Art

“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. Runs 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 and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs 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. www.bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and 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.

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

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs 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. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through June 26.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” works by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, T. Allen Lawson and John Moore, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Today through Saturday. Runs through June 15.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick, Free. 725-3964. http://www.bowdoin.edu. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Monday.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Runs through July 1.

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

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

“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. Runs through June 16.

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

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

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Today and Monday.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Tuesday.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon; during library hours, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Today through Tuesday.

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

“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 4-10, free on fridays 5 to 9 p.m. 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. Runs through July 31.

“Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free, donations accepted. 239-5782. www.skylinefarm.org. Horse-drawn delivery vehicles commonly seen on Maine roads in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, 1 to 4 p.m. today. Runs through Aug. 21.

Lauren Fensterstock: Incidents of Garden Displacement, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, 8-10. 646-4909. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Runs through June 26.

Robert Hamilton-The Last Paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, 5, free for members and children. 236-2875. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through July 10.

“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.

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

“Momentum IX” and “Imprints in Time,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Free. 351-1083. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Work from Gail Spaien and Kim Bernard, 1 to 5 p.m. today.

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

“2011 Invitational Exhibit,” Landing Gallery, Rockland. 594-4544. www.landingart.com. This exhibit will feature 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. Runs through June 26.

Maine Media College Student Show, Camden Public Library, Camden. 1 to 5 p.m today.

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 by NE artists, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Runs through July 6.
Opening Reception, Cuckle Button Farm Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-1700. Meet artists, refreshments served and live music, 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Christian Farnsworth “Echo Garden” photography exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. www.cambridgecoffeebar.com. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through June 30.

“Moments and Abstractions,” Portland Photo Works, Portland. 228-5829. portlandphotoworks.com. Photography by C.C. Church and Richard Veit, call to schedule showing today through Saturday. Runs through June 24.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburnís 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. 781-2620. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Call for hours Monday through Friday.

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. Runs through June 11.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; open to the public during library hours: 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. Runs through July 15.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, Yarmouth. Watercolor paintings of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, 12 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through July 1.

William Manning Paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through June 18.

Diana Young paintings “Postcards from Vacationland,” Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Runs through June 29.

“Sign, Symbol, Word” Recent works by USM student Donald F.Martin, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Free. 780-5008. 7th floor of law building, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Point of Departure”: Works by Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum, Saco, 6 and under free. 283-3861. www.sacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Exhibition: Work by Nancy Glassman, Dan West, Liz Awalt, Anne Alexander and Maggie Foskett, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. www.caldbeck.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through June 18.

“Telling Stories,” CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. www.craftonelm.com. Three Maine craft artists tell stories in various craft materials using metaphors and calligraphy, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through July 2.

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. Runs through June 15.

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. Runs through June 30.

“Summertime Blues” Group Art Show, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Tuesday Group, work from a collection of artists that have been meeting Tuesday mornings for 20+ years. Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“The Drawing Story,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m., Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday Runs through June 25. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Fabulous Fiber, juried show and sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Friday and Saturday. Runs through June 26.

Pete Jennerjahn “After Albers,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. yvettetorresfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Five Artists: Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Chiew Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Digital Detour Ahead” Dave Wade Photos and Jim Kelly Mixed Media, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Public Basketmaking Demonstration with Gerald “Butch” Jacobs, University of Maine (Hudson Museum), Orono, Free. 581-1904. Participants can learn about Maine Indian brown ash and sweetgrass basketry, 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

“Off Season, Off Shore” A Documentary Art Installation, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Opening reception with artists Lesley MacVane & Roger Berle, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell,” runs through October 3rd, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. www.NYA.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Soul Celebrations” by Lauren Otis, live music from Clearwater Benders and Truth About Daisies, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. www.localsprouts.coop. Handwoven colorful marionettes to intricately-stitched handpainted silk wallhangings and mixed media, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Leslie Wick’s “Fake Forest” Sculptures and Prints, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Gallery Anniversary Show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. www.aarhusgallery.com. Meet and converse with local artists, musicians and art appreciators, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jessica Butts, Geno’s, Portland, Free, open to all. 221-2382. Artist exhibition of new multimedia pieces, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

First Fridays at the Farnsworth, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, free. 596-6457. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. During First Fridays, the museum will open its galleries for free to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Plein Air Painters Invitational,” Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. www.maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through June 23. Reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” 65 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs will examine the personal and professional relationships of a small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Sept. 11.

“Happy Camp of the Freebooters: Childhood Pleasures of 19th-century America,” inspired by Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” as part of “The Big Read,” a program funded through the National Endowment for the Arts to give  communities the opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate a single great work of literature. Saco Museum, Saco, 6 and under free. 282-3861 ext.115. sacomuseum.org. Big Read kickoff on second floor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pete Jennerjahn “After Albers,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. yvettetorresfineart.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through July 3.

Gary Akers: “Maine Mornings,” Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Opening reception with coffee and tasty morsels, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Digital Detour Ahead” Dave Wade Photos and Jim Kelly Mixed Media, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through June 25.

“Across Landscapes” Group Exhibit, exhibit will feature works by artists Lyn Asselta, Susan Bailey, Dean Diggins, Leslie Doherty, Ann Gillespie, Suzie Goodwin, Robert Hollingworth, Natalie MacKnight, Anthony Montanino and Gail Sauter. Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Opening Reception. Exhibit reflects breathtaking scenery of seacoast and beyond. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Common Ground, Uncommon Perspectives,” Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. New England artists Mariella Bisson, William Simpson, Paul Stone and James Urbanska, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through June 30.

Art Openings

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.

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

Senior Project Group Show with Lily Allgood and Andrew Louw, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5105. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, through Saturday. Runs through June 5.

“Dahlov Ipcar: From the Drawing Board to the Page,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Free. 633-4333. www.MaineGardens.org. Refreshments served, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month, various locations, Portland, free. www.firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

Shakespeare’s Kids Summer Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” must schedule appointment time, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport. 865-9299. Children age 10-18 with acting experience, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Memorial Luminary Fundraiser, Veterans Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. 838-8462. Purchase Luminary bags at Town Clerk’s office or Libby Memorial Library $3 each or 2/$5, 7 to 8 p.m. today.

“Koyla,” Festival of the Arts fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, Free, donations welcome. 853-4650. Comedy film, 7 p.m. today.

Maine Walks for Haiti, Proceeds benefit Maine’s Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, Payson Park, Portland, 10. 347-6733. www.mainewalksforhaiti.org. Haitian music, artwork, storytelling, more, 9 a.m. to register, 10 a.m. start Saturday.

5K Road Race, proceeds will benefit Pine Grove’s scholarship fund, Pine Grove School, Falmouth. 781-3441 ext.301. Registrations and donations accepted on www.active.com., 8 a.m. Saturday.

Secret Spaces Historic Places, All proceeds go to the Heart of Biddeford and will be used to continue to bring you other wonderful community events during the year and work to revitalize Main Street. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Heart of Biddeford Office, Biddeford, $25, $15 students and seniors. 284-8520. heartofbiddeford.org. Tour, Taste of the Town and Finale in the Park with gypsy-jazz trio Ameranouche, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Plein Air Painters Invitational to Benefit Heartwood College of Art, Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Local authors Tony Oppersdorff and Kyril Schabert, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Authors of “Best Nature Sites: Brunswick to Belfast,” noon Tuesday.

“How to Fix a Leek,” Borders Bookstore, Brunswick. Book signing with author Sandra Garson, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Trapani, Jr. executive director, American Lighthouse Foundation, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-5513. “Chats with Champions” series, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Daphne Kalotay and Jane Roper, New England authors, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Authors of “Russian Winter” and “Eden Lake,” respectively, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Islands in Time,” The evening will also serve as a public reception for a show of images from the book by photographer Peter Ralston, from May 27th to June 18th. Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. Philip Conkling’s work on the natural and cultural history of the islands of the Gulf of Maine. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Daphne Kalotay, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Author of “Russian Winter,” 6 p.m. Friday.

Jeannie Brett, York Public Library, York, Free. 363-2818. Illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

William D. Andrews, Bethel Historical Society (Moses Mason House), Bethel. 824-2908. Local author of new mystery “Breaking Ground,” 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Jump Lines,” The book features a variety of prose, poetry, and artwork ranging from pencil drawings to colorful painting and photography, all contributed by 33 members of Maine Media Women in celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary. Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Book signing, 10 a.m.to noon Saturday.

Local artist Kathleen Fox, The Personal Bookshop, Thomaston. Author of “The Good: How I found Peace in a Chaotic World,” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Finding Peace in a Chaotic World,” Personal Book Shop, Thomaston. 372-8863. Book signing with local artist Kathleen Fox, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Down East Singers, Mozart’s Regina coeli, K. 108, and Solemn Vespers, K and other works from Mozart. Camden Opera House, Camden, $15, students free. www.downeastsingers.org. Featuring soprano Suzanne Nance, 5 p.m. Monday.

Bay Chamber’s Odeon Youth and Adult Orchestra, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, free. 236-2823. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Comedy

Comedy Night, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth, 12. 846-1009. Featuring Nellie Coes, John Ater, Karen Morgan & more, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Showcase, half-price shows on Thursdays ($7.50), Comedy Connection, Portland, 7.50-15, 18+ or 16+ with parent. www.mainecomedy.com. Jimmy Dunn, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Jimmy Dunn, Kelly MacFarland and Matt D, 8: 30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dance

Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, Community dance starts at 6:30 p.m., bring your instruments and join in with the All-Comer’s Band. American Legion Hall, Belfast. 338-0979. www.belfastflyingshoes.org. Music by Rodney Miller, Glen Loper and Bruce Rosen. Calling by Sue Rosen, 8 p.m. Friday.

“Curtain Call Ball” Celebrating 20 Years of The Public Theatre in Lewiston/Auburn, Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston, $50, cash bar, cocktail attire. 782-3200. Tony Boffa Band, live auction,wines and desserts, Baxter Brewery beers and more, 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $5. 897-4366. www.norlands.org. The Racket Factory will perform, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rumbafrica, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $5-$10. 832-6060. www.thewaldo.org. Boston group will perform music and dance combining rhythms of Congolese rumba with modern soukous beat, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, bring clean non-street shoes for dancing, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth, $5-$10, under 5 free. 756-2201. Rodney Miller, Bruce Rosen, Glen Loper and caller Sue Rosen, 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

2011 Kennebunkport Food|Wine|Works of Art Festival, Various locations, Kennebunkport. www.kennebunkportfestival.com. Food, wine, art, music in various locations in Kennebunkport Tuesday through Saturday.

“The Way Life Should Be” Camping and Music Festival, musical genres include bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and electronic. thewaylifeshouldbe.ticketleap.com, Roaring Acres Farm, Brooks, $40-$50, general admission. 542-0401. Stream Reggae, Roots of Creation, Sophistafunk, Cyborg Trip, SkyFoot, Running Gags, Chaos Sauce and more, 9 a.m. to midnight Friday.

6th annual Festival Francofun, Some activities and events are free and some require tickets. Call or check website FMI, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. 689-2000. www.francoamericanheritage.org. A weekend of local and regional music, food and Franco-American culture, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

Maine Fiber Frolic, fiber arts and fiber animals; demonstrations and activities including sheep dogs and shearing, weaving and spinning, llama drill team; camping available, free admission for children under 12, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, $2-$5. www.fiberfrolic.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Kezar Falls Lilac Festival, in case of rain, activities and vendors will be in the Sacopee Valley Middle School Gymnasium, South Hiram Road, downtown Kezar Falls. 625-3082. Activities, vendors, yard sale, magic show, plant sale, parade and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lilac Festival Pancake Breakfast, Riverside United Methodist Church, Kezar Falls, $3-$5, under 10 free. 625-3082. Saturday.

Films

“The Edge of Dreaming” Maine Screening Premiere, Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Free. 594-0310. Directed by Amy Hardie, UK, Color, 73 min., 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” presented by the Farnsworth Art Museum, Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7-8.50. rocklandstrand.com. Werner Herzog documentary. Expedition into Chauvet Cave in France and its ancient artwork. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

Open House, Breakwater Vineyards, Owls Head. 594-1721. Tastings of newest wine “Breakwater Blues” with tours, live entertainment. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Wine Revolution Monthly Wine Club, Grace Restaurant, Portland, $10, 21+. 408-5364. In June, we are going to taste six Spanish Wines with MS Walker wines. 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
For Children

“Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast,” combines humor, animation and the latest planetary images to give you and your family a fun and informative solar system tour. University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the planets. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. www.brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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

“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 Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Music

The Mutineers, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 100% Eclectic String Band Music, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Pickle Jar Defenders, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, Free. Monthly show with local old time duo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday,.

Barn Burner Music Series, in the Quisisana Barn at The Stone Mountain Arts Center, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. Iodine Brothers, doors at 6:30, show at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, Free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three, bring a friend, bring some tunes or just come to listen. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In the Audience EP Release Party, Space, Portland, $7, 18+. www.space538.org. With Dirty Dishes and The Milkman’s Union, doors open at 7:30 Sunday.

Gabriel Donohue, Marian Makins and Chris Stevens, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, $15. 701-7627. sailpowersteammuseum.org. Traditional Irish Music, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Acoustic Blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, Free. Tuesday.

Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15-$20. 864-5000. www.rangeleymovies.com. Singer-songwriter MacDonald and Cape Bretton fiddler Rachel Davis, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tom Russell, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 25. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Neon Trees, State Theatre, Portland, 18/$20. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic Night, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, Free. Featuring Saved by Flannel, Wednesday.

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. www.localsprouts.coop. An open jam of old time appalachian music. Bring an instrument or just come to enjoy the music, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Emilia Dahlin, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. With Suzie Brown, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $32-$37. 8 p.m. (Doors 6; opener at 7 p.m.) Thursday.

Recession Session with Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $10. 8 p.m. (Doors 6 p.m.) Thursday,.

An Evening with Beth Hart, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25-$40, 18+. portcitymusichall.cofirem. doors at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Wetsuits, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, Free. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Joe Gallant, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations accepted. 899-3529. www.localsprouts.coop. Singer-songwriter, 7 p.m. Thursday.

An Evening with Maura O’Connell, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22-$25. 8 p.m. Friday.
Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Dorie Barnes (vocals) and Peter Herman (guitar), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Travis James Humphrey, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. Followed by The Sally Davis Trio at 8 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $25-$35. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday3.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$23. 8 p.m. Friday.

Steve Tesh, Christopher Teret, Stephanie Rabins, Chriss Sutherland and Micah Blue Smaldone, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. 615-3609. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

James Montgomery Band Presents the Best of Maine, City Theater, Biddeford, $25-$35. 282-0849. citytheater.org. With Pete Kilpatrick, Marie Moreshead, Mark “Guitar” Miller and Bruce Marshall, 8 p.m. Friday.

Scarab: Journey Tribute Band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20. 774-4527. thelandingatpinepoint.com. Opener is “Fired Up” Pat Benetar tribute band, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Carlos De Leon and his Orchestra, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10, 21+. portlandempire.com. Salsa, son, meringue and more, doors at 9 p.m. Friday.

Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis, Buddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter who comes from a tradition steeped in Celtic and folk music. Rachel is an award winning fiddler from Cape Breton Island.

Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Boothbay Harbor, $25. 633-5050. fishermanswharfinn.com. Dinner/concert summer series, dinner seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

!Zing, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, 15. stlawrencearts.org. Vocal group performing jazz, Motown and originals from Director Charles Brown, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Putnam Smith CD Release Party, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8-$10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kellylee Evans, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $18 door, $15 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. Jazz vocalist, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stone Mountain Live, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys. Featuring special guests the Reunion of Knots and Crosses!, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $55. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maura O’Connell, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $18-$22. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Maine State Pier, Portland, $25-$30, all ages, general admission. www.statepier.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rolling Roots Revue, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 615-3609. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, Free, donations accepted. 865-3665. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mad Agnes, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $5-$15. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Mad Agnes is Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Watoto Children’s Choir, the Watoto Children’s Choir has traveled the world since 1994 advocating for the children of Africa who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDs and various wars in Uganda, Kennebunk. Town Hall, Kennebunk, Free. 985-4303. An energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lovers, with Tree Streets and Jose Ayerve, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6, All ages. Portland, Ore., all-female, loud and proud electronic pop trio, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Matt Myer and the Gumption Junction, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, Free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shaker Meetinghouse and Francis Bliss Birthday Singing, potluck supper, so please bring a dish to pass. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 721-9732. No experience is necessary and beginners are warmly welcomed. We will use the Sacred Harp v.1991, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. www.portlandseadogs.com. Trenton, 1 p.m. today and Monday.

Special Events

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$9. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Eight Planets and Counting, 3 p.m. today.

Ford & Chevy Auto Spectacular & Antique Aeroplane Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, under 18 free. 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. today.

Mihnea Tanasescu, College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor, Free. 288-5015. Talk on the political rights of nature, environmental protection and justice, 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Live in HD performances, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563-3424. www.atthelincoln.org. “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Thinking Heart: the Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, “The Thinking Heart,” an original arrangement of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who opposed Nazism with compassion and love, is an ensemble work in two voices, with cello. Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland, $5-$15. 228-8263. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Mars Quest,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. An exploration of the red planet. Narration by Patrick Stewart, 7 p.m. Friday.

“Black Holes,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Embark on a fantastic voyage around and through black holes, 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Evening Lantern Walk, Step into the past as you tour a 17th century village and meet an 18th century soldier on duty at Fort William Henry, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Maine Wellness Expo, workshops throughout the day will cover topics that help people live better with MS including nutrition, meditation, yoga, adaptive recreation, foot drop treatments and getting help with disability-related employment issues. Muskie Community Center, Waterville, free. 781-7960. Interactive and informative day for people with MS, their families and friends and others interested, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

One Year Anniversary Celebration, music will include Papadello, Ahmad Hassan Trio, Meghan Yates, Butcher Boy, Leif Sherman Curtis, Robin Jellis, Jimmy Dority, Tucker Louisos Daniels, Gaelle Robins, Jonah Fertig and others. There will be a dance performance in the afternoon, art making and facepainting and the celebration will be for all ages. Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. www.localsprouts.coop. All day celebration with music, art, dance, and food and drink specials, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Side Show,” musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy about two men whose adventures threaten their romances; presented by Gaslight Theater, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell, 10-12. 626-3698. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridayand Saturday.

“Nuts” presented by the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab, Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $10, at the door. 963-7771. 1970’s sanity hearing to determine if a woman is capable of standing trial for manslaughter, 6 p.m. today.

“The Sound of Music,” Montgomery Theater at Morse High School, Bath, Maine, Bath, 13-15. 798-6966. 2 p.m. today.

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” from the Young Actors Ensemble of Rhode Island, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $10. 832-6060. www.thewaldo.org. 2 p.m. today.

American Trailer Park Musical, Penobscot Theatre production, Maine Premiere, Bangor Opera House, Bangor. 942-3333. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; opening at 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through June 19.

“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,” a play based on the Oscar Wilde’s libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury; presented by the Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $15-$20, general admission. (800) 838-3006. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Runs through June 12.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23-$15. 594-0070. www.rocklandstrand.com. Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production recorded live on the Broadway stage, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $5. merriconeag.org. Performed by Merriconeag Waldorf School’s senior class, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Late Nite Catechism,” Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $22.50-$27.50, $5 student tickets available. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. Uproariously funny play, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10-$18. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. With the Roundabout Theatre Company, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“There is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Vicki Stubbs and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95 with dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday4. Runs through June 25.

“Rapunzel,” featuring the addition of a garden of wisecracking vegetables to the classic story, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5-$7. 854-0065. www.acorn-productions.org. A “Fairytale Players” performance, 7 p.m. Friday.

“Politics Can Be Murder,” price includes mystery show, meal, tax and gratuity. Events on Broadway, South Portland, $34.95. 699-5855. Murder mystery production, doors at 6:15, show at 7 p.m. Friday.
Maine Young Playwrights Festival, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish, $5 suggested donation. 929-3840 ext.889. Performances of student-written short plays produced by high school students from around Maine, 7 p.m. Saturday.