THE MAINE BLUES FESTIVAL will bring a variety of Maine’s best blues musicians to the Lakes Region town of Naples this weekend. The main festival day is Saturday with performers at 12 venues, including Jimmy and the Soulcats, the Delta Knights, Mark “Guitar” Miller, Pam Baker, and Kevin Kimball and the Steel Drivers. There will also be children’s activities and a guitar raffle.

WHEN: The main slate of shows begins at noon Saturday, with “warm-up parties” starting at 7 p.m. Friday and “cool-down” shows Sunday starting at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Naples, on and around Route 302, various venues

HOW MUCH: $10 in advance, $15 on Saturday. (Prices for Friday and Sunday vary.), Bull Moose music stores.Don Campbell in free show tonight


TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY for all performances in the 2010-11 season of Portland Ovations. The lineup includes Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, the musical “Avenue Q,” the Kronos Quartet and more.

WHERE: PortTix, the Merrill Auditorium box office; by calling 842-0800; or by visiting

HOW MUCH: Various

INFO: A full list of performersis available at


FEAST ON THE BRAZILIAN stew moqueca or try some seafood paella at the grand opening of Havana South, the latest restaurant to come to Portland’s Old Port. Havana South is the southern Maine version of Havana, a Bar Harbor restaurant that opened in 1999. Chef Joe Boudreau will be in the Portland restaurant’s kitchen preparing American cuisine with a Latin flair, and the restaurant’s expert staff will help you choose from the extensive wine list. So grab a mojito, order a filet mignon with an adobe rub, and relax.

WHEN: Opening Tuesday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: 44-50 Wharf St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Entrees range from $18 to $28



DON YOUR STYLISH BEST tonight for the Flower Power Fashion Show. First, enjoy free appetizers and cocktails mixed with Cold River Vodka. Then check out this season’s hottest looks from local boutiques, including Carla’s Corner, Pink Tangerine, Green Tangerine, Simply You, Simply You Too, The Closet, Return to Cinders, Arbitrage Consignment, Saco Bay Classics, Next Generation, Benoit’s Portside, Amisi, Dock Square Clothiers and Aquaholics. Your wardrobe will thank you.

WHEN: 5 to 8 tonight

WHERE: The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport


INFO: 967-0857