Sunday, December 8, 2013
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.
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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"Wood, Water, Stone and Seed," oil on panel still lifes and landscapes by Sean Beavers, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Sept. 14.
"Tell Me a Story: About Maine," works by 14 artists who have illustrated children's books about Maine, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Through Nov. 23.
"Andy Warhol: American Icon," 50 to 60 photographic images and original art by Warhol, through Sunday; "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.
"Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Sunday; "A Taste for Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org
"Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea" and "August," paintings by Katherine Bradford, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Sunday.
"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; "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
"A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin," 80 historic and contemporary works that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; and Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 10 artists, through Oct. 31, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery
"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.
Laura Bianchi, oil, tempera and acrylic paintings, Goobies, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7001. Through Sunday.
"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 Monday.
Alix Bacon, George Bayliss and Laura Hart, 31st annual showing of artist-made prints, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Oct. 15.
"Summer Gathering," group show of gallery artists, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Saturday.
Patricia Wheeler, mixed-media paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Sunday.
"A Journey Inside Vietnam," photographs 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.
"Through the Years: 1964-1999," photographs of children by Olive Pierce, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 517-0200. Through Sept. 28.
"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 Sunday.
"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 Sunday; "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; "American Treasures: Other Voices," through Feb. 2; "American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea," through Feb. 2, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org
"Garde Addendum," paintings and prints by Harold Garde, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Oct. 25.
"What's in a Name?", Marsha Proud Coelho and Peggy Cope, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Sept. 14.
"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 Monday.
"Classic Yachts," photographs by John Snyder, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Through Sept. 30.
"tiny, take two," Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through Friday.
"Summer on Silk," large-scale textile paintings by Gigi Aea, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.
"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 Monday.
Kayla Mohammadi and Janice Kasper, paintings, also works by Alan Bray, Ken Greenleaf, Steve Henderson, Kristin Malin and Dan West, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through Sept. 14.
"The Way Life Should Be," works by several member artists, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Through Sunday.
"Two Points of View," oil paintings and linocuts by Wendy Newcomb and Holly Berry, Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond. 655-4952. Through Sept. 22.
"French, British and American Impressionism," Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Sept. 13.
"Edgy and Elegant!", paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, wood work, sculpture by gallery artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through Sept. 12.
"Transition/Interval," new paintings by Siri Beckman and Louise Bourne, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland. jonathanfrostgallery.com. Through Monday.
"Murmurations," experimental drawings by Mark Kelly, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Oct. 13.
"Spark," inside the minds of iconic Maine illustrators Dahlov Ipcar, Cathryn Falwell, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through Oct. 5.
"Visual Sounds for Summer: Portraits of Inspired Instruments," paintings by Laura Tetrault, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.
"OK Back OK," sculpture, drawings and prints by Jeff Badger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Oct. 26.
Kevin Lyons and Kelly Ufkin, photographs and paintings, Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston. cmmc.org. Through Sept. 9.
Rebecca Rouse, portraits of owls, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.
Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgullygallery.com. Through Sept. 21.
"The Priority of Nature," prints by Thomas Cornell, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Sept. 27.
"That Flaunting Rag! Maine's Maritime War Against the Confederacy," Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Dec. 1.
"Beyond the Horizon," exploring the horizon and what lies beyond through landscapes and abstracts by Rachel Smith Maher and David Maher, Bard Coffee, Portland. bardcoffee.com. Through Oct. 31.
"Small Works," surrealist paintings by S.M. Hutcheson, PicassoWhat, Rockland. 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.
"White Noise," works by Julie Kuceris Gray dealing with mourning, mortality and illness, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through Sept. 21.
"Open Windows," paintings by Joan H. Lee, University of Maine, Blake Library, Fort Kent. umfk.edu/library. Through Sept. 27.
Heidi Seidelhuber and Greg Laderer, paintings and steel constructions, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2755. Through Sept. 22.
"Nature's Majesty," paintings by R. Scott Baltz, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Sept. 15.
"Paintings of Maine," exhibition from selected estates, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Sept. 15.
"America's Maine," paintings of people and places of the Maine coast, gathered by America Martin, Ross Richardson and Rachel Elias, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through Oct. 8.
"Ode to Bowdoin Pines," paintings by Jean Kigel, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through Sept. 27.
Engine One Labor Day Art Show, paintings and other artwork from more than 150 artists, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. capeelizabethfirerescue.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
"Summer's Glory," floral digital woodcuts and Maine woodcuts, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Sunday through Sept. 10.
"20 Artists Paint Maine," Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, Harpswell. sebascodeganartists.com. Monday.
"Coastal Confrontation," photography and oil and watercolor painting by Annie Lemeieux, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Tuesday through Sept. 27.
"Seacoast Moderns," group show, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Tuesday through Oct. 28.
Rose Olson, Cole Caswell and Riv Pyne, paintings, photographs, wood and bronze sculpture and ceramics, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. 747-5045. Through Sept. 27.
"Emerging Artists 2013," New England artists from traditional to experimental media, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Thursday through Oct. 31.
"Haunting of the Harbor," precious metals bathed in acid by Brian Mark, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. harborsquaregallery.com. Friday through Oct. 31.
"Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons," Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Friday through Oct. 25.
First Friday Art Tour, 12 local galleries take part, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7025. 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
"Redacted," paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Saturday through Dec. 8.
"Winslow Homer's Civil War," war-related wood engravings, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Saturday through Dec. 8.
"A Community Collects," selections by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others from the York Hospital Collection; and "Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland," Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Saturday through Oct. 31.
Bob Hastie, realistic landscapes, Wells Public Library. wells.lib.me.us. Tuesday through Sept. 30. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Floral," more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
"Ensemble," Portland scenes by Thomas Connolly, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Thursday through Sept. 28. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Jane Dahmen, "Through the Trees," Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Sept. 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Unplugged," Chris Cart, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Friday through Sept. 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Maine Impressions," recent works by plein air painter Roger Dale Brown, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Friday through Sept. 28. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Sept. 30. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
"45 Years of No," illustrated letters from the Hidden Ladder Collective, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. megperrycenter.org. Friday through Sept. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
"So Emotional," prints and drawings by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Friday through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"element: water," paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Sept. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Starry Night," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography by Maine Artist Collection members, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Sept. 23. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Sustenance," white line wood block prints and miniature paintings by Willy Reddick, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Monday. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Labor: The Art of Work," art depicting workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the 20th-century post-war New Deal era, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Sept. 30. Opening reception, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Jane Davis Doggett, Maine waterscapes and iconochromes, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8.
Neil Simon's "Rumors," farce, casting five men and five women, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Oratorio Chorale, seeking all voice parts; singers not required to prepare music, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Call to schedule time slot, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
"The Nutcracker," 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, ages 16 and up; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, ages 13 to 15; noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, grades 2 and 3; 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, grades 4 and 5; 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, grades 6 and 7, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. 781-7672
"Annie," performances are Dec. 6-21, casting adults and non-orphan youth, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. 799-1421. 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday; orphans and Annies, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
11th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show, performances in December, auditions will be in class format; no formal dance training is required, Vivid Motion, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.
175th-anniversary art auction, works from 30 local artists, South Congregational Church Community House, Kennebunkport. southchurchucc.org. Preview at 2 p.m., auction at 3 p.m. Sept. 8.
Hydrocephalus Bowl-A-Thon, includes breakfast pizza, soda, two hours of bowling, shoe rental and raffles, Hydro Angels Over America, Vacation Land Bowling Center, Saco, $25 per bowler, $100 per team. hydroangelsoveramerica.org. 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Benefit dance for Caleb Morris, Club Texas, Auburn, all ages. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
George Daughan and Vice Adm. (Ret.) George Emery, authors of "1812: The Navy's War" and "In Their Own Words: The Navy Fights the War of 1812," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Tuesday.
Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys," Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lynn Plourde, author of children's picture book "You're Wearing THAT to School?!," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
17th Annual DaPonte Candlelight Concert, Henry Purcell's Fantasias for Strings, Zhou Long's Song of the Ch'in, Randall Thompson's Alleluia and Beethoven's String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 131, Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol, $25. 563-5471. 7 p.m. Sept. 8.
Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up show, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Comedy Co-Op presents "Comedy by Design," Sam Ike and Tim Hofmann and others, including musical guest, Coffee by Design, Portland, free. coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Mirage 2013, belly dance performance by several dance troupes and dancers including Naya's Trance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18 advance, $25 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Nor'easter, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Springfield Fair, stage shows, animal pulling events, antique autos, midway and livestock exhibits, Springfield Fairgrounds. thespringfieldfair.com. Sunday and Monday.
Windsor Fair, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, midway, pulling events, harness racing and more, Windsor Fairgrounds. windsorfair.com. Sunday and Monday.
Blue Hill Fair, midway, food vendors, musical entertainment, racing, pulling events and more, Blue Hill Fairgrounds. bluehillfair.com. Sunday and Monday.
Harmony Free Fair, rides, crafts, food, animals, fireworks, Harmony Fairgrounds. harmony freefair.org. Sunday and Monday.
The Bluegrass Special, Gibson Brothers, Bobby Osborne and his Rocky Top Express, Della Mae and many others, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $35 to $50. thomaspointbeach.com. Sunday.
Capriccio, two-week festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and several special events, various locations, Ogunquit. ogunquit.org. Monday through Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Denny Breau, country singer-songwriter, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $14 to $16. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Antje Duvekot, Boston-based singer-songwriter, presented by New Gloucester Village Coffee House, First Congregational Church, $15. 653-6151. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
All Together Now, Beatles tribute, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $12 advance, $15 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Forget, Forget, indie-rock, chamber pop, "We Are All" album-release Show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7 advance, $10 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Fogcutters, big band music, dancing, cash bar and prizes, benefits River Tree Arts, Kennebunk River Club, Kennebunkport, $40, $75 per couple. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Jason Anick Trio, jazz violinist, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $15 advance, $18 door. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Slaid Cleaves, Texas singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stone mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 8.
Eileen Jewell, roots music, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Sept. 8.
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the types of stones, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $4 to $7, under 12 free. spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8.
Camden Windjammer Festival, Maritime Heritage Fair, boat race and parade, Sea Dog show, pirates and more, Camden Harbor. camdenwindjammerfestival.com. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, $12, under 18 free. ohtm.org. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute cellar-to-attic tour reveals the "skeleton" of an 18th-century timber-frame house, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6 to $12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Cruise and Lighthouse Visit: Beacons of Boothbay, view three or more other lighthouses during five-hour cruise, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $25 to $45. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Dinosaurs at Dusk," time-travel adventure involving an overly enthusiastic scientist father and a highly active teenage, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $6 to $6.50. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Portland yoga studio Fringe presents Thomas Kozumplik, hybrid, electronic and acoustic set-up, with music by Loop 2.4.3 and Clogs, Portland Yoga Studio, $10 suggested. portlandyoga.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial celebration for Kate Barnes, Maine's first poet laureate, poetry, music, food, conversation and more, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, free. atthelincoln.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Tony Award-winning musical, City Theater, Biddeford, $20, recommended for ages 13 and over. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"West Side Story," classic Broadway musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Runs through Sept. 28.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is "Our Town, Your Town," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7 suggested. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.
"Waiting for Godot," Samuel Beckett play, The Theater Project, Brunswick, pay what you want. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Runs through Sept. 15.