• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Get ready to dance to Adam Ezra Group

THE ADAM EZRA GROUP came up in the Boston music scene, and went on to tour with The Avett Brothers, Jazon Mraz and Blues Traveler. Their funky roots rock is great for dancing, and for this show, One Longfellow is clearing the main floor of seats so people can dance. But there will be seats in the balcony.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: It’s 2 good 2 miss:  ‘2 Pianos, 4 Hands’

IN A never-ending quest to expand its audience, Portland Stage Company offers a return of the hit show “2 Pianos, 4 Hands.” Part concert, part play, the show sold out a run in 2011, and is back for a return engagement.

WHEN: Through July 1

WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

HOW MUCH: $12 to $40

INFO: 774-0465; portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Set taste buds ablaze at Hot Wing Cook-Off

SAMPLE CHICKEN WINGS in categories like “Best Traditional Wing Sauce,” “Most Creative Wing Sauce” and “Hottest of the Hot” at the Maine Hot Wing Cook-Off Challenge, a benefit for Relay for Life. The People’s Choice winner will have their sauce featured for a month at Binga’s Wingas.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. today

WHERE: Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Portland, 145 Fore St.

HOW MUCH: $5 entrance fee, includes a Shipyard pint glass

INFO: 761-1660; email [email protected]

Et Cetera: Bubba’s goes west – ‘Wild Wild West’

RUSTLE UP your friends and your best 10-gallon hat and mosey over to Bubba’s for the Wild Wild West ’90s Dance Party. DJ Jon spins the tunes, and the person with the best costume walks away with $50, while the dance-off winner gets a used VHS copy of “Billy Ray Cyrus — Live on Tour.”

WHEN: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: [email protected]

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Dirigo brings talents  to Boothbay Harbor

MAINE-BASED DIRIGO’S members have impressive resumes. Guitarist Luke Patchen Montgomery and bassist Erik Glockler are in Strangefolk, while drummer Russ Lawton has played with Trey Anastasio of Phish. Guitarist Steve Jones (The Coming Grass, The Boneheads) rounds out the group.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Mine Oyster, 16 Wharf St., Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: mineoyster.net

Art and Theater: Furniture as art at Portland galleries

AS PART of the Furniture Society Conference later this month at Maine College of Art, several Portland galleries are showing furniture.

WHEN & WHERE: June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., through June 23; Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., through June 29; Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, through June 30

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: junefitzpatrickgallery.com; rosecontemporary.com; portlandlibrary.com

Dining and Drink: Bargains to be had in world of wine

WINE BUDGET looking a little thin these days? Taste an array of organic sustainable wines from the Parducci and Paul Dolan wineries in California, all of which can be had for around $10 to $15.

WHEN: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Rosemont Market, 580 Brighton Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 831-2553

Et Cetera: Clothing swap? It’s in the bag

TRADE YOUR clothes for someone else’s during the third SWAPmaine clothing swap. Drop off a bag of old clothes between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (and get in free) or bring your bag to the event.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Portland Flea-for-All, 125 Kennebec St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free if you drop off clothing on Saturday; $5 with a bag; $10 without anything to swap

INFO: swapmaine.com