“Forest for the Trees,” multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Sunday.

“Voices of Design — 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19; “Blueberry Rakers,” photographs by David Brooks Stess, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art.

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

“Resilient Spring,” Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. Through May 31.

“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through Monday.

“Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III,” University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through May 12.

“Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. Through Monday.

“Timothy Whelan: Photographer as Collector,” PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through Saturday.

“Off the Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art,” works exploring social, political and environmental issues by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Tuesday.

Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.

“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. Through Friday.

“Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22.

“Flaws for a Cause,” handmade tableware including unique, slightly flawed pieces, benefits Cultivating Community, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Through Tuesday.

“Compositions in Wood,” assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through Tuesday.

Daisy Greene, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Tuesday.

“Big Top,” Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12.

“Maine Artists — Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through June 30.

“Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through May 25.

“I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine,” sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through June 8.

“Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Through May 25.

Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Tuesday.

Student art exhibit, work in a variety of media by students in grades K-12, York Public Library. Through Thursday.

“Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Through Tuesday.

“Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.

Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through May 25.

Dozier Bell: “Mind’s Eye” and “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through May 25.

BFA student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through Friday.

“The Brother and Sister Exhibition,” prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through June 14.

“Artists’ Books: Definition and Meaning,” books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through Tuesday.

New photos by Alan Vlach, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Through Tuesday.

“Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997),” a retrospective, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through May 18.

“Seacoast Reflections,” photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. Through May 31.

“Pop-Ups and More,” interactive books for children and adults to enjoy together, Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. Through Tuesday.

“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through Sept. 14.

“Out on a Limb: The Nude as Landscape,” John Carnes, Katharina Gifford and Francine Shrock, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Tuesday.

“Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. Through June 28.

Student artwork, printmaking and still lifes, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through Monday.

“Paths,” sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through May 25.

“The Fantasy of Nature,” intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through June 7.

“territory*decay,” new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. Through May 24.

“Pollination: Evolving Miracles,” 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through Saturday.

Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. Through May 16.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through June 1.

“Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through May 24.

James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 25.

Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, Prose Gallery, Lewiston. 740-8800. Through May 21.

“The American Way,” mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. Through June 30.

“Sculpture for the Garden,” granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through June 30.

“ATT: Art That Ticks,” creative clocks by three artists, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. Through May 30.

“John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. Through Nov. 10.

Art Openings

“Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine,” silver gelatin photographs by Alan Sockloff, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Opens Wednesday; through May 23.

“A Taste of Modernism” — The William S. Paley Collection,” 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Portland Museum of Art. Opens Thursday; through Sept. 8.

“Humor from My Pen,” political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Through May 25. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Rachael Eastman and Richard Brown Lethem, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Through Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Spatial Perception,” paintings by Colin Page, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through June 1. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Artwalk, various locations, downtown Gardiner. 232-9383. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist’s Artist,” paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Beyond Pollack,” experiments in abstract construction by Jack Sell, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through May 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Sublime Monotony,” works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gabriella D?alia, Clint Fulkerson, J.T. Gibson, Stew Henderson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Kate Russo, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through June 2. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

SMCC senior art students exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through May 28. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Exchange,” art by Daniel Minter and Flavio Freitas, Portland Public Library. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“It’s Not So Black and White III,” works by artists using values of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through May 31. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through May 31. Reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Points of View,” Roy Germon, presented by Littlefield Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5.


Harborside Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performances begin July 18, Pleasant Street Pilates Studio, Bar Harbor. Open auditions, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

17th Annual Johnson Hall Riverfront Festival Talent Show, show date is June 22, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

PORTopera production of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” rehearsals start July 9, performances are July 24-28, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, auditions by appointment only. 879-7678. Adult chorus, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; children’s chorus (grades 5 to 8), noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Levey Day School Bagel Boogie 5K and Kids Fun Run, runners, walkers and families welcome, bagel reception follows race, Back Cove, Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. 774-7676. 5K at 9 a.m.; fun run at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Memorial Middle School 5K and Kids Fun Run, South Portland High School, $15 advance, $20 day of, $10 students. Fun run at 9 a.m.; 5K at 10 a.m. Sunday.

“Spring for 317!”, faculty concert of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, folk, show tunes and more, performers include Kate Beever, Erica Brown, Ron Cody, Amanda Gale, Diana Hansen, Robin Jellis, Carter Logan, John McCain, Lincoln Meyers, Danielle Paus, Nicole Rabata, Steve Roy, Matt Shipman, Kathy Slack, Tyler Stanley and Jed Wilson, benefits scholarship fund of 317 Main Community Music Center, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Celebrate Children,” live and silent auctions, hors d’ouevres and cash bar, with emcee Lori Voornas, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine annual auction, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $40 advance, $45 door. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“Mad Hatter Affair,” watch Kentucky Derby, dancing to Tony Boffa Band, cocktails, dinner and auction, benefits Maine Historical Society, The Woodlands, Falmouth, $100. 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Walkathon Across America, four-mile walk around Back Cove, national event to raise awareness of “environmental illness,” benefits Jennifer Parker Foundation, Green Building Supply Store, Portland, $25, 14 and under free. 495-2031. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Book sale, benefits library book fund, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. May 5.

14th Annual American Heart Association Northeastern Maine Heart Ball, cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, music by NEVAH, University of Maine, Orono, $125. 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Mad Horse Theatre presents “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Horse Prom,” fun and dancing with a prom theme, benefits the theater company, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $25, $45 per couple. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

“The Moose in Me, The Moose in You,” funny one-woman show with Sarah Poulin’s character Ida LeClair, benefits South Berwick Library, Spring Hill, South Berwick, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Unity Area Rotary Club 11th Annual Duck Race, $5 for two ducks, $10 for five ducks, Sandy Stream, Unity. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Woodfords Family Services 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism, benefits preschool-age children, United Masonic Lodge, Brunswick, $10 to $20, ages 7 and under free. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Community Fun Run, benefits capital improvements and scholarship fund, Kennebec Montessori School, Fairfield, $15 advance, $20 day of; under 12 $5 advance, $10 day of. 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run, 9 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Imogen Binnie, author of “Nevada,” Space, Portland, free. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Amy Waldman, author of “The Submission,” Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Margaret Hathaway, author of “Portland, Maine Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Casco Bay,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Duane Robert Pierson, author of the historical novel “Annie and the Prince of Wales: Portland, Maine 1860,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, William Barry, author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

George Daughan, author of “1812: The Navy’s War,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Classical Music

UMF Chorus, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $6 to $8, UMF students and children free. 778-7072. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “POPS! Totally Awesome ’80s,” with guest vocalists Tony Vincent and Christina DeCicco, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Albert Melton and Randall Mullin, music for organ, solo and duet, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, donation. 772-5434. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Ovations presents Premier Wind Quintet Imani Winds, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $40, limited number of $10 student tickets available. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Suzanne Nance, vocalist, “Chansons de la Vie et de l’Amour,” accompanied on piano, cello and violin, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $25 to $28. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Community Chorus presents “A Spring Concert,” traditional spirituals and a variety of contemporary favorites, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $12 advance, $15 door, $6 students, under 12 free. 370-5320. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. May 5.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

USM School of Music presents Fithian Festival Concert, celebration in honor of Prof. Bruce Fithian’s 29 yeras of service to USM, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents “Everyday People,” themes of love and loss, joy and sorrow, sin, redemption and heritage, First Parish Church Freeport, $10, under 12 free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler’s 5th Symphony, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $76. 2:30 p.m. May 5.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents “Everyday People,” themes of love and loss, joy and sorrow, sin, redemption and heritage, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, under 12 free. 2:30 p.m. May 5.


Bob Marley, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $25, $20 standing room, 21-plus. 7 p.m. Sunday.


Ecstatic Dance Maine, DJ’ed dance space to be free and expressive for the sake of dancing, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10 to $20. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and May 5.

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and May 5.

Annual spring dance concert, Bowdoin College, Pickard Theater, Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Greater Portland community contra dance series, live music by Sassafras Stomp and calling by Mary Wesley, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lesson at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Contra dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, $1 kids. 288-5015. Family dance ($2) at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Drucker Ballet School presents “Flight,” a collection of dances for the ages, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Saturday and May 5.


Mayfair, Maypole dancing, family activities, live music, food and city-wide yard sales, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. All Saturday.


Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative presents “A Place at the Table,” documentary about hunger in America, followed by a panel discussion led by local anti-hunger leaders and neighbors exploring solutions to food insecurity, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland, $5. 772-4022. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Upstream Color,” original, mythic romantic thriller that seeks truths that lie just beyond our reach, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Blind Banker,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Woodmans,” story of photographer Francesca Woodman, presented by the Strand and the Farnsworth Art Museum, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $8.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Maine-made films “Turning Tail,” “For Those Who Love Padders,” “Moments from Hogback” and more, benefits Teens to Trails, Cony High School Auditorium, Augusta, $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

For Children

Mostly Puppets Festival, Paper Bull Puppets presents “Wishes,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “Meet the Orchestra,” youth concert introduces young people to the instruments in the orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $5. 9:20 a.m. Monday.

Faerie Festival, flower crowns, face painting and crafts, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.


Josephine Foster, with Plains, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Lex and Joe, swing from the ’30s and ’40s and contemporary R&B, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Big Easy Roots & Gospel Fest, RMS Five, Rock My Soul and Soggy Po’ Boys, with New Orleans-style buffet, cash bar and silent auction, Spring Hill, South Berwick, $15 to $25. 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Roy Zimmerman, “Wake Up Call,” funny songs about peace and justice, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth, $18 or pay what you can. 846-4148. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Albert Castiglia, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Ensemble, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MGMT, psychedelic rock, Kuroma opens, State Theatre, Portland, sold out. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, Newcastle Publick House. 563-3434. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bowdoin College Afro-Latin Music Ensemble, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hattie Simon Jazz Trio, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Songwriters in the Round, Lisa Redferm, Paul Chase Jr., Heather Hardy and Brad Strause, The Frontier, Brunswick, $10. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rebelution Spring Greens Tour, with JBoog and Hot Rain, State Theatre, Portland, $17.50 advance, $20 door. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Phil Vassar, country, Asylum, Portland, $29 advance, $32 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Camden Library Coffeehouse with Dean Stevens, Camden Public Library, $8. 236-3440. Folk and acoustic music. With guest David Dodson, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, Phillips Community Center, $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Tipton and Friends, South American folk music, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7 to $10. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Breakers Jazz Band, from Goodman to Ellington and more, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Maia Sharp, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Zemya, world a cappella ensemble, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, $12. 219-2247. 8 p.m. Friday.

Debbie Davies Band, blues, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $18 to $20. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Not Too Shaap, acoustic music, classics and originals, concert and three-course home-cooked dinner, Freeport Community Center, $18. 865-3985, Ext. 202. 6 p.m. Friday.

Keller Williams, bluegrass, folk, alternative, reggae, electronica, funk, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, $36 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Clutch, rock, with The Sword and Lionize, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Spoonmaker’s Diamond, Middle Eastern music, singer-songwriter, percussion, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Susie Burke and David Surette, folk, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford, $10, $25 per family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Seaglass Chorale, “Bernstein and Sondheim on Broadway,” Kennebunk Town Hall, $12 advance, $15 door. 985-8747. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Downeaster’s Chorus Spring Concert, barbershop music, includes performance by the Yarmouth High School Chamber Singers, Yarmouth High School, $15, 18 and under free. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“GospelFest,” Bowdoin College Gospel Choir, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Love That Spring,” First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, free. 216-3890. 3 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester Village Coffee House, singer-songwriter Seth Glier, First Congregational Church, $15. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cuatro de Mayo music night, acoustic performances from all genres, storytellers and poets also welcome, slots will be open for individual acts plus a jam session for anyone who wants to drop in and play, Fuego Diablo Studios, Pownal, free. 408-3185. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. 8 p.m. May 5.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, free. 1 to 4 p.m. May 5.

Boy Singers of Maine present “Sing into Spring,” Williston-Immanuel United Church, portland, $8 to $10. 1:30 p.m. May 5.

Dessa, singer and rapper blends nostalgic jazz with hip-hop and R&B verse, Space, Portland, $10 advance, $13 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. May 5.

Seaglass Chorale, “Bernstein and Sondheim on Broadway,” Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells. 985-8747. 3 p.m. May 5.

Wescustago Youth Chorale presents “A Celebration of Spring,” 15th annual spring concert featuring traditional choral, international and pop music, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 846-0705. 4:30 p.m. May 5.

Vocalist and guitarist Emma Bychok and guitarist Andrew Cunningham, York High School student musicians, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. May 5.

Gorham Arts Alliance presents 23rd Annual Pan New England Steel Drum Festival, 25 bands from all over New England, Your Space Complex, Gorham, donation. 318-0584. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Vernal Pools Alive!, evening walk to a forested vernal pool, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells, $5 to $7. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Special Events

Into the Mud Challenge, 2.5-mile race features obstacles and mud pits, Gorham Middle School, $10 to $35. 780-4313. 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Festival, best video and animation projects from University of Maine at Farmington students over the past year, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington, free. 778-7515. 7 p.m. Monday.

Spurwink presents Sprout Film Festival 2013, films featuring people with developmental disabilities, One Longfellow Square, Portland, free/donation. 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“So You Think You Know Rockland,” quiz show benefits Rockland Main Street Inc., Strand Theatre, Rockland, $5 to $10. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Spurwink presents Sprout Film Festival 2013, films featuring people with developmental disabilities, University of Maine, Michael Klahr Center, Augusta, free/donation. 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Institute for Civic Leadership 20th Anniversary Celebration, 300 leaders from all sectors share inspirational stories of community impact, hors d’oeuvres, networking, storytelling, live entertainment, short film, and cash bar, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $75. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Spurwink presents Sprout Film Festival 2013, films featuring people with developmental disabilities, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, free/donation. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Almost Psychic” with Roderick Russell, sword swallowing, mentalism, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $12 to $18 advance, $14 to $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt, ecstatic song and poetry, The New Church, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Juggler and comedian Brent McCoy, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $4 to $8. 7 p.m. Saturday.

SLAP Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, female armwrestling tournament, music by Zombie Beach, with emcee Rachel Flehinger, benefits A Company of Girls, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“May the Fourth Be with You,” Maine Academy of Modern Music “Star Wars” Bash, music by Emergency Sirens, Yard Sail, Illegal Eagle, Metal Sideburns, Battle Taxi and Rupture the Fish, Breakwater School, Portland, $5, $3 if in costume. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Open House, exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society History Barn, free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Cinco de Mayo Cruise, salsa dancing, food, music from guitarist Chad Cummings, benefits NAFSC programs, Bay Mist, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $30. 647-4534. 3 to 5 p.m. May 5.

6th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, with Megan Grumbling and finalists from several area high schools, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 5.

Fiesta! Cinco de Mayo at El Rayo, music by Pete Kilpatrick Band, Anna and The Diggs, Builder of the House, Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, Jaw Gems, Maine Marimba Ensemble and Primo Cubano, outdoor bar and BBQ, mechanical bull riding, face painting, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 5.

Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate specials, chocolate-covered fruit, beverages and sundaes, benefits Par Sem restoration fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. May 5.


Dramatic Repertory Company presents “Swimming in the Shallows,” Adam Bock’s award-winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $10 to $20. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Acorn Productions presents 12th Annual Playwrights Festival, 18 authors and 23 world premiere scripts, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15, multi-day passes available. Sunday and Thursday through May 5.

An Evening of Plays by Carolyn Cage, “Little Sister” and “Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist,” presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women’s Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 seniors and students. acorn. 2 p.m. Sunday.

USM Department of Theatre presents “Orlando,” Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s gender-bending satire, University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $8 to $15. 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Wittenberg,” David Davalos’ imaginative comedy, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 5. Runs through May 19.

Midcoast Youth Theater presents “The Wiz,” Tony-award winning musical based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, $8 to $10. 751-2619. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. May 5.

Theatre Company at Falmouth High School presents “Oklahoma!”, Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Falmouth High School, $8. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Runs through May 11.

Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $8 to $12. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Last Romance,” heartwarming romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 5. Runs through May 12.

Heartwood Theater Company presents “Macbeth,” modern techno-psycho version of Shakespeare tragedy, Lincoln Academy, Parker B. Poe Theater, Newcastle, $20 advance, $22 door, $12 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. May 5. Runs through May 11.