Thursday, December 12, 2013
• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Sexton, Routes play the State
MARTIN SEXTON was the 10th of 12 children, so you know he's a survivor. And critics say his voice has a lot of soul in it. What does that make him? You can find out yourself, because he's playing the State Theatre with The Alternate Routes.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $25 to $30
INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com
Art and Theater: 'Shaman' show at Maine Fiberarts
BOWDOIN ARTIST Susan Mills discusses shamanism and her latest exhibition, "Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels," on view through Feb. 15 at Maine Fiberarts. Mill's work explores shamanic beings, flying carpets, spirit vessels and tools to access both inner and outer worlds.
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; snow date is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 721-0678; mainefiberarts.org
Dining and Drink: Basque in the glory of Cellardoor dinner
TASTE THE FLAVORS of the Basque region of Spain at Cellardoor Winery's first Cellar Series dinner. Chef Shannon Bard's menu includes Spice-Glazed Quail with Pimenton, Chorizo, Spanish Capers and Crisped Polenta.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $90 per person
Et Cetera: It's good for you and others, too
GET SOME exercise and support a good cause during the Cancer Community Center’s Cycle4Care indoor cycling fundraiser. All the money raised supports the center’s free classes and support groups.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to midnight Friday
WHERE: University of New England, Finley Recreation Center,716 Stevens Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $20 for one hour; $40 for two hours; $5 for students
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: '70s smackdown at Empire D&D
THE WINTER edition of "Clash of the Titans" at Empire this week is serving up the '70s at its finest: T. Rex versus ELO. Local musicians will compete by covering the tunes of each of those rock legends.
WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $6
INFO: 879-8988; portlandempire.com
Art and Theater: Fishing for a fun show? Try 'Tuna'
MAINE gets a taste of Texas, as native Texans Dustin Tucker and Tom Ford star in the rollicking comedy "Greater Tuna."
WHEN: Final preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues through Feb. 17
WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.
HOW MUCH: $34 to $44
INFO: 774-0465; portlandstage.org
Dining and Drink: Stout-hearted men and women wanted
SAMPLE some Dogfish Head beers through the Randall, a double-chamber filter connected to the tap that infuses the beer with fresh hops. Beers include 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Chicory Stout and Imperial Stout.
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: Special prices on all Dogfish Head beers
Et Cetera: Calling every limbo boy and girl
THROW ON your favorite Polynesian attire and head to Bayside Bowl for the 5th Annual Bottom of the East Tiki Freakout. Take part in a limbo contest, enjoy drink specials and groove to surf-style music while bringing a bit of the South Seas to Maine.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free