Art

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 12.

“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 15.

“2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” work by students who participated in USM’s Book Arts program, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today.

“In a Place By Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum, Saco, noon to 4 p.m. today through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville, noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Collecting Winslow Homer,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu, noon to 4:30 p.m. today.

“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 10.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] By appointment. Through Nov. 21.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 19.

“Sit Down! Chairs from Six Centuries,” collection of American and European furniture from 1470 to the present, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick, free. 725-3275. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Jan. 16.

“Argot of the Midway,” colored pencil on wood pieces by Justin Roig, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. By appointment.
“Inside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507, noon to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

“The Warmth of Wood,” wood pieces by Ann Prescott, Karl Grose and Wayne Robbins, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

“On Site,” work by Sally McCorkle, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002, noon to 4 p.m. today through Nov. 7.
“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. www.portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; Art talk on trompe l’oeil at 11 a.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

Sandy Flint, photographs, Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. 725-3201. 9 a.m. to midnight today.
Jacobus Baas, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Nov. 14.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Creative Arts Show, with paintings, photographs, crafts, sculpture, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland, free. 781-3868, noon to 4 p.m. today.

Group show, etchings by David Itchkawitch, prints by Nicole Hogarty and ink drawings by Sylvia Bain, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. www.edpollackfinearts.com. By appointment or chance today through Nov. 23.

“Autumn Arrivals,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. www.
wiscassetbaygallery.com, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“ArtinMe,” painting, drawing and sculpture, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayartists.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 16.

“All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Through Nov. 28.

“Coastal Curves,” fine art nudes by photographer Charles Dufour, Galerie Dufour, Belfast. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

“The Old Port at Night,” photos by Melanie Bennett. Also, historical photography and poetry exhibit, “Look Twice: The Waponahki in Image and Verse,” University of Southern Maine, Glickman Family Library, Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday and Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

Kathy Mack, River Arts, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Wednesday.

Visual Art and Music: Music as Inspiration, gallery walk through art inspired by contemporary music; Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, free. www.pytheasmusic.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Common Thread: Artists Respond to the Bulman Bedhangings,” and works by Richard Brown Lethem, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com. 1 to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“India Sojourn and a Glimpse of Venice,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch. Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. www.reddoorpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Dec. 24.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 24.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Origins,” the Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Nov. 26.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Fall exhibit, works by Todd Watts and Ilya Askinazi and from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

“Landmark Celebrates Creativity,” group show, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton. 647-8396. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Nov. 19.

Ted Wengren, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport, noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Nov. 12.

“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Fred Field, photography, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Through Nov. 11.

Garry Mitchell, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Experimental Jewelry,” made by local metalsmiths, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. www.daunis.com. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Jennifer Morrison, nature photography exhibit, Viles Arboretum, Augusta. www.vilesarboretum.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century,” work by several artists who were influenced by Arnold Newman, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Nov. 19.

“Bountiful Maine,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

“World of Ink and Water,” brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 30.


“Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,”
large-scale photographs adapted from Eugene Delacroix’s “Les Femmes d’Algiers,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 17.

“Wally Reinhardt: Collaborations with Ovid,” paintings interpreting Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 17.

Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. www.waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Jan. 20.
“PLEIN AIR! Works Painted on Location,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“Thread by Thread,” woven textile art by Sarah Haskell, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Through Dec. 30.

“I’m Just Sayin’/I Know Right?” exhibit looking at contemporary text, work by Adriane Herman, Megan O’Connell, Jeff Badger and Cliff Baldwin, Whitney Art Works, Portland, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Brandon Lutterman, Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. 725-3375. Reception, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Ed Douglas, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 27.

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists; continues through Dec. 31, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), Portland. www.voxphotographs.com. Opens Thursday.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Andy Benoit, oil paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Diane Hudson and Jane Banquer, photographs and multimedia, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; First Friday Art Walk 5 to 8 p.m. Through Nov. 27.

“Maps,” deconstructed, reconstructed and reformatted maps, charts and atlases by Shannon Rankin, Irmari Nacht, Susan Prince Thompson and Jeff Woodbury, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 27.

“Art for Hunger,” multi-venue series of art exhibitions addressing hunger in our communities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Mother-Daughter Artists, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“A Twilight of Steel/Something Caught My Eye,” photographs by Jane Williams, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. By appointment Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. www.aucocisco.com. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others, and “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 29.

“And Sew it Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Elizabeth Jabar: A Quiet Habitation,” prints, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

“Las Alas,” new paintings by Gil Corral, insect assemblages by Angela Devenney and a Dia de los Muertos altar installation by Hogfarm Studios, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Open Doors, gallery open house, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. www.reddoorpottery.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mother-Daughter Artists, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 27.
“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. www.317mainst.org. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 7.

Auditions

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” auditions for ages 8 to 18; call for appointment, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. Saturday.

Benefits

Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction benefits the farm, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, noon to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

Haunted House Tours, of home featured on A&E’s “Paranormal State.” Benefits the Animal Welfare Society, Private residence, East Waterboro, $5. www.animalwelfaresociety.org. 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Great Fall Auction, benefits museum education programs, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, free. 594-4418. www.owlshead.org. Silent and live auctions, begins at 8 a.m. today.

MECA Art Auction, to benefit scholarships, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, $50, $40 by Nov. 5. 775-5098. Preview (free) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; auction 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Invitational Fine Art and Craft sale, benefits the museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit. www.ogunquitmuseum.org. Preview ($10) 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; sale ($5) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Spiritual Arts Auction, silent and live auctions with entertainment; benefits Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, Pulse Dance Studio, Westbrook, $10 suggested donation. 347-6740. 6 p.m. Friday.

Great Osprey 10K Run, benefits the RSU5 Recreation and Community Education Scholarship Fund, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, $15-$25. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Author reading, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland, free. 228-8393. David Madden, “Abducted by Circumstance,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one hour program, bring your lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Elyssa East, “Dogtown,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, Judy Paolini, author of “The Inspired Gardener: 24 Artists Share Their Vision,” talks about and signs copies of her book, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $15. MaineGardens.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing and reading, reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Val Walker, “The Art of Comforting,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing and author reading, Borders Books and Music, South Portland, free. 775-6110. Francesco Duina, “Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing, with Dahlov Ipcar, author of “The Calico Jungle,” Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 729-0181. 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
Raising Readers Anniversary Celebration, meet and have your books signed by children’s book authors and illustrators in honor of Raising Readers’ 10th anniversary, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, free. www.kitetails.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

St. Mary Schola, early music ensemble, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, $20 door. stmaryschola.org. “A Baroque Halloween,” 4 p.m. today.

Organ concert, program of Bach compositions; reception follows the concert, First Congregational Church, Camden, free. 236-4821. 4 p.m. today.

Kronos Quartet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $36-$42, $10 for students. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” with the Portland Wind Trio, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Gorham Middle School, Gorham, $3-$6. 780-5555. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, with the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, $15, $5 age 18 and younger. www.mktix.com/aso. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Cleavage of Comedy, all-female comedy show, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. www.lucidstage.com. With Amy Tee, 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Open Mic Comedy, hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Scalia, benefits Auburn Recreation Department’s scholarship fund, Gold Room, Portland, $15. 333-6601, ext. 2108. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jimmy Dunn, with Karen Morgan, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, $25-$35. 774-2200. 8 p.m. Friday.

Capitol Steps, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. ($75), 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

Dancing with the Staff, benefits Westbrook High School class of 2011, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, $5-$10. 838-5853. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Let’s Dance with the Stars, professional dancers compete with local celebrities to raise funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Veterans Memorial Gym, Sanford, $10. 490-7027. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tempest Storm’s Las Vegas Burlesque Revue, classic burlesque with no full nudity; for mature audiences, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35.50-$45.50. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ballroom dancing, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson at 7 p.m. Each lesson session is $10, $15 for both; $5 dance only, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. 879-5761. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Holiday Fair, St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, Waterboro. 247-6244. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Fair, crafts and open house, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. 865-3900. Preview for adults, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Country Corner Christmas Fair, Buxton United Methodist Church, Buxton. 642-3996. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

YCREA Holiday Fair, benefits York County Retired Educators scholarship program, Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk. 985-7723. Saturday.

Christmas by the Sea Holiday Fair, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. 729-5072. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, benefits the resident council, South Portland Nursing Home, South Portland. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge, Saco. 284-8776. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Craft fair, with country music performances, Club 302, Windham. 490-1232. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, benefits the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Brunswick High School, Brunswick. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Bountiful Fair, crafts and knits, raffles, baked goods, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, Portland. 797-4573. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

International Women’s Club of New England Holiday Fair, York Middle School, York. 363-4167. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Craft Fair, St. Mary’s Church, Bath. www.saintmarys-bath.com. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Nosferatu,” 1922 silent film with live music by Les Sorciers Perdus, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10. 761-1757. 7 p.m. today.
Global Lens Film Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Ronj Coffeehouse), Lewiston, $5. 786-6135. “My Tehran for Sale,” 6 p.m. Monday; “Ocean of an Old Man,” 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 13.

Living Outside the Lines, film festival on disability, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $7. www.explorefrontier.com. “Song of Our Children,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 17.

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, award-winning films and a catered supper reception, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, $20 door, $15 in advance. www.cascobay.org. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Dinefest, activities happening at various restaurants, York. Today.

Allagash Dinner, eat and learn the ins and outs of Belgian ales and how to best match them to your own menu, Vignola, Portland, $65. 772-1330. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Rwandan Cooking Class, followed by a traditional Rwandan meal, St. Pius X Church, Portland, $15. 797-7026, ext. 211. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Pie-making class, learn how to make an apple pie with flaky crust, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, $45. www.pinelandfarms.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

Children’s Fall Fun Party, games, crafts and more. Costumes OK but not monster, ghost or other scary ones. For children through age 12, Messiah Christian Church, Wells. 985-9287. 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Play Me a Story, readings of children’s books by actorsfollowed by an acting workshopfor children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $15/each, $50 for the series. www.portlandstage.org. “Cendrillon” and “The Tale of the Little Babaji,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Music

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12-$14. www.fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m. today.

Harvest Festival, with Hawk Nelson, Britt Nicole and Revive, South Portland Church of the Nazarene, South Portland, $15-$25. www.thelighthouseevents.com. 6 p.m. today.

USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. 2 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free for children under age 6. 775-6148. Lorraine Bohland and Flash Allen, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

Portland String Quartet, $22, $20 for seniors, free for those age 21 and younger. Pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 761-1522. With clarinetist Charles Neidich, 2 p.m. today.

Joan Baez, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Social Distortion, with Lucero and Frank Turner, State Theatre, Portland, $30. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Matt and Kim, pop duo; 21-plus. $15 in advance, $18 day of show; $20 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Blues Traveler, 21-plus show, the Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $45-$50. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Bay State Winds, clarinet ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, free. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sanctus Real, Leeland and the Afters, contemporary Christian music, Vineyard Auditorium, Lewiston, $20-$28. www.thelighthouseevents.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Nathan Kolosko, guitar, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Kate Schrock and the Rocket, with guest Glen DaCosta, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $15 day of, $12 in advance. 725-5222. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Troy MacGillivray Band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Moon Taxi, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Toots and the Maytals, State Theatre, Portland, $26 day of, $23 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

George Winston, piano; 21-plus show, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $32.50-$37.50. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Paul Colman, Christian music artist; benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank and First Fruits Ministries, First Evangelical Free Church, Westbrook, $10-$25. www.firstfruitsministries.info. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Battle of the Blends,” a cappella concert with several groups; to benefit Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16-$18, $9 for students. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 828-1310. Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club ($5 to $15), 8 p.m. Saturday.

Rustic Overtones, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Franti and Spearhead, State Theatre, Portland, $30. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jon Herington, and Deely Stan, Venue Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Chris James and Patrick Rynn, featuring Rob Stone, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 day, $17 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Taylor’s Grove, with country music performer Mac McHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hutton, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $10. 967-3755. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Ringling Bros. and Barnun and Bailey Circus, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15-$55. 775-3458. 1 p.m. today.
Haunted House and Dance Party, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 to 11 p.m. today.

Haunted Schoolhouse, a good, old-fashioned haunted house not suitable for young children. A “safe room” with crafts and games is available for any youngsters, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake, $8, $5 for age 12 and younger. www.schoolhousearts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Haunted House, former Circuit City building, Augusta, $10. uvm.wikidot.com/projects-hh. 1 to 4 and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today.

Destination Haunt, be scared out of your shoes when you walk the Twilight Trail and enter the Execution Center. Recommended for ages 13 and older (family matinee is toned down), Destination Haunt, Lebanon, $20-$35. www.destinationhaunt.com. Family matinee ($13, $9 for age 12 and younger), 2 to 5:30 p.m. today.

Big Corn Maze Adventure and Pumpkin Land, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Harvest Hill Farms, Mechanic Falls, $8, $4 age 12 and younger. www.harvesthillfarms.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Ghost Train, with Halloween activities not too scary for kids, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $6-$10, free under age 3. www.mngrr.org. 5, 6 and 7 p.m. today.

Maine Restaurant Week, statewide, cost varies by event. mainerestaurantweek.com. Today.

Knitting Night, knit (or not) while listening to a performance by fiddler Hope Hoffman and her band, Free Grange Music Studio, Bowdoinham, free. 332-3459. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Jan. 18.

Knitting Night, knit (or not) while listening to fiddler Hope Hoffman and her band, Lucid Stage, Portland, free. 899-3993. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pecha Kucha Night, meet artists and view their work in a slide show format followed by discussion and socializing, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland, $5. 7 p.m. Friday.

A Madgirl World Fall Fashion Extravaganza, fashion show with designs by Meredith Alex, cocktail party and eats, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12-$15, $30 VIP. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Planets Around the Sun, program about the mythology of the planets followed by a performance by the band Planets Around the Sun in the Star Dome Theater, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5 to $10 suggested donation. 780-4249. “The Mythology of Worlds” at 7 p.m., Planets Around the Sun performance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Agility Fun Match, athletic activity for dogs. $15 for one dog to participate; $10 for a second dog. Admission for spectators is free, Happy Tails, Portland. www.happytailsportland.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Spoon River Anthology,” dramatic readings around tombstones by Silver Stars, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, donations requested. 228-4171. 5:30 p.m. today.

“August: Osage County,” tragicomedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. www.goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 7.

“The Seafarer,” supernatural dark comedy presented by the American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $17-$20. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Go Out Singing,” a musical about the leaders of the early church and how they defied the Roman Empire, presented by the St. Luke Players and Friends, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 7.

“The Crucible,” Young Company production about the Salem witch hunt and trials. Pay what you want; $12 suggested, Theater Project, Brunswick. www.theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 7.

Naked Shakespeare, minimalist performances by Acorn Productions’ Shakespeare Ensemble, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $8 suggested donation. 854-0065. Sonnets and Soliloquies, 8 p.m. Monday.

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” and “Seven Jewish Children,” discussion follows performances, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 suggested donation. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

“Last Gas,” romantic comedy set in northern Maine, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“My Gay Son’s Wedding,” comedy, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. 773-0333. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 7.

“A Little Night Music,” student-produced comedic musical, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Comedy of Errors,” Shakespearan comedy presented by the Theater at Monmouth, The Grand, Ellsworth, $15, $13 for seniors. www.grandonline.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Playback Theatre, troupe enacts stories from the audience, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5-$10, donation. www.portlandplayback.com. “Forgiveness and Reconciliation,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Forbidden Broadway,” spoofing popular Broadway shows and stars, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $38-$54. www.porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy/drama about a group of Louisiana women, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20, $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“Hotel Universe,” Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, $6, $3 for students and seniors. www.bates.edu.
7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 8.

“Shivaree,” love story presented by the Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $15, $13 for students and seniors. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Comedy of Errors,” Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $10-$18. www.theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Doubt,” drama about a priest under suspicion of abuse, Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta, $12. www.lcct.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“Little Women,” musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s book, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $8-$18. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“The Tobacco Kid,” a story within a story about a college professor diagnosed with cancer and a young African refugee, Zero Station, Portland, $7 suggested donation. 228-4171. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 8.

Mystery for Hire, dinner theater; reservations required, Marco’s Restaurant, Lewiston, $36.95. 783-0336. “Zelda and Zoe’s Spirits of Suspicion,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Last Will and Testament,” dinner theater murder mystery. $15 for the show only; $35 per person for the show and dinner; $50 per couple for the show and dinner, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. www.sanfordmainestage.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.