• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: James McCartney at One Longfellow

IMAGINE PLAYING baseball when everyone knows your father was Mickey Mantle. That might be the kind of thing James McCartney goes through as he continues his career as a musician. His dad was in a band too, though that was yesterday. You may have heard of him.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance; $20 day of show

INFO: onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: Unexpected pleasures at this Little Festival

TO CAP OFF the 24th annual Little Festival of the Unexpected, Portland Stage will have three playwrights in residence, all of whom were finalists of the Clauder Competition for New England playwrights. The festival will feature “Veils” by Tom Coash, which will be produced on the main stage next season, as well as “The Vikings of Munjoy Hill” by Ian MacAllistaer-McDonald and “Lake Untersee” by Joe Waechter.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. (“Lake Untersee”), 3:30 p.m. (“Veils”) and 7 p.m. (“The Vikings of Munjoy Hill”) Saturday

WHERE: Studio theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

HOW MUCH: $10/donation

INFO: 774-0465; portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Rosemont Produce  to pour ‘naturals’

“NATURAL WINES” are made from organically grown and biodynamically farmed grapes, with as little human intervention as possible. Come sample the wines (and the foods that pair well with them) and learn more.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Rosemont Produce Co., 5 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $65

INFO: rosemontmarket.com

Et Cetera: Burlesque comes to O&A like ‘Clockwork’

BURLESQUE SHOWS, if you haven’t noticed, are hip these days. If you haven’t seen one yet, check out one inspired by “A Clockwork Orange” called “Got Moloko?” at The Oak and the Ax in Biddeford.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Oak and the Ax, 140 Main St., Suite 107, Biddeford

HOW MUCH: $10 in advance; $15 day of show

INFO: theoakandtheax.com 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Bands compete on ‘Road to Memphis’

BLUES LOVERS, this one’s for you. The Maine Blues Society will present the “Road to Memphis 2013” contest featuring performances by more than a dozen Maine-based blues artists. Donations will be taken at the door to send the winner to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: American Legion Post #31, 426 Washington Ave. N., Auburn

HOW MUCH: Donation

INFO: mainebluessociety.com

Art and Theater: Artist’s views are out of this world

ENCAUSTIC ARTIST Rick Green’s “Topographical Landscapes” uses lush textures and rich mineral colors to create aerial-view landscapes with satellite-image perspectives.

WHEN: Through July 11

WHERE: Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 781-2620; princememorial.lib.me.us

Dining and Drink: Crazy for crawfish? Here’s your event

GET YOUR CAJUN ON at the second annual Crawfish Boil. Chow down on 120 pounds of crawfish prepared by expert boilmaster Jim Parsons while you listen to live New Orleans funk music. There will be cold beer to drink and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Po’ Boys & Pickles, 1124 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Crawfish $6 to $10 per serving

INFO: 518-9735

Et Cetera: Wilbur’s of Maine marks sweet birthday

WANT TO FEEL like a kid in a candy store? Try bringing your kids to a candy factory. Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Factory is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an open house celebration featuring refreshments, music and children’s activities.

WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Factory, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 865-4071