Frederick Lynch: New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Today through Saturday. Through May 14.

“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.

“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.

“2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” 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 June 5.

“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 Saturday. Through June 9.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through May 24.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Through May 14.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” Pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 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.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through June 18.

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

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 26.

“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 and Monday.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” works by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, T. Allen Lawson and John Moore, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through June 15.

“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. 699-5599. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through May 10.

“Stuck: Collage, Montage, Decoupage, Assemblage,” group exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“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 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

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

“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. Through May 29.

“Will Barnet at 100,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through June 15.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront,” by Mark Marchesi, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Today. Through May 26.

BFA Students Exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland, Free. 221-4499. 1 to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 16.

Yardage, new works by Alice Spencer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, Free. 775-2222. Noon to 5 p.m. daily.

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. 646-4909; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through June 26.

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through May 29.

Paintings and drawings, by muralist Judy Taylor of Tremont, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport.) 865-4519. 10 a.m. ti 6 p.m. daily; reception and presentation by the artist, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Taste of the Season, works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Daily through May 28.

“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.

Current student work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 26.

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.

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. Monday through Saturday. Through June 11.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Monday through Saturday through May 27.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Main,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon; view during library hours, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Monday through Saturday; reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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.

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Thursday through Saturday; reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 30.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; until 5 p.m. Saturday; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through May 28.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

Fine Crafts, juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel, Lucid Stage, Portland. Reception 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 29.

“The Art of Letting Go,” oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield; gallery is open by chance or appointment, running with scissors, Portland. 272-8499. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

“Not Just Dance,” Arthur Fink Studio, Portland, Free. 615-5722. Streetscapes, scenic images, signage and portraits from Monhegan, Cape May, Holland, Scandinavia. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs; continues through Oct. 9, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Saturday. Through July 1.

Art Openings

Maine Photography Show, continues through May 8 at Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through May 8.

Art and Bloom, in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 29.

Opening artists reception, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, free. Arnold Skolnick: “Magical Realism,” Annette Kearney: “Color and Rhythm,” Ilya Askinazi: “Reinvented,” 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the first friday of every month, various locations, Portland, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Not Like the Other,” 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. Recent works by Max Leon and Erin Leon. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

First Friday Rock Walk, Geno’s, Portland. Photography by Braelyn Degnan. 5 p.m. Friday.

Johnathan Cook: VOROISM, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, Free. Johnathan Cook’s “trash canvases” deliver a twist on recycled consumer culture. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.


Walk For Autism, University of New England, Biddeford. Today.

Walk for Autism, University College of Bangor. Today.

Walk for Autism, Farmington Fairgrounds. Today.

Cruisin’ to Graduation Car Show, benefits Project Graduation, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, $4/$3. 832-4494. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Bon-Bon Benefit Dinner & Survivor Rally, Benefits Coastal Bon-Bon Bra-gade team in AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, Oceans Edge Restaurant, Belfast, $20, under 12 $8. 949-4012. 5 p.m. today.

Country music benefit, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. For musician George DeWitt, 2:30 to 5 p.m. today.

Bowl For Kids Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center, Waldoboro. 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo celebration, with music, dancing, food and silent auction to benefit Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, Space, Portland, $10, 12 and under free. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dancing for the Stars, with an International Dance theme, to benefit Phillips-Strickland House; doors open at 6:30 p.m., Bangor Civic Center, $40 each, votes are $1 each. 941-2820. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mike Drapeau scholarship concert, tickets are general seating and can be purchased at Brady’s Screenprint & Embroidery, Lucky Loggers Restaurant, Ray’s Market, Simply You, and TJ’s Pizza, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco, $5/$8. With the Alumni Band and Straight Lace. Saturday.

Sobopalooza for the Library, acoustic teen show to benefit new South Berwick Public Library, Marshwood High School, South Berwick, $10/$5. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Annual book sale, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (“pre-preview” sale 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday).

Brewing for a Cause, Sebago brewers will be brewing “Trekker Pale Ale” and attendees will be able to participate in the brewing process as well as take a case of this special single-batch series home, Sebago Brewing Company, Gorham, $125. 856-2537. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Walk-A-Thon, all ages fun walk to benefit Dead River Area Historical Society; rain date May 21, Stratton Elementary School. 246-2271. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Book Signings

Rick Riordan, Borders Books and Music, South Portland. Author of “The Throne of Fire.” 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Duke, Dyer Library, Saco, Free. 283-3861. Author of “Growing Up Brooklyn.” 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Books and Authors

Author talk, Robert Whitaker, author of “Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness,” registration is required at, University of New England (WCHP Lecture Hall), Portland, free, but seating limited. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Book signing and reading, seating limited; reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Mystery Night with publisher representatives. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Deborah Gould, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 443-4900. Author of “Household.” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hannah Holmes, South Portland Public Library, free. 767-7660. Science journalist and author of “Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. “Daphnis et Chloe.” 2:30 p.m. today.

Sunday Concert Series, featuring Ronald Lantz and Laura Kargul, First Church, Belfast, Free. 338-2282. 3 p.m. today.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Spring Concert, advance tickets available at the Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, and Owl and Turtle Books, Camden; Second Congregational Church, Newcastle, $12/$15. Music by Leonard Bernstein, Mozart, Faure and others, 7:30 p.m. today.

Tuesday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$63. “Daphnis et Chloe.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

PSO season preview, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, Portland, Free. With Music Director Robert Moody; Q&A follows. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Jim McCue & George Hamm, Fundraiser for Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. Hosted by Mary Irace. 6 p.m. today.


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.


38th Fisherman’s Festival, Boothbay Harbor, most events free. 633-2353. Today.

May Day Festival, 13th annual event, Downtown Plaza, Kennebunk. Parade at 1:30 p.m. All day Saturday.

Mayfair, Maypole dancing, family activities, live music, food and citywide yard sales, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. Daylong Saturday.

May Celebration & Medieval Faire, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. Maypole dancing, games, food and drink. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


A Film Unfinished, film screening in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, free. 831-7495. Sundance award-winner. 2 p.m. (community observance at 1:30) today.

Maine Has Launched a Union, talk regarding the history of the Irish involvement in labor unions in Maine and nationally, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. Lecture and movie by Dorothea J. McKenzie. 2 p.m. today.

Teens Through Time, film series with teen-centric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. 1990s: “Encino Man,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Holy Wars,” Space, Portland, $7/$5. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) Wednesday.

“Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story,” Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor, $10. 633-0438. Hosted by director Gary Robinov and Robbie Ellis, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, 8 p.m. Q&A, Wednesday.

Vasermil, Rockland Public Library, free. A film that reflects contemporary life in Israel. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“El Muro,” film about the human and environmental consequences of the fence between the United States and Mexico, College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor, free. 801-5624. Followed by discussion with filmamker Greg Rainoff. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Marwencol, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7/$8.50. First Friday Film event. 8 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

An Organic Farmer’s View on Healthy Eating, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, Free. With Nancy Stedman. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wine Revolution, RSVP to Melanie at 408-5364, Grace Restaurant, Portland, $10. Five featured wines. 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Wine Showcase, Rosemont Market & Bakery, Portland, free. Austrian wines. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Book release celebration, For kids over 8 years, Borders Books and Music, South Portland. Release of “The Throne of Fire” with Egyptian-themed activities, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Building bird habitats, preregistration required. 633-4333. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $7, $10 non-members. At the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden’s Seagull Pavilion, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bear Bonanza, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $5/$7, 3 and under free. 657-4977. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Organic workshop, all-day workshops on composting, planting and growing organically, natural pest and weed control and good bugs for your garden, O’Donal’s Nurseries, Gorham, free. 839-4262. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

Growing fruit trees, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $5, free for members. 236-2239. With Dr. Renae Moran of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Noon Tuesday.

Roof runoff, rain gardens, and rain barrels, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

National Public Gardens Day, Visitors who bring in a coupon available in a spring issue of Better Homes and Gardens or at will receive two admissions for the price of one, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.


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

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. 283-3861. Saturday through June 30.


Songwriter’s Critique Circle and Concert, Kennebec Conservatory, Augusta, $5 circle, $10 concert. 485-8863. With Steve Gillette. 1 p.m. song circle; 3 p.m. concert today.

Jon McLaughlin, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $15/$22. Pop/rock, 8 p.m. (opener 7 p.m.) today.

Spring concert, varied program with CODA Chorus, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, offering taken. 7 p.m. today.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir spring concert, tickets at Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta and the Owl and Turtle bookshop in Camden, New Castle Congregational Church, New Castle, $12/$15, Students free. With guest soloist Johannes Moore. 3 p.m. today.

Shape note singing, not a performance, everyone is welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, Donations. Lesson for beginners 1 to 1:30 p.m., 1 to 4:30 p.m. today.

The Gifts of Music, bluegrass with Billy T and Friends, Next Generation Theatre, Brewer, $7. 4 to 7 p.m. today.

The Digi Tour, national tour featuring favorite YouTube musicians. Ages 18 and older, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $8/$12, $25 VIP. Davey Days, Mystery Guitar Man, David Choi, Destorm, The Gregory Brothers and Ricky Ficarelli. 7 p.m. Monday.

Monday Night Concert Series, Slates, Hallowell. 622-9575. Martin Swinger, CD release. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Tribute to Eddie Kirkland, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Ward MacDonald, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. PEI Fiddle Camp founder with the Maranacook String Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Wall, Slainte, Portland. With Dan Capaldi, Lauryn Hottinger and Builder of the House, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

World Music Ensemble, college ensemble, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50-$42.50. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jesse Terry, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10. With Lisa Redfern and Michael Logen. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thornton Academy Songwriting Class Showcase, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5, students free. Wednesday.

Alec Gross, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Poor Howard, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. GRAMAFOMA at 10 p.m. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12/$15. With Victoria Vox. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Waltzings for Dreamers concert series, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. The Spinney Brothers. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Danny Fox Trio, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10/$12. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Indobox, with Kinetix, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $8/advance, $12/door, $20/VIP. 899-4990. 18+. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Tommy Emmanuel and the Australian All-Star Band featuring, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35-$40. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Vivisectors, Geno’s, Portland. With The Icepicks and The Vampirates, Thursday.

Cinco de Mayo Drum & Bass Event, Slainte, Portland. Presented by Eastcoast Underground, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

T.G.I.F. Series, Zackery’s Restaurant & Lounge, Portland, 5. Straight Lace. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Cheryl Wheeler, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25/$28. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rosanne Cash, country/folk/pop, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. 8 p.m. (doors 6) Friday.

Sinatra Tribute, Michael Dutra as Frank Sinatra, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $55.95. 7 p.m. Friday.

Storyhill, folk duo, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $20/$15/$10. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Hassan Ahmad, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. Piano virtuoso; portrait show by Bomb Diggity Arts, 7 p.m. Friday.

Sunburned Hand of the Man, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. With Planets Around the Sun, 8 p.m. Friday.

Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Jazz Jam with Gary Wittner, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Danny Fox Jazz Trio, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $12/$15. 967-9120. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Spotlight Concert Series, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. 780-5555. Anastasia Antonacos performs the music of Liszt. 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Night Jazz, Solo Bistro, Bath. Angela Plato (trumpet) and Evan Haines (guitar). 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Renaissance Voices, Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland, $15/door, $12 advance, students with ID $5. “Love Lost and Found.” 8 p.m. Saturday.

Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, with local four-piece rock band, State Theatre, Portland, $16.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Willie Nile, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20/$23. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gadelle, French-Acadian quartet, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, $34, students $10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Mallett, folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22, $20 in advance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Remembering Tom Rowe,” concert with the Dave Rowe Trio and others. Benefits the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15-$33. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Community Chorus, Scarborough High School, $15, $12 in advance, under 12 free. 839-7070. Spring concert, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Rosanne Cash, country/folk/pop, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $60. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Saturday.

De Temps Antan, presented by Portland Ovations, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $31 members, $34 non-members. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Putnam Smith, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. With Connor Garvey, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Peter Hazen and Whitney Walker, folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. 8 p.m. Saturday.

An Evening of Celtic and Irish Music, benefits school, The New School, Kennebunk, $10/$5. 985-3745. With the Celtic Quartet, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Nick Young, Blue, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Martin England, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fogcutters Big Band, Big Easy, Portland, $8. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Village Coffee House, with the Breezemeere Bottom Boys, New Gloucester Congregational Church, $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Back in Black, Club Texas, Auburn. Saturday.


Feathers Over Freeport, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, $1.50-$3. Events also at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Become a Vernal Pool V.I.P., Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Hike the Sebago to the Sea Trail, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. Ages 10 and older. 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Fish Printing, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. Ages pre-school to sixth grade, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club, monthly meeting with Stephen Gleasner, first Mainer to Complete the Great Divide Mountain Bike Race, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lakes and Loons, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. 2 to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Owls of Maine, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, free. 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Pro Sports

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland, $7-$9. New Britain, 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Fairy House Festival, award-winning author Tracy Kane reads from her book and leads fairy house building. Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $10 child, $5 adults, under 2 free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Giant Used Book Sale, $3 for anything you can fit in a bag on Sunday. Bring your own bags, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Proceeds benefit the library, 1 to 5 p.m. today.

Solar Shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$9. 780-4249. “Eight Planets and Counting,” 3 p.m. today; “Mars Quest” and “Two Pieces of Glass,” 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; “Images of the Infinite,” 3 p.m. Saturday.

May Day Celebration, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free. 899-3529. With Christopher Teret. Noon today.

“The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum,” First Parish Church, Portland. 773-5747. In celebration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. 7 p.m. today.

Spring celebration, alternative energy demonstration with the farm’s new solar panels, College of the Atlantic (Beech Hill Farm), Mt. Desert. Music, face painting, storytelling, Maypole dance. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Merriconeag Poetry Festival, fourth annual event with Maine’s Poet Laureate, Wesley MacNair, and finalists from 10 area high schools, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, free. 865-3900. 3 to 4:30 p.m. today.

East End Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, Free. Ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

“Unconditional Parenting,” Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, free. 781-6321. With Alfie Kohn, author “Feel-Bad Education And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Polarity Therapy with Doug Reighley, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, Free. 774-2200. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

American Cancer Society Living With Cancer Conference, free for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. A fee of $30 will be asked of medical professionals and all others, which includes lunch. Augusta Civic Center, $10 for lunch. 1-800-227-2345. For cancer survivors and patients, family members, friends and medical professionals, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Life After Cancer Coaching with Pat Grosser, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, Free. 774-2200. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“On Thin Ice and Bathed in Warm Water: Ice Sheets, Climate, and Sea-Level Rise” Kennebunk Town Hall, free. Professor Gordon Hamilton of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. 7 p.m. Thursday.

PLAY, students get in free, Portland Public Library, $10 suggested. The Telling Room’s 5th annual community celebration. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“The True Cost of Coal,” The Beehive Collective releases its innovative graphic, a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal coal mining and resistance, Arm Factory, Portland, free. 669-4117. Presentations on the hour from 6 to 8 p.m. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Kitchen & Tasting Tour, visit eight homes in Falmouth with a focus on their kitchens, also tastings and demonstrations; benefits the The Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative; begin at Falmouth Country Club, various locations, Falmouth, $25-$30. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

First Friday After Party at the Spa, the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, Portland, free. Food, music, art, raffles and complimentary spa treatments, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Expression of the Arts, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $3. A night of music, art, food, and the spoken word, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

May Day, maypole dancing, May basket making, concerts and entertainment, teddy bear clinic, faerie festival and more. Various locations, Kennebunk. Free for children. Saturday.

National Train Day, Bath Train Station, Bath. Operating model railroad exhibit, Maine Eastern Railroad train, rail safety and tourist line exhibit. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Spirits Alive Workday, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and gloves. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Into the Mud Challenge, 2.5-mile race with obstacles and mud pits designed to provide participants with a muddy, fun time. Gorham Middle School, $25, $10 for youth racers. 780-4313. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

New York Short Film Concert, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10/$7. 935-9232. With guest host Bob Keyes of The Portland Press Herald, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Italian Fiesta, 20 percent of proceeds for April 30 event go to benefit STRIVE, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. Five singers doing Italian numbers with five-course dinner. Saturday.

Electronics recycling day, items accepted include household electronics such as TV’s, computers, monitors (keyboard, mouse),printers, scanners, DVD players, VCR’s, radios, stereos, microwaves ovens, cell phones, gameconsoles, cords, circuit boards and digital picture frames. Falmouth Shopping Center. Hosted by Falmouth Rotary Club. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Taste of India, Sadhana, the Meditation Center, South Portland, $10-$25. Meditation event with Swami Tyagananda followed by festival, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

May Day Activities, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. May basket making and spring sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mother’s Day Makeup Event, makeup consultations by Dr. Hauschka aestheticians Maureen Emerson and Mary Fay from Head Games Salon, as well as a makeup artist for Larenim, Zuzu and Mineral Fusion cosmetics, Whole Foods Market, Portland, free. 774-7711. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Buddha’s Birthday, Maine Audubon (Gilsland Farm), Falmouth. Sitting and walking meditation, festival and ceremony geared to children and potluck, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Free Comic Book Day, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough, Lewiston and Bangor. All day Saturday.

Quilt Show, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn), free. Display of antique and contemporary quilts. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.


“Spring Awakening,” national Broadway tour of award-winning musical, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $52. 7 p.m. today.

“Kiss Me, Kate,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19.99. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Godspell Junior,” student performance, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $5-$8. 642-3743. 2 p.m. today.

“Dames at Sea,” student production, Scarborough High School, $5-$8, at the door. 1 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday. Through May 8.

“Harvey,” Elwood P. Dowd and his rabbit, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8-$15. 780-5151. 5 p.m. today.

“Winnie the Pooh,” featuring 11 young actors, ages 9 to 17, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $7/$8. 828-1234, Ext. 231. 1 and 4 p.m. today.

“Etty,” University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta. One-woman play to celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2 p.m. today.

“Always … Patsy Cline,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0849. 8 p.m. today through Saturday.

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

“The Syringa Tree,” the story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through May 22.

“Jackie and Johnny’s Friday Night Fright Show,” student project; tickets required and available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Conference of the Birds,” Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $5/$7. Performance by A Company of Girls. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

“The Secret Garden,” Falmouth High School, $6/$8. Presented by award-winning Theatre Company at Falmouth High School. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Beau Jest,” a comedy about a daughter who so doesn’t want to disappoint her parents, she hires an actor to play her boyfriend, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, 18 and under $5. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Cinderella,” ballet-theater production, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington, $5-$6/$8. 839-3267. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Playback Theater, theme: “Tangles with Nature,” First Parish Church, Portland, 7 p.m. “Growing Up: Its Joys and Torments,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Metamorphoses,” Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $16/$18, students $8. 563-1373. Performed by Heartwood Regional Theater Company. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The MOMologues, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12/$14. 642-3743. Comedy about motherhood. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 8.


Professional development workshop, York Art Association, York Harbor, free, $10 non-members. 363-4049. Artist Kim Bernard on presenting work, creating portfolios, more. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.