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Dustin Tucker as radio personality Arles Struvie in “Greater Tuna,” now playing at Portland Stage Company.

Aaron Flacke photo/Courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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Hurry Down Sunshine, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Local Dish Music Series, Byon Yeatt from The Wetsuits, hosted by Lisa Mills, Kennebunkport Inn. 967-2621. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The ProfTones, blues, R&B and rock covers, Pepperclub, Portland. 772-0531. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Beck's "Song Reader" Live, four local bands (The Blacksmiths, Modern Mutant Sea Vultures, Dream Team Laser Beam and Nick Phaneuf & Friends) perform songs from the Beck album, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, $6. buoygallery.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic Night, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free/donation. boothbayoperahouse.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Sixpence None the Richer, Christian pop-rock, This Way opens, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $28 to $65. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Reverie Machine and Sara Hallie Richardson, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Beam, Tan Vampires, Old Abram Brown, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

The THE BAND Band, The Band tribute band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $35.50 to $72.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum's north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Special Events

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda," with mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato, encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Super Bowl poetry slam competition, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Sound of Music" Sing-a-Long, sing along with the 1965 film, features props and a costume parade, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $14. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Sensory Circus, interactive show designed to engage all five senses with music, performance, art and more, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 615-9970. 5 p.m. Friday.

"Baby, It's Cole Outside," songs of Cole Porter with four-course "Downton Abbey"-style dinner, Freeport First Friday music and dinner, Freeport Community Center, $18. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.

Halfway to Summer Party, entertainment by Kids at Play, Jumpin' Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday; vs. Rio Grand Valley, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Albany, 7 p.m. Saturday.


"Arsenic & Old Lace," classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.

"The Hound of the Baskervilles," Sherlock Holmes spoof, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

Mad Horse Theatre Presents "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," Rajiv Joseph's haunting play about two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator and a brooding tiger, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20, Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical based on the best-selling book with comedy, musical numbers and performance, not suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland, $27.50 to $32.50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"Greater Tuna," off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 17.

Good Theater Presents "Death by Design," murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 24.

Monmouth Community Players Present "Steel Magnolias," centering on the lives of six Southern ladies who gather at a small-town beauty parlor, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.

USM Theatre Presents "The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream," horrifying and hilarious pair of plays, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme of "Acts of Love," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.

Acorn Productions' "Naked Shakespeare" Presents "Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes, Portland Public Library, free. acorn-productions.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.


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