• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Zac Brown Band to rock Bangor venue

THE ZAC BROWN BAND hails from Atlanta and blends Southern rock, bluegrass, folk and reggae. The combination has helped make them one of the hottest acts in country music.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.

HOW MUCH: $32.75 to $82.75

INFO: (800) 745-3000; waterfrontconcerts.com

WHAT ELSE: Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh open.

Art and Theater: Maine State ready to launch 40th year

MAINE STATE Music Theatre in Brunswick opens its 40th season next week with one of the most memorable musicals ever staged: “A Chorus Line.” Donna Drake, a cast member from the original Broadway production, directs.

WHEN: Previews at 2 p.m. Wednesday and opens June 8. Runs through June 23.

WHERE: Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: $36 to $59

INFO: 725-8769; msmt.org

Dining and Drink: Take an Art Walk bourbon break

HERE’S ANOTHER SHOT at getting to know your bourbons. Take a break from the First Friday Art Walk and sample three.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Salt Exchange, 245 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $12

INFO: 347-5687

Et Cetera: Hop on over to Fiber Frolic

RUN WITH wool and cavort with yarn during the 12th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic. Check out the fleece barn, see alpacas, watch sheep-shearing demos and learn how to make booties from Angora bunny fiber.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Windsor Fairgrounds, Route 32

HOW MUCH: $5; $2 for seniors; free for children under 12

INFO: fiberfrolic.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Zimmerman marks release of album

PORTLAND SINGER-SONGWRITER and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Zimmerman will play an album-release show at The Big Easy on Friday. Also on the bill is Portland’s Grant Street Orchestra, a seven-piece hip-hop band with major funk and rock undertones.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

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

HOW MUCH: $6

INFO: bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Pittore sale helps working artists

AUCOCISCO GALLERIES and the Carlo Pittore Foundation host a two-day show and sale of the work of Pittore, who died in 2005. A portion of proceeds from the sale will support the foundation’s mission of supporting Maine’s living artists.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: 775-2222; carlopittorefoundation.org; aucocisco.com

Dining and Drink: Sip a tall, cool one on Lemonade Day

SUPPORT a young entrepreneur by buying a cup of refreshment from a local lemonade stand on Lemonade Day.

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Lemonade stands all over Maine

HOW MUCH: Varies

INFO: Find a map of lemonade stands here: maine.lemonadeday.org

Et Cetera: L.L. Bean yakkers go for Guinness gold

HOW MANY people does it take to paddle a kayak? A hundred, if you’re trying to snag a spot in the Guinness World Records. Watch as L.L. Bean tries to cram 100 employees into a 500-foot kayak, or take a test drive on a normal-sized kayak, paddleboard or canoe during PaddleSports Weekend.

WHEN: All day Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday for Guinness try

WHERE: L.L. Bean Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport (meet at “Big Bean Boot” entrance for a shuttle to the PaddleSports Center)

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: (888) 552-3261