“Maine to France,” pastels, watercolors and oils, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Sept. 19.

“Drawing the Line,” work in different drawing media on two-dimensional surfaces, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400.

Jason Larkin: “Past Perfect,” photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Through Nov. 27.

Jayne Adams, Patrick Plourde and David Witbeck, new works, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940,” paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs by a small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148;

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” with work from Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Oct. 10.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the United States, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Oct. 23.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416; Through Oct. 8.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 859-5600; Through Oct. 2.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Through Oct. 9.

“Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350; Through Sept. 24.

“(un) Natural Splendor: Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Through Sept. 25.

Daniel Corey, oil paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078. Through Oct. 10.

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber; live music, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 846-7967. 10 a.m. to noon today.

“American Modern: Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White,” photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600; Through Oct. 2.

Andrew Moore: “Detroit Disassembled,” color photographs, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600; Through Oct. 2.

“Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600; Through Oct. 2.

“Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker,” celebrating Becker’s passion for the print medium, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600; Through Oct. 2.

“Indians and Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. 288-3519. Through Sept. 30.

The Jar Project, art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. Through Oct. 9.

Leo Krikorian, “Godfather of the Beats,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. Through Sept. 25.

“Travels Over the Seas: Italy, France and Beyond,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, as well as new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682.

“Vincent Hartgen Painting Schoodic,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. 581-1149. Through Sept. 15.

“Five Maine Realists,” David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes and David Vickery, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Sept. 11.

Peggy Farrell and Bruce Babb, paintings and woodworking, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. Through Oct. 10.

“Life Is Just a Chair of Bowlies,” Nan Kilbourn-Tara showing a wide variety of her favorite form, the bowl, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Sept. 30.

Carol Sloane, Janice Kasper, Frederick Kellogg and Barbara Sullivan, new works, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Sept. 17.

“Scenes from Maine,” new and recent works by Portland artist Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Sept. 29.

“ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 9-12, free for kids 4 and under. Through Nov. 27.

Nancy Wilson Fulton, “House Falls Beautiful,” photography exhibit, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 583-4047. Through Sept. 18.

“The Scent of Flowers: Still Life,” original artworks of Maine artists selected by juror Joan Plummer, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Sept. 18.

“CRAFTS of the Land Sea,” fine-craft exhibition of recent work by eight Maine artisans, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. Through Oct. 21.

“Rally,” juried show exploring identity, memory, erasure, projected narrative and image, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029; Through Oct. 9.

“Drawing the Line #5,” Emily Nelligan, William Thon and gallery artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through Sept. 30.

Denise Rankins and Pande Stevens, paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. Through Oct. 10.

Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Engine One Company 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Show, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Out of the Ordinary,” fall show, guest artist Kim Bernard, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Sept. 25.

“Paint, Metal and Mud,” Pamela Hansen, Mary Hall, Bill Hallett and Susan Atwater, group show, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507;

“Gunpowder and Fireworks” drawings by Mark Kelly, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Oct. 2.

“Maine Landscape,” Group Show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507; Through Sept. 23.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Nov. 30.

New Works by Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Penny Markley, Kay Sullivan and Marjorie Walsh, 15 other artists as well, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. 594-8784. Through Sept. 30.

“Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes,” watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-6264.

“Graphite,” sculpture and drawings from James Marshall and Kate Beck, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157.

Burt Silverman, “Painter of People and Places,” Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605.

Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, Assemblage Artists, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. Through Sept. 30.

Scott Davis, paintings, Wallwork Gallery, Rockport. (617) 990-6304. Through Oct. 1.

Grant Drumheller, “Still Life in Variation,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Oct. 1.

“The Art of the Still Life,” wide-ranging exhibit featuring the work of 20 contemporary artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through Sept. 29.

Paintings of Denise Rankin and Lea Peterson, Just Framing, Bath. 443-3076. Through Sept. 30.

Carol Jessen, “Out and About”; William Irvine, Jeff Barrett and David Witbeck, “Put a Smile on Your Face,” Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849.

New work by faculty, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport.

“Emerging Dis/Order,” drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158;

“Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Oct. 2.

“High Seas and a Safe Harbor-Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” maritime exhibition, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport. 967-2751. Through Oct. 7.

“New Dawn Fades,” photographs by Thomas Hager, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350; Through Sept. 24.

Larinda Meade, printmaker, Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta. (800) 228-3734. Through Sept. 16.

Quilling work of Christine Anderson, 16th-century art form, religious documents done on fine paper, York Public Library, York. 363-2818. Through Sept. 30.

“Inspirations in Color,” colorful and fanciful still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Sept. 30.

“Foggy Days in Maine,” paintings by Abbie Williams, Abbie Williams Studio, Damariscotta. 563-7568. Through Oct. 8.

“Beauty Sleep,” installation with video and drawings by Nancy Andrews, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Sept. 23.

“Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground,” artists John Bell, Richard Corey, Ryan Guerrero, Bethany Engstrom, Matthew Leavitt and Justin Taylor, University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. Through Sept. 16.

“Drawing the Line #7,” Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf and Robin Mandel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Sept. 24.

“Sicilia,” photographs taken in Italy in the spring of 2011 by Grapheteria owners, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. 772-3709. Through Oct. 31.

“Mostly Maine,” Betsy Elliman, acrylic paintings on canvas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-4763. Through Sept. 30.

“Intention and Accident,” paintings and prints by Kate Doyle, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Sept. 27.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” significant moments in the museum’s history with some of the collection’s most interesting objects, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802.

Marin Magat, author of “May Your Jar Always be Full” and “Let Me Tell You About Our First Year,” interactive art show, Constellation Gallery, Portland. 252-9520. Through Sept. 30.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Messler Gallery, Rockport. 594-5611. Through Nov. 22.

“Pioneers: Quilt Art,” Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson, Stephanie Green Levy and Mary Allen Chaisson, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through Oct. 1.

Susan Elliot, “Trees: In a Different Light,” Harmon’s & Bartons Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Through Sept. 30.

Alison Weld, “A Necesary Convergence,” paintings, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Sept. 30.

“Ralf Feyl: Threshold,” new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Sept. 24.

Painter Michael Droge and sculptor Robert Lash, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Sept. 24.

“Table of Contents: Richard Brown Lethem,” Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222.

“Folk Art on High” Weathervane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. 647-2828. Through Oct. 1.

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography, colored porcelain by selected League of N.H. Craftsmen members who reside in Kittery, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Sept. 24.

Georgetown Goes Modern: The Modern Art Movement Meets an Island Community, paintings, photographs, sculptures and artifacts, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through Oct. 8.

“Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barabara Traficonte, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 739-6161. Through Oct. 6.

“seductive/CONCERT,” photographs by Ruth Sylmor and paintings by Ronnie Wilson, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Oct. 1.

Franciska Needham Artwork, with other artists’ sculptures, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. Through Sept. 30.

“Intercambio: Interplays and Exchanges,” sculpture, printmaking and mixed-media work by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade and Lizz Sinclair, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through Sept. 30.

Second Friday Art Walk, downtown Brunswick and Topsham studios and galleries open to the public. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“I Come Here to Rest and Paint a Little: Edward Hopper in Maine,” lecture by art historian Carol Troyen, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3275. 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Second Annual Art Walk, several participating galleries, downtown Kittery. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 

Art Openings

Turtle Gallery: Group Exhibition, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Opening reception, 2 to 6 p.m. today.

“Intention and Accident,” paintings and prints by Kate Doyle, York Public Library, York. 363-2818. Artist’s reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Lynn Richardson, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-7002. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Charles Movalli, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, assemblage artists, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Picture This,” photography exhibit, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Our Communities — Our Future,” group exhibit, featuring works by Dean Diggins, Eugene Galipeau, Suzie Goodwin, Ann Legg, Lenny Novak and Anthony Montanino, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-7612. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Retrospective,” a celebration of a life in art featuring selected works by the late John Schoepfle, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Pastel paintings of Edgecomb artist Sandra Griffin, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Works by award winning impressionist artist Candasa Edwards Epstein, benefit exhibit, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Opening reception, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“John Sidell: The Sum of the Parts”; Betts, Frey, Krupinski and Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships,” Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.


“Rabbit Hole,” play runs Nov. 11-20, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563-3424; Seeking cast of three women, one man and a high school boy. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

Coastal Youth Orchestra, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham. 729-5156. String students and advanced students who play oboe, clarinet, trumpet and French horn. 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, auditioning singers grades 12 and younger. 780-5256. To schedule an audition time, or for more information, contact Marshunda Smith at [email protected] University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, 10, audition fee. 781-7672. Ages 7 and 8, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday; ages 9 and 10, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Thursday; ages 11 and 12, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday; ages 16 and up, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; ages 13 to 15, 4 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Dramatic Repertory Company open auditions for actors, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. Prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues under 3 minutes each. 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Youth Dance Company, Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, Portland. 200-3025. Intermediate jazz and hip-hop dancers ages 10 to 18. 1 p.m. Saturday; high intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 to 18, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Nutcracker, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. 772-9671. Open audition for dancers. Show on Dec. 23. 11:30 a.m. Saturday for ages 12 and up; 1:30 p.m. Saturday for children ages 7 to 11.

“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” Nov. 18 to Dec. 11, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-3743. Many roles available, call for more information, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Third annual Toys-for-Tots Car Show, antique, classic, sports and new muscle cars, Portland Motor Club, Portland, free/donation. 615-8365. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Annual Chili and Chowda Fest with live and silent auction, Maine Children’s Cancer Program benefit, Sanford Elks Lodge, Sanford, $5. 749-9723. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Horsemen’s Day, harness racing and more, benefits Cornish Fairgrounds park restoration, Cornish Trotting Park, Cornish, $3. 625-3281. Noon Saturday.

Harbor Cruise for HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) Cats, music, door prizes, cash bar, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $25. 829-4116. Aboard the Bay Mist. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Champagne on the Sheepscot,” live music and hors d’oeuvres along the banks of the Sheepscot River in Edgecomb, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle, $40. 586-5616. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest,” benefit for Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, benefits fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, Payson Park, Portland. ALSANNE.ORG. Registration 9 to 10:30 a.m., walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Show House Tours, PSO 2011 Designer Show House, Portland, $20-$25. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Benefit Yard Sale, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Barbara Walsh, author of “Sammy in the Sky,” Payson Park, Portland. 10 a.m. to noon today.

Mystery Author Series, Susan Oleksiw, author of the Mellingham Mystery Series, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brian Vanden Brink, architectural photographer, author of “Porch,” Camden Public Library, Camden, free. 236-3440. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kate Braestrup, author of “Loving our Enemies,” Rockland Library, Rockland. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mystery writer Gerry Boyle, author of “Port City Black and White,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. Book launch party, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book reading by the four editors of “Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, free. 338-0001. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Brian Daniels, author of “Luke’s Dream,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Fall Author Series of Maine Writers, Robert G. Fuller, author of “Unnatural Deaths,” Wiscasset Public Library, free. 882-7161. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Miles, author of “Fury,” Bull Moose, Scarborough. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Witherell, author of the biographical “L. L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Barnes and Noble, Augusta. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Annual Summer Keyboard Concert, trumpet trio and the Encore Youth Ensemble, Ogunquit Baptist Church, Ogunquit, donation. 7 p.m. today.

Pianist Frank Glazer, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $13-$16, under 18 free. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist George Lopez, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, Rachmaninoff?Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor and works by Liszt, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, piano for four hands, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $12. 646-7055. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Comedy Night with Brian Brinegar and Paul Hunt, Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland, free, 21-plus, all ages with parent. 773-3466. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy Showcase, Rick D’Elia with Tuck and Brian Beaudoin, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18-plus, 16-plus with parent. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


North Yarmouth Contradance, music from Sassafras Stomp and caller Richard Green, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $10/$7. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30p.m. (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Saturday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lessons and dance party, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover. 671-7644. Lessons at 6 p.m., dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.



Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and more, various locations, Eastport, most activities are free. Friday.

Hill ‘n the ‘Ville Music Festival, intended to bring the greater Waterville community together with area college students, Matt Costa, Paranoid Social Club, The Brew and The Cheshire Massacre, also family and kids’ activities, Head of Falls, Waterville, free. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair: 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, psychics, mediums, Mayan astrology readings, jewelry by Silla, tent of crystals with Moonchild gems, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

10th Annual United Maine Craftsmen’s Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, products made by more than 100 Maine artisans, Smiling Hill Farm, Westbrook, $2. 621-2818. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Community Fair, face painting, food, games, fire truck visit and more, People’s United Methodist Church, South Portland, free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Laudholm Annual Nature Craft Festival, 100 artists and craftspeople, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells, $7. 646-4521. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

23rd Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show, wares of more than 70 Maine and New England artists, Wells Elementary School, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, crafters and vendors including Avon and Pampered Chef, Northfield Green, Portland. 797-2509. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Summer Film Series, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. “Get Low” (2010), 7 p.m. today.

Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Series, Volume One with guest puppeteer and filmmaker Tim LaGasse, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. 7 p.m. today.

“Art Videos at the Gallery,” “Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Buddhist Movie Night, “The Dhamma Brothers,” documentary film about Vipassana meditation retreat by Alabama prison inmates, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Guild Hall), Portland, free. 671-7714. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Portland Brew Festival, spotlight on regional beers and home brewing. Tickets at, The Portland Company Marine Complex, Portland, $30, 21-plus. Noon to 3:30 p.m. today.

Biddeford Farmers and Artisans Market, corner of Main and Alfred streets, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

Rick Charette Concert, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $5-$7, 3 and under free. 657-4977. 11 a.m. to noon 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. Ends today.

“Learning Is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


“Where the Music Meets the Sea” bluegrass festival, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Jerks of Grass, Seldom Scene, Karl Shiflett and many more, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $35-$120, under 12 free. Noon today.

Country Bluegrass, with several groups performing; cabins available, F.A.R.M Park, Fort Fairfield. 227-6242. Today.

Castlebay, Celtic music performed outdoors by local duo Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, free. 677-2423. 1 and 3 p.m. today.

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

Cullu Reggae Sundays, Porthole Restaurant, Portland, $3, all ages. 780-6533. 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, everyone welcome to participate, New Church, Portland, donations appreciated. 216-3890. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Black Mountain Symphony, classical, motown, jazz and blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 874-2639. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

The Boston Connection, George Keith and Friends, Irish fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. today.

Flutist Rachel Barter, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5, suggested donation. 985-8759. 5 p.m. today.

Good Kids Sprouting Horns, Husband and Wife, Metavari and If and It, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. today.

Secret Chiefs 3 with Fat 32, instrumental band, with drum and synth duo opening, Space, Portland, $13-$15, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Kyle Hardy CD-release show with Cape Breton fiddler Rosie MacKenzie, American Celtic and folk, Unity Center for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Meghan Matte, singer-songwriter, traditional folk fiddler, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Scarab: Journey Tribute Band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20. 774-4527; 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Anna Dagmar and Nina Schmir, piano, guitar, singer-songwriters, Blue, Portland, free/donation. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Singer-Songwriter Larry Irwin, folk favorites and original songs, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Mark Schult, contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach, $12-$16. 934-2024. 7 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, free. 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Schoodic Arts “Emerging Artists” Concert Series, folk duo Martin Earley and Devin Mauch, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, 12 and under free. 963-2569. 7 p.m. Friday.

Mark Mandeville Record Release Show, with Plains and Dan Blakeslee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, 6. 8 p.m. Friday.

Paranoid Social Club, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10-$20, 18-plus. Doors 8 p.m. Friday.

Lauren Rioux CD-Release Show for “All the Brighter,” fiddle music, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15-$18. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ramblin’ Red with the Barn Swallows, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8-$10. 8 p.m. Friday.

Heather Masse Band with Ben Hammond, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15-$20, students $10. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Buddy Moore, acoustic roots, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing Concert, musician and sound healer Lori LeBlanc, Second Street Yoga, Hallowell, $5-$15. 208-7492. 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Holy Mackererls Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

B.B. Ling Quartet, jazz standards, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. 7 p.m. Friday.

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad with Jaw Gems, alternative, hip-hop, jazz, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $5. 8 p.m. Friday.

Deb Cowan and John Roberts, traditional sea music, Winter Street Center, Bath, $10-$12, 15 and under half price. 443-1316. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Saturday.

The Steve Grover Quintet, “The Beatles Project Vol. II,” jazz interpretation of the Beatles songbook, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10-$12. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Warren Haynes Band, rock and blues guitarist from Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers Band, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$28, all ages. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Festival, Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Street Dogs, Parkington Sisters and more, Micky Ward boxing demonstration and autographs, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $29.50 general admission. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Rob Cimitile, folk singer-songwriter, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

What Cheer? 19-piece brass band from Providence R.I., Space, Portland, $10, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Roosevelt Dime and O Deer, acoustic jug band, blues, classic Motown soul, alt-country, alt-folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $5-$10 suggested. 469-6600. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Livingston Taylor, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $30-$33. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holy Mackerels Trio, acoustic music, Coveside Restaurant, Christmas Cove. 644-8282. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Gin Mill Julep, Prohibition-era pop songs, traditional Finnish melodies and silly barnyard ditties, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Cinder Conk, Balkan and Middle Eastern music, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10-$12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Guided Nature Hike, reservations suggested, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $5-$2, under 6 free. 926-4597. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. New Hampshire, 1 p.m. today and Monday.

Special Events

Rockhounder’s Gem and Mineral Show, with demonstrations and displays, jewelry, gems and fossils, National Guard Armory, Augusta. 873-6270. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Down East Country Music Association, Inc. 31st Annual Awards Show, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $7, 12 and under $2. 674-3104. Noon today.

End of Summer Caribbean Sunset Cruise, reggae, soca and zouk music by local DJs HLM and Onyx, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $18-$20. 774-5554. 7:30 p.m. today.

Spirits Alive Tours of the Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $7, under 12 free. 1:15 at the Congress Street gate today. Through Sept. 25.

Steam Car Day, museum’s collections from Locomobile, Stanley and White, Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove, $5, 12 and under $2. 244-9242. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Camden Windjammer Festival, maritime heritage fair, boat race and parade, sea dog show, pirates and more, Camden Harbor. 9 a.m. today.

Old Fort Western historical interpreters, tours and demonstrations, Old Fort Western, Augusta, $4-$6. 626-2385. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Monday.

Vintage Motorcycle Meet, vintage bikes including an 1868 Roper Steam Velocipede, a 1938 Indian Scout and many more, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, under 18 free. 594-4418. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. today.

Mensk Rooftop Film Series: “The Karate Kid,” bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 9 p.m. today.

Maine Writers and Publisher’s Alliance’s “Poets in Person” reading event, poets Foerester, Kirschner, McGlauflin, Seigel and Spang, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 228-8263. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Ohio Valley Refinery and Roadshow, sell your antiques and collectibles to collectors or get your items evaluated by experts, Clarion Hotel, Portland. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Port Veritas, spoken word,, Blue, Portland. 774-4111. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Page One: Inside the New York Times,” film and Q&A with Justin Ellis of Harvard University, Space, Portland, $7. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock,” lecture by scholar Henry Adams, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $8-$10. 596-0949. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Full Dome Double Feature: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “IBEX,” shows about the history and science of telescopes and solar system’s outer edge, digital video that covers all 360 degrees above the audience, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

M.A.C.: Music, Art Cocktails, Maine artists, live jazz, Brunswick Inn on Park Row, Brunswick, free. 653-9334. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Poetry Reading, Ruth Bookey, Bob MacLauchlin and Alice Persons, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $3. 685-3636. 7 p.m. Friday.

Lincoln Arts Festival Poetry Workshop, YMCA Camp Knickerbocker, Boothbay, $60. 633-6202. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Wheels on the Waterfront,” Fourth Annual Bangor Car Show, Waterfront, Bangor, free. 947-5205. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Block Party, venues along Congress Street will offer a variety of activities, ranging from performances to games for children, various locations, Portland, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Autumnal Arts and Craft Show, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

R and R Spinners Spinning Demo, demonstration of traditional skills, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 926-4597. 10 a.m. Saturday.

250th Pownalborough Courthouse Celebration, historians, kids’ games, music from Castlebay and much more, Dresden. 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday.

Five Town Communities That Care Second Annual Harvest Hootenanny, five bands, food, children’s entertainment and chairlift rides, Camden Snow Bowl, $10, under 12 free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Self-Guided Tour, includes over 40 businesses, individuals and community organizations, Schoodic Peninsulas. Saturday.

“Art at Home,” Harlow Gallery and seven private residences, self-guided tour, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $25-$30. 622-3813. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Homes of Wayne Tour: Classic Camps & Village Homes, hosted by the Friends of Wayne, benefit for Cary Memorial Library and Wayne Community Church, Cary Memorial Library, Wayne, $20-$24. 685-3612. Starts at the library and includes nine antique and contemporary homes and lakeside camps, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Art Show and Sale, annual summer show of paintings and photographs, Freeport Cafe at Best Western Inn, Freeport. 233-0304. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Illustrated Lecture: History of Silk in America, Nancy Greenleaf and Sally Williams, Hiram Historical Society, free. 625-4762. 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily,” smart and funny new mystery, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, $18-$23, under 16 $10. 244-7260. 8:15 p.m. today.

“Pinkaliscious,” for young audiences, Ogunquit Playhouse, $15-$19. 10 a.m. today.

“Legally Blonde the Musical,” with Becky Gulsvig, Michael Rupert and Sally Struthers, Ogunquit Playhouse, $53.50-$76.50. 646-5511. 2 and 7 p.m. today; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 17.

“Unnecessary Farce,” comedy with two cops, three crooks and eight doors, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10-$12. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 25.


“Tapping the Subconscious,” writing workshop with author Jeffrey Ford, course will help fiction writers to recognize and use dreams, the subconscious and visualization. Email [email protected] to register, Freeport Community Library, $125. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.