Art

“Art is Community II,” juried show and sale of local art and crafts, Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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

“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.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” 65 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs by small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 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 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.

“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 Aug. 28.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, 16 and under free. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

Pastel Painters of Maine, 12th international juried exhibition, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. 854-2378. Today through July 16.

Elizabeth McMillen and Duane Paluska, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Paintings and wooden sculptures, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through July 10.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. “Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; open to the public during library hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday; 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.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 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 Aug. 14.

Fabulous Fiber, juried show and sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. Daily through June 26.

“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. today through Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through July 20.

“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. today through Saturday. Through June 26.

“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 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; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Lauren Fensterstock: “Incidents of Garden Displacement,” Ogunquit Museum of American Art, $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 through 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. 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 and through Saturday. Through July 6.

“Three Views: paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover,” landscapes, seascapes and still life and more. 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.

“Gems of the Kennebec,” artist Michelle M. Curlett and photographer Bill Haley, Joyce’s, Hallowell. 441-4832. Art of and from the Kennebec River, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

“Between Earth and Sky,” sculpture exhibition and sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Call for appointment. Through July 27.

“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. 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.

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. today.

“Illustrated Passages: Artworks Illustrating Paragraphs and Poems,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through July 10.

Daniel Corey, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078. Special Invited Artist for 2011, oil paintings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday.

“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.

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. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through July 1.

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

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

“Postcards from Vacationland,” Diana Young paintings, 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 gallery 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.

“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 and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Through June 30.

“Indelible: The Ink Works,” Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Six illustrative works from Portland artist Max M. Leon II. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 30.

“Tell Me a Story: Folktales and World Cultures,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Children’s book illustrations by 13 Maine artists. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Aug. 12.

“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 Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FridayFriday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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, $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.

“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.

Presentation from Maine Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Lent, Georgetown Historical Society, free. 371-9200. Tour of the past and a look at the future of the Bath museum. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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.

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. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Katherine A. Cartwright: “Laws of Nature,” visual artist and scientist talk and exhibition, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, free. 372-8961. jacksonmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

“Folk Art on High,” 36 weathervanes with original surfaces as well as photographs of vanes from the 1970s. Fundraiser to support the preservation of newly donated murals by Jonathan Poor, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, $35. 647-2828. Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Preview party with appetizers and refreshments. 5:30 to 7:30 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.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” with work from Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“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.

Wen Redmond, gallery talk by nationally recognized fiber artist, York Art Association, York Harbor, free. 363-4049. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Art Walk, downtown, Biddeford, free. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561.3350. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 15.

Inaugural Artwalk Lewiston-Auburn, 782.7758; [email protected] Grassroots group of community members, artists and businesses transform downtown Lewiston and Auburn. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“New Works,” by Craig Mooney and Henry Isaacs, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. maine-art.com. Reception 5 to 7 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 21.

Sidewalk Art and Craft Sale, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Ceramic, wood, glass, paintings, drawings, sculptures and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through June 26.

Wandering Art Show, annual one-day event, participating artists are Carol Bass, paintings; Heidi Daub, paintings; Laurie Hadlock, paintings; Bob Newton, furniture; Aaron Sober, ceramics. Fiddle music, Mead Barn, Yarmouth. 776-0788. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Master craft artist Katherine Cobey, lecture and slide show. Proceeds benefit Maine Fiberarts, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10-$12. 725-5222. Presented by Maine Fiber Arts. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Maine Greyhound Placement Service open house, vendors, food, kennel and clinic tours, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds to the Greyhound Adoption Center. Linda Evans of Art on the River will be conducting a 2 1/2-hour art class for $35. Pre-registration is requested. Maine Greyhound Placement Service, Augusta, free, $35 for art class. 485-6559; greyhoundplacement.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Food/Hunger, a special event to benefit to local nonprofit organization Cultivating Community, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. eatedidbleart.blogspot.com. Seven boxed portfolios from local artists will be auctioned off. Daily. Call for hours. Through June 26.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Benefit Night, support the PSO by buying a drink, tipping the bartender or purchasing a bundle of raffle tickets. The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, all ages. 541-9024. Guest bartender Maestro Moody, raffles, mingling and light provisions. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Flower Power Fashion Show, benefit for the Maine Cancer Foundation, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $40, must buy ticket in advance. 967-0857. visitthekennebunks.com. Cocktails, silent auction and fashion show. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Curtis Friends book sale, books, CDs, DVDs, more, benefit for Curtis Memorial Library. Brunswick Junior High School. 725-5242; curtislibrary.com. Members only, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 26.

Antique tractor festival to raise funds for Make-A-Wish, Farmington Fairgrounds, $2-$5, 10 and under free. 938-3258. maineantiquetractorclub.com. Feature tractor for the 2011 festival is Cockshutt. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Rave On, concert and dance to benefit St. John’s community outreach, Watts Hall, Thomaston, free, chem-free, all ages. 354-7250. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience,” multimedia celebration of the Beatles, benefit for the Northport Music Theater, Camden Opera House, $14-$18. 338-8383. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Strawberry Festival, benefit for the First Parish Church of Brunswick Music Program, downtown Brunswick Mall/gazebo area on Maine Street. 725-2588. Quarts of strawberries, sundaes, jams, pies and shortcakes. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

“Inspired Voices,” music, poetry, dance and art, benefit for Tri-County Mental Health Services, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15-$25. 783-4663, Ext. 104. inspiredvoices.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Wiscasset Old Jail Antiques Show and Sale, to benefit Lincoln County Historical Association’s efforts to maintain and restore the Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail, Wiscasset, free. 882-9628. Sale on the lawn of the 1811 Old Jail. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Memorial 5K Run and 2.5-Mile Walk, The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach. 934-2360. runforcash.org. To benefit the Capt. Christopher Scott Cash Scholarship Fund, first race starts at 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

Kenny Mayne and music from the Time Pilots, Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, Big Easy, Portland, $25, 21+. 780-6282. ESPN Sportscaster Kenny Mayne. 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Books and Authors

Brown Bag Lecture Series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.” Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Discussion comparing book and film of “The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maureen Stanton, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Author of “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America.” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Pondtown poets reading, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. 377-8300. Pondtown poets will read selected poems from “Pondtown Poetry II” and other works. 7 p.m. Friday.

Michael Connolly, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 232-2001. Author of “Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen.” 7 p.m. Friday.

J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Author of “Maine.” 6 p.m. Friday.

Michael Sims, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Author of “The Story of Charlotte’s Web.” 7 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

Down East Singers, all-Mozart program, Blue Hill Congregational Church. downeastsingers.org. 4 p.m. today.

The Best of the Met: Live in HD Encore Series, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20. 563-3424. atthelincoln.org. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Met Summer Live in HD Encore Series, screenings of classic live in HD transmissions, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10-$18. 935-9232. Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Frank Glazer, pianist, Portland Conservatory of Music’s International Piano Festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12-$15. 775-3356. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Christian Sanders, Eastern European pianist, The Old White Church, Buxton, $12-$14, 12 and under free. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Comedy Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18+, 16+ with parent. mainecomedy.com. Rich Ceisler, Round Three Portland’s Funniest, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Rich Ceisler and Stephanie Doyle, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bob Marley, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25-$28. 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

SoundwavZ Solstice Dance Party, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10-$12. 553-9070. Reggae, jazz and Latin salsa. 6 to 8 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 from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

49th annual Windjammer Days Festival, music, food, boat parades, fireworks, Boothbay Harbor, free. 633-2353. boothbayharbor.com. All day Tuesday and Wednesday.

Greek Food Festival, variety of Greek food, music, art, clothing, church tours and more, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland. 774-0281. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, New Gloucester berries with homemade biscuits and Hodgman’s frozen custard, Congo Church, New Gloucester, free. 926-3188. Music by the Berry Berry Good Band, bake sale and history table with memorabilia for sale. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sidewalk Arts Festival, Saco Spirit’s 41st annual event, more than 100 exhibitors, held rain or shine, various locations, Saco, free. 590-3440; sacospirit.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Whatever Week Arts Festival, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

South Berwick Strawberry Festival, food, crafts, entertainment, road race and old-fashioned trolleys, southberwickstrawberryfestival.com, Central School, South Berwick, free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday.

Films

Image Gazer Film Festival, 25 films shown at several area locations Down East. 669-5506. Times vary. Today.

Summer Silent Film Series, silent films show with live music, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $5. 646-3123; leavittheatre.com. 1926 Buster Keaton film “The General.” 2 p.m. today.

“ArtWORKS” teen-made stop-motion animation film, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. 596-6457. Created by local middle and high school students. 3 p.m. today.

Teens Through Time, film series with teen-centric view point, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. “Napoleon Dynamite,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Assassins,” Space, Portland, 5-7. space538.org. Cult director Takeshi Miike’s bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink

7th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival, East End Community School, Portland, free. 767-7268. Lectures, food, exhibitors and music. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

Archaeology Discovery Workshop, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. Historical activities for youths and adults with Dr. Neill DePaoli. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Granite State “Mini-Zoo Exhibit,” to benefit Steep Falls Village Improvement Society. Standish Summer Spectacular event, Steep Falls Park, Standish, free. 807-5666. Hotdogs, hamburgers, popcorn and drinks will be available. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Magic, Standish Summer Spectacular event, Steep Falls Park, Standish, free. 807-5666. In the Gazebo, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

TWO: high-energy juggling duo, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $5-$7, 3 and under free. 657-4977. Combining skills in juggling, contortion, acrobatics and choreography. 11 a.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. 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

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, several groups performing, camping available, Litchfield Fairgrounds, Litchfield, $10-$70. blisteredfingers.com. 9 a.m. today.

PS, I Love Music, with Paul Sullivan and friends, Stonington Opera House, $15, free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m. today.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35/$40. 800-745-3000; statetheatreportland.com. All ages. Uner 2 free. 6 p.m. (doors 4 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.

Spring Awakening, in concert; adult material, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $17-$30. 725-8769; msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

Poor Howard, 12-string Delta blues, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529; localsprouts.coop. Noon to 2 p.m. today.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, vocal percussion band, High Mountain Hall, Camden, $15-$20. 332-5892. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Jim Pryor, acoustic folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 5:30 p.m. today.

New Time Ensemble: Irish music concert and workshop, mix of Irish and traditional music, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $12.50-$20. 967-9120. rivertreearts.org. 2 p.m. workshop, 7:30 p.m. concert Today.

The Mayapuris, Kirtan troupe with classical Indian dancing, drumming and high energy, Bhava Yoga School, Portland, $22-$25. 603-937-1163; bhavayogaschool.com. 6 p.m. today.

Women of Note a capella group, concert of favorites from the ’40s until today, Atria Kennebunk, Kennebunk, free. womenofnoteme.com. 2 p.m. today.

Genticorum, Quebecois and European folk, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. today.

Indigo Girls: Up Close and Personal, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $100. stonemountainartscenter. 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Dinosaur Jr.and Henry Rollins, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25-$40, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 7 p.m. Monday.

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Monday. Anni Clark & Rachel Griffin: Sweet Sounds of Summer, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cheryl Wheeler, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15-$20. 633-5159. With Paul Mellyn, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Lennie Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $20. 783-1585. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Mutineers, string band music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Johnny Childs Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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

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

Summer Music Series, Bangor Public Library, free, open to the public. bpl.lib.me.us. Kneisel Hall, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 24.

Auburn Community Concert Band, Brazilian, British, Latin, Spanish and Hawaiian songs, Festival Plaza, Auburn, free. 333-6601, Ext. 2108. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 24.

Lennie Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $20. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Soul Clap and Dance-Off with $100 cash prize, Space, Portland, $5, 21+. space538.org. DJ Jonathan Toubin. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Bangor Public Library Summer Music Series, free. 947-8336. Kneisal Hall, 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Deadly Gentlemen, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Celtic Crossroads, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $37.50. 8 p.m. (Doors 6 p.m.) Thursday.

Southern Maine Songwriters Showcase, Bebe’s Burritos & Cantina, Biddeford. 283-4222. Hosted by Rob “RC” Carlson, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Jimmy Dority, local piano player joined by friends, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529; localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Poor Howard, old-time blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lennie Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $20. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Music Concert Series, folk duo Simons and Goodwin, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The THE BAND Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20/$23. 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, guitar duet Neil Lamb and David Lawlor, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Lambo-Law 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Ed Gerhard, guitarist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $18/$22. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mishka, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12-$20, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 8 p.m. Friday.

Girsa, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15-$20. 864-5000; rangeleymovies.com. All ladies band from Pearl River, N.Y., 7 p.m. Friday.

Britta Bjelic, psychedelic pop and popular French favorites, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529; localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

Kyle and Duncan Hardy, jazz music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529; localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Satoko Fujii’s Ma-Do Ensemble, jazz celebrating trumpeter Natsuki Tamura’s 60th birthday, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10-$20. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday.

Greg Brown, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50-$42.50, all ages. 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com. Jason Wilber opens, 8 p.m. Friday.

Straight Lace, dance music, Zachery’s, 81 Riverside St., $5, 21+. 774-5601. 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Norway open mic night with Mary Christine Hargreaves, Norway Unitarian Universalist Church, Norway, $3. 603-733-6350. All ages and abilities are welcome to share their talents. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The Mutineers, string band music, Byrnes Irish Pub, Bath. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Music and Muffins Series: Carolyn Currie, folk and Celtic vocalist, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Mastersingers USA, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington, $15, under 16 free. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Celtic Crossroads, Strand Theatre, Rockland. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Slackers, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12-$20, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Local Circus, danceable rhythms and strong melodies, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529; localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees and The Bloodroots Barter, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Cusack, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free, all ages. 874-2639. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jesse Pilgrim, Panda Bandits and The Gallerist, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. 615-3609. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Audrey Ryan with South China and Brown Bird, Space, Portland, $8, 18+. space538.org. Release party for Ryan’s “Thick Skin” CD. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Liva Jazz Supper Club, contemporary and classic jazz, Zachery’s, 81 Riverside St., no cover, 21+. 774-5601. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Bill Morrissey with Sorcha, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15-$18. 761-1757. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Port City Jazz, popular southern Maine jazz septet playing standards from the Great American Song Book and more, Congregational Church of Bristol, $12. 563-6843. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. portlandseadogs.com. Trenton, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 6 p.m. Thursday.

Readings

Community Play Reading, Blue Hill Public Library, free. “Much Ado About Nothing,” full play with dinner break, 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Special Events

Summer Season Kick-Off Family Fun Day, kids activities, family lawn games, local food and music, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, free. clayhillfarm.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Today.

Summer antique show, 75 antique dealers, Fort Andross, Brunswick, free. 522-1977. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

“Mid Summer’s Eve at Stonehenge,” explore the Stonehenge structures from the comfort of the star dome theater, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5 suggested. 780-4249; usm.maine.edu/planet. Prof. Patrick Peoples presents his popular Stonehenge lecture on Mid-Summer’s Eve. 7 p.m. Monday. Astronomy of Stonehenge lecture follows at 8 p.m.

Edie Clark “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region,” humorous presentation, Log Cabin, Yarmouth, $3-$5. 846-6259. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Light on the Point,” honoring leadership, entrepreneurship and partnership in support of higher education, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, $30. 741-5500. [email protected] Music by jazz trio Floydz Boyz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Standish Summer Spectacular, events are free. $3-$5 for BBQ. All ages, family event. Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-2875. BBQ, student showcase and live jazz, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

LIT, poetry and literary happening, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5-$10. 615-3609. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

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

“Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere,” celebrating the release of Allagash Brewing’s 2011 Victoria Ale., Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15-$20. 772-4841. victoriamansion.org. Music from the Pete Kilpatrick Band. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“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. Lewiston Public Library, free. 782-7228. Martin Steingesser, Judy Tierney and cellist Robin Jellis. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Standish Summer Spectacular, events are free. $3-$5 for BBQ, all ages, family event, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-2875. Chandler’s Band, hot air balloon rides, Beach Boogie and Fireworks. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Lighthouse tours, one of only 40 caisson-style lighthouses in the U.S. and the only one open to visitors; must be over 55 inches tall; cancelled 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.

Magic for Non-Believers, with magician Peter Boie, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

Giant car show, Portland Police Dept. teaming up with the Portland Motor Club to benefit the youth P.A.L. program. Portland Motor Club, Portland, free. 775-1770; portlandmotorclub.com. Raffles, food, live music, muscle cars, street rods and much more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Rain date June 26.

Hawthorne and strawberries, Steven Rogers, Ph.D., will speak about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s early visits to Maine, his time at Bowdoin College and related topics. Advance reservations requested. Nathaniel Hawthorne House, Raymond, $3-$5, 8 and under free. 655-7660. 6:30 p.m. for historical talk, 7 to 9 p.m. for dessert and social, Saturday.

Quilters’ market, First Parish Church, Freeport. 865-3628. firstparishmarket.com. 35-plus vendors with hand-crafted creations for sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Strawberry Festival, with fiddler Olivia DeLisle, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Wiscasset. 882-7184. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bread Bakers Guild of America International Bakery Open House, Standard Baking Co., Portland. 773-2112. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Standish Summer Spectacular Pancake Breakfast, Standish Congregational Church, $3-$5. 642-2875. 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Standish Summer Spectacular Community Marketplace, local artistans, businesses, flower clubs, farms, yard sales and more, George E. Jack School, Standish. 642-2875. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Old Fort Western: Whatever Family Festival Day in Capitol Park 2011, rain location is the Augusta Civic Center, Capital Park, Augusta, free, all ages, family event. 626-2385. Historical interpreters, games. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

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

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Penobscot Theatre production, Maine premiere, Bangor Opera House, $20-$30. 942-3333. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today.

“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, Norway Grange. ohmpaa.org. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through June 26.

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 p.m. today; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“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.

“Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale,” Maine humor, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $17.50-$22.50. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through July 2.

Northern Writes, new-play festival with short plays, dramatic readings and full-length productions, Bangor Opera House, $5 day, $35 festival pass. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Seussical the Musical,” Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, $17-$20. 633-3379. All ages. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“The Real McGonagall,” hilarious true story of the world’s worst poet and his dubious place in history, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. 729-8584. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,” Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $10-$24. 933-9999. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Acorn Productions’ “Naked Shakespeare Performance Installation,” Cymbeline Underground features 11 short scenes presented in the World War II bunker, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Battery Steele, Peaks Island, $10. 854-0065.