• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Bet on Iris Dement for soulful songs

IRIS DEMENT has a voice that can make you cry, in a good way. What she lacks in productivity — her latest album, 2012’s “Sing the Delta,” is only her fifth in 20 years — the 52-year-old singer-songwriter makes up in great songs that will tug at your heartstrings.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit

HOW MUCH: $37.50

INFO: jonathansrestaurant. com

Art and Theater: ‘Macbeth’ meets his end in Newcastle

THIS IS the final weekend of Heartwood Theater’s modern version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in a contemporary setting, with a young cast, a movie-like soundtrack, multiple projections and complex lighting.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday

WHERE: Parker Poe Theater, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle

HOW MUCH: $20 in advance; $22 at door; $10 for students

INFO: 563-1373; heartwoodtheater.org

Dining and Drink: Fling yourself into spring at Bar Lola

WELCOME SPRING with three custom demi-cocktails paired with small plate bites at one of Portland’s favorite restaurants.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Bar Lola, 100 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30

INFO: barlola.net

Et Cetera: Swingin’ soundtrack courtesy of Hot Club

SEE SILENT FILMS the way they were meant to be seen: With live music. The Hot Club of San Francisco presents “Cinema Vivant,” an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston

HOW MUCH: $20; $10 for students

INFO: laarts.org 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Free bluegrass trick up library’s sleeve

BE A REAL student of bluegrass and see Tricky Britches at the library. They’re playing Tuesday at the Patten Free Library in Bath — for free, naturally.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: patten.lib.me.us

Art and Theater: Harlow Gallery opens annual juried show

THE HARLOW GALLERY in Hallowell opens its 18th annual juried art exhibition, “Art2013,” on Friday. The exhibition includes 60 works of art by 48 artists, selected from 334 works submitted by 123 artists.

WHEN: Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. On view through June 1.

WHERE: Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: harlowgallery.org

Dining and Drink: Sample the goods of 10 sweet purveyors

PICK UP A “PASSPORT” at one of 10 businesses participating in Sweet Weekend in the Old Port, sample sweets to your heart’s content, then get your rewards card good for free treats until July 14.

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Portland’s Old Port

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: For a list of participating businesses, go to facebook.com/SweetWeekend

Et Cetera: A day for all species great and small

CALLING ALL species, calling all species. It’s the fourth annual All Species Parade in downtown Brunswick, for every kind of being. It’s the same day as Brunswick’s first ArtWalk of the season, so there will be plenty to see and do.

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: spindleworks.org; 5raa.org