ART

“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.

Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Saturday.

“All Creatures Great and Small II,” group show on the subject of animals, in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Saturday.

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

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

“Garde Addendum,” paintings and prints by Harold Garde, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. maine jewishmuseum.org. Through Friday.

“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 Friday.

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

“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. ogunquit museum.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.

“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.

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

“NSFW,” room-sized diorama by Greta Banks, Space Gallery Annex, Portland. space538.org. Through Friday.

“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.

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

“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 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.

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

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

“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. harlow gallery.org. Through Nov. 1.

“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. courthouse gallery.com. Through Sunday.

Merrimack River Painters, 11 women artists, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Oct. 31.

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

“A Life Imagined,” paintings by Mary Bourke, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Saturday.

“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.

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

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

“Fallen Through the Cracks,” photographs by Lisa Crothers raising awareness about 14 million illiterate Americans, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Oct. 31.

“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 Friday.

“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” with a 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.

“Drawing Matter,” Amy Stacey Curtis, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 2.

Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Nov. 30.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen, photographs, paintings and sculpture, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susan maaschfineart.com. Through Saturday.

“Sticks, Stones and Bones,” group show of art from found materials, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Through Oct. 27.

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

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

“To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overview of polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Osher Map Library, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.

“Three Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic project by Ann Tracy, Akari, Portland. 772-9060. Through Oct. 31.

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

“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.

“Vittles,” six Maine artists celebrate food, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Saturday.

“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 Saturday.

Morris David Dorenfeld, exhibition of recent tapestries, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 16.

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “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.

Michael Shaughnessy, “3.2.7,” sculpture, Unity College Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery. 948-9239. Through Nov. 1.

“Things Seen III,” Kathleen Boldt drawings, collages and gouache paintings, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary .org. Through Oct. 31.

“Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. maine media.edu/gallery. Through Nov. 16.

From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings,” 19th- and 20th-century paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Oct. 31.

AARTinME Juried Fine Arts Show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. boothbay artists.org. Through Nov. 3.

“Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski, Dobra Tea, Portland. dobrateame.com. Through Nov. 15.

“From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.

“Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes,” by David Puntel, Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburgacademy .org. Through Dec. 20.

“Dwellings,” Gallery Framing, Brunswick, works taking a look at dwellings, real and imagined. spindleworks.org. Through Oct. 31.

“The Chemistry of Autumn,” new works by six painters in the palette of Maine’s beloved fall, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery .com. Through Nov. 12.

“Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.

“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.

 

ART OPENINGS

“J480N R063N38,” installation of large scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Jan. 5.

“Sit. Stay. Art!”, celebration of animals, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Oct. 26.

The Coastal Quilters Exhibit, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Oct. 31.

Tim VanCampen, new digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 15.

“The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome; and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabeth mossgalleries.com.Through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Monsters Ball: Where Fashion and Fantasy Collide,” costumes from the museum’s collection covering various decades, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Friday, Nov. 15.

“The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Monday, Nov. 25.

“Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Saco River Art League presents “Art is Community IV,” juried regional show of art and fine crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 642-4219. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Irene Rothe and Debbie Angelides, paintings and photographs, Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston. cmmc.org. Through Nov. 7.

 

AUDITIONS

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” casting four adult males, six females and 17 children, shows are Dec. 19-22, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Curtis Room Annex, Bath. 442-8455. 4 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday.

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” casting actors ages 8 to 17 for holiday production, actors should prepare a one-minute monologue, no acting experience necessary, newcomers welcome, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails .org. 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

 

BENEFITS

Women Build, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, and the Freeport Fire Rescue present Building Blocks for Habitat at the Freeport Fire Rescue Department. Admission is $5 at the door for each guest. All proceeds benefit fire prevention at the Women Build house in Freeport. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Richard Rubin, author of “The Last of the Doughboys,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Halloween author reading, Jen Blood, Patrick Shawn Bagley and Katherine Silva, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tom Verde, author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Liza Gardner Walsh, author of “The Maine Coon Cat,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maine irish.com. 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” hour-long performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Wind Ensemble, pieces by American composer John Mackey, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $8. usm.maine.edu/music/box office. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart and Mahler, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, Timothy Neill Johnson and Tim Burris as “Music’s Quill,” voice and lute, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5, suggested. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cellist Bill Rounds, with pianist Sayuri Miyamoto, Brahms, Kodaly and others, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.mainec.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Victoria Vox, vocalist and ukulele player plays originals and covers, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Portland Public Library, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Sixth annual Early Music in the Chapel Series, English songs of the late Baroque played on period instruments, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10 to $15, under 17 free. 772-5434. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations presents David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer, chamber music trio with cello, piano and violin, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $44. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents 2nd annual Halloween concert, costumes encouraged, prizes given in several age categories, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5. portland conservatory.net. 3 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 3 p.m. Oct. 27.

LARK Society of Chamber Music presents the Portland String Quartet, “East Meets West,” Debussy’s “String Quartet in G Minor” with oud player Rahim AlHaj, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. lark society.org. 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

 

COMEDY

Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $35. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

 

DANCE

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

”Jack the Ripper,” Halloween performance about the killer who terrorized London in the 1800s, not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Christmas Fair, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook. 854-5788. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Spirit 13th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, entertainment, pony and hay rides, contest, kids’ games and refreshments, downtown Saco. sacospirit.com. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

FILMS

The Farnsworth Museum and The Strand present “The Wizard of Oz,” screening of original 1939 film, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens Film Series, “Paziraie Sadeh,” Iran 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Classic French Film Series, “Au Revoir les Enfants,” Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

”Banned Book Film Series,” “Of Mice and Men” (PG-13), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Silent Film Series with live music from Jeff Rapsis, “Nosferatu” (1922), Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Fall Foliage Wine Sail, join sommelier Erica Johnson for a tasting discussion of French reds aboard the schooner Wendameen, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Ghost Train, costumes encouraged, train ride, hayride and Monster Mash party with games, Boothbay Railway Village, $5 to $10, appropriate for kids ages 3 and up. railwayvillage.org. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

FOR CHILDREN

”Hansel and Gretel,” new twists and turns on classic Brothers Grimm tale, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 27.

Pumpkin Hayrides, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Oct. 27.

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

Halloween party and parade, games, crafts, storytelling and more for kids, Raymond Village Community Church. 655-7749. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Spooktacular, family-friendly program with “Dance Macabre,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more, children’s costume parade at intermission, Portland Ballet Studio, $5 to $23. portland ballet.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

”Halloween Howl,” interactive, non-scary show for kids 10 and under, The Footlights, Falmouth, $8. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

 

MUSIC

Mike Doughty, singer-songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, 18-plus. portcit ymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

International Heritage Music Series, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Doug Kolmar, singer-songwriter, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Jazz Jam with Chris Humphrey, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Local Music Series, Connor Garvey, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

B.B. King, blues, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $49.50 to $77. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Paul Brady, singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. boothbayopera house.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Donna the Buffalo, pop, rock, country and folk, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Obholtzer and 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jam session with The Sock Puppets, The Hive, Kennebunk, $3. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

October Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymaine dining.com. Rusty Hinges, 6 p.m. Thursday; Hurry Down Sunshine, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Brett Eldredge, country, Asylum, Portland, $15, 18-plus. portland asylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Sarah Jarosz, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Lazerdisk, electronic dance music, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. portcitymusic hall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

SCBN Rock Showcase, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts .org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Old Soul, gypsy folk-rock, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sorcha Merril Trio with Dietrich Strause, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Bowzer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party, Bowzer and The Stingrays, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Crystals and many more, benefits American Heart Association, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52 to $65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Fiddle-icious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra plays traditional Celtic music, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10, 12 and under free. fiddleicious.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Music and Muffins, Spruce Rooster, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Aztec Two Step, folk-rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27 advance, $32 door. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fitz and The Tantrums, neo-soul, indie pop, The Beat Club opens, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Fullertons, blues, country, rock, jazz, Americana and more, benefits MSA, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dimensions in Jazz presents Frank Carlberg’s “Word Circus,” poetry by Kerouac, Beckett, Stein and others set to music, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5 to $20. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Saturday.

USM School of Music presents a concert of Indian and world music, with Indian master percussionist Srinivas Krishnan and singer Arjun Chandy, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Bash with A Band Beyond Description, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fiddle-icious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra plays traditional Celtic music, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, Gorham, $10, 12 and under free. fiddleicious.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Cray Band, blues, Waterville Opera House, $40 to $50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 27.

Heather Pierson album-release show, pianist, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $17. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 27.

University of Maine Symphonic Band and the UMaine Jazz Ensemble, jazz standards, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $12. umaine.edu. 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Hattie Simon, jazz vocals and piano, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 1 p.m. Oct. 27.

Two Old Friends: Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, CeItic and American country music, McArthur Library, Biddeford. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

OOB365 presents Field of Screams Haunted Hayrides, Old Orchard Beach Ballpark, $13 to $18. oob365 .com. Kid-friendly tours at 5 p.m, scarier ones start at 6 p.m. Sunday and Thursday through Oct. 27. Runs through Oct. 30.

Spooktacular Trail Ride, ride with costumed horses, LaDawn Therapeutic Riding Center, Dayton, $10. 499-0080. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wicked 5K Road Race, goody bags, prizes, costumes encouraged, benefits Center for Grieving Children, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 272-7927. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Port Veritas presents: “Pilgrimage to the Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum,” with Martin Steigesser, Robin Jellis and Judy Tierney, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $5. 828-9937. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“Poe: Tales of Mystery and Suspense,” dinner show with local actor Kirk Simpson, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15 with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Spirits Alive “Walk Among the Shadows,” living history performance with focus on the Civil War, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $5 to $10. spirits alive.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; twilight Oct. 27. Runs through Oct. 31.

Maine Historical Society presents Longfellow’s Haunted House, a private guided tour of the house based on the interpretation of Longfellow’s poem “Haunted Houses,” written in 1851. Longfellow House, Portland, $10, reservations required. 774-1822, ext. 212. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Runs through Oct. 30

Family Halloween show with Audiobody, comedy, pumpkin juggling, crazy lighting effects, music and more, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $12 to $17. awesometheater .com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

7th annual “The Haunting: A Grim Night at Par Sem,” theme is childhood books from Grimm, Aesop, Mother Goose and more, Parsonfield Seminary, $5 to $10, parental discretion advised. 793-8825. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

2th Annual Halloween Party, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $6, $2 in costume. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Sky Monsters,” 6:40 and 7:20 p.m. Friday; ”Moon Witch,” 7 p.m. Friday.

12th Annual Ghost Hour, dome is transformed into a sphere of terror and suspense with ghost stories under the stars, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $5, $2 if in costume. usm.maine.edu/planet. 8 p.m. Friday.

”Trail of Terror,” wagon rides to haunted trails, Raitt Homestead Farm, Eliot, $6. raittfarmmuseum .org. Dusk to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Meet the Spirits House Tour, with psychic medium Eddita Felt, Belcher House, Freeport, $5 to $10. freeport historicalsociety.org. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Our Theatre Company presents “The Rocky Horror Show,” costumes and audience participation encouraged, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, 18-plus. myotc.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Oct. 31.

Fright at the Fort, Fort Knox Historic Site, Prospect, $5 to $10. /fortknox .maineguide.com/frigh. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

”Handkerchief Moody,” ghostly show of Maine and New England folklore ghost stories and true crime events, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. thefootlightsin falmouth.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Oct. 27.

”Pilgrimage to the Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum,” with Martin Steigesser, Robin Jellis and Judy Tierney, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, $50. 828-9937. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

10th Annual All Souls Walk, narrated stroll with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $10. brickstoremuseum.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tate House Museum presents “Ghosts Come Alive” cemetery tours, ghostly apparitions talk about joys and hardships of colonial life, Stroudwater Cemetery, Portland, $6 to $12. tatehouse.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Shostakovich’s “The Nose,” starring Paulo Szot, Valery Gergiev conducts, encore performance, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $45. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Midnight Explore Ghost Hunt, learn how to use paranormal equipment and the history of the building, Winter Street Center, Bath, $35, reservations required. mysterious destinations.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Dance for Project Graduation, costume contest, 50/50 raffle, music by DJ Scott Doyle, Spring Meadows Country Club, Gray, $15, $25 couple, adults only. 653-2449. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

G-Tric Dance Crew presents Get Ur Freak On Halloween Bash, DJs, costume contest, mini-dance showcase and cash bar, Avant Dance and Event Center, Westbrook, $5. avantmaine.com. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

”Ghosts of Freeport’s Past,” walking tours led by lantern-carrying docents, Woodlawn Cemetery, Freeport, $5 to $10. freeporthistorical society.org. Tours start at 6 p.m. Oct. 27.

Stone carving demonstration and guided tour through one of Freeport’s early burial grounds, with stone carver Mike Ellis, Mast Landing Cemetery, Freeport. freeport historicalsociety.org. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

 

THEATER

”Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

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, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Young Company presents “Sherlock Holmes,” The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

John Ciriani’s “Love/Sick,” funny, sweet and sad love stories, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $20. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

The Slightly Off-Center Players present “The Woman in Black,” Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $5 to $15. center theatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” comedy, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater .org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Runs through Nov. 3.

”The Secret War,” created and performed by Mike Daisey, Daisey talks about Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and Daniel Ellsberg, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $20 to $30. collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Monmouth Community Players present “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Runs through Nov. 3.

”My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl,” one-woman show written and performed by Zoe Weil, ImprovAcadia, Bar Harbor, $10. humaneeducation .org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mystery for Hire presents “Who Killed Jolly Roger? A Pirate Mystery,” DaVinci’s Eatery, Lewiston, $44 includes show, full meal, tax and gratuity. davinciseatery.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.