By Kelly Morgan

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

Beautiful Temptation

AUGUSTA – Learn how to invite nature into your back yard at a Butterfly Gardening workshop. >>When: 6:30 p.m. tonight >>Where: Pine Tree State Arboretum >>FMI: Call 621-0031 or visit

Escaping Retirement

LEWISTON – Two old men plot their escape from a retirement home in A Month Of Sundays, an award-winning comedy by Bob Larbey. >>When: This Friday through Sunday and May 11-14 >>Where: The Public Theatre >>Tickets: $16 adults, $14 students and seniors, reduced rates for groups of 10 or more >>FMI: Call 782-3200 or visit

Beating Drums

BETHEL – Make and personalize your own musical instrument at a Drum Making Workshop. All materials provided to make a 13″ rawhide drum and basic beater. >>When: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday >>Where: Spiritwings >>Cost: $100 >>FMI: Call 824-2204 or visit

May Mayhem

KENNEBUNK – Live music, food vendors, a parade and plenty of flowers all will be part of the 8th Annual Kennebunk Downtown May Day Festival, which wouldn’t be complete without May pole dancing. >>When: All day Saturday (some events Friday) >>Where: Kennebunk >>FMI: Visit or

Audacious A Cappella

BUCKFIELD – Hailed as the “vocal equivalent of Stomp!,” Minneapolis a cappella group Four Shadow will test the capacities of the human voice on its own material and popular hits. >>When: Sunday and May 12-13 >>Where: Oddfellow Theater >>Tickets: $12 >>FMI: Call 336-3306 or visit

No Croak

PORTLAND – Former Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips brings his solo gig to town, offering up acoustic tunes and tributes to his rock band days. >>When: 7 p.m. Saturday >>Where: Asylum >>Tickets: $14 >>FMI: Visit or any Bull Moose Music location

Also This Week

Saves the Day, with Circa Survive and Moneen, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, N.H. >>FMI: (603) 929-4100 or

Comin’ Up

Willie Nelson, 7:30 p.m. May 23, Bangor Auditorium >>FMI: 990-4444 or

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

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