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

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

“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.

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

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

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

Group Exhibition, Janice Anthony, Diane Dahlke, Thomas Crotty, Robert Dyer, Margaret Gill and others, Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport. Through Sept. 30

Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. Through Sept. 23.

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.

“Wonderful Water,” multi-media show, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through Sept. 2.

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

“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. merrymeeting 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.

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

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

Pamela Hetherly, oil paintings, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 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.

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

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

“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.

“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. portlandlibrary. com. Through Aug. 31.

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

“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.

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

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 Sept. 10.

“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.

Hannah Ineson, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Tuesday.

Leon Vanella, photography, Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta. Through Saturday.

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

“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.

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

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.

“40 Years Celebrating Maine,” Joellyn Duesberry oil paintings and monotypes, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Sept. 29.

“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.

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

“Quarrying Form: The Paintings of Helen Marie Allen,” Bangor Public Library. 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. spindleworks. org. 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.

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

Ed Botkin 8th Annual Show, realistic Maine scenes in oil, Ocean View Grange, St. George. 372-6369. Ends Sunday.

“The Art of Dee’s Ice Cream Packaging,” artwork Barbara Bean and Edward Mackenzie made from material donated by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Richmond Store Gallery. Through Oct. 31.

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

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

Peter Pentz, “Photographic Portrait of Denmark, ME,” Denmark Arts Center. 452-2412. Through Sept. 3.

Georges Belmont, mixed media combining photography, painting and drawing, Gallery K, Stonington. 367-2978. Through Aug. 30.

“Three Way Lens,” sculpture, collage, oil paintings and drawings by Priscilla Cross, Carol Sloane and Leva Tatarsky, Downtown Gallery, Washington. 845-2597. Through Sept. 9.

“At Home and Abroad: Realism, Impressionism and Modernism,” European and American paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Through Sept. 21.

Linda Murray, new works, Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk. Through Aug. 31.

Jan ter Weele, paintings, Falmouth Memorial Library. Through Sept. 30.

“Illumination,” hand-crafted lighting sculpture by Joe Hemes, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. Through Sept. 16.

“Her Kingdom Under the Sea,” installation by Andrea Dezso, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. Through Sept. 12.

“The Power of Music: Photographic Portraits of Americans and their Musical Instruments, 1860-1915,” Museum L-A, Lewiston. Through Sept. 23.

“Little Maine Dress,” sculptural dresses by Nikki Millonzi, McCaela Prentice and Ali Corey, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. Through Aug. 26.

“Sea Lives,” Sonja Weber Gilkey, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Aug. 31.

“Paintings, Prints and Drawings,” Sam Cady, Nancy Wissemann-Widrig, David Dewey and John Silverio, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Sept. 15.

“Turkish Delights, Buddhas and Veils,” photographs from the Mid and Far East by Clare Stone, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Sept. 21.

Quilt Exhibit, antique family quilts and over 80 quilts created and hand-quilted by Jeanne Wright, North Windham Union Church, $3. 892-2809. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Two Sisters,” Phyllis Fales and Karen Jones, Cushing Arts in the Barn. Through Aug. 26.

“Continuing Connections,” Michael Alpert, orchard photographs, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Oct. 13.

Art Openings

Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St., Thomaston. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Russell Jinishian, selected marine art, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.


Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” parts for women from ages 16 to 50, men from ages 25 to 60, performances are Nov. 9 to 18, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698. 6 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

TriCity Community Chorus, all voice parts, Masonic Hall, Saco. 883-5219. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show, date is Oct. 27, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.


“Sunday-Sunday-Sunday” Drag Show, drag stars from New York City’s cabaret scene will perform, program for LGBTQ youth, benefits Out! As I Want To Be, The Pearl, Rockland, $25, $50 includes dinner, 18-plus. 800-530-6997. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gorham High School Alumni Association’s 3nd Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble, benefits scholarships for graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall, Gorham Country Club, scramble format, $100, $350 per foursome. 332-0634. 8 a.m. Monday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, Gunther Brown Band, benefits Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Spiral Arts, Community Partnerships for the Protection of Children and Hope Acts/Friends of Burundi, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $5. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Art by the Sea,” cocktails, live music, hors d’oeuvres and art auction, benefits the museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, $100. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Paws for a Cause,” dog walk, benefits Coastal Humane Society, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

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

Paul Doiron, author of “Bad Little Falls,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Rosenfelt, author of “Leader of the Pack,” Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

David McCann, author of “Urban Temple,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday, Aug. 24.

An Evening with Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond” and new play, “Political Suicide,” includes appetizers, desserts, wine, live jazz piano, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $15. 562-8116. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship,” with painter Marguerite Robichaux and author Elizabeth Peavey, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

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, 12 and under free. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, students free.

Barber, Beethoven, Strauss, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Zare, Currier, Chausson, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Scandalous Music Festival, with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists, Ravel, Britten and Schoenberg, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “First Chair All Stars — Dvorak,” featuring Joseph Silverstein, longtime Boston Symphony concertmaster, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, 18 and under $18. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival, “First Chair All Stars — Joseph Silverstein’s 80th Birthday Bash,” Rossini, Mozart and Brahms, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, 18 and under $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presents, “Bach to the Future,” food, music, art and a surprise appearance by Bach himself, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $10. 6 p.m. Friday.

White Mountain Musical Arts Presents, 24th Annual Bach Festival, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $20. Bach and Vivaldi, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Handel’s Messiah, 4 p.m. Aug. 26.

Scandalous Music Festival, with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists, Ravel, Rogers & Hart and Schumann, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26.



Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. 8 p.m. Sunday.


Art and Fine Crafts Show, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Belfast Harbor Fest, music, children’s activities, National Boatbuilding Challenge and more, various locations, Belfast, free. Sunday.

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

Great Falls Balloon Festival, concerts, exhibits, children’s activities, entertainment, crafts, tethered-balloon rides, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Sunday.

The Kotzschmar Centennial Festival, six-day festival of pops, silent film and classical concerts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, daily pass $140, pops festival $185, classical festival $385, full festival $495. Sunday through Wednesday.

Acton Fair, exhibits, 4-H projects, flower show, animal pulling events and midway, Acton Fair Grounds. Thursday through Aug. 26.

Piscataquis Valley Fair, milking parlor with homemade ice cream, crafts, midway, animal pulling events, agricultural exhibits, Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds, Dover-Foxcroft. Thursday through Aug. 26.

“Art for Art’s Sake,” art show and sale, Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport Island. Thursday through Aug. 26.

Great State of Maine Air Show, displays and exhibits, family activities and air performances from Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team, US Navy F/A 18 Demo Team and more, Brunswick Executive Airport. Friday and Saturday.

American Folk Festival, dancing, music, storytelling and other traditional folk-art performances, Riverfront parks, Bangor, $10. Friday.

Maine Native American Summer Market, show and sale and demonstrations of Native American arts and crafts, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

PICNIC Music and Arts Festival, 120 vendors with locally produced crafts and artwork, live music, Lincoln Park, Portland, free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Juried Arts and Crafts Show, sponsored by the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen, The Green, Kennebunkport, free., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sanford Maine Stage Theatre Craft and Vendor Fair, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. 459-7330. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Outdoor Film Festival, short films with outdoors themes, The Forks, $10. Gates at 4 p.m., screenings start at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Windsor Fair, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, midway, pulling events, harness racing and more, Windsor Fairgrounds. Aug. 26.

Annual Healing Arts Festival, food, music, psychics, massage, energy healing, natural products and handmade gifts, Gardens of Atlantis, Dayton, free. 929-5088. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26.


Summer Film Series, “My Week With Marilyn,” York Public Library, York, free. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

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

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, Picasso, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7:30 pm. Wednesday.

“Wet Hot American Summer,” outdoor film, Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Degrees of Incarceration,” a Palestinian community responds to the crisis of political imprisonment in Aida Refugee Camp, Freeport Factory Stage, $6 to $12. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Hank Williams First Nation,” post-film discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Hunger Games,” (PG-13), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. 2:30 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $11. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. Aug. 26.


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

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

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

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

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


Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, rock, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $23.25 to $62.25. Gates at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Concert Series, Barbara Kemp and Karen Hawthorne (piano and flute), First Church, Belfast, free/donation. 338-2282. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Pianist Bob Milne, ragtime and boogie-woogie, benefits Ocean Park music program, The Temple, Ocean Park, $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Concert Series, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, $5. 985-8759. Celtic and classical program, 5 p.m. Sunday; Warren King and pianist David Peihl, 5 p.m. Saturday.

Heavy Metal Monday, with Breeding Strength, My Missing Half, Oneiros and Taxicab Dismemberment, Asylum, Portland, free. 8 p.m. Monday.

Candye Kane, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

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

The Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Series, featuring Cuig, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, $10 to $20. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Def Leppard, Lita Ford and Poison, metal, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, $41.75 to $101.75. Gates at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park, Joel and Janna, alternative, Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Music Series, Heart of Maine Chorus, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336, Ext. 111. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Music on the Mall, Sean Mencher, rock-a-billy, Brunswick Mall, free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

After Nirvana Presents, “Paradise Isn’t Enough,” saxophonist Charles Neville, jazz vocalist Melanie de Biasio, dancer Shana Bloomstein, pianist Jesse Lynch, cellist Ben Noyes, painter Rush Brown and poet Gil Helmick, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pianist Bob Milne, ragtime and boogie-woogie, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $17 advance, $22 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, American Folk Festival preview with Marshall Ford Swing Band, downtown Bangor, free. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Rock My Soul, gospel, Fort Allen Park, Portland. 756-8130. 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Amy Allen, singer-songwriter, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 18-plus. 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Other Bones and Tan Vampires, indie, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Girls, Guns and Glory with the Coloradas, Americana and bluegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jen Chapin Trio, urban folk, soul, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, blues, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. 8 p.m. Friday.

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

Mia Cross, duo with guitar and vocals, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. 7 p.m. Friday.

Ingrid Michaelson & Friends, indie-pop, Stonington Opera House, $35 to $45. 7 p.m. Friday.

Xander Nelson, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Doug Cantwell, singer-songwriter, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 8 p.m. Friday.

Billy Libby, folk, pop, Big Easy, Portland. 8 p.m. Friday.

Elijah Ocean, Jon Nolan & the Working Girls, and Kingsley Flood, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Larry Gowell, Broadway hits, pop, jazz, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Bruce Hardina, singer-songwriter, benefits Pemaquid Watershed Association, Bristol Mills Congregational Church, Bristol, $12, under 12 free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Castlebay, Celtic duo, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, free. 677-2423. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Brave Combo, Texas-based polka, salsa, zydeco, blues, world music and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Corona Brothers, Buffett- and Belafonte-style beach music, Wells Harbor Community Park. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Rain location is Wells Junior High School.

Enter the Haggis, Celtic, rock and world music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Smither, blues, folk, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $20. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hattie Simon, jazz vocals, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

“A Day in the Park,” Rustic Overtones, Eric Bettencourt and Velourosaurus, benefits charities supported by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD Program, Deering Oaks, Portland, free. 871-7876. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bryan Laurier, singer-songwriter, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 8 p.m. Saturday.

American Idol Live Tour 2012, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $29.50 to $65. (800) 745-3000; 775-3458; 7 p.m. Saturday.

P.O.D., alternative, punk, Asylum, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Waltzing for Dreamers, free music series with The Henry Girls and Ry Cavanaugh, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. 8 p.m. Aug. 26.

Truth About Daisies, folk-pop trio, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $8. 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

Pro Sports

Sea Dogs Game, Minor League baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. New Britain, 1 p.m. Sunday; Binghamton, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

Special Events

MENSK Rooftop Film Series, “Teen Wolf,” bring your own lawnchair, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 8 p.m. today.

“The Duke Ellington Show,” recorded music and slide presentation about the composer and band leader, Freeport Factory Stage, $12 to $15. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Antique Show, more than 50 dealers, Fort Andross, Brunswick, free. 522-1977. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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, Kate Chadbourne, “Tales and Songs of Ireland,” Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” Bill Harley, children’s entertainer, Stonington Opera House. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lively Lunches at Johnson Hall Mini-Park, Antonio Rocha, storyteller, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, free/donation. Noon Wednesday. Rain location inside the hall.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals CD Signing, “The Lion the Beast the Beat,” Bull Moose Music, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

LanternFest, music, picnics, face painting, lantern-making and more, Spring Hill, South Berwick, free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, parade of lights at 7:15 with floating and sky lanterns. Rain date is Thursday.

Bill Harley, children’s entertainer, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $18 door, under 18 $7 advance, $10 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

New England Auto Auction, more than 200 vehicles for sale; benefits museum’s programs and services, Owls Head Transportation Museum. 9:30 a.m. Friday.

“We Are Coming, Father Abraham,” Civil War weekend, re-enactments, historians, historical groups, more, hosted by the Maine Living History Association, Good Will Hinkley School, Hinckley. Friday through Aug. 26.

Beachscapes Sand-Art Contest, Pemaquid Beach Park, Bristol. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.


“42nd Street,” musical, Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, $36 to $59. 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” hijinks and physical comedy, Theater at Monmouth, $10 to $26. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA,” musical, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performed by teenagers under the direction of Eileen Avery, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Burt Dow, Deep Water Man,” musical version of the classic Down East tale by Robert McCloskey, Stonington Opera House, $25 to $35. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Reading of “Doctor Banner’s Garden,” full-length play by Hugh Aaron, Cushing Historical Society. 354-0735. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Story,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $30 to $41. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 26.

Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Runs through Sept. 15.

“Boeing-Boeing,” classic farce, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $12 to $29.50. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Sept. 1.

“The Millay Sisters: A Cabaret,” musical performance celebrating Edna St. Millay’s “Renascence,” Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington, $15. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Stranger Closer,” 30-minute solo performance reflecting on family history as it relates to Israel and Palestine, written and performed by College of the Atlantic 2012 graduate Emmy Raviv, Freeport Factory Stage, donation. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” funny and tart-tongued musical, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

“The Fantasticks,” spaghetti meal and show, presented by New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Center, Bath, $17. 798-6966. Meal at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday; meal at 1 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Aug. 26.