August 15, 2013

Hot Tickets and Cheap Thrills Aug. 15, 2013

McKenna in Brownfield / 'Les Mis' and 'Daisy' at Hackmatack / 'Hey Bartender' at Space / Union Fair and blueberries / Francine Reed at Bates / Photos of children at PhoPa / 'Eat Your Vegetables' / Art out loud in Brunswick


Music and Nightlife: McKenna bus stops in Brownfield

LORI McKENNA is a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts who's had her songs recorded by Faith Hill. But she can sing too, and she's toured with both Hill and Hill's hubby, Tim McGraw.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield



Art and Theater: 'Les Mis,' 'Daisy' wrap Hacktamack season

MORE THAN 50 actors, musicians and crew members present "Les Miserables" at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick through Saturday, followed by "Driving Miss Daisy," which closes the season Wednesday through Aug. 30.

WHEN: 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Hackmatack Playhouse, 583 Route 9, Berwick

HOW MUCH: $10 to $25

INFO: 698-1807;

Dining and Drink: It's beverages and 'Hey Bartender'

HAVE A COCKTAIL before the screening of "Hey Bartender," a film about the rebirth of the bartending trade. Stay after for a discussion with filmmaker Douglas Tirola and veteran Portland bartender John Myers.

WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 Monday for cocktail hour; film starts at 7:30

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8, or $6 for Space members and students with ID

INFO: or 

Et Cetera: Union Fair and blueberries galore

FAIR SEASON in Maine starts early, in July, so it's already well under way. This weekend, you can try out the Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in tiny Union.

WHEN: Saturday through Aug. 24

WHERE: Union Fairground, Common Road

HOW MUCH: $8 to $12



Music and Nightlife: Francine Reed to rock Bates Quad

BLUES, GOSPEL and jazz singer Francine Reed will be belting out some tunes in the fresh Maine air tonight. She's the featured performer at the final Concerts on the Quad show of the summer at Bates College.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: The Quad at Bates College, College Street and Campus Avenue, Lewiston


INFO: 786-6400;

Art and Theater: Olive Pierce images of children at PhoPa

PHOPA GALLERY in Portland opens an exhibition by Olive Pierce, “Through the Years: 1964-1999 (Photographs of Children).”

WHEN: Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. On view through Sept. 28.

WHERE: PhoPa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland


INFO: 517-0200;

Dining and Drink: Singles' vow: With this book, I thee veg

SINGLE COOKS, learn how to "Eat Your Vegetables" with Joe Yonan, food and travel editor for the Washington Post. Sample his recipes and pick up a signed copy of his new book.

WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Rosemont Market Produce Co., 5 Commercial St., Portland


INFO: 699-4560

Et Cetera: Art out loud on the Brunswick Mall

MORE THAN 90 artists and more than 50 musicians and street performers are expected to converge on downtown Brunswick on Saturday for the 7th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick



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