Music 


July 24-Aug. 7: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, with performances of faculty and guest artists, will be held each Friday at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $35 725-3895
July 24: DIXFIELD, Good Stuff, featuring Tony and Tricia Belskis, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church Coffee House, High Street. $5 597-2955
July 24-26: DIXFIELD, the Mountain Man Music Rendezvous will be held at Countryfolk Music Theatre, U.S. Route 2. 645-7531
July 24: HARRISON, Schooner Fare will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747
July 24-26: HIRAM, the 11th annual Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds. $85-$35 625-8656
July 24: LEWISTON, the Broad Street Trio will perform at 8:30 pm. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 753-1693
July 24: PORTLAND, the Pedal to the Metal tour will make a stop at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. $35 775-3458
July 24: PORTLAND, Broken Men will perform at 8 p.m. at Casco Bay Lines. $12.50/$14.50 774-7871
July 24, 25: RANGELEY, French-Canadian fiddler Simon St. Pierre will perform Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Logging Museum and 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street. 864-3421
July 25: AUBURN, the Okbari Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
July 25: FREEPORT, the Punch Brothers will perform at 7:30 pm.. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main Street. 552-6046
July 25: HARRISON, Steve Morris, Carol Mastro Domenico and Paul Soper will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $18 583-6747
July 25: LEWISTON, Tony Smokes, the Lady Killers and Honey Clouds will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
July 25, Aug. 8: LIVERMORE FALLS, Off the Hill will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229
July 25: NEW GLOUCESTER, Kindling Stone, musical duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Meetinghouse, Route 26. $15 926-4597
July 25: NORWAY, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Main Street. $6 743-7294
July 25: PORTLAND, Reggae DJ will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Casco Bay Lines. $18.50/$20.50 774-7871
July 25: RANGELEY, country star Hal Ketchum will perform at 8 p.m. at Saddleback Mountain Base Lodge. $30 864-5672
July 26-Aug. 7: BRUNSWICK, the International Music Festival, with chamber music performances by festival students, will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $10 725-3895
July 26, Aug. 2, 9: GRAY, an open mic/blues jam will be held every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tailgate Bar and Grill, 61 Portland Road, Route 100. 657-7973
July 26, Aug. 2, 9: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
July 26: LIVERMORE, Jan Gill will perform at 9 a.m. at North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-6951
July 26: OXFORD, Oxxfest 2009, a 12-hour music festival, will be held at the Oxford County Fairgrounds.
July 26: RANGELEY, pianist Jim Austin will perform at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street. Free/donations
July 26: RUMFORD, a reunion of performing musicians will be held at 2 p.m. at the Rumford Eagles Hall. $3 364-8063
July 27: BRUNSWICK, Toxic Audio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. $15-$28 725-8769
July 27, Aug. 3: LIVERMORE FALLS, Glory Bound will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229
July 27: POLAND, Act 5 will perform at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $7.50 998-4142
July 28: AUBURN, teachers and students from Main Street Music Lessons will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza, courtesy of Auburn Parks and Recreation.
July 28: FARMINGTON, Off the Hill will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meeting House gazebo in the downtown. 778-3424
July 28: HARRISON, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $25/$15 583-6747
July 28: LEWISTON, the Musician’s Concert will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $10/$5 786-6161
July 28: LEWISTON, fiddler Niamh Ni Chara, formerly with Riverdance, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 689-2000
July 28: LIVERMORE FALLS, Barry Wood will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
July 29: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform music from Broadway and the big screen at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601
July 29-Aug. 5: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, featuring a varied repertoire of traditional and modern works, continues at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Crooker Theater. $25/$5 725-3895
July 29: CARTHAGE, world-class fiddler Niamh Ni Chara will perform Irish music at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445
July 29: LEWISTON, organist Christopher Michael Ganza will perform at 12:15 p.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Free 240-9419
July 29, Aug. 5: LIVERMORE FALLS, Stained Grass will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
July 29: PARIS, Present Company will perform at 6 p.m. at Moore Park.
July 30: AUBURN, the Downeast Brass will perform at noon at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 782-7228
July 30: LEWISTON, One World Music Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m. at Bates College Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at Lake Andrews. Free 786-6400
July 30: LEWISTON, an open mic will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Little Dan’s BBQ, 757 Main St. 333-3227
July 30, Aug. 6: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 376-2739
July 30: PORTLAND, the PORTopera’s 15th anniversary gala celebration concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $100-$38 842-0800
July 30: RANGELEY, world-class fiddler Niamh Ni Chara will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10/$12.50 864-5000
July 26: WINDHAM, the Down East Country Music Association “Circle of
Love” benefit show will be held at 3 p.m. at Club 302, Route 302. $5
793-8884

Dance
July 24: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 S. Main St. 782-1118
July 24: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will play at a dance at Club Texas, 150 Center St. 784-7785
July 24, 25: LEWISTON, Tania Isaac Dance will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $20/$12 786-6161
July 24, 25: MECHANIC FALLS, a dance with music by Peter Allen and Hurricane Mountain will be held at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211
July 25: NORWAY, a dance and karaoke, with music by the Old Crows, will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6
July 25: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $7/$5
July 26: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance, for ages 21 and over, with music by Wild Horse, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389
July 27, Aug. 3: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884
July 28, Aug. 4: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
July 29, Aug. 5: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003


Kids


July 24: RUMFORD, the “Teddy Bear” picnic will be held at noon on the back lawn of the Rumford Public Library, 58 Rumford Ave. 364-3661
July 25: PARIS, the “Big Barn Family Show,” a matinee for children of all ages, will be held at 4 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12 743-8452
July 25: WATERFORD, a magic show for kids of all ages by Dennis Labbe will be held at 11 a.m. at Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Road. Free/donations 583-2050
July 27: RUMFORD, Amy Breton and Jessica Carrier will present a program about the ocean at 3 p.m. at Rumford Public Library, 58 Rumford Ave. 364-3661
July 28: PARIS, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by Little Red Wagon, especially for children entering grades 1 through 6, will be performed at 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-5308
July 28: RUMFORD, the Chewonki Foundation will present a program on animal adaptations at 6:30 p.m. at Rumford Public Library, 58 Rumford Ave.; 364-3661
July 28: WILTON, Amy LeBlanc from Whitehill Farm will read “Pumpkin Circle” at 10:30 a.m. at Wilton Public Library. 645-4831
July 29: HARRISON, Dan Grady and his marionettes will perform at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $4/$5 583-6747
July 29: LEWISTON, “Mad Science,” a way to educate children through science, will be presented at 10 a.m. at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park.
July 29: PARIS, Little Melodies will entertain with children’s songs at 10 a.m. at Moore Park.
July 30: AUBURN, yo-yo whiz Brett Outchcunis will perform at 10 a.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
July 30: NORWAY, homeschooling mother and quilter Nancy Grigg will offer a variety of activities inspired by quilts at 2 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-5308
July 30: PARIS, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will present “Music for Kids” at 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $2/$4 583-6747

Special


July 24, 25: FARMINGTON, the annual strawberry festival and Art in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Meeting House Park. 778-5282
July 24: LEWISTON, Port Veritas will host a poetry slam at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
July 24-26: NEWRY, the 10th annual Maine European Motorcycle Meet will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 890-8380
July 24, 25: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rangeley Logging Museum, Route 16. 864-3421
July 24-26: RICHMOND, Richmond Days 2009, with circus, fireworks, parade, arts and crafts, food and tournament, will be held in the Richmond area. 737-4305
July 25: AUBURN, a butterfly release celebration will be held at 3 p.m. at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road.
July 25, 26: DIXFIELD, the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Legend and Lore Gathering, featuring displays by trappers, gems and mineral displays, old Maine primitive craft people and more, will be held at Countryfolk Music Theater, U.S. Route 2. 645-7531
July 25: FRYEBURG, the Maine Street Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at Bradley Park.
July 25: GARDINER, Enamel Studio Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Center for Maine Craft, Gardiner travel plaza. 588-0021
July 25: GRAY, a program on Maine native turtles will be held at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977
July 25: LOVELL, brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy will present juggling at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. $10/$5 925-2792
July 25: PARIS, the Big Barn Spectacular featuring a variety show will be held at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $20/$16 743-8452
July 26: AUBURN, Emily’s 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. at Edward Little High School.
July 26: STRATTON, a tribute will be held to “The Canadian Families” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dead River Area Historical Society. 246-2271
July 28: NAPLES, Jim Nutting, owner of Maine Art Glass in Lisbon Falls, will present a program at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Church, next door to Naples Public Library. 693-6841
July 28: NORWAY, an evening of reminiscences about the Gingerbread House will be held at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 743-7377
July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2: ANDOVER, the Andover Olde Home Days celebration with music, food, races, parade, classic car show and activities for children will be held in the Andover area.
July 30: HARRISON, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747
July 30: LEWISTON, “Pura Vida,” an evening of photos and stories of the research travel undertaken in Costa Rica by students and faculty, will be held at 6 p.m. at USM L-A College, 51 Westminster St.753-6500


Theater


July 24-Aug. 1: ARUNDEL, “The Mikado” or “The Town of Titipu” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 2 p.m. matinees and 8 p.m. evening performances.$39-$28 985-5552
July 24-Aug. 1: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Showtimes are 2 p.m. for matinees, 8 p.m. evening performances and 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening family night. $29-$52 725-8760
July 24: LEWISTON, “Sounds of the Cities,” a benefit dinner/show for the drama clubs of Edward Little and Lewiston high schools, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Green Ladle at Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave. $15 577-6440
July 24, 25, 26, Aug. 1, 4, 13, 15, 19, 21: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Hamlet” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 24, 25, Aug. 1, 4, 13, 19, 21, 7 p.m. July 26 and 2 p.m. Aug. 15. $26-$20 933-9999
July 24-Aug. 8: OGUNQUIT, “Guys and Dolls” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Matinees are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $53-$47 646-5511
July 24, 25: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company presents “McGuire: An Evening with Dick Enberg” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. $30 774-1043
July 24-26: SEBAGO, “Oklahoma” will be performed at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $16/$18 642-3743
July 25, 26: OGUNQUIT, “Disney’s High School Musical” will be performed at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ogunquit Playhouse. 646-5511
July 27: AUBURN, “Theater on the Library Lawn” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
July 27: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will hold auditions for “Carousel” at 6:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 933-2952
July 29, Aug. 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19 and 22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Twelfth Night” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 10, 11, 15, 23, 29, Aug. 5, 11, 14 and 22, 7 p.m. July 12, Aug. 16 and 2 p.m. Aug. 8 and 19. $26-$20 933-9999
July 30, Aug. 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 18 and 22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Mousetrap” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 16, 17, 18, 22, 30, Aug. 7, 8 and 18, 7 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 9 and 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 12 and 22. $26-$20 933-9999
July 30, 31, Aug. 1: TOPSHAM, Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “All Shook Up” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Ararat High School.

Books
July 25, Aug. 1: PARIS, a book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paris Farmers’ Union building, corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street. 743-6994


Films
July 26: SUMNER, “Chariots of Fire” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner. Free


Lectures
July 24: LEWISTON, Suzan Wachs Katzir will speak about her exhibit at 6:30 p.m. at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. 782-7228
July 25: BETHEL, Carl Francis of the Harvard University Mineralogy Department will speak on “Why Preserving Maine’s Mining History is Important to Western Maine” at 2 p.m. at Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St. 824-2908


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