Music and Nightlife: Strike while the metal is hot

THE OAKLAND, Calif.-based power trio High on Fire has had its music categorized as sludge metal, thrash metal, stoner metal and doom metal. So if you’re still groggy from all that Thanksgiving turkey, their show will certainly wake you up.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 to $30

INFO: 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: Homer show a once-in-a-lifetime shot

IF YOU HAVE PUT IT OFF, it’s time to start seriously thinking about catching “Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine.” It’s among the most popular exhibitions in the history of the museum, and features work the artist completed at Prouts Neck in nearby Scarborough.

WHEN: Through Dec. 30. Extended hours this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $11 to $17 (includes surcharge). Advance tickets recommended

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Wined, dined and trolleyed in OOB

HEAD TO Old Orchard Beach for the annual “Savor the Flavor” progressive dinner. Diners travel by trolley to several local restaurants for a five-course meal, then end the night dancing or doing something else fun.

WHEN: Trolley leaves promptly at 5 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Meet at the Mount Royal Motel, 30 West Grand Ave., at 4:45 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $50 (includes tax and gratuity)

INFO: oob365.com/SavortheFlavor.htm

Et Cetera: Trot, trot to Gorham for Turkey 5K

TURKEY, GRAVY AND PIE got you feeling sluggish and bloated? Burn off all those excess calories at the annual Turkey 5K in Gorham. Anyone who breaks the previous male and female records wins $50.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Start line at Robie Park on Ball Park Road, Gorham

HOW MUCH: $18; free for runners ages 65 and older

INFO: gorhamrec.com



Music and Nightlife: These Titans ooze soul

THE “CLASH OF THE TITANS” cover series at Empire Dine and Dance gets a little soulful this week. It’s the music of Sam Cooke versus the songs of Marvin Gaye. May the most soulful band win.

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland


INFO: 879-8988; portlandempire.com

Art and Theater: ‘Parcel’ pops up in Old Port

A POP-UP GALLERY on York Street will host the traveling art exhibition “Parcel,” featuring artists from across the country and around the world. The work in the show is flat, fits in cardboard tubes or is made of small pieces.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and by appointment

WHERE: 45 York St., Portland


INFO: parcel.xasyasz.com

Dining and Drink: Bottoms up for a good cause

‘TIS THE SEASON for mainlining egg nog, so why not double down on the decadence by sampling a new flavor, Chocolate Nog? If you like the taste and end up buying a container, 5 cents will be donated to the Salvation Army.

WHEN: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Portland tree lighting ceremony in Monument Square


INFO: oakhurstdairy.com

Et Cetera: Join the crowd for tree lighting

JOIN THOUSANDS of people in Monument Square to experience the annual lighting of Portland’s Christmas tree. Watch a festive performance by Maine State Ballet and Rick Charette. As always, Santa will arrive by fire truck.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Monument Square, Congress Street, Portland


INFO: portlandmaine.com