Jennifer Boilard, landscapes or scenes from life, made with watercolor, acrylic, oils and soft pastels. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. www.mainelyart.com. Through Sunday.
“Departures and Arrivals,” geometric drawings by Josefina Auslender. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Monday.
Abbott and Nancy Meader, drawings, paintings and raku. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Saturday.
“inkomprihensuhbuhl,” new fine art prints and mixed media work by Maine artists Adrienne Beacham and Barbra Whitten, through Saturday. Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner. facebook.com.
“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from late-18th through the mid-20th century, from the world-renowned collection, through April 27. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces that you and your family can walk through. Fulkerson invites visitors to look closely at how a drawing is made and to consider how an artist’s process affects a finished work. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.
“Picturing Monhegan Island,” intimate photographs and drawings created on Monhegan by George Daniell, Through Aug. 3. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
“From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England.” Through May 3. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org.
Recent Acquisitions and Selections from the Permanent Collection, through June 15. Includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery.
Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion. Art inspired by the 1860 interiors and furnishings, by Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.
Senior Thesis Exhibition, 10 Bates studio art majors show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Through May 29. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum.
“Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography,” artists who exploded traditional bounds of visual representation in influential ways. Through June 1. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art- museum.
“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.
Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“The Spirit of the Grassland,” an exhibit exploring the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. museumafricanculture.org.
“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” celebrates how we have enjoyed ourselves on, alongside and at the expense of the maritime world, tracing the transformation of maritime amusements from shipboard traditions to sailor stereotypes and nautical nonsense ashore, through June 1. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History, a selection of paintings, photography and artifacts highlighting the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
From the Wrack Line, mixed media sculpture, drawings and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven, Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. Through May 18.
It’s Not So Black & White IV, exhibit featuring works by Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr and Petrea Noyes, predominantly using black and white. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com.
“Vivacity,” through May 28, features work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.
“Birds!” Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson and Peggy Johnson show work in stone, clay, wood and metals portraying bird forms and related elements, through May 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.
“Hamsters and Popcorn,” oil paintings by Elise Smorczewski, through May 31. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.
2014 BFA and BA Exhibition, works by graduating USM Art Department students, free. Art Gallery at USM Gorham, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery/2014-bfa-and-ba-exhibition.
Central Maine Clay Artists exhibit, Kennebec Valley Art Association presents a mini-art exhibition that can be viewed from outside the building and is lit at night. Former ATM space, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta.
“In and Out of the Garden,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.
Paintings by Anne Ireland, ’94, ongoing dialogue with the Maine landscape, free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.
“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” from a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books from 24 countries, presented by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts
“The Nudes,” hand-painted silver gelatin photographs with encaustic and pigment by Leah MacDonald. Also showing, Sheep Jones’ recent paintings of the figure; new works in cyanotype by Brenton Hamilton; and sculpture by Jonathan Mess and Riv Pyne, through April 28. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.
“Working Through” by Jamie Ribisi-Braley, work communicates not only working through the process of creating art but also working through chronic pain that can sometimes make creating art a challenge. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.
Robert Clark, color woodblock prints, Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through May 3.
Bob Goudreau: Scratchboard Art, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net. Through April 30.
The Joy of the Lens, annual juried photography exhibit, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. www.topshamlibrary.org. Through May 10.
Last Light: Waiting for the Moon, Elaine Barclay and Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints; and Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine, oil paintings. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.
Berwick Art Association Group Show, through April 30, Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road.
“A Body of Work,” 38 Maine artists working from the human figure, through April 30. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.
“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow, through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.
• ART OPENINGS
April Vacation Makers Day Camp, build a chain-reaction machine, $70. Maine FabLab @ Engine, 265 Main St. #103, Biddeford. www.mainefablab.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday.
“New Lives/New England,” exhibition explores the role traditional arts play in helping newcomers create a home in New England. Free. Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Thursday.
Ted Arnold “To Have and to Hold,” wedding paintings, through June 22, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Opening 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
Timber Point Center speaker series and art exhibit, the nonprofit center presents an opportunity to bring together conservation, historic preservation and community, $5 suggested donation. Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. timberpointcenter.org/. 5-8:30 p.m. Friday.
Andrea Sulzer: New Work, large, colored pencil drawings that plumb the relationship between the material marks and paper support, and representation and abstraction, as well as woodblock prints that create complex surface topographies through multiple layers of ink. Through Aug. 24. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday.
Anne Minich and Anda Dubinskis, drawings exhibit, Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. Through May 24. 725-8157. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Don Drake, recent paintings in oils and pastels, Black Cat Coffee, 463 Stevens Ave., Portland. Opening reception noon-2 p.m. April 27.
Maine Masters: Hartgen and Thompson, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St., Bangor. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. April 27.
Chorus auditions for PORTopera’s July production of “Rigoletto,” Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Otto fundraiser for Maine Ultimate, Otto, 225 Congress St., Portland. ottoportland.com. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Blue Wrap Project Runway, recycled medical material is transformed into wearable designs by creative /Maine artisans. Fashion show, wine and ballet performance. $50. Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St. www.partnersforworldhealth.org. 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Help a Horse Day, open house, tour, clinics, children’s games and light snacks. Free. Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. www.mustangrescue.org. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday.
Friends of Lithgow Library Cabin Fever Reliever: Spring Spaghetti Sling with Rick Charette, $10, $5 for age 12 and under, $20 families. Augusta Armory, Western Avenue. lithgowfriends.org. 3-6 p.m. April 27.
• Books & Authors
Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair will read from and sign copies of “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family,” Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Maltese Falcon,” book discussion. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Poetry Open Mic, enjoy poetry and read a poem or two at this evening to celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas, weekly open mic, featuring Lauren Zuniga and Poetry Slam Semi-finals, $3. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.portveritas.com. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
World Book Night, book givers will pass out free titles to non-readers to encourage reading, free. Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland. www.Letterpress-Books.com. 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, will read from his works and answer questions. Free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Simply Books, book group for book lovers with no set topic, just bring whatever you’re reading and share. Everyone welcome, free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. cplreaderscorner.wordpress.com/category/simply-books-meetings. 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Eleanor Morse will read and sign her book, “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” free. Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland. www.Letterpress-Books.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Classical Music
Decompression Chamber Music, “Memory and Desire” Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet #8, Op. 110, $18. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, Jordan Benissan, African drums. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Calidore String Quartet Concert, emerging quartet playing Mendelssohn, Osvaldo Golijov and Beethoven, $12. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Cohen Chamber Music Concert, free morning concert open to the public, featuring Beethoven. Hebron Academy (Lepage Center for the Arts). www.hebronacademy.org. 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, joined by pianist Bryan Wallick, works by Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and Brahms, $31-$68. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. April 27.
Organist Harold Stover performs French and American organ works on the historic E.M. Skinner organ. $10. St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. cathedralofstluke.org. 3 p.m. April 27.
Sandra Bernhard, outspoken views and outrageous mouth, along with her band, The Flawless Zircons. $39.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Bill Burr, regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, $30/$35; reserved seating. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd Floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. 7 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. pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Ovations presents Pilobolus, twisting bodies, sheer athleticism and a delightful sense of play, $38 to $50, $20 for students. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Ballroom dance, sponsored by the Ballroom Dance Society of central Maine. $5 members, $7.50 non-members. Blue Wave Dance Studio, 33 East Concourse, Waterville. 6:30 p.m. free lesson; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Big Men,” film explores oil deals in Africa, $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival, join Maine Audubon and the Appalachian Mountain Club for a special Earth Day screening. $5, $7. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. maineaudubon.org/events. 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Deaf Film Festival, “The House Across the Street,” Q&A with director and writer Arthur Luhn, $8, free for USM students with ID. Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St., Portland. mainedeaffilmfest.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Maine Deaf Film Festival, “A Life Without Words,” and Q&A with director Adam Isenberg. $10, free for USM students with ID. Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney, University of Southern Maine, 95 Bedford St., Portland. mainedeaffilmfest.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Maine Deaf Film Festival, “Silent Music,” and Q&A with director/producer Melissa A. Gomez. $10, free for USM students with ID. Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney, University of Southern Maine, 95 Bedford St., Portland. mainedeaffilmfest.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Maine Deaf Film Festival, afternoon sessions are family-friendly selections, evening films are PG-13 or R. $8 half-day, $5 seniors, children and students, free for USM students with ID; $14 full day. Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney, University of Southern Maine, 95 Bedford St., Portland. mainedeaffilmfest.com. Reception for all ticket holders, 5 p.m.; films start at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
• Food and drink
Meet the Brewers: Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney of Foundation Brewing Company, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. facebook.com/events/1438530256386273/. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Empty Bowl Supper, buy a Maine-made bowl and support the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee’s work, $15, $35 max for families. Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. mofga.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
• For kids
Planetarium Show: Earth’s Wild Ride , a show set 200 years in the future, a tour of the season’s night sky after show. For ages 8 and up. $3 per person, UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. GalaxyMaine.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and April 27.
Train rides during April school vacation, $6-$10. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland. mainenarrowgauge.org. On the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Monday.
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show, wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks brings live animals and tells stories of animal rescue, $4, plus admission. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. Noon Monday.
Wind Over Wings, meet birds of prey and animal rehabilitator Hope Douglas. Open to ages 3 and up. $5. Pineland Farms Education Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. pinelandfarms.org. 1 p.m. Monday.
Earth Day at Children’s Museum, meet caterpillars and moths up close with David Champlin, USM biology professor, and his collection of tobacco hornworms and many other activities. $9. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday.
Storytelling and crafts, free with museum admission. Maine State Museum, 230 State St., Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
Earth Jams Concert with Matt Loosigan, sing, play and dance along with special Earth Day songs. $4, plus museum admission. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Felting for kids, learn how to turn sheep’s fleece into felted-wool items. $5. Pineland Farms Education Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. pinelandfarms.org. 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Animal Adaptations: Survival in the Wild, learn how three live animals have adaptations that help them thrive in their habitat. Sponsored by Cornerstones of Science. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Cinderella: The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale, special retelling of the classic story with Cinderellas from three cultures, $8/$9. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. April 27.
Build a Bird’s Nest, $8 members, $9 visitor (plus admission). Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Planetarium Show: Origins of Life, tour the far reaches of the universe and our Earth as the evolution of life is examined in this immersive space experience. Ages 9 and up, $3 per person; UM students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. GalaxyMaine.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Circus Ole! Feast of Fools, trapeze artists, contact jugglers, hoop dancers, vaudeville dance and clowning, giant puppets, stilt walkers and more. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Community Forum, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris. circus-ole.com. 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
• Lectures AND WORKSHOPS
Art on the Street: The Polish Poster as Cultural Commentary, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 6 p.m. Monday.
Writing Workshop, write individually on a common theme; you may read your writing out loud or not. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us. 5-6:45 p.m. Thursday.
“Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist,” Thursday Night Salon lecture. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
“The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated,” presented by Scott McCarney, artist, designer and educator, free. Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts. 4 p.m. Friday.
Seanachie Nights presents Castlebay, Celtic songs of renewal and rejuvenation, $9 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 7 p.m. Monday.
Val Bennett, local singer/songwriter and band; blues, jazz, country and rock. $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell. slatesrestaurant.com. 8:15 a.m. Monday.
UMA Little Big Band, concert be streamed live, free. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Envok, free, Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Koan Sound, electronic music production duo. Minnesota opens. $18 to $25, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Flash Allen and Kelly Laurence, broad spectrum of classics, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Crunk Witch, Caro Khan and Fatback Supreme, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. facebook.com. 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Octane, jazz and swing, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Adam Babcock, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Novel Jazz Septet, swinging jazz out of the Great American Songbook and compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, $14, $12 seniors, $6 for ages 12 to 18, free for under 12 with a parent. Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Jim Pryor, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
SONIC UMA! Senior concert, free and concert will be live-streamed. Jewett Hall Auditorium University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Le Vent du Nord, award-winning Canadian quartet, a driving force in progressive folk. $22/$25. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com/event/le-vent-du-nord. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Chris Ross, singer-songwriter recently named New England Songwriter of the Year plays folk, Americana and rock, $10, $6 students. Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane. phippsburgucc.org/. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Talisker in concert, traditional music of Great Britain and Ireland. Sponsored by the Arts Institute of Western Maine, an affiliate of UMF. $10 adults, free for children and students with ID. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main St. umf.maine.edu/campus-life/arts-culture. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo. Bobby Long opens, $25 to $40; reserved seating. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Parris Bacon, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Local H, alternative rock duo, $10, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
The New Mendicants, Canadian-based indie rock supergroup with singer-songwriters Joe Pernice and Norman Blake, and drummer Mike Belitsky. Jose Ayerve opens. $15 in advance, $18 door, $25 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Hot Day at the Zoo, Americana jam band, $10. Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrew.com. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Poke Chop and The Other White Meats, blues, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Mousa, Evan Parker and Greg Jamie, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. facebook.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Slainte Farewell Show, Sha Sha Sha, GinLab, Tall Horse, Worried Well, Dustin Saucier and the Sad Bastards, members of Volcano Rabbit, Erik Neilsen, Johnny Fountain and Dan Knudsen, no cover, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. facebook.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Bob Lovelace, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Ken and Jane Brooks with Joe and Nellie Kennedy, acoustic Americana music. Baked goods and refreshments sold at intermission as well as pie auctions, a door prize and 50/50 raffle. $10. Wayside Theatre/Grange, 851 North Dexter Road, Dexter. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Jump on the Bandwagon!” an evening of musical fun with the Italian Heritage Center Band and Chorus, a premiere of a new work for concert band and more. $10, $7 seniors, students free. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Squid Jiggers, blend of Celtic and maritime folk tunes, mashed up with a healthy dose of Maine humor, $5 to $12. North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. mwamconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Bluegrass concert: Descendants of Maine and Maranacook String Band, $10 adults, $5 students. Maranacook Community High School, 2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield. mcs.maranacook.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Frankie Ballard, country music singer-songwriter, $15, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. tktwb.tw/N6POU5. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Meryia & The Guys, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Both, featuring Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, $20 in advance, $22 door, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Other Bones, Portland band with electronic, soul, hip-hop and rock elements. With Ace Reporter and Clifflight, $8 in advance, $10 door, 18-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Blue Steel Express, blues led by front man Kevin Kimball, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Doug Kolmar, acoustic set of contemporary folk songs, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. April 27.
Simons and Goodwin Concert, folk, country, old rock, jazz and originals, free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St, Biddeford. mcarthurpubliclibrary.org. 3 p.m. April 27.
Sunday Night Blues, Anthony Gomes “killer blues rock” from Canada. $15. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 6 p.m. April 27.
Baths, with Young Fathers. electronic music, $12 in advance, $14 door, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. April 27.
Sebastian Bach, heavy metal singer from Skid Row, with Leaving Eden, $22, $25 door, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. April 27.
• Special Events
Seanachie Nights presents: Castlebay in A Celebration of Winter’s End, Celtic songs of renewal and rejuvenation, $9 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 7 p.m. Monday.
Calico Quilt Show, Maine-made quilts and embroidery on display. Quilts, purses, bags, decorator items, craft supplies, fabric, tools, books etc. on sale, $5. Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth. mainequilts.org/upcoming_events. 10 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday.
The Mystical Mayo Street Medicine Show, featuring mind reader Rory Raven. Juggling, belly dancing, vintage cartoons and more., $10, $7 in circus or sideshow costume. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Roller Derby, two bouts, Maine versus Vermont. $12 adult, $5 child. Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave., Portland. facebook.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Into the Mud Challenge, a family-fun footrace full of obstacles and mud, $30 early registration, $40 day of (if space available). Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road. intothemudchallenge.com. 8 a.m. April 27.
Portland’s Community Supported Agriculture Fair, local farmers, fishermen and other food producers gather to talk to Portland’s CSA community about their products for the upcoming season. Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. localsprouts.coop. 4-6 p.m. April 27.
“Young Frankenstein,” musical comedy based on the Mel Brooks film. $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org/. 2:30 p.m. Sunday and April 27, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 3.
“Somewhere Maine: The Marijuana Musical,” dramatic look at a marijuana farm in the hills of western Maine, home to outlaw country singer Johnny Crashed. He battles with reality as he deals with his two children being taken from him for the crime of being a pot farmer. $29, $99 for preferred orchestra seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 4:15 p.m. Sunday.
“In the Underworld,” satirical, searing and altogether unexpected, the show is the English-language world premiere of an extraordinary operetta. $15; $11 seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Russell Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/theatre/underworld. 5 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and April 27; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Snowlion Repertory Company presents “The Elephant Piece,” funny, biting satire full of lore and song-and-dance flights of fancy as the majestic elephant faces devastation by poachers. $17. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. snowlionrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Playwrights Festival Monologathon, a night of monologues written by local playwrights, $10. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. maineplaywrightsfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Maine Playwrights Festival Alpha show, 10 short plays by Maine writers, $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. maineplaywrightsfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Saturday.
Our Theatre Company presents “Oliver! The Musical,” classic musical, $10, $8 seniors and kids 12 and under. Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre, 456 Main St., Springvale. www.myotc.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Festival, proceeds help Curtain Raisers and Room for Improvment go to Improv Boston for a day of workshops and performances. $5. Lincoln Auditorium, Robert’s Learning Center, University of Maine, Farmington. 7 p.m. Friday.
Roderick Russell, mind reader who performs nationally and internationally, $12, $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. www.theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Originals present “Marvin’s Room,” comical and poignant story of two long-estranged sisters, $25, $20 students and seniors. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. www.sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Met Opera Live: “Cosi Fan Tutte,” music director James Levine makes his return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. $27 adults, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. www.RocklandStrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Festival, benefits the Curtain Raisers. $5. Bjorn Auditorium, Mt. Blue Campus, Seamon Road, Farmington. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“The Thinking Heart,” performance based on the life and writings of 29-year-old Etty Hillesum, who died in Auschwitz in 1943. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 2-4 p.m. April 27.
“The Puppetmaster of Lodz,” a play about the horrors of war and the indomitable human spirit. Suggested donation $12. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. www.mainejewishmuseum.org. Through May 10. 7:30 p.m. April 27.