August 4, 2013

Calendar

Art

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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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Annual Popham Art Show, works by local fine art painters and photographers with woodcuts and fine crafts, Popham Chapel House, Phippsburg. 671-7237. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Now You See It, Now You Don't," paintings by Anita Clearfield, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Monday.

"Nature and Nurture," Kathleen Galligan and Russell Wray, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through Tuesday.

"Marking Time," paintings by Barbara Brady, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Wednesday.

"Maine and America in the 20th Century," recent acquisitions of 20th-century American paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Friday.

"Selected Works," eight area artists, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through Friday.

"Black White + Blue," photographs by John Goodman, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through Saturday.

"Birds, Bugs and Butterflies," five Maine artists, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Saturday.

"Printmakers in Conversation," woodcuts by Barbara Putnam, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Saturday.

"Finish Lines," clay by Adriane Herman, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Saturday.

"Eastern Views," recent Asian brush and watercolor by Jean Kigel, River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through Aug. 14.

"Popscapes," collage and pop patterns by Natalie Lanese, Space, Portland. space538.org. Through Aug. 16.

"Surf & Turf," seascapes, landscapes, sculpture, jewelry and more created on the coast of Maine, Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through Aug. 17.

"Out of Africa," paintings by Kenyan artist Timothy Brooke, and "Drawing on Porcelain," by Tim Christensen, sgraffito images from nature on porcelain, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Aug. 17.

"Through the Trees," paintings by Jane Dahmen, and "Small Kingdom," small-scale sculptures of animals by Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Aug. 17.

Joseph Keiffer, Rosie Moore and Philip Frey, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Aug. 18.

"Window. Water. House. Paint," Rae Ingwerson, Julia Einstein, G. Bud Swenson and Tim Dowling, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehive kennebunk.com. Through Aug. 18.

"Layers of Maine," Tom Ferrero, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlow gallery.org. Through Aug. 23.

"Richard Norton's Belfast: 1978-1988" and invitational, more than 100 of Norton's hand-printed black-and-white photo-journalistic images of Belfast and Waldo County and a selection of his large color photographs, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Aug. 23.

"A Taste for Modernism -- The William S. Paley Collection," 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8; "Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Aug. 25, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.

"Andy Warhol: American Icon," 50 to 60 photographic images and original art by Warhol, through Sept. 1; "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," 60 of the most important works from the collection, through Oct. 31.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org.

Paintings by David Vickery and sculpture by Blakeney Sanford, College of the Atlantic, Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through Aug. 23.

Micah Webbert & Allen Ponziani, drawings, paintings and sculptures, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Aug. 24.

Tom Glover, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgully gallery.com. Through Aug. 25.

"In the Mountains of Western Maine," watercolor views of mountain splendor by John Carnes, Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Celebration, Tradition and Change," works by Asherah Cinnamon explore avenues of healing, both personal and planetary, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Aug. 29.

"Three Chords" by Joanne Freeman; "Travel in My Borrowed Lives" by Rachelle Agundes and Sean Downey; and "Monhegan: A New Perspective" by Emily Trenholm, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. uma.maine.edu. Through Sept. 21.

"A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin," 80 historic and contemporary works that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 10 artists, through Oct. 31, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery.

"Celebrating 25 Years: Past and Present," paintings, sculpture, jewelry and handmade paper. Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. widgeoncove.com. Through Aug. 29.

"Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea" and "August," paintings by Katherine Bradford, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Sept. 1.

William Irvine, "New Work," and David Peterson, "Boats," Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Light Moves," paintings by Emily Trenholm, Fogg Lighting, Portland. 797-7568. Through Aug. 31.

The Harry Nadler Collection, Fryeburg Academy, Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Sept. 2.

"The Lunder Collection," 19th- and 20th-century art; "Spaces and Places," Chinese art; and "American Weathervanes," weathervanes from the late 19th century, through June 8, 2014; "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," and works by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sept. 10; "Nowhere But Here: Art from the Alex Katz Foundation," works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; "Alex Katz: "A Matter of Light," 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sept. 15; and "Process & Place," exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

"Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; "Stories of the Land and Its People," student collaborative exhibition, through Sept. 1; "Every Picture Tells a Story," N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5; "American Treasures: Small Treasures," through Dec. 29. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org

"Puffin Dialogues," oil paintings by Lea Peterson, Centre Street Art Gallery, Bath. 442-0300. Through Aug. 24.

"News/Not News," mixed media paintings and three-dimensional wall pieces by Marcia Annenberg, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Through Aug. 23.

"Love of ME," photographs that capture the beauty of Maine, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Pity the Clouds," drawings by Kimberly Convery, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Through Aug. 31.

"Fun With the Dutch," paintings by Judy Sowa, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Aug. 31.

"Suitcase in My Hand," abstract paintings by Meghan Brady, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Aug. 25.

Laura Bianchi, oil, tempera and acrylic paintings, Goobies, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7001. Through Sept. 1.

Edna St. Millay exhibit, photographs, letters and Millay family mementos, Cramer Museum, Rockport. 236-2257. Through Aug. 31.

"Creativity Galore," works by more than 35 Maine artists in metal, clay, fiber, mixed media, glass and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Aug. 31.

"The Good Life in Maine," artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Sue Zimmerman, and guest artists Denise Rankin and Annie Merrill, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Through Sept. 2.

"Hidden Histories," abstract, naturally dyed and stitched figures and textile art by Sallie Findlay, Karen Munson and Debra Spaulding, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through Aug. 29.

"Art Without Borders," painting, photography, printmaking, digital art, collage or assemblage. Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Aug. 26.

David Driskell, "Reflections Within Form" and work by Maurice Freedman, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhut galleries.com. Through Aug. 31.

Photographer Winky Lewis and ceramic artist Miles Spadone, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through Aug. 24.

"Life is Funny Art is Serious," epigrammatic paintings by Todd McKie, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through Aug. 27.

"A Journey Inside Vietnam," photograph by Bruce Brown, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Sept. 30.

"A Day at the Beach," paintings by Lori Ingraham, and "Images of Portland, Maine," by Robert Wieferich, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Sept. 7.

"Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, exhibit pays homage to large ships, past and present, and the folks who load them, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Late Summer Rhythms," works by KDB, Suzanne deLesseps, Diana Johnson, Elizabeth Newman and Lois Strickland, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeand gallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

"Then & Now II," Charles DuBack, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Through Sept. 1.

"New Works: New Directions," works by the galleries' newest artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Through Aug. 31.

"What's in a Name?" Marsha Proud Coelho and Peggy Cope, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com.

Addison Woolley Gallery presents 13 artists' group exhibit, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. addison woolley.com.Through Aug. 31.

"Boot & Canoe," photographs by Peter Patenaude and Victoria Hatzelis, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Aug. 23.

"Mentor: 40 Photographers/40 Years," works of some of Maine Media's master teachers alongside works of their students; "Caleb Charland: From the Basement to the Backyard," photography, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Sept. 22.

"A Matter of Nature: Stammen, Warner, Williams," recent work by three artists, Pascal Hall, Rockport. pascalhall.com. Through Sept. 2.

"Moments in Time Urban Landscapes," paintings by Lynne Seitzer, with Don Josephson's Selected Works and The Artist Collective, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2755. Through Aug. 25.

"Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World," museum-quality Edo period Japanese woodblock prints by such masters as Hiroshige, Kunichika, Kunisada and Hokusai, Liros Gallery, Blue Hill. lirosgallery.com. Through Aug. 16.

"East Meets West," 40 never before seen paintings by Barbara Ernst Prey, Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Flight: Metaphors in Motion," paintings by Maya Best, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Summer on Silk," large-scale textile paintings by Gigi Aea, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.

"Couples," large and elaborate colored pencil drawings by John Wissemann, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Aug. 29.

Sue Reed, multimedia paintings, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Aug. 31.

"Memories of Coastal Maine," works by Cathy Hammond, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through Aug. 31.

"Philip Barter: A Thirty-Year Survey," work from the artist's private collection, also featuring sculpture by Ray Carbone, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through Sept. 2.

"Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard," rarely seen artifacts, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Oct. 15.

"The Tourist of 1913," costumes, artifacts and more show how this area became the mecca of tourism that it is today, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.

"100 Years of Acadia National Park's Carriage Roads," Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. Through Aug. 18.

"The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York," personalities and collections of one of York's most distinguished early families, Museums of Old York. oldyork.org. Through Oct. 19.

"Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, artifacts, maps and memorabilia, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 26, 2014.

"Maine Voices from the Civil War," letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the period, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May 2015.

Art Openings

"Simple Pleasures 2013: Three Women's Views," Cynthia Asherman, Judy Segal and Sharon Culf-Gorman, LaMarche Gallery, Smith Union, Brunswick. 725-3902. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 30.

Mary Barnes, Elena Kuble, Margaret Rizzio, Thorsten Dennerline and Sarah Pike, paintings, mixed media, paperworks and handmade prints, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Opening reception, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 24.

"Little Mysteries," paintings by Mat O'Donnell, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 30.

"Classic Yachts," photographs by John Snyder, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Opening reception, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

"tiny, take two," Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 6.

Pam Cabanas, images in pastel and ink wash, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Opening reception, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

"Summer Gathering," group show of gallery artists, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 7.

"Visions of the River," art show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Damariscotta River Association, Round Top Barn, Damariscotta. 563-1393. Saturday through Aug. 17.

Benefits

Light House Lawn Ornaments Auction, painted by local artists, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

"100 Years in Bloom," flower show and 10 x 10 art auction, cocktails and hors d'ouevres, benefit for the library, Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport, $20. graveslibrary.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Kitchen Tour, tour of eight local kitchens with gourmet tastes from local chefs at every stop, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $25 advance, $35 door. merryspring.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, Dave Shaffer and friends, proceeds benefit local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $5. thorntonheightsumc. com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Music with a Mission," featuring Amy Allen, part of the proceeds will benefit the Windham Primary School Playground Fund, Union Church, Windham, $12, $10 seniors and students. mwamconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, David Rosenfelt, author of "Airtight," "Unleashed" and "Dogtripping," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, portlandlibrary.com, noon Wednesday; CJ Box and Paul Doiron, authors of "The Highway" and "Massacre Pond," 6:30 p.m. Friday.

David Rosenfelt, author of "Airtight," "Unleashed" and "Dogtripping," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Thursday.

John Chandler, author of "The Fine Art of Murder," Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Susan Conley, author of "Paris Was the Place," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of "A Flatlander's Guide to Maine," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Martha White, editor of "E.B. White on Dogs," Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 230-7335. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill, kneisel.org, $15-$30, program seven: works by Janacek, Bartok and Brahms, 4 p.m. Sunday; program eight: works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Schumann, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival 2013, Kreutzer Sonata, Chebeague United Methodist Church, Chebeague Island, donations welcome. sebagomusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Salt Bay Chamberfest, soprano Ilana Davidson in Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock" and Swedish folk music, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $5 students. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Pro Musica, orchestra performs Copeland, Bach, DeBussy, Ibert and Bartok, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door, $10 for under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pollock String Quartet, Camden Amphitheatre, free, donations welcome. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Bach, Weesner and Chausson, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $30, $25 seniors, free age 21 and under (tickets required), pcmf.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Derek Bermel's "Half and Half"and Stravinsky's "L'histoire du soldat," Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $5 students. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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), pcmf.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

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

Dance

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

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

Swing Dance with Hadacol Bouncers, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, free. portlandswing. weebly.com. 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. mainestateballet.org. 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. batesdancefestival.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

Fairs/Festivals

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

York Days, Short Sands Beach, York, craft fair and fireworks. parksandrec.yorkmaine.org/special events.html#York Days. Sunday.

Maine Lobster Festival, variety of entertainment, races, crafts, and lots of lobster, Harbor Park, Rockland. mainelobsterfestival.com. 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. artintheparkmaine.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

Films

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

"Dirty Wars," co-presented by Space Gallery and the museum, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $7. portlandmuseum.org. 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. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"A Band Called Death," Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 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. portlandlibrary.com. 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. waterfallarts.org. 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. space538.org. 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.

Music

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

Mitch Alden Duo, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bluegrass Brunch, instrumentalists Ron Cody, Lincoln Meyers and guests, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. 847-3250. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Reggae Sundays with East Wave Radio, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Explosions in the Sky, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Portland Rhumba Project, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Music on the Mall Series, Hey Buddy (acoustic duo), downtown Brunswick. brunswickdowntown.org/motm. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Music Series, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. The Maine Marimba Ensemble, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; Primo Cubano, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Weekday Music and Performance Series, Congress Square, Portland. portlandmaine.com. Hula Hoop show with Kitty Malone, noon Tuesday; Heather Pearson, noon Friday.

Chris Ross, Eric Bettencourt and Mike O'Heir, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $15. 671-6029. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Hadacol Bouncers, swing and jazz, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Isabeau and the Gold Diggers, old timey country with a Quebecois, Acadian, Cajun twist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Kenny Chesney, with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $41.50-$91.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park Series, Songwriter's Eclectica, Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. heartofbiddeford.org. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Concert Series, Motor Booty Affair ('70s disco favorites), Mill Creek Park, South Portland. southportland.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Music Series, Carolyn Currie, Western Promenade Park, Portland. 874-8826. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Peaks Island Music Association Summer Concert Series, violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $5. 766-5763. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bill Harley Family Concert, children's entertainer, Stonington Opera House. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Isabeau and the Gold Diggers, old timey country with a Quebecois, Acadian, Cajun twist, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Songs and Stories with Bill Harley, children's entertainer, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $12, $5 for under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Outdoor Concert Series, the Blood Orange Martinis (blues), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib. me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Alive at Five Concert Series, Jeff Beam, Sara Hallie Richardson, Arc of Sky, Monument Square, Portland, free. portlandmaine.com. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of the Eastern Promenade Concert Series at Fort Sumner Park, Sly Chi (funk, soul, r&b), Fort Sumner Park, Portland. 874-8826. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kahbang Music Festival, www.kahbang.com for complete schedule, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor. Thursday to Aug. 11.

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series, Rural Electric, Belfast corner of High and Maine Streets, Belfast, free. 322-7123. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Device and Hellyeah, metal, Asylum, Portland, $30 advance, $33 door, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

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

Hymn For Her, country, blues and punk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10 advance, $12 door. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Isabeau and the Gold Diggers, old timey country with a Quebecois, Acadian, Cajun twist, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $22. deertreestheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pleasant Note Coffeehouse Open Mic, music and poetry, First Universalist Church of Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Barn Burner with the Roy Sludge Trio, country rockabilly, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $29. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Too Late the Hero, punk rock; Mara opens; Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, all ages. statetheatre portland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Morgan Heritage, reggae, Asylum, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $22-$25. sacorivertheatre.org. 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. standardissue.me. 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. necelticarts.com. 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. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

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

Mary Fahl, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 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. portcitymusichall.com. 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, spiritsalive.org. 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. smirkus.org. 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 colonialpemaquid.org. 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. awesometheater.com. 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. maineboats.com/boatshow. 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. farnsworthmuseum.org. 1 p.m. Friday.

AudioBody, inventive multimedia comedy show, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, $10-$25. awesometheater.com. 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. mysteryforhire.com. 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, wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Theater

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 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. fcponline.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Music Man," Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $18, $16 seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 5 p.m. Sunday.

"9 to 5: The Musical," musical comedy based on the movie, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bath Shakespeare Festival presents "Twelfth Night," Bath Library Park, $5 to $15. bathshakespeare.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Theater at Monmouth presents Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10-$30. theateratmonmouth.org. 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Through Aug. 17.

"Legally Blonde the Musical," Windham Center Stage Theatre, $12, $10 seniors and students. windhamtheater.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Theater at Monmouth presents Joan Didion's "Year of Magical Thinking," one-woman show starring Janis Stevens, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $30. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 17.

Harpswell Community Theater presents "Miss Twiddle Meets An Angel" and "Not My Cup Of Tea," comedic plays, Centennial Hall, Harpswell, $5. 833-6260. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Salamanticus," Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, fantasy set in a strange and wonderful realm of corrupt empires, giant insects, amazing contraptions and living statues, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $20, $15 seniors and students, $10 for kids 12 and under. ZigguratTheatre.org. 1 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 11.

"Who?" one-man murder mystery, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Theater at Monmouth presents "The Velveteen Rabbit," family show, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $15, $10 students. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Through Aug. 15.

Theater at Monmouth presents "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare comedy, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $30. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

"All Shook Up," high-energy jukebox musical with many Elvis Presley favorites, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $32-$39. arundelbarn playhouse.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Aug. 17.

Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $23 to $25, $20 for seniors on Thursdays and $10 for students under 20, hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Maine State Music Theatre presents "Mary Poppins," Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $36-$52. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 24.

Fenix Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Deering Oaks, Portland, free. fenixtheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

"Once on this Island," Caribbean celebration of music and dance with tale of love, loss and redemption, Boothbay Playhouse, $23, $19 for 17 and under. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

Midcoast Youth Theater presents "The Little Mermaid Jr.," musical, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $10, $8 seniors and students. youth-theater.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.

Patrick Dorow Productions presents "The Rocky Horror Show," campy musical, MaineStreet, Ogunquit, $25, 21-plus. patrickdorowproductions. com. 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Monty Python's "Spamalot," musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18, $15 seniors, 12 and under $10. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

Theater at Monmouth presents "The Knight of the Burning Pestle," comedy, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10-$30, $25 seniors, $20 students. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 16.

 

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