Thursday, April 17, 2014
Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Company, featuring Garbo and his pop-action inflatables of all shapes and sizes – and including mime, juggling and acrobatics – performs at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center on Saturday.
Courtesy of Portland Ovations
The Roberto Morbioli Blues Band, fronted by the Italian guitar master, is at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.
“Eye Catchers” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
Kennebec Valley Art Association Member’s Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Nov. 23.
“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5, Portland Museum of Art. portland museum.org.
“Is This My Milk?” three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree .com. Through Nov. 23.
Anne Ireland and Susan Williams, new works, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin .edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 22.
“Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ”; and “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu. Through Dec. 14.
“Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C,” 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Saturday.
“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” with a video installation, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Nov. 30.
“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
“Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints by Elke Morris, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.
“Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 1.
Morris David Dorenfeld, exhibition of recent tapestries, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 16.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Other Voices,” through Feb. 2; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org
“To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overview of polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Osher Map Library, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. maine media.edu/gallery. Through Nov. 16.
“Serenity,” paintings and sculpture by several artists on the theme “serenity,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski, Dobra Tea, Portland. dobrateame.com. Through Nov. 15.
“Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Material Matters,” encaustics by New England artists, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portland library.com. Through Nov. 30.
Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart .com. Through Nov. 30.
“Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes,” by David Puntel, Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburg academy.org. Through Dec. 20.
Heartwood College of Art presents “The Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Jan. 31.
“Monsters Ball: Where Fashion and Fantasy Collide,” costumes from the museum’s collection covering various decades, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum .org. Through Nov. 15.
“The Chemistry of Autumn,” new works by six painters in the palette of Maine’s beloved fall, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery .com. Through Nov. 12.
“Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
Tim Van Campen, new digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Friday.
“Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
Alan Robinson, illustrator who embellishes maps with his drawings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainelyart.com. Through Nov. 30.
Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Through Nov. 30.
Cliff Jenkins, watercolors, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Nov. 30.
“The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Nov. 25.
Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery, paintings and photographs, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart .com. Through Nov. 29.
“Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. summer islandstudio.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Fantasy Illustration,” works by James Vaughn, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Nov. 30.
“The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome; and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabeth mossgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.
Chuck Thompson, Maine plein air landscapes, with other guest artists, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Dec. 7.
7th Annual Extravaganza, variety of work by more than 70 Maine artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Through Dec. 24.
“Exploring Maine,” atmospheric New England landscape paintings by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhut galleries.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.
Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymaine dining.com. Through Nov. 21.
Saco River Art League presents “Art is Community IV,” juried show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine, The Old White Church, Buxton. 642-4219. Through Nov. 22.
“Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Dec. 31
“Wearable Art,” art by Maine artists to wear and live with, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Thrive,” Spindleworks at 35, work by the 44 member artists, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Friday through Nov. 30.
“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and film-makers collaboration, Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner. 588-0021. Through Nov. 30.
“Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Pots,” 15th annual studio pottery exhibit with works by Paul Heroux, Susan Dewsnap and Sequoia Miller, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Dec. 14.
”Free for All,” art from UNE faculty, staff and students, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and more, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Nov. 30.
“Fall Comforts,” works by David Little, Catherine Breer, Joelle Feldman, Varvara Harmon and Gayl McNally, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“The Unstill Life,” oil paintings by Lynn Cyr, University of Maine, Blake Library, Fort Kent. umfk.edu/library. Through Dec. 2.
• Art Openings
“Home for the Holidays,” local crafts and curiosities, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. reddoorpottery.com. Through Dec. 15.
York Public Library Art Committee Exhibit, York Public Library. york.lib .me.us. Through Jan. 3.
Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 30.
2013 Faculty Exhibition, featured artists Sascha Braunig, Hilary Irons, Samantha Haedrich and Peter Simensky, Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland. meca.edu. Through Dec. 22.
Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une .edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.
Farewell sale by assemblage artist Edward Mackenzie, art for sale, Richmond Store Gallery, Richmond. 737-4724. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Art Committee Exhibit, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Through Jan. 9. Reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Hive and Heartwood College of Art presents “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds by local artists are being sold for $100 with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Through Dec. 31. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Student Art Showcase, art from the Unity College community, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. unity.edu. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Dahlov Ipcar, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgullygallery.com. Reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Raise the Roof Gala, benefit dinner and awards ceremony, keynote speaker is Emmy-winner Steve Thomas, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, $50. habitat portlandme.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Painting for a Purpose Mirrors Auction, 45 mirrors painted by local high school students and made by carpentry students will be auctioned, benefits youth-led service learning projects designed by students in the Portland public schools, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $10, $25 per family. paintingforapurpose.net. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
HART Litter Box Auction, appetizers, desserts, door prizes, benefits HART, local non-profit that prepares cats and kittens for adoption, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $30 advance, $40 day of. hartofme .com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Bea Gardner Benefit, games, raffles, dancing to a DJ and live band Soul Front, food, proceeds will help send local resident Bea Gardner to the Boston’s Dana Farber Institute for a stem cell transplant, Memory Lane, Standish, $10. 590-6343. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
• Books and Authors
Katherine Mayfield, author of “Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It: A Guide to Recovery from Bullying,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Dr. Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Steve Hobson, author of “A Flag Unfurled,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Bruce Borque, author of “The Swordfish Hunters,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. Noon Wednesday.
Ann Hood, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, author of “The Knitting Circle” and “The Obituary Writer,” Portland. 318-0008. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
John Fricke, author of “The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic,” Camden Public Library. library camden.org. 7 p.m. Thursday4.
Pope Brock, author of “Indiana Gothic” and “Charlatin: America’s Greatest Huckster,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemorial library.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
John Ford, author of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” Scarborough Public Library. scarboroughlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
• Classical Music
University Singers, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa.. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, works by Schubert, Barber, Adler and Brahms, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, holiday “Sing-Along” with Robert Russell and the Choral Arts Society, with Jesse Feinberg, jazz piano, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Chamber Music, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa.. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
USM Youth Ensembles Fall Instrumental Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $5 to $8. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Il Divo, classical crossover quartet, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, $43.75 to $93.75. waterfrontconcerts .com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pianist Derek Herzer, works by Brahms, Medtner, Enescu and others, Franco Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16, students free. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart, Brunswick Seventh-day Adventist Church, Brunswick, $20 advance, $25 door. oratoriochorale .org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
USM School of Music presents Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” and Mozart’s “Requiem,” high school choral invitational, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10 to $15 suggested. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. oratoriochorale .org. 3 p.m. Nov. 17.
The Brinkler Trio, works by Zitterbart, Zamecnik, Coerne and Rischer, violinist Bozena O’brien, cellist Gary Hodges and pianist Kenneth Piotrowski, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. 772-5434. 3 p.m. Nov. 17.
Emerging Dance concert, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, free. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing .com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, music and dance from around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Athletic Boosters 20th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair, wood items, wreaths, linens, home decor, toys and ornaments, sweet treats, Windham Historical Society. 892-5608. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
20th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Show, art and crafts by New England artisans, Augusta Armory. newenglandcraftfairs.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Fair, crafts, gifts and more, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. 773-5423. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Saco Valley Fiber Artists annual craft show and sale with demonstrations, hand-woven items, soaps, hand knits, knitting supplies and more, North Scarborough Grange Hall. sacovalleyfiberartists.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Prelude Craft Fair, local artisans and craftspeople, bake sale, St. Bartholomew Church, Cape Elizabeth. 799-5528. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
20th Annual Portland Christmas Arts & Craft Show, art and crafts by New England artisans, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. newenglandcraft fairs.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 17.
Annual Pine Cone Fair, Christmas decorations and crafts, tree ornaments, quilts, jams and much more, Christ Church, Kennebunk. christchurchkennebunk.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, fine crafts, fudge, baked goods, wreaths and more, North Windham Union Church. nwucucc.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Spiritual Arts and Services Sale, books, prints, cards, jewelry and more with live music and brunch, benefits Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, One Longfellow Square, Portland. chimeofmaine.org. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Designing Women 9th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Show, jewelry, paintings, handmade apparel, pottery and much more, benefits Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. designingwomen .org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
44th Home for the Holidays Christmas Fair, baked goods and candy, homemade crafts and raffles, St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. 839-4857. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Temple Beth El Chanukah Gift Sale, candles, Jewish games, children’s books, jewelry, seder plates, dreidels and much more, Temple Beth El, Portland. 774-2649. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
“42,” Jackie Robinson story, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Global Lens Film Series, “Sudoeste” Brazil (2011), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“Hark! Cinema Angels” Holiday Film Series, “Angel with Dirty Faces” (1938), Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Classic Film Series, “Over the Rhine” (1943), Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“The Last Clinic,” documentary about abortion clinic controversy in Mississippi, followed by a Skype Q&A with director Maisie Crow and writer Alissa Quart, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, free. 761-0660. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Chasing Ice,” follows environmental photographer James Balog, who in 2005 headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5 suggested. waterfallarts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride,” newest installment of the film series takes ski fans to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $27. porttix .com. 8 p.m. Friday.
• Food and Drink
Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course meal by chef Ray Franklyn of Solo Bistro in Bath, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90 includes wine and gratuitites. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Nov. 17.
Lucero, country punk rock, Titus Andronicus opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
The Duhks and Hoots and Hellmouth, folk, roots and soul, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels of playing, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Blue Lobster Troupe, 20-member chorus performs musicals and traditional choral music to Nirvana and sea shanties., St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Monday Night Blues Series, Willie J. Laws Band, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Ani DiFranco, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $72. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday Blues Jam, presented by the Maine Blues Society, Narals Restaurant, Auburn. 344-3201. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Open Mic with Sue Sherriff, with Flash Allen on keyboard, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. local sprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Obholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Plants and Animals, indie rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 9:30 p.m. Thursday
David Nail, country, Asylum, Portland, $20, 18-plus. portlandasylum .com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Acoustic Open Mic, The Hive, Kennebunk, $3. thehivekennebunk .com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Neighbourhood, alt-rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Giff Jamison, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, bluegrass, folk, traditional, country and rock and roll, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Frontiers of Music #12, featuring Maine student composers, The Frontier, Brunswick, name-your-price. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Thursday
Roberto Morbioli Blues Band, Italian blues guitar master, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Queensrÿche, progressive heavy metal, Asylum, Portland, $30, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Garnet Rogers, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Bluegrass Series with Blasted Knoll, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson: The Affordable Poolboys, originals and light rock covers with guitar and percussion, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbooks coffeebeer.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
School of Music: The New Standard, USM jazz ensemble, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Holy Mackerels, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Franco-American Collection Monthly Sing-Along Session, French and French-Canadian songs, led by local volunteers, Room 170, University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston, free/donation.usm.maine.edu/franco. 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Guitarist Brian Callahan, classical , jazz and popular standards, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.
3rd Friday Benefit Concert, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Robby Simpson and The Thunderbirds with Lisa Redfern and Aaron Nadeau, Bath, $7 to $10. chocolate church.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Time Jumpers, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $150. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Metric, indie rock, Box Tiger opens, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
James Montgomery Band, blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday Night Jazz with Steve Grover Quartet, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Keelan Donovan, singer-songwriter, Amy Allen opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Dwells, cosmic Americana, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Chris Thomas King, Grammy Award-winning blues musician, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $30. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Waterborough Historical Society presents Jose Duddy, Maine country singer and entertainer, South Waterboro Grange Hall, $15, 21-plus. 247-5878. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tom Whitehead presents Piano Jazz, bebop, stride, blues and boogie woogie, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Ale House String Band, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $12 to $16. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Scott Cleveland Quartet, jazz, Stonington Opera House, $10. opera housearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 1 p.m. Nov. 17.
Okbari, McArthur Public Library, Biddeford. mcarthurlibrary.org. Middle eastern music ensemble, 3 p.m. Nov. 17.
• Special Events
2013 Coast City Comicon, fan convention with comic artist Ed McGuinness, many others, Double Tree Hilton, South Portland. coastcitycomicon.com. Sunday.
Maine Organization of Storyteller Enthusiasts presents Tellebration Portland 2013, Michael Parent hosts Maine story tellers Lynne Cullen, Pat Gardiner, Jackson Gillman, Debb Freedman, David Handwerker, Audrey Mason, Donald Spear and Bill Hinderer, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10 suggested. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Cedars Auxiliary: Pop-Up Holiday Gift Boutique, wine and appetizers while shopping for a good cause, hand-crafted jewelry, accessories, skin care and spa, home decor and storage, pocketbooks and bags, kitchen and garden, dolls and toys and much more, Cedars Atrium, Portland, $8 advance, $12 door. 221-7007. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featured poets Carolyn Gelland Frost and Jim Glenn Thatcher, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Susan Poulin, performing “The Best of Ida,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $15 advance, $18 door. ogunquit.org/ shop.php. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Storyteller Odds Bodkin, performing “The Harvest: Stories of Thanksgiving,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemorial library.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Boxing Club presents professional and amateur bouts, featured boxer lightweight Ryan Kielczweski, Portland Exposition Building, $30 to $55. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Good Theater presents “The Grand Manner,” A.R.Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and heyday of Broadway theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
Morris Panych’s “Vigil,” offbeat fable of family and loneliness, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
Robert DuBac’s “The Book of Moron,” provocative new comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $20. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Children of Eden,” musical fable about parents, children and faith inspired by the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and Noah and the flood, Windham Center Stage Theatre, $10 to $12. 893-2098. 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Fairy Tale Players present “The Three Piggs,” trials and tribulations of a middle school science fair, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
“Zombie America,” by local playwright Kristen Watson, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10. schoolhousearts.org. 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Nov. 17.
Fenix Theatre Company and Dramatic Repertory Company present “A Bright New Boise,” Portland Ballet Studio, $20, free for 25 and under. fenixtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through Nov. 24.
Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. gaslighttheater .org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 23.
Deering High School presents “Grease,” Broadway musical, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland. deeringdrama.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Windham High School presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” musical comedy, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
USM Theatre presents “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” Irish dark comedy, University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $8 to $15. usm .maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
“Shrek the Musical,” with live orchestra, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5 to $15. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
Noble High School presents “The Music Man,” Broadway musical, Noble High School, Berwick, $8. (603) 534-4526. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
“Metamorphoses,” adapted from the classic Ovid poem “Metamorphoses,” performed in a pool on Hauck Auditorium stage, University of Maine, Orono, $10. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
Anthony’s Dinner Theater presents “Elvis Today,” young Elvis and 78-year-old Elvis with five-course dinner, featuring Derry Rundlett as one of three Elvis impersonators, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 8 p.m. Friday.
UNE Players present “Midsummer/Jersey,” funny re-telling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey, City Theater, Biddeford, $10. citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
Aqua City Actors Theatre present “Our House,” scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck that takes on media-obsessed culture; adult language and situations, not suitable for children, Waterville Opera House, $8 to $12. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Runs through Nov. 24.
Portland Ovations presents Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Company, pop-action inflatables of all shapes and sizes combined with mime, juggling and acrobatics, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $15. portlandovations.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.
“The Orphan Circus,” puppet theater, performed by Les Sages Fous, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 to $12. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 17 for ages 10 and up; 8 p.m. Saturday for mature audiences.