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Singer-songwriter Sam Amidon is at the Olin Arts Center on the Bates College campus in Lewiston on Tuesday.

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Funk and reggae artist Michael Franti is at the State Theatre in Portland on Friday.

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Two Sides of the Classical Guitar, Brian Cullen and David Bullard, classical, contemporary, flamenco, blues, jazz and Latin acoustic, Meg Perry Center, Portland, $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Ghost of Paul Revere, Americana, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10 advance, $12 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kenya Hall Band, funk, neo-soul, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gaelic Storm, Celtic, rock, bluegrass and African music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. 8 p.m. Sept. 15.

Dumpstaphunk, New Orleans funk, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Sept. 15. 

Special Events

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. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

175th Anniversary Art Auction, works from 30 local artists, South Congregational Church Community House, Kennebunkport. Preview at 2 p.m., auction at 3 p.m. Sunday.

10th Annual Maine Weinerfest, celebration of all things dachshund, costume contest, dog parade, derby races, fun competitions and more, Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Welsh poet William Ayot, reading, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $3, suggested donation. 7 p.m. Friday.

Open Lighthouse Day, many lighthouses open to the public, statewide. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

BubbleMania!, bubble wizardry with music and comedy, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $12 to $20. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

Falmouth Antique Appraisal Day, appraisals by Foreside Antiques, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Heritage Museum, $5 per item. 781-2351. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Louise Helen Coburn's 157th Birthday, cake, lemonade and musical recordings from 1892 Regina Music Box, Skowhegan History House. 474-6632. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Our Shared History Chowder Festival, proceeds benefit the Brick Store Museum and Kennebunk Free Library, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. 


"West Side Story," classic Broadway musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Runs through Sept. 28.

"Waiting for Godot," Samuel Beckett's famous play, The Theater Project, Brunswick, pay what you want. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

Aqua City Actors Theatre presents "The Secret of Comedy, Maine playwright Michael Kimball's dark comedy, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sept. 15.

Live simulcast of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, collaboration between New York Public Radio, The Greene Space and playwright August Wilson's estate, Portland Stage Company, Portland, pay what you can. "The Piano Lesson," 7 p.m. Monday; "Two Trains Running," 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"Indoor/Outdoor," light comedy about an indoor cat who longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

"Rent," musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $10 to $15, under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult due to sexual content, adult themes and language. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 21.

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