Art Openings

“Maine to France,” Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. 75 pieces, including pastels, watercolors and oils. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday; opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Sept. 19.

“Her Mark,” women artists working in a diverse range of media, style and subjects. Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Opening reception with the artists, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 31.

“Taking Shape,” Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Artists reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“East Meets West” by Kathy Goddu. Japanese Shibori textile art, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Mansion of Dreams” paintings by Wendy Jordan, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. 721-9500. Opening reception (Brunswick Second Friday Art Walk), 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Ed Botkin 7th annual Show, realistic Maine scenes in oil, Oceanview Grange, Port Clyde. 372-6369. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Graphite” sculpture and drawings from James Marshall and Kate Beck, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“East Meets West” by Kathy Goddu, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Japanese Shibori textile art, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Say it With Color,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. www.laarts.org. Oil paintings, pastel and watercolors, photos, fiber, glass, ceramic and jewelry, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

Carol Jessen: Out and About and William Irvine, Jeff Barrett, David Witbeck: Put a Smile on Your Face, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Sept. 7.

“Ralf Feyl: Threshold,” new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the United States, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

Art

Studio Open House, Old Point Comfort Gallery, Waldoboro. 832-8133. Home and studio of rug weaver Sara Hotchkiss, noon to 5 p.m. today.

Alan Magee Open Studio, Pascal Hall, Rockport, free. alanmagee.com. Four new tapestries, a series of recent black and white monotypes and a group of relief sculptures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Works by Helder, Fretz, Rhoads, Pieper, Schafermeyer, Schunke and Dane, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Paintings, metal sculptures and glass vessels, 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

Greg and Jon Mort Open Studio, Fieldstone Castle, Port Clyde. jonmort.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Open Studio Exhibit of John Paul Caponigro’s New Work, Caponigro Arts, Cushing. 354-0578. 2 p.m. artist discussion, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Barbara Ernst Prey: Open Spaces, Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. 516-316-7477. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 21.

“(un) Natural Splendor: Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

Jason Larkin “Past Perfect,” photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, under 16 free. 596-6457. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 27.

“The Boat,” group show, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. www.maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 18.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940,” paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 11.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-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 Oct. 10.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to 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 to Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

“Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor, free. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.today through Saturday. Through Aug. 15.

“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 to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

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

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber. Live music. 10 a.m. to noon today. Through Oct. 30.

Heidi Daub, “To Hear the Forest Speaking,” paintings based on original prose, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Collectibles and Accumulations,” mixed-media work by Aidan Sofia Earle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Saturday.

“Drawn to Disaster,” examines feelings of disorder, anger and optimism that can follow disaster, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, free. 699-5029. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

American Modern: Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White, photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, free. 859-5600. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Fins, Fur and Feathers: A Celebration of all Creatures Wild and Domesticated, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Robert LaHotan – The Early Years Cranberry Island, Maine – New York,” paintings, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

Lois Dodd, Kayla Mohammadi, Jenifer Mumford, Lisa Becu and Bill Martin, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. 1 to 4 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Saturday.

“Three Summer Artists,” Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe and Carol Beyna, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 829-5082. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

Coastal Color: Nine Mid-Coast Artists, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 882-6960. Variety of work including jewelry and oil paintings, noon to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

The Jar Project, art-filled jars made by 60 artists, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

Charlie Hewitt, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. tidesinstitute.org. Pen and ink drawings, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

“Creatures and Critters,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. New works by potter Rick Boyd, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.

Maine Woodturners Show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Shoreline Inspirations,” Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Aug. 20.

“The Aged and Unknown,” works by R. Keith Rendall, printmaker, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Tuesday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

“Second Show,” work by 20 member artists, Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, Harpswell. 371-2015. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.

Gary O’Connor “Mostly People and Places,” Dock Fore, Portland. 772-8619. Original oil and watercolor paintings. Through Aug. 31.

“Summer’s Bounty” from the Garden to the Kitchen, Part 2, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. New England artists, 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 21.

DeWitt Hardy, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Watercolors, 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 21.

Jean Kigel 13th annual Eastern Views, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. 832-5152. Asian brush paintings and watercolors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday.

Open Juried Annual Summer Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. “The World Around You,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Through Aug. 28.

Photography by Sam Little, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. 743-8041. Noon to 8 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Phoebe Bly, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland. 596-0800. New paintings, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“Jazz” by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. A new series of painting based on jazz, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

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

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

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland, free. 699-5030. Lisi Raskin, handcrafts whimsical recreations of military command centers, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Hither and Yon: “Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes,” watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Sept. 9.

“Three Photographers: Three Visions,” Ray Beal, Holly Garner-Jackson and Kris Larson, University of Maine (Powers Art Galleries), Machias. 255-1279. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Aug. 22.

“French Silk” by Susan M. Wierzba, Harmons & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Paintings in Monet’s garden and Giverny, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Helen Corning, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland. 594-6490. Abstract paintings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

“Taking Shape,” Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Artwork inspired by woodshop renovation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Peter Poskas: “Timeless Places,” landscape paintings, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Sarah Knock “Water: The Surface and Below,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Maine realist painter, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“A Few of My Favorite Things,” pieces chosen from Mount Desert Island collections, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, free. 633-5159. Collaboration of 32 painters, composers and poets, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Emerging Dis/Order” – Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to 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, 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“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.

“In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” York Public Library. 363-2818. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 19.

“Drawing the Line # 6” Carly Glovinski, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through  Aug. 20.

“Transformations,” works by the men in recovery at Milestone Foundation, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 847-3001. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Aug. 26.

Figure Drawing from the Model Session, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, small model fee. 646-8400. barngallery.org. Hosted by Russel Whitten, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Illustrated Talk by Victoria Wyeth, Rockland Library, Rockland, free, donations welcome. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Drawing the Line,” work in different drawing media on two-dimensional surfaces, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 10.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 8.

Nature’s Keep: Artists Responding to Divine Design, the work of seven artists responding to the natural world, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography, colored porcelain, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

Georgetown Goes Modern: The Modern Art Movement Meets An Island Community, paintings, photographs, sculptures and artifacts, Georgetown Historical Society, free. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through Sept. 10.

Wednesday Night Art Series, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, free. 667-6611. Jesse Salisbury, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Space Invaders,” Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. Works of art that confront and challenge the notions of space and all its meanings, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 8.

Juried Art Show with 2-D, 3-D, photography and artisans’ work, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 739-6161. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, new work, and Victor Romanyshyn “On Coffee” with writings by John Wetterau, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Presentation by acclaimed Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao, Rockland Library, Rockland. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Franciska Needham artwork, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. With other artists’ sculptures, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Friday.

Ed McCartan “Fishing for Subject Matter,” August Art Talk, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $3 suggested donation. 622-3813. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Solid Earth! The Actual World! 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Recent work by Michael Branca, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Tony vanHasselt painting demonstration, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, $10-$15. 882-7511. Demonstration of watercolor technique, 2 p.m. Friday.

“Meet the Artists Reception,” Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078. Celebrating Olde Bristol Days, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Clothesline Art Sale, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella Enchanted,” musical theater, performances are Nov. 11 to 19, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell. gaslighttheater.org. Bring a prepared song; accompanist will be provided. 6 p.m. today and Wednesday.

“Frankenstein” a new musical, Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. 798-6966. Bring prepared song and be ready to dance and read from the play, 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday.

Benefits

WMPG Electronic Beats Dance Cruise, to benefit WMPG Community Radio, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $20, 18+. 780-4151. DJs Corbin, ATOMIK, Jen Popgirl23, Secret Weekend, Tim D and [email protected], noon today.

Go! Malawi Silent Auction, to send orphaned and vulnerable children to school and to fund a microloan program, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $20. 890-8205. Local art, gift certificates, jewelry and African stone and wood carvings and paintings, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Giant Annual Book Sale, Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

“Love Them Enough to Tell Them” Concert Cruise, benefit for the nonprofit Resistance Ministries, Songo River Queen II, Naples, $15-$17. 743-6982. Lisa Gallant Seal and Barry Lowe, boarding at 7 p.m., cruise at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Drawing for Hunger” Benefit Show and Sale, 20 percent of all sales will go to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, exhibit runs through Aug. 28.

Great Birdhouse Auction, Naples Golf and Country Club, Naples, $10. 693-6841. Benefit for the Naples Public Library, preview at 6:30 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Rhythms by the Sea” with music from Entrain, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach, $15-$20. showclix.com. Benefit for the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Runs with Wolves Poker Run,” motorcycle ride, benefit for the Runs with Wolves Sanctuary. Wolves Social Club, Sanford. 467-5074. Registration at 9 a.m., motorcycle ride at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (rain date Aug. 14).

Books and Authors

Spencer Seidel, author of “Dead of Wynter,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 2 p.m. today.

Suzanne Loebl, author of “The American Medicis,” Southwest Harbor Public Library, free. swharbor.lib.me.us. Book talk about the Rockefellers. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Greg Zielinski, author of “Conditions May Vary: A Guide to Maine’s Weather,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, free. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. Noon Wednesday.

Dr. Rushworth Kidder, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, free, 236-6658, author of “Good Kids Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Caitlin Shetterly, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, free; author of “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Hirzel, author of “Tom Crean: Sailor on Ice,” Sherman’s Books & Stationery of Boothbay Harbor. 633-7262. 4 p.m. Thursday.

Ellen Prager, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, free, boothbayoperahouse.com, author of “Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lisa Turner, author of “The Eat Local Cook Book,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. Thursday.

Linda Greenlaw, author of “The Maine Summers Cookbook,” Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, free. 967-6136. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Angus King, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, 729-5083, author of “How I Left Politics, Learned to Back up a Bus and Found America,” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Brian Robbins, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, 563-3207, author of “Bearins,” storytelling and songs, 5 p.m. Friday.

Author and painter Dahlov Ipcar, “One Horse Farm” re-issue, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Chris Van Dusen, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, 563-3207, author of children’s book “King Hugo’s Huge Ego,” 11 a.m. Saturday.

David McCullough, author of “The Greater Journey-Americans in Paris,” Camden Public Library, tickets required. 236-3440. librarycamden.org. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

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

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival Tuesday Night Concerts, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $20. 583-6747. “Full Circle,” Haydn’s Piano Trio in G Major, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Tuesdays at Merrill, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15. 842-0800. James Jones and trumpet player Anita Cirba, Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Lawrence String Quartet, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $30-$40, $8 for ages 18 and under. 236-2823. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Grand Sextet, St. Lawrence String Quartet with Anne-Marie McDermott and Anthony Manzo, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30-$40. 236-2823. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $25. 1-800-320-0257. www.pcmf.org. Leclair, Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn, 8 p.m. Thursday; Beethoven, Lee Hyla and Faure, 8 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $25. rivertreearts.org. Works by Comorri, Mendelssohn and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pianist Artem Belogurov, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $5-$10. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trio of Lars Gjerde, Brett Judson and Scott Perkins, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, donations accepted. 967-2793. Music from classical, sacred and jazz traditions, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Kinge’s Revels, St. Philip’s by the Sea, Biddeford, donations accepted. 284-4601. Renaissance music, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

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

Portland Improv Comedy Festival, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10-$12, $25 for four-day pass. portlandimprovfestival.com. Defenders of the Funny, MB Curtain Raisers, The Focus Group, 8 p.m. Thursday; Active Ingredients, Teacher’s Lounge Mafia, ImprovBoston Mainstage, 8 p.m. Friday; Sea Tea, Tedley’s Lover, Laughletics, 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

Dance

“UN/Stable Landscape” interactions between human dancers and horses, Chance Encounter Farm, Pownal, $10. batesdancefestival.org. 2 p.m. today.

International Folk Dance, teaching 7 to 8 p.m. followed by dance party. Beginners welcome, Pownal Town Hall, Pownal, $5, $3 children. 688-2293. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Open House, Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook. 854-2221. See the facility, meet instructors, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Karen Montanaro “The Journey,” mime and dance, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, $8-$14. celebrationbarn.com. Live music by Ginger Ibex, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Bar Harbor Summer Arts and Craft Festival, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, free. Juried craftspeople will display and sell their works, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Maine Lobster Festival, Harbor Park, Rockland. www.mainelobsterfestival.com. Today.

Camp Creek, $25 Sunday passes for Maine residents with ID, Oxford Fairgrounds, Oxford. All ages. maxcreek.com/campcreek.html. Gates open at 10 a.m. today.

Schoodic Arts Festival, schoodicartsforall.org, Winter Harbor. 963-2569. Performances and workshops throughout the peninsula, today through Aug. 14.

KahBang Music and Arts Festival, riverfront parks, Bangor. www.kahbang.com. More than 50 bands and performers, 20 films, today through Saturday.

Country Fest Maine, Litchfield Fairgrounds, $10 per carload. www.countryfestmaine.com. Celebration of Maine country, bluegrass and folk, gates open at 8:30 a.m. today.

42nd annual Cumberland Arts and Crafts Show, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland, $4, under 12 free. 621-2818. www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Aug. 14.

The Lazy Days of Summer, Lovell United Church of Christ, Center Lovell. 925-3661. Gifts, baked goods, produce, flowers, treasures, raffles and more, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, Maine-built boats, marine supplies, fine furnishings and home wares, art and jewelry, and sustainable energy products, live music, local food and the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, Harbor Park, Rockland, $12, free for 12 and under. 594-8622. maineboats.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Aug. 14.

Arts and Craft show, Higgins Beach Clubhouse, Scarborough. 885-5087. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Olde Bristol Days, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. Historical activities including an artisan exhibition, all day Saturday.

Bridgton Historical Society Bluegrass Festival, proceeds go toward restoration of the 200-year-old house, Narramissic Historic Farm, Bridgton, $12, $2 for 12 and under. 647-9954. Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, Brad Hooper, Medicine Root, Jack Jolie, 4 p.m. Saturday.

50th annual Frenchboro Lobster Festival, Lunt Harbor, Frenchboro, $15-$25. 334-2974. Features a boat ride through Blue Hill Bay, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Blueberry Festival, proceeds go to Caring Unlimited, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kennebunk. www.kennebunklutheran.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Summer Silent Film Series, films shown with live music, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $5. 646-3123. www.leavittheatre.com. “Paths to Paradise” (1925) and “Hands Up” (1926), 2 p.m. today.

Summer Film Series, York Public Library, York, free. 363-2818. “Surviving My Mother” comedic drama, 7 p.m. today.

“Innocent Interlude: Scenes of Life in Portland, Maine, 1940-41,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7-$8, $2 for ages 6 to 17. 774-1822. One hour film, noon Monday to Friday.

“The Chosen,” (1981) York Public Library, free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Documentary Series, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, Portland, free. 871-1700. “Kings of Pastry,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle” (thriller from Romania), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Vinalhaven Film Festival, Vinalhaven High School, $5 suggested donation. 338-6575. “Queen of the Sun,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Art Videos at the Gallery,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“My YouTube,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. stlawrencearts.org. Short films crafted by Portland filmmaker and actor Jeremiah McDonald, 7 p.m. Friday.

For Children

2011 Children’s Theatre Season, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $10. 800-982-2787. “Fairy Houses, the Musical,” 10 a.m. today.

“Day Out with Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour,” Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, $18. 866-468-7630. Rides with Thomas the Tank Engine, family activities, storytelling, music and more, 9:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. today, and Friday to Aug. 14.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co., Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $5-$10, $25 for families of four. 935-9232.7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Charlotte’s Web,” Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $10, $6 for 20 and under. 698-1807. Hackmatack Drama Camp production, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. rivertreearts.org. Free children’s concert. Gia Comolli “String Play,” 4 p.m. Friday.

“Magical Wonders,” Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. Magician Debbis Labbe, aka Mr. Magic, 2 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Museums

“Indians and Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s -1920s,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, 6, kids 15 and younger $2. 288-3519. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 30.

“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 to Saturday.

“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 to Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Deer Isle Jazz Festival, film, music and clinics, Stonington Opera House, $15-$32.50, free for island students. 367-2788. Matthew Shipp, 7 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.

Judy Collins, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60-$65. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. today.

Lady Zen, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco, free. 571-9648. 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Cullu Reggae Sundays, Porthole Restaurant, Portland, $3, all ages. 780-6533. 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Summer Sunday Jazz Brunch, Cafe Cambridge, South Portland. 899-1884. Guitarist Max Rowe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Shape Note Singing, everyone is welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donations appreciated. 216-3890. Four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Summer Bandstand Concerts, Bethel Common, Bethel, free. 824-3575. Skylark Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m. today.

Aleric Nez, Cross Record and South China, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. today.

Dave Keller, Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery, Union, free. 785-2828. Singer-guitarist, 1 p.m. today.

Three Piece Country Folk Band, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 967-4050. 6:30 to 10 p.m. today.

Summer Concert Series, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $5 for kids/free under 5. 642-3743. Rick Charette, children’s songs, 7 p.m. Monday.

Don Campbell Trio, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 967-4050. Adult contemporary, country crossover, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Bluezberry Jam, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, free. ThomasMemorialLibrary.org. Blues and jazz, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

De Temps Antan, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. 783-1585. Quebec traditional band, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Havana Nights Summer Series, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, with Primo Cubano, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

“Best of Broadway,” The Temple, Ocean Park, $5-$12. 934-0687. Song and dance from Broadway shows. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Organ Concert Series, First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Brunswick, $5 suggested donation. 729-7331. Harold Stover, noon Tuesday.

Rob “RC” Carlson, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. Singer-songwriter, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Straight Lace, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 967-4050. High energy rock, swing and waltzes, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. Eight top Maine Songwriters, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

De Temps Antan, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Quebec traditional band, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, Free. 846-2406. 317 Main Street musicians from local community music center, 6:15 p.m.Wednesday (rain date Thursday).

Auburn Community Concert Band, Festival Plaza, Auburn, free. 333-6601 ext. 2108. “The Music of Famous Musicians,” 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. Merrymeeting Community Band, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Standard Issue, Grace Restaurant, Portland. restaurantgrace.com. Jazz piano trio, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunset Folk Series, Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8275. Will Gattis, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. Acoustic quartet, 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Tony Boffa Trio, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 967-4050. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park, Festival Plaza, Auburn, rain location Franco American Heritage Center, free. 782-7228. Anni Clark, folk, blues and pop, noon Thursday.

De Temps Antan, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. Quebec traditional band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston, free. 786-6330. Jim Gallant, 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.

Summer Music Concert Series, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free, 626-2415, singer-songwriter Billy Libby, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

James Montgomery Band, blues, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $17.50-$22.50. 774-4527. Doors at 6:30, show 8 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, free. 934-0860. High Ryder, five-piece dance band, classics of the late ’50s and early ’60s, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, Central School, South Berwick, free, donations welcome. 384-5846. Mudhook, traditional shanties and ballads, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series at the Fort Allen Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Portland. 756-8275. The McCarthys (country rock), 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Bob Band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 772-5483. Bob Dylan tribute band, 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Steeple Jazz Concert, Lovell United Church of Christ, Center Lovell, free. Pianist Ellen Rowe and saxophonist Andrew Bishop, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Taylor, acoustic folk, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $10. fifthmainemuseum.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

OdlaW, Three Tides, Belfast. 3tides.com. Americana rock and roll, 9 p.m. Thursday.

De Temps Antan, Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Boothbay Harbor, $25. 800-628-6872. Quebec traditional band, 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Steve Slagle (sax) and Dave DeMotta (keys), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ellis Paul, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $17/$20. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday.

Crooked Still, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $27.50-$30.50. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. Nu-folk, bluegrass, 8 p.m. Friday.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, gospel music, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach, $15-$19. 934-2024. 6 p.m. Friday.

Schoodic Arts “Emerging Artists” Concert Series, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $5, 12 and under free. 963-2569. Katie Higgins, soulful country, 7 p.m. Friday.

The Itals, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $20. rocklandstrand.com. Reggae vocal group, 8 p.m. Friday.
Tommy Bazarian CD Release Show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5-$7. onelongfellowsquare.com. Folk rock, 8 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic Night, Jakeman Hall, Ocean Park, free. 934-9068. www.oceanpark.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

W.A.G: trumpeter/vocalist Walt Szymanski, saxophonist Alex Harding and guitarist Gary Wittner, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10-$15, $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday.

“2+2=Jive,” Brackett Church, Peaks Island, donations accepted. 766-5013. Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall performing jazz standards and more, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Land of Harvest, Agape Coffeehouse Seacoast Chapel, Saco, free. 282-3000. Contemporary Christian music, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Ellis Paul, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Taj Mahal, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$35, all ages, reserved seating. 800-745-3000. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. rocklandstrand.com. Folk rock, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. Rickie Lee Jones, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, rain location is Wells Junior High on Route One, Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells, free. Eddie Forman Orchestra, polka music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Edith Jones Project, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $13-$15, or by donation. 929-6472. 16-member all-women jazz big band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mary Fahl, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$23. 761-1757. With opener Greg Douglass, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bob Danzillo, Allan Schwinn and Alan Taplin, York Art Association, York Harbor, free, adults only. 363-4049. Folk music, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Jerry Bryant, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $10-$12, $5 for 15 and under. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. Maritime songs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

First annual Festival of Music, South Portland High School Auditorium, South Portland, $15, $5 with student ID. 846-3731. The Modest Proposal, Educated Advocates, Pecan Sandies and other acts, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Sheepscot Jazz and Swing Company, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor, $10. 244-5036. 8:15 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

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

Lighthouse tours, must be over 55 inches tall; canceled in case of rain or fog, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, free for children under 14. 699-2676. www.SpringPointLight.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

7th Annual Family Fun Day, activities for the whole family with a focus on the Standardbred racehorse. Music from Jessica Prouty Band, Scarborough Downs, Scarborough, free. 883-4331. Noon today.

Wings and Wheels Spectacular, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $15, under 18 free. 594-4418. High speed aerobatics, classic cars, high-wheel bicycles and military aircraft, 1:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Exploring the Forts of Phippsburg, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $20-$25. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. With local historians as your guide, explore six historic fortification sites, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Circus Smirkus, Rockin’ Horse Stables, Kennebunkport, $16-$19. 216-7075. International youth circus. 1 and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Ambivalent Allegiances in Revolutionary Maine, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, $5, free for members. 677-2423. Lecture by Dr. Liam Riordan, University of Maine, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Extreme Planets, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. 1 p.m. Monday; 7 p.m. Friday.

Dinosaurs, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Living History Tours, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $10, $25 family rate. 897-4366. Visitors are engaged by people who portray a local person you might have met in 1870. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

“Eight Planets and Counting,” University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249, discover the wonders of our solar system, 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 3 p.m. Saturday.
Antonio Rocha, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723. Mime and storytelling, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Talk with Joan Shigekawa, senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

“Alive for $5,” one-hour family program includes “Talk Back” with the performer, Stonington Opera House, 367-2788. Cordis Quartet, chamber music, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bruce McKenzie Johnson, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $5-$15. 633-5159. Magician, comedian, pick pocket and escape artist, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Did Lincoln Really…” illustrated Program, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $5. 766-3330. With Lincoln scholar, Gerald Prokopowicz, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

MOOSE Open Mic and Spoken Word Night with The Humble Farmer, Portland Public Library  Rines Auditorium, Portland, $5 suggested donation. 829-9346. Maine humor, open mic starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Life, Death and Rebirth,” Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, free. 372-8961. Lecture by Jungian analyst Alden Josey, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Circus Smirkus, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $17-$20. 865-0045. International youth circus. 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“On The Horizon” an in-depth look at the potential for offshore wind energy development, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. 594-9209. “Islands in the Wind” documentary film and overview by Heather Deese of the Island Institute, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Slow: Poetry, Food, Maine,” Stonington Opera House, $10. 367-2788. Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Deborah Cummins lead a night of poetry in celebration of food, 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Femme Show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12-$15. brownpapertickets.com. Burlesque, drag, spoken word, puppets and more. 8 p.m. Thursday.

8th annual Southern Maine Pagan Pride Day, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford, Saco, free, non-perishable food items. mainepaganprideday.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Western Cemetery Walk, meet at Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $10. 780-0118. Guided tour with genealogist Matt Barker, 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

Shakespeare’s Kids “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission to gardens. 633-4333. Freeport Shakespeare Festival event, 2 p.m. today; at L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, $18-$23. 8:15 p.m. today and Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Gypsy,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0849. Classic musical based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, 2 p.m. today.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 939-9999. 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday. Through Aug. 19.

“Room Service,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 933-9999. Hilarious farce, 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 20.

“Murder a la Moliere” dinner theater, Carousel Music Theater, Boothbay Harbor, $36, includes meal and show. 633-5297. Murder mystery with music from the 1970s, 6:30 p.m. today and Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

“Fafalo,” Bowdoinham Town Hall, $15-$20, $10 for kids 6-12. 319-7289. Comic fantasy with Balinese masks and huge puppets, 5 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Twelfth Night” Freeport Shakespeare Festival, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. Shakespeare comedy, 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday through Friday.

“Twelfth Night,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested donation. 729-8584. A Shakespeare Project production, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“The Bully Show,” First Universalist Church of Auburn, $5. 783-0461. Hilarious play by Brian Guehring. Family friendly show, 1 p.m. today.

“A Taffeta Wedding,” New England premiere, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $28-$39. 986-5552. Musical with ’60s pop tunes, 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

“The Fantasticks,” Poland Spring Inn, Poland Spring, $10. Musical comedy, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 30.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$24. 933-9999. Shakespeare’s quarrelsome comedy, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

“The Wiz,” Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $33-$56. 725-8769. www.msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $18-$25, $10 students and under 20. 698-1807. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“King Lear: Truth and Consequence!” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 939-9999. Shakespeare tragedy, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

Fenix Theatre Company Summer Repertory Season, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. fenixtheatre.com. Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“Guys and Dolls,” Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, 20, $17 for kids under 12. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

“Before Bill,” Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $17-$20. 865-5505. A comic romp through medieval times, 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Rent,” Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop, $10-$15. 623-4583. Musical presented by the Fairway Players, 7 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 19.

“Seussical the Musical,” Windham Center Stage Theatre, Windham, $7. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8-$10, $5 for 5 and under. 642-3743. Schoolhouse Arts Center’s Summer Shakespeare Workshop students, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.