HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Rob Zombie at top of Mayhem Festival bill

HARD ROCKIN’ Rob Zombie has a soft spot in his heart – hard to imagine, we know – for shows in New England because he’s from here. He grew up in Haverhill, Mass., and over the years his mother has let fans in to see his old bedroom. He’ll be in Bangor headlining the Mayhem Festival with Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and many others.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. (gates) Wednesday

WHERE: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor

HOW MUCH: $47.50 to $102.25

INFO: Waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’ opens at Monmouth

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S epic battle of the sexes, “The Taming of the Shrew,” opens at the Theater at Monmouth. Former artistic director and audience favorite Sally Wood returns for the first time since 2007 to direct one of her favorite Shakespeare plays.

WHEN: Final preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs in repertory through the summer season

WHERE: Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St.

HOW MUCH: $10 to $30

INFO: 933-9999 or theateratmonmouth.org

Dining and Drink: Party like it’s Bastille Day, which it is

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? Celebrate Bastille Day with other Francophiles by enjoying a three-course Diner Champetre and singing “La Marseillaise” in the orchard at Turkey Hill Farm. BYOB.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday

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

HOW MUCH: $50; proceeds benefit Cultivating Community; RSVP by emailing [email protected]

INFO: immersionprograms.com/info.php?s=10

Et Cetera: Different strokes for different folks

ARE YOU READY to paddle? It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you can paddle it. The Paddle Battle on the Kennebunk River welcomes canoes, paddle boards, surfboards, whatever, to join in the fun and racing. The event also includes live music and board and paddle demos.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport

HOW MUCH: $35; $60 for a two person team

INFO: Paddlebattlekport.com 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Music from the great ’80s at Mill Creek Park

DON’T JUST STAY indoors listening to the same ’80s music you grew up with. Get outside, get some fresh air and still listen to great ’80s tunes. On Wednesday at Mill Creek Park, local ’80s band The Awesome plays a free outdoor show as part of the Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park series.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Mill Creek Park, Broadway and Ocean Street, South Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Southportland.org

Art and Theater: Bo Bartlett exhibit up at Dowling Walsh

DOWLING WALSH GALLERY in Rockport shows new work by Maine artist Bo Bartlett in the exhibition “Love and Other Sacraments.”

WHEN: On view through July 27, with closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. July 27

WHERE: Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St., Rockland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 596-0084 or dowlingwalsh.com

Dining and Drink: Sample Greek food and fun at St. Demetrios

IF YOU MISSED Portland’s Greek Festival, try the homemade Greek food and pastries at the St. Demetrios festival. There will also be a food store and live dancing.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St. (Route 5), Saco. Free shuttle from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Saco Parks & Rec Center and Shaw’s Plaza.

HOW MUCH: Free admission, but bring money for food

INFO: 284-5651 or stdemetriosmaine.com

Et Cetera: Belly up to the park for free show

THE WEEKDAY PERFORMANCE series organized by Portland’s Downtown District gives folks the chance to see a lot of different kinds of entertainment during the summer, for free. This week’s performance, on Tuesday, will be belly dancing with Rosa Noreen. Check out the whole schedule at Portlandmaine.com.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Post Office Park, Exchange and Middle streets, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free