• COMEDY

George Hamm & Friends Comedy Show, Drink specials and snacks available, $13. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• FOOD AND DRINK

Rebel IPA Launch Party, Join the Samuel Adams Brewery Reps and WBLM to kick off the newest beer to come to Portland, Sam Adams Rebel IPA. Royal Hammer Reggae Band at 9:30pm Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St., Portland. brianboruportland.com. 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Friday.

• BOOKS & AUTHORS

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series: Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier with nationally renowned artist, Casey Lynn Rocheteau. She’s released two albums on the Whitehaus Family Record, self published four books and her most recent book is “Knocked Up On Yes.” $5. Bull Feeney’s Yeats Room, 375 Fore St., Portland. portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FILM

The Fosse (Figures of Speech Student Ensemble” Presents “Frankenstein” Puppet Movie, puppet film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, $8, $4 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre present “The Human Scale,” documentary questions assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. For 40 years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. Brief discussion follows screening. $8.50; $7.50 for seniors and students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

PARTICIPANT DANCE

Folk Dance Brunswick, Many dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Community Dance Series Contra Dance, live music from Frigate with caller Maggie Robinson, $10; $7 for under 21; $5 for children 5 to 12; under 5 free. Falmouth Congregational Church, 269 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

BENEFITS

Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert, All performers are Windham HS music alumni. The concert is a mix of choral, acapella, musical theater, jazz, and blue grass vocalists and musicians. $8, $10. Windham Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road, Windham. 7 p.m. Saturday. 

FOR KIDS

“The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie:” A Puppet Theater Show by the Dolly Wagglers, The Dolly Wagglers take you on a tour of the life and music of the beloved figure with Hand Puppets, Flying Cardboard and a scrolling backdrop and live music, $8 adults, $4 kids 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayo streetarts.org. 1 p.m. Friday.