Art

“The Draw of the Normandy Coast (1860–1960),” European and American paintings and works on paper, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 3.

“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” paintings, drawings and letters, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through July 15.

“Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin,” small oil sketches, 2012, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 30

“Art Is Community II,” show and sale sponsored by Saco River Art League, The Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. Through July 21.

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.

“Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through July 9.

“Strangers & Others: Interpretations of the Human Face & Figure,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through Aug. 18.

Michael Stasiuk and Lisa Noonis, found objects and paintings, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through July 8.

“Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth, free/donation. skylinefarm.org. Through Aug. 19.

“Garden Party: Essential Tableware for Summer Dining,” tableware by potter Betsy Levine of Prescott Hill Pottery, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Ends today.

Dudley Zopp, “Warp Weights,” watercolor and pencil drawings, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Thursday.

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines, Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through July 21.

Roy Patterson and Stephen Porter, “Steel and Stone,” June LaCombe Sculpture, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. junelacombesculpture.com. Through July 29.

“The Painterly Landscape: Contemporary New England Art,” new works by contemporary New England artists, recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Tuesday.

Works by Cony High School art students, Lobby Gallery, Augusta. 622-3813. Through Saturday.

Claudia Hughes, “My City by the Sea,” recent paintings, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through July 14.

Fifth-anniversary show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through July 1.

David Estey, “Improvisations on Yupo,” Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through July 3.

“Summertime Respire,” various artists, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through July 31.

“Elements of Expression — The Art and Design of Sanford Artist Elwyn George Gowen,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Society, Springvale. 324-2797. Through July 21.

“Continuing Connections,” paintings by Susan Mangam and garden sculpture, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Saturday.

“Coast and Country,” five local artists, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 371-2015. Through July 26.

60th-Anniversary Honors Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through July 8.

Tim Christensen, animals, drawings on porcelain, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through July 28.

David McLaughlin, art of salvage, hammers and BCOPE photographs, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Aug. 24.

Patricia McHold, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through July 9.

Peter Voshefski, “Mountain Star Mind Testament,” mixed media, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 29.

Julie Babb, bird-related art, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through July 8.

“Dancing in the Light,” Damariscotta River Grill. damariscottarivergrill.com. Through July 30.

“Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” 35 artists from five continents, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions. Through Dec. 15.

“The Portrait in American Realism,” drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Through July 27.

Group show, more than 24 artists, Pemaquid Art Gallery. 677-2752. Through Oct. 8.

“Buttons, Rum and Rakes — Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” Freeport Historical Society Harrington House. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. Through March 2013.

Thomas Crotty, Maine landscapes, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. frostgullygallery.com. Through July 21.

Annie Lemieux, photographs of the “Way Way Store,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Through Sept. 9.

“The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” 800-foot 19th-century painted scroll based on the 17th-century John Bunyan book, Saco Museum, also at Pepperell Mills Museum, Biddeford. 283-3861; sacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 10.

Annual Members Exhibition, River Arts, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through July 5.

Daniel E. Davis, “Here and There,” photographs, Glickman Library, fifth floor, USM Portland campus. usm.maine.edu. Through Aug. 19.

Paul Hannon, “Luminous Landscapes,” Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through July 15.

“Variations 5,” an exhibition of art, bodies of text and perspectives, Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner. theartdogs.com. Through Saturday.

Gloria Limoges and Anson Holzer, “The Curator’s Invitation,” Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through July 13.

“Painted Details,” artists interpret Kennebunk’s historic architecture, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 8.

“Keep it Soulful,” photographs by Harry T. Brundidge (1930s and ’40s) and John Adie Almy Brundidge (contemporary), Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. boothbayoperahouse.com. Through July 21.

Phyllis Janto, “Selected Sculpture, Old and New,” Downtown Gallery, Washington. 845-2225. Through July 15. “Three Town Artists,” Carlo Pittore, Bryce Muir and Carter Smith, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through Sept. 23.

“70 and Counting,” Rhoda Boughton retrospective, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven. neweragallery.com. Through July 11.

“Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Oct. 21

Carole Hanson, new sculpture, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through July 28.

“Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Sept. 15

“View From the Window,” group show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Through July 16.

June Grey, Alison Rector, Stephanie Bartron-Miscione and Stephen Porter, new work, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through July 15.

Stew Henderson, John D. Woolsey and Lois Dodd, solo shows, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through July 14.

Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years, vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear and more, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through Aug. 31,

Jean Kigel, “Aquarium and Aviary,” Gyotaku monoprints and Asian brush bird paintings, Denmark Arts Center, Denmark. denmarkarts.org. Through Aug. 2.

Jean Kigel, “Of Solar Flares and Northern Lights,” watercolors and Asian brush painting, Archipelago, Rockland. 594-0701. Through July 31.

“Into the Kitchen,” artful kitchen elements featuring Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Ann Prescott, Mark Irving and Maggie’s Farms, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Aug. 31.

Anne Ayvaliotis, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Through July 29.

Alan Bull, “Born in Bangor,” paintings of Maine, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. Through July.

Kevin Beers: New Paintings and Tim Christensen, drawings on porcelain, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through July 28.

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines, Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through July 21.

Julie Freund and Cooper Dragonette, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through July 15.

Casco Bay Art League Summer Show and Sale, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell. 725-6084. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Tuesday and Friday through July 8.

16th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. Through July 28.

Kim Bernard, “Stuff Moves,” interactive installation of kinetic sculptures of wax, steel and springs, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through July 21.

“Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 26, 2013.

Diana Young, “The Walnut Ink Drawings,” Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through July 30.

“Every Child Matters in Maine,” photographs drawing attention to the needs of children sponsored by the child advocacy programs, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through July 14.

“On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, inspired by birds, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through Sept. 30.

“Creatures and Critters,” paintings and sculpture by Thomas Dowling, Pam Cabanas, Judy O’Donnell, Tina-Marie Poulin and Jean Noon, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through July 29.

Bates Dance Festival Dance Photo Exhibit, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston. batesdancefestival.org. Through Aug. 11.

Tim Beavis Retrospective, paintings, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Aug. 28.

Barbara Ernst Prey, “The Print Show,” annual exhibition of Prey’s work, Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Through July 15.

July Bonanza Art Explosion, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through July 31.

“Anne’s Garden,” Falmouth Community Programs art exhibit, Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Through Aug. 13.

“Secret Garden,” garden-inspired art, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-7612. Saturday and July 8. Through Aug. 30.

Claire Seidl, paintings, 1988-2012, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through July 28.

 

 

Art Openings

Saco Bay Artists Show, Ocean Park Library Lawn, Saco, Free. 937-2125. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Jeff Bye, “American Landscapes,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through July 28. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

George Lloyd, “10 Figurative Works,” abstract paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through July 28. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Karen Bushold and Susan Porter, “City Limit,” photographs, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opens Friday. Through July 28.

First Fridays at the Farnsworth, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, free. farnsworthmuseum.org/education. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Hallowell Through History” and “Model Citizens,” work by Kennebec Valley Art Association members and photographs by Bill Duffy, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Harlow Gallery. Through July 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” multi-media exhibit of Maine-based artists, writers, composers and furniture makers, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. rivertreearts.org. Through Aug. 4. Opens Friday.

Harold Garde, “People, Places and Things,” paintings, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. emeryarts.umf.maine.edu/calendar. Through Aug. 12. Opens Friday.

“Size Matters,” Francine Schrock and Caren-Marie Michel, paintings, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through July. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jane Davis Doggett, “Talking Graphics with Waterscapes,” canvas-printed vector graphics, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Aug. 3. Opens Saturday.

Sukanya Rahman, recent works on paper, Gun Point Cove Gallery, Orrs Island. gunpointcovegallery.com. 1 to 5 p.m. July 8.

 

 

Benefits

Friends of Rockport Public Library Book Sale, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. 236-3642. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 8.

4 O’Clock Club Bait Shack Party, donate $40 online at oldyork.org and have a buoy painted in your name and mounted on the new bait shack, with barbecue and guest speakers, John Hancock Wharf, York. oldyork.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

 

 

Books and Authors

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Monday.

Maureen Stanton, author of “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,” Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard Ford, author of “Canada,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good, Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” Beyond the Sea, Belfast. 338-2100. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Matt Curry, author of “A Maine Outdoorsman: A Mixed Bag of 48 Short Stories,” Beyond the Sea, Belfast. 338-2100. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Angus King, author of “A Governor’s Travels,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Carole Lambert, author of “Sea Glass Crafts,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.

 

 

Classical Music

Portland Performing Arts Festival Finale Piano Concert, artists of the International Piano Festival including Elliot Schawartz, curated by the Portland Conservatory, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $15 to $25. porttix.com. 3 p.m. today.

Chamber Music Festival, violin, viola and cello play Beethoven, Kodaly and Tchaikovsky, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $20 to $30. kneisel.org. 4 p.m. today.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Sunday Sonatas, Midori performs Bach’s works for solo violin, Crooker Theatre, Brunswick High School, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 4 p.m. today.

Daponte String Quartet, “A Walk Through the Vienna Woods,” Mozart, Beethoven and Satz, brownpapertickets.com/event/255058, Church on the Cape, Cape Porpoise, $10 advance, $12 door. 7 p.m. today.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Monday Sonatas, Midori performs Bach’s works for solo violin, Crooker Theatre, Brunswick High School, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Wednesday Upbeat!, violinist Ray Chen, New York Philharmonic principal oboe Liang Wang, Cincinnati Symphony principal flutist Randy Bowman and the Ying and Shanghai Quartets play Poulenc, Rachmaninoff and Bermel, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $30. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, Anna Polonsky and Orion Wolf, four-hand piano masterpieces and works for two pianos, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30 to $40, $8 for 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chamber ME Music Series, string trio with works by Beethoven and Naumann, Freeport Community Center, free/donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, string trio with works by Beethoven and Naumann, State Street Church, Portland, free/donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 5 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Fridays, Ray Chen, Paul Neubauer, Liang Wang, Mikhail Kopelman, Randy Bowman and the Ying and Shanghai Quartets and others play Bach, Brahms and Schubert, Crooker Theatre, Brunswick High School, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

VoXX, “If Music Be…,” a cappella vocal ensemble performs works from medieval to contemporary, Pascal Hall, Rockport, $10. voiceoftwenty.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

VoXX, “If Music Be…,” a cappella vocal ensemble performs works from medieval to contemporary, Atrium at Athena Health, Belfast, $10. voiceoftwenty.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

VoXX “If Music Be…,” a cappella vocal ensemble performs works from medieval to contemporary, South Cushing Baptist Church, Cushing, $10. voiceoftwenty.com. 4 p.m. July 8.

Concert pianist Frederick Moyer, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m. July 8.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. July 8.

 

 

Dance

Greater Portland Community Dance Series contra dance, live music and guest caller, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

Fairs/Festivals

Portland Theater Collaborative Presents PortFringe 2012, theater, comedy and film at Geno’s Rock Club, Lucid Stage and The St. Lawrence Arts Center, for complete schedule go to portfringe.com, Portland (various), $10, $25 for 3 ticket passes. Today.

Annual Strawberry Festival, shortcake, pies, strawberry pizza, sandwiches, raffles and entertainment, Washington Fire Department. 845-3102. 1 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Craft fair, variety of crafts, homemade desserts, used books and live music, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. 439-0650. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Bethel Art Fair, featuring the ARTirondack chair auction, Bethel Village Common. 824-3575. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

Films

Summer Film Series, “War Horse” (PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. today; “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (PG-13), 7 p.m. July 8.

Summer Film Series, “Singin’ in the Rain” (musical 1952), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, “Paul Klee, Artist of the 20th Century,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 pm. Wednesday.

“The Mark of Zorro,” (1940), Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

For Children

Children’s book author and illustrator Jeannie Brett, author of “My Coon Cat,” “L is for Lobster” and “Little Maine,” reading stories, making crafts and sketching, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Friday.

 

 

Home & Garden

Designer Show House, featuring over a dozen Maine and New England designers, presented by Kennebunk Historical Society, designershowhouse.eventbrite.com, Kenneth Roberts Estate, Kennebunkport, $20. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and July 8; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. Runs through July 14.

 

 

Music

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m. today.

Fiona Apple, singer-songwriter, State Theatre, Portland, $48 advance, $50 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. today.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Harvey Reid, guitarist, original and traditional songs, Hamilton House, South Berwick, $10. 384-2454. 4 p.m. today.

Hot Jazz Brunch, Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and July 8.

Monday Night Blues Series, Toni Lynn Washington, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Jaw Gems, jazz, funk and hip-hop, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Gin Mill Julep, old-time folk duo, Village Park, Falmouth, free. town.falmouth.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Maine’s National Guard Band, patriotic and American music selections, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach, free. seasidepavilion.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Maine Marimba Ensemble, Zimbabwean marimba music, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, The Engagements, classic funk and soul covers to ’80s favorites, Camden Harbor Park, free. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer in the Park Concert Series, llbean.com/summer/?nav=hp-hundredth, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter, 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. Wednesday; Jo Dee Messina, country, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; and Chris Isaak, rock, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, fiddle-based Celtic, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Shinedown with Papa Roach and Adelitas Way, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $41.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Thursday.

“Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, Half Moon Jug Band, county and bluegrass, downtown Bangor, free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, This Way, roots rock, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Tuna, acoustic, with guests Darol Anger and Emy Phelps, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $42. heptunesconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, fiddle-based Celtic, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $25 advance, $30 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Fishbone, with Paranoid Social Club, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

The The Band Band, celebrating of the music of Levon Helm, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Rascal Flatts, “The American Band Tour,” Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $37.50 to $131.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

J. Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin and Texas Flood, classic rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $42.50 advance, $46.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Local Circus, upbeat folk to Motown, bluegrass to swing, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

6Gig, Twisted Roots, Murcielago and Uncle Jack, Asylum, Portland, $7, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic Night, Jakeman Hall, Ocean Park, free. 934-9068. oceanpark.org. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Summer in the Park Concert Series, Maine Academy of Modern Music bands Beware of Pedestrians and Guilty Bystander, llbean.com/summer/?nav=hp-hundredth, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. 2 p.m. Friday.

Taylor’s Grove, Mac McHale, country, and Carolyn Hutton, old-time gospel, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Peter Yarrow, folk singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Strafford Wind Symphony, Wells Harbor Community Park. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jordan Morton and Ethan Jodziewicz, folk, jazz and originals, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jellis, cello, classical to Celtic to modern, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Steve Grover Sextet, jazz, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Stone Mountain Live with The Sweetback Sisters, Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys host musical revue, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $82 for music and dinner. stonemountainartscenter.com, dinner service starts at 6, show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

As Fast As and Eldemur Krimm, rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6 advance, $8 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Windham July Concert Series, Big Ben Hillman, pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, Windham, $8 to $12, 5 and under free. 892-2154. windhamhillucc.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $37.50 to $71.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 4:30 p.m. July 8.

Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto, jazz piano duets, gWatson Gallery, Stonington, $20. gwatsongallery.com. 7:30 p.m. July 8.

County Music Dance and Show, Lolalee and the Country Bandits, BJ Moreau, Barry Wood, Paul Bright and Mary & Maurice Belanger, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, Litchfield, $5, under 12 free. 377-8035. Noon to 5 p.m. July 8.

 

Outdoors

Guided nature hike, learn about flora, fauna and history with hike through the fields, Shaker woods, Loon’s Point, more, reservations required, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $2 to $5, under 6 free. shaker.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Special Events

Angel reading dinner with Ruth Kramer, three-course dinner and personal reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Twenty-Sixth Annual Family Sand Sculpture Competition, theme is “Ocean Park Favorites,” Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach. oceanpark.org. 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Historic Old Port walking tours, 90-minute tours from trained guides, includes maritime and social history, not recommended for children under 12, Maine Historical Society, Portland, $10. mainehistory.org. 10:30 and 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Evening Lantern Walk, tour a 17th-century village and meet an 18th-century soldier on duty at Fort William Henry, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, free. 677-2423. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Peek-A-Boo Revue starring Whistlebait Burlesque, with Cha Cha Velour, Ludella Hahn, The Dirty Dishes and Holly Danger, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Celebrate Portland Community Festival, music, seafood samples, calf-petting, more, performances by Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Chorus and the Blue Lobster Community Chorus from Lucid Stage, Payson Park, Portland, free. communitytour.coop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

PortSports Social Club Presents Pop Cruise, booze cruise with Katy Gaga, a male rock band that performs female pop songs, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $20, 21-plus. portsportsmaine.com. Boarding at 1:30, cruise from 2 to 5 p.m. July 8.

 

Theater

“Pinkalicious The Musical,” kids’ musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $16 to $20. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. today.

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” dynamic and comical true journey of two piano players, Portland Stage Company, $20 to $40. portlandstage.org. 4 p.m. today.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. July 8. Runs through July 15.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $30 to $41. arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

8 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through July 14.

Lake Region Community Theatre presents “Oliver!”, musical, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $12 to $15. lrctme.org. 2 p.m. today.

Celebration Barn Ensemble’s “Thumps Up,” presented by Portland Performing Arts Festival, inventive and funny look at Maine’s unique qualities and character, John Ford Auditorium, Portland High School, $15 to $30. porttix.com. 1 p.m. today.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” musical comedy, presented by Rangeley Friends of the Arts, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15. 864-5364. 7 p.m. today and Monday.

“Oklahoma,” musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $10 to $28. hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through July 21.

“Urinetown,” musical, Boothbay Playhouse, $20. 633-3379. boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through July 14.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is “Brushes with Authority,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Aquitania,” dance, music and classic storytelling within a mystical world, presented by Ziggurat Theater Ensemble of Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $10 to $20. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. July 8. Runs through July 15.

“In My Head I’m Thin,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $18 to $20. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. July 8.

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $18. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. July 8. Runs through July 22.

“The Awesome ’80s Prom,” Ken Davenport’s Off-Broadway show, Styxx, Portland, $8 advance, $12 door. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Aug. 4.

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $11. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. July 8.

“The Little Prince,” Theater at Monmouth, $12. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Aug. 17.

A Night with Flash and Tina Allen, dinner and music, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $25. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.