Annie Finch + Dan Sonenberg + Highland Soles + Ray Scott + Betsy Sholl
NOT THAT BARD EITHER | An annual show of various talents collects to celebrate Robert Burns, the 18th-century Scottish lyricist of tremendous cultural import. Speak of “The Bard” in Scotland and expect not some bloated rejoinder on the greatness of Shakespeare, but instead a silent, lips-pursed nod of gratitude in the direction of this man. The Portland version of that, now running six years strong, contains performances by poets ANNIE FINCH and BETSY SHOLL, composer DAN SONENBERG, piper RAY SCOTT, and Cape Breton band HIGHLAND SOLES. 2 pm; $15 at the Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. 207.767.6396.