“Two Visions,” paintings by Lenora Leibowitz and photo- graphs by Rita Spinella Olsen, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fish Through Aug. 25.

“Illustrated Passages,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Artists chose a piece of text to accompany their art. Through Aug. 19.

“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,” Portland Museum of Art. Through Sept. 30.

“Urban Scene,” Maine Artists Collective show, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Aug. 20.

“The Private World of Robert M. Wilson,” photography, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 490-1028. Through Aug. 25.

“Rock and Jazz,” Mark Herrington and Joseph Haroutunian, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through Wednesday.

“Continuing Connections: Printmakers of Maine,” Karl Schrag and Barbara Sullivan, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Aug. 25.

New Works, Janice Anthony, Diane Dahlke, Tom Crotty, Robert Dyer, Margaret Gill, Tom Glover, Dahlov Ipcar, Janet C. Manyan, Frank Metz, Laurence Sisson and Ted Wengren, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. Through Sept. 8.

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. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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

“Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do or Do Without: The Material Culture of World War II,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through Aug. 31.

“Three Town Artists,” Carlo Pittore, Bryce Muir and Carter Smith, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. Through Sept. 23.

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

Barbara Brady, “reMarks,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. Through Sept. 2.

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

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

Harold Garde, “People, Places and Things,” paintings, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. Sunday.

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

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

Pamela Hetherly, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Oil paintings. Through Sept. 7.

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

“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.; Also at Maine Audubon, Falmouth. Through Sept. 30.

Cushing Arts In The Barn featuring Barbara Harold and Lynne Schultz,, Sunday.

Duane Paluska, new paintings and sculpture, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Sept. 8.

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

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

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

“L’ArtCADIE,” highlighting 400th anniversary of 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. Through Aug. 31.

Brita Holmquist and Lesia Sochor, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through Aug. 26.

“Landscape Languages,” Barbara Vanderbilt, Cynthia White and Mary Boothby. Downtown Gallery, Washington. 845-2225. Sunday.

“Landscapes,” 20 local artists and an array of media, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Oct. 19.

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

“Viewpoints,” group exhibit, Marguerite Robichaux, Elise Ansel, Tom Curry, Michele Dangelo, Kate Emlen and many others. Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through Sept. 24.

Barbara Ernst Prey: “Forty Years of Painting,” Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. Through Aug. 31.

New Works, painters Judy Belasco, Ragna Bruno, Tom Curry, Gregory Dunham, Rosie Moore and Colin Page, and sculptors Kazumi Hoshino and Mark Kindschi, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Sunday.

“Fuse,” works by 19 Maine encaustic artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Aug. 25.

Jacqueline Hickey, homage to Portland, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Through Aug. 29.

“Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood,” Rush Brown paintings, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Friday.

“Different Strokes,” paintings by Richard Field and Jan Zaremba, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Friday.

“Katahdin to Cadillac: Scenes of Maine,” oils and watercolors by Frances Pratt Caswell, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Through Aug. 30.

“Art Quilt Odyssey,” Carol Ann Powley, mixed-media art quilts, York Public Library. Through Sept. 5.

Denise Brown, watercolor and acrylic artist, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. Friday. Through Aug. 31.

William Irvine and John Neville, new works, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Sunday.

Hannah Ineson, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Aug. 21.

Leon Vanella, photography, Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta. Through Aug. 25.

“The Plate and the Print,” Karl Schrag and Barbara Sullivan, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Aug. 25.

“Three Colorists,” Tom Curry, Henry Isaacs and Andrea Peters, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through Sept. 4.

“Architectural Elements,” hooked work by Roslyn Logsdon, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through Sept. 29.

Mike Fletcher, paintings; also showing work of Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick. Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Aug. 26.

“My Studio Without Walls: Maine and Beyond,” watercolors by Tony van Hasselt, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Aug. 31.

“Arboretum,” Jane Banquer and “Ink & Pixel,” Ed Zelinsky, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, prints and video, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 1.

“Series,” Ogunquit Art Association Showcase, Terry Downs and others, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Through Sept. 8.

“Through the Eyes of America,” America Martin, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. Friday through Sept. 12.

“Search for Form,” Tom Paiement mixed media, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Sept. 1.

“Spectrum 2012 – From the Ocean to Cornfields to Flowers,” Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Aug. 31.

Wood Island Lighthouse Exhibit, paintings and photographs of the original lighthouse, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. Through Aug. 31.

6th Annual Local Art Exhibit, West Buxton Public Library, 727-5898. Through Aug. 30.

“Quarrying Form: The Paintings of Helen Marie Allen,” Bangor Public Library. 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 30.

“Maine-ly Marco,” oils on canvas by nine women artists from Maine and Florida, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Aug. 31.

“Life Drawings,” by Randall Harris, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 29.

“tiny,” small paintings, encaustics, sculpture and fiber works, Whatnot Gallery, Spindle- works, Brunswick. Through Aug. 31.

“Mid-Summer Perspectives,” John Bowdren, William Hallett and Gayl McNally, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Sept. 30.

“Counterpoint III,” “Here from There” and “Intercept,” paintings, sculptures, works on paper, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Sept. 22.

“Mirrors,” paintings by Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Through Aug. 28.

“Four Figurative Artists,” Ryan Brown, Ellen Cooper, Renee Foulks and Lea Collie Wight, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Through Aug. 28.

“This Field,” paintings by Megan Chase, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Sept. 23.

Mario Francesconi, Italian modernist paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Through Sept. 4.

“install 2,” three Maine artists, selections of objects and furniture from the gallery, and photographs by Sally Mann from a private collection, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells. Through Sept. 15.

“Beauty Everyday – The Floral Series,” photographs by Annie Lemieux, Kennebunk Free Library. Through Aug. 31.

“Geometry Meets Nature,” Frederick Lynch and James Linehan, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through Oct. 15.

“Deer Park Lodge,” variety of images from a historic Maine camp, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. 939-6518. Through Aug. 30.

“Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paper pulp paintings, mixed media, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. Through Sept. 7.

Jean Kigel, Asian brush paintings and watercolors, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. Through Aug. 22.

Art Openings

“Wonderful Water,” multi-media show, York Art Association, York Harbor. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 2.

“40 Years Celebrating Maine,” Joellyn Duesberry oil paintings and monotypes, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 29.

Cushing Arts In The Barn, “Journeys” with Trish Weisbrot and Pat Ryan,, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ed Botkin 8th Annual Show, realistic Maine scenes in oil, Ocean View Grange, St. George. 372-6369. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 19.


Fundraiser for Aurora theater shooting victims, North Saco Congregational Christian Church, donations. 332-6174. Coffeehouse open mic and performances by Kelia Ingraham and Abbe Anderson, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Golf Tournament for Northern York County Family YMCA, player entry fee covers green fees, golf cart rental, lunch and dinner, refreshments and a special gift bag, Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach, $100. 283-0100. Thursday.

Golf Classic to benefit Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, Dutch Elm Golf Club, Arundel. $110, $400 for teams. Prizes, awards, silent auction, barbecue. 282-9850. Rain date Aug. 23. Noon Thursday.

“Jazzing Up The Shipyard,” Marcus Printup Jazz Quartet, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, Boothbay Region Land Trust fundraiser, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, $125. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Appraisals and Auction to Benefit Elijah Kellogg Church, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell, $5 per item. 725-7715. Appraisals by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Blueberry Gala, loads of refreshments, live entertainment and a silent auction. West Gorham Union Church. 839-5946. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Helping the Homeless 5K Run/Walk, Project Blessing, register at, Shaw Gym, Gorham, $18 advance, $23 day of. 286-7042. 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

Paddle for Pine Tree Camp Challenge, Winslow Park, Freeport. Two kayak routes are established for all skill levels and abilities, 8 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donations welcome. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Max Alexander, author of “Bright Lights, No City,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

David Morse and Steve Hrehovcik, author and illustrator of “Julie’s Climb,” Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Barbara Duke, author of “Growing Up in Brooklyn,” Portland Public Library, Portland. Noon Friday.

John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” York’s Book Store, Houlton. 532-3354. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, “Russian Finale,” Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $25. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Schubert, Foss and Brahms, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $100 for all four concerts, students free. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, “Russian Finale,” Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “Dreams and Passions,” works from the classical, romantic and modern periods. Violinist Livia Sohn and Stephen Prutsman from the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Rockport Opera House, $30-$40, $8 for 18 and under. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $30. Telemann, Michael Rose and Brahms, 8 p.m. Thursday; Mozart, Sebastian Currier and Copland, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “An Uncommon Affair,” works by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina, Pascal Hall, Rockport, $75, includes drinks and desserts. 8 p.m. Friday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, chamber music for winds and strings featuring Brahms Horn Trio and guest artists, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, $15-$20, $5 for 18 and under. 286-6688. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lincoln Festival Chorus and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra with Sean Fleming, Handel’s Te Deum and Jubilate for the Peace of Utrecht, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, $15, free for 12 and under. 8 p.m. Friday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, “Fragments: Connecting Past and Present,” Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $100 for all four concerts, students free. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 24.


Olde Bristol Days, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. Historical activities including an artisan exhibition, All day Sunday.

Schoodic Arts Festival, Winter Harbor. 963-2569. Performances and workshops throughout the peninsula celebrating arts and culture in downeast Maine. Check for schedule. Sunday.

Topsham Fair, Topsham Fair- grounds, Agricultural exhibits, animal pulling events, 4-H exhibitors, crafters, midway and harness racing. Today.

Skowhegan State Fair, music, vendors, harness racing, animal competitions, agricultural exhibits and midway. Sunday.

Native American Pow Wow, visit with representatives of several Maine and New England tribes during event that includes native dancers, drummers, crafters and traditional food., Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. Sunday.

Rangeley Region Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day, Maine Guides flycasting competition, game meals, exhibits and children’s activities, Oquossoc Clubhouse, Rangeley. Tuesday.

Belfast Harbor Fest, music, children’s activities, National Boatbuilding Challenge and more. Free. Friday.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston/Auburn’s annual hot air balloon festival featuring concerts, exhibits, children’s activities, entertainment, crafts; tethered balloon rides available, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Friday through Aug. 19.

Arts and Artisans Fair, 60 artists and artisans, benefits the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, New Suncook School, Lovell, free. 925-1135. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival, music from Celtic rock band Prydein, pipe band performances, vendors, dancing, workshops, competitions, parade and more, Topsham Fairgrounds, $18, $5 for 6 to 12 years old. Gates open 8 a.m. Saturday.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, work by more than 90 artists, including crafts, sculpture, paintings, photography, mixed media and more. Activities for children, music and performances by theater groups, Brunswick mall. Saturday.

Union Fair, harness racing, pig scramble, baking and eating contests, animal pulling events, 4-H exhibits, entertainment and crowning of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen, Union Fairgrounds. Saturday.


Summer Film Series, York Public Library, free. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (R), 7 p.m. Sunday.

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

Movies in the Amphitheatre, bring your own seating. Rain location is the Camden Public Library, Bok Amphitheatre in Harbor Park, Camden, free. 236-3440. “A Knight’s Tale” (2001, PG-13), sunset Tuesday.

“Mission of Mermaids: A Love Letter to the Ocean,” College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Documentary by Susan Cohn Rockefeller about the beauty and current plight of the ocean, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Documentary Film Series, Portland Public Library, free. “Reportero,” 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Art Videos at the Gallery, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. Lois Dodd, Maine master plus Italian Renaissance and baroque painting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas” in HD, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15, $5 for under 18. 1978 concert film, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Sliding Doors,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. Film and discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Finding Donn Fendler: ‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine’ 72 Years Later,” with filmmaker Ryan Cook, Harrison Village Library, free. 583-2970. Noon Saturday.

Food and Drink

A Wine Walk in the Old Port, the Many Styles of Chardonnay, The Merry Table, Portland, $39 advance, $45 day of, 21-plus. Sommelier Erica Archer leads wine and food pairing tour to four local restaurants, 3 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

The Berenstain Bears On Stage, Ogunquit Playhouse, $16-$20. Berenstain Bears stories are presented and commented on by guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, 10 a.m. Sunday.

“Day Out With Thomas,” Mystery on the Rails Tour 2012,” Boothbay Railway Village, $18. Rides on replica of Thomas the Tank Engine with Thomas-themed activities, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Mad Science: Fire and Ice,” interactive educational experience, University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $10, $8 children. 780-4249.1 p.m. Monday.


“Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth, free, donations welcome. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 19.

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

“Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Ongoing.

“Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past,” Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. Clothing, shoes and accessories worn by past Pejepscot residents. Through Sept. 4.

Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, Portland, $10, $8 seniors, $6 for 6 to 12. 774-6177. From the cellar to the attic of an 18th-century house, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Historic Old Port Walking Tours, Maine Historical Society, Portland, $10. 90-minute tours by trained guides, include maritime and social history, not recommended for children under 12. 10:30 and 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 2.


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

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, North New Portland Community Church, $10, $25 for family. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Cowboy Junkies, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $63. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Pearl and the Beard, three voices with cello, guitar, glockenspiel, melodica, drums and accordion, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $12 day of. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Jon Shain, North Carolina songwriter and guitarist, Pine Crest Bed and Breakfast, Gorham. 839-5843. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Concert Series, Coastal Sound, dance numbers from the ’20s through the ’70s, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5. 985-8759. 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Outerspace Band, Big Easy, Portland. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, folk and country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $95. 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

The Nogar Family Band, double CD release show with Stormin’ Norman and Suzy, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8 advance, $10 day of. 8 p.m. Monday.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Village Park, Falmouth, free. Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The Brian Collins Band, country, folk rock and Americana, The Brickhouse, Scarborough, $15. 233-6755. 8 p.m. Monday.

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

Summer Music Series, Congress Square, Portland, free. 772-6828. Meghan Yates, mystic music, noon Tuesday; Pitch Black Ribbons, noon Friday.

The Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Series, Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $20, $15 seniors, $10 for 12 and under. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Music in the Park, Sykler (country rock), Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Music Series, Kit Soden with violinist Aliza Thibodeau, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336, ext. 111. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dave Gutter, Jeff Beam and Mighty Tiny, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakand 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunset Folk Series, Western Promenade Park, Curt Bessette and Kenn Kurtz, Portland. 756-8130. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, The Time Pilots (’80s covers), South Portland, free. 767-7650. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Music on the Mall, Anne Sparling (kids’ night, bring percussion instruments), Brunswick, free. 729-4439. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donations welcome. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ed Gerhard, six-string, slide guitar and acoustic Hawaian lap slide, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $18 advance, $22 day of. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Girl Talk, samples and mash-ups from DJ Greg Gillis, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 day of. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, Veayo Twins (modern alternative), Bangor downtown, free. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Billy Libby and Band (singer-songwriter), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Shemekia Copeland, blues singer, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, McCarthys (country, roots rock) and Amy Allen (singer-songwriter), Monument Square, Portland. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Fort Allen Park, Portland. 756-8130. Don Campbell Band, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, Emilia Dahlin and The Colorados, Heritage Park, free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, Central School, South Berwick, free, donations welcome. 384-5846. Will Daily, folk and pop, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Maine Marimba Ensemble, Fountain Park, Lewiston, free. Noon Thursday.

Anthony Joe Lewis, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jazz at St. Peter’s by the Sea Concert, Eric Andrews Ensemble followed by wine and cheese reception, all funds raised go to the preservation fund of the 115-year-old parish chapel of the Episcopal Church, Cape Neddick, $15. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Town Founder, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Novel Jazz Septet, songs from the Great American songbook, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $13, $10 seniors, $5 for ages 12-18, free for under 12 accompanied by a parent. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kristin Hersh, singer-songwriter, formerly of Throwing Muses, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $12 advance, $15 day of, 21-plus. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Sara Hallie Richardson, singer-songwriter, CD release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8 advance, $10 day of. 8 p.m. Friday.

Blues Barn Burner Music Series with Monkey Junk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. 8 p.m. Friday.

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

Rally, a Sweet Adeline quartet, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $5. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, featuring Tom Faunce, Harley Smith, Tim Sullivan, Kenya Hall, Chas Lester, Ron Palmer, Jason Oullette, Roger Sampson, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Sam Lardner, folk, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, free, family concert. 4 p.m. Friday.

Flash! in the Pans Steel Drum Band Concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $20, $15 for members. Noon Friday.

Seth Glier, singer-songwriter and pianist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $14 advance, $18 day of. 8 p.m. Friday.

Laura Cortese Acoustic Project, supergroup of American fiddle players, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 day of. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools, stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the great American songbook, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $25 advance, $30 day of. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Harbor Park, Wells. 646-5596. The Spectras (rock, soul, rhythm and blues, dance music), rain location is Ward Gym at Wells Junior High School, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer in the Park Concert Series, Chatham County Line (bluegrass) with This Way (roots rock), L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ocean Sol, jazz, bebop, jazz, samba and bossa nova, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Bull Moose Music, Portland, free. 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, American roots blues band, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 to $10, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Mingo Fishtrap, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Irish Sessioniers, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Sea Dogs Game, Minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. Altoona, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday; New Britain, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, Harbor & Buoy Parks, Rockland, $12, free for 12 and under. Boats, fine furniture, arts, home wares, architecture, food and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Smoke and Mirror Circus, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, $8, 21-plus. 221-2382. Unique combination of circus, theater and performance art, 9 p.m. Sunday.

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

Touch the Sky, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. 743-5569. Presented by Debi Irons and Art Moves as a tribute to Niles Ford, choreographer and deejay, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” Robert McCloskey stories (16 mm films), Stonington Opera House, $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

2012 Summer Met Opera in HD Encore Series, Strauss’ “Der Kosenkavalier,” University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $18. collinscenter 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lively Lunches at Johnson Hall Mini-Park, Dale Robin Goodman, American folk songs and stories, rain location inside Johnson Hall, Gardiner, free, donations welcome. Noon Wednesday.

Touch the Sky, Oxford Hills High School, South Paris, $10 advance, $15 day of show. 743-5569. Presented by Debi Irons and Art Moves as a tribute to Niles Ford, choreographer and deejay, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Kotzschmar Centennial Festival, six-day festival of pops, silent film and classical concerts, daily pass $140, pops festival $185, classical festival $385, full festival $495. for individual event pricing, Merrill Auditorium and other locations, Portland. Friday through Aug. 22.

“Speedy,” silent film with Tom Trenney on the Kotzschmar Organ, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Forever Frank,” Reindeer Theatre Company, Louis Philippe and cast of talented young singers, benefit for Reindeer’s Alternative Music Program, American Legion Hall, Westbrook, $15. 6 p.m. Friday.

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


“Damn Yankees,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $30 to $41. 8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The Little Prince,” children’s show, Theater at Monmouth, $12. 1 p.m. Sunday, Thursday and Friday.

“42nd Street,” Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $36-$59. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 25.

“The Maine Quartet,” theater piece comprised of four short plays by acclaimed playwright Robert Manns, Lucid Stage, Portland, $15, $12 seniors and students. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” adventure of love, desire and disguise, Theater at Monmouth, $10-$26. 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday.

“Romeo and Juliet,” contemporary music, dance and costumes, presented by Harborside Shakespeare Company. College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $12; $10 seniors, students; $8 for children under 12. 939-6929. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” musical, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Burt Dow, Deep Water Man,” musical version of the classic downeast tale, Stonington Opera House, $25-$35. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Aug. 19.

Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” high-jinks and physical comedy, Theater at Monmouth, $10-$26. 1 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 19.

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” drama, Theater at Monmouth, $10-$26. 1 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” musical comedy, Boothbay Playhouse, $20. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Charlotte’s Web, The Musical,” presented by Arts in Motion Theater, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $12, $10 seniors, children. 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performed by teenagers under the direction of Eileen Avery, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10, $8 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 19.

Shakespeare’s “Henry IV,” Theater at Monmouth, $10-$28. 1 p.m. Saturday.