August 4, 2013


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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.

Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $22-$25. With special guest Jennifer Porter on piano and vocals, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Isabeau and the Gold Diggers, old timey country with a Quebecois, Acadian, Cajun twist, Stratton Community Building, $15. 7 p.m. Friday.

Gazebones Trombone Ensemble, 12-member trombone troupe, Camden Ampitheatre, 236-3440. 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The Black Eagle Jazz Band, traditional jazz, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $20, $15 seniors, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Francine Reed, gospel, blues, soul and jazz, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $17 advance, $21 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

2013 Summer Concert Series, Guster (alternative rock), L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mary Fahl, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Eddie Forman Orchestra (polka music), Wells Harbor Community Park. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Webby, hip-hop, 18-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, $50 preferred seating. 9 p.m. Saturday.

David Bromberg Quartet, bluegrass, blues, folk and jazz, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $37.50-$40. 564-8943. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Truth About Daisies, folk, reggae, rock jams, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $12. 766-3330. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $7, $4 seniors and students, free for kids under 12, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

"Back to the Past," old-time sawmilling, homestead tours, music, exhibitors, kids' activities and food, Scribner's Mill, Harrison, $6, 12 and under free. 583-6455. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Circus Smirkus, international youth circus, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $17-$20. 865-3900. 1 and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Evening Lantern Walk, step into the past as you tour an 18th-century village and meet a soldier from that time on duty at Fort William Henry, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. friendsof 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, free. 846-2406. JG & The Boofs (Americana, folk), 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, starring Vladimir Zinczenko, illusions, comedy and juggling, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, $22. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, with arts, home wares, architecture, food and more, Harbor & Buoy Parks, Rockland, $12, free for age 12 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Poetry in the Round, readings from Kathleen Ellis' summer poetry workshops, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, free. 1 p.m. Friday.

AudioBody, inventive multimedia comedy show, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, $10-$25. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mystery Cruises on the Songo River Queen II, "Who Killed Jolly Roger?" hosted by Mystery for Hire, cash bar and food court available on the boat, Causeway, Naples, $29.95, includes show and cruise. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport; $8 to $14, free for kids 2 and under, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.


"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

"The 39 Steps," fast-paced comedic sendup and homage to thrillers and film noir based on the Hitchcock film, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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