Saturday, May 18, 2013
• HOT TICKETS
“Dream of Dandelions” by Mari Dieumegard, Standish
Music and Nightlife: Slightly Stoopid rocks the range at the State Theatre
THE MEMBERS of Slightly Stoopid have described their music as a blend of folk, rock, reggae, blues, hip-hop, funk, metal and punk. Really, is that all? That would be enough music for 10 other bands.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $25
INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com
Art and Theater: New season for Midcoast Symphony
THE MIDCOAST Symphony Orchestra performs the first concerts of the season under director Rohan Smith. The orchestra will play works by Beethoven, Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakev. Pianist George Lopez, artist in residence at Bowdoin College, is guest soloist.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, on Saturday; Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham, on Sunday
HOW MUCH: $18; free for ages 18 and younger
INFO: 846-5378; midcoastsymphony.org
Dining and Drink: Grand kickoff for 2012 Harvest
SAMPLE THE CUISINE of 20 local chefs at this year's Grand Tasting, the kickoff to Portland's Harvest on the Harbor food and wine festival.
WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Ocean View Room at Ocean Gateway Pier, Commercial Street, Portland
HOW MUCH: $75
Et Cetera: Raise a glass for Ghana project
MIXING BEER and wine usually means a sloppy end to the night. But not when you support Engineers Without Border's Ghana water project Beer + Wine = Water. The party includes beer and wine tastings, appetizers, live music and a silent auction.
WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland
HOW MUCH: $30
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Been hunting Fox? Find 'em at Empire
PHILADELPHIA-BASED rockers Three Legged Fox won the University of Delaware's Battle of the Bands in 2006, and has been building a fan base by touring ever since. It comes to Portland on Friday as part of a bill that also includes The Fear Nuttin' Band and Beat Horizon.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $8
Art and Theater: Yarmouth Art Festival runs the gamut from old to new media
SEVENTY-NINE Maine artists will exhibit 165 pieces of work at the fourth annual Yarmouth Art Festival. The juried show features painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: Vermont cheesemaker presents
TAKE A RARE opportunity to sample artisan cheeses from the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Vince Razionale of Jasper Hill will present the cheeses, which will be paired with wine.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $15; registration required
Et Cetera: Stories with a different Slant
STORYTELLERS ranging from a former fashion designer to a New York Times best-selling author tell 10-minute stories without notes or props using the theme of "Hitched" during the seventh installment of Slant.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free