Art

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

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

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

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 18.

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

The Jar Project, 60 art-filled jars by 60 artists, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. Ends today.

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.

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

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

“Rally,” juried show exploring identity, memory, erasure, projected narrative and image, Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland. 699-5029; meca.edu. Ends today.

Denise Rankin and Pande Stevens, paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. pemaquidartgallery.com.

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

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum.

dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

Group exhibition, prints and paintings, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com.

Kim Bernard: “Pendelum Series,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. Through Oct. 30.

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

South Bristol artists Sally Loughridge and Stephen Busch, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078.

“Autumn Arrivals,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, and new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Observations,” Seacoast photographers, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Oct. 30.

“ArtinMe,” juried show of contemporary Maine art, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Nov. 19.

“A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio — Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Oct. 31.

“Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s sea-color yarns and Maine blankets, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Oct. 31.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Through Oct. 30.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” traveling show of collaborating painters, musicians and furniture makers, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 743-7813. Through Oct. 29.

“All Things Wet,” juried by Gordon and Mary Nicoll, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 23.

George Lovette and Tyler Pope, large-scale abstract oils, masks and jewelry, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 30.

“Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” contemporary graphic design and form, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. Through Nov. 27.

Mary Bourke: “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 29.

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

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

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Messler Gallery, Rockport. 594-5611; woodschool.org. Through Nov. 23.

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

Don Voisine, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157.

Anne Ritchie: “Photographs on Canvas and in Print,” 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through Nov. 11.

Janice Kasper: “Forever Wild — Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife,” Unity College, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery. unity.edu. Through Oct. 21.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” significant moments in the museum’s history, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. Through Dec. 30.

“Come See My Etchings,” fine-art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Oct. 29.

“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. gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 29.

Drawing the Line #8, six artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Oct. 27.

“Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings by Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through Nov. 30.

Painters Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Nov. 12.

“Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Oct. 29.

Sara Gray: “Transitions,” landscape photography, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Nov. 30.

“Diversity,” multi-artist show, blown-glass, acrylic, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramics, pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Oct. 30.

Art Openings

Harold Garde: “Still Life,” Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Artist talk, 4 to 5 p.m., reception 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lori Ingraham, “Foliage,” and Harry Nadler “Sightings,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Toki Oshima, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

“Forbidden Broadway,” men should prepare 16 to 32 bars of one of the following songs: “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables”; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the style of Mandy Patinkin; or “The Song That Goes Like This” from “Spamalot.” Women should prepare 16 to 32 bars of one of the following “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables”; “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked”; or “Tomorrow” from “Annie.” Bring photo and resume; all positions paid. Performances in December. Freeport Factory Stage. 865-5505. 1 p.m. today.

Benefits

Antiques show and sale, Medomak Valley Land Trust’s annual event with 60 dealers, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, $5. midcoast.com/~mvlt/calendar.html. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Signature Chefs Auction for March of Dimes, live and silent auction items including unique dinners, hotel stays and weekend getaways. Sample food from Dimillo’s, Figa, Nosh, Salt Exchange, Porthole, Zapoteca and Hannaford, Hosted by Cindy Williams, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $40-$50. marchofdimes.com/maine. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fashionable Giving for Life Fashion Show, benefits Family Crisis Services, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook, $10, $20 at the door. 329-6318. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

“Evening in Spain,” dinner auction benefiting McAuley Residence, auctions, tapas, sangria, paella, live entertainment and more, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $50. 879-3486. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Costume sale, benefits Drama Club, Deering High School, Portland. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; rain date Oct. 16.

Boots, Band and BBQ Benefit, food, live music, auction, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, $50. 892-2813. Saturday.

Project FEED Empty Bowl Supper, homemade soups and chowders, dessert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10, includes meal and bowl. 797-4494. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Out of the Darkness” Community Walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Payson Park, Portland. 490-2948. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Books and Authors

“Ten Contemporary Poets, Plus One,” readings, featuring Richard Foerster, York Public Library, free, call to register. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

John Bird, author of “Rockland: Maine’s Tidal Turn,” Rockland Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Noon Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Charlotte Bacon, author of “The Twisted Thread,” Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Elaine Fantle Shimberg, author of “Growing up Jewish in Small Town America: A Memoir,” Cedars Atrium, Portland. 838-6170. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Language Arts Live, fiction reading by Laura Van Den Berg, Bates College, Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Lewiston, free. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mystery Month of Maine Crime Authors, Dorothy Cannell, author of “She Shoots to Conquer,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Joyce Stoddard Adrian, author of “Now I’ve Seen Everything: Growing up in Maine in the 1940s and 1950s,” Methodist Church, West Cumberland. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Book launch party with Kate Shaffer, author of “Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier,” Fairwinds Florist, Blue Hill. 374-5621. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

DaPonte String Quartet, “Leaf Peeper” concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, under 21 free. 633-4333. 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Trio Cleonice, music of Haydn, Lanese, LIster and Beethoven, Blue Hill Congregational Church, $20. 374-2203. 3 p.m. today.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, soprano Christina Astrachan, pianist Frank Glazer and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Carol Hansen, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“An Autumn Affair,” Dutch master pianist Michiel Roosen, includes champagne cocktail hour before performance, Rockport Opera House, $45. 236-7008. 5 p.m. Friday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt program, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors and students. 780-5555. 8 p.m. Friday.

Comedy

Comedy Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18-plus, 16-plus with parent. mainecomedy.com. Ben Roy with Adam Clayton Holland, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Ben Roy and Adam Clayton Holland with host Kate Ghiloni, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

Ecstatic Dance, with DJ, The Awake Collective, Portland, $10-$20. theawakecollective.com. 10 a.m. to noon today.

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

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

“Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Portland Ballet Company, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $35, 18 and under $25. porttix.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Hansel and Gretel,” traditional story set to Humperdink’s famous opera, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15. 781-3587. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Fall Foliage Craft Fair, variety of crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and exhibits, Boothbay Railway Village. railwayvillage.org. Today.

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair, with harness racing, nightly entertainment and a midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. fryeburgfair.com. Ends today.

Fall festival, fall bulb sale, indie crafts, apple bobbing, coffee sack races, music and more, Seed & Bean, Kennebunk. 636-7555. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Harvestfest 2011, Ball Field, York Beach, free. gatewaytomaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fair Trade Open House, handmade baskets, jewelry, toys, clothing, puzzles, books, bags and more, benefits artisans in developing nations, Faith Lutheran Church, Windham. 415-9742. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Spirit Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, live music, games, costume contests and more, downtown Saco. sacospirit.com. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Films

Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, $7. 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org. “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” 2 p.m. today; “Life in a Day,” 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Flix for Chix, monthly film series of movies for women (and sensitive guys), “Mrs. Henderson Presents,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Nosferatu,” Werner Herzog’s 1979 homage to F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-6170. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“In Good Time: the Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” Portland film premiere, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10. usm.maine.edu/music. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Reel Rock Film Tour, presented by Windstopper and Northface, Big Easy, Portland, $10/$12. 775-2266. bigeasyportland.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

“The Interrupters,” documentary, intimate journey into the persistence of violence in America’s cities, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Life in a Day,” co-presented by Space Gallery, Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s feature-length documentary of footage culled from YouTube on a single day: July 24, 2010, Portland Museum of Art, $7. space538.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Banned Book Film Festival, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Portland Public Library, free. portlandlibrary.com. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Maine Cheese Guild Open Creamery Day, meet the animals and learn stories about the more than 150 Maine artisan cheeses, statewide, Maine. mainecheeseguild.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Dinner With the Pirates, Portland Pirates coaches, players and the Ice Girls will be guest servers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland, menu prices. 761-4446. rira.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers’ performance of “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $8, $4 for kids. 935-9232. 7 p.m. Friday.

Music

Bluegrass Music Association Music Jam, acoustic, unplugged, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7, $5 for members. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, with U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. 842-0800. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. today.

Slaid Cleaves, Americana singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20-$22.50. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam session, musicians and singers welcome to sit in, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Kath Bloom, Colby Nathan and Levi Strom, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. today.

Hanson, pop rock, State Theatre, Portland, $25, all ages, general admission. (800) 745-3000. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Stanley and Grimm, fiddler Nikki Engstrom and guitarist and singer Sean Brennan, Herbert Grand Hotel, Kingfield, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Hot Club of Cowtown, Western swing, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Stanley and Grimm, fiddler Nikki Engstrom and guitarist and singer Sean Brennan, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Skrillex, electronic, house, dubstep, State Theatre, Portland, $25, 16-plus. (800) 745-3000. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Richman, singer-songwriter, Space, Portland, $15, 18-plus. space538.org. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Rich Robinson with Dylan LeBlanc, guitarist from the Black Crowes, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$18, $25 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Recession Session with Hot Club of Cowtown, Western swing, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $13. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Thursday.

David Berkeley, folk singer-songwriter, with Max Garcia Conover, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Monique Barrett, folk singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stanley and Grimm, fiddler Nikki Engstrom and guitarist and singer Sean Brennan, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Creole Choir of Cuba, passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $36-$46. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Martin England, Americana, folk, roots and rock, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free.donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Chapel Chix and Chap, old-time classics, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, American originals melding jazz, folk, gospel, spirituals and blues, Colby College, Lorimer Chapel, Waterville, free. 859-5671. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Rhiannon Giddens and Sxip Shirey: Sonic New York, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$23. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Andrew Bird, Skowhegan Opera House, $34-$37, reserved seating, all ages. (800) 745-3000. statetheatreportland.com. Saturday.

Dilly Dilly, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $8-$10, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Francine Reed with the Maplejuice Quartet, rhythm-and-blues vocalist, Olin Concert Hall, Bates College, Lewiston, $15, $10 seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shana Underwood, songs of travel in a deep, bluesy voice, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Toughcats, indie folk, benefits local hunger relief, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Apple Scruffs, Bath-area band that plays all your favorite Beatles songs, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $16. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“PS, I Love Music: Musical Expeditions,” pianist and composer Paul Sullivan, with Paul Lieberman, Gabe Terracciano and Theresa Thomason, Stonington Opera House, $15. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Coffeehouse Concert: Okbari, Middle Eastern, Turkish and Arabic music, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco, $10. 282-0062. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Foreign Auto Festival, Volkswagen theme, Owls Head Transportation Museum, $12, 18 and under free. 594-4418. owlshead.org. 9:30 a.m. (gates) today.

“Longfellow and Bull: The Virtuoso and the Poet,” lecture and concert, Charles Kaufman explores the friendship of violin virtuoso Ole Bull with poet Longfellow, Hiram Historical Society, free. 625-4762. 2:30 p.m. today.

Third Annual Fall Eco-Fest, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, fairy house building, earth crafts, family yoga and more, Cape Neddick, free. clayhillfarm.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

“The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary,” Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Brunswick 10, Brunswick, $18-$22. fathomevents.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, poet John Survivor Blake and poetry slam competition, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, $3-$5. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Ski Season Launch Party, benefit for Maine Ski Museum, reception, displays, light fare, cash bar, book signing with four authors, short films, door prizes. skiseasonlaunchparty.eventbrite.com, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland, $15-$200, assorted sponsorship levels. 773-7669. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour, 1897 structure is on the highest point in Bangor, designed for firefighting and as the reserve water supply for the city, Thomas Hill Standpipe, Bangor, free. 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, Island Institute Sustainable Living Conference, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $40-$60. islandinstitute.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Yogi Mixer, night of connections, conversations and non-alcholic mixed drinks for the yoga community, The Awake Collective, Portland, $5. 318-1931. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Met Opera Live: Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” starring Anna Betrebko and Idlar Abdrazakov, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. rocklandstrand.com. 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

United Maine Coon Cat Association Cat Show and Christmas Craft Fair, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $5, $4 for 6 to 12 years old. 373-0470. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Rummage Sale, clothes, household items, books, collectibles, toys and Christ Church cookbooks, Christ Church, Kennebunk. 985-4494. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

“Great American Popular Singers,” talk by WGBH (Boston) radio host Michael Lund, discussion on Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Capitol and Decca Records and more, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Lay Down Your Sword and Shield,” music, song and spoken word, benefits the War Resisters League, Brackett Church, Peaks Island. 664-8037. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Giant Book Sale, thousands of books for all ages and interests, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Cooper, Masked Marvel, masks, mine and storytelling, University of Maine, Lincoln Auditorium, Farmington, $10, 16 and under $5. 778-3722. 7 p.m. Saturday.

John McDonald, author, storyteller and radio personality, Muskie Community Center, Waterville, $10. 873-4745. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Second Annual Free Community Concert, The Laws, Canadian folk-grass duo, Owls Head Transportation Museum, free. 594-4418. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Midnight Explore, dinner and paranormal exploration of the Rufus Flye Building, benefits Pemaquid Watershed Association, Salt Bay Cafe, Damariscotta, $45. 380-4677. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” starring Anna Netrebko, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $18-$26. 935-9232. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Presentation from the Maine Paranormal Society, professionals discuss how they hunt ghosts, Dyer Library, Saco, free. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Miss Saigon,” Ogunquit Playhouse, $39-$69. 646-5511. 2 and 7 p.m. today; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Bad Dates,” a Good Theater production about a single mother who is getting back into the world of dating, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 883-3051. stlawrencearts.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

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

“Noises Off,” British farce, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $15, students and seniors $12. 832-6060. 2 p.m. today.

“The Morini Strad,” based on a true story, violinist Erica Morini hires a violin maker to restore her Stradivarius, Portland Stage Company, $27-$39, students $15. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

Mad Horse Theater Company’s “Lieutenant of Inishmore,” black comedy by Martin McDonagh, Lucid Stage, Portland, $22, students and seniors $20. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“The Long Voyage Home: Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill,” American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $12. 799-5327. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

Studio Theatre of Bath presents “The Lion in Winter,” wit with a dash of treason, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Getting Old Isn’t for the Faint of Heart,” a Center Stage production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $5. theaterproject.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

“Around the World in 80 Days,” epic comic adventure, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under $5. 782-3200. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Bingo Spells Murder,” murder mystery, includes show and meal, presented by Mystery for Hire, Senator Inn and Spa, Augusta, $40. 622-8800, ext. 285. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Fairy Tale Players’ production of “Peter Pumpkin Eater,” ensemble of children, teens and adults who have studied at the Acorn Acting Academy, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $7, 12 and under $5. 854-0065. 11 a.m. Saturday.