January 30

Hot Tickets and Cheap Thrills, Jan. 30, 2014

Band Perry in Bangor / Eventide hosts Oxbowl / ‘Sing-a-Long Grease’ / Tokyo Tramps at Gingko Blue / Telling Room writers share tales / MECA grads’ exhibition / Documentary, chef talk in Freeport / Think & Drink series at Space


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The Band Perry

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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

INFO: Crossinsurancecenter.com

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


INFO: 774-8538

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


INFO: Porttix.com


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

INFO: Gingkoblue.com

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


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


INFO: 699-5018

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


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

INFO: Space538.org

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