ART

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

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

“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 art and 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/arctic-museum. Through Tuesday, Dec. 6.

“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. 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.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Reception, 1 to 5 p.m. today.

“ArtinMe,” contemporary Maine art, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Nov. 19.

“Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” wearable, functional 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.

Dahlov Ipcar: Paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. frostgullygallery.com. Through Dec. 10.

Giacomo Bresciani, mixed-media paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Nov. 30.

“Wearable Art,” handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables by Janice Jones, Elaine Pew, Susan Mills and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Nov. 30.

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

Oil Paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through Nov. 30.

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.

“The World Around Us,” textile art by Monika Kirtland, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 721-0766. Through Nov. 25.

“Still/Moving,” performance, video, sculpture, printmaking and photography by Deborah Wing-Sproul, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 11.

“Sferics and Aural Ecosystem,” installation artists Zach Poff and N.B. Aldrich Sunday, 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,” identities and how they are used, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through Nov. 28.

“Perspective,” painter Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Nov. 27.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Student Exhibition, The Gallery Room @ The Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. 741-5865. Through Nov. 18.

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

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

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

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

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.

Joseph Nicoletti and Glenn Renell, “Northeast X Southwest,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Nov. 26.

Fall Show: Liz Bernier, Stacey Whipple, Patricia Knittel and Jane Sleeper, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. 761-0408. Through Nov. 30.

Holiday Extravaganza, more than 60 Maine artists, craftsmen, poets and musicians, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Dec. 24.

New Works by Nathaniel Larrabee, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Nov. 30.

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

“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.

“Addicted to Love,” drawings and prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Through Nov. 30.

Davidson and Daughter Revisited, paintings, sculpture and jewelry, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 772-6467. Through Dec. 2.

“Zero Four 101er,” paintings by Joe Fournier, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Through Nov. 30.

“The Art of Recycle,” found-object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. 948-3131. Through Nov. 30.

“Objects of Affection,” still-life paintings by Liliana Thelander, Denise Rankin, Nancy O’Brien MacKinnon and Pamela Hansen, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Dec. 12.

“Inside and Oustide,” paintings by Abbie Williams, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Nov. 30.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. Through Nov. 23.

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

Harold Garde: “Still Life,” paintings, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Paintings by Marilyn Carr, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279.

Henry Wolyniec, new work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 19.

Robin Owings and Jill Piekut: “Buoys and Apples,” College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Friday.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 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. Through Nov. 30.

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

“Precious Things,” multiple artists, small art, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Jan. 7.

Artist lecture by photographer Dawoud Bey, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

“Small Works,” 140 works by 70 Maine artists from Bailey’s Island to Winter Harbor, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Dec. 1.

AUDITIONS

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” show runs March 23 to April 1 2012, Theater Project, Brunswick. 729-8584. Prepare a two-minute dialogue. Call to schedule time slot, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.

BENEFITS

Harpswell Foundation Silent Art Auction, artists include Tim Sample, Alison Hildreth, Dee Dee Schwartz, Graham Wood, Judy Riley and more, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, free. The foundation’s mission is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world. harpswellfoundation.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Screening of the documentary film “Miss Representation,” with post-screening discussion, benefits Family Crisis Services, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University Southern Maine, Portland, $10, $5 with student ID. 767-4952. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“RUNWAY: Fashion For Life,” fashion show, local food and beverages, live music, benefits Home Healthcare for Children, MaineHealth, 110 Free St., Portland, $50, $45 in advance. homehealth.org/runway. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Faces of War,” a photographic essay exhibition by Jerry Robinov, benefits Community Counseling Center and its programs for veterans, service members and their families. University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, $30, $50 per couple. 553-9324. Opening reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and program, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

7th Annual Go Red For Women, promoting awareness of women’s heart health, networking and entertainment, Mary Ellen Rinaldi keynote speaker, Coastal House, Wells, $60. heart.org/yorkcountygored. 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Homeless Animal Rescue Team Annual Litterbox Auction, silent auction, appetizers, live music, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $35, $25 in advance. hartofme.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Third Annual Benefit Harvest Dance, music by Ray and Debra Bourre of Expressive Sounds, supports York County Shelter’s Thanksgiving basket program, Mousam View Place, Sanford, $10, 21-plus. 324-7156. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Painting for a Purpose Auction, live and silent auction with auctioneer Erin Ovalle, benefits Portland Youth Services projects, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10, $25 per family. 874-8165. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Melissa Sweet, author and Illustrator of “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Noon today.

T.R. Reid, author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” Camden Public Library. librarycamden.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, Jim Witherell, author of “L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Patten Free Library Book Club, discussion of “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Elizabeth Collins Cromley, author of “Food Axis: Cooking, Eating and the Architecture of American Houses,” York Public Library. 363-2818. 11 a.m. Saturday.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Boston Conservatory Graduate Student Piano and Violin Recital, pianist Nicholas Place and violinist Nicole Parks, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, free. 650-2776. 2 p.m. today.

Concert led by Robert Russell and Ray Cornils, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and the Choral Art Society, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17, 12 and under free. 842-0800. 3 p.m. today.

Oratorio Chorale open rehearsal, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, free. 329-5708. 6 to 9 p.m. today.

“Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music,” with Maine historian Earle Shettleworth, Shaker Arnold Hadd and cellist Maren Askins, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 761-1522. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

COMEDY

Lily Tomlin, State Theatre, Portland, $35-$55, reserved seating, all ages. (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kate Clinton 2011 Glee Party Tour, celebrating of 30 years of performing, South Portland High School Auditorium, $35-$60. (973) 907-6059; womentwowomen.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Clark, with Jay Grove and Dan Gill, Fireside Inn and Suites, Auburn, $15, $12 in advance. 777-1777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

DANCE

International Folk Dance, Portland New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 318-7108. Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France and Greece. Lessons then dance party, 7 to 9 p.m. today.

North Yarmouth Contradance, music from the Shark Tones, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $10/$7. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Saturday.

Bates College Modern Dance Company, new works by guest artists Kendra Portier, Kwame Ross, Michael Wimberly and faculty choreographers, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $6. 786-6161. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Dance, music by DJ Rick Fredette, cash bar, raffles, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. 324-5657. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen Holiday Show, societyofsouthernmainecraftsmen.org, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

League of Maine Craft Show, Wells Junior High School, free. 646-5172. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Carol and Friends 13th Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Pownal United Methodist Church, Pownal. 688-4101. 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, Waterboro. 247-6244. 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Show and Church Fair, St. John the Evangelist Church, South Portland. 772-1136. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Home for the Holidays fair, St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. 839-4857. 9 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Village Square Fair, Standish Congregational Church, Standish. 642-2503. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Just an Old-fashioned Fair,” St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland. 774-8740. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Celebrate the Seasons” Christmas Fair, Grace United Methodist Church, Bangor. 942-8230. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Second Annual State Street Stroll, shopping, eating and entertainment, State Street Church, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Mercy Hospital, Irish Heritage Center, 75 State St. and Black Tie Catering, State Street, Portland, Portland. 775-2673. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychic readers, chair massage, henna and aura photography, Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. 221-2363. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, with Santa, children’s activities, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco. 286-9829. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, Windham. 892-7420. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

USM Fall Craft Show, University of Southern Maine (Field House), Gorham. 780-5328. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

17th Annual Christmas Craft Fair, Augusta Armory. 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

First Annual Our Lady Of Hope Christmas Bazaar, St. Patrick’s Church, Portland. 773-8619. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

30th Annual United Maine Craftsmen’s Arts and Crafts Show, Augusta Civic Center, $2. unitedmainecraftsmen.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Vendredi Club Reindeer Craft Fair, Casco Community Center. 627-7138. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Fish Chowder Lunch, Craft Fair and Silent Auction, St. Jude’s Church, Freeport, $7 for lunch. 353-8282. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fall Craft Show, benefits the university’s soccer and softball programs, University of Southern Maine (Field House), Gorham. 780-5328. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, Portland Elks Lodge, Portland. 773-7396. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

“Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis,” Visual Arts Film Series, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

“The Far North: A Donald MacMillan Lecture Film,” highlights 30 expeditions to the Arctic, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3357. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Like There’s No Tomorrow,” a Warren Miller Winter Sports Film featuring Maine natives Ben Wheeler and Seth Wescott, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $27. porttix.com. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Far North: A Donald MacMillan Lecture Film,” highlights 30 expeditions to the Arctic, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. Film 7 p.m., 6:30 p.m. for coffee and cookies Friday.

FOOD AND DRINK

Chili and Chowder Challenge, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5, ages 5 to 12 $3, includes silent auction. schoolhousearts.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

FOR CHILDREN

“Youth Voices Onstage,” anti-bullying show drawn from real-life stories of peer support in times of need, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

MUSIC

Weekly music jam sessions, “Working on the Water” with Gordon Bok, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, Free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Shape Note Singing, participatory four-part singing, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Tik Tok Laboratories, The Voodeeyos, vaudeville, novelty, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. today.

Girlyman with Coyote Grace, acoustic, Americana and rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing Concert, with musician and sound healer Lori LeBlanc, Second Street Yoga, Hallowell, $5-$15. 208-7492. 3:30 p.m. today.

Gary Wittner with the John Cooper Quartet and COA Jazz Trio, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 801-5706. 7 p.m. Monday.

Abigail Washburn with Putnam Smith, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15-$18. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, line-up of local talent, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Standard Issue, jazz standards, Grace, Portland. restaurantgrace.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Biscuit Miller and Spiritual Rez, blues, funk, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $20. gracietheatre.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5-$9. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Matt and Shannon Heaton, Irish wood flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $10-$12, ages 12-18 $5, under 12 free. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, noonday concert series, First Parish Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Dance Party with Jeff Pitchell and Eight To the Bar, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $25-$27.50, 21-plus. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Occidental Gypsy, Gypsy pop, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, jazzy folk singer-songwriter, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Leon Redbone, jazz, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Audrey Ryan and Guy Capecelatro III, music and readings, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, Shanna Underwood opens, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Stone Mountain Live, with Tim O’Brien and Michael Doucet, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $79 for dinner and show or $49 show only. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. (concert) Saturday.

Hot Day at the Zoo, American roots string band, Mainely Brews Tavern, Waterville, $10, 21-plus. 873-2457. 10 p.m. Saturday.

James Montgomery Band, blues and rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25-$28. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sultans of Swing, global music tapestry, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tumbling Bones and The Vododeeos, folk music and ukelele duo, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Opus One Big Band, jazz, big-band and contemporary, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, $10, students $5. 319-1920. 7 p.m. Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

From Away Festival of International Playwriting, celebrates the voices of international playwrights, readings from the work of Pilar Quintana (Colombia), Josephine Rowe (Australia) and Jeremy Tiang (Singapore), followed by a discussion among the writers, Portland Stage artists and the audience, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $5 suggested. 774-1043, Ext. 105. 7 p.m. Monday.

Bill Hinderer, storyteller, Vietnam War veteran, Library Lunchbox Series, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Noon Tuesday.

Tellabration 2011, Michael Parent hosts eight Maine storytellers, sponsored by MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Six Multi-Media Stories about the History, People and Way of Life in the Village of Port Clyde, produced by students from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, free. 372-8961. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Project G.R.A.C.E Trivia Bee, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. 883-5111. Doors 5:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Humor as Medicine: Viral Indians and Social Smallpox,” presentation by Ryan Red Corn and Dallas Goldtooth of the 1491s, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3815. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Buxton-Hollis Historical Society 41st Annual Meeting and Banquet, guest speaker Dan Perkins “Our Barns: A History of the Barns of Maine,” Bar Mills Community Church, Buxton, $15. 929-3647. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Traditional Russian tea party with Marina Forbes, Forbes discusses her annual cultural tour to Russia, York Art Association, York Harbor, free. (603) 332-2255. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Chris Dingwell’s Wet Paint Project, part of Coast City Comicon, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland, $10, under 12 $5. 899-1505. Longfellow Room. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

National Gaming Day, with three video-game systems available: a Wii, a Playstation 2 and an Xbox, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

SPORTS

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665; portlandpirates.com. Vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday.

THEATER

“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. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with live music, Freeport Factory Stage, $19, $15 for students and seniors. freeportfactory.com. 2 p.m. today.

“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, Falmouth High School, $5-$7. 329-5858. 3 p.m.

“Get Smart,” a Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 729-8584. 2 p.m. today.

“Tigers be Still,” quirky, heartfelt comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $10-$20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

“August: Osage County,” Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, mature themes and adult language, presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20-$30. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“God of Carnage,” Tony-award winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $30-$39, 25 and under half-price. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

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

“Whuu Done It?” Mystery dinner theater, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, $12, $5 for kids. 783-0461. 1 p.m. today.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $17, 12 and under $10. laclt.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

Acorn Productions’ “Naked Shakespeare Performances,” “Willas and Willies,” The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $8 suggested. 854-0065. 8 p.m. Monday.

“Gold in the Hills,” classic melodrama, school production, Cape Elizabeth High School, $8, $5 seniors and students. 799-3309. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Betrayal,” presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $15-$18. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” timely and original theatre piece, presented by USM Theatre, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $8-$15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Fryeburg Academy Family Entertainment Series, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $6-$8.50. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Cinderella (Enchanted Edition),” Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

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

“Rabbit Hole,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer-prize winning play, presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $12. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“The Wizard of Oz,” school production, Windham High School, $11, $7 students and seniors. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” sexy, madcap farce, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” classic drama, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.