MAY 20



Portland’s annual Food+Farm series runs today through Sunday. The series takes a look at our access to sustainable food via film screenings, discussions and hands-on programming. Films scheduled to be shown during the festival include “Dirt! The Movie,” “Ingredients,” “Colony” and “The End of the Line.” On Saturday, head to Boyd Street Urban Farm for hands-on gardening activities. Go to for information.

When: 7:30 tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Boyd Street Urban Farm activities

Where: Space, 538 Congress St. and Boyd Street Urban Farm, Franklin Arterial and Cumberland Avenue, Portland

How much: Films are $7; Boyd Street Urban Farm free


Coastal Classic

The York County Kennel Club of Maine and the Vacationland Dog Club present the Southern Maine Coastal Classic today through Sunday in Scarborough. The weekend’s events include dog show, obedience and rally trials, vendors and educators. Go to for information.

When: Begins at 8 a.m. each day today through Sunday

Where: Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St., Scarborough

How much: $4 per vehicle


“Dragon’s Daughter”

In the Asian folk tale “Dragon’s Daughter,” a young girl is looking for a secret lake that will help her save her village from drought. Freeport’s acclaimed puppet theater, Figures of Speech Theatre, and Bates College students, present the folk tale today through Sunday in Lewiston. Go to for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, Bates College, 305 College St., Lewiston

How much: $6, $3 for seniors and students


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Marc Antonelli

Pop/classical singer Marc Antonelli had dreams of a baseball career until an injury in high school took him out of the running. It was after that injury that he fell in love with singing. He graduated from Berklee College of Music last year, and has been touring the New England region, singing everything from opera to Sinatra. Go to for information.

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland

How much: TBA


MAY 21

Fiddle Jamboree

Country dance band Old Grey Goose and guests present an evening of fantastic fiddling Friday. For those who can’t get enough in one night, the band will be back leading a family contradance on Saturday. Reservations are recommended for the performance Friday. Call 929-6472.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills

How much: Both events are by donation. Suggested donation for Friday is $14, $12 for students and seniors. Suggested donation for Saturday is $8 or $20 (maximum) for a family. Ages 12 and younger are free.

Crash Kings

In advance of their appearance at Oxford’s Naveta Festival in July, rock trio, the Crash Kings, performs in Portland Friday. The guys will do a patio show at WCYY (94.3 FM) and then perform at Port City Music Hall in the evening. Go to to hear audio. Admission to the patio is by contest entry. The Port City show is 21-plus. Go to for tickets.

When: 8 p.m. (Port City Music Hall)

Where: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

How much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $20 VIP seating.

Shri Anandi Ma

Shri Anandi Ma, a master of Kundalini Maha yoga, leads two free programs Friday and Saturday in Portland. Each program includes chanting, meditation, a lecture and a question and answer period. Go to for information.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: The Yoga Center, 449 Forest Ave., Portland

How much: Free (donations)

Wings, Waves and Woods

Deer Isle’s annual celebration of art and birding, Wings, Waves and Woods, takes place Friday through Sunday. The weekend-long festival features birding workshops, guided walks, boat trips, gallery and art events, demonstrations, food and more. Go to for info and a schedule of events.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Deer Isle

How much: Varies by activity



MAY 22

Movie Music

The Maine Music Society wraps up its concert season with a trip through favorite hits from the movies. Songs on the Androscoggin Chorale’s program include “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Nine to Five” and “Moon River.” Call 782-7228 for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main St., South Paris Saturday; Franco-American Heritage Center, Cedar and Oxford streets, Lewiston Sunday

How much: Advance tickets are $18; $16 for seniors; $9 for students. Tickets at the door are $20, $18 amd $11. Under 12 free with an adult.

Julie and Brownie

Brownie Macintosh and Danica Carlson, as Julie and Brownie, perform “It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me,” a family-friendly musical escapade into the world of pirates. Call 773-0333 for tickets.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland

How much: $10

String bands

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard and Crow Molly (local musicians Joe Walsh and Lauren Rioux) perform contemporary acoustic music. Joining them is Celtic music band, Annalivia. The band is celebrating the release of its new album, “Barrier Falls.” Go to to stream audio. Call 761-1757 or go to for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: One Longfellow Square, State and Congress streets, Portland

How much: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Downeasters Barbershop Chorus

Before the Downeasters Barbershop Chorus takes off to represent the Northeast District in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Competition next month, the chorus will give local folks a taste of its winning sound Saturday in Scarborough. Joining the chorus is award-winning quartet, Acoustix. Go to to watch video and purchase tickets.

When: 2 and 7 p.m.

Where: Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road

How much: $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students with ID



MAY 23

Country Music Awards

The Pine Tree State Country Music Association’s annual award show honors local country music artists and provides country music lovers with an afternoon of entertainment. Some of the guests scheduled to perform include Darla Dee, Brittany Reed and Slim Andrews. Go to for information.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls

How much: $7 in advance, $8 at the door. $3 for children under age 12. $1 discount for seniors.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

Bar Harbor-based Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers presents “Everybody Loves Pirates” on Sunday. The original story follows a young girl named Lucy and her friend, Little Chucky, who find a treasure map. They get more than they expect when they decide to follow the map. Go to

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Wentworth Intermediate School, 9 Wentworth Drive, Scarborough

How much: Free


MAY 24

Delta Highway

Blues band Delta Highway, fronted by harmonica player Brandon Santini, has undergone some lineup changes recently but is still eager to play. According to the band’s MySpace page, a new album is in the works for release this summer. Go to to hear audio. Call 593-9336 for information.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland

How much: $10


MAY 25

Odeon Strings

The Odeon Strings program’s Junior Ensemble, Youth Orchestra and Adult Orchestra celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary Tuesday night in Rockport. The evening’s program includes works by Schubert, Mozart, Handel, Rick Sowash and Jean Philippe Rameau. Go to

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

How much: Free

“The Mighty Uke”

For a long, long time, the ukulele has had a pitiful reputation, but lately, it’s undergone a resurgence in popularity. The documentary film, “The Mighty Uke,” explores and celebrates the instrument’s history and sound. Along with a screening of the film at One Longfellow Square in Portland, there will be a performance by uke player, James Hill. Go to and click on “listen” to hear audio. Call 761-1757 or go to for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: One Longfellow Square, State and Congress streets, Portland

How much: $15


MAY 26

School Music

Children participating in the Portland public school system’s music program show off what they’ve learned in a series of concerts taking place through June at several schools in Portland. Each concert is free. Go to for more information.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and June 1, 2, 3 and 7

Where: Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave. on Wednesday and June 7; King Middle School, 92 Deering Ave. on June 1; Lincoln Middle School, 522 Stevens Ave. on June 2; and Lyman Moore Middle School, 171 Auburn St. on June 3

How much: Free, all concerts


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