• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Ray of ‘Sunshine’ —  new Edwards show

JONATHAN EDWARDS is living in Maine nowadays, which means Mainers will get more chances to catch his shows. The singer-songwriter best known for “Sunshine” will be playing a show Sunday at the St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $35

INFO: 347-3075; stlawrencearts.org

Art and Theater: Pianist joins PSO for season opener 

PIANIST AWADAGIN PRATT has performed at the White House and around the world, and this week he’ll help the Portland Symphony Orchestra launch its season by playing on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

TICKETS: $17 to $70

INFO: 842-0800; portlandsymphony.org

Dining and Drink: Eco Appetito serves Food for Thought

SAMPLE local meats and seafood, artisan cheeses, hand-crafted beers and other Maine foods at Eco Appetito, the annual benefit for Ferry Beach Ecology School’s Food for Thought program. Silent auction items include beer for a year, food gift baskets and tickets to see Anthony Bourdain.

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Cinque Terre, 36 Wharf St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40

INFO: 283-9951; email [email protected]

Et Cetera: Seasons change, Brunswick parties

SIDEWALK SALES,
arts and crafts vendors, treasure hunts, dog demos and an apple pie contest will fill downtown Brunswick for the Fall Festival.

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

WHERE: Throughout downtown Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: brunswickdowntown.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: It’s Spoon vs. Wilco Tuesday at Port City

PORT CITY MUSIC HALL’S “The Clash” is back in full swing. The weekly series lets local musicians team up to play a set covering a well-known band, then square off in a contest against another group covering another band. This week’s contest pits the music of Spoon versus the tunes of Wilco.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: 10X10 show, sale for Arts Are Elementary

BUY ART CHEAP. The midcoast arts community will gather for the 10X10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale to benefit Arts Are Elementary, a local nonprofit that provides artists-in-residence experiences for all Brunswick students in grades K-5.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; preview 5 to 8 tonight and noon to 3 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, both on Pleasant Street, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: 10x10brunswick.org

Dining and Drink: Museum screening foodie film ‘El Bulli’

EL BULLI, called the world’s best restaurant, closed in July, but you can still see chef Ferran Adria in action in the film “El Bulli: Cooking in Progress” at the Portland Museum of Art. Museum Cafe by Aurora Provisions will offer food specials and Ferran Adria beer at the Monday screening.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday (industry night)

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland

HOW MUCH:
$7; $5 for chefs and restaurant staff for Monday’s screening

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.php

Et Cetera: Authors flock to Bangor Book Festival

THIRTY-FIVE MAINE authors come together to host 25 events in five locations over two days during the fifth annual Bangor Book Festival.

WHEN: 3:30 and 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Throughout downtown Bangor

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: bangorbookfest.org