Art

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

“Drawing the Line,” work in different drawing media on two-dimensional surfaces, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. 1 to 6 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Gala public reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 10.

“Maine to France,” pastels, watercolors and oils, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Through Sept. 19.

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

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” 65 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 11.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-Century,” 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. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“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 Oct. 8.

“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.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

“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 and Monday.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 11.

“Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles” from the 19th and early 20th centuries, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free/donation. 239-5782; skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

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

“(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. through Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

Daniel Corey, special invited artist for 2011, oil paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through 10.

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

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

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 through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled, detailed color photographs, 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.

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.

Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker, celebrating Becker’s passion for the print medium, 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.

“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.

“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.

“Three Summer Artists,” Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe and Carol Beyna, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 829-5082. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The Jar Project, 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, 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, pen and ink drawings, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. tidesinstitute.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday through Thursday.

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

Maine Woodturners Show, Ann Presott, Peter Asselyn, Mark Irving, Winfield Libby, Ken Shepard, Bruce McCreedy, Bill Housley and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday; meet and greet 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 31.

“Shoreline Inspirations,” original shoreline paintings of two guest artist friends and new paintings by Beth Ellis, Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

“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 through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

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

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

“Bon Appetit! The Exhibit,” whimsical collection of food and culinary art in a variety of mediums by YES Artworks artists, The Blue Spoon, Portland. 773-1116. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 1.

Gary O’Connor — “Mostly People and Places,” original oil and watercolor paintings, Dock Fore, Portland. 772-8619. 2 to 10 p.m. today through Wednesday; 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

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

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

“The World Around You,” open juried annual summer show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

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

Art on the Porch Arts and Craft Show and Sale, local paintings, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, sculpture and more, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. 766-3330. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

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

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

“Travels Over the Seas: Italy, France and Beyond,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, as well as new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily. Through Sept. 9.

Russell D’Alessio and Virginia Sarsfield: “Sirens, Nymphs, and Ladies,” Handmade Papers Gallery, Brooklin. 359-8345. Noon to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

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

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

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” 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.

Masters of 20th Century Photography Lecture Series, Ernest Haas, Maine Media Workshops (Union Hall), Rockport, free. 236-7034. 4 p.m. Monday. Through Aug. 22.

“Transformations,” presented by the Yarmouth Library’s Art Committee, featuring works by the men in long-term recovery at the Milestone Foundation of Old Orchard Beach, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 847-3001. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Through Aug. 26.

“New Dawn Fades” — Photographs by Thomas Hager, reflecting the photographer’s ongoing interest in the intersection of art and science, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, free. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes, watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through 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 through Friday. Through Aug. 22.

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

Larinda Meade, printmaker, Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta. (800-228-3734). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Sept. 16.

“Taking Shape,” artwork inspired by woodshop renovation, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Aug. 31.

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

Sarah Knock — “Water: The Surface and Below,” Maine realist painter, 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 Aug. 27.

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

“Graphite” — Sculpture and drawings from James Marshall and Kate Beck, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday, Sept. 10.

75 Years in the Life of a Collection: Spotlight on Shoes, Brick Store Museum collection ranging from 18th century to today, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 12:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Carol Jessen: “Out and About.” 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 through Saturday. Through Wednesday, Sept. 7.

“Say It With Color,” oil paintings, pastel and watercolors, photos, fiber, glass, ceramic and jewelry, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. laarts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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

“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. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

“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 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 Friday. 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.

“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 through Friday.

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

“High Seas and a Safe Harbor-Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” maritime exhibition, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport, donation. 967-2751. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Friday, Oct. 7.

“Impressions of a World Traveler,” early-20th-century travel photos, souvenirs and writings of museum founder Edith Barry, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 1.

Figure drawing from the model session, hosted by Russel Whitten, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, small model fee. 646-8400. barngallery.org. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Quilling work of Christine Anderson, 16th-century art form, religious documents done on fine paper, York Public Library. 363-2818. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

“Her Mark” — women artists working in a variety of media, style and subjects, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Erin Endicott — “Healing Sutras,” Chellis Wilson Studio, Portland. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

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

“Nature’s Keep: Artists Responding to Divine Design,” seven artists reflect on the natural world, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“Folk Art on High,” weathervane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. 647-2828; rufusportermuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 1.

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography, colored porcelain by selected League of New Hampshire craftsmen residing in Kittery, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through 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, Colin Page, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, free. 667-6611. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Sept. 21.

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

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

Juried art show with two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, photography and crafts, 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; addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

“Table of Contents: Richard Brown Lethem,” Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday). Through Sept. 10.

Franciska Needham artwork, with other artists’ sculptures, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

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

“Partners for World Health: Blue Wrap Project,” gallery talk and reception, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), free. 871-1700. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Photographs by Maine artists Peter Ralston and Jeff Dworsky, images of Stonington and its working waterfront, Stonington Opera House. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Inspirations in Color,” colorful and fanciful still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Changing Seasons” — Penobscot Valley Industries Photographers Exhibit, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. Reception in the lecture hall with the PVI Photographers, 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Burt Silverman — “Painter of People and Places,” Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“New Works,” Jayne Adams, Patrick Plourde and David Witbeck, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (reception 5 to 7 p.m.). Through Sept. 5.

Victoria Wyeth illustrated talk, “Andrew Wyeth: Friends and Family — Portraits Over the Years,” benefit for the Friends of the Rockland Public Library, Rockland District High School, $22-$25. 594-0310. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Leo Krikorian, “Godfather of the Beats,” selections, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

Yasmina Reza’s comedy “ART,” performance dates are Sept. 15-Oct. 2, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport. 865-5505. Three male characters, all facing or into middle age. Script readings, 7 p.m. today.

Portland Community Chorus, call to schedule your time slot, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 839-7070. All male and female vocals welcome to audition. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Community Little Theatre, Auburn. 838-1722. Adults and high school students. Singing and dancing roles. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Oratorio Chorale Audition, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 329-5708. All voice parts welcome. Call to schedule Thursday.

Benefits

Recital by master trumpeter Thomas Kremser, benefit for the Kennebunk Free Library, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5, suggested. 985-3331. 5 to 6 p.m. today.

50th annual Bath Area Family YMCA Antiques Show, 40 dealers, to benefit the Y, Bath Area Family YMCA, Bath, $5. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

MS Harborfest benefit auction and reception, grab bags, raffle items and a dark and stormy bar, live and silent auctions, benefits New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Portland Company Marine Complex, Portland, $20, table of 10 for $150. mssociety.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“Feed the County” concert, Gretchen Wilson, Big and Rich, Neon Highway and more. Feed the County accepts non-perishable food items and assists with the purchase of food on behalf of Catholic Charities for their 24 food pantries from St. Francis to Wytopitlock. Spud Speedway, Caribou, $54.50-$59.50. 498-8726. spud-speedway.com. Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Hackmatack 40th Birthday Celebration, live music, food and comedy, includes “39 Steps” performance, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $50. 698-1807. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Coastal Humane Society Paws for a Cause Walk for the Animals, fun and educational activities for you and your dog all day long, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. firstgiving.com/chsdogwalk. MC is Angus King. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Ferenc Mate, author of “A Real Life: Restoring What Matters, Family, Good Friends and a True Community,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Noon today.

Michael Tougias slide presentation, author of “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue,” Waldoboro Public Library, free. 832-4484. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Presentation from K. Stephens, author of “The Ghost Trap,” — “Between Fact and Fiction: The Subculture of Maine Lobstermen,” Rockland Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Images of America, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Discussion “Damariscotta Lake,” a new book of historic photos and stories, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Maureen Heffernan, author of “Native Plants for Your Maine Garden” and “Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, free. MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. Noon Wednesday.

Jim Witherell, author of “L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Saloma Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ann Morris, author of “Don’t Worry, Mother: An Innocent Abroad on the Eve of War,” Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 236-4769. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Saloma Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” Rockland Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Crash Barry, author of “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine,” Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Reading Ice Cream Social Blast! Family event with stories, music, gaming; adult reading group available, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, free. 854-0630. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Susan Conley, author of “Foremost Good Fortune,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 5 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

Portland Chamber Music Festival, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $25. (800) 320-0257; pcmf.org. Free family fun day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; Beethoven, Melinda Wagner and Poulenc, 8 p.m. Thursday; Osvaldo Golijov and Schubert, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, 20-30. 374-2203. Beethoven, Copland and Brahms, 4 p.m. today.

Pianist Nastacia Antonacos, flutist Nicole Rabata and violinist Benjamin Noyes, First Church, Belfast, free/donation. 338-2282. 3 p.m. today.

Musical Trio from the Eastman School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Brett Judson, Scott Perkins and Lars Gjerde, Ogunquit Baptist Church, Ogunquit, donation. encoremusiccreations.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Tuesdays at Merrill, Dave Wickerham, all performances are preceded by the Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30 p.m. in Rehearsal Hall, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15. 842-0800. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Handel and Schubert, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30. 522-3749; saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m Tuesday.

La Musique, with St. Lawrence String Quartet and harpist Julie Smith, Farnsworth Art Museum (Wyeth Center), Rockland, $30, $8/students per session. 236-2823; baychamberconcerts.org. Part I, 6 p.m.; Part II, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Trio of Lars Gjerde, Brett Judson and Scott Perkins, musicians from the Eastman School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, donation. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Harp, Strings and Winds, Rockport Opera House, $30-$40, $8/students. 236-2823; baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Winter Harbor Summer Sing: All Mozart Program, Requiem in d minor, K. 626 and “Ave, verum corpus,” K. 618, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $10. winterharbormusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Pinscher, Handel and Schubert, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30. 522-3749. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m Friday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, family concert with Salt Bay Chamberfest musicians, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, free. 522-3749. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Recorder concert featuring Deborah Booth with harpsichordist Gerald Wheeler, works by Bach, Handel, Barsanti, Van Eyck, Dieupart and Telemann, Blue Hill Congregational Church, $10. 827-5991. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Portland Improv Comedy Festival, Family Show: After Dark, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10-$12, $25 for four-day pass. portlandimprovfestival.com. 8 p.m. today.

Comedy Night with Brian Brinegar and Paul Hunt, Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland, free, 21-plus, all ages with parent. 773-3466. Comedy Showcase, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Dance

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginner’s lession at 7:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Olde Bristol Days, historical activities including an artisan exhibition, Colonial Pemaquid historic site, New Harbor. 677-2423. All day today.

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, Maine-built boats from rowing craft and kayaks to sailboats and power yachts, marine supplies, fine furnishings and homewares, art and jewelry, and sustainable energy products. Live music, local food and the crowd-pleasing World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, Harbor Park, Rockland, $12, 12 and under free. 594-8622. maineboats.com. Featuring “75 Years on Penobscot Bay — A Retrospective,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

42nd annual Cumberland Arts and Crafts Show, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland, $4. More than 250 artistans. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Schoodic Arts Festival, Winter Harbor. 963-2569; schoodicartsforall.org. Performances and workshops throughout the peninsula celebrating arts and culture in Down East Maine, various times and locations. Check schoodicartsforall.org for full schedule today.

Italian Street Festival and Bazaar, Italian food, grease pole, moon bounce, music and more, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Portland. 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Art in the Barn and Craft Fair, Taylor House, Waterboro. 247-5332. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston/Auburn’s annual hot air balloon festival featuring concerts, exhibits, children’s activities, entertainment, crafts; tethered balloon rides available, Downtown Riverfront, Auburn. greatfallsballoonfestival.org. Friday.

Arts and Artisans Fair, annual event, benefits the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, New Suncook School, Lovell, free. 925-1135. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

First Parish Market Arts and Crafts Fair, First Parish Church Freeport, Freeport. firstparishmarket.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Music and Arts Festival, featuring the work and performances of Maine artists, local and national musicians, including Lyle Divinsky, Pete Miller and Amanda Gervasi, and appropriate food and drink concessions; benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, $12 day of, $10 in advance. theportlandmusicandartsfestival.com. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics, drawing, photography and fine crafts, Brunswick Mall, Brunswick. brunswicktowntown.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Highland Games, Celtic rock superstars Prydein, bagpipe bands, Highland dancers, athletic competitions, clan and genealogy information, vendors, Topsham Fairgrounds, Topsham, $15, $5 for ages 6 to 12. mainehighlandgames.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Summer film series, “Another Year,” drama and humor in the ordinary life of two characters, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. 7 p.m. today. Through Sunday, Aug. 21.

“Innocent Interlude: Scenes of Life in Portland, Maine, 1940-41,” 60-minute film narrated by Historian Joel Eastman, Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7-$8, $2 ages 6-17. 774-1822. Noon Monday through Friday.

Summer documentary series, “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. 871-1700. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Summer film festival, “How I Ended This Summer” (psychological thriller from Russia), Patten Free Library, Bath, Free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” discussion following the film, Topsham Public Library, free. 725-1727. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

NY Short Film Concert, short films including a special screening of local award winners, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. 772-9751. Red carpet at 6, show at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

“GONE: The Mystery of the DON Disaster,” film explores the 1941 disappearance in Maine of the pleasure craft DON with 34 people on board, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, 10. 725-5222. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Living Downstream,” based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, presented by the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, free/donation. 236-2239. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Dear Fish,” an original student performance film, Stonington Opera House, $7. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Art Videos at the Gallery,” “Stephen Pace: Maine Master,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Food and Drink

Mainely Grillin & Chillin Festival, competition-level BBQ teams from all over the Northeast will compete to win the Grand Champion title, Raitt Homestead Farm, Eliot, $5. mainelybbq.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Talk on natural herb teas, Sarah Lambson, Merryspring’s Americorps environmental educator, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. 236-2239. Noon Tuesday.

Biddeford Farmers and Artisans Market, corner of Main and Alfred streets, Biddeford. 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

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

Summer story time, family stories, appropriate for ages 3 to 7 with an adult, youth room amphitheater, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723, ext.6277. 10:30 a.m. Monday.

“Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast,” fun and informative solar system tour featuring Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet. 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Composting for kids and their families, learn the method of compost construction used by Scott and Helen Nearing, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $10, $28 for 3 children. 633-4333. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

ABC’s of the Sky, learn a new outer space word for each letter in the alphabet, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Toddler Thursdays, in the library meeting room, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723, ext. 6277. Story time for ages 18 months and older with an adult, 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

Baby Thursdays, story time for ages birth to 18 months with an adult, in the library meeting room, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723, ext. 6277. 11 a.m. Thursday.

Home & Garden

Out of the Cutting Garden: making stunning garden flower arrangements, instructor Anna Kessler, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $30, $24 for members. 633-4333. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Twilight Tours, High Federal style architecture, Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset, $10-$15, pre-registration required. 882-7169. 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday.

Museums

“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. 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.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk?Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5. brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

Music

Ernie Hawkins, Del Re and Martin Grosswendt, blues, ragtime, gospel and other traditional music, Stonington Opera House, $15, free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m. today.

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

Summer concert series, Ashelin, Newfoundland Celtic fusion group, North New Portland Community Church, New Portland, $8, $20 family. 562-4445. 7 p.m. today.

Joan Osborne Duo, with Keith Cotton on piano, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $40-$44. 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

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

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

Summer Sunday jazz brunch, guitarist Max Rowe, Cafe Cambridge, South Portland. 899-1884. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Summer bandstand concerts, Bethel musical duo Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin, rain location is Bingham Auditorium, 45 Church St., Bethel Common, free. 824-3575. 4 p.m. today.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Shellback Brigade, folk songs rearranged as rock songs, Mill Hill Inn, Bethel, free, all ages. 824-3241. 4:30 p.m. today.

John Rowlingson, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 5:30 p.m. today.

Rana Kuba, earthy vocals and a guitar style that combines jazz progression with country blues picking, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today.

Euan Morton, concert with award-winning Broadway actor and singer, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $17-$30. 725-8769; msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Summer concert series, Saco River Jazz Ensemble, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $5 kids, under 5 free. 642-3743. 7 p.m. Monday.

Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, acoustic quartet, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 to 11 p.m. Monday.

Castlebay, Cousins Island and Littlejohn Meeting House, Yarmouth, $9-$10. 846-6259. Shipyard songs and tales, 7 p.m. Monday.

Open mic with Alec Wall, acoustic music, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 7 to 11 p.m. Monday.

Havana Nights summer series, with Primo Cubano, 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. Through Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Ashelin, five-sister Celtic fusion group from Newfoundland, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15-$20. 864-5000. rangeleymovies.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Steve Slagle Quartet, jazz, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$23. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Spledora Colt, Adam Faucett and Billy Libby, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Bel Kilcollins, indie rock infused with romantic comedy, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Little River Band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $45-$57.50, 21-plus. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Colin Hay, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Wednesday.

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

Summer music series, Jonee Earthquake, Bangor Public Library, free. bpl.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Auburn Community Concert Band, “Take Two!”, Festival Plaza, Auburn, free. 333-6601, ext. 2108. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Ramblin Red, Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ladylamb the Beekeeper, with The Dogs, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, 8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Easy Star All-Stars, reggae super group, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $17-$30, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Castlebay, Celtic-inspired folk duo, songs and stories supported with guitar, Celtic harp, fiddle and woodwinds, Little Brown Church, Round Pond, $10, kids free. 529-5438. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Eric Andrews Ensemble, jazz with wine and cheese reception, St. Peter’s by the Sea, Cape Neddick, $15. 361-1370. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Singer and guitarist Kit Soden with violinist Aliza Thibodeau, classical to modern art-music to folk, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Lyke Divinsky, soul, groove and funk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. 541-9024. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park, Tinpanic, steel drum orchestra, Festival Plaza, Auburn, rain location Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston, free. 782-7228. Noon Thursday.

Novel Jazz Septet, CD-release show for “Ellington & Strayhorn Rediscovered,” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) Thursday.

Colin Hay, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $25-$30. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, with Sam Doores and the Tumbleweeds, Emily Dix Thomas, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Summer Nights music series, Joyce Anderson, singer-songwriter and fiddler, Central School, South Berwick, free/donation. 384-5846. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Jason Anick, gypsy jazz, swing and original music, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ashelin, Newfoundland and Irish folk roots and pop, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade concert series at the Fort Allen Bandstand, Banda di Nepi (community band from Italy), Eastern Promenade, Portland. 756-8275. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kevin Attra and Ronda Dale, acoustic folk originals and covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jazz Babies, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $20. 563-3599. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ellacappella,mix of modern music, classical and Broadway tunes, Sedgwick Old Town Hall Meeting House, Sedgwick, donation. 374-2516. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Belfast Summer Nights concert, singer-songwriter Emilia Dahlin and the Travis Lloyd Band, Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast, free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, variety of music by duo, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

David Wilcox, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 door, $22 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mighty Mystic & the Thunder Band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $12/$15. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, with special guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, $1 included in the price of every ticket donated to the Maine Academy of Modern Music, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $41/$46, $76 VIP. 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

Ellis Paul, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22-$25. 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Hungry March Band, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, free. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Kindling Stone, folk hymns of 19th-century America, contemporary and traditional sacred music, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, 15. 926-4597. 7 p.m. Friday.

Little Dipper String Band, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 8 p.m. Friday.

Hungry March Band, legendary New York street brass march band, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Stone Mountain Live Anniversary Show, with special guests Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $69/$99. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lori McKenna, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50-$25. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

Sparks the Rescue, with openers Amy Allen, Early Morning Blues and Steiner Street, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12.50-$15, all ages, $23 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 5:30 pm. Saturday.

Summer concert series at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, All Together Now, Beatles music, Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells, rain location is the Ward Gym in Wells Junior High on Route One, free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Naia, flutist Nicole Rabata and harpist Danielle Langord, traditional Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Quebec. Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $13-$15, or by donation. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paddy Mills, rural contemporary groove folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy-nominated electric harpist, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, $20, $16 students. 743-8452. 8 p.m. Saturday.

T-Acadie, trio playing French Canadian and New England dance tunes, Southern folk and Civil War songs, Congregational Church of Bristol, Bristol. ccobucc.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Laszlo Gardony Trio, Bar Harbor Jazz Festival show, Lompoc Cafe, Bar Harbor, free. lompoccafe.com. 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Thomas Snow Trio, jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor, 10. 1-800-244-5036. 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Bruce Marshall Group, rhythm and blues, delta blues, Americana and pop-jazz, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $12-$15. 564-8943. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rhad Davis, pop covers and originals, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. 541-9024. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Kyle Hardy, jazz with heavy sazophones, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Nepi Band from Italy joins Portland’s Italian Heritage Band, Biddeford Pool Community Club, Biddeford Pool, $15, children free. 284-4754. Concert on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

Kayak Paddle: Cathance River to the Bay, educational nature exploration of the Cathance River to Merrymeeting Bay, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $30-$65. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. portlandseadogs.com. Erie, 1 p.m. today; Binghamton, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Lighthouse tours, one of only 40 caisson-style lighthouses in the U.S., must be over 55 inches tall, cancelled in case of rain or fog, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, under 14 free. 699-2676. springpointlight.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

“A Shipbuilding Odyssey,” Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk, $30. 985-4802. Narrated trolley excursion of historic shipbuilding locales of the 1800s, 1 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Nasson Community Center Quidditch Club, Gowen Park, Sanford, free, bring your own broom. 324-5657. Learn the rules and play the game (non-flying), 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Veterans’ Gravestones: History and Restoration, lecture by Kai Nalenz of Gravestone Services of New England, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, $5, free to members. 677-2423. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Mad Science Monday, “Fire and Ice” chemistry and magic show, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $8-$10. 780-4249. 1 p.m. Monday.

Seanachie Nights, “Tales of Fionn Mac Cumhaill” from New York storyteller Marni Gillard, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9, suggested. 846-1321. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Living history tours, visitors are engaged by people from the 1870s, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $10, $25 family. 897-4366. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The Waters of Georgetown, Jack Witham and Charles Baeder discuss historical signifance of the area salt marshes and more, Georgetown Historical Society, free. 371-9200. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Alive for $5,” Antonio Rocha, mime and storyteller, one-hour family program includes “Talk Back” with the performer, Stonington Opera House. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Audiobody, juggling, physical comedy, musician contortionists, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10/$15. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wood Island Lighthouse Tours, guided tours, Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, $10, reservations required. 286-3229. 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Maine-ly Harmony women’s chorus a cappella singing classes, girls and women of all ages are welcome to learn the barbershop style of four-part harmony, Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta, free. 582-5523. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Black Holes, exciting show about one of the most fascinating objects in the universe, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Lively Lunches at Johnson Hall Mini-Park, Hall-Dale Taiko Drummers, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, free. 582-7144. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

“Life, Death and Rebirth,” lecture by Jungian analyst, Alden Josey, Ph.D., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, free. 372-8961. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Linda McConnell, librarian from Australia, live from Melbourne via Skype talking about living and traveling in her native land, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

High tea with British Chef Ruth Kramer, jam-filled cookies, sweet treats and the history of tea and the sacredness of tea ceremonies, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $20. 361-2272. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Tate House Museum Architecture Tours, 90-minute tours, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6-$8, kids $3. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ed Webster “Everest the Hard Way, My Storm Years on Everest,” slide show and presentation, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” musical based on the comic strip, Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick, $15. 590-7276. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Eight Planets and Counting,” soar through a Martian canyon and Titan’s clouds; discover the wonders of the solar system, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Across the Atlantic by Outboard-A First,” lecture by Capt. Al Grover on how he drove his 26-foot skiff to Europe in 1985, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 596-0200. 7 p.m. Friday.

Extreme Planets, astronomy’s cutting edge in the search for exo-planets, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

BeerBQ Concert in Mill Complex Courtyard, dinner by DaVinci’s Eatery, Baxter Brewing beer and music from The Squid Jiggers, Lewiston Auburn Balloon Festival event, Baxter Brewing Company, Lewiston, $30. 333-6769. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday.

Native American-English Relationships in the 17th Century, living history interpretation by Ken Hamilton, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Dinosaurs, a show for dinosaur lovers, see the triceratops, T-rex, Pteradons and many more, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ten Year Store Anniversary Celebration, handmade party hats,special discounts and more at independently owned shop of handmade and vintage, Ferdinand, Portland. 761-2151; ferdinandhomestore.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Craft sale, Sabbathday Lake Grange, New Gloucester. 998-2586. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

R and R Spinners Spinning Demo, demonstration of traditional skills, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 926-4597. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Giant yard art sale, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

MS Harborfest Regatta and Shoreside Festival, funds to help fight muscular dystrophy, live bands, food and craft vendors, children’s programs. Parade of Sail at 10:45 a.m. Saturday starts at Handy Boat Services in Falmouth and continues into Portland Harbor. First gun at 12:30 p.m. BBQ and awards at 6:30 p.m., Fort Allen Park, Portland. eventmam.nationalmssociety.org.

Theater

“A Taffeta Wedding,” New England premiere, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $28-$39. 986-5552. 8 p.m. today through Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, $18-$23. 2 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare’s quarrelsome comedy, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $20-$24. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday.

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

“Fafalo,” comic fantasy with Balinese masks and huge puppets, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $15-$20, $10 ages 6 to 12. 319-7289. 5 p.m. today.

“Twelfth Night,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 729-8584. A Shakespeare Project production, 2 p.m. today.

“Before Bill,” comic romp through medieval times, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $17-$20. 865-5505. 2 p.m. today.

“Seussical the Musical,” Windham Center Stage Theatre, Windham, $7. 893-2098. 4 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 21.

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8-$10, $5 ages 5 and under. 642-3743. Presented by Schoolhouse Arts Center’s Summer Shakespeare Workshop students, 2 p.m. today.

Naked Shakespeare North, Bard performances presented with no sets or costumes, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $10. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. 7 p.m. Monday. Through Monday, Sept. 19.

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

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily,” smart and funny new mystery, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, $18-$23, $10 under 16. 244-7260. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“Room Service,” farce filled with silly situations and crazy hijinx, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $20-$26. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

“Guys and Dolls,” Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, $20, under 12 $17. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Monsters! the Musical,” comic musical, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $25, students $15. 583-6747. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“King Lear: Truth and Consequence!” Shakespeare tragedy, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $20-26. 939-9999. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 21.

“Welcome to Homo Hollow,” “17 Years of Queer Country Living Celebrated through Music, Satire, Juggling and Drag,” presented by the Eggplant Faerie Players, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10-$12. 899-3993. 8 p.m. Thursday.

“The Passion of the Hausfrau,” one-woman show with Beth Welden on the hilarious misadventures of a mom, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $12-$15. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Switch Triptych,” presented by Big Picture Group, New England debut, set in New York City in 1919 at Bell Atlantic’s switchboard exchange, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $15 ($10 on Thursday). 751-8815. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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

“How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up,” musical for the whole family, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5-$10. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 21.

Workshops

“Foraging for Maine’s Wild Mushrooms; an Identification Class,” led by noted Maine mycologist Greg Marley, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $60, $50 for members. 236-2239. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

“Choices for Sustainable Living,” the meaning of sustainable living and the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact. Topics include ecological principles, consumerism, food choices, communities and visions of sustainability, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, $5. 783-0461. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.