• Art

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 Wednesday.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Ed Douglas “New Work.” Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.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.

UMA’s Senior Art Exhibition, “Inevitable Evolution,” 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

27), Kingfield. www.schoolhouseartgallery.com.

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.


Seacoast Moderns, non-traditional and experimental works from Kittery Art Association artists. Free. The Morgan Gallery, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. www.kitterycommunitycenter.org. Reception at 5 pm. May 30. Through Aug. 22.

Joshua Ferry: “Goin’ Back,” through July 6. Abstract paintings by Portland artist inspired by his return to Maine after 15 years away, free. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Main St., Belfast. 338-0555.

Printmaking in America Today, artists from the Peregrine Press Printmaking Collective will discuss their new portfolio and the topic of modern printmaking in the U.S., free. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu. 5 p.m. Thursday.


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. 4-6 p.m. Tuesday.


Southern Maine Heart Walk, AAA Northern New England Parking Lot, 68 Marginal Way, Portland. www.southernmaineheartwalk.org. 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

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

Not Your Ordinary 5K, a timed race with puzzles, art, construction, athletic feats and problem-solving along the route. Benefits the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s work protecting air, water, wildlife and forests, $25. Capitol Park, Union Street, Augusta. nrcm.kintera.org/notyourordinary5k. Registration 8 a.m.; 9 a.m. Sunday.

Tri for The Y and Duathlon, fundraising event for the Y that encourages participation by people with a variety of fitness levels. Casco Bay Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport. www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org. 9 a.m. Sunday.

Otto fundraiser for Musica De Filia, Otto, 225 Congress St. Portland. ottoportland.com. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Make the Fort Gorges, cocktails, hors d’oeurves and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Fort Gorges. $10. Crema Cafe, 9 Commercial St., Portland. www.facebook.com. 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Book, Plant and Bake Sale, Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road, Dresden. www.bapl.us. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Silent Auction to benefit Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, summerlong fundraiser, Capt. Morrill’s Community Arts Center, 1825 Harpswell Island Road, Orr’s Island. [email protected]; 621-3530. 3 p.m. May 25.

Books & Authors

Camden Public Library Book Sale, plus DVDs and CDs. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. librarycamden.org/news/. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Kate Christensen, author of “Blue Plate Special” a memoir that explores her history of hunger, not just for food but for love and confidence. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Dirt poetry evening (bring your own or just listen), the prompt for May is “dirt,” the topic is open to interpretation. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 363-2818. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Maltese Falcon,” educator Susan Yorston will lead a discussion. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 363-2818. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Kate Christensen, author of “Blue Plate Special,” free. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Superintendent’s Book Club, join the discussion of “21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times” by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel. Free. All welcome. Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland. www.portlandschools.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Allagash Tales, author Tim Caverly will talk about his books and the Allagash River. Louis B. Goodall Library, 952 Main St., Sanford. www.lbgoodall.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Carol Maloney, author of “Finding My Voice with Aphasia,” Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. Noon-1 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

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. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, joined by renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, presents Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote,” $31-$81. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.portlandsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland String Quartet, $15 in advance, $20 door. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Piano Series Recital, Igor Lovchinsky presents an all-Russian program, including a work by Nikolai Kapustin. $16, $14 seniors, students free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. www.francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

• Comedy

Laugh Trax presents comedian Dave Rattigan, $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. www.theaterofawesome.com. 8:30 p.m. May 25.


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

International Folk Dance, all welcome, all dances taught. Mallet Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Route 9, Pownal. Adults $5, children $3, family $12; first time free. Potluck refreshments. 688-2293. [email protected] 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bates College Dance Variety Show, works by Bates College student choreographers and student dance groups, free. Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. 876-6161. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

Studio 48 recital, featuring ballet, lyrical/contemporary, jazz and hip hop. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. 798-6966. 7 p.m. Friday.

Latin Dance Party, $7. Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios, 62 Forest Ave., Portland. www.aquariusballroomdance.com. Argentine tango basics class at 6 p.m., Cumbia basics class at 7 p.m., dance party at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Gazpacho, ’80s cover band, dancing on the sunset patio overlooking mountains and lakes. $15. Province Lake Golf Club, 18 Mountain Road, Parsonsfield. 793-4040. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Fling dance with the Carmine Terracciano Band, $15. Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave., Portland. www.maplewooddancecenter.com. 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday.


“Shoot the Pier: A True Maine Surf Story,” documentary by Lewiston-Auburn native Brian Goding explores early days of surfing in Maine, includes Super 8 film footage captured by surfers. $8, $6 Space members and students with ID. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Monster Movie Mondays, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948), free. Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., Waterville. www.facebook.com. 5-7 p.m. Monday.

“Beneath the Harvest Sky,” $8. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St., Stonington. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Bag It,” film screening and discussion, Falmouth’s Recycling and Energy Advisory Group will screen the documentary film, followed by a discussion, free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Movie for teens, “Lottery Ticket,” free. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square. www.portlandlibrary.com. 3 p.m. Friday.

“23 Blast,” enjoy cocktails with stars Becky and Dylan Baker as they discuss their new film, after a screening of it. $50. College of the Atlantic, Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. coa-23blast.brownpapertickets.com. 4 p.m. May 25.

Food and drink

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. Sunday.

A Wine Walk in the West End: Wines of Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads visits to Portland restaurants. $45 in advance. winewiseevents.com. 3-5 p.m. Saturday.

For kids

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.

KinderKonzert: Percussion, using a variety of instruments, the PSO’s percussion ensemble explores the elements of music using mallets, brushes, sticks and their hands, $4. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick. www.portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Family Tree Art and Genealogy Workshop, helps children create their own family trees, $15/$16. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Garden Growing Club: Beans and Cukes, 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. 828-1234. 3-5 p.m. May 25.

Lectures and workshops

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. Sunday.

Native Americans in Early York and Southern Maine, Emerson (Tad) Baker. This program is first in a series offered by the York Diversity Forum and Museums of Old York, free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. www.york.lib.me.us. 7-8 p.m. Sunday.

The Gardens of Downton Abbey: Garden Styles from the Early 20th Century, Terri Nickel will speak as part of the Garden Lecture Series, free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Historic Images of Georgetown, author Gene Reynolds takes you back in time with stories and images, free. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown. www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Creative Toolbox Salon: What Does Movement Have to Do with Creativity? $15, free for members of the Maine Center for Creativity, [email protected] Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Modern Mystic: Could It Be You? Join the Rev. Guan DoJo to explore Rumi, Hildegarde von Bingen and you, free. ChIME: Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 555 Forest Ave., Portland (Center For Grieving Children building). www.chimeofmaine.org. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.


The Road to Memphis, Maine’s competition to select participants in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. 21-plus. The Big Easy, 55 Market St, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

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. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Honky Tonk Gypsies, acoustic Americana, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Honky Tonk Night, featuring Brandon Lepere Band, no cover. RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.rira.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Lynn Deeves Band, Maine singer-songwriter teams up with the Tilden Katz for a soulful merging of originals and rock, soul and folk, $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell. slatesrestaurant.com. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Monday Night Blues with blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Lydia Warren, $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Frank Donovan, singer/songwriter, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Songwriters Sessions, for writers struggling with their songs who seek an appreciative audience to share music with. $4 suggested donation. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Jazz a la Mode Concert, with pie a la mode and beverages, a dance performance to “Sing, Sing, Sing” and special senior features. $5. Thornton Academy’s Dining Commons, 438 Main St., Saco. www.thorntonacademy.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Press Gang, Portland’s Irish trio, vocals and instrumentals. $15. Stratton Community Building, 88 Main St. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Jazz Band, $5 suggested donation. North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. 892-7149. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poor Howard, Delta blues, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Open Mic plus folk duo Dave and Fran, $3 to $10. Sandy Point Community Club, 648 Route 1, Stockton Springs. 567-3094. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins perform songs of the 1940s, $5, $3 museum members, free for museum volunteers and children under 10. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. 7:30 -9 p.m. Wednesday.

Custom House Gang, roots, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic performance RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Irish Seisiun, free, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Borgore, electronic dance music and dubstep producer, songwriter and DJ, $25, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Travis James Humphrey, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cony Spring Concert, featuring middle school and high school bands and ensembles, free. Viles Auditorium, Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta. 592-8175. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Reny, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. oldmillpub.net. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Scott Link, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Joe Young, singer/songwriter, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Samuel James & Dana Gross, roots, no cover, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

High Wire: Dean Ford, electrified pop, rock and dance music with The Band Apollo and One Shot Nothing, $6 in advance, $8 door, 18-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Micromasse, Portland-based organ trio inspired by the great jazz organ groups of the ’50s and ’60s, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8-11 p.m. Friday.

Scott & Rick duo, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Fighting Fiction, no cover. RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

An American Songbook, Meg Doherty performs the most influential songs from Broadway theater and Hollywood film. $12 to $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. theaterofawesome.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pipes and Drums Concert at Colonial Pemaquid, traditional tunes of the British Isles performed by a kilted band, free, state park entrance fees may apply. Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Old Fort Road, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Michael Reny, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Wopat, actor and Broadway star, performs new arrangements from Great American Songbook, $27.50. Jonathan’s Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steel Panther “All You Can Eat” sour, heavy metal, $30, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, with Fred Boyle on piano and Rich Hill on bass, sassy, smooth and funny, $30. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. May 25.


Sundays on the Boulevard, Baxter Boulevard by Payson Park in Portland will be closed every Sunday this summer. trails.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Days, free admission for Maine residents to the gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, off Barters Island Road, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Bird Walk, tour the “baby bird room” followed by hike up Mount Agamenticus, $7 suggested donation. Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick. yorkcenterforwildlife.org. 10 a.m.-noon May 25.


Doggie Fashion Show, the Mobile Adoption Team will be there with dogs putting on a show for the residents. Huntington Common, 1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk. 985-3244. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Plant sales

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society Spring Plant Sale, featuring daylilies, hostas, sedums and wildflowers at reasonable prices to benefit the society. Free. Southern Maine Community College Horticultural Building, Slocum Drive, South Portland. smdhs.info. 8 a.m.-noon Sunday.

Coastal Humane Society Annual Plant Sale and raffle benefiting shelter animals. 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. coastalhumanesociety.org. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Peoples Garden Club Plant Sale, perennials and seedlings from our gardens, [email protected] Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-5995. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Plant Sale, perennials, tomato and veggie seedlings, annuals, herbs, vines. Taylor House, Route 5 and Old Alfred Road, Waterboro. 247-3604. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Friends Annual Plant Sale, enjoy great bargains on annual and perennial flowers, vegetables and floral baskets. Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray. wildlifeparkfriends.org. 8 a.m. Saturday and May 25.

Median Iris, Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale, Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston. irisgarden.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Artist and Freedom Trail founder Daniel Minter will share how he turns history into art and lead a tour of the Portland Freedom Trail. $5, free for members. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday.

Meet President John Adams, renowned re-enactor George Baker returns to bring our second president to life, free. OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth. oceanviewrc.com. 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Volunteer orientation for the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, free. Friends Meeting House, 1837 Forest Ave., Portland. mainewabanakireach.org. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kittery’s fourth Friday, the renaissance of Wallingford Square in downtown Kittery will be celebrated at 23 venues, from art to food. [email protected] 703-0365. 5-8 p.m. Friday.

School Around Us Fair, featuring 35 juried artists and artisans and homemade food, $2 suggested donation. Consolidated School, 25 School St., Kennebunkport. schoolaroundus.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse open house, celebrating the first lighting of the lamp 117 years ago. Subject to weather, $5. Fort Road, South Portland. springpointlight.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

A Night of Reproduction, features artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers recreating the art and memories that influenced them. $10 advance; $12 door. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic healing fair, mediums, aura photos, crystals, jewelry and acupuncture, $5. Ramada Inn at Saco Plaza, 352 North St., Saco. facebook.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25.

Camp to Belong Yard Sale, all proceeds will benefit the camp. Vendor space available. Harrison VFW, Route 35. 890-1636. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25.


“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.

“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. Noon Sunday.

“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. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“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. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 25.

Seanachie Nights: “The Gleeman and the Trumpeter,” Libby Franck tells the true stories of two amazing men, Michael Moran: Last Gleeman of Dublin, and Abel Benson: Framingham’s Black Paul Revere, $9 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. lynnecullen.com. 7-9 p.m. Monday.

“Maine at Work” with David Greenham, thought-provoking and humorous theatrical performance, free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 -8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Grease,” Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. ogunquitplayhouse.org. $39-79. This show is appropriate for older children, teens and adults. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 25. Through June 21.

Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” farce, $8. [email protected] Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium, 89 Fletcher St. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” musical comedy featuring pop hits from the 1960s, $21 in advance, $23 day of show. Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. May 25.

“Shout!” The Mod Musical, a nostalgic nod to London’s swinging ’60s, tickets are available at Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce at 6 Park Road, $15. RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley. 864-2963. 7 p.m. Friday and May 25.

Dark Follies Parlor Show, vaudeville, $10 in advance, $15 door. Bright Star World Dance, 108 High St., 3rd floor, Portland. darkfollies.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Staged reading of “Stigmata: A Tragedy in Three Acts,” a new play by Carolyn Gage, about 17th-century lesbian nuns, suggested donation $5. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7-9 p.m. Saturday and May 25.

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