Art

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

“The Portland Show,” biennial invitational, work of more than 50 artists on the theme “Portland,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through April 27.

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

“As High as Heaven,” paintings and drawings by Kenny Cole, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

Damariscotta artist Penelope Moodey, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through Monday.

“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.

“My So-Called Teenage Life 2011-2012,” North Yarmouth Academy student photography, Clayton’s Gourmet Market & Cafe, Yarmouth. nya.org. Through April 30.

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

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

“Chronology of a Life: Artist’s Books, Poems and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” Glickman Family Library, Unum Great Reading Room, Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through April 30.

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

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

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

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Also at Engine, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through June 10.

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

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

“Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” Emily Bracale, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. Through April 30.

“Organic Musings,” Linda Murray and Joy Scott, acrylic abstract landscape meets fused glass garden sculpture, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through April 30.

Student art show, drawings, paintings, mixed media, ceramics and photography by students of Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through April 24.

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

“Occupy Art! Union of Maine Visual Artists in Action,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through April 28.

USM Art Department bachelor of fine art exhibit, ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 4.

Third annual juried photography exhibit, original work by year-round Maine residents, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, Topsham. topshamlibrary.org. Through May 12.

“Moxie,” senior art exhibition 2012, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-1062. Through May 12.

“A Powerful Joy of Colors,” sculpture, paintings and poems by Carol Bass, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Through April 27.

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

“10 Years in Portland: An Illustrator’s Saga,” art by Joel Rivers, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 30.

“Botany of Desire,” multi-artist exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through April 29.

“Agri-CULTURE: A Celebration of Farming in Art and Community,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through Saturday.

“Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through May 31.

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

“Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” sea mammals and seabirds carved in native and exotic woods by Wayne Robbins, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through April 30.

New work by printmaker and illustrator Emily Walsh, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Through April 30.

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

“In & Out of Abstraction,” photography by Brad Maushart, Robert Moran, Richard Veit and Mary Woodman, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through April 28.

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

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

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

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

York schools art exhibit, art by students in grades K to 12, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through April 30.

“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840,Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through May 25.

“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 Monday.

“Colors that Talk to Each Other,” acrylic paintings by Jean Beal, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 30.

Spring Salon, group exhibit of paintings, sculpture, pottery and works on paper, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Saturday.

Marine Photography of Red Boutilier, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through April 30.

“Lullaby for Maine,” artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, th, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through June 16.

“Favorite Views,” oil paintings of seascapes and imaginary houses by Jac Ouellette, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland. 842-9200. Through May 18.

Maine Photography Show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through May 5.

“Animal Allies: Innuit Views of the Natural World,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-musem. Ongoing.

Clyde McCulley: “A Digital Homage to Edward Hopper,” John Knight: “Drawing on Wildflowers,” and Annette Kearney: “Abstract Currents,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 12.

“Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through May 18.

“A Magic Carpet Ride from the Kennebunks to Saudi Arabia,” crafts, images and art from Saudi Arabia, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through April 28.

“A Century of Farming,” historical, iconic and contemporary photos, curated by Maine Farmland Trust, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through April 22.

“Show and Tell,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by 27 local children and teens with autism-spectrum disorder, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. Through August.

Claude Caswell, faculty lecture series, Liberal Arts Department, Maine College of Art, Portland. 775-3052. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Art Openings

“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” paintings, drawings and never-before-exhibited letters, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through July 15.

Duncan Hewitt, new sculpture, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

Auditions

“Chess” The Musical (London Version), casting six men, two women and large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6:30 p.m. April 22.

 

Benefits

“Flaws for a Cause,” fine pottery handmade in Maine, third annual sale benefits Cultivating Community’s New American Sustainable Agriculture Project, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Thursday and April 22; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Youth baseball fundraiser dance with OdLaW, rock and roll country band, American Legion Hall #143, Belfast, $5. 342-2471. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pianist George Lopez, music by Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, supports rebuilding of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $15. 729-5311. 730 p.m. Saturday.

12th annual barbershop quartet concert and silent auction, featuring Nor’Easters, Maine-ly Harmony, O’Migosh Quartet, Back Bay Four and Heart and Soul, benefits Brunswick Area Respite Care, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, $8 advance, $10 door, under 12 free. 729-8571. Silent auction doors at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” dance with music by The Night Rockers, appetizers, desserts, cash bar and drawing, benefits the June Relay for Life of Greater Portland, Portland Elks Lodge #188, $20, $120 for table of eight, 21-plus. 396-8514. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

“Dancing with the Community,” local celebrities dancing with local dance instructors in a “Dancing with the Stars” competition, benefits South Portland Rec Department’s senior fitness class “Fit to Live,” Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $60. 767-7650. 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

Books and Authors

Historian Blaikie Hines, author of “The First Battle of Bull Run,” Camden-Rockport Historical Society, Rockport, free. conwayhouse.org. 2 p.m. today.

Martha Freeman, author of “Always Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964,” University of Southern Maine (Wishcamper Center), Portland. 228-8450. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, poetry reading, Patten Free Library, Bath. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jamie Ford, author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lunchtime Fireside Poetry, Alan Clark and Ellen Goldsmith, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. Noon Wednesday.

Brown Bag Lecture, Jonathan Aldrich, author of “Branching Out: Fifteen Years of Poetry Readings in Tenants Harbor,” one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

10th Annual “Poets Speak!” Festival, featuring more than 25 Maine poets in celebration of National Poetry Month, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Morgan Callan Rogers, author of “Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea,” North Gorham Public Library. 892-2575. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Architect Jack Silverio, author of “The Book of the Hut,” “Hearthspire” and “Radiance Indwelling,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Organic chef Sarah Fioroni, author of “A Family Farm in Tuscany,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday Local Author Series, Martha Manning, author of “Trackless Snow: One Woman’s Journey from Shame to Grace,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Jim Witherell, author of “L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

Classical Music

Opera workshop performance, selections from “Carmen,” “The Goose of Cairo,” “Cinderella,” and “The Crucible,” University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. today.

Portland String Quartet with pianist Laura Kargul, works by Mozart, Brahms and De la Presle, Williston-Immanuel United Chruch, Portland, $20 to $22, free for students. larksociety.org. 2 p.m., pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m. today.

Oni Buchanan, piano, works by Ravel, Chopin and Beethoven, Old White Church, Buxton, $16 to $18, $30 family, 12 and under free. sacorivergrangehall.org. 3 p.m. today.

Bowdoin College Concert Band, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. 798-4141. 2 p.m. today.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner, Beethoven and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. today.

“Plucky Bach,” Christopher Kachian, guitar, and Timothy Burris, lute, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10 to $15. cathedralofstluke.org. 3 p.m. today.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, music by Spanish and Latin composers performed by Donald Alfano, presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5 to $12. 646-7055. 8 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Quynh Nugyen performs Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel, presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5 to $12. 646-7055. 8 p.m. Saturday; free student recital, 3 p.m. April 22.

“Carmina Burana,” USM School of Music faculty member Peter Martin, USM Concert Band and USM Chorale, benefits music scholarships, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15 suggested. porttix.com. 3 p.m. April 22.

 

Comedy

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Dance

“Eclipse (and other dances),” Vivid Motion spring show, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $6 to $12. stlawrencearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

Spring dance concert by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Bath family dance, live fiddle music and dances taught, Bath Dance Works, $3, $12 family. 522-3900. 6:30 to 8:30 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.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Maine Marine Trades Association Boating Expo, dozens of Maine boat dealers, Brunswick Landing (site of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station), $8, under 12 free. mainesboatingexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

 

Films

Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, various locations, Lewiston and Auburn. Complete list of movies at lafilmfestival.org. Today.

Winter and Spring Film Series, “The Conspirator” (PG-13), York Public Library, free. 363-2818. 6:30 p.m. today.

“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” documentary, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, free. graveslibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Convento,” screens with “Lifelike” and “The Meaning of Robots,” Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Locavore,” documentary, Portland Food Co-op, free. portlandfoodcoop.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Harvest (La Cosecha),” documenary about migrant farm workers, part of Food + Farm 2012, Space, Portland, free. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Food and Drink

Eat Brunswick Week, special offerings and menus at Brunswick restaurants and culinary businesses. brunswicktowntown.org. Ends today.

 

For Children

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 1 and 4 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Wednesday; 4 p.m. Thursday; 1 and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. April 22.

“Mother Goose on the Loose,” interactive event for children, kids get free books and photos with Mother Goose, Buker Community Center, Augusta, $5. 582-3110, Ext. 29. 10 a.m. Thursday.

“Mother Goose on the Loose,” interactive event for children, kids get free books and photos with Mother Goose, Educare, Waterville, $5. 582-3110, Ext. 29. 10 a.m. Friday.

“Year in the Day,” with Gustafer Yellowgold, illustrator, songwriter and musician, Space, Portland, $8, all ages. space538.org. 2 p.m. April 22.

 

Home & Garden

Bath Antiques Show, 45 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

 

Music

Bluegrass Jam Session, unplugged string instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $5, free for kids with adult. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m. today.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, singer-songwriter, swing, jazz, folk and country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $28. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. April 15.

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 and April 22.

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 and April 22.

“Magical Strings,” the magic of Ireland in music and verse, River Arts, Damariscotta, $5 to $15. riverartsme.org. 4 p.m. today.

“Didn’t It Rain?”, spring gala and silent auction, folk, gospel and blues with Susie Burke and David Surette, Rock My Soul and the RMS Five also playing, Spring Hill Restaurant, South Berwick, $20 advance, $25 door, $15 seniors, 12 and under free. 450-8016. 3 p.m. today.

Needtobreathe, Christian rock, Ben Vector opens, State Theatre, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Monday Night Blues Series, Lil’ Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, with Terry Hanck, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 596-6055. 7 p.m. Monday.

Passion Pit, electropop, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Shanneyganock, energetic Newfoundland band, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. francocenter.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Landau Group, guitar, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Minnesota, electronic dance music and dub step, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, singer-songwriter, swing, jazz, folk and country, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, 32.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Shanneyganock, energetic Newfoundland band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

USM School of Music Jazz Ensemble, classical, big band and modern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Raekwon with Supernatural, rapper from Wu Tang Clan, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Open mic night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Shanneyganock, energetic Newfoundland band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

USM School of Musics Composers Showcase, classical to contemporary pieces, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Seether, post-grunge, alternative metal, Sidecar Radio opens, State Theatre, Portland, $27 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mayer Hawthorne and the County, The Stepkids open, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Spose, hip-hop, CD-release show, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, all ages. portlandempire.com. 5 p.m. Friday.

Spose, hip-hop, CD-release show, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Kilton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Shanna Underwood, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $35. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Four Shillings Short, Irish music, Rock City Cafe, Rockland, donation. rockcitycoffee.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Jill Stringham with Eric Mauriello, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tim Rice and Ellen Tipper, singer-songwriters, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $8. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Snaex — Chriss Sutherland and Chris Teret, with special guest Tom Kovacevik, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, string band with vocals, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Joe Gallant, singer-songwriter, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Portland. bullmoose.com. 1 p.m. Friday.

Pat Benatar, with Neil Giraldo, State Theatre, Portland, $36 to $66, reserved seating, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Coffeehouse Presents: Mainesqueeze, accordion Western swing, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco, $10, 12 and under free. sacocoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Brad Terry and Paul Sullivan, clarinet and piano, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $15, under 16 free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Moore and Moran, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

Jose Duddy, entertainer and country music singer, benefits the center, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. nassoncc.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Acousti, singer-songwriter, with Robbie Coffin and guests, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth, free. theroyalbean.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dirigo and Soule Monde, alt-county, jam, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter, with Chelsea Berry, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Zemya and Improvox, a capella, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Coffee House showcase of local artists, with Tom Cook, Louis Grassi and Whit Walker, hosted by Joel Carpenter, Portland New Church, $10. 857-9002. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dean Ford, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Portland, free. bullmoose.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Ross, acoustic folk rock, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Bangor, free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, country rock, folk and bluegrass, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Brunswick, free. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Old Abode, violin, mandolin, banjo and electric guitars, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Lewiston, free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Steiner Street, pop-punk rock, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose, Scarborough, free. bullmoose.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Prospect Hill, alternative pop-rock, Record Store Day in-store performance, Bull Moose Music, Waterville, free. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christopher Paul Stelling, Old Soul and Lisa/Liza, folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. April 22.

 

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

Laser Mania, vacation-week laser shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 for 3-D glasses. Schedule at usm.maine.edu/planet. Daily through April 22.

“From Store to Shore,” Earth Month celebration highlighting coastal nonprofits, featuring indoor sailing exhibits, aquarium touch tanks, fashion show and aquatic robots, Maine Mall, South Portland. mainemall.com/events. Today through April 22.

Ed Milich, motorcycle road racer, author, poet and Motorcyclist Magazine writer reads from his second book, “Fueled,” in association with Moto Milano, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Noon today.

“The Hooping Life,” film and hula hoop festival, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15, $8 for performance and jam. mayostreetarts.org. Film at 1 p.m. today; performances at 2:30 and 4:30, hoop jam at 3:15.

Kora Shrine Circus, aerial acts, clowns, music and circus animals, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5 to $12. korashriners.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, featuring Four Shillings Short playing music and telling stories, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9, suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

“The Thinking Heart,” ensemble performance work in two voices and cello based on the story of Dutch Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sky Family’s Celtic Revival, Irish step dance, humor, maritime fiddle music and gospel, Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, donation. 625-4942. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Ulysses for the Fun of It,” weekly listening session of a recording of Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, presented by Bloomsday Portland 2012, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. maineirish.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kora Shrine Circus, aerial acts, clowns, music and circus animals, Augusta Civic Center, $5 to $12. korashriners.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Storyteling dinner, Deborah Freeman spins fairytales based on people’s personal stories, Calzolaio Pasta Company, Wilton, $19.95. 645-9500. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

29th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, more than 25 vendors, jewelry, gems, rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils and more, St. Joseph’s College (Harold Alfond Center), Standish, $3 to $4, 12 and under free. 893-6627. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22.

Food + Farm Grow Fair, events, workshops and hands-on learning, Space, Portland, free. space538.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Nature art, photography show and sale, more than 40 artists, Unity College, Tozier Gymnasium. unity.edu. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22.

Earth Day Celebration, music from 35th Parallel, speakers, kids’ activities, local food vendors and more, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22.

National Poetry Month Celebration, read, share or listen, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, free. 967-2778. 2 p.m. April 22.

 

Theater

“Heroes,” comedy about three WWII veterans in a French retirement home, Portland Stage Company, $19.50 to $39. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 22.

“Ink,” true story of Mary Rowlandson and James Printer, Bangor Opera House, $20. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy-drama about Southern women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 22. Runs through April 29.

“Pinocchio,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10, $25 family. 415-6251. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 22.

“Seussical the Musical,” presented by UNE Players, City Theater, Biddeford, $5. 602-2891. 2 p.m. today.

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

The Maine Playwrights Festival, evening of short plays presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $16 to $18. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. April 22. Runs through April 28.

David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater,” story of two actors, Freeport Factory Stage, $15 to $19, Thursday pay what you can. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Runs through May 5.

John Logan’s “Defining Marriage,” play based on testimony in Proposition 8 trial in California, presented by York Readers Theater, discussion to follow performance, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Steel Magnolias,” presented by Belfast Maskers, Waldo County Shrine Club, Belfast, $5 to $15. 338-9668. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 22.

“Dr. Doolittle,” heart-warming musical full of talking animals and adventure, presented by Fiddlehead Players, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6 to $9. fiddleheadcenter.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Runs through April 28.

Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” farcical comedy, benefits Waldo Youth Theatre, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $10 or donation. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 22.

“Hedda Gabler,” classic drama by Henrik Ibsen, presented by USM Theater, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. April 22 ($5).

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co., family show with pop-action inflatables, presented by Johnson Hall, Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, $10 to $19. johnsonhall.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Maine Playwrights Festival, “Take Two,” an evening of two-minute plays, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 to $14. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” writer Elizabeth Peavey’s one-woman show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and April 22.

“Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,” comedy about a theatrical awards show, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $20. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.