“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.

“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 Saturday.

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

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

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

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines, Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through Saturday.

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

“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 Saturday.

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

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

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.

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

“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.

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

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 Saturday.

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. Ends today.

“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 Saturday.

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.

“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 Monday.

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

“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. 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.

Tim Beavis Retrospective, paintings, York Public Library. Through Aug. 28.

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

“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 Saturday.

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

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.

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.

Sukanya Rahman, Recent Works on Paper, Gun Point Cove Gallery, Orr’s Island. Ends today.

“Currents: Celebrating the Working Waterfront,” paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Aug. 19.

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. Ends today.

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

Maine Ceramics Artists, works of eight Maine artists, curated by George Pearlman, Farmhouse Gallery, Damariscotta. Ends today.

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

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $12, $6 children. Through Aug. 31.

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

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

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. Through Aug. 30.

“On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, inspired by birds, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay.; junelacombe 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.

Ellie and Will Barnet, paintings, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through Aug. 3.

“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.

“Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past,” clothing, shoes and accessories worn by past Pejepscot residents, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. Through October 31.

“Baker’s Dozen,” studio installation, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Through July 31.

“Studio Selection 1,” latest works from Spindleworks studios, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. Through July 31.

“Studio Selection 2,” latest works from Spindleworks studios, Topsham Public Library. Through Aug. 5.

“Good Old Summertime,” annual summer members’ show, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through Aug. 5.

“Chebeague Through Artists’ Eyes,” Museum of Chebeague History, Chebeague Island. 846-5237. Through Sept. 3.

Sarah Gorham, “Reflections,” colorful interpretations of the water’s edge, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 283-0171. Through Aug. 1.

Arts in the Barn, Bob Matus and Nancy Barron,, Cushing Arts in the Barn. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“L’ArtCADIE,” highlighting the 400th anniversary of the founding of Acadia, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. 834-7536. Through Aug. 15.

“Upon Reflection,” photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman over a 35-year period, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, free. Through Sept. 30.

“Culture on Cloth,” Inuit wall hangings and sculpture, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through Aug. 31.

“Portrait Project 2011-2012,” paintings and drawings by Robert Bryson, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Aug. 10.

“Secrets of Color,” paintings by Kate Banks based on Victoria Finlay’s book “Color: A Natural History of the Palette,” Dyer Library, Saco. Through July 31.

“Tell Me a Story: A World of Wonders,” children’s book illustrations by 11 Maine artists, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through Aug. 3.

“The Art Quilt Show,” contemporary art quilts, presented by the Fearless Designers, Central Maine Artists Gallery, Skowhegan. 858-0797. Through Aug. 4.

Chris Polson, paintings, Twin Brooks Stretchers, Lincolnville. 763-4271. Through Sept. 14.

Art Openings

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

Pamela Hetherly, oil paintings, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Monday through Sept. 7.

“Landscape Languages,” Barbara Vanderbilt, Cynthia White and Mary Boothby, Downtown Gallery, Washington. 845-2225. Friday through Aug. 12.

“Rock and Jazz,” Mark Herrington and Joseph Haroutunian, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. July 22 through Aug. 15.

New Works by Janice Anthony, Dahlov Ipcar, Diane Dahlke, Tom Crotty, Robert Dyer and Margaret Gill; also works by Tom Glover, Janet C. Manyan, Frank Metz, Laurence Sisson and Ted Wengren, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. July 22 through Aug. 18.

Brita Holmquist and Lesia Sochor, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Friday through Aug. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Landscapes,” 20 local artists in various media, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Oct. 19. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.


“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” show scheduled for September, parts for teen-agers and adults, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Wyrd Sisters,” show scheduled for Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4, high school age and up; light and sound designers and crew also needed, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 512-2638. 4 p.m. July 22.


Vintage Moxie Car Show, antiques, street rods, motorcycles, Corvettes, Mustangs and more, benefits Sunshine Hill Neighbors Senior Citizen Program, Lisbon High School, $3 to $5. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

8th Annual Victorian Tea, Victorian victuals and teas with music by harpist Jane Wilcox Hively, benefits seminary restoration, Parsonsfield Seminary, $15 advance, $20 day of. 793-8825. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Bark in the Park, Portland Sea Dogs game, pre-game parade for pups and people led by Slugger, benefits Maine Medical Center Therapy Dog Program, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7, dogs must have tickets. 347-8606. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Annual Book Sale and the Judy McKenzie Memorial Art Sale, York Public Library. Thursday and Friday.

Ronny Cox, with Doing Good artist Bill Ward and aspiring local talent, benefits Alphabet Soup, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $15. 7 p.m. Friday.

Irish tenor Mark Forrest, Broadway’s best inspirational tunes, traditional Irish songs and classic hymns, benefits Mother Seton House, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $20. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Art of the Songwriter, Ronny Cox, Bill Ward, Choco Jacques, Radoslav Lorkovic, Brian Brewer, Wayne Wilkerson and Chris Watking, presented by Music Doing Good, benefits the center, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $25 advance, $30 door. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Iris Society Annual Iris Auction, Treworgy homestead, Gorham. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Golfing FORE! Kidneys Charity Golf Tournament, raffles, silent auction, more, benefits Maine Transplant Program’s Family Assistance Fund through Maine Medical Center, Bath Country Club, North Bath, teams of four or five, $85 per person, includes Famous Dave’s BBQ Feast after the tournament. 837-8062. 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Strawberry Festival, quarts of strawberries, sundaes, jams, pies and shortcakes, benefits First Parish Church of Brunswick music program, Downtown Brunswick Mall/Gazebo. 725-2588. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 22.

Books and Authors

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

Brenda Gilchrist, author of “Waltzing with Bracey: A Long Reach Home,” featuring dramatic readings from the book by community actors Ish Bicknell, Dana Douglass, Hendrik Gideonse, Rich Howe, Judith Jerome, Cherie Mason and Ron Stegall, Stonington Opera House, free. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Falmouth Memorial Library. Noon Tuesday.

Maine Mystery Writer Series, Kate Flora, author of “Redemption,” South Portland Library. 767-7660. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Former poet laureate Betsy Scholl, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lee Francis, Native American author of “Kunu’s Basket,” Children’s Discovery Museum, Augusta. 622-2209. 11 a.m. Thursday.

Summer Author Series, Jim Baumer, author of “Moxie: Maine in a Bottle,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7 to $8. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fran Houston, author of “For the Love of Peaks,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday.

John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good, Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Emily Sweeney, Boston Globe journalist and author of “Boston Organized Crime,” Ashley’s Restaurant, Lyman. 641-9533. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

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

Chamber Music Festival, Schubert, Brahms, Shulamit Ran (world premiere) and Hermann Goetz, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $20 to $30. 4 p.m. today.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Monday Sonatas, Bach and Debussy, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $30. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Haydn, Schubert and a special duo for violin and viola, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish, $10 to $15, 21 and under free. 893-7723. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra, Mozart, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $10 to $20, 647-8580. 8 p.m. Monday.

Chamber Music Festival, Bach, Bartok, Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Dvorak, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Haydn, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $10, Maine students free. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Community Concert, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, free. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concerts, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $10. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and July 22.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, “Jerusalem Mix,” Poulenc, Bolcom, Dorman and Beethoven, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $25. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Daponte String Quartet, “A Walk Through the Vienna Woods,” Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat!, guest artists perform Dvorak, Bach and Debussy, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $30. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, An Evening of Mendelssohn, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, 18 and under $8. 8 p.m. Thursday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, music for winds and strings with Debussy Harp Trio and guest artists, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, $15 to $20, 18 and under $5. 286-6688. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Fridays, guest artists perform Bach, Dvorak and Beethoven, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $40. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15 to $25. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Extra Concert, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Phippsburg, free. 8 p.m. July 22.

DaPonte String Quartet, “A Journey to the Heart of Europe,” Beethoven, Wolf and Dvorak, Huntington Common, Kennebunk, $10 advance, $12 door. 967-9120. 3 p.m. July 22.


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

Summer Arts Series, Alex the Jester (comedy), Royal River Park, Yarmouth. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m. Monday.

Defenders of the Funny, improv, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Punk Hunks of Comedy, Ian Stuart, Kit Rivers, Ethan Marsh, Joe Timmins and Josh Day, hosted by Connor McGrath, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, free, 21-plus. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Saturday.


“Ballroom with a Twist,” TVs “Dancing with the Stars” pros, ballroom and contemporary, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bates Dance Festival, Kyle Abraham/, Abraham’s latest work, “Live!,” Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $12 to $24. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

Tango dance, with DJ Adira, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12. 8 p.m. to midnight Friday.


Moxie Festival, music, performances, parade, more, Lisbon Falls. Today.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, headliners John Mayall and Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band, Harbor Park, Rockland, $30. Gates at 11 a.m. today.

Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, Maine Celtic Scene, Maeve Gilchrist, Maken and Spain Brothers, Screaming Orphans, Black 47, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, $35. Noon today.

“Celebrate Summer in Harpswell,” farm, studio and garden tours, activities, demonstrations, painting, jewelry, more, 33 locations on Harpswell Neck (Route 123) and along Route 24 on Great Island, Cundys Harbor and Orr’s and Bailey Islands. 833-6004. today.

Ossipee Valley Fair, country fair with livestock, events and exhibits, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. Today.

Greek Fest 2012, authentic Greek food, live music and entertainment, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Saco. Today.

Flamingo Festival, celebrating flamingos and the color pink, Harbor House Community Center, Southwest Harbor. Today.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival, farmer olympics, road race, arts and crafts, fireworks, antique tractor pull, mashed potato wrestling, more, Fort Fairfield. Today.

Central Maine Egg Festival, Egglympics, parade, fireworks, chicken barbecue, world’s largest frying pan, Manson Park, Pittsfield. Tuesday to Saturday.

Maine Celtic Celebration, Celtic music and culture festival, various locations, Belfast. Friday.

Yarmouth Clam Festival, food, Maine State Pro-Am Clam Shucking Contest, entertainment, art and crafts, Diaper Derby, races and contests, midway, various locations, Yarmouth. Friday to July 22.

Waterford World’s Fair, community agricultural fair with workshops, craft fair and children’s activities, North Waterford. Friday to July 22.

BRCA Biennial Aquafest, antique wooden boat show and family festival, Belgrade Lakes. Friday and Saturday.

The 58th Annual Alfred Festival, pancake breakfast, parade, chili-chowder-pie contest, kids’ activities, book sale, road race, picnic, more, various locations, Alfred. Friday to July 22.

Mollyockett Days, parade, arts and crafts, wagon rides, belly dancing demo, music, kid’s entertainment, road race, more, Bethel Village Common. Saturday and July 22.

Pirate Festival, sword fights, duels, cannon fire and pirate ship attack by Pirates of the Dark Rose, Fort Knox Historic Site, Prospect. Saturday.

The Great Central Maine Everything That Flies Fly In, Texas Flying Legends, model airplanes, flying demos, vendors and more, Pittsfield Municipal Airport. Saturday.

Annual Native American Pow Wow, music, vendors and special guests celebrating Native American heritage, Harbor Park, Wells. Saturday and July 22.

Bingham Bicentennial, children’s festival, talent show, road race, fashion show, musket shooting contest, Revolutionary War encampment, more., various locations, Bingham. Saturday through July 29.

Annual Stonington Fisherman’s Day, food, crafts, vendors, codfish relay, pet show, rowboat races, more, Stonington. July 22.

Celebration of the Arts, painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers and fine crafters plus live music and a children’s activity tent, The Mooring Bed & Breakfast, Georgetown. Noon to 4 p.m. July 22.


Summer Film Series, “Troll Hunter” (PG-13), York Public Library, free. 7 p.m. today.

“Tonari No Totoro,” family-friendly story of two young daughters in post-war Japan from anime director Hayao Miyazaki, Denmark Arts Center, $5. 4 p.m. today.

“Living Downstream,” documentary based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, discussion to follow the film, York Public Library, free. 5 p.m. Monday.

Summer Film Series, “The Spitfire Grill” (drama, 1996), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Movies in the Amphitheatre, “The Raven” (1963), bring your own seating, Bok Amphitheatre (Harbor Park), Camden, free. 236-3440. Rain location Camden Public Library. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Documentary Film Series, shorts “Barber of Birmingham” and “Sin Pais,” Portland Public Library, free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Shut Up and Play The Hits: The Last Days of LCD Soundsystem,” documentary about punk band LCD Soundsystem’s final show, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesday.

John Ford Film Series, “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7 to $8. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Film Series, “The Artist” (PG-13), York Public Library, free. 7 p.m. July 22.

Food and Drink

A Wine Walk in the Old Port, Backyard BBQ Friendly Reds, visit four local restaurants for food and wine pairings with sommelier Erica Archer, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $39 advance, $45 door, 21-plus. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Wine Walk in the Old Port, The Many Styles of Sauvignon Blanc, visit four local restaurants with sommelier Erica Archer and enjoy food and wine pairings, Eve’s at the Garden, Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland, $39 advance, $45 door, 21-plus. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

“Rapunzel,” Ogunquit Playhouse, $11. 10 a.m. today.

“The Boxcar Children,” vignettes based on the first book in the series, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. 4 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. July 22.

Monique Barrett, singer-songwriter shares stories and songs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, free. 854-0630. 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, Sammie Haynes, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. 756-8130. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Duquette, world music for children, CD-release party, Saco Grange, Saco, $3, $10 for family of four or more. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Open Farm Day, more than 100 farms open to public, farm activities and demonstrations, milking, berry picking, barn tours, hayrides, farm-raised products for sale, more, statewide. 287-3702; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22.


Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, 18th-century house, Portland, $6 to $10. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

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.


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 22.

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

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

Portlands Choral Art Society Camerata, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. 7:30 p.m. today.

Summer Concert Series, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5. 985-8759. Favorite Broadway tunes, 5 p.m. today and July 22.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, in-store performance, songs from the Great American Songbook, Bull Moose, Scarborough. 11 a.m. today.

Lily and the Tigers, Gothic Americana, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Monday.

Delta Knights, blues, classic rock and swing, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Easy Money Band, classic county, rock, pop, disco and ballads, Village Park, Falmouth, free. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

This Way with Union Street Preservation Society, Americana, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Monday.

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

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $13, $30 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz great plays songs from the Prohibition Era, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park, Tricky Britches (bluegrass), Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford, free. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Jordan Benissan, African drumming, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Evans Blue with State Your Cause, rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $25 VIP, 18-plus. Rock, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Christine Correa and the All-Star Quintet, jazz, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington, free. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunset Folk Series, Darien Brahms, Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8130. 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, The Mallett Brothers Band (country, rock), Mill Creek Park, South Portland, free. 767-7650. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Colwell Brothers (blues, R&B), Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery, Naples, 21-plus. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Ian MacKenzie, folk guitar, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $5. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, Tom Luther Quintet, Heritage Park, Belfast, free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Primo Cubano (classic Cuban), Fort Allen Park, Portland. 756-8130. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Matuto, Brazilian, swing, bebop, funk, rock and blues, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 to $9. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, Everett Dumas (acoustic rock and pop), Bangor downtown, free. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Pete Kilpatrick Band (indie rock), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kristen Lindell, acoustic roots, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Suzy Bogguss, Lori McKenna, Sarah Siskind, Peter Mulvey and Chris Moore, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $55. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, Lady Zen, Zach Jones, Spencer Albee (pop rock, R&B and soul), Monument Square, Portland. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, Boreal Tordu (Acadian music quartet), Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston, Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Motor Booty Affair, Memorial Park, Scarborough, Free. 772-2811, Ext. 234. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band and Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket, Nu Funk, Asylum, Portland, $6 advance, $9 door, 21-plus. 772-8274. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Midcoast Music Fest, David Mallett with Anna & The Diggs, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $15 advance, $18 door. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, Hoot Night (pot pourri of music), Central School, South Berwick, free/donation. 384-5846. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Britta Pejic and Arcane Lore, indie, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Midcoast Brass Quintet, classical, jazz and pop, Bok Amphitheatre (Harbor Park), Camden, free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux (fiddle and string band), Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, free. Noon Thursday.

Roy Book Binder, blues guitar, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Suzy Bogguss, country, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50 advance, $40.50 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tommy Bazarian, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

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

Con Fullam, singer-songwriter, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $10. 7 p.m. Friday.

Candlebox, with Sugar Red, The Hollow Glow, Asylum, Portland, $26 advance, $29 door, 21-plus. 772-8274. 9 p.m. Friday.

Friday Noon Concert Series, Stan Davis, Post Office Park, Portland. Noon Friday.

The Mallett Brothers Band, with Darlingside, Jake Hill & Deep Creek, alt-country, rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 to $10, 21-plus. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Leon Russell, singer-pianist, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $32.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jan Marie Bacon, ’60s and ’70s folk and pop, Congregational Church of Bristol, $12. 562-6843. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Joseph Firecrod (Native American flute), Wells Harbor Community Park. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

Freedy Johnston, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus, 70-voice ensemble, The Temple, Ocean Park, $12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer in the Park Concert Series, Martin Sexton (singer-songwriter), L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Windham July Concert Series, Don Roy (Franco American fiddling), Windham Hill United Church of Christ, $8 to $12, 5 and under free. 892-2154. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Uke ‘n’ Smile, ukelele and vocals, The Brickhouse, Scarborough, $10. 233-6755. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series, Joseph Firecrow (Native American flute), Harbor Park, Wells, free, rain location is Ward Gym at Wells Junior High School. 646-2451. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

BORA, Clubberlang, Sinfist, Asylum, Portland, $6. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lex and Joe, swing, R&B and jazz, York Art Association, York Harbor, free/donation. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Leon Russell, singer-pianist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $65. 8 p.m. July 22.

The Randy Oxford Band, blues, with Poke Chop and the Other White Meat, Big Easy, Portland. 8 p.m. July 22.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League Baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. New Hampshire, 1 p.m. today; Reading, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Special Events

An Evening with Duke Ellington, recorded music and slide presentation on the life and career of the composer and band leader, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 to $15. 2 p.m. today.

Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival, Telstar High School, Bethel, $2. 527-2938. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Mensk Rooftop Film Series, “Up,” Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 8:30 p.m. today.

Chickadee Quilters of Bridgton Quilt Show, display, yard sale, refreshments, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton, $5. 647-5197. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Museums of Old York Presents 23rd Annual Decorator Show House, Harmon House, York Harbor, $20. Ongoing through Aug. 11.

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.

Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, sea shanty group Roll and Go with the Seanachie Nights regulars, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Summer Weekday Performance Series, Vandini the Children’s Magician, Post Office Park, Portland. Noon Tuesday.

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

Bay Chamber Concerts Presents, three silent films with live scores, featuring Rick Benjamin and The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $40, $8 youth. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” Brent McCoy: Comedy Works, Stonington Opera House, $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

MET Opera: Live in HD Summer Encore Series, “Don Giovanni,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $18. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Behind the Scenes at the Antiques Road Show, hosted by Donald Cresswell, owner of Philadelphia Print Shop, presented by Museums of Old York in conjunction with the 23rd annual Decorator Show House. York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, $60 includes signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and lecture, reservations required. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Forever Frank,” summer Sinatra dinner dance presented by Reindeer Theatre Company, with Louis Philippe and cast of young singers and Sinatra’s favorite Italian food from Luigi, St. Anthony’s Parish, Westbrook, $15. 6 p.m. Friday.

Founder’s Day Classic Car Exhibit, Bahre collection of antique and classic cars, music, entertainment, craft fair, benefits the museum, Hamlin Memorial Library & Museum, South Paris, $2 to $10. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

5th Annual Old York Antiques Show, Virginia Weare Parsons Education Center, York Village, $9, $5 for members. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and July 22.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 2 p.m. today.

“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. 5 p.m. today.

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

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

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

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

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Arundel Barn Playhouse, $30 to $41. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through July 22.

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

“Sunset Boulevard,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $36-$59. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 22. Runs through Aug. 4.

“MoonDance,” one-woman musical caberet of Luna Diamond’s journey in the 20th century, Lucid Stage, Portland, $6 advance, $10 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. July 22.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” comic operetta, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. July 22.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” presented by Fenix Theatre, Bowdoin College Hatch Quad, Brunswick, free. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Funny Girl,” Northport Music Theater, $20 to $25. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. July 22. Runs through July 29.

“The House of Bernarda Alba,” drama presented by Heartwood Theater, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $12 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Runs through July 29.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” presented by Fenix Theatre, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. 6:30 p.m. Friday and. Saturday. Runs through Aug. 11.

“Chess,” rock opera, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Rat Pack is Back,” dinner theater and music, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.99. 7 p.m. Saturday.


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