• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Hot country lineup in Bangor

SEE A BIG country show in the wide open spaces — under the stars beside a river in Bangor. The bill includes Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young and Edens Edge.

WHEN: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $37.50 to $131.50

INFO: (800) 745-3000; waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: ‘Christmas’ in July at Arundel Barn

IT’S NEVER TOO SOON to begin wishing for a white Christmas. The Arundel Barn Playhouse presents “White Christmas” as part of its summer season, featuring a Vermont ski house, a reunion of Army buddies, young love and the music of Irving Berlin.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through July 14, with matinees at 2 p.m. Friday and Wednesday

WHERE: Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road

HOW MUCH: $30 to $41

INFO: 985-5552; arundelbarnplayhouse.com

Dining and Drink: Twilight Dinner  at Turkey Hill Farm

THE FIRST of the annual Cultivating Community Twilight Dinners features a three-course meal on the farm prepared by Mitch Gerow, chef/owner of East Ender in Portland.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: $30 (BYOB)

INFO: cultivating community.org/calendar/twilight-dinners.html

Et Cetera: ‘Awesome’ times on tap at Styxx

TEASE YOUR HAIR, throw on your Member’s Only jacket and head to Styxx to see the Maine premiere of Ken Davenport’s off-Broadway hit “The Awesome ’80s Prom.”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Styxx, 3 Spring St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8 in advance; $12 at door

INFO: lucidstage.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Daisies pop up at Western Prom Park

THE SUMMER Outdoor Concert Series in Portland’s parks kicks off next week with the folk/pop trio Truth About Daisies playing at Western Promenade Park.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Western Promenade Park, Western Promenade near Pine and Carroll streets

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 756-8275, 756-8130; portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm

Art and Theater: First Friday at Harmon’s & Barton’s

THE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK will fill the streets of Portland with art seekers, hipsters and social hangers-on. Among the art worth checking out is Harmon’s & Barton’s annual Portland show, featuring scenes of the city by two representational painters who are in love with color, Francine Schrock and Caren-Marie Michel.

WHEN: Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; on view through July 28

WHERE: Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: (800) 786-5459; harmonsbartons.com

Dining and Drink: Dogs and beans  at historical society

WHAT A BARGAIN for 10 bucks: A bean hole bean supper with Maine yellow-eyed beans cooked underground, a Kirshner hot dog, coleslaw, buttered biscuits, pickles and access to a table full of homemade pies.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s historic Conway House complex, on Route 1 just south of Hannaford, Camden

HOW MUCH: $10; $8 for seniors and members; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for children under age 6

INFO: 236-2257

Et Cetera: 100 years of Girl Scouts on view

THE GIRL SCOUTS like to “make new friends, but keep the old.” Through Aug. 31, you can view vintage uniforms, patches and cookie merchandise from 100 years of Girl Scouts in Maine.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays

WHERE: Maine State Museum, 83 State House Station, Augusta

HOW MUCH: $2; $1 for seniors ages 62 and older and children ages 6 to 18; free for children under age 6

INFO: mainestatemuseum.org