Friday, December 13, 2013
• HOT TICKETS
Music and Nightlife: Stars come out at Port City
IF YOU'VE been hearing about the Canadian indie-pop band Stars, here's your chance to hear them for yourselves. The band is slated to play Port City Music Hall on Thursday. Diamond Rings open.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $22 to $34
INFO: (888) 512-SHOW; portcitymusichall.com
Art and Theater: PMA serves heaping helping of Homer
THE PORTLAND Museum of Art opens its long-anticipated exhibition, "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," on Saturday. The show coincides with the opening of Homer's renovated Prouts Neck studio on Tuesday, and features work that Homer made while he lived there.
WHEN: Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 30.
WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square
HOW MUCH: $12; $10 for seniors and students; $6 for ages 13 to 17; free for ages 12 and younger; free for all after 5 p.m. Fridays
INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org
Dining and Drink: Smokin' hot time at Calabash
FANS OF "Mad Men," this is your lucky day. Chow down on a manly dinner of rib eye, garlic mashed potatoes, Greek salad and Key lime pie, drink some beer and smoke a Perdomo cigar.
WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Calabash Cigar Cafe, 425 Western Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $59.95
Et Cetera: Mirage 2012 promises dancing feat
LIKE AN OASIS emerging from the desert, Mirage 2012 will shimmer, stop, shimmy and shake its way onto the stage. An evening of international dance, the performance features belly dance, capoeira, Chinese cultural dance, Irish step dance and tango.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $18 in advance; $25 at door
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Local bands line up at Empire
GET A LOCAL rock three-fer on Saturday at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland: Holy Boys Danger Club, Murcielago and The Class Machine are all on the bill.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $6
INFO: 879-8988; portlandempire.com
Art and Theater: The colors fly at Damariscotta space
THE DAMARISCOTTA River Grill presents "Flying Colors," featuring the works of Jeannette Steele Esposito and Susan Guest McPhail.
WHEN: Through Oct. 29
WHERE: Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta
HOW MUCH: Free
Dining and Drink: New meaning to the term 'food coloring'
EAT SOME LUNCH, then learn from an artist how to turn your food waste into natural dyes at “From Sandwich to Shirt: Dyeing Fabric from Basic Food Waste.” Yes, it’s weird, but we like it.
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $15
Et Cetera: Colored diamonds star of show
CLEAR DIAMONDS may command the highest prices, but the prestigious gem occurs in many colors. See a rainbow of rare natural colored diamonds during this free gemstone exhibit.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: Old Masonic Hall, 11 Mechanic St., Freeport
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 865-4126; browngoldsmiths.com