Beginning Friday, July 7, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Cafe Miranda will present Open Late, a fun, informal, after-work gathering Friday evenings in CMCA's courtyard at 21 Winter St.

Cafe Miranda will host a drinks bar (cash only) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. throughout July and August (except Aug. 18, reserved for the CMCA Gala). Everyone is invited to kick off the weekend with friends and music — and celebrate the all-too-short Maine summer — with Open Late, a 21-and-older event.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or