• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Rollins brings ‘Capitalism’ tour to Augusta

PUNK ROCKER-turned-spoken-word artist Henry Rollins is putting on his speaker’s hat for his “Capitalism” tour, with shows in all 50 state capitals, wrapping up in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the presidential election.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Cony High School Auditorium, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta

HOW MUCH: $25; $20 for students

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

Art and Theater: DaPonte Portland-bound

THE DaPONTE STRING QUARTET is coming to Portland. The quartet, which has traditionally played most of its concerts in the midcoast, adds Portland as a regular stop beginning this weekend with its season-opening concert featuring works by Haydn, Mozart and Bartok.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library

HOW MUCH: $20

INFO: 529-4555; daponte.org

Dining and Drink: At Grace, it’s the great pumpkin bash

EVERY Portland party ghoul knows the place to be on Halloween night is the annual Halloween bash at Grace, the haunted church-turned-restaurant on Chestnut Street. This year, the door charge will benefit the Frannie Peabody Center.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Grace, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: 828-4422; restaurantgrace.com

Et Cetera: BWAH HAHAHAHA at Royal Bean

GET IN a laugh before Halloween hits during Royal Bean’s Comedy Night featuring John Ater, Nellie Coes, Kate Ghiloni, Karen Morgan and Tuck Tucker.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: The Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing, Yarmouth

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: theroyalbean.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Fogcutters headline Halloween ball

BIG BAND JAZZ for Halloween? To see what it’s all about, check out the Fogcutters’ “Halloween Speakeasy Ball” on Friday at The Big Easy.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Whalley show winding down

THERE ARE precious few hours left to see John Whalley’s latest solo exhibition, “World of Wonders,” at Greenhut Galleries. Whalley is one of Maine’s foremost artists, and is adept at both painting and drawing.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com

Dining and Drink: Talk is all about brewing spontaneous

ROB TOD, founder of Allagash Brewing Co., gives a talk about spontaneous fermented beers.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 781-2351

Et Cetera: Give Pecha Kucha Night a try

GET YOUR design juices flowing during the fast-paced and social Pecha Kucha Night. (Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know how to pronounce it: It’s “peh-chak-cha.”) Designers present ideas in 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

WHEN: 7:20 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: space538.org