Art

Gallery Talk by Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 7 p.m. Friday.

Lecture on Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free. 786-6158. Victoria Wyeth discusses their lives and work, 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Museum Day, Saco Museum, Saco, free. sacomuseum.org. Celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Works by award winning impressionist artist Candasa Edwards Epstein, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Through Sept. 30.

“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,” collection of 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.

“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.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum, Saco, $2-$5. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

“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 Saturday.

“(un) Natural Splendor: Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 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, free. 859-5600. Through Oct. 2.

Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Through Oct. 2.

Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Through Oct. 2.

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.

“Point of Departure” and “OAA Expression,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-6400. Through Oct. 10.

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.

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

Peggy Farrell and Bruce Babb, paintings and woodworking, Pemaquid Art Gallery. 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.

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

Nancy Wilson Fulton “House Falls Beautiful,” photographs, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 583-4047. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“The Scent of Flowers: Still Life,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Original works by Maine artists selected by juror Joan Plummer. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“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.

“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.

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

Group exhibition focusing on 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. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

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

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

“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 Friday.

“Mostly Maine,” Betsy Elliman, acrylic paintings, 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. Through Sept. 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.

“Reassembly Required,” mixed media from found objects by David Vazdauskas, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Sept. 30.

“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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Don Voisine, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Noon to 5 p.m. Monday.

Alison Weld “A Necessary Convergence,” Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Sept. 30.

“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 Saturday.

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

Charles Movalli, New England paintings. Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through Oct. 8.

“Pioneers: Quilt Art,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson, Stephanie Green Levy and Mary Allen Chaisson. Through Oct. 1.

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

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

“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 live in Kittery, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Saturday.

“Wednesday Night Art” Series, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, free. 667-6611. Harold Garde, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

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

“Out of the Ordinary” Fall Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Guest artist Kim Bernard. Through Sept. 25.

“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

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Work of nine artists and scientists. Through Nov. 10.

3S Artspace Presents “21 Rooms,” Nevada Motel, York. 3sarts.org. Interactive spectacle of installation, performance and video art by local and national artists, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

“Intimate Abstraction,” Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. Work by nine artists who explore the fundamentals of image making on a smaller scale, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Art at the Grill” Autumn Exhibit, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. damariscottarivergrill.com. Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Anne Ritchie photographs, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

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

Benefits

America’s Little Miss Mini-Nationals, benefits Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston, Fireside Inn and Suites, Auburn. 897-4595. americaslittlemiss.org. Call for time and more information. Today.

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

Tole’n ME Chapter of Decorative Painters Annual Artists’ Boutique Auction, Goodwill Hinkley School, Hinckley. 968-2111. Benefits charity programs and education in decorative painting, preview starts at 12:30 p.m. today.

14th Annual Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, Payson Park, Portland. jdrf.org/kidswalk. Registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. today.

Downtown Brunswick Heart Walk, Brunswick Station Visitor Center. centralmaineheartwalk.org. American Heart Association benefit, registration at 8 a.m., walk at 8:30 a.m. today.

Portland Walks for Peace, sponsored by the Friends School of Portland, Back Cove, Portland, free. friendsschoolofportland.org. Benefit for Peace One Day, 2 p.m. today.

“Martinis and Art,” a night of food, drinks, art and jazz, all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Patient Navigator Program in Maine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, $85, includes one art raffle ticket. 373-3700. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Community Harvest’s Savory and Sweet Soiree, raises funds to help provide emergency assistance, free dinners and holiday meals, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $20-$25. 967-1911. Savory hors d’oeuvres, homemade pies and a cash bar while taking a chance on a wide array of raffles, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Jack and Jill,” a play that takes a delightful romp through marriage, fundraiser for the Osher LifeLong Learning Institute, University of Southern Maine (Wishcamper Center), Portland, $10, $5 for Osher members. 929-6676. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Maine Autism Alliance Step Up! for Autism Walk, Back Cove, Portland. maineautism.org. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lighthouse Cruise with College of the Atlantic faculty members, benefits COA’s marine program and repairs to Great Duck Island buildings, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, $30, $10 for ages 14 and under. 288-2386. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Frolic for Flippers 5K, benefit for the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center. www.active.com/running/biddeford-me/frolic-for-flippers-5k-2011-lk143?int=2, University of New England, Biddeford, $25, $20 for students. 602-2750. Registration starts at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Swinging for a Cure” Golf Tournament, four-person team scramble, $125 per player includes cart, green fees and barbecue, Webhannet Golf Club, Kennebunk, 695-3042. Benefit for pulmonary hypertension research, registration at 11:30 a.m., start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

“Poets on the Rooftop,” Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. 594-8700. Readings by 11 poets, 3 p.m. today.

Mystery Author Series, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Susan Fleet, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Michele Albion, author of “The Quoteable Edison” and “The Florida Life of Thomas Edison,” York Public Library, York. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert, authors of “Best Nature Sites of Midcoast Maine,” slide show presentation, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Amy Wood, author of “Life Your Way,” and Jane Honeck, “The Problem with Money,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 799-2659. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Eric Hopkins presentation, the artist will sign copies of “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond,” a new book by Carl Little, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, farnsworthmuseum. org. Signing for museum members, 12:30 p.m. Thursday; illustrated talk, free with museum admission, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday; public book signing in museum library, free of charge, 2:15 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Layne Witherell, Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Author of “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Fall Maine Writers Series, Wiscasset Public Library, free. 882-7161. Patty Rutka, author of “Salome” and “Jarus’s Daughter,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

The N-E-W Trio (violin, cello and piano), in Emlen Hall, Bay School, Blue Hill, $25. 374-2203. Music from Haydn, Beethoven and Dvorak, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Piano Series Recital No. 1: Jimmy Briere, soloist, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12-$15, free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

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

Comedy Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, 18+ or 16+ with parent. mainecomedy.com. PJ Thibodeau, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, $7.50; PJ Thibodeau with Carolyn Plummer and Ryan Waning, $15, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dance

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

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

Fairs/Festivals

Rosalyn Baston Apple Festival, proceeds benefit the church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. 829-3644. Homemade apple crisp, pie, jelly, butter, sauce with ice cream, fresh apples, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Chalk on the Walk, art walk, performances, workshops and more, various locations, Biddeford, free. heartofbiddeford.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shaker Hill Apple Festival, Shaker Village, Alfred, free. 324-1137. Featuring the Shaker Hill Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Punkinfiddle Festival, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells, $15 per carload. wellsreserve.org. Old-time games, traditional arts, music, farm animals and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Doxita Season 4: Inside/Outside” traveling festival of documentaries, “Guanape Sur,” Wagah,” “My Name is Sydney” and “Arsy Versy,” Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“I, Borg,” Rockland Library, free. 594-0310. Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising of Meetingbrook will lead post-screening discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Shakespeare in Love,” Winter Street Center, Bath, $5. 522-1018. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Documentary film, rated R. Co-presented by Space Gallery, $7, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

Food and Drink

Wine Wise Presents: A Fall Wine Cruise on Casco Bay, farm-to-table food prepared by the Farmer’s Table, locally crafted beer with wine influence and wine tasting, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $60, 21+. winewiseevents.com. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Maine Lakes BrewFest, Point Sebago Resort, Casco, $25-$30. mainelakesbrewfest.com. Micro-brews, live music, food vendors, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Wharf Street Sparkling Wine Walk, Cinque Terre Restaurant, Portland, $30-$40, 21+. winewiseevents.com. Wine appreciation with sommelier Eric Archer, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three or just come to listen. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Blues Caravan: Girls with Guitars, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20-$23, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. Dani Wilde, Cassie Taylor and Samantha Fish, 8 p.m. today.

Bruce Cockburn, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $35. rocklandstrand.com. Folk-rock guitarist/singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. today.

Roll and Go, songs of the sea, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, $12. 646-7055. 8 p.m. today.

The Lenny Breau Project, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10; students, $5; 12 and under, free. 621-3551. Steve Grover jazz quintet, 2 p.m. today.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, Belfast Yoga Studio, Belfast, $5-$15 suggested donation. 208-7492. Sound healer Lori LeBlanc, 5 p.m. today.

Chris Humphrey Quartet, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk, free. 467-5310. 4:30 p.m. today.

Taylor’s Grove, country musician Mac McHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hutton, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, free. ThomasMemorialLibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pree, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10-$12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Williamson, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysold portpub.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Josh Cramoy, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland, free. 761-4446. rira.com. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Brian Patricks, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic with Colt Landon Baker, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 772-5483.7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Beam and the Custom House Gang, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub. com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Shemekia Copeland, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stonemountainartscenter.co. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Thursday.

Teada with Seamus Begley, traditional Irish tunes, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cattle Call, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco, free. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Griffin Sherry and the Ghost of Paul Revere, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $10-$12, $5 for 12-18, free under 12. 563-5513. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

N.E. Town, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Buckwheat Zydeco, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $32.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Lotus, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$22, all ages. 800-745-3000. 8 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kit Demos with special guests, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5-$10 suggested donation. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Brown Bird, Olas and Barika, Space, Portland, $10, 18+. space538.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Pitch Black Ribbons, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Doug Cantwel, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Nick Ludington Trio, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The Drenched Earth Tour, music from Chris Castle and the Womack Family Band, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

Shemekia Copeland, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall), Kents Hill, $25. 685-1635. 8 p.m. Friday.

Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $8. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Josephine Cameron, songs of the Civil War, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, 10, $6 for students and children. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Eric Anderson, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22-$25. onelongfellowsquare.com. Opener is Joyce Andersen, 8 p.m. Friday.

Dirty White Hats, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Cusack, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub. com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Fab Faux, Beatles cover band, State Theatre, Portland, $30-$70, reserved seating, all ages. 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mount Eerie, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8-$10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. With Tiger Saw, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Astronautalis and Ladylamb the Beekeeper, Space, Portland, $12, 18+. space538.org. 9 p.m. Saturday.

USM Concert Band Old-Fashioned Outdoor Concert, University of Southern Maine, in front of Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/about. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Jones, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco, free. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Ocean Sol, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Pressure Points End of Summer Reggae Bash, The Hive, Kennebunk, $7. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Juke Joint Devils Band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sweet Wednesday, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysold portpub.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Powell, multi-stylistic jazz violinist, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12-$14. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

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

Newfie Fun Days, to support Newfoundland dog rescue groups and health challenges, Piscataqua Boat Basin and Park, Eliot, free, donations appreciated. newfiefundays.com. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Seanachie Nights, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 846-1321. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Port Veritas, spoken word, acousticspokenword.com/wordpress/, Blue, Portland. 774-4111. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Karen Montanaro, mime and dance, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

SheSpeaks: An evening of storytelling that explores the many ways we honor ourselves as women, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12-$15. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Language Arts, poetry reading by Gregory Pardlo, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, free. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Women Write, Space, Portland, free. space538.org. Launch of a new statewide book club celebrating Maine authors being published this year, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Full Dome Double Feature: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “IBEX,” University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Blabbermouth Night, free-wheeling soapbox discourse with audience participation, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Pumpkinhead Ale meets Prima Ballerinas, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $10, 21+. 772-9671. With sneak preview of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Choices for Sustainable Living,” First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, $5. 783-0461. The meaning of sustainable living and the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Comedian-magician Bruce McKenzie Johnson, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $8, $4 for kids. 935-9232. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, ride to a field designated as the pumpkin patch, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $5.50-$8, free age 5 and younger. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Smithsonian Museum Day, download ticket from smithsonian.com/museumday for free admission for two, one ticket per household, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Last Gas” presented by the Penobscot Theatre Co., Bangor Opera House, $20. 581-1755. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

“Unnecessary Farce,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10-$12. 642-3743. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 25.

“Funny Girl,” musical, Portland Players, South Portland, $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“The Foreigner,” comedy, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10-$15. 865-2220. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Naked Shakespeare North, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $10. 865-5505. freeportfactory.com. Bard performances with no sets or costumes; the audience’s imagination takes center stage, 7 p.m. Monday.

“Four Places” by Joel Drake Johnson, Harbor Light Stage’s Play Reading Series, Kittery Art Association, Kittery, $10. 439-5769. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Miss Saigon,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39-$69. 646-5511. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Art” by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $15, $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” new version of “Nunsense,” Northport Music Theater, $20-$25. 338-8383. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Birdie Googins, one-woman show, “Accidentally Maine’s Own Supermodel,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $10. theaterproject. com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 8.

“Across the Wild and Lonesome Prairie,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. 828-1234, ext. 231. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“On the Twentieth Century,” musical, Theater at Monmouth, $20-$24. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 2.