• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Goo Goo Dolls Saturday at the State
GOO GOO DOLLS have been around since 1986, can you believe it? Yes, you can, if you think of all the hits they’ve had, including “Name,” “Iris,” “Slide” and “Here Is Gone.” Revive your memories and create new ones by seeing Goo Goo Dolls at the State Theatre. Matt Hires opens.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $35 in advance; $40 day of show; all ages
Art and Theater: Schoolhouse offers ‘Hold On, Molly!’
IN CELEBRATION of its 25th season, the Schoolhouse Arts Center presents the show “Hold On, Molly!” for the first time since its opening season in 1988. Written by Maine playwright Hank Beebe, “Hold On, Molly!” is a romantic musical comedy based on the story of Molly Finney of Freeport.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114), Windham
HOW MUCH: $16; $14 for seniors and students
INFO: 642-3743; schoolhousearts.org
Dining and Drink: Spanish wines and food sure to please
MEET SPANISH WINEMAKERS Juan Esteban of Valderiz and Marcel Sabate of Castellroig, taste their wines and buy them at reduced prices. Oh yes, there will be food too.
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Rosemont Produce Co., 5 Commercial St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $45
INFO: Go to brownpapertickets.com to make a reservation.
Et Cetera: All kinds of kid fun at fair
THE GREAT AMERICAN Kids Fair is bringing to town all the rides and inflatables that kids love, rain or shine — the traveling indoor attraction will be setting up inside the Portland Expo. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Good Shepherd Food Bank to get $5 off admission.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave.
HOW MUCH: $15; $10 with a nonperishable food item; free for ages 3 and under
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Wind down weekend with jazz brunch
WHO DOESN’T LOVE jazz brunch? You can check out a new one this Sunday at One Longfellow Square, with John Clark and his Jazz Workshop.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $8 for music; purchase of food or drink is separate
Art and Theater: Work in progress part of ‘Paths’ show
IF YOU VIEW a piece of art that’s in the process of being made, are you really viewing art? Portland sculptor Aaron T. Stephan answers that question in his latest show, “Paths.” It includes some of his studio work as well as a piece in progress that he is making for a hospital in Indianapolis. The public can view the piece in progress before he transports it cross-country.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday through May 24
WHERE: Coleman Burke Gallery, Ford Andross Mill, 14 Maine St., Brunswick
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Tough job, but somebody’s gotta brew it
RISING TIDE BREWING CO. has been busy brewing beer for you. See what they’ve been up to at this week’s showcase at The Great Lost Bear.
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: 540 Forest Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $2.99 per glass
Et Cetera: Gem show at Saint Joseph’s
IF YOU LIKE shows featuring minerals and jewelry, this one’s a real gem. It’s the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society’s 30th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Saint Joseph’s College.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Alfond Recreation Center, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish
HOW MUCH: $4; $3 for seniors; free for ages 12 and under