Art

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

“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 Thursday.

“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.

“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 Saturday.

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 Friday.

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

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

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

“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 Friday.

“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 Friday.

“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 Saturday.

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 Friday.

“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.

James Marshall Sculpture “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 Saturday.

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

“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.

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.

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

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

“Momentum X,” 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 June 30.

“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 Saturday.

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

“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.

17th annual juried art show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 2. Anne Thompson Schutz, Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. Through June 30.

“Creative Pursuits — Not Your Average Student Art Show,” works by Kennebunk High School photography students. Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through May 31.

 

Art Openings

Selected Prints from Pickwick Independent Press, Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. Today.

“Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Artists reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through July 9.

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford, free. www.biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Passages,” the Art of Winslow Myers, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 332-4014. Friday through June 24.

Karen Tuskinski: New Paintings, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 23.

Matt Barter and Mike Stiler “Jonesport to Monhegan,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Gallery reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 30.

Dudley Zopp: “Warp Weights” watercolor and pencil drawings, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through July 5.

“Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth, free, donations welcome. skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Through Aug. 19.

 

Auditions

“Funny Girl,” show dates July 20-29, Northport Music Theater, Northport. northportmusictheater.com. Male and female chorus/dancers, lead and supporting roles, bit parts, 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Good Theater’s “Good People,” “Striking 12” (musical) and “Death by Design,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 885-5883. Call for audition slot, 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

New Edge Productions’ “Boys Will Be Boys,” ground-level food court area, One City Center, Portland. 286-1427. An OUT-rageous musical review. Seeking men and women 20s to 50s, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Bay Chamber’s Odeon Orchestras, ensemble opportunities for all ages and abilities, rehearsals for all groups begin in September, Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. Strings, winds, brass and percussion, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

USM Youth Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 780-5265. Open auditions for musicians grades 12 and younger, must call for appointment. Wednesday through Friday.

 

Benefits

10th annual Weekend Plant Sale, Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick. coastalhumanesociety.org. Annuals, vegetable plants, shrubs, perennials and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Second annual Trivia Night for Tri-County Literacy, all funds raised will support the free and confidential literacy volunteer program and the Read With Me family literacy program. Aki Japanese Restaurant, Brunswick, $25 per person. 833-6259. Individuals and teams. Prizes and drawings. 5:30 to 8 p.m. today.

Contra Dance, fundraiser for Freeport Community Counseling, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Factory, Freeport, $9, $7 seniors, $5 kids through 12. 865-4071. Music by 317 Contra Dance Band, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.

The Batimbo Beats “Celebrating the Planting Season,” Burundians trained in the sacred drum dances of their native country, also a dance troupe with the Rwanda Community Association of Maine. Benefit for Immigrant Garden Projects. Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook. $25, $10 children. cfah.me. 3 p.m. today.

Cow Patty Bingo, Casco Bay High School Project Graduation fundraiser, $300 grand prize, Casco Bay High School, Portland, $10 per 2-foot square “deed.” cbhs.portlandschools. org. 2 p.m. today.

A Celebration of Harmony and Hope “Pink” CD release show, benefits the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s support services fund. Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $10-$49. jonathansrestaurant.com. Kate Schrock, Lynn Deeves, Emilia Dahlin, Andrea Re, Laura Darrell and many others, 7 p.m. today.

Eat, Drink, Read with Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of “Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables,” hors d’oeuvres based on Cheryl’s recipes and a cash bar. Benefit for the library. Kennebunk Free Library, $30 advance, $40 day of. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“Listen Up” Creative Trails Fundraiser, Big Easy, Portland, $5, 21-plus. bigeasyportland.com. Dominic & The Lucid, Eric Bettencourt, Anna Lombard, Jeff Beam, Amanda Gervasi, Zach Jones and more, 8 p.m. Friday.

Benefit Concert to Support Future Memorial Scout Camp, Holy Cross Church Hall, Lewiston, $10. memorialscoutcamp.org. The Resistance and Spirit Design, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Plant Sale and Multi-Family Yard Sale, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick. 751-2619. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27.

 

Books and Authors

Writer and children’s book illustrator Matt Tavares, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. Author of picture book “Zachary’s Ball,” 2 p.m. today.

Maine Historical Society Book Group, Maine Historical Society, Portland, $10-$20 for four sessions. mainehistory.org. Wayne Curtis’ “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the World in Ten Cocktails,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Milton Huntington, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. Author of “A Lifetime of Laughter,” 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Tarrantine Spring Spotlight and Poetry Showcase, and Jess Rowan, Bangor Public Library, free. bpl.lib.me.us. Readings by Maurice Burford, Jason Canniff, Sarah Farnhan, Katie Fuller, Nate Logan and Jason Mitchell, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Dena Riegel, South Portland Library, southportlandlibrary.com. Author of “The Official Maine Staycation Manual,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Caitlin Shetterly, Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. Author of “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gerry Boyle, North Gorham Public Library, Gorham. 892-2575. Author of “Port City Black and White,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday Local Author Series, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. David Smaha, author of “Through My Private Eyes,” noon Friday.

Eva Murray, Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. Author of “Well Out to Sea,” 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossiniclub.org. Piano, vocals, viola and horn, 3 p.m. today.

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

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

Bay Chamber’s Odeon Allegro, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Rockport Opera House, free. baychamberconcerts.org. Familiar classical and contemporary music, 4 p.m. today.

The Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, Portland Conservatory at Woodford’s Church, Portland, $10. 797-0212. “With Owy Dyscorde,” medieval and Renaissance music, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 at door. boothbayoperahouse.com. Paul Ross, Steve Kecskemethy, Ronald Lantz and Julia Adams, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Odeon Adult Orchestra Concert, John Street United Methodist Church, Camden, free. baychamberconcerts.org. Familiar classical and contemporary music, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pianist Mauro Bertoli, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16, $14 seniors, students free. francocenter.org. Compositions by Brahms, Busoni, Shostakovich, Khachaturian and Ginastera, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Comedy

Eugene Mirman, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

 

Dance

International Folk Dance, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5. 688-2293. Traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France and Greece. Instruction then dance. Family dance at 5:30 p.m., folk dance at 7 p.m. today.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Arena Antique Show and Sale, Biddeford Ice Arena, Biddeford, $10. goosefairantiques.com. 34 exhibitors and expert appraisals, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Maine Comics Arts Festival, special guests Kazu Kibuishi, creator of “Amulet,” and Kate Beaton, creator of “Hark, A Vagrant.” Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, 12 and under free. 780-1676. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

 

Films

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

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

Maine Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor. maineWCFF.com. Over 30 conservation, natural history and wildlife documentaries. Today and Monday.

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

Summer Film Series, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. “Love Actually” (2003 romantic comedy), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Revenge of the Electric Car,” mainecleancommunities. gpcog.info, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Presented by Maine Clean Communities and Sierra Club of Maine, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Every Little Step,” documentary about “A Chorus Line,” Q&A with two cast members of original Broadway production, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $7.50, $6.50 seniors and students. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“In Shopian,” premier of Chris Giamo’s feature film, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. stlawrencearts.org. A firsthand account of Shakeel Ahmed’s story amid the social unrest in Srinagar, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. Part I, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

For Children

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

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s Production of “Anansi Spiderman of Africa,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5. 782-2211. thepublictheatre.org. A tangled web of trickster tales, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Meet the King of Instruments Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $5. foko.org. A presentation for grades 3 to 6 on the Kotzschmar Organ with Ray Cornils, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Public Works Celebration and Exhibition: York County, Kittery Trading Post, free. mcapwa.org. Bring the kids to see and explore dump trucks and graders with demonstrations and displays. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Ice Cream and Tea Social with Storybook Princesses and Princes, tea and an ice cream sundae with fantasy characters. Walk down the red carpet into the princess ball room, and have hair styled and nails done by professional stylists, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5. 637-2186. Photos with Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Tinkberbell and Pocahontas, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Home & Garden

Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg, $9, $4 for 6 to 16, under 6 free. www.HomeGardenFlowerShow. com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society Plant Sale, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. 8 a.m. to noon today.

Not-Your-Garden-Variety Plant Sale, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. mainegardens.org. Hard-to-find and unique perennials, native plants and boutique annuals, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 27.

 

Music

Chris Smither, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22-$25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. today.

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

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

Women in Harmony “Winds of Change,” Portland High School John Ford Auditorium, Portland, $12 advance, $15 day of, $10 seniors and students. wihmaine.org. Portland’s 60-voice women’s chorus spring concert, 3 p.m. today.

Bluegrass Jam with Kevin Dyer and Friends, Parsons Center at Museums of Old York, York, $4. oldyork.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Benoit Bourque & Son and Friends, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $10, $5 students, children. 782-0386. French Canadian multi-instrumentalist/singer/stepdancer, 3 p.m. today.

Kathleen Gorey-McSorley, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Canadian fiddler, 7 p.m. today.

Decompression Chamber Music Season Four, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Haydn’s famous “Quinten” quartet; Op. 76 No. 2, 6 p.m. Monday.

Albert Castiglia, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 596-6055. Blues, 7 p.m. Monday.

Francine Reed, Slates, Hallowell, $25. 622-9575. Blues, gospel and jazz singer, 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Ennis, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. necelticarts.com. Celtic and New Foundland music, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Wood Brothers, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Folk, blues and rock, with Seth Walker, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ennis, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. necelticarts.com. Celtic and New Foundland music, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 at door, $5 seniors, students. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Toubab Krewe, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25-$40. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ennis, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. unity.edu/uccpa. Celtic and Newfoundland music group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Duke Robillard Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23. onelongfellowsquare.com. Blues guitarist, songwriter, band leader, 8 p.m. Friday.

Amy Allen EP release show, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5-$10. portlandempire.com. 18-plus, 7 p.m. Friday.

Chris Fitz Band, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $6, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. Rocking blues, 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Kenya Hall Band, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Annalivia and Jake Armerding, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17-$42. jonathansrestaurant.com. Neo-folk, 8 p.m. Friday.

Tom Luther Quintet, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $10. aarhusgallery.com. Jazz, 7 p.m. Friday.

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, under 8 free, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $12, $8 seniors, children. 389-1770. Old-time fiddle, Scandinavian fiddle duets, traditional Irish tunes and more, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $22. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jerks of Grass, Jumpin Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. Bluegrass, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tim Theriault Band, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $5, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. Rock ‘n’ roll covers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30. jonathansrestaurant.com. Jazz singer with piano, bass, guitar and saxophone, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Arborea and dilly dilly, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10. onelongfellowsquare.com. Ethereal folk, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Okbari, Stonington Opera House, $15. operahousearts.org. Middle Eastern music ensemble, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Evan Goodrow Band, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $6, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. Funky neo-soul, 9:30 p.m. May 27.

Country Throwdown, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $22.25-$52.25. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, Florida-Georgia Line and Corey Smith, 2:30 p.m. May 27.

 

Outdoors

Camping Weekend, L.L. Bean, Freeport. llbean.com/freeport. Activities, demonstrations, clinics, family-fun activities. Today.

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

 

Special Events

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

“Moose Stock” All-Zumba Weekend, portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maine American Heart Association, Point Sebago Resort, Casco, starts at $219. dinahzumba.com. Zumba classes, wine tasting, cruises, lobster bake. Today.

Victoria Mansion and Portland Ballet’s 7th annual Victorian Doll Tea, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. victoriamansion.org. $40 for one adult plus one child, $30 for Victoria Mansion or Maine Irish Heritage Center members, additional adults are $25/$20 each and additional children are $15/$10 each. Traditional tea service, ballet demonstration and lesson, Victorian etiquette lesson, cupcakes. 1 p.m. today.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Give-Away, Pinkham’s Plantation, Damariscotta, free. damariscottapumpkinfest.com. Bring a pail, 8 a.m. today.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 253-0288. Singer-storyteller Nanette Perrotte, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

“Purr and Caw: Talking About Species,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $5. spindleworks.org. Poetry and song in the theme of species, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Spring Auto and Antique Aeroplane Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, 18 and under free. 594-4418. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and May 27.

 

Theater

The Who’s “Tommy,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. May 27.

“Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” Portland Stage Company, Portland, $27-$39, students $15 to $19.50. portlandstage.org. Dramatic love triangle set in 18th-century Paris, 2 p.m. today.

Mad Horse Theatre Company Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker, Lucid Stage, Portland, $22, $20 seniors, students. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today.

“The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. Golden years romance comedy for all ages, 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 27.

“39 Steps,” Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, $12, $10 students, seniors. 626-3698. Suspenseful comedy based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

“Annie Junior,” musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $8 seniors, students, $5 for children under 5. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

The Center Stage Players presents “LOL,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $5. thetheaterproject.com. A collection of comedic pieces illustrating human foibles, 2 p.m. today.

“Always Patsy Cline,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $29-$55. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tennessee Williams’ “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $20. lucidstage.com. Presented by Beau Jest Moving Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.