• ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Squid Jiggers live CD recording, Irish sing-along favorites with a few songs of the sea and brand new material, $12 to $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. www.theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Lunasa, renowned Irish instrumental band that has steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. $20-$25. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. www.operahouse.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Bath Blarney Days, the city of ships becomes the city of the Irish, downtown Bath, free. visitbath.com/events/bath-blarney-days. Friday to Monday.
St. Patrick’s Celebration and Corned Beef Sandwich Supper Benefit, some of the finest musicians and singers in the area perform a varied program of Irish music. $15, $10 for children and seniors; $10, $7 for concert only. Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. www.christchurchkennebunk.org. Music at 4 p.m., supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Saint Patrick’s Parade, pipe and drum bands, Stillson School of Irish Dance and others. Commercial Street, Portland. www.irishofmaine.org. Noon Sunday.
Irish session, public welcome to play, Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St., Portland. www.brianboruportland.com. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
“Night of Eire,” planetarium program commemorating the old spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, suggested donation $5 to $7. Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/planet. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration, live music, Irish breakfast and festivities all day, no cover. Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St., Portland. www.brianboruportland.com. 6 a.m. Monday.
St. Patrick’s Day at Bull Feeney’s, morning begins with Tom and Don Celtic Duo, many musical acts throughout day, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.facebook.com/BullFeeney. 6 a.m. Monday.
Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.rira.com/portland. 11 a.m. Monday.
Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps, Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.facebook.com/BullFeeney. 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps, Byrnes Irish Pub, 38 Centre St., Bath. byrnesirishpub.com. 3 p.m. Monday.
Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps, Byrnes Irish Pub II, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick. byrnesirishpub.com. 5 p.m. Monday.
The Keenans, Irish music, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. www.slaintewinebar.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
Carlos Nunez Band, piper and whistle player from Galicia, the Celtic region of northwestern Spain, $18 advance, $23 day of show. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
David Beam & the Leprechauns, roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Irish Rovers, Farewell to Rovin’ Tour, $42.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Irish Seisiun, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included. $5, 21-plus. Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. www.pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and March 20.
Folk Dance Brunswick, $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Bath Old-Time Country Family Dance, St. Patrick’s Day jigs will be played by local fiddlers and guitar players. No experience or partner necessary. All ages are welcome. Simple dances are taught by Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik. $3. Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St. www.bathdanceworks.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area Shamrock Shake, with DJ Steve Colella, benefits HVWA, $20/person; $30/couple. Elks Lodge 905, 76 Industrial St., Waterville. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. Beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“Raw Faith,” the film explores a family’s journey with an 88-foot galleon and a mission that tests them as individuals and collectively. $7. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Reykjavik Calling presents screening of “Heima,” a tour documentary about Icelandic band Sigur Ros, free. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Cove,” activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose dolphin hunting. Free. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Free wine and cheese tasting, featuring wines of the Iberian peninsula. Free. Maine Beer and Beverage Co. in the Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Food for Change,” the Portland Food Co-op, under construction at 290 Congress St., will screen the film, a journey into the history and possibilities of food cooperatives. Snacks provided by Local Sprouts, cash bar. Free. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org/events/portland-food-co-op-member-recruitment-reception. Reception 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• FOR KIDS
Shoestring Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland,” funky and irreverent adaptation performed in three episodes, with a variety of puppets including large marionettes, hand puppets and actors and musicians. $10, $5 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday.
Planetarium Show: In My Backyard, ages 4 to 8 and their families, $3 per person/UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. www.GalaxyMaine.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Gym Dandies Community Performance, with 160 unicyclists, jugglers, globe walkers and clowns, adults $5, seniors $4, children $3, preschoolers free. Scarborough High School Alumni Gymnasium, 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. www.gymdandies.com. 6:30 p.m. March 20.
• HEALTH AND FITNESS
Laughter Yoga with Nina Walsh, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. www.CancerCommunityCenter.org. Free. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Energy and the Raw Food Lifestyle, Apothecary by Design, 84 Marginal Way, Portland. www.apothecarybydesign.com/events/150/579/Energy-and-the-Raw-Food-Lifestyle. Free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Gear Up for a Healthy Cycling Season, L.L. Bean Bike, Boat and Ski Store, 57 Main St., Freeport. Free. www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001707?page=store-bike-boat-ski. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20.
Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, featured poets Julie Vohs and Jim Mello, $3 suggested donation. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Performance Poetry, Port Veritas hosts Portland’s longest running spoken word series, featuring nationally touring poets, open mics and poetry slams, $3 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St. www.portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
The Lesser-Known Peru, Greg Dorr slide talk on 35-day trek on foot through the mountains of Peru. Camden Public Library. www.librarycamden.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Freedom from Stress, learn practical meditation methods to reduce anger, irritation and dissatisfaction. $10 per class/$5 students and seniors. Practice, 2F, 482 Congress St., Portland. www.meditationinmaine.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Artists-in-Residence Collaborative Project presentation, artists will work with University of Southern Maine art students to create large-scale woodcuts to be printed on banners and displayed in downtown Portland. Free and open to the public. Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Noon Tuesday.
Signs of Spring, naturalist/educator Rebecca Jacobs shows slides and answers questions. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
What Does Play Have to Do with Creativity? $35, free for members. Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. pelotonlabsportland.com/events. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lives in the Balance, with Dr. Ross W. Greene, learn to improve the way children with behavioral challenges are understood and treated in Maine. Free. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham. www.gearparentnetwork.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Maine’s Spring Bird Scene, Don Reimer gives a talk illustrated with colorful photographs of spring birds. Sponsored by Mid-Coast Audubon. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 20.
Writing Workshop, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. Free. 5 to 6:45 p.m. March 20.
Death and Taxes 2014, Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. $20 advance; $30 door; free for Peloton members. deathandtaxes2014.eventbrite.com. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 20.
Cat Show, ongoing events, vendors, cat adoptions. $5/$4, free for children under 12 and active military. Augusta Armory, Western Avenue, Augusta. www.nauticats.com. 3 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
6th annual Ski Marathon & Tour by Maine Huts and Trails, through the hills of western Maine, 60K, 40K and 20K, $45 to $125. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. www.mainehuts.org/ski-marathon. 7 a.m. Sunday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Planetarium Show: Ice Worlds, $3 per person, UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. www.GalaxyMaine.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Maine Roller Derby, Maine’s all stars versus Roc City from New York, Happy Wheels Skate Center, 331 Warren Ave., Portland. $7 adults, $5 kids. www.mainerollerderby.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.