• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Marley’s the name, laughs are the game

HERE’S YOUR chance to see Maine’s favorite comedian, Bob Marley, in a somewhat intimate setting before his annual end-of-year shows at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit

HOW MUCH: $25; $28

INFO: 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com

Art and Theater: Shaker show offers simple gift of beauty

THE PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART offers refuge from the chaos of the season. Be sure to check out

“Gather up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” which demonstrates the genius and simplicity of Shaker design. Admission is free for everyone from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $10; $8 seniors and students, $4 ages 6 to 17; free for ages 5 and younger

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Want to be well red? Take a walk

THE TOPIC is “Big, Bold, Beautiful Reds” in the latest Wine Wise wine education event. Walk from restaurant to restaurant on Wharf Street, sampling a different wine at each stop.

WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Begins at Zapoteca, 505 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $35 in advance; $40 day of event

INFO: winewiseevents.com

Et Cetera: Skiers and boarders get deals at club sale

SHOW UP EARLY to get a good spot in line and then head into the Expo to search through more than 10,000 pieces of ski and boarding equipment. Deals abound on both new and used items at the annual Down East Ski Club sale, and will get you outfitted to hit the slopes in style.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave.

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: downeastskiclub.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS 

Music and Nightlife: Cullu’s reggae to rock the Big Easy

CULLU (it’s pronounced “cooloo”) is a raging reggae outfit with at least 10 Portland-based musicians, plus a rotating cast of guests. Catch them at the Big Easy on Friday.

WHEN: 9  p.m. Friday

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

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: 775-2266; bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Art leads down city’s streets, out to island

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER Paul Black offers his perspective of the streets of Portland and wilds of Monhegan with his annual holiday exhibition.

WHEN: Opens Friday and runs through Jan. 7, with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

WHERE: Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: paulblack.com

Dining and Drink: Shop for Maine-made stocking stuffers

AVOID THE CROWDS at the mall this weekend and shop for Maine-made salsas, jams, pickles, chutneys, fudge, chocolate and more to fill your foodie’s stocking.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Home for the Holidays Craft Show, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: 283-4715

Et Cetera: Rogues Gallery sale draws hip hunters

IF YOU’RE GAME for pushing your way through a crowd and digging through boxes in search of hip clothing finds, don’t miss the Rogues Gallery sale. The high-end clothier based in Portland sells samples, overstocks and prototypes at bargain-basement prices.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: space538.org