October 15. Chai R. Feldblum, a legal expert in the areas of disability rights, lesbian and gay rights, and health and social welfare legislation, will give the 10th annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Lawand Public Service. The lecture is titled, “Reasonable Accommodation — Equality, Not Equality Plus: Lessons from Religion, Disability and Sexual Orientation. 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 780-4344.
Eat lunch. GLBTQA Brown Bag Lunch. Woodbury Campus Center, room A, Portland, 12-1 p.m. This event meets every Tuesday through Dec. 11. For more information call 228-8235.
Sing rounds and women-centered chants. Honors House basement, 102 Bedford St., Portland, 12-1 p.m. This event meets every Tuesday. Free and open to the public. For more information call 780-4321.
October 3. Poetry night. Sign up at 7 p.m. Readings/recitations/rants begin at 8 p.m. The Well, 369 Forest Ave., Portland. No cover.
See a singer/songwriter. Every Wednesday there will be a showcase of different singer/songwriters, including some USM students, doing their original music. Each performer has a one-hour set. Breakaway, India St., Portland. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. No cover.
Unplug. Acoustic open mic night. The Well, 369 Forest Ave. Portland. Sign up at the bar/counter for 15-minute slots. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. No cover.
October 4. Live bands Glory Trap and Faster. The Well, 369 Forest Ave., Portland. 7 p.m. $6.
Balance. Women’s Support Group forming to help those interested in balancing the role of student with family, relationship and work obligations. Group will meet Wednesday mornings or Thursdays during the fall 2001 semester.Contact Janis Mallon, Ph.D. of University Counseling Services at 780-4050, or stop by 105 Payson Smith for more information.
October 5. Clarinetist Thomas Parchman and Pianist Judith Quimby give a faculty recital. Corthell Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. For reservations call the Music Box Office at 780-5555.
October 5. Opening night of “The Importance of Being Wilde,” compiled from the
works, documents and letters of Wilde by USM Theatre professor, Walter Stump. Performances will be held October 5 through 14. Russell Hall, Gorham. Curtain is at 7:30 evenings, with a 5 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $7 for seniors; $5 for students. Call the Theatre Box Office at 780-5151.
October 5. Local Motives, WMPG’s live broadcast of local musicians features Levy. 90.9 and 104.1 FM, 7:30 p.m.
October 5. Live bands Swamp Witch Revival and The Pontiffs. The Well, 369 Forest Ave., Portland. 7 p.m. $8.
October 12. Local Motives, WMPG’s live broadcast of local musicians features The Stephen Hawking Blues Explosion. 90.9 and 104.1 FM, 7:30 p.m.
October 19. Motets and duets: Sacred and Secular Songs of the Baroque Era will be presented by early music expert Sally Sanford, soprano. She will be joined by Bruce Fithian, tenor; Ray Cornils, organ and harpsichord; and Michael Albert, violin. Corthell Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors, $5 for students. Call the Music Box Office at 780-5555.
October 13. Barry R. Morse of Pericynthion presents original electronic and acoustic music. With musical guests Keith Crook and Carl Dimow and Erica Williams performing dance interpretations. Warren Memorial Library, 479 Main St., Westbrook. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, free for children 12 and under. Tickets available at door or by reservation. Call 282-5328.
October 13. Conference: Health & Counseling Issues of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community. The one-day conference is offered at no cost to attendees and lunch is provided. Pre-registration is required. For information, or to pre-register contact: Rosemary Prentice 780-5160 or [email protected]
Learn. Knowledge- a dj/dance night. Djs spinning underground hip-hop, house, techno, jungle and more from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. $3
Eat, don’t kill. Food Not Bombs serves free food every Sunday afternoon. Monument Square, Portland, 2 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
Go abroad. Todd Webb: Vintage and Modern Photographs of Paris/France. Aucocisco, 615A Congress St., Portland. Runs through Oct. 4. 874-2060.
Be under the influence. Objects of Influence: Art Faculty USM. Featuring the work of Lin Lisberger, George Burk, Richard Lethem, Juris Ubans, Gary Green, Gibeon Bradbury, Stephen Fasciana and Ray Chen. USM Art gallery, Gorham. Runs through Oct. 13. For information call 780-5008.
Mind the undertow. Alan Magee: Undercurrents. Sculptures, monotypes, paintings, collages. The Atrium Gallery, USM Lewiston-Auburn College, Runs through Oct. 27.
Check out the digs. Open House: Tonee Harbert. Open House is a series of eight exhibitions featuring new photographic works inspired by the McLellan-Sweat House and L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries. Tonee Harbert’s work is the second exhibition in the series. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Runs through Oct. 28. 775-6148.
Get to the heart of things. Back Cove: Heart of Portland. Runs through Oct. 11 at the Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, and Back Cove and Bedford St. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to10 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Free tours of the Back Cove site take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 15, 29, and Oct. 6. Group meets at the first lamppost before the parking lot on the southwest end (near Marginal Way).
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