• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: The eclectic fiddle, celebrated anew
IF YOU THINK fiddle music is strictly of the bluegrass variety, think again. The multifaceted instrument will be celebrated Friday by a team-up of Maine bands Alba’s Edge and Velocipede as they play everything from traditional toe-tapping tunes to Latin, jazz and funk.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $10 in advance; $12 day of show
Art and Theater: Frolic over to see Farnsworth’s folk art
THE FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM begins its winter season with a folk art exhibition, “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth.” It features furniture, paintings and textiles reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. Through Sept. 22.
WHERE: Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland
HOW MUCH: $12; $10 for seniors and students; free for ages 16 and younger and Rockland residents
Dining and Drink: Cooks to savor winter flavors
COMFORT FOODS such as winter roasted salad with butternut squash and warm cider vinaigrette will be on the menu at a “Sensational Winter Flavors” cooking class.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School, 2 Stonewall Lane, York
HOW MUCH: $50
INFO: To register, call (877) 899-8363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Et Cetera: Time to get back into the swing
DANCE OFF some of your holiday excesses at the Port City Swing Dance. Lessons starts at 8 p.m., followed by dancing to The Delta Knights.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $10
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Booked into library: Spike & Co.
VETERAN JAZZMEN Spike Hyssong (upright bass), Lincoln Blake (piano and keyboards) and David Clark (guitar) join forces as Spike & Co. for a free concert at the Rockland Public Library.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.
HOW MUCH: Free
Art and Theater: Library’s ‘Prints’ show well worth walking to
THE FIRST First Friday Art Walk of the year should get 2013 off to good start. Among the many gallery shows worth mentioning is “Prints: Breaking Boundaries” at the Portland Public Library. Sponsored by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, it features 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials to expand fine-art printmaking.
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Fulfill those grape expectations
KEEP YOUR New Year’s resolution to learn about wine by attending a tasting and learning from the experts.
WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Browne Trading Co., 260 Commercial St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 775-7560; email email@example.com
Et Cetera: Snow fun? You bet, at Westbrook fest
CELEBRATE the frozen pleasures of the season during the Winter West Festival in Westbrook. Weekend-long activities include skating, a hockey tournament, a snow sculpture contest, dog races, a flash mob recreational paddle and a dance with the Snow Queen.
WHEN: Friday to Sunday
WHERE: Locations throughout Westbrook
HOW MUCH: Most events are free