ART

“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. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 31.

“Visual Contemplations,” watercolors and oils by Cynthia Asherman. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street. Show continues noon to 6 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 29.

“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 to Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

“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.

Group show, with work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Artists talk at 4 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to 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 to Saturday. Runs through Sept. 24.

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. www.stablegallerymaine.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Today to Friday.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; (reception 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through 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 to Saturday. Runs through 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. www.harborworksgallery.org. 3 to 8 p.m. today; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to 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; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 3.

Multimedia exhibit, with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. www.turtlegallery.com. Artist talk at 4 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Runs through 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 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. www.frostfarmgallery.com. Noon to 8 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through 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. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Fred LeBlanc, photography, noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Group show, with paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorresfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday. Runs through Oct. 10.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examing marriage equality, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; artist talk with Alix Lambert at 3:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Oct. 17.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. 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 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. Monday through Saturday. Runs through 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. www.richardboydpottery.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.

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

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

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” work from the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery, Belfast. www.belfast.coop. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Saturday. Runs through Sept. 28.

“Watercolors,” work by Charles DuBack, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. www.widgeoncove.com. reception from 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

“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. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through Oct. 29.

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 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.

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

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

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

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

“Art,” 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. Monday through Friday. Runs through Sept. 30.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library. www.nehlibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 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 Sept. 30.

“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.

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the VSA Arts of Maine family, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through Oct. 1.

“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. www.withoutbordersfest.org/2010. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; reception and video screening 5 to 7:30 p.m., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 24.

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

“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through 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 Sept. 25.

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

“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 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 Sept. 24.

“Recent Acquisitions,” 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 Sept. 24.

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

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

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

“Autumn,” group show, Eastport Gallery, Eastport. www.eastportgallery.com. Wednesday.

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

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

Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. www.barngallery.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; artist talk at 7:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; gala reception 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 11.

“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 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.

Open studio and dance party with music provided by the Jason Spooner Trio; benefits Safe Passage, Richard Sandifer Gallery and Studio, Portland. www.rgsphoto.com. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday.

“A Maine Harvest,” paintings by Joan W. Hooker, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 17.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Nov. 24.

“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. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Neal Parent, photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Oct. 24.

“Vessels and Bowls,” porcelain vessels of Scott Tubby hand-turned wooden bowls of Rick Meier, Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. Reception 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Dec. 12.

AUDITIONS

Monmouth Community Players, for “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 312-0890.
2 p.m. today.

Gaslight Theater auditions, for Christmas comedy “My Three Angels,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 626-3698. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Monmouth Community Players, for “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Schoolhouse Arts Center auditions, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. www.schoolhousearts.org. For “Miracle on 34th Street,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Gaslight Theater Auditions, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. www.gaslighttheater.org. For “My Three Angels,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BENEFITS

Komen Maine Race for the Cure, Payson Park, Portland, $10-$25. www.komenmaine.org. 7:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race start today.

Walk for Recovery, in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, St. Francis Recover Center, Auburn, $10 suggested donation. www.ccmaine.org. 1 p.m. today.

Project Linus Blanket Day, make or bring your own reversible blanket for donation, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough. 284-5606. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Habitat for Humanity Builds for the Birds, birdhouse auction and gala benefiting Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine, Winter Street Center, Bath. www.habitat7rivers.org. Wednesday.

Team Hope Walk-a-Thon, benefits Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Back Cove, Portland. www.hdsa-ne.org. 11 a.m. registration, noon walk Saturday.

BOOK SIGNINGS

Bath Sea Cadets auction, with buffet dinner and dancing, Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich, $35. 449-0822. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Lunchbox Friends, bring a sandwich, beverage and dessert provided; books will be available for purchase and signing, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, free. 781-2351. Jerry Genesio, author of “Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas Bird,” noon Tuesday.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Rossini Club, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $5-$10, donation. 797-8318. Centennial celebration of Samuel Barber, 3 p.m. today.

DANCE

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday;
7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

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

Swing Dance, partner not needed, beginners welcome, Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With Maine Swingin’ DJs $8, 8 to 9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. to midnight dancing Friday.

MIRAGE: An Evening of Belly Dance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 775-5568. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Fairs/Festivals

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

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. www.eastportpiratefestival.com. Today.

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

Litchfield Fair, exhibits, livestock, pulling events, midway, Fairgrounds, Litchfield. litchfieldfair.com. Today.
Oxford County Fair, agricultural and pulling events, midway, concerts, crafts and exhibits, harness racing, Fairgrounds, Oxford. www.oxfordcountyfair.com. Today.

Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cook-Off, arts and crafts festival, farmers’ market, mill tours, scenic bike tour and chowder cook-off, Bethel Village, Bethel. www.bethelmaine.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Show and Competition, presented by the Maine Woodcarvers Association, Augusta Armory, Augusta, $4, free under age 18. www.mainewoodcarvers.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers, with discussion, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers, Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor. www.reelpizza.net. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

FOOD AND DRINK

Supper club, series presented by the New England Farm 2 Fork Project, Raven Hill Orchard, East Waterboro. www.thenewenglandfarm2forkproject.com.

Antique Apple Symposium today; National Cheeseburger Cookout Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

Kitchen Garden Series, specialty dinners, cooking classes and lectures with renowned chefs, kitchen gardeners and garden writers; reservations required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $30. 633-4333. Dinner with Lee Skawinski of Vignola and Cinque Terre ($85), 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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. Merlots, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

HOME & GARDEN

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. www.tatehouse.org. Wednesday.

Cellar to Attic, architecture tours of the 1755 colonial home, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6-$8, $3 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Preserving the Harvest, learn how to preserve foods, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County, South Paris, $10. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Cumberland, free. Thriving Houseplants, 10 a.m. Saturday.

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

MUSIC

HenryFest Community Music Festival, Tickets are $35 for a family, $20 for individuals and $15 for seniors, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. www.HenryFest.com. Noon to 7 p.m. Today.

John Waller, Christian music artist, Living Waters Christian Church, Buxton, $15. www.the
lighthouseevents.com. 6 p.m. today.

Tom Rush, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $38 day of, $35 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. today.
John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmen, open jam, North Star Music Cafe, Portland, $5 suggested donation. 699-2994. 1 to 4 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.

Chris Duarte, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $20. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. today.

Great Big Sea, Waterville Opera House, Waterville, $35-$45. 873-7000. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, rock; with Hot Day at the Zoo, The Grand, Ellsworth, $30 day of, $25 in advance. 667-9500. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With pianist Frank Glazer, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, with Kyla Morse, Heather Pierson, Jeff Moxcey and the Mutineers, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5-$9. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $20 day, $17 in advance. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

John Hiatt, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $60. 594-0070. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer concert series, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. Billy Libby Band, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dave Rowe Trio, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ocean Sol Jazz, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bowdoin College, Pickard Theater, Brunswick, $25. 725-3375. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Buddy Moore, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bob Schneider, 21-plus. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show; $25 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

South China, Selbyville, Jakob Battick and Friends, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Castlebay, Celtic music duo celebrates the autumnal equinox, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $10, $8 for children. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Friday.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, funk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.
Charlie Musselwhite, blues, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com.
9 p.m. Friday.

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad Trio, jazz, Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, $15, $12 for students and seniors. www.portlandconservatory.net. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project, with Rex Fowler and Tom Dean and others, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $24 door, $22 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, with belly dancers, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

September Showcase, with Dana Gross, Dan Blakeslee and In Flight Safety, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Autumn Pie and Arts, enjoy pie and musical performances, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $5. www.norlands.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

OUTDOORS

Kayaking Through History, guided kayak excursion on the Kennebunk River. Reservations required, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $80. 985-4802. noon to 4:30 p.m. today.

Special Events

Antique paper show, postcards, calendars and other paper collectibles; more than 40 exhibitors, Holiday Inn West, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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.

A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers, hear stories from the cast of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” watch video and take part in a question-and-answer session, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $34.50-$42.50. www.porttix.com. 7 p.m. today.

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

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

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

Sweetser Family Day and Cruise-In, antique and specialty cars on display, lots of activities, Cook’s Corner Mall, Brunswick, free. www.sweetser.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Open Lighthouse Day, Statewide, Maine. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Earth Movers and Shakers, some of the biggest vehicles in Maine and antique aeroplane show; no animals, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head. 9:30 a.m. (gates) Saturday. Runs through Sept. 19.

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, with new art work on exhibit, painting demonstrations and refreshments, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid, free. 677-2752. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

THEATER

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, Bangor, $15-$35. www.penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.

“Seussical, the Musical,” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.

“No Sex Please, We’re British,” Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale, $12. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Cinderella: The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical,” Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. ww.oldportplayhouse.com. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.

“Sonnets and Soliloquies,” performed by Naked Shakespeare, Monument Square, Portland, free. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

“Jimmy Higgins,” one-man play about the political and labor activist, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $10. oldportplayhouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Chicago,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $49-$67. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 24.

“Night Sky,” the story of an astronomer who loses her ability to speak as a result of a car accident, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $15, $12 for students and seniors. www.schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 26.