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Arts Calendar – 9/26

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:42 am | Updated: 8:44 am, Wed Sep 26, 2012.

Theater

Saturday, Sept. 29

Stand-up comedy workshop for teens, with award-winning writer/director Tim Ferrell. Adult classes start Oct. 1. Seven-week workshops focus on writing and performing. 650-7711 or ferrellcomedy@gmail.com.

Through Saturday, Oct. 6

“Anything Goes!” Cole Porter classic, at Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, South Portland. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. 799-1421.

October-May

Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory, Acorn Studio Theater. Karen Ball and Michael Levine, directors. A six-month program for teen actors. www.acorn-productions.org or 854-0065.

Concerts

Saturday, Oct. 13

“Triple B: Boots, Band, BBQ” fundraiser, at Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, 6-11 p.m. DJ, dancing, barbecue. Reservations. Tables of eight available, individual tickets $50. 892-2813, ext. 10.

Events

Thursday, Sept. 27

Book event, Maine author Monica Wood discusses and signs “When We Were the Kennedys,” 7 p.m., Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland. 774-1822 or info@mainehistory.org.

Friday, Sept. 28

Tree identification tours, Portland’s Oatnuts Park (Presumpscot River Preserve), 1-3 p.m., offered by Maine Tree Club, UMaine Extension, Maine Forest Service and Viles Arboretum. Free. Registration required. 781-6099

Saturday, Oct. 6

Puppet-making workshop, presented by Portland Ovations and the Oak Street Studios, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Portland Public Library. Free. Registration required. Sign up at Children’s Library, Portland Public Library.

Thursday, Oct. 18

“Books to Die For,” with authors John Connolly and Julia Spencer-Fleming, 7 p.m., at South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Discussion of new anthology.

Through October

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland. Train rides along Casco Bay on the hour. Tickets at the museum. www.mainenarrowgauge.org or 828-0814.

Exhibits

Friday, Oct. 5 through Dec. 29

“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” presented by The Bank of Maine at Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Featuring original works, unpublished drawings and ephemera. Free. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. portlandlibrary.com/gorey.

Send events 10 days in advance to arts@keepmecurrent.com.

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