• HOT TICKET

Ivers to play Brownfield, Rockland shows

EILEEN IVERS is a nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, and has played with the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Hall & Oates, Sting and Patti Smith. She was also a founder of Cherish the Ladies and starred in the original “Riverdance.” She’ll play two shows in Maine this weekend.

WHERE: Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield Friday; Strand Theatre in Rockland Saturday.

WHEN: 8 p.m. both nights

HOW MUCH: $38 at Stone Mountain, (866) 227-6523 or stonemountainartscenter.com; $25 at the Strand, 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com 

• CHEAP THRILL

Alive at 5 keeps the summer rocking

PORTLAND’S ALIVE AT 5 free concert series continues today with Maine bands the Sea Captains and Gypsy Tailwind. On Aug. 5, the series will feature Marion Grace and Jason Spooner. While watching the free shows, you can buy a beer from the Sebago Brewing Company beer tent.

WHERE: Monument Square, corner of Congress and Preble streets

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. today

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.portlandmaine.com