• Art

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 Sunday.

“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 Friday.

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

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

Earth-Art-Maine: In the Presence of Wildness, free. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.commonstreetarts.org. Through Saturday.

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.

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.

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

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.

Contexture, works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

“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.

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.

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.

Paintings by Charles Ott, landscape and abstract paintings, Ricker Memorial Library, Route 26, Poland. 998-1043. Through July 31.

“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.

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.

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.

“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.

“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.

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

Young Rufus Porter: The Art World Beckoning, early American artists that Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man, including 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. Through Oct. 12.

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. Through 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. Through July 26.

“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.

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

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

“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. Through Sept. 7.

“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.

Speaking of Color, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, textiles. Stable Gallery, 26 Water St., Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Through July 17.

“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.

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

Variations VII, a group exhibit by the Artdogs studio artists, Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner. www.theartdogs.com. Through July 26.

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.

“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.


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. Sunday. Through July 12.

MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series, Michael Oatman, whose collages and installations integrate thousands of found, modified and handmade components. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Art HOPE Creative Wellness Walk, gentle hike and fresh air arts studio. Creative wellness conversation and simple watercolors with Laura Jaquays, artist-in-residence. Free. Laudholm Farm Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. www.arthope.org. 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Opens 10 a.m. Friday.

“Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art,” a diverse collection of works by contemporary realists. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through July 26.

“Seth Haverkamp: A Passion for the Unique,” the artist’s newest portraits, where he mixes traditional realism and a bold color palette. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through July 26.

Artwalk: P&C Pottery of Madison will be the featured artist of the month at High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery, 245 Main St., Kingfield. 446-4316. Artist reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.

What Once Was – Our Changing Fisheries, Lisa Tyson Ennis photography exhibit, Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 W. Main St., Searsport. 548-2529. Reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

• Auditions

La Kermesse Idol singers wanted, kids and teens 16 and under, and adults and teens over 16. $5 entry fee. La Kermesse Festival, Biddeford Middle School, 335 Hill St. www.lakermessefestival.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Zemya, folk ensemble seeks women with strong musicality who are comfortable with foreign languages and performing. Call to register for an audition in Portland, 699-4121. 7 p.m. Wednesday; 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Bingo: The Winning Musical,” parts for one man, six women. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. www.citytheater.org. 6 p.m. June 29 and 30.

• Benefits

Friends of the Scarborough Library Annual Book Sale, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Gorham. www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org. 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Puffin Sunset Cruise, sailing from New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock for great views of puffins, terns, seabirds and sunset on the water. Proceeds benefit Pemaquid Watershed Association. $35. Hardy Boat Cruise, Shaw’s Wharf, 132 Route 32, New Harbor. Free parking in ballfield. 563-2196. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Friday.

Yard sale to benefit OceanView’s Resident Assistance Fund. Jewelry, china, antiques, furniture, art, frames, books, toys, sports equipment, kitchen items. Motz-Mason Gym, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth. www.oceanviewrc.com. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Yard sale to support Maine Roller Derby league. Free admission. Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.facebook.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Church yard sale, funds mission activities and repairs and maintenance of the church. First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough. 207-883-1195. [email protected] 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

• Books & Authors

Book sale, hardcover fiction books, plus history, biography, sailing, cooking, AV, and paperbacks. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden. www.librarycamden.org. 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Modern Quilting: A Panel Discussion and Book Signing. Free. A Gathering of Stitches, 54 Cove St., East Bayside. agatheringofstitches.com. 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

David Morse, author of “Harry and Maude Take It On.” Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. www.kennebunklibrary.org. 2-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends of the Portland Public Library Book Sale, tens of thousands of books, $1-$3. Catherine McAuley High School Gymnasium, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland. friendsofppl.org. 4 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

An Evening with Monica Wood, talk by award-winning author to support Center for Grieving Children. Refreshments. $25. Coastal House, 2182 Post Road, Wells. www.cgcmaine.org/monicawood. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Helen Peppe, author of memoir “Pigs Can’t Swim.” Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. 236-3440. 7-8:30 p.m. June 26.

Book sale, cookbooks, self-help and handiwork books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and more. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. 985-2173. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

“Miss Dr. Lucy” and Maine’s Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s-1920, illustrated talk and book signing by author Annette Vance Dorey as part of Norlands’ Strawberry Festival. $5 general admission; free for ages 5 and under. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. www.norlands.org. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Meet the author: Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women In Maine.” Free. Sherman’s Books & Stationary, 49 Exchange St., Portland. www.shermans.com. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• Classical Music

Summer Sing 2014, Portland’s Choral Art Society invites singers of all levels to a Brahms Requiem sing-along. $5; students free. Woodford Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. www.choralart.org. 7-9 p.m. Monday.

DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series I: Made in America, Randall Thompson, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, George Crumb, Earl Louis Stewart, $20, free for under 21. Stonington Opera House. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions, concerts with the Portland String Quartet celebrating American music from its classical and ethnic roots to living composers, $25, $20 seniors, under 21 free. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. www.shaker.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; workshop day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series I: Made in America, Randall Thompson, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, George Crumb. Tickets by donation. Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. www.denmarkarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Comedy

Tim Sample, Down East humor. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Dance

Line dancing, beginner lessons from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Intermediate lesson 7:30-8 p.m. Open dancing 8-9 p.m. Moose Lodge, 19 Spring St., Scarborough. 229-9603. 6:15-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, international folk dancing. No partner needed. $8, $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.folkdancebrunswick.com. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday.

SHARP, Philadelphia dance company, PortFringe performance, original choreography takes you back to the ’60s. $10. Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. www.portfringe.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Singer Songwriter Dancer, debut of full-scale show hosted by Resurgence Dance Company. Contemporary ballet dances to be highlighted. $15. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. 442-8455. 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance featuring Barb Demo Band, American Legion Fitzgerald-Cummings Post 2, Capital Street Extension, Augusta. 622-2194. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

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

• Fairs/Festivals

PortConMaine, convention celebrating geek culture like anime, games, science fiction, and more. At door: three-day pass, $40; two-day pass, $35; one day, $30. DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. www.portconmaine.com. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Pride Portland, Finale Tea Dance. $5 in advance; $10 at the door; ferry transportation to Peaks Island, $7.70. The Inn on Peaks Island, 33 Island Ave., Peaks Island. www.prideportland.org. 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday.

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

Windjammer Days, concerts, crafts, street parade, music and more. Participate in a grand sail parade through picturesque Boothbay Harbor. www.sailmainecoast.com. Through Saturday.

La Kermesse Franco Americaine Festival, celebrating Biddeford’s heritage. Mechanic’s Park, Main Street, Biddeford. www.lakermessefestival.com. Thursday through June 29.

Standish Summer Spectacular, activities, events, and entertainment showcasing the talent and diversity of Standish. Various locations in Standish. Thursday-Saturday.

Maine 2014 Antique Paper Show: Postcards and Paper Collectibles. Free appraisals. $2. First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church St., Searsport. 548-2529. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

South Berwick Strawberry Festival, live music, strawberry shortcake, crafts, kids’ activities and a food court. Free. Central School, Main Street, South Berwick. www.southberwickstrawberryfestival.com. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Orland River Day, parade, food, crafts, raft race and many other activities. Orland, various locations. www.orlandme.org. Saturday.

Festival of the Arts, fine artists and artisans sell and display their work. Downtown Kingfield, Route 27. www.kingfieldpops.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Strawberry Festival and Living History Day, wagon rides, craft demonstrations, mansion tours, storytelling, one-room schoolhouse, old-fashioned games, nature walk, music, strawberry shortcake and more. $8; $6 children under 12; $25 family rate. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. www.norlands.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Strawberry Festival, fresh quarts of strawberries; homemade strawberry and strawberry rhubarb pie; jams and jellies, and shortcake with homemade biscuits. North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. 829-3644. 1-4 p.m. June 29.

• Film

“Nebraska,” Summer Film Series. Free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. 363-2818. 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

“Jaws,” free, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Animal Sapiens,” examines animal behaviors once thought exclusive to humans. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 236-3440. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Finding Happiness,” inspirational story exploring paths to personal fullfillment. The Leavitt Theater, 259 Main St., Ogunquit. 646-3123. 7:45 p.m. Saturday and June 29.

“Her,” Summer Film Series. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. 363-2818. 7-9 p.m. June 29.

• Food and drink

Graze at Pineland Farms – It’s Ewe and ME! $80, $70 per person for groups of six or more. Farm tour, dinner, beverages, live music, taxes and gratuities. Pineland Center, Route 231, New Gloucester. www.facebook.com. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, berries served over locally made biscuits with Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. First Congregational-Christian Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. 926-3188. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Pancake Day, free pancakes courtesy of Space Gallery. Congress Square Park, downtown Portland. www.space538.org. 9 a.m. June 29.

• For kids

Story Time at the Winslow Public Library, free. 136 Halifax St., Winslow. winslow-me.gov. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

American Girls Craft Club: Kirsten, bring a doll or stuffed animal and get crafty, $22 member, $25 visitor. Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 3-5 p.m. Wednesday.

“Help Kids Get Excited About Summer Learning” webinar, attendee.gotowebinar.com. 11 a.m.-noon. Thursday.

Double or Nothing, juggling, comedy and mayhem, $12-18. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. www.theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

4th Annual Trot for Tots Walk/Run, YFO Sticker Fun Run/Walk. Children will enjoy collecting stickers as they make their way around Back Cove. Sea Dogs mascot Slugger will be at the finish line. $15. Back Cove, Baxter Boulevard, Portland. 874-1073. 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Kids’ Workshop: Building Our Dream City, kids are invited to think about their favorite places in Portland or what they wish our city had. Hosted by SPACE Gallery. Free and open to the public. Congress Square Park. www.space538.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Story Drum, Taiko drummer Meredythe Lindsey and author Katy Rydell bring stories, drums and puppets to a family-friendly show, $10 cash at the door. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.portfringe.com. Noon. Saturday.

• Home & Garden

Open Days Garden Tour, explore four private gardens in Cape Neddick and York, to benefit the Garden Conservancy. $5 per garden; children 12 and under free. Braveboat Harbor Farm, 110 Raynes Neck Road, York. www.gardenconservancy.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, includes 11 of Cape Elizabeth’s most enchanting gardens. $20 advance, $25 day of tour. Cape Elizabeth. www.fortwilliams.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

• Lectures and workshops

Girls Golf Fair, for girls of all ages and abilities. Games, prizes and professional instruction. Rain or shine. Free. Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside St., Portland. www.thefirstteemaine.org. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

“Capital in the 21st Century,” a conversation about ideas raised in the bestseller with leading Maine economists Susan Feiner and Garrett Martin. Free. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www.portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Turtle Happenings and Terrarium Workshop, learn about native turtles’ natural history and meet a couple of local representatives up close, $12 suggested donation. Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick. 361-1400. 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday.

• Music

Don and Cindy Roy, reels, jigs & hornpipes in the Franco-American fiddling tradition. Part of the Concerts in West K! series. Suggested donation: $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk. 985-6632. 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

North Church Concert Series, Irish American folk, vocals, stories, instrumentals. Kid-friendly, fun for the whole family. $15. North Church, 118 High St., Farmington. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Grove Methodist Church Youth Choir concert, free, but donation bowl will be available for Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 61 Pleasant St., Waterville. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, free. Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick. 729-4439. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Comas, Irish traditional/contemporary with fiddle, guitar, bohdran, uilleann pipes, whistles and vocals. $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Comas, Irish traditional/contemporary with fiddle, guitar, bohdran, uilleann pipes, whistles and vocals. $15. Lakeside Theater, Main Street, Rangeley. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Concert Series, Blood Orange Martinis, blues band. Free. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Grove United Methodist Church Youth Choir Concert, $5 suggested donation. North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. www.mwamconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Local Music Showcase hosted by SPACE Gallery. Free and open to the public. Congress Square Park. congresssquarepark.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

Kingfield POPS outdoor concert featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Edwards and more. $25 advance; $30 at the gate; 17 and under free. Kennedy Farm, Route 142, Kingfield. www.kingfieldpops.com. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ed Gerhard, Grammy Award-winning guitarist, $25. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Concerts at Norcross Point, free. Norcross Point, Winthrop. www.facebook.com. 2-4 p.m. June 29.

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, folk and Americana-style musicians/singers/songwriters. Jam session begins at 6 p.m. Family-friendly perfomance, $15. Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St., Farmington. www.necelticarts.com. 6 p.m. June 29.

• Nightclubs

James McGarvey, solo acoustic rock, no cover. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. www.innontheblues.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday Night Blues, Peter Novelli, a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats and jazzy infusions. $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

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

Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks, swinging blues band. $5. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. www.innontheblues.com. 9:30 -11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Family Affair, father-daughter duo, soul and funk music. Free. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. www.innontheblues.com. 2-11 p.m. June 29.

Monday Night Blues, Patti Parks Band, music to get you dancing and energized for a night of fun. $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com/timeoutpub.html. 7 p.m. Monday.

Reggae Sunday, free, Carmen Verandah, 119 Main St., Bar Harbor. www.CatchaVibeProductions.com. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday and June 29.

Viva, with other Portland musicians. $20 suggested donation. Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. www.facebook.com. 9-1 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Free. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. www.marriott.com. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

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

TGIF with Five Face North, $5 . Zack’s Club Lounge @ Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. 774-5601. 8:30-11:45 p.m. Friday.

Go Ask Alice, rock ‘n’ roll, no cover. Bumpa’s Bar & Grille, 276 Bath Road, Brunswick. 725-2963. 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday.

Trapt, American rock, $16. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.ticketweb.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

• Outdoors

Sundays on the Boulevard, a car-free event. Ride your bike, throw a Frisbee, use your pogo stick, eat a picnic or enjoy the views. Free. Baxter Boulevard, Portland. boulevardsundays.com. 9 a.m. Sunday and June 29.

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

World Cup: USA vs. Portugal, Outdoor viewing of the USA vs. Portugal World Cup match. Hosted by SPACE Gallery., Free and open to the public., [email protected] Congress Square Park. (207) 828-5600. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Palermo Preserve Nature Walk, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association’s guided walk along the upper reaches of the Sheepscot River. sheepscot.org. 207-586-5616. 10 a.m. Saturday.

• Special Events

Propsnappers Open House, radio-control airplanes on display and flying. Free. Propsnappers Field, Green Road, off Running Hill Road, Scarborough. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Ice Cream Making, summer reading program will begin with a class sponsored by Pineland Farms. Free, registration required. Naples Public Library, Route 302, Naples. www.naples.lib.me.us. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine: Making History, Changing Lives, Mary Bonauto, civil rights project director, will speak at this GLAD event. $40. East Ender, 47 Middle St., Portland. www.glad.org. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

History-based mini auction. Enjoy food and drink while bidding on unique auction items. Free admission. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown. 371-9200. 7 p.m. Saturday.

WWE Live, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Big E, The Rhodes Brothers, and more, $19. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. www.crossinsurancecenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Theater

“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.

“The Bat,” thriller. $12 adults, $10 students. Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St., Hallowell. gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“8 Track: The Sounds of the 70s,” sing along with the hits of The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC, LaBelle and more. $35-$40. Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Saturday.

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

“Noises Off,” side-splitting farce. $17-$35. Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. www.lakewoodtheater,org. 4 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“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.

“Chamberlain – A Civil War Romance,” celebrating the Civil War hero from Maine, this show examines how duty and destiny affect one’s personal life. $38-$63. Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. msmt.org. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Billy Elliot,” featuring music by Elton John; based on the hit movie. $39-79. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 29. Through July 26.

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” drama critic Mortimer Brewster must deal with his homicidal aunts, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, an uncle who is a Boris Karloff look-alike and the Brooklyn police as he questions his promise to marry the woman he loves. $25, $23 seniors, $15 students, $20 seniors on Thursdays. Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 Route 9, Berwick. www.hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday. Through July 5.

“South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical. $23, children $19. The Boothbay Playhouse, 275 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. www.boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Through July 12.

“The Scientists,” a new play with music touring around the country, part of the PortFringe. $10. Portland Stage Storefront Theatre, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. www.thescientistsplay.com. 10 p.m. Friday; noon June 29.

“Tales from the Blue Fairy Book,” classic stories from around the globe, with princesses, fairies, kings, dwarfs. $10,$15. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St., Monmouth. theateratmonmouth.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Strickland’s “Ain’t True and Uncle False,” evening of tall stories and original song. $8-14. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. www.celebrationbarn.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.