• MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE: Medeski, Club d’Elf at Port City

JOHN MEDESKI is best known as part of Medeski, Martin and Wood. But this week, he’s performing with Club d’Elf — billed as a “Moroccan-dosed psychedelic dub jazz collective from Boston” — at Port City Music Hall.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

: $10 to $28

INFO: 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com

• ART AND THEATER: The play’s the thing today and Friday

THE MAINE PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL features new work by 10 of the best playwrights working in Maine today. Presented by Acorn Productions, the festival includes two series of short plays in rotation.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 29.

WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland

: $16; $14 students and seniors

INFO: 854-0065; acorn-productions.org

• DINING AND DRINK: Andale! to Black Tie Latin cooking class

LEARN LATIN COOKING at Cucina Latina, the latest cooking class from the folks at The Black Tie Company. These classes are typically small and include some hands-on teaching, food sampling and recipes. Black Tie is offering a $10 gift card to its newest location, Dish at Pineland Farms, with every new class registration.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: The Bistro, One Union Wharf, Commercial Street, Portland

: $65. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

INFO: Call 761-6665 or email [email protected]

• ET CETERA: Likea Ikea? Hop on the no-fuss bus

DO YOU LONG for the sleek Swedish look of IKEA furniture but lack a car to get you to the closest store outside of Boston? You’re in luck: The Broke207 blogger has organized a bus trip to the store and a box truck to take home any purchases.

WHEN: Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Meet at the Marginal Way Park & Ride lot, Portland

: $30

INFO: ikeabus.eventbrite.com

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