Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29.

“A Taste of Modernism — The William S. Paley Collection,” 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8; “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania,” first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Aug. 25, Portland Museum of Art.

“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.

“Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist’s Artist,” paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29.

“Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art,” oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through Wednesday.

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “Stories of the Land and Its People,” student collaborative exhibition, through Sept. 1; “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.

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

“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30.

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

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

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

Maine College of Art Alumni Show, more than 30 years of graduating classes, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Through July 8.

“Wilder and Flahaven: A Beautiful Balancing Act,” semi-abstract portraits of boats and water by Susan Wilder and airy abstract paintings by Jim Flahaven, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through June 25.

“Edge of Spring,” paintings by Arthur Cadieux, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. Through June 23.

“Dirigo,” third “Women Pioneers” exhibition, 18 artists who embody Maine’s motto, “I Lead,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. Through July 21.

“Suggestions,” abstract paintings by Sean Greene, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 7.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s county-wide traveling exhibit of historic photographs, Friendship Town Office. Through June 30.

Sculpture for the home and garden, 30 artists, curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. Through June 30.

“Shades of Summer,” paintings by artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman; ceramics by Jackie Melissas and Shaker-style boxes by Denise Rankin, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Through July 14.

“Topographical Landscapes,” encaustic paintings by Rick Green, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through July 11.

“Creatures and Critters III: Equine and Avian Art,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through June 30.

“For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials and Rescues,” interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs, models and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Oct. 20.

“Duncan Hewitt and Claire Seidl: What Was, Is,” sculpture and paintings with selected photographs; “New Work,” printmaking, installation and sculpture by Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer; “Dress Shop,” works by Lesia Sochor and Crystal Cawley incorporating found papers; “Bagaduce,” recent drawings and wall works by Peter Soriano; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through July 7.

“Flights of Fancy,” new collection of pots by Nancy Button, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Through June 30.

“That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath.

Maine Artist Collective’s “The Portrait Show,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through June 24.

“Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard,” rarely seen artifacts, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Oct. 15.

“Nervous Energy,” work by Kate Russo and Tom Butler, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feed Through June 22.

“Paste & Pages,” collage and book arts, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through June 29.

“Summer Light,” John Bowdren, William Hallett, Bobbi Heath, Sandi Ste. George and Neil Wyrick. Landscapes and seascapes, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. Through July 31.

“Significant Works,” selections from the work of 16 gallery artists, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through July 6.

Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer, new drawings, prints and sculptures , Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through June 29.

“Contemporary Visions of Maine,” fresh works by contemporary New England artists and recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings. Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Through July 3.

“Green Thoughts in Green Shade,” contour drawings of the back yard by Joe Klofas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Through July 13.

“Distress,” Kenny Cole screen prints, submarine and flag drawings in gouache, bunting made from discarded clothing and interactive Jacob’s ladder canvases hanging from the industrial ceiling trusses, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery .com. Through June 30.

“Crux,” new work by Shannon Rankin and Justin Richel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through June 29.

“New Work: New Ideas,” curated selection of new work and new ideas by craft gallery artists, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. Through July 5.

“In Full Bloom: Intimate Views of Plant Life,” paintings by Jean Beal and Alice Kirkpatrick, McLaughlin Garden, South Paris. Through June 30.

“Chaos to Quiet: Deconstructing Complexity,” John Carnes, watercolor, pastel and graphite, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through June 27.

“An Artistic Look at Explorational History at Bowdoin College,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Through July 14.

“Elephant in the Room,” Andres Verzosa, Isaac Dyer Galleries, Gorham. 839-5466. Through June 22.

Frankie Odom, paintings, prints and collages, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through June 30.

Wells High School art classes art show, Wells Public Library, Wells. 646-8181. Through June 30.

“Ka-POW!”, re-interpreted images shared through the media landscape, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Through July 3.

“Un-Knotting,” new work by Lin Lisberger, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through June 27.

“Encore,” work on Yupo (Japanese synthetic paper) by David Estey Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. Through July 2.

“One Community — One Future,” group show featuring sculpture, painting, fiber arts, encaustic, photography and hand-pulled prints, Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. Through Aug. 31.

“Reflections,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through June 23.

“Snapshots of the Barnyard,” photos and prints of felt textile handicraft by Loren Leahy, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through June 30.

Sixth Anniversary Show, works by Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through June 30.

“Here and There,” paintings by Margaret Lawrence, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through June 29.

“Light Moves,” paintings by Emily Trenholm, Fogg Lighting, Portland. 797-7568. Through Aug. 31.

Georganne Bernard, recent and retro paintings, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Through June 29.

“Through the Lens,” photography exhibit and competition, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through Aug. 2.

The Harry Nadler Collection, runs through September 2, Fryeburg Academy, Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art. Through Aug. 4.

“The Tales of Hall’s Harbour,” etchings by John Neville, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through June 23.

“Surface, Light and Structure,” Frances Hynes, Richard Keen and Lyle Salmi, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through July 21.”100 Years of AcadiaNational Park’s Carriage Roads,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth. Through Aug. 18.

“Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” 60 of the most important works from the collection, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Through Oct. 31

“Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography of Havana and Vinales, Cuba by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through June 26.

Aaron Decker, avant guard jewelry, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. Through June 27.

“Big! Bad! Bold!”, paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, wood work and sculpture by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. Through July 11.

Jean Swan Gordon, line drawings and watercolors, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through June 30.

“Points of View,” paintings by Roy Germon: Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through July 7.

“Index,” group exhibition, The Hive, Kennebunk. Through July 14.

“Paintings of Maine” by Stephen Pace and “Cubes and Circles” by Stephen Porter, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Saturday.

“One If By Land…,” landscapes and landmarks captured by Maine artists James Rivoli and Francine Schrock , Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. Through June 30.

“Birds of Maine,” paintings by Father Paul Plante, Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. 864-3091. Through July 30.

“The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York,” personalities and collections of one of York’s most distinguished early families, Museums of Old York. Through Oct. 19.

Richard Norton Belfast: 1978-1988 and Invitational, more than 100 of Norton’s hand-printed black-and-white photo-journalistic images of Belfast and Waldo County taken between 1978 through 1988, and a selection of his large color photographs, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Through Aug. 23.


Art Openings

Summer Sampler Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. Sunday.

“The Tourist of 1913,” costumes, artifacts and more show how this area became the mecca of tourism that it is today, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Wednesday through Sept. 14

“Monhegan Island” by Kevin Beers and “Drawing on Porcelain” Tim Christensen, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Thursday through July 27.

Ralf Feyl and Michael Waterman, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Through June 22. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Finish Lines,” clay by Adriane Herman, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Thursday through Aug. 10.



Kotzschmar Kause book and yard sale, benefits Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ educational programs and outreach, $10 advance, $15 door for Friday preview night, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon June 23.

Teddy Bears Dance for a Cause, ballroom dance party, benefits Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland, $20. 878-0584. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Suzuki Association performance, violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar, benefits Seeds of Peace, St. Joseph’s College, Harold Alfond Center, Standish, donation. 6:30 p.m. June 23.

Share Our Strength Maine presents 8th Annual Taste of the Nation 2013, food, signature cocktails, entertainment and auctions, more than 30 restaurants represented, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $125, VIP tickets $200, 21-plus. 4:30 to 8 p.m. June 23.


Books and Authors

Timm Bechter, author of “Three Legs to Newfoundland,” Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 17.

Elinor Klivans, author of “Slice and Bake Cookies: Fast Recipes from your Refrigerator or Freezer,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Juile Fisher, author of “Importing Democracy,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

John Ford, author of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Celebration, Nancy Milford, author of “Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay,” Stonington Opera House. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Classical Music

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, pianist Richard Roberts, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seal Bay Festival, Cassatt String Quartet, Smith Hokanson Hall, Vinalhaven, $10. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Seal Bay Festival, Cassatt String Quartet, Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Seal Bay Festival, Cassatt String Quartet, Rockport Opera House, $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival, Cassatt String Quartet , Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $15, 18 and under free. 8 p.m. Friday.

Portland Conservatory of Music 10th Annual International Piano Festival, Frank Glazer, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Program One: Attaca Quartet plays works by Haydn, Beethoven, Harbison and Brahms, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $15 to $30. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, works by Beethoven, Schubert and Dohnanyi, Denmark Arts Center, $25, under 21 free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“P.S., I Love Music,” with Paul Sullivan, Suzanne Nance, Gordon Gottlieb and Jessica Chen, Stonington Opera House, $20 to $25. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“P.S., I Love Music,” with Paul Sullivan, Suzanne Nance, Gordon Gottlieb and Jessica Chen, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. June 23.

Portland Conservatory of Music 10th Annual International Piano Festival, Tamara Poddubnaya, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15 to $18. 4:30 p.m. June 23.

Portland Conservatory of Music 10th Annual International Piano Festival, student concerts, First Parish Church, Portland, $15 to $18. 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. June 23.



Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly stand-up show, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, with Paul Hunt, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.


Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. Lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.



“Artisans on the Green,” old-time skilled craftspeople, demonstrations and displays, Windham Historical Society, $5, under 12 free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Riverfront Festival, annual waterfront celebration of the arts and wellness, various locations, Hallowell. 629-9020. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23.



“Stories We Tell,” genre-twisting new film by writer/director Sarah Polley, presented by Space Gallery and the museum, Portland Museum of Art, $7. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Summer film series, “Silver Linings Playbook” (R), York Public Library. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“On the Road” Film Series, “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989, PG), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Space presents Bayside Bowl Summer Patio Film Series, “This is Spinal Tap” (1984 mockumentary), Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. Sunset Wednesday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Herman’s House,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Pelada,” award-winning documentary about soccer, sponsored by Westbrook Soccer League, Cornelia Warren Four Season Rink, Westbrook, free/donation. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Summer film series, “Guilt Trip” (PG-13), York Public Library. 7 p.m. June 23.


Home & Garden

Scarborough Garden Club Summer Solstice Garden Tour, Hunnewell House, Scarborough, $15 advance, $20 day of. 956-2753. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.



Lamb of God, metal, with The Acacia Stain and Decapitated, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“A Celebration of Dreams,” featuring North Shore Acapella and Michael Odokara-Okigbo, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15 to $26. 3 p.m. Sunday.

International Heritage Music Series, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. Elitsa Stoyneva and the Maine Balkan Women’s Choir, 7 p.m. Sunday; Tcha Limberger and Friends, Manouche gypsy jazz, 7 p.m. June 23.

Acoustic Eidolon, Celtic and pop, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Waltzing for Dreamers Free Music Series, Gypsophilia, jazz, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sean Mencher Rockabilly Jazz Brunch, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and June 23.

Down East Country Music Association Country Sunday Show and Dance, Lolalee & The County Bandits and many other acts, raffles and food, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, $2 to $5. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Drowning Pool, metal, Asylum, Portland, $16 advance, $19 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Food Fight, battle of the restaurant bands, every Sunday night through June, Big Easy, Portland, $5. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Summer music series, Delta Knights, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Kathleen Gorey McSorley with Mike Hall, Canadian fiddler and step dancer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Joy Formidable, Welsh alt-rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Small Sur and Peals, Vio/Mire opens, Space, Portland, $8, all ages. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Music Into Summer Concert Series, Carolyn Currie, singer-songwriter, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $15 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jack Avery’s Kin, Chicago country blues picker, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kathleen Gorey McSorley with Mike Hall, Canadian fiddler and step dancer, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Music in the Park series, Sylvain’s Acadian Aces, Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford, free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sting, “Back on Bass” tour, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $63.25 to $103.25. Gates at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Sam Amidon, country ballads, shape-note hymns and more, Alessi’s Ark opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Simple Burden, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Ron Cody and Friends, bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Beau Soleil with Michael Doucet, Cajun, zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $22 to $25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kathleen Gorey McSorley with Mike Hall, Canadian fiddler and step dancer, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jim James, singer from My Morning Jacket, Alpenglow opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $31 advance, $36 door, all ages. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $21.75 to $67.75. Gates at 5 p.m. Friday.

David Byrne & St. Vincent, State Theatre, Portland, $45 advance, $50 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Vio Mire, with Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

John Ford Coley, singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Barn Burner with Girls, Guns, and Glory, country rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $17. 8 p.m. Friday.

String Tide, folkgrass trio, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Music Into Summer concert series, Emilia Dahlin, singer-songwriter, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $15 to $18. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Drowned Valley, Civil War-era music, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, free/donation. 6 p.m. Friday.

EMEFE, soul, funk, Afrobeat, jazz and rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Grassholes, bluegrass, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. 8 p.m. Friday.

Miss Fairchild, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Summer Solstice concert with Emilia Dahlin, singer-songwriter, benefits the theater, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $10. 583-6747. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, singer-songwriter, Chelsea Berry opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $27 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jacob Augustine and Hospital Ships, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Melissa Etheridge, rock, State Theatre, Portland, SOLD OUT. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Psychedelic Furs, alt-rock, Asylum, Portland, $24 advance, $27 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Burners, gypsy Americana, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Patrick Fitzsimmons with Annalise Emerick, singer-songwriters, The Hive, Kennebunk, $15. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The eighth annual Inspired Voices Benefit Concert, music, poetry, dance and individual stories of hope and recovery, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $25. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Solomond Montrond, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sacred harp singing and potluck supper, St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Waldoboro. 721-9732. 2 to 5 p.m. June 23.

Roger Hinchliffe with the Swedish Accents, Swedish songs with English translations, 6 Stroudwater Christian Church, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 772-2193. 6:30 p.m. June 23.

Danielle Paus, Celtic harp concert, Bath Dance Works, free. 3 p.m. June 23.

Shanna Underwood Trio, Americana originals and classics, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 4 to 7 p.m. June 23.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook, Chebeague Island Inn, free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23.

Aztec Two Step, folk-rock duo,, Biddeford Middle School Auditorium, $25. 7:30 p.m. June 23.

Food Fight, battle of the restaurant bands every Sunday night through June, Big Easy, Portland, $5. 9 p.m. June 23.

The Victory Swing Band, 17-piece band, Bell Hill Meetinghouse, Otisfield, donation. 539-2521. 7  p.m. June 23.


Special Events

Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Met Opera Summer Encore Series, “Carmen,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. $10 to $18. 935-9232. 7 to 10 p.m Wednesday.

Maine’s Audubon’s Annual Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, free. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Silent Film Series, Buster Keaton in “The General” (1926), with live music from Jeff Rapsis, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $10. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Seventh Annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, food, beer and mead tastings with music by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $30. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

AudioBody, high-tech family show, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $15 to $25. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Magic of Lyn Dillies, mystery and illusion in Vegas-style show, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door, under 18 $12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fourth annual Tri-NY/North Yarmouth Family Triathlon, 2-mile paddle, 1-mile run, 1-mile bike ride, Wescustogo Park, North Yarmouth, $15. 10 a.m. Saturday.

A Walk Along Historic Elm Street, Skowhegan History House, donation. 474-6632. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Joyce Butler book launch celebration, author of “Kennebunkport : the Evolution of an American Town,” remarks by the author and a Champagne toast, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, $25. 4 p.m. June 23.

The Tardy Brothers, comedy and juggling , Freeport Theater of Awesome, $15 advance, $18 door. 2 p.m. June 23.

Third Annual Piscataquis Cruise-In, antique, unique, classic and cool cars, Fairview Avenue Baseball Field, Dover-Foxcroft, $3, 12 and under free. 564-8739. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23.



Gaslight Theater presents “No Sex Please, We’re British,” farce, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. June 23.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” musical comedy about small-town girl who heads to New York City to start a new life, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. June 23. Runs through July 6.

Mad Horse Theater presents Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” examination of power, corruption, loyalty to family and to country, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. June 23.

Snowlion Repertory Company presents “The Freaks Club,” musical, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $20 to $22. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. June 23.

Acorn Productions presents Riverbank Shakespeare Festival, Riverbank Park, Westbrook, $10 suggested. “The Tempest,” 2 p.m. Sunday; “The War of the Roses,” 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Who?”, one-man murder mystery, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15 with an a la carte menu. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Monday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Dream Girls,” Tony Award-winning musical, Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, $52 to $59. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The Andrews Brothers,” musical comedy, Arundel Barn Playhouse, $32 to $39. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through June 23. Runs through June 29.

“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Sherlock Holmes spoof, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $10 to $25. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through July 6..

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $18, $16 seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. June 23. Runs through July 7.

“La Fille at Tess’ Market,” mixture of biography, history and fantasy written and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick, pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. June 23. Runs through June 30.

Theater at Monmouth presents “The Velveteen Rabbit,” family show, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $15. 7 p.m. Saturday.