Art

Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Engine One Labor Day Art Show, with crafts, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. capeelizabeth.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sunday, 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 Sunday, Oct. 3.

Dana Chevalier, Eastport Gallery, Eastport. eastportgallery.com. Today.

“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to 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 to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, 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. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 16.

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

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallery maine.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. and Monday to Saturday Runs through Friday, Sept. 17.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

“The Fundy Series: Drawings and Etchings by Richard Van Buren,” Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 853-4047. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 19.

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

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

Multimedia exhibit, with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. 2 to 6 p.m. (reception at 2 p.m.) today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 16.

“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 to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 3.

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. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

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

“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage 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. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Fred LeBlanc, photography, noon to 5 p.m. today; Fred LeBlanc, photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday Runs through Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Linehan and Meserve, small works on paper by James Linehan and stone sculpture by Don Justin Meserve, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examining marriage equality, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 17.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. 0. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Group exhibit, work by glass blower Keith Weiskamp, painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potters Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

“In a Place Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum, Saco. Noon to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Nov. 14.

“Geography for 300,” group show, Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, Hallowell. 626-9009. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

“Pandemonium,” faculty exhibit, University of Maine Art Gallery, Farmington. 778-7002. Noon to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

“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,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday. Runs through Friday, Oct. 29.

Jon Imber, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 2.

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

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

Connections and Collections, invitational show, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Sept. 25.

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

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

“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor. nehlibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

“Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now,” paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 24.

“Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective,” realist paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 24.

“Recent Aquisitions,” multi-media, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 24.

“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine, Lord Hall Gallery, Orono. withoutbordersfest.org/2010. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 24.

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Wednesday, Oct. 27.

“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten, York Public Library, York. york.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Anna Sweeten and Alexandra Hart, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, Rockland. HarborSquareGallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.

Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. HarborSquareGallery.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.

“2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” work by students who participated in USM’s Book Arts program, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 31.

“Water, land, sheetrock, real girlfriends, fake boyfriends,” photos by Tanya Alexia Hollander, Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Sept. 25.

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Sept. 25.

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the vsa arts of Maine family, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Reception 5 to 8 p.m., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Runs through Friday, Oct. 1.

“The Art of Roland LaVallee,” Eastport Gallery, Eastport. eastportgallery.com. Thursday.

Quilt Show, quilts by Jeanne Wright, Little Meetinghouse of North Windham, Windham. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Group show, with paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 10.

“(Art)3,” new work in water media by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

Art Walk, various locations, Kittery. drift-gallery.com/artwalk. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Jane Dahmen: Through the Trees,” and “Pleine Air Maine,” paintings by Brad Betts, Mitch Billis and Bjorn Bunquist, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.

Auditions

Ten Bucks Theatre Company auditions, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington. tenbuckstheatre.org. For “The Crucible” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” 2 to 5 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. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Nutcracker” Auditions, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $10. mainestateballet.org. 4 to 4:45 p.m. (ages 7 and 8), 5:15 to 6 p.m. (ages 9 and 10), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 11 and 12) Thursday; 4 to 5 p.m. (ages 13 to 15), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 16 and older) Friday.

Robinson Ballet auditions, for “Nutcracker,” 107 Union St., Bangor. 990-1341. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (dancers ages 9 to 12), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (dancers age 12 to adult) Saturday.

Community Little Theater auditions, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. For “A Christmas Carol, the Musical,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Victorian Nutcracker” auditions, for dancers age 8 through adult, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. 772-9671. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 11), 2 to 4:30 p.m. (age 12 and older) Saturday.

Vivid Motion auditions, for “Nutcracker Burlesque”; no children, Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

An Evening of Hope Cabaret, dinner and concert with !Zing to benefit the Maine Parkinson Society’s Respite Fund, Woodlands Club, Falmouth. maineparkinsonsociety.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

Pedal for Peace, bike ride to benefit Bpeace. Minimum $250 in pledges requested, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. bpeace.donorpages.com/PedalforPeace2010. Kick off with presentations and music, 7 p.m. ($5 suggested donation) Friday; Ride Saturday.

Walk to Defeat ALS, Back Cove, Portland. alsanne.org. 9 a.m. (registration), 10:30 a.m. (walk) Saturday.

Electronic Beats on Casco Bay, music cruise with local DJs followed by after-party; benefits WMPG (90.9 and 104.1 FM), Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $20. wmpg.org. Noon Saturday.

KAT Walk, in honor of Kimberly Ann Tudor; benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, Back Cove, Portland. kat-walk.org. Noon (registration), 1 p.m. (walk) Saturday.

Dance for the Stowes, benefit dance to help Stowe family with medical expenses, Amvet Post 6, New Gloucester, $8. facebook.com/event.php?eid. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Horsemen’s Day, harness racing and more; benefits park restoration, Cornish Trotting Park, Cornish, $3. 625-3281. Noon Saturday.

Walk for Water, benefits World Concern, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $10-$50. sites.google.com/site/2010walk. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Art auction, reception and silent auction; benefits the gallery, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, $20. 882-7511. 4 p.m. Saturday.

!Zing Fling, dance party to benefit Pen Bay Healthcare’s children’s health program, !Zing, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $25, $40 per pair. pbmc.org/zingfling. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Walk for Recovery, in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, Catholic Charities Maine Counseling Services, Portland, $10 suggested donation. ccmaine.org/recovery. 12:30 p.m. Saturday to Sept. 12.

Books and Authors

Chats with Champions series, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, free. With Jay R. Tunney, “The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw,” 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Author program, Alston Chase, author of “Playing God in Yellowstone: The Destruction of America’s First National Park,” presents a program titled “The Philosophy of Environmentalism,” University of Maine (Kimball Hall), Machias, free. 255-1327. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Poetry reading, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, free. With Danny Glenn and Dennis Lopez, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, Donald Janelle, editor of “Geographical Snapshots of North America,” talks about early 19th century stage coach networks and settlement development in Maine, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 729-3600. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, Peter Hornby, author of “Winslow Homer in England,” talks about Homer’s work in England, Saco Museum, Saco, free. 283-3861. 6 p.m. Friday.

Poetry reading, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. With Alan Jenkins, 7 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

George Lopez, pianist performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and other works, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy

Judy Gold, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $38 day of, $35 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. today.

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

Dance

International Folk Dancing, dances taught, beginners welcome, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5, $3 for children. 688-2293. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Dancing with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 24.

Contradance, beginner program at 7:30 p.m., Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, $5. bates.edu. Bustopher Jones, 8 p.m. Friday.

Celebrate Emergency Responders Dance, with music from the 1950s and 1960s, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. 324-5657. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

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

Capriccio, two-week Festival of the Arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and several special events, various locations, Ogunquit. Monday.

International Seaplane Fly-In, float plane competitions, educational exhibits and more, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. seaplanefly-in.org. Thursday.

Litchfield Fair, exhibits, livestock, pulling events, midway, Fairgrounds, Litchfield. litchfieldfair.com. Friday.

Celebrate Bowdoinham, annual festival with parade, varied activities, entertainment and contests, art show, Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham. bowdoinham.com. Friday.

Bikefest on the Pier, motorcycle showcase featuring live music, food and vendors, The Pier, Old Orchard Beach, free. oobpier.com/bikefest.html. Friday.

Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and other entertainment and more, various locations, Eastport, most activities are free. eastportpirate festival.com. Friday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 12.

Woofstock, pet festival with demonstrations, a parade of breeds, dog fashion show and more; benefits local animal organizations, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, by donation. woofstockmaine.com. 9 a.m. (gates open) Saturday.

Films

Classic Film Series, presented by Oqunquit Performing Arts. Discussion before and after the film, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-6170. “Tales of Hoffman,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes,” screening of the film is complemented by a live performance by the Al Hawkes Trio, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $12 door, $10 in advance. 725-5222. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

SCOPE, visual arts film series, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Runs through Thursday, Dec. 9.

Classic Cinema, monthly film series, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, free. “The Young Philadelphians,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Travelogue Film, Sawyer Memorial Auditorium, Greene, free. 946-5311. “Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime,” 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Global Lens Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $5. “The Night of Truth,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers, with discussion. Screening is outside, Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta. risingtide.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Supper club, series presented by the New England Farm 2 Fork Project, Raven Hill Orchard, East Waterboro. thenewenglandfarm2forkproject.com. New England Game Dinner today; antique apple symposium Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 10.

First Church of Wine, local wine aficionado talks about wine and there is a wine tasting, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 3 p.m. today.

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. winewiseevents.com. Sauvignon blancs, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Runs through Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Art and Dine, food, art and discussion; reservations required, Haley Art Gallery, Kittery, $35. haleygallery.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

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

Feast for Hope, lobster bake and barbecue supporting area families in need, Roosevelt Trail Landscaping and Garden Center, Windham, $20. feastforhope.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Garden Lecture Series, Merryspring Nature Park, Camden, $5, free for children. 236-2239. Pruning and Shaping the Perennial Garden, noon Tuesday.

Garden tours, learn about Mary Tate’s herb garden, used for cooking, medicine, and aromatic needs, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6-$8, $3 for ages 6 to 12. tatehouse.org. Wednesday. Runs through Sept. 15.

Old York Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show, York Public Library, York, free. 363-2787. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday.

Introduction to Permaculture, registration required, University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County, Springvale, $5. (800) 287-1535. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days, series of tours of 14 gardens in the Belfast area, Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, $4. belfastgardenclub.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Falmouth, free. (800) 244-3860. Pruning for a Purpose, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Cumberland, free. Pruning for a Purpose, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Brunswick, free. (800) 339-8111. Pruning for a Purpose, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Maine Home + Design Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour, self-guided tour of designer kitchens; benefits Cape Elizabeth Community Services’ grant-making program. Tickets are $20 online through Sept. 8; $25 thereafter at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, various locations, Cape Elizabeth. ceef.us. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Castlebay, Celtic music duo, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, by donation. 677-2423. 1 and 3 p.m. today.

Sacred Harp singing, also known as shape-note singing; not a performance, open to those interested in practicing the traditional four-part singing, Portland New Church, Portland, by donation. [email protected] 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Riders in the Sky, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $38. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

Summer Sunday concert series, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5 or more suggested donation. 985-8759. Jason Ham, euphonium, 5 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 Sunday, Sept. 26.

Harper, blues/rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $7. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m. today.

The Daylights with Civil Twilight, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Heather Masse Band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Johnny A, guitarist; 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $15. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Moreland & Arbuckle, blues rock, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusic bar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

House band, Lost Coin Cafe, Portland, free. 6 p.m. Friday.

Sonos, a cappella ensemble, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Alan Jackson, country music, Waterfront Park, Bangor, $29.50-$79.50. thecolisee.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wayne Hancock, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $15. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Black Cat Cabaret, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Two Sides of the Classical Guitar, with Brian Cullen and David Bullard, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dan Schall, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, by donation. 774-0487. 7 p.m. Friday.

Hill ‘n the ‘Ville, music festival is designed to bring the greater Waterville community together with area college students; also, family and kids’ activities, Head of Falls, Waterville, free. watervillemainstreet.org. 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Tony Boffa Band, dancing; reservations recommended, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Synergy Brass Quintet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $25 day, $20 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Mollyockett Chorus, barbershop, Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Lovell. lovellbrickchurch.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

All Together Now, Beatles tribute band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $15 day of, $12 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Songs of Broadway, with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and vocalists Christina Saffran Ashford and Norman Large, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $62. collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jason Mraz, with Robert Francis, Waterfront Park, Bangor, $35.50-$45.50. thecolisee.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Corey Harris and the Rasta Blues Experience, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Duarte, blues guitarist, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $17.50, $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Denny Breau, country. Tickets are by donation; $14, $12 for seniors and students suggested. Admission is free for children age 12 and younger, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Second Saturday Jazz, bring your own instruments to jam, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 donation. mayostreetarts.org. With the Mark Tipton Jazztete and Les Sorciers Perdu, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Heather Masse, jazz/folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

2 Kings, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Music Cruise, electronic music with local DJs to benefit WMPG (90.9 and 104.1 FM), Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $20. wmpg.org. Noon Saturday.

Remembrance Concert, with the Alumni Band and the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band. Monetary and non-perishable food item donations will go to the Saco Food Pantry, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

Maine Lighthouse Ride, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, $60, $50 before Aug. 28. easterntrail.org. Saturday.

Guided Nature Hike, amid the fields and woods of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village; reservations required, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $2-$5, free under age 6. 926-4597. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. portlandseadogs.com. New Hampshire, 1 p.m. today and Monday.

Readings

Lowry’s Lodge, monthly reading series, Bard Coffee, Portland, free. With Marcia Brown and Doug Woodsum, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Special Events

Spirits Alive Walking Tours, tours are approximately one hour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $4-$7, free under age 12. 318-2982. 1:30 p.m. today.

Rockhounder’s Gem and Mineral Show, annual gem and mineral show with demonstrations and displays, jewelry, gems and fossils, National Guard Armory, Augusta. 873-6270. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Vintage Motorcycle Meet, motorcycle and antique aeroplane show; no animals, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12. 9:30 a.m. (gates open) today.

Historical Walking Tour, learn about the 350-year history of Ogunquit, Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit, $5, free for Ogunquit residents. ogunquit.org. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Runs through Friday, Sept. 17.

Port Veritas, spoken word series; open mic sign-up 7 p.m., all ages, North Star Music Cafe, Portland, $2. 699-2994. Spoken word open mic, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Storytelling Session, with Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts, North Star Music Cafe, Portland. With Regina Carpenter, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Cruise-In Night, classic cars from all eras, Charlie Beiggs, Windham. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Runs through Thursday, Sept. 23.

Tarot Night, bring your tarot deck, Abrahadabra Oasis, Portland, free. abrahadabra-oto.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Heritage Day, special exhibitions, live demonstrations and refreshments, Heritage Museum, Falmouth. falmouthmehistory.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Freeport on Foot, history-related, guided walking tours presented by the Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Freeport, $7, $2 ages 12 and younger. freeporthistorical society.org. 10 a.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Sept. 25.

Block Party, venues along Congress Street will offer a variety of activities, ranging from performances to games for children, various locations, Portland, free. space538.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Ghost Hunt, join author and paranormal investigator Ron Kolek and members of the New England Ghost Project for an overnight investigation of Wood Island Lighthouse, Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, $100. 468-8057. Saturday.

Agape Coffeehouse Music and Movie Night, pasta dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ($5 suggested donation), then bluegrass and southern gospel by Taylors Grove followed by the movie, “To Save a Life.” Movie and music are free, Seacoast Chapel, Saco. seacoastchapel.com/agape. Saturday.

Women in Everyday Life tour, historian Elaine Bradbury will lead hourly tours of the Marrett House focusing on the lives of upper class rural Maine women, Marrett House, Standish, $4-$5. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Project Linus, North Windham Union Church, Windham. 284-5606. Holiday book and blanket exhibit with author David Packham, Jr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Born Yesterday,” presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, $12, $10 for students and seniors. gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Cox and Box” and “Bon Appetit,” light operas performed by Richard Conrad and the Bostonians, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. Hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. today.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $49-$67. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 and 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Midsummer Merriment,” dinner theater performances of scenes from Shakespeare’s works presented by Acorn Productions’ Naked Shakespeare ensemble, Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island, $10, $5 for age 12 and younger. nakedshakespeare.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, Bangor, $15-$35. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

“Cinderella: The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical,” Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. oldportplayhouse.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

“Seussical, the Musical,” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20, $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

“No Sex Please, We’re British,” Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale, $12, $8 for seniors and students. 324-8227. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Sept. 18.

Good Old-fashioned Variey Show, to benefit the Monday Meal program, Windham Assembly of God, Windham, by donation. windhamag.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Muse of Fire,” comedic one-man show about a young conductor learning the secrets of great music, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16, $14 for seniors and students. francoamerican heritage.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.