Art

Maine Comics Arts Festival, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, free for ages 12 and under. 780-1676. mainecomicsfestival.com. Over 100 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists are expected to attend and exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“European Drawings,” portraits and figure studies to landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Tuesday.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 9.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through June 12.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through June 4.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 18.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 12.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworth
museum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.
SMCC Senior Art Show, Whitney Art Works, Portland, Free. 780-0700. www.whitneyartworks.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” works by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, T. Allen Lawson and John Moore, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 15.

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through Saturday.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick, Free. 725-3964. www.bowdoin.edu. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Through May 30.
“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel, Lucid Stage, Portland. Through May 29.

“Dunia Moja/One World:, A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” prints will be available for purchase, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

Senior Exhibition, student works, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; 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; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. Through May 29.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148. $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. Through June 15.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront,” by Mark Marchesi, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Through Thursday.

The Art of Letting Go, oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. Gallery is open by chance or appointment, 272-8499. Through Saturday.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, Free. 221-4499. 1 to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 16.

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. 646-4909; ogunquitmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through May 29.

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. www.paratoreart.net. Today through Saturday. Gallery talk by the artist, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Through May 30.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 31.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Monday through Saturday through May 27.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; until 5 p.m. Saturday. Taste of the Season, works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through Saturday.

Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine, paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon; during library hours, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through May 31.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. www.aarhusgallery.com. 11 to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through May 29.

“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays. 775-6148. www.portlandmuseum.org. Artists Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski and Angelika Werth. 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. Through July 31.

Lauren Fensterstock: Incidents of Garden Displacement, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, $8-$10. 646-4909. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“Fine Crafts,” juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. www.riverartsme.org. Over 65 fine craft works by Maine artists, noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 30.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $2 to $8. 774-1822. www.mainehistory.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 30.

“Momentum IX” and “Imprints in Time,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York, 351-1083. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Work from Gail Spaien and Kim Bernard, 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free. Runs through May 29.

“2011 Invitational Exhibit,” Landing Gallery, Rockland. 594-4544. www.landingart.com. New small works by the gallery’s 34 artists, noon to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

Maine Media College Student Show, Camden Public Library, Camden. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday;  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through May 29.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Arnold Skolnick: Magical Realism, Annette Kearney: Color and Rhythm, Ilya Askinazi: Reinvented, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Call for hours, 781-2620. Through June 3.

Current student work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Spring exhibit, “Shadow Play,” works by Brian Shure; sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through
June 11.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Watercolors of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through July 1.

Donna Beveridge “Not a Still Life,” University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Sign, Symbol, Word” recent works by USM student Donald F. Martin, University of Maine School of Law, 7th floor, Portland, free. 780-5008. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through May 31.

William Manning paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through June 18.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

“Ephemeral Nature” and “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. New photographic work from Fran Vita-Taylor and Darrell Taylor. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Don’t Tell Me What To Do” juried exhibition, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. Philip Dvorak, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Noah Krell, Trix Rosen, Jack Montgomery and others, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Oil paintings by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. reddoorpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 30.

Robert Hamilton – The Last Paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, $5, free for members and children. 236-2875. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 10.

Art and Bloom, in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 29.

Art Openings

Inaugural Art Walk LA, in downtown Lewiston and Auburn. Free. www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“The Art of the Boat” and “75 for 75,” works by more than 50 contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers exploring the themes of the boat as a work of art and the boatbuilder as artist, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. 548-2529. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Opening reception; artifacts from the museum’s 75 years, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Gala Opening Exhibit Party, Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7700. www.bellisart.com. 10th year opening celebration, 6:30 to9 p.m. Saturday.

Joan Osborn Dunkle and Sumner Winebaum, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Paintings and sculptures. 646-8400. Gallery talk, free, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; gala reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mohawk beadwork artist Niio Perkins, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-2122. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Fresh: New Works by Contemporary New England Artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682. www.wiscassetbaygallery.com. 19th and 20th century American and European paintings and new works, reception 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 6.

“Color of Music,” explores music’s influence on artistic creativity. Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. www.maineartgallery.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through June 5.

“Not Like The Other,” 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. Recent works by Max Leon and Erin Leon, noon to 6 p.m Thursday to Saturday.

Auditions

“Godspell,” Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. 324-5657. www.nassoncc.org. 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. today.

“Jekyll and Hyde,” performance dates are Aug. 5-14, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. www.laclt.com. Adults only. Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre production, 6 p.m. today and Monday.

Girls and women’s choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. www.musicadefilia.com. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Whatever Week Talent Show,” Johnson Hall, Gardiner. 582-7144. www.johnsonhall.org. All audition applicants should bring their accompanying music, if required. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Walk and BBQ, 4.5 miles; interfaith walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity, St. Pius X Church, Portland. 781-2665. Barbecue at noon; walk at 1 p.m. today.

Singer-songwriter Susan Savell with accompanist Flash Allen, raising funds to make the church carbon neutral, Bath United Church of Christ, $15, free for under 10. 443-5274. www.faithinbath.org. 4 to 6 p.m. today.

“Truly Talented Kids Variety Show,” fundraiser for the center, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $5 students and seniors. 642-3743. www.schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

Share Our Strength dinner, featuring chefs Rob Evans and Sam Hayward, proceeds go toward ending childhood hunger in Maine, Hugo’s, Portland, $250. 774-8538. Cocktail reception, auction and multi-course meal with wines. 5:30 p.m. today.

Spring Fling Open House, Animal Refuge League, Westbrook. www.arlgp.org. Plant sale, bake sale, food, kids’ activities and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Dempsey Challenge Fundraiser, Gritty’s will donate a portion of sales to the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center for Hope and Healing, Gritty McDuff’s, Auburn, 376-2739. www.grittys.com/la.php. Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Dos Eckies, Sara Cox, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Plant and Used Book Sale, to benefit Riverton PTO, Riverton Community School, Portland. 874-8210. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Friends of Belgrade Public Library 5K, Belgrade Central School, $15-$20. www.belgrade.lib.me.us. Online registration at www.RunReg.com, 9 a.m. Saturday.

Warren Field and Garden Club Plant Sale, Red Farm, Warren. 354-8748. Plants, antique and vintage garden-related items, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Books and Authors

Brown Bag Lecture series, one hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Andre Dubus III, “Townie,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Deborah Gould, Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner. 582-3312. Author of “Household,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Not Your Ordinary Book Group, Bangor Public Library, Bangor. With guest speaker Janet Chapman, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Douglas Kennedy, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Author will read from his latest novel, “The Moment,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Classical Music

Decompression Chamber Music Series, small classical ensembles, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 door, $10 in advance. 761-1757. Villa Lobos, 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Mountain Chamber Music, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farming-
ton, $12, free for kids under age 16. www.artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

Ballroom Dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland, call for prices. 854-0584. maplewooddancecenter.com. Tango, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday; DJ John, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8-11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. Call for cover. 671-7644. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fairs/Festivals

Wings, Waves and Woods, annual birding festival with boat trips, guided nature walks, and presentations by artists and naturalists, various locations, Deer Isle. 348-2455. www.islandheritagetrust.org. Today.

Community-wide Health Fair, Pines Community Room, Ocean Park, free. 934-5950. 16 providers, door prizes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Films

Flix for Chix, monthly film series, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5 donation. 563-5513. “Strictly Ballroom,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Certified Copy,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $6-$7.50. 725-5222. 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“8 Weeks in March … with AIRE,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $25, donation benefits AIRE. 799-5327. www.airetheater.com. Jim Sharkey documentary follows American Irish Repertory Ensemble’s show, “Juno and the Paycock,” 8 p.m. (7 p.m. reception) Wednesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1700. 1990s: “Cheaters,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The City Dark,” presented as part of CIFF (Camden International Film Festival) Selects. www.thecitydark.com, Space, Portland, $5-$7. 828-5600. space538.org. Feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Living Downstream” presented by the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Bangor Public Library, Bangor, free. 947-8336. Documentary based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“She Is the Matador,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. Documentary about female pioneers in bullfighting, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Free Movie Night, featuring two films on artists Lois Dodd and Harold Garde, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, bring folding chairs. 622-3813. www.harlowgallery.org. Maine Masters series, discussion to follow films, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Dirty Dancing” and “Carmen,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

Wine tasting and meat pairing, Pineland Farms (The Market), New Gloucester. 688-4539. Free tasting of wines selected for pairings with choice cuts of Pineland Farms Natural Meats, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Trivia Night, with drink specials, free munchies and prizes, Jameson Tavern, Freeport. 865-4196. 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, followed by entertainment.

For Children

KinderKonzerts, Percussion: Sounds All Around, for ages 3-7, $4. 773-6128. Dyer Library, Saco, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday; Poland Regional High School, Poland, 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Friday.
Peter Rabbit’s Salad Garden, children ages 4 to 10 will enjoy a Beatrix Potter storytime, tour the larger-than-life Mr. McGregor’s Garden sculptures (arrive early for the 10 a.m. public unveiling), and learn about healthy eating while they plant their own salad gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $7, $10 non-members. 633-4333. www.MaineGardens.org. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Home & Garden

Not-Your-Garden-Variety Plant Sale, native plants, hardy roses, rhododendrons and other shrubs and trees, and hard-to-find annuals and perennials. Growing information will be available. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. www.MaineGardens.org. 9 a.m. to noon today.
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Give-Away, Pinkham’s Plantation, Damariscotta, free. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, Brave Boat Harbor Farm, Kittery, $5, free for ages 12 and under. 1-888-842-2442. www.opendaysprogram.org. Explore the private gardens to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Square Foot Gardening, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, $25-$40. With University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Third Annual Perennial Sale, Newfield Historical Society, Newfield. Proceeds will help complete new building, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park Plant Sale, benefit for the park, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. 657-4977. friendsofmainewildlifepark.com. Spring plants, including annual and perennial flowers, vegetables and floral baskets, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Learning Is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum, Saco, $2-$5. 283-3861. www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial Day Weekend Opening, nature hikes and a spinning demonstration by R & R Spinners, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 926-4597. www.shaker.lib.me.us. Museum tours, special exhibit “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010,” 10 a.m. Friday.

Seasonal reopening, Maine Antique Toy and Art Museum, Waldoboro. 832-7398. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10/$5, suggested donation. 797-8318. 3 p.m. today.

Concert Series, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. 562-4445. Cadence, a cappella band, 7 p.m. today.

Pine Tree State Country Music Association, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. www.ptscountrymusicassoc.org. Award show, $8, $3 for under age 12, 1 p.m. today.

Salvation Army Band and Songsters, spring concert, Salvation Army, corner of Sixth and Church streets, Old Orchard Beach, free. 934-4381. 6 p.m. today.

Robin Jellis, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. Local cello player playing a variety of music, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Season Finale, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, with pianist Laura Kargul, $15, free for ages 18 and younger. 846-5378. www.midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. today.

Gershwin Girls! Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $15-$18, senior and student discounts. 865-5505. www.freeportfactory.com. Cabaret-style musical review featuring the songs of Ira and George Gershwin. All-female cast, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through May 29.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three or just come to listen. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

St. Mary Schola presents “Ever Grateful Spring,” St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth, $20. stmaryschola.org. Early music ensemble of 14 professional singers and musicians, 4 p.m. today.

The Molasses Gospel, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $6. 615-3609. www.mayostreetarts.org. With Yva Las Vegas, Tooth and Wail, Emily Dix Thomas. All ages. 8 p.m. Monday.

Cadence, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. Vocal band, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Harper, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Jesse Winchester, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23 door-$20 advance. 761-1757. With Rod Picott, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Brett Dennen, with The Head and the Heart, State Theatre, Portland, $18-$20. www.statetheatreportland.com. All ages, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Animatronique and Britta Pejic, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Thile and Michael Daves, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20/$23. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Clash of the Titans, Queen vs. David Bowie, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Floydz Boyz, Grace, Portland. www.restaurantgrace.com. Jazz piano trio, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Shpongletron Experience, State Theatre, Portland, $20. 9 p.m. (doors at 8) Wednesday.

Amanda Gervasi, Billy Libby and Sean Ashby, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Floydz Boyz, Grace Restaurant, Portland. restaurantgrace.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Sonny Landreth, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $26 and up. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5/$9. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Orleans, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $25/$30. thelandingatpinepoint.com. Doors 6:30, opener 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cynthia MacLeod, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. Fiddle, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Civil War Concert Series, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. “Many Thousands Gone,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Dority, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. Local piano player joined by friends, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

If and It, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 8 p.m. Thursday.

“We’ll Rally ’Round the Flag,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, free, donations welcome. 985-4802. With musician and educator Monica Grabin, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm with Dabadi Thaayrohyadi, please bring a drum, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth, $10-$15. 332-5892. Music, ceremony and teachings from the Council of Otomi Elders and Wisdom Keepers, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Griffin Sherry and the Ghost of Paul Revere, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, no cover. 772-5483. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$20, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Albert Cummings, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20/$23. 8 p.m. Friday.

Vermont Joy Parade, the Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. With Cinder Conk, 8 p.m. Friday.

Taylor’s Grove, Sawyer Memorial Auditorium, Greene, free. 946-5311. www.sawyer-foundation.com. Country musician Mac McHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hutton, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Good Kids Sprouting Horns CD release show, Space, Portland, $6, ages 18 and older. www.space538.org. With Marie Stella and Theodore Treehouse, 9 p.m. (doors at 8:30) Friday.

Brian Patrick, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, no cover. 772-5483. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 5 p.m. Friday.

Munny and the Cameraman, Justin Lantrip, TJay and The Repeat Offenders, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Bill Byrne (saxophone) and Kenny Gaspar (keyboard), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Antje Duvekot, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15/$18. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Country Night with Kelly Nesbitt, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $6. With Black Hat White Hat, The Loomin’ Ten and special guests, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Good Kids Sprouting Horns, CD release, the Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. With Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees and Elf Princess Gets a Harley, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial Day Weekend Concert, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid. Maine St. Andrew’s Pipes & Drums, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mission of Burma, Space, Portland, $15, ages 18 and older. www.space538.org. With Haru Bangs, 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

The Bob Band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, no cover. 772-5483. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $35-$39. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, May. 28.

Beat Happenings, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. www.portlandseadogs.com. vs. New Hampshire, 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; vs. Trenton, 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Play On, spring social and fundraiser for Theater at Monmouth with previews of the summer season, Joyce’s, Hallowell, $40. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

The Thinking Heart: the Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, donations. 926-5983. History in poetry and music, 3 p.m. today.

Second Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough, $4 per vehicle. 324-8773, ext. 218. AKC all breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, rain or shine, beginning at 8 a.m. today.

When Someone You Care About Has Cancer, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, free. 774-2200. cancercommunitycenter.org. With Dawn Stratton, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Met Opera Live: Die Walkure, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. 594-0070. www.RocklandStrand.com. Noon Tuesday.

Port Veritas, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Gift of Comforting, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, free. 774-2200. cancercommunitycenter.org. With Val Walker, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Armchair Traveler Series” with Amy Faulkingham, Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough, free. 883-4723, ext. 240. www.library.scarborough.me.us. Virtual journey to Mali in West Africa, and to Kabaale, a remote village in Uganda, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$9. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Mars Quest and Extreme Planets, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; Rusty Rocket, 3 p.m. Saturday.

LIT, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. “Eat Write,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Flea Market, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. Live music, food, raffles and flea market treasures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ford & Chevy Auto Spectacular & Antique Aeroplane Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, free for under 18. 594-4418. www.owlshead.org. Owners of pre-1991 cars, trucks and motorcycles of any make or model are welcome to exhibit, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of Evergreen 20th Birthday Party, free events, including the unveiling of the new visitors signs, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. 409-6293. www.friendsofevergreen.org. Herb walk, Civil War walking tour, cake and live music by John Dana, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“The Syringa Tree,” the story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today.

“Side Show,” musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. tdoay; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 29.

“The Man from Massachusetts: an Afternoon with John Adams,” one-man show with Sam Goodyear, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $18, $10 under age 14. 582-7144. 2 p.m. today.

Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $10/$5. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, 2 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“On Golden Pond,” Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta, $12/$7. 563-2434. Tickets at Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. today.

“Spring Awakening,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$20. 899-3993. Mad Horse Theatre production. 1906 play explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of German teenagers, 2 p.m. today.

Naked Shakespeare outdoor Shakespeare festival, Riverbank Park, Westbrook, free, $10 suggested donation. 854-0065. www.nakedshakespeare.org. “Cymbeline,” 2 p.m. today; “Antony and Cleopatra,” 6 p.m. today.

“Checkered Floors,”  Cheryl Hamilton’s personal story based on the Somali migration to the Lewiston and Auburn. First Universalist Church, Auburn, $10, $20 for dinner and show. 783-0461. www.checkeredfloors.com. 1 p.m. today.

“Annie Jr.,” Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick, $10. 798-6966. 2 p.m. today.

“Contrapposto” written and directed by Senior Alicia Hynes, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. Original play about our artistic heroes. Sexual themes and full frontal nudity, not for kids, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk, $8. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy about two men whose adventures threaten their romances; Gaslight Theater, Hallowell, $10-$12. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 4.

It Goes Without Saying, Lucid Stage, Portland, $12-$15. www.lucidstage.com. Performance by mime Bill Bowers, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” Cheverus High School, Portland, $5. Student performance, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk, 8. 468-8461. Oscar Wilde comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May. 27 and Saturday, May. 28.

“The Sound of Music,” Montgomery Theater at Morse High School, Bath, $13-$15. 798-6966. New England Regional Theater Company, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 29.

“Nuts” presented by the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab, Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $10. 963-7771. About a 1970s sanity hearing to determine if a woman is capable of standing trial for manslaughter, 7 p.m. Saturday.