A scene from Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo show. Photo by Maja Prgomet

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, $39 to $139. crossarenaportland.com
You can never go wrong with a show put on by Cirque du Soleil, and Corteo is no exception. Corteo is Italian for cortege, defined as a joyous procession from the mind of a clown. With Cirque’s signature acrobatic feats, a carnival setting and hand painted set curtains inspired by the Eiffel Tower, Corteo will dazzle everyone who enters its realm.

Dancer Rachel Paradis. Photo courtesy of Maine State Ballet

‘Dancer’s Choice’
7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Lopez Theater at Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, $17 to $25. mainestateballet.org
“Dancer’s Choice” is a show featuring pieces chosen and performed by Maine State Ballet company members. You’ll see the dancers’ personalities shine through as they move around the stage with their own spins on selections from “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Carmen.” The evening will culminate with the neoclassical ballet “Britten,” choreographed by artistic director Linda MacArthur Miele.

A floral arrangement at a previous year’s Art in Bloom at the Oqunquit Museum of American Art. Photo by Lori Frederick Photography

Art in Bloom
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, $15, $13 seniors, 12 and under free. ogunquitmuseum.org
For three visually stunning days, Ogunquit Museum of Art will pair works of art with exquisite floral sculptures constructed by members of local garden clubs, professional florists and independent floral designers. The arrangements will incorporate an array of organic elements such as driftwood and seed pods. To cap off the weekend, there’s a garden party on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Drinks and light fare will be served, and the visitors’ choice winner for best floral display will be revealed. Party tickets are $50.

The Birdcage
6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and June 28 and 29. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 per night, $25 for four-night pass. mayostreetarts.org
Over the course of two weekends, music fans can flock to Mayo Street Arts for The Birdcage music festival, a celebration of underground bands from New England. Sink your teeth into sets by a total of 13 bands over four nights. The lineup this weekend features Cinema Stare, Sam Eastman Trio, Adulting, Dustin Saucier and Breton.

Pete Davidson
7 p.m. Friday. Merrill Auditorium, 10 Myrtle St., Portland, $54.50 to $84.50. porttix.com
Comic, writer and actor Pete Davidson is bringing his Prehab tour to Portland, and tickets are going fast. Best known for his six-year stint on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Davidson starred in the semi-autobiographical series “Bupkis” last year and, in 2020, co-wrote and starred in the film “The King of Staten Island.” Always one to wear his emotions on his sleeve, you can expect a wild, candid ride from Davidson at Merrill Auditorium.

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