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Maine State Ballet will perform “Don Quixote” at its theater in Falmouth beginning on Friday.

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Circus Smirkus, the international youth circus, returns to the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport Monday and Tuesday.

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Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Ravel, DiBerardino and Vivaldi, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $30, $25 seniors, free for ages 21 and under (tickets required), 8 p.m. Saturday.


Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. 8 p.m. Thursday.


Bates Dance Festival, "Moving in the Moment," improvisational dance and music by Nancy Stark Smith and others, Bates College Alumni Gymnasium, Lewiston, free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bates Dance Festival, "Different Voices," new works by international and emerging choreographers, Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $12-$25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Swing Dance with Hadacol Bouncers, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, free. portlandswing. Presented by Portland City Swing Jam. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Maine State Ballet presents "Don Quixote," Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $17-$23, $2 discount for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 17.

Bates Dance Festival, Young Choreographers/New Works, Bates College Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, free. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Bates Dance Festival Finale, festival participants perform new works by several choreographers, Bates College Alumni Gymnasium, Lewiston, $6. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Hold Me Closer -- Tiny Dances," small works telling stories of love, loss, laughter and longing, The Maine Dance Project, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Bangor State Fair, Bangor Fair- grounds, Concerts, midway, food, petting zoo and more. Sunday.

York Days, Short Sands Beach, York, craft fair and fireworks. events.html#York Days. Sunday.

Maine Lobster Festival, variety of entertainment, races, crafts, and lots of lobster, Harbor Park, Rockland. Sunday.

Wings Over Wiscasset, Wiscasset Municipal Airport. 882-5475. World War II airplanes, antique autos, music, history, science and fireworks. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Art in the Park, annual show and sale with 185 exhibitors, entertainment, children's activities, food court, Mill Creek Park, South Portland, free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

6th annual Blueberry Festival, proceeds benefit Sweetser Family Services, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kennebunk. Craft sale, baked goods and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Summer Film Series, "The Intouchables" (rated R), 7 p.m. Sunday; "Muppet Treasure Island" (rated G), 7:30 p.m. Saturday. York Public Library.

"Dirty Wars," co-presented by Space Gallery and the museum, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $7. Documentary based on the book by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Sting," Camden Amphitheatre, free. 236-3440. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

"On the Road" Film Series, "The Blues Brothers" (1980), rated R. Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"A Band Called Death," Space, Portland, $8. Documentary about a '70s punk band, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, "The World Before Her," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Bug Light Park, South Portland, free. 767-7650. Thirty minutes after sunset Thursday.

Rudy Burckhardt Mini Film Festival, films shown outdoors, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5. Films include "Lurk," shot in Belfast and Waldo County, dusk Thursday.

"Blackfish," documentary about orcas performing in sea parks and the perils they face, followed by live video Q&A with John Hargrove, former SeaWorld trainer, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Magician Conjuring Carroll, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10 a.m. Tuesday.

USM Chemistry Club, experimental fun, Deering Oaks, Portland. 874-8826. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.


Jimmy Eat World, rock, with Royal Bangs, State Theatre, Portland, $30 door. 8 p.m. Sunday.

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