August 25, 2013


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Tinka Darling and Michael Turner star in “Driving Miss Daisy,” Wednesday through Friday at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick.

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“Ping Pong,” which follows eight competitors to the Over-80 Table Tennis Championships in China, is featured Thursday in the Portland Public Library’s POV Summer Documentary Series.

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Elise Richer and Teresa Lagrange, writer and illustrator of "Always in Season: Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmers Market of New England," signing in Monument Square during Farmers Market, Longfellow Books, Portland. 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Seth Casteel, photographer and author or "Underwater Dogs," Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Linda Snowe McLoon, author of "Crown Prince" and "Crown Prince Challenged," Portland Public Library. Noon Friday. 

Classical Music

2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Program 10: A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra plays works by Stamitz, Klein and Suk, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $15 to $30. 4 p.m. Sunday.

White Mt. Musical Arts presents: 25th Annual Bach Festival, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $10 to $20. 4 p.m. Sunday.

DaPonte String Quartet, "Late in the Season," featuring guest artists Edward Allman, double bass; Joshua Gordon, cello; and Mark Simons on clarinet, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25 includes admission to the Garden. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, The Declassified play works by Bach, Balliet and Beethoven, Rockport Opera House, $10 to $45. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, "A Late Summer Soiree" with The Declassified, season finale featuring a fanfare, waltz and sonata for septet and works by Mozart and Poulenc, Union Hall, Rockport, $35. 6 p.m. Friday. 


Portland Comedy Co-op presents Summer Brew-HaHa 2, featured comics Doug Collins and Kate Ghiloni, Rising Tide Brewery, Portland, $8, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Friday. 


Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from around the globe, dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. 


Windsor Fair, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, midway, pulling events, harness racing and more, Windsor Fairgrounds. Sunday through Sept. 1.

Chili-Fest, food vendors, crafters and live entertainment, Wells Junior High School, free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

American Folk Festival, dancing, music, storytelling and other traditional folk arts, Riverfront parks, Bangor, $10. Sunday.

Blue Hill Fair, midway, food vendors, musical entertainment, racing, pulling events and more, Blue Hill Fairgrounds, Blue Hill. Thursday through Sept. 1.

The Bluegrass Special, The Gibson Brothers, Bobby Osborne and his Rocky Top Express, Della Mae and many others, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $35 to $50. Thursday through Sept. 1.

Springfield Fair, stage shows, animal pulling events, antique autos, midway and livestock exhibits, Springfield Fairgrounds. Friday through Sept. 1.

Harmony Free Fair, rides, crafts, food, animals, fireworks on Sept. 1, Harmony Fairgrounds, Harmony. Friday through Sept. 1.

Third Annual Portland Brew Festival, brews, meads and ales from around New England, Portland Company Complex, Portland, $35, $5 for no-alcohol designated drivers. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday; 12:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Family Carnival, vendors, crafts, artists, entertainment, food, games and more, benefits Schoolhouse Arts, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 


Space presents Bayside Bowl Summer Patio Film Series, "Repo Man" (1984 cult classic), Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. Sunset Wednesday.

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, "The Impressionists: Renoir," Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 pm. Wednesday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, "Ping Pong," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"The Big Easy Express," indie concert documentary featuring Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 


Sacred harp singing, and potluck supper, bring potluck dish, St. Paul's Union Chapel, Waldoboro. 721-9732. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Singer-songwriter and rap artist Ke$ha brings her “Best Night of My Life Tour” to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Friday.


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