Music and Nightlife: Murphys playing Shamrock-N-Roll

AS IF THEY AREN’T busy enough being the semi-official rock band of the Boston Red Sox, Dropkick Murphys will be in Bangor this weekend headlining an all-day rock show called “Shamrock-N-Roll Festival.” Local and national acts will play on three stages all day long.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $29.50

INFO: 783-2009, Ext. 208; waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: Get crafty and back to nature at Laudholm

ONE HUNDRED master artisans converge for the 24th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm farm. There will also be music, food and environmental education.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells


INFO: 646-1555; wellsreserve.org

Dining and Drink: This month’s GreenDrinks a ferry ride away

TAKE A FARM TOUR, then enjoy a sustainable supper on the banks of the Saco River at the seventh annual Soil to Supper event. Live music accompanies the organic produce on your plate.

WHEN: 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with supper starting at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Rippling Waters Farm, 55 River Road, Steep Falls

HOW MUCH: $10/donation

INFO: 642-5161; email [email protected]

Et Cetera: Congress Street Block Party Saturday

SPACE GALLERY and numerous arts organizations transform Congress Street into a Block Party, featuring site-specific installations, a marching band, a costume- and instrument-making station and a Dress Up Photo Booth.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Congress Street, downtown Portland


INFO: space538.org



Music and Nightlife: Dirigo releases new CD at Big Easy

LOCAL FAVES DIRIGO will play a CD-release show Friday at the Big Easy in Portland with special guests Super Frog. Doors open at 9 p.m.

WHEN: 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland


INFO: 775-2266; bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Last chance to see ‘Emerging Dis/Order’

THIS WEEKEND offers the final chance to see the summer exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer discuss their work in the exhibition “Emerging Dis/Order” at 6 p.m. Friday at Olin Arts Center. “Emerging Dis/Order” closes on Saturday.

WHERE: Bates College Museum of Art/Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston

WHEN: Gallery talk at 6 p.m. Friday


INFO: 786-6158

Dining and Drink: Tour a farm and taste its bounty

TAKE A FERRY RIDE before the autumn chill gets too, well, chilly. This month’s Portland GreenDrinks gathering benefits the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. It’s a 21-plus event, so bring your ID.

WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (requires taking the 5:45 p.m. ferry from Portland)

WHERE: Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, Great Diamond Island

HOW MUCH: Round-trip adult ticket on Casco Bay Lines is $8.85; entrance to event is $2 if you bring your own drinking vessel, $5 if you don’t.

INFO: portlandgreendrinks.com

Et Cetera: Yard sale finds can help

SHOP FOR vintage treasures and support a nonprofit organization at the same time during the annual St. Lawrence Arts Center Yard Sale.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free to browse

INFO: 347-3075