Music and Nightlife: Bassnectar downsizes to State

THE EDM artist Bassnectar is big, but sometimes you want to see someone big in a place that’s not as big. The show has been moved from the Cumberland County Civic Center to the more intimate State Theatre. All tickets sold for the civic center will be honored, and refunds are available at point of purchase.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $35 in advance; $40 day of show

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

Art and Theater: Painting for a Purpose benefit

THE PORTLAND-AREA arts organization Painting for a Purpose recently paired local artists with students to create colorful, whimsical wooden lobster boats and dories. Those creations will be auctioned, with proceeds funding service learning grants in Portland schools.

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 admission

INFO: 934-3616; paintingforapurpose.net

Dining and Drink: Salt Exchange hosts winemaker Merriam

COME MEET Peter Merriam, a native Mainer living the dream at his own vineyard in California. Merriam will be serving some of his family’s wines at a five-course wine dinner, with food by chef Adam White.

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday

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

HOW MUCH: $78 per person, includes tax and gratuity

INFO: 347-5687

Et Cetera: Gatsby bash seeks flappers and friends

DRESS AS your best Daisy Buchanan or Nick Carraway and dance the night away at the Great Gatsby Party. Mingle with other flappers and gangsters at this costume party while sipping mocktails and enjoying appetizers, then do the Charleston and the Lindy Hop to the tunes of Ben Baldwin’s Big Note and The Stairwells.

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road


INFO: 439-0485



Music and Nightlife: MTV celeb joins Loki for CD-release show

THERE WILL BE an added attraction on Friday when Portland alternative rockers Loki play a CD-release show at Asylum: Skateboarder Bam Margera of MTV’s “Jackass” will host. Also on the bill is The Hollow Glow.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland


INFO: 772-8274; portlandasylum.com

Art and Theater: Japanese prints go up at Bowdoin

AN EXHIBITION of ancient Japanese woodblock prints opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art this weekend. “Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints” coincides with the 25th anniversary of Asian Studies at Bowdoin.

WHEN: Opens Friday. Through March 3.

WHERE: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick


INFO: bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Dining and Drink: ‘Natural’ wines for Thanksgiving

LOOKING for something different for your Thanksgiving table? Let Ned Swain of Devenish Wines guide you toward some “natural” wines in this Thanksgiving-themed wine tasting.

WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine St., Portland


INFO: 939-3052

Et Cetera: If you love a good story, Tellebrate!

HEARD A GOOD YARN lately? If not, head over to the Portland Public Library for Tellabration! This worldwide storytelling event features local talent joining an international movement.

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: $10/donation

INFO: moosetellers.ning.com