Matters to Do: Theatrical productions and talks about foods and a fireplace


Amber Lambke. Photograph courtesy of Lincoln Theater

Chatting Foodstuff in Maine
7 p.m. Thursday. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, free of charge, you should reserve your location.
Chatting Food items in Maine is a series of 1-on-a person discussions between host Cherie Scott and notable culinary pioneers in the condition. Scott writes the culinary blog Mumbai to Maine, where she shares recipes and tales of her childhood in India. Head to Damariscotta to hear her chat with Amber Lambke, an artisan baker who, together with Michael Scholz, bought Skowhegan’s outdated county jail and turned it into a gristmill that’s utilized to clear and process grains for bakers, brewers and cooks across the Northeast.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 uncovered about the 1940s fireplace in Brownfield. Photo by Heather Kelley

Jo Radner’s ‘Burnt Into Memory’
7 p.m. Friday. Mayo Road Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $22 most popular seating.
In Oct of 1947, 80 percent of the city of Brownfield was ruined by a wildfire, like each church and faculty, the article workplace and other public spaces. Folklorist, storyteller, writer and oral historian Jo Radner put in a calendar year interviewing men and women who lived through that hearth together with citizens who lost their properties and these who assisted rescue other people and rebuild. She’ll share some of these stories all through an overall look at Mayo Street Arts. From her interviews, alongside with letters, historic pictures and newspaper tales, Radner has pieced alongside one another a riveting tale of terror, braveness, neighborly obligation, restoration and even humor.

A scene from “Crisscrossing the Galaxy Speedier Than the Velocity of Light-weight for a Hug” at Maddy’s Theatre. Photograph by Katie Day

‘Crisscrossing the Galaxy More rapidly than the Pace of Gentle for a Hug’
7 p.m. Friday, 11 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Via Feb. 6. Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Level Street, Portland, $15.
Maddy’s Theatre offers the planet premiere of “Crisscrossing the Galaxy More quickly than the Pace of Light-weight in Research of a Hug” penned by Arizona-based mostly playwright Paco José Madden. It is aimed at young ones ages 6 to 12 and their family members and is an intergenerational enjoy, that includes a cast of 3 expert adult actors and two youthful actors. The story speaks to the worth of family members and beating emotions of isolation in a technological know-how-wealthy globe. You’ll meet up with young Skylar and his robotic doggy who research the galaxy for human connection.

Pictured on the remaining is Olive, performed by Sarah Thurston, and on the appropriate is Florence, played by Jessica Libby, in the Portland Players production of “The Odd Pair, Female Variation.” Picture by Kristen Peters

‘The Odd Pair, Female Version’
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. By means of Jan. 30. Portland Gamers, 420 Cottage Street, South Portland, $20.
For a feminine twist on the Neil Simon comedy typical, head to Portland Players to see “The Odd Pair, 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 front-row seat to the hilarity that unfolds when two gals who are sick-suited to share a residing room determine issues out in a highly entertaining way. At the heart of the funny small business is a Trivial Pursuit party at their pad.

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