May 12, 2011

Cheap Thrills, May 12, 2011

• MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE: Intriguing three at Bayside Bowl

Bayside Bowl on Friday can’t be summed up easily, but we’re going to try anyway: Thee Ice Picks, surf music with capes, masks and a theremin; Emperor Napolean and The Visions of Ecstasy, who have been called “bigger than ‘Glee’ and ‘High School Musical’ ”; and Daikaiju, surf-billy explosion. That’s what we know. Good luck.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland


INFO: 791-2659;

• ART AND THEATER: 'Sum and Substance' preview at Greenhut

in Winter Harbor previews its first show of the season with a reception at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. "Sum and Substance" is a collection of colorful geometric work by painter Lori Trembley. The Winter Harbor show opens May 28 and runs through July 6.

WHAT: Lori Trembley "Sum and Substance" preview

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland

: Free

• DINING AND DRINK: Rabelais sale for cookbook lovers

IF YOU LOVE cookbooks and books on food and gardening, you can't miss this Rabelais sale. The bookstore, known nationwide for its collection of culinary tomes, will be setting up tables with $1, $3 and $5 books. Most everything else (except rare and antiquarian material) will be 40 percent off. New material will be brought out each day. This sale is sure to satisfy your appetite for a delicious read.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday to Monday

WHERE: Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Books on sale for $1, $3 and $5

INFO: 774-1044;

• ET CETERA: Kites galore at Bug Light festival

BUG LIGHT PARK has an asset that's not even visible: the wind. Kites and the people who love them will revel in it at the Bug Light Kite Festival featuring a candy drop, a "how to fly a kite" workshop and kites for sale. Bug Light will also be open for tours.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bug Light Park, Madison Street, South Portland


INFO: 767-7299

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