food, the Maine Lobster, a festive atmosphere and a unique, scenic setting on the Maine State Pier.” Presented by the Falmouth Rotary, Lobster Fest benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Lead sponsor is FairPoint Communications. The Great Maine Lobster Eating Contest begins at 1 p.m. and will feature contestants shucking and eating as many Maine lobsters as they can in 10 minutes. Maine Gov. Paul LePage; winner of the hit CBS show “Survivor” Bob Crowley; and Miss Maine USA Ashley Marble are the judges for the Great Maine Lobster Eating contest. Contestants will be announced the week before the competition. The Calendar Island Lobster Company is presenting a Gourmet Lobster Tasting Bar at this year’s Portland Lobster Festival. The tasting will consist of Lobster Pizza, Lobster Cakes, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Stew and a few other delicious lobster items. The Gourmet Lobster Tasting Bar is open to the public the day.

Public Supper at South Portland United Methodist Church 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland, public supper. Casseroles,

A night of music with Zeile August and the Woodpile featuring Russ Lawton and Ray Pazcowski from TAB (the Trey Anastasio Band), Meghan Yates and the Reverie Machine, and The Launch Pad at Genos, Thursday, June 23rd at 9pm. Celebrating summer, and the soon to be released fourth studio album by Zeile and Jon Wyman: “Debutante Confessions”. An intimate peek at fine songwriting and musicianship. $5 at the door.

pies. Call 799-0407 FMI. Suggested donation: Adults $8, Under 12: $4, Family: $20.

Sunday, June 26 Pancake breakfast at Fifth Maine 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Bring the whole family for a delicious breakfast of blueberry or buttermilk pancakes, ham, eggs, baked beans, watermelon, juice and coffee of tea in our seaside dining room and verandah. A great way to start the day! The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center housed in the 1888 Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall. Its mission is the preservation of Civil War and local history. To that end the museum offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts, tours, youth education programs, and community activities.” $7 per person; $4 per child under 10. Membership is open to the public. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. 766-3330 or email fifthmaine@maine.rr.com.

Temple Beth El’s Open House & Family Fun Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Please join Temple Beth El for a funfilled Open House & Family Fun Day with kosher hot dogs on the BBQ, refreshments, music, kids activities including a bounce house and crafts, and more. Free, and all are welcome!” Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Avenue, Portland. 774-2649, office@tbemaine.org, www.tbemaine.org

Hands Across The Sand 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Mainers will stand in solidarity with folks from around the globe as we call for an end to dangerous offshore oil drilling. Hands Across The Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses all borders and political affiliations. This movement is not about politics. It is about protecting coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries from the threats of expanded offshore drilling.” East End Beach, Portland. Visit www.handsacrossthesands.com for information on other locations in Maine. Hands Across The Sand is endorsed by national and state organizations including Oceana, Alaska Wilderness League, NRCM, Maine Interfaith Power and Light, Maine Audubon, Conservation Law Foundation and Environment Maine. see next page


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Koji Yakusho in “13 Assassins,” a Magnet Release. The film will be screened at SPACE Gallery today. (Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing)

Friendsand family potluck picnic noon to 4 p.m. Summer event at UU Church of Saco and Biddeford. Part of 25th Annual Southern Maine Pride. Bring food to share. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. RSVP on www.gosaco.ning.com

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project 5K 12:15 p.m. Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project hosts a 5K on the Bayside Trail. Following the run, stick around to watch high quality soccer matches by the Portland United Soccer League. Black Bear Medical, 275 Marginal Way, Portland. “This is a day for the whole family! What better way to celebrate our multi-cultural community, with runners of all levels and highly skilled soccer players enjoying a beautiful Maine summer day for a great cause.” $20 registration fee; to register, go to www.ilapmaine.org/events.html.

Sixth annual Taste of the Nation 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine & Spirit Tasting Reception, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; General Admission, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southern Maine Community College, Leavitt and Parris Tent Pavilion, 2 Fort Road (Middle Campus), South Portland. “The sixth annual Taste of the Nation Portland will include over 20 chefs from Maine’s finest restaurants paired with an open bar serving premium wines and spirits, and local craft beers. Dance under the stars along Maine’s spectacular waterfront to Portland’s ‘DJ Jon’ and one of Maine’s hottest live bands ‘Now is Now’!” A 21-plus event, and valid ID will be required at check-in. This event is a benefit to raise money to feed the hungry. The menu is being prepared by many of the top restaurants in the state. VIP tickets are $200 and entitle the holder to arrive at 3 p.m. for a food preview and a chance to meet the chefs and ‘a gift bag packed with fantastic goodies from companies like Stonewall Kitchen.’ General admission starts at 4:30 p.m.; tickets are $125. For more information or to buy tickets visit the Share Our Strength website, http://strength.org.

Tuesday, June 28 Bomb Diggity Arts Program ‘TV SHOW’ 7 p.m. “Presenting episode two and three of TV SHOW followed by The Kidnap — a 1930s era spy movie. TV SHOW is a television variety show produced by Bomb Diggity Arts, a program of Momentum and Shoot Media Project, a program of Creative Trails. Using video cameras from the Community Television Network, artists in these two media programs create short documentaries, comedies, interviews, animations, music videos, etc. for the show. ... Anna Schechter, a staffer at Bomb Diggity Arts Program, and Natalie Conn, a staffer of Shoot Media are two SALT Alumni who started this innovative multi-media program with the adults with intellectual disabilities with whom they work. This project morphed into ‘TV SHOW.’” SPACE Gallery. www.space538.org

Wednesday, June 29 Music rights workshop 6:30 p.m. A workshop, led by attorney Valerie Lovely of The Music Law Firm, “is designed to give performers, producers and dance instructors an overview of music rights as it pertains to performing and how to obtain permission to use a piece of music in a production or show.” Presented at SPACE Gallery by Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Dark Follies in collaboration with Portland Music Foundation and Lucid Stage. www.space538.org/events.php

Thursday, June 30 Build Your Network with the Sea Dogs 5:30 p.m. The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are offering a summer networking series titled “Build Your Network.” The series, which gets underway on June 30th, is designed to give professionals in the business community an opportunity for professional development, creating contacts and to network in a casual social setting at the ballpark. The summer networking series will consist of three events over the course of the summer. The first event is on June 30 with the remaining events taking place on July 14, and Aug. 23. Each event will include a featured local business leader speaking, networking opportunities in the Coca-Cola Picnic Grove at Hadlock Field, and a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game.

Portland Improv Experience at Lucid Stage 7:30 p.m. “Since 2010, Portland Improv Experience (PIE) has brought long form improvisational theater to audiences across southern Maine. Each show features PIE’s ensemble cast working together to create uncommon stories driven by audience inspiration. ... Portland Improv Experience

brings a different kind of improv to Maine’s theater scene. In addition to live performances, PIE is committed to expanding theater and arts education across Maine through classes and workshops. Most recently PIE worked with Yarmouth High School to produce student programming for the state’s One Act Festival and was a featured company in the first annual Portland Improv Festival.” $10. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. 899-3993. www. LucidStage.com

Friday, July 1 Peaks Island photographer Arthur Fink exhibit kicks off Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Bates Dance Festival based in Lewiston announces its 29th season of public events, taking place July 1 through Aug. 13 on the Bates College campus. The six-week festival showcases contemporary performance works by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Zoe | Juniper, The Equus Projects and Black Label Movement, and David Dorfman Dance. Performances, panel discussions and lectures by more than 40 internationally recognized dancers from across the United States and abroad. Performance times and locations appear on the festival website: www.batesdancefestival.org. Images from the Festival: Dance Photo Exhibit — “Peaks Island photographer, Arthur Fink, has a passion for dance. For the last four summers he has spent several weeks photographing dancers at the Festival. These stunning and provocative images capture the dancers at work — warming up, taking class and rehearsing. Included are images of the acclaimed artists-in-residence.” July 1 to Aug. 14, Chase Hall Gallery, Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

introspective songs that range from ballads to blues, folk to reggae.”

‘Octubre’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m. NR. Portland Museum of Art presents “Octubre” as part of its Movies at the Museum series. www.portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.php

Portland Playback Theater ‘Bloopers’ 7:30 p.m. “Join us this month as we visit those moments that didn’t go exactly as planned. In life, control and predictability are illusions, and every once in a while we are reminded of that. Sometimes it’s for the better, and sometimes not, but as Lennon said, ‘Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.’ Also for this month’s performance, Playback is moving to a new location, Community Television at 516 Congress St. in Portland (the performance will not be recorded). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp, $7 at the door. Every month, Portland Playback Theater Company puts five actors at your disposal to honor the stories of your life, unrehearsed and on the spot.” Learn more at www.portlandplayback.com.

Saturday, July 2 Open Gates Equine Rescue yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open Gates Equine Rescue is sponsoring a multi-family yard sale at the First Congregational Church Parish House, 8 Brown Street, Gray (right behind McDonald’s). If raining, yard sale will be held inside the Parish House. Many household items, some estate items and some horse tack. FMI, please call 926-5570.

First Friday Art Walk at Meg Perry

Herb Cooking Workshop

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Meg Perry Center at 644 Congress St. presents: The Refugee Women’s Craft Collective, featuring work from Columbia, Rwanda and Japan. “Imagine arriving in a country where everything, from language to social customs, is different from everything you have ever known. To a refugee, our country is another world. Many refugee women arrive uneducated and illiterate and have difficulty in adjusting to their new lives in America. It is difficult to find work because they are unable to afford childcare for their children. ... The women in the group originate from areas such as, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. Please help us support the women as they work to rebuild their lives.” Call 523-2737 or email abullard@ccmaine.org.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A hands-on Herb Cooking Workshop will be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Harvesting and drying of herbs, herb blend recipes and prepared foods will be part of this workshop as well as attendees making their own herb blends. Fee: $40 (pre-registration required).

New Gloucester History Barn Open House

First Friday Art Walk at SPACE

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Floorcloth Workshop will be held on, 2011 at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Participants will make a 2-foot by 3-foot canvas floorcloth using traditional designs or designs of their own making. Betsy Grecoe who sells her floorcloths at the Shaker Store will be the instructor. Fee: $55 (includes all materials) (pre-registration required).

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. New York based artists Elia Bettaglio, Selena Kimball and Tatiana Simonova present drawings in various media. This is SPACE Gallery’s first show in a new annex space. www.space538.org

One Longfellow Square’s First Friday Free Concert 6 p.m. “Celebrate summer with some live outdoor music at One Longfellow Square. This Friday, July 1, between 6-7:30, the band Truth About Daisies, http://www.truthaboutdaisies.com, will be playing in Longfellow Square. Truth About Daisies is not some far flung zen meditation practice but rather is an original folk flower power trio of Portland musicians wielding acoustic guitars, harps, mando, banjo, and bass. They even fire up the electric guitar from time to time. The band is known for their vocal harmonies and quirky

10 a.m. The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud at the monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House, Route 231, behind the Town Hall. The complete History Barn open hours on that day are 9 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Floorcloth Workshop

‘IndepenDance — Rage Against LePage’ 9 p.m. Club Evolution (Racks), 272 St John St. (downstairs below Maine Hardware) formerly The Station. A Raging Benefit Dance Party for the Portland Democratic City Committee, created by Greg Silverchild Gould, Jill Barkley, Bryan Bonesaw Kessler, Joel Turgo. “IndepenDance — Rage Against LePage raises funds and heart rate for Portland Dems.”

The Portland Daily Sun, Thursday, June 23, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Thursday, June 23, 2011

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