Art

“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.

“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Reception 4 to 6 p.m. today. Hours noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 25.

Susan Headley Van Campen, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 12.

Group show, with work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. 2 to 6 p.m. (artist talk at 4 p.m.) today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 16.

“Outside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 24.

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. www.stablegallerymaine.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 17.

Two Maine Artists, work by Mark Hagen and Mark Haltof, Ram Island Farm, Cape Elizabeth. www.markhaltof.com. Today.

Jane Banquer, paintings, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island. 766-5600. Today.

“Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island,” photographs by Lesley MacVane and words by Roger Berle, Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. 3 to 8 p.m. today; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

“No Cakewalk: Legacies of an African American Place,” photographs by William Anderson, Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. 3 to 8 p.m. today; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multistage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts, ephemera, videos, schooner models and rotating exhibits by contemporary marine photographers, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, $3-$8, free age 6 and younger. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Fred LeBlanc, photography, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 24.

“The Ambiguities: Selected Works,” graphite drawings and color saturated paintings from Thorpe Feidt’s series inspired by Herman Melville’s novel “Pierre: or, the Ambiguities,” Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through Oct. 29.

“Interference with Life/Light,” work by Frankie Dailey, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through Sept. 6.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 9.

“Crows and Monhegan,” work by Lisa Dombek, EFG Books and Gallery, Bridgton. 647-9339. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 18.

Robert Shetterly, paintings. Work by Ingrid Ellison, Annadeene Fowler, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick will also be on exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.

“Beyond the Waves,” painting and sculpture by artists Daniel Minter and Terence Harper celebrating the journeys of the African Diaspora. BackStage Gallery, Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Harrison. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 30.

“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Runs through Sept. 30.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examining marriage equality, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Miller and Shellabarger performance 1 to 4 p.m.) Wednesday; artist talk with Miller and Shellabarger at 4:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 17.

“One of a Kind: An Exhibition of Unique Prints,” handmade prints by six local artists; continues through Sept. 26, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jon Imber, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m., reception 5 to 7 p.m.) Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 2.

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. (First Friday 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 25.

“Island Artists of Maine,” continues through Sept. 24, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Friday.

First Friday Art Walk, various locations, Rockland. www.artsinrockland.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Runs through Oct. 1.

Paint the ‘Bunk, paintings of Kennebunk, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-0985. Reception 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“At Frank’s Place,” work by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Editions of Ten,” prints, Corduroy Surf Boutique and Gallery, Portland. 347-3545. Friday.

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 30.

“Water, land, sheetrock, real girlfriends, fake boyfriends,” photos by Tanya Alexia Hollander, Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. Noon to 6 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 25.

Connections and Collections, invitational show, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 25.

“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday. Runs through Oct. 18.

“Life, Death, Color and Light,” photography by Katie Selva, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. www.frostfarmgallery.com. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 25.

“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. www.haynesgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception 6 to 9 p.m.) Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 1.

Linehan and Meserve, small works on paper by James Linehan and stone sculpture by Don Justin Meserve, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. www.

littlefieldgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 6.

Outdoor Exhibit, at 110 High St., weather permitting, Kevin Tacka’s Garden Gallery, Portland. 318-8050. “Mountains,” 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (reception 4 to 7 p.m.) Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 30.

Labor Day Craft Show, Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner. 588-0021. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Art show and sale, with Saco Bay Artists, Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Prints, drawings and photographs, by gallery artists; continues through Sept. 22, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven. www.neweragallery.com. Saturday.

Auditions

New England Youth Theater, for “Cinderella,” Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. 3 p.m. today.

Chorus auditions, for the women’s choir and for girls in grades 2 through 12. Call to schedule, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Southern Maine Children’s Chorus auditions, for the 2010-2011 season. Appointment required, Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Benefits

Music Cruise, benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $25. www.phcofmaine.com. With the Calypso Cowboys, 3 to 6 p.m. today.

New library benefit, with music and food, South Berwick Public Library, South Berwick. www.south-berwick.lib.me.us. 6 p.m. Monday.

Art for MARC, art show and silent auction benefiting the university’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. www.une.edu. 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Light on the Point, cocktail party with live music benefiting the SMCC Foundation, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, $30. www.smccme.edu/about/campus-ev. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Almost Labor Day Auction, art auction benefiting the museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, $50-$100. www.ogunquitmuseum.org. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Fandango, concert and dance, Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial, Peaks Island. $7, $4 for children under age 12. eighthmaine.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Author program, Sarah Albee, author of “Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up,” talks about and signs copies of her book, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 3 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Ann Beattie, “Walks with Men,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, photographer Allen Rokach, co-author of “Focus on Flowers: Discovering and Photographing Beauty in Gardens and Wild Places,” talks about his work, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $15. 633-4333. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Book launch celebration, for Robert Baldwin’s “The Fish House Door,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 5 p.m. Friday.

Author Signing, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. Erika Waters, “Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Boothbay Chamber Music Festival at the Gardens, with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists. Admission is free for those age 21 and younger, but reservations are required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. 633-4333. 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday.

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $20-$30. 374-2811. Purcell, Mozart, Cornell, Dvorak and Bartok, 4 p.m. today.

Comedy

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. With Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Marley, local comedian, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $25-$40. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Escapists, performing The Paper Dolls improv game, Theater Project, Brunswick, $10. 729-8584. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

Flirt, Whistlebait Burlesque cabaret show; 18-plus, North Star Music Cafe, Portland, $8. www.northstarmusiccafe.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

American Folk Festival, dancing, music, storytelling and other traditional folk arts performances, Riverfront parks, Bangor, free. www.americanfolk festival.com. Today.

Windjammer Weekend, including music, performances, nautical events, demonstrations and crafts, Camden Harbor, Camden. www.camdenwindjammerfestival.com. Friday.

School Around Us Fall Craft Fair, fine artists, plus food and live music, the Green, Kennebunkport. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Rooftop Film Series, bring your own seating, Free Street parking garage, Portland, free. “The Great Muppet Caper,” 8 p.m. today.

Monday Night at the Movies, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, $3, $2 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Wonderful World,” screening is followed by a discussion with the director, Joshua Goldin, Stonington Opera House, Stonington. www.operahousearts.org. Tuesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers, with discussion, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill. 374-5515. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Art Videos Series, with discussion about the film and artist, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. www.barngallery.org. “Dziga Vertov — Man with the Movie Camera,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wait Until Dark, outdoor movie series, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5. Locally-made films Friday.

Food and Drink

Supper club, series presented by the New England Farm 2 Fork Project, Raven Hill Orchard, East Waterboro. www.thenewenglandfarm2forkproject.com. Gravenstein cider press and dinner today; New England Game Dinner Saturday. Runs through Oct. 10.

Southern Maine Regional Chili Cook-Off, with music and dancing. Benefits Meals on Wheels. Admission is $7 or $5 and two canned goods items, Scarborough Downs, Scarborough. 396-6534. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Date Night for Parents, children ages 5 to 12 will be fed and entertained while their parents enjoy a romantic dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. www.clayhillfarm.com. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wine Wise Presents: Wine Bar Wednesdays, weekly series providing an opportunity to learn about wines and meet people, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $35 day of, $30 in advance. www.winewiseevents.com. Cabernet sauvignons, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Runs through Sept. 29.

Gateway Farmers Market, Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, York. www.gatewayfarmersmarket.com. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 9.

Music

Down East Country Music Association, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. www.decma.org. Awards show ($7), noon to 5 p.m. today.

Richie Havens, folk. Tickets are $40.50, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. today.

Bandstand concert, Bethel Common, Bethel, free. www.mahoosucarts.org. Anni Clark, 4 p.m. today.

Summer Sunday concert series, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5 or more suggested donation. 985-8759. Pianist Warren King, 5 p.m. today.

Gil Donatelli, with Lisa Belisle, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth, free. www.theroyalbean.com. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Musical Jammmm, open mic; bring your own instruments, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. 2 to 4 p.m. today. Runs through Sept. 26.

James Armstrong, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $15. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. today.

Novel Jazz Septet, benefits the church, Trinitarian Congregational Church, Castine, $25. 326-8758. 4 p.m. today.

Will Gattis, performance, wine tasting and auction to benefit the musician and Preble Street, PineCrest Bed and Breakfast Inn, Gorham, $5. www.pinecrestmaine.com. 2 p.m. today.

The Toughcats, rock, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $20. www.deertreestheatre.org. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Kotzschmar Organ Summer Concert Series, tickets are required for children, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17, free age 12 and younger. www.foko.org. With Ray Cornils and the Festival Brass, 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.) Tuesday.

The Neil Pearlman Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 door, $8 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Vishten, Acadian band, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $20. 689-2000. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Kotzschmar Organ Tour, a look at the inside of the organ with demonstration concert presented by the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, free. 883-4234. With Ray Cornils, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Akwaaba Ensemble, West African music and dance, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $5. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kenny Neal, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Noontime Concert Series, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. boothbayoperahouse.com. Emily Moore and Friends, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Marcia Ball, blues piano; 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $25-$35. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, www.stonemountainartscenter.com, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $38. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Red Molly, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23 door, $20 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Shawn Colvin, contemporary folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60. 646-4777. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday.

Summer concert series, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. Chas Lester Duo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Runs through Sept. 16.

The Nighthawks, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $15. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Elders, Celtic rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $23 day of, $18 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Friday.

Josh Wilson, Christian music performer touring in support of his “Life is a Snapshot” album, Messiah Christian Church, Wells, $12. www.thelighthouseevents.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, bluegrass, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Friday.

Phantom Buffalo, Run-On Sentence and the Hairdresser’s Husband, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Lovewhip, 21-plus, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $5. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

The MOON Reunion with 2 Live Crew, 21-plus. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $40 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Open mic, Lost Coin Cafe, Portland, free. And jam session, 6 p.m. Friday.

The Beatles Project Volume Two, with the Steve Grover Quintet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10, $8 for students and seniors. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

New Gloucester Village Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester, $10. Jazz vocalist Rebecca Wing and saxophonist Liz Matta, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stone Mountain Live, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. With comedian Bob Marley ($75 dinner/show or $45 show only), 7:30 p.m. (concert) Saturday.

Jonathan Edwards, folk; Craig Bickhardt opens, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $26 door, $24 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series, outdoor performance, bring a lawn chair, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. Joshua Radin, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tim McGraw, country, Waterfront Park, Bangor, $41.50-$131.50. www.thecolisee.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Two Old Friends, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins. Tickets are by donation; $14, $12 for seniors and students. Free admission for children age 12 and younger, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Emilia Dahlin, Zeile Dougher, Dana Gross and Clara Berry, perform a concert for A Race to Save Our Oceans, a group of researchers researching the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10, $8 for students and seniors. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

SwiftWaters Music Festival, family event featuring several contemporary Christian musicians. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for youth ages 6 to 12. Tickets at the gate are $15, Chop Point School, Woolwich. gates open at noon Saturday.

Special Events

World War II Anniversary, commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II with speakers, recognition of veterans, fly-over, cake and ice cream party and more, Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor, free. www.colemuseum.org. Noon Thursday.

Theater

“Measure for Measure,” contemporary southern gothic production of Shakespeare’s play, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $15-$32.50. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. today.

“Disney’s My Son Pinocchio,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $10. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. today.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $49-$67. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. today; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 11.

“My First Time,” an audience-participation play about first sexual experiences, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. www.oldportplayhouse.com. 7 p.m. today.

Deertrees Theatre Festival, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $20, $10 for students. 583-6747. “The 39 Steps,” 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Portland Playback Theatre, troupe enacts stories from the audience, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5-$10, donation. www.portlandplayback.com. Theme: “Trials and Triumphs,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Born Yesterday,” presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, $12, $10 for students and seniors. www.gaslighttheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 11.

“Cox and Box” and “Bon Appetit,” light operas performed by Richard Conrad and the Bostonians, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. www.Hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 5.