• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Los Lonely Boys visit Asylum

IT HAS BEEN nearly 10 years since Los Lonely Boys had their first big hit, “Heaven.” The Texas-based group has been touring and recording ever since. Catch them live to see what they’ve been up to this decade.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25

INFO: portlandasylum.com

Art and Theater: Portland Stage’s ‘Tribes’ explores world of deaf

PORTLAND STAGE COMPANY explores the deaf culture with its latest play, “Tribes,” by Nina Raine. A dysfunctional family is forced to reconsider its relationships and how they communicate when their son, Billy, who was born deaf, meets Sylvia, a young woman from a deaf family. The play explores identity and what it means to fit in.

WHEN: Previews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and March 27; opens at 7:30 p.m. March 28 and runs through April 13

WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $35 to $45, 774-0465

INFO: portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Sip and nibble to benefit the Portland Symphony

SAMPLE THE WINES of Crete and enjoy dishes from five top local chefs, including Niko Regas of Emilitsa and Sam Hayward of Fore Street, at the 13th Annual Portland Symphony Orchestra Wine Dinner and Auction.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: $200 per person or $2,000 per table

INFO: Contact Lindsay Stanley at 773-6128, Ext. 318.

Et Cetera: Trotters bring hoopster humor to Civic Center

WANT TO TALK genius? Whoever gave the Harlem Globetrotters the idea to shoot a basketball tied to a string through the basket, and then pull it back like a yo-yo, was a genius.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Cumberland County Civic Center, 45 Spring St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $18 to $83

INFO: theciviccenter.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Poke Chop at Gingko Blue

HEAR BLUES that spans the genre from New Orleans to Chicago, without leaving Portland. Poke Chop & The Other White Meats will gladly share their blues influences with you.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: No cover

INFO: Gingkoblue.com

Art and Theater: Barnet, Russo show paintings at Aucocisco

PORTLAND PAINTERS Ellie Barnet and Kate Russo show new work at Aucocico Galleries in Portland. This is Barnet’s second show at Aucocisco in recent years, and Russo has shown extensively across Maine, including at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in 2012 and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art last summer.

WHEN: On view through April 5

WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 775-2222 or aucocisco.com

Dining and Drink: Space screening addresses issue of hunger in America

TAKE A LOOK AT HUNGER in America during a screening of “A Place at the Table.” Following the film there will be a discussion led by the Maine Hunger Initiative.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7) Monday

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8, or $6 for Space members and students with ID

INFO: 828-5600

Et Cetera: ‘Irish of Portland’ author to brown-bag it at library

MATTHEW JUDE BARKER, author of “The Irish of Portland, Maine: A History of Forest City Hibernians” will speak Wednesday at the Portland Public Library. It’s part of the library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, so bring your lunch if you like.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: portlandlibrary.com