• HOT TICKETS
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)
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
• CHEAP THRILLS
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
HOW MUCH: $6
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
HOW MUCH: Free
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
HOW MUCH: Free
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
HOW MUCH: Free