Art

“A Thickening Rhythm,” five artists, various media, installation and performance, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 19.

“Are You Really My Friend?”, Tanja Alexia Hollander’s photographs of her Facebook friends, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through June 17.

Edgar Degas: “The Private Impressionist,” drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through May 28.

“Viewpoints,” new paintings by Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through May 1.

Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through April 8.

“The Portland Show,” more than 50 artists on the theme “Portland,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through April 27. Artists’ reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Reflections,” sea-inspired oil paintings and metallic driftwood sculptures by Ellen Thayer, The Salt Exchange, Portland. thesaltexchange.net. Through April 30.

“Springtime Floriade,” multi-disciplinary exhibit, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Through April 20.

“The Myths,” photographs exploring evolving roles of women, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Wednesday.

“The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 23

“Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through Tuesday.

“The Art of the Needle,” needlepoint tapestries by Jill Vendituoli, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through April 23.

Alison Hill, Brita Holmquist, Margaret Ryan and Margareta McDonald, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Saturday.

“Another Part of Me,” art by faculty and staff, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through Monday.

“Spring Works,” Damariscotta River Grill. damariscottarivergrill.com. Sunday, April 1. Through April 24.

Jean Kigel, gyotaku, the ancient art of japanese fish prints, Little Tokyo, Brunswick. 798-6888. Through April 30.

Damariscotta artist Penny Moodey, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through April 16.

“Free Form Flow,” celebration of collaboration by Tim Clorius and Matt W. Moore, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-7002. Through Thursday.

“The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944,” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854; treeoflifemuseum.org. Through May. 1.

“Victoria’s Wonderama,” original site-specific, fantasy-themed work by eight local artists, Victoria Mansion, Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through April 21.

“Red Horse,” works by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through April 28.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin, mixed media, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland. 838-7591. Through May. 2.

“Mindscapes in Watercolor,” Katharine A. Cartwright, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland. 594-6490. Through April 8.

“Vernal Pools and the First Signs of Spring,” works by several artists on a spring theme, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. 841-5914. Through April 28.

“Local Colors,” works from midcoast artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through May 24.

Mainely Photo Arts by Murray Dellow, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Sunday, April 1. Through April 30.

“Scenes from Maine,” landscapes and coastal scenes by Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through April 30.

“Print/Counter-Print,” works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, Rose Contemporary, Portland. peregrinepress.com. Through April 15.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Family Crisis Services exhibition of poetry by incarcerated women and photographic portraits, Thornton Academy, Saco. thorntonacademy.org. Through April 16.

Visiting artist Charles Simonds, part of artist lecture series, Maine College of Art, Portland, free. 775-3052. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Art Openings

“Rural Harvest,” focusing on stewardship and the vulnerability of family farming, observing an Aroostook County farm, opening will include Bob MacLaughlin reading poetry he has written for the show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. facebook.com/events/396245. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Master/Mentor: A Printmaking Collaboration — The Works of Don Gorvett and Sean Hurley,” A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. 699-2919. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through April 28.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through June 10.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Through June 10.

Tom Curry and Andrea Peters: Two Colorists, oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Friday. Through May 26.

“Building Inspiration: Hope and Houses in Freeport,” student artwork inspired by Somalian refugees moving into Habitat For Humanity home, Via Agency, Portland. 865-4706, Ext. 307. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Moments Abstracted,” photography by John Goodman, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Friday. Through June 9.

“Vanished into Sticks,” animal pelts made from felt by Ruth Marshall, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Friday. Through June 9.

“Slab Waltz,” sculpture and ceramics by Jemma Gascione, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Friday. Through June 9.

“Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” Emily Bracale, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. Opening reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through April 30.

“Sea Mystics,” ocean-themed art of David Cray, Marika Alisha Skin Care, Portland. marikaalishaskincare.com. First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Organic Musings,” Linda Murray and Joy Scott, acrylic abstract landscape meets fused glass garden sculpture, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

Student art show, drawings, paintings, mixed media, ceramics and photography by students of Greeley High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Opening reception with live music by NYA Bluegrass Ensemble, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 24.

“Occupy Art! Union of Maine Visual Artists in Action,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.

“A Powerful Joy of Colors,” sculptures, paintings and poems by Carol Bass, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 27.

“10 Years in Portland: An Illustrator’s Saga,” artwork by Joel Rivers, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. First Friday opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

“Botany of Desire,” multi-artist exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 29.

“Agri-CULTURE: A Celebration of Farming in Art and Community,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Opening reception with live music, farmers market, light fare and “Meet Your Farmer” film, 6 p.m. Friday. Through April 21.

New work by printmaker and illustrator Emily Walsh, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Open house artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

“In & Out of Abstraction,” photography by Brad Maushart, Robert Moran, Richard Veit and Mary Woodman, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. First Friday opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.

Annual senior exhibition, works by 14 studio art majors, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Public reception, 6 p.m. Friday. Through May. 26.

“Liquid Lens,” exhibit by Portland High School Photography Club, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. 5-8 p.m. Friday, Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Chronology of a Life: Artist Books, Poems and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” Glickman Family Library, Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu. Reception, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

“Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Artists reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31.

“Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” Stuart Ross, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Saturday. Through June 15. 

Auditions

“Rumors,” Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. studiotheatreofbath.com. 7 p.m. today and Monday.

Benefits

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, annual event to benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $10-$50, chocolateloversfling.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

SeniorsPlus 3rd Annual ChocoLArt, chocolate-tasting event, silent art auction, live music, benefits SeniorsPlus Meals on Wheels and other programs, Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. seniorsplus.org. 2 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Telling Room’s Glitterati, literary ball, live music by This Way, cash bar, catering by Blue Elephant, benefits Telling Room’s free writing programs, Masonic Temple, Portland, $75. tellingroom.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Scoop-a-Thon for Brunswick Teen Center, Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick. 607-4002. Thursday.

Brunswick Rotary Hometown Idol, judged talent show with audience voting the winner, benefits Brunswick Rotary Club, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $10-$12, $30 for family. (978) 468-1579. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saint Solitude, John Clavette, Dominic & The Lucid, Tony Chexmix, Frank Hopkins, Restless Groove, Gabby Raymond, fundraiser concert to benefit Fort Kent fire victims, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Maine Festival of the Book, readings, signings, performances, workshops and panel discussions, various locations, Portland, free. mainereads.org. Today.

Longfellow’s Shorts Author Series: Morgan Callan Rogers, author of “Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea,” Portland Stage Company, $5 suggested. 774-1043. 7 p.m. today.

“Four Strong Women Speak,” Kathleen Ellis, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Pat Ranzoni and Kristen Lindquist, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, Melissa Coleman, author of “This Life Is in Your Hands,” one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Lunchtime Fireside Poetry, Susan Connelly and Janet Shea, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. Noon Wednesday.

Chats with Champions with Peter Behrens, author of “The O’Briens,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-5513. 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Peter Behrens, author of “The O’Briens,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kieran Shields, author of “The Truth of All Things,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Poet Dawn Potter, author of “How the Crimes Happened” and “Boy Land and Other Poems,” North Yarmouth Academy, Higgins Hall, Yarmouth, free. nya.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Katherine Mayfield, author of “The Box of Daughter: Overcoming a Legacy of Emotional Abuse,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Celebration of Maine poet and author Lewis Turco, National Poetry Month event, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. unity.edu/uccpa. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library presents poetry with Andrew Fersch, author of “The Rough Draft of My Life Story,” for children ages 8 to 12, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. 11 a.m. Saturday. 

Classical Music

Soprano Christina Astrachan performs “Hausmusik,” benefits the Oratorio Chorale, Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, students half-price, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. today.

“Brass Blast Off!”, Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series, “Peter and the Wolf” with PSO Woodwind Quintet, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $4. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Cordis Quartet, innovative chamber music from Boston, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, $4 to $15. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Chamber ME Music Series, Haydn and Beethoven string quartets, Key Bank, Portland. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, Haydn and Beethoven string quartets, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. 967-9120. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21+. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5.

Karen Morgan presents “Great Comedy for Good Friday,” with Nellie Coes, Tuck Tucker, Stephanie Doyle and John Ater, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 door. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Friday. 

Dance

Maine State Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. today.

2012 Winter Dance Concert, choreography by director of Bates College dance program and three dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3-$6. batestickets.com. 5 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” Irish dance show, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $41-$57. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Swing dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $8. 653-5012. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Friday.

Contra dance, live music by The Steampacket, calling my Mary Wesley, bring clean non-street shoes, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Contra dance, Big Moose Contra Dance Band and caller John McIntire, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Fairs/Festivals

Schoolhouse Arts Center Spring Fling craft and vendor fair, crafts by local artistans, food and beverages, George E. Jack School, Standish, free. schoolhousearts.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fourth Annual Central Maine Brew Fest, featuring Downeast Cider House, Fatty Bamkpins, Maine brewers, food, music by The Blues Prophets, Pat Pepin, Augusta Armory, $25 advance, $30 door. centralmainebrews.com. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. 

Films

Winter and Spring Film Series, “My Afternoons with Margueritte” (PG-13), York Public Library, free. 363-2818. 3 p.m. today.

By Popular Demand Film Series, “Titanic” (1997), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Global Lens International Films Series, “A Useful Life,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 7 p.m. Monday.

Music Movie Mondays, two episodes of Pete Seeger TV show from the ’60s, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

“Ingredients,” documentary, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, free. graveslibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Ocean Odyssey,” documentary about ocean sustainability by Feo Pitcarin, Waynflete School, Portland, free/donation. waynflete.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Rockland Shorts,” nine short films from around the world, screening and after-party, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $12. farnsworthmuseum.org/rocklandshorts. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” documentary about 85-year-old Jiro One, one of the world’s great sushi chefs, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. April 8. 

For Children

Rick Charette, presented by Jewish Community Alliance and Early Childhood Education Preschool, benefits ECE Preschool Scholarship, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10, $40 family. 772-1959. onelongfellowsquare.com. 10 a.m. today.

Kids’ Open Mic, for kids 10 to 18, hosted by Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 761-7099. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Storytime in the Garden, hour-long stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. 10 a.m. Monday.

Portland School of Ballet’s “Kids for Kids” series presents “Little Red Riding Hood,” with narration by Suzanne Nance, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. portlandballet.org. 11 a.m. Saturday. 

Music

English Beat, ska, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. today.

Violinist Ellie Buckland, Appalachian and old-timey music, with band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. today.

Jazz brunch, Richard Marsters, light jazz with trumpet, flute, guitar and piano, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach, $12.99 buffet. 937-3250. 10 a.m. today.

Hot jazz brunch, Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Mastodon and Opeth, heavy metal, with special guest Ghost, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

North African guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $15 to $28. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

North African guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar, in-store live performance, Bull Moose, Portland. 780-6424. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sagapool, Candian world music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Songwriters in the round, Paddy Mills, RJ Cowdry, Adam Nordell and Lisa Redfern, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Old-time music jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Rory Block, country/blues singer and guitarist, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $20. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sagapool, Candian world music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Camden Library Coffeehouse, David and The Lowdown, stand-up bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Camden Public Library, $8. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Matt Baker and Dylan Grieve, mandolin, Local Sprouts Coop-erative, Portland, donation. local sprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jonathan Edwards, folk/rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $38. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Johnny Winter, blues guitarist, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $44.50 to $85.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Maine Academy of Music MAMM JAMM First Friday Rock ‘n Bowl concert series, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $5, all ages. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

SnackCakes with 5G, funky trio of pop divas, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Lynn Deeves and Trina Hamlin, singer-songwriters, The Barn, Topsham, $15. thebarntopsham.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Heather Masse and Jed Wilson, Folk, blues, jazz and country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Andre Nickatina with Fashawn & Mumbls, rap, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Doug Cantwell, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Burnt Beard Band, Americana, bluegrass, jazz, rock and jazz, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House, Blu Tonic (a cappela) and Lousy Cowboy Music (blues, jazz, bluegrass), New Gloucester Congregational Church, $5 to $10. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Caribbean Night with the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10 advance, $15 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Omar Ricardo Show: The Sensational ’60s, comedy and music featuring Frank Omar, Dominic Garvey, Jane Burke, Kiki LaFlame and others, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $28. johnsonhall.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Heather Masse and Ron Cody, “Sprung a Spring” CD-release, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Two Sides of the Classical Guitar, David Bullard and Brian Cullen perform classical, contemporary, flamenco, blues, jazz, Latin and more, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

A Barn Burner with the Giant Kings, guitartists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and crooner Chris Cote, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The EDM Experience Featuring Bamboora, 10 DJs, electronica, lightshow, ice luges, two stages, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Putnam Smith and Gabriel Zacchai, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $8 suggested. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mezzo-soprano Joelle Morris, Parisian and Broadway tunes, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16 advance, $18 door. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Anni Clark, acoustic folk, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Chenda Cope, guitar, banjo, two-part harmonies on indie-infused old-time ballads, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jellis, cello, classical to Celtic to modern, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Pete Kilpatrick, “Heavy Fire” CD-release show, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 door. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hot jazz brunch, Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8.

Outdoors

Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum’s north entrance, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Special Events

Portland Children’s Film Festival, local, national and international children’s films and workshops presented by East End Community School, various locations, Portland. portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Today.

“Gettin’ Around,” North Atlantic Figure Skating Club’s 14th annual ice show, 28 solo and group performances with more than 80 skaters from Maine and New Hampshire, Family Ice Center, Falmouth, $8 to $20. 2 p.m. today.

Third Coast International Audio Festival Listening Room: “Lights Out,” Johanna Zorn and Julie Shapiro host an evening of stories about metaphorical and literal darkness, Space, Portland, $5. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Illuminating the Beauty and Tragedy of Darfur,” student artwork with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, Malika Sudanese dancers will also be performing, Falmouth High School. 781-7429, Ext. 413. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The Met Opera: Live In HD, Massenet’s “Manon” featuring Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $21 to $23. atthelincoln.org. Noon Wednesday.

Portland Performing Arts Festival Preview, glimpse of Portland Performing Arts Festival happening June 28-July 1, 488 Congress St., Portland. portlandfestival.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Edible Book Festival, featuring edible art referencing a book or poem, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

New Gloucester History Barn Open House, new display on the Masons and other town fraternal organizations, New Gloucester Historical Society, free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The Met Opera: Live in HD, Massenet’s “Manon” featuring Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon Saturday. 

Sports

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. 210-6655. nba.com/dleague. Vs. Springfield, 5 p.m. today; vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

Theater

“Heroes,” comedy about three WWII veterans in a French retirement home, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $15 to $39. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 8. Runs through April 22.

“Little Me,” presented by Good Theater, based on Neil Simon’s book, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today.

“A Few Good Men,” Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. today.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,” Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $20 to $22, pay-what-you-can Thursdays. lucidstage.com. 6 p.m. today.

“Annie,” the Broadway musical presented by Academy of Developing Artists of Maine, Biddeford, $10 advance, $13 door. 423-2027. 2 p.m. today.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with Young Company, professional actors and community members, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” Gorham High School, $6-$9. 839-5754. 2:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille,” Mardra Thomas as Billie Holiday with Flash Allen on piano, Freeport Factory Stage, $15 to $19. freeportfactory.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 8. Runs through April 14.

“Freud’s Last Session,” imagining a meeting between Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and theologian C.S. Lewis, presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Public Library, $20. everymanrep.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Ink,” true story of Mary Rowlandson and James Printer, Bangor Opera House, $20. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. April 8. Runs through April 15.

The Maine Playwrights Festival, “Write Right Wright,” presented by Acorn Productions Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 suggested. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” presented by the Poland Players, suitable for all ages, Dr. Robert Wall Theatre, Poland, $5 to $8. 998-5400, Ext. 457. 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Jester King of Java,” traditional Javanese Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry, presented by Figures of Speech Theater, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Playwrights Festival, staged reading of “Memorial Day” by Lynne Cullen, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5 suggested. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Nightingale,” exotic musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, presented by Figures of Speech Theater, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.