Art
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 through Saturday.
“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 17. Through Dec. 12.
“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 17. Runs through Sunday, Dec. 5.
“A Maine Harvest,” paintings by Joan W. Hooker, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday and Oct. 17.
Multimedia exhibit, with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. www.turtlegallery.com. 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through  Saturday.
“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” mutli-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, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through  Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. www.barngallery.org. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
Group show, with paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorresfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Freeport Community Library, Freeport. www.freeportlibrary.com. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 30.
“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; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 17.
“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 through  Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 31.
“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 through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Nov. 15.
“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susan
maaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Oct. 27.
“In a Place By Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum, Saco. Noon to 4 p.m. today through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Nov. 14.
“Inside the Box,” marine dioramas by Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, $3-$8. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
Hillary Hutton, handwoven rugs and blankets, Handmade Papers Gallery, Brooklin. Noon to five today.
“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time&quot,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Jan. 2.
“Collecting Winslow Homer,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 31.
“Will Barnet: New York Drawings and Prints, the 1930s,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break,” photographs of workers at Bath Iron Works, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 17. Through Nov. 10.
“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] by appointment today through Oct. 17. Through Nov. 21.
“Tourist Season,” work by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 30.
“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 17. Through Dec. 19.
Plein Air Show, Kittery Art Association, Kittery. Noon to 5 p.m. today.
“Argot of the Midway,” colored pencil on wood pieces by Justin Roig, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. by appointment today through Oct. 17. Through Oct. 31.
“Inside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Nov. 5.
“The Warmth of Wood,” wood pieces by Ann Prescott, Karl Grose and Wayne Robbins, 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 and Oct. 17. Through Oct. 31.
“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17.
“Faces of Maine,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 30.
June Dragoon, paintings, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 17. Through Oct. 31.
“On Site,” work by Sally McCorkle, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002. Noon to 4 p.m. today through Oct. 17. Through Nov. 7.
Ted Wengren, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Reception 4 to 6 p.m. today; noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Nov. 12.
“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography with work by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Current Topics in Photography at 2 p.m. ($5), 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Dec. 5.
Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport.
www.penobscotmarinemuseum
.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“From the Farm,” paintings by Elsie Gawler, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery, Belfast. www.belfast.coop. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Oct. 17. Through Oct. 30.
“Fiber to Pastel: Celebrating Life in Color,” work by Cathy Grigsby, 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 and Oct. 17. Through Oct. 30.
Group show, with work by Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Lauren Gill, Annie Mahoney and Joan Wright, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. www.artspacemaine.com. 1 to 4 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 30.
“Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Oct. 18.
“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten, York Public Library, York. www.york.lib.me.us. 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. Through Oct. 26.
“Life of Millions of Years: The Ancient Egyptian Quest for Immortality,” photographs by Santha Faiia, Museum of African Culture, Portland. www.museum africanculture.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
“Locations,” work by Jeff Kellar, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. www.haynesgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 23.
“Sea of Faces,” work by Nicole Wolf, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“Two by Two,” 2-inch by 2-inch photos and other works by Ali Goodwin, Drift Contemporary Art Gallery, Kittery. www.
drift-gallery.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Oct. 22.
Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. www.waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Jeff Bye, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 30.
“Cranberry Island and More,” paintings by Henry Finkelstein, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 23.
“Dance 2010,” dance photography by Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Studio, Portland. www.arthurfinkphoto.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Oct. 29.
“Drawing: Marks, Traces and Imprints,” group show, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta.
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday;
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 20.
“Landmark Celebrates Creativity,” group show, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton. 647-8396. Reception 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Through Nov. 19.
“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Dec. 31.
Fred Field, photography, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 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. Through Oct. 30.
“Some, Things, Curious,” drawings, painting, and installation by Kreh Mellick and Kimberly Convery and Devon and Brendan Mullins, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through
Oct. 22.
“Raising White Boys in the South,” multimedia installation created by artists Michael Dickins and Dawn Martin Dickins, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 29.
Dozier Bell, paintings and drawings, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 23.
“How Long is Yesterday?” Photographs of Ireland by Dan Dow; also, oil paintings by Andrea van Voorst van Beest, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 30.
“Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century,” work by several artists who were influenced by Arnold Newman; through Nov. 19. Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. www.mainemedia.edu. Friday.
“PLEIN AIR! Works Painted on Location,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 6.
Quilt Show, hosted by the Sacred Cotton Quilters Chapter, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta. 441-2971. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions
General auditions, for “A Christmas Carol”; call for appointment, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 774-1043, Ext. 107. Monday.

Benefits
Antiques show and sale, Medomak Valley Land Trust’s annual event with 60 dealers, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, $5. www.midcoast.com/~mvlt/calendar.html. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction benefits the farm, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Noon to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Saturday, Dec. 4.
Live auction, benefits the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, Rockland. www.therealmaine.com. 5 to 6 p.m. (preview), 6 to 9 p.m. (auction) Friday.
Alive in Lewiston, family-friendly event with live music, locally-made art and food; benefits Lots to Gardens. Reservations required, St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, Lewiston, $5-$15. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Empty Bowl Supper, enjoy soup in a handmade bowl and keep the bowl, to benefit Project Feed in recognition of World Food Day, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 donation. 797-4494. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Silent auction, benefits the Children’s Center, Elks Club, Portland. 797-9366. Saturday.
Out of the Darkness, community walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Payson Park, Portland. www.afsp.org. 11 a.m. (registration), noon (walk) Saturday.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, non-competitive walk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, education and advocacy, Monument Square, Portland. Oct. 17.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Tanger Outlet Center, Kittery. www.cancer.org/strideson. 8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (walk) Oct. 17.

Books and Authors
Author program, book signing and mushroom identification with Greg Marley, author of “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms,” Rabelais, Portland. 774-1044. 1 p.m. today.
Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. With Debra Spark, “The Ghost of Bridgetown,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Author program, Isabelle Knockwood, author of “Out of the Depths,” talks about her personal residential school experience, Ketchum Library (University of New England), Biddeford, free. www.une.edu/mwwc. noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Lunchbox Friends, bring a sandwich, beverage and dessert provided; books will be available for purchase and signing, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, free. 781-2351. Fred Field, “Maine Places, Maine Faces,” noon Tuesday.
Murder and Mayhem, mystery author series, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. James Hayman, “The Chill of Night,”
6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Author program, author presentations during the African Refugee Health: Best Practice Conference. Admission is free but tickets are required, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. With Patricia Walker, co-editor of “Immigrant Medicine,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; with Richard Mollica, author of “Healing Invisible Wounds,” 11 a.m. Oct. 17.

Classical Music
Mendelssohn, Muir and More, with members of the Muir String Quartet and others, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $25-$45, $8 age 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 4 p.m. today.
DaPonte String Quartet, reservations required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, free for under age 21. 633-4333. 5:30 p.m. today.
Trio Cleonice, Blue Hill Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $15, free for children. www.kneisel.org. 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
Oni Buchanan, piano. Tickets are $14, $12 for students and adults age 65 and older, or by donation, The Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
Bach’s B-minor Mass, performed by students and faculty of the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $15. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Oct. 17.

Comedy
Charity Hilarity, with comedians Ian Harvie, Leslie Downes Cummmings, John Ater, Kevin Neales, Tuck Tucker and others; benefits the Maine Transgender Network, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $10. www.mainetransnet.org. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Open Mic Comedy, hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mainely Improv, with dinner, Marco’s Restaurant, Lewiston, $36.95. 783-0336. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Bill Cosby, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $36-$71. www.porttix.com. 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dance
Modern Dance Company, performance with choreography by students and faculty, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, free. Noon Today.
Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. Dance social, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
Dancing with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Fairs/Festivals
Fall Foliage Craft Fair, variety of crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and exhibits, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay. www.railwayvillage.org. Today.
Craft fair, Wells Elementary School, Wells. www.wells.lib.me.us/wells. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway; museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg. www.fryeburgfair.com. Today.
Fall Eco-Fest, music, local food, crafters, farmers, kids’ activities and green businesses, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
Belfast Poetry Festival, various locations, Belfast. www.belfastpoetry.org. Friday.
Pumpkin Fest, several events during the day including pumpkin carving, games, trick or treating, contests, a maze, parade and more, Downtown, Saco. www.sacospirit.com. Saturday.
Harvestfest, annual event with live music, crafts, auction, children’s activities, antique car show and more; held throughout York Village and York Beach, various locations, York. www.gatewaytomaine.org. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17.

Films
Global Lens Film Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Ronj Coffeehouse), Lewiston, $5. 786-6135. “Masquerades,” 6 p.m. Monday; “Leo’s Room,” 8 p.m. Friday.
Classic Film Series, presented by Oqunquit Performing Arts. Discussion before and after the film, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-6170. “Queen Christina,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“William Kentridge: Anything is Possible,” College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Babette’s Feast,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Language of America,” documentary about New England Indian tribes fighting to preserve their language and cultural heritage, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink
Supper club, series presented by the New England Farm 2 Fork Project, Raven Hill Orchard, East Waterboro. www.thenewengland
farm2forkproject.com. Lunch on the land/National Cider Day. Today.
Open Creamery Day, visit the state’s cheese makers, meet their animals and taste their cheeses, Statewide, Maine. www.maine
cheeseguild.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
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 Jeff Landry of the Farmer’s Table ($85), 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Foliage Food and Wine Festival, workshops, tours, tastings and more, various locations, Blue Hill. www.bluehillpeninsula.org. Thursday.
Hot Pot Harvest Stew, all-ages do-it-yourself harvest brunch. Dig, pick and process garden vegetables then add them to a stew. Registration encouraged, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $4. 633-4333. Noon Oct. 17.

For Children
“The Lost Hero” party, book release party with trivia and more for students in grades 4 to 8 who have read the Percy Jackson series; registration required, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk. 985-217, Ext. 5. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Play Me a Story, play reading series of children’s books by company actors followed by an acting workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $15/each, $50 for the series. www.portlandstage.org. Readings of “Click Clack Moo” and “Trudy,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“The Lost Hero,”  book release party for children ages 8 to 12, Borders Books and Music, South Portland, free. 775-6110. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Music
Country Sunday, hosted by the Down East Country Music Association, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, Litchfield, $6, free for under age 12. www.decma.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. Eileen Ivers with Immigrant Soul, 2:30 p.m. today.
Suede, Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30.50 day of show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. today.
David Liebman, jazz saxophonist. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; $10 for students and seniors, One Longfellow Square, Portland. 761-1757. 7 p.m. today.
Shemekia Copeland, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. www.stone
mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.
Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Gerry Wright, 10:30 a.m. to noon today; Blue Willow Band, 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 17.
Jazz Buffet, Events on Broadway, South Portland, $13-$15.50. 699-5855. With Maine Saxophone Project, 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Tribute to Lenny Breau, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16.50. www.franco
americanheritage.org. 1 p.m. today.
Smackfest, with Godsmack and more than a dozen other bands, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $45.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. 10 a.m. (gates) today.
The Rooster Revue, variety show, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $40. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 11:30 a.m. (doors) Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Chapin Sisters, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 door, $10 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller, album re-creation by Canadian band, Classic Albums Live, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $32. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Kinderkonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $4 door. 773-6128. Strings: The Story of Abbie Burgess, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Jill Sobule, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 door, $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Fountains of Wayne, pop duo; 21-plus. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show; $30 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall
.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Halloween Hootenanny Tour, with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Murderdolls, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $45. 775-3458. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Candye Kane, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Community concert, with Brent Moyer, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, free. ohtm.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. DaPonte String Quartet, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $4. Strings: The Story of Abbie Burgess, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Toughcats, indie folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Son de Madera, traditional Mexican, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. www.
stonemountainartscenter.com.
8 p.m. Friday.
Duke Robillard, blues guitar, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23 door, $20 in advance. 761-1757.
8 p.m. Friday.
My Morning Jacket, State Theatre, Portland, $40.50.
www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Adrien and the Fine Print with Young Republic, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Us Five, featuring Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer, Joe Lovano, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $15. 725-3375. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sounds Good! Live music series; reservations recommended, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $15, $6 for students. 582-7144. Night and Day, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Tony Boffa Band, dancing; reservations recommended, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
David Mallett, benefits New
Hope for Women, First Congre-gational Church, Camden, $18. www.newhopeforwomen.org.
7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Farren-Butcher, Inc., Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $23 day, $20 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Black Swans, with Brown Bird, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Brew, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $17. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Roomful of Blues, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Frye-burg. www.fryeburgacademy.org.
7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Son de Madera, Latin music and dance, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $18 day of, $15 in advance. 594-0070. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Susan McKeown, Celtic music, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 door, $22 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.
moe., State Theatre, Portland, $25. www.statetheatreportland
.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Motor Booty Affair, local 1970s music cover band, The Grand, Ellsworth, $15. 667-9500. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Concerts at Jewett, Ticktets are $10, $5 for students, free for children age 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Chiharu Naruse and the DaPonte String Quartet, 2 p.m. Oct. 17.
Avishai Cohen’s “Aurora,” with vocalist Karen Malka, percussionist Itmar Doari and oudist Amos Hoffman, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12, $6 for seniors and students. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Maeve Gilchrist Band, CD release show with guests Darol Anger, Aidan O’Donnell and Mike Block, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Special Events
Foreign Auto Festival, car and antique aeroplane show; no animals, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head. 9:30 a.m. (gates) today.
Destination Haunt, be scared out of your shoes when you walk the Twilight Trail and enter the Execution Center. Recommended for those age 13 and older (the family matinee is toned down), Destination Haunt, Lebanon, $20-$35. www.
destinationhaunt.com. Family matinee ($13, $9 for age 12 and younger), 2 to 5:30 p.m. today and Oct. 17; 6 to 11 p.m. Monday 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Saturday.
Haunted Schoolhouse, a good, old-fashioned haunted house not suitable for young children. A “safe room” with crafts and games is available for any youngsters, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake, $8, $5 for age 12 and younger. www.schoolhousearts.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17.
Haunted House, admission is $8 on Oct. 8 and on Thursdays, Former Circuit City Building, Augusta, $10. uvm.wikidot.com/projects-hh. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Oct. 17.
Tales of Terror, take a “spirited” tour of the dimly-lit mansion before being really spooked by storyteller Lynne Cullen. Reservations required. Children should be age 12 or older, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $20, $10 for under age 18. 772-4841, Ext. 10. 6 to 7:30 and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
African cultural events, spoken word, poetry and music part of the African Refugee Health: Best Practices conference. Admission is free but tickets are required, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Open house, and Portland Music Foundation launch event with performances by local musicians, State Theatre, Portland, free. www.statetheatreportland.com.
1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17.

Theater
“The 39 Steps,” comedic spy thriller, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $14-$37. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“Chicago,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $49-$67. 2 and 7 p.m. today; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“Where Love Takes You,” World War II love story, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. 2 p.m. today.
“The Secret of Comedy,” a play about an emotionally-challenged family trying to get through the five stages of grief, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $10, $8 for students and seniors. www.acorn-productions.org. 5 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder mystery for mature audiences only, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $18-$22. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“August: Osage County,” tragicomedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. www.goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Nov. 7.
“Fuddy Meers,” a comedy about an amnesiac who is kidnapped, Bates College (Black Box Theater), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17.
“Indoor/Outdoor,” the story of an indoor cat and her human companion, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for age 18 and younger. www.thepublic
theatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“Beauty and the Beast,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8. www.kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 24.
“Tales of Freeport’s Past,” radio show production, Freeport Community Library, Freeport, $5 suggested donation. 415-6251. 2 p.m. Oct. 17.