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Posted: November 4, 2014

Record sale, Wild & Scenic Film & Savor the Flavor: 11 things to do in Maine this weekend

Written by: Shannon Bryan

Mother Nature says, “Winter starts now!” Not technically, but this weekend we’re keeping things inside where it’s warm and dry and protected from wind, because last weekend was crazy. Buy some new-to-you records at WMPG’s record sale, catch some amazing outdoor film from around the world during the Wild & Scenic Film Festival or ride a trolley to dinner during Savor the Flavor in OOB. There’s also a harvest festival in Bangor, “Mrs. Mannerly” performs multiple times this weekend in Portland, and music from Kate Schrock.

For the weekend of Nov 6-9, 2014:

Kim Gordon as Mrs. Mannerly in Good Theater's production of Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Steve Underwood running October 29-November 23.

Kim Gordon as Mrs. Mannerly in Good Theater’s production of Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Steve Underwood running October 29-November 23.


7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 23, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20 to $28; 207-885-5883 or
Good Theater presents the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s comedy “Mrs. Mannerly.” The play is about an actress with a past who teaches a manners class in Ohio. Her prize pupil is Jeffrey, who hopes to be the first student to get a perfect score on Mrs. Mannerly’s final exam. Kim Gordon makes her Good Theater debut as Mrs. Mannerly, and Michael Wood plays Jeffrey, as well as the other students in Mrs. Mannerly’s class. Stephen Underwood, Good Theater’s co-founder, directs.

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8 p.m. Thursday | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland | $25 in advance, $30 on show day |
Battlefield Band has been performing traditional Scottish music around the world for some 45 years. The band was started by four young friends and named for the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield. With fiddles, bagpipes and guitar, they perform folk songs from Scotland’s past as well as pop songs with a Scottish twist. They’re known, for instance, for a unique cover of “Bad Moon Rising” by classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival.

"Nord for Sola" (North of the Sun) film still

“Nord for Sola” (North of the Sun) film still

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

4 p.m. Saturday (films start at 4:45 p.m.) | Abromson Center, USM, Portland | $25 in advance, $30 at the door |
Back for the 7th year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival features nine films – from ” amusing ‘shorts,’ entertaining films, and inspiring documentaries.” One film asks is rollerblading in the secret to happiness. Another documents kayakers who plummet down waterfalls in the jungles of Mexico. Together, the films will expand your view of the world. Complimentary snacks, cash bar and some cool raffles. Tickets:
Read more: Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Portland to feature great menu of environmental and adventure films


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Press Herald file photo

WMPG Record and CD Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday | Sullivan Gym, USM, Portland | $2 admission |
Give a deserving record a new forever home during the annual WMPG Record Sale. On sale at the event: CDs, LPs, DVDs, poster, tapes and other music-related items. There will also be books and magazines from vendors from around New England. Proceeds support WMPG community radio.
For more record shopping: In search of vinyl: Aimsel’s epic record store crawl in Portland

Savor the Flavor poster

Savor the Flavor poster

OOB Savor the Flavor

5 pm. Saturday | Select restaurants in Old Orchard Beach | $50 per person |
Ride a trolley to dinner…and drinks…and dessert. Savor the Flavor is a progressive dinner that starts with a cocktail at Last Call in Old Orchard Beach and ends with entertainment at The Brunswick. In between, guests will be taken by trolley from restaurant to restaurant for apps, soup, dinner and dessert. $50 includes tax and gratuity.

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Press Herald file photo

Maine Harvest Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday | Cross Insurance Center, Bangor | $7 admission |
Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center will be stuffed to the gills with Maine-made products this weekend. The Maine Harvest Festival features Maine grown/produced products, samples from wineries, breweries and distilleries, cooking demos, fiber arts, live music and more.

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7 p.m. Monday Nov. 10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland | $25 suggested donation |
Singer, pianist and songwriter Kate Schrock will be joined by former member of reggae legend Bob Marley’s band The Wailer Glen DaCosta. DaCosta will be playing sax and the pair will be playing songs from Schrock’s catalog, including her forthcoming record “Kör.” Proceeds from the show will help the Friends School of Portland build a permanent home.

On the cheap

Eight to the Bar
9 p.m. Friday. The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, $10.
Dance the night away as you swing to the sounds of Eight to the Bar, a group that’s been together for 39 years and has released 11 albums. You ain’t got a thing if you ain’t got that swing, so polish your dancing shoes and make it happen.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m. Sunday. Gorham Middle School Auditorium, 106 Weeks Road, $8, $5 students and seniors.
Sit back and hear the sounds of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann. They’ll be joined by University of Southern Maine artist faculty member in voice Margaret Yauger who will sing Gustav Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder.”

‘The Pulps’
Through Dec. 23. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, $5 suggested donation.
Maine College of Art has teamed up with the Portland Public Library to present a show that features the world’s largest collection of pulp fiction cover art and explores the origins of it. “The Pulps” includes influential works by genre masters Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Margaret Brundage and many others.

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