Music and Nightlife: Guaranteed hot time in Ogunquit

BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO is one of the longest-lasting and most revered acts in zydeco and Cajun music. Be prepared to dance your butt off.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit

HOW MUCH: $32.50

INFO: 646-4777; jonathansrestaurant.com

Art and Theater: PMA to open exhibit of Madeleine de Sinety photographs

DURING THE PAST 40 years, Maine-based photographer Madeleine de Sinety has documented the everyday lives and public events of the world’s rural residents. The Portland Museum of Art explores the breadth of de Sinety’s photographic essays in a new exhibition opening Saturday.

WHEN: Saturday to Dec. 31

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $4 ages 6 to 17; free ages 5 and younger

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Figa, Crush host dinner/pairing

FIGA is hosting its first-ever wine dinner in collaboration with Crush Distributors. Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Figa chef/owner Lee Farrington paired with a selection of Austrian wines from Klaus Wittauer of KW Selection.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: 249 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $65; reservations required

INFO: 518-9400

Et Cetera: Stuff a scarecrow, paint a pumpkin

PILE THE KIDS into the car and head to Wells Reserve at Laudholm for Punkinfiddle, a day of scarecrow building, apple pressing and pumpkin decorating paired with traditional skill demonstrations, farm animals and a farmers market.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells

HOW MUCH: $15 per car; $10 for members

INFO: wellsreserve.org


Music and Nightlife: Channeling the Duke and the Count

THE PORTLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA is made up of local and regional musicians. Tonight’s show will likely include music from Big Band legends such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland


INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: Maine museums free for a day

CAN’T BEAT FREE. Smithsonian magazine once again sponsors Museum Day on Saturday, providing free admission for two to more than 1,500 museums nationwide, including the Portland Museum of Art, the Saco Museum, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and 21 others in Maine.

WHEN: All day Saturday

WHERE: Two dozen museums across Maine

INFO: To receive free admission, download a ticket from the Smithsonian magazine website, smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Dining and Drink: Wine nights resume at Havana South

HAVANA SOUTH is starting up its wine nights again. This week, 10 Italian whites, reds and sparklers chosen by Devenish Wines will be featured, and there will be appetizers to complement each wine.

WHEN: 6 tonight

WHERE: Havana South, 44-50 Wharf St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 for 10 wines

INFO: 772-9988

Et Cetera: Female authors read tonight at Space

HEAR SEVEN female authors who published books in 2011 offer five-minute readings during Maine Women Write’s Inaugural Event. Participating authors include Sarah Braunstein, Susan Conley, Melissa Coleman, Elizabeth Miles, Shonna Milliken, Liza Bakewell and Caitlin Shetterly.

WHEN: 7:30 tonight

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland


INFO: space538.org