Weekend Planner: July 10 - 13

Molly McGill  //  Dispatch Magazine

DANCE: Prometheus Dance, at Bates Dance Festival

Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July 12 (7:30 p.m.)

Prometheus Dance, Boston’s premiere company, opens the season with its viscerally charged and dramatic “Heart of the Matter,” a full-evening work exquisitely performed by the company. The performance seeks to dissect the impact of relationships over time and how we hurt each other in the name of love.

$25/$18/$12 (Adults/seniors/students)
Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College
305 College St., Lewiston

FESTIVAL: 32nd Annual Moxie Festival
Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13 (All Day)

Want to celebrate your love for the official drink of Maine? Come down to the 32nd Annual Moxie Festival! This year’s festival features three days of events, including a Moxie carnival full of rides, fireworks, live musical performances, a vintage base ball match, and of course plenty of Moxie.

Mostly free, $16 bracelet for unlimited carnival rides
Various locations in downtown Lisbon

MUSIC: The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show & Festival
Saturday, July 12 (7 p.m.)

Previously running from 1981 to 1991, The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show and Festival returns with a fantastic night of live musical performances and awards. This year’s event will honor Don McLean, Howie Day, Ellis Paul, David Mallett, and many more. Come see some of Maine’s top artists of all-time perform alongside newer talent.

$39 - $69, VIP $250
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland

MUSIC: Opera at the Mansion
Monday, July 14 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Victoria Mansion and PORTopera invite you to a joint benefit. Meet singers from the PORTopera casts of Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi and hear them perform a variety of operatic arias and Broadway show tunes in the Mansion’s grand stair hall. Tickets include complimentary wine, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

Victoria Mansion
109 Danforth St., Portland

FESTIVAL: 42nd Annual Central Maine Egg Festival
Monday, July 14 to Saturday, July 19 (All Day)

Back for another bout of egg-tastic events, the 42nd Annual Central Maine Egg Festival is a four-day-long bonanza of live music, homemade crafts, and food. Each day features a new list of events, ranging from a cheesecake and quiche contest to the grand finale parade. This year’s theme is “egg-wareness, supporting your favorite cause.”

Downtown Pittsfield

THEATER: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Wednesday, July 16 (2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)

Bursting with rambunctious energy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the rip-roaring story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850’s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands. A huge dance and song spectacle!

$38 - $54
Maine State Music Theatre (Pickard Theater)
1 Bath Rd., Brunswick

Dispatch Magazine's: Molly F. McGill and Trevor Geiger