The Squid Jiggers

Dave Rowe and Troy Bennett, as local music duo the Squid Jiggers, perform Celtic and maritime music, including singalong sea chanteys. The duo performs today as part of L/A Arts’ Music in the Parks series. Go to www.laarts.org for the concert schedule and information.

When: Noon

Where: Fountain Park, off Chestnut Street, Lewiston

How much: Free

Matt Turk

Matt Turk is known as a hard rocking band leader as well as an acoustic folk musician. His new album, “American Preservation,” is a collection of classic songs combining both his rock edge and folk softness. He’s in Portland tonight and in Lewiston Friday at She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s. Go to www.northstarmusiccafe.com for information on tonight’s show.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland

How much: $5 suggested donation


Maria de Barros

Maria de Barros brings an international flavor to the stage at Brownfield’s Stone Mountain Arts Center Friday night. She delights in performing traditional Cape Verdean music but also blends in the sounds of Brazil, the Caribbean, France and Spain. Go to www.stonemountainartscenter.com for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield

How much: $35

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Dinner is available throughout Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s show Friday night, but, seriously, with a great swing band like BBVD, who will be able to stay in their seats long enough to eat? This is a 21-plus show. Go to www.thelandingatpinepoint.com for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough

How much: $35


Beatles for Sale

Beatles for Sale is a New England-based tribute band dedicated to recreating the live concerts of the British rock band in its 1960s heyday. Saturday night, expect to hear favorites such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “All You Need Is Love” and “She Loves You,” as well as not so frequently heard tunes. Go to www.deertreestheatre.org for tickets.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison

How much: $20

Lobster Ride and Roll

Cyclists can choose four riding distances — 16, 30, 50 or 100 miles — for the annual Lobster Ride and Roll on Saturday. The bike ride ends with a lobster roll dinner (tuna and veggie options are available) and it benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Go to www.bikemaine.org for information and to register.

When: Staggered start times begin at 8 a.m.

Where: Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway

How much: $85; $25 for youth ages 12 to 17; free for children under age 12


Show and Shine

You don’t really need an excuse to visit the lovely Mackworth Island, but on Sunday you’ll have a great reason to do so. The annual Show and Shine car show takes place, benefiting the Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Besides cars, there will also be music, a jewelry sale and food. Go to www.derpca.com/events.htm for information.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mackworth Island, off Route 1, Falmouth

How much: $5; $2 for children under age 12

Rooftop Film

Head to the top level of Portland’s Free Street parking garage Sunday night to watch a movie out in the open. MENSK’s Rooftop Film Series screens the 1991 film, “Hook,” starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. Bring your own seating. Go to menskmaine.org for information.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Free Street parking garage, 45 Spring St., Portland

How much: Free


The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys — featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston — are performing in Rangeley Monday night. The concert is preceded by an Adirondack chair auction. One of the chairs will be signed by a member of the band. Those with tickets in the amphitheater area should bring their own seating. Go to www.rangeleyhealth.org for information.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Rangeley Rehab and Wellness Pavilion, 25 Dallas Hill Road

How much: $45; $250 VIP seating

Toxic Audio

A cappella quintet Toxic Audio is a perennial favorite during Maine State Music Theatre’s season. On Monday, the award-winning vocal ensemble will wow its audience with songs ranging in style from scat to rap and mind-blowing vocal acrobatics. Go to msmt.org for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick

How much: $17 to $30


Chamber Music

The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival presents “In Foreign Lands” on Tuesday in Harrison. The program features compositions by Crusell, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky that were influenced by foreign travel. Go to www.sebagomusicfestival.org for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison

How much: $20; free for students


Celtic Woman

An all-female vocal and fiddle ensemble, Celtic Woman has won audiences around the world. The group has extended its North American tour in support of its new CD/DVD, “Songs from the Heart,” with a stop in Bangor Wednesday night. Go to www.thecolisee.com for tickets.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bangor Waterfront Amphitheater, 55 Railroad St.

How much: $51.50 and $61.50

La Strada

Brooklyn-based indie folk/pop band La Strada creates foot tapping-good music. The five-member band recently released a new album, “New Home.” Opening for La Strada on Wednesday is Jakob Battick and some surprise guests. This is an 18-plus show. Tickets at Bull Moose Music stores and at www.space538.org.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Space, 538 Congress St., Portland

How much: $7


Casco Days

Beginning July 29 and running through July 31, Casco is in full swing for its annual Casco Days. The three-day festival features a midway, fireworks, a children’s parade and a grand parade, music performances, a road race and lots of food. Go to www.cascodays.org for a schedule of events.

When: Various times, July 29 to 31

Where: Casco Village, Route 121

How much: Free

The Awesome

Scarborough’s Concerts in the Parks season is almost over. The Awesome — a local ’80s tribute band — performs the second-to-last concert on July 29. The final concert, with the Tony Boffa Band, takes place on Aug. 5. If it’s raining, the show will be held in Scarborough High School’s auditorium. Go to www.scarboroughcrossroads.org for information.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Park, Durant Drive, Scarborough

How much: Free



The Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston presents the AXIS Dance Company on July 30 and 31. AXIS is renowned for its innovative contemporary dance choreography, which centers around the collaborations between dancers with and without disabilities. Go to www.batesdancefestival.org for information.

When: 8 p.m. July 30 and 31

Where: Schaeffer Theater, Bates College, 305 College St., Lewiston

How much: $24; $12 for students and seniors

York Days

York Days gets under way on July 30 and runs through Aug. 8 with the popular lighting of the Nubble taking place on Aug. 1. York Days events include music performances, a softball tournament, fireworks, a craft fair and more. Go to parksandrec.yorkmaine.org for a schedule of events.

When: Various times, July 30 through Aug. 8

Where: Various locations, York

How much: Most events are free.


Festival of Nations

Portland’s annual Festival of Nations creates an opportunity to showcase cultures from around the world through music, dance and other arts. The festival also promotes healthy living. This year’s health theme is oral health for children. Go to www.wini.us for information.

When: 2 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Deering Oaks, off State Street, Portland

How much: Free

Cowboy Ball

The annual Cowboy Ball features a southwestern buffet, a silent auction, dancing and live music courtesy of dance band the Coronados. The event raises funds for the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center. Fringe optional. Go to www.equestmaine.org for tickets.

When: 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Spring Creek Farm, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman

How much: $50

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