Wednesday, April 16, 2014
• HOT TICKETS
The Band Perry
Universal Republic Records
Music and Nightlife: Band Perry brings sibling rivalry (not) to Bangor
WHO SAYS BROTHERS and sisters can’t get along? The siblings in The Band Perry get along fine, harmonious even. Hear the country super band’s harmonies in Bangor Friday. Scotty McCreery opens.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor
HOW MUCH: $33.75 to $53.75
Dining and Drink: Life is just a bowl of oysters
SPEND SUPER BOWL SUNDAY at Oxbowl 2014. Eventide Oyster Co. will be transformed into a pub with two 60-inch plasma screens; you’ll be served a menu of game-day favorites like wings, chili, sliders and nachos; Oxbow brews will be on draft for $5; and, oh yes, there will be $1 oysters.
WHEN: 5 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Eventide Oyster Co., 86 Middle St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $50
Et Cetera: Hopelessly devoted to ‘Grease’? Read on
LIVE THE DREAM, sing with Olivia Newton-John! Yes, you can do it, if you go to the event “Sing-a-Long Grease” presented by Portland Ovations. You get to see the movie, sing along, and nobody can tell you to be quiet.
WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
HOW MUCH: $17
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Tokyo Tramps to play the blues at Gingko Blue
TOKYO TRAMPS are a group of Asian musicians who say American music, including the blues, changed their lives. See the transformation yourself Saturday at Gingko Blue.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St.,Portland
HOW MUCH: No cover
Art and Theater: Telling Room founders share stories at PMA
THE TELLING ROOM’S three founders, Susan Conley, Sara Corbett and Mike Paterniti, discuss their writing and their connections to Maine. Their recent works include Conley’s “Paris Was the Place,” Corbett’s “A House in the Sky: A Memoir,” co-written with Amanda Lindhout, and Paterniti’s “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese.” The talk was scheduled for December, but postponed.
WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Portland Museum of Art auditorium
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org
Art and Theater: MECA grads show their stuff 10 years on
CONTINUING A LONG TRADITION, Maine College of Art brings back painting majors a decade after graduation for a look at their work 10 years later. The exhibition features Clint Kaye, Adam Kitzerow, Natalie Larsen, Sage Lewis, Larissa Mellor, Patrick O’Rorke, Jared Radding and Rebecca Shelly.
WHEN: On view through Feb. 19, with First Friday Art Walk reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
WHERE: June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Vinland chef/owner talks the talk
WATCH A DOCUMENTARY about re-inventing our food system, preceded by a talk by David Levi, chef/owner of the Portland restaurant Vinland. Vinland serves 100 percent local foods, and will provide some snacks.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday (Snow date is Feb. 10)
WHERE: Merriconeag Waldorf School Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
HOW MUCH: $15
INFO: 865-3900, ext. 105. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/559512
Et Cetera: Think, drink and be chatty at Space
THE THINKING MAN’S happy hour. That’s the idea behind the The Think & Drink series at Space Gallery. You have drinks, and have disussions about big ideas aided by a panel of experts. This week’s discussion topic: intimacy in a networked world.
WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress Congress St., Portland
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday
HOW MUCH: Free admission