Music and Nightlife:

BLACK CROWES VOCALIST Chris Robinson brings his side project, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, to Portland for a night of blues-soaked rock exactly one week after his brother, Rich, did the same — at the same venue.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

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

HOW MUCH: $18 to $35

INFO: 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: Verne classic goes Public in Lewiston

THE PUBLIC THEATRE in Lewiston presents the stage adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the classic novel by Jules Verne and the Academy Award-winning 1956 movie starring David Niven.

WHEN: Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 23.

HOW MUCH: $18; $5 for ages 18 and younger




Dining and Drink: Try Spanish wines at harvest dinner

SAMPLE WINES from Dominio do Bibei at a five-course dinner celebrating Halloween and harvest time. Chef Krista Desjarlais will be cooking foods over an open fire to complement Spanish wines presented by Ned Swain of Devenish Wines.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Bresca, 111 Middle St., Portland


INFO: 772-1004

Et Cetera: Fashionistas unite to fight domestic violence

SUPPORT EFFORTS to end domestic violence while sampling hors d’oeuvres and checking out the latest fashions at the Fashion for Life: Unmasking Domestic Violence party.

WHEN: 5:30 tonight

WHERE: Avant Dance & Event Center, 865 Spring St., Westbrook


INFO: 329-6318



Music and Nightlife: O Brotherhood where art thou?

FRIDAY LAUNCHES a monthly series of Avett Brothers appreciation nights at Flask featuring live music from Tricky Britches, Southern drink specials and giveaways. Avett-style costumes encouraged.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland


INFO: 772-3122; flasklounge.com

Art and Theater: Quartet shows new work at Aucocisco

VISUAL ARTISTS Mark Wethli, Cassie Jones, Sage Lewis and Christopher Keister show new work in a group show.

WHEN: Through Nov. 5

WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland


INFO: 775-2222; aucocisco.com

Dining and Drink: It’s seed money for next year’s garden

HELP the Yarmouth Community Garden fund next year’s garden by attending its annual harvest dinner featuring pasta primavera made by the chef at Seagrass Bistro, pesto made with garden basil, meatballs, mixed green salad and apple crisp a la mode. Free pumpkins for the kids while they last.

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Yarmouth High School, 286 Elm St.

HOW MUCH: $8; $5 for children under 12

INFO: 846-2406

Et Cetera: Treat yourself to a good scare for a frightfully good cause

GET IN THE SPIRIT of the ghostly season during the Animal Welfare Society’s Haunted Woods walk.

WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Holland Road, Kennebunk

HOW MUCH: $4; $3 for children

INFO: animalwelfaresociety.org