I’m Too Broke

I’m Too Broke to Be This Drunk could be the name of a country music song. It’s not (that we know of) but it is the name of a monthly music series dedicated to classic country music hosted by local musicians Matt Robbins and Tim Emery. Go to www.portlandempire.com for information. This is a 21-plus show. 

When: 9 p.m. July 15

Where: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland

How much: $5 

Floydz Boyz 

Take the ferry out to Peaks Island tonight to relax to the sounds of jazz piano trio Floydz Boyz. The trio performs music from the Great American Songbook. Go to www.joneslanding.net for information.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. July 15

Where: Jones Landing, 6 Welch St., Peaks Island

How much: Free

‘I Hate Hamlet’

Freeport Community Players presents the contemporary farce “I Hate Hamlet” Thursday through Aug. 1. Go to www.fcponline.org for tickets. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

Where: Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St.

How much: $10 in advance, $15 at the door 

Lincoln Arts Festival

The midcoast’s Lincoln Arts Festival presents a variety of artistic endeavors through the summer. One of the jazz weekend concerts, on Friday night, features the all-female big band, the Edith Jones Project. Go to www.lincolnartsfestival.org for information. 

When: 8 p.m. July 16

Where: Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.

How much: $20

The Wrecking

Local rock band the Wrecking walks the line between Christian music and mainstream rock. The band’s most recent release is a six-song EP, “The Catalyst.” Go to www.oceanpark.org for information about the band’s show Saturday evening.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 17

Where: The Temple, 50 Temple Ave., Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach

How much: $15

Live Jazz

Alto saxophonist Steve Slagle, pianist Dave DeMotta, bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest and drummer Steve Grover perform as a jazz quartet Saturday night in Brunswick. Go to www.explorefrontier.com for information. 

When: 7 p.m. July 17

Where: Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick

How much: $12 in advance, $15 day of show

Let’s Make Salsa

Salsa is one of the nation’s most popular condiments. Learn how to make your own courtesy of a salsa-making class hosted by Maine Cooperative Extension. Call 926-5919 for information. 

When: 1 p.m. July 18

Where: New Gloucester Community Market, Route 100

How much: Free (bring a chair)

Mollyockett Days 

Bethel has extended its annual Mollyockett celebration to two days. Events on Saturday include performances, fireworks and a parade. On Sunday, check out the diaper derby and dash and a number of road races. Go to www.mollyockettdays.com for a schedule of events.

When: Events begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 17 and 8 a.m. Sunday, July 18

Where: Various locations, Bethel

How much: Free (registration fees for road races)

Irish Tales and Songs

Musician and storyteller Kate Chadbourne shares Irish stories and songs on Monday night in Portland. She appears as part of Seanachie Nights, a performance series celebrating Celtic and British culture. Call 846-1321 for information. 

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 19

Where: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland

How much: $9 suggested donation 

Monday Movie 

Earlier this month, “An American in Paris” was bumped from its spot in Fryeburg Academy’s weekly classic movie night series because of the Fourth of July holiday, but it has been rescheduled to Monday. The sad news is, the movie it is bumping is “The Sound of Music.” Go to www.fryeburgacademy.org for information. 

When: 7:30 p.m. July 19

Where: Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main St.

How much: $3, $2 for students

Weekday Performance Series

Throughout the summer there are various artists performing in Portland’s public places. On Tuesday, check out a free lunchtime belly dancing performance by Ayperi and Friends. For a schedule of free summer park performances, go to www.portlandmaine.com.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. July 20

Where: Post Office Park, Middle and Exchange streets, Portland

How much: Free

Walking Tour 

You just don’t know what you’ll discover when you join Gary Howard on a leisurely guided walk in Phippsburg. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. Walk goes on rain or shine, unless it’s a heavy downpour. Meet at the town hall parking lot for a carpool ride to walking location. Go to www.phippsburglandtrust.org for information. 

When: 9 to 11 a.m. July 21

Where: Phippsburg Town Hall, Route 209

How much: Free

Ossipee Valley Music Festival
 

The annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival takes place July 22 to 25. As usual, the festival hosts a ton of great musicians. This year’s line-up includes Crooked Still, the Steep Canyon Rangers and the Bluegrass Gospel Project. Don’t forget to check out the New England Song Contest and the guitar flatpicking and banjo championships. Go to www.ossipeevalley.com for information. 

When: The festival begins at 5 p.m. July 22 and runs through July 25

Where: Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 South Hiram Road, Hiram

How much: $10 to $85; free for youth age 17 and younger accompanied by an adult

Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone has been around for many years now, but last year she released her first comedy CD, “I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Maine.” It was recorded at Brownfield’s Stone Mountain Arts Center. She performs two shows at Jonathan’s. Go to www. jonathansrestaurant.com for tickets. 

When: 8 p.m. July 23 and 24

Where: Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit

How much: $37.50 in advance; $40.50 day of show

Civil War Encampment 

More than 200 re-enactors and living history performers are taking part in the Battle at Fort Knox July 23 to 25. The weekend-long Civil War event includes a naval battle on the river. Go to fortknox.maineguide.com for information. 

When: Various times July 23 to 25

Where: Fort Knox, Route 174, Prospect

How much: $1 to $7; free for children age 4 and younger