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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
Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Friday.
Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Originals and light rock covers with guitar and percussion, 7 p.m. Friday.
Mandy Patinkin: “Dress Casual,” presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $51-$76. porttix.com. With pianist Paul Ford, 8 p.m. Friday.
The Hive Bluegrass Series with Silent Sam and The Evans, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Peter Alexander Band, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. chocolatechurch.com. Original rock and roll. Red Beans & Rice open the show, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Vocalist Bryce Libby, cabaret style music with pianist John Twitchell, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.
Umphrey’s McGee, State Theatre, Portland, $22.50 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. Progressive rock, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ian MacKenzie and Cilantro, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $12 adv-$15 dos. jonathansrestaurant.com. Folk rock, 9 p.m. Saturday.
Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $27 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. From the Irish band The Saw Doctors, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Rickie Lee Jones, Asylum, Portland, $25, $39 VIP, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Silver Duo: Philip and Noreen Silver, University of Maine Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. With guest artist Lydia Forbes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Christian Cuff, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Patriotic Rock Concert with Madison Rising, portion of proceeds benefit the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine and the Disabled American Veterans, Lewiston Memorial Armory, Lewiston, $15 advance, $20 door. androscogginGOP.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Two Old Friends: Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, South Portland Public Library, free. southportlandlibrary.com. Celtic and American country music, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Soggy Po’ Boys, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick, $10 advance, $12 door. 450-8746. New Orleans music, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Castlebay and Tom Kastle, benefit concert celebrates the builders and sailors of the Virginia, Maine’s first ship. Bath City Hall, $15, $10 children. mfship.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Del Rey, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $20. operahousearts.org. Blues guitarist and ukulele player, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mike Doughty, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Oct. 20.
International Heritage Music Series, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
Doug Kolmar, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Singer-songwriter performing pop, jazz and Americana, 1 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Special Events
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the types of stones, Portland, $7, $4 seniors and students, free for kids under 12. spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.
“Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” more than half of his stunning paintings in high-definition glory on the big screen, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe, popular Dave & Morley stories along with live and recorded music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52. porttix.com. Presented in association with MPBN, 7 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
MET Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $5 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3 to $5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring poet John Sinclair, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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