• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Metalheads would do well to seek Asylum
ASYLUM in Portland has a knack for bringing in hard-rocking metal acts. And so it will be on Saturday, when Hinder and Nonpoint play the Portland club. It’s an 18-plus show, with doors opening at 8 p.m.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $25 in advance; $28 day of show
INFO: 772-8274; portlandasylum.com
Art and Theater: Don’t miss out on Bowdoin print show
JUST A REMINDER that time is running out to catch the exceptional print show at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. “Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker” offers unusual insight into the collecting habits of the late Becker, a Bowdoin graduate and expert in fine-art prints.
WHEN: Through March 24
WHERE: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 725-3275; bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Dining and Drink: Breakfast is served, and it’ll be Incredible
CHOW DOWN on eggs made all ways, a gazillion varieties of corned beef hash and The Good Table’s infamous creme brulee french toast during Maine Restaurant Week’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. Then vote for your favorites while you swear off eating for the rest of the day.
WHEN: 7 to 9 a.m. Friday (breakfast served 7 to 8:30; winners announced at 8:45)
WHERE: Sea Dog Brewing Co., 125 Western Ave., South Portland
HOW MUCH: $20
Et Cetera: East meets West in Bath all weekend
THE 2ND ANNUAL Japanese Culture Weekend, organized by the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Program, will be held Thursday through Sunday. Activities include an Ikebana class, a family festival, a dinner, a kimono fashion show, a gardening presentation and a movie.
WHEN: Thursday to Sunday
WHERE: Various venues in Bath, including Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road
HOW MUCH: Donations for some events; dinner costs $6 to $12. See website for specific admission details.
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: May we direct you to North of Nashville?
ARE YOU a little bit country? Maybe just sometimes? We’ll, it’s OK to admit it on Monday nights at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland. That’s when it hosts North of Nashville, which is billed as “bluegrass with a heaping side of Waylon.”
WHEN: 8 p.m. (doors) Monday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: No cover
Art and Theater: Dance showcase on tap for Saturday
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase, featuring artists from Lewiston-Auburn, elsewhere in Maine and beyond, will finally happen this weekend after facing postponement from a snowstorm.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston
HOW MUCH: $14; $12 for seniors and students
Dining and Drink: Meet your friendly farmer and fisherman
SUPPORT your local farmer or fisherman by purchasing a share of the Maine harvest at this year’s CSA fair. Meet the folks who grow your food, and sign up for regular deliveries of fresh produce, meats and seafood.
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 568-4142; email@example.com
Et Cetera: Sunday fun for the fam at Mayo Street
SUNDAY MARKS the beginning of Mayo Street’s Mostly Puppets Festival, a series of family-friendly puppet shows — with juggling, clowning and live music thrown in — on Sunday afternoons in March and April. This Sunday’s performance is “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” by Bonnie Duncan.
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday; doors at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $8; $4 for children
INFO: 615-3609; mayostreetarts.org