• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Weir and RatDog prowl the State

EVER NOTICE HOW the Grateful Dead lives on? Or at least, some of its members just keep on playing. One is founder and guitarist Bob Weir. He’ll bring his band RatDog to Portland Wednesday.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $45 in advance; $50 day of show

INFO: statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: ‘Red’ examines life of painter Mark Rothko

THE EVERYMAN Repertory Theatre continues its run of the John Logan play “Red” about painter Mark Rothko. Prior to Saturday’s performance, painter Alan Fishman will talk about Rothko. Fishman, who lives in Belfast, teaches at Waterfall Arts and is professor emeritus of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he taught for 30 years.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell St., Rockport

HOW MUCH: $25 at the door

INFO: 236-0173 or everymanrep.org

Dining and Drink: Sample Indonesian fare family-style at Nosh

SAMPLE THE CUISINE OF JAVA, Bali and Lombok at a multi-course, family-style Indonesian dinner prepared by chef Thomas Pisha-Duffly. The menu will include Ayam Goreng, goat coconut curry with roti, whole fish, a variety of sambal, pickles, rice, sides, noodles, fritters and salads.

WHEN: Doors open at 6 p.m. Sunday; dinner will be served at 7.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40 for dinner; there will also be a full cash bar.

INFO: Order tickets at eventbrite.com/e/family-feast-tickets-10524576291

Et Cetera: Antique dealers descend in droves on Fort Andross

GET OUT OF THE COLD to look for something old. It’s the Fort Andross 4th Annual Winter Antique Show. More than 50 dealers under one roof will be displaying art, folk art, lighting, textiles, jewelry, pottery, nautical, clocks, toys and furniture.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick

HOW MUCH: $3 to $6

INFO: Cabotiques.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Take a seat at tables of Elements

BOOKS, COFFEE and beer! Wow, now there’s a combo. The folks at Elements: Books Coffee Beer would agree, so they put it in their name. They also have free music, including the acoustic folk duo October Road on Saturday.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford

HOW MUCH: No cover

INFO: elementsbookscoffeebeer.com

Art and Theater: Francine Schrock shows at Gray gallery

SOUTH PORTLAND ARTIST Francine Schrock shows new paintings that explore the convergence of the natural world and human interactions. With these paintings, some of which are erotic in content, she probes how energy and matter come together “to create a dance that gives birth to new realities and visual experience.”

WHEN: Opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; the artist will discuss her work at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: House Arts Gallery, 3 Main St., Gray

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 890-6916

Dining and Drink: Bear serves the brews of the Green Mountain State

VERMONT HAS ONE BREWERY for every 32,698 people. Come try a few of their brews on Vermont Beer Night.

WHEN: 5 to 9 tonight

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

HOW MUCH: $2.99 each

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Lightning strikes for creative types

LIGHTNING TALKS is a series of, well, talks, devoted to helping people improve creative skills. This month the skill is illustration. There will be three 15-minute talks from folks who know what they’re talking about.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Space538.org