• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Steve Earle in Brownfield on Wednesday

STEVE EARLE is one of the major talents of the Americana/roots scene, but with the broken beer bottle edge of an old honky-tonk singer. It’s a combination that’s impossible to ignore.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield

HOW MUCH: $110

INFO: 935-7292, stonemountainartscenter.com

Art and Theater: Ogunquit brings Buddy Holly to life

GET A SNEAK PEAK at “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at the Ogunquit Playhouse with preview performances beginning Wednesday. The play recounts the short but incredibly influential career of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest (and greatest) stars.

WHEN: Previews at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Opens at 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Through Oct. 21.

WHERE: Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St.

HOW MUCH: $39 to $59 for previews; $39 to $74 for regular shows

INFO: ogunquitplayhouse.org

Dining and Drink: It’s good food and a green cause

NOSH ON scallops, mussels, top round beef, artisan cheeses, gelato and more at the fifth annual Eco Appetito, a benefit for the Food for Thought program at the Ferry Beach Ecology School.

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Vignola Cinque Terre, 10 Dana St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40 in advance; $50 at door

INFO: 283-9951; [email protected]

Et Cetera: Wrestling smackdown at civic center

WRESTLEMANIA comes to Maine on Saturday, when the WWE RAW Smackdown Super Show smashes into the civic center. Cheer (or jeer) John Cena, Big Show and others as they trash talk and grapple in the ring.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Cumberland County Civic Center, 45 Spring St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 to $95

INFO: 775-3458; theciviccenter.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: It’s a funkfest Monday at The Big Easy

FEELING FUNKY on Mondays? Check out the weekly funk jam at The Big Easy in Portland known as The Players’ Ball. Each week, local musicians try to “out funk” each other.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Monday

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

HOW MUCH: $3

INFO: bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: It’s feeling fallish at Constellation Gallery

WITH FALL in the air, a theme for a new art exhibition emerges: “Fire Before Ice,” featuring work by members of the Maine Artists Collective.

WHEN: Opens Tuesday. Through Oct. 22.

WHERE: Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 409-6617

Dining and Drink: Wouldst thou passeth the grog?

SAMPLE WINES and party like it’s 1399 at a medieval bash during the Maine Wine Guild’s Open Winery Day.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: More than a dozen wineries and meaderies around the state

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: mainewinetrail.com

Et Cetera: Think you got it? We’ll see

THINK YOU have a Picasso lurking in the attic? Or a Hepplewhite sideboard gathering dust in the dining room? Then haul your treasures to the Falmouth Historical Society’s museum for this appraisal event.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road

HOW MUCH: $5 for one item; $10 for three

INFO: 781-2705