• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Jake Miller raps at Asylum’s door

WANT TO MEET an up and coming young rapper? Jake Miller is such a rapper, and if you buy the $60 ticket for his show at Asylum Saturday you get to meet him and greet him. If you simply want to hear him, the price drops to $15.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 to $60

INFO: Portlandasylum.com

Art and Theater: ‘Putnam County Bee’ brings the F-U-N-N-Y 

CITY THEATER in Biddeford presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy that won two Tony Awards in 2005.

WHEN: Opens Friday through Sept. 1, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford

HOW MUCH: $20

INFO: citytheater.org or 282-0849

Dining and Drink: Save the tomatoes! Try preserving class

TIRED OF TOMATOES already? Set some aside for the long, cold winter at the University of Maine Coopertive Extension’s “Introduction to Preserving Tomatoes” workshop so you can have a taste of summer during a snowstorm.

WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth

HOW MUCH: $15 (scholarships are available)

INFO: 781-6099 or to register online umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops

Et Cetera: Fuzzy, was he? Maybe you met at the fair

FAIR SEASON in Maine is in full swing, and this Sunday marks the start of the Windsor Fair. The popular giant pumpkin contest is on Sunday, and Woodsmen’s Day is Monday. That’s the day you can watch folks swing axes and hack away at logs with saws all day long, in friendly competition, of course.

WHEN: Sunday through Sept. 2

WHERE: Windsor Fair, 82 Ridge Road, Windsor

HOW MUCH: $7 to $9

INFO: Windsorfair.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Primo opportunity to step out in Cape

FREE OUTDOOR concert season will be ending soon, so catch the remaining ones while you can. One option is the lively Primo Cubano, playing Thursday evening on the front lawn at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Thomasmemoriallibrary.org

Art and Theater: Frost Gully exhibits Janice Anthony works

MAINE PAINTER Janice Anthony shows a collection of recent works in a new exhibition at Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport.

WHEN: Opens with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday; on view Monday through Sept. 21

WHERE: Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 865-4505 or frostgullygallery.com

Dining and Drink: Pomodorapalooza ripe for attending

TASTE TOMATOES, judge a tomato competition and talk to tomato growers at Pomodoropalooza, a celebration of all things tomato.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday

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

HOW MUCH: Free, but $5 donations accepted to benefit Cultivating Community

INFO: 699-4560

Et Cetera: Be there, at squares for Sidewalk Art Fest

IF YOU’VE ever tried to cross Congress Street during rush hour, give yourself a treat by strolling over to the WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival Saturday. Not only will there be lots of art to browse, but Congress Street will be closed to cars from Monument Square to Congress Square. So you can cross on foot all you want.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Congress Street, between Congress Square and Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: WCSH6.com