HOT TICKETS

• Music and Nightlife: Bob’s back in Maine for Bangor concert

BOB DYLAN brings his Never-Ending Tour back to Maine on Saturday, and he’s bringing along one of his longtime pals, Leon Russell, as the opening act. Dylan’s shows have been getting stellar reviews since guitarist Charlie Sexton rejoined in 2009.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $21.75 to $61.75

INFO: 783-2009, Ext. 208; waterfrontconcerts.com

• Art and Theater: Chamber festival hosts final shows

THE PORTLAND Chamber Music Festival concludes with concerts tonight and Saturday. MPBN’s Suzanne Nance hosts tonight’s concert, which features Beethoven’s String Trio in C minor as well as “Scritch,” a relatively new piece by contemporary composer Melinda Wagner.

WHEN: 8 tonight and Saturday

WHERE: Abromson Community Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland

TICKETS: $25; free for ages 21 and younger

INFO: (800) 320-0257; pcmf.org

• Dining and Drink: Claws to celebrate: Saturday benefit

LOBSTERMEN will serve you at a benefit dinner that includes lobsters, mussels, potato, corn and a beverage. Top it off with blueberry and chocolate desserts, enjoyed against the backdrop of Middle Bay. Proceeds benefit the Fishing Families for Harpswell Community Scholarship.

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Mitchell Field on Route 123, Harpswell

HOW MUCH: $25, plus $5 for each extra lobster; $7 children’s plate available

INFO: 833-6451

• Et Cetera: Celtic pride fuels Highland Games

SLAINTE! Drink in all things Celtic when the Maine Highland Games returns for a day of bagpipes, live music, athletic competitions, dancers, drink and food vendors, and more.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Topsham Fairgrounds

HOW MUCH: $15; $5 for ages 6 to 12

INFO: mainehighlandgames.org

 

CHEAP THRILLS

• Music and Nightlife: Date for the Prom is tonight: Be there

THE FREE outdoor concerts on Portland’s Eastern Promenade end for the season with a performance by the municipal band of Nepi, Italy. If the weather’s bad, the show will be moved to the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland.

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

WHERE: Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade at Fore Street, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 756-8275; 756-8130

Art and Theater: Brunswick takes it outside for art festival Saturday

CHECK OUT the arts, music and other cultural attractions at the fifth annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Town Green, along Maine Street

ADMISSION: Free, but bring a wallet to purchase art

INFO: brunswickdowntown.com/boaf

Dining and Drink: Berry good idea, before it’s too late

IT’S AUGUST. If you haven’t made a blueberry pie yet, well, shame on you. Find a sunny day and go pick your own berries before the leaves start falling. Blue tongues optional.

WHEN: Most berry farms are open through August

WHERE: Go to the link below for a list of pick-your-own spots

HOW MUCH: Free to pick; but you pay for the berries.

INFO: tinyurl.com/blueberrypicking

Et Cetera: Hot air rises in Lewiston this weekend

TURN YOUR EYES to the sky this weekend in Lewiston and catch the sights of the Great Falls Balloon Festival. More than 20 bands, children’s activities, a carnival and food booths round out the festival.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday; balloon launches at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily

WHERE: Simard Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: greatfallsballoonfestival.org