Art

Jason Larkin: “Past Perfect,” photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

“Diversity,” multi-artist show featuring blown glass, acrylic, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramics and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Oct. 30.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Oct. 23.

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 18.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416; bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through Dec. 6.

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, with live music, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 846-7967. 10 a.m. to noon today.

“ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines,” wind power through the ages, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

“CRAFTS of the Land Sea,” a fine-craft exhibition of recent work by 8 Maine artisans, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701; thearchipelago.net. Through Friday.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Nov. 30.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings in a variety of media, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

Kim Bernard: “Pendelum Series,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Oct. 30.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” nine artists and scientists, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through Nov. 10.

“Autumn Arrivals,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings and new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Observations,” photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through
Oct. 30.

“ArtinMe,” juried show of contemporary Maine artists, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Nov. 19.

“A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Oct. 31.

“Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s seacolor yarns and blankets, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Oct. 31.

Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Saturday.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Oct. 30.

“All Things Wet,” juried by Gordon and Mary Nicoll, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 23.

George Lovette and Tyler Pope, large-scale abstract oils, masks and jewelry, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 30.

“Dwelling Place,” installation art by sculptor Asherah Cinnamon, modeled after a traditional Jewish Sukkah, in celebration of Sukkot, a weeklong harvest festival, University of Southern Maine (Luther Bonney Hall), Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Saturday.

Paintings of Jobe Cole and Tom Andersen, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through
Nov. 27.

Mary Bourke, “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 29.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 594-05611; woodschool.org. Through Nov. 23.

“Sicilia,” photographs taken in Italy in the spring of 2011 by the gallery owners, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. 772-3709. Through Oct. 31.

“Picture This,” photography, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Through Oct. 31.
Janice Kasper: “Forever Wild, Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife,” Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. unity.edu. Through Friday.

Harold Garde: “Still Life,” paintings, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Nov. 12.

“Entwined Metaphors”: the Art of Florence Putterman, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Nov. 4.

Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, photographer, and Morgan McAllister DiPietro, graphic artist, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Through Oct. 31.

Paintings by Marilyn Carr, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 11.
“Carnet de Voyage,” travel journals in multiple media from a COA course in Vichy, France, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 26.

Mary Berry, contemporary landscapes in oil and acrylic, Freeport Public Library. 865-3307. Through Oct. 31.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” significant moments in the Museum’s history, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802.  Through Dec. 30.

“Come See My Etchings,” fine-art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Oct. 29.
John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts”; Betts, Frey, Krupinski and Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships,” paintings and mixed media, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 29.

Drawing the Line #8, work by six artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Oct. 27.

“Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through Nov. 30.

Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, paintings, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Nov. 12.
“Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Oct. 29.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” 48 Maine painters, musicians and furniture makers, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 743-7813. Through Oct. 29.

lan Sockloff, Norm Proulx Bethany Mitchell, silver gelatin photographs, still life on surfaces and photography, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Oct. 29.

Art Openings

Lukaduke Fuller and Andy Curran, paintings, Cooper & Bull, PA, Westbrook. 591-5747. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Artisans Collective,” 11 artists show mixed media work, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Henry Wolyniec, new work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

“Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. studiotheatreofbath.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“A Christmas Carol,” Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. Ages 8 and older; adults also needed.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Anne of Green Gables,” First Church, Belfast. 505-0199. Casting all roles. Show dates are in December. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Benefits

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, non-competitive walk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, education and advocacy, Monument Square, Portland. (800) 227-2345. 11 a.m. today.

“Chocolate to the Rescue,” chocolate fountain fundraising event for Friends of Feral Felines, Thrifty Kitty Thrift Store, Portland. 797-3014. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Dinner in the Forest, three-course dinner featuring locally grown and themed cuisine, Viles Arboretum, Augusta, $50. 626-7989. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Fall Foliage Run Ride to benefit Camp Susan Curtis, 15- and 50-mile bicycle rides, Northport Business Park, Portland, $35-$90. susancurtisfoundation.org. 8 a.m. today.

Ski Boot and Stiletto Challenge, women’s 3-inch stiletto heel race and men’s ski boot race, benefits the Lift Up Foundation, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $25-$30, $75 per team. liftupfondation.org. To register: portsportsmaine.com/events/2nd-annual-ski-boot-stiletto. 5 p.m. Thursday; rain date Oct. 27.

Live benefit auction, collectibles, furniture, art, jewelry, gift certificates and more, benefits the missions of the church, Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-1413. Viewing at 6, auction at 7 p.m. Friday.

Miss Maine and Friends, Julie Furtado sings and dances, benefits Miss Maine’s journey to the top and Children’s Miracle Network, City Theater, Biddeford, $10-$12. missmaineamerica
@yahoo.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

High Hopes Jam, Tim Sullivan and the Funk Punks, the Gabriel Zacchai Trio and Frank Hopkins and Line of Force, concert to benefit Waterville’s High Hopes Clubhouse, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Freaky 5K Fun Run and Walk, prizes, costume contest, Colby College (Alfond Athletic Center), Waterville, $25, $15 for students. 861-8131. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Goodwill’s Ghoulwill Ball, music from the Waiters, costume contest, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25, two tickets for $40. goodwillnne.org/ghoulwillball. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Dance to benefit 19th Century Willowbrook Museum, local classic rock band Bridge Street, prizes for costumes, BYOB, Sokokis Hall, Limerick, $15, $25 per couple, 21-plus. 793-2693. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

“It’s Time to Pick Apples for Charity,” apple-picking for the Good Shepherd Food Bank, Thompson’s Orchard, New Gloucester, free. 542-3723. 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

5K Run and Walk, benefits Kennebunk Downtown Association, Duffy’s Tavern and Grill, Kennebunk, $22. duffyskennebunk.com. 8 a.m. Saturday.

SailMaine Soiree Auction, live music from Sly~Chi, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, Portland Yacht Services Complex, Portland, $30-$40. sailmaine.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Twilight in the Park, display of lumineria in tribute to friends, neighbors and loved ones who have touched your life, benefits Hospice of Southern Maine, Deering Oaks, Portland, $10. 289-3643. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Five Authors Reading from “A Maine Haiku Anthology,” Bruce Ross, Astrid Andreescu, Kirsty Karkow, Liga Jahnke and Paul Gross, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 2 p.m. today.

“Let’s Talk About It,” monthly book and discussion group, topic is Civil War fiction, facilitated by Eve Ramon, USM Arts and Humanities Professor, Meeting Room 5, Lower Level, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700, Ext. 728. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Through Dec. 12.

Mystery author series, Vicki Doudera, author of the Darby Farr mystery series, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry reading by Roger Finch, Maine Senior Poet Laureate, York Public Library, free. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Geoffrey Wolff, author of “The Hard Way Around: The Passage of Joshua Slocum,” Patten Free Library, Bath. 443-9451. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, author of “Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems,” Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. 729-8033. 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Carolyn Cooke, author of “Daughters of the Revolution,” College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Mystery Month of Maine Crime Authors, Gerry Boyle, auther of “Port City Black and White,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Oct. 26.

Caitlin Shetterly, author of “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” Norway Memorial Library. 743-5309. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kennebooks presents Tomie DePaola, author of “Strega Nona’s Gift,” Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, free. 967-6136. 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Suzanne Gieser, author of “Innermost Kernel: Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics,” Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. 729-0300. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Jessica Kinney, author of “The Pig Scramble,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. 935-9232. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, piano from Cynthia Henriques, Susan Rudy, Mark Braun, Carol Eaton Lowe and Richard Roberts, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10/$5 suggested. 797-8318. 3 p.m. today.

Duo Piano Concert: Bridget Convey and Chiharu Naruse, major works from the 20th-century duo piano repertoire, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, students $5, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. today.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt 200th-anniversary program, First Church, Belfast, free, donations welcome. firstchurchinbelfast.org. 3 p.m. today.

Bay Chamber Music All Stars Concert, violin, viola, cello and piano, Rockport Opera House, $30-$40, 18 and under $8. 236-2823. 4 p.m. today.

Band of Liberty New England Winds Quintet, Air Force band, First Congregational Church, Bridgton, free. 647-3936. 4 p.m. today.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, organist Ray Cornils, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Through Oct. 27.

DaPonte String Quartet, works from Ives and Dvorak, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $18-$22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

DaPonte String Quartet, works by Ives and Dvorak, St. Mary’s Church, Falmouth, Falmouth, $18-$22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet, works by Ives and Dvorak, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $18-$22, under 21 free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt 200th-anniversary program, Merrill Hall, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $10, 16 and under free. 491-0768. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Open mic comedy night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

Ecstatic Dance, with DJ, The Awake Collective, Portland, $10-$20. theawakecollective.com. With DJ. 10 a.m. to noon today.

Community Folk Dance, traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France and Greece, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5. 688-2293. Family dance at 5:30 p.m., folk dance at 7 p.m. today.

BoSoma Dance Company of Boston, energetic, athletic movement, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, $5-$10. 824-3575. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Deering Grange Hall, Portland, $8. 653-5012. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Colby College (Strider Theater), Waterville, free. 859-4521. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lessons and dance party, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, Call for cover. 671-7644. Lessons at 6 p.m. dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

“Hansel and Gretel,” traditional story set to Humperdink’s famous opera, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15. 781-3587. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Contra dance, music from Soupbone with caller Maggie Robinson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Third Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, works from 75 artists for sale, benefits church’s community service programs, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, free/donation. yarmouthartfestival.com. Wednesday through Saturday.

Falling Leaves Craft Fair, Standish Baptist Academy, Standish. 642-5358. 9 am. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

66th Annual Harvest Fair, crafts, Christmas items, raffles, white elephant tent, kids’ carnival, silent auction and more, Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. 318-0778. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

First Parish Market Arts and Crafts Fair, First Parish Church, Freeport. firstparishmarket.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

We Love Munjoy Hill Festival, live music, food, vendors, kids’ crafts and activities, games and demonstrations, East End Community School, Portland. munjoyhill.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Second Annual Harvest Fest, pancake breakfast, costume parade, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, concerts on the bridge and more, Downtown Kennebunk. kennebunkfestivals.com. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Family Festival, fall labryinth, magician, pumpkin carving, face painting, treat bag decorating and more, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $5 suggested. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Festival, cider pressing, apple bobbing, feed sack races, pie contest, bake sale and face painting, Morris Farm, Wiscasset, free. morrisfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, $7. 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org. “Life in a Day,” film of the most compelling footage from YouTube shot all over the world on a single day, July 24, 2010, 2 p.m. today; “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness,” 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ann Arbor Film Festival, wide range of funny, edgy international shorts, College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 8 p.m. Monday.

Banned Book Film Festival, “Beloved,” rated R, Portland Public Library, free. portlandlibrary.com. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Candlelight harvest dinner, with live entertainment, Faith Lutheran Church, Windham, $15, by donation for children under 12. 892-9158. 5 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

“Moon Witch,” fun Halloween show for the entire family, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

“The Jungle Book,” rhythmic reinterpretation performed for and by kids, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. 828-1234. 4 p.m. today and Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Fest, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $5/$7, 3 and under free. 657-4977. mainewildlifepark.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Home & Garden

Foreside Garden Club, preparation and use of herbal vinegars and oils, Falmouth Public Library, $3. 829-3578. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Music

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

Chris Humphrey Quartet, “Third Sunday Jazz Series,” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk, free. 467-5310. 4:30 p.m. today.

The Stevie Cee Show, country singer-songwriter, recording artist, Maine Ole’ Opry member, Trafton Senior Center, Sanford, $6. 490-1232. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Hope in the Key of Pink” CD-release show, Maine’s musical women unite against breast cancer, featuring 27 local female artists, ticket price will be credited toward your CD purchase at the event, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 p.m. today.

The Tim Sullivan Trio, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 5 p.m. today.
John Hiatt and the Combo, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $70-$80.
thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Spin Doctors, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album “Pocket Full of Kryptonite,” Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$25, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Doors at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Indigo Girls, folk-rock duo, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $82.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Whitehaus Family Records, Hurricanes of Love, Peace Loving and MC 2, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, 6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle, Celtic fusion, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Amos Lee with Pieta Brown, singer-songwriter, guitarist, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$35, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Brad Strause, original and cover blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Joe Pug and Splendora Colt, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8-$10. theoakandtheax
.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle, Celtic fusion, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

JT Lockwood, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Christine Cooper, Celtic and British music and storytelling, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566.
7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dar Williams, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. stonemountainartscenter. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Rat Pack is Back! Tribute to the ’60s “Rat Pack” singers Sinatra, Davis, Bishop and Martin, benefit for Casa, Inc., State Theatre, Portland, $35-$45, all ages, reserved seating. state
theatreportland.com, 8 p.m. Friday.

Shenandoah Davis with Audrey Ryan and Emily Dix Thomas, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Bluegrass and Wine Series with the Shanna Underwood Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. 636-6103. 7 p.m. Friday.

Roomful of Blues, blues and swing revival, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $20-$22.50, $10 for students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Okbari, original Middle-Eastern influenced music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Kristen Graves, folk/pop singer songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

The Vododeeyos with Red Beans and Rice, vaudevillian ukulele duo and blues duo, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $10, $6 for students and kids. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, folk and blues singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22-$25. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Soulive and Lettuce: The Royal Family Ball, electro-funk jazz, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$25, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Too Broke to Be This Drunk,” the Too Broke Band, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $5, all ages. 791-2695. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“British Invasion,” three cover bands, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8. 636-6103. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Sierra Hull and Highway 111, bluegrass, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15-$20. 633-5159; boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gin Mill Julep, mandolin, accordian, guitar and bass playing old-time prohibition era songs, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hail the Lowly Trombone: Colby Symphony Orchestra, Frank Martin’s Ballade with the orchestra’s principal trombone, Sebastian Jerosch, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville, free. 859-5671. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m. Saturday.
CInder Conk, Balkan and gypsy folk dance music, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $10. 338-0001. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Spike Sikes, ambient jazz, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lynn Deeves, Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, trio of singer-songwriters, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $13-$15. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Battlefield Band, Scottish Celtic music legends, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Squid Jiggers cd-release show, dinner and show, tradition-inspired music from Ireland, Scotland, Atlantic Canada and more, Graziano’s Restaurant, Lisbon, $30. (866) 655-7171.
7 p.m. Saturday.

Fiddle-iscious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), Gorham, $8-$10. fiddleiscious.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

Fall Family Hike at the Gardens, 1.5-hour easy family hike along the wild trails of the gardens with staff educators, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $20-$30 per family. 633-4333. 1 p.m. today.

Special Events

United Maine Coon Cat Association Cat Show and Christmas Craft Fair, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $5, $4 ages 6-12. 373-0470. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Benz, demonstrations of 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen and more, Seal Cove Auto Museum, $5, 12 and under $2. sealcoveautomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Film screening and lecture, “The Boys of St. Columb’s,” with Maurice Fitzpatrick, writer and film producer, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, donation. 232-2001. 2 p.m. today.

Farm to Farm Ultra Run, long-distance road-running event with several distances, in Brunswick and Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. farmtofarmultrarun.com. 10 a.m. today.

Annual Octoberfest, apple cider making, plowing, rock-splitting, games, wagon rides and more, Abenaki Draft Horse Club, Lyman, $5, $3 for kids. 499-7436. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Haunted Hayrides, reservations suggested, next to Scarborough Downs, Scarborough, $9/child-$13/adult. 885-5935. Today.

“Orbit (film),” co-presented by Space Gallery, collaborative 80 minute movie about the solar system, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $8, 12 and under $6. space538.org. 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

“The Boys of St. Columb’s,” film and discussion with filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish, free. 839-7723. 7 p.m. Monday.

Seanachie Nights, multi-instrumentalist Brian Peters “Songs of Trial and Triumph,” Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $12 suggested. 846-1321. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, New Hampshire poet Derek Avila and open mic poetry, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, $3-$5. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Earth Science Day, museum-wide celebration, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. 287-2301. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

“Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “IBEX,” full-dome double feature, shows about the history and science of telescopes and solar system’s outer edge, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

A Dash of Diva: Girls Night Out, music, fashion, belly dancing, vendors, performers include comic Karen Morgan, band The Awesome, a capella group Sidecar Heroes and belly dance troupe Naya Trance, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $20-$30. 791-6600. adashofdiva.com. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“Tales of Terror,” storyteller Lynne Cullen tells Poe’s “The Telltale Heart” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” Victoria Mansion, Portland, $20, under 10 $17. 772-4841. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Poetry reading with Nancy Henry, Anna Wroebel and Jim Donnelly, light refreshments, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $3. 685-3636. 7 p.m. Friday.

Fifth annual “The Haunting,” “Seminary Hotel” theme, benefits seminary restoration fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $10, 12 and under $5. 793-8825. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

National Theater in London: Live Third Season, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 15. 563-3424. “The Kitchen,” encore matinee broadcast 1 p.m. Saturday.

Zombie Costume Contest, with Maine filmmaker Andy Davis’ Biddeford-made zombie film “2,” Bull Moose Music, Sanford. 324-5786. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Family Walk through Riverton Neighborhood and Trolley Park, 1K, 5K or 10K routes, Riverton Community Center, Portland, free. 774-3415. Map-guided walk. Group 5k walk at 10 a.m., registration between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

WMPG’s “Watch Your Language” Live, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 suggested. wmpg.org. Two half-hour episodes will be recorded,
4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; vs. Adirondack, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

Studio Theatre of Bath presents “The Lion in Winter,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Miss Saigon,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $39-$69. 646-5511. 2 p.m. today; with ASL interpretors 10 a.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday;
3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Bad Dates,” a Good Theater Production, a single mother who is gets back into the world of dating, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 883-3051. stlawrencearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

“The Morini Strad,” Portland Stage Company, Portland, $27-$39, $15 for students. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“The Long Voyage Home: Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill,” presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $12. 799-5327. 7 p.m. today.
“Getting Old Isn’t For the Faint of Heart,” a Center Stage production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $5. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today.

Mad Horse Theater Company’s “Lieutenant of Inishmore,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $22, $20 for students and seniors. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“Around the World in 80 Days,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under $5. 782-3200. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

Fairy Tale Players’ production of “Peter Pumpkin Eater,” Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $7, 12 and under $5. 854-0065. 2 p.m. today; 11 a.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Thom Pain (Based on Nothing),” presented by Mad Horse Theater’s “Dark Nights” Series, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Good Theater’s “Ancestral Voices,” by A.R. Gurney, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 885-5883. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with live music, Freeport Factory Stage, $19, $15 for students and seniors. freeportfactory.com.  7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $50-$65. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads (Series II),” passionate, touching and funny snapshots of lonely lives, First Church, Belfast, $15, $10 for teens, $8 on Thursdays. 338-9668. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” female version, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $8-$10. 432-3394. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

One-act comedies by Christopher Durang, “Mrs Sorkin,” “The Actor’s Nightmare,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” “Nina in the Morning” and “Wanda’s Visit,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $15. 563-8116. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Snow White,” presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, Falmouth High School, $5-$7. falmouthschools.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Mulan Jr.,” Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $10. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.