• HOT TICKET

‘Real McGonagall’ opens for previews

ON THE EVE of his return to Scotland, Sir William Topaz McGonagall recites his outrageously bad poetry at a saloon in New York. Is he a fool, or is the joke on us? Portland Stage Company answers that question in “The Real McGonagall,” opening for previews tonight.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 27.

WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $18

INFO: 774-0465; www.portlandstage.com

 

• CHEAP THRILL

Woodcut prints on exhibit at Space

BROOKLYN, N.Y.-based Cannonball Press has been making affordable woodcut prints for many years, and brings a selection to Space Gallery in Portland for an exhibition titled “Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo.”

WHEN: Through March 24

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: www.space538.org