Art

“Recent Acquisitions and Selections from the Permanent Collection,” includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu. Through Sunday.

Ted Arnold: “To Have and To Hold,” paintings offer the pageantry and intricacy of the rare moment in life when private emotions are made public, and friends and family become actors in a staged drama. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through June 22.

“Critic’s Choice: Daniel Kany,” works by Woong Chul An, Dozier Bell, Sarah Bouchard, Kenny Cole, Cindy Davis, Tom Flanagan, Daniel Fuller, Carly Glovinski, Ken Greenleaf, Jung Hur, Gabriella D’Italia, Ben Lambert, Jonathan Mess and Jeff Woodbury; semi-curated by Daniel Kany with curator-as-artist Daniel Fuller. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through July 5.

UNE Art Gallery 13th Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 17 artists placed in gallery’s vestibule, around its exterior and in university’s historic quad, free. UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Oct 31.

Lois Dodd: “Cultivating Vision,” brings together nearly 50 drawings, watercolors and prints, spanning four decades. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu. Through Aug. 31.

Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts, featuring a variety of art influenced by jazz music and culture. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu. Through Dec. 13.

“Sculpture: A Celebration of Art and Nature,” exhibition and sale curated by June LaCombe. Sculpture by over 40 artists will be shown in the gardens and along woodland trails. Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. junelacombesculpture.com. Through Sept. 30.

Richard Estes retrospective: “Realism,” 50 paintings ranging from Estes’ first New York City facades in the late 1960s to panoramic views of Mount Desert Island in the 2000s. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 7.

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 that you and your family can walk through. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.

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

“Off the Press, On the Wall,” original fine art prints by 18 member artists of Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner, free. Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick. povartistsmaine.com. Through June 27.

Carole Hanson, stone sculptures, through July 26. Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849.

Michelle Hero Clarke, exhibit of landscape paintings done in the plein air tradition, University of New England Campus Center, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford. une.edu/news. Through June 30.

Visual Jazz, Robin Brooks’ collages inspired by the Maine landscape and the human figure. Free. The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland. 774-5948. Through June.

“Creative Rhythms,” exhibiting artists are John Bowdren, David Costello, Gayl McNally, Elizabeth Newman, Bill Tomsa and Harry Beskind. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through July 31.

“Nature Embossed,” embossed watercolors and repousse copper “drawings” by Scarborough artists Chong and Judi Lim. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Through July 30.

“The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” approximately 30 works. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 28.

Mark Wethli and Douglas Witmer, paintings. Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. 725-8157. Through June 28.

Jane Herbert, paintings in acrylic. Free. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com.

[email protected], photographs, prints, paintings by 12 Addison Woolley artists. 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland. 3fishgallery.com.

“Bright Paint,” new works by contemporary New England artists as well as recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings. Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through July 9.

“Images, Real and Imagined,” oil paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. thomas- memoriallibrary.org. Through June 30.

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.

Joshua Ferry: “Goin’ Back,” abstract paintings. Free. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Main St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 6.

“The Cottage Garden,” joyful artwork reflective of Maine’s gardens and summer cottages. Contributors include Mary Lynn Engel, Elizabeth Stoyko, Jim and Holly Gallante, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Patty Olds and many more Maine artists. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.

Seacoast Moderns, nontraditional and experimental works from Kittery Art Association artists. Free. The Morgan Gallery, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through Aug. 22.

“Sea Level” exhibit, new paintings by Sarah Faragher, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St., Rockland. landingart.com. Through July 27.

Paintings by Christine Sullivan, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through June 27.

“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” collection of 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. Through Jan. 9.

“New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton,” six newly acquired works of pastel and oil. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 4.

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

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

“Earth-Art-Maine: In the Presence of Wildness.” Free. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. commonstreetarts.org. Through June 28.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through June 30.

• ART OPENINGS AND EVENTS

The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World, comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 5.

“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer. Free. Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street between Main and High, University of Maine, Farmington. 491-0768. Monday through Sept. 7.

MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series, Jay Sanders, curator of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Third Thursdays, “State of Contemporary Art in Maine,” a panel discussion about art in Maine and its influence on our identity. Museum admission. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. www.portlandmuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kevin Beers: Monhegan Island, a new series of paintings that capture the light and mood of the island. Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. www.gleasonfineart.com. Thursday to July 26.

Celebrating Monhegan, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s visit to the island through its art. Gleason Fine Art, 31Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Thursday to July 26.

Young Rufus Porter: The Art World Beckoning, exhibit focuses on early American artists that Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man. Artists include John Brewster Jr., Charles Willson Peale, Michele Felice Corne and selections from the William Matthew Prior school in Portland and Boston. Rufus Porter Museum, 67 N High St., Bridgton. www.rufusportermuseum.org. Thursday through Oct. 12.

Speaking of Color, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, textiles. Stable Gallery, 26 Water St., Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through July 17.

Contexture, works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Works on Paper: A Retrospective honoring Dorothy “Deedee” Schwartz, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception with music by Elliot Schwartz, 2 to 4 p.m. June 22. Through July 12.

Modern Quilting, panel discussion and book signing with author Rachel May, free. A Gathering of Stitches, 54 Cove St., Portland. agatheringofstitches.com. 1-3 p.m. June 22.

 Benefits

An evening of equine photography, proceeds will go to the feeding and care of horses. $50. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. msspa.org. 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Party to benefit 317 Main Community Music Center, three stories of live music, with local brews and custom cocktails to benefit music school. $50. 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. www.317main.org. 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Allagash Victoria Ale premiere 2014, tastings of beer, Honeymaker mead and Green Bee sodas. Proceeds from the brew’s limited release benefit Victoria Mansion’s historic preservation and education mission. Jason Spooner Band performs. $30 ($25 for Victoria Mansion members) in advance, $35 door. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Friends of the Scarborough Library Annual Book Sale, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. scarboroughlibraryfriends.org. 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. June 22.

Wine and Chocolate Mixer, fundraiser for local charities, $15. Bank of Maine, 659 U.S. Route 1, York. iwcne.net. 6-7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wine tasting to benefit Feed Our Scholars backpack program. Treats, Main Street, Wiscasset. [email protected]; 882-7184. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.

A musical benefit for epilepsy, join Alicia Fournier and her talented friends both young and old for a night filled with songs and celebrating, with proceeds to benefit Epilepsy Foundation of New England. $30. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. epilepsynewengland.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ryan’s Trail Run, 5K and 10K races. All proceeds go to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. $30. Gould Academy, Upper Field, 39 Church St., Bethel. ryanstrailrun.com. Check-in starts 7 a.m. June 22.

 Books & Authors

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poet Jaime Martin and weekly open mic, $3, $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Author discussion with Maine mystery writers James Hayman, Vicki Doudera and John Clark, free. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway. www.southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, author of “Bookends,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. Noon-1 p.m. Friday.

Book Sale, proceeds used for renovations of the archives. Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. gpl.lib.me.us. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Book Sale to benefit the library, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. librarycamden.org. 9 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. June 22.

Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, hosts Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel present featured poets Dave Morrison and Pam Burr Smith. Q&A to follow. Suggested $3 donation. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. 591-7300. 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

• Classical Music

Portland Symphony Orchestra: An American in Paris, $31-$81. Merrill Auditorium. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival 50th Anniversary Gala, with the debut performance of new Kaplan Fellows, then over to Moulton Union for a reception. Includes dinner and delectable desserts. $150. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 1 South Campus Drive, Brunswick. bowdoinfestival.org. 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday.

• Comedy

Louis Ramey, $10 in advance, $13 door. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Laugh Trax presents Boston comedian Mike Donovan, $10, $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. theaterofawesome.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Dance

International Folk Dance, dances taught, adults $5, children $3, family $12, first time free. Mallet Hall, 429 Route 9, Pownal. 688-2293. 6 p.m. potluck refreshments and jam session, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Line Dancing, Moose Lodge, 19 Spring St., Scarborough. 229-9603. Beginner lessons from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m; intermediate lesson 7:30-8 p.m.; open dancing 8-9 p.m. Wednesday.

West African Dance Class with master dancer Youssouf Koumbassa, drumming led by Namory Keita, all levels, $16 advance, $20 door. Mechanic’s Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. EmbodyTheRhythm.com. 6-7:30 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, international dances, teaching, no partner needed. $5-$8 donation. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. 200-7577. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday.

Dance featuring Steve and the Good Old Boys, American Legion Fitzgerald-Cummings Post 2, Capitol Street Extension, Augusta. 622-2194. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

• Fairs/Festivals

Pride Portland, 10 days of events starting Friday. www.prideportland.org.

2014 Whatever Family Festival, various locations in Gardiner, Winthrop, Augusta and surrounding communities. www.augustamaine.com. Wednesday to July 4.

Mechanic Falls Community Days, parade, a couple’s competition, horse-drawn wagon rides, chicken BBQ, duck race, pancake breakfast, food vendors, games and more. mechanicfalls.govoffice.com. Friday and Saturday.

Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous, re-enactors from throughout New England will converge for this fundraiser for Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes and other charities, various locations in Damariscotta. piraterendezvousnews.com. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Kittery Block Party, celebration of the finest from the Seacoast, including restaurants, artists, artisans, local farmers, nonprofits, bands, entertainers and more. Wallingford Square. kitteryblockparty.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, mediums, aura scans, jewelry, crystals. Raffle for a free reading. Freeport Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St. leapinlizards.biz. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

• Film

“American Graffiti,” 1973 classic about four teenagers who come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs or the army. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• For kids

Summer Reading Kick-Off, with magician Conjuring Carroll. Free. Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St. winslow-me.gov. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fun for All obstacle challenge, a noncompetitive, family-friendly event. Families with children ages 3-12. $45 per team. Pineland Branch of the YMCA, 25 Campus Drive, New Gloucester. Pre-registration required. www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/pineland-ymca/programs/familytime. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

• Home & Garden

Open house at UMaine Extension demonstration garden, gardening tips and demonstrations, including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, food preservation and composting. Free. Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road, Falmouth. umaine.edu. 5 -7 p.m. Wednesday.

Circle the Pond House and Garden Tour, seven homes (circa 1700-1985) feature various periods and styles, $30. Counting House Museum and nearby historic houses, 2 Liberty St,, South Berwick. oldberwick.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

• Lectures AND Workshops

Peace Action Maine presents Chris Hedges, journalist and author of “War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning,” suggested donation $10. Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. www.peaceactionme.org. 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know and Do, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender History: Life and Activism, hear from early activists. Free. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. www.mainehistory.org. 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Lessons in Entrepreneurship: Pursuing Your Passion, $35 for non-members. $15 for Maine Center for Creativity members and students with a valid student ID. Free for USM students. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. mainecenterforcreativity.org. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls Golf Fair, for girls of all ages and abilities, includes, games, prizes and professional instruction. Rain or shine. Free. Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside St., Portland. Register at thefirstteemaine.org. 1-4 p.m. June 22.

• Music

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic Jazz from the Great American Songbook. No cover, all ages welcome. Chebeague Island Inn, 61 South Road. 846-5155. chebeagueislandinn.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Reggae Sunday, CatchaVibe, free, Carmen Verandah, 119 Main St., Bar Harbor. www.CatchaVibeProductions.com. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Hearts Ever Young performance group presents H.E.Y. on the Air, a parade of hit songs from early radio and TV. $10 suggested donation. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta. 563-3346. 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham, country. $32.25 to $101.25. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. www.waterfrontconcerts.com. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Leon Russell, gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music, $60. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Patty Griffin, singer-songwriter, $25 to $35 (sold out). The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Wakey! Wakey! singer/songwriter, $12, 21-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Acoustic Eidolon, Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire, classical, Celtic and pop double-neck guitar and cello, instrumentals and vocals, $15. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Open mic and Rockin’ Ron and the New Society band,, $3 to $10. Sandy Point Community Club, 648 U.S. Route 1 Stockton Springs. 567-3094. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Acoustic Eidolon, Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire, classical, Celtic and pop double-neck guitar and cello, instrumentals and vocals, $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. necelticarts.com. 7-10 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, with special guest Kasey Musgraves, $21.75 to $81.75. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. www.waterfrontconcerts.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

DJ in the Park, free and open to the public. Congress Square Park. space538.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Satisfaction, international touring tribute show dedicated to the Rolling Stones, $15, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

(P)raise the Roof, rockin’ benefit concert. Suggested donation $10. SouthCoast Community Church, 368 Gorham Road, Scarborough. facebook.com. 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Render, classic rock cover band, No cover. Bumpa’s Bar & Grille, 276 Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine. 725-2963. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday.

Welterweight, no cover, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tret Fure, singer-songwriter, folk musician, $20. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8-10 p.m. Friday.

Calypso Soldier, Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrew.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Rock Out Cancer, concert with Fifth Freedom, AfterBlack, Loki, The Secret of Esrever, MisGYdED, Throttle, Two For, benefit for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, $7, $5 for under 21, all ages show. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. ticketweb.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic Jazz from the Great American Songbook. No cover, all ages welcome. The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. thecolonyhotel.com. 5-7 p.m. Saturday.

The Duke, classic rock, no cover. Bumpa’s Bar & Grille, 276 Bath Road, Brunswick. 725-2963. 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday.

Racky Thomas Band, blues Chicago-style, $5. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30-11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Don and Cindy Roy, reels, jigs and hornpipes from Maine’s finest exponents of the Franco-American fiddling tradition. Suggested donation $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road. 985-6632. 3-5 p.m. June 22.

• Outdoors

Sundays on the Boulevard, a car free event, ride your bike, use your pogo stick, eat a picnic or enjoy the views, free. Baxter Boulevard, Portland. boulevardsundays.com. 9 a.m. Sunday.

Join Maine Roller Derby in cross-training in off-skates workouts. No equipment needed. $5 suggested donation. Payson Park, Baxter Boulevard, Portland. www.facebook.com. 11 a.m. Sunday.

World Cup: USA vs. Ghana, outdoor viewing of the match. Congress Square Park, Portland. Hosted by Space Gallery, free and open to the public. [email protected], 828-5600. 6 p.m. Monday.

Runners’ Workshop, no matter your experience level, this free presentation offers a whole-body perspective on running technique and optimal performance. Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. 781-7911. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Saturday in the Park, celebrate the start of summer, activities for the whole family, free. Nason’s Corner Park, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland. 772-8689. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Center for Wildlife’s volunteer work day, help spruce up non-releasable wild animal enclosures. Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick. yorkcenterforwildlife.org. 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Cathance River Paddle, opportunity for paddlers of all ages to explore Merrymeeting Bay’s smaller tributaries. Free and open to the public. Philip Mailly Waterfront Park, Main Stree, Bowdoinham. 319-7355. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22.

World Cup: USA vs. Portugal, outdoor viewing of the match. Congress Square Park, Portland. Hosted by Space Gallery, free and open to the public. [email protected], 828-5600. 6 p.m. June 22.

• Special Events

Blunt Youth Radio Project Open House, free. WMPG Studio, University of Southern Maine, 92 Bedford St., Portland. 650-5835. 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

AIRE actors read from James Joyce’s “Dubliners” and Castlebay performs as part of Bloomsday Portland 2014. Free. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. airetheater.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday.

Peony Bloom and Ice Cream Social, enjoy hand-crafted ice cream, live music and the historic peony gardens, free. maineaudubon.org. Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai, a captivating forest inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures. $45-$135 adults, $36-$108 children, $40.50-$85.50 military, seniors, students. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. www.waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

PortConMaine, anime, games, science fiction and more, 3 days $40, 2 days $35, 1 day $30. DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. portconmaine.com. 4 p.m. Friday; 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lighthouse Open House, guided tour of a working lighthouse; lLearn how the keepers lived and how the lighthouse worked in the late 1890s. $5. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Lighthouse Circle, Fort Road, South Portland. springpointlight.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Vintage Baseball Day, family-friendly day of 19th-century baseball. Triple-header with Dirigo, Presumpscot and Essex Base Ball clubs. Free. Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. mainehistory.org. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

River Festival Talent Show, 32 acts. Rain venue: Johnson Hall, free. Gardiner Waterfront Park, Water Street. 582-6200. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Theater

“Grease,” musical appropriate for older children, teens and adults. $39-79. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Grey Gardens: The Musical,” Tony-Award winner. Mad Horse Theatre at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. $20, $15 seniors and students, Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. June 22.

“Buddy,” the Buddy Holly story, featuring more than 20 greatest hits. $38-$63. Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. msmt.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

“The Bat,” thriller directed by Lynette Miller. $12 adults, $10 students. Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St., Hallowell. gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. June 22.

“The Rocky Horror Show,” Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main St., Bangor. $25; $10 student rush. www.penobscottheatre.org. 5 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, actor Charles Ross single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into a hilarious 60 minutes. $20-$40. Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” a refreshed version of Elizabeth Peavey’s acclaimed one-woman show. $15, $12 seniors and kids. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Noises Off,” side-splitting farce, $17-$35. Lakewood Theater 76 Theater Road, Madison. www.lakewoodtheater,org. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. June 22.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare comedy examines many aspects of love. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. LyricMusicTheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. June 22. Through June 29.

EepyBird’s Live Lab! a look inside the Coke and Mentos guys’ creative process with lots of wild experiments. $8-$14. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. celebrationbarn.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.