Art

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert; open to the public during library hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

August Ventimiglia, new drawings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-0583. Today through Saturday. Through April 30.

“The Lay of the Land,” work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

Youth Art Month exhibit, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“European Drawings,” portraits and figure studies to landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 22.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

“Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning,” work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; independent short films and artists’ videos, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (discussion from 6 to 7 p.m.) Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday. Through May 14.

“Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” drawings from the museum’s collection; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” Pop-up books from the 1,800 volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through June 4.

“The Feathered Hand,” installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 21.

Think Spring! Maine Women in the Arts exhibit in the Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. Today through Saturday.

“The Orb and the Octopus,” black and white drawings, by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland, free. 780-5008. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 28.

“Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7-$8, free for child under 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through May 2.

Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look, retrospective of works by the Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. 442-8455. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 16.

Audition, group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. today through Friday and Saturday.

“Metallic’s-The Golden Age,” works by painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potter Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through April 24.

“Max Ascrizzi: New Sculptures,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 930-0464. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 8.

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Daily. Through May 28.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. Today through Thursday; reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; Saturday. Through May 10.

“Stuck: Collage, Montage, Decoupage, Assemblage,” group exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. aarhusgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through May 1.

Ceramic Sculpture by Randy Fein, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. 748-3131. Daily. Through April 16.

The Maine Drawing Project, Above and Below the Line, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. Daily. Through April 29.

“Wearable Art: Tunics, Jackets, and Vests,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” prints will be available for purchase, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (reception, 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Daily. Through April 30.

TA 200 Years Biennial Exhibit, Art Club exhibit open during school hours, Thornton Academy, Saco, free. Daily. Through April 10.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” black and white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

Photography, works by advanced photography students at Yarmouth High School, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 6.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 28.

Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show, also at Dyer Library in conjunction with National Youth Art Month; free for members and children 6 and under and Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., Saco Museum, $2-$4. 283-3861. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 22.

Members’ exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 23.

Woodland Margins, works by artist Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

April Fools! Group exhibit, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 30.

“Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards” and “Kate Russo: New Paintings,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 30.

“2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” showcases the best in today’s art world by artists associated with Maine, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 5.

Spring exhibit, “Shadow Play,” works by Brian Shure; sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 11.

Senior exhibition, student works, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 28.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 12.

LA Arts’ Spring Festival, juried exhibit of items by Maine artisans, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 9.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 18.

Auditions

“Where Love Takes You,” original play with parts for males and females ages 14 to 60, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Benefits

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, annual event to benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $20-$50, $10 under age 10. chocolateloversfling.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Scrabble Fest, sponsored by Androscoggin Literacy Volunteers to benefit local programs; competitive and fun categories, prizes, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn. 333-4785. literacyvolunteersandro.org. Deadline to register for April 10 event Monday.

Glitterati, literary ball with music, food and more to benefit the Telling Room, Port City Music Hall, Portland. tellingroom.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

MAPIL Auction, drinks, refreshments and live entertainment. Benefits Maine Association of Public Interest Law, University of Maine School of Law, Portland. Live and silent auctions, 4:30 p.m. silent; 5:30 p.m. live Thursday.

Hogan Relief Fund Benefit, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction, which will include sports memorabilia. Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, $25. HoganReliefFund.com. Live music from Tony Boffa Band, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

“Belong to the Song,” a musical celebration to benefit Brunswick Rotary Club programs, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $25. belongtothesong.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Feast for the Children, 16th annual dinner of African foods and dance program; benefits a school building program in southern Sudan, Cathedral School Guild Hall, Portland, $15/child, $20/adult. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Smokin’ Fun Night Out, with M.C. Leslie Downs, The Kings of the Hill, Maine Gay Men’s Chorus a capella group and Lady Zen. Also a silent auction. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $15. brownpapertickets.com. Benefits Trans Youth Equality Foundation, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Maine Festival of the Book, readings, signings, performances, workshops and panel discussions, downtown, Portland, free. mainereads.org. Today.

“Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland, free. 228-8014. Today through Saturday. Through April 30.

Shonna Milliken Humphrey, food, wine and music by Travis James Humphrey, The Danforth, Portland. Author of “Show Me Good Land,” 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.

An Evening with Author Ron Currie Jr., part of the Maine Festival of the Book, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland. Readings from the novel “Everything Matters!” and other works, 7 p.m. today.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Susan Conley, “The Foremost Good Fortune,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

An Evening of Poetry and Images, Bangor Public Library, free. With Carolyn Locke, author of “Always This Falling,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dennis A. Walch, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, free. Author of “The Greens of Maine,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Paul Janeczko, Southwest Harbor Public Library. Poetry, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Tess Gerritsen, York County Community College, Wells. 216-4312. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Book Launch: Killer Listing, Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden, free. Reading and book signing with author Vicki Doudera, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Van Reid, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle, $5, Suggested donation. 586-5616. sheepscot.org/contact.html. Author of “The American Zig-Zag: Volume 1,” 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Book signing event, With authors Deva Fagan, Katy Perry, Jeff Romano, Sandra Leinonen Dunn, Nancy McGinnis, Jenn Greenleaf, Pond Town Poets and Ruth and Ted Bookey. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Book signing, Ave Maria Gift Shop, Portland. Donna Towle, “My Spiritual Guide for Souls,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lisa Jahn-Clough, Longfellow Books, Portland. Story hour with author of “Felicity & Cordelia,” 3 p.m. Saturday.

Business

Greater Portland Business Expo, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Free. Tuesday.

Classical Music

DaPonte String Quartet, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, $18-$22, free under age 21. daponte.org. 3 p.m. today.

Tuesday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$63. porttix.com. “Seasons and the Sea,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Mary Schola ensemble, choral works by Tallis, Pergolesi, Victoria and Jean Gilles, Bowdoin College (Bowdoin College Chapel), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Frank Glazer, Portland Conservatory of Music. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

The Time Machine, song, dance and instrumental music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington, $10, free under age 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

An Evening of Chamber Music, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland, $25/door, free for ages 21 and under. pcmf.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Piano recital by Jean-Francois Latour, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16/$14, students free. 689-2000. francocenter.org. Works by Brahms, Schubert, and Ravel, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Bob Marley, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15. Project Graduation benefit, 6 p.m. today.

Bob Marley, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland, $15. 797-3802. Benefits Project Graduation, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Half-Price Showcase, hosted by Ben Roy, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ben Roy, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dance

International Folk Dance, enjoy traditional music and dance from around the world. Teaching from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by dance party. Beginners welcome, Pownal Town Hall, $5, $3 children. 688-2293. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

“Sleeping Beauty,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15-$20. 781-3587. mainestateballet.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Contra dance and ceilidh, proceeds benefit the Brentwood Farms Community Garden in Portland. Tickets on sale at Jet Video and at the door. Longfellow Elementary School, Portland, $10/$5, $25 for family. With the Highland Soles and guitarist Owen Marshall, 7 p.m. Friday.

“Elements“ by Keigwin + Company, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, free, tickets required. 725-3375. Electrifying brand of contemporary dance with art, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Fling Dance, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. Dance to music of the ’50s to ’70s with DJ Dick Fredette, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Around the World with Flat Stanley: The Case of the Red Shoes, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $5/$10. 772-9671. portlandballet.org. Presented by Portland School of Ballet, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday night dance party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8 to 11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, Call for cover. 671-7644. 6 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

North Yarmouth contradance, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $10/$7. 233-4325. With Flowing Tide and calling by Maggie Robinson, 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Yarmouth Wellness Fair, local holistic and integrative health-care showcase with providers, discussions, presentations, William H. Rowe School, Yarmouth, free. 846-3984. yarmouthmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“With My Own Two Wheels,” about the bicycle’s place in the world, Space, Portland, $7/$5. 7:30 p.m. (doors 7) today.

USM Philosophy Symposium Film: “Being in the World,” Space, Portland, $7/$5, USM staff/students free with ID. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) Monday.

“Race to Nowhere,” University of Maine (Lincoln Auditorium), Farmington, $10/$15, open to public. Documentary takes a firsthand look at what is happening in today’s high-pressure educational community, 6 p.m. Monday.

“Teens through Time,” film series with teen-centric view point, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. 1980s: “The Warriors,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ICA film and video screenings, in conjunction with the current exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Travelogue film, Sawyer Memorial Auditorium, Greene, free. 946-5311. sawyer-foundation.com. “Ghost Towns of the Wild West,” 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Deaf Film Festival, films written, produced, created, and performed by deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and film production companies, University of Southern Maine (Luther Bonney Hall), Portland, $5-$14, free for USM students with ID. mainedeaffilmfest.com. “See What I’m Saying” and talk by director Hilari Scarl, PG-13, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; selected films in two sessions, 1 to 5 p.m.; reception 5 to 6:30 p.m.; evening session 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Louder Than a Bomb,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. 594-0070. rocklandstrand.com. Documentary about Chicago’s youth poetry slam that involves more than 600 students, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

“Mystery of Matzah,” Jewish teachings on farming, food and community with Elisheva Rogosa, founder of Heritage Wheat Conservancy; open to the public but reservations requested, Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland, free. 879-0028. 12:30 p.m. luncheon followed by Matzah making, $5 to cover cost of rare flour, today.

Spring Fusion wine dinner, Capt. Daniel Stone Inn, Brunswick. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Trivia night, with drink specials, free munchies and prizes, Jameson Tavern, Freeport. 865-4196. 4 to 6 p.m. followed by entertainment, Friday.

Cooking class: Japanese comfort food, Freeport Community Center, $35 suggested donation. immigrantkitchens.com. Miso soup and oyakodon (rice bowl with chicken and egg), 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Tuesday Youth Concert, Portland Symphony’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” features selections from Britten, Tchaikovsky, Dukas and Rouse, a “Harry Potter”-themed piece from John Williams and music from the film “Avatar.” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17-$70. 842-0800. porttix.com. 9:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Popcorn Saturday, children’s program for preschool through grade 5, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5, $20/family. 967-9120. Matt Loosigian, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Museums

“In the Soviet Union’s Cross Hairs: the 20th-Century Navy in Maine,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9/child-$12/adult, free for members and children. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through May 15.

“Sailors’ Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art,” Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. kporthistory.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 14.

Passport Project, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. West African percussion and dance, 6 p.m. today.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 31.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk?Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

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. Elysian Plains Quartet, 2 p.m. today.

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

Steve Tyrell & his band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $43-$53. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. today.

MAMM Slam, Maine Academy of Modern Music competition, formerly Maine Rock Off, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. Preliminary rounds, today.

Stephanie Hayward, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Keyboard and Vocals, 5:30 p.m. today.

Shape note singing, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donations. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Al Corey Big Band, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta, $10, children $5. 622-0552. 3 p.m. today.

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Junior Watson, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Ballyhoo! Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15/$18, VIP $28. The Dirty Heads, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Open mic night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. Slack Master, 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Philip Kane, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Classical guitar, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Junior Watson, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15/$18. With Matthew Stubbs, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lucky Peterson, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Krapovicky, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Clash of the Titans, Madonna vs. Lady Gaga, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

STRFKR, ages 18 and older, Space, Portland, $10. Champagne Champagne, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jazz concert, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. University of Maine Chamber Jazz Ensemble, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Capillary Action, mix of samba, pop and classic rock. Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Beam and his Lovely Gang of Merry-Men, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Roots & Blues, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bates College Jazz Band, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Erotic Reading Room at 9:30.

Songwriters in the Round, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10. Lisa Redfern, Adam Nordell, Katie Daggett and Joe Gallant, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Tom Rush, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $36. stonemountainartscenter.com.8 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. Frank Glazer, piano, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Knit or Not Nights, live fiddle music performed by Hope Hoffman with special guest Jeff Trippe. Audience members are invited to bring their knitting projects to work on, Spindleworks, Brunswick, free. spindleworks.org. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, fiddle and cello, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $20. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Pleasants, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout, ages 21 and up, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland, $22/$25. portlandempire.com. Featuring Kenny Neal, Mark Hummel, Jerry Portnoy and James Montgomery, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Old School, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Ryan Haliburton, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Classic folk, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Grupo Mofongo, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8/$10. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Claire Lynch Trio, Alamo Theater, Bucksport, $20. 469-0924. oldfilm.org. Thursday.

Coffeehouse, Camden Public Library, $8, $6 for seniors. With David Dodson and Peter Herson, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Open mic comedy hosted by Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland, 8 p.m. Thursday; Todd the Rocket at 10.

John Hammond, blues guitar, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 door, $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Concerts at Jewett, ticktets are $10, $5 for students, free 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Lorraine Bohland, jazz and blues, 2 p.m. Friday.

Claire Lynch Band, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, Jam session. Singers welcome. The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations. Old-time jam session, 7 p.m. Friday; Gin Mill Julep, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Esterhazy Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Beam & Fink, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Folk duo, 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22/$25. 8 p.m. Friday.

The New York Funk Exchange, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10. 689-2000. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $12, Student recital free. 646-7055. ogunquitperformingarts.org. David Sherman presents an evening of Russian and American music, 8 p.m. Friday.

Happy Hour with Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, Slainte, Portland. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; Forest City Reggae Revival Night at 9.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. Mickey Felder (keyboard) and Wayne DeLano (saxophone), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Spampinato Brothers, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15/$18. 761-1757. onelongfellowsquare.com. Pop/rock, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Agape Coffee House, Seacoast Chapel, Saco, free. 282-3000. Douglas J. Moore, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. porttix.com. “Elvis Lives,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

John Hammond, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com.8 p.m. Saturday.

George Winston, piano. Tickets are $37.50 in advance; $42.50 day of show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Caribbean Night with Pan Fried Steel, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Honors recital, by students of the university’s School of Music, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Waiters, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The Second Annual Night of Remembrance, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. The Potato Pickers, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

George Winston, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50, $42.50 day of. jonathansrestaurant. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $12, student recital free. 646-7055. ogunquitperformingarts.org. Leslie Hitelman performs Schubert, Mozart, Bach and DeBussy, 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, Blue Sky on York Beach, York Beach. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Tickle, Club Texas, Auburn. DJ Fitts in the pub, Saturday.

10th Annual Maine Fiddlers Showcase, Simon St. Pierre, Don Roy Trio, Old Grey Goose, T-Acadie, Frank Ferrel, Greg Boardman, Sharon Pyne. Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12/$14, children $6. 442-8455. Benefits Maine Fiddle Camp sholarship fund, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Reunion concert, local musicians Roland Bergeron and Red Soucy perform after a hiatus, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Cyborg Trio, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Middle Eastern Night, ages 18 and older, Space, Portland, $10. Shavarsh Kef Ensemble and Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 8 p.m. (doors at 7) Saturday.

Outdoors

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club, monthly meeting with Sandie Sabaka of Hope, who spent six weeks traveling in Nepal. Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, Portland. moac.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Pro Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. (207) 828-4665. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. portlandseadogs.com. Reading, 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Hot Chocolate Jubilee, variety show, comedy and music with the theme “Spirit of the Kennebec,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. 442-8455. 2 p.m. today.

Open House of Alchemist Delights, food and drink, KittyWitch Perfumery, tarot reading and a full menu of magical healing services. The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. 12 to 5 p.m. today.

Documenting community heritage, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Panel discussion with members of the Documenting Maine Jewry Project, 4 p.m. Monday.

New York Times journalist David Rohde, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $5. Author of “A Rope and a Prayer,” 7 p.m. Monday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word, all ages, Blue, Portland, $3, $2 purchase minimum. Poets of the No More Ribcage Tour, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Institute For International Studies Open House, Institute for Italian Studies, Portland. iismaine.com. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Assisted Living Forum, Southern Maine Assisted Living Education Group presents “Is Assisted Living in Your Future?” Scarborough Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tragic Tales of Mill Girls Gone Wrong, illustrated lecture, Maine State Museum, Augusta, Free. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth DeWolfe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Wild Utah: America’s Redrock WIlderness,” College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor, Free.

“Weaving Time: The Past and Present of Holocaust Memory in the United States,” University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, free. Presented by Natasha Goldman, adjunct professor of art history at Bowdoin College, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Stars on Ice, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $25-$125. 775-3458. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Universes: Live from the Edge, ensemble poetry performances with music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $36, $10 for students. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Pecha Kucha Night, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston, $5. 6:20 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Hollywood Dreams, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12/$10/$5. vividmotion.org. Presented by Vivid Motion, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gustafer Yellowgolds Infinity Sock, described as a cross between “Yellow Submarine” and Dr. Seuss, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. All-New Multimedia Experience, 2 p.m. Saturday.

North Atlantic Figure Skating Club 13th Annual Show, Family Ice Center, Falmouth, $8/$12, $20 premium seating. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ukrainian egg decorating, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $30-$35 per family. 236-2239. 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Tea and Fashion Show, enjoy a fabulous tea, complete with scones, sandwiches and other delectable goodies while exploring 19th-century fashions, Dorothy Stevens Community Center, W. Kennebunk, $20, $10 12 and under. 650-9020. Noon Saturday.

Met Opera Live: Le Comte, Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Florez in the title role of this Met premiere production. Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. 594-0070. RocklandStrand.com. HD broadcast, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Girls Rock! Weekend, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. Performance of “That Takes Ovaries! Bold Girls, Brave Acts” Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live! in HD, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $26/$23, Students $18. Broadcast of Le Comte Ory, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sports

Roller Derby bout, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, $5. Calamity Janes vs. BostonB-Party, 5 p.m. today.

Theater

“Halpern & Johnson,” a story about two men who love the same woman, Portland Stage Company, starting at $28. 774-0465. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 24.

“ZooZoo,” presented by Imago Theater, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $27. collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. today.

“Bedroom Farce,” comedy about four couples, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today.

“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12-$14. 642-3743. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 17.

“The Music Man,” Gorham High School, Gorham, $6-$9. 2:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 10.

“Brendan,” Maine premiere presented by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $15-$20. 799-5327. airetheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 16.

“Travels with a Masked Man,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $10. 729-8584. theaterproject.com. One-man show featuring John Hadden, 2 p.m. today.

“Pinocchio,” Windham Center Stage Theatre, Windham, $10/$8, $5 children under 5. 893-2098. windhamtheater.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

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

“Chautauqua!” Stonington Opera House, 20. operahousearts.org. Performed by The National Theater of the United States, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Into the Woods,” student production, Kennebunk High School. 967-0849. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Killer Joe,” 18 and older only; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. $10/$12, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“H.M.S. Pinafore,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta presented by the University of Southern Maine’s Opera Workshop and Chorale, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$10. 780-5555. 8 p.m. Friday.

“There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Deb Hall and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95 with dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Lady,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $18/$15. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The House of Bernarda Alba,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $12/$9, $5 students. [email protected] Dramatic reading, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 10.

“Blood Brothers,” Community Little Theatre, Auburn. 783-0958. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 17.

Staged readings, part of the Maine Playwrights Festival of short plays, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $8, all ages. 854-0065. “Commixtus,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 


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