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• ART SHOWS
“Americans Who Tell the Truth – Education, Democracy & Security,” ends Sunday. Robert Shetterly’s portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. Hammond Hall, 427 Main St, Winter Harbor. www.Schoodicartsforall.org
Noel Paul Stookey is at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Saturday. Courtesy photo
River Arts Members Show, through Thursday, works are “artist choice,” free from the constraints of a themed show. River Arts Gallery, 241 US Route 1, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org
Carole Hanson, through Saturday. Stone sculptures by noted Maine artist. Gleason Fine Art, Portland, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com
Kevin Beers: Monhegan Island, through Saturday. A new series of paintings that capture the light and mood of Monhegan, an icon of American art. Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com
“Celebrating Monhegan,” through Saturday. Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s visit to the island through its art. Gleason Fine Art, 31Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com
“Variations VII,” through Saturday. A group exhibit by the Artdogs studio artists. Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner. www.theartdogs.com
“Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art,” through Saturday. A diverse collection of works by today’s most exciting contemporary realists. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com
“Seth Haverkamp: A Passion for the Unique,” through Saturday. A collection of the artist’s newest portraits. Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com
Clint Fulkerson, through July 27. Oversized drawings on transparent surfaces that you can walk through. Fulkerson invites visitors to look closely at how a drawing is made and to consider how an artist’s process affects a finished work. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org
Members’ Art Show, through Aug. 2. Showcase of work by artist members. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org
“Contexture,” through Aug. 30. Textile and assemblage works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com
“Industrial Dreams,” new work by Dennis Pinette, through Aug. 16, taking an expansive scale, both reality and dream memory. Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland. www.caldbeck.com.
“Sculpture: A Celebration of Art and Nature,” through Sept. 30. Sculpture exhibition and sale curated by June LaCombe. Sculpture by over 40 artists shown in the gardens and along woodland trails. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. www.junelacombesculpture.com
“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” through Jan. 5. Exhibition of approximately 200 works is a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org
“Picturing Monhegan Island” by George Daniell, through Aug. 3. Intimate selection of photographs and drawings created on Monhegan. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org
Andrea Sulzer: “throughoutsideways,” through Aug. 24, recent creations, including large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org
Richard Estes Retrospective, “Realism,” through Sept. 7. The most comprehensive exhibition of Estes’ paintings ever organized. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org
“All That Glitters,” through Aug. 1. A spectacular golden environment using simple everyday materials. Maine College of Art, Artists at Work Project Window, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu
Paintings by Charles Ott, through July 31, landscape and abstract paintings. Ricker Memorial Library, Route 26, Poland. 998-1043.
“Pieced Together: New Mixed Media Works,” through July 30. Original 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. www.studio53fineart.com
“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage,” through Sept. 28. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu
“Creative Rhythms,” through July 31. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com
“Water, 2014,” through July 31. Jeanne O’Toole Hayman paintings of the coast and waterways of Maine. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richard boydartgallery.com
“The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” through Dec. 28. Exhibition of approximately 30 works, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org
Lois Dodd: “Cultivating Vision,” through Aug. 31. Brings together nearly 50 drawings, watercolors and prints, spanning four decades. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu
John Whalley “Book of Days” and New Works by Kathleen Galligan, through Aug. 2. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com
Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light art exhibition, through Oct. 15. Features the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. www.gwh.org
“Chambre,” through Aug. 3, 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
Alec Richardson and Hugh Lassen: “The Essence of Maine,” through July 31. Paintings and stone sculpture. Littlefield Gallery, 145 Main St., Winter Harbor. www.littlefieldgallery.com
“Nature Embossed,” through July 30. Embossed watercolors and repousse copper “drawings” by Chong and Judi Lim. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. www.daunis.com
“Young Rufus Porter: The Art World Beckoning,” through Oct. 12. Early American artists that Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man. Rufus Porter Museum, 67 N High St., Bridgton. www.rufusportermuseum.org
“The Cottage Garden,” through July 31. Joyful artwork reflective of Maine’s gardens and summer cottages. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com
Seacoast Moderns, through Aug. 22. Non-traditional and experimental works from Kittery Art Association artists. The Morgan Gallery, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. www.kitterycommunitycenter.org
Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson, through Aug. 15. Paintings vary in subject from reflective spheres to glassware. Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon St., Lewiston. www.lyceumgallery.com
“Sea Level,” through July 27. New paintings by Sarah Faragher. Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St., Rockland. www.landingart.com
“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” through Sept. 7. Pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer. Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street, Farmington. 491-0768.
13th Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, through Oct. 31, works of sculpture by 17 artists placed in gallery’s vestibule, around its exterior and in university’s historic quad. UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu
“Art in the Park,” through Oct. 31. Sculptures by artist Anne Alexander. Johnson Hall Mini Park, Water Street, Gardiner. 582-3100.
“Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” through Sept. 4. Paintings Kay Carter focus on how we organize ourselves and boundaries that define us. The Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University , Peabody Hall, 1 College Circle, Bangor. www.husson.edu
“Wednesday Mornings,” recent work by The Mill Painters, through Aug. 29. The Mill Painters group exhibition is dedicated to Janet Manyan, who inspires each of them deeply with her talent and teaching. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 2nd floor, 522 Congress St., Portland. 775-3052.
“Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts,” through Dec. 13. Jazz, art and film and the dynamic and energetic interplay between them. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu
Emily Brown: Recent Drawings and Paintings, through Aug. 2. Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick 725-8157.
Bernard Langlais Retrospective, through Jan. 4, Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu
“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” through Jan. 9. Large 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. www.brickstoremuseum.org
“New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton,” through Oct. 4. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org
“Touching Sky,” an exhibition by Meredy Hamilton and Peter Bucklin, through Aug. 15. Running With Scissors, 250 Anderson St., Portland. www.rwsartstudios.com
“Painting Maine V,” through Sept. 14. Features returning artists Ellen Hutcheson, Barbara Klein, Sally Loughridge and Bob Vaughan. Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta. 563-2992.
“Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary,” through Aug. 31. Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street, Port Clyde. www.bluewaterfinearts.com
• ART EVENTS
Artist’s reception for Eric Hopkins exhibit, meet the artist and see “Shells – Fish – Shellfish,” a major retrospective of his work. Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series 2014: Lisa Sigal, utilizing and expanding upon notions of space, Sigal investigates how art can challenge set ideas about property, containment and freedom. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. 5:30 p.m. Monday. www.meca.edu
“William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey,” book launch, signing, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court St., Ellsworth. 667-6611. 5 p.m. Wednesday.
• ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS
Maine Crafts Guild Damariscotta Fine Crafts Show, Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St., Damariscotta. www.mainecraftsguild.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Quilts 2014, over 600 quilts, demonstrations, lectures and auction. Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, 216-7358. 7 p.m. Thursday through July 27.
Maine Women in the Arts: Summer Art & Crafts Show, fine art, crafts, pottery. Kennebunkport Masonic Hall, Temple Street, Kennebunkport. www.mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and July 27; reception 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Freeport Summer Arts Festival, artisans from Maine and beyond offer a wide array of handmade goods. Proceeds to benefit low-cost pet spay and neuter. Memorial Park, Freeport. www.communityspayneuterclinic.com. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Book Sale, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Antiques appraisal, bring fine art, jewelry, silver, porcelain, glass and more for appraisal by Kaminski Auctions. All proceeds benefit Ogunquit Museum of American Art, $25 donation for three appraisals, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. kaminskiauctions.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.
Library Book Sale, lots of new and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Benefits the library. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. 985-2173. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Immense Porpoise & Poetry, fusion of music and poetry to benefit participants in the 2014 National Poetry Slam. $6, Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. July 27.
• BOOKS & AUTHORS
John Ford, author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good.” Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Kate McCarty, author of “Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine,” will talk about the evolution of Portland as a foodie town. Locally produced refreshments will be served. $5, free for members. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. www.mainehistory.org. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning author will discuss his latest book, “Canada.” Maine State Library, State House Complex, Augusta. www.state.me.us. 6-8 p.m. Friday.
“Sea of Liberty,” award-winning journalist Kevin Mills will talk and sign copies of his new book, at Penobscot Marine Museum. Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport. 548-2529. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Cathie Pelletier, Maine author of 10 novels, free. The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. www.graves library.org. 2 p.m. July 27.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Kneisel Hall, young artists from around the world perform chamber music after three weeks of intensive study, free. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. Kneisel.org. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Monday Beethoven String Quartets, Beethoven String Quartets, Nos. 5 and 13 with The Great Fugue performed by the Shanghai Quartet, $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 Monday.
Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Fun and Fancies, features work by Gordon Jacob’s Four Fancies, Saint-Saens’ romance and tarantelle, Beethoven’s Trio in B-Flat Major and Herbert Howells’ Piano Quartet. $25; free for age 21 and under. Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. www.sebagomusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wednesday Upbeat! Concert, Shostakovich, Adler and Dvorak, $40. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” a dark and tragic tale of intrigue, deception, seduction and murder set in early 20th century America, featuring leading opera stars. $41-$105. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
Maine Pro Musica, $20 in advance, $25 day of. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series II: Entente Cordiale, works by Debussy, Purcell and Shostakovich, $25, 21 and under free. Jackson Memorial Library, Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Kneisel Hall, young artists from around the world will perform an evening of chamber music, free. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series II: Entente Cordiale, works by Debussy, Purcell and Shostakovich, $25, 21 and under free. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Four Seasons,” The Mary Curtis Bok Zimbalist Concert, a rich program of contrasts exploring the four seasons of the northern and southern hemispheres; Vivaldi’s best-known work, Le Quattro Stagioni, $10 to $45. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., www.baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
2014 Blue Hill Bach Festival, showcases works by Vivaldi, Bach and more. $25, $10 students. St. Francis By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 330 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill. www.bluehillbach.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kneisel Hall, open rehearsal, Kneisel Hall festival artists rehearse for the weekend performances. $15. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. kneisel.org. 9 a.m.-noon Friday.
Kneisel Hall Faculty Concert, festival artists present a concert of Beethoven, Ravel and Brahms, $30 in the hall; $20 on the porch. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. kneisel.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. July 27.
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival Fridays Concert, Debussy, Crumb and Dvorak, $40. Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick. www.bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Curtis Institute touring ensemble of faculty and students perform a program of Schumann’s beloved chamber music. $35. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., www.baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Blue Hill Bach’s “Acis Al Fresco,” outdoor performance of Handel’s opera of love, rage, murder and immortality, $35 general, $10 students. Kalmia Knoll, 596 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. www.bluehillbach.org. 5 p.m. Friday.
Blue Hill Bach festival finale, Bach Cantata 147; Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in a minor from L’Estro Armonico. $25, $10 students. First Congregational Church, 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill. www.bluehillbach.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Gianni Schicchi,” uproarious one-act opera, PORTopera Young Artist Program, $15, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, an hour-long fun and informative concert in an intimate setting for listeners of all ages. Free. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 41 Sweden Road, Bridgton. www.SebagoMusicFestival.org. 7 p.m. July 27.
Paula Poundstone, $32.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Bob Marley, $22. Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road. www.facebook.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
International Folk Dance, mixed level dances taught: Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and more. $5 adults, $3 children, $12 family. Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal. 688-2293. 6 p.m. Sunday.
Arts Alive: Belly dancers Rosa Noreen, Heathers Powers and Snow Moon Tribal, dance with live Middle Eastern music by Okbari, free. Monument Square, Portland. www.portlandmaine.com. 5 p.m. Thursday.
Once Upon a Summer Night: a collection of dances, multi-faceted dance group, $15. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from around the globe. No partner needed. All are welcome. Donation $8; $5 students and seniors. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.folkdancebrunswick.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Mayo Street Arts kids’ dance performance, showcase of dance by the students at Mayo Street Arts, a hub for bringing community and youth through the performing arts. Free. Congress Square, Portland. congresssquarepark.org. 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Line dancing, country music and prizes for best costumes. 45-minute line dancing instruction with admission. $10. Spire 29 on the Square, 29 School St., Gorham. www.spire29.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
A Medley of Classical Ballet featuring Paquita, sampling of the most iconic solos and pas de deux from “Giselle,” “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Coppelia.” $15, $10 for youth and seniors. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. www.operahouse.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.
Bates Dance Festival: David Dorfman Dance, an evening-length, elegiac exploration of the virtuosity of daily life. $25 adults, $18 seniors, $12 students. Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, 305 College St., Lewiston. www.batesdancefestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
• FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Yarmouth Clam Festival, food, music, activities and more, Main Street, Yarmouth. www.clamfestival.com. Sunday.
Psychic/Healing Fair, animal communicators, gems, energy healing, tarot card readings, $5. The Bangor Ramada, 357 Odlin Road, Bangor. www.soulintentions777.com. Sunday.
Waterford World’s Fair, small family-oriented agricultural fair featuring local vendors, entertainment and livestock. Waterford Fairgrounds, 36 Green Road, North Waterford. www.waterfordworldsfair.org. Sunday.
Pittston Fair, family-oriented country fair with midway, animal pulling events, children’s games, strawberry festival. Pittston Fairgrounds, 955 East Pittston Road, pittstonfair.com. Thursday through July 27.
Bangor State Fair, featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits and flower show. Bangor Fairgrounds, 100 Dutton St.www.bangorstatefair.com. Friday through July 27.
Northern Maine Fair, large family fair with rides and exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling and demo derby. Northern Maine Fairgrounds, 84 Mechanic St., Presque Isle. www.northernmainefairgrounds.com. Friday through July 27.
Bucksport Bay Festival of the Forest, food, origami classes, children’s center and entertainment. Bucksport waterfront, Main Street. bucksportbaychamber.com. Friday and Saturday.
Naples for the Arts Festival, entertainment all day, health and wellness section, face painting and pet section. The Causeway, Route 302, Naples. naplesforthearts.com. Saturday and Sunday.
Farmington Summer Fest, farmers market, locally made foods, wines, street performers, live music, artisans, crafters and more. Downtown Farmington. www.downtownfarmington.com. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Blueberry Fair, haddock chowder, crabmeat rolls, blueberry treats, crafts, books and blueberry treats. The First Parish UU Church of Kennebunk, 114 Main St. www.uukennebunk.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Summerfest, crafts, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products, toys, silent auction, children’s events and dog parade. First Congregational Church, On the Common, Wiscasset. 882-7544. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Wells HarborFest, exhibitors and activities, including lobster trap toss and doughnut eating competition. Wells Harbor. www.wellsrotary.org. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
Maine International Film Festival, see www.miff.org for schedule, Railroad Square Cinema and Waterville Opera House, Waterville. Sunday.
MENSK presents “The Birds,” Hitchcock classic, free. Congress Square. www.menskmaine.org. 8 p.m. Sunday.
“Meet the Robinsons,” Disney film, rated G, free. Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. www.librarycamden.org. 8:30 p.m. Monday.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” a story of deception that is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its members gather for the imminent demise of their Big Daddy. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitcell: “Interface,” film series on new movements in dance and art. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. 5 p.m. Thursday.
• FOOD & DRINK
Sunset Wine Sail: French Reds, join sommelier Erica Archer for a cruise in Casco Bay while learning about wine, $65. Wine Wise, Maine State Pier, Commercial Street (adjacent to Casco Bay Ferry Terminal). winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m. Sunday.
Sunset Wine Sail: California Reds, join sommelier Erica Archer for a cruise in Casco Bay while learning about wine, $65. Wine Wise, Maine State Pier, Commercial Street. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m. Thursday
• FOR KIDS
Minecraft Bead Creations, kids in grades 7-12 will be able to make Minecraft items using fuse beads. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston. lplonline.org. 2-4 p.m. Monday.
Happy Family Awesome Hour, supervised story, craft and snacks for kids ages 4 to 8, while parents connect with other adults, plus grownup snacks and wellness tips. Free. Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, suite 100, Falmouth. 781-7911. 9-10 a.m. Wednesday.
Stories on the Staircase, children ages 3 to 5 are invited for story hour and a tour tailored just for them, free. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. 772-4841. 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Creature creation, teens will develop a character through drawings, paintings, short stories. Gardiner Public Library 152 Water St., Gardiner. www.gpl.lib.me.us. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.
Seashore Trolley Story Time, transportation-themed stories come alive for kids. Adult $10; ages 6-16 $7.50; under 6 free. Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport. trolleymuseum.org. 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday.
Storytelling Through Song: A Songwriting Workshop for Children, make your own instrument from recycled materials and write original songs. All supplies provided. Free. Rufus Porter Museum, 67 N. High St., Bridgton. 647-2828. 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday.
Stories by the Garden, with children’s musician Ellie Osborn of Little Music Makers, free. Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth. friendsschoolofportland.org. 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Lego Club, bring your own bucket of Legos or use some of our buckets or kits and build away, free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park: Matt Loosigian, kids’ songs, free. Deering Oaks Park bandstand, Park Avenue, Portland. 756-8130. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, creating stories in music, featuring “Lighthouse Keeper, the Story of Abbie Burgess,” a musical story by Delvyn Case, $4, $2 kids. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (Auditorium), 250 Main St., South Paris. www.SebagoMusicFestival.org. 1 p.m. Thursday.
Randy Kaplan, songs for children and their families blending American roots, country blues and comedic storytelling. $5-$15. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Whale Day, Istar the Humpback Whale helps teach about whales, free with admission. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Reggae Sunday, CatchaVibe, free. Carmen Verandah/Bar Works, 119 Main St., Bar Harbor. www.CatchaVibeProductions.com. Noon Sunday.
The Tartan Terrors, vocals, comedy, stories and instrumentals. $15. Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot St. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Quiet Riot, heavy metal. $25. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.ticketweb.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Dirty Heads & Pepper, rock/reggae/hip-hop, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Summer concert featuring one of Maine’s community bands, free. Deering Oaks, Park Avenue, Portland. 232-3008. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Jim Gallant, singer-songwriter, free. Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. www.librarycamden.org. Noon Wednesday.
Music on the Mall, free. Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick. 729-4439. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Tartan Terrors, vocals, comedy, stories and instrumentals. $20. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sunset Folk Series: Roy Davis, singer-guitarist, free. Western Promenade Park, Portland. 756-8130. 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Buckwheat Zydeco, rocking, stomping, good time Creole music, $32.50. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The Ossipee Valley Music Festival, national acts, workshops, dances and yoga, $25-$125. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram. www.ossipeevalley.com. Thursday through July 27.
Sara Hallie Richardson, singer-songwriter, free. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Midcoast Brass Quintet, classical, jazz and popular music, free. Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. www.librarycamden.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Woolwich Summer Concert Series, Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik perform with wooden flute, tin whistle, accordion and fiddle. Nequasset Meetinghouse, 13 Nequasset Road. 442-0754. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series: Lay-Z-Gait, Americana and Western swing, Free. Fort Sumner Park, North Street, Portland. 756-8130. 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Tartan Terrors, vocals, comedy, stories and instrumentals. $22. Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. www.deertreestheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Noel Paul Stookey, singer-songwriter, $27.50. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Milk Carton Kids, indie-folk duo, $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Gogol Bordello, gypsy punk band, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Samuel James & Dana Gross, roots, free, 21-plus. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 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 p.m. Friday.
The ProfTones, rock/R&B, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Johnny Wad and the Cash, country, rock and blues. $5. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. www.innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Kilcollins Band, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.rira.com. 10 p.m. Friday.
Susan Cattaneo, country, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Chris Fitz Band, electric guitar rockin’ blues. $5. Inn on the Blues, 7 Ocean Ave., York Beach. www.innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickle, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.rira.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.
Denny Laine, member of The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney and Wings, with and Peter Asher. $100. One Soho Square British Pub, 43 West Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach. www.theoceanicinn.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wavelength’s Annual Music Cruise, 3-hour cruise on Casco Bay aboard the Bay Mist, dance to your favorite hits from Motown to today, $16 advance, $20 day of. Casco Bay Lines, 56 Commercial St., Portland. wavelengthband.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Old Soul, gypsy rock, free. Elements: Books and Coffee Bar, 265 Main St., Biddeford. www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Spuyten Duyvil, alt-Americana, $12 in advance, $15 day of. The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery. www.thedancehallkittery.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, $40. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Natalie Stovall and The Drive, country/roots and rock with fiddle. $10. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.ticketweb.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Kenny Loggins with Blue Sky Riders and The Mallett Brothers. $55. Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion, www.rangeleyhealthandwellness.com. Gates at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Straight Lace, popular tunes for all age groups, free. Gazebo at Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Road. www.wellstown.org. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kate Taylor, folk rock. $27.50. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Old 97s, alternative country, $20 in advance, $22 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Spuyten Duyvil, alt-Americana band, $10 at the door, $12 in advance. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Noel Paul Stookey, nationally touring folk hero, $25 advance, $30 day of show. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Winger, hard rock. $22. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.ticketweb.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Darlin’ Corey, Matt Shipman and Erica Brown, bluegrass, folk and original songs. Suggested donation $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road. 985-6632. 3 p.m. July 27.
Animal Hospital, free. Congress Square, Portland. congresssquarepark.org. 4 p.m. July 27.
Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr, all three veterans sing lead amid three-part harmonies, $75. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansogunquit.com. 7 p.m. July 27.
Rhythm Future Quartet with Jason Anick, dynamic and fiery arrangements of gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. $20-$30. Atlantic Hall, 173 Main St., Cape Porpoise. atlantichall.org. 7 p.m. July 27.
Honky Tonk Gypsies, acoustic Americana, no cover, 21-plus. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. July 27.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Exploring Bath Jewish History, exhibit and panel discussion on Bath’s Jewish community since the 19th century: religious practices, holiday celebrations and contributions to civic life, free. Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath. 443-5181. 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.
50th annual Antique Auto Days, dozens of vintage vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars and more. $10 adults, $3 for 3-18 years old, free for under 3 and museum members. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. railwayvillage.org. Sunday.
Victorian Tea, with Kismet, a female barbershop quartet, and harpist Jane Wilcox Hively; “victuals” and teas will be served. $20; $5 for age 12 and under. Parsonsfield Seminary, Route 160 North. 793-8825. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Pirates at Pemaquid, living history presenter and local author James Nelson re-creates the infamous Dixie Bull, who sacked Pemaquid in 1632, state park entrance fees may apply. Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Old Fort Road, New Harbor. www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Disney’s Cinderella, Kids” a timeless fairytale musical featuring the beloved songs from the Disney film. $12. Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. Sunday.
“Annie,” musical. $16, $12 kids. Lake Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. www.lrctme.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Wizard of Oz,” musical based on the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. $10, $5 children. Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. www.fcponline.org. Through July 27.
“The Full Monty,” musical, unemployed steel workers decide to put on a male strip show for big money. $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. www.citytheater.org. Through July 27.
The Originals present “Snake in the Grass,” thriller by Alan Ayckbourne, $25, $20 students and seniors, pay what you can on Thursday. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. www.sacorivertheatre.org. Through Saturday.
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” classic musical with dance sequences and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, $38 to $63. Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. www.msmt.org. Through Aug. 2.
“My Fair Lady,” musical. $36-$41. Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. Through Aug. 2.
Lakewood Theater presents “Skin Flick,” naughty and nice adult romp, two couples try to end their money problems by making a porn movie, $19 in advance, $21 day of; cabaret seats $32-$35. Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road, Madison. www.lakewoodtheater.org. Through Saturday.
“Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim meets the Brothers Grimm with an epic tale that turns familiar fairy tales on their heads. $23 adults, $19 children. The Boothbay Playhouse, 275 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. www.boothbayplayhouse.com. Through Aug. 1.
“The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story,” a play about Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free, $9, $8 members. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. Through July 27.
Seanachie Nights, with fiddle accompaniment, Lynne Cullen tells the fantastical 8th-century account of The Voyage of Saint Brendan. $9 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.lynnecullen.com. 7 p.m. Monday.
“A Woman of No Importance,” dark Oscar Wilde comedy of serial seducers, moralizing monogamists, secret pasts and simmering heartbreak. $10 to $30. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. theateratmonmouth.org. Through Aug. 23.
Bath Shakespeare Festival presents “As You Like It,” free parking, pay what you can. $20; $15 students/seniors; $5 children 12 and under. Library Park, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.bathshakespeare.org. Through Aug. 2.
Shakespeare in the park, “As You Like It,” comedy, free. Deering Oaks, Portland. www.fenixtheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 9.
“Romeo and Juliet,” $10 to $30. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. theateratmonmouth.org. Through Aug. 24.
“The Ladies Who Lunch,” the music of the Broadway divas who split our sides and broke our hearts. $10, $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. www.theater- ofawesome.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Camden Shakespeare Festival: “As You Like It,” $5-$20. Camden Public Library Amphitheatre. www.librarycamden.org. Through July 27.
Dustbowl “Hamlet,” takes place in a 1930s dustbowl setting, $8 to $12. The Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor. www.harborsideshakespeare.org. Through Aug. 16.
“Tales from the Blue Fairy Book,” classic tales from around the globe. $10, $15. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. theateratmonmouth.org. Through Aug. 21.
The Big Barn Family Show, variety show, $10. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. www.celebrationbarn.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Big Barn Spectacular, variety show, $15. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. www.celebrationbarn.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“As You Like It,” $10-$30. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. theateratmonmouth.org. Through Aug. 22.
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