• HOT TICKET

Music and Nightlife: Carolina band to rock Port City

DELTA RAE is a six-piece rock band from Durham, N.C., home of arguably the most famous minor league baseball team ever, the Durham Bulls. So that’s a reason to go see them, along with their music, which has been praised by critics ranging from NPR to Forbes magazine.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

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

HOW MUCH: $18 to $30

INFO: Statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: Musical fundraiser ticket ‘To Rome with Love’

MAINE PLAYWRIGHT Carolyn Gage is among five playwrights from around the world whose work will be featured at the 53rd World Theatre Day in Rome, Italy. To make the trip, she has to raise money. On Saturday, Gage will stage “To Rome with Love: A Musical Fundraiser,” featuring songs from her four musicals, which are rarely performed in Maine. Aria Tonini, a music education major at USM who tours with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Orchestra, directs. Singers include Tonini, Alicia Phelps, Erin Morrison, Aileen Andrews, Zeile August Dougher, Rene Johnson and Carolyn Ezzy.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Footlights, 190 Route 1, Falmouth

HOW MUCH: $10 to $20

INFO: 747-5434

Dining and Drink: Suds ’n sustenance at Allagash dinner

IT’S A BEER LOVER’S dream dinner at Allagash Brewing Co., where guests will be shepherded through both the tasting room and barrel room, tasting Allagash brews paired with food prepared by Rosemont Market’s chef, Brad Messier.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $75, includes beers, food, service, fees and gratuity

INFO: 831-2553

Et Cetera: Juggle time for ‘Early Evening’

IF YOU’VE never seen Mike Miclon’s “Early Evening Show” you ought to. It’s a Maine-centric take on a late-night variety show, except it’s early, and there’s often juggling.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner

HOW MUCH: $16; $14 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and under

INFO: Johnsonhall.org

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Seacoast outfit visits Big Easy

TODO BIEN blends roots rock with some reggae rhythms, and what they themselves describe as “feel good lyrics.” It’s probably because they are from the Seacoast area of New Hamphshire, and who doesn’t feel good when they’re at the coast?

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: Bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Follow the prints of India, Ireland to Frontier Cafe

HARPSWELL PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Freson shows 33 large color prints in “Faces of Ireland and India,” on view at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick.

WHEN: Through April; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 725-5222

Dining and Drink: Delicious dishing in store for foodies

PORTLAND’S CHINESE RESTAURANTS have a storied history. Learn about it from amateur historian Gary Libby during this special lecture celebrating Maine Restaurant Week.

WHEN: Noon Tuesday

WHERE: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 774-1822, Ext. 206

Et Cetera: Did you hear? Momo’s in town

PICTURES OF DOGS, who can resist them? If you can’t, you should meet Momo. He’s a border collie and star of Andrew Knapp’s picture book/game book “Find Momo.” Momo and Knapp will be at Longfellow Books.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Longfellowbooks.com