• 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

INFO: mainerestaurant week.com/events; brownpapertickets.com

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.

INFO: bath-tsugaru.org 

• 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

INFO: portlandempire.com

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

INFO: 689-2000

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; melissa@mofga.org

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