Art

“Fiber Arts in Bermuda and Bequia,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. mainefiberarts.org. Open House and Gallery Talk with Maine weavers Susan Barrett Merrill and Emi Ito, 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Season Opening, print show or works by gallery printmakers, show of hooked and woven rugs, presentation of new works by wood turner Chris Joyce and “Island Ponds,” a multi-artist show and celebration of the Island Heritage Trust purchase of Lily Pond, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. turtlegallery.com. Opening reception 2 to 6 p.m. today.

“Plein Air Painters Invitational,” Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport.maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through June 23.

“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, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 11.

“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 Aug. 9.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“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.

“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.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free ages 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. 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 Wednesday.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Today through Saturday. Continues through Oct. 9.

“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. Through July 15.

Fabulous Fiber, juried show and sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. Today through Saturday. Through June 26.

“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.

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

“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free on Fridays 5 to 9 p.m. 775-6148. 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. Through July 31.”Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free, donations accepted. 239-5782. 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. 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. 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, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through July 10.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $2-$8. 774-1822. mainehistory.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 30.”2011 Invitational Exhibit,” Landing Gallery, Rockland. 594-4544. 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. Through June 26.

“Summertime Blues” Group Art Show, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

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

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

“Three Views: paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover,” features landscapes, seascapes and still life as well as artwork with a more abstract vision, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

Christian Farnsworth “Echo Garden” Photography Exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. cambridgecoffeebar.com. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 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. Through June 24.

International Guild of Miniature Artisans Exhibit, Maine Maritime Academy (Harold Alfond Student Center), Castine, free. 326-2283. Handcrafted works from instructors and students, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

“Offerings,” Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Mixed media artist Susan Mills’ new work, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through June 30.

“Petrofied” by Instamatic Polyforce Hayday, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Two-part installation by collection of artists and non-artists, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

Gallery Anniversary Show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. aarhusgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

“Yarka Vendrinska: Heart of Concern,” Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-8581, ext. 104. A tribute to an alumna of Maine Media Workshops and the photographers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through June 29.

“Through the Lens,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Opening Reception: Work from 57 photographers, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“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 Friday.

New work by faculty, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 9.

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

William Manning Paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gary Akers: “Maine Mornings,” Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Akers’ most recent Egg Tempera, Drybrush and watercolor paintings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 29.

The Tuesday Group, Work from a collection of artists that have been meeting Tuesday mornings for 20-plus years, Falmouth Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Through June 29.

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

“Fiber Arts in Bermuda and Bequia,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. mainefiberarts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through June 30.

“Maine Light” New Work by Greenhut Galleries artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 25.

“Swell: Contemplating the Ocean,” Yes Art Works, Creative Trails and Bomb Diggity Baking and Arts Program join the Spindleworks artists to reflect on the ocean, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through June 30.

“Emerging Dis/Order, Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. bates.edu/museum.xml. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Sept. 10.

“Selected Drawings and Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. In the museum’s Synergy Space, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Point of Departure:” Works by Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum, Saco, $2-$5, 6 and under free. 283-3861. sacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; Noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 3.Spring Exhibition: Work by Nancy Glassman, Dan West, Liz Awalt, Anne Alexander and Maggie Foskett, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. caldbeck.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through 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. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 30.

“Telling Stories,” CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. 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. Through July 2.

Philip and Matt Barter: “Father and Son,” Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Paintings and wood reliefs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 28.

Helen St. Clair “The Figure,” Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 28.

“The Drawing Story,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 25.

Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

“Digital Detour Ahead,” Dave Wade Photos and Jim Kelly Mixed Media, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 25.

“Portland of Islands and Oceans,” artists are Jeff Barrett, Kevin Beers, Brad Betts, Mitch Billis, Tom Curry, Henry Isaacs, John Neville and David Witbeck, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 633-6849. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 30.

Art Talk with painter Abby Shahn, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Between Earth and Sky,” Sculpture Exhibition and Sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Opening reception for sculpture exhibition and sale, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Shift: Vivien Russe and Mary Hart,” Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ukrainian Artist Mikhail Mikora and Maine Artist Dianne Schelble, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 25.

 

“June in June: A Lifetime of Art,” retrospective exhibit of works by June Stevenson, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. 3fishgallery.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through June 25.

“Between Earth and Sky” Sculpture Exhibition and Sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Call for appointment Thursday through Saturday. Through July 27.

“Shift: Vivien Russe and Mary Hart,” Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through July 9.

Pastel Painters of Maine, 12th International Juried Exhibition, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. 854-2378. Friday and Saturday. Through July 16.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, Free. 221-4499. une.edu. 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through July 20.

“Art Is Community II,” juried show and sale of local art and crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. Reception, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Offerings,” Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Mixed media artist Susan Mills’ new work, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Navajo inlay silversmith Earl Plummer, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-2122. Artist’s only East Coast trip this year, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

Agatha Christie’s thriller “And Then There Were None,” performance dates are Aug. 26 through Sept. 3, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell. 626-3698. Parts for 11 actors, 3 p.m. today.

“The Tempest,” University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. 834-7893. No experience necessary. Male and female actors, singers, dancers, technicians and production staff, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“Good Grief! Charlie Brown,” performances start on July 29, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. (917) 566-6141. All ages invited to audition. Bring prepared song. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

American Diabetes Association Kennebunks Tour de Cure, raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists to fund the association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, Kennebunk High School, $150 minimum in pledges. (888) 342-2383. main.diabetes.org. Routes from 3 to 100 miles, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (depending on length of ride) today.

Juried art show and auction, MPBN Lewiston, Lewiston, free. 330-4521. Opening reception, 3 to 6 p.m. today; 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Southern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary “Girls Night Out,” proceeds from the event will benefit the SMMC Auxiliary’s $100,000 pledge to help purchase a breast coil for the medical center’s MRI unit, Coastal House, Wells, $35. 282-2718. Hors d’oeuvres, comedian Karen Morgan, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

International composer Tim Janis, benefit for the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County, Marshwood High School, South Berwick, $20-$25. 985-5975. “Music of Hope” tour, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Greyhound Placement Service open house, vendors, kennel and clinic tours, silent auction and auction. Proceeds to support the Greyhound Adoption Center, Maine Greyhound Placement Service, Augusta, free. 485-6559. greyhoundplacement.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Community Chorus “Planting Seeds,” benefit for the Maine Farmland Trust, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport, $15-$30. 975-0582. mccsings.org. Under the direction of Mimi Bornstein, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Dana Moos, The Danforth, Portland. 879-8755. Author of “The Art of Breakfast: How to Bring B&B Entertaining Home,” 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Storytelling circle hosted by Deena Weinstein, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Monday.

Melissa Coleman, Freeport Community Library. 865-3307. Author of “This Life Is in Your Hands,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Melissa Coleman, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-6136. Author of “This Life Is in Your Hands,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Emma Straub, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Author of the short story collection “Other People We Married,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ed McMahon, author and authority on sustainable development, part of the Friends of Midcoast Maine annual meeting, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15-$25. 236-1077. friendsmidcoast.org. Lecture on “The Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character,” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Monica Wood, Gray Public Library, free. 657-4110. Maine author will discuss writing and read a short selection, 2 p.m. Thursday.

Caitlin Shetterly, The Personal Bookshop, Thomaston. 354-8058. Reading from her book “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Helen Rivas-Rose, Meeting Room 5, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. Author of “Brave: A Memoir of Overcoming Shyness.” Noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

“Growing Up in Brooklyn” with local Maine author, artist and musician Barbara Duke, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

“Incantation and Dance” from Vox Nova Chamber Choir, featuring members of the Maine midcoast musical community, including Bowdoin College faculty and alumni. The group champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral music, and seeks to provide singers and audiences with new ways of hearing the oldest instrument in human experience, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. voxnovachoir.com. 3 to 4 p.m. today.

Soprano Suzanne Nance, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5-$10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. concertsatjewett.com. Accompanied by George Lopez on piano, 2 p.m. today.

Organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullin, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, free, donations accepted. 772-5434. Music for Organ Solo and Organ Duet, 3 p.m. today.

Cassatt Ensemble, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. 363-2283. 17th annual Chamber Music Festival, 8 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, musicians Jon Poupore, Heather Sumner and Robert Enman will perform music for clarinet and viola by Mozart, Bruch and Schumann, Freeport Community Center, free, donations welcome. 251-1953. 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, musicians Jon Poupore, Heather Sumner and Robert Enman will perform music for clarinet and viola by Mozart, Bruch and Schumann, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free, donations welcome. 251-1953. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Showcase, half-price shows on Thursdays ($7.50), Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18+ or 16+ with parent. mainecomedy.com. Round Two Portland’s Funniest, 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Marley, Comedy Connection, Portland, $24.50, 18+, 16+ with parent. mainecomedy.com. 7 and 9 p.m. shows Friday, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. shows Saturday.

“Subway Eat Fresh Comedy Show,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Featuring Auggie Smith and Dax Jordan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

Spindleworks Contradance, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, free, open to the public. 725-8820. Caller Chrissy Fowler and fiddler Hope Hoffman will lead the session, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The Parcel of Rogues, Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial, Peaks Island, $4-$7. 766-5086. Scottish music and contradance, 8 p.m. Friday.

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginners lesson at 7:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Saturday Night dance party, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. Call for cover. 671-7644. Argentine tango lessons and dance party, lessons at 6 p.m., dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Through June 25.

Swing dance party, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $5. 933-9999. Join the cast of “Much Ado About Nothing” as they swing dance with instructor Jessica Earnest, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Old Port Festival, stages sponsored by Q97.9, WCLZ, The Coast 93.1, WPOR, the Maine Academy of Modern Music and Bull Feeney’s, The Old Port, Portland, free. portlandmaine.com. Six stages of music, food and craft vendors, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Thornton Academy’s 200th Birthday Bicentennial Summer Festival, Thornton Academy, Saco, free. 282-3361. Parade, antique car show, craft fair, performances and more, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Blank City,” about the motley crew of renegade filmmakers that emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous period of New York history. Portland Museum of Art, $7. 775-6148. 2 p.m. today.

“Beverly Sills: Made in America,” benefit for the Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, suggested donation. 563-3424. atthelincoln.org. Musical retrospective of the career of “America’s Queen of Opera,”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Teens Through Time,” film series with teen-centric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. “Mean Girls,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Image Gazer Film Festival, 25 films shown at several area locations Down East. 669-5506. Times vary, Thursday through Saturday. Through June 19.

“Rated Local: Short Works from Maine Filmmakers,” filmmakers include Jay Brown, Walter Ungerer, Jeremiah McDonald, Nicholas Brennan, David Camlin, Petra Simmons, Marc Bartholomew, Mo Twine and Derek Kimball. St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Being Rapanui: Easter Island,” Sawyer Memorial Auditorium, Greene, free. 946-5311. Narrated by filmmaker Willis Moore. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Museums

“Learning Is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, 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, $2-$5. 283-3861. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 3.

Music

Concerts at Jewett, $10, $5 for students, 12 and under free, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Suzanne Nance, 2 p.m. today.

Weekly music jam sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or just come to listen. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Neil Pearlman CD release, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) today.

Renaissance Voices in concert, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $10. 766-3330. Theme is “Love Lost and Found.” 6:30 p.m. today.

“Beatles for Sale – The Tribute,” tickets available at the Comedy Connection box office in Portland or via [email protected], Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $15, 21+. 1:30 p.m. today.

Gunther Brown, folk, Americana, roots, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. localsprouts.coop. Noon today.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations. 541-9024. Jazz jam, singers and players welcome to sit in. 11 a.m. to noon today.

Rob Cimitile, country blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 5:30 p.m. today.

David Hollis, sponsored by Project Faith, Congregational Church of Wells, $10. 641-2212. Piano and vocal show of multi-genre favorites, 4 p.m. today.

James McMurtry, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

Gordon Bok, Carol Rohl, Anne Dodson, Matt Szostak, Will Brown and more, folk singers, singer-songwriters and choral groups, Friendship Methodist Church, $12, $6 students. 226-7446. 2 pm. today.

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Monday.

Chris Isaak, State Theatre, Portland, $35-$45. 800-745-3000; statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Old Abram Brown and We Are Trees, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris James, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

New Time Ensemble: Irish music concert and workshop, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $10-$20, $20 for concert and workshop. 232-2001. maineirish.com. Workshop at 4 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Music Series, Bangor Public Library, free. bpl.lib.me.us. Bangor Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Alela Diane and the Wild Divine with The Parson Red Heads and Emily Dix Thomas, Space, Portland, $10, 18+. brownpapertickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Weekly old-time music jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. localsprouts.coop. Old-time Appalachian music. Bring an instrument or just listen. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Ed Askew (Drag City), The Black Swans and Greg Jamie, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7, all ages. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

David Beam and the Custom House Gang, roots and blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Auburn Community Concert Band, Festival Plaza, Auburn, free. 333-6601, Ext. 2108. “Spring into Summer,” 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The Decemberists, State Theatre, Portland, $39.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, several groups performing, camping available, Litchfield Fairgrounds, Litchfield, $10-$70. blisteredfingers.com. 5 p.m. Thursday; noon Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday.

Ryley Walker and Daniel Bachman, Michael Collins (of Prince Rama) and Veedon Fleece, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5, suggested donation. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Beam and Fink, acoustic folk and rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Songwriters by the Sea: Vanessa Torres, Putnam Smith and Connor Garvey, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $10. 766-4421. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Aztec Two-Step, folk duo’s 40th anniversary show, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jabali Afrika, East African music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15/$18. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday.

Zemya and Loop 243, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 615-3609. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rodney Atkins, Maine State Pier, Portland, $32, general admission. 512-389-0315. statepier.com. With the Don Campbell Band. 7 p.m. Friday.

Andi Fawcett, acoustic folk and rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 8 p.m. Friday.

Genticorum, Quebecois music, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50-$25, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Bob Charest Band, Zachery’s, 81 Riverside St., $5, 21+. 774-5601. Dance music, 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Flash Allen (keyboard and vocals), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Duke Robillard, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20/$23. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lupine Festival Scholarship Concert, benefits the Bud Carter Music Scholarship Fund, Stonington Opera House, $10 suggested. 367-2788. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Open Hand Orchestra, brass band, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Excelsior Cornet Band, New York State’s only authentic Civil War brass band, Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial, Peaks Island, $10, $15 family. 766-5086. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pearl and the Beard, Kath Blom and the Frontier Needs Heroes, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Brian Patricks, folk and rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, pop, jazz and blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30-$34, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Brzowski with Prayers for Atheists, Dollfight, H.W. and Ill By Instinct, Space, Portland, $8, 18+. space538.org. “A Fitful Sleep” CD release party, 9 p.m. Saturday.

Singer Hattie Simon and bassist Nick Thompson-Brown, American songbook standards, contemporary jazz and alternative tunes, Azure Cafe, Freeport, free, all ages. 865-1237. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Live jazz supper club, contemporary and classic jazz, Zachery’s, 81 Riverside St., no cover, 21+. 774-5601. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Outdoors

Birding Festival, Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle, $1-$2, under 5 free. 768-8341. Guided bird walks, live bird presentations, children’s activities and more, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. portlandseadogs.com. Bowie, 1 p.m. today.

Special Events

Aviation Expo, Portland International Jetport, Portland, free. 756-8035. portlandjetport.org/node/72. Vintage and military aircraft, airplane pull to benefit the MS Society, parachute team demos and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Maine Media Workshops and College Annual Open House, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Free. 236-258. mainemedia.edu. Free portrait sessions, refreshments and campus tours. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Midnight Metaphysical Society meeting, discussion group for those who want to take a monthly mind walk through the deepest issues of life in the cosmos, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, donation. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 p.m. Monday.

Bloomsday Celebration with the Seanachie Nights Regulars, featuring poet/scholar/storyteller Sebastian Lockwood in “Every Telling Has a Taling: Finnegan’s Wake Live!” This coincides with Bloomsday (Thursday), a celebration of James Joyce’s great novel, “Ulysses.” Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested, 18+. 846-1321. lynnecullen.com. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Tour of Rockland Public Library and Historical Society, free, all ages. 594-0310. History, art and architecture. 10 a.m. Monday.

Bloomsday Portland 2011, “Ulysses for Beginners,” humorous performance piece from AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Bull Feeney’s, Portland, free, open to all. maineirish.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bloomsday Portland 2011 “Ulysses for Beginners,” humorous performance piece from AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free, open to all. maineirish.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Images of the Infinite 2011,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet. See the universe through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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

SLANT Storytelling Series, presented by The Telling Room, Space, Portland, free, all ages. 774-6064. Writers, performers, and other notables tell 10-minute stories without notes or props. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lighthouse tours, one of only 40 caisson-style lighthouses in the United States and the only one open to visitors; must be over 55 inches tall; canceled in rain or fog, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, under 14 free. 699-2676. SpringPointLight.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Dinosaurs,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet. Revisit the Mesozoic Era to discover the world ruled by these “terrible lizards.” 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sports

Maine Roller Derby bout, Portland Exposition Building, $10-$13, $5 ages 6 to 12; free under 5. mainerollerderby.com. Port Authorities vs. Long Island Roller Rebels. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“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. dramaticrep.org. 7 p.m. today.

“The 39 Steps,” a wild whodunit Hitchcock comedy, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $28-$39. 985-5552.  arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Through June 25.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Penobscot Theatre production, Maine premiere, Bangor Opera House, $20-$30. 942-3333. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through June 19.

Pearwater Production’s “Blue Moon Chronicles,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $20. 899-3993. lucidstage.com. Gay romantic comedy written by South Portland’s Jeffrey Kagan-McCann, 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 26.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Maine State Music Theatre production, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $33-$56. 725-8769. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through June 25.

“Late Nite Catechism,” comedy, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $22.50-$27.50, $5 student tickets available. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. 2 p.m. today.

“Rapunzel,” featuring the addition of a garden of wisecracking vegetables to the classic story, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5-$7. 854-0065. acorn-productions.org. A Fairytale Players performance. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Through June 19.

Naked Shakespeare North, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $10. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. Performances presented with no sets or costumes. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, Norway Grange. ohmpaa.org. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through June 26.

“There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Vicki Stubbs and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s, Portland, $39.95 with dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Birdie Googins Live,” aka “The Marden’s Lady,” Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $17.50-$22.50. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Out of the Hat, play reading series. Audience members are welcome to particpate; rehearsals are at noon, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, free. “Amadeus,” 7 p.m. Saturday.