Music and Nightlife: Slaid keeping Maine fans satisfied

MUSIC FANS in Maine claim Slaid Cleaves for their own — which makes sense, because he grew up here. These days, he spends most of his time in Austin, Texas. But the singer-songwriter knows he’s got some pretty loyal fans in Maine, so he returns often.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield


INFO: Stonemountainartscenter.com

Art and Theater: What Winslow Homer did during the Civil War

IF LAST YEAR’S Homer exhibition whetted your appetite for his work, the Portland Museum of Art obliges. “Winslow Homer’s Civil War” features engravings he created for Harper’s Weekly as an artist correspondent with the Union Army. Also opening at the PMA: “Redacted” by Ahmed Alsoudani, a Maine College of Art graduate.

WHEN: Opening Saturday. Through Dec. 8.

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

ADMISSION: $12; $10 for seniors and students; $6 for ages 13 to 17; free for ages 12 and under and after 5 p.m. Fridays

INFO: portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Dip into natural wine with dinner at farm

SIP NATURAL WINES — organic ones produced with minimal human intervention — and eat dinner under the stars at a dinner with special guest Zev Rovine, an expert in natural wines.

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: The Well at Jordan’s Farm, 21 Wells Road, Cape Elizabeth


INFO: 831-9350; [email protected]

Et Cetera: Rogers just one reason to head to Oxford Fair 

EVER WONDER WHERE Kenny Rogers is these days? Well, the man who was all over the radio in the ’70s will be playing the Oxford County Fair on Sept. 14. But he’s not the only reason to hit the fair, which starts Wednesday. There’ll be food, animals, harness racing and all the things that make fair season worth waiting for all year.

WHEN: Wednesday through Sept. 14

WHERE: Oxford County Fair, 68 Pottle Road, Oxford

HOW MUCH: $5 to $10 admission; free for ages 5 and under

INFO: Oxfordcountyfair.com


Music and Nightlife: Hoping for an unforgettable show

THE PORTLAND band Forget Forget has an eclectic musical range, from pop and rock to electronic dance. An album release show on Saturday celebrates “We Are All,” the band’s debut.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $7 to $10

INFO: Onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: All’s fair at the mansion

STEP BACK to the 19th century with the Victoria Mansion’s Victorian Fair, featuring blacksmithing, a Civil War encampment, lawn games, vintage food and drink, mansion tours and more.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10; $5 for college students with ID; free for children under 17 with paying adult

INFO: victoriamansion.org

Dining and Drink: Reds for autumn ready for tasting at LeRoux

SAMPLE SOME hearty red wines for fall at LeRoux Kitchen’s fall wine tasting.

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: LeRoux Kitchen, 161 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free, but you must be 21 to participate

INFO: 553-7655

Et Cetera: Eat, dance and play like a Greek at festival

WHO DOESN’T LOVE Greek food? Very few folks. The Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival is happening this week, and besides great food, they’ll have plenty of things to do as well, including Greek dancing lessons and games for kids.

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road, Lewiston

HOW MUCH: Free admission; cost for food

INFO: Holytrinitymaine.org