Friday, May 24, 2013
From staff reports
• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Lori McKenna at One Longfellow
A STAPLE OF the Boston folk music scene, Lori McKenna is also a songwriter whose work has traveled far and wide. Some of the artists who have recorded her songs include Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $22 in advance; $25 at door
INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com
Art and Theater: PSO opener spans three centuries
THE PORTLAND Symphony Orchestra's 84th season opens with two performances featuring music from three centuries: "Mothership" by Mason Bates, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Copland's Symphony No. 3.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $26 to $64
Dining and Drink: 'Feastland' celebrates bountiful harvest
JOIN SPACE GALLERY and Broadturn Farm at "Feastland," a celebration of the fall harvest featuring food from local cooks and farmers, as well as art projects from local artists.
WHEN: Shuttle departs Portland for the farm at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and will return at 9 and 11:30 p.m.
WHERE: Shuttle leaves from Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland; event is at Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Road, Scarborough
HOW MUCH: $20 for dinner; $10 extra for the shuttle
Et Cetera: Re-enactors do battle on Narrow Gauge line
STICK 'EM UP, Yankees! As you ride the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, the train will be attacked by Civil War re-enactors from the Confederate side seeking plunder as Union soldiers attempt to fend them off. Explore additional Civil War activities and exhibits in the museum during this Rebels Attack event.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $10; $9 for seniors; $6 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and younger
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Miss Fairchild to funkify Empire
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do after Portland's First Friday ArtWalk wraps up? Funk band Miss Fairchild is playing Empire Dine and Dance with Biscuits & Gravy in what's being billed as the "official unofficial" after-party for the art walk.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $6
Art and Theater: Dance troupe brings Hopper's art to life
THE HUSBAND-WIFE team Bridgman | Packer Dance opens the Portland Ovations season with free performances of its world premiere “Voyeur,” based on themes in Edward Hopper’s Portland paintings.
WHEN: 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; 2, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Open Creamery Day statewide on Sunday
SAMPLE fresh chevre or mozzarella, check out the animals, and see where your favorite cheeses are made during Open Creamery Day at farms all over the state.
WHEN: Most creameries will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO & LOCATIONS: mainecheeseguild.org
Et Cetera: Foliage festival marks 45 years
UNDER the bright colored leaves, shop for handmade items from 75 craft vendors during Boothbay Harbor's 45th annual Fall Foliage Festival. The event takes place at Boothbay Railway Village, where there will be a display of classic, vintage and antique cars. Hot mulled cider and Maine clam chowder will keep you warm in the fall air.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road
HOW MUCH: $2