Music

Aug. 13: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Michael Johnson and David Mallett will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $17/$20 633-5159

Aug. 13: BROWNFIELD, singer-songwriterJoan Osborne will perform at Stone Mountain Ats Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Aug. 13: NAPLES, the Distributors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Tiki Bar, 770 Roosevelt Trail. 693-5332

Aug. 13: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Bebo Norman will perform at 7 p.m. at the Seaside Pavilion, 8 Sixth St. $12-$9 934-2024

Aug. 13: PORTLAND, Andi Fawcett will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

Aug. 13-15: STARKS, the “Be Here Now” music festival will be held at the Harry Brown Farm. $50/$65 333-6985

Aug. 14: AUBURN, Poke Chop will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 14: BATH, the Colwell Brothers will perform at a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. across from Bath Library Park. $20/$15 442-2174

Aug. 14: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Pousette-Dart Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $17/$20 633-5159

Aug. 14: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Fast Breaks, 1465 Lisbon St. 782-0668

Aug. 14: PORTLAND, Eric Bettencourt will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

Aug. 14: ROCKLAND, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $30/$35 594-0070

Aug. 14: WELD, Lynn Deeves will perform folk music at 8 p.m. at Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater. Donations 585-2347

Aug. 15: AUBURN, Drew Heinonen will perform at 2 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 15: BETHEL, Brad Hooper will perform at 4 p.m. at the Bethel Common. 824-3575

Aug. 15: BROWNFIELD, Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Aug. 15 – Sept. 5: DIXFIELD, music, campfires and jam sessions will be held every Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Maine Countryfolk Music Theatre, U.S. Route 2. 713-4173

Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5: 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. 657-7973

Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155

Aug. 15: LISBON FALLS, Coyote Drifters will perform country western and rock from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marion T. Morse Park, 18 School St. Free 751-2417

Aug. 15: ORRINGTON, vocalist Kristyn Murphy, with violinist Nate Lesser and pianist Tamara Thomas, will perform at 2 p.m. at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Free

Aug. 15: SALEM, a benefit country music show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Salem Community Building. Donations

Aug. 15: STONINGTON, Mike Dowling, Del Rey and Ernie Hawkins will perform on the acoustic guitar at 7 p.m. at Stonington Opera House. $15 367-2788

Aug. 15: WATERVILLE, the Robert Cray Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. $35/$45 649-2524

Aug. 15: WILTON, New Beginnings, a local gospel duo, will perform at 6 p.m. on the lawn at East Wilton Union Church, 1306 Main St. 645-2222A

Aug. 16: BETHEL, the Mahoosuc Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Auditorium. Donations 824-8453

Aug. 16: BRUNSWICK, actor and singer Euan Morton will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theatre. $17-$30 725-8769

Aug. 16, 23, 30: LIVERMORE FALLS, Stained Grass will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 16: POLAND SPRING, Martin Swinger will perform at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $7.50 998-4142

Aug. 17: CAMDEN, the Taj Mahal Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $55 236-7963

Aug. 17: FARMINGTON, the Crosbys will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meeting House Park gazebo. 778-3424

Aug. 17: FARMINGTON, Molly Harmon, senior voice major at USM, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 778-2042

Aug. 17, 31: LIVERMORE FALLS, Silver and Gold will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 17: RANGELEY, the Celtic rock band Pogey will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $12.50/$15 864-5000

Aug. 17: TURNER, the Gazebo Pickers and Grinners will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the new Turner gazebo in front of Leavitt Institute.

Aug. 18: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform “Take Two” at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601

Aug. 18: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Ben Goldstone will perform on the violin at noon at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Free/Donations 633-5159

Aug. 18: BROWNFIELD, Taj Mahal will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Aug. 18: CARTHAGE, the Celtic rock band Pogey will perform at 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

Aug. 18, Sept. 1: LIVERMORE FALLS, Nickles and Dimes will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 18: PARIS, Lolalee and the Country Bandits will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore Park.

Aug. 18: ROCKLAND, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $40-$8 236-2823

Aug. 19: AUBURN, Denny Breau will perform at noon at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 782-7228

Aug. 19: AUBURN, Now is Now will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 19: BROWNFIELD, Celtic Crossroads will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road.

Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Aug. 19, Sept. 2: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Black Hobo Band will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 19-21: LIVERMORE FALLS, the seventh annual Frantasia Festival of Music and Arts will be held at 7 p.m. at Murray Hall, 56 Main St. 897-6158

Aug. 19: PORTLAND, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin Pardners will perform at 9 p.m. at Venue, 865 Forest Ave. $25

Aug. 19: ROCKPORT, Max Levinson, Frederick Moyer, Anastasia Antonacos (piano), with Marc Johnson and Glenn Garlick (cello) and Courtney Prizrenac (French horn), will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40-$8 236-2823

Aug. 19: UNITY, the Celtic rock band Pogey will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-7469

Dance

Aug. 13: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke with Paul Hersey will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. Free 782-1118

Aug. 13: LEWISTON, a contra dance with music by Catharsis will be held at 8 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. $5 782-0386

Aug. 13, 14: MECHANIC FALLS, Peter Allen and Hurricane Mountain will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

Aug. 14: AUBURN, a dance and karaoke with Jean Louis will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. Free 782-1118

Aug. 14: LEWISTON, the Pal Hop “Rocks Again Reunion 2010” will be held at 8 p.m. at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $25 783-2009

Aug. 14: NORTH YARMOUTH, a contradance, with music by Brendon Carey Block and Julie Vallinmont, will be held at 8 p.m. at Westcustogo Hall, Route 115. $10/$7 233-4325

Aug. 14: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance with music by the Trio will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-6214

Aug. 14: WATERFORD, the Waterford World’s Fair will host a dance at 8 p.m. at the fairgrounds. $10

Aug. 15: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance for ages 21 and over, with music by Steve and the Good Old Boys, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389

Aug. 16, 23, 30: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 785-4866

Aug. 17, 24, 31: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

Aug. 19, 20: PORTLAND, Art Moves Dance Project will perform at One Longfellow Square. $12/$15 761-1757

Kids

Aug. 14: PORTLAND, “Baby Loves Disco,” featuring activities for little ones, such as face-painting, temporary tattoos and crafts, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Maine Mall Center Court.

Aug. 16: LEWISTON, the “Music Together” demonstration for babies through kindergartners will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3133

Aug. 18: PARIS, the Dan Grady Marionette Show will be held at 10 a.m. at Moore Park.

Special

Aug. 13: AUBURN, an open mic and poetry slam will be held at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free 783-0461

Aug. 13, 14: BANGOR, the Kahbang Festival 2010 featuring music, art and film will be held on the waterfront. 461-4435

Aug. 13, 14: BETHEL, the Bethel Historical Society’s Summer Heritage Festival will be held  in the Bethel area. $10/$5 824-2908

Aug. 13: BROOKS, the Belfast Garden Club’s “Open Garden Days” will feature the garden at 66 Monroe Highway, Route 139, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4 338-3105

Aug. 13: BRUNSWICK, the second Friday art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Brunswick and Topsham areas. 798-6964

Aug. 13, 14: CUMBERLAND, the 41st annual Cumberland Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road. $4 621-2818

Aug. 13: NORWAY, the “Chair-ity Auction” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St. 739-6161

Aug. 13-15: ROCKLAND, the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, with marine wares, arts. boat builders, exhibits, music, children’s activities and more, will be held on Park Drive on the waterfront. 236-8622

Aug. 13: RUMFORD, the “What Not Shop” fashion show will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Hope Association, 85 Lincoln St.

Aug. 13-21: SKOWHEGAN, the Skowhegan State Fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts, flower show, animal pull events and more, will be held at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds, 33 Constitution Ave. 474-2947

Aug. 13-15: STARKS, the “Be Here Now” Festival with music, art, dancing, food, puppets and more, will be held at Harry Brown’s Farm. 333-6985

Aug. 13, 14: TOPSHAM, the Topsham Fair with agricultural exhibits, animal pull events, 4-H crafts, midway, harness racing and more will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds, 54 Elm St. 729-1544

Aug. 13-15: UNION, the Maine Antiques Festival will be held at Union Fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road. 221-3108

Aug. 14: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the Carrabassett Summer Festival with a fly-in, arts-and-crafts show, demonstrations and more, will be held at the town airport. Free 235-3000

Aug. 14: FREEPORT, “Dog Days of August” (where dogs are welcome), with presentations by expert dog handlers, demonstrations and other activities will be held at L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main Street. 1-877-755-2326

Aug. 14: JAY, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homes-Crafts Homestead. 897-4876

Aug. 14: LOCKE MILLS, a Chinese auction will be held at noon at the American Legion Hall, Gore Road.

Aug. 14: NEW GLOUCESTER, a benefit auction will be held at 10 a.m. at the Barn at Shady Lane Farm, 97 Cobb’s Bridge Road. 926-3152

Aug. 14: NEW GLOUCESTER, representatives from the Maine Bowhunters Association will present a program on archery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

Aug. 14: NAPLES, a Chinese auction with food and entertainment will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Village Green.

Aug. 14: NORWAY, Birdie Googins, aka Karmo Sanders, aka Martha Lello, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church. $10 743-2290

Aug. 14: NORWAY, Tent Camping, with music, food, balloon artist, kids carnival games, horse and buggy rides and more, will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, 29 Marion Ave. 743-7075

Aug. 14: OXFORD, a quilt show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center Meeting House, Routes 26 and 121. 539-4451

Aug. 14: PARIS, Michael Lane Trautman will present his “Head in the Clouds” show at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $14-$8 743-8452

Aug. 14: PARIS, the Moore Park Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 14: PARIS, a Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the South Paris Fire Station. 743-8197

Aug. 14: TEMPLE, Koviashuvik Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Koviashuvik School, which teaches practical and inexpensive ways for people to live with and use their local land. 778-0318

Aug. 15: AUBURN, the 150th anniversary of the Court Street Baptist Church will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at the church, 129 Court St.

Aug. 15, 22: HARTFORD, an open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the J and O Irish Museum. 224-7355

Aug. 16: BRUNSWICK, Pecha Kucha Night will be held at 6 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, 14 Maine St. $5 798-6964

Aug. 17, 19, 24: LIVERMORE, a Living History Tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10/$6 897-4366

Aug. 18: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Ed Webster will present a program on Mount Everest at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $10 633-5159

Aug. 18: GARDINER, Brent McCoy, world-class theater performer and comedian, will perform at noon at the mini-park next to Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. Free/Donations 582-7144

Aug. 18: POLAND, comedienne Karen Morgan will perform at a dinner at 6 p.m. at Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant at Range Pond. $37.50 998-4390

Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8 and 15: PORTLAND, garden tours will be held every Wednesday at the Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St. 774-6177

Aug. 19: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Tardy Brothers will bring their juggling show to Boothbay Harbor Opera House at 7:30 p.m., 86 Townsend Ave. $10/$12 633-5159

Theater

Aug. 13, 14: ARUNDEL, “Shout! The Mod Musical” will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $39-$28 985-5552

Aug. 13-28: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin college campus. 725-8769

Aug. 13, 14, 15: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “The Tempest” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12 729-8584

Aug. 13, 14, 15: BUCKFIELD, the Community Theater Group will perform “Godspell” at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8

Aug. 13, 14: HARRISON, Deertrees Theatre Festival will present “LUV” at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. 583-6747

Aug. 13-15: LEWISTON, Community Little Theatre will perform “Peter Pan” at Lewiston Middle School, Central Avenue. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Aug. 13, 14, and 2 p.m. Aug. 15. $15/$17 783-0958

Aug. 13, 14, 15: LEWISTON, Out of the Box Theater Company will perform “Death of a Salesman” at DownStage at L/A Arts, 5 Canal St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 782-7228

Aug. 13, 14, 21: MONMOUTH, “The Comedy of Errors” will be performed by Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 21, and 7 p.m. Aug. 15. $26-$20 933-9999

Aug. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Musical Performing Arts Association will perform “A Patchwork of Folk and Fairy Tales” at the Norway Grange Hall. Showtimes are 7 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Aug. 15. 890-6878

Aug. 13, 14: OGUNQUIT, “Sunset Boulevard” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. $49-$67 646-5511

Aug. 13, 27: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, “The Awesome ’80s Prom” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Jimmy the Greek’s, 215 Saco Ave. $10/$12 286-1427

Aug. 13-29: PORTLAND, “My First Time” will be performed at Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. 773-0333

Aug. 13-15: SEBAGO, teens participating in a theater workshop will perform “Hamlet” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Routes 114 and 35. 642-3743

Aug. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21: WINDHAM, Windham Center State Theatre will perform “Godspell” at the Windham Community Center. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. $5

Aug. 14, 19: MONMOUTH, “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” will be performed by Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 19. $26-$20 933-9999

Aug. 14, 17, 18 and 20: MONMOUTH, “Misalliance” will be performed by Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 20, and 2 p.m. Aug. 14 and 18. 933-9999

Aug. 15, 17, 19, 20: MONMOUTH, “The Canterville Ghost” will be performed by Theater at Monmouth at 2 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $12/$9 933-9999

AUG. 16, MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will present a reading of their December show, “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree,” at 7 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 312-0890

Aug. 17-28: ARUNDEL, “Forbidden Broadway” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. $39-$28 985-5552

Aug. 17-31: POLAND SPRING, the Poland Spring Summer Theatre will present the dinner/theater production “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Poland Spring Resort. $15/$10 998-4351

Aug. 18, 21: MONMOUTH, “Is He Dead?” will be performed by Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21. $26-$22 933-9999

Aug. 18 – Sept. 11: OGUNQUIT, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. $49-$67 646-5511

Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 8: PEAKS ISLAND, Acorn Productions will present “Midsummer Merriment” at 6 p.m. at The Inn on Peaks Island. $10$5 854-0065

Aug. 19, 20: HARRISON, “Sleuth” will be staged at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road, as part of the Deertrees Theatre Festival. 583-6747

Aug. 19-29: STONINGTON, “Measure for Measure” will be performed at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” at Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, off Route 201. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$5 751-2619

Books

Aug. 13: FREEPORT, author/illustrator Brian Lies will read from his new children’s book, “Bats at the Ballgame,” at noon at Sherman’s Books. 869-9000

Aug. 17: WINTHROP, Maine mystery novelist Gerry Boyle will speak about his latest book, “Damaged Goods,” at 6:30 p.m. at Charles M. Bailey Public Library. Free 377-8673

Films

Aug. 13: WELD, “The Original Tom Sawyer” will be shown at 8 p.m. at Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater. Donations 585-2347

Aug. 14: AUBURN, “Little Giants” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601

Aug. 19: AUBURN, “Billy Elliott” will be shown at 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free

Lectures

Aug. 16: NEW HARBOR, Bates College anthropologist Dr. Bruce Bourque will speak on “12,000 Years in Maine: Pemaquid’s Place in Maine History” at 7 p.m. at Colonial Pemaquid, Old Fort Road. 677-2423


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