August 19, 2012

Audience Calendar

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals perform two shows this week – Wednesday and Thursday – at the State Theatre in Portland.

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Former Boston Symphony concertmaster Joseph Silverstein is featured in the Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival Thursday and Friday at the Rockport Opera House.

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Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

"Art by the Sea," cocktails, live music, hors d'oeuvres and art auction, benefits the museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, $100. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Paws for a Cause," dog walk, benefits Coastal Humane Society, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Paul Doiron, author of "Bad Little Falls," Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Rosenfelt, author of "Leader of the Pack," Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

David McCann, author of "Urban Temple," Portland Public Library. Noon Friday, Aug. 24.

An Evening with Ernest Thompson, author of "On Golden Pond" and new play, "Political Suicide," includes appetizers, desserts, wine, live jazz piano, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $15. 562-8116. 7 p.m. Friday.

"Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship," with painter Marguerite Robichaux and author Elizabeth Peavey, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Lincoln Festival Chorus and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra with Sean Fleming, Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate for the Peace of Utrecht, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, $15, 12 and under free. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, students free.

Barber, Beethoven, Strauss, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Zare, Currier, Chausson, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Scandalous Music Festival, with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists, Ravel, Britten and Schoenberg, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, "First Chair All Stars -- Dvorak," featuring Joseph Silverstein, longtime Boston Symphony concertmaster, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, 18 and under $18. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, "First Chair All Stars -- Joseph Silverstein's 80th Birthday Bash," Rossini, Mozart and Brahms, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, 18 and under $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presents, "Bach to the Future," food, music, art and a surprise appearance by Bach himself, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $10. 6 p.m. Friday.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presents, 24th Annual Bach Festival, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $20. Bach and Vivaldi, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Handel's Messiah, 4 p.m. Aug. 26.

Scandalous Music Festival, with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists, Ravel, Rogers & Hart and Schumann, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26.



Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. 8 p.m. Sunday.


Art and Fine Crafts Show, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Belfast Harbor Fest, music, children's activities, National Boatbuilding Challenge and more, various locations, Belfast, free. Sunday.

Union Fair, harness racing, pig scramble, baking and eating contests, animal pulling events, 4-H exhibits, entertainment and the crowning of the State of Maine Wild Blueberry Queen, Union Fairgrounds. Sunday.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, concerts, exhibits, children's activities, entertainment, crafts, tethered-balloon rides, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Sunday.

The Kotzschmar Centennial Festival, six-day festival of pops, silent film and classical concerts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, daily pass $140, pops festival $185, classical festival $385, full festival $495. Sunday through Wednesday.

Acton Fair, exhibits, 4-H projects, flower show, animal pulling events and midway, Acton Fair Grounds. Thursday through Aug. 26.

Piscataquis Valley Fair, milking parlor with homemade ice cream, crafts, midway, animal pulling events, agricultural exhibits, Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds, Dover-Foxcroft. Thursday through Aug. 26.

"Art for Art's Sake," art show and sale, Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport Island. Thursday through Aug. 26.

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“Despite Technology” by Lesia Sochor, from “Just Sew Stories,” continuing through Aug. 26 at Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth.

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