“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; “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania,” first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Aug. 25, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“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.
“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “Stories of the Land and Its People,” student collaborative exhibition, through Sept. 1; “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.
“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.
“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30.
“The American Way,” mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Sunday.
“Sculpture for the Garden,” granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Sunday.
Maine College of Art Alumni Show, more than 30 years of graduating classes, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through July 8.
“Dirigo,” third “Women Pioneers” exhibition, 18 artists who embody Maine’s motto, “I Lead,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through July 21.
“Suggestions,” abstract paintings by Sean Greene, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 7.
“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s county-wide traveling exhibit of historic photographs, Friendship Town Office. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Sunday.
Sculpture for the Home and Garden, 30 artists, curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. junelacombesculpture.com. Through Sunday.
“Shades of Summer,” paintings by artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman; ceramics by Jackie Melissas and Shaker-style boxes by Denise Rankin, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Through July 14.
“Topographical Landscapes,” encaustic paintings by Rick Green, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through July 11.
“Creatures and Critters III: Equine and Avian Art,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Sunday.
“For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials and Rescues,” interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs, models and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Oct. 20.
“Duncan Hewitt and Claire Seidl: What Was, Is,” sculpture and paintings with selected photographs; “New Work,” printmaking, installation and sculpture by Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer; “Dress Shop,” works by Lesia Sochor and Crystal Cawley incorporating found papers; “Bagaduce,” recent drawings and wall works by Peter Soriano; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through July 7.
“Flights of Fancy,” new collection of pots by Nancy Button, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through Sunday.
“That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Dec. 1.
“Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard,” rarely seen artifacts, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Oct. 15.
“Summer Light,” landscapes and seascapes by John Bowdren, William Hallett, Bobbi Heath, Sandi Ste. George and Neil Wyrick, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through July 31.
“Significant Works,” selections from the work of 16 gallery artists, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. caldbeck.com. Through Saturday.
“Contemporary Visions of Maine,” fresh works by contemporary New England artists and recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Wednesday.
“Green Thoughts in Green Shade,” contour drawings of the backyard by Joe Klofas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through July 13.
“Distress,” Kenny Cole screen prints, submarine and flag drawings in gouache, bunting made from discarded clothing and interactive Jacob’s ladder canvases hanging from the industrial ceiling trusses, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery .com. Through Sunday.
“New Work: New Ideas,” curated selection of new work and new ideas by craft gallery artists, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Friday.
“In Full Bloom: Intimate Views of Plant Life,” paintings by Jean Beal and Alice Kirkpatrick, McLaughlin Garden, South Paris. mclaughlingarden.org. Through Sunday.
“An Artistic Look at Explorational History at Bowdoin College,” Bowdoin College, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through July 14.
Frankie Odom, paintings, prints and collages, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Sunday.
Wells High School art classes art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Sunday.
“Ka-POW!”, re-interpreted images shared through the media landscape, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through Wednesday.
“Encore,” work on Yupo (Japanese synthetic paper) by David Estey Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through Tuesday.
“One Community — One Future,” group show featuring sculpture, painting, fiber arts, encaustic, photography and hand-pulled prints, Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through Aug. 31.
“Snapshots of the Barnyard,” photos and prints of felt textile handicraft by Loren Leahy, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Sunday.
Sixth-Anniversary Show, works by Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Sunday.
“Light Moves,” paintings by Emily Trenholm, Fogg Lighting, Portland. 797-7568. Through Aug. 31.
“Through the Lens,” photography exhibit and competition, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through Aug. 2.
The Harry Nadler Collection, Fryeburg Academy, Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Sept. 2.
“Surface, Light and Structure,” Frances Hynes, Richard Keen and Lyle Salmi, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through July 21.
“100 Years of Acadia National Park’s Carriage Roads,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. Through Aug. 18.
“Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” 60 of the most important works from the collection, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.
“Big! Bad! Bold!”, paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, wood work and sculpture by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through July 11.
“The Tourist of 1913,” costumes, artifacts and more show how this area became the mecca of tourism that it is today, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.
Jean Swan Gordon, line drawings and watercolors, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Sunday.
“Printmakers in Conversation,” woodcuts by Barbara Putnam, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Aug. 10.
“Points of View,” paintings by Roy Germon, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through July 7.
“Index,” group exhibition, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Through July 14.
“One If By Land …,” landscapes and landmarks captured by Maine artists James Rivoli and Francine Schrock, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Sunday.
“Birds of Maine,” paintings by Father Paul Plante, Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. 864-3091. Through July 30.
“Finish Lines,” clay by Adriane Herman, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Thursday through Aug. 10.
“The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York,” personalities and collections of one of York’s most distinguished early families, Museums of Old York. oldyork.org. Through Oct. 19.
“Richard Norton’s Belfast: 1978-1988” and invitational, more than 100 of Norton’s hand-printed black-and-white photo-journalistic images of Belfast and Waldo County and a selection of his large color photographs, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Aug. 23.
“Truth and Beauty,” still lifes, landscapes and genre paintings by Vincent Giarrano; and “Untold Stories,” scenes of small-town America by Linden Frederick, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Through July 27.
Hannah Ineson, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through July 23.
“Shake That Bird,” video projections by Emilie Stark-Menneg, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Sunday through July 26.
Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 10 artists, University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Sunday through Oct. 31.
“Regional Artists,” an open, juried show featuring Michael Culver, Michael Palmer and Lindley Briggs, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. Sunday through July 27.
“Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, artifacts, maps and memorabilia, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Sunday through May 26.
“Layers of Maine,” Tom Ferrero, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Sunday through Aug. 23.
“Three Point Perspective: The Van Campens of Maine,” Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Sunday through July 20.
“Coastal Maine & Inland New Hampshire by a Retired Engineer,” works by Donald LaRochelle, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.com. Monday through July 31.
“Now You See It, Now You Don’t,” paintings by Anita Clearfield, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Monday through Aug. 5.
“The Print Show,” paintings by Barbara Ernst Prey, Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Wednesday through July 18.
“Monhegan Island” by Kevin Beers, and “Drawing on Porcelain” by Tim Christensen Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through July 27. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“Animal Dreams,” group show explores relationships between humans and animals. featuring Susan Drucker, Meghan Howland, Martha Miller, Susan Mills, Arlene Morris, Stephen Petroff and Robert Shetterly, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Saturday through July 27.
“I Quit,” by Jim Condron, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Through July 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Celebration, Tradition and Change,” works by Asherah Cinnamon explore avenues of healing, both personal and planetary, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Friday through Aug. 29.
“Afterlife,” works by Eric Leppanen using found and reclaimed paint, Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland. 594-2020. Friday through July 26.
“You Might As Well Fly,” modernist paintings by Robert Hamilton, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Friday through July 27.
“Shades of Summer,” paintings by artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman; ceramics by Jackie Melissas; and shaker boxes by Denise Rankin, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Artist reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
“The Thread That Connects,” fiber-themed group show, Sunnyfield Studio Gallery, West Newfield. sunnyfieldstudio.com. Saturday through July 28.
“Three Chords” by Joanne Freeman; “Travel in My Borrowed Lives” by Rachelle Agundes and Sean Downey; and “Monhegan: A New Perspective” by Emily Trenholm, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. www.uma.maine.edu. Sunday through Sept. 21.
Kennebec Valley Art Association Presents “The Vaughan Legacy,” special exhibition celebrating the Vaughan family legacy in Hallowell, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Out of Africa,” paintings by Kenyan artist Timothy Brooke, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Friday through Aug. 17. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Two If By Sea …,” water views and transportation unique to coastal Maine by James Rivoli, Francine Schrock and friends, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Monday through July 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Urban Landscape,” works by Maine Artists Collective artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through July 22. First Friday Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. savorymainedining.com. Through July 23.
“Popscapes,” collage and pop patterns by Natalie Lanese, Space, Portland. space538.org. Through Aug. 16. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Jaap Eduard Helder and Jody Johnstone, paintings and pottery, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Tuesday through July 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Frederick C. Packard, paintings, Saco River Theatre, Buxton. 929-6472. Through July 7. Opening reception, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.
“Having Said That,” three-dimensional pieces by Robert Saunders, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through July 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Don Warming, new works, one-day exhibition of paintings; also works by Ansel Sterling, Peaks Island Community Center, Peaks Island. 766-2970. 2:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Stephen Delaney, photographs, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through July 31. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“Love of ME,” photographs that capture the beauty of Maine, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Aug. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Explorations,” paintings by Anne Richter and sculptural ceramics by Dan Greenfeld, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through July 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Artistic Differences,” group show featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and more by Andrew Speed, Tim Higbee, Marc Cutonilli, Samuel Foote, Rachel Bingaman, Ava Avadon and others, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through July 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Form and Flow,” ceramicist Tom Fontaine, watercolor and pencil artist Wally Schweighauser and photographer Leon Vanella, River Arts, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through July 17. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Sculpture by Tom Chapin, graphite drawings by Kate Beck and ink drawings by Ellen Golden, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Aug. 3. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
“The Influence of Friendship,” Marion Wilson and Abby Carter, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship. mainecoastartist.com. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Spectrum,” oil paintings by Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through July 30. Opening reception, Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Summer group show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through July 31. Opening reception, 11 a.m. Saturday.
“Maine and America in the 20th Century,” recent acquisitions of 20th-century American paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Aug. 9. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tom Glover, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgullygallery.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. July 7.
Aqua City Actors Theatre presents “The Secret of Comedy,” seeking four women, one teenage girl and two men, performance dates Sept. 6-15, Waterville Opera House Studio Theater. acattheatre.org. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday.
5K Family Run/Walk for The Lucy Fund, in memory of Lucy Elicker Stanovick, benefits breast cancer research. Cape Elizabeth Middle School, $25 advance, $30 day of. www.nfcr.org/lucyfund. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Books and Authors
Dr. Louis Pack, author of “The Arthritis Revolution,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
John Ford, author of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $15 to $30. kneisel.org. Program 2, works by Haydn, Beethoven, Harbison and Brahms, 4 p.m. Sunday; Program 3, works by Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. July 7. Runs through Aug. 25.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Monday Sonatas concert, music by Hindemith, Britten and Grieg, Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow concert, chamber music of all periods, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 2 and 6:30 p.m. July 7.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat! concert, music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Ruo, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Community Concert, chamber music of all periods, Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Fridays concert, music by Ives, Gershwin, Barber and Copland, Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Extra concert, chamber music of all periods, First Parish Congregational Church, Yarmouth, free. bowdoinfestival.org. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up show, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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. Saturday.
41st Annual Bath Heritage Days, carnival, art in the park, craft show, antique car show, music, boat parade, fireworks and more, downtown Bath. cityofbath.com. Thursday through July 7.
Bethel Art Fair, Bethel Common. 824-3575. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Summer Film Series, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. “Hyde Park On Hudson,” 7 p.m. Sunday; “Lincoln,” 7 p.m. July 7.
On the Road Film Series, “Some Like It Hot,” Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Food and Drink
Tea Tasting, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. Sample five different teas, 6 p.m. Monday.
Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty Kids,” classic fairytale, Ogunquit Playhouse, $12. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. Sunday.
Stories by the Garden, Charlotte Agell and Rohan Henry, Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, free. friendsschoolofportland.org. 11 a.m. Wednesday.
2013 Kids Concert, Audiobody, David Wax Museum, Yo Yo People, The Pop Ups, Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. llbean.com. Noon Friday.
John McCutcheon, folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $18 advance, $22 door, $12 children. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sean Mencher Rockabilly Jazz Brunch, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Food Fight, battle of the restaurant bands, every Sunday night through June, Big Easy, Portland, $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Centennial Brass Band, music from 1850-1875, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland, $6. 774-8740, Ext. 3. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tesla, hard rock, Asylum, Portland, sold out. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Monday.
The Drifters, doo-wop, R&B and soul, Goodall Park, Sanford, $20. 324-9130. 7 p.m. Monday.
Summer Music Series, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. Heath MacVane, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday; Maine Marimba Ensemble, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; Primo Cubano, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Joe Moss, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South African choral group, Bates College Chapel, Lewiston, $15 to $27. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ten Strings and a Goat String, Acadian and Irish, Bingham Hall, Bethel, $15. 824-3575. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Phish, jam band, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $60, general admission. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The Black Lillies, roots rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $17 advance, $21 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Summer Concert Series, David Mallett and Band, singer-songwriter, Mill Creek Park, South Portland. southportland.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Music on the Mall, The Work Trucks, country grunge, brunswickdowntown.org/motm, Brunswick Mall. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Ten Strings and a Goat String, Acadian and Irish, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sassafras Stomp, high-energy traditional folk, Little Brown Church, Round Pond, $12. lbcrp.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
2013 Summer Concert Series, Matt Nathanson, singer-songwriter, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. llbean.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, The Engagements, classic funk and soul covers, Camden Harbor Park, free. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Music by the Sea, MOJO, New Realm and the Bath Municipal Band, Camden Harbor Park. 236-3440. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Ten Strings and a Goat String, Acadian and Irish, Hosmer Field, Rumford, free. 562-4445. 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday.
John Gorka, singer-songwriter, with Michael Johnson, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $22 advance, $27 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Carol Noonan, singer-songwriter, Mountain Top Music benefit, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $33. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Black Lillies, roots rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 advance, $23 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Great Western Plain and The Rattlesnakes, 7-inch release show, Mr. Neet opens, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
David Wax Museum, Mexican folk/American roots, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Ten Strings and a Goat String, Acadian and Irish, Stratton Community Building, $15. 246-2300. 7 p.m. Friday.
2013 Summer Concert Series, Amy Allen, Endless Interstate, and Pete Kilpatrick, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. llbean.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, Seth Glier opens, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $32.50 advance, $35.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The James Hunter Six, R&B, Asylum, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Beatles for Sale, Beatles tribute show, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $18 to $22. deertreestheatre.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Strafford Wind Symphony, Wells Harbor Community Park. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gabriel Alegria, Afro-Peruvian sextet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $22 door, $10 students. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Waltzing for Dreamers, The Grand Slambovians, free music series, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. July 7.
The Nutopians, eight-piece ensemble plays the music of John Lennon, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25 advance, $28 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. July 7.
Mitch Alden Duo, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon July 7.
Evergreen, bluegrass, old-time country and swing, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. July 7.
The Tardy Brothers, comedy and juggling, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $15 advance, $18 door. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Annual family sand sculpture competition, Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach. www.oceanpark.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
237th anniversary of The Declaration of Independence, reading and living history demonstration by Don Loprieno, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 2 p.m. Thursday through July 20.
Third Annual Chebeague Chebang, live music featuring Lyly Divinsky and The Model Airplane, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Dominic Lavoie, North of Nashville and Joe Gallant, local artists, yard games, dunk tank and fireworks. Chebeague Island Inn, $25. chebeaguechebang.com. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday. Free ferry departs at 3 p.m. from Portland Water Taxi dock.
Maine painter Dahlov Ipcar, signing copies of “Circle Paintings” calendar, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” musical comedy about small town girl who heads to New York City to start a new life, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $16 to $18. schoolhousearts.org. 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. July 7.
PortFringe 2013, theater festival featuring collaborations among actors, dancers, filmmakers and musicians, Geno’s Rock Club, Space Gallery, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater and Portland Stage Company storefront, Portland. portfringe.com. Sunday.
“La Fille at Tess’ Market,” biography, history and fantasy written and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick, pay what you can. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. June 30.
“Les Miserables,” Broadway musical, Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, $52 to $59. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 7. Runs through July 13.
“Deathtrap,” comedy, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $15. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
“Who?”, one-man murder mystery, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15, with an a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Runs through Aug. 28.
Maine Stage Shakespeare Live, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
“Chicago,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $32 to $39. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday through July 7. Runs through July 14.
“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Sherlock Holmes spoof, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $10 to $25. hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Spamalot,” musical comedy, Boothbay Playhouse, $17 to $23. boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. July 7. Runs through July 13.
Theater at Monmouth presents “The Knight of the Burning Pestle,” comedy, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $30. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Aug. 16.
Theater at Monmouth presents “The Velveteen Rabbit,” family show, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $15. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Aug. 15.