“Refashioned,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 775-6148. Artists Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski and Angelika Werth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 31.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148. $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 15.

“Don’t Tell Me What To Do” juried exhibition, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. Philip Dvorak, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Noah Krell, Trix Rosen, Jack Montgomery and others, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through May 28.

Members Show, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. 710-0349. Variety of genres, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through June 26.

“New Dioramas,” College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Jordan Chalfant, COA junior, opening reception 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.
William Manning paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“European Drawings,” portraits, figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 22.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through May 24.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 9.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through June 12.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through June 4.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 18.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 12.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworth 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” works by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, T. Allen Lawson and John Moore, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 15.

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through May. 28.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick, Free. 725-3964. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Through May 30.
“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel, Lucid Stage, Portland. Through May 29.

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” prints will be available for purchase, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

Senior Exhibition, student works, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 28.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. Through May 29.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront,” by Mark Marchesi, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Through May 26.

The Art of Letting Go, oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. Gallery is open by chance or appointment, 272-8499. Through May 28.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, Free. 221-4499. 1 to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 16.

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. 646-4909; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through May 29.

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Today through Saturday. Through May 30.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 31.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Monday through Saturday through May 27.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; until 5 p.m. Saturday. May 28.

Taste of the Season, works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine, paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon; during library hours, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through May 31.

SMCC Photography Exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. 899-1884. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Through May 21.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through May 29.

Lauren Fensterstock: Incidents of Garden Displacement, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, $8-$10. 646-4909. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“Fine Crafts,” juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Over 65 fine craft works by Maine artists, noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 30.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $2 to $8. 774-1822. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 30.

“Momentum IX” and “Imprints in Time,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York, 351-1083. Work from Gail Spaien and Kim Bernard, 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free. Runs through May 29.

Artist Lori Tremblay’s show will be hanging from May 28 through July 6 at Winter Harbor’s Littlefield Gallery, which is hosting a reception at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

“2011 Invitational Exhibit,” Landing Gallery, Rockland. 594-4544. New small works by the gallery’s 34 artists, noon to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. ThroughJune 26.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Arnold Skolnick: Magical Realism, Annette Kearney: Color and Rhythm, Ilya Askinazi: Reinvented, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Call for hours, 781-2620. Through June 3.

Current student work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 26.

Spring exhibit, “Shadow Play,” works by Brian Shure; sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through
June 11.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Watercolors of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through July 1.

Donna Beveridge “Not a Still Life,” University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through May 27.

Robert Hamilton – The Last Paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, $5, free for members and children. 236-2875. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Through July 10.

SMCC Senior Art Show, Whitney Art Works, Portland, free. 780-0700. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Student Art Show, large range of styles, techniques and types of art. Cheverus High School, Portland. 774-6238 ext. 25. Open to the public, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Duality” oil paintings, black and white photographs, artwork of seniors Grace Cherubino and Aishath Loofa Mohamed, College of the Atlantic, Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor, free. 801-5733. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“Sign, Symbol, Word” recent works by USM student Donald F. Martin, University of Maine School of Law, 7th floor, Portland, free. 780-5008. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 31.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 28.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through May 28.

Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

Oil paintings by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through June 30.

“Ephemeral Nature” and “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. New photographic work from Fran Vita-Taylor and Darrell Taylor. 450-8499. noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through May 28.

“Connections,” Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-7034. Photographs from four Maine Media Workshops alumni, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Art and Bloom, in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 29.


“Sleeping Beauty,” updated all-ages version of the classic fairy tale performed by Vivid Motion, many styles of dance and dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Performance will be July 15-17 at Lucid Stage, Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Girls and women’s choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday.

Open call for children’s roles, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit. 641-9639. Shows are “The Music Man,” “Pinkaliscious” and “Miss Saigon,” 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Staged reading of Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive,” Stonington Opera House, Stonington. 367-2788. Open community auditions, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.


Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run, benefits scholarship fund, Lee Academy, Lee. 738-2252. 11 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (race/walk) today.

Chocolate Sunday, benefits the seminary’s restoration fund, Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsonsfield, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, benefit for fine arts students, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris, $15-$20. 739-6200. 19-member orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today.

Flute and Piano Concert with Rachel Barter and Sherwin Day, benefit for the scholarship fund, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5, suggested donation. 967-9120. Pieces by Marais, Hoover, Hernandez, Akimenko, Godard, Buchner and others. Originals by Sherwin Day, 3 p.m. today.

Spring Walk and 5K Run, benefits Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine, Habitat ReStore, Bath. Noon registration; 1:30 p.m. ceremony; run at 2 p.m.; walk, 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Kids First Gala, silent and live auctions, food and dancing to benefit the Kids First Center, Woodlands Club, Falmouth, $75. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Burdock Benefit Show, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. With the Tricky Britches, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Walk for Wishes,” Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraiser. Walk participants can manage pledges and donations online, Payson Park, Portland. (800) 491-3171. Team mascots Slugger and Crusher, registration and entertainment at 5 p.m., walk at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kids First Gala/Auction, the Woodlands Club, Falmouth, $75. Silent and live auctions, music by Tony Boffa Band, open bar, gourmet tapas, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Spring for 317! Performers will include Melissa Bragdon, Erica Brown, Diana Hansen, Robin Jellis, Danielle Langord, Carter Logan, Andrew Martelle, Jason Phelps, Nicole Rabata, Steve Roy, Matt Shipman, Kathy Slack, Joe Walsh, Jed Wilson, Tom Whitehead, the Jerks of Grass, the Stowaways, Niaia and student guests, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20. Benefit concert for 317 Main Street Community Music Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Charlotte White Center Annual Auction, Bangor Motor Inn, Bangor, $10. 947-1410. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a cash bar. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Freeport Women’s Club annual Grand Plants Auction, Winslow Park, Freeport. 865-0757. Scholarship fundraiser with refreshments, 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Art Auction, benefits UMaine Honors College, Buchanan Alumni House, Orono. 581-3264. Auction and sale by estate of designer and illustrator Arlene Thomson, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Laura Foundation Fundraiser, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $75. Cocktails, dinner, performances by Carol Noonan and comedian Mike Miclon and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“Truly Talented Kids Variety Show,” fundraiser for arts center, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $5 students and seniors. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

TWO: High Energy Juggling, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15, all ages. “Will Juggle for Water!” benefit for Engineers without Borders, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:45) Saturday.

SWAPmaine, bring a bag of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc., and using bags provided by SWAPmaine, leave with new-to-you goodies. Free if you drop off a bag of items the previous week, Head Games Salon, Portland, $5/$10. All proceeds and leftover clothing will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Two-Face,” benefit for the church, St. Albans’s Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, $10. 799-4014. Original musical by Mary G. Lancey, wine and refreshments at 6:30, performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Spring Dance Informance,” fundraiser for Freedom Dances, a branch of the Wounded Warrior Project, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $3, free for vets and military. Dance students, alumni dancers and Collective Motion, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Phillips Farm Celebration, proceeds will help support the Phillips Farm Campaign. Community members interested in attending should call 563-1393 or email [email protected] by Wednesday, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $5-$10. 563-1393. Food, photos and fiddle music, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Book & Authors

Julia Spencer-Fleming, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. 772-5434. Author of “One was a Soldier,” 11:15 a.m. today.

Crash Barry & John McDonald, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. 347-3075. “Two Maines,” a reading by local authors; not suited for children, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Eugene Elcik, Lars Christensen & Clay Hurtubise, authors of “The Lobsterman of Deep Cove, Maine,” “The Almost Always Audacious Adventures of Larry and Wuppy … the Easter Puppy” and “Shaman: Devil’s Deal,” Arby’s, Portland. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Poetry Reading with Baron Wormser and Dawn Potter, River Arts, Damariscotta, free, donations welcome. 563-1507. 7 p.m. today.

Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 725-5242. Local authors of “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine Route 1 Corridor – Brunswick to Belfast,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry and Music Series, with local poets and musicians, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. Cony High School poets and musicians, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing and reading, reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Douglas Kennedy, author of “The Moment,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

John Manderino, Longfellow Books, Portland. Author of “The H-bomb and the Jesus Rock,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jane E. Radcliffe and Linda C. Lefko, illustrated talk about their research on the Rufus Porter Landscape Mural School, Bethel Historical Society, Bethel, free. 824-2908. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nature Walk and Book Signing with Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert, Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick, free. Authors of “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine Route 1 Corridor – Brunswick to Belfast, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Nichols, the Personal Bookshop, Thomaston, free. 354-8058. Author of “Hill Creek,” 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Author Series: Lea Wait, Wiscasset Public Library, free. 882-7161. Author of the “Antique Print Mystery” series, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lighthouse author and historian Tim Harrison, Whiting Community Center, Whiting, free. 646-7000 ext. 101. Power-point presentation, “Lighthouses and Their Role in American History,” 1 p.m. Saturday.
Dana Moos, the Acadia Shop, Bar Harbor. 288-5600. Author of “The Art of Breakfast,” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

“John the Revelator,” featuring the Portland String Quartet, organist Ray Cornils and Lionheart, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $38, $10 for students. 3 p.m. today.

Fiftieth Anniversary Chamber Music Celebration, with violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi and Joseph Silverstein, violist Roberto Diaz, cellist Marc Johnson and pianists Wu Han and Anastasia Antonacos, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $25-$45, $8 for age 18 and younger. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Chamber ME Music Series, with various artists, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. 251-1953. Piano trios by Handel, Haydn and Mozart, 11 a.m. Saturday.


Seanachie Nights, 5th anniversary with Lynne Cullen and Janet Lynch, guitarist Kurt Kish and guest Debb Freedman, storyteller and co-founder of MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic Comedy hosted by Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.


International Folk Dance, Portland New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 318-7108. Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France and Greece. Lessons, then dance party. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

In the Very Eye of the Night, Bates College (Merrill Gymnasium), Lewiston, free. 786-8296. Rachel Boggia presents a dance incorporating interactive video, 7 p.m. Monday.

Tango Workshop with Jim Maranto, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland, call for price. 854-0584. Not beginner level, Wednesday.

Ballroom Dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. With DJ John. Call for price, 854-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, free for children. 288-5015. Big Moose Contra Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginner’s lesson at 7:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Contradance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $6. Live music by Soupbone, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8-11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, Call for cover. 671-7644. Saturday.


Wings, Waves and Woods, annual birding festival with boat trips, guided nature walks and presentations by artists and naturalists, various locations, Deer Isle. 348-2455. Friday to Sunday.

Health Fair, outdoor fair with fire, rescue, police, social service, recreation and health-care providers at informational booths, plus nutrition, health and fitness demonstrations, Oxford Street, Portland, free. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Teens through Time, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. 1990s: “Never Been Kissed,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Mayhem Film Festival, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland, $6. 772-4022. Films created by Southern Maine Community College students, 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 626-2415. Eight short films by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Himalayas,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. Documentary explores the landscape and the animals at the top of the world, 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Grease,” State Theatre, Portland, $6. Live music from the film between screenings, 6 and 9 p.m. Friday.

“Sky Dancer,” College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor, free. 801-5624. About the daily life and teachings of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s great female masters, 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Food and Drink

Italian Spring Wine Dinner, Joseph’s by the Sea, Old Orchard Beach, $59. 934-5044. Featuring Ken Scupp and wines from Kobrand, 3 p.m. today.

The Relish Cooking Show, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $25-$35. 791-6707. With chef John Ashton, presented by A Dash of Diva, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Green Up Your Life with Delicious Green Vegetables, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, free. 774-2200. With Meg Wolff, 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

KinderKonzerts (Percussion): Sounds All Around, 35-minute concerts encourage active participation from kids ages 3 to 7, 773-6128. $4. Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday; Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday; East End Community School, Portland, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday; Reiche School, Portland, 1 p.m. Friday.

Meet the King of Instruments, Portland’s municipal organist Ray Cornils, with the help of the Kotzschmar Organ, presents an exploration into the history of music and the science of sound for 3rd to 6th graders, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3/$5, chaperones free. 553-4363. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Barney Live in Concert – Birthday Bash! Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, $15-$50. 783-2009. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Stories and Song, Center for Grieving Children, Portland, $10 donation per family. 775-5216. With storyteller Regina Carpenter, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.


“In the Soviet Union’s Cross Hairs: The 20th-Century Navy in Maine,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9/$12, members and children free. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Learning Is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through June 30.


Joe Walsh CD Release Party: Sweet Loam, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15/$18. 7:30 p.m. today.

Maine-ly Harmony with Good-Time Sound Quartet, $10, $5 for students, free for children 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. 2 p.m. today.

Musica de Filia “A Spring Concert,” South Portland High School, South Portland, $5-$10. 807-2158. Music from “Glee” and Brodway and jazz favorites, 2 p.m. today.

Organ Concert with Paul Schnell, James Strand and Gregory Hall, Congregational Church of Well, $10. 641-2212. Reception follows concert, 3 p.m. today.

Jon Anderson, former lead vocalist of Yes, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $45. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. today.

Shemekia Copeland, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. 594-0070. 7 p.m. today.
Better Left Unsaid, Club Texas, Auburn, $20/$22. 8 p.m. (doors at 7) today.

Women in Harmony concert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. Theme is “Moving On: Immigration in Song,” 4 p.m. today.

Biscuit Mill & the Mix, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $10. Classic blues and funk, 8 p.m. today.

Aaron Lee and Tucker Louisos Daniels, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. Ukulele and bikes brunch show, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $5-$10, free for kids under 12. 751-6301. Varied program including jazz and gospel, 2:30 p.m. today.

Mainstream Jazz Masters Brunch, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 11 a.m. today.

Gershwin Girls! Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $15-$18, senior and student discounts. 865-5505. Cabaret-style musical review featuring the songs of Ira and George Gershwin, all-female cast, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through May 29.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 329-5708. Music by Finzi, Elgar and Randall Thompson. All voice parts are welcome, 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Cliff Young, Camden Public Library, free. 236-3440. Piano recital, 2 p.m. today.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three or just come to listen, 2 to 4 p.m. today.

April Verch, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer, Monday.

Biscuit Miller, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Harry and the Potters, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland, free. Wizard rock, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Bell, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

John Cooper Jazz Quartet, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 801-5706. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensembles, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Wednesday.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, with Tony Trischka and Territory; bluegrass and banjo concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$65. 842-0800. Wednesday.

Clash of the Titans, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” vs. “Grease,” Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Press Gang, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Irish band, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Maine All-State Music Festival, with young musicians from across the state, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 780-5555. Thursday through Saturday.

The Press Gang, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. Squeezebox, fiddle & guitar, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sweetser Series, Dyer Library, Saco, $5. 286-2711. “Tom Sawyer’s Songbook” with old-time folk singer Monica Graben, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cadence, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10-$20. Canadian a cappella group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Songwriters by the Sea: Shannon Wurst and David Ferrard, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $10. 766-4421. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Holy Mackerels Trio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

“All You Need Is Love: A Beatles Retrospective,” with the Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16-$18, $9 for students. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. Maryellen Hearn (vocals), Claudia Williams (vocals) & Jesse Feinberg (keyboard), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Dar Williams, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Maria Muldaur, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. Shemekia Copeland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Don Campbell Band, the Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $15-$25. With Travis James Humphrey, 7 p.m. Friday.

Olas, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 8 p.m. (doors 7:30 p.m.) Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, musicians Jon Poupore, Carolyn Nishon and Michael Bachem, Freeport Community Center, Freeport, free, donations accepted. Piano trios by Handel, Haydn and Mozart. 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The Who’s “Tommy,” concert performance, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Devil Makes Three, the Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. With Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, 8 p.m. Friday.

The Northern Skies, Blue, Portland, donations. Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music, 10 p.m. Friday.

Geoff Zimmeram, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. With Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Xylos, Slainte, Portland. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mindy Smith,, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22-$25. 646-4777. With Bradley Adams, 8 p.m. Friday.

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, St. Paul’s Church, Portland, free, donations accepted. 865-3665. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Kingston Trio, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $75. 8 p.m. Saturday.

David Crosby & Graham Nash, all ages show, State Theatre, Portland, $36 to $61. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Two Sides of the Classical Guitar, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. With Brian Cullen and Dave Bullard, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dawn Landes & the Hounds, active duty military and veterans may get free tickets while supplies last, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10-$18. 786-6163. With David Wax Museum, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Cappella Singfest, several groups performing; tickets available at the door after 4 p.m., Bay School, Blue Hill, $10, free for children under 14. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

This Way CD Release Show, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10/$13/$25. With Kingsley Flood, Roosevelt Dime and Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Downeast Fiddle Jamboree and Dance, with the Old Grey Goose and guests; free for ages 12 and under, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $12-$14 suggested donation. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Joe Known Trio, Pulse Ballroom Dance Studio, Westbrook, $15. With Walter Wolfman Washington, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist George Lopez, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10/$5. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Local Circus, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Martin Swinger and Josephine Cameron, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, free. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Season Finale, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15, free for age 18 and younger. 846-5378. With pianist Laura Kargul, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, free, donations accepted. 865-3665. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Show, Le Club Calumet, Augusta, $15. 795-1119. Performances by Hall of Fame members, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, First Church, Belfast, $10, suggested donation. 370-8360. Touring ensemble, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Coffeehouse, open mic with Kristen Short and Hattie Simon, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. 282-0062. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Music and Muffins Series: Spruce Rooster Trio, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. Old time banjo, fiddle and guitar trio, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Migrant Bird Walk, Probert Memorial Forest, Searsport, free. 338-1147. With Cloe Chunn, president of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, 7 a.m. Monday.

Maine Audubon Warbler Week Bird Watching Tour, bring binoculars and field guide, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $5, free to Audubon members. 756-8173. Meet in back of cemetery by the kiosk at the southwest end of the ponds, 7 a.m. Thursday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. v. Reading, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; noon Thursday.

Special Events

“Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free, donations accepted. 239-5782. Horse-drawn delivery vehicles seen on Maine roads in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$9. 780-4249. Two Pieces of Glass, 3 p.m. today; Mars Quest and Black Holes, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 29.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, Wentworth Intermediate School, Scarborough, free. 883-4723. “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” 2 p.m. today.

Bike Weekend, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. 800-559-0747, ext. 37222. Bike clinics, group rides, a time trial bike race and more, today.

Historical archaeologist Neill DePaoli, Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, $3, donation. 846-6259. Program focuses on adventures of John Gyles, a Pemaquid native born in 1680, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Steamboating with Charlie Ipcar, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown, free. 371-9200. Singer and composer of sea songs, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Creative Conversations, Space, Portland, free. “Sharing Space and Art: Connecting Artists and Businesses,” 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

“Picturing Place: Watercolor and American Modern Art,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $12-$15. 596-0949. Lecture by Donna A. Cassidy, professor of American and New England studies and art history at the University of Southern Maine, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour, Bangor, free. 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Down East Pecha Kucha, a fast-paced, friendly social evening at which artists and other residents of Hancock County each present their newest ideas in 20 slides, for 20 seconds each, Stonington Opera House, Stonington. 367-2788. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ReEmergence 2011: commUNITY Art Show and Party, Space, Portland, $7-$20, 18+. Community art show, then dance party with Hoboe and Mystic Vibes, Wednesday.

Second annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough, $4 per vehicle. 324-8773, ext. 218. Four days of AKC all breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, activities begin at 8 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Maine Marble Show, Governor’s Restaurant, South Portland, $3, free for children under age 12. 657-4165. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Italian Fiesta, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. Five singers doing Italian numbers with 5-course dinner. Saturday.

Morris Farm Community Plant Sale, Morris Farm, Wiscasset. 882-4080. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Dinosaur Carnival, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Topsham. 751-3416. With Paul Veit, known as “Dino-Pastor,” part of the First New England Creation Conference, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Open House, Raku Firing and Potluck, River Arts, Damariscotta, donations accepted. 563-1507. With potter, clay artist and instructor Malley Weber, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Rachel Coleman, host of Signing Time, performance for children and families, all proceeds benefit the Signing Time Foundation., Camden Opera House, Camden, $5-$10. 1-800-838-3006. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Maine Poets Society, University of Maine (Richard Randall Student Center), Augusta, $12, includes coffee and lunch. 623-1496 ext. 2288. Dawn Potter, Tom Carper, 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


“The Syringa Tree,” the story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Side Show,” musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Beau Jest,” a comedy about a daughter who so doesn’t want to disappoint her parents, she hires an actor to play her boyfriend, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for age 18 and younger. 2 p.m. today.

Open Book Players, children’s play based on favorite children’s stories, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $7, $5 for students and seniors. 2 p.m. today.

“On Golden Pond,” Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta, $12/$7. 563-2434. Tickets at Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Metamorphoses,” Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $16/$18, students $8. 563-1373. Performed by Heartwood Regional Theater Company, 3 p.m. today.

“Always … Patsy Cline,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0849. 2 p.m. today.

“Spring Awakening,” Mad Horse Theatre production at Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$20. 899-3993. 1906 play explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of young German teenagers, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Naked Shakespeare Outdoor Shakespeare Festival, Riverbank Park, Westbrook, $10 suggested donation. 854-0065. “Comedy of Errors,” 2 p.m., and “Antony and Cleopatra,” 6 p.m. today; “Antony and Cleopatra,” 6 p.m. Friday; “Antony and Cleopatra,” 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Shameless!” original musical; part of the Dark Night Series, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Naked Shakespeare North, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $10. 865-5505. Bard performances presented with no sets or costumes; the audience’s imagination takes center stage, 7 p.m. Monday.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, musical by John Cameron Mitchell about a fictional rock & roll band fronted by “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing, transgendered, East German rock goddess. Space, Portland, $20/$18, ages 18 and older. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Thursday through Saturday.

The Reluctant Dragon, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $8/$4. 935-9232. Production from the Theater at Monmouth, 7 p.m. Friday.

“Digby’s Home,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $10/$12. 967-9120. Interactive reading with professional actors; part of Maine Playwright’s Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Checkered Floors,” written and performed by Cheryl Hamilton, based on the Somali migration. First Universalist Church, Auburn, $10, $20 for dinner and show. 783-0461. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Out of the Hat, play reading series. Audience members are welcome to participate; rehearsals are at noon, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, free. “Dis/connect,” 7 p.m. Saturday.