Monday, May 20, 2013
• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Williams to play State Theatre
FOR MORE than 35 years, singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has been defying labels and winning fans. She was Americana before that label was printed, she's got a country heart, and she definitely rocks.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $30 to $45
INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com
Art and Theater: 'Yankees' that even a Sox fan could love
PARDON the cliche, but Ogunquit's "Damn Yankees" is a home run. Maybe even a grand slam. Set in Fenway Park, this show is full of song and dance -- and lots of humor. Highly recommended.
WHEN: Through Aug. 18, with shows at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St.
HOW MUCH: $39 to $74
INFO: 646-5511; ogunquitplayhouse.org
Seasonal fare at Turkey Hill dinner
KARL OKERHOLM of El Rayo Cantina will be the guest chef at the next Cultivating Community outdoor Twilight Dinner. He'll be serving a three-course meal highlighting seasonal foods from Turkey Hill Farm.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth
HOW MUCH: $30 per person, BYOB
Et Cetera: Playing 'Chess' in Biddeford
IF YOU COULDN'T get "One Night in Bangkok" out of your head in the '80s, this weekend will be your last chance to catch a local performance of the London version of the musical "Chess." Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Benny Andersen and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford
HOW MUCH: $20
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Drop by to see the Drops
IF OLD-TIME FOLK is your thing -- or even if it isn't -- the Carolina Chocolate Drops are worth checking out. And since they're playing for free Saturday night in Freeport, you've got nothing to lose if you do.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Discovery Park, L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport
HOW MUCH: Free
Art and Theater: Greenhut opens Paiement exhibit
WOOLWICH ARTIST Tom Paiement opens his latest solo exhibition, "Search for Form," at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.
WHEN: Opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; on view through Sept. 1
WHERE: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com
Dining and Drink: Pie contest could be berry lucrative
THINK YOU make a killer blueberry pie? Enter the blueberry pie festival at the Topsham Fair, and if you win, you'll get $50 and move on to the Maine State Blueberry Pie Contest in Augusta.
WHEN: Judging at 1 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Exhibition Hall, Topsham Fairgrounds, Route 196
HOW MUCH: Free to enter, but admission to the fair costs $10
Et Cetera: Good eats and more at barbeque fest
THE WESTERN MAINE Barbeque Festival is about more than just good 'cue, though it will definitely have plenty of good eating. Check out the motorcycles and classic cars, ride a mechanical bull, and try your hand at knife and tomahawk throwing. And that's just for starters.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main St., Fryeburg
HOW MUCH: $5 admission at the gate, children under 10 free