Art

“Weston: Leaves of Grass,” Edward Weston photographs, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Ends today.

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through March 20.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.

“The Lay of the Land,” work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

Youth Art Month exhibit, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through April 3.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 8.

“Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning,” work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; Independent short films, artists’ videos and topical discussion from 6 to 7 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 10.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 14.

“Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” drawings from the museum’s collection; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 3.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” Pop-up books from the 1,800 volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through April 1.

“The Feathered Hand,” installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 3.

“Maine’s Soul Survivors,” photographic portraits by Jack Montgomery, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Monday.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 8.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 8.

“Scott Reed: Characters,” ink drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 20.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 21.

HOLLER!, STIR Art Collective:works by Spindleworks, Creative Trails and Yes Art Works, 158 Pickett Street Cafe, South Portland. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Think Spring!, Maine Women in the Arts exhibit in the Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. Today through Saturday. Through April 9.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through March 27.

“The Orb and the Octopus,” black-and-white drawings, by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland, free. 780-5008. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 28.

Southern Maine Clay Guild Pottery Show and Sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 26.

“Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7-$8, free for child under 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through May 2.

The Colors of Winter, works by Spindleworks artists, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. Today through Saturday. Through March 29.

Spring Light, hand blown glass by Terrill and Charlie Jenkins of Tandem Glass, Dresden, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 31.

Aerial Views of the Maine Coast in Wax, by encaustic artist Rick Green, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. Today through Saturday. Through March 30.

Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look, retrospective of works by the Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. 442-8455. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 16.

March Forth, selected Maine art, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today thrugh Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through March 25.

Faculty Exhibit, works by Stephen Burt and Sarah Gorham, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 31.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” black and white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

“Bio-Geo Luminescence,” drawings by Josh Dallaire, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through March 31.

Winter exhibits, “Fear and Play,” paintings by Jonathan Lux; “The Gesture Contained,” sculpture by Joshua Enck; and “New York, New York,” photographs from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor, free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through March 26.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” photographs from 75 to 100 years ago of Maine’s agricultural industry, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through March 21.

“Area Artists 2011,” group show with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and works in clay, glass, fiber and mixed media, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Student Art Exhibition, works by Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, Yarmouth. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through March 25.

City Employees and Families Art Show, fifth annual exhibit and awards of the National Arts Program, Portland City Hall. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

“Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 25.

“Dialogues, a video series,” artist videos shown continuously in conjunction with the exhibit, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. Roy Villevoye and Jan Dietvorst’s “Owner of the Voyage,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 25.

“Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art,” modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 25.

“Strangers,” portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through March 30.

Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show, also at Dyer Library in conjunction with National Youth Art Month; free for members and children 6 and under and Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., Saco Museum, $2-$4. 283-3861. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 22.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through March 26.

“Young at Art,” work by elementary and middle school students, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., noon to 6 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through March 26.

“A Conference of Birds II,” with work by Scott Kelley, Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene and others, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through March 26.

Audition, group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 9.

“Journeys to the Interior,” paintings by Robert Nason, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through March 26.

Cherished Spaces, group exhibit, continues through May 28, Haley Art Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Reception, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Art Openings

Local Color, works by Sally Loughridge, Prentiss Weiss, Kevin Mizner and Karen Dominguez-Brann. Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Local Color 2011:, A Spring Equinox Celebration,” group exhibit; continues through April 16, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

“On Golden Pond,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563-3424. callbacks, noon to 2 p.m. today.

Evening of One Act Plays, Gaslight Theater’s annual production, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 626-3698. 2 to 4 p.m. today; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Benefits

A Night for Breast Cancer Awareness, Exposed Clothing, performance by Dray Senior, beer pong, line dancing, karaoke & DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. Thursday.

Dance in Time, with Bob Charest Band; also dinner and live auction to benefit St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Royal Oak Room, Lewiston, $100, per person. 755-3366. www.stmarysmaine.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Green Light Studio Silent Auction, Benefits the creation of a family scholarship and visiting performer fund. GreenLight Studio, Portland. 899-1900. www.greenlight-studio.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dinner Dance, Support local veterans while enjoying a tropical-themed event. With music from The Visitors., VFW Post 9335, Sanford, $15, $25 for couples. 892-5333. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Camp-A-Thon, with stone soup, speakers, live music, readings and performances in support of homeless teens, Chapman Park, Rockland, free. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Book Signings

Book signing, Borders Books and Music, South Portland, Free. James Richardson, author of “Standing on Two Feet,” 1 p.m. today.

Meg Wolff, Lois Natural Marketplace, Scarborough, Free. Author of “Life in Balance,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Jeanne Fiorini, Local author and Tarot practitioner speaks and signs copies of her book, “Tarot Spreads and Layouts/A User’s Manual for Beginning and Intermediate Readers.,” Border’s Books and Music, South Portland, Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Jeff Foltz, author of “Birkebeiner,” portraying a mother’s timeless and primal compulsion to protect her child. It is a fictional account of an historical event that modern Norwegians revere. Rockland Public Library. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Books and Authors

“Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland, free. 228-8014. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 30.

Susan Conley, author of “The Foremost Good Fortune,” call for reservations, seating is limited, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, free. 774-2200. www.cancercommunitycenter.org. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Shirin Bridges, San Francisco-based award-winning children’s author of “The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses,” University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Caitlin Shetterly, “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Author reading, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. With Susan Conley, “The Foremost Good Fortune,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Chats with Champions series, followed by book signing, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, free. 563-5513. www.skidompha.org. With Kate Braestup, “Beginner’s Grace,” 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lillian Nayder, talk by the author of “The Other Dickens: The Life of Catherine Hogarth” with a book signing to follow, Meeting House, New Gloucester. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Elizabeth DeWolfe, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, Free. 324-2797. Author of “Domestic Broils,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Benefit book sale, For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Woodfords Club, Portland. 773-5437, Ext. 50. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Pros(e) in Belfast, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance seminars: Writing from the Copy Editor’s Perspective with Stephen Abbott and The Proposal with Jaed Coffin, Belfast Free Library, $30-$70. 228-8263. www.mainewriters.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tricia Shapiro, talk by the author of “Mountain Justice – Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal for the Future of Us All,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, free. 729-5083. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $10-donation, $5 seniors, students free. 797-8318. 3 p.m. today.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. www.bangorsymphony.org. Young Musicians, 2 p.m.; Orchestral Showcase, 3 p.m. today.

Back Bay Chorale, “All-Night Vigil” (Vespers) Opus 37 by Sergei Rachmaninoff with Stefan Reed, tenor, and Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $20-$30, $5 student/senior discount. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera series, live performance in HD, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18 students, $26 adults, $23 seniors. 935-9232. Lucia di Lammermoor, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15, free for ages 18 and under. www.midcoastsymphony.org. Spring the Light Fantastic, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Lisa Lampanelli, the “lovable Queen of Mean,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $37.75. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Friday.

Frank Santorelli, with John Ater & Matt D, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. www.mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8-11 p.m. Saturday, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, Call for cover.

Dance

Irish Ceili dance, live music, all ages, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 232-7786. Free, following the parade today.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Swing dance, partner not needed, beginners welcome, Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With Maine Swingin’ DJs ($8), 8 to 9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. to midnight dancing Friday.

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginner’s lession at 7:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Delia’s Dance, dancing, raffles and a silent auction to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Ages 21 and over only. Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, $12, $20/2 tickets. 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Bath Blarney Days, talks, music, 5K run, fun run, contests and more, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. www.visitbath.com. Today.

Spring craft fair, 30 crafters and artisans, raffles; to benefit a senior class trip, Jordan Small Middle School, Raymond, free admission. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Kids Classics at Dreamland Theater, movies for children, Winter Street Center, Bath, $5 suggested donation. www.sagadahocpreservation.org. “The Love Bug,” 2 p.m. today.

Laboring Under an Illusion, Benefit for Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-centric view point, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1700. 1970s: “Riot on Sunset Strip,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Frozen Shorts, an evening of local Maine filmmaking featuring Nicholas Brennan’s upcoming short film “A Marine’s Guide to Fishing” and shorts by Lisa Wolfinger, Sputnik Animations and the Maine Studios. Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ICA Film and Video screenings, in conjunction with the current exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 6 p.m. Thursday. Through April 7.

“The Secret of Roan Inish,” film screening, Rockland Public Library, Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ocean videos, for all ages, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, $3. 374-2135. “The Fellowship of the Whale,” 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 25.

Food and Drink

Blarney & Beer, beer tasting, Madden Beverage, Saco, Free. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Wine dinner, Old World/New World wines. Compare varietals across countries and wine-making cultures. Price includes 5-course dinner with wine pairings, tax and service/gratuity. Bar Lola, Portland, $70. 775-5652. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Trivia Night, With drink specials, free munchies and prizes. Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m., Jameson Tavern, Freeport. 865-4196. 6 p.m. Friday.

Chef’s cooking demonstration, see how some of the restaurant’s signature dishes happen, Inn by the Sea (Sea Glass Restaurant), Cape Elizabeth, $49. Saturday.

For Children

“Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour production based on Mo Willems’ award-winning picture book. Recommended for age 4 and older, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. www.porttix.com. 2 p.m. today.

Little Lake Stewards Series, environmentally-themed stories, activities and crafts for pre-schoolers, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish. Plants and Their Parts, 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Through April 15.

Music

Concerts at Jewett, Ticktets are $10, $5 for students, free for children age 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Ladies of the Lake, 2 p.m. today.

“The Wearing of the Green,” with Irish entertainer Kevin Farley, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. 361-2272. Noon; brunch available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Saxophone Celebration, with Bill Street’s Sax Quartet and the Maine Saxophone Project, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. 780-5555. 2 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Gerry Wright Trio, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

Concert series, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. 562-4445. Matching Orange, 3 p.m. today.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, Jam session. Singers welcome. The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

The Nitpickers, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Alex Prezzano, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Classical guitar, 5:30 p.m. today.

McPeake, Irish/Celtic/folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m. Monday.

Sugar Blue, Time Out Pub, Rockland, 15. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Squid Jiggers, Slates, Hallowell. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

University of Maine Jazz Ensemble, The University of Maine Jazz Ensemble and the University Singers will perform a concert that is free and open to the public. Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Free. 581-4703. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Saw Doctors, ages 18 and older. Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22/$44. 899-4990. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Open Mic Night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. With Slack Master, 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Kilcollins, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Acoustic Folk/Rock, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Dean Ford EP-Release Party, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. Bates folk band Chase the Fiddlers, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Con Brio! Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. Classical string trio, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, Come see the “new” Opera House during this open house event, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. With Paul Mellyn, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Clash of the Titans, The Zombies vs. The Association, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

N.E. Town, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Acoustic blues and folk, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic, Slainte, Portland. Dance party 10 p.m., 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Old-Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music. Bring an instrument or just come to enjoy the music. Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Floydz Boyz, Grace, Portland. www.restaurantgrace.com. Jazz piano trio, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Kalia Ingraham and Christopher Stachnys, piano, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bagpipe music, during lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Miss Portland Diner, Portland.

Cherish the Ladies, Irish music ensemble, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $65. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

St. Patrick’s Day Party/Music Cruise, Irish music by Don Campbell & the Restless Campbells aboard Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist. Ages 21 and older. Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $15/$18. 774-7871. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Jazzy Chaz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Celtic Cosmology, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. 780-4249. Mythology of the Celts, lecture by Jane Raeburn, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Johnny O NoShoes, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Irish Fun & Drama with David Beam and the Leprechauns, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland.  7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Beat Happenings, Slainte, Portland. St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party, Thursday.

Open Stage, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Acoustic version of open mic, 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Keenans, husband and wife Celtic duo, Slainte, Portland. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Extreme Angels Showcase, Geno’s, Portland. Thursday.

Kevin Midgley, acoustic blues, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. 846-9555. Friday.

Carolyn Currie, folk, L/A Arts, Lewiston, $12 door, $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

No Room to Breathe, Club Texas, Auburn. With Ascent to Power, Crimson Bile and Marble Sockets, Friday.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, string band, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $25 door, $20 in advance. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Friday.

David Francey, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Country and Bluegrass, show with Dark Hollow Bottling Co., The Potato Pickers and The Grassholes. Mayo Street Arts, Portland, 10. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, with Aaron Lee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, 5. 8 p.m. Friday.

Aaron David Miller, organist, concert sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $15/$12. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lunasa, Irish acoustic quintet, Camden Opera House, Camden, $20/$23. 470-7066. www.camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nancy Ray, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Celtic tunes and originals, 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Happy Hour with Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, Slainte, Portland. 6 p.m. Friday. HOME 9 p.m.

Tin Tree Factory and Denise Dill, Seattle-based acoustic folk/punk band and Lewiston-based earthy folk singer. Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME music series, Musicians Robert Enman, Jon Poupore, David Spencer, Julia Eiten and Marshunda Smith. Freeport Community Center, free/donation. Dvorak Piano Quintet, 12:30 p.m. Friday.

St. Patrick’s Day Concert, traditional Irish and classical music on violin and piano, First Baptist Church, North Berwick, donation. 7 p.m. Friday.

Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 advance, $23 day of. 646-4777. www.jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Buddy Moore & Jay Moran, Grittys, Freeport. Acoustic rock, 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 20.

Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies, 18-plus, Bayside Bowl, Portland, 5. With the Denver Boot, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Soulive with Karl Denson, and the Nigel Hall Band, State Theatre, Portland, $25 day of-$20, in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Anni Clark, folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Gutter, lead singer of Rustic Overtones, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $15, $6 for students. 582-3100. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chamber Music Series, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Free, Donations accepted. Dvorak Piano Quintet, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dance party, with the band Wavelength. Siano’s Brick Oven Restaurant, Freeport, $5. 865-9665. 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Dan Blakeslee, with Adam Earley, The Oak and The Ax, Biddeford, $5. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Aframe & Mike Clouds, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Oratorio Chorale, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury,” works by Ivor Davies, Arthur Sullivan and Hugo Wolf, with soloists Devin Dukes, Andrew Fenniman, Jason Phillips, John D. Adams, Tim Badgley and John Todd, with Jesse Feinberg on piano. Montgomery Theater at Morse High School, Bath, $20, $25 at door. 725-1420. www,oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Elvis Tribute, with Dana Z and his five-piece band, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $15. 324-5657. www.nassoncc.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Foot Stompin’ Bluegrass, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jellis, “The Cellist,” Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bates College Orchestra, free but tickets required, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6135. www.batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Samuel James, ages 18 and older. Tix at Bull Moose and www.space538.org. Space, Portland, $8. With Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, and the Loomin’ Ten, 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8) Saturday.

Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Hattie Simon, 14-year-old jazz singer and pianist, Azure Cafe, Freeport. 865-1237. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, Congregational Church of Cumberland, $10, Suggested donation. Touring ensemble, Saturday.

Saco Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco, $10 suggested. Jennifer Comeau Band with Wiley Beveridge, John Comeau, Michael McNerney and Neal Zweig, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

New Lamb Day, approximately 150 baby lambs will be on view, Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick. 729-7694. 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Tuesday Talk Series, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $5, free for members. 236-2239. www.merryspring.org. Appalachian Trail through Time with Dr. David Field, noon Tuesday.

Mockingbirds, presentation by wildlife biologist Ron Joseph, Bangor Public Library, free. 4 p.m. Thursday.

Spring Fishing Expo, with fishing celebrities, demonstrations, lessons, clinics, book signings and children’s activities, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Pirates, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 207-828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 4 p.m. today.

Maine Red Claws, Portland Exposition Building, 210-6655. Vs. Fort Wayne, 5 p.m. today; vs. Texas, 7 p.m. Friday.

Special Events

“Winter Delivery,” exhibit of horse-drawn vehicles as oil delivery wagon, school bus sleigh and both city and country sleighs, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. www.skylinefarm.org/. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Through March 27.

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Dinosaurs, 3 p.m. today; Extreme Planets and Two Pieces of Glass, 7 p.m. Friday; Eight Planets and Counting, 3 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

St. Patrick’s Parade, progresses to Maine State Pier, Portland Fish Pier. Noon today.

Seeing with the Heart’s Ear, Martin Steingesser with Judy Tierney and cellist Robin Jellis, Sadhana, the Meditation Center, South Portland. Poetry and music, 4 p.m. today.

Irish evening, Stillson School of Irish Dance performance and the film “Billy Elliot,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5. 646-6170. 6:30 p.m. today.

Pancakes with the Princess, meet Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Dora, Jasmine and Wilbur D. Moose in this benefit for Mrs. Maine America Tina Hendricks. Freeport Community Center, $5. 8 to 10 a.m. today.

Attracting wild birds, Program presented by Casey Hynes of Falmouth’s Wild Bird center. Falmouth Memorial Library, $5. 11 a.m. Monday.

Knitting group, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

“The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley,” exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta. www.mainestatemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 31.

Poet Lola Haskins, with cellist Ben Noyes, Blue, Portland. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Creative Conversations, panelists include Dan Kany of the Daniel Kany Gallery, Bridget McAlonan of the Sylvia Kania Gallery and Andy Verzosa of Aucocisco. Space, Portland, Free. “Rethinking the Art Gallery in the Digital Age,” 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Thomas Hill Standpipe tour, the 1897 structure was constructed on the highest point in Bangor. It was designed for firefighting and as the reserve water supply for the city. Thomas Hill Standpipe, Bangor, free. 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

“Frankenstein,” National Theatre production of “Frankenstein,” a new play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel, broadcast for National Theatre Live. Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $22/$18. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

A Conversation in Writing, Tickets at Bull Moose and www.space538.org, Space, Portland, free. With Susan Conley and Lily King, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) Thursday.

Live in HD performances, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563.-3424. www.atthelincoln.org. “Frankenstein,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Lucia di Lammermoor,” tragic opera, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Popcorn, Music, Scrapping and Stamping, with Tara Travis, Stamp with Tara Studio, Saco, $10, reservations required. 590-8631. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Burlesque-a-pades, With the world-famous Pontani Sisters, Pulse Ballroom Dance Studio, Westbrook, $20 advance, $25 day of. 358-9711. www.actionpackedevents.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, Brunswick, 5. 725-7675. Video talk with James Douglass, 7 p.m. Friday.

St. Patrick’s Day concert of Celtic music, traditional corned beef and cabbage supper follows at 5:30 p.m.; attend for $8 per event or both for $15; children attend for $5 each or $8 for both, Christ Church, Kennebunk. 985-8759. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Grand opening celebration, Ribbon-cutting at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house/tour, hot corn chowder and sweets, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Pine Tree Society and the Hyde Memorial Home — A Proud History,” talk by Anne Marsh; tour of the home follows; sponsored by Bath Historical Society, Hyde Mansion, Bath, free. 443-5141, Ext. 18. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Theater

“The Center of Gravity,” a comedy about what the Wright brothers would have tried if they hadn’t invented the first manned flying machine, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 20.

“A Chorus Line,” Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 27.

“Bedroom Farce,” comedy about four couples, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through April 3.

“Triumph of Love,” musical comedy about a princess who falls in love with her assassin, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $10-$21. 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through March 20.

“Edges,” Maine premier of the musical, City Theater, Biddeford. 282-0849. www.citytheater.org. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 20.

“The Late Henry Moss,” Maine premiere of the play by Sam Shepard; performed by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$20. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 27.

“Grace and Glorie,” staged reading starring Jerry Day Mason and Leila Percy, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10. 442-8455. 2 p.m. today.

“Shift,” A Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested donation. 729-8584. www.theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 20.

“Oleanna,” a student accuses a professor of sexual harassment, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, free. 7:30 p.m. today.

“The Learned Ladies,” 1672 satire by Moliere, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3-$6. 786-6161. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 20.

“Any One Of Us: Words from Prison,” effects of domestic violence followed by panel discussion; adult content, for ages 16 and older, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $7. 783-0461. 2 p.m. today.

“Grease,” national Broadway tour, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $57-$62. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Alice in Wonderland,” Drama Club presentation, South Portland High School, $2-$5. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Live in HD, satellite broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15-$23. 594-0070. www.rocklandstrand.com. London’s National Theatre’s “Frankenstein,” 2 p.m. with rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Humble Boy,” comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for age 18 and younger. www.thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington, one-woman play, University of Maine (Jewett Hall Auditorium), Augusta, $13/$5. 453-6004. 7 p.m. Friday.

“My Mother, My Father and My Mother,” with humorist and storyteller Mike Harris, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5 donation. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Cupid and Psyche,” Figures of Speech Theatre presentation for all ages, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $4-$8. www.figures.org. 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Death by Disco, Mystery Dinner Theater production by the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Spring Meadows Golf Club, Gray, 29, $219 for table of eight. 657-3880. [email protected] goodshepumc.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Holes,” A Company of Girls production based on the Newberry Award-winning novel; seating limited, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $5. 874-2107. 7 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

Out of the Hat, play reading series. Audience members are welcome to particpate; rehearsals are at noon, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, free. “How I Learned to Drive,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

Live in HD, satellite broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15-$23. Metropolitan Opera’s “Lucia Di Lammermoor,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

Wizard of Oz, Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6-$9, door. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

Lights! Camera! Murder! Murder mystery dinner theater, Events on Broadway, South Portland, 34.95. 699-5855. Ticket includes show, meal, tax and gratuity, 7 p.m. (doors at 6:15) Saturday.Editor’s Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to Community News at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send e-mail to [email protected] or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6305.