Art

Works on Paper: A Retrospective, honoring Dorothy “Deedee” Schwartz, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. 699-5083. Through July 12.

“Chambre,” choreographer, writer and performer Jack Ferver and visual artist Marc Swanson collaborate on an original work that is both performance and installation. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. Through Aug. 3.

Art//Service, veterans who are artists bring the spirit of creative resilience into a mainstream creative arts community. Free. Artists at Work Gallery, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. 775-3052. Through July 18.

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

Pollinators, 42 pieces of sculpture created by 16 artists, all relating to the theme. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. www.mainegardens.org. Through Sept. 30.

“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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday Mornings: Recent Work by The Mill Painters, a weekly painting group that met through Janet Manyan’s Continuing Studies portrait painting classes. Free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 2nd floor, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. 775-3052.

Paintings by Charles Ott, landscape and abstract paintings, Ricker Memorial Library, Route 26, Poland, Maine. 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.

“Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art,” a diverse collection of works by contemporary realists. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. 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. Through July 26.

“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.

River Arts Members Show, River Arts Gallery, 241 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through July 24.

“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.

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

“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.

Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson, paintings of reflective spheres, glassware and more. Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon St., Lewiston. www.lyceumgallery.com. Through Aug. 15.

“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.

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

Photos by David Bishop, panoramas and seashore, free. Campus Center, University of New England, Biddeford, 11 Hills Beach Road. www.une.edu.

“Without a Map,” Gayle Fitzpatrick’s oils on canvas, free. Speers Gallery, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.. www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Summer Group Show, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wellslibrary.org.

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 Saturday.

“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.

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 Monday.

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 Monday.

“Images, Real and Imagined,” oil paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through Monday.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. www.schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Monday.

Art Openings and Events

“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage,” works by Daniel Anselmi, Sharon Arnold, Veronica Benning, Robin Brooks, Kate Chappell, Avy Clair, Gabriellla D’Italia, David Driskell, Jen Greenleaf, Annette Kearny, Stew Henderson, Penelope Jones, Karen MacDonald, Dan Mills, Nancy Nash, Margaret Nomentara, Shannon Rankin, Abbie Read, Noriko Sakanishi, Gail Skudera and Brad Woodworth. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/artgallery. Through Sept. 28.

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2014: Abigail DeVille, dark sculptural installations reflect themes of social repression, racial identity and discrimination in the midst of urban decadence. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

“Water, 2014,” Jeanne O’Toole Hayman paintings of the coast and waterways of Maine, free. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street, Peaks Island. www.richardboydartgallery.com. Tuesday through July 31.

John Whalley “Book of Days” and new works by Kathleen Galligan, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, free. www.greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 2.

Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print Show, limited edition prints and new releases by internationally acclaimed artist. Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Thursday to July 14.

From the Heart and Hands: Mainescapes by MECA gradate Michelle Stuckey of Portland. Frost Farm Gallery, 272 Pikes Hill, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with music by Maya Best, free. Through July 26.

“Inland,” recent drawings and paintings by Emily Brown, Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 2.

An Evening of Art, auction to benefit the Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1594 Harpswell Island Road, Route 24, Orr’s Island. 833-7386. orrsislandschoolhouse.com. Preview at 6 p.m.; 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

“Bingo: The Winning Musical,” grandma’s favorite pastime gets turned into fun-loving musical theater for all ages; parts for one man, six women. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. www.citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Benefits

Flatbread fundraiser, pizza purchases will benefit Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial St., Portland. 828-1234. 5-10 p.m. Tuesday.

Otto fundraiser for Maine Cancer Foundation, 225 Congress St., Portland. ottoportland.com. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

2nd Annual Live Auction, to benefit the JD Foundation, which provides suicide/bullying awareness and education all over state, free. JD Foundation, 107 Main Road, Abbot. thejdfoundation.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Books & Authors

Heather McCoubrey, will discuss her second novel, “Back to December,” free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Classical Music

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Beethoven String Quartets, Nos. 7 and 12 performed by the Ying Quartet, $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series I: “Made in America,” Randall Thompson, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, George Crumb, Earl Louis Stewart. $25, under 21 free. Centennial Hall, Route 123, Harpswell. www.daponte.org. 529-4555. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series I: “Made in America,” Randall Thompson, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, George Crumb, Earl Louis Stewart. $25, under 21 free. Jackson Memorial Library, Route 131, Tenants Harbor. www.daponte.org. 529-4555. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat! Concert, the festival’s renowned faculty members perform works by Milhaud, Prokofiev, Bolcom and Debussy. $40. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 1 South Campus Drive, Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series I: “Made in America,” Randall Thompson, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, George Crumb, Earl Louis Stewart. $25, under 21 free. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. www.daponte.org. 529-4555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Concert, extraordinary young musicians present works of all eras. $10 suggested donation. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 1 South Campus Drive, Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Fridays Concert, Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Ravel’s La Valse and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major. $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy

Portland Comedy Showcase, featuring the region’s stand-up talent. $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance

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.

Fairs/Festivals

La Kermesse Franco Americaine Festival, celebrating Biddeford’s heritage. Mechanic’s Park, Main Street, Biddeford. www.lakermessefestival.com. Sunday.

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

2014 Whatever Family Festival, various locations in Gardiner, Winthrop, Augusta and surrounding communities. augustamaine.com. Sunday through Friday.

Houlton Fair, a small fair featuring livestock, crafts, midway and entertainment. Houlton Fairgrounds, 95 Randall Ave. www.houltonfair.com. Thursday to July 6.

Chebeague Chebang, music, food, drinks, fireworks, $30, free for children under 10. Proceeds benefit the Chebeague Recreation Center. Chebeague Island Inn, 61 South Road. 846-5155. chebeaguechebang.com. 4-10 p.m. Friday.

School Around Us 39th annual Craft Fair on the Green, features 65 juried artists, music by Southern Maine Pickin’ Society and Kennebunk River Band and delicious homemade food. Free admission. Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. schoolaround us.org. 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Film

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

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

“Body Heat,” William Hurt and Kathleen Turner conspire to kill her rich husband, but her plan has an added twist. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Food and drink

Portland Pancake Day, free pancakes courtesy of Space Gallery. Congress Square, Congress and High streets, Portland. www.space538.org. 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Tea Tasting, free. Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 201 Main St., Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Graze at Pineland Farms – Wild and Crazy Mushrooms II, tour of one of Pineland’s farms or gardens, four-course dinner (including appetizers, cocktails and wine) using freshly harvested food and provisions. With music by The Eleanors and “agri-tainment” by feature farmer AgroMyco. $60-$80. The Commons at Pineland Farms, 16 Pineland Drive, New Gloucester. www.facebook.com. 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

Chili Chowder Fest at Bath Heritage Days, chowders and chilis galore, vote for your favorites. Benefits Bath Skatepark. $15, $12 seniors, $10 kids. Big white tent across from Patten Free Library, 23 Summer St., off Washington Street in Bath. chilichowderfest.com. 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunset Wine Sail: White burgundies and fresh shucked oysters, join sommelier Erica Archer aboard 74-foot sloop Frances, discuss and enjoy wines paired with oysters shucked on board. $75, 21-plus. The Maine State Pier, Commercial Street, Portland. winewiseevents.com. 6-8 p.m. July 6.

For kids

“The Abandoned Doll,” www.portfringe.com for ticket details. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday.

“Dream Time Down Under,” www.portfringe.com for ticket details. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“We Run the Ship,” www.portfringe.com for ticket details. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 3-4 p.m. Sunday.

Circus from Scratch Summer Camp, learn the basics of juggling and make your own colorful bean bag juggling balls, for ages 7-11. $100 includes materials (bring your own snack and water bottle). Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 1 p.m. Monday through July 3.

American Girls Craft Club: Felicity, bring a doll or stuffed animal and get crafty, $22 member, $25 visitor. Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. 828-1234. kitetails.org. 3-5 p.m. Monday.

Gross-Out Science, for tweens and teens, free. Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St. winslow-me.gov. 4-5 p.m. Monday.

Find Waldo Game, find Waldo in local stores, win prizes, free. Pick up game passport at Letterpress Books, 91 Auburn St., Portland. www.Letterpress-Books.com. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

Stories by the Garden on Mackworth Island, free. Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth. friendsschoolofportland.org. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Kite Making, $8 plus admission. Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

From Hornbook to iPad, come create your own hornbook and take a look at picture books through the ages, from paper forms to digital apps. Fun for the whole family, free. Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St. winslow-me.gov. 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Natural Foods Day, vegetable harvest in our greenhouse and garden, a honey bee talk, butter making and tasting. Free with admission. Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. 828-1234. kitetails.org. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 6.

Banana Ice Cream Making, $3 member, $4 visitor, plus admission. Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 3 p.m. July 6.

Health and FITNESS

Join Maine Roller Derby and cross train with your favorite skaters in a series of diverse off-skates workouts. No equipment needed, $5 suggested donation. Payson Park, Baxter Boulevard, Portland. facebook.com. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Speak Up for Maine Kids! Chemical awareness event, learn about harmful chemicals in plastic consumer products, free. Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St. winslow-me.gov. 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

Music

Reggae Sunday, with the reggae band CatchaVibe, Sundays through the summer, free. Carmen Verandah, 119 Main St., Bar Harbor. CatchaVibeProductions.com. Noon Sunday and July 6.

Family Affair, father-daughter soul and funk duo, free. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. innontheblues.com. 2-11 p.m. Sunday.

Concerts at Norcross Point, free. Norcross Point, Winthrop. facebook.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and July 6.

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, folk and Americana artists, family-friendly, $15. Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St., Farmington. necelticarts.com. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Acadia Trad School Celtic Music Festival, one-week festival of Celtic music with world-class performers in music and dance, classes, workshops, public concerts nightly. Concerts $20, workshops $25-$45. College of the Atlantic Gates Community Center, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. acadiatradschool.com. 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Drive-By Truckers, alternative country, with Anders Parker and Cloud Badge, $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Sultans of String, Canadian folk, CD-release tour, $15. Skye Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive, Carthage. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Waterfront Wednesday: Veayo Twins, with singer/songwriter Carter Isaac, free. Waterfront Park, Front Street, Augusta. theveayotwins.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Delta Knights Band, blues, free. Mill Creek Park, South Portland. 767-7650. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Boston with Cheap Trick, classic rock, “Heaven on Earth” summer tour, $21.75-$81.75. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Muellers Bluegrass Show, Maine family bluegrass outfit reunites for a rare appearance, free. Jorgensen’s Cafe, 103 Main St., Waterville. 872-8711. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Sultans of String, Canadian folk, CD release tour, $15. Mountain Village Farm, 164 Maine St., Kingfield. 265-6240. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Mes Amis, Gypsy jazz, free. Fort Sumner Park, North Street, Portland. 756-8130. 7 p.m. Thursday.

2014 Blue Hill Pops Concert, celebrating Independence Day and kicking off the summer season with a lineup of Maine musicians, $10 and up. George Stevens Academy, Union Street, Blue Hill. www.bagaducemusic.org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Music by the Sea, Camden Rotary brings four bands to the seaside park with fireworks afterward, free. Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. camdenrotary.org. 2-9 p.m. Friday.

John Gorka, singer-songwriter, $22.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8-10 p.m. Friday.

“Soundtrack of Summer Tour” with Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), $21.75-$81.75. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. waterfrontconcerts.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

John Michael Montgomery, country, $25-$40. Balsam Valley Amphitheatre, 1426 U.S. Route 1, Columbia Falls. balsamvalley.com. Doors at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Big Band Concert and Dance, Coastal Sound quartet playing dance music from the Big Band era through the Beatles, seating, dance floor, refreshments available, $7 donation. Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. christchurchkennebunk.org. 4-5:30 p.m. July 6.

Local Music Showcase, featuring greater Portland musicians, hosted by Space Gallery, free. Congress Square Park. congresssquarepark.org. 6 p.m. July 6.

Outdoors

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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. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and July 6.

Special Events

Poetry in the Garden, readings and discussion led by local poets Mihku Paul Anderson and Linda Aldritch. $10. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. 774-6177. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Patriotic celebration featuring comedy by Chris Quimby and music by Pat & Angie of Lighthouse Jubilees, refreshments available. Free souvenirs for the kids and special activities during intermission, $10 adults, $5 children, $20 families. Solon Elementary School, 76 South Main St. www.msad74.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Fourth of July celebrations in Bar Harbor, voted one of the top five small town celebrations in America. Agamont Park, Town Pier. barharborinfo.com. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

238th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, public reading and commentary by living history interpreters, free, state park entrance fees may apply. Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Old Fort Road, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 2 p.m. Friday.

Ever After Mustang Rescue Open House. Tours, demonstrations with our residents, light refreshments. Free. Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. mustang- rescue.org. 1-4 p.m. July 6.

Tours

Distillery Tours, free, no reservations. Maine Craft Distilling, 101 Fox St., Portland. mainecraftdistilling.com. 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Camden Walking Tours, free. Reservations encouraged. www.librarycamden.org. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 4-5 p.m. Friday.

Theater

PortFringe 2014, new, edgy and experimental performances, www.portfringe.com. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland; Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave.; Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland; Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland; Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25 Forest Ave.; Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. Sunday.

“The Scientists,” world premiere by Brooklyn-based company, appearing as part of the PortFringe, the show will be touring to other cities around the country, $10. Portland Stage Storefront Theatre, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. thescientistsplay.com. Noon-1 p.m. Sunday.

“Billy Elliot,” featuring music by Elton John; based on the hit movie. $39-$79. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. July 6. Through July 26.

“Chamberlain – A Civil War Romance,” celebrating a 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. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 6. Through July 12.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare comedy examines many aspects of love. $17.99 to $21.99. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. LyricMusicTheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cave Dogs, brings together visual artists, musicians, dancers and storytellers to create dynamic, unusual and distorted shadows. $15. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical, $23, children $19. The Boothbay Playhouse, 275 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. www.boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 4 p.m. July 6. Through July 12.

“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; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” $17 to $32 in advance, $19 to $23 day of show, Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. www.lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 4 p.m. July 6. Through July 12.

Iman Lizarazu’s “Basquette Quese,” a poetic tale about a clown in a war to fall asleep, $14, $12 seniors, $8 kids and students. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. celebrationbarn.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Tales from the Blue Fairy Book,” classic tales from around the globe, from princesses to fairies, kings to dwarfs, there’s a magical happily ever after for girls and boys. $10, $15. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St., Monmouth. theateratmonmouth.org. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Black Fly Follies, summer company goes British music hall with songs, comic routines and variety acts popular in England at the turn of the 20th century. $25. The Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St., Monmouth. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday.

Avner the Eccentric in “Exceptions to Gravity,” this Broadway favorite is a delight for all ages, $14 adults, $8 kids. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. 743-8452. 8 p.m. Saturday.