Art
“The Lay of the Land,”
work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“European Drawings,” portraits, figure studies, 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.

“2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” 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 June 5.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148.  $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 June 15.

“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 June 9.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick, Free. 725-3964. www.bowdoin.edu. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Through May 30.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” Pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 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 June 4.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 18.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 12.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworth
museum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” works by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, T. Allen Lawson and John Moore, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 15.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through May 24.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Through May 14.

“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. 439-5671. Wednesday through Saturday. Through May 27.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel, Lucid Stage, Portland. Runs through May 29.

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” prints will be available for purchase, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

Senior Exhibition, student works, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 28.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. Through May 29.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront,” by Mark Marchesi, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Sunday, May. 8. Runs through Thursday, May. 26.

Frederick Lynch: New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Today through Saturday.

The Art of Letting Go, oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. Gallery is open by chance or appointment, 272-8499. Through May 28.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, Free. 221-4499. 1 to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 16.

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. 646-4909; ogunquitmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through May 29.

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Today through Saturday. Through May 30.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 31.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Monday through Saturday through May 27.

33rd Annual Student Art Show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Free. 646-8400. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; until 5 p.m. Saturday. May. 28.

Taste of the Season, works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon; Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Monday through Saturday. Through May. 31.

SMCC Photography Exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. 899-1884. cambridgecoffeebar.com/ 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Through May 21.

Maine Women in the Arts, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 646-8915. Annual awards show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. www.aarhusgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through May 29.
Lauren Fensterstock: Incidents of Garden Displacement, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, 8-10. 646-4909. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 26.

“Fine Crafts,” juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. www.riverartsme.org. Over 65 fine craft works by Maine artists, noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 30.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $2 to $8. 774-1822. www.mainehistory.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 30.

“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.

Arnold Skolnick: Magical Realism, Annette Kearney: Color and Rhythm, Ilya Askinazi: Reinvented, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Call for hours, 781-2620. Through June 3.

Current student work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 26.

Spring exhibit, “Shadow Play,” works by Brian Shure; sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through June 11.

Donna Beveridge “Not a Still Life,” University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through May 27.

“My Truth: An Anthology of Visual Responses to Literary Works,” College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor, Free. 288-5105. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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

“Connections,” Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. Photographs from four Maine Media Workshops alumni.  236-7034. www.maineemedia.edu. Opening reception 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Through May 20.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through May 28.

May Art Talk, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, 3. 622-3813. www.harlowgallery.org. Watercolor Artist Diane Dubreuil’s experience in France, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

“Ephemeral Nature” and “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. New photographic work from Fran Vita-Taylor and Darrell Taylor. 450-8499. www.addisonwoolley.com. noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through May. 28.

Festival of Art: A Celebration of 170 Maine Artists, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, free. 338-8000. Opening reception with artists, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Video about exhibiting artists, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Watercolor demonstration by Anne Spencer, noon to 2 p.m. Friday.  “Marketing and Promot-ing your Artwork” panel withDegney Ernest, Karin Wilk andThierry Bonneville, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. RSU 20 K-12 Students’ Art Exhibit and reception, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

SMCC Senior Art Show, Whitney Art Works, Portland, Free. 780-0700. www.whitneyartworks.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 22.

Second Friday Art and Craft Sale, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. T-shirts, prints, knitted goods, herbal medicine, kids clothes, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Open House, Maine Art Glass Studio, Lisbon Falls, Free. 212-9254. Celebrating inspirational creativity in the arts, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Second Friday Artwalk Series, Brunswick and Topsham. 798-6964. www.fiveriversartsalliance.org. Gallery exhibits and artist studios are open for self-guided tour, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 12.

Overview of the work of Robert Hamilton, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, $5, free for members and children. 236-2875. www.cmcanow.org. Presented by Nancy Hamilton, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Photography Show, annual juried show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, free. mainephotographyshow.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Art and Bloom, in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 29.

“Local Color: The Sea,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. www.MaineGardens.org. Artists Jeff Barrett, Brad Betts, Maria Boord, June Elderkin, Carlton Plummer and Kim and Philippe Villard, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Aviary: A Winged Celebration, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8820. www.spindleworks.org. Opening reception with work from local artists, students and bird lovers, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, free. Watercolor paintings of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Benefits

A Day at the Opry, benefits the Maine Credit Union League’s Campaign to End Hunger in Maine. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168503. Pittsfield Community Theater, Pittsfield, $10. With Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies, 2 p.m. today.

Southern Maine AIDs Walk Weekend, benefits Frannie Peabody Center, Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit. 619-8013. Concerts, special events and Beach & Bay 5K Run/Walk for AIDS. Events begin 6 p.m. Friday and run through Sunday.

Used Book Sale, Camden Public Library, Camden. 236-3440. Bushels of bargain books to benefit the library. 1 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Comedy for a Cause, benefits Susan G. Komen breast cancer research, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, $10. 541-9024. Featuring Quinn Collins, Kate Ghiloni, Karen Morgan, Nellie Coes and more, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Project Graduation Auction, all proceeds go to Project Graduation, Marshwood High School, South Berwick. 384-0990. 5:30 doors and silent auction, 6 p.m. live auction, Friday.

Music, Barbecue, Bake Sale and Raffle, with all proceeds going to the Seniors Scholarship Fund, New School, Kennebunk. 985-3745. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Antiques Appraisal Day, with Bruce Buxton and associates; $15 for one item, $25 for two, and $30 for three; no stamps, coins or bottles; benefits the museum, Saco Museum, Saco. 283-3861. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Agape Coffeehouse Pasta Supper, benefit for the Royal Rangers Ministry, Seacoast Chapel, Saco, 5.00. 282-3000. 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday.

Boys to Men First Annual Auction, all proceeds to benefit Boys to Men conference, Portland Public Library, Portland, $40/$75 per couple. 774-9994. www.boystomen.info. Appetizers, cash bar, live music, silent and live auctions, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Bingo Games to Eradicate Polio, all proceeds will go toward fighting polio, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, $15. 16+. 602-7401. Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club event, doors at 8 a.m., bingo starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Teens to Trails Adventure Race, outdoor scavenger hunt, fundraiser for high school outing clubs, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, $20 in pledges minimum. www.teenstotrails.org. t3race.com to register, 8 a.m. Saturday.

“Fandango,” all proceeds go to Share the Harvest, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $5, donations for children. 266-4470. Multi-national student show with music, dance, stories, food and more, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Glenna Johnson Smith, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. 772-4045. www.longfellowbooks.com. Author of “Old Maine Woman, Stories from the Coast to the County,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Illustrator Jeannie Brett, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport. Illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Howie Carr, Nonesuch Books and Cards, Biddeford, Free. 282-2638. www.nonesuchbooks.com. Radio personality and author of “Hit Man,” 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Simply Books” Club, Camden Public Library, Camden. 236-3440. Book talk and book club. Bring your favorite book to discuss. 2 p.m. today.

Julia Spencer-Fleming, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Author of “One was a Soldier,” 2 p.m. Tuesday.

LunchBox Friends, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. Glenna Johnson Smith, author of “Old Maine Woman, Stories from the Coast to the County,” noon Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one hour program, bring your lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Glenna Johnson Smith, “Old Maine Woman,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Jane E. Radcliffe and Linda C. Lefko, authors of “Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School: New England Landscapes 1825-1845,” Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. 287-2301. www.mainestatemuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Baron Wormser, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. 772-4045. Former Maine poet laureate will read from his ninth book of poetry, “Impenitent Notes,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing and reading, reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Richard Horan, author of “Seeds,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Kevin O’Hara, author of “A Lucky Irish Lad,” 11 a.m. Saturday.

Author signing, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Sandy Fuller and Jeannie Brett, author and illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” noon Thursday.

Elizabeth Strout, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, Free. 626-2415. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for “Olive Kitteridge,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Julia Spencer-Fleming, York Public Library, York, free. Author of “One was a Soldier,” 7 p.m. Friday.
Spring Author Series: Patti Rutka, Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset, free. 882-7161. www.wiscasset.lib.me.us. Author of “Jairus’s Daughter” and “Salome,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Open Mic Comedy, Slainte, Portland. Hosted by Brian Brinegar; DJ Che at 10 p.m., 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Quartet, Camden Opera House, Camden, $25-$45, $8 age 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. today.

Dance, Echo Hill Dance Club, St. George, $20. Disco, funk and soul with Groove Machine, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday.

Family Contra Dance, Morris Farm, Wiscasset, $2. 882-4080. Calling by Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Veterans Dance, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10, free for veterans. 324-5657. Time Riders Band, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8-11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover, 671-7644. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Films

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

Flix for Chix, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5 donation. 563-5513. “The Young Victoria,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1700. 1990s: “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Classic Film Series, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. “Exodus,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Race to Nowhere,” Camden Opera House, Camden, $5-$15. 236-7963. www.camdenoperahouse.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Schooling the World,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, free. 725-5222. www.explorefrontier.com. Looks at role of modern education in destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous culture, info session at 5:30 p.m., film at 6:30, Q&A to follow, Wednesday.

“Scooter McGruder,” Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland, $10. Screening of Maine-made film by Bill McLean, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Footloose,” 7 p.m. Friday.

“Proceed and Be Bold!” Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport, free. 853-4047. www.tidesinstitute.org. Documentary on the work of printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, artist reception at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m., Friday.

Food and Drink

Facts about Juicing, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, free. 774-2200. cancercommunitycenter.org. With Jacqueline Bradley of Mojo Health Bar, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

Spindleworks All Species Parade, Brunswick Mall, Brunswick. 725-8820. www.spindleworks.org. Celebrate your favorite natural species by embodying it in a mask and costume or by carrying a puppet, 4 p.m. Friday.

Home & Garden

St. Mary’s Garden Club, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 846-0628. Container gardening with Kerry Michaels of about.com ($5 donation), 11 a.m. Monday.

Insect pests of ornamental plants, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $5, free for members. 236-2239. www.merryspring.org. Talk by Clay Kirby, noon Tuesday.

Square Foot Gardening, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, $25-$40. With University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg. www.HomeGardenFlowerShow.com. Friday.

Museums

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

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

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

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. 283-3861. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org. Through June 30.

Music

UMF Chorus Concert, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, 8/$6. 778-7072. 3 p.m. today.

Molly Hatchet, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $35/$38, $45 VIP. Southern Rock, 7 p.m. today.

Thirty Seconds to Mars, State Theatre, Portland, $29.50. With CB7, 7:30 p.m. today.

Christian Swenson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15. Human jazz solo show, 7 p.m. today.

Taylor Hicks, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60/$65. www.jonathansogunquit.com.7 p.m. today.

Vocal Vortex, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $27. Led by ImproVox, 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Mainstream Jazz Masters Brunch, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 11 a.m. today.

Teresa Doyle, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 491-0273. Celtic music; pre-show jam session at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. today.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three or just come to listen, 2 to 4 p.m. today.

WMPG’s 9th annual Bluegrass Spectacular, proceeds benefit WMPG, Greater Portland’s community radio station, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. With Jerks of Grass, 317 Pickers, the Grassholes and Blizzard Bob as emcee, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Vio/Mire, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $6. 8 p.m. Monday.

Chris Beard, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

HillyTown Presents: Goes Cube, Space, Portland, $8, ages 18 and older. With Waranimal and Huak, 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8) Tuesday.

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

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

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Civil War Concert Series, Brick Store Museum program center, Kennebunk. “Battle Cries,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

John Pizzarelli, the Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $35/$40. http://thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30) Thursday.

Iris Dement, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Southern Maine Children’s Chorus performs variety of music, from spirituals to folk songs, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Old Blind Dogs, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $20. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gershwin Girls! Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $22.50, senior and student discounts. 865-5505. www.freeportfactory.org. Cabaret-style musical review featuring the songs of Ira and George Gershwin. All-female cast, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Composers Series, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, Donations. 725-5222. www.explorefrontier.com. Joshua DeScherer, Frank Mauceri, Crank Sturgeon, Dan Sonenberg & Maria Wagner, Phil Carleson, 7 p.m. Thursday.

April Verch, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

T.G.I.F. Series, Zackery’s Restaurant & Lounge, Portland, $5. The Waiters, 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Kris Delmhorst and Session Americana, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 door/$15 advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Ice Picks, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $5. 9 p.m. Friday.

The Who’s “Tommy,” concert performance, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Seasonal Disorder: Winter and Spring CD Release Show, the Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. With South China, Henry Jamison of Milkman’s Union, Dan Blakeslee and Moons of Jupiter, Friday.

Papadello, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. 7 p.m. Friday.

Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridayand Saturday.
John Pizzarelli, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15-$25. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Nick Luddington Quartet, the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 7 p.m. Friday.

Igor Lovchinsky, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16/$14. 689-2000. www.francocenter.org. Piano series recital, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Brothers Donovan & Dreamswell, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

New Relm, Sawyer Memorial Auditorium, Greene, Free. 946-5311. www.sawyer-foundation.com. Country rock and bluegrass trio, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Vanessa Torres and Mai Bloomfield, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10/$12. 725-5222. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Iris Dement, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, 37.50-42.50. 646-4777. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Harry and the Potters, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $10. 288-5015. harryandthepotters.com. Combines Potter themes with rock music, 8 p.m. Friday.

Eilen Jewell, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Judy Collins, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. With Baraka, 8 p.m. Saturday.
John McEuen, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $17/$20. 633-5159. Founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

Evening at the Pops, with the All-Star Concert Band. Suggested donation of $15, $12 for students and seniors; free for ages 12 and younger, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. 929-6472. www.sacorivergrangehall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hillytown Presents: Theadore Treehouse, the Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. With Miniboone and When Particles Collide, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Women in Harmony concert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. www.wihmaine.org. Theme is “Moving On: Immigration in Song,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

Jimmy Cameron and Gary Wittner, Starbird Music Hall, Portland, $10/$5. 828-1310. CD release concert, Saturday.

Meghan Yates, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. Soulful folk fusion, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Freeport, $5-$10, free for kids under 12. 751-6301. www.gfccweb.org. “The High Road Home,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Anni Clark & Ellen Tipper, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10/$12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hip-Hop Show, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Agape Coffeehouse, contemporary Christian, Seacoast Chapel, Saco, Free. 282-3000. Scott Logan and Phil Haymaker, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

Maine Audubon Warbler Week Bird Watching Tour, bring binoculars and field guides, $5, free to Maine Audubon members. 756-8173. habitat.maineaudubon.org. Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, meet in back of cemetery by the kiosk at the southwest end of the ponds, 7 a.m. Monday; Capisic Pond Park, Macy Street entrance, Portland, 7 a.m. Friday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. www.portlandseadogs.com. New Britain, 1 p.m. today.

Special Events

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$9. 780-4249. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. Rusty Rocket, 3 p.m. today; Mars Quest and Ring World, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; Eight Planets and Counting, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Story Telling Circle, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. 7 p.m. Monday.
Met Opera Encore: Il Trovatore, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23. 594-0070. www.RocklandStrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Grand Opening of Portland/Westbrook Community Cafe, Southern Maine Area on Aging Portland/Westbrook Community Cafe, Westbrook, $5, $7 for those under 60. 396-6512. www.smaaa.org. Turkey dinner with singers Gloria Jean and Bobby Lee, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Camden Lions Club Retrospective, Camden Public Library, Camden, free. 236-3440. Film clips from 1942 of Camden and surrounding areas. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Icons and Artists, with world premiere of “Cape Elizabeth Sketches,” by the Cape Elizabeth Wind Symphony, Cape Elizabeth High School, free. 799-3309, ext. 111. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nico Jenkins on “The Gravity of Pure Forces: On the Difficulty of Naming,” Camden Public Library, Camden, free. 236-3440. Sponsored by the Camden Philosophical Society, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bike Weekend, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. 800-559-0747, ext. 37222. www.llbean.com/freeport. Bike clinics, group rides, a time trial bike race and more, Friday through Sunday.

“Hula Jam,” hula-hooping, Harbor Park, Camden, free. www.facebook.com/hoopme. Hosted by Maria Randolph of Hoop Me, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Spring Italian Fiesta, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. Five  singers doing Italian numbers with 5-course dinner, Saturday.

Norwegian Independence Day Celebration, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, free. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Standard Model, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. Sci-fi puppet show presented by RPM Puppet Conspiracy, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Die Walkure, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18-$26. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Metropolitan Opera live in HD, noon Saturday.

Met Opera Live: Die Walkure, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. 594-0070. www.RocklandStrand.com, noon Saturday.

Theater

“The Syringa Tree,” the story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through May. 22.

“Beau Jest,” a comedy about a daughter who so doesn’t want to disappoint her parents, she hires an actor to play her boyfriend, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for age 18 and younger. www.thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Cinderella,” ballet-theater production, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington, $5-$6/$8. 839-3267. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. today.

“Dames at Sea,” student production, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, $5-$8, at the door. 1 p.m. today.

The Conference of the Birds, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $5/$7. Performance by A Company of Girls, 2 p.m. today.

The MOMologues, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12/$14. 642-3743. www.schoolhousearts.org. Comedy about motherhood, 2 p.m. today.

“Always … Patsy Cline,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0849. www.citytheater.org.
2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mad Horse Theater presents “Spring Awakenings,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$20. 899-3993. This 1906 play explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of German teenagers, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Shameless!” original musical, part of the Dark Night Series, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Little Festival of the Unexpected, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $10. 774-0465. www.portlandstage.org. New work from playwrights Andrew Harris, Ken, Urban and William Donnelly, 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 12:30, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Deering High School, Portland, $5-$10. 874-8260. Deering High School Players, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.

Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” Bonny Eagle High School drama, Standish, $8, free for students. 929-3831. www.bonnyeagle.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Side Show,” musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20, $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” musical, Space, Portland, $20/$18, ages 18 and older. www.space538.org. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Friday and Saturday.

“On Golden Pond,” Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta, $12/$7. 563-2434. Tickets at Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe in Damariscotta, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Metamorphoses,” Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $16/$18, students $8. 563-1373. www.heartwoodtheater.org. Performed by Heartwood Regional Theater Company, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Reynard the Fox,” Reach Performing Arts Center, Deer Isle, $5. 348-6301. Original music theater based on medieval tales, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” Bonny Eagle High School, Standish, 8, students free. 929-3831. www.bonnyeagle.org. 7 p.m. Friday, May. 13 and Saturday, May. 14.

Open Book Players, children’s plays, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $7, $5 for students and seniors. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

MEACT One-Act Festival, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $12. 783-0958. 9 a.m. (workshops) Saturday.