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• Music and Nightlife: LaMontagne, Dogs bust out in Bangor

BANGOR’S been drawing a steady stream of big name bands lately, with the latest being former Mainer Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs celebrating their Grammy win for “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise.” Brandi Carlile opens.

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

HOW MUCH: $31.50 to $51.50

INFO: 783-2009; waterfrontconcerts.com

• Art and Theater: New Wyeth exhibit opening

ANDREW WYETH: The Road to Olsons” opens Saturday at the Wyeth Study Center in the Farnsworth Art Museum. The show is in conjunction with a major exhibition, “Andrew Wyeth: Christina’s World and the Olson House,” opening at the Farnsworth on June 11.

WHEN: Opens Saturday

WHERE: Farnsworth Art Museum, 14 Museum St.

HOW MUCH: $8 to $17

INFO: 596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org

• Dining and Drink: Treat your veggies right with this class

LEARN TO PREPARE kale, dandelion and fiddleheads in a cooking class that’s part of the “Maine Real Food Project.” Chef Frank Giglio will show you how to saute greens properly in this class that emphasizes nutrition and health benefits.

WHEN: 6 to 7:45 p.m. today

WHERE: Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: $38

INFO: frankgiglio.net/wordpress/events; email [email protected]

• Et Cetera: Sabbathday Village opens for season

STEP BACK to a simpler time with a visit to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, which opens for the season this weekend. Watch a free demonstration by R&R Spinners, tour the museum or take a guided nature hike.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester

HOW MUCH: Museum fee $6.50 ($2 for children); hike fee $5 ($2 for children)

INFO: www.shaker.lib.me.us

CHEAP THRILLS

• Music and Nightlife:  Sly-Chi’s got the Funk and more

THE BIG EASY’S “Cover to Cover” series continues this week with Sly-Chi performing its own music and a cover of Tower of Power’s album “Funkland.” In its entirety!

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

WHEN: 10 p.m. Tuesday (Doors open at 9 p.m.)

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: 775-2266; bigeasyportland.com

• Art and Theater: Gleason mounts ‘Father and Son’

GLEASON FINE ART in Boothbay Harbor opens the exhibition “Father and Son” this weekend with work by Philip Barter and Matt Barter.

WHEN: Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 28.

WHERE: Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 633-6849; gleasonfineart.com

• Dining and Drink: Vineyard has tours, tastings on agenda

SAMPLE Breakwater Blues, the newest wine from Breakwater Vineyards, at the vineyards’ annual open house this weekend. There will be tastings, winery tours and music on Saturday from blues musician Tom Albury.

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Breakwater Vineyards, 35 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: breakwatervineyards.com

• Et Cetera: Five miles of finds this weekend

TAKE A scenic drive up Route 201 to the Upper Kennebec Valley and get your tag-sale fix during the Five Mile Yard Sale. Roadside vendors set up from the south end of Bingham through Moscow.WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Route 201 from Bingham through Moscow

HOW MUCH: Free to browse

INFO: upperkennebecvalleychamber.com