• BENEFITS

FRIDAY

Alive in Lewiston, family-friendly event with live music, locally-made art and food; benefits Lots to Gardens; St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, Lewiston. $5 to $15, reservations required. 513-3844. 6:30 p.m.

Fall Card Party, light lunch, beverages and door prizes; benefits Falmouth Historical Society; Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth. 781-2705. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Scare ME 5K Road Race, runners, walkers, dogs and strollers welcome, costumes optional; benefits Go-Malawi; Almalfi on the Water, Rockland. $15 to $18 registration fee. 691-3510. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10:10 a.m.

Dartmouth Aires with Michael Odokara-Okigbo Concert, fundraiser for Portland mayoral candidate Jill Duson, Portland High School Auditorium. $8 to $12.50. jillduson.com. 4 p.m.

Fall Family Fun Day, costume parade, games, face painting, pie contest, bonfire and more; benefits Share the Harvest; College of the Atlantic (Beech Hill Farm), Mt. Desert. Free/donation. 244-5204. Begins at 11 a.m.

Community Little Theatre’s Masquerade Ball and Benefit Auction, music by Bob Charest Band and catered gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston. $50. laclt.com. 7 p.m.

SWAPMaine, clothing swap and sale; benefits Goodwill; East End School, Portland. $5 to $10. swapmaine.com. Noon to 3 p.m. 

SUNDAY

The Art of Local Food, local food tasting and live music benefit for Natural Resources Council of Maine, Point Lookout, Northport. $40. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Autumn Craft Bazaar, handcrafted items, collectibles, jewelry and more, Auburn Public Library. 333-6640. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 854-9623. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fine Arts and Craft Fair, juried show of Maine artisans with more than 60 vendors, Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale. Free admission. halldalecraftfair.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

26th Annual Fall Craft Show, local and New England artisans, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, pottery and more, Augusta Armory. 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Oxford Fire Relief Organization Annual Craft Fair, Oxford Public Safety Building. 754-2583. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

Dinner with The Pirates, Portland Pirates coaches, players and Ice Girls will be guest servers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. Menu prices. 761-4446. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Blabbermouth Night II, in honor of Leo Krikorian’s weekly Blabbermouth nights in 1950s San Francisco, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 332-4014. 6 to 8 p.m.

Bar Mills Community Church Players Dinner Theater, performance of the play “His Word is Love,” Bar Mills Community Church, Buxton. $12; $25 per family. 929-5555. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

SATURDAY

Annual Traditions Auction, silent and live auction with dinner and cash bar, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland. $40. 797-3802. 5:30 p.m.

Day of the Dead Performance, story of grief with poetry, song and projected images, not recommended for young children, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Donation. 6 p.m.

Met Opera Live In HD, a screening of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $23; $21 for seniors. atthelincoln.org. 12:55 p.m.

Met Opera Live in HD, screening of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Fryeburg Academy. $18 to $26. 935-9232. 1 p.m.

All Souls Walk, narrated historical walk through Kennebunk’s Hope Cemetery with costumed historical interpreters, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. $5. 985-4802. 1 to 4 p.m.

All Soul’s Dinner, harvest buffet dinner and costumed historical figures from “All Soul’s Walk”; benefits Brick Store Museum; Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. $25. 967-4050. 7 p.m.

Shantala, sacred chanting featuring Indian music and participatory devotional singing, The Awake Collective, Portland. $15 to $20. theawakecollective.com. 7:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Psychic Sunday, Lucid Stage, Portland. $1 admission; additional fees for readings, products and services. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration, music by Primo Cubano, gallery of shrines and artwork, Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston. $5/donation. laarts.org. 6 to 9 p.m. 

NOV. 3

Good vs. Evil: Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, frank and provocative insight about what happens behind kitchen doors, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $55. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. 

• FILMS

TODAY

Independent Film Series: “Local Color” (2006, rated R), Fryeburg Academy. $8; $4 for students and seniors. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m.

“Travels by Canoe in Alaska’s Western Arctic,” Bowdoin College (Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center), Brunswick. Free. 725-3396. 7:30 p.m.

Maine Masters Project, art films on Dahlov Ipcar and Olive Pierce, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. www.harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. 

FRIDAY

“A Taste of Old Holland,” film with narration, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” documentary, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. Free. 985-3700. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

“In the Blood,” new documentary on Maine’s lumber camps, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Bluestocking Film Series: Films by Women, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $5. stlawrencearts.org. 4 p.m. 

TUESDAY

“Fright Night” Film Series: “Carrie” (1976, rated R), Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

“Play Again” (2010), award-winning documentary, Congregational Church of Cumberland. Free. 699-2989. 7 p.m. 

NOV. 3

“Question One: The Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in America,” documentary about the 2009 same-sex referendum, Cinemagic Grand, South Portland. $6; tickets must be purchased in advance. q1-themovie.com. 7 p.m. 

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

OneBook Book Club with Chris Thompson, author of “Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. 228-8264. 7 p.m. today.

“Bill Bunting: Author and Raconteur,” History of Maritime New England presentation, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free. sailpowersteammuseum.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Day of the Dead Open Poetry Reading, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Donation. 622-3813. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Rosalie Deer Heart, author of “Awaken Your All-Knowing Heart,” Cold Water Creek at the Maine Mall, South Portland. 730-2288. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Book Discussion, T.R. Reid’s “The Healing of America,” Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cynthia G. Neale, author of “Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York,” York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

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