January 23

Hot Tickets, Cheap Thrills, Jan. 23

Jonathan Edwards at One Longfellow/ PSO plays Mozart, Copland/ Robert Burns celebration/ Comic Ray Harrington at Big Easy/ Overnight Low CD release party/ Aucocisco shows Rachael Eastman paintings/ Allagash bash for Red Howes/ Author talk with Paula Young Lee

• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Home boy Edwards at One Longfellow

MUSICIANS AND CREATIVE types can often live anywhere they want, since their work is all over. So Mainers are lucky that folk musician Jonathan Edwards chooses to live here, and play here a lot too.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $38

INFO: Onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: PSO hosts ‘Jupiter’ and friends

GUEST CONDUCTOR Ken-David Masur joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a concert that showcases Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring guest clarinetist Ricardo Morales.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $31 to $68 through PortTix; 842-0800 or porttix.com

INFO: portlandsymphony.org

Et Cetera: Bit o’ Bobby to honor great Scot at Public House

CELEBRATE SCOTTISH POET Robert Burns’ birthday with a nip of whiskey, a bite of haggis and a bit of kilt leering for the ladies.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Portland & Rochester Public House, 118 Preble St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30

INFO: 773-2000

Funny business going on at The Big Easy

THE BIG EASY has re-opened after being closed much of the fall, and is now hosting comedy shows and music. This weekend comedian Ray Harrington plays two shows, bringing an act that “embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile.”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15

INFO: Bigeasyportland.com

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Overnight Low CD highlighted at Empire

A CD RELEASE party for just $5? Yes, you heard right. Overnight Low plays a CD release party at Empire, with Worried Well and The Field Effect.

WHEN: 10 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: Portlandempire.com

Art and Theater: Painter Rachael Eastman making waves at Aucocisco

MAINE PAINTER Rachael Eastman shows a new body of work that she made in response to the Maine coastline, “Ocean Presence.” “Though my works are based on specific locations, my aim is to elude the literal to render nature as felt, walked through, breathed in, and condensed,” she writes in her artist statement.

WHEN: Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: aucocisco.com

Dining and Drink: See Red at this Allagash bash

ALLAGASH BREWING will hold a Red Howes release party with live music, Holy Donuts, coffee and more. There’s a two-bottle limit.

WHEN: Doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday, beer goes on sale at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Allagash Brewing, 50 Industrial Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $17 per 750 ml, cork-finished bottle

INFO: 878-5385

Et Cetera: ‘Deer’ diary with Paula Young Lee

PAULA YOUNG LEE talks about her latest book, “Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat (How a preacher’s daughter refuses to get married, travels the world, and learns to shoot).” What else do you need to know?

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Falmouthmemoriallibrary.org

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