• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Chance to see ZZ headling for the top

ZZ WARD is a blues and soul singer with an old soul and a contemporary edge. Since releasing her debut album, “Til the Casket Drops,” last year she has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and had her music appear on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.” Catch her in Portland Saturday while she’s still on her way up.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland.

HOW MUCH: $12 to $20

INFO: portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: Mad Horse Theatre puts on a Bard power play

MAD HORSE THEATRE COMPANY continues its production of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” directed by Stacey Koloski. It stars Tony Reilly in the title role, with Mad Horse company members Burke Brimmer, Nathan Speckman and Christine Louise Marshall, along with guest artists Jessica Fratus, Owen Freeman, J.P. Guimont, Jordan Handren-Seavey, Leo Hilton, Joshua Hughes, Erik Moody, Kat Moraros, Shawn Reardon, Mark Rubin, Nicholas Schroeder and Sean Senior. The show about power, corruption and loyalty closes Mad Horse’s 27th season.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Mad Horse Theatre at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland.

HOW MUCH: $20 adults; $15 seniors and students; pay what you can on Thursday.

INFO: 730-2389 or madhorse.com / tickets

Food and Drink: Winemaker from France coming to dinner

MEET FRENCH WINEMAKER Pierre Du›ort of Domaine de Rimauresq, a 123-acre vineyard in Provence, and sample his wines while enjoying a multi-course meal prepared by chef Guy Hernandez.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Bar Lola, 100 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $75

INFO: 775-5652

Et Cetera: Magician has talent for making you wonder

HOW’D HE DO that? There are few things as, well, magical as trying to figure out how a magician tricks our eyes. Magic fans will get that when illusionist George Saterial brings his act to the Freeport Theater of Awesome this weekend.

WHEN: 7:30  p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot Street, Freeport

HOW MUCH: $19

INFO: awesometheater.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Fly among genres when barnswallows play

CAN’T DECIDE whether you want to hear some country-folk or some bluegrass-pop? Well, then you should go see the Barn Swallows Thursday at Blue, because both of those descriptions fi t their music. The show is followed by a bluegrass jam.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 p.m. bluegrass jam session.

WHERE: Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: No cover, but a one order minimum and suggested donations for performers.

INFO: portcityblue.com

Art and Theater: Photographs in Rockland a ‘Merry’ exhibition

“THE MERRY NAIADS,” a show of Michael Seif’s playful, evocative photographs, will be exhibited at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery in Rockland through July 26. There will be a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28.

WHEN: Through July 26; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St., Rockland.

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 596-0701

Food and Drink: Allagash celebrates 18 years of brews

CELEBRATE ALLAGASH BREWING CO.’S 18th anniversary by sampling the many brews it has made in Portland since 1995.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland.

HOW MUCH: 2.99 per pint for Allagash White; $4.99 per tulip glass for Allagash Tripel, Odyssey, Victor, Allagash Black, Allagash Four, Prince Tuesday, FV13 and Midnight Brett 

INFO: 772-0300

 

Et Cetera: Free to see peonies and to eat ice cream too

PEONY BLOOMS and free ice cream! Now that’s the way to celebrate the beginning of summer. Join in the fun at Maine Audubon’s “Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social” Wednesday at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Walk among the thousands of peony blooms and enjoy free ice cream donated by Toots Ice Cream in North Yarmouth.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, off Route 1, Falmouth

HOW MUCH: Free.

INFO: audubon.org