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Kevin T. Carroll, Harvy Blanks and Ray Anthony Thomas in the Portland Stage Company production of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The August Wilson play, starring Tina Fabrique in the title role, is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session for Rainey, a blues singer.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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“Race Day,” oil by Brad Betts, from “Boats and Harbors,” the new exhibition of his work continuing through Nov. 2 at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

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Saddleback Fall Festival, family activities, ski swap, arts and crafts fair and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Chalk on the Walk, art walk, performances, workshops and more, various locations, Biddeford, free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Acadia Night Sky Festival, community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Down East Acadia's night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts, various locations, Bar Harbor. Thursday and Friday.

Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration, music, crafts, food and learning for the whole family, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Festival, fine arts and crafts and food, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. 324-3191. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Chill Yoga presents The Great Falls Yoga Festival, full-day of yoga, meditation, live music and holistic healing workshops at several locations, Lewiston. $99 for full day ticket, $75 for half-day. Saturday.

15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, more than 100 artists and Maine food producers and live music, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

Fryeburg Fair, Maine's largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. Sunday. Continues through Oct. 6. 


Global Lens Film Series, "Cairo 678" Egypt 2010, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Classic French Film Series, "Manon of the Spring," Kennebunk Free Library. 6 p.m. Monday.

"Cartoon College," fast-paced look at a school where the stakes are high and spilled ink and tears are often the only reward, Maine College of Art Illustrators Film Series, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival, viewing and judging of the 10 finalist short films, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $7 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

Saco River Community Television presents "Buxton, Maine -- An American Story," film about the rise and fall of Buxton's earliest industries, special benefit screening to support the Buxton Historical Society and Saco River Theatre, The Old White Church, Buxton, $15. 929-6472. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Food and Drink

Cider Sunday, press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. 

For Children

Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell, singer-songwriters, music for kids, State Theatre, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door, reserved seating. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $2 to $12. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Sept. 29.

"Play Me A Story," interactive theater performance and workshop, "Back to School Bonanza," for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. 


Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook, Chebeague Island Inn, free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dawes, State Theatre, rock, Portland, $25. 8 p.m. Sunday.

John Redman and Chris Grose, Americana with guitar and harmonica, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elements 1 p.m. Sunday.

Sylvia Tavares and Kathi Nardone, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, folk-rock duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jazz Jam Sessions with Chris Humphrey, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Robbie Fulks, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ott, dub, with Anomie Bell, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, $30 preferred seating, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

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