Music


Aug. 21: AUBURN, a teen open-mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
Aug. 21: AUBURN, guitarist Bryan Ouellette, who is attending Berklee College of Music, will play cover songs from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Aug. 21: DAMARISCOTTA, the 2009 Chamberfest Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm. $90/$25 522-3749
Aug. 21: LEWISTON, the duo Class Machine of Belfast will perform along with independent Maine bands Gully and Contact Kitty at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries. No cover. 376-3344
Aug. 21: LIVERMORE FALLS, Fran Szustek will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 21, 22: LIVERMORE FALLS, the sixth annual Frantasia, a festival of out music and arts, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at Murray Hall. 897-6158
Aug. 21: RANGELEY, folk duo Schooner Fare will perform at Bald Mountain Camps. 864-5364
Aug. 22: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the New Black Eagles Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $20/$25 633-5159
Aug. 22: FREEPORT, Maine songwriters Carol Noonan, Ellis Paul and Slaid Cleaves will perform at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main Street. 552-6046
Aug. 22: LISBON FALLS, karaoke with DJ Paul Hersey at 8:30 p.m. at the Railroad Pub, Lisbon Falls
Aug. 22, Sept. 5: LIVERMORE FALLS, Off the Hill will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 22: PORTLAND, Leo Kottke will perform at 8 p.m. at South Portland Auditorium at South Portland High School. $32 1-978-462-9630
AUG. 22, PORTLAND, Naya’s Trance Belly Dance will present “Mirage, an Evening of Belly Dance” at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center, 76 Congress St. $15/$10 ($20/$15 at the door) 775-5568
Aug. 22: SCARBOROUGH, a “Salute to Vintage Las Vegas” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road. $65-$35 699-5500
Aug. 23: BELGRADE LAKES, The NitPickers will play high-energy bluegrass from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Village Inn Tavern. This is a fair-weather event only. Reservations for tables recommended. 495-3553
Aug. 23: BETHEL, the Swamp Donkeys will perform at 4 p.m. at the gazebo on the Bethel Common. 824-3575
Aug. 23: CARTHAGE, the Dave Mallett Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445
Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6: 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
Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
Aug. 23: LISBON FALLS, blues jam with Kevin Kimball at 3 p.m. at the Railroad Pub
Aug. 23: LIVERMORE, the Jewett Family will perform at 9 a.m. at North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-6951
Aug. 23: WILTON, Journey Home will perform at 6 p.m. at the Union Church, 1306 Main St.
Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7: LIVERMORE FALLS, Glory Bound will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 24: POLAND, Anni Clark will perform at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $7.50 998-4142
Aug. 25: FARMINGTON, Off the Hill will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meeting House gazebo in downtown Farmington. 778-3424
Aug. 25: HARRISON, Boreal Tordu will perform Acadian folk and Cajun swing music at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $18 583-6747
Aug. 25: LEWISTON, Don Campbell will perform at 6 p.m. at Fountain Park, Mill Street. Free 782-7228
Aug. 25: LEWISTON, the Canadian group The McDades will perform Celtic-rooted music at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $10 689-2000 or francoamericanheritage.org
Aug. 25: LIVERMORE FALLS, Barry Wood will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 26: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform “Greatest Hits” at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601
Aug. 26: CARTHAGE, the Canadian group The McDades will perform Celtic-rooted music at 7 p.m. at Skye Performing Arts Center. $10 562-4445
Aug. 26: GARDINER, the Maine Squeeze, accordion band, will perform at noon at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. 582-7144
Aug. 26, 27: LEWISTON, the Maine Music Society will hold auditions for the Androscoggin Chorale coming season at 6 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Russell Street. 786-6409
Aug. 26, Sept. 2: LIVERMORE FALLS, Stained Grass will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 26: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Community Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd. $7 864-5346
Aug. 26: ROCKLAND, the First Chair All Stars will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 328 Main St. $35-$8 236-2823
Aug. 27: AUBURN, Forefront will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn Mall Center Court, 550 Center St. 786-2977
Aug. 27, Sept. 3: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 376-2739
Aug. 27: LIVERMORE FALLS, Nickles and Dimes will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
Aug. 27: RANGELEY, the Canadian group The McDades will perform Celtic-rooted music at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater. $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door. 864-5000 or rangeleymovies.com
Aug. 27: ROCKPORT, the First Chair All Stars will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $35-$8 236-2823
Aug. 27, 28, 29, 30: SIDNEY, the 33rd annual Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival will be held at Silver Spur Riding Club. $25-$10 873-6539

Dance


Aug. 21: MECHANIC FALLS, Crossin’ Mason Dixon will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211
Aug. 21: PARIS, Art Moves Dance Project will perform “A Wild Patience” at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $12/$15 743-5569
Aug. 21: SCARBOROUGH, Colorblind will play at a dance at 8:45 p.m. at the Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road. $10 699-5502
Aug. 22: LEWISTON, Art Moves Dance Project will perform “A Wild Patience” at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 689-2000
Aug. 22: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211
Aug. 22, 29: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723
Aug. 22: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance with music by the Golden Aces will be held at 5 p.m. at Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850
Aug. 22: TURNER, a benefit dinner/dance and Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, Route 219. $6 225-3886
Aug. 23: 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
Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7: 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
Aug. 25, Sept. 1: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
Aug. 26, Sept. 2: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003


Kids
Aug. 21: PARIS, the annual sleepover for children ages 9 through 13 will be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday at the library, 37 Market Square. Free 743-6994
Aug. 21: PORTLAND, Portland firefighters will present a program at 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
Aug. 21: PORTLAND, campers from the Punch and Judy Puppet Camp will perform a puppet show at 11 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
Aug. 22: PORTLAND, Indonesian Independence Day will be observed at 2 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
Aug. 22: WATERVILLE, the Maine Elks Association Youthfest 2009, with carnival games, hoop shoot, dunk tank, food and music, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. at the Waterville Elks Lodge. Free 242-1468

Special


Aug. 21, 22, 23: LEWISTON/AUBURN, the 17th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival will be held in the Lewiston-Auburn area on the riverfront.
Aug. 21: PARIS, Davis Robinson, author of “The Physical Comedy Handbook,” will the guest for the Meet the Artists program at 8 pm. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stockfarm Road. $8 743-8452
Aug. 21-23: PHILLIPS, Phillips Old Home Days with music, parade and crafts will be held in the Phillips area. 639-2817
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Aug. 21, 22: SKOWHEGAN, the Skowhegan State Fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts, flower show and animal and tractor pulling will be held. 474-2947
Aug. 22: AUBURN, Middle Eastern Night with belly dancers and the Okbari Band, plus a special Middle Eastern menu, will be presented at Holly’s Own Deli & Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
Aug. 22: GARDINER, Alabaster Carving Studio Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Center for Maine Craft, Gardiner Travel Plaza. 588-0021
Aug. 22: GRAY, a program on the life of the honey bee will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977
Aug. 22: LEWISTON, Museum L-A will present “Mudmobile,” a program through the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 35 Canal St. 333-3881
Aug. 22: NEW GLOUCESTER, the R and R Spinners will demonstrate their skills at 10 a.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free 926-4597
Aug. 22: PARIS, “The Early Evening Show,” a zany night of comedy, will be presentedat 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stockfarm Road. $14-$8 743-8452
Aug. 22: PARIS, a benefit auction will be held at 5 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden Center, 97 Main St. 743-8820
Aug. 22: PARIS, the 200th birthday of Hannibal Hamlin will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on the Common. 743-2980
Aug. 22: TEMPLE, an open hour and tour of the 19th Century School House will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 22-29: UNION, the Union Fair with blueberry festival, midway, crafts, animal pulling events and harness racing will be held. 273-2465
Aug. 22: WELD, the University of Maine Weld Extension Homemakers 14th annual farmers’ market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aug. 23: FARMINGTON, an automobile, motorcycle and truck show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmington Fairgrounds. 778-4215
Aug. 23: TURNER, the annual flower show and second annual photo contest will be held at 10 a.m. at Turner Natural History Club Museum. 225-3915
Aug. 25. 27: LIVERMORE, Living History Tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in August at Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10/$6 897-4366
Aug. 27-30: ACTON, the Acton Fair with exhibits, flower show, animal pulling events and midway will be held. 636-2026
Aug. 27-30: DOVER-FOXCROFT, the Piscataquis Valley Fair, with homemade ice cream, agricultural exhibits, crafts, midway, animal pulling events and food will be held in Dover-Foxcroft. 943-2650

Theater


Aug. 21-29: ARUNDEL, “Welcome Home” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 2 p.m. for matinees and 8 p.m. evening performances $39-$28 985-5552
Aug. 21, 22: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater. Showtimes are 2 p.m. for matinees and 8 p.m. for evening performances. $29-$52 725-8760
Aug. 21, 22: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at 7:30 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698
Aug. 21, 22, 23: HARRISON, Deertrees Theatre Festival 2009 will present “New York Water” at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $20/$10 583-6747
Aug. 21-23: LEWISTON, L-A Community Little Theatre will perform “Grease” at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, Central Avenue. Showtimes are 8 pm. Aug. 21 & 22 and 2 p.m. Aug. 23. $15/$13 783-0958
Aug. 21: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Hamlet” at 7:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $26-$20 933-9999
Aug. 21: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Wind in the Willows” at 2 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $12/$9 933-9999
Aug. 21-Sept. 12: OGUNQUIT, “Singin’ in the Rain” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $60-$43 646-5511
ug. 21, 22: TOPSHAM, Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way. $10-$5 751-2619
Aug. 22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $26-$20 933-9999
Aug. 22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Mousetrap” at 2 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 933-9999
Aug. 22, 23: OGUNQUIT, “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” will be performed at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ogunquit Playhouse. $10 646-5511
Aug. 24, 25: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will hold auditions for “Alice – A Return to Wonderland” at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Academy, Academy Road. 377-3557
Aug. 27, 28, 29, Sept. 3, 4, 5: HARRISON, Deertrees Theatre Festival 2009 will present “Out of Sterno” at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees Road. $20/$10 583-6747

Books
Aug. 22: AUBURN, a book sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 pm.. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640
Aug. 22: MECHANIC FALLS, Robert W. Chapman, author of “Spider Lake,” will sign copies of his book and give a reading at 2 p.m. at Mechanic Falls Public Library, 15 Elm St. 345-9450

Film
Aug. 24, RANGELEY, “Tapped,” which examines the connection between the growing international water crisis and the concrete steps individuals can take to alter the course of events, will be shown at 5 p.m. at Lakeside Theater. $4


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