BLUE HILL — Celebrate Independence Day at the 21st annual Blue Hill Pops Concert, sponsored by Bagaduce Music Lending Library, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at George Stevens Academy gymnasium on Union Street. Table seats, reserved chairs and bleacher seats available from $10. To purchase tickets, call 374-5454 or stop by the library on Greene’s Hill in Blue Hill.
BREWER — “Death, Russians, Lies & Miscommunications: A Night of Comedy,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, at Next Generation Theatre at the Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St. “Footlight Fools,” a newly formed local adult theatre group, will perform six 10-minute plays. Tickets are $7. For information, call 989-7100 or visit nextgenerationtheatre.com.
BRUNSWICK — The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will be held Sunday, July 31, at Thomas Point Beach, and at satellite locations on days leading up to July 31. Celtic musicians include Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Karan Casey and John Doyle, Buille, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, The Screaming Orphans and others. Kevin O’Hara, author of “Last of the Donkey Pilgrims,” will emcee. Satellite events: Canada’s Bb Sisters July 26, at Skye Theatre in Carthage, and July 27, at Unity Performing Arts Centre; Maeve Gilchrist July 30, at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath; Ireland’s The Screaming Orphans July 30, at Fisherman’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor; and an all-star Maine Celtic session July 30, at Byrnes Irish Pub in Brunswick. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, free for children younger than 12. Ticket information at www.saltwaterfest.com.
ELLSWORTH — Summer encore of “Live at the Met: Madama Butterfly,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at The Grand, 165 Main St. Tickets are $15, general admission. For information, call 667-9500 or visit www.grandonline.org.
ELLSWORTH — Bluegrass band The Grascals, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at The Grand, 165 Main St. The Grascals won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and the association’s Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007. Tickets, $25, general admission; $23, members. For information, call 667-9500 or visit www.grandonline.org.
HALLOWELL — Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step celebrates their 40th anniversary, 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Slates Restaurant, 167 Water St. Cost is $35. For information, visit www.slatesrestaurant.com or www.aztectwostep.com.
LUBEC — A three-act comedy written by Lubec’s Dorothy Blanch, presented by La Troupe Sans Frontieres-Theatre Without Borders, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Lubec School, 44 South St. The play is based on the true story of Lubec’s 1898 gold-from-seawater scam. Tickets, $5-$10. For information, call 733-2452 or visit www.lubecbicentennial.org.
NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Baroque Orchestra of Maine performance, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Union Church, 21 Summit Road. BOOM returns this June for a week of concerts featuring the music of Bach, Vivaldi, and Buxtehude. Led by acclaimed baroque violinist and BOOM director Heidi Powell, the orchestra performs on period instruments and features artists from Maine, Boston and New York. Tickers are $20 at the door for adults, students are free. For information, call 479-2845 or visit www.fiddleheadmusic.org.
ORONO — “The Bat,” 7:30 p.m. June 17, 18, 24, 25 and 2 p.m. June 19 and 26 at UMaine’s Cyrus Pavilion Theatre located behind Fogler Library and Winslow Hall. Tickets are $10; $7 for students. For information and tickets, visit www.umaine.edu/spa. Tickets also available at the door. Purchase tickets for both “The Bat” and “Sweeney Todd” and receive a discount — $20 for both shows, or $10 for “The Bat” and $14 for “Sweeney Todd.”