• Art

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

“Works on Paper,” a retrospective honoring Dorothy “Deedee” Schwartz, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. 699-5083. Through Saturday.

“Industrial Dreams,” new work by Dennis Pinette, taking an expansive scale, both reality and dream memory. Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland. caldbeck.com.

“Furniture Showroom,” Barbara Sullivan solo exhibition, painting into wet plaster, called “fresco,” in a contemporary style. Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland. caldbeck.com.

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 Print Show,” Barbara Ernst Prey limited edition prints and new releases. Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Through July 14.

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

“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. meca.edu. Through Aug. 3.

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

“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.

“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage,” Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Sept. 28.

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.

“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.

“Standard: New Banners” by Karen Gelardi, geometric compositions of sewn linen shapes explore Bauhaus principles. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Main St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through Aug. 24.

Paintings by Charles Ott, landscape and abstract paintings, Ricker Memorial Library, Route 26, Poland. 998-1043. 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 mixes traditional realism and a bold color palette. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Through July 26.

“Creative Rhythms,” works by 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.

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

“Pieced Together,” new mixed media works inspired by discovered material by Paula Ragsdale, Nikki Schumann, Kim Depres and Phillippe Villard. Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. studio53fineart.com. Through July 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.

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. 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. Through July 31.

MECA Alumni Exhibition, works by eight MECA graduates, The Gallery at Somes Sound, 1112 Main St., Somesville. galleryatsomessound.com. Through July 19.

Seacoast Moderns, nontraditional and experimental works from Kittery Art Association artists. 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.

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

Art in the Park, a grouping of sculptures by artist Anne Alexander Johnson Hall. Mini Park, Water Street, Gardiner. 582-3100. Through Oct. 31.

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

“Contexture,” textile and assemblage works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Aug. 30.

John Whalley “Book of Days” and new works by Kathleen Galligan, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Aug. 2.

Emily Brown: Recent Drawings and Paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Aug. 2.

“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.

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

“Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” exhibition of paintings by Kay Carter. The Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University, Peabody Hall, 1 College Circle, Bangor. husson.edu.

Redington Museum, Waterville Historical Society, 62 Silver St., Waterville. redingtonmuseum.org. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays to Aug. 30.

• Art Openings and Events

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2014: Rick Lowe, develops community-based art projects. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Plein Air Art Festival, artists will paint scenes in Ocean Park over three days; some proceeds go to Ocean Park Association. 50 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. oceanpark.org. Daybreak Wednesday to 11 a.m. Friday; wet painting sale 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Artist’s Talk with Alison Rector, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court St., Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer. Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine, Farmington. www2.umf.maine.edu/emeryarts/calendar. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 7.

2nd Friday Brunswick ArtWalk, 15 visual artists at St. Paul’s Church, artisans at Brunswick Inn, strolling singers. St. Pauls Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick. 798-6964.

“Verdigris,” Karen Pettingill solo exhibition, River Arts Gallery 241 US Route 1, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. Through July 15.

Maine Media Workshops + College Portrait Auction, win a photo session with photography’s most prominent practitioners. Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, mainemedia.edu. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Outsider Art Show by members of the Linc and Waterville Social Clubs, works showing urgency, authenticity, mysteriousness, eccentricity and indifference to current fashion. New Era Gallery, Windy Way Barn, 60 Main St., Vinalhaven. neweragallery.com. 1 to 4 p.m. July 13. Through July 18.

Ocean Waves Quilters 20th Annual Quilt Show, handmade items, free admission. Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, Route 24 (Harpswell Islands Road), Harpswell. 725-7440. 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and July 13.

Searsport Art Market at Silkweeds, woodshaping, glasswork, fiber arts, quality jewelry, basket weaving, eco-friendly creations, farm goods and pottery, 191 East Main St., Searsport. facebook.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.


5K run/walk to benefit the library. $20, $10 kids. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. kennebunklibrary.org. 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Deb Walters launches her 2,500-mile solo kayak expedition to Guatemala to raise funds and awareness for Safe Passage school. Eastern Promenade Beach, Portland. safepassage.org. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 13.

Brunswick Garden Tour, benefits the Brunswick Soup Kitchen, eight of the gardens have never been shown before. $12, $10 advance. Begins at the Brunswick Mall. 725-2716. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13.

 Books & Authors

Adam Hochschild, author of “To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918,” examines conflicts between loyalties in the first World War. Free. Skidompha Library, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Maine mystery authors panel, Barbara Ross and Lea Wait, free. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lily King, author of “Euphoria,” copies will be available for sale and signing, free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Roaring Twenties: An Evening Cabaret, part of Millay Summer Series, with dinner, live jazz and poets. $40. Whitehill Inn, 52 High St., Route 1, Camden. 236-3391. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Donn Fendler, lecture and book signing will focus on his harrowing boyhood misadventure on Mount Katahdin, where he was lost for nine days. Free admission all day. Maine State Museum, 230 State St., Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Books in Boothbay, the 10th annual book fair will feature dozens of authors to sign books, discuss writing and meet fans. Free. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. railwayvillage.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan Lethem celebrates the paperback edition of his latest novel, “Dissident Gardens,” free. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. July 13.

 Classical Music

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Beethoven String Quartets Nos. 3, 11 and 14, performed by the Brentano Quartet, $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Cassatt Quartet/Seal Bay Festival, guest Lauren Lessing, music by Gershwin, Godfrey, Adolphe and Dillon, free. New Era Gallery, 60 Main St., Vinalhaven. sealbayfestival.org. 7 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. South Bristol Union Church, Route 129, South Bristol. 529-4555. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat! Concert, music by Currier, Brahms and Strauss, $40. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 1 South Campus Drive, Brunswick. 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. $15 and up. Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. wellsreserve.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cassatt Quartet/Seal Bay Festival, guest Lauren Lessing, music by Gershwin, Godfrey, Adolphe and Dillon. Free. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. 338-2222. sealbayfestival.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Opening Night Gala Concert, featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, joined by mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle. $60. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, chamber music concert for winds and strings with world renowned guest artists. Khachaturian, de Falla, Arnold and more. $20, $15 seniors, $5 for 18 and under. South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport. venticordi.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cassatt Quartet/Seal Bay Festival, music by Gershwin, Godfrey, Adolphe and Dillon. Free. Atlantic Music Festival, Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville. sealbayfestival.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, An Evening of Bach, $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ritmo Latino, Bridget Kibbey, Benito Meza and John Hadfield, Brazilian, Spanish, Venezuelan and Columbian music, $35. Union Hall, Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. 9 p.m. Friday.

Cassatt Quartet/Seal Bay Festival, children’s program, free. The Barn Gallery, corner of Bourne Lane and Shore, Ogunquit. sealbayfestival.org. 646-8400. 2-3 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival Artists of Tomorrow Community Concert, chamber music and solo classical pieces performed by students participating in the festival. Free. Yarmouth First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth. firstparishyarmouth.org. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday.


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


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

“Heart of the Matter,” Prometheus Dance, dissects the impact of relationships over time and how we hurt each other in the name of love. $25, adults; $17, seniors; $12 students. Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, 305 College St., Lewiston. batesdancefestival.org. 7:30 -9 p.m. Friday.

Sounds Unlimited, evening dance, downstairs; no smoking. $5. VFW Post 1285, Water Street, Waterville. 453-2089. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

Stripwrecked Burlesque’s “Summertime Soiree,” $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. stripwreckedburlesque.wordpress.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Ossipee Valley Fair, livestock events, competitions, demonstrations and exhibits, novelty events and more. Main Street, South Hiram. ossipeevalleyfair.com. 10 a.m. Thursday through July 13.

Moxie Festival, events include race, parade, carnival, bike rally, vintage baseball, fireworks and more. Various locations, Lisbon and Lisbon Falls. moxiefestival.com. Friday-Sunday.

Flea Bites, food trucks, artists and flea market. Free. Portland Flea-for-All, 125 Kennebec St., Portland. facebook.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Arts in the Park, 80 artists, live music. Free. Heritage Park, Belfast. artsintheparkbelfast.org. 10 a.m. Saturday and July 13.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, musicians perform 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the main stage. Evening club crawl has 15 bands in the street and in clubs. $25. Public Landing, 275 Main St., Rockland. northatlanticbluesfestival.com. Saturday and July 13.

Portland Dance Mile, dance for a mile led by mobile DJ. $25-35. Monument Square, 1 City Center, Portland. thedancemile.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Film

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” starring Cary Grant, in outdoor amphitheatre or indoors if weather turns wet. Bring a chair. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. librarycamden.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Monday.

“National Lampoon’s Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Imogene Coca and John Candy. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Return to Homs,” teen-age goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team becomes a protest leader and singer when revolution breaks out. $8, $6 for members and students. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine International Film Festival. See website for details and film schedule. Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville. Also at Waterville Opera House. miff.org. Friday-July 13.

 Food and drink

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. Sunday.

Pickling and drying workshop, with University of Maine food preserver. Register by Sunday. $15. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday.

 For kids

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. Sunday.

Seashore Trolley Story Time, transportation-themed stories come alive for kids. Adult $8-$10; ages 6-16 $7.50; under 6 free. Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport. trolleymuseum.org. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Stories by the Garden on Mackworth Island, free. Children’s book author Cathryn Falwell will read from her books. Bring a picnic lunch and stay to enjoy the island. Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth. friends- schoolofportland.org. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Spark’s Ark, free. Deering Oaks bandstand, Park Avenue, Portland. 756-8130. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Colonial Dress Up Day for children, learn about 18th century life in a colonial household. Kids will get to take home a colonial tri-corner or ribboned mobhat. $5, or up to $20 per family. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. tatehouse.org. 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday.

Corinth Old Home Days, parade, entertainment, Country Dirt Digger 3K Obstacle Course. Central Middle School, 416 Main St., Corinth. facebook.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. July 13.

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” outrageous musical comedy set in medieval England turns a childhood favorite on its head. $12. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. July 13.


Reggae Sunday, with the reggae band CatchaVibe, Sundays through the summer, free. Carmen Verandah, 119 Main St., Bar Harbor. CatchaVibeProductions.com. Noon Sunday. 12 p.m. Noon Sunday.

Concerts at Norcross Point, free. Norcross Point, Winthrop. facebook.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and July 13.

Coastal Sound quartet plays 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. Sunday.

Local music showcase, free live music from local Portland musicians. Hosted by Space Gallery. Congress Square Park. congresssquarepark.org. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert, free. Roberts Learning Center, High Street, Farmington. 778-7758. 8 p.m. Sunday.

King Buzzo of The Melvins, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from The Melvins. With Dave Harris from Planeside. $12 in advance, $15 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Monday.

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, high-energy blend of jump blues, Texas rock, vintage soul/R&B and blues. $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. northatlanticbluesfestival.com. 7-1 p.m. Monday.

Nickels & Dimes, country, free. Meeting House Gazebo, Farmington. [email protected] 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Kneisel Hall chamber music, young artists perform every Tuesday through Aug. 5. [email protected] Parker Ridge Residential Community, 63 Parker Ridge Lane, Blue Hill. 207-374-2203. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer concerts in Deering Oaks Park, featuring one of Maine’s community bands. Free. Deering Oaks, Park Avenue, Portland. 232-3008. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Gothard Sisters, vocals, instrumentals and Irish dance. $22. Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. sllmf.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

John Hiatt and The Combo with The Robert Cray Band, $30 to $55, reserved seating. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Gothard Sisters, vocals, instrumentals and Irish dance. Pre-show jam session starting at 6 p.m. $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert, young artists lead a weekly interactive concert. Blue Hill Public Library, Main Street and Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. 207-374-2203. [email protected] 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The Veayo Twins, pop, rock and country, free. Mill Creek Park, Hinckley Drive, South Portland. 767-7650. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunset Folk Series: Gunther Brown, singer-songwriter, free. Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8130. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The London Souls, classic hard-hitting rock and roll. The Kenya Hall Band opens, free. Monument Square, Portland. portlandmaine.com. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd, 40th anniversary tour of two classic rock legends, $32.75 to $102.75. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. waterfrontconcerts.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Feather Lungs, rock, free. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. July 10.

Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik, playing wooden flute, tin whistle, accordion and fiddle. Part of Woolwich Summer Concert Series. Nequasset Meetinghouse, 13 Nequasset Road, Woolwich. 442-0754. 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

Travis Humphrey and the Honky Tonk Love Machine, Americana. Free. Fort Sumner Park, North Street, Portland. 756-8130. Thursday.

Snoop Dogg with Cam Groves and B.Aull, rap, $51.50. Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave., Portland. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dinosaur Jr., alternative rock, $25, 18-plus Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Dexter Jenks South Street Band, high-energy mixture of rock, funk and reggae, $10. Spire 29 on the Square, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gordon Bok, legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform benefit concert to close this year’s Downeast Spiritual Life Conference. $25. Maine Maritime Academy, Pleasant St. Castine. downeastspiritual.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Somerset County Jam Fest, bands include Dime Store Heroes, The Dan Hudson Band, Unknown Soldiers, Canopy, Revibe, Dead Relay, Sonic Paradigm, more. $25-$60. Freedom Field, 75 Carson Hill Rd., Harmony. carsonhillfun.com. Three days starting at noon Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Free. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. marriott.com. 6:15-8:30 p.m. Friday.

State of the State II, showcase of Maine music with The Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, Model Airplane, The Other Bones, The Wrecking, The Kenya Hall Band and more. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic & Poetry Slam, musicians and poets welcome, free. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. auburnuu.org. Friday.

Seth Glier, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, $20. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8-10 p.m. Friday.

TGIF with Delta Knights Band. $5. Zack’s Club Lounge @Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, 81 Riverside St., Portland. zackerysrestaurant.com. 8:30 -11:45 p.m. Friday.

Grandmaster Flash, one of the founding fathers of hip-hop, $15, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Dan Kirouac: Solo and Acoustic, New England musician performs rock covers. Free. Olde Mill Tavern, 56 Main St. (Route 117), Harrison. 583-9077. 9 p.m. Friday.

Beatles For Sale, Beatles tribute band. $18-$22. Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Harrison. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, Jarekus Singleton, Mr. Sipp, Teeny Tucker, Joanna Connor, Victor Wainwright, Melvin Taylor, C.J. Chenier, Jimmy Thackery, The Golden State Lone Star Review, Joe Louis Walker, The Mannish Boys and In Layman Terms. $25 per day, $50 for both days, $100 VIP pass. Harbor Park, 275 Main St., Rockland. northatlanticbluesfestival.com. Saturday.

Maggie Rose, dynamic vocalist performs hits from her debut album, “Cut to Impress.” $32.50. Jonathan’s Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 7 -10 p.m. Saturday.

Queens of the Stone Age, riff-oriented, heavy rock music, $24 to $54. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, nine-time all-Ireland fiddle champion. $30, $25 advance. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Saturday.

Dev, rap and hip-hop, $15, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

ThrowDown Band, high-energy electric guitar blues. $5. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Circa Survive, rock. With Ume and The Box Tiger. $20 in advance, $22 day of show, all ages. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. July 13.

James Taylor and his All-Star Band, singer-songwriter. $63.50 to $83.50. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. crossinsurancecenter.com. 7:30 p.m. July 13.


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.

World Cup semifinals, watch matches outdoors in Congress Square. Hosted by Space Gallery. Free. congresssquarepark.org. 4 p.m. Tuesday.

STRIVE Couch-to-5K, learn to run for a good cause. Beginners and walkers welcome. $10. STRIVE, 28 Foden Road, South Portland. pslstrive.org. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

World Cup Finals, watch the match outdoors in Congress Square Park. Hosted by Space Gallery. Free. congresssquarepark.org. 4 p.m. July 13.

 Special Events

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. Sunday.

Thwing’s Point Archaeological Dig, hosted by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, $20 donation. Thwing’s Point, Woolwich. friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org. Pre-register at 449-1450 or [email protected] Starting at 8 a.m. Monday to Friday.

Chris Lombard Horsemanship Clinic, covers controlling horse’s movement, keeping your horse’s attention, controlling the flight instinct and more. Participants and auditors are welcome. Cornish Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Drive, Cornish. chrislombard.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, demonstrations, vendors, Chinese auction, raffle quilt and hundreds of items on display. $5 donation. Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Francis Bell Drive, Bridgton. mainequilts.org. 10 a.m. Saturday and July 13.

Shipyard’s 20th Birthday bash, food trucks, beer garden and music from Rustic Overtones, Sly Chi, North of Nashville, Model Airplane, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. Free. Maine State Pier, Commercial Street, Portland. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Families of the Eastern Frontier,” living history at Colonial Pemaquid. Free, state park entrance fees may apply. Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Old Fort Road, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.


Backstage Tours, insider access to the dressing rooms, green room and backstage, $5 to $10. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday.

“Billy Elliot,” featuring music by Elton John; based on the hit movie. $39-$79. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday and July 13; 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“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 and Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” $17 to $32 in advance, $19 to $23 day of show, Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. lakewoodtheater.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

“South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical, $23, children $19. The Boothbay Playhouse, 275 Wiscasset Road. boothbayplayhouse.com. 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Storytelling by the Sea, three storytellers tell tales, by donation. Fifth of Maine Museum, Peaks Island. fifthmainemuseum.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts (MOOSE), 10-minute stories from the audience and storyteller Margaret Cardoza, $5 donation. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. 892-9346. moosetellers.ning.com. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

“On Golden Pond,” a cranky retired professor and his wife settle into their summer cottage; their daughter arrives with a surprise. Sparrow’s Nest Theater 1114 West Mills Road, Industry, 1114 West Mills Road, Industry. SparrowsNestTheater. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. July 13.

“As You Like It,” $10-$30. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

“Matt & Ben,” Theater Project alumni present a satirical look at the early lives of the authors and stars of the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.” Pay-what-you-want. 14 School St., Brunswick. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

“Vincent,” by Leonard Nimoy, dramatizes the life of Vincent van Gogh in a one-man play. $20-$24. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. July 13.

“Annie,” family friendly Broadway musical. $12-$16. Lake Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Naples. lrctme.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. July 13.

“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. theateratmonmouth.org. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Nearly Lear,” a mischievous retelling of Shakespeare’s great play. $14 adults; $12 seniors, $8 kids/students. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. celebrationbarn.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, meet at the cemetery office. $7; $5 members; children under 12 free. Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland. friendsofevergreen.org. 2 p.m. Sunday and July 13.

Spirits Alive Tours, $10, $5 students and seniors, under 12 free. Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland. spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday and July 13.

“Useful Citizens” guided walking tour of the Old North Cemetery, $5 donation. Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center, 66 Elm St. skowheganhistoryhouse.org. 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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

Seabird Island Cruise, $45. Monhegan Boat Line, Port Clyde. maineseabirds.org. 4-7 p.m. July 13.