Art

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

“Diversity,” multi-artist show, blown glass, acrylic, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramic ware and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097.

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 31.

“Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small crafts, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 5.

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

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber; 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.

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

“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. Through Nov. 13.

Kim Bernard: “Pendulum Series,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. Through Nov. 5.

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

“Autumn Arrivals,” Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings and new works, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ends Monday.

“Observations,” photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Ends today.

“ArtinMe,” contemporary Maine art, 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. Ends Monday.

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

“Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s sea-color yarns and Maine blankets, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499; markingsgallery.com. Ends Monday.

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

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

“Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” contemporary graphic design and form, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167.  Through Nov. 27.

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

“Focus on India,” photos by New Hampshire craftsman, Lawrence Elbroch, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Dec. 15.

Duncan Johnson, Robert LaBranche and David Orser, “constructed” paintings, aryclic, charcoal and organic forms in porcelain and earthenware, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Nov. 13.

“Still/Moving,” Deborah Wing-Sproul, performance, video, sculptural objects, printmaking and photography, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, $5 suggested. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 11.

“Sferics and Aural Ecosystem,” installation artists Zach Poff and N.B. Aldrich, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 11.

“Pieced and Wired,” Gabriella D’Italia, George Mason and Ellen Wieske, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 11.

“Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through Nov. 28.

Dominic Chavez: “The Global Lens,” photography, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Though Dec. 30.

Carlo Pittore, “Studio Life,” University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Though Dec. 30.

Abe Ajay, “Constructions,” University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Dec. 30.

Amy Stacey Curtis “Drawing the Line #9,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through Nov. 18.

Bill Haley, photography, Slates, Hallowell. 622-9575. Through Nov. 21.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 594-5611; woodschool.org. Through Wednesday3.

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

“Picture This,” photography, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820.

Anne Ritchie, photographs on canvas and in print, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through Nov. 11.

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.

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

Paintings by Marilyn Carr, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 11.

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

Henry Wolyniec, new work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 19.
“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” Kennebunk. 985-4802. Through Dec. 30.

“Courting the Muse,” watercolors by Ken Fellows, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Dec. 30.

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

Painters Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Nov. 12.

“Wearable Art,” handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables by Janice Jones, Elaine Pew, Susan Mills and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499.

Oil paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720.
Monika Kirtland “The World Around Us,” textile art: Yellowstone, outer space, magic forest, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 721-0766. Through Nov. 25.

Sara Gray: “Transitions,” landscape photography, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Nov. 30.

Abstract art exhibition, paintings, drawings, photography, fiber art and sculpture, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Through Nov. 20.

“Perspective,” new and recent works by painter Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Nov. 27.

“Smash Knock ‘em Dead,” Robert Nason and Julian Moran, paintings, pastels and ceramics, running with scissors gallery, Portland. 831-5682. Through Nov. 25.

“Burden of Weight,” “Hot Date,” “The Sitting Room” and “Beaded Gun,” Cythnia J. Ahlstrin, Debra Arter, Jennifer Booker and Barbara Nelson Emerson, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Through Nov. 26.

“Jewels of Maine,” works of Maine jewelry artisans, includes food and beverages, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray, $5 suggested. 657-2244. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Art Openings

“Drawing the Line #10,” Kendra Ferguson, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Nicoletti and Glenn Renell, “Northeast X Southwest,” paintings, pastels and ceramics, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 26.

Holiday Extravaganza, more than 60 Maine artists, craftsmen, poets and musicians, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Dec. 24. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art venues, various locations, Portland, free. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to8 p.m. Friday.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Student Exhibition, The Gallery Room @ The Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. 741-5865. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 18.

Sculptor Wendy Klemperer and arts patron William Hamill, Portland International Jetport, Portland. 688-4468. Reception, 3 to 4 p.m. Friday.

Fall Show: Liz Bernier, Stacey Whipple, Patricia Knittel and Jane Sleeper, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. 761-0408. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Betsy Levine, fine pottery, Maine Potters Market, Portland. 774-1633. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

New works by Aria Tuki, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, Falmouth. 781-7911. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

New Work by Nathaniel Larrabee, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443; arthousepictureframes.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Addicted to Love” Drawings and Prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Davidson and Daughter Revisited: Paintings, Sculpture and Jewelry, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 772-6467. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 2.

“Zero Four 101er,” paintings by Joe Fournier, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

“Dr. Doolittle,” Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. 657-2244. Children 8 to 16. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

3’s Company Fundraising Gala, dance show, food, live music, Art Moves, Norway, $35, $50 per couple. 743-5569. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Matt Wallace benefit show, featuring Spirit Quest, KYOTY, Dead Sun Dead Earth and Dirty White Hats, all proceeds to help accident victims Matt Wallace and his girlfriend Freja Folce, Big Easy, Portland, $10 suggested donation, 21-plus. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Winemaker’s Dinner, benefit four-course wine dinner for Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit, $150. 646-6725. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Arabic Dance Party, Dabke folk dance and Egyptian belly dancing by Jamileh, benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $8-$15, 12 and under free. 239-8060. 7 p.m. Saturday.

37th Annual Art Auction, proceeds go to MECA scholarships, tickets include an array of food, beer and wine, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, $40-$50. 775-5098. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Youth Art Auction and Celebration of the Arts, silent and live auction, High Mountain Hall, Camden, $40, $65 per couple. 975-2298. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Free to Breathe Walk, benefit for National Lung Cancer Partnership, Augusta City Center, $15-$20. freetobreathe.org. Registration at 8:45, walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Let’s Dance with the Stars,” judged dance competition, Maine Children’s Cancer Program benefit, Sanford Memorial Gym, Sanford, $10. 490-7027. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Book Signings

Melissa Sweet, author of “The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” Rockport Opera House. 236-3642. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

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. today.

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. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poet and author Gray Jacobmik, University Special Events Room, 7th floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, free. 780-7291. 5 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing with author and painter Dahlov Ipcar, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Poet and author Brigit Pegeen Kelly, University Special Events Room, 7th floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, free. 780-4291. 4 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

Portland String Quartet 2011-2012 season opening concert, with guest Maine state historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20-22, 21 and under free. 761-1522. 2 p.m., pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m. today.

Tuesday Classical with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, with soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$63. 842-0800. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string quartet plays Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, State Street Church, Portland, free. 251-1953. 5 p.m. Friday.

A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias, Margaret Yauger and Malcolm Smith, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Piano recital with Frank Glazer and Duncan Cumming, four-hand compositions by Mozart, Bizet, Schubert and Brahms, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14-$16, students free. 689-2000. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, string quartet plays Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, Freeport Community Center, free. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m. Friday.

“From Bach to the Beatles,” two sides of the classical guitar, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10-$15. 933-9999. 7 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series “Bringing Classical Music to the Coast of Maine,” string quartet plays Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. 967-9120. Noon Saturday.

Comedy

John Pinette, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$30, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatre
portland.com. Some material may not be suitable for children, 8 p.m. Friday.
Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com.
8 p.m. Friday.

Dance

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

“Fieldwork: Dance and Storytelling with Lida Winfield and Ellen Smith Ahern,” Vermont Dance Company production, Lucid Stage, Portland, $12. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Swing Dance, live music by Blue Willow Band, Deering Grange Hall, Portland, $10. 653-5012. Lessons at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Friday.

Raqs Afire Gala Belly Dance Show, featuring Zafirah, Rosa Noreen and more, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10-$12. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

26th Annual Fall Craft Show, jewelry, stained glass, soaps, paintings, pottery and much more, Augusta Armory. 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

36th Annual Grand Bazaar, benefit for the Children’s Nursery School Co-Op hosted by the school with crafts and activities, Williston West Church, Portland. 780-0226. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Winterberry Fair, crafts, greens, gifts and more, People’s United Methodist Church, Union. 785-4114. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Country Corner Christmas Fair, Buxton United Methodist Church. 642-3996. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas by the Sea Holiday Fair, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. 729-5702. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 854-9623. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Bountiful Fair, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, Portland. 797-4573. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, Elm Street United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-0407. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen Holiday Show, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland. societyofsouthernmaine craftsmen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

17th Annual Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair and Cafe, St. Mary’s Church, Bath. 443-3423. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. 985-4303. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Arts and Crafts Show, more than 50 artists from across Maine, University of Maine Farmington. 778-7081. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Fair, Saint David’s Church, Kennebunk. 985-3073. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Fall Fair, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Sanford. 324-8119. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

League of Maine Craft Show, Wells Junior High School, free. 646-5172. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Fair, North Parish Church, Sanford. 324-6497. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Festival and Open House, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. 865-3900. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, benefits oil assistance, First Lutheran Church, Portland. 878-0028.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Central Maine Great Dane Rescue Juried Craft Fair, Brunswick High School. 729-0679. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Retired Educators Holiday Craft Fair Scholarship Fundraiser, Kennebunk High School. 883-5991. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Fair, Congregational Church of Wells, Wells. 641-2212. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Damnationland,” world premiere of six horror films made by Maine independent filmmakers, Strand Theatre, Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 3 p.m. today.

Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $7. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. “Mozart’s Sister,” 2 p.m. today.

Bluestocking Film Series: Films by Women, collaboration between Gitgo Productions and the St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. stlawrencearts.org. 4 p.m. today.

“Fright Night” Film Series, “Carrie,” Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Play Again,” award-winning documentary about the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, Congregational Church of Cumberland, free. 699-2989. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Question One” screening, documentary about the 2009 same-sex marriage referendum, tickets must be purchased in advance at tinyurl.com/5tan2vb, Cinemagic Grand, South Portland, $6. q1-themovie.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Smoke Signals,” the first film written, directed and acted completely by American Indians, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, free. 288-3519. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Polo Mitan,” the lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3217. 7 p.m. Thursday.

SYRCL’s “Wild and Scenic” Film Festival, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Casco Baykeeper Joe Payne, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $15-$20. brownpapertickets.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

The Art of Local Food, tasting and live music benefit for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, features sale of 10 x 10 art pieces, Point Lookout, Northport, $40. nrcm.org. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.
For Children

Dress Up Halloween Bash, mask making, trick-or-treat, slime making, Halloween parade and Monster Mash, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9, under 18 months free. 828-1234. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today.

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

Music

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12-$14. fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m. today.

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

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), five musicals in one, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $10-$15, $5 students and children. 780-5555; usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. today.

Ben Williamson, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 5 p.m. today.

Jazz concert, pianist Tom Snow, drummer Les Harris Jr., saxophonist Ralph Norris and bassist Jim Lyden, benefit for the Joan Beaudry Memorial Education Fund, Thornton Academy, Garland Auditorium, Saco, $10, $5 students. 284-4754. 7 p.m. today.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, sound healer Lori LeBlanc, Belfast Yoga Studio, $5-$15 suggested. 208-7492. 4:30 p.m. today.

Paul Dunton Quintet, two flutes and guitar and vocalist Fiona Keeler, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10-$12. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Pixies with Surfer Blood, “Doolittle World Tour,” State Theatre, Portland, $45, all ages, general admission. (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Shane Alexander with Chris Pierce, singer-songwriter, guitarist, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $10-$12. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, master fiddlers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. Doors at 6 p.m. for dinner, show at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ambrosia, ’70s pop-rock, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $35-$45. landingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Mutineers, old-time country blues, originals and covers, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Jazz Band, big band, swing, Latin, blues and pop, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish, free. 310-0116. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Steve Jones, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco, free. 571-9648.  8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Liz Longley and Seth Glier, folk, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Loom, Cat Martino and If and It, folk-rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoak
andtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Rusty Hinges, folk, bluegrass, oldies, children’s songs, sea shanties, country and more, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gay Pearson, jazz pianist, First Parish Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Noonday Concert Series, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Kaeshammer, piano jazz with soul, pop and R&B influences, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $17-$22. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Friday.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, master fiddlers, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $40-$45. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Furthur, Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $40, all ages, general admission. (800) 745-3000. 7 p.m. Friday.

Abigail Washburn, singer-songwriter, country, banjo player, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15-$18. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

An Evening with Chad Stewart and Terry Sylvester, members of Chad and Jeremy and the Hollies, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ryan Flaherty CD-release show for “Hungry Moon,” gypsy guitarist and singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Friday.

Bluezberry Jam, blues, jazz and rhythm and jam, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford, $10, $25 per family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Friday.

Travis James Humphrey, with jazz from the Del Rossi Possy at 8 p.m., Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, free. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House, Ameranouche, gypsy jazz, New Gloucester Congregational Church, $10, $5 children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jon Pousette-Dart Band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30-$33. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mat Kearney, singer-songwriter, State Theatre, Portland, $18-$20, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Soul Sensations featuring the Colwell Brothers, electric blues, rock and R&B, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $16. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bob Band, local Bob Dylan tribute band, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $8-$10. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jorma Kaukoken, member of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $37-$40. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

One-Year Anniversary Show with MMoss, Herbcraft and Plains, psychedelic, folk and fuzz, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Kaeshammer, jazz, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10-$20. 935-9232. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Matt Meyer and the Gumption Junction, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Outdoors

Merrymeeting Audubon field trip, waterfowl of Sabattus Pond, led by John Berry, Hannaford, Brunswick, free. 725-2051. Meet at Hannaford at 8 a.m. Saturday to carpool.

Special Events

Spooky Car Day, Seal Cove Auto Museum, $4.50-$5, under 12 free. sealcoveautomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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

Psychic Sunday, readings, products and services, Lucid Stage, Portland. OnTheNewEdge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“The Unsolved Death of Patrolman Michael T. Connolly,” talk by Suzan Roberts Norton, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. today.

Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony Spooktacular,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. today.

Unity College Drama Club’s Haunted House, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, free. unity.edu. 5 to 7 p.m. less scary and more kid friendly, 5 to 11 p.m. today.

Haunted Schoolhouse, a good, old-fashioned haunted house not suitable for young children. A “safe room” with crafts and games is available, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake, $8, 12 and under $5. schoolhousearts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Glen DaCosta: “Music, Truth and Liberation,” film and reception, The Heart Opening, Portland, $10 suggested. 228-1139. 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Zombie Night, screenings of “Dawn of the Dead” and “Shaun of the Dead,” zombie parade and costume contest, State Theatre, Portland, $8. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Haunted House, Sanford Elks Lodge, free. 651-5236. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community celebration, music from Primo Cubano, gallery of shrines and artwork, Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston, $5 suggested. laarts.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, insight about what goes on behind the kitchen doors, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$55. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Beauty of Darfur, The Tragedy of Genocide,” art work, Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, dialogue with Sudanese community members, Via Agency, Portland. 781-7429, ext. 413. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The Met Opera: Live In HD, Wagner’s “Seigfried,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $23, $21 seniors. atthelincoln.org. Noon Saturday.

WMPG Annual Record and CD Sale, all genres of music available, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland, $2. 780-4424. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Peek-a-Boo Burlesque Revue, Whistebait Burlesque, Kitty De Light and The Dirty Dishes perform vintage-style burlesque dance, for adult audiences, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $12-$15. 564-8943. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Poets David Moreau and Alice Persons, with musical accompaniment by acoustic guitarist Sam Moreau, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 10 a.m. Saturday.

READ TO ME series with actor Scott Sortman, featured authors are Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams, mature audience material, Palermo Library, free. 993-2490. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“All Shorts: 14 New Plays by 14 Local Playwrights,” 10-minute plays written, acted and produced by area community members, Stonington Opera House, $12. 367-2788. 7 p.m. today.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with live music, Freeport Factory Stage, $19, $15 students and seniors. freeportfactory.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

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

One-act comedy plays 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. 3 p.m. today.

“Mulan Jr.,” lively theatrical musical adaptation, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $10. 832-6060. 2 p.m. today.

“Get Smart,” a Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 729-8584. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

“Of Farms and Fables,” a play about people who bring you food, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $15. brownpapertickets.com. 2 p.m. today.

“Tigers Be Still,” quirky comedy from Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $10-$20. dramaticrep.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

“God of Carnage,” Tony-award winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $30-$39, 25 and under half-price. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Good Theater Presents “August: Osage County,” Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, mature themes, adult language, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20-$30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Bus Stop” by William Inge, eight lonely people chase their dreams of love in a snowbound cafe in Kansas, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, $6. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 7.

“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $5-$7. 329-5858.  7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

“Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“The Boyfriend,” spoof of 1920s musical comedy, presented by the Oak Hill Players of Scarborough High School, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $6-$9. 937-2081. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Betrayal,” presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $15-$18. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 12.

“Beowulf,” Heartwood Theater Company youth production, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, $8-$15. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway,” musical revue with songs from hit Broadway musicals, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $33-$46. 842-0800.  8 p.m. Friday.

“The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” humorist Susan Poulin as Ida Le Clair, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18. 782-3200. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Salute Our Vets,” swinging patriotic cabaret presented by Lake Region Community Theatre, Naples American Legion Post 155, Naples, $8-$10. lrctme.org.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Opera House Arts presents: “Welcome Home, Hamlet,” cabaret version of the Shakespeare tragedy, Stonington Opera House, $20. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mystery for Hire, “Murder Most Medieval,” dinner theater; reservations required, Marco’s Restaurant, Lewiston, $36.95. 783-0336. 7 p.m. Saturday.