• HOT TICKET

‘Avenue Q’ at Merrill tonight

BETTER NOT bring the kids: there is full puppet nudity in “Avenue Q.” Portland Ovations presents the national touring production of the Broadway hit about real life in New York City.

WHEN: 7:30 tonight

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $45 to $60 through PortTix; porttix.com or 842-0800

INFO: portlandovations.org

• CHEAP THRILL

‘Empty Bowls’ event to benefit hungry

“EMPTY BOWLS” by the Southern Maine Clay Guild is part of an international movement to increase awareness of hunger and raise money to aid organizations that feed hungry families. The clay guild enlisted the help of student potters from York High School to make bowls to sell, and local restaurants have volunteered to fill the bowls with a sampling of soups and breads. Proceeds benefit the York Food Pantry.

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: York Art Association, 394 York St. (Route 1A)

HOW MUCH: $15 adults; $10 children.

INFO: yorkartassociation.com