By Kelly Morgan

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

Woodland Art

LEWISTON – Photographs, sculpture, prints and fiber art inspired by trees will be part of the newest exhibit, “Forests,” at the Atrium Art Gallery at Lewiston-Auburn College. Opening tonight and running through July 7. >>Where: 51 Westminster Street >>FMI: Call 753-6500 or visit


AUBURN – The Brackett Environmental Center kicks off its summer lecture series with birder David Ladd, who will lead a walk through the center habitat by Lake Auburn and share his collection of photographs. >>When: 6:30 p.m. tonight, rain or shine >>Where: 24 Maple Hill Road >>FMI: Call 783-7733 or visit


PORTLAND – Singer-songwriter John Eddie often has been compared with Bruce Springsteen because of his style and his Jersey Roots – he still plays at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. With Pete Kilpatrick. >>When: 9 p.m. Friday >>Where: Asylum >>Tickets: $12-14 >>FMI: Call 772-8274 or visit

Metallic Music

LEWISTON – Local hard-core metal band Taming the Shrew will take the stage at Pub 33. With Blisster. >>When: 10 p.m. Saturday >>Where: 33 Sabattus St. >>FMI: Call 786-4808 or visit

Middle Eastern Flare

PORTLAND – Instruments like the saz, oud and nay will be featured at Middle Eastern Night, where multiple performers will highlight Turkish, Arab and Indian sounds and dance. >>When: 8 p.m. Saturday >>Where: SPACE, 538 Congress St. >>Tickets: $8 >>FMI: Call 828-5600 or visit

50 years of photos

PORTLAND – This is the last week of In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, an exhibit of notable documentary work at The Portland Museum of Art. Show ends June 4. >>Where: 7 Congress Square >>FMI: Call 775-6148 or visit

Buy Tickets:

• Shawn Colvin, June 15, South Portland Auditorium, South Portland. >>FMI: (978) 462-9630 or

• Shawn Mullins, June 23, Asylum, Portland. >>FMI: 772-8274 or

• Beth Orton, July 8, Asylum, Portland. >>FMI: 772-8274 or

• Lyle Lovett, Aug. 16, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. >>FMI: 842-0800 or

• James Taylor, Aug. 24, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. >>FMI: 775-3331 or

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