• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: J. Geils Band headlines at Bangor Waterfront

THE J. GEILS BAND, with vocalist Peter Wolf back on the mic, is one of the best bands to see for a good time. Opening tonight’s show will be The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, featuring the frontman for The Black Crowes.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $21.75 to $61.75

INFO: 783-2009; waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: ‘The Wiz’ a reason to ease on down to Brunswick

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE in Brunswick closes its season with the Tony Award-winning musical “The Wiz,” an R&B-infused version of “The Wizard of Oz” immortalized in a 1978 film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

WHEN: Opens Wednesday. Through Aug. 27.

WHERE: Maine State Music Theatrre, Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: $36 to $56

INFO: 725-8769; msmt.org

Dining and Drink: There’s lots of claws for celebration

THE MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL is a good excuse to eat lots of lobster, but there are other food-related events on the schedule as well, such as the Maine seafood cooking contest (9 a.m. Friday), a children’s lobster-eating contest (11 a.m. Sunday) and the children’s codfish carry (9 a.m. Sunday).

WHEN: Today through Sunday, hours vary daily

WHERE: Harbor Park, Rockland

HOW MUCH: $8 adults ($5 on Sunday); $2 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger.

INFO: mainelobsterfestival.com

Et Cetera: Abracadabra at The Opera House

WITH A BLEND of comedy, magic and escape artist tricks, Bruce McKenzie Johnson specializes in amazing and amusing audiences.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.

HOW MUCH: $5 students/$10 adults in advance; $12 at door

INFO: boothbayoperahouse.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Young Maine rockers close Alive at Five series

TONIGHT IS the last show of the summer scheduled for Portland’s free “Alive at Five” concert series. Come see the Kenya Hall Band play some R&B, followed by The Modest Proposal, winners of the MAMM Slam high school band contest.

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Monument Square, Congress and Elm streets, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 772-6828; portlandmaine.com

Art and Theater: Fiber artists and farms invite us in

GOT FIBER? This weekend, Maine Fiberarts sponsors its statewide fiber arts tour. More than 45 studios and farms will open their doors for demonstrations, workshops, tours and crafts activities.

WHEN: Friday to Sunday

WHERE: Statewide

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: mainefiberarts.org

Dining and Drink: Breakfast will flip proceeds to charity

CHOW DOWN on some pancakes for a cause at Stonewall Kitchen’s fifth annual community pancake breakfast. Proceeds will benefit the York Community Food Pantry and the nonprofit Hilton-Winn Farm in Cape Neddick.

WHEN: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Stonewall Kitchen, 2 Stonewall Lane, York

HOW MUCH: $5 adults; $3 for children under 10

INFO: 351-2713

Et Cetera: Peek at the past in Tate House tour

TAKE an architectural tour of the circa-1755 Tate House from the cellar to the attic and see unique sights such as the base of the huge chimney, the “marriage marks” in the rafters and other interesting details.

WHEN: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $3 children; free for under age 6

INFO: tatehouse.org