Art

“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” paintings, drawings and letters, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through July 15.

“The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 23.

“Local Colors,” midcoast artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through May 24.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Also at Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through June 10.

“Smokin’ Hot,” invitational exhibition and silent auction of cigar box art, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through June 1.

“Two Colorists,” oil paintings by Tom Curry and Andrea Peters, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through May 26.

Third annual juried photography exhibit, photographs by year-round Maine residents, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org. Through Saturday.

“Moxie,” senior art exhibition 2012, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-1062. Through Saturday.

“Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through May 31.

“A Thickening Rhythm,” five artists, various media, installation and performance, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 19.

“Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” paintings by Stuart Ross, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Through June 15.

Annual senior exhibition, works by 14 studio art majors, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 26.

John Goodman, “Moments Abstracted,” photography, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through June 9.

Ruth Marshall, “Vanished into Sticks,” animal pelts made from felt, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through June 9.

Jemma Gascione, “Slab Waltz,” sculpture and ceramics, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Runs Through June 9.

“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits and Art 1685-1840,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through May 25.

“Lullaby for Maine,” artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through June 16.

“Favorite Views,” oil paintings by Jac Ouellette, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland. 842-9200. Through May 18.

“Animal Allies: Innuit Views of the Natural World,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-musem. Ongoing.

Clyde McCulley: “A Digital Homage to Edward Hopper,” John Knight: “Drawing on Wildflowers,” Annette Kearney: “Abstract Currents,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 12.

“Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art show, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through May 18.

Judy May, oils, watercolors, pastels and charcoal, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through May 31.

“Flora and Fauna,” painting, sculpture, photography and other media, River Arts, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through May 31.

Duncan Hewitt, new sculpture, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 19.

“Edge of the Sea,” celebration of the sea by local artists, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Through June 9.

“Hang 10 with the Maine 10,” 10 women artists, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. damariscottarivergrill.com. Through June 11.

“Show and Tell,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by local children and teens with autism spectrum disorder, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. Through August.

Sarah Carter, oil paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through May 29.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” Maine artists, players/composers, poets and chair makers, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Wednesday.

Artist Bernice Masse Rosenthal, assemblage and collage, Newcastle Square Realty. 563-1625. Through June 2.

“Maine the Way I See It,” watercolors, prints and cards by Bev Bevilacqua, The Barn Art Gallery at North Creek Farm, Phippsburg. 798-5820. Through May 31.

“Gaining Perspective,” photos and paintings by Yarmouth High School students, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through May 25.

“A Murder of Crows,” several artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through May 27.

“Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in multi-media with several Maine artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through June 30.

Andrea Sulzer, works on paper, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through June 3.

“Pulse,” new paintings by Liz Prescott, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland. flatirongallerymaine.com. Through May 29.

“The HeART of the Home,” fine crafts for home and mom, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsandbartons.com. Through May 31.

“Feeling the Love,” watercolors by Ted Keller, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. Through May 29.

Photographs by Sean Alonzo Harris and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through May 30.

“The Secrets that Objects Share,” Fran Vita-Taylor and Victor Romanyshyn, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through May 26.

J. David Deal, landscape paintings, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through June 4.

“The Laws of Nature,” watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, Rougette Gallery, Rockland. rougettegallery.com. Through May 25.

“Victorians Riding Dinosaurs,” artwork by Elisabeth Heller, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. Through May 31.

May group exhibit, five artists with ties to Maine, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through May 27.

“Continuance,” sculpture by James Marshall, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through June 25.

Susan Barnes, new work, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through May 26.

“Where Everything Is Color,” paintings by Kifah Abdulla, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through May 26.

“Monsters,” Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. pineconeandchickadee.com. Through June 3.

Maine Women in the Arts spring awards show, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Fantastical art exhibit, artists Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Tess Feltes, Robert Squier and Teri Weidner, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through June 30.

Frank Poole, Holga photographs, Portland Photo Works. portlandphotoworks.com. Through May 31.

Janet C. Manyan, figure paintings, and Sharon Yates, still life and landscape paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. frostgullygallery.com. Through May 19.

Master Printmaker R. Keith Randall, woodcuts, etchings and carvings, Grace Restaurant, Portland. rkeithrendall.com. Through June 3.

BFA thesis exhibition, Maine College of Art (Porteous Building), Portland. meca.edu. Through May 25.

“Momentum,” work of the grantee and finalists of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Through May 27.

Lauren Gillette, “Things I Did,” and Kim Bernard, “Quantum Revival,” installation, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Through May 27.

Paul Caponigro, black-and white silver gelatin prints, Thomaston Cafe, Thomaston. 354-8589. Through June 30.

“Glimpses of Global Color,” images from guest curator Audrey Williamson’s travel experiences, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through May 31.

“Impressions of a World Traveler,” early 20th-century travel through the eyes of Edith Barry, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through May 28.

“Pathways to Contemporary Art: Paintings from Temple Beth-El Art Exhibitions 1962-1973,” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through July 6.

“One World, One Dream: Free Tibet,” Arika Bready, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through May 11.

“Entre Ambos Nogales: An Illustrated Documentary from the Arizona-Sonora Border,” Julie Olbrantz, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Friday.

“Return to Sender,” pieces created by multiple artists through a mail-art project, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Artwalk reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Artwalk Gardiner, central Maine artists presenting their work, downtown. theartdogs.com. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 30

Art Openings

Multiple-artist spring exhibit, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.com. Through June 1. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Exploring Bogs,” ink and prismacolor drawings by Barbara Bean, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through May 31. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“A Natural Order,” presented by Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary, fundraiser for the Coastal Humane Society, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through June 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

34th annual student art show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

“Stampede,” group show, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island. 766-5705. Opening reception, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

MFA thesis exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through June 3. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Culture on Cloth,” Inuit Tapestries, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening, 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Auditions

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA,” show dates are July 14-21, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 6:30 p.m. today and Wednesday.

 

Benefits

Cruisin’ to Graduation, car show, benefits Project Graduation, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, $3-$4. 542-0848. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

WRFR’s Fourth Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction, runway show with clothing from Maine boutiques and designers, silent auction, live music and the Rock Coast Rollers Roller Derby skaters, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland, $5 advance, $8 door. rajoartworks.com. 7 p.m. today.

Fourth annual Maine’s Got Talent Competition, benefits Miss Maine scholarship program, Morgan Hill Event Center, Hermon, $15 to $25. 848-7100. Doors open at 1 p.m. with a silent auction from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. today.

Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate covered fruit, sundaes, beverages and more, benefits seminary restoration fund, Parsonsfield Seminary, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Camden Cake Walk, benefits Rockport Historical Society, various locations, Camden and Rockport, $10-$20. 236-2257; camdeninns.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Sold on Kids auction and dinner, with emcee Lee Goldberg, benefits Sweetser’s youth crisis programs, dinner, live and silent auctions and music, Marriott Hotel, South Portland, $60. 294-4485. sweetser.org. 5:30 to 1 p.m. Friday.

“Straight Lace,” silent auction benefits Seaglass Performing Arts, Old Marsh Country Club, Wells, $20. 985-8747. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Suzala Paper and SoPo Art Studios Mother’s Day sale and fundraiser, benefits Isabella Frederick, a South Portland High School student who is raising money to travel to France for her junior year abroad, SoPo Art Studios, South Portland. 619-2783. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Thurber for Probate fundraiser, comedians George Hamm and Kevin Neales, DJ, silent auction, raffle, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15, two for $25. 781-4480. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Best of Broadway 2012, an evening of song and dance, benefits Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25 to $35. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Walks for Haiti, Haitian music, artwork and storytelling from 10 a.m. to noon, benefits Maine’s Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership. Payson Park, Portland, $10 to $20. 347-6733. mainewalksforhaiti.org. 8:30 registration, 9:30 a.m. runners start Saturday.

“Pints for Peace,” promoting world peace at the local level, benefits Friends Forever, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, $50. (603) 433-7607. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual book sale, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

All-Star Evening of Pops, benefits Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $13-$15, 12 and under free. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bar-B-Que Barn Dance, dinner from New England Brisketeers, music from Don Campbell Band, live auction, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, $100. cancercommunitycenter.org. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K, benefits Center for Grieving Children, Hadlock Field, Portland. cgcmaine.org/events. Kids run at 8:30, 5K at 9:15 a.m. May 13.

Temple Grandin, advocate for people with autism, fundraising lecture benefits Northeast Hearing & Speech, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $35. nehearingandspeech.org. 3 p.m. May 13.

 

Books and Authors

Aine Greaney and Richard Hoffman, authors of “Dance Lessons” and “Love and Fury,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

LunchBox Friends’ annual meeting with Marcia Leonard, author of “Fingerprints: A Mystery Suspense Novel,” potluck lunch, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Noon Tuesday.

Earl Smith, author of “The Dam Committee,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

George C. Daughan, author of “1812: The Navy’s War,” Scarborough Public Library. scarboroughlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jane Harvey Meade, author of “The Summer of the Disco King,” Bookstacks, Bucksport. bookstacksmaine.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Richard and Kate Russo, author and artist of “Interventions,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Lowry’s Lodge,” monthly reading series hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, with Claire Hersom and David Moreua, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5, suggested. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday Local Author Series, Russel Warnberg, author of “Edge of Redemption,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Domenic Pugliares, author of “Famiglia Fabrasia,” JJ’s Eatery Too, Old Orchard Beach. 934-0222. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Jo Ann Simon, author of “Beloved Captain: A Nantucket Love Story,” Beyond the Sea, Belfast. 338-2100. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Richard and Kate Russo, author and artist of “Interventions,” Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 236-4769. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Carole Lambert, author of “Sea Glass Crafts,” Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Kate Shaffer, author of “Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier,” Liberty Library. 589-3161. 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Classical Music

Kotzschmar Centennial Celebration with Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$70. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Seaglass Chorale, annual pops concert, Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, $12 advance, $15 door. 985-8747. 4 p.m. today.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, “Simple Gifts: American Musical Innovation,” Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $8 to $10, under 12 free. gfccweb.org. 2 p.m. today.

Wescustago Youth Chorale, “A Celebration of Spring,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 846-0705. 4 p.m. today.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, five musicians play Mozart, Dvorak, Wuorninen and Rebecca Clarke, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $20 to $25. freeportperformingarts.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Renaissance Voices, 21-voice a cappella ensemble presents “Folk Song Suite,” Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. renaissancevoices.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra with the Maine Youth Orchestra, classical to contemporary pieces, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, $10, under 18 free. 751-8031. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $17, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Music in the Cathedral, pipe organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullen perform duets, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. 772-4871. 4 p.m. May 13.

Saint Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, “Music for a While,” spring concert of the music of Henry Purcell and John Blow, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth, $20. stmaryschola.org. 4 p.m. May 13.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $17, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. May 13.

 

Dance

International Folk Dance, dances from around the world, The New Church, Portland, $3 to $5. 776-5351. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

“In Constant Season,” choreographed with improvisation by Bo Dennis, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday.

“This Joint is Jumpin,” swing dance with WMPG’s DJ, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. mayostreetarts.org. Lessons at 7 p.m., dance at 8 Saturday.

American Legion Dance, with live music, Post 42, Damariscotta, $10. 563-3738. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, music by Firefly with caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. Family dance at 6 p.m., potluck at 7, dance at 8 Saturday.

 

Fairs/Festivals

The Big Thaw Craft Fair, two floors of artists and vendors, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Films

By Popular Demand Film Series, “The Trip,” British comedy, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Metropolitan Opera Encore Series, documentary film “Wagner’s Dream,” about the making of Wagner’s “Ring Cyle” opera, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $10. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Music Movie Monday, “American Folk Blues Festival, 1962-1966,” One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Summer Film Series, “Harold & Maude,” 1971 comedy, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ogunquit Performing Arts Classic Film Series, “Driving Miss Daisy,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Metropolitan Opera Encore Series, Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $18. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Welcome to Lee Maine,” documentary about a small community in rural Maine dealing with losing two soldiers to the Iraq War, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Bill Perna, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $7 to $9. atthelincoln.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls,” documentary about global human slavery and sex trafficking industry, First Baptist Church, Portland, free. firstbaptistportland.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Marley,” Bob Marley documentary, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. May 13.

 

Food and Drink

Old Port Wine Walk featuring big, bold and beautiful reds, sommelier Erica Arche leads viticultural tour at four area restaurants pairing food and wines, Zapoteca, Portland, $35 advance, $40 door, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mother’s Day wine dinner, meal by chef Jeff Landry and Wine Wise sommelier Erica Archer pairs wines, The Farmer’s Table, Portland, $60, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 5 p.m. May 13.

 

For Children

Kids’ Open Mic, hosted by musicians Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, monthly open mic for ages 10 to 18, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 761-7099. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Storytime in the Garden, hour-long stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission ($6 to $12). 633-4333. mainegardens.org. 10 a.m. Monday.

Mad Science Saturday: “Radical Reactions,” crazy chemistry demonstrations, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $8 to $10. 780-4249. 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Home & Garden

Yarmouth Kitchen Tour, self-guided tour of 10 houses/kitchens, $20. brownpapertickets.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

Music

Rockin’ Recons with Justin Lindsay, local favorite since their ’60s heyday, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. francocenter.org. Doors at 8 p.m. today.

Foxy Shazam, rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 18- plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. today.

Turtle Island Quartet, music of John Coltrane, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $20. laarts.org. 2 p.m. today.

Judy Collins, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $65-$102. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

“The Sweetest Sounds … Music of Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin,” Lincoln County Community Theater production, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $7 to $12. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. today.

The Music Makers, dance band plays music from the ’40s through the ’60s, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $12 advance, $15 door. 651-5714. 2 p.m. May 6.

Musica de Filia Spring Concert, folk, broadway, contemporary, gospel and more, South Portland Auditorium, $5 to $10. musicadefilia.com. 2 p.m. today.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Joyce Anderson, fiddle blues and more, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $10, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 6 p.m. today.

Italian Heritage Center Concert Band, “Movie Madness,” music from movies from the ’30s to present, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $7 advance, $10 doors, $6 seniors, students free. italianheritagecenterband.com. 2 p.m. today.

The Olympic Symphonium, folk-pop, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. today.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek with Bnois King, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 596-6055. 7 p.m. Monday.

Dirty Beaches, Xiu Xiu and Father Murphy, Space, Portland, $12, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk band, Phillips Community Center, Phillips, $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Beethoven’s Last Night,” Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $41.75-$61.75. (800) 745-3000. waterfrontconcerts.com. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Inner Strength,” CD-release party presented by The Multicultural Program at the Center for Grieving Children, One Longfellow Square, Portland, donation. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Beats Antique, experimental world fusion and electronica, with DJ Laura, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz trio, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Southern Maine Children’s Choir, spring concert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, donation. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m. Thursday.

We Are the Apocalpyse, with Digital Bonesaw Society and DJ Pandemic, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Aztec Two Step, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 to $28. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Eric Taylor, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools, songs, stories and banter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rich Reich, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 8 p.m. Friday.

Santigold, pop, State Theatre, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Blow with Mitten, narrative performance art with traditional pop-show dynamics, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Gentleman Outfit, rock covers, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, free. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz trio, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $12. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Penobscot Bay Singers, music of American composers and the ’50s, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, free. hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Freedom Jazz Dance: The Evolution of the Groove,” intense, funky, groove-based jazz, presented by Schoodic Arts and Aurora Jazz Project, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, under 12 free. schoodicartsforall.orf. 7 p.m. Friday.

Toroid Ensemble, improv music collective with flutes, trumpet, bass, percussion, piano and shakuhachi, The Heart Opening, Portland, $5 to $20. 615-1550. 8 p.m. Friday.

Brian Cullen, classical and Spanish guitar, from Bach to Brazilian to Beatles, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick, free. 725-8253. 7:15 p.m. Friday.

The Milkman’s Union, three-piece band plays classical, jazz, electronic and more, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, donation. 288-5015. 8 p.m. Friday.

Julie Feeney, Irish singer and composer, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $20. maineirish.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Parris Bacon, acoustic country, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Fools, Boston rock band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Plains, Zachary Cale, Wes Hartley and Woodsy Pride, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Eric Bettencourt EP-release Show, with Monique Barrett, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hattie Simon and Conor McGrory, jazz piano and vocals with bass, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Boston Baked Blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $5, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Local Circus, bluegrass and folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. 541-9024. 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Vince Bell and Eric Taylor, Texas singer-songwriters, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $20. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Flogging Molly, Celtic punk, with The Devil Makes Three and Brothers of Brazil, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Kimock and Friends, guitarist, with SVSK, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 to $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song,” eighth annual, featuring Chuck and Steve Romanoff (Schooner Fare), Dave Rowe, Squid Jiggers, Denny Brea and Kendall Morse, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $25. 866-655-7171, Ext. 800. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Samuel James, Anna Vogelzang and The Milkman’s Union, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m. May 13.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13.

The Dirt Daubers and Butcher Boy, bluegrass and hot jazz, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. May 13.

Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 13.

 

Outdoors

Weekly Bird Walk, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum north entrance, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

 

Special Events

Coin and stamp show, sponsored by the Brunswick Area Coin and Stamp Club, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, free. 721-7872. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

Taiji, Qigong, Music, Science and Healing, fusion of best of East and West, featuring Master Yang Yang and Mrs. Ying Yang, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Ulysses for the Fun of It,” weekly listening session of a recording of Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, presented by Bloomsday Portland 2012, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. maineirish.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

HD Broadcast: “This American Life LIVE!”, NPR host Ira Glass and popular contributors present stories, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

HD Broadcast: “This American Life LIVE!”, NPR host Ira Glass and popular contributors present stories, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $18 to $23. collinscenter forthearts.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mike Miclon, original physical comedy, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $12 advance, $15 door, under 18 $5. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

All Species Parade, presented by Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary, Brunswick Mall. spindleworks.org. 4:30 p.m. Friday.

“1 and 64,” extravaganza and one-year birthday bash, featuring musician Matt Fogg and band, food from Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, Freeport Factory Stage, $32. freeportfactory.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Tea and Tulips,” tea sandwiches, scones, Devonshire cream and jam in the gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, reservations required, $27, $20 for members. mainegardens.org. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

May Celebration and Medieval Faire, family day of festive activities with maypole dancing, games, food and drink, medieval garb encouraged, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. merriconeag.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

World Fair Trade Day, live music, raffles, free henna, chocolate samples, recycling crafts and more, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Fashion Show, live music, tea, Civil War-era uniforms, presented by Maine Living History Association, Good Will Hinkley School, Hinckley, $5. 200-6542. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Aserela: Celebration for the Children, African dishes, traditional dancing and singing to celebrate first school in Kit, South Sudan, raffle for iPad, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, $5 to $20, under 11 free. aserela.org. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

HD Broadcast: Met Opera Encore, “Das Rheingold,” Wagner’s Ring cycle, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. May 13.

Victorian Mother’s Day Tea, seated afternoon tea with all the trimmings, Cabot Mill Antiques, Brunswick, free. 725-2855. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13.

Mother of a Music Festival and Fair, featuring Lake Street Dive, Dirt Daubers, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Tricky Britches, local artisans and vendors, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $7 advance, $10 door. stonemountainartscenter.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13.

Rory Raven, mentalist, historian, performer, Lucid Stage, Portland, $12 to $15. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. May 13.

 

Theater

“Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” love triangle set in 18th-century Paris, Portland Stage Company, $15 to $39. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today and May 13; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through May 20.

“On Golden Pond,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today and May 13; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Circle Mirror Transformation,” by Annie Baker, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $20 to $22. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today and May 13; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through May 20.

“Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Young People’s Theater production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $6. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today.

“See How They Run,” British comedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $12 to $18. heartwoodtheater.org. 3 p.m. today and May 13; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Hello, Dolly!”, family musical production presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $10 to $12. 751-2619. 2 p.m. today.

Neil Simon’s “Fools,” comedy fable, Windham Center Stage Theatre, $10. 893-2098. 4 p.m. today.

Burton Bumgarner’s “A Midsummer Night’s Texas-Sized Nightmare,” comedy, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5. thewaldo.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

History of Burundi 1993-1994: “Pourquoi Sommes Nous Les Autres,” Portland High School students under the direction of Thierry Ndabahagamye, Greater Portland YMCA. 874-1111, Ext. 112. 3 p.m. today.

Dark Night Series: “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” written by Eric Bogosian, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10 suggested. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

“Beauty and the Beast,” musical presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $6 to $8. 329-5858. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Finished Heart,” performance by author and composer Elliot Cherry, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“The Butler Did It,” three-act murder mystery dinner theater, Bethel Inn Resort, $29. 824-6545. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” musical, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, students $7 advance, $10 door. deeringdrama.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 13.

“Just Desserts,” murder mystery dinner show, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $20. sanfordmainestage.com. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 Saturday.

“A Star Called Love: The Freedom Stories of Lala,” with dancer-actor Rivera Sun Cook, about a young black woman growing up in the 1890s, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. laarts.org. Second of three installments, 2 p.m. today; third installment, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.