HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Friday night of the living Dead

GRATEFUL DEAD songs have a life of their own, as evidenced by the many bands who play the Dead’s music. One of the favorite Dead “experience” bands in the Northeast is Dead Sessions, coming to town this week.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

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

HOW MUCH: $7 in advance; $12 day of show

INFO: Portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: Care for a little arsenic with your old lace?

HEARTWOOD THEATER, which performs at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, stages the classic Joseph Kesselring comedy “Arsenic & Old Lace.” The play blends intellectual, verbal and physical humor at a madcap pace.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. May 8,9 and 10.

WHERE: Parker Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle

HOW MUCH: $22 adults, $8 students

INFO: 563-1373

Dining and Drink: ‘Star Wars’ fans: Chewbacca on this

GRAB A “STAR WARS” GEEK and feast on a four-course dinner inspired by the “Star Wars” movies and “National Star Wars Day” (May the Fourth be with you.) Bazinga!

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Piccolo, 111 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $45 plus tax and tip. Includes your first beverage.

INFO: 747-5307 or [email protected]

Et Cetera: Wheel food, and tunes to eat it by

“STREET EATS AND BEATS” combines food trucks, cold beer and live music on the ocean. What’s not to like? The event is organized by Portland radio station WJBQ, and bands will include Wild Adriatic and Paranoid Social Club.

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 in advance; $15 day of event; food and beer sold separately

INFO: Wjbq.com

CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Swing in South Portland with the Bellamy Jazz Band

THE SOUTH PORTLAND Public Library won’t be quiet Saturday night, not with the Bellamy Jazz Band playing its New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz and swing. The free show is part of the library’s After Hours Concert series.

WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Southportlandlibrary.com

Edwige Charlot solos at 3 Fish Gallery

PORTLAND ARTIST EDWIGE CHARLOT opens her spring exhibition, “N.O.W (New Old World).” This is her first solo exhibition in Portland, and it features intaglio, woodcut and monotype prints, drawings and collages inspired by her blended Haitian Catholic and French heritage.

WHEN: On view Fridays through May 31; 5 to 8 p.m.; gallery talk at 2 p.m. May 10

WHERE: 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 773-4774 or 3fishgallery.com

Dining and Drink: Have some tea. Have more tea.

TASTE FIVE TEAS at this monthly tasting in an elegant, girly tearoom.

WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 201 Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 865-2123 or jacquelinestearoom.com

Et Cetera: Celebrate spring in downtown Bath

IS IT REALLY SPRING? Pinch yourself to be sure. Or better yet, attend the Bath Mayfair, where the rites of spring will be celebrated. There’ll be Maypole dancing and a city-wide yard sale as well.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to late afternoon, Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Bath

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Visitbath.com/events/mayfair