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“Voyeur,” inspired by Edward Hopper paintings, will be presented by Bridgman l Packer Dance at the Bates Dance Festival on Friday and Saturday.

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Fenix Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for free in Portland’s Deering Oaks Thursday through Saturday until Aug. 10.

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Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme," PORTopera, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $41-$105. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill, $15-$30. kneisel.org. Program six: works by Bach, Mozart, Klughardt and Dvorak, 4 p.m. Sunday; program seven: works by Janacek, Bartok and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 25.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow concerts, chamber music of all periods, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Wednesday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music chamber music concert, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival 2013, "Discover the Joys of Classical Music," St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Bridgton, donations welcome. sebagomusicfestival.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Monday Sonatas Concert, music by Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc and Sierra, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival 2013, Mahler and Brahms, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $25, 21 and under free. sebagomusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Opera House Arts Presents Chamber Music Series, sonatas and show pieces for violin and piano, Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington, $20. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat concert, music by Schoenberg and Schubert, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, Concert II: music for winds and strings, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, $20, $15 seniors, $5 for 18 and under. VentiCordi.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Fridays concert, music by Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 19th- and 20th-century works, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, free for 21 and under. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up comedy show featuring the region's top stand-up talent, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Juston McKinney, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $22. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Bates Dance Festival, "Show and Tell," Bridgman l Packer Dance, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, free. batesdancefestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bates Dance Festival, "Voyeur," Bridgman l Packer Dance, inspired by Edward Hopper paintings, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $12 to $25. batesdancefestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Swing Dance with Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, free. portlandswing.weebly.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Anadama with guest caller, Falmouth Congregational Church, $10; under 21: $7; children 5-12: $5; free for children under 5. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Greater Portland Festival of Nations, Deering Oaks, Portland. 420-1277. Food, music, dance and other performing arts celebrating Maine's ethnic diversity, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. ossipeevalley.com. 40 bands on four stages. Sunday.

Pittston Fair, family-friendly agricultural fair with midway, exhibitions, contests and events, Pittston Fairgrounds. www.pittstonfair.com. Sunday.

Northern Maine Fair, Presque Isle. 769-2258. Rides, exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, demo derby and much more, Sunday to Saturday.

Bangor State Fair, Bangor Fairgrounds. bangorstatefair.com. Concerts, demolition derby, midway, food, petting zoo, fireworks and more. Sunday to Saturday.

Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, The Ball Field. 796-8199. Folk artists, craftsmen, canoe and boat builders, live music, quilters and more. Sunday.

York Days, Short Sands Beach. Concerts, tournaments, sandcastle building, fireworks and more. parksandrec.yorkmaine.org/special events.html#YorkDays. Sunday to Saturday.

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