Pop the Cork 

The village area of Rockport is alight tonight honoring Bay Chamber Concerts’ 50th anniversary. Park your car and take a trolley to various venues for food and wine pairings, dancing, art exhibits and musical entertainment, including a performance by Grammy Award-nominated Oleta Adams. Go to www.mainewine.com for information. 

When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. today

Where: Various locations, Rockport

How much: $75

Edith Jones Project 

The Edith Jones Project, a Portland-based, 16-member jazz band, cruises through jazz favorites Friday night in Bar Mills. Expect to hear tunes made famous by Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and others. Call 929-6472 for tickets. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

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

How much: $14, $12 for students and seniors or by donation. 

Rose Garden Tours 

Michal Rae and Raymond Graber, owners of Old Sheep Meadows Nursery in Alfred, have been growing roses in Maine for more than 50 years. Tours of their five-acre English country garden, which features more than 400 roses, are held weekends through July 4. Go to www.oldsheepmeadowsnursery.com

When: 2 p.m. Fridays and Sundays through July 4

Where: Old Sheep Meadows Nursery, 90 Federal St., Alfred

How much: Free

Mussels and Wine 

Chefs from the Bar Harbor area create special dishes featuring mussels straight from Frenchman’s Bay for the Mussel and Wine Festival. The inaugural event benefits Angel Flight NE, an organization which transports critically ill patients to medical facilities out of the area. Go to www.barharborcellars.com for information. 

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bar Harbor Cellars Winery, 854 Route 3, Bar Harbor

How much: $12

RENT in Concert 

The mega-hit musical “RENT” is presented in concert format for two nights by Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. The story of young artists struggling to survive in New York City, “RENT” won 18 major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Go to www.msmt.org for tickets. 

When: 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday

Where: Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick

How much: $17 to $30

Solstice Celebration 

Three local singer/songwriters — Anni Clark, Lynn Deeves and Kate Schrock — celebrate the summer solstice by sharing their original songs Monday night. Call 761-1757 or go to www.onelongfellowsquare.com for tickets. 

When: 7 p.m. Monday

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

How much: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Thomas Heywood 

The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ begin its summer music series at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium by bringing back Australian organist Thomas Heywood. Check out the full concert series at www.foko.org. Go to www.porttix.com for tickets. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

How much: $17, $10 for students 

The Boston Boys 

If you’re in Boothbay Harbor for its annual Windjammer Days on Tuesday, make sure to stick around to hear the up-and-coming roots rock band, the Boston Boys. The band performs at the historic Opera House. Call 633-5159 for tickets. 

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.

How much: $10 in advance, $15 day of show

American Music Festival 

From traditional Shaker hymns to the irrepressible music of George Gershwin, the Portland String Quartet and guest artists pay homage to American music — secular and religious — during the four-day Maine Festival of American Music. Go to www.shaker.lib.me.us for a schedule. 

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and June 24 and 26

Where: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester

How much: Each performance is $25; $20 for seniors. Admission is free for those age 21 and younger.

Spirit in America 

Old Orchard Beach is hosting a hot air balloon festival June 24 to June 27. There will be tethered balloon rides, a lobster bake on the beach, contests, dancing, fireworks and more. Go to www.oob365.com for a schedule. 

When: Events begin at 6 p.m. on June 24

Where: Various locations, Old Orchard Beach

How much: Many events are free; balloon rides are $20.


With a 40-foot dock leading to a 40-foot pool, dogs show off their flair as competitive dock jumpers during the DockDogs competition June 25 to 27 in Scarborough. Register your dog to compete or just go to watch the fun. Go to www.kennelshop.com for information. 

When: Registration/practice at 9 a.m. June 25 to 27. Competition begins at 10:30 a.m. June 25; 10 a.m. June 26 and 27

Where: The Kennel Shop, 200 Expedition Drive, Scarborough

How much: Free to watch. Online advanced registration is $20 to $30. On-site registration is $25 to $40.

Gypsy Tailwind 

Portland-based contemporary Americana band Gypsy Tailwind celebrates its new album, “Decades and Days,” with a CD release show. The concert also features performances by Girls, Guns and Glory and Alex Pastuhov. This is a 21-plus show. Tickets at Bull Moose Music stores and at www.brownpapertickets.com

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

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

How much: $12 in advance, $15 day of show; $30 VIP seats