It's going to be a beautiful weekend.  Molly McGill and Trevor Geiger from Dispatch Magazine detail some of the events in our weekend planner.

Arts Alive
Thursday, July 17 (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

Arts Alive brings Portland-based artists and performing arts organizations to Monument Square for an unforgettable post-work event. This is the first of the series, featuring the vaudeville style variety show The Dark Follies. The performance includes live music from the Dark Follies Rhythm Orchestra, dancing, juggling, sideshow acts, fire performers, and more.

Monument Square, Portland

The Portland Rhumba Project
Friday, July 18 (8 p.m.)

The Portland Rhumba Project formed in summer 2012 to play dance music which shaped and influenced the great bands of central and southern Africa. They write, record, and perform original music as well as classic radio hits from Zimbabwe and beyond. Matt Wasowki (guitar, vocals), Damon Holman (bass, vocals), Frank Tutwiler (guitar), and Cameron Lopez (drums, vocals) have recently released an EP entitled “Driving in Accra.”

She Doesn’t Like Guthries
115 Middle St.,Lewiston

49th Yarmouth Clam Festival
Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 (All Day)

With three live music stages, loads of fantastic food, a Friday night parade, and Saturday night fireworks, there’s a lot to be excited about for the 49th Yarmouth Clam Festival. This is the summer event for Yarmouth, and everyone is welcome to come see what all the fuss is about.

Downtown Yarmouth

Classic Album Sunday: Talking Heads’ Remain in Light
Sunday, July 20 (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

From the album Remain in Light came two hit singles, “Once in a Lifetime” and “Houses in Motion.” The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 in the US and at number 21 on the UK Albums Chart. The record was certified Gold in the US and in Canada during the 1980s. Now you can hear it on our sweet, sweet hi-fi audio system.

Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St., Portland

Harvest Lunch
Wednesday, July 23 (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Pineland Farms welcomes families to come learn how to harvest vegetables from a garden. Afterward, participants will use those vegetables to create a picnic lunch, right there on the farm! It’s the perfect reason to get outside for sun, fun, and good eating. (The event is open to ages 3 and up.)

Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester