Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.
“Voices of Design — 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19; “Blueberry Rakers,” photographs by David Brooks Stess, through May 19; “A Taste of Modernism — The William S. Paley Collection,” 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.
“N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; “2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; “Wabanaki Guides,” the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org
“Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22.
18th annual Kennebec Valley Art Association juried show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 1.
“Big Top,” Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Sunday.
“Maine Artists — Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through June 30.
“Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through May 25.
“John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 10.
“I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine,” sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. uma.maine.edu. Through June 8.
“Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through May 25.
“Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.
Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.
Dozier Bell: “Mind’s Eye” and “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.
“Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist’s Artist,” paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.
“The Brother and Sister Exhibition,” prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through June 14.
“Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997),” a retrospective, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through Saturday.
“Seacoast Reflections,” photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through May 31.
“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.
“It’s Not So Black and White III,” works by artists using values of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through May 31.
“Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through June 28.
“The Fantasy of Nature,” intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through June 7.
“territory*decay,” new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery.org. Through May 24.
“Paths,” sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 25.
Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. portlandschools.org. Through Thursday.
“Beyond Pollack,” experiments in abstract construction by Jack Sell, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through May 31.
Figurative show, judged by artist Brett X. Gamache, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Through May 26.
“Printmakers in Conversation,” Siri Beckman, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through June 8.
“Spatial Perception,” paintings by Colin Page, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through June 1.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through June 1.
“Humor From My Pen,” political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Through May 25.
“Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 24.
“Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine,” silver gelatin photographs by Alan Sockloff, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Through May 23.
Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through May 31.
“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30. “Sublime Monotony,” works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gabriella D?alia, Clint Fulkerson, J.T. Gibson, Stew Henderson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Kate Russo, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through June 2.
MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 28.
James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 25.
35th annual student art show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Sculpture for the Garden,” granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through June 30.
Maine College of Art Alumni Show, more than 30 years of graduating classes, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through July 8.
Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, Prose Gallery, Lewiston. 740-8800. Through May 21.
“ATT: Art That Ticks,” creative clocks by three artists, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through May 30.
“Members Only,” paintings, photos, fiber art, sculpture and more, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through May 26.
Art quilts by Carrie Hedstrom, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through May 31.
“Here on Earth,” paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through June 13.
Judine French, watercolors, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through June 11.
“The Floral Muse,” Asian brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. tidemarkgallery.com. Through June 1.
“Time Will Tell,” creative clocks by Timothy Pelletier, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through June 7.
“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s county-wide traveling exhibit of historic photographs, Friendship Town Office. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through June 30.
Kennebunk High School student art show, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through May 31.
“Topographical Landscapes,” encaustic paintings by Rick Green, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through July 11.
Still lifes by Judith Logan, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. une.edu/news/2013/judithlogan.cfm. Through June 3.
Student art show, Loyola Hall, Cheverus High School, Portland. 774-6238, Ext. 25. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
SMCC faculty exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through June 15.
“Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art,” oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 19.
“Drawing Close: Face to Face Encounters,” College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through Friday. Opening reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday.
“The American Way,” mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through June 30. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“Rick and Bill’s Big Adventure,” photographs, Joyce’s, Hallowell. joycesinhallowell.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Johanna Moore and Amy Ray, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Through Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Suggestions,” abstract paintings by Sean Greene, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 7. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
“Wilder and Flahaven: A Beautiful Balancing Act,” semi-abstract portraits of boats and water by Susan Wilder and airy abstract paintings by Jim Flahaven, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through June 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Curator talk about the “William S. Paley Collection,” with Margaret Burgess, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel of the museum, Portland Museum of Art, free with museum admission. portlandmuseum.org. Noon Friday.
Third Friday Bath Artwalk and Tour, more than 30 artists, various locations, Bath. cityofbath.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Here on Earth,” paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through June 13. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The Living Wall, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Sculpture for the home and garden, 30 artists, curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. junelacombe
sculpture.com. Through June 30. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Musica de Filia Girls’ and Women’s Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. May 19.
“Walk for Wishes,” 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 p.m. Thursday.
2013 Kids First Gala, signature cocktails, silent and live auctions, with emcee Lee Goldberg and dancing to the Deep River Band, The Woodlands, Falmouth, $75. kidsfirstcenter.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Book and Bake Sale, benefit for Friends of Lithgow Library, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Benefit auction, live and silent auction, music, games and food, Root Cellar, Portland. therootcellar.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Book and bake sale, benefits the library, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“Stepping Out for a Cure,” walk-a-thon to benefit scleroderma patients and medical research, with raffle, face painting and snacks, Riverbank Park, Westbrook. scleroderma.org. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“Palette … A Taste of Local Art,” live auction of hand-painted-by-local-artist Adirondack chairs and birdhouses, with live and silent auction and desserts, benefits the organization’s community enrichment programs, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray, $15, $25 VIP reception. fiddleheadcenter.org. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP reception) Saturday.
Cucina Italiana Cash Bash and Auction, cash bar, lasagna dinner and live and silent auction, benefits Corner Cupboard food pantry, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $15 advance, $17 door. 324-3191. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Plant and book sale, with yard sale items, benefits Riverton PTO, Riverton Elementary School, Portland. 874-8210. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Tribute to Edward A. Boucher, for medical expenses for Edward Boucher, hosted by Bill Cloutier and Nick Knowlton, with live music and silent auction, Royal Oak Room at Ironhorse Court, Lewiston, $50. eabtribute.eventbrite.com. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
Steve Hobson, author of “A Blind Man in the Land of Zen,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cathie Pelletier, author of “One-Way Bridge,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Eva Murray, author of “Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Maine Women Writers Collection, brown bag lunch and book discussion with Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale,” University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland, free. une.edu/mwwc. Noon Thursday.
Robert A. Shaines, author of “Secrets in a Time of Peace,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.
Alison Dibble, author of “A Skeptic’s Luck,” Betsy’s Sunflower Store, Brooklin. 359-5030. 4 p.m. Friday.
Layne Witherell, author of “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. 2 p.m. May 19.
Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, Erik Satie’s “Sports et Divertissements” and pieces by Schumann and Verdi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
The DaPonte String Quartet, “Long Ago and Far Away,” works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The DaPonte String Quartet, “Long Ago and Far Away,” works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The DaPonte String Quartet, “Long Ago and Far Away,” works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The DaPonte String Quartet, “Long Ago and Far Away,” works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. DaPonte.org. 3 p.m. May 19.
The Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in “Romancero Gitano” and the premiere “Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar” by Bowdoin composer and associate professor of music Vineet Shende, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $20. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in “Romancero Gitano” and the premiere “Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar” by Bowdoin composer and associate professor of music Vineet Shende, Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, students half-price for students, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. May 19.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. May 19.
Tim Sample, benefits Molly Ockett Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $15 advance, $18 door. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ray Harrington, Kevin Neales opens, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Maine State Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland,” colorful and comedic ballet for the whole family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Ecstatic Dance Maine, open DJ’ed dance space to be free and expressive, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10 to $20. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and May 19.
Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and May 19.
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel and nothern Europe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. folkdancebrunswick.wordpress.com. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoinham Dance Series contradance, Scrod Pudding with Bill Olson calling, Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Beginner workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
WestFest4, art and craft show, talent show, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and more, presented by West End Neighborhood Association, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. wenamaine.org. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Comics Arts Festival, more than 100 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists from across the country, featuring Jeff Smith, creator of the best-selling “Bone” series, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, 12 and under free. mainecomicsfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19.
By Popular Demand Film Series, “Carefree” (1938), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5, donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
“The Institute,” feature-length documentary that examines a San Francisco-based alternate reality game, followed by live video Q&A with filmmaker Spencer McCall, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“They Might be Giants,” George C. Scott stars as a retired judge who believes he is Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Leviathan,” groundbreaking portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and May 19.
Bluestocking Film Series, international roster of short films made by women filmmakers, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Portland, $6 to $9. bluestockingfilms.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Symphony Kinderkonzert, “Goin’ to the Zoo,” percussion, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $4. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 10:30 a.m. Friday.
PSO Discovery Concert, Portland Symphony Orchestra family concert for ages 5 to 12, featuring “Carnival of Animals” by the French composer Saint Saens, pre-concert activities include games and crafts at 1 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. 842-0800. Concert at 2:30 p.m. May 19.
Home & Garden
Mother’s Day at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free admission for all moms. MaineGardens.org. All day Sunday.
“Spring Sale in the Greenhouse,” geraniums, houseplants, orchids, bedding plants, hanging plants and unusuals, benefits Morrison Center’s Seedling Program, which provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to grow plants and sell them to the community, Morrison Center, Scarborough. morrison-maine.org. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Friends of the Berwick Library plant sale, Berwick Public Library. 698-5737. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Plant sale, 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.
Plant sale, perennials, annuals, vegetables and yard sale items, Falmouth Congregational Church. 781-3413. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Cumberland County Master Gardener plant sale, Barron Center, Portland. 781-6099. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Spring plant and pie sale, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-8880. Longfellow Garden Club, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Yarmouth Village Improvement Society plant sale, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. yarmouthvis.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Plant sale, perennials, annuals and vegetable plants, Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-1413. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Herb and plant sale, perennials and herbs from the historic Tate House garden, also popular annuals, Tate House Museum, Portland. tatehouse.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Coastal Humane Society 11th annual plant sale, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, perennials and more, Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick. coastalhumanesociety.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and May 19.
South Portland Land Trust annual plant and bake sale, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers and ground covers, American Legion Post, South Portland. communitygardencollective.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Plant sale, annuals and perennials, bake sale; benefits Women’s Mission Circle and building fund, West Bowdoin Baptist Church. 353-9447. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saco Bay Gardening Club plant sale, hardy perennials, shrubs and vegetable seedlings, Dyer Library, Saco. sacobaygardenclub.com. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Plant and yard sale, benefits the PTO, Riverton Community School, Portland. 874-8210. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society plant sale, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. smdhs.info. 8 a.m. to noon May 19.
Tea and Tulips, celebrate spring and 11,000-plus tulips, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $22 members, $25 nonmembers. MaineGardens.org. 4 p.m. May 19.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Kate Schrock, singer-songwriter, pianist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mac McHale Tribute Band, Emery Hutchins, Smokey Val, John and Sally Roc, Carolyn Hutton, Herman McGee and Erica Brown, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Lisa Redfern, singer-songwriter, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. 594-8700. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Coffeehouse with Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy and Corey DiMario, string music, College of the Atlantic, Gates Center, Bar Harbor, $10. coa.edu. 5 p.m. Sunday.
Littlewolf, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Fretless, roots music with vocals and step dance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 775-5568. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Ryan Montbleau, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The Fretless, roots music with vocals and step dance, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Jam session at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
James McCartney, British singer-songwriter, Jon Sandler opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Motley Crue, heavy metal, Hinder opens, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $41.75 to $91.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Melissa Ferrick, singer-songwriter with band, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 advance, $22 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Poor Old Shine, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
May Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Bruce Hardina, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Peter Alexander, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Dougie Maclean, Scottish music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Heritage Blues Quartet, country and urban blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Dimensions in Jazz presents Joe Fonda and his Old Battle, New Wine Trio, featuring pianist Carlo Morena and drummer Michele Salgarello, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $10 seniors, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jay Nash Trio, country rock, Americana, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Eric Bettencourt, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Dick Holdstock and Ray Bierl, California-based folk singers play British and American folk songs, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Iron and Wine, singer-songwriter, The Secret Sisters open, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Andre Nickatina, rap, with Roach Gigz and Mumbls, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, $25 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Homemade Jamz Blues Band, blues from Tupelo, Miss., Samoset Resort, Rockport, $15 advance, $20 door, table for 10 $125. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Women in Harmony, “Singing for a New Day,” celebrating the spirit of hope for change and social justice, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 seniors and students. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. May 19.
Poor Old Shine, Americana, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $8 advance, $10 door. uccpa.unity.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Putnam Smith, “Kitchen, Love” CD-release show, folk, Sassafras Stomp opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. May 19.
Malaena Cadiz, with The Bones of JR Jones, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. May 19.
Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. May 19.
Guitarist Jim Dozet, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. 370-9130. 3 p.m. May 19.
Maine Blues Society presents “Road to Memphis 2013” Contest, performances by Brad Hooper, Chad Thorne, Johnny Rock, Dan Scofield, Pat Pepin Project, Downeast Soul Coalition, Between Dead Stations, Pokechop and TOWN, Wicked Blues Band, Michael Mendez Band, Missing Pieces, Zealous Bellus and Juke Rockets Blues Band, benefits Raise the Roof campaign, American Legion Post #31, Auburn, donation. mainebluessociety.com. Noon to 6 p.m. May 19.
Pine Tree State Country Music Association award show, Wildhorse Band, Dee Dee Record Allen, Peter Allen, Dennis Moro, Gloria Jean and others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance $7 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m. May 19.
Spring bike tour, North Berwick Primary School, free, please pre-register. 676-7600. 5.5-mile guided tour of North Berwick’s Historic Village Area, 9 a.m. Saturday.
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. Sunday.
Mother of a Craft Fair and Festival, local crafters and artistans, music by Tricky Britches and Kirkmount, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $7. stonemountainartscenter.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
All-live concert, dancers Erin Hamlin, Sasha Campbell and Debi Irons with singer-songwriters Kristen Short, Kathryn Gardner, Fawn Maness and others, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $13, suitable for ages 7 and up. 743-5569. 7 p.m. Monday.
“Education Under Fire,” 30-minute documentary with discussion, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 333-3027. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series presents master poet Lola Haskins, author of “Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed,” Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3. portveritas.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Rule of Ecological Law: The Legal Complement to Degrowth Economics,” McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Fourth Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, four days of AKC all-breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough. yorkcountykennelclub.org. 8 a.m. Thursday through May 19.
National Theater in London Live HD Broadcast: “This House,” James Graham’s biting, energetic new play, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Thursday; rebroadcast 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Fourfold,” readings, beverages, conversation and literary items for purchase, celebrating new collections by poets Christopher Locke and David Sloan; also the publication of “Take Heart: Poems from Maine,” the new anthology edited by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, contributors Preston H. Hood and Pam Burr Smith will read, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Kirtan Chanting with Kirtonium, Portland Yoga Studio, $5 to $15 suggested. 799-0054. 7 p.m. Friday.
Annual Plow Day, draft horse demonstrations, wagon rides, blacksmith and Carriage Museum exhibit, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free ($5 for pony rides). 829-3624. skylinefarm.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lowry’s Lodge monthly poetry series, Gary Lawless and Claire Hersom, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day celebration, Viking history and Scandinavian culture, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $3.50. 622-3096. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 19.
Open house, 30th-anniversary celebration with refreshments, music and children’s activites, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Factory, Freeport, free. 865-4071. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Marble Show, Governor’s Restaurant, South Portland, $3, under 12 free. 657-4165. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Mud Season Mash-Up, band battle followed by diva show, six local bands, alt-rock, reggae, funk, metalcore and more, benefits Down East AIDS Network, Ellsworth Elks Lodge, $10, $15 for battle and diva show. downeastaidsnetwork.org. Band battle 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday; diva show at 8 p.m.
Rosie Rimjob’s Saturday Night Burlesque Affair: “Got Moloko?”, inspired by “A Clockwork Orange” with Milk Ladies, go-go dancing from CRKLTWERK and more, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10 advance, $15 door. theoakandtheax.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Victoria Mansion’s 2013 Doll Tea, formal tea for children and their dolls, live music, party favors, gift bags, baked sweets and more; after the tea, guests are invited to free tours of the mansion decorated with dolls from the collection of Marion Bunton, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $40 for adult with child, additional adult tickets $25, additional child tickets $15. victoriamansion.org. 1 p.m. May 19.
“Wittenberg,” David Davalos’ comedy about college life in the time of Hamlet, Portland Stage Company, $34 and $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 19.
“MOMologues 2: Off to School,” frank and funny look at the true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. schoolhousearts.org. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. May 19.
“The Last Romance,” romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
A Company of Girls presents “A Double Dose of Dahl,” Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $5 to $8. 874-2107. “James and the Giant Peach,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Motherhood Out Loud,” Maine premiere, Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.
Portland Ovations presents “Stomp!”, international percussion sensation, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $51 to $66. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
“Legends: The Music Of Judy Garland,” one-woman show starring Kelly Caufield, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 19. Runs through May 26.
“The Geeky Variety Show,” Freeport Theater of Awesome, $19 advance, $21 door, $12 advance for 12 and under, $14 door, awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
New England Regional Theater Company presents “Godspell, Jr.,” musical, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12 to $15. 837-4540. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 19. Runs through May 26.