Wednesday, April 16, 2014
• HOT TICKETS
Maine Marimba Ensemble
Music and Nightlife: Pianist, quartet add to jazz dimensions
PIANIST AND COMPOSER Satoko Fujii will be in Portland Sunday, performing with the international jazz quartet Kaze at Woodfords Congregational Church. The show is presented by Dimensions in Jazz.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5 (students) to $15.
Art and Theater: Paley collection going away soon
IF YOU HAVEN'T seen "A Taste for Modernism" at the Portland Museum of Art, time is running short. The exhibition of 61 works from the renowned William S. Paley Cllection leaves town after Sept. 8.
WHEN: Through Sept. 8
WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square
HOW MUCH: With a $5 surcharge attached to this exhibition, museum admission is $17 for adults
INFO: portlandmuseum.org or 775-6148
Dining and Drink: Brew aficionados, this festival's for you
MEET 35 BREWERS -- more than 20 of them local -- at this year's Portland Brew Festival. Rising Tide will be unveiling its Maine Island Trail Ale in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Maine Island Trail Association.
WHEN: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday; 12:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $35
Et Cetera: Graceful sailing ships to anchor in Camden
A FLEET OF WINDJAMMERS will fill Camden Harbor beginning Friday, the kickoff of the Camden Windjammer Festival. Don't miss the pirate attack on Camden on Sunday afternoon.
WHEN: Noon Friday through 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Camden Harbor, off Main Street
HOW MUCH: Free
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Two bands for price anyone can afford
IT'S AN OUTDOOR concert doubleheader tonight at Fort Sumner Park on North Street in Portland. You can enjoy the sounds of both Chandler's Band and the Maine Marimba Ensemble.
WHEN: 5 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Fort Sumner Park, North Street near Eastern Promenade, Portland
HOW MUCH: Free
Art and Theater: Brunswick's towering pines inspire artwork
MAINE ARTIST Jean Kigel's "Ode to the Bowdoin Pines" involves thick tempura paint, watercolor and Asian brush, as she exalts the 3-acre pine forest in Brunswick.
WHEN: On view Monday through Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; artist reception for Brunswick Art Walk on Sept. 13.
WHERE: Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 729-9108 or jeankigel.com
Dining and Drink: Pumpkinhead rides in with his ale kin
IT'S THAT TIME of year when the creepy Pumpkinhead guy riding a big horse shows up on your beer bottle. Sample some Pumpkinhead Ale, along with Shipyard Export Ale, Old Thumper and Monkey Fist IPA in a Shipyard Showcase tonight.
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $2.99 per pint
Et Cetera: Panelists weigh in on genius of John Ford
BEFORE THERE was Steven Spielberg, before there was Martin Scorsese, there was John Ford. Portland's own John Ford, that is. The late Oscar-winning director of classics like "The Grapes of Wrath" and "The Searchers" will be the subject of a talk and panel discussion Friday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5