Thursday, December 12, 2013
From staff reports
• Hot Tickets
Music and Nightlife: Morrissey at State Theatre
AS WITH ELVIS PRESLEY, music fans know Steven Patrick Morrissey by just one name. But Morrissey is also strongly connected to the surname Smith, as in the highly influential '80s alternative band The Smiths, of which Morrissey was the lead singer. If all these name games have you curious, check out his show at the State Theatre Monday.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday
WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $39.50
INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com
Art and Theater: Conservatory serves early music feast
FOR THE SECOND YEAR, the Portland Conservatory of Music hosts the Early Music Festival, featuring local and regional musicians performing on period and replica instruments.
WHEN: Friday to Sunday
WHERE: Portland Conservatory of Music, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St.
HOW MUCH: $15 individual concerts, $50 festival pass
INFO: 775-3356 or portlandconservatory.net
DETAILS: Friday – 7:15 p.m. "Setting the Stage" preconcert discussion; 7:30 p.m. concert, "Haydn in London." Saturday – 1 to 2:30 p.m. keyboard master class; 4 to 4:45 p.m. student concert; 7:15 p.m. preconcert discussion; 7:30 p.m. concert, "A Century of English Music." Sunday – 3:45 p.m. preconcert discussion; 4 p.m. concert, "Voulez-Vous du Cafe?"
Dining and Drink: Smashing Pumpkins Showcase
'TIS THE SEASON for pumpkin beer. Compare and contrast Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Harpoon UFO Pumpkin, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, Redhook Pumpkin Porter and more at the annual Smashing Pumpkins Showcase.
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $2.99 per glass
Et Cetera: Kennebunk Harvest Fest
GET INTO the spirit of the season at the Kennebunk Harvest Fest this Saturday. Take part in a 5K run/walk, enjoy a pancake breakfast, browse the farmers market and the craft fair, take part in a scarecrow scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins, march in the costume parade or ride in a horse-drawn wagon.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday
WHERE: Downtown Kennebunk
HOW MUCH: Free
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: J.T. Lockwood CD-release show
THE J.T. LOCKWOOD BAND – a pop-rock outfit from Hallowell – will play a CD-release show at the Big Easy Friday. Hutch Heelen and Mellow Endeavor are also on the bill.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $6/$8
Art and Theater: Poets, blues artists shine light on poor
THE MAINE Equal Justice Partners presents “Poetry, Poverty & Blues,” an afternoon of music and poetry designed to raise awareness about poverty. Among the poets are Bruce Spang, Alice Persons and Gary Lawless.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free, donations encouraged
Dining and Drink: Slow Food sendoff for Maine delegates
COME SHARE good local food while you send off Maine's delegates to Terra Madre, Slow Food International's conference in Italy. Previous delegates will be there to talk about their experiences.
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Potluck; no admission fee
Et Cetera: 8 Minute Dating
LOOKING for a mate, but don't have a lot of time to spare? Then sign up for the upcoming 8 Minute Dating. Single professionals ages 25 to 40 will meet eight eligible individuals during a series of eight-minute speed dates. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet the one.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $34.88