September 1, 2013

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “The War for the Union 1862 – A Cavalry Charge. The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “Thanksgiving Day – Hanging Up the Musket.” The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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Clinton Lions Fair, midway, woodsman's day, animal pulling events, exhibits and stage entertainment, Clinton Fairground. clintonlionsfair.com. Thursday through Sept. 8.

International Seaplane Fly-In, float plane competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and more, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. seaplanefly-in.org. Thursday.

Litchfield Fair, midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock and animal pulling events, Litchfield Fairgrounds. litchfieldfair.com. Friday through Sept. 8.

Annual Samboree RV Rally, games, entertainment, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. mainegoodsams.org. Friday through Sept. 8.

Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and other entertainment and more, various locations, Eastport, most activities are free. eastportpiratefestival.com. Friday.

Maine Fare 2013, celebration of local food and farm scene, David Mallet performance on Friday, Belfast. mainefarmlandtrust.org. Friday and Saturday.

26th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells, $7, $10 for weekend pass. wellsreserve.org/crafts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 8.

Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, show of ideas, energy, creativity and fun, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

317 Main Community Music Center presents Henryfest, outdoor family oriented music festival, Jason Spooner Band, Anger, Walsh, Gordy and Doty, The Forge, Diana Hansen Band, Cumberland Crossing and 317 Main student ensemble, benefits 317 Main Community Music Center, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $20, $40 per family. 846-9559. Noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

Victorian Fair, 19th-century style fair with exhibitors, Civil War encampment, Victorian songs in period costume, blacksmithing demos, woodworking, tintype photography, theatrical performances and more. Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5 to $10, free for children with adult. victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

Sheepscot Valley Family Festival, 5K run, river paddle, kids activities, demonstrations, live animals, music and more, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle. sheepscot.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8.

Films

Summer Film Series, "Django Unchained" (R), York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, "Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye," Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. barngallery.org. 7:30 pm. Wednesday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, "56 Up," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Sign Painters," documentary about the sign-making industry, post-film Q&A with director Faythe Levine, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Food and Drink

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Friday. 

Music

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Dimensions in Jazz presents pianist Satoko Fuji, with her quartet, KAZE, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5 to $15. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Rush, folk singer, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50 advance, $40.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

"Triumphant Tunes and Toccatas," annual Labor Day weekend keyboard benefit concert with Glenda Winkle-Morrow, pianist; Mark Thallander, organist; Jeff and Richard Patenaude, vocalists, Ogunquit Baptist Church, donation. ogunquitbaptistchurch.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Toby Keith, country, with Kip Moore and The Mallett Brothers Band, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $37.75 to $101.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Monday.

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, jazz, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $18. 786-6163. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by Lisa Redfern, with Dave Dersham, Caroline Cotter and Putnam Smith, The Frontier, Brunswick, $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Halestorm, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Fish and Bird and Laura Cortese, indie-folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

John and Rachel Nicholas, singer-songwriters, Camden Public Library, $4 to $5. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cantrip and The Press Gang, Celtic, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

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