• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Umphrey’s McGee plays the State

SINCE FORMING in the late ’90s in South Bend, Ind., Umphrey’s McGee has earned a following for virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes — not to mention good songs.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 in advance; $25 day of show

INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: See top artisans at Fine Crafts Show

AT THIS WEEKEND’S Maine Crafts Guild Fine Crafts Show at Camp Ketcha, 50 of the state’s top-drawer artisans will be selling their wares in the great room, pavilion and outdoor stage. Meet the craftspeople as you browse and buy their heirloom-quality goods.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough

HOW MUCH: $5 to benefit Camp Ketcha; free for children

INFO: 210-0129

Dining and Drink: Grandview Farm to host harvest feast

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST on the farm that provides much of the fresh produce to two of Portland’s best-known restaurants, Cinque Terre and Vignola. This annual dinner includes a tour of Grandview Farm.

WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Grandview Farm in Greene. Transportation is provided. Leave from Vignola, 10 Dana St., at noon.

HOW MUCH: $100; includes transportation, dinner, wines, tax and gratuity

INFO: 347-6154; cinqueterremaine.com

Et Cetera: Lucid party marks anniversary

CELEBRATE THE one-year anniversary of Lucid Stage during an open-house party with performances by Vivid Motion, Dark Follies and Hope Hoffman.

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: lucidstage.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Jazz man Christian Scott at The Landing

THANKS TO an anonymous sponsor, The Landing at Pine Point is offering tickets to see the Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Christian Scott for just $7.50.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough

HOW MUCH: $7.50 ($2.50 processing fee for credit card orders)

INFO: 774-4527; thelandingatpinepoint.com

Art and Theater: Don’t rain on the parade – see ‘Funny Girl’

PORTLAND PLAYERS kicks off its 81st season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show made

famous in film by Barbra Streisand. “Funny Girl” is the semi-autographical musical based on the life and career of stage and film star and comedian Fanny Brice. It runs through Oct. 2.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 to $20

INFO: portlandplayers.org

Dining and Drink: Food fest all about generating local buzz

BROWSE the locally made chocolates, cheese and teas, as well as baked goods, olive oils, apples, maple products and more at the First Annual Festival of Foods. Troy Peterson from Haulin’ Ribs BBQ will be serving barbecue from his traveling smoker.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Plainview Farm, 529 Mountfort Road, North Yarmouth

HOW MUCH: Bring money to buy foods prepared by local artisans and chefs.

INFO: plainviewfarm.com

Et Cetera: Warm and fuzzy: Newfie Fun Days

JOIN OTHER enthusiastic Newfoundland owners for two days of events, including water work demos, animal communication readings, a live auction, a book signing with Jim Willis and the Grand March of the Newfoundlands.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Piscataqua Boat Basin, Eliot

HOW MUCH: Free/donation

INFO: newfiefundays.com