• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Home boy Edwards at One Longfellow
MUSICIANS AND CREATIVE types can often live anywhere they want, since their work is all over. So Mainers are lucky that folk musician Jonathan Edwards chooses to live here, and play here a lot too.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $38
Art and Theater: PSO hosts ‘Jupiter’ and friends
GUEST CONDUCTOR Ken-David Masur joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a concert that showcases Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring guest clarinetist Ricardo Morales.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $31 to $68 through PortTix; 842-0800 or porttix.com
Et Cetera: Bit o’ Bobby to honor great Scot at Public House
CELEBRATE SCOTTISH POET Robert Burns’ birthday with a nip of whiskey, a bite of haggis and a bit of kilt leering for the ladies.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Portland & Rochester Public House, 118 Preble St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $30
Funny business going on at The Big Easy
THE BIG EASY has re-opened after being closed much of the fall, and is now hosting comedy shows and music. This weekend comedian Ray Harrington plays two shows, bringing an act that “embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile.”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $15
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Overnight Low CD highlighted at Empire
A CD RELEASE party for just $5? Yes, you heard right. Overnight Low plays a CD release party at Empire, with Worried Well and The Field Effect.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5
Art and Theater: Painter Rachael Eastman making waves at Aucocisco
MAINE PAINTER Rachael Eastman shows a new body of work that she made in response to the Maine coastline, “Ocean Presence.” “Though my works are based on specific locations, my aim is to elude the literal to render nature as felt, walked through, breathed in, and condensed,” she writes in her artist statement.
WHEN: Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: See Red at this Allagash bash
ALLAGASH BREWING will hold a Red Howes release party with live music, Holy Donuts, coffee and more. There’s a two-bottle limit.
WHEN: Doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday, beer goes on sale at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Allagash Brewing, 50 Industrial Way, Portland
HOW MUCH: $17 per 750 ml, cork-finished bottle
Et Cetera: ‘Deer’ diary with Paula Young Lee
PAULA YOUNG LEE talks about her latest book, “Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat (How a preacher’s daughter refuses to get married, travels the world, and learns to shoot).” What else do you need to know?
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road
HOW MUCH: Free