Music

Aug. 20: AUBURN, teen open mic night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Donation of canned food 333-6640

Aug. 20: AUBURN, singer-songwriter Brian Patricks will perform a mix of original, folk, blues and classic rock from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli & Restaurant, 84 Court St.

Aug. 20: BROWNFIELD, the Wailin Jennys will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road.

Aug. 20: GREENE, Maine-ly Harmony will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

Aug. 20, 21, 22: JEFFERSON, the Maine Academy of Country Music Country Grass Festival will be held at Broken Acres Farm and Family Retreat, 160 Valley Road. $30-$10 622-4583

Aug. 20: LEWISTON, the Distributors will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Aug. 20: LEWISTON, Poor Howard Stith of Dover, N.H., will perform blues at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries on Middle Street. 376-3344.

Aug. 20, 21: LIVERMORE FALLS, the seventh annual Frantasia Festival of Music and Arts will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Murray Hall, 56 Main St. 897-6158

Aug. 20: PORTLAND, Jo Dee Messina and John Michael Montgomery will perform at 8 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center Auditorium. $55-$35 775-3458

Aug. 20: PORTLAND, Pete Miller will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

Aug. 20: PORTLAND, Beausoleil and Boreal Tordu will perform at 8 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $18/advance, $20/door

Aug. 20: RANGELEY, country singer Suzy Bogguss will return to Saddleback Maine for a concert at 8 p.m. in the base lodge. $35. 1-866-918-2225

Aug. 20: ROCKLAND, the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars will perform West African rhythms at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $25 594-0070

Aug. 20: SABATTUS, The Five Veggies will play dance music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Mixers.

Aug. 20: SEBAGO, Sean Mencher and the Rhythm Kings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake, Route 114. $10/$5 642-3743

Aug. 21: AUBURN, the Delta Knights will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 21: AUBURN, the Buckfield band Skosh will perform from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli & Restaurant, 84 Court St.

Aug. 21: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Noel Paul Stookey will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $20/$25 633-5159

Aug. 21: BROWNFIELD, Suzy Bogguss will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road.

Aug. 21: HARPSWELL, vocalist Dorie Barnes will perform at 7 p.m. at Merriconeag Grange Hall, 529 Harpswell Neck Road. $10/$7 798-9201

Aug. 21: LEWISTON, Blood Red Thrust and Ghosthunter will perform at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 783-0668

Aug. 21: LIVERMORE FALLS, Off the Hill will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 21: PARIS, jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant will perform at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $14-$8 743-8452

Aug. 21: PORTLAND, Scott Girouard will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. 775-2266

Aug. 21: ROCKLAND, the Wailin’ Jennys will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. 594-0070

Aug. 22: AUBURN, Eric Green will perform at 2 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 22: BETHEL, Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin will perform at 4 p.m. at the Bethel Common. 824-3575

Aug. 22: BROWNFIELD, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road.

Aug. 22, 25: CARTHAGE, Celtic Colours will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

Aug. 22 – 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. 22: FARMINGTON, a “Singspiration,” featuring several Christian artists, will be held at 2 p.m. outdoors at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 380 New Vineyard Road. Free

Aug. 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. 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. 22: LISBON FALLS, the Max Sullivan Group will perform electric blues from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marion T. Morse Park, 18 School St. Free 751-2417

Aug. 22: PORTLAND, John Lee Hooker and the Delta Rose will perform at 9 p.m. at Venue, 865 Forest Ave. $20 329-3877

Aug. 22: STONINGTON, singer-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey will perform at 7 p.m. at Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

Aug. 22: WILTON, the Hyssongs, a family gospel trio, will perform at 6 p.m. at the East Wilton Church, 1306 Main St. Free/Donations 645-4297

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

Aug. 23: POLAND SPRING, Dave Rowe will perform at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $7.50 998-4142

Aug. 24: FARMINGTON, Off the Hill will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meeting House Park gazebo. 778-3424

Aug 24: LIVERMORE FALLS, Barry Wood will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 24: RANGELEY, Celtic Colours will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Theatre, Main Street. $12.50/$15 864-5000

Aug. 25: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform its greatest hits at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601

Aug. 25: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Paul Sullivan will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15/$20 633-5159

Aug. 25: BROWNFIELD, Richard Thompson, guitarist and singer, will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

Aug. 25: LIVERMORE FALLS, Larry Wright will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 778-3424

Aug. 25: ROCKLAND, principal players from the Boston Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $40-$8 236-2823

Aug. 26: AUBURN, Drew Heinonen will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, 68 Main St. 376-2739

Aug. 26: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Julie Norman will perform a light opera recital at noon at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Free 633-6855

Aug. 26: BROWNFIELD, Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster will perform at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 935-7292

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

Aug. 26-29: LITCHFIELD, the Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Litchfield Fairgrounds, 44 Plains Road. 873-6539

Aug. 26: LIVERMORE FALLS, Lolalee and the Country Bandits will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 26: ROCKPORT, principal players from the Boston, Pittsburgh and National Symphonies will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40-$8 236-2823

Aug. 26: TOPSHAM, the Oratorio Chorale will hold auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. at Midcoast Presbyterian Church. 389-9175

Aug. 26: UNITY, Celtic Colours will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $10 948-7469

Aug. 26: WATERVILLE, Richard Thompson will perform at 8 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. $25/$35 649-2524

Dance

Aug. 20: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

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

Aug. 21: JAY, Roadhouse will play at a summer bash dance at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 133. $8/$15 897-5112

Aug. 21: LEWISTON, the Chinese Folk Art Ensemble, young Chinese folk dancers and musicians, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $15-$10 689-2000

Aug. 21: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211

Aug. 22: 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. 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. 24, 31: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

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

Kids

Aug. 23: RANGELEY, “Discover the Discovery Room,” a program for children, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

Special

Aug. 20: FREEPORT, the Third Friday Art Walk will be held in the afternoon in the Freeport area. 865-1212

Aug. 20-22: LEWISTON-AUBURN, the 18th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival will be held on the riverfront of Lewiston-Auburn.

Aug. 20: LEWISTON, Captive Elements Art House at 25 Landry Road will hold an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Linda Quigley, and Kevin St. Onge are among the 16 exhibiting artists.

Aug. 20: ROCKLAND, Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb will present a program at 11 a.m. at the Strand Theatre. $25/$30 594-0070

Aug. 20, 21: SKOWHEGAN, the Skowhegan State Fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts, flower show and animal pull events will be held at Skowhegan Fairgrounds, 33 Constitution Ave. 474-2947

Aug. 21: BELGRADE, the summer sizzler craft show will be held at the Belgrade Community Center, 1 Center St. 431-1222

Aug. 21: BRIDGTON, a summer bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall, 225 South High St.

Aug. 21: BRUNSWICK, Deborah Rubin will present a program on watercolor-on-clayboard painting at 10 a.m. at Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St. 729-5500

Aug. 21: CARTHAGE, Splash Fun Day with parade, games, dunk tank, food, music, dance and more will be held at 10 a.m. in the downtown. 562-4908

Aug. 21: LITCHFIELD, an open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Town House Museum, Hallowell Road. 582-4098

Aug. 21; NEW GLOUCESTER, an R and R Spinners demonstration will be held at 10 a.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free 926-4597

Aug. 21: NEW GLOUCESTER, a nature hike will be held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $5/$2 926-4597

Aug. 21: PORTLAND, the Mad Horse Theatre Company will host a benefit family fun day and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hutchins Schoolhouse, 24 Mosher St. Free 730-2389

Aug. 21: TOPSHAM, the 32nd annual Maine Highland Games will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Topsham Fairgrounds. 883-5085

Aug. 21-28: UNION, the Union Fair with midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing and more will be held at the Union Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road. 273-2465

Aug. 21: UPTON, the 150th birthday of Upton with parade, performances, food and tournament will be held in the Upton area.

Aug. 22, BATH, from noon to 4 p.m. Main Street Bath will host the first Dog Day Street Event with dog-related booths and music by The Roberts and Trevor Geiger. Portion of  profits will benefit Coastal Humane Society.

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

Aug. 22: WISCASSET, the 12th annual Tour de Farms benefit bike ride will be held starting and ending at Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road. 882-4080

Aug. 24, 26: 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. 25: FARMINGTON, Kate McCarty will present a program on “Preserving the Harvest” at 1 p.m. at UMaine Cooperative Extension office, 138 Pleasant St. $10 778-4650

Aug. 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. 26: AUBURN, Karen Morgan, “Maine’s Funniest Mom,” will perform at a  benefit show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. $20 784-4433

Aug. 26-29: ACTON, the Acton Fait with exhibits, flower show, animal pull events, midway and food will be held. 636-2026

Aug. 26-29: DOVER-FOXCROFT, the Piscataquis Valley Fair with homemade ice cream, agricultural exhibits, crafts, food and midway will be held in Dover-Foxcroft on Fairview Avenue. 943-2650

Aug. 26: LEWISTON, “Show What You Grow,” a chance for people to show the produce they’ve grown this season, will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St. 513-3844

Aug. 26: OGUNQUIT, the town’s sidewalk arts show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the downtown. 646-2939

Theater

Aug. 20-28: ARUNDEL, “Forbidden Broadway” will be performed at Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. $39-$28 985-5552

Aug. 20-28: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. 725-8769

Aug. 20: HARRISON, Deertrees Theatre Festival will present “Sleuth” at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. 583-6747

Aug. 20: MONMOUTH, “Misalliance” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. by Theater at Monmouth at Cumston Hall. 933-9999

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

Aug. 20, 21: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Musical Performing Arts Association will perform “A Patchwork of Folk and Fairy Tales” at 7 p.m. at the Norway Grange Hall. 890-6878

Aug. 20-Sept. 11: OGUNQUIT, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. $49-$67 646-5511

Aug. 20-29: 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. 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. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$5 751-2619

Aug. 20, 21: WINDHAM, Windham Center State Theatre will perform “Godspell” at 7 p.m. at the Windham Community Center. $5

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

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

Aug. 24-31: 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. 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. 26, 27, 28, Sept. 2, 3, 4: HARRISON, Deertrees Theatre Festival will present “Two for the Seesaw” at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. 583-6747

Books

Aug. 21: AUBURN, a summer paperback book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Aug. 21, 23: GARDINER, a book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. 582-3312

Aug. 21: LEWISTON, Museum L-A will host a book signing with local author David A. Sargent from 1 to 4 p.m. with a brief presentation of his book, “Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin,” at 2 p.m. , Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St. 333-3881

Aug. 21: LEWISTON, Museum L-A will be open free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the annual Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Festival. Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St. 333-3881

Films

Aug. 22: ROCKLAND, “Metropolis” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. 594-0070

Aug. 22: ROCKPORT, Filmmaker Dale Schierholt will preview his new film, “Tracing the Soul of the Work,” at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. 236-2875

Aug. 25: AUBURN, “The Blind Side” will be shown at 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Aug. 26; ROCKLAND, “Houston We Have a Problem” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. 594-0070

Lectures

Aug. 25: BRIDGTON, journalist and writing coach Elizabeth Benedict will discuss her work at noon at Bridgton Municipal Complex. Free


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