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.

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

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

“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 Saturday.

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

Annual senior exhibition, 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. 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.

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

“Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Friday.

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 Saturday.

“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. damariscottarivergrill.com. Through June 11.

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

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

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

Master Wood Carver Thomas Cete and his apprentices, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. 834-7536. Through May 25.

“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,” multiple artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through May 27.

“Exploring Bogs,” ink and prismacolor drawings by Barbara Bean, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through May 31.

“Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in various 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 craft 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,” Elisabeth Heller, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. Through May 31.

May Group Exhibit, five artists, various media, 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.

Fantastical art exhibit, fantastical depictions of creatures both strange and familiar by 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.

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

Spring exhibit, several artists, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.com. Through June 1.

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

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

“A Natural Order,” artists from Maine and beyond, presented by Spindleworks and Arts are Elementary, benefits Coastal Humane Society, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through June 30.

34th annual student art show, grades K to 12, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

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

MFA thesis exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through June 3.

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

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

Paul Caponigro, black-and-white silver gelatin photographs, Thomaston Cafe, Thomaston. 354-8589. Through Saturday.

“Glimpses of Global Color,” images from guest curator Audrey Williamson’s travels, 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.

“Splendid Splashes,” annual abstract show, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through May 26.

“Weave-In,” weaving demonstrations, design sessions and exhibitions, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through June 30.

17th annual juried art show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 2.

“Culture on Cloth,” Inuit tapestries, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through May 31.

“Strangers & Others,” interpretations of the human face and figure, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Aug. 18.

 

Art Openings

“Re-Energized,” paintings, ceramics, textiles and jewelry by several artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives,” special activities and talks in the exhibition gallery, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. mainestatemuseum.org. All day Saturday.

 

Auditions

Musica de Filia, girls and womens choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Maine Youth Orchestra, instrumental auditions for middle and high schoolers in the Band Room, Greely Middle School, Cumberland. 751-8031. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Belfast Masker’s Production of “Brigadoon,” 12 major roles plus singers and dancers, show dates are July 26-29 in Belfast and Aug. 2-5 in Searsport, First Church, Belfast. belfastmaskers.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

 

Benefits

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. today.

Temple Grandin, autism activist, benefits Northeast Hearing & Speech, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $35. nehearingandspeech.org. 3 p.m. today.

Mothers and Others Against Hunger Fundraiser, classic and fiddle music, silent auction, desserts, tea and coffee, bagels and more, mothersandothersagainsthunger.org, dining commons, York County Shelter Programs, Alfred. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

2012 Kids First Gala Auction, signature cocktails, gourmet treats, music and dancing with Big Chief, silent and live auctions, The Woodlands Club, Falmouth, $75. kidsfirstcenter.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Walk for Wishes,” with mascots Slugger, Crusher and Cuppy, benefits Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation, Payson Park, Portland. (800) 491-3171. maine.wish.org. Registration and entertainment at 5 p.m., walk at 6 Friday.

5th Annual 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk for Homeless & Hungry, Mothers Beach, Kennebunk. yorkcountyshelterprograms.org. Registration at 8 a.m., race at 9 Saturday.

10th annual weekend plant sale, annuals, vegetable plants, shrubs, perennials and more, Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick. coastalhumanesociety.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Walk-A-Thon to Cure Scleroderma, benefits the New England Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, Back Cove, Portland. 892-7323. scleroderma.org/chapter/ne. 10 a.m. at registration, walk at noon, Saturday.

Great Strides 5-Mile Cystic Fibrosis Walk, St. Pius X Church, Portland. newenglandcff.org/greatstrides. Check-in at 9 a.m., walk at 10 Saturday.

St. John’s annual plant sale, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, houseplants, books, tools, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. 845-2250. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Second Annual Trivia Night for Tri-County Literacy, individuals and teams, prizes and drawings, benefits Tri-County Literacy’s Literacy Volunteer program and Read With Me family literacy program, Aki Japanese Restaurant, Brunswick, $25. 833-6259. 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 20.

 

Books and Authors

“The Poet As Art: A Poetry Series,” Megan Grumbling, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Chris Seid, Lewiston Memorial Armory. laarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Paul Doiron, author of “The Poacher’s Son” and “Trespasser,” McArthur Library, Biddeford, 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Margaret Hathaway, author of “The Food Lovers’ Guide to Maine,” South Portland Library. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Brown Bag Books,” Edmund Morris discusses “Colonel Roosevelt,” live in HD from Montgomery Auditorium in Philadelphia, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $10. lcct.org. Noon Friday.

Friday Local Author Series, Kevin Mills, author of “Breakwater,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

 

Classical Music

Metropolitan Opera Encore Series in HD: Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. today.

Music in the Cathedral, pipe organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullen perform duets, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. 772-4871. 3 p.m. today.

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

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

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

Coastal Youth Orchestra 10th annual spring concert, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, free/donation. 729-5156. 7 p.m. Monday.

Thornton Academy spring choral concerts, variety of music performed by the Treble Choir, the Chamber Singers and the Concert Choir, Thornton Academy, Garland Auditorium, Saco, $3 to $6. thorntonacademy.org/auction. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Daponte String Quartet, “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, St. John Baptist Church, Thomaston, $18 to $22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Daponte String Quartet, “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth, $18 to $22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, “With Owy Dyscorde,” medieval and Renaissannce music, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta, $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Daponte String Quartet, “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $18 to $22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Rossini Club, piano, vocals, viola and horn, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. May 20.

Daponte String Quartet, “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $18 to $22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 3 p.m. May 20.

The Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, “With Owy Dyscorde” medieval and Renaissannce music, Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport, $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m. May 20.

 

Comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Buried Alive!” tour, some material may not be suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland, $31.50 to $36.50, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. May 16.

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

 

Dance

Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $8. 653-5012. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 8 Friday.

“Milonga del Este,” tango dance hosted by WMPG’s DJ Adira, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Pro/Am Spring Dance Showcase, foxtrot, rumba, hip-hop, contemporary, tap and choreographed groups, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport, $12 advance, $15 door. 594-0940. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Youth Dance Company, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, jazz and modern dance, Scarborough High School, $15 advance, $18 door, $10 students and seniors. 871-1013. 4 p.m. Saturday.

International Folk Dance, traditional music and dance, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5. 688-2293. Instruction then dance, family dance at 5:30 p.m., folk dance at 7 May 20.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Arena Antique Show and Sale, 34 exhibitors, Biddeford Ice Arena, Biddeford, $10. goosefairantiques.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20.

 

Films

“Marley,” Bob Marley documentary, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday.

Summer Film Series, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. “It’s Complicated” (comedy, 2009), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Queen of the Sun,” documentary about bees, local beekeeper Antje Roitzsch introduces the film, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Low and Clear,” with filmmaker Kahlil Hudson, exploration of life in the disappearing wilderness of the West, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and May 20.

Bluestocking Film Series, several new short films by an international roster of women directors, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $8. stlawrencearts.org. 4 p.m. May 20.

 

Food and Drink

Mother’s Day Wine Dinner, meal with chef Jeff Landry and Wine Wise Sommelier Erica Archer pairs wines, The Farmer’s Table, Portland, $60, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 5 p.m. today.

Champagne dinner, with wine maker Jean Baptiste, David’s Restaurant, Portland, $95. 773-4340. Thursday.

 

For Children

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

Endangered Species Day, family-oriented games, art projects and activities, Children’s Room, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Home & Garden

Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $4 to $9, under 6 free. HomeGardenFlowerShow.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20.

Friends of the Berwick Library plant sale, Berwick Public Library. 698-5737. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Foreside Garden Club plant sale, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and annuals, Falmouth Shopping Center. 829-4805. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Spring plant and pie sale, Longfellow Garden Club, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-8880. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

South Portland Land Trust annual plant and bake sale, American Legion Post, South Portland. 408-1039. 9 a.m. (8 a.m. for members) Saturday.

Plant sale extravaganza, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, some trees and shrubs, house plants, University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County, Springvale. 324-2814. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society plant sale, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. 8 a.m. to noon May 20.

 

Music

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

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

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

Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and May 20.

Mason Strunk & Friends, Celtic, with Silas Rogers & Friends, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. today.

10th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, Grassholes, Tricky Britches and Jerks of Grass, benefits WMPG community radio, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Studebaker John, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 596-6055. 7 p.m. Monday.

Ty Segall, White Fence and The Strange Boys, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Monday.

CJ Boyd, Drab Pony and Greg Jamie, experimental, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

James Wholey, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Saturday Looks Good to Me and Wild Moccasins, pop, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jeffrey Foucault, country and blues singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Whitechapel, metal, with Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins and The Plot in You, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $17.50 advance, $20 door, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Castlebay, Celtic and New England traditional, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $6 to $16. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Latin Night, music and dancing with DJ Angel, Blue Sky on York Beach. blueskyonyorkbeach.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Kyle Carey, Gaelic, folk, Appalachian, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $15. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Matt Cardente, Ralph Greceffa, Peter Thompson and Dan Conner, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Danielle Miraglia and Amy Black, folk and blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Family Affair, soul and blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, free, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Bluegrass Series with The Ghost of Paul Revere, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Rock n’ Bowl,” Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM JAMMS Concert Series, hear local live music while bowling, Yankee Lanes, Portland, $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Enter the Haggis, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $20 to $22. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Francine Reed, Lyle Lovett’s duet and back-up singer, gospel, jazz, blues and R&B, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Coffeehouse presents Rob Sylvain and the Cajun Aces, music from the Maine and Quebecois traditions, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco, $10, 12 and under free. sacocoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

MV + EE, BR Garm, Jeff Beam and Herbcraft, psychedelic rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Rush, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $37.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pacman Dave, acoustic country and R&B, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tish Hinojosa, folk, country, pop and Latino, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Alhan Middle Eastern Ensemble, Arab Andalusian music in the Sufi tradition, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Rock My Soul gospel concert, singers and instrumentalists, $16 to $18, family $30, 12 and under free, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Anni Clark, singer-songwriter, with Bob Danzilo, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Alumni Band’s Annual Mike Drapeau Scholarship Concert, with the St. James Choir and appearance from Slugger, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco, $7 advance, $10 door. thealumniband.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Delta Knights, free concert for local seniors, The Woods at Canco, Portland. 772-4777. 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Smither, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 to $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. May 20.

Casco Bay Tummlers, “History of Jewish Music,” with commentary, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. May 20.

“Winds of Change,” spring concert by Women in Harmony, 60-voice chorus, Portland High School, John Ford Auditorium, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 seniors and students. wihmaine.org. 2 p.m. May 20.

 

Outdoors

Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, 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.

Camping Weekend, activities, demonstrations, clinics, family-fun activities, L.L.Bean, Freeport. llbean.com/freeport. Friday through May 20.

 

Special Events

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. today.

Mother of a Music Festival and Fair, with Lake Street Dive, Dirt Daubers, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Tricky Britches, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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

Stephen Sondheim’s “The Company,” HD broadcast, New York Philharmonic’s production of Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $22. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“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.

“Moose Stock,” all-zumba Weekend, zumba classes, wine tasting, cruises, lobster bake, benefits the Maine American Heart Association, Point Sebago Resort, Casco, starts at $219. dinahzumba.com. Friday through Sunday.

Maine Marble Show, Governor’s Restaurant, South Portland, $3, under 12 free. 657-4165. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Don’t Shoot Jago Thorne,” music by Jago Thorne and projections of Lomokino films, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day Celebration, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $3.50. 622-3096. Special guided tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Saturday.

3rd Annual Bug Light Kite Festival, presented by Noreasters Kite Club and KONE (Kites Over New England), live music from Tricky Britches, Bug Light Park, South Portland, free. sphistory.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Rain date May 20.

Pine Tree State Country Music Association Award Show, with Allen’s Tradition Band, Denny Breau, Gloria Jean Silke and many others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance, $7 door, under 12 $3. ptscountrymusicassoc.org. 1 p.m. May 20.

Victoria Mansion and Portland Ballet’s 7th annual Victorian Doll Tea, traditional tea service, ballet demonstration and lesson, Victorian Etiquette lesson, cupcakes, more, $10 to $40, discounts for members, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. victoriamansion.org. 1 p.m. May 20.

 

Theater

The Who’s “Tommy,” rock opera, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. May 20. Runs through May 27.

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

“On Golden Pond,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $15 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today.

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

“A Star Called Love: The Freedom Stories of Lala,” one-woman show about growing up a young black woman in the 1890s, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. laarts.org. “The Education of Lala Girl,” 2 p.m. today; “The Emancipation of Lala,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“See How They Run,” British comedy, Heartwood Theater Company production, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $12 to $18. heartwoodtheater.org. 3 p.m. today.

“The Wizard of Oz,” musical, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland, $10 to $12. deeringdrama.org. 2 p.m. today.

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

Shakespeare Festival, screening of 1996 film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, golden-years comedy/love story for all ages, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 20. Runs through May 27.

“39 Steps,” suspenseful comedy based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 20. Runs through May 26.

“My Very Own Flag,” senior-project play by Holly Krakowski about two young men involved in New York City’s punk scene, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 7 p.m. Friday through May 20.

“Annie Junior,” musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5 to $10. schoolhousearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 20.

Shakespeare Festival, poetry readings, stories and crafts, theater workshop, panel discussion, Elizabethan music workshop with SeaCoast Brass, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shakespeare Festival, presented by MaineStage Shakespeare, selected acts from “Othello,” “As You Like It” and “Love’s Labor’s Lost” with live music from Seacoast Brass, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5 to $12. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

HOT TIME AT THE LIBRARY

An invitational exhibition and silent auction of cigar box art is on display at the Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St, Yarmouth. The auction will culminate at a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 31. Proceeds from the sale will fund arts development at the library.

Since 2000, the library’s Arts Committee has presented more than 125 exhibits in two galleries, featuring artists in a variety of media. The Arts Committee has hosted site-specific group installations, an artists’ round table called ArtBlab, and an annual community outreach show every summer co-sponsored with a local nonprofit organization.

The Smokin’ Hot Cigar Box Show invited artists to “paint, deconstruct, reinvent, add, subtract, assemble or attach” to create their own unique piece with a discarded wooden cigar box.  There are more than 30 three-dimensional pieces in the show. Each artist will donate 40 percent or more of sales to the library’s mission.