Art

“Maine to France,” pastels, watercolors and oils, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Sept. 19.

“Past Perfect,” photography by Jason Larkin, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

“Pioneers: Quilt Art,” Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson, Stephanie Green Levy and Mary Allen Chaisson, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Reception and gallery talk 2 to 4 p.m. today. Through Oct. 1.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs by a small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Ends today.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-Century,” with work from Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Oct. 10.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the United States, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Oct. 23.

“Reflections of Joy,” oil paintings by Yarmouth artist Margareta “Meta” McDonald, Mercy Yarmouth, 385 Route 1. 879-3487. Through the fall.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through Oct. 8.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org. 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. 561-3350; umma.umaine.edu. Through Sept. 24.

“(un) Natural Splendor: Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875; cmcanow.org. Through Sept. 25.

Daniel Corey, oil paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078.

“American Modern: Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White,” photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600; colby.edu/museum. Through Oct. 2.

“Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled,” color photographs, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609; colby.edu/museum. Through Oct. 2.

“Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609; colby.edu/museum. 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; colby.edu/museum. Through Oct. 2.

“Indians and Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. 288-3519; abbemuseum.org. Through Sept. 30.

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

The Jar Project, 60 art-filled jars in a range of media made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. Through Oct. 9.

“Leo Krikorian: Selections,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. Through Sept. 25.

“Vincent Hartgen Painting Schoodic,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. 581-1149.

Five Maine Realists, David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes and David Vickery, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Ends today.

Peggy Farrell and Bruce Babb, paintings and woodworking, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. pemaquidartgallery.com. Through Oct. 10.

“Life Is Just a Chair of Bowlies,” Nan Kilbourn-Tara shows a variety of her favorite form, the bowl, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499; markingsgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

Carol Sloane, Janice Kasper, Frederick Kellogg and Barbara Sullivan, new works, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935; caldbeck.com. Through Saturday.

“Scenes from Maine,” new and recent works by Portland artist Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Sept. 29.

“ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines,” the history of wind power in Maine, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

“House Falls Beautiful,” photograph exhibit by Nancy Wilson Fulton, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 583-4047. Sept. 18.

“The Scent of Flowers: Still Life,” original artworks of Maine artists selected by juror Joan Plummer, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511; maineartgallery.org. Through Sept. 18.

“CRAFTS of the Land Sea,” a fine-craft exhibition of recent work by eight Maine artisans, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701; thearchipelago.net. Through Oct. 21.

“Rally,” juried show whose artists explore identity, memory, erasure, projected narrative and image, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029; meca.edu. Through Oct. 9.

“Drawing the Line #5,” Emily Nelligan, William Thon and gallery artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, High Street, Portland. 772-1961; junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

Denise Rankins and Pande Stevens, paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. pemaquidartgallery.com. Through Oct. 10.

“Out of the Ordinary,” fall show, guest artist Kim Bernard, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049; yorkartassociation.org. Through Sept. 25.

“Gunpowder and Fireworks” drawings by Mark Kelly, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001; aarhusgallery.com. Through Oct. 2.

“Maine Landscape,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Sept. 23.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Nov. 30.

New Works by Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Penny Markley, Kay Sullivan and Marjorie Walsh, 15 other artists as well, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. 594-8784; artspacegallery.org. Through Sept. 30.

Group Exhibition, prints and paintings, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Oct. 15.

Lynn Richardson, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington. 778-7002; artgallery. umf.maine.edu. Through Oct. 2.

David Orser, “Clay Barns,” Maine Potters Market, Portland. 774-1633. Through Sept. 18.

“New Dawn Fades,” photographs by Thomas Hager, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350; umma.umaine.edu. Through Sept. 24.

Larinda Meade, printmaker, Finance Authority of Maine (FAME, Augusta. (800) 228-3734.

“Inspirations in Color,” colorful and fanciful still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351; falmouth.maine.lib.us. Through Sept. 30.

“Beauty Sleep,” installation with video and drawings by Nancy Andrews, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015; coa.edu. Through Sept. 23.

“Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground,” artists John Bell, Richard Corey, Ryan Guerrero, Bethany Engstrom, Matthew Leavitt and Justin Taylor, University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. withoutbordersfest.org.

“Sicilia,” photographs taken in Italy in the spring of 2011 taken by Grapheteria owners, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. 772-3709; thegrapheteria.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Mostly Maine,” Betsy Elliman, acrylic paintings on canvas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-4763; yarmouthlibrary.org. Through Sept. 30.

Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, Assemblage Artists, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. ThroughSept. 30.

Scott Davis, paintings, Wallwork Gallery, Rockport. 617-990-6304. Through Oct. 1.

“Still Life in Variation,” Grant Drumheller, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 1.

Marin Magat, author of “May Your Jar Always be Full” and “Let Me Tell You About Our First Year,” interactive art show, Constellation Gallery, Portland. 252-9520. Through Sept. 30.

“Trees: In a Different Light,” Susan Elliot, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Through Sept. 30.

“The Art of the Still Life,” wide-ranging exhibit featuring the work of 20 contemporary artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605; haynesgalleries.com. Through Sept. 29.

Paintings of Denise Rankin and Lea Peterson, Just Framing, Bath. 443-3076. Through Sept. 30.

“Picture This,” photography exhibit, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820.

“Retrospective,” a celebration of a life in art featuring selected works by the late John Schoepfle, eight decades in multiple media, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120; rivertreearts.org. Through Sept. 20.

“High Seas and a Safe Harbor — Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” maritime exhibition, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport. 967-2751. Through Oct. 7.

Quilling work of Christine Anderson, 16th-century art form of religious documents done on fine paper, York Public Library. 363-2818; york.maine.lib.us. Through Sept. 30.

“Foggy Days in Maine,” paintings by Abbie Williams, Abbie Williams Studio, Damariscotta. 563-7568. Through Oct. 8.

“Drawing the Line #7,” Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf and Robin Mandel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083; junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Sept. 24.

“Intention and Accident,” paintings and prints by Kate Doyle, York Public Library. 363-2818; york.maine.lib.us. Through Sept. 27.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” significant moments in the museum’s history with some of the collection’s most interesting objects, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802; brickstoremuseum.org.

Charles Movalli, New England painter, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500; bayviewgallery.com. Through Oct. 8.

“Picture This,” photography exhibit, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Through Oct. 31.

John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts”; Betts, Frey, Krupinski and Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships,” paintings and mixed media, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 663-6849; gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 29.

“Ralf Feyl: Threshold,” new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599; gleasonfineart.com. Through Sept. 24.

Painter Michael Droge and sculptor Robert Lash, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Sept. 24.

“Folk Art on High,” weathervane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. 647-2828; rufusportermuseum.org. Through Oct. 1.

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography, colored porcelain by selected League of New Hampshire Craftsmen who reside in Kittery, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Sept. 24.

“Four Ceramic Artists,” Mark Bell, Melissa Green, Paul Heroux and Rob Sieminski, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Oct. 15.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222; aucocisco.com. Through Oct. 8.

“Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barabara Traficonte, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 739-6161. Through Oct. 6.

“seductive/CONCERT,” photographs by Ruth Sylmor and paintings by Ronnie Wilson, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Oct. 1.

Works by impressionist artist Candasa Edwards-Epstein, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511; maineartgallery.org. Through Sept. 30.

Franciska Needham artwork, with other sculptors, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. Throughh Sept. 30.

“Intercambio: Interplays and Exchanges,” sculpture, printmaking and mixed media work by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade and Lizz Sinclair, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through Sept. 30.

Art Openings

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Preview reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings in a variety of media by Christy Bergland, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Preview reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Come See My Etchings,” fine-art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” national juried exhibition, Messler Gallery, Rockport. 594-5611; woodschool.org. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Point of Departure” and “OAA Expression,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400; barngallery.org. Gala public reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Reassembly Required,” mixed media from found objects by David Vazdauskas, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Opening reception 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Don Voisine, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Celebrate Women Artists in Maine,” group show of 20 artists, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Auditions

“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” City Theater, Biddeford. 642-7840. citytheater.org. Casting three men and three women for this French farce, reading from the script. 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Vivid Motion, Inc.’s “Nutcracker Burlesque,” Dec. 16-23 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 18 and older. Class format auditions. 10 a.m. to noon today.

Dramatic Repertory Company, open auditions for actors, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. dramaticrep.org. Prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues under three minutes each. 3 p.m. today.

Sheepscot Valley Chorus open rehearsal, John Rutter’s “Gloria,” accompanied by brass quintet and organ, performance on Dec. 4, First Congregational Church of Wiscasset. 380-2768. All levels welcome. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Solomon Simon’s “The Wandering Beggar” or “The Adventures of Simple Schmerel,” Acorn Studios, Westbrook. 854-0065. Performance dates are Dec. 2-18. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Portland Symphony Orchestra Show House Tours, 2011 Designer Show House, Portland, $20-$25. porttix.com. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Irish Music and Wine Tasting, benefit for SAVES (Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services), Holman Parish House, Farmington, $20, 2 for $35. 778-9522. Traditional English and Irish folk music, wines hosted by John and Lois Bubuer. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lithgow Public Library Book Sale, King’s Court Mall, Augusta. 626-2415. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Frank Glazer, benefit for the Saco River Festival Association, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15, students free. sacoriverfestival.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, Payson Park, Portland, $25. 232-5531. Benefit for Conquer Chiari, which funds research on the neurological disorder. Registration at 2 p.m., walk at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Playing for Change, Playing for Maine Benefit Concert, Toussaint Liberator, The Beat Horizon, The OxyMorons, Chas Lester, presented by Maine Academy of Modern Music and TD Bank, Big Easy, Portland, $10, $8 for students. playingforchangemaine.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

“Let’s Talk About It,” monthly book and discussion group, Civil War fiction, facilitated by Eve Ramon, USM Arts and Humanities Professor, Meeting Room 5, Lower Level, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700, Ext. 728. 5 to 6:30 p..m Monday.

Steve Perrin, “Minds at Work,” illustrated talk, Southwest Harbor Public Library, free. 244-7065. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Liza Bakewell, “Madre,” Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Book signing and slide show with Angus King, author of “How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus and Found America,” Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-6136. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

An Evening with Wes McNair, Maine Poet Laureate, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wendy Call, author of “No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Witherell, author of the biographical “L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Maine Woods Gear, Millinocket. 447-4039. 3 p.m. Friday.

Angus King, author of “How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus and Found America,” presented by the Skidompha Library, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563-5513. 11 a.m. Friday.

Fall Author Series of Maine Writers, Chuck Hoyle, author of “Bubble Wrap for the Mind,” Wiscasset Public Library, free. 882-7161. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Witherell, author of the biographical “L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Bethel Historical Society. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

DaPonte String Quartet Candlelight Concert, annual concert benefiting meeting house maintenance; resservations required, Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol, $25. 563-5554. 7 p.m. today.

L’Histoire du Soldat and Facade: Betty Rines & Friends, Broadway performer Mark Jacoby, instrumental and narrative works, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10-$15, $5 students/children. usm.maine.edu/about. 8 p.m. Friday.

Organist John Weaver, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

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

Suzanne Westenhoeffer, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $27.50-$30.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Showcase, Spanky, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18-plus or 16-plus with parent. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Hysterical Society, Maine humor, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $12-$15. 564-8943. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

G.I. Dame’s USO-Style Show, with tribute to veterans and 9/11 victims; buffet dinner followed by music and dancing; Doug Rafferty is host, Mousam View Place, Sanford, free. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Ecstatic Dance, opportunity for dancers to experience fun, joy, release and ecstasy, The Awake Collective, Portland, $10-$20. theawakecollective.com. With DJ. 10 a.m. to noon today.

Swing Dance, Deering Grange Hall, Portland, $8. 653-5012. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs. 8 p.m. Friday.

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

Saturday Night Dance Party, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover. 671-7644. Argentine tango lessons and dance party, lessons at 6 p.m., dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and other entertainment and more, various locations, Eastport, most activities are free. eastportpiratefestival.com. Today.

Laudholm Annual Nature Crafts Festival, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells, $7. One hundred artists and craftspeople in a spectacular historic setting. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

23rd Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show, Wells Elementary School, Wells, free. summersolsticecraftshows.com. Wares of more than 70 Maine and New England artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cook-Off, arts and crafts festival, farmers’ market, mill tours, music, scenic bike tour and chowder cook-off, Bethel Village. bethelharvestfest.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Mad Horse Theater Company Family Fun Day Craft Fair, food, games, face-painting, makeup booths and more, rain or shine, Hutchins School, South Portland. 730-2389. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Summer Film Series, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. “The Kids Are All Right.” 7 p.m. today.

“Oceans,” Disney nature film that captures the expansive beauty of the world under the sea, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, free/donation. 236-2239. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow,” a film of the work of artist Anselm Kiefer, Space, Portland, $7, all ages. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Face of the Other,” three-part film and discussion series of a feature film, a television episode and a documentary film, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink

First Annual Festival of Foods, learn about and sample fine foods from local artisans and chefs, Plainview Farm, North Yarmouth, free. 829-5004. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Third Annual Chili, Chowder and Apple Dessert Contest, Center Fire Station, Waterboro. 247-5926. Sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society. Public Tasting begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

Bug Maine-ia, insect world with entomologists, environmental educators, foresters, artist and others, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. 287-2301. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Music

HenryFest Community Music Festival, Heather Masse, Jerks of Grass, Darol Anger and more, tickets are $35 for a family, $20 for individuals, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. HenryFest.com. Noon to 7 p.m. today.

Pops on the Green Concert, Bangor Symphony Orchestra with Motor Booty Affair, Husson University Winkin Stadium, Bangor, free. 992-4925. 2 p.m. today.

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

Tom Rush, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50-$40.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

Pianist and composer Angelica Sanchez with band, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10-$15, $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. today.

Sept. 11th tribute concert, combined Biddeford Alumni and Italian Heritage Center bands, Freeport Performing Arts Center, free. maineassociationofpolice.com. 4 p.m. today.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome to sit in. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Singer Hattie Simon and bassist Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz, The Lobster Cooker, Freeport. 865-4349. 3 p.m. today.

The Angelica Sanchez Quintet, jazz, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Moody Blues, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $59.50-$69.50. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Concert series, Ti’ Acadie, Quebecoise and old-timey New England dance tunes, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Gaelic Storm, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $25/$30. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cut Copy with Washed Out and Midnight Magic, Australian electronic, State Theatre, Portland, $25, all ages. (800) 745-3000. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

10 Years, alternative rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12-$18, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

J.J Grey and Mofro, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20-$35, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ti’ Acadie, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. Quebecoise and old-timey New England dance tunes, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Christian Scott, jazz trumpeter, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20-$25. landingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

April Verch CD-release show, Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday.

Jonny Lang, blues singer and guitarist, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$35, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, with Miss Tess, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Putnam Smith and Travis Cyr, singer-songwriters, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Shanna Underwood, acoustic roots, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

The Katahdin Valley Boys, bluegrass, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $10-$12. 832-6060. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, musician and sound healer Lori LeBlanc, Camden Yoga Barn, Camden, $5-$15 suggested. 208-7492. 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Outdoor show with Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer/DJ Ryan Lewis, Bates College, library quad, Lewiston, free. 797-7496. 8 p.m. Friday.

Marching band show, football field, Old Orchard Beach High School. 332-6461. Saturday.

Umphrey’s McGee, progressive rock jam band, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$25. (800) 745-3000. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Travis Cyr and Putnam Smith, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Catie Curtis, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$23. onelongfellowsquare.com. Sarah Blacker opens. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Grover’s Lenny Breau Project, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10. 828-1310. Jazz, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Squid Jiggers, American and Celtic-influenced maritime music, Saco Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco, $10, 12 and under free. sacocoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Oneida with Company, psychedelic rock, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Josh Wilson with Bill Mallia, Christian music, Messiah Christian Church, Wells, $10. 985-9287. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Maine Wienerfest 2011, a celebration for Dachshunds and the people who love them, costume contest, dog parade, derby races, fun competitions and more, Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast, $1, under 10 free. friendsofbelfastparks.org. Noon to 4 p.m. today.

Antique paper show, postcards, calendars and other paper collectibles, more than 40 exhibitors, Holiday Inn West, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Spirits Alive Tours of the Eastern Cemetery, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $7, under 12 free. spiritsalive.org. 1:15 today at the Congress Street gate.

Autumnal Arts and Craft Show, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Tour of the park and WW II-era bunkers with historian Herb Adams, Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, $3-$4.50, $1.50 for over 65, $1 for kids. friendsofmainestateparks.org. Bring flashlight for looking into the bunkers. 1:30 p.m. today.

Summer’s End Tea, in the Kitchen Garden Cafe with tea, tea sandwiches, sweets and scones, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $27, $20 for members. 633-4333, Ext. 101. 4 p.m. today.

Self-guided tour, includes over 40 businesses, individuals and community organizations, Schoodic Peninsulas. schoodiccreates.com. Today.

Southern Maine Antique Paper Show, over 40 exhibitors, Fireside Inn, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

Open house, Hiram Historical Society, free. 625-4762. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Seventh Annual Soil to Supper, live music, farm tours and dinner, Rippling Waters Farm, Standish, $10 suggested. 642-5161. 4 to 7 p.m. today.

“The Show Must Go On,” with Anita Stewart from Portland Stage Company, learn what it takes to produce professional theater, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $7. 833-5087. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Storytelling/Spoken Word for Grownups, featured performer is Nicolette Heavey, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5 suggested. 879-1886. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

National Theatre in London Live Broadcast, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” comedy, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Celebrate YES! Festival of the Arts, skits, silent auction, music by the Grassholes and comedy by Reifer and Saccone, presented by Creative Work Systems, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $15-$25. 879-1140. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

National Theater in London, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” comedy, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m. Thursday; encore matinee broadcast 1 p.m. Saturday.

Labyrinth Walk, Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks, indoors, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, free/donation. 772-7421. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

National Theater in London Live, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” comedy, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15-$18, $10 for students. 935-9232. 2 p.m. Thursday; encore broadcast 7 p.m. Thursday.

Full Dome Double Feature: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “IBEX,” shows about the history and science of telescopes and solar system’s outer edge, full dome 360-degree video show, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Open Lighthouse Day, statewide, Maine. lighthouseday.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lighthouse tours, one of only 40 caisson-style lighthouses; must be over 55 inches tall; cancelled in bad weather, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, under 14 free. 699-2676. SpringPointLight.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Barks in the Park, costume parade, demonstrations, agility games, group dog walk and more, Commons, Gardiner, free. gardinermainstreet.org. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Our Connections with the Civil War: On the Home Front,” Civil War fashion show, craft demonstrations, historical displays and more, Federated Church, Skowhegan, $5, ages 5 to 12 $2.50, under 5 free. 474-6632. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Mirage,” an evening of belly dance with Naya’s Trance and special guests, 10th-anniversary performance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18-$25. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Celebrating Herb Mitchell — An Evening to Remember,” with musicians Noel Paul Stookey, Paul Sullivan and others, Town Hall Theatre, Blue Hill, $25. 374-5556. 7 p.m. Saturday.

First Anniversary Bash, performances by Dark Follies, Vivid Motion, juggler Matiss Duhon, musician Hope Hoffman and more, Lucid Stage, Portland, free. lucidstage.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dog Day IV: Kids and Dogs, interactive activities and games that help promote a mutually safe, positive and fun bond, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $10, $5 for 16 and under. skylinefarm.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; rain date Sept. 18.

37th Annual Ogunquit Antiques Show and Sale, benefit for the Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5. ogunquitheritagemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Midnight Explore, paranormal activity exploration, benefit for the center, Winter Street Center, Bath, $35, reservations required. 380-4677. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Peaceworks 10th Anniversary Celebration, with the Shavarsh Ensemble and dancing led by Marie Wendt, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, $15. 725-7675. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Last Gas,” by John Cariana, author of “Almost Maine,” presented by the Penobscot Theatre Co., Bangor Opera House, $20. 581-1755. 3 p.m. Today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

“Legally Blonde the Musical,” with Becky Gulsvig, Michael Rupoer and Sally Struthers, Ogunquit Playhouse, $53.50-$76.50. 646-5511. 2 and 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Unnecessary Farce,” comedy with two cops, three crooks and eight doors, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10-$12. 642-3743. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” a one woman play by Elizabeth Peavey, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12-$15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

“Bernard:The Demise and Fall of Bernard Madoff,” staged reading of an original new work by Cullen T.M. McGough, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 suggested. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Art” by French playwright Yasmina Reza, a story about three men whose friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive work of art, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $15, $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“The Foreigner,” comedy about small southern town dealing with a stranger, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10-$15. 865-2220. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Bad Dog Barks,” a night of readings of comedic, tragic and tragi-comedic short plays by Seth Berner, featuring some of Portland’s best known performers, Lucid Stage, Portland, $8-$10. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Funny Girl,” musical based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice, Portland Players, South Portland, $20. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 2.