Monday, April 8
Lecture, “The Enigma of Diversity & Understanding Race,” Elaine Pinderhughes, author of “Understanding Race,” 7 to 8 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, Portland, free and open to the public, 228-8024.
Tuesday, April 9
USM Jazz Combos in concert, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 public, $3 students/seniors/staff, 780-5555.
Lecture by Shalome Odokara from Women in Need will discuss women living with AIDS in America and Africa, 7 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4289.
Monthly meeting of the Maine Inventors Forum, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Rooms A, B and C, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, free and open to the public, 874-6521.
GLBTQA Brown Bag Lunches, 12 to 1 p.m., every Tuesday through May 7, Boiler Room in Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, 228-8235.
Sing rounds and women-centered chants, Honors House basement, 102 Bedford St., Portland. 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesdays. Free and open to the public, 780-4321.
Wednesday, April 10
USM Lifeline cholesterol/blood pressure screening, 7 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Gym, Portland, $15 public, $13 faculty/staff/Lifeline members, $10 seniors, $5 students with I.D., 780-4170.
USM’s Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sullivan Gym. Full-time, part-time, co-op and summer jobs. FMI, call Mariah Gaughan 780-4784.
Lecture, “Teaching African Women’s Studies in America: Reflections of a Fulbrighter,” Amy Shupikai Tsanga, Room 1, Payson Smith Hall, Portland, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 780-4289.
Lunch and Learn, Women’s Resource Center in conjunction with Mainely Parents, on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center. Free and open to all. FMI 780-4996.
Thursday, April 11
Student Bar Association/HLA Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Law School Building, Portland, 780-4309.
Emmanuel Pahud flute residency, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, $5 to observe, presented in collaboration with PCA Great Performances, 780-5555.
BFA Student Exhibitions, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, free and open to the public, through May 11, 780-5009/4090.
Monthly GLBT Academic Spotlight Series lecture, topic TBA, 6 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland, free and open to the public, 228-8235.
Friday, April 12
Words & Images 2002 book release party and celebration event, including a 7:30 p.m. reading by Dennis Lehane, author of “Mystic River,” music, food, cash bar, free and open to the public, Portland, FMI contact [email protected]. (Location of this event has been moved from the former Steego Building to the cafeteria area in Woodbury Campus Center.)
Exhibit, “Polarize,” new works by USM art majors Jody Lew and Jody Desjardins, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, free and open to the public, through April 25, 780–5009/4090.
GLBTQA Resources Program presents “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $15 public, $7 USM students and youth under 22, 228-8235, [email protected], or http://home.maine.rr.com/hedwig/
Herb Pomeroy jazz trumpet residency with USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble, master class from 2 to 4 p.m., $5; concert at 8 p.m., $10 public, $7 staff/seniors, $5 students; both events in Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, 780-5555.
Maine Educational Center for Assistive Technology and Software (MECATS) Open House demonstrating different technologies that support individuals who have disabilities, 2 to 7 p.m., Room 304, Bailey Hall, Gorham, http://mecats.usm.maine.edu/, 780-5016.
Saturday, April 13
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” 8:30 p.m. See FRIDAY listing and story next page.
U2 laser show, USM Southworth Planetarium, 8:30 p.m., see full listing under ONGOING.
Sunday, April 14
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Second Sunday Lecture Series, “Diaspora: Blessing or Curse,” Rabbi Harry Sky, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4406.
USM Student Juried Exhibition, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday; through Saturday, April 20; Art Gallery, Gorham, free and open to the public, 780-5008.
All Maine Invitational: 13th Annual L/A Arts Exhibit and Auction featuring work in a variety of media by 60 Maine artists, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday; closed holidays; through Saturday, May 4; Atrium Gallery, Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston, free and open to the public, www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art, 753-6554/753-6500.
Women’s Resource Center Non-Traditional Parenting Group, 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, childcare available, FMI call 780-4996.
Public skating at the USM Ice Arena, Gorham, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, call for Sunday hours, $4 public/staff, $2 under 18, under 6 free, 780-5991.
USM Southworth Planetarium astronomy shows, 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; laser shows, 8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; children’s shows 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays; star shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 children/seniors/students; laser shows $5 adults, $4 children/students; matinees $3.50 per person, http://www.usm.maine.edu/planet, 780-4249.
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