Saturday, March 28

One of the most fun and worthy charity events on the social calendar takes place this evening: the EqualityMaine Foundation Annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction. In addition to the auction and awards (which include a lifetime-achievement honor for pioneering gay-rights attorney Mary Bonauto), there’ll be dinner and dancing to live music by Jennifer Miller and The Eleanors at Holiday Inn by the Bay (88 Spring St., Portland) starting at 5:30 p.m. Tix: $85. 761-3732. equalitymaine.org.