• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Portland on Jimmy Eat World’s plate

JIMMY EAT WORLD emerged in the mid-’90s as a leader of the “emocore” scene. Now they’ve mellowed and are into “emucore” — songs about the emu, the largest bird native to Australia. Or maybe we misheard that. Anyway, they’re playing in Portland Sunday with Royal Bangs.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25 in advance; $30 day of show

INFO: statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ on stage

ROUNDING OUT the Theater at Monmouth’s summer fare is Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking,” starring Janis Stevens. This adaptation of the best-selling memoir of the same name presents a life-affirming approach to the grief experienced after the death of a loved one.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 1 p.m. Aug. 17

WHERE: Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St.

HOW MUCH: $28; $25 for seniors; $20 for students

INFO: 933-9999; theateratmonmouth.org

Dining and Drink: Tastes and talents of Lebanon

SAMPLE TRADITIONAL olive oils, enjoy Lebanese wines with dinner, and watch bellydancing at “Heart of the Mediterranean: Rosemont Celebrates the Food and Wine of North Lebanon.”

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday

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

HOW MUCH: $65; includes everything

INFO: 831-2553; brownpapertickets.com

Et Cetera: Comedian seeking ha moments in Maine

SOME TOURING ARTISTS set out to tour all 50 states. Well, comedian Juston McKinney is setting out this summer to hit all 16 Maine counties. On Saturday, he’ll cover Lincoln County with a show at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.

HOW MUCH: $22

INFO: boothbayoperahouse.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Holler folk and outlaw country for free

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for country music with an attitude, just look out your window Thursday if you work or live in downtown Portland. The free Alive at Five concert series in Monument Square is hosting the “holler folk” band Ghost of Paul Revere and the “outlaw country” band North of Nashville.

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Monument Square, Congress and Federal streets

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: portlandmaine.com

Art and Theater: Artwork inspired by ‘fluxscapes’

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Mitchell Rasor opens his exhibition “Bathymetries: Fluxscapes” at Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth. Bathymetry is evident in the tidal cycle, as the receding ocean reveals the flora, fauna and geology of a place.

WHEN: Reception, 6 p.m. Thursday. On view through Sept. 1.

WHERE: Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: yarmouthlibrary.org

Dining and Drink: Food trucks gather for art walk

DOING the First Friday Art Walk can make you hungry. Make one of your stops Flea for All, where food trucks to satisfy any appetite gather in the parking lot.

WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Flea for All, 125 Kennebec St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Most food truck meals are well under $10.

INFO: Bite Into Maine, the lobster truck that helped organize this monthly event, can be reached at 420-0294.

Et Cetera: Round and round she goes Tuesday

THE HULA HOOP started as a simple child’s toy. Now it’s a vehicle of art. See for yourself at a free hula hoop show by performer Kitty Malone on Tuesday.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Post Office Park, Exchange and Middle streets, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: portlandmaine.com