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

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

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

“Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Through Monday.

“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. Ends today.

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

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

Claudia Hughes, “My City by the Sea,” recent paintings, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Saturday.

“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 Connection: Small Gems,” Sandy Wadlington, Cynthia Stroud, Caitlin Johnston, Chloe Urban and Glenda Arentzen, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 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. Ends today.

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

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. Through Aug. 24.

Patricia McHold, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Monday.

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. Ends today.

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

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

“The Portrait in American Realism,” drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 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. Through March 2013.

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

Annie Lemieux, photographs of the “Way Way Store,” Saco Museum. 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; Through Nov. 10.

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

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

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

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

“Painted Details,” artists interpret Kennebunk’s historic architecture, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 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. 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. Through Sept. 23.

“70 and Counting,” Rhoda Boughton retrospective, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven. Through Wednesday.

“Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 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. Through Sept. 15

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

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

Stew Henderson, John D. Woolsey and Lois Dodd, solo shows, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Saturday.

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

Jean Kigel, “Aquarium and Aviary,” Gyotaku monoprints and Asian brush bird paintings, Denmark Arts Center, Denmark. 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. Through Aug. 31.

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

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

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

Julie Freund and Cooper Dragonette, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 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.

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

Jeff Bye, “American Landscapes,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through July 28.

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

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

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

“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. Through July 29.

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

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

“Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine,” through May 26, 2013, Maine Historical Society, Portland. Harold Garde, “People, Places and Things,” paintings, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. Through Aug. 12.

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

“Hallowell Through History” and “Model Citizens,” work by Kennebec Valley Art Association members and photographs by Bill Duffy, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Harlow Gallery. Through July 28.

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.

George Lloyd, “10 Figurative Works,” abstract paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through July 28.

“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 Saturday.

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

“Size Matters,” Francine Schrock and Caren-Marie Michel, paintings, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through July.

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

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

“Secret Garden,” garden-inspired art, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-7612. Saturday and July 15. Through Aug. 30.

“On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, inspired by birds, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay.; Also at Maine Audubon, Falmouth. Through Sept. 30.

The Artisans Collective, encaustics, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, digital art, floor cloths and ceramics, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. Through Aug. 23.

“Expanding Horizons in 20th Century Maine Art,” 20th-century American paintings and new works by New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682. Through Aug. 8.

“Cats vs. Dogs,” themed free-for-all show, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. 772-9280. Through Friday.

“Beasts and Botany,” art by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through July 30.

Sarah Bouchard, Clint Fulkerson and David Raymond, sculpture, drawings, lambda prints and block prints and more, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells. Through Aug. 4.

“Mythologies,” Lucinda Bliss, Stephen Burt, Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Carrie Scanga, Todd Watts and Timothy Wilson, Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. Through Aug. 25.

“The Life of a Collection: Spotlight on Hats,” Kennebunk Free Library. Through Tuesday.

“Ikebana in Maine,” Ikebana flower arrangements, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. Through July 31.

“Legends” of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, works in clay, River Arts, Damariscotta. Through July 27.

“Fresh Sparks,” student ceramic art from six regional high schools, Farmhouse Gallery, Damariscotta. Through July 15.

“Salad Days Artists: Then and Now,” orignal ceramic plates made from local clay during artists’ Salad Days residencies, Farmhouse Gallery, Damariscotta. Through July 15.

Maine Ceramics Artists, works of eight Maine artists, curated by George Pearlman, Farmhouse Gallery, Damariscotta. Through July 15.

Founders 25th Anniversary Exhibition, George Mason Gallery, Nobleboro. Through July 27.

25th Anniversary Invitational Pottery Sale, 25 works from 25 artists, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday.

25th Anniversary Ceramic Art Auction, live auction of works by leading ceramic artists, to support Watershed’s residency programs, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Art Openings

Sukanya Rahman, Recent Works on Paper, Gun Point Cove Gallery, Orr’s Island. Through July 15. 1 to 5 p.m. today.

Judy O’Donnell, painting and bronze sculpture, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. 773-0822. Today through July 28.

Tim Beavis Retrospective, paintings, York Public Library. Through Aug. 28. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $12, $6 children. Tuesday through Aug. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ellie and Will Barnet, paintings, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through Aug. 3. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines, Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through July 21. Artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Alex Katz: Maine/New York,” paintings and one multi-part sculpture, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609. Saturday through Dec. 30.

“Currents: Celebrating the Working Waterfront,” paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Saturday through Aug. 19. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Continuing Connections: Craft Media,” Ingrid Merken, Chris Joyce, Robin Cust, Jeffrey Becton and Sequoia Miller, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Aug. 4. Opening reception, p.m. July 15. 


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” for a full list of characters and descriptions go to, prepare a song and bring sheet music, Portland Players, South Portland. 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 


Friends of Rockport Public Library Book Sale, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. 236-3642. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. today.

Rose and Teardrops, Rusty Hinges and Jeff Tozier, bluegrass, folk, country, ’60s rock, bluegrass, gospel, sea shanties, oldies and more, benefits on-going restoration of the Old Jefferson Town House by the Jefferson Historical Society, Old Jefferson Town House, $10. 549-5258. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wine Dinner and “South Pacific,” dinner followed by the musical at the Ogunquit Playhouse, reception, wine auction and meet-the-cast, benefits Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Katie’s Cafe, Shore Road, Ogunquit, $150, $110 for dinner only. 604-4884. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

10th Annual Summer Celebration Fundraiser, dog tricks, pony rides, food, auctions, live music and more, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Nicole’s 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Caring Unlimited, Lords Point, Kennebunk Beach, $20 to $25. Registration at 6:45 a.m., race at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Book Sale Blow Out, fiction, biographies, kids books, movies, non-fiction and more, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Vintage Moxie Car Show, antiques, street rods, motorcycles, Corvettes, Mustangs and more, benefits Sunshine Hill Neighbor’s Senior Citizen Program, Lisbon High School, $10 for driver and passenger, $3 to $5. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15. 

Books and Authors

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

Edith Pearlman, author of “Binocular Vision,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry Reading, Martin Steingesser, former Portland poet laureate, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard Russo, author of “Interventions,” Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

Maggie Shipstead, author of “Seating Arrangements,” Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Irish Writer, Storyteller and Photographer Kevin O’Hara, author of “Last of the Donkey Pilgrims,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Katherine Mayfield, author of the memoir “A Box of Daughter: Overcoming a Legacy of Emotional Abuse,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bill Barry, author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, free. 774-1822. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Jeremy Spiegel, author of “The Mindful Medical Student: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Staying Who You Are While Becoming Who You Want to Be,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Lowry’s Lodge,” monthly reading series hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featured poets Steve Cowperthwaite and Ted Bookey, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5 suggested. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Poet Alicia Fisher, author of “Tenants,” singer-songwriter Lauryn Hottinger will provide music and song, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Jennifer Gooch, author of “Girl Unmoored,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday. 

Classical Music

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

Concert Pianist Frederick Moyer, works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. 7:30 p.m. today.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, “Artists of Tomorrow,” Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $10. 7:30 p.m. today; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, “Monday Sonatas,” works by Beethoven, Bach and Schubert, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $30. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, “Artists of Tomorrow,” Day’s Ferry Congregational Church, Woolwich, free. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Borders International Piano Festival, interpretations of piano literature by promising young keyboard artists from U.S. and Europe, Gould Academy (Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center), Bethel, free. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: “Wednesday Upbeat!”, works by Bartok and Ravel, featured artists include violinist Ray Chen, oboist Liang Wang, flutist Randy Bowman and the Ying and Shanghai Quartets, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $30. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “Vienna: City of Music,” James Campbell and Marc Johnson with Afiara String Quartet, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, $8 for 18 and under. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “Vienna: City of Dreams,” Farnsworth Art Museum (Wyeth Center), Rockland, $30, $40 for both performances, $8 for 18 and under. Schubert sonata at 6 p.m., rarely heard Beethoven duo at 8:15 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, “Festival Fridays,” works by Bach, Ravel and Franck, featured artists include Paul Neubauer, Liang Wang, Mikhail Kopelman, Randy Bowman and others along with Ying and Shanghai Quartets, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $40. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Daponte String Quartet, “A Walk Through the Vienna Woods,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, 21 and under free. 2:30 p.m. July 15. 


Paula Poundstone, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $41.50. 8 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bob Marley, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday (9 p.m. show is 21-plus).

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. 8 p.m. July 15. 


Bates Dance Festival, Rennie Harris Puremovement, recent and signature works from female dancers, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $12 to $24. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Swing Dance, with DJ PJ, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, music by Riptide, caller Maggie Robinson, bring clean shoes for dancing, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. potluck at 7 p.m., beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m., dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Forget Me Not,” dance performance by Philadelphia based company Subsircle, Engine, Biddeford, $10 to $12, 12 and under free. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Norway Arts Festival, downtown Norway. Arts, crafts, dance, theater and music, Thursday to Saturday.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, Tab Benoit, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Randy Oxford Band, Albert Castiglia, Charlie A’Court, Anthony Gomes, Ana Popovic, John Mayall, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Mark Lavoe, Dave Keller, tribute to Koko Taylor with The Blues Machine, Nora Jean Wallace, Melvia “Chick” Rogers and Jackie Scott, Harbor Park, Rockland, $25 advance, $30 door, $50 to $70 for two-day pass. 11 a.m. Saturday and July 15.

Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, The Press Gang, Chrissy Crowley, Sprag Session, Searson, Carbon Leaf, Enter the Haggis, Maine Celtic Scene, Maeve Gilchrist, Maken and Spain Brothers, Screaming Orphans, Black 47, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $25 advance, $35 door, two-day tickets are $40 in advance and $60 day of. 2 p.m. Saturday; noon July 15.

“Celebrate Summer in Harpswell,” farm, studio and garden tours, activities, demonstrations, painting, jewelry and more, presented by Harpswell Art & Craft Guild, 33 locations on Harpswell Neck (Route 123) and along Route 24 on Great Island, Cundy’s Harbor and Orrs and Bailey islands, Harpswell. 833-6004. Saturday and July 15. 


Summer Film Series, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, York Public Library, free. (PG-13), 7 p.m. today.

Summer Documentary Film Series, “Nostalia for the Light,” Portland Public Library, free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, “The Decisive Moment: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer,” plus Edward Hopper, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 pm. Wednesday. 

Food and Drink

Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay, taste beers from more than 30 Maine breweries, Boothbay Resort, $50, $75 VIP tickets include noon entry, 21-plus. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

For Children

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $11. 10 a.m. today.

“Nightingale,” shadow puppet play, presented by Figures of Speech Theater, Coastal Ridge Elementary School, York, free. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, Sparks Ark (Wild Animals), Deering Oaks, Portland, free. 756-8130. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Boxcar Children,” vignettes based on the first book in “The Boxcar Children” series, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. July 15.

“Rapunzel,” tongue-in-cheek retelling of the perennial favorite, Ogunquit Playhouse, $11. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. July 15. 

Home & Garden

Designer Show House presented by Kennebunk Historical Society, featuring more than a dozen Maine and New England designers, Kenneth Roberts estate, Kennebunkport, $20. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Maine Home + Design Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, self-guided tour of Cape Elizabeth private gardens, benefits arboretum at Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, $20 to $25. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Garden Tour, Kezar Falls, Parsonsfield and Porter, self-guided tour features 11 gardens, Riverside United Methodist Church, Kezar Falls, $12 advance, $15 day of. 625-3082. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 


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. 10:30 and 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.


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

Hot Jazz Brunch, Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and July 15.

Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto, jazz piano duos, gWatson Gallery, Stonington, $20. 7:30 p.m. today.

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

Monday Night Blues Series, Howard and the White Boys, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Primo Cubano, Cuban “son” music, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Maine State Music Theatre Presents Schooner Fare, Maine folk duo, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $17 to $30. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio, Camden Public Library, free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sprag Session, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, 15. 583-6747. Celtic fusion, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kayla MacMillan CD-Release Show, singer-songwriter, Aaron Nadeau opens, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“FATS,” revue of the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, Aisha Ussery Adams and Philip Hall with band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Donavon Frankenreiter, with Rayland Baxter, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $21 door, $36 VIP, every ticket gets Frankenreiter’s new CD, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park, Pepperell Square, a cappella doo-wop trio, Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford, free. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Old-Time Music Jam, open jam of Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Sunset Folk Series, Truth About Daisies, Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8130. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Kat Logan and Jim Loney, folk-rock fusion, Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, Boghat, Irish folk, Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston, free. 786-6330. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Randy Oxford Band (blues), Fort Allen Park, Portland. 756-8130. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bush, alternative rock, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door, all ages, general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, Rog & Ray, tropical rock, downtown Bangor, free. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, duo singing a variety of music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Celtic Celebration, Saltwater Celtic Festival satellite event, Don Roy Trio, Naia, Boghat and The Press Gang, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, Phantom Buffalo and Dilly Dilly, experimental folk and pop, Monument Square, Portland, free. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans brass funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $18 advance, $22 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio, vocals with flute, piano, stand-up bass and drums, benefits the church, First Parish Church, Portland, $15. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, The GuvNors, Memorial Park, Scarborough, free. 772-2811, Ext. 234. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tycho, with Onuinu, Of The Trees, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 to $30. (888) 512-SHOW; 9 p.m. Thursday.

Midcoast Music Fest, Jason Spooner Trio with The New Rangers, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $15 advance, $18 door. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Elizabeth Cook, country singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Papadello, folk-pop, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Barn Burner Music Series with the Roy Sludge Trio, Western swing, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $ 8 p.m. Friday.

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

“Woody’s A’Hundred!”, the life and music of Woody Guthrie, with Bob Webb and Dave Peloquin, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $6 to $16. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Old Time Musketry, jazz, rock and folk, Dobra Tea, Portland, $10. 8 p.m. Friday.

10 Years, Kyng and Fair to Midland, alternative metal, Asylum, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Soule Monde (Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of Trey Anastasio Band), and Dirigo (members of Strangefolk), Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

The Project with Ten Pennies, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5 to $10. (888) 512-SHOW. 9 p.m. Friday.

Maia Sharp, singer-songwriter, Garrison Starr opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, family concert, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Yonder Mountain String Band, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, general admission. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Monadnock Island Sounds (calypso, reggae, blues and rumba on steel drums), Wells Harbor Community Park, free. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Meghan Yates, folk-fusion, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jellis, cello, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Windham July Concert Series, The Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, $8 to $12, 5 and under free. 892-2154. 7 p.m. Saturday.

L.A. Guns, hard rock, Asylum, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 21-plus. 8 p.m. July 15.

Jacob Augustine, The Milkman’s Union and Tallahassee, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. 8 p.m. July 15.

Portland Choral Art Society Camerata, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. 7:30 p.m. July 15. 

Pro Sports

Sea Dogs Game, Minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. July 15. 

Special Events

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

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

National Theater in London Rebroadcast, “Frankenstein,” based on Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Author Crash Barry: “Tough Island Live,” 45-minute monologue with true stories of Matinicus, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

MET Opera: Live in HD Summer Encore Series, “Les Contes D’Hoffman,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $18. 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” New England dance company Adele Myers & Dancers, Stonington Opera House, $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Live in HD from Royal Albert Hall, “Phantom of the Opera,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $15. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Boston Babydolls, “A (re)Moveable Feast,” food-themed burlesque show, Lucid Stage, Portland, $16 to $18. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

23rd Annual Decorator Show House Preview Party, meet designers, fine food and drinks, 19 Harmon Park Road, York Harbor, $75 to $125. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Norway Arts Festival Street Dance, music by Tricky Britches, Katey Branch & Emma Day-Branch, and Dawson Hill, BBQ behind Fare Share Market, downtown Norway, free. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

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

“An Evening with Duke Ellington,” recorded music and slide presentation on the life and career of the band leader, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 to $15. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. July 15.

Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival, Telstar High School, Bethel, $2, under 12 free. 527-2938. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.

Judy McKenzie Memorial Art Sale Preview Party, York Public Library, $10. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

23rd Annual Decorator Show House, presented by Museums of Old York, Harmon House, York Harbor, $20. Saturday and July 15. Runs through Aug. 11.

Mensk Rooftop Film Series, “Up,” bring your own lawnchair, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 8:30 p.m. July 15.

Chickadee Quilters of Bridgton Quilt Show, quilts on display, vendor area, yard sale table, refreshments, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton, $5. 647-5197. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and July 15. 


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

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

“In My Head I’m Thin,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $18 to $20. 2 and 8 p.m. today.

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $18. 5 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m. July 15. Runs through July 22.

“White Christmas,” Irving Berlin musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $30 to $41. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Urinetown,” musical, Boothbay Playhouse, $20. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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

Shakespeare’s “Antony & Cleopatra,” Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington, $35. 7 p.m. Thursday through July 15. Runs through July 22.

“Once On This Island, Jr.,” Caribbean adaptation of the popular Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale, $10 to $12. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. July 15. Runs through July 22.

“The Little Prince,” children’s show, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $12. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $12 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. July 15. Runs through July 21.