HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Peter Wolf rocks Brownfield barn

LONGTIME J. GEILS BAND frontman Peter Wolf puts on a pretty rockin’ show by himself too. He’ll be performing this weekend at Stone Mountain Arts Center.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday (Saturday show is sold out)

WHERE: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield

HOW MUCH: $45

INFO: 935-7292; stonemountainartscenter.com

Art and Theater: Feel the glee at the next PSO concerts

IF YOU ENJOY the power of a male chorus, the Portland Symphony Orchestra has a show for you. The PSO welcomes the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club for two weekend performances. The 80 members will perform choral masterpieces, popular music, patriotic songs, traditional sea shanties and a variety of other works.

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

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

TICKETS: $26 to $71

INFO: 842-0800; portlandsymphony.org

Dining and Drink: Pumpkin desserts  square off in contest

SAMPLE Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, Harpoon UFO Pumpkin Ale, Shock Top Pumpkin Ale, Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale and more pumpkin-based brews at The Great Lost Bear.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. today

WHERE: The Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $2.99 pints

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Thrill to the grills at Foreign Auto Fest

WHETHER YOU want to see an Austin Healey or a Rolls-Royce, head to the Foreign Auto Festival for a peek at more than 150 antique automobiles from around the world.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, Route 73

HOW MUCH: $12; 18 and under free

INFO: ohtm.org

 

CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Fun for funkophiles Monday

THE MONDAY FUNK series is back this fall at The Big Easy in Portland, with A Murder of Crows playing weekly. Don’t forget the drink specials.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Reception opens show of African art

THE ART SHOW “From the Shores of Lake Victoria” features the work of artists from Kisumu, Kenya, including Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth Amollo. Clyde Bango of Zimbabwe will also show work.

WHEN: Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 871-7188; museumafricanculture.org

Dining and Drink: Pumpkin brews at Great Lost Bear

HEAD TO Damariscotta’s Pumpkinfest for the annual pumpkin dessert contest. The region’s best cooks and bakers bring two of their best creations to the event — one for the judges, and one for you to taste.

WHEN: Winners announced at 1:30 p.m.; tasting follows

WHERE: Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta

HOW MUCH: $5 for three selections

INFO: 563-1774; [email protected]

Et Cetera: Free ice time with Salty Pete and pals

JOIN SALTY PETE, Crackers and Portland Pirates past and present for two days of free ice skating at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Cumberland County Civic Center, Spring Street, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 775-3458