• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: A hot blast of ’90s in Bangor

THE MUSIC OF THE 1990s lives! On Sunday in Bangor, that is. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker will all take to the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $23.25 to $62.25

INFO: (800) 745-3000; waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: Chamber fest concludes with two shows

THE PORTLAND Chamber Music Festival wraps up its summer season with concerts Thursday and Saturday. Thursday’s show features a contemporary piece by Michael Rose, a Brahms quintet for clarinet and strings and more. Saturday will feature Mozart, Sebastian Currier and Copland.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday

WHERE: Abromson Community Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30; ages 21 and under free; $10 student rush tickets

INFO: (800) 320-0257; pcmf.org

Dining and Drink: ‘Pomodoropalooza’ a tomato-ganza

IT’S TOMATO SEASON in Maine. Celebrate at “Pomodoropalooza,” a party for tomato lovers that features some sampling and a meet-and-greet with growers.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Rosemont Produce Company, 5 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation of $10. Proceeds go to Cultivating Community.

INFO: 699-4560

Et Cetera: Things looking up in L/A this weekend

WATCH DOZENS of hot air balloons take flight over Lewiston/Auburn during the 20th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival. When not gazing skyward (or taking flight yourself), enjoy live music, a parade, children’s activities, food booths, carnival rides and craft vendors.

WHEN: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Oxford St., Lewiston

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: greatfallsballoonfestival.org

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Bean brings bluegrass to the park

THE SUMMER OUTDOOR concerts at L.L. Bean in Freeport roll on this weekend with the North Carolina bluegrass group Chatham County Line. This Way, a Portland group featuring a sound heavy in vocal harmonies, will open the show.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Discovery Park at L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free; bring lawn chair or blanket

INFO: (800) 559-0747, Ext. 37222; llbean.com/events

Art and Theater: Media project on display at ICA

THE INSTITUTE of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art opens “Megawords,” an experimental media project that takes the form of an independently published photography magazine.

WHEN: Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. On view through Oct. 6.

WHERE: ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: meca.edu/meca-life/ica

Dining and Drink: Sample delicious Muddy Bean Boots 

SAMPLE THE NEW Gifford’s ice cream flavor created for L.L. Bean’s 100th anniversary, Muddy Bean Boots, and partake in activities and entertainment celebrating the launch of the product in grocery stores.

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Hannaford, 31 Hannaford Drive, Route 1, Scarborough

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: giffordsicecream.com

Et Cetera: Mad trivia skills? Share with friends

DO YOU KNOW which emperor is famously said to have “fiddled while Rome burned”? Or who the wrote the James Bond novels? Then get yourself and your smarty-pants friends to Team Trivia Night at Sebago Brewing Co. in Portland and attempt to take home prizes and glory.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Sebago Brewing Co., 211 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: sebagobrewing.com