• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Shawn Mullins show at One Longfellow
SHAWN MULLINS’ baritone can be heard on the hits “Lullaby” and “Beautiful Wreck.” The singer-songwriter has proved durable, getting his first national exposure in the 1990s and still going strong in 2013. He will play an intimate show at One Longfellow Square on Tuesday.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Portland
HOW MUCH: $25 in advance; $30 at door
INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com
Art and Theater: Symphony Pops! goes to the movies
GUEST CONDUCTOR and clarinetist Carl Topilow leads the Portland Symphony Orchestra through a Pops! program that includes music from the most popular movies in America, including “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $20 to $65
Dining and Drink: Something grape from Argentina
TOUR ARGENTINA by sampling 13 of the country’s wines during a seminar with Pablo Piccolo from Bodega Catena Zapata.
WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth
HOW MUCH: $20 at the door. Proceeds will go to Maine Audubon.
INFO: Contact Carrie Dyer at email@example.com or 799-3134
Et Cetera: Strand screens encore of Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’
MIDWINTER BLUES got you down? How about a little mid-week, early-afternoon Verdi? In HD? The Strand Theatre in Rockland continues its series of HD broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera performances with an encore of “Rigoletto.” Check the Strand website for other operas coming up.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland
HOW MUCH: $23; $15 for students.
INFO: 594-0070; rocklandstrand.com
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Bluegrass + rap = 1 really cool sound
GANGSTA GRASS mixes bluegrass and rap. The Brooklyn, N.Y., band may have hit on the hippest combination since somebody got their peanut butter on somebody else’s chocolate.
WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market Street, Portland
HOW MUCH: $3
Art and Theater: Library print show winds down
THESE ARE the final days of the exceptional “Prints: Breaking Boundaries” exhibition at the Portland Public Library. The show features a variety of prints from across Maine that demonstrate new and unique techniques in the ancient art form of printmaking.
WHEN: Through Saturday
WHERE: Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: It’s one a-peeling contest
CELEBRATE National Banana Bread Day by sampling banana bread-related goodies in every department. A panel of judges will pick a winner in a banana bread recipe contest.
WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset, Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Et Cetera: See ‘TV Show’ for what it is at Space
IT’S A TV SHOW. No, it’s a variety show. No, it’s a series of movies. Well, it’s all of those things in one. It’s “TV Show: Episode 5,” a multi-media variety show that includes a collection of short movies, interviews, music videos and animation.
WHEN: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.
HOW MUCH: $5; all ages
INFO: 828-5600; space538.org