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; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5, Portland Museum of Art. portland museum.org.

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

“Haunting of the Harbor,” precious metals bathed in acid by Brian Mark, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. harborsquaregallery.com. Through Thursday.

“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. Thursday.

“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. bard coffee.com. Through Thursday.

“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 Tuesday.

“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 Thursday.

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

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

“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 Friday.

“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.

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 Thursday.

“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.

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 Friday.

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

“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.

“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.

Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart .com. Through Nov. 30.

“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 Thursday.

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

“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.

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

“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.

Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymaine dining.com. Through Nov. 21. 

ART OPENINGS

Saco River Art League presents “Art is Community IV,” juried show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine, The Old White Church, Buxton. 642-4219. Through Nov. 22.

“Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Dec. 31

“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

“Eye Catchers” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 28.

Kingfield Friday Artwalk. 939-6518. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Serenity,” paintings and sculpture by various artists in a variety and media and styles on the theme “serenity,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Friday through Nov. 30.

“Material Matters,” encaustics by New England artists, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portland library.com. Friday through Nov. 30.

Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Friday through Nov. 30.

“Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. summer islandstudio.com. Friday through Nov. 30.

“Fantasy Illustration,” works by James Vaughn, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Friday through Nov. 30.

“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum .org. Friday through Dec. 24.

“Wearable Art,” art by Maine artists to wear and live with, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Friday through Dec. 31.

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

Heartwood College of Art presents “The Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Jan. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Member’s Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Friday through Nov. 23. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Tim Van Campen, new digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 15. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Friday through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Alan Robinson, illustrator who embellishes maps with his drawings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainelyart.com. Friday through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Nov. 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery, paintings and photographs, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart .com. Through Nov. 29. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

7th Annual Extravaganza, variety of work by more than 70 Maine artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Friday through Dec. 24. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Wildlife Artist and Illustrator Mark McCollough, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. 594-0600. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

“Thrive,” Spindleworks at 35, work by the 44 member artists, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Friday through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Chuck Thompson, Maine plein air landscapes, with other guest artists, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Dec. 7. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 

BENEFITS

Marie’s Closet and the Red Hatters Rummage Sale and Raffle, benefits the center, Cancer Community Center, South Portland. cancer communitycenter.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Boo! Haunted House, scary and fun walk for all ages, benefits the Animal Welfare Society, Federal Jack’s Brewpub, Kennebunk. 967-4322. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Old Berwick Historical Society “Lighting Up Fall,” fundraiser with live jazz from Brian Richardson and Bob Woodbury, soup and a silent auction, Spring Hill Restaurant, South Berwick, $40. 384-4039. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Divas & Demons Drag Show, hosted by Christoper DuFour with Shaneeda Diet, Jacinda, Roxie Deveau and Mystyk, benefits church, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $10. auburnuu.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

2013 “Let’s Dance with the Stars,” local dancers paired with local business people to compete in dance performances, benefits Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Sanford Memorial Gym, $10 to $15. 490-7027. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Thanks for Giving Gala, silent auction, live jazz trio, cash bar, benefits Dean Snell Cancer Foundation, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, $40. 837-9919. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Brewer’s Kitchen, 15 Maine breweries paired with 15 restaurants and silent auction, benefits Maine Brewer’s Guild, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $80, 21-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 3 p.m. Nov. 3.

4th Annual Bayside Trail 5, dog-friendly race, benefits Portland Trails, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $20 advance, $25 day of, $10 seniors and under 12. runreg.com/Net/3672. 8 a.m. Nov. 3. 

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free, tickets required. monicawoodbates .eventbrite.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Tom Verde, author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tom Verde, author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Cameron Cox, author of “Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching,” Freeport Wild Bird Supply. 865-6000. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Paul Doiron, author of “Massacre Pond,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Former United States poet laureate Charles Simic, reading, University Special Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, free. 228-8393. 5 p.m. Friday.

Gunnar Hansen, starred as Leatherface in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” author of “Chain Saw Confidential,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Tim and Debbie Bishop, authors of “Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast,” Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. Noon Nov. 3.

Dana Pearson, author of “Two Birds,” Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. 1 p.m. Nov. 3. 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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

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. larksociety.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Women Composers, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa.. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky violin concert with violinist Jennifer Koh, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $81. porttix .com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, organist Harold Stover, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Runs through Thursday.

WindSync, young wind quintet, works by Reicha, Piazzola, Maslanka and Ravel, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $12. batestickets .com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $75. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

Bay Chamber Concerts presents pianist Christopher O’Riley, interpretations of songs by Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Elliot Smith, Mozard, Liszt and more, Union Hall, Rockport, $10 to $25. baychamberconcerts.org. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $75. porttix.com. Nov. 3.

Classical pianist Chiharu Naruse, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Nov. 3. 

COMEDY

Mark Scalia and Jimmy “PJ” Walsh, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17 advance, $20 door. jonathan srestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday. 

DANCE

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

FAIR/FESTIVALS

Annual Harvest Fair, jewelry, ladies’ accessories, handmade art and craft items, knitted goods and more, Saint Davids Church, Kennebunk. 985-3073. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, baked and handcrafted goods, white elephant tables, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 856-6110. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, bake sale, crafts, country store, items for sale and bid, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. 833-6240. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

19th Annual Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe, silent auction, cookie walk, Grandma’s Attic, local crafts, Santa visit, St. Mary’s Church, Bath. 443-5389. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

League of Maine Craft Show, unique handmade gifts from 65 Maine and New England crafters, Wells Junior High School. 646-5172. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 3.

Festival of Crafts, Maine-made crafts, Brunswick High School. 737-8459. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, Portland Elks Lodge #188, Portland. 773-6939. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Crafts Guild presents 17th Annual Crafts at the Museum Show, wood-fired work, jewelry, fiber clothing, much more, Maine State Museum, Augusta. maine craftsguild.com. 10 a.,m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 3.

2013 Maine Brewer’s Festival, sample several craft beers, live music and food, Portland Exposition Building. mainebrewersfestival2013 .eventbrite.com. $41, 21-plus. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 

FILMS

”Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” documentary, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Banned Book Film Series, “Cujo” (Rated R), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary .com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

”A Place at the Table,” documentary tells the stories of three people who suffer from hunger, discussion about hunger in Maine follows the screening, Kennebunk Town Hall. 985-3700. 7 p.m. Friday. 

FOOD AND DRINK

Fall Foliage & Sunset Sail: Cabernet Sauvignon, sommelier Erica Archer presents tastings aboard the schooner Wendameen, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas with a focus on Thanksgiving, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Friday. 

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.

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

Halloween Parade, story time and costume parade through the library, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 10 a.m. Thursday.

Vandini’s Magic Show, magic, comedy and music. family-friendly, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5 to $10. schoolhousearts.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Children’s author-illustrator Tracey Campbell Pearson, author of “Elephant’s Story,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

MUSIC

The Robert Cray Band, blues, Waterville Opera House, $40 to $50, reserved seating. statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

University of Maine Symphonic Band and the UMaine Jazz Ensemble, old and new jazz standards, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $12. umaine.edu/spa.. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hattie Simon, solo jazz vocals and piano, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffee beer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

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

4th Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp Singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. 563-6083. Potluck supper following the singing; bring dish to share, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Justin Townes Earle, singer-songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Monday.

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra “Haunted Hollywood,” Buster Keaton’s “The Haunted House,” Charlie Chaplin’s “The Adventurer”and Harold Lloyd’s “Haunted Spooks,” all accompanied live with their original 1910s and ‘20s orchestral scores and sound effects, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rockland strand.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Wednesday Blues Jam, presented by the Maine Blues Society, Narals Restaurant, Auburn. 344-3201. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

October Music Series, Giff Jamison and Nancy Sferra, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish duo, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Zappa Plays Zappa, Dweezil Zappa plays Frank Zappa songs, State Theatre, Portland, $35 to $75. state theatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ellis Paul with Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriters, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stone mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

John Gorka, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door. onelongfellow square.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $25. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bronze Radio Return, indie roots, rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the great American songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Old Soul with Clara Berry, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk .com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Shanna Underwood, acoustic Americana with guitar and cello, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Lazy Lightning, tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead, Franco Center, Lewiston, $6 advance, $8 door. francocenter.org. 9 p.m. Friday.

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $40. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Yonder Mountain String Band, progressive bluegrass, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fiddle-icious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music, Biddeford Middle School Auditorium, $10, 12 and under free. fiddleicious.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Air Traffic Controller, with When Particles Collide and Rural Ghosts, Asylum, Portland, $5, all ages. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations presents Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, with three-piece band playing fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and flutes, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $38. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester Village Coffee House presents Castlebay, traditional Celtic music, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester, $10. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

November Open Mic Night, singers, musicians, storyteller, poets and actors are welcome to participate, Fuego Diablo Studios, Pownal. 408-3185. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Portland Rhumba Project, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

Bullet For My Valentine, Welsh metalcore, with Black Veil Brides, State Theatre, Portland, $29.50 advance, $35 door. statetheatre portland.com. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Fiddle-icious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $13 to $15. fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m. Nov. 3.

Composer and pianist Morton Gold, retrospective concert with piano, flute and tenor and soprano vocalists, Temple Beth El, Portland, free, donation. 774-2649. 3 p.m. Nov. 3.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Spirits Alive “Walk Among the Shadows,” living history performance with focus on The Civil War, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, $5 to $10. spirits alive.org. Twilight Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

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 Wednesday.

”Ghosts of Freeport’s Past,” walking tours led by lantern-carrying docents, Woodlawn Cemetery, Freeport, $5 to $10. freeport historicalsociety.org. Tours start at 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

Stone Carving demonstration and guided tour, with stone carver Mike Ellis, through one of Freeport’s early cemeteries, Mast Landing Burial Ground, Freeport. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Maine Historical Society presents Longfellow’s Haunted House, 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. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Halloween Spook-Tacular Science Show, science tricks and treats for kids, Peekaboo Children’s Center, Westbrook, $5 advance $6 door. peekaboocenter.com. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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. Thursday.

“POE: Tales of Mystery & Suspense,” dinner show with local actor Kirk Simpson, costumes encouraged for Halloween performance with prizes awarded, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $15, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

An Evening of Chilling Tales from Michael Howard, author will read several ghost stories from M.R. James, Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe and others, for adults and older teens, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemorial library.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Plague presents Annual Goth Ball, “Day of the Dead,” DJs Znuh, DeHuman8 and 8bit and live performance from Zyguneh, Asylum, Portland, $6 advance, $8 door, 21-plus. portland asylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam: Saints and Souls, variety of local and imported puppeteers, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts .org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

National Theatre of Great Britain 50th Anniversary Celebration: “50 Years on Stage,” live in HD, performances and archival footage with Judi Dench Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith and many others, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, $2 plus fees for services. onthenewedge .com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

”The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillseum,” love story of a woman who moves through romantic love to a deeper, more inclusive one, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $15, not recommended for ages under 16 without parental guidance. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Nov. 3. 

THEATER

Theatre Company at Falmouth High School Presents “Bloody Murder,” Ed Sala’s twiststed who-dunnit spoof, Falmouth High School, $5 to $7. 781-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Nov. 3..

Bates College Theater Department presents “In the Next Room,” drama set in the 1880s that explores the true meaning of love, Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $3 to $6. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Runs through Nov. 4..

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.

The Young Company presents “Sherlock Holmes,” The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

John Cariani’s “Love/Sick,” funny, sweet and sad love stories, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $20, $5 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

17th Annual From Away Festival of International Playwriting, celebrates the voices of international playwrights, excerpts performed in translation, Portland Stage Company, $5 suggested. portland stage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

Morris Panych’s “Vigil,” offbeat fable of family and loneliness, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Runs through Nov. 17.

Oak Hill Players present “Hello, Dolly!” Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $10 to $12. 822-7907. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Runs through Nov. 9.

The Originals present “The Underpants!”, comedy based on the 1920 German farce “Die Hose,” Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $18 to $20. sacoriver theatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Runs through Nov. 9.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, actors re-enact audience stories on stage using metaphor, song, movement and fairy tales, Community Television Network, Portland, $7 suggested. portland playback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

USM School of Music presents Maine premiere of “Carrie the Musical,” cult prom queen musical based on Stephen King’s novel, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 3.

“Children of Eden,” musical fable about parents, children and faith inspired by the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and Noah and the flood, Windham Center Stage Theatre, $10 to $12. 893-2098. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Runs through Nov. 10.