• HOT TICKETS

Music and Entertainment: Hard-rocking Bush tonight at State

IN MUSIC, you are what you play. That’s essentially what Bush singer Gavin Rossdale said when describing the band’s most recent album, “The Sea of Memories”: “We are the sum of everything we’ve done — right, wrong and in-between.” Bush plays the State Theatre tonight, with Portland-based Whitcomb opening.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30 in advance; $35 day of show

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

Art and Theater: Bard and friends at Monmouth

AT THE THEATER AT MONMOUTH this week, the repertory company opens Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and stages Moliere’s “Tartuffe” and a children’s production of “The Little Prince.”

WHEN: “Two Gentlemen of Verona”: Previews at 7:30 tonight, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday (through Aug. 17); “Tartuffe”: 1 p.m. Sunday (through Aug. 19); “The Little Prince”: 1 p.m. Saturday (through Aug. 17)

WHERE: Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St.

HOW MUCH: $10 to $28

INFO: 933-9999; theateratmonmouth.org

Dining and Drink: Fly your French flag at Petite Jacqueline

DIG OUT that old beret from your “suffering artist in Paris” phase and celebrate Bastille Day with a brunch party, a playing of the French national anthem and prizes for the most “French-ly” dressed. C’est bon.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Petite Jacqueline, 190 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 prix fixe; regular menu available

INFO: 553-7044

Et Cetera: Garden tour benefits arboretum in Cape

TOUR EIGHT GARDENS in Cape Elizabeth while raising money for the arboretum at Fort Williams. The Maine Home + Design Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour will include historical estates, seaside gardens, an arboretum and other exceptional gardens.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Tour starts at Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: $25

INFO: arboretumatfortwilliams.org

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Entertainment: Phantom Buffalo found ‘Alive’

IT’S SUMMER, so that means it’s free outdoor concert season. Portland’s annual “Alive at Five” series kicks off today with indie rock band Phantom Buffalo and folk-pop performer dilly dilly. The series runs weekly through Aug. 9.

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Monument Square (Congress and Center streets), Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 772-6828; portlandmaine.com

Art and Theater: Woof! Wegman’s coming!

WILLIAM WEGMAN has been hiding out in the woods of Maine most of his life. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art celebrates the artist’s association with Maine with a major exhibition, “William Wegman: Hello Nature.”

WHEN: Opens Friday; through Oct. 21

WHERE: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 725-3275; bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Dining and Drink: Chefs to square off at Bean Food Festival

MEET COOKBOOK AUTHORS, sample food from local restaurants and businesses, and watch the Battle of the Chefs at the L.L. Bean Food Festival.

WHEN: Various events from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: L.L. Bean flagship store, 95 Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Most events are free. Restaurant tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. costs $10.

INFO: (877) 755-2326; llbean.com/summer

Et Cetera: All that glitters is  Bethel gem show

LIKE TO SEE sparkly things? Head over to the Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show in Bethel this weekend. The show features a wide variety of dealers from across Maine and the country.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Telstar High School, Route 26, Bethel

HOW MUCH: $2

INFO: 595-8346; oxfordcountymineralandgemassociation.blogspot.com