By Kelly Morgan

Every Thursday, right here. Entertainment highlights for in town and beyond.

Maine Movies

BETHEL – View award-winning Maine films and meet Maine filmmakers at The Celebration of Maine Filmmakers traveling program. >>When: 7 p.m. tonight >>Where: Bingham Hall at Gould Academy >> Cost: Free >>FMI: Contact the Maine Film Office at 624-9827 or Gould Academy at 824-3575

Monster Trucks

LEWISTON – Watch the parts fly as vehicles are crushed at the Monster Spectacular. With the return of Big Foot, ATV races, a jet car and stunts. >>When: 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday >>Where: The Colisee >>Tickets: $17 adults, $8 children, $24 for “extreme” seats. >>FMI: Call 877-go-tix-go or visit

Fishy Fun

BOOTHBAY HARBOR – Trek to the coast for the 33rd Annual Fishermen’s Festival. Meet the Miss Shrimp Princess while watching fish relay races, trap hauling competitions and lobster trap runs. Don’t miss the fish fry! >>When: Friday through Sunday >>Where: Commercial Street on the waterfront >>FMI: Call 633-2353 or visit

Urban Percussion

PORTLAND – Get movin’ with Iranian percussionist Shamou and urban percussion ensemble Loopin’, which offers up electronic dance music with American mountain, Afro Caribbean, Middle Eastern and jazz music influences. >>When: 8 p.m. Saturday >>Where: Center for Cultural Exchange >>Tickets: $12, $7 with student I.D. >>FMI: Call 761-1545

Tix on Sale

PORTLAND – Nickelback with Hoobastank and Chevelle, 7:30 p.m. July 11, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. >>Tickets: $47.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. >>FMI: Call 775-3458 or visit

Redneck Rants

LEWISTON – Get your fill of back-woods humor when Larry The Cable Guy struts his stuff here in town. He’ll also be in Augusta for his Git-R-Done! tour. Tickets are scarce, so try sites like eBay. >>When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday >>Where: The Colisee >>Tickets: $38.75

Also this week

Sweet Honey In the Rock, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. >>FMI: 842-0800 or

Make May Baskets, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, The McLaughlin Foundation Garden, Paris >>FMI: Call 743-8820 or visit

Woodsmen’s Day, 10 a.m. Saturday, Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills, Bradley. >>FMI: 581-2871 or

Check out Encore on Fridays and Spotlight calendar Saturdays for complete event listings.