Friday, May 24, 2013
• HOT TICKETS
The Deftones play KahBang at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Music and Nightlife: Festival packs a musical punch
MORE THAN 50 bands are playing over a four-day period in Bangor this weekend. That's quite an explosion of music in one town, isn't it? No wonder they call it KahBang. Scheduled acts include The Deftones, Wale, Bad Rabbits, Bassnectar and many more. The annual KahBang Festival runs through Sunday, but the music is Thursday through Saturday.
WHEN: Music starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and 12:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and ends around midnight each night.
WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St.
HOW MUCH: $35 to $105
Art and Theater: Leisner, Arnold open quartet's season
THE PORTLAND STRING QUARTET opens its 19th season with a concert featuring the Portland debut of one of the world's leading classical guitarists, David Leisner, and renowned soprano Tony Arnold. The program includes music by Boccherini, Hindemith and Dvorak.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Abromson Community Center, University of Southern Maine, 80 Bedford St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $30; free for ages 21 and younger; $10 student rush tickets
INFO: (800) 320-0257; pcmf.org
Dining and Drink: Italian treats abound at St. Peter's festival
FEAST on classic Italian foods such as pizza, Italian sausage, cannoli, pizzelle and Italian cookies at the 87th annual St. Peter's Italian Street Festival.
WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: 72 Federal St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free admission, but bring cash for food
Et Cetera: Probing a solar system mystery
NASA JUST landed another rover on Mars, but just as intriguing is the IBEX probe launched in 2008 to explore the mysterious membrane enclosing our solar system. This full-dome show documents the mission.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5 and $6
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Mallett Brothers for free
SUMMER WON'T LAST forever, so get your free outdoor concerts while you can. The Alive at Five series in Monument Square continues Thursday with The Mallett Brothers Band (alt-country) and CuLLu (reggae).
WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Monument Square, corner of Congress and Elm streets, Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Art and Theater: Paluska to show sculptures, paintings
DUANE PALUSKA, founder and director of ICON Contemporary Art in Brunswick, will show his own work featuring small sculptures in wood and a group of paintings related to the sculptures.
WHEN: Opening reception,4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 8.
WHERE: ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Get a sense of grub aboard sailing ships
SEE HOW food was prepared on wooden sailing ships in the mid-1800s during a cooking demonstration by food historian Susan McLellan Plaisted.
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. It's an ongoing demonstration, so you can show up anytime during the three-hour period.
WHERE: Cushing Point Museum, Bug Light Park, 1 Madison St., South Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 767-7299; sphistory.org
Et Cetera: Smirkus kids prepare for takeoff
CATCH up-and-coming circus talent as the Circus Smirkus students bring their traveling show to Kennebunkport and perform amazing acrobatic feats.
WHEN: 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday
WHERE: Rockin' Horse Stables, 245 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport
HOW MUCH: $16 to $19