Art

“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. Tuesday 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.

“European Drawings,” portraits and figure studies to landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, 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 22.

“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 through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (First Friday Art Walk 5 to 8 p.m.); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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.

“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.

“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, Monday and Tuesday.

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 Tuesday and Thursday.

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

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.

Femme Fatile Studio, group exhibit of relief bronze, fused glass, hand-painted ceramic, and sculpted clay tiles, River Suite, Kennebunk. 229-8388. Noon to 4 p.m. today through Friday.

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 Thursday.

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

“Max Ascrizzi: New Sculptures,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 930-0464. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 8.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. Today through Saturday. Through May 10.

Tom Butler: The Grotesques, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. 699-2966. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday.

Open studio, with work by Daphne Pulsifer, Andrea Perry and Cat Bates and others, Femme Fatile Studio, Kennebunk. 229-8388. Noon to 4 p.m. today through Friday.

“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 Thursday.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 28.

“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 and Wednesday.

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.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” collection of photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Metallics — The Golden Age,” works by painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potter Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 24.

Members’ exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday (reception 5 to 8 p.m.); noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday3.

“The Jar Project,” an installation of 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.jarproject.net. 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society. Reception and artist talk, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; open house, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Friday and Saturday. Through May 28.

First Friday Art Walk, open galleries, shops and museum; horse and wagon rides, various locations, Kingfield. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Portland In Focus, refreshments served, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. Portland High School Photo Club’s annual show and sale, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Photography, works by advanced photography students at Yarmouth High School, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 6.

Art Openings

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month, various locations, Portland, free. www.firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, Free. www.stlawrencearts.org. Artist’s reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

“Narnia,” roles for adults and children, be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-3743. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Where Love Takes You,” original play with parts for males and females ages 14 to 60, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. www.sanfordmainestage.com. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Sitting Pretty charity auction, Freeport Community Center, $10, $25 per family. The chair is the canvas, 4 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Fundraising card party, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth. 781-2705. Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Programs auction, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, $35/$40, two for $60. 865-9600. www.cumberlandcountyymca.org. Silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cash bar, and music, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

I Pity the Fool, dinner, dance and prizes to benefit Youthlinks; 21 and older, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland, $15-$20. 594-2221. www.youthlinksonline.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Hockey benefit, former members of the Boston Bruins and others play a hockey game to benefit the Portland Firefighters IAFF Local No. 740. Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $10 suggested donation; under 12 free. [email protected] Doors open at 5 p.m., game at 7 p.m. Friday.

World music concert, featuring Zemya, a cappella group, the Maine Squeeze, accordian ensemble and ImproVox in concert, to benefit Maine’s Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Point Chowder Challenge, fourth annual event; portion of proceeds benefits Project G.R.A.C.E., Blue Point Congregational Church, Scarborough, $7. 883-3773. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Poker tournament, Texas hold ’em (no limit) to benefit the building fund for the new South Berwick Library; participation is limited to 100, Regatta Banquet and Conference Center, Eliot. www.friendsofsouthberwicklibrary.org. Check in prior to 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

Antiques appraisal, to benefit Hospice of York; limit two items per person with a suggested donation of $10 for one or $17 for two items, Atlantic Design Center, York. 363-3004. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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. Today through Saturday. Through April 30.

Author program, Maine College of Art (Porteous Building), Portland, free. 800-699-1509. www.meca.edu. Phil Goldberg, “American Veda: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West,” 7 p.m. Monday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Jacques d’Amboise, “I Was a Dancer,” noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday; James Nelson, “With Fire and Sword,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Caitlin Shetterly, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. Author of “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, Rockland Public Library, free. James Nelson, author of “With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Author presentation, with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of “I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity,” co-sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, free. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of “I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity,” co-sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, University of Maine (Jewett Hall Auditorium), Augusta, free. 11 a.m. Thursday.

Amy Wood, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. Author of “Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breathe Easier in a Fast-Paced World, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Festival of the Book, readings, signings, performances, workshops and panel discussions, downtown, Portland, free. www.mainereads.org. Friday.

Author program, with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of “I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity,” co-sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. www.curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

David Sedaris, author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” shares stories and readings from his writings, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$55. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Melanie Joy, free hors d’oeuvres catered by Local Sprouts Cooperative. Sponsored by Maine Animal Coalition, Maine Farm Animal Advocates and VegFund, Portland Public Library, free. 773-2215. Author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows,” 3 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Curtis On Tour: Spring, Solzhenitsyn and Stars, with pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and rising stars from the Curtis Institute of Music, Rockport Opera House, $25-$45, $8 age 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m. today.

“My Favorite Bach,” with the Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16-$18, $9 for students. www.mainemusicsociety.org. 3 p.m. today.

St. Mary Schola, early music ensemble, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, $20 door. stmaryschola.org. “Requiem,” 4 p.m. today.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, small classical ensembles, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 door, $10 in advance. 761-1757. Mark Berger and Schubert, 6 p.m. Monday.

Midori, violinist; reservations required. Tickets are $20; $35 for performance and champagne reception, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. 834-7800. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Venti Cordi, Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland. Dean Stein, violin, Kathleen McNerney, oboe, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

A Celebration of the Music of Liszt 200 Years After His Birth, with Anastasia Antonacos, piano, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. 780-5555. 8 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, $18-$22, free under age 21. www.daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Belcea String Quartet, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, $37. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, $18-$22. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Half Price Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50. www.mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Lauletta, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. www.mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

George Hamm Comedy Showcase, Old Orchard Beach High School, $15, two for $25. 934-4461. 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30) Friday.

Omar Ricardo’s April Foolery, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $28. 582-3100. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Lauletta, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Running with Scissors vs. Laughletics, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. Improv comedy slam, 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Errant Parents,” with Maine’s Funniest Mom Karen Morgan and guest Tuck Tucker; to benefit Project Graduation, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $15. 319-4690. [email protected] 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

“Sleeping Beauty,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15-$20. 781-3587. www.mainestate ballet.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

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

Community Contra Dance, Southwest Harbor Public Library, 5, $10 family. Refreshments will be served, 6:30 p.m. (dances taught at 6 p.m.) Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Maine Maple Sunday, most maple syrup producers and sugar makers offer tastings and demonstrations at the annual event; locations are statewide and hours vary, statewide, Maine. www.getrealmaine.com. Today.

La Fete du Printemps, Franco-American festival celebrating arts and culture with music, theater and folk art, City Theater, Biddeford, free. www.lafeteduprintemps.org. Various times today.

Films

Maine Jewish Film Festival, 14th annual festival; all films are Maine premieres, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. www.mjff.org. “Camera Obscura,” 1 p.m.; “Eli and Ben,” free youth film, 4 p.m.; “Precious LIfe,” 6 p.m. today; “Arab Labor, Season 2,” four episodes, 5 p.m.; “Anita,” 7 p.m. Monday; short films, 5 p.m.; “He’s My Girl,” 7 p.m. Tuesday; “Simon Konianksi,” 5 p.m.; “The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground,” 7 p.m.; “The Human Resources Manager,” 9 p.m. Wednesday; “Duck Soup,” 5 p.m.; “Maya,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland. www.mjff.org. “The Way Up,” documentary, 5 p.m. Monday; LGBT Film Forum reception, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-centric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1700. 1970s: “Billy Jack,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, Maine Historical Society, Portland. 831-7495. www.mjff.org. “Simon Konianski,” and short film “For the Children,” 1 p.m. Wednesday.

“With My Own Two Wheels,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, 7. Feature-length documentary about the bicycle as a vehicle for change around the world, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Killer Joe,” 18 and older only; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. $10/$12, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

In the Realms of the Unreal, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7/$8.50. First Friday Film event, 8 p.m. Friday.

Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, various venues, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. 577-9746. www.francoamericanheritage.org. 4 p.m.; reception at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Anything but Silent, series of classic silent films, Bangor Public Library, free. Noon Saturday.

First Saturday Film Series, Southwest Harbor Public Library, free. www.swharbor.lib.me.us. “Helena from the Wedding,” 2 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Flavors of Freeport, tastings, demonstrations, block party and more, various locations, Freeport. www.flavorsoffreeport.com. Today.

Beverage Education, blind wine tasting exploring a variety of regions, varietals and price points, Inn by the Sea (Sea Glass Restaurant), Cape Elizabeth, $38. www.innbythesea.com. Thursday.

Italia 150, dinner and more, $55 per person, doors at 6; “more only,” $15 per person (with glass of prosecco), doors at 8. Sponsored by Cinque Terre and Vignola. Portland Company Complex, Portland, www.italia150portland.com. Dinner includes prosecco, wine and five courses. Thursday.

Trivia night, with drink specials, free munchies and prizes, Jameson Tavern, Freeport. 865-4196. 4 to 6 p.m. followed by entertainment Friday. Through April 29.

For Children

Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, Sanford Memorial Gym, Free. 2 p.m. today.

KinderKonzerts, for ages 3 to 7, Oxford Elementary School, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B’,” 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday.

KinderKonzerts, for ages 3 to 7, East End Community School, Portland, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B’,” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

KinderKonzerts, for ages 3 to 7, Reiche School, Portland, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B’,” 1 p.m. Tuesday.

KinderKonzerts, For ages 3 to 7, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B’,” 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday.

Home & Garden

Seed starting, Skillins Greenhouse, Cumberland, free. Growing a kitchen garden, 2 p.m. today.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Brunswick, free. (800) 339-8111. What’s new, 2 p.m. today.

Jam, Jelly and Marmalade, learn how to make a batch of jam and/or jelly using the water bath canning method, Sanford High School, $19. 490-5145. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

A Spectrum of Scented Geraniums, demos and 30 live plants, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $12/$15. www.MaineGardens.org. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Architalx, speaker series focusing on architecture and design issues; seating limited, doors open at 5:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, $10, ($8 online only). www.architalx.org. Alan Organschi, New Haven, Conn., 6 p.m. Thursday.

Listening event, public opportunity to offer ideas and suggestions for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay; a pair of passes to the gardens will be given to participants; reservations requested, Portland Public Library. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gardening 101, also at Skillins in Cumberland at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Skillins in Falmouth at 10 a.m., Skillins Greenhouse, Brunswick, free. 442-8111. Reservations required, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“In the Soviet Union’s Cross Hairs: The 20th Century Navy in Maine,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9/$12, free for members and children. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday.

“Sailors’ Valentines, Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art,” Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. www.kporthistory.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 14.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 31.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. www.brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

[email protected] Chorus, ensemble with vocalists ages 73 to 89 performing rock ‘n’ roll and more; benefits Volunteers of America and Northeast Hearing and Speech, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $27-$100. www.PortTIX.com. 2:30 p.m. today.

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

The Steve Vellani Duo, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Katy Moy, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Keyboard and vocals, 5:30 p.m. today.

Pineland Suzuki School concert, classical, folk and fiddle music performed by students from the Pineland Suzuki School; free for children under age 6, Messalonskee High School (J. Duke Albanese Performing Arts Center), Oakland, $10-$12, $5 for students and seniors. www.pinelandsuzuki.org. 2 p.m. today.

Country Homecoming Show, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $5/$6. Presented by the Down East Country Music Association, noon (doors at 11:30 a.m. today.

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

Kolosko Dimow Duo, Topsham Public Library, free. Classical music, world music and jazz, 2 p.m. Monday.

Hurricanes of Love, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, Free. With Many Mansions, 8 p.m. Monday.

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

Mike Krapovicky, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Acoustic rock, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. Voice students of John Corrie, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Titus Andronicus, Space, Portland, $10, ages 18 and older. www.space538.org. With Brenda and Dinowalrus, 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8) Tuesday.

Navy Band Sea Chanters, presented by the Mahoosuc Arts Council, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, free, ticket reservations required. 824-3575. www.mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

William Fitzsimmoms, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. 761-1757. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

David Beam and the Boys, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. $7 p.m. Wednesday.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jam session. Singers welcome. The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations. The Local Buzzards, 6 p.m. Wednesday; jazz jam with Gary Wittner and Friends, 7 p.m. Friday; Local Circus, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Brzowski, Big Easy, Portland. With AWOL One and Ceschi, Wednesday.

Hip-hop open mic night, Big Easy, Portland, $3. Hosted by Shupe & Ill By Instinct, 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. VentiCordi, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Richard Wood, Prince Edward Island fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $20. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Murray’s Rule, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Steve Jones and Crazyheart, the Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Truth About Daisies, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

The Novel Jazz Septet, Barney Balch (trombone), Herb Maine (acoustic bass), Mike Mitchell (trumpet), Bill Frederich (drums), Dave Clarke (guitar) and Mickey Felder (piano). Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $12/$10, $5 ages 12 to 18. With guest Ralph Norris on tenor sax. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Band Beyond Description, Big Easy, Portland, $3. Recreating the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish and Allman Brothers, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Peppino D’Agostino, guitar, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25 day of, $22.50 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sara Bareilles, with Elizabeth and the Catapult and Ximena Sarinana, State Theatre, Portland, $22/$25. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Po’ Girl, with Peter Mulvey, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. All ages, 8 p.m. Friday.

Spotlight Concert Series, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. 780-5555. Anastasia Antonacos performs the music of Liszt, 8 p.m. Friday.

The Del McCoury Band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Eastern Block Party, Balkan Music, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12. www.brownpapertickets.com. With Zemya and Cinder Conk, 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. Tom Porter (Keyboard), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Clara Berry, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, 6. With Dirty Rogers, 8 p.m. Friday.

Chicago Blues Night, Champions Sports Bar, Biddeford, free. 282-7900. With guitarist Rick Simcox, 8 p.m. Friday.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Coyote Drifter’s Band, Harmony Hall, North Yarmouth. 549-7438. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Brad Terry, with mandolinist Jamie Masefield, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington, $12, free under age 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Occidental Gypsy, gypsy jazz, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

J. Geils and Texas Flood, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $30-$40. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Audrey Ryan, with Rex Complex and Railbird, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. 8 p.m. Saturday.

MAMM Slam, Maine Academy of Modern Music competition, formerly Maine Rock Off, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. Preliminary rounds. Saturday.

Kate Redgate, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15, $10 seniors/$5 students. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy,org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jazz concert, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. Lidral Duo, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kim Bird & Jon May, Blue, Portland. Jazz jam, 10 p.m. Saturday.

Three Deep, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Rhythm and Blues, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 207-828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Vs. Providence, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Bridgeport, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League basketball game. Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $5-$30, 210-6655. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Readings

North Gorham Writers Group, an evening of original prose and poetry, United Church of Christ of North Gorham, Gorham, free. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Open mic poetry reading, Second Congregational Church, Biddeford, free. 284-7898. Biddeford Adult Poetry Project, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Special Events

Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Firefighters’ Race, Sunday River (White Cap Lodge), Newry. 10 a.m. today.

Antique paper show, postcards, calendars and other paper collectibles; more than 40 exhibitors, Holiday Inn West, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Winter Delivery,” exhibit of horse-drawn vehicles, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. www.skylinefarm.org/. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Solar shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Rusty Rocket, 3 p.m. today.

Mid-Coast Model Festival, Owls Head Transportation Museum, $12, under 18 free. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

18th Maple Syrup Day, please come explore the fort while we whittle spiles, tap trees and collect and boil sap outside over an open fire. Old Fort Western, Augusta, free. 1 to 3 p.m. today.

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

NanoDays, tickets at [email protected], University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, Free. For kids grade K-8 with adult, 4-6 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 Thursday.

“The Titanic and Beyond: Lessons From The Deep Ocean,” Waynflete School, Portland. With Dr. David Gallo, director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Hot Chocolate Jubilee, variety show, comedy and music with the theme “Spirit of the Kennebec,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, performance to benefit the unicyclists and jugglers; free for children with an adult, Scarborough High School, $4-$5. 30th-anniversary performance, 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

SMCC Women’s History Project, Women’s History Month program that launches a series about the women of the college; discussion and reception, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. 741-5865. www.smccME.edu. “Claudia Story and the Great Library Campaign of 1964,” 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Escapists, high-energy improv performers; benefits the school’s theater program, Cheverus High School, Portland, $7. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Frankenstein,” National Theatre production of 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), Fryeburg, $22/$18. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Rural Living Day, Maine Cooperative Extension and MOFGA team up for workshops on raising food and growing plants. Mt. View High School, Thorndike, $20, includes lunch. 800-287-1426. www.umaine.edu/Waldo. Saturday.

Green Beginnings, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, free. 563-1216. With musician Hope Hoffman, poetry, artist Debby Atwell and Master Gardener Sharon Turner, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sports

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. Reservations @goodshepumc.org. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“A Chorus Line,” drama about dancers competing for a spot in a Broadway chorus line, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today.

“Humble Boy,” comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, 18 and under $5. www.thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today.

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

Wizard of Oz, Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6-$9, door. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. 2 p.m. today.

“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.

“Holes,” A Company of Girls production based on the Newbery Award-winning novel; seating limited, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $5. 874-2107. 1:15 p.m. today.

“Halpern & Johnson,” a story about two men who love the same woman, Portland Stage Company, Portland, starting at $28. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 24.

“Brendan,” Maine premiere presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $15-$20. 799-5327. www.airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 16.

“Into the Woods,” student production, Kennebunk High School. 967-0849. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through April 9.

Imago Theater’s “ZooZoo,” Mummenschanz-style puppetry and Cirque-like acrobatics, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26-$38, $15 for students. 773-3150. www.porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Pinocchio,” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Youth theater, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12-$14. 642-3743. www.schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 17.

“There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Deb Hall and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95 with dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 16.

“The Music Man,” Gorham High School. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 10.

“Vagina Monologues,” adult content, for ages 16 and older, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $5-$7 donation. 783-0461. 7 p.m. 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.