Arts calendar

Doc's Banjo Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Village Green, Naples.


Saturday, Aug. 13

The Big Maine Event, presented by Peter French and Thommie Retter, 3 p.m. at Portland Players. Local singers take the stage with Broadway stars. $10-$20. Tickets at the door or call 799-7337.

Through Saturday, Aug. 20

“Can-Can Parisien and Raymonda” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, MSB’s Lopez Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. 781-3587 or

Tuesday, Aug. 16-Sept. 11

“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Portland Stage, Forest Avenue, Portland. or 774-0465. In collaboration with Maine State Music Theatre.


Saturday, Aug. 13

Kotzschmar Organ Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. or 842-0800.

Saturday, Aug. 13

David Mallett concert at Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30, reservations advised. 929-6472 or

Sunday, Aug. 14

Doc’s Banjo Band, 7 p.m., Village Green, Naples. If rain, Naples Methodist Church. 693-3408.

Tuesdays, Aug. 16 & 23

Kotschmar Orgelfest 16, 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Featuring Dave Wickerham, Katelyn Emerson and Ray Cornils. or 842-0800.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Rippleton Cross, folk acoustic duo, at the gazebo next to Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring blanket or chair.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

David Good performs, Riverbank Park, Westbrook, 6-8 p.m. On-site cash barbecue, 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18

MAMM’s Girls Rock Showcase, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fort Allen Park Gazebo, Portland. Sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade

Thursday, Aug. 18

Buckwheat Zydeco, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $30-$35, reservations advised. 929-6472 or

Saturday, Aug. 27

EVA, performing original folk music, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $18- $20, reservations advised. 929-6472 or

Saturday, Sept. 3

Novel Jazz Septet, featuring Ellington and Strayhorn music, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $18- $20, reservations advised. 929-6472 or



Storytime at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, 10-10:30 a.m. for infants to 3 years. 892-2575.

Thursday, Aug. 11-14

Arts & Craft Fair, Cumberland Fairgrounds, youth vendors, raffles, food, rain or shine, free parking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Fascinating Foundries, presented by John Hildbran, hosted by Hiram Historical Society, 1:30 p.m., Hiram Community Center. 625-4762.

Saturday, Aug. 13

45th anniversary celebration, 1-3 p.m., Raymond-Casco Historical Society, Route 302, Casco. Tours of museums, refreshments, open to the public. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Author Ron Romano, discusses his new book, “Early Gravestones of Southern Maine,” about Portland’s first gravestone cutter Bartlett Adams, 7 p.m. at Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland. 773-8396 or

Saturday, Aug. 20,

Author Kathy Eliscu book signing for “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess”, 1-3 p.m., Letterpress Bookstore, 91 Auburn St., Portland.

Saturday, Aug. 20

History Hike at Pondicherry Park, Bridgton, presented in collaboration with Loon Echo Land Trust at the Village Folk Festival. Full details at or Facebook.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Lowry’s Lodge monthly poetry series, 7 p.m., Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook. Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel host. Suggested donation $4.

Through October

Maine Historical Society, guided tours of the boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland. Monday-Sunday, first tour departs at 10:30 a.m. Garden open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$15. 774-1822 or

Through summer

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, open for tours on weekends.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Author Kevin Hancock, talk and book signing for “Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse,” 6-7:30 p.m., Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road. 892-1908.


Through Saturday, Aug. 13

“Burning a da Vinci to Cook a Meal,” local artists interpret today’s issues: painting, fiber arts, sculpture and more. Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook. Open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. 839-4463.

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