“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. Through Dec. 30.

“Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. Through Feb. 28.

Maine Art Gallery Artists Exhibit, art depicting the open road and beyond, Atlantic Motorcar, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 30.

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

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

John Urbain, “No Ideas But in Things,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. Through Oct. 14.

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

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

“Wearable Art,” jewelry, clothing and accessories by a wide array of Maine artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Oct. 31.

Group Exhibition, Janice Anthony, Diane Dahlke, Thomas Crotty, Robert Dyer, Margaret Gill and others, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Ends Sunday.

J. Thomas R. Higgins, “Paint and Perception: A Retrospective Exhibition,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Oct. 10.

“Rocks Pebbles Stones,” recent paintings by Susan Myer Riley, plus work by Travis Roy, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Through Oct. 31.

Lavendier Myers, “By the Maine Coast Edge: Intimate Views from Freeport to Monhegan Island,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Ends Sunday.

Edwige Charlotte and Rachel Gloria, “Gilded Roots, Native Grace,” prints, paintings, textiles, and installation inspired by botanicals, city spaces and religious iconography, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Through Oct. 28.

“Inspired by Space: Artists of the Chestunut Street Lofts,” oil paintings, mixed media, photography, pigment prints, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Ends Sunday.

Philip Frey, new paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through Oct. 13.

“Points of View,” Gail Rein, Irina Kahn and Suzanne Hardy, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. Ends Sunday.

“Places of the Heart: From the Caribbean to Maine and Italy,” Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Tuesday.

Thomas and Anne Dubois, paintings and woodworking, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. Ends Sunday.

“Addiction to Perfection,” encaustic paint and mixed media by Kimberly Curry and graphite on paper by Jeanne Titherington, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 27.

“All in the Family,” paintings, drawings, prints, collage, jewelry and sculpture by Beverly Price, Allison Price and Hillary Schwartz, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Ends Sunday.

Mark Bell and Cathy Melio, pottery and printmaking, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Ends Sunday.

“Phantasmagoria,” Brandon Kawashima, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. Ends Sunday.

“The Dragon Sleeps,” watercolors and Asian brush paintings by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Ends Sunday.

“Painterly Perspectives,” Jo-Ann Sanborn, Sandi Johnson and Tara O’Neill, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Ends Sunday.

“Works on Paper,” origami, collage, drawing, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and more, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through Oct. 7.

Arlee Woodworth, “Paint,” Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through Friday.

“Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through Dec. 23.

“On the Wing,” sculpture inspired by birds, exhibition and sale, curated by June LaCombe, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Through Oct.8.

“Autumn,” sculpture by 26 New England artists, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. Through Oct. 8.

“Apple of My Eye,” paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Nov. 13.

Jesse Gillespie, “Uncommon Beauty,” art made with found and discarded objects, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. Through Nov. 22.

Jeff Keller, “Prospect,” Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Oct. 13.

“After Hours 2010,” new work by Spindleworks artists, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. Ends Sunday.

Johanna F. Hoffman, Maine artist and illustrator, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2269. Ends Sunday.

“Art in Process,” high school student art exhibition, Portland Museum of Art. Through Dec. 30.

“Not the Usual Politics,” five artists explore contemporary and historical social and political behaviors, Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland. 780-0700; Through Oct. 27.

Laura Bianchi, Tuscan realist painter, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Oct. 9.

Fabric and Clay Exhibit, pottery, paintings on silk and fabric art, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. Through Oct. 31.

“Even Now the Reaper Draws His Wages,” Kenny Cole, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). Through Oct. 31. Liz Phillips, “Biyuu II,” sound and video installation, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farming-ton. 778-1062. Through Nov. 1.

“Photographers Choice,” eight fine-art photographers, Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Through Nov. 10.

“Sampler,” prints, paintings and experimental works, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through Dec. 9.

“The Vinyl Show,” multiple artists using recycled vinyl records, Engine, Biddeford Arts. Through Oct. 20.

Peter Agrafiotis, paintings, York Public Library. Through Oct. 31.

“Three Painters,” Noa Warren, Greg Parker and Kyle Downes, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Oct. 27.

“Fresh Paint and Recent Acquisitions,” Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Through Nov. 2.

“Wiscasset’s Museum in the Streets,” historical Wiscasset photos, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Oct. 30.

“Home Field,” paintings by Ben Potter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 25.

“For the Love of Needle and Thread,” Jill Snyder Wallace, exhibit by Southern Maine Chapter of Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Stitchers Corner, Wiscasset. 882-4141. Through Oct. 27.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 2.

“Maine Botanicals” by Barbara Bean, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through Oct. 31.

“Lava Flows” volcanic images and words by Meg Weston, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through Oct. 26.

“Fall Foliage on Casco Bay,” leaf and wave inspired stoneware by Gail Kass, Maine Potters Market, Portland. 774-1633. Through Oct. 26.

Sculptor Jimmy Grashow, collaborative installation with students, College of the Atlantic Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 31.

New work by Spindleworks artists, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. Through Oct. 31.

“Everyday Beauty” travel photography by Jessica and Jason Willey, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through Oct. 31.

“Elegant Enigmas: the Art of Edward Gorey,” Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. Through Dec. 29.

Multi-media exhibit by Bob Santandrea, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Jay La Brie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Oct. 31.

Alan Bray and Mayumi Sarai, paintings and sculptures, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Jan. 5.

Susan Jane Belton, “What’s Yours,” portraits of cups of various brands of coffee. University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. Through Jan. 5.

“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes. Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 17.

Art Openings

“World of Wonders,” John Whalley paintings and drawings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

New work by Nancy Morgan Barnes, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mary Barnes and John Santoro, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through Nov. 4. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

First Fridays at The Farnsworth, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Rock, Canvas, Blow Torch,” Obadiah Bourne Buell, Jesse Butler and Chris Newcomb. Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Fire Before Ice,” members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 22. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” work of 14 artists inspired by Maine farms, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Maine Masterworks,” works by James Fitzgerald, Charles Woodbury, William T. Richards, Emil Holzhauer and more. Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Nov. 17. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Ronnie Wilson and Ruth Sylmore, paintings and photographs, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Making of Music,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Musical instruments and art inspired by music. Through Oct. 28. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paintings, mixed media, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 30. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Chee is Twee” artwork by Michael Connor, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Eight Artists,” Dianne Schelble, Laurie Goddard, Jon Kolkin, Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Adriance DeGroff, David Estey, America Martin and Megan Hinton, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Big & Small” Fall Fine Art Show, Maine Women in the Arts, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“SPACE” Interactive Installation Art by Amy Stacey Curtis, Winthrop Commerce Center, Winthrop. Noon to 5 p.m. daily. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Falling for Color” Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox. Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframe Through Dec. 8. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Art at Marrett, tours and work by members of Saco River Art League, silent auction benefits the Marrett House and Historic New England, Marrett House, Standish. 882-7169. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.


UU Theater Tribute to the Poetry of Pearl Sawyer, seeking actors and orators to recite poetry, performance is the first weekend in November, First Universalist Church, Auburn. 783-0461. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

“The Nutcracker,” a musical based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” with music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. Boys and girls ages 10 and older, four men and four women, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.


Tours of the Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for hunger relief in York County, $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Oct. 15.

Portland Ovations Presents “POP!” Michael Odokara-Okigbo performance, food, circus and dance performance, benefits Portland Ovations’ school and community-based arts programs, Ovations Offstage, Portland Company Complex, $35 in advance, $40 day of. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BeadforLife Sale, bead jewelry made from recycled paper and shea butter products made in Uganda, fundraiser for impoverished people living in Uganda, Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5090. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 7.

“Trust in Art,” auction in support of land preservation and art education, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise, $20. 985-0985. Presented by Heartwood College of Art and Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, preview at 4 p.m., auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bug Light 5K, benefit for South Portland Land Trust, Bug Light Park, South Portland, $15 in advance, $20 day of. 9 a.m. Oct. 7.

Books and Authors

An Evening with Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” with works by Wood and authors who inspired her, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $5 donation suggested. 7 p.m. Monday.

James S. Leamon, author of “The Reverend Jacob Bailey Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Noon Tuesday.

Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida Leclair’s Guide to Livin’ The Good Life,” Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

Nick O’Connell, author of “The Storms of Denali,” presented by Maine Outdoor Adventure Club, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. 797-7240. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Poet Richard Blanco, author of poetry collection “Looking for The Gulf Motel,” University Special Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus, free. 780-8393. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Martin Goldman, author of the memoir “And I from Bohemia,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ty Drago, author of “Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses,” Portland Public Library. 1 p.m. Thursday.

Kate Flora, author of “Redemption,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Robert Atkinson, author of “Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lenora Trussel, author of “Circling the Drain,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

Maine Composers Vineet Shende and Daniel Sonenberg, with percussionist Lynn Vartan and pianist Bridget Convey, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. 780-5555. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bernhard Vit and Alexander Pfeifer, German organ and trumpet duo, Christ Church, Kennebunk, $10, $7 seniors and children. 7 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet “Leaf Peeper Concert,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25, under 21 free. Franz Josef Haydn Quartet in D Major, op. 64, no 5. “The Lark,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 7.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Fanfare for a New Season,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26-$64. Works by Bates, Tchaikovsky and Copland, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7.


Suzanne Westenhoeffer, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $27.50-$30.50. 8 p.m. Friday.


“Can-Can Parisien,” high-kicking comic ballet, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $13-$20. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Tensile Involvement” diverse repertoire by Bates College dancers, by Alwin Nikoloas, Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, free. 786-8294. Noon Saturday and Oct. 7.


Pemaquid Oyster Festival, featuring oysters from the Damariscotta River; also entertainment, educational exhibits, boat tours. Benefits the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, Schooner Landing, Damariscotta. 380-9912. pemaquidoysterfestival. com. Noon to dusk Sunday.

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair, with harness racing, entertainment, midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10. Through Oct. 7.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, with pumpkin boat regatta,, various locations, Damariscotta. Sunday.

Acadia Oktoberfest, brewfest and wine/cheese festival, music, entertainment, Maine products, Smugglers Den Campground, Southwest Harbor. Friday and Saturday.

Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend, foliage views, used ski equipment sale, uphill race, Carrabassett Valley. Friday through Sunday.

Manchester Apple Festival, pancake breakfast, 5K race, games, music and craft fair, Lakeside Orchards, Manchester. Saturday.

Annual Harvest Festival, Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery, Union. Grape picking, hayrides, watch grape crushing and pressing, Saturday.

Fall Foliage Festival, craft fair, food, music, kids’ activities, train rides, Boothbay Railway Village. Saturday and Oct. 7.

Fall Foliage Weekend, music, wine tasting, Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair, Sunday River, Newry. Saturday and Oct. 7.

Living History Days, bateau and wagon rides, cedar shake making and cider pressing, Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement, Bradley. Saturday and Oct. 7.

Ethiopian and Eritrean Festival, traditional food, music and costumes, Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Camden International Film Festival, numerous films, guests, panels. Individual films are $8.50, various locations in Camden and Rockland. Sunday.

Manhattan Short Film Festival, The Public Theatre, Lewiston,, $10, $7 seniors and students. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lense International Film Series, “Fat, Bald, Short Man” (2011), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Manhattan Short Film Festival, 10 short films from around the world, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50-$8.50. 7 p.m. Thursday.

LunaFest, short films by, for and about women, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Fall Film Series, “Monsieur Lazhar” (2011, PG-13, French with subtitles), York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Food and Drink

Falmouth Kitchen Tour, nine kitchens will feature a chef, cookbook author, cooking demo or tasting, $25 in advance, $30 day of. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The 13th Annual Great Western Maine Chili Cook Off, all proceeds go to the Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund, Town Green, Waterford, $5. Noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

Open Creamery Day, visit Maine cheesemakers, meet the animals and learn about more than 150 artisan cheeses, statewide. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

For Children

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $10; age 60 and up $8; age 6 to 16 $7.50; age 5 and under free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scarecrow Sunday, scarecrow making, supplies provided, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $10 per scarecrow, plus gardens admission. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scott Nash, author of “The High Skies Adventure of Blue Jay the Pirate,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Play Me a Story, “Scary vs. Silly,” interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


The Big Lenny Breau Music Show, guitar clinic, VIP panel discussion on Lenny and never before seen video clips and sound bites, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $15. 879-8988. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Voices United Concert, with singer-songwriters Connor Garvey, Cindy Bullens and Vanessa Torres, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Glen Phillips and Grant Lee Phillips, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Joan Osborne Duo, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $46.50-$83.50. 646-4526. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Melvins Lite, Asylum, Portland, $15, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Oak and Ax Music Fest, Micah Blue Smaldone, Ed Askew Band, Hersey State, Wesley Hartley, Butcher Boy, Panda Bandits, more. The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Red Baraat, Brit-Indi Bhangra with funky New World brass, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $10-$15, free tickets are available for the first 100 seniors or students, 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sultans of String, raucous roots music, Herbert Grand Hotel, Kingfield, $15. 562-4445. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Brian Thompson and Sam Lee, hip-hop/folk, pop, blues and soul, The Frontier, Brunswick, $7. 6 p.m. Sunday.

John Hiatt and The Combo, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $100. 8 p.m. Monday.

Peter Novelli Band, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Great Lake Swimmers, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 in advance, $15 day of. Snowblink opens, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Sultans of String, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Congress St Sheiks, blues, featuring Glenn Wesier and Bill Umbel, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Anthrax and Testament, State Theatre, Portland, $26 in advance, $30 day of. With Death Angel, 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Sultans of String, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 491-0273. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Maia Sharp, AG and Garrison Starr, supergroup of women singers, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50 in advance, $21.50 day of. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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

Sultans of String, Dexter Regional High School, Dexter, $8. 924-4121. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Miss Fairchild with Biscuits, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6. 879-8988. 8 p.m. Friday.

Lori McKenna, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 in advance, $25 day of. 8 p.m. Friday.

Blues Ball with Shemekia Copeland, big dance floor, cash bar, Samoset Resort, Rockport, $25, table of 10 for $200. 596-6055. With F&G Band featuring Sandra Taylor, 7 p.m. Friday.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk music, Gardiner Lions Club, $15. 582-1337. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Reverie Machine, folk fusion album release concert with Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees and The Baltic Sea, Big Easy, Portland, $8. 9 p.m. Friday.

Single Point, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, free, 21-plus. 879-8988. 9 p.m. Saturday.

An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, State Theatre, Portland, $35-$55, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatre 8 p.m. Saturday.

David Mallett, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 in advance, $25 day of. 8 p.m. Saturday.

James McMurtry, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $22.50. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 in advance, $18 day of. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, music by Bruch, Brahms and Dohnanyi, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $10-$15, free tickets available for the first 100 seniors or students, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cleonice Presents Fall Festival of Music, The Blast Addicts, Loose Cannon Jug Band, Through the Dirt, benefit for Nisa Smily and Sustainable Harvest International, The Maine Grind, Ellsworth, $10, under 12 free. 664-7554. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Campilongo Trio, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $27. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30 in advance, $34 day of. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Keelan Donovan, “With Love” CD release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8. Amy Allen opens. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Maine Ole’ Opry Show and Induction, The Record Family Band, emcee Kenny Tibbetts, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 in advance, $8 day of, $3 for under 12. 490-1232. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7.


Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $8, $5 for members. Naturalist Mike Windsor leads bird walk, 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Weekly Bird Walk, meet at the museum north entrance, College of the Atlantic, George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. With student naturalist Anna Stunkel, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Special Events

Maine Alpaca Farm Days, meet alpacas and learn about alpaca farming and fiber production, Longwoods Alpaca Farm, Cumberland and other farms around the state; free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Suite Limpet,” presented by College of the Atlantic’s Dru Colbert, theatrical site-specific installation piece using sculpture, performance, music and science, Otter Creek Hall, Mount Desert Island, $9-$14, reservations required. 5:45 p.m. Sunday, and Friday through Oct. 7.

Damariscotta Day, Chapman-Hall House, 882-7060. Music by The Haymakers, Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Airedale Celebration in Maine, walking, games and socializing, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. 712-2053. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Apple Saturdays, activities include a cider and doughnut sale, a guided nature hike, free cider pressing and crafts demonstrations of weaving and embroidery, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 926-4597. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” with live music by Mark Tipton and band, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $12, $10 seniors and students. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Transit Day, celebration of mass transit, ride on a New York City subway train or an elevated train from Boston, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $7.50-$10, free for age 5 and under. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

37th Annual Pettengill Farm Day, music, entertainment, poetry reading, wood carving demonstrations, orchard strolls and more, Freeport, $5, $2 children. 865-3170. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Coin and Stamp Show, coins, currency, medals, tokens, stamps, postcards, postal history, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, free. 721-7872. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7.


“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” celebration of the musical legend, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $29 to $74. 2 p.m. Sunday; 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. Oct. 7.

“Of Thee I Sing,” musical by George and Ira Gershwin, George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Theater at Monmouth, $10 to $28. 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Can U Rel8?” short plays by Maine playwrights, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig,” thoughtful and funny family drama, Portland Stage Company, $15 to $44. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Runs through Oct. 21.

“Anything Goes,” Cole Porter musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep,” one-act play by high school teacher Jerry Walker with stories of former students, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $8 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Faith Healer,” drama by Irish playwright Brian Friel, AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, Portland. $20, $18 seniors/students, $15 Wednesday and Thursday; $10 Oct. 4. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Through Oct. 21.

“An Evening with Broadway Star Florence Lacey,” presented by Good Theater. Interviews, stories and songs with actress who has performed in “Evita,” “Les Miserable” and more. St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $30. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 7.