July 24, 2011

Audience Calendar

Art

Fresh Art Show and Sale, Sprague Hall, Cape Elizabeth. 318-1049. Photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, fiber art, sculpture and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, Free. 633-5159. Collaboration of 32 of Maine’s most accomplished painters, composers and poets, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Through Aug. 10.

“Drawing the Line # 6” Carly Glovinski, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

The Jar Project, art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland, free. 699-5030. Lee Boroson, sculptor, 6:30 p.m. Monday. 

Joseph Wheelright, master carver of stones, trees, bones and other natural materials, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, Free. 288-5015. “Wonder of Art” discussion, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Boat,” group show, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. www.maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 18.

Merrymeeting Art Association Show, Schoolhouse, Orrs Island. 725-8855. Annual art exhibit and sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“Portland of Islands and Oceans,” artists Jeff Barrett, Kevin Beers, Brad Betts, Mitch Billis, Tom Curry, Henry Isaacs, John Neville and David Witbeck, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 633-6849. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Charlie Hewitt, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. tidesinstitute.org. Pen and ink drawings, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

“Split Complement,” Finch Residence, Belfast. 338-1960. Paintings by Kris Engman and Jerri Finch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. Through July 31.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940,” paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs examine the relationships of a small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 11.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” with work from Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 9.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

Cover artist Charles Martin, cartoonist, artist and illustrator who created more than 200 covers for The New Yorker magazine, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Saturday.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs; continues through Oct. 9, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org. Daily through Aug. 31.

“Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor, free. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Aug. 15.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, under 6 free. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Artists Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski, and Angelika Werth, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 31.

“Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” vehicles commonly seen on Maine roads in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free/donation. 239-5782; skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Three Views: paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover,” landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and abstracts, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519; thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

“Between Earth and Sky,” sculpture exhibition and sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Call for appointment. Through Wednesday.

“CD Investments,” Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Mixed-media garden sculptures by Natasha Kempers-Cullen. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through July 31.

Daniel Corey, special invited artist for 2011, oil paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“It’s Not So Black and White,” multimedia show, blown glass and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Tuesday.

Heidi Daub, “To Hear the Forest Speaking,” paintings based on original prose, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Susan Metzger and Simon van der Ven, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (opening reception) to Saturday. Through July 31.

Annual show with guest artist Pamela duLong Williams, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through July 31.

“Art at the Grill,” the Monhegan Painters, artists include Joyce Greenfield, Betty Hesselton, Ellen Hutchinson, Barbara Klein, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Ann Sklar and Abbie Willliams, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Today to Saturday. Through Aug. 8.
Bill Tomsa art exhibit, Thornton Hall Assisted Living, Brunswick. 729-8033. Today.

“Collectibles and Accumulations,” mixed-media work by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Aidan Sofia Earle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 13.

“Drawn to Disaster,” part of the statewide visual arts initiative “Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project,” examines feelings of disorder, anger and optimism that can follow disaster, artists include Yael Bartana, Anthony Campuzano, Daniel Guzman, Lisi Raskin, Sun Xun and others, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, free. 699-5029. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

American Society of Cinematographers, still photographs, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, free. 236-8581. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

American Modern: Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White, photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, free. 859-5600. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled, detailed color photographs, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker, celebrating Becker’s passion for the print medium, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

Fins, Fur and Feathers: A Celebration of all Creatures Wild and Domesticated, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

Vito DeVito, recent bronze sculpture and graphic works, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Noon to 8 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

Joan Wright, Lydia Kaeyer, Sandra Leinonen and William Mack, photography, oil and watercolor paintings and wood-turning, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through July 31.

Stephen Pace Retrospective, abstract expressionist, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

Painters Judy Belasco and Philip Frey and furniture designer and sculptor Vivian Beer, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

“Robert LaHotan – The Early Years Cranberry Island Maine, New York,” paintings, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

Fruits of the Sea: Watercolors by Jean Kigel, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 31.

Bristol artist Barbara Klein and New Harbor artist Jane Bowman, watercolors and acrylics, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday. Through July 31.

“Maine in the Twentieth Century,” works by John Fulton Folinsbee, William Zorach, Edmund Ward, Jay Hall Connaway and others, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to Saturday. Through Aug. 5.

Lois Dodd, Kayla Mohammadi, Jenifer Mumford, Lisa Becu and Bill Martin, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. 1 to 4 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 13.

“Indians and Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s -1920s,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, $6, 15 and under $2. 288-3519. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

“Three Summer Artists,” Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe and Carol Beyna, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 829-5082. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Thirteen” – New watercolors by Tony Van Hasselt, COCO VIVO Fine Art and Design, Boothbay Harbor. 633-0671. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to Friday.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

New work by faculty, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 9.

“Tell Me a Story: Folktales and World Cultures,” children’s book illustrations by 13 Maine artists, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Aug. 12.

Francine Schrock and Patrick Plourde, new series of paintings and sculptures capturing the essence of Portland, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5946. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

“American Realism: Works on Paper, 1862-2011,” works on paper by masters of American realism, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 4.

“Transformations,” works by the men in long-term recovery at the Milestone Foundation of Old Orchard Beach, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 847-3001. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Through Aug. 26.

“Four Square,” an exhibit of new paintings, prints and collage in square format, Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan and Ann Slocum, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Friday.

Maine sculptors exhibit, works by 15 sculptors, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

“New Dawn Fades” – Photographs by Thomas Hager, botanicals reflecting the photographer’s interest in the intersection of art and science, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Free. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

Thomas Connolly – “Scenes I’ve Seen,” paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

David Rogers: Charcoal sketches, pastels and oil paintings, inspiration from science fiction and world travels, Bangor Public Library, free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Friday.

Jean Swan Gordon, floral watercolor portraits, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Aug. 3.

Ned Smith, Gran Manan photographs, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Friday.

Hither and Yon: “Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes,” watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Sept. 9.

“Where’s My Ride?” multimedia show of sculpture, paintings and drawings by Spindleworks member artists, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Carol MacLeod, photography, University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. une.edu. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Tuesday.

“Three Photographers: Three Visions,” Ray Beal, Holly Garner-Jackson and Kris Larson, University of Maine (Powers Art Galleries), Machias. 255-1279. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Aug. 22.

Debbie Dolan: “A Brush with Inspiration,” private collection of fine art oil paintings, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. 834-7525. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Aug. 12.

Larinda Meade, printmaker, Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta. 1-800-228-3734. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Sept. 16.

“Emerging Dis/Order” – Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Sept. 10.

“Selected Drawings and Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, in the museum’s Synergy Space, 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

“Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“Point of Departure” – Works by Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum, $2-$5, 6 and under free. 283-3861; sacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 3.

“In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” York Public Library. 363-2818. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 19.

Steven Lanzalotta “A New Light,” Heron Point Gallery, Portland. 809-0051. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Saturday.

Maritime Exhibition: “High Seas and a Safe Harbor – Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, donation. 967-2751. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 7.

Lloyd Metcalf – “It Is What It Is,” West Buxton Public Library. 727-5898. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday.

“Impressions of a World Traveler,” early 20th-century travel photos, souvenirs and writings of museum founder Edith Barry, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 1.

“Kevin Beers: One Artist’s Island” and “Tom Curry & Andrea Peters: Two Colorists,” oil paintings, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 2.

Figure Drawing from the Model Session, hosted by Russel Whitten, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, small model fee. 646-8400. barngallery.org. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 30.

Selections from Gallery Artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 6.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 6.

America Martin, solo exhibition of paintings, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

“Folk Art on High,” weathervane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. 647-2828. rufusportermuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 1.

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography,colored porcelain, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Sept. 24.

Georgetown Goes Modern: The Modern Art Movement Meets An Island Community, paintings, photographs, sculptures and artifacts, Georgetown Historical Society, free. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through Sept. 10.

“Peter Sculthorpe: Monhegan Island,” new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 3.

“Wednesday Night Art” Series, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, free. 667-6611. Philip Frey, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

New work by Andrea van Voorst van Beest and Dan Dow, intaglio prints and photographs, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

“Space Invaders,” challenging the notions of space and all its meanings, Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Aug. 27.

Franciska Needham artwork, with other artists’ sculptures, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

“Coastal Color: Nine Mid-Coast Artists,” River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 882-6960. Variety of work including jewelery and oil paintings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Artists reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 10.

Helen Corning, abstract paintings, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland. 594-6490. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 11.

“Knots and Strings,” 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Sculptureby Lin Lisberger, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Creatures and Critters,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. New works by potter Rick Boyd, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Inaugural Art Walk Lewiston Auburn, 782-7758. ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com. Grassroots group of community members, artists and businesses transform downtown Lewiston and Auburn, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Peaks Island Art Walks, Peaks Island (various locations), www.peaksisland-artwalks.org. View, discuss and buy work in the artists’ spaces. 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Shoreline Inspirations,” Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
John Ripton “Reflections-Urban (Por)traits,” University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. une.edu. Photography exhibit. Opening Reception, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Audition

Oratorio Chorale, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 329-5708. All voice parts welcome, call to schedule. Saturday.

Benefits

Sunday Shindig on the Bay: Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation in Casco Bay, hosted by Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, Falmouth Land Trust and Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay, Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, Great Diamond Island, $40, free for kids under 12. 699-2989. landtrustcollaborative.org. Food and live music from Local Circus, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Bark in the Park, raising funds for the Portland Police Department K-9 unit. Dogs up for adoption, a grassy relief area, wading pool, canine watering station, dog treats and games for pups and their families. Dog valets will be on hand to care for pets so people can visit concessions. Hadlock Field, Portland, $7, dogs must have tickets. 346-8606. Pregame parade for pups and people led by Slugger, 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Ocean Park 5K Race, all proceeds benefit the Ocean Park Association. Pre-register at www.Active.com, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $17-$20. 934-9068. Kids 1K Fun Run at 6:15 p.m., 5K at 7 p.m. Friday.

Tractor and Engine Show, all proceeds help to preserve and restore farm museum, Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, Eliot, $5, under 6 free. raittfarmmuseum.org. Many activities and events, food, music and more, 10 a.m. Friday; 7 a.m. Saturday.

A Garden Party with Rustic Overtones and other Flavors, all proceeds go to Konbit Sante, supporting development of a sustainable health care system in Cap- Haitian, 39-47 Old Arrowsic Road, Woolwich, $15-$20, $5 for children.  www.konbitsante.org. 837-8503. noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Giant Annual Book Sale, Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Bike Rally and Ride, benefit for Camp Kieve, L-A Harley Davidson, Lewiston. 784-6332. Pre-ride pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors

Frederick T. Golder, Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. Author of “The Soda Jerk,” 7 p.m. Monday.

Sandra Garson, author of “How to Fix a Leek,” Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. Author talk and book signing, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Professors John Allen Paulos and Dave Feldman; Paulos is the author of “Innumeracy,” a 1988 best seller, College of the Atlantic (Deering Common), Bar Harbor, Free. 288-5015. “Coffee and Conversation Series,” 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Jan West Schrock, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723. Author of the children’s book “Give a Goat,” 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Melissa Coleman, Waterman’s Community Center, North Haven. www.watermans.org. Author of “This Life Is in Your Hands,” 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Mitchell Zuckoff, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, Free. www.kennebooks.com. Author of “Lost in Shangri-La,” RSVP suggested, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Katrina Kenison, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, Free. www.kennebooks.com. Author of “Gift of an Ordinary Day,” RSVP suggested, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Normand, author of “The Nashville Musician’s Survival Guide,” Buckdancer’s Choice, Portland. 774-2219. Book signing and workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Virginia Wright, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Author of “The Wild Blueberry Book,” 5 p.m. Thursday.

Sandra Garson, author of “How to Fix a Leek,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Author talk and book signing, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.

Lea Wait, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Mystery writer, author of “Shadows of a Down East Summer,” 5 p.m. Friday.

Chris Van Dusen, Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden, Free. www.owlandturtle.com. Author of “King Hugo’s Huge Ego,” 10 a.m. Saturday.

Michele Albion, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 626-2415. Author of “Quotable Edison,” 10 a.m. Saturday.

Brenda Berry and David Middleton, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Authors of “The Lobstering Life,” 11 a.m. Saturday.

Jeff Foltz, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 1-800-371-8128. Author of “Birkebeiner, A Story Of Motherhood And War,” 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Meg North, Fort Knox Historic Site, Prospect. 602-6402. Author of “Daniel’s Garden,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Artists of Tomorrow: Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $10 suggested donation. 725-3895. Performances by the festival’s students, 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 24.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bridgton, free, donations accepted. sebagomusicfestival.org. “Discover the Joys of Live Music” with the Pogossian Family, 7 p.m. today.

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill. 374-2203. Beethoven, Piston, Carter and Brahms, 4 p.m. today.

Monday Sonatas: Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bowdoin Festival artists performing solo sonatas and duets, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $30. 725-3895. Piazolla, Brahms and Strauss, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Through Aug. 1.

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival Tuesday Night Concerts, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $20. 583-6747. “Mahler Remembered” Piano Quartet Movement in A Minor and two other pieces, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 9.

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Tuesdays at Merrill, Stephen Tharp, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17. 842-0800. Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

DaPonte String Quartet, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell, $20. www.daponte.org. Music from Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Met Summer Live in HD Encore Series, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $10-$18. 935-9232. Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday Upbeat! Series: a mix of traditional and contemporary work, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $30. 725-3895. Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Camille Saint-Saens and Johannes Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 3.

DaPonte String Quartet, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. www.daponte.org. Music from Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Daughter of the Regiment,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $41 and up. www.porttix.com. Performed by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

Latitude 41, piano trio, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30-$40. 236-2823. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, works by Kati Agocs, Milton Babbitt, Robert Beaser, Alban Berg, Derek Bermel, Henri Dutilleux, Richard Francis, Ryan Francis, Raomon Laskano, Gyorgy Ligeti, David T. Little, Zhou Long, Ricardo Romaniero, Kurt Schwertsik, Elliott Schwartz, top composition participants and the winner of the 2011 Student Composition Competition, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $10 suggested donation. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, Union Church, South Bristol, $25. www.daponte.org. Music from Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Live from Jerusalem: An Evening with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta with soloists Renee Fleming and Joseph Calleja, Brunswick 10, Brunswick, $20. 798-4505. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Festival Fridays: Bowdoin International Music Festival’s renowned faculty and guest artists, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, $40-$50. 725-3895. Brahms and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 5.

DaPonte String Quartet, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $25. www.daponte.org. Music from Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy

Comedy Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, 18+ or 16+ with parent. www.mainecomedy.com. Mike McDonald, $7.50, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Matt D, $15, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $18. 583-6747. Starring Susan Poulin as Ida, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Keys, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $32.50-$36.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. Comedy, Broadway and more, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

Zoe | Juniper, Bates Dance Festival, Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $24, $12 students and seniors. 786-6161. “A Crack in Everything,” multimedia performance, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“V: Five Collective Years of Motion,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $8-$10. 899-3993. Artistic dance, new works and classic repertory by Collective Motion, 6 p.m. Friday (family friendly show), 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Western Maine BBQ Festival, Maine Lions Club fundraiser, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg, $5, under 10 free. 452-2285. westernmainebbqfestival.com. Entertainment, food vendors, demonstrations and family activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram, $20-$95. www.ossipeevalley.com. The Parkington Sisters, Eilen Jewell and others, noon today.

First Parish Market Arts and Crafts Fair, First Parish Church Freeport. www.firstparishmarket.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

35th annual Blueberry Fair, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, free. Forty artisans and crafters from all over New England, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

57th annual Country Fair, St. Giles Episcopal Church, Jefferson. 701-9770. Music, food, book sale, crafts, kids activities, raffle and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

12th annual Harborfest, proceeds will support the Wells Rotary Club community service projects and the Wells Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund, Wells Harbor Community Park, free; fee for BBQ. 646-2451. Silent auction, food, music and more, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine State Button Society Show and Sale, First Baptist Church, Springvale. 324-6618. Button displays, raffles and refreshments. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Maine International Film Festival, Colby College Given Auditorium and Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville. miff.org for schedule. Through today.

“Finding Donn Fendler: Lost on a Mountain in Maine 72 Years Later,” Donn Fendler and the film’s directors will participate in audience Q & A, Colby College Given Auditorium, Waterville, $9. miff.org. 3:30 p.m. today.

Summer Silent Film Series, films shown with live music, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $5. 646-3123. www.leavittheatre.com. Double-bill of “Tolable David” (1921) and “Hell’s Hinges” (1918), 2 p.m. today.

“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50-$8.50. rocklandstrand.com. Profound look at the global bee crisis, 3 and 7 p.m. today.

“City Dark,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50-$8.50. rocklandstrand.com. New documentary by Ian Cheney about light pollution, 7 p.m. Monday; 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Documentary Series, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, free. 871-1700. “POV Short Cuts,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. “Nurse.Fighter.Boy” (drama from Canada), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Screening of “Rapid River Races, 1940,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, free. 774-1822. 17-minute silent color film. Presented by Zip Kellogg, author and paddler, noon Tuesday.

“The Roaring Twenties” and “ArtWorks,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. rocklandstrand.com. Two films made by local teenagers, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Art Videos at the Gallery, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. “Antonio Gaudi,” film by Hiroshi Teshigahara, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Film Series, Stonington Opera House, Stonington. 367-2788. “Olmsted Legacy,” documentary, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink

Adventures with Raw Foods: A Refreshing Summer Supper, Whole Foods Market, Portland, $15, pre-registration required. 774-7711. With Elizabeth Fraser of Girl Gone Raw, 6 to 8 p.m Wednesday.
Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay, Boothbay Resort, $50. www.boothbayresort.com. Taste beers from 20 Maine breweries, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

“Stuart Little,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $6 suggested donation. theaterproject.com. Young People’s Theater Camp production, 2 p.m. today.

“Grandmother Slyboots (Little Red Riding Hood),” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. 828-1234 ext. 231. A twist on the well-worn tale of a flighty girl and conniving wolf, 1 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Summer Story Time, Youth Room amphitheater, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723 ext. 6277. Family Stories, appropriate for ages 3 to 7 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The Kids Are Alright Wednesday Lunchtime Performance Series, a local music series for local families, Space, Portland, $2-$3, all ages. www.space538.org. Jeff Beam, catchy British invasion-influenced melodies, noon Wednesday.

Alex the Jester, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $5-$6. 583-6747. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wayne Potash Kids Concert, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $5 suggested donation. www.oceanpark.org. Folk rock, blues, bluegrass mix, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Toddler Thursdays, in the meeting room, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723 ext. 6277. Story time for ages 18 months and older, with an adult, 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

Baby Thursdays, in the meeting room, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723 ext. 6277. Story time for up to 18 months, with an adult, 11 a.m. Thursday.

Maine artist Jeannie Brett, illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. Reading and art activity. 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

2011 Children’s Theatre Season, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $10. 800-982-2787. Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” 10 a.m. and noon Saturday.

Museums

“Cold Waters, Cold War: The 20th Century Navy in Maine,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9 child-$12 adult, free for members and young children. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum, $2-$5. 283-3861; dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 3.

“Learning Is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto, State Theatre, Portland, $20/$23. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. today.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or just come to listen, 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Marc Broussard, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18-$30, 18+. 899-4990. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. today.

Trillium, to benefit the Cundy’s Harbor Library, Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall, Harpswell, $5-$10. 725-7835. Instrumental trio playing celtic, pop, jazz standards and light classics, 7 p.m. today.

Rob Carlson, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. acoustic rock, 5:30 p.m. today.

Cullu Reggae Sundays, Porthole Restaurant, Portland, $3, all ages. 780-6533. 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, Robinson’s Wharf, Southport. 633-3830. Acoustic quartet, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Naia, First Congregational Church, Camden, free. 236-4821. 4 p.m. today.

Women of Note, a cappella, Atria Kennebunk, free. 229-0434. 2 p.m. today.

The Steve Vellani Duo, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell, free. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m. today.

Grass is Green, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. With Huak, 8 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

JJ Chaisson’s PEI Kitchen Party, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. Celtic and fiddle music, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Summer Concert Series, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $5 for kids/free for kids under 5. 642-3743. Half Moon Jug Band, 7 p.m. Monday.

Havana Nights Summer Series, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. With Primo Cubano, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Bb (B FLat) Sisters, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15-$20. 864-5000. www.rangeleymovies.com. Canadian musical act, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $53.50-$59.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. Two fiddles, two pianos, 8 pm. Tuesday.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach. 934-2024. Big band music, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Houston Children’s Chorus, Ogunquit Baptist Church, admission by donation. www.houstonchildren.org. 200 children ages 9 through 14. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mike Krapovicky, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. Contemporary acoustic rock, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Organ Concert Series, Christopher Ganza, First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Brunswick, $5, suggested donation. 729-7331. Noon Tuesday.

2011 Cornish Bandstand Summer Series, Cornish, free. Tricky Britches (high energy bluegrass music), 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, Gorham gazebo, free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Belfast Brogue, Thomas Memorial Library lawn, Cape Elizabeth, free. ThomasMemorialLibrary.org. Pub-style Irish music with Jud Caswell and Alfred Lund, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Seaside Martini Club, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $30-$40, $8/students. 236-2823. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Royal River Park, free. 846-2406. Joan Kennedy Trio. Country, folk and bluegrass, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. www.localsprouts.coop. Appalachian music; bring an instrument or just come to enjoy, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Music Series, Bangor Public Library, free. www.bpl.lib.me.us. Jose Ayerve, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Auburn Community Concert Band, “Let’s Dance,” Festival Plaza, Auburn, free. 333-6601 ext. 2108. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, South Portland, free. 767-7650. Motor Booty Affair, disco favorites, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bb Sisters with Skip Holmes, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Traditional folk and fiddle tunes, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Beam & the Custom House Gang, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. Americana, roots and blues, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Is it Pop, Jazz or Sounds from the Past? Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $5 suggested donation. www.oceanpark.org. With Kallie Ciechomski (viola) and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. The Blues Buzzards, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunset Folk Series, Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8275. Sorcha, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Shemekia Copeland, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20/$22.50. Doors 6:30, opener 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Wailin’ Jennys, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $55. Benefit for Mountain Top Music Center, Conway, N.H., 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Thursday.

Elvis Costello, State Theatre, Portland, $75/$45. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wiz Khalifa, Maine State Pier, Portland, $32. www.statepier.com. With Big Sean and Chevy Woods, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston, free. 786-6330. Yankee Brass Band, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Southern Maine Songwriters Showcase, Bebe’s Burritos & Cantina, Biddeford. 283-4222. Hosted by Rob “RC” Carlson, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Music Concert Series, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. Alternative rock from Grand Hotel, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Bb Sisters with Skip Holmes, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. www.unityme.org/theater. Traditional folk music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Brenda, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. With The Milkman’s Union and Boy Without God, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Benjamin Williamson, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Dority, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. 899-3529. Local piano player joined by friends, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Community Services Concert in the Park, Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough, free. The Tony Boffa Band, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, free. 934-0860. Rog and Ray, Latin beats and more, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, Central School, South Berwick, free, donations welcome. 384-5846. Dan Walker Trio, singer-songwriter. With Isa Burke and Lina Tullgren, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Memorial Park, Scarborough, free. 772-2811 ext. 234. The Tony Boffa Band, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Steve Jones Ensemble, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell, free. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series at the Fort Allen Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Portland. 756-8275. Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings (rockabilly), 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. Julie Thompson (vocals) and Neil Lamb (guitar), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Roni Ben-Hur, with Nilson Matta and Amy London, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $15, free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Friday.

Beirut, State Theatre, Portland, 22/$25. 8 p.m. Friday.

Delfeayo Marsalis and his combo, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $25/$30. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday.

Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37-$40, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. Special birthday solo show, 8 p.m. Friday.

Barefoot Truth, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10-$12, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Folk, rock, jazz and reggae, 8 p.m. Friday.

Chuck Schaeffer, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. Country folk acoustic, 8 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. 899-3529. Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Hillytown Presents: The Farthest Forests, Beat Radio, If and It, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4-$8. www.mayostreetarts.org. Backyard barbecue at 6:30 p.m. from Deux Cochon, 8 p.m. Friday.

The Old Pirates, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. 541-9024. Infectious songs from the ’50s through ’70s, 7 p.m. Friday.

Occidental Gypsy, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. 761-1757. American gypsy pop, 8 p.m. Friday.

Banjo Dan & the Midnight Plowboys, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $9-$18. 583-6747. Folk and country, 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Noon Concert Series, Post Office Park, Portland. www.portlandmaine.com. Brad Hooper, noon Friday.

The Song Dynasty, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10-$12. explorefrontier.com. Dub, jazz, hip-hop and folk, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10-$12, 21+. 229-0212. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Friday.
The Doobie Brothers, Rangeley Rehab and Wellness Pavilion, Rangeley, $45-$250 VIP. 864-4397. ticketweb.com. With Elmore Twist Band, Saturday.

Seth Glier, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15/$20. 633-5159. With Liz Longley, 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

Oumou Sangare, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. Modern African music, doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, show at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Emmylou Harris with The Civil Wars, State Theatre, Portland, $41-$61, reserved seating, all ages. 800-745-3000. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Windham July Concert Series, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, $8-$12, under 5 free. 892-2154. www.windhamhillucc.org. Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Live Jazz Supper Club, Zachery’s, 81 Riverside St., no cover, 21+. 774-5601. Contemporary and classic jazz, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Odaiko, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $12. 646-7055. New England’s foremost ensemble of Japanese drummers, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bb Sisters with Skip Holmes, Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Boothbay Harbor, $25. 800-628-6872. Dinner concert with traditional folk and fiddle tunes, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Truth About Daisies, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. www.andysoldportpub.com. With Urban Folk, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. Amos Lee, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Adam Nordell, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. 899-3529. Tunes that groove, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Maeve Gilbert, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $10-$15. 443-1316. Celtic harp, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
New England Ringers, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. www.oceanpark.org. 13-member handbell ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells (rain location is the Ward Gym at Wells Junior High on Route 1), free. Straight Lace, rock, swing, waltz and easy listening, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Folk Ragot, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. 541-9024. Folk music from around the world, 7 p.m. Saturday.

9th annual Maine All-Day Shape Note Singing, potluck dinner at noon; tune-books will be available for loan and purchase, Old Town House, Union, free. 594-5743. maineshapenotesinging.org. 4-part unaccompanied community singing popular in Colonial New England, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Beatles for Sale, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $20. 583-6747. Tribute band, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Evergreen, Newport Cultural Center, Newport, $10. 368-5074. Acoustic music, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Yankee Brass Band, Carter Mountain Brass Band, Newmont Band and Centennial Brass Band, Ripley Brass Band Festival, Bethel Historical Society, Bethel, free, donations welcome. 824-2908. Quicksteps, gallops, polkas, mazurkas, schottisches and waltzes, Saturday.

Hymn for Her, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland, $5. lincolnstreetcenter.org. Folk, country, Americana, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Jerks of Grass, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor, $10. 1-800-244-5036. Roots music, 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. www.portlandseadogs.com. vs. Altoona, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Open Farm Day, watch farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting, pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hay ride. There will be farm-raised products for sale and samples to taste, statewide. 287-3702. www.getrealmaine.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Lighthouse tours, caisson-style lighthouse, must be over 55 inches tall, cancelled in rain or fog, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, under 14 free. 699-2676; SpringPointLight.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

Antique Truck, Tractor and Aeroplane Show, also commercial and military vehicles and vintage earth-moving construction equipment, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, gates open at9:30 a.m. today.

Midsummer Market at the Gardens – A Gathering of Sustainable Choices, entertainment, demonstrations, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 24 vendors offering sustainable and eco-friendly products and ideas. Jewelery, soap, furniture, more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Once We Were Here: Native Peoples of Our Region, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, $5, free for members. 677-2423. Lecture by Jonathan Yellowbear of Odamogan Living History Museum, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Feeding and Reading,” a three-course dinner and holistic energy reading from Ruth Kramer, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $35. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Monday.

Port Veritas Youth Poetry Slam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. 899-3529. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Thrifty Model Fashion Show, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $5 suggested donation. www.oceanpark.org. How to dress fashionably on a budget, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chats with Champions with David D. Hall, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, free. 563-2739. Historian, author of “A Reforming People,” 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Edna Project, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10. 442-8455. Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Living History Tours, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $10, $25 family rate. 897-4366. Visitors to the site are engaged by people who portray a person you might have met in 1870, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

“Alive for $5,” one-hour family program includes “Talk Back” with the performer, Stonington Opera House, Stonington. 367-2788. Karen Montanaro in Tanzspiel, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! A One-Woman Show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8/$12/$14. www.mayostreetarts.org. Theater piece by Kimleigh Smith, 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Wednesday.

Wood Island Lighthouse Tours, Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, $10, reservations required. 286-3229. Guided tours, 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

An Evening of Storytelling, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine-ly Harmony Women’s Chorus A Cappella Singing Classes, Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta, free. 582-5523. Girls and women of all ages are welcome to learn four-part harmony, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Concerts in the Park at the Bandstand, Deering Oaks, Portland. 756-8275. Sparks Ark (Wild animals), 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Vaudeville Fix, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. www.mayostreetarts.org. With The Debutante Hour, Dos Eckies, Matiss Duhon and vintage Super 8 + 16mm shorts, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Historic Foodways (production, preservation, preparation and consumption of food), presentation, workshop, lunch, reception and illustrated lecture, Narramissic Historic Farm, Bridgton, $12-$35, fees vary per event. 647-3699. With Sandra Oliver, publisher/editor of Food History News, author of “Saltwater Foodways,” 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Slide talk by Alex Sanger, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. About his grandmother’s air travels over Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the 1930s, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Away From Her” film and discussion, sponsored by Beacon Hospice and Hospice of York, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. Film about the effect of Alzheimer’s on a long-term relationship, 7 p.m. Friday.

17th Century Encampment, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. Outdoor interpretive weekend showcasing civilian military aspects of 17th century life, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

National Dance Day Celebration and Flash Mob Dance, Camden Public Library, free. 236-3440. Erma Colvin will teach a simple dance routine, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Community Weekend at the Pool in Yates Street Park, rain date July 31, Biddeford Pool Community Club, Biddeford Pool. 284-9164. Music from the Wet Suits, kids’ games, bonfire, 4 p.m. Saturday.

First annual Brunswick Blueberry Pie Contest, Brunswick Station Visitor Center, Brunswick. 721-0999. Competitive judging. Pie and ice cream after judging for $3 and $4, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Lamb to Loom Crafts Demonstration, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 926-4597. Six-step process beginning with shearing and finishing at weaving will be shown during the day, 10 a.m. Saturday.

2nd annual Saco Spirit Car Show, Saco, free. 286-3546. Downtown merchant specials, music, food and fun, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Music Connects – A Holistic Networking Event, the Maine Grind, Ellsworth, $10. 667-1308. Fun, food, wine and music, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“The Wizard of Oz,” Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $28-$39. 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 6.

“Pirates of Penzance,” Freeport Players presentation, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10-$15. 865-2220; fcponline.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through July 31.

“Xanadu,” Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $33-$56. 725-8769; msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 6.

“The Bikinis,” musical about 1964 girl group The Bikinis, who reunite years later, Northport Music Theater, Northport, $20-$25. 338-8383; northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Narnia,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $16-$18. 642-3743; schoolhousearts.org. 5 p.m. today.
“Godspell,” Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $8-$10. 432-3394. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Belle of Amherst,” one-woman play based on the life and writing of Emily Dickinson, Centennial Hall, Harpswell, $15-$20. 833-5124; theater1876.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

“44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” each president gets two minutes in this romp through American history, told in comedy, drama and music, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, $18-$23, under 16 $10. 244-7260. 8:15 p.m. today and Tuesday through Sunday.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 939-9999. Hauntingly funny play, 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 19.

“True Romance,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. Hilarious summer comedy on the back lawn, 5:30 p.m. Monday.

“The Fantasticks,” Poland Spring Inn, $10. Musical comedy, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 30.
“Murder a la Moliere” dinner theater, Carousel Music Theater, Boothbay Harbor, $36, includes meal and show. 633-5297. Murder mystery with music from the 1970s, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Aug. 28.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $18-$25, $10 students and under 20. 698-1807. Musical, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 13.

“Room Service,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 933-9999. Hilarious farce, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 20.

RFA Divas, in the Base Lodge, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley, $15-$20. 864-5364. Songs by Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Carrie Underwood, Queen, Rosemary Clooney and many more, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“Fame takes a Holiday,” presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $15-$18, Thursday pay what you can. 929-5412. The zany story of the High Heeled Women, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5-$12. 563-3424. Musical, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 6.

“Gypsy,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0849. Classic musical, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

Fenix Theatre Company Summer Repertory Season, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. fenixtheatre.com. Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” 6:30 p.m. Friday. Runs through Aug. 13.

Alfred Hitchcock’s “39 Steps,” Camden Opera House, $18, $10 for students. 236-0173. The Everyman Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Beauty and the Beast Junior, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8-$10, $5 for kids under 5. 642-3743. Musical theater student production, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through July 31.

“King Lear: Truth and Consequence!,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$26. 939-9999. Shakespeare tragedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

“Boxers”: A Collection of Shorts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12, suggested donation. 729-8584. A Teen Theater Camp Production, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Fafalo,” Bowdoinham Town Hall, $15-$20, $10 for kids 6-12. 319-7289. Comic fantasy with Balinese masks and huge puppets, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Theater at Monmouth, $20-$24. 933-9999. Shakespeare’s quarrelsome comedy, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 20.
 

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