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Hall Hunsinger, left, as Martin Luther and Michael Hammond as John Faustus in the David Davalos comedy “Wittenberg,” about the young Hamlet in college, continuing through May 19 at Portland Stage Co. Rob McFadyen plays Hamlet.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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The dance/illusion troupe Momix brings “Botanica” to Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Thursday, presented by Portland Ovations.

Max Pucciariello

Jackyl, rock, Asylum, Portland, $15, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Kents Hill School, Newton Hall, $40 and $60. 685-1635. 8 p.m. Friday.

Eliza Gilkyson, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Iris Dement, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

Pleasant Note Coffeehouse open mic, music and poetry, First Universalist Church of Auburn, free. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jenna Campbell, Ed Desjardins and Martin Swinger, singer-songwriters, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

ShaShaSha and Old Soul, psychedelic rock, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Music and Muffins, Home By Eight, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Mallet Brothers and Joe Gallant, country rock and singer-guitarist, The Frontier, Brunswick, $15. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches CD-release show, old-time country and bluegrass, with Tall Heights and The Ghost of Paul Revere, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Audrey Ryan and Chris Robley, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Bash with Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, indoor barbecue and cash bar by Black Tie Catering, benefits Maine Hunger Initiative, Portland Club, $25, $20 with canned food donation. 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song," Chuck and Steve Romanoff, Dave Rowe Trio, Denny Breau and others, ninth annual event benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $28. (800) 838-3306. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Denny Breau and Paul Mellyn, guitar, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12.

Kate Schrock, singer-songwriter-pianist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7 p.m. May 12.

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $23 door. 8 p.m. May 12.

Mac McHale Tribute Band, Emery Hutchins, Smokey Val, John and Sally Roc, Carolyn Hutton, Herman McGee and Erica Brown, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. May 12.

Lisa Redfern, singer-songwriter, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. 594-8700. 1 p.m. May 12.

Special Events

Cinco de Mayo cruise, salsa dancing, food, music from guitarist Chad Cummings, benefits NAFSC programs, Bay Mist, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $30. 647-4534. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

6th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, with Megan Grumbling and finalists from several area high schools, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo at El Rayo, outdoor bar and BBQ, mechanical bull riding, face painting, music by Pete Kilpatrick Band, Anna and The Diggs, Builder of the House, Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, Jaw Gems, Maine Marimba Ensemble and Primo Cubano, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate specials, chocolate-covered fruit, beverages and sundaes, benefits Par Sem restoration fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel's "Giulio Cesare," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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