• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: It’s April in January in Boothbay Harbor

APRIL VERCH and her band put a Canadian twist on old-time Appalachian music. Verch is a fiddler, step dancer and singer who also writes songs. Be ready to move to the music.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance; $20 day of the show

INFO: boothbayoperahouse.com

Art & Theater: Photography legends now on view at PMA

WITH THE HOLIDAYS behind us, now is an opportune time to see the latest photography show at the Portland Museum of Art. “American Vision” features photographs from the collection of Maine philanthropists Owen and Anna Wells, including works by Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White and others.

WHEN: Through Feb. 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $6 to $12, free 12 and younger; free for all after 5 p.m. Friday

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: To Longfellow Square for dinner and brews

MAINE BEER CO. and Portland Taste Tours are pairing up on a progressive beer dinner featuring four restaurants in Longfellow Square. You’ll get a dinner course at each restaurant, paired with the appropriate beer, and mingle with the chefs and owners.

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland’s Longfellow Square. Specific locations will be revealed via email closer to the event.

HOW MUCH: $65

INFO: 956-0322; order tickets at bit.ly/19b9rV3

Et Cetera: Acclaimed ‘Hamlet’ rebroadcast

CATCH “HAMLET” on the big screen. National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of “Hamlet,” starring Rory Kinnear, returns to cinemas Sunday as part of the group’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Waterville Opera House Main Stage, 1 Common St., Waterville

HOW MUCH: $20; $15 for youth

INFO: Operahouse.org

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Butcher Boy plumbs depths in Biddeford

THE MAINE-BASED band Butcher Boy describes their music as “post-rock/folk from the bottom of a well.” Sounds deep. Get it? Well, you will if you see them play Thursday with Baroses and AFRAID.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: The Oak and the Axe, 140 Main St., Suite 107, Biddeford

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: Theoakandtheax.com

Art and Theater: Seavey times three at Daunis Fine Art

ARTIST JAMES SEAVEY shows work in three media – aluminum vessels, watercolors and photographs – in an exhibition titled “Water, Metal, Image.”

WHEN: Through Feb. 28; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and most Saturdays

WHERE: Daunis Fine Art, 616 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 773-6011; daunis.com

Dining and Drink: Great Lost Bear lets the Dogs out

JOY TO THE WORLD! It’s Three Dog Night, featuring Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose, Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing, and Sea Dog’s Bluepaw.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $2.99/pint

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Frosty fun for little ones

MAKE SNOW FAIRIES with your kids Saturday morning in Freeport. Plus, hear stories about Jack Frost at this event for children under 7 and their parents. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome.

WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Merriconeag Waldorf School’s Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Road, Freeport

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: merriconeag.org