1. Music, film and art at KahBang
The KahBang Music and Arts Festival kicks off this Friday, ushering in nine full days of music, film, visual art and comedy throughout downtown. Friday’s festivities include two screenings of two films, CleanFix and New Low, and a concert at the Union Street Brick Church featuring Hey Marseilles Ravenna Woods Bella Ruse and Autopirate. For ticket information for all levels of passes and a complete schedule of the more than 50 events offered, kahbang.com.
2. Performance art at Q2: Habitat
There’s three more chances to catch the audio visual spectacle that is Q2: Habitat, the outdoor performance installation set inside Settlement Quarry in Stonington. Opera House Arts combines the talents of choreographer Alison Chase, puppeteer Mia Kanazawa and musician Nigel Chase, along with an army of dancers, puppeteers and performers, into something that’s truly one of a kind. Performance are set for 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and tickets and other info can be gotten at operahousearts.org.
3. Music and food: Winterport Music Festival
The fifth annual Winterport Music Festival is set 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Abbott Park in Winterport. Music, food and good summer times are on the bill for the afternoon and evening, with bands performing including Ernie and the Automatics, Sweet Northern Blues, Leah Tysse, Bossy Mama, Mudseason, Blue Northern and the Aurora Jazz Project. Admission is $5, free for kids 12 and under, and more info can be found at winterportmaine.gov.
4. Lobster and music: Maine Lobster Festival
It’s a Maine tradition: the 63rd annual Maine Lobster Festival continues through Sunday in beautiful Rockland, with all the lobster you can possibly eat and lots of fun activities, from the midway rides to the crowd pleasing lobster trap races. Music will be provided by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on Friday night, and country star Clint Black on Saturday, along with a host of Maine bands. The schedule can be found here, and for info on the whole event, visit mainelobsterfestival.com.
5. Music: Janis Joplin tribute Piece of My Heart
Finally, if you missed it back in June you can still catch an encore presentation of “Piece of My Heart”, the Janis Joplin tribute performance from the Belfast Maskers, set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. Join red hot vocalist Carlene Thornton and a group of stellar Belfast area musicians for a totally rockin’ night of classic ’60s music. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 338-9668 or at the park one hour before showtime.