• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Ricky Skaggs at Saddleback festival

RICKY SKAGGS and Kentucky Thunder headline the Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival this weekend. The music begins at 3 p.m. Friday, and doesn’t stop until Saturday evening. Camping is available, and there will be food vendors and a beer tent on site.

WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley

HOW MUCH: $45 for two-day pass; children 12 and under admitted free

INFO: saddlebackmaine.com

Art and Theater: ’50 Works’ at PMA opens Saturday

HERBERT VOGEL, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, built an important contemporary art collection with modest means. After 40 years of collecting, they began giving it away. The Portland Museum of Art received 50 works.

WHEN: Opens Saturday; through Jan. 29

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $10; $8 seniors and students; $4 ages 6 to 17; free for ages 5 and younger. Free for everyone after 5 p.m. Fridays.

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Pair fare with some fresh air

SQUEEZE all the pleasure you can out of the waning days of summer by enjoying a four-course wine dinner outdoors on a local farm. Chef Jason Williams is teaming up with Devenish Wines to serve up a real farm-to-table experience.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: The Well at Jordan’s Farm, 21 Wells Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: $55 (cash only); reservations required

INFO: 831-9350

Et Cetera: The Femme Show at Mayo Street Arts

CHECK OUT the queer side of femininity during The Femme Show, a smart, sexy traveling revue that explores gender issues with dance, burlesque, literary readings and drag performances.

WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m. today

WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $12

INFO: mayostreetarts.org

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Anni Clark plays free show in Auburn

SEE MAINE singing-songwriting veteran Anni Clark for free today during Music in the Park in Auburn. If it rains, no worries: The concert moves indoors to the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston.

WHEN: Noon today

WHERE: Festival Plaza, downtown Auburn

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 782-7228 

Art and Theater: Art in the Park  Saturday in SoPo

ART IN THE PARK features original art and photography from up to 185 artists, as well as music, food and activities for kids. Check out the tent featuring art by South Portland students.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Mill Creek at Broadway (between Ocean Street and Cottage Road), South Portland

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: artintheparkmaine.com

Dining and Drink: Grill, chill at weekend BBQ fest in Eliot

AT THE Mainely Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Festival, you can chow down on ‘cue and wash it down with beer from the Shipyard beer garden while you watch burly outdoor types throw axes in the woodsmen competition.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road, Eliot

HOW MUCH: $5; children under 6 get in free

INFO: 748-3303; mainelybbq.com

Et Cetera: King of the road to sign new book

JOIN former Gov. Angus King for a book signing of his new work, “Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America.”

WHEN: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Gulf of Maine Books, 1345 Maine St., Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 729-5083