• BENEFITS

“Listen Up,” Creative Trails benefit concert with Dominic & The Lucid, Eric Bettencourt, Anna Lombard, Jeff Beam, Amanda Gervasi, Zach Jones and more, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Spring Fling Dinner Dance, with the Tony Boffa Band and buffet dinner by Black Tie Catering; benefits the preservation of the historic 1805 mansion that is home to the club; Portland Club. $70 per couple; $40 for members. theportlandclub.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Benefit Concert, with The Resistance and Spirit Design; fundraiser for future Troop 160 Memorial Scout Camp; Holy Cross Church Hall, Lewiston. $10. memorialscoutcamp.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Flower Power Fashion Show, with cocktails and a silent auction; benefits the Maine Cancer Foundation; Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $40; must buy ticket in advance. visitthekennebunks.com. 5 to 8 p.m. May 31.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

“Ulysses for the Fun of It,” weekly listening session of a recording of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. Free. maineirish.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. today and May 31. Through June 28.

Wine Dinner, five-course menu designed by executive chef Kevin Cunningham, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station. $100. innatbrunswickstation.com. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

Public Works Celebration and Exhibition: York County, bring the kids to see and explore dump trucks and graders with demonstrations and displays, Kittery Trading Post. Free. mcapwa.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ice Cream and Tea Social with Storybook Princesses and Princes, children walk down the red carpet into the princess ballroom; have their hair styled and nails done by professional stylists; and enjoy tea, ice cream and photos with Disney princesses, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $5. 637-2186. 6:30 p.m.

Forty Under 40, MaineToday Media celebration honoring local leaders under age 40 with barbecue, open bar and seats to Portland Sea Dogs game, Hadlock Field, Portland. $22. 791-6707. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Drive-in Dance Party,” screening of the cult film “Liquid Sky,” music by Thee Icepicks and The Baxx Sisi’s and more, Bayside Bowl, Portland, Free; $5 after 8 p.m. baysidebowl.com. 7 p.m.

Evening Lantern Walk, step into the past as you tour a 17th-century village and meet an 18th-century soldier on duty at Fort William Henry, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 8:30 p.m.

Poland Spring Heritage Day, live music, games and activities, Poland Spring Resort & Preservation Park. Free. polandspringps.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring Auto and Antique Aereplane Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum. $12; free for ages 18 and under. 594-4418. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

MONDAY

Memorial Day Parade, ceremony and wreath laying at War Veteran’s Memorial at end of parade, Cape Elizabeth. 799-7665. 9 a.m.

Memorial Day Parade, begins at Longfellow Square and proceeds down Congress Street to Monument Square, Portland. 799-7665. 10:30 a.m.

• PLANT SALES

Skowhegan History House Heritage Plant Sale, large variety of old-fashioned plant materials, Skowhegan Savings Bank. skowheganhistoryhouse.org. 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday.

Not-Your-Garden-Variety Plant Sale, hard-to-find and unique perennials, native plants and boutique annuals, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Free. mainegardens.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Plant Sale and Multi-Family Yard Sale, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick. 751-2619. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Walnut Hill Garden Club’s Memorial Day Plant Sale, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable seedlings, Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center. 829-5708. 9 a.m. Monday.

Georgetown Fire Department Auxiliary Plant Sale, Georgetown Fire Department Center Station. 371-2255. 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

• FILMS

TODAY

“In Shopian” (2011), a firsthand account of Shakeel Ahmed’s story amidst the current state of social unrest in Kashmir, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $5. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

“George Harrison: Living in The Material World” (2011), documentary by Martin Scorsese, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. Part I, 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Mad Hot Ballroom” (2005), documentary, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” (2011), documentary, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m.

“Pedal-Driven: A Bike-umentary” (2011), nonprofit documentary explores conflict surrounding mountain bikers on public lands, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of screening. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and May 31.

MAY 31

“The Color Wheel” (2011), the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

“George Harrison: Living in The Material World” (2011), documentary by Martin Scorsese, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. Part II, 6:30 p.m.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Dena Riegel, author of “The Official Maine Staycation Manual,” South Portland Library. Free. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Caitlin Shetterly, author of “Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Boyle, author of “Port City: Black and White,” North Gorham Public Library, Gorham. Free. 892-2575. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Friday Local Author Series, with David Smaha, author of “Through My Private Eyes,” Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.

SATURDAY

Eva Murray, author of “Well Out to Sea,” Books-A-Million, South Portland. Free. 253-5587. 2 to 5 p.m.

Jeffrey and Allison Wells, authors of “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Free. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TUESDAY

Margaret Hathaway, author of “Living with Goats: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Backyard Herd,” Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6 p.m.

MAY 31

Lisa Turner, author of “The Eat Local Cookbook,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $4 to $9. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t546. Vs. New Britain, 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1 p.m. Monday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Contra Dance, music by Soupbone and caller Kathryn Larsen, all dances taught, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.