ART

Alix Bacon, George Bayliss and Laura Hart, 31st annual showing of artist-made prints, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Oct. 15.

“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA grad, through Dec. 8; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org

“Haunting of the Harbor,” precious metals bathed in acid by Brian Mark, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. harborsquaregallery.com. Friday through Oct. 31.

“Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings by Brad Betts, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Nov. 2.

“Tell Me a Story: About Maine,” works by 14 artists who have illustrated children’s books about Maine, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Through Nov. 23.

“A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin,” 80 historic and contemporary works that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; and Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 10 artists, through Oct. 31, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery

“Maine Voices from the Civil War,” letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the period, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May 2015.

“A Journey Inside Vietnam,” photographs by Bruce Brown, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Sept. 30.

“Late Summer Rhythms,” works by KDB, Suzanne deLesseps, Diana Johnson, Elizabeth Newman and Lois Strickland, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeand gallery.com. Through Monday.

“Garde Addendum,” paintings and prints by Harold Garde, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Oct. 25.

“The Lunder Collection,” 19th- and 20th-century art; “Spaces and Places,” Chinese art; and “American Weathervanes,” weathervanes from the late 19th century, through June 8; “Nowhere But Here: Art from the Alex Katz Foundation,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; and “Process & Place,” exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum

“Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Other Voices,” through Feb. 2; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org

“Classic Yachts,” photographs by John Snyder, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Through Monday.

“Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” collection of works by the children’s book illustrator, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Oct. 25.

“Labor: The Art of Work,” art depicting workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the 20th-century post-war New Deal era, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Monday.

“Murmurations,” experimental drawings by Mark Kelly, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Oct. 13.

“Spark,” inside the minds of iconic Maine illustrators Dahlov Ipcar, Cathryn Falwell, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through Saturday.

“OK Back OK,” sculpture, drawings and prints by Jeff Badger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Oct. 26.

Bob Hastie, realistic landscapes, Wells Public Library. wells.lib.me.us. Through Monday.

Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Monday.

“45 Years of No,” illustrated letters from the Hidden Ladder Collective, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. megperrycenter.org. Friday through Monday.

“So Emotional,” prints and drawings by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.

“A Community Collects,” selections by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others from the York Hospital Collection; “Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland”; and “Emerging Artists 2013,” New England artists from traditional to experimental media, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

“Seacoast Moderns,” group show, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Tuesday through Oct. 28.

“That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Dec. 1.

“element: water,” paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Monday.

“Beyond the Horizon,” exploring the horizon and what lies beyond through landscapes and abstracts by Rachel Smith Maher and David Maher, Bard Coffee, Portland. bardcoffee.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints by Elke Morris, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.

Frederick Lynch and William Manning, relief sculptures and paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Oct. 12.

“For Pastels Only,” Pastel Painters of Maine 14th international juried exhibition, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 19.

Jane Davis Doggett, Maine waterscapes and iconochromes, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Through Oct. 13.

“Places: Travel Journals,” painted, printed fiber, books and scrolls by Katherine Harman Harding, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through Oct. 20.

“America’s Maine,” paintings of people and places of the Maine coast, gathered by America Martin, Ross Richardson and Rachel Elias, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through Oct. 8.

“Sustenance,” white line wood block prints and miniature paintings by Willy Reddick, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Monday.

“Same Voice/Different Song,” charcoal drawings on gessoed white paper and assemblages of clay objects by Lissa Hunter, Craft Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Oct. 12.

“Steady Work,” contemporary sign painting with Spike Birmingham, Patrick Corrigan, Josh Luke, Kenjo Nakayama and Will Sears, through Oct. 19; and “NSFW,” room-sized diorama by Greta Banks, through Oct. 25, Space, Portland. space538.org

“Playing with Color and Texture,” ink paintings and watercolors by Hilary Bartlett, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Oct. 15.

“Gardening at Night,” photographs, animations, embroidery and neon signs by Cig Harvey; and “The Unseen Aspect,” paintings by Alexandra Tyng exploring the legacy of the artist’s family, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland. dowlingwalsh.com. Through Monday.

“Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Nov. 27.

“Is This My Milk?”, three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.

“Water & Wood,” paintings by Carole Sloane; and “New Works,” paintings by John Santoro and Liz Hoag, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Oct. 19.

Anne Ireland and Susan Williams, new works, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.

Tom Huber, pottery for cooking, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through Monday.

Works by Living Innovations, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Monday.

“Frenzied Felines,” cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Oct. 29.

“Wearable Art,” hats, jackets, scarves and jewelry in glass, precious metals and stone by Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering Chinese women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 22.

“Rhythm and Color,” whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, The Morgan Gallery, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through Oct. 26.

The Artistans Collective, painting, wooden sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber arts, mixed media and floor cloths, Brahms Mount, Freeport. 869-4025. Through Sunday.

John Vander, new paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Oct. 31.

“About Windows,” watercolors by Maurice Auger, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Monday.

Ellen Welch Granter, paintings, Cellardoor Villa, Rockport. maine-art.com. Through Monday.

Art in Science,” glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 25.

“SpinOff on the Circle,” Kennebec Valley Art Association artists Justin BoisVert, Susanna Bryant, Amanda Chubbuck, Sheri Davis, Nicholas Hertler, Abigail Ranger and Micah Webbert, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through Nov. 1.

Jill Snyder Wallace, embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through Sept. 30.

“Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ “; and “Redefining the Multiple:13 Japanese Printmakers,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu. Through Dec. 14.

“The Untold Story,” works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Oct. 20.

“Aerials: Views from Above,” aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.

Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk. maine-art.com. Through Oct. 14.

“Unfolding Traces,” interactive sculpture, painting, installation and video, University of Maine, Charles Danforth Gallery, Augusta. uma.maine.edu. Through Oct. 11.

“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” photography and video installation, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.

Nancy Freeman, paintings and prints, The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. (888) 777-1077. Through Oct. 20.

Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgullygallery.com. Through Saturday.

ART OPENINGS

“CREATE II,” second annual continuing studies student exhibition at Maine College of Art, more than 40 artists working in a variety of media, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland. meca.edu. Through Oct. 17.

“Scenes from Cuba,” photographs by Susan Downing, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Oct. 31.

“Along the Maine Coast,” acrylic paintings by Diane Noble, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Nov. 4.

“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, new and recent work by living artists; and “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis on the theme of a walk in the woods, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Jan. 5.

“Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 1.

“Scenes from Maine,” gallery artists in a variety of media, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama, runs through January 4, University of Maine, Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.

“Big & Small,” show of original paintings by Maine Women in the Arts, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6.

“Something Small under the Blankets,” 4-inch-square editioned prints and monprints by 13 artists from central Maine, Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner. 582-2108. Through Oct. 26.

“Fallen Through the Cracks,” photographs by Lisa Crothers raising awareness about 14 million illiterate Americans,” Wells Public Librarys. 646-8181. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grand opening, food, fun, art and music from Megan Jo Wilson Quartet, Running With Scissors, Portland. rwsartstudios.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“Drawing Matters,” Amy Stacey Curtis, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 2. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“A Life Imagined,” paintings by Mary Bourke, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Henry Isaacs, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

“All Creatures Great and Small II,” group show on the subject of animals, in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Merrimack River Painters, 11 women artists, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C,” 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Nov. 16. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Modern Mythology,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, by Maine Artist Collective artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Oct. 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepictureframes.com. Through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen, photographs, paintings and sculpture, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Sticks, Stones and Bones,” group show of art from found materials, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Oct. 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Louden, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Three Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic project by Ann Tracy, Akari, Portland. 772-9060. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Vittles,” six Maine artists celebrate food, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Oct. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

BENEFITS

Harbor Fest 5K, Boothbay Resort and Craft Brewery, Boothbay, $20 advance, $25 day of. boothbayharborevents.com. Registration at 8:30, race at 10 a.m. Sunday.

POP!, arts celebration and silent auction with indoor street fair, music, dance and more, benefits Portland Ovations, Portland Company Complex, $35 advance, $40 day of. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Annual Fall Book Sale, thousands of books for cheap, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

Middle East Children’s Alliance, Middle Eastern cuisine, music by Okbari and Alhan Music Ensemble and dancing by Jamileh, benefits children in Palestine traumatized by war, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $20. mecaforpeace.org. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cellist Rushad Eggleston, benefits Watershed School, Camden Opera House, $15 to $20. camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run or Roll and Family Fun Day, Thornton Academy, Saco. uniteagainstbullyingme.org. 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6.

3rd Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease, walk, fun run and bike ride, Down East Sunrise Trail, Ellsworth. hdsa.org. 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

Rachel’s Run and Kids Run, sponsored by Natural Resources Council of Maine, proceeds go to reducing toxic pollution in Maine, Capitol Park, Augusta. nrcm.kintera.org/run. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Davy Rothbard, author of “My Heart Is an Idiot,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday; Susan Conley, author of “Paris Was the Place,” noon Wednesday.

Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” Portland Stage Company, pay what you can. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

UNE Maine Women Writers Collection presents Cathie Pelletier, author of “The One-Way Bridge,” University of New England Abplanalp Library, Portland. une.edu/mwwc. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Barton Seaver, chef and author of “Where There’s Smoke,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, $45, $60 per couple, includes food samples and a signed copy of the book. 563-3207. 4 p.m. Thursday.

Liz Gardner Walsh, author of “Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine’s Fort Knox,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dana Pearson, author of “Two Birds,” Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

James Nelson, author of “Fin Gall,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Symphony Orchestra, works by Dukas, Beethoven and Prokofiev with pianist Orli Shaham, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $81. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra “Scottish Fantasy,” musical tour of Scotland with violin and bagpipe soloists, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $10 to $40. bangorsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dueling Organists, Henry Hokans and Richard Grant play contemporary to classics, United Baptist Church, Saco, $10. 934-5313. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, pianist Frank Glazer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops!, music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, with guest vocalists Mike Eldred and Jennifer Hope Wills, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25 to $75. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Cadenzato Faculty Concert, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trio les Amis, piano trio plays chamber music by Debussy, Poulenc and Faure, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free, tickets required. triolesamis.eventbrite.com. 3 p.m. Oct. 6.

COMEDY

Tim Sample, Maine humorist, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $20 advance, $23 door. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, music by Big Chief, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, music and dance from around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Red Solo Cup Dance Party, DJ Jeff Rockwell. mechanical bull, line dancing, corn hole tournament and more, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15. 329-0845. 7 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, live music from Midnight Toast with caller Sue Rosen, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The Little Mermaid,” set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sa?s, with more than 40 dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. fryeburgfair.com. Sunday through Oct. 6.

Acadia Night Sky Festival, promoting the protection and enjoyment of Down East Acadia’s night sky as a valuable natural resource, various locations, Bar Harbor. acadianightskyfestival.com. Sunday.

15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, more than 100 artists and Maine food producers and live music, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. freeportfallfestival.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Harry’s Harvest Ball, cannabis celebtration featuring the music of Hot Day at the Zoo, Spose, Stratospheerius, The 220s, The Mallett Brothers Band, Firefolk, and Eric Green Party, Harry Brown’s Farm, Starks, $50 advance, $70 day of. harryshill.net. Friday through Oct. 6.

Autumn Craft Fair, benefits Bonney Memorial Library Expansion Project, Masonic Lodge Hall, Cornish. 625-4701. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women 8th Annual Fine Art and Crafts Show,, more than 20 female artisans and craftswomen show handcrafted jewelry, paintings, hand-hooked rugs, pottery, children?clothing, paper batik paintings, kaleidoscopes, weaving and more, benefits children’s program at Graves Library, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Harvest and Craft Fair, crafters and artisans, theme baskets, silent auction, bakery and a 50/50 raffle, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn. 783-9608. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival, viewing and judging of the 10 finalist short films, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $7 to $10. thepublictheatre.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens Film Series, “El Fantastico Mundo De Juan Oral,” Mexico, 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“The Loving Story,” documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who fought the anti-miscegenation laws in their home state of Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court, presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival and UMaine School of Law, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, free, tickets required. thelovingstory.bpt.me. Reception at 5 p.m., film at 6:15 Wednesday.

“Blazing Paddles,” travelogue film narrated by Gray Warriner, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

“Into the Mind,” movie about rising to the ultimate challenge, presented by Sugarloaf and Sunday River, all tickets come with a lift ticket to Sunday River or Sugarloaf, State Theatre, Portland, $25. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Family Film Series, “The Croods” (comedy adventure), York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

FOOD AND DRINK

Cider Sunday, press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Second Annual Beer vs. Wine Dinner, selection of seasonal offerings prepared by chef Kevin Cunningham and paired with Gritty’s beers and Joel Gott wines, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, $35. innatbrunswickstation.com/tavern_diningdinner. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

FOR CHILDREN

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $2 to $12. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Play Me A Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. “Enchanted Adventures,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

MUSIC

2nd Annual Oak and the Ax Festival, more than 21 bands, burlesque performances, artist talks, workshops, film screenings, record fair and more, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10. theoakandtheax.com. Sunday.

International Heritage Music Series, Greek-American oud instumentalist Mavrothi Kontanis and friends, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Doug Kolmar, singer-songwriter performing folk, pop, jazz and Americana, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Last Bison, indie folk, Ballroom Thieves open, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour, guitarist, with Steve Morse Band, State Theatre, Portland, $40 to $70. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ruth Moody Band, singer-songwriter from The Wailin’ Jennys, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Shemekia Copeland, blues vocalist, Asylum, Portland, $19, $29 VIP, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Camden Library Coffeehouse, The Alehouse Band, Camden Public Library, $7. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Bettencourt and Sara Hallie Richardson, singer-songwriters, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Barn Burner with The Tarbox Ramblers, Appalachian, blues and gospel, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Deborah Holland and Cindy Bullens, singer-songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, psychedelic reggae, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Blues Ball with Shemekia Copeland, with The Juke Rockets, Samoset Resort, Rockport, $25. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tumbling Bones, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Delta Generators, Boston blues band, with The Wetsuits, benefits local food pantries, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $12. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Arborea and Christopher Paul Stelling, folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10 advance, $12 door. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Toubab Krewe, instrumental; music from Mali, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Alexis P. Suter Band, blues and soul, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Anna Lombard, Nick Racioppi and Rich Lambert open, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10 advance, $12 door. francocenter.org. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah Blacker, Erin Thomas and Hilton Park, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Misfits, punk rock, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Kate Schrock, singer-songwriter, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $12 to $16. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Meghan Yates, singer-songwriter, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., indie-pop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Maine Ole’ Opry Show and Induction, music from Allen Tradition and many others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance, $8 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

Rory Block, acoustic blues, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $25. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn and Suites Portland, Portland, $2, fees for services. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $4 to $7, under 12 free. spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 6; 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute tour from cellar to attic reveals “skeleton” of an 18th-century timber frame house, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6 to $12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Perfect Portlander Pageant, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Peaks Island Puppets with Motionfolk Theater, family show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Guerrilla Downtown presents Free Conversations, First Friday Artwalk event, turn off cell phones and select a topic of conversation from a menu of subjects, and experience the face-to-face social media of personal interaction, Monument Square, Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Maine Freedom Project presents 3rd Annual Freedom Gala, hors d’ouveres, cocktails and live music, music from Mama’s Boomshack and Jim Erhman, to raise awareness and funds to stop human trafficking, including live and silent auction to benefit non-profit LOVE146, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35. freedomme.com. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $5 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Portland Landmarks Western Promenade House Tours, view the interiors of unique homes in Portland’s West End, Christian Science Church, Portland, $35 advance, $40 day of. portlandlandmarks.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Forest & Logging Museum presents Living History Days, wagon rides, water powered saw mill, blacksmith shop. log cabin, 20th Maine Civil War Encampment and more, Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement, Bradley, $5 to $10. leonardsmills.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6.

Freeport Historical Society’s 4th Annual Historic Barns and Quilts Tour, visit four unique barns built during the early 19th through late 19th centuries, vintage and antique quilts will be displayed and discussed at each barn, Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, South Freeport, $35. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Peaks Island Puppets with Motionfolk Theater, family show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Met Opera Live in HD: “Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $22 to $24. atthelincoln.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Octoberfest,” standard flower show, creative floral designs, horticultural specimens and educational exhibits, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 878-1972. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“25 Years and Counting,” concert to celebrate WERU, Noel Paul Stookey, David Mallett, Tim Sample, Bill Schubeck, Heidi Dauh and Phil Norris$50 for familes, The Grand, Ellsworth, $12 to $27. grandonline.org. 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

“The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillseum,” with Carl Dimow and members of the Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer band, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, donation. pilgrimagetotheheart.org. 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

THEATER

“Indoor/Outdoor,” light comedy about an indoor cat who longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. fcponline.org. l2 p.m. Sunday.

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14 to $16. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

Mad Horse Theater presents “The School for Lies,” David Ives’ play set in 1666 in a witty Paris salon, Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 13.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” musical, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“It’s Just Sex,” comedic look at fidelity, lust and communication, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15 to $18. 756-0252. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” set in the 1920s, play confronts the issues of race, fame and generational divides through the rhythms of the African-American South, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 20.

“Legally Blonde,” musical comedy, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“VIII: A Musical Journey into the Mind of a King,” one-man musical period production with Kirk Simpson, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15, $30 with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 7 p.m. Monday. Runs through Oct. 7.

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” musical about the life of musician, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 20.

Good Theater Presents “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’ play written in response to “A Raisin in the Sun,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 27.

Portland Ovations presents “Potted Potter,” Harry Potter parody, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $60. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” exploring the relationship among three strangers — an American, an Irishman and an Englishman — held hostage in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $18 to $20. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 19.

LA Community Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” comedy, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Runs through Oct. 12.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme saints and sinners, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7 suggested. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.