• Art

“Pardon My Tartle,” UMF senior art students exhibit, through Saturday, free. UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington. 778-1062.

Andrea Sulzer: “throughoutsideways,” recent creations including large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 24.

Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.

George Daniell: “Picturing Monhegan Island,” photographs and drawings. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth, under 12 free. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 3.

The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through June 1.

The Lunder Collection, works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through June 8.

Woman on Wire, paintings by Angela Andersen Pomerleau depicting Flying Wallendas circus troupe. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. librarycamden.org. Through May 31.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, work of 10 studio art majors at Bates College. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 29.

From the Wrack Line, mixed media sculpture, drawings, and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 18.

Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion, works by Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes. $7-$15 adults; under 6 free. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.

Vivacity, works by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 28.

Creatures and Critters, wildlife- and animal-themed art. Free. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through May 31.

Luanne Wrenn and photographer Alex Wrenn, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. sugarwoodgallery.com. Through May 31.

Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

These Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History, paintings, photography and artifacts. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

Paintings by Debra Yoo, still-lifes and landscapes. Free. University of New England Campus Center, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford. une.edu/debrayoo. Through May 31.

Birds! featuring Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson and Peggy Johnson. Work in stone, clay, wood and metals portraying bird forms and related elements. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through May 31.

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, works by students graduating from Maine College of Art’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts program. Free. Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. Through June 1.

[IN] HABIT, 2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition, 84 installations on three floors of the Porteous building. Free. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

Paintings by Anne Ireland ’94. Free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

Ed Douglas “New Work.” Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through May 31.

Hamsters & Popcorn: Paintings by Elise Smorczewski, oil paintings. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com. Through May 31.

Recent Acquisitions and Selections, includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through June 15.

2014 Seasonal Invitational, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St., Rockland. landingart.com.

Working Through by Jamie Ribisi-Braley. Free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through June 7.

Transcendence, features artists Mary McFarland, Jan Royall and Dona Seegers. Free. Acoustic Artisans, second floor, 594 Congress St., Portland. acousticartisans.com.

J. Fred Woell and Patricia Wheeler: “Balance Point,” paintings and works with found objects. Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through June 2.

Anne Minich and Anda Dubinskis, drawings. Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick 725-8157. Through May 24.

Paintings by Christine Sullivan, through June 27, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. www.crsullivanart.com.

Inevitable Evolution, UMA’s senior art exhibition, Danforth Gallery, 34 Danforth St., Portland. 621-3271.

Last Light: Waiting for the Moon, Elaine Barclay, Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.

Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine, oil paintings. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.

New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton, six newly acquired works of pastel and oil by early 20th-century American artist. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 4.

Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War, propaganda posters and an outdoor victory garden illustrate life on the home front in the 1940s. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org.

Historic Images of Georgetown: A Special Spring Exhibit, selected from Gene Reynold’s upcoming book, “Images of America – Georgetown.” Free. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown. georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. Through July 5.

Pottery by Nancy Meader, Central Maine Artists Gallery, 72 West Front St., Skowhegan. 858-0797. Through June.

Earth-Art-Maine: In the Presence of Wildness, work by eight Maine-based artists responding to the diverse geographic and environmental elements of Maine’s terrain, free. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.commonstreetarts.org. Through June 28.

Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow, large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Fridays and Saturdays through June 30.

• Art Openings and events

“This Hour Forward,” join Ryan Conarro for an installation of photography, video, sound and live performance exploring marriage, family and identity, $15. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St., Stonington. operahousearts.org/index.html. 7 p.m. Sunday and Saturday.

Creating as Meditating in Action, explore how creativity and art arise out of a connection to our senses and the open space found in meditative acts. $45/$50. Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. 865-6171. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light Art Exhibition, features the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. 238-4250. 10:45 a.m. Thursday to Sunday.

Artists’ Conversation on why making gifts to art institutions makes sense, artists joining the discussion include Denise Froehlich, Caren-Marie Michel, Susan Maasch and Terry Hilt, free. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/artgallery. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Wavelengths, painters Roz Welsh, Penelope Moodey and Hati Modr, woodworker Stephen Vowles, metalsmith/jeweler Mary Hall, metal sculptor Robert Blake, ceramics by Kelsey Weber, furniture by Steve Ryder, metalwork by Steve Downing. Live music and food. The Stable Gallery, 26 Water St., Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. 5 p.m. Friday.

• Auditions

Musica de Filia, girls’ and women’s choir is holding auditions for the fall semester, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. www.musicadefilia.com. 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story,” young actors ages 8-17 invited to audition for the new play, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 3-5 p.m. May 15.

• Benefits

Otto fundraiser for Levy Day School, Otto, 225 Congress St., Portland. ottoportland.com. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Kids First and All That Jazz! 2014 Gala, live music, dancing, food, beer and wine, auction, $75. Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland. kidsfirstcenter.org. 6-10 p.m. Friday.

SMCC Foundation Run for the Future, 5K run raises money for SMCC students and programs. $30. Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. runsignup.com/Race/ME/Portland/SMCCFoundation5KRacefortheFuture. 8 a.m. Saturday.

Pops Concert, to benefit Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, which provides free services to people who do not qualify for insurance. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, children 12 and under free. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The First Tee of Maine Helicopter Ball Drop, proceeds benefit area youth programs, $10 contest entry. thefirstteemaine.org. Nonesuch River Golf Club, 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Run for Independence, fundraiser and race celebrating ability and inclusiveness for all. Supports Independence Association. Brunswick Junior High School, Columbia Avenue. runforindependence.org. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 18.

Literacy Volunteers 16th annual Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest, Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. literacyvolunteersandro.org. 12:30-4 p.m. May 18.

Not Your Ordinary 5K, a timed race with puzzles, art, construction, athletic feats and problem-solving along the route. Benefits the Natural Resource Council of Maine’s work protecting air, water, wildlife and forests, $25. Capitol Park, Union Street, Augusta. nrcm.kintera.org/notyourordinary5k. 1 p.m. May 18.

• Books & Authors

Book Discussion, “Blue Plate Special” by Kate Christensen, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

David Sibley, presentation by author of “Sibley Guide to Birds,” books available for purchase. Free. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. freeportwildbirdsupply.com/birdingtoursinmaine.asp. 5 p.m. Friday.

Camden Public Library Book Sale, plus DVDs and CDs. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. librarycamden.org/news/. 9 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

• Classical Music

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, featuring student musicians from local schools. $20; under 18 free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Choral Concert, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale and Southern Maine Children’s Choir, $8, $5 suggested donation. Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music/usm-youth-ensembles-spring-choral-concert. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series IV: Vienna, Vienna. Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, $20, free for under 21. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston. www.daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Handshakes, Songs and Dances, string quartets by John Adams, Dan Visconti and Scott Ordway, $13-$15. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org/events/handshakes-songs-and-dances. 8-10 p.m. Thursday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series IV: Vienna, Vienna, featuring pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. $20, free for under 21. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement, music from 13th-17th centuries, sung and played on viol, vielle, harp, recorders, crumhorns and percussion, $10. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. 797-0212. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday.

Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement, music from 13th-17th centuries, sung and played on viol, vielle, harp, recorders, crumhorns and percussion, $10. Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St., Norway. 797-0212. 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series IV: Vienna, Vienna, featuring pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. $20, free for under 21. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series IV: Vienna, Vienna, featuring pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. $20, free for under 21. Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main Street, Topsham. daponte,org. 3 p.m. May 18.

• Comedy

Birdie Googins, quirky take on the economy, politics, love and tales of high adventure. $15, $12 seniors/kids. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Comedy Showcase, a standup comedy show featuring Brett Johnson, Kate Ghiloni, Bill Gray and more. Show concludes with an open mic, $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Life Is Not a Stress Rehearsal,” Loretta LaRoche, $35 per person, $240 for table of eight. The Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. 783-3990. 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Dance

Vivid Motion: “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad,” electrifying dance filled with pirates, serpents, sword fights and treasures, $12, $6 for kids under 13. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included. $5, 21-plus. Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. www.pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Spring Fling Benefit Dance and silent auction with Bad Penny, all proceeds go to the 2014 Winslow Family 4th of July Celebration, $10, 21-plus. Winslow VFW Banquet and Conference Center, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow. 877-5906. 8 p.m. Friday.

Dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer. $5; no smoking. Downstairs at VFW Post 1285, Water Street, Waterville. 453-2089. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

• Film

“Shored Up,” Patagonia presents a special screening of this 2014 Sundance winner. $5. The Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Trashed,” a provocative investigation of the garbage business, one of the fastest growing industries in North America, free. Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium, Main Street. 985-7125. 7 p.m. Friday.

• Food and drink

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with live soft jazz. Seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. $25.95 plus tax. Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, 81 Riverside St., Portland. zackerysrestaurant.com/?area=Special_Events. Sunday.

Victorian Doll Tea, tea and pastries, ballerinas from Portland Ballet, classical guitar music by Brian Callaghan, etiquette instruction, raffles, door prizes and more. Following the tea, guests are invited to see an exhibit of handmade dolls at the Victoria Mansion. $20. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. 1 p.m. May 18.

• For kids

PSO Discovery Concert: “Harry Potter and the Magic of Music,” spotlights the magical mood-setting music featured in the movies. $10. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. portlandsymphony.org. Pre-concert activities start at 1 p.m. Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Garden Growing Club: Greens and Peas, ages 5 and up are invited to dig, learn and make their own planters. $22 members, $25 visitors. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 3 -5 p.m. Sunday.

Stories on the Staircase at Victoria Mansion, ages 3 to 5 are invited for story hour and tour. Free. victoriamansion.org. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. 9-10 a.m. Monday.

Monday Night Blues with Blue, $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

KinderKonzert: Brass: What a Wonderful World of Music! The PSO brass quintet takes you on a journey to explore the many places we hear music in our lives. $4. East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story, sneak peek of new show, actors read scenes from the original play. Free, but register ahead to read a part. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday.

Good Night, Nature, a gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. We will play, sing and create art. Child members $10, non-members $15. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. www.maineaudubon.org/events. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Frogs, Fish and Fun, explore life around the farm pond looking for amphibious friends and learning about their habitat. Open to all ages. $5. Pineland Farms Education Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. www.pinelandfarms.org. 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Meet Knight Nelly and her stick-horse Rufus, a special interactive performance for ages 3-6. $3, $4. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Picture Book Party, includes author reading, art demo, loon crafts, wildlife info and free ice cream. Free. Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. maineaudubon.org. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Animal Welfare Society humane educator and a shelter pet, hands-on program about animal care. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Saturday.

“The River in Your Town,” children’s concert with Sammie Haynes, local children’s book author and songwriter. Free. South Berwick Town Hall Auditorium, 180 Main St. yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pinocchio, interactive children’s theater, silly retelling of a children’s classic. $7 to $10. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. theaterofawesome.com. 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• Lectures and workshops

What Is It about Opera? informal and occasionally lighthearted exploration of the who, what, when, where and why of opera, led by Jack Riddle. Free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. mcarthur.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Max Slabotsky, Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, will give inspiring talk as part of the Lloyd Hunt Lecture Series. Free. Hyde Library at Thornton Academy, 438 Main St., Saco. thorntonacademy.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

Step Into History, presentation on the history of Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, free. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Connecting With Nature: Recovering Our Sense of Place in the Web of Life, workshop, [email protected] Allen Ave. Unitarian Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. 797-7240. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Colored” Soldiers in Maine during WWII: A presentation about black soldiers guarding rail lines in rural Maine during the war. Preceded by a chicken pie supper (by reservation), $20 for supper and presentation, $5 presentation only. North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. northyarmouthhistorical.org/whats-new. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Death Song of a Nation: Longfellow’s Hiawatha, Charles Kaufmann, director of the Longfellow Chorus, finds traces of Longfellow’s childhood in Maine in his famous “Song of Hiawatha.” Free. Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge (off Route 117). 625-4762. 4 p.m. May 18.

• Music

Country Sunday, featuring Dennis Royer, Cathy Haskell, Maranacook String Band, The Wildwoods Band with Chris Fyfe and more. Doors open at 11 a.m., $5. Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, 2782 Hallowell Road. 268-4494. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Gorham Community Chorus Spring Concert, varied choral music performed by people who love to sing. Includes silent auction and free refreshments, donations accepted. Gorham High School Auditorium, 41 Morrill Ave. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dave Mallett, $20. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, fiddle and guitar, $22 advance, $27 door. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sandi Thom, blues rock, $37. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Noon Tunes, free concerts on the second Tuesday of every month, featuring the talented 317 Main faculty in a variety of genres. 317 Main Street Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. www.317main.org. Noon Tuesday.

Choro Louco, Brazilian band, no cover, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Spring Choral Concerts, $4 adults, $3 students and senior citizens. [email protected] Thornton Academy, Garland Auditorium, 438 Main St., Saco. 602-4471. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ronda Dale, originals, vintage country, alt-folk, free. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. rondadale.com. 7-10 p.m. Tuesday.

Irish Seisiun, no cover, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Tom Rush, folk and blues singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $37.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Colwell Brothers, high energy electric blues and R&B, free. Gardiner Waterfront Park, Water Street. www.johnsonhall.org. 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday.

Dave Mello, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 474-6627. 6-3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Kevin Hamel, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mainepeace Jam Music Festival, featuring Dime Store Heroes, Nippin’ the Nub, The Dan Hudson Band, Planetary Circus Kingdom, Stream Reggae, Wobblesauce and Between the Lines. $25 day tickets, camping rates available. Freedom Field, 75 Carson Hill Road, Harmony. carsonhillfun.com. Noon-5 p.m. Friday.

Celtic Festival, with six musical and dance acts performing, including the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps and the Squid Jiggers. $5 in advance, $6 door. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. topshammaine.com. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from The Great American Songbook, free. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pwmap-portland-marriott-at-sable-oaks/. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Tom Rush, folk singer and songwriter, $30 advance; $35 door. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter, $22. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Riff Johnson, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Parmalee, country rock, $22. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. tktwb.tw/1m6rjCP. 8 p.m. Friday.

Steve Forbert, singer-songwriter, $25 in advance; $28 door. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

North of Nashville, Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrew.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

James Montgomery Blues Band, harmonica blues, heavy on electric guitar. $15. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Gunther Brown, Americana, roots, no cover, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland . portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, jazz, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gideon Forbes Quartet, saxophone, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

Women in Harmony presents “On the Road,” choral music, $12 in advance, $15 door. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. May 18.

John Hasnip, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. oldmillpub.net. 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Bridge Coffee House presents Hanging Scarlet, with special guest Selenity, free. Summit Church, 1 Sullivan Square, Berwick. 978-3351. [email protected] 6 p.m. Saturday.

Maine-ly Harmony, sharing the stage with the Maranacook String Band and the Cigar Box Junkies, $12, $8 children. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta. 582-5523. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Blowin’ In the Wind Concert, the Androscoggin Chorale will perform songs of peace, love and protest from the ’60s and ’70s. Concludes with a sing-along. Adult $18, senior $16, student $9, free for children under 12 accompanied by adult. The Franco Center, 26 Oxford St., Lewiston. mainemusicsociety.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. May 18.

Tom Rush, folk and blues singer-songwriter, $35, $50 VIP. Bodman Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall, 1614 Main St., Kents Hill. 685-1635. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mike Morrison, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The ThrowDown Band, electric-guitar blues. 2014 semi-finalists at International Blues Competition in Memphis. $5, 21-plus. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Don Campbell Quartet: An Afternoon of Dan Fogelberg Music, tickets available at Pat’s Pizza in Augusta, Apple Valley Books in Winthrop and at the door. $10 adults, $5 students. UMA Jewett Auditorium, 46 University Drive, Augusta. [email protected] 2 p.m. May 18.

The Downeasters a cappella chorus, singing swing, musicals, inspirational and modern pop. $10. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond. 939-7947. 3 p.m. May 18.

Country Sunday, featuring The Stetsons, L&D Country, Mary and Maurice Belanger, Off the Hill Band and more. Doors open at 11 a.m., $5. Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, 2782 Hallowell Road, Litchfield. 268-4494. Noon-5 p.m. May 18.

• Outdoors

Sundays on the Boulevard, Baxter Boulevard by Payson Park in Portland will be closed every Sunday this summer. trails.org. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Wildlife Walk and Plant Stroll, a spring evening stroll to learn about the birds, the bees and May flowers, $7 suggested donation. Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick. www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kayakers, introduction for anyone interested in learning about the activities of the Southern Maine Sea Kayaking Network. Members of the network organize paddles that are free to members. Free. Falmouth Public Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.meetup.com/Southern-Maine-Sea-Kayaking-Network. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Endangered and Threatened Species, an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about protecting endangered species. Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray. maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark. Noon Saturday.

Wild Food Foraging Walk, four-hour course will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. $40. Long Branch School, 20 Main St., Bowdoinham. longbranchschool.com. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18.

• Special Events

Open House for adult, transfer and graduate students, free. Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus, 88 Bedford St. usm.maine.edu/admit/open-house-adult-transfer-and-graduate-students. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Full Moon Ghost Tour, join fellow thrill-seekers and history lovers for a romp through Portland’s past. $12-$17, Bell Buoy Park next to Flatbread, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.wickedwalkingtours.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pride Portland! launch party, music, dancing, performances and the unveiling of the full Pride 2014 calendar of events, $5-$25, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Plant Sale, rain or shine, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable seedlings, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. wolfesneckfarm.org/plant-sale-freeport-maine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Benton Alewife Festival, day-long celebration of the alewife run. Batting cages, mini golf, tours, fun for families. Free. Benton Family Fun Park, 269 Neck Road. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.

24th Maine Marble Show, displaying and selling classic and antique toy marbles, dealers and displays welcome, $3, under 12 free. The Maine Table Restaurant, 700 Main St., South Portland. 420-1354. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Mind Body Spirit Festival, Reiki, astrology, past life regression, Tarot card readings, organic skin care, pet psychic, animal communication and more. $5 includes most workshops. Freeport Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. mindbodyspiritfestival.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18.

Psychic Sunday, OnTheNewEdge.com. $2, plus individual fees for readings, products and services. Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18.

• Theater

“The Savannah Disputation,” comedy about two elderly sisters who have been Catholic since birth but seem to know very little about their religion. $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 18.

“HONK!” musical tale of the Ugly Duckling. $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Brunswick High School, Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. 607-9344. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, a fun, farcical, behind-the-scenes look at the birth of “Gone with the Wind.” $20 adults; $5 youth, $16 for groups of 10 or more. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Shirley Valentine,” presented by ACAT, as Shirley Valentine reflects on her life, her friend wins a Greece vacation for two. $12, $10 seniors. Waterville Opera House, Studio Theater, 93 Main St., Waterville. operahouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Express Yourself: Fun with Theater, join Nancy Salmon of Freeport Community Players for a fun theater workshop. $30. Freeport High School, 30 Hobrook St., Freeport. www.freeport.maineadulted.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Little Egypt,” tragicomedy about the love lives of the Waltz women in Cairo, Ill. $6, $3 students. 786-6161. Bates College, Gannett Theater, 305 College St., Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 18.

“Life in a Jar,” a play that has traveled the world to honor Irena Sendler, who helped save hundreds of children from concentration camps during WWII. Donations welcome. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. irenasendler.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

“You Can’t Take it With You,” Kaufman and Hart’s classic comic play examines the struggle between the American dream and the heart’s desires, $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. CityTheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 18.

“Life in a Jar,” a play that has traveled the world to honor Irena Sendler, who helped save hundreds of children from concentration camps during WWII. Donations welcome. Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road. irenasendler.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; noon May 18.