Music and Nightlife: See Badfish for Sublime New Year’s Eve

WANT YOUR NEW YEAR’S Eve to be sublime? Or do you want to simply isten to the tunes of Sublime on New Year’s Eve. Well, for the latter experience, head over to the State Theatre to see Badfish, a tribute band dedicated to the music of Sublime. Big D & The Kids Table will open.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 in advance; $25 on the day of the show


Dining and Drink: Charity Gala offers show, champagne, more

RING IN THE NEW YEAR and help hungry kids at chef Harding Smith’s New Year’s Eve Charity Gala to benefit Share Our Strength.

WHEN: Tuesday. Several dinner seatings available; show and other festivities begin at 10 p.m.

WHERE: Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, 86 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $50 for 10 p.m. admission and the show; $135 for dinner, show, midnight toast; $500 for preferred seating, VIP service, bottle of bubbly, dinner and the show; $1,000 will add on a dinner for four at the Harding Smith restaurant of the buyer’s choice, hosted by Smith.

INFO: 774-5725

Et Cetera: Stars in your eyes this holiday? Yes

WITH A NEW YEAR dawning, look to the sky for inspiration. You can start Tuesday night, by spending the evening at the University of Southern Maine’s Southworth Planetarium in Portland. For a suggested $7 donation, you can experience six different shows, followed by a night sky tour and live coverage of the countdown in Times Square.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to midnight Tuesday

WHERE: Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $7 suggested donation



Music and Nightlife: Phishing at Port City

COULDN’T GET tickets to Phish’s sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden? No worries, the folks at Port City Music Hall will be live-streaming the concert.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5 at the door, cash.


Music and Nightlife: ‘Abstraction’ attracts work by 60 artists

RIVER ARTS in Damariscotta exhibits artwork under the title “Abstraction.” The group show features 80 pieces of art by 60 artists from across Maine. The exhibition was curated by Center for Maine Contemporary Art director and curator Suzette McAvoy.

WHEN: On view through Jan. 16; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: River Arts, 240 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta


INFO: 563-1507 or

Art and Theater: St. Pierre shows ‘Landsc[r]apes

TIME IS running out to see an exhibition by Maine photographer Jym St. Pierre at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

The photos are from St. Pierre’s series “Maine Landsc[r]apes,” with each image representing a contrast between the perfection of nature and how we use the land.

WHEN: Through Friday

WHERE: Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick


Dining and Drink: Low-key New Year’s Eve, still delicious

NOT INTO BIG NEW YEAR’S BASHES? Try a more low-key event at a local wine store that includes a bubbly tasting, snacks, good wine and games.

WHEN: 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday

WHERE: Flock & Vine, 541 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth


INFO: 799-8463

Et Cetera: Boots on the ground this New Year’s Day

IF ONE OF your New Year’s resolutions is to excercise more, you can get started right away. The Sacopee Valley Health Center in Porter is hosting a New Year’s Day hike, two miles on local snowmobile trails. Hot cocoa and refreshments will be served before the hike.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main St., Porter


INFO: 625-3082