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Things to Do: Theatrical productions and talks about food items and a hearth

Amber Lambke. Photograph courtesy of Lincoln Theater

Conversing Food stuff in Maine
7 p.m. Thursday. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, absolutely free, remember to reserve your place. lincolntheater.internet
Chatting Foods in Maine is a series of just one-on-one conversations between host Cherie Scott and notable culinary pioneers in the condition. Scott writes the culinary website Mumbai to Maine, in which she shares recipes and tales of her childhood in India. Head to Damariscotta to hear her chat with Amber Lambke, an artisan baker who, along with Michael Scholz, bought Skowhegan’s previous county jail and turned it into a gristmill that’s made use of to clear and course of action grains for bakers, brewers and cooks throughout the Northeast. Lambke is also the founding director of the Maine Grain Alliance, a nonprofit geared toward preserving regional grain traditions from earth to desk.

Jo Radner will be sharing what she’s acquired about the 1940s hearth in Brownfield. Picture by Heather Kelley

Jo Radner’s ‘Burnt Into Memory’
7 p.m. Friday. Mayo Avenue Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15 in progress, $18 at the doorway, $22 favored seating. mayostreetarts.org
In Oct of 1947, 80 per cent of the town of Brownfield was ruined by a wildfire, which includes every single church and college, the submit business and other community areas. Folklorist, storyteller, author and oral historian Jo Radner expended a yr interviewing individuals who lived by that fire which include citizens who missing their properties and these who served rescue other individuals and rebuild. She’ll share some of these stories during an visual appearance at Mayo Road Arts. From her interviews, along with letters, historic photos and newspaper tales, Radner has pieced with each other a riveting story of terror, bravery, neighborly duty, restoration and even humor.

A scene from “Crisscrossing the Galaxy More rapidly Than the Speed of Gentle for a Hug” at Maddy’s Theatre. Photo by Katie Day

‘Crisscrossing the Galaxy Speedier than the Velocity of Light-weight for a Hug’
7 p.m. Friday, 11 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. As a result of Feb. 6. Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Position Road, Portland, $15. kitetails.org
Maddy’s Theatre offers the planet premiere of “Crisscrossing the Galaxy Speedier than the Pace of Light-weight in Search of a Hug” created by Arizona-dependent playwright Paco José Madden. It is aimed at children ages 6 to 12 and their people and is an intergenerational engage in, that includes a solid of three experienced grownup actors and two young actors. The story speaks to the worth of loved ones and overcoming inner thoughts of isolation in a technology-rich earth. You are going to fulfill young Skylar and his robotic pet who research the galaxy for human link.

Pictured on the still left is Olive, played by Sarah Thurston, and on the ideal is Florence, performed by Jessica Libby, in the Portland Players creation of “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Image by Kristen Peters

‘The Odd Pair, Female Version’
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. By Jan. 30. Portland Gamers, 420 Cottage Street, South Portland, $20. portlandplayers.org
For a female twist on the Neil Simon comedy basic, head to Portland Gamers to see “The Odd Few, Female Version” starring Sarah Thurston and Jessica Libby as unlikely roommates Olive Madison and Florence Unger. With a supporting cast of kooky figures, you’ll have a entrance-row seat to the hilarity that unfolds when two females who are unwell-suited to share a living room figure matters out in a highly entertaining way. At the middle of the amusing company is a Trivial Pursuit occasion at their pad.

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