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The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” with Norman Huynh conducting an hour-long program geared to children, in Portland on Oct. 20.
Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra
The Portland Stage Company presents August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” through Oct. 20.
Photo by Aaron Flacke
Bay Chamber Concerts presents A Far Cry, Boston classical ensemble with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamber concerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Pianist Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. “The Beautiful Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” 8 p.m. Friday.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco Center, Lewiston, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. Hour-long performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Pieces by American composer John Mackey, 2 p.m. Oct. 20.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
Jason Stuart, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50 advance, $22.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Physical comedian Tom Murphy, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for age 12 and under, johnsonhall.org. Soul-searching repartee and world-class slapstick, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains, with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Bath Family Dance, Bath Dance Works, $3, $12 per family. 522-3900. Live fiddle music and dances taught, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, lessons at 8 p.m., Dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Music by The Racket Factory with Cynthia Phinney calling; beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Jack the Ripper,” not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Yarmouth Art Festival, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. yarmouthartfestival.com. Juried show featuring painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
68th Annual Harvest Fair, Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. pridescornerchurch.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Artisan Group Fall Craft Fair, American Legion Post, Falmouth. 712-2788. Handmade products by local artists and craftspeople, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. Artist documentary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Dead Man Walking,” screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out’s weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Rated R, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
“Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed,” State Theatre, Portland, $10, $5 students. statetheatreportland.com. Five short Maine-made films, 7 p.m. Friday.
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