• ART EVENTS
Tom Paiement: “Ongoing Explorations,” mixed media work. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com. Through Sept. 30. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
“Zoey Frank: Explorations & Discoveries,” new Realist paintings. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Through Sept. 24. Opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Imagining Ireland,” exhibit by local artists, many of whom have traveled to Ireland. Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of State and Gray streets, Portland. www.maineirish.com. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
First Friday Art Walk, multiple shows, including incoming student work and continuing studies work by faculty and students. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
The Search for “Tropical Moon,” the first Phantom Buffalo group art show, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.
“Autumnal Equilibrium,” water pen drawings by Tina-Marie Poulin. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Julie H. Rose, fiber works, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.
“Maine: Always in Season,” works by Jim and Fran Townsend. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. www.monkitree.com. Opening reception 5:30-9 p.m. Friday.
“Common Threads,” works by Lori Harley and Shelley Snodgrass. Black Cat Coffee, 463 Stevens Ave., Portland. 650-7170. Artist reception 1-3 p.m. Sept 7.
• ART SHOWS
Lois Dodd, “Cultivating Vision,” drawings, watercolors and prints spanning four decades, given by the artist to the Colby College Museum of Art. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Ends Sunday.
Bob Santandrea, pastel paintings, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Ends Sunday.
Barbara Ernst Prey, “American Contemporary,” continues the artist’s exploration of the American landscape and our complex relationship with the environment. Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street, Port Clyde. www.bluewaterfinearts.com. Ends Sunday.
“Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” paintings by Kay Carter with focus on how we organize ourselves and boundaries that define us. The Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor. www.husson.edu. Through Thursday.
“Eye Candy,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski. Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, 31 Forest Ave., Portland. Through Friday.
David Raymond, “Drawings,” Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157. Through Saturday.
“Maine Island Time,” watercolor paintings by Michael Weymouth. The Turtle Gallery, Route 15, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Through Saturday.
Richard Estes retrospective, “Realism,” exhibition features 50 paintings ranging from Estes’ first New York City facades in the late 1960s to panoramic views of Mount Desert Island in the 2000s. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 7.
“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer. Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street, Farmington. 491-0768. Through Sept. 7.
Phyllis Janto, “Time Passing,” a three-part exhibition. Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington. 845-2225. Through Sept. 9.
Kimberly Callas, “Portrait of the Ecological Self.” Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. uccpa.unity.edu. Through Sept. 12.
“Painting Maine V,” Ellen Hutcheson, Barbara Klein, Sally Loughridge and Bob Vaughan. Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Sept. 14.
“Sudden Outburst,” works in encaustic, clay and mixed-media painting. Running With Scissors, 250 Anderson St., Portland. 415-1932. Through Sept. 20.
“Spirit Encounters with Will Dixon,” Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St., Belfast. northernlightsgallery.org. Through Sept. 24.
“A Celebration of Art and Nature,” sculpture by over 40 artists in the gardens and along woodland trails. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. www.junelacombesculpture.com. Through Sept. 30.
Lois Dodd, “Laundry,” and David Dewey, “Marshall Point Paintings.” Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland. 594-5935. Through Sept. 27.
“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage.” Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu. Through Sept. 28.
13th annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 17 artists placed in gallery’s vestibule, around its exterior and in university’s historic quad. UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu. Through Oct. 31.
“Realism and Impressionism in Belgium, France and America,” works by Charles Emile Jacque, Louis Simon Lassalle, S.P.R. Triscott and many others. Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Sept. 30.
“Pollinators,” sculpture exhibit curated by June LaCombe. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. www.mainegardens.org. Through Sept. 30.
Gifford Ewing and Susan Williams, photography and paintings. Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. pascalhall.com. Through Sept. 30.
“Under One Roof: Photographs by Margaret Lindsey and Drew Sanborn,” everyday life and objects turned to works of art. Frost Farm Gallery, 272 Pikes Hill, Norway. www.FrostFarmGallery.com. Through Sept. 27.
Brendan Bullock, “Travel Journals,” using photography as a catalyst for interaction, Bullock’s intimate images capture visual and emotional moments. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Sept. 30.
Pam Cabanas, “Wandering thru the Tide,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. www.richardboydartgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.
“Pastel Musings,” paintings by Lanalee Welch. Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St. www.harmonsbartons.com. Through Sept. 30.
“Project,” Ana Miljacki and Lee Moreau engage and re-imagine the contemporary world. Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. Through Oct. 12.
Andrea Peters “Four Seasons,” bold, brushy landscapes. Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 14.
“Encountering Maine,” diverse selection of works depicting places in Maine by artists from the late 19th century to the present. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu. Through Oct. 12.
“Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts,” and the interplay among them. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu. Through Dec. 13.
“The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” exhibition of approximately 30 works. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 28.
“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” approximately 200 works take a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 5.
Bernard Langlais Retrospective. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Jan. 4.
“Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light Art Exhibition,” features the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. www.gwh.org. Through Oct. 15.
“Young Rufus Porter: The Art World Beckoning,” focuses on early American artists Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man. Rufus Porter Museum, 67 N High St., Bridgton. www.rufusportermuseum.org. Through Oct. 12.
Art in the Park, sculptures by Anne Alexander, Johnson Hall Mini Park, Water Street, Gardiner. 582-3100. Through Oct. 31.
“Wearables!” felted and elegant handwoven fabrics designed into hats, vests, jackets and scarves and more. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. www.markingsgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
“New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton,” six newly acquired works of pastel and oil by early 20th century American artist. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 4.
“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” large collection of propaganda posters and an outdoor victory garden illustrate life on the home front in the 1940s. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Jan. 9.
The Art of Albert Pucci: A Retrospective. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. Through Oct. 4.
Aaron T Stephan, “To Borrow, Cut, Copy and Steal,” sculptural installation and prints showcase. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. www.portlandmuseum.org. Saturday through Feb. 8.
Portland Camera Club presents “Exploring the Light,” Scarborough High School, Winslow Homer Auditorium, 11 Municipal Drive. www.portlandcameraclub.org. Through Nov. 22.
• ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS
47th annual Engine One Labor Day Weekend Art Show, artists exhibit for awards and sale to the public in outdoor rain-or-shine show. Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. www.capeelizabethfirerescue.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Searsport Art Market at Silkweeds, works by Maine artisans include woodshaping, glasswork, fiber arts, quality jewelry, basket weaving, eco-friendly creations, farm goods and pottery. Silkweeds, 191 East Main St., Searsport. silkweedsshop.blogspot.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.
“The Mousetrap,” casting three women and four men for Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. Cold reads from the script. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Musica de Filia for both the girls’ choirs and the women’s choir. Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. 807-2158. 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
USM Youth Ensemble for children’s choir and Youth Chorale. Scheduling information at usm.maine.edu/music. Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. www.usm.maine.edu. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, all voice parts. Rehearsals take place in Newcastle on Wednesday nights. Saint Andrew’s Church, 11 Glidden St., Newcastle. ceciliachoir.org. 7-8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Alice in Wonderland,” actors ages 8 to 17 for fall production. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 3-5 p.m. Thursday.
Maine State Ballet “Nutcracker,” dancers from all schools are invited to audition. Must be at least 7 years old by Oct. 15. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. www.mainestateballet.org. 4:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.
“Oliver!” children ages 8 to 13. Show dates Nov. 21 to Dec. 6. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Make appointment by emailing [email protected] or calling 799-9852. www.lyricmusictheater.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.
American Heart Association Mini-Golf Tournament, four-person teams, raffle tickets and hole sponsorships. $60 team of four. Schooner Miniature Golf, 58 Ocean Park Road, Saco. www.southernmaineheartwalk.org. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Fishin’ for Fashion at Harborfest, unique charity fashion show featuring original designs made from materials used in the boating and fishing industry, $25 adults, $10 for age 12 and under. Rocktide Inn, 35 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Boothbayharborfest.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
September 11 Remembrance Concert, Heritage Alumni Band and the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band will perform. Police, fire, emergency and military personnel (active, reserve and veterans) are invited to attend. Free will offering for Saco Food Pantry. First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. 776-8431. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Kickin’ Butt, gala features seven hours of live entertainment to support Anne Mallory and raise awareness of colon cancer. Tucker’s Music Pub, 290 Main St., Norway. www.creativemediaofmaine.com. 1 p.m. Sept. 7.
• BOOKS & AUTHORS
Paul Doiron, author of “The Bone Orchard,” Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden. www.camden.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.
CB Anderson, author of “River Talk,” Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. www.mainecoastbookshop.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Elizabeth Peavey, “On Writing Memoir,” free. The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. www.graveslibrary.org. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 7.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Kneisel Hall Festival Concert: A Far Cry, collaboration with local students through an educational partnership with the New England Conservatory. $30 in the hall, $20 on the porch. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. kneisel.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Kneisel Hall Festival Concert: Formosa Quartet, $30 in the hall; $20 on the porch. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. kneisel.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Sept. 7.
Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp features exciting harmonies and spirited singing. All welcome, free. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.maineshapenotesinging.org. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7
Casco Bay Tummlers, unique brand of Klezmer music, free. Congress Square Park. www.space538.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Camp to Belong Family Music Festival, variety of musical artists, $10 adults, $25 families of three or more, donations welcomed, proceeds support camp that reunites siblings who have been separated in foster care or by adoption. Festival grounds, 72 Bear Pond Road, Waterford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
James McMurtry, singer-songwriter, free. Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road, Union. www.savageoakes.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Allan Frink, gospel, free. East Wilton Union Church, 1306 Main St., East Wilton. 645-4297. 6 p.m. Sunday.
Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, country music, $32 to $82. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. www.waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 6 p.m. Sunday.
J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices with Tumbling Bones, bluegrass, country and roots music, $12. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Chevelle, alternative rock, $30, $25 advance. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bombino, meditative and earthy with captivating vocals, trancelike guitar playing and evocative rhythms, $25. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Micromasse, jazz organ trio, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
M. Ward, singer-songwriter and guitarist, $22 in advance, $25 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Pleasant Mountain Music Fest in Bridgton, bluegrass and country bands performing mountainside, $20. Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. pleasantmountainmusicfest.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
After Hours Concert Series featuring Cul de Sax, saxophone quartet, free. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. 767-7660. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Harmony Explosion, Nor’easters 48th annual show, featuring Exchange Street and combined Windjammer and Nor’easters barbershop choruses, $17 adults; $14 students and age 60 and over. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road. noreasterschorus.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Synaptic Cleft Jazz quartet, $10. New Gloucester Village Coffee House, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. 926-3161. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Squeezebox Stompers, mix of Cajun, zydeco, Celtic, country, Delta blues, swamp ballads and jazz. $12 in advance, $15 at door. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurch.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Jennifer Porter CD release show, jazz, $20. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. www.sacorivertheare.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Beatles for Sale, hear all the biggest Beatle hits and B-sides performed by tribute band, $15, $13 members, $5 kids. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cold Engines, alt-country amalgamation with members of The Brew, $8 advance, $10 day of. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Big Chips Trio, free. Harpswell Bandstand by the Sea, Mitchell Field, Harpswell. 833-5771. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 7.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Bug Light Classic Car Show, more than 100 classic cars, food trucks, music provided by DJ Dave Windsor, raffles. Free admission. Bug Light Park, 1 Madison St., South Portland. 767-7650. 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Passenger Pigeons, Plovers & Puffins: A Story of Extinction & Survival,” learn about extinction of wildlife and how to stop it. Free for Maine Audubon and Maine Historical Society members; $5 general admission. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. maineaudubon.org. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Bingo: The Winning Musical,” audience members play bingo and win real prizes, $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Varekai,” Cirque du Soleil, deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world. $29.50 to $147. Cross Insurance Arena, 45 Spring St., Portland. www.theciviccenter.com. Wednesday through Sept. 7.
“The Fall of the House of Usher,” riveting new adaptation of the classic Poe tale, re-invented as a detective thriller set in 1930s Boston. $19, $21 day of, kids $17-$19; cabaret seats $32-$35. Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. www.lakewoodtheater.org. Through Saturday.
“The Witches of Eastwick,” a sexy new musical comedy adapted for the stage based on the hit motion picture, $39-$79. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. Wednesday through Sept. 27.
Portland Playback Theatre, “In Harms Way,” improvisers enact stories volunteered by audience members, $7 suggested donation at the door. Community Television Network (CTN), 516 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.