Music and Nightlife: Lips to apply heat to State Theatre

THE FLAMING LIPS put on a great show, and they write incredibly elaborate and complicated song titles like “Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber).” They’ll play Portland’s State Theatre Monday with Kurt Vile and The Violators and Talkdemonic as openers.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $41.50 in advance; $45 day of show

INFO: (800) 745-3000;

Art and Theater: Festival goes for baroque

THE PORTLAND EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL offers an opportunity to hear music from the baroque and classical period performed on instruments of the era, including lutes, recorders and harpsichords.

WHEN: Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free/donation

INFO: 775-3356;

Dining and Drink: Pssst — there’s still a way in

IF YOU weren’t able to score tickets for Harvest on the Harbor, check out the final big event — the Marketplace, where scores of Maine artisanal food producers will be offering samples, the wine will be flowing, and cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

WHEN: Noon to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Oceanside Pavilion, Ocean Gateway, Portland

HOW MUCH: $45 per session


Et Cetera: OgunquitFest sure  to be scary good

FILL YOUR SEASIDE WEEKEND with a haunted house tour, a costume parade, pumpkin decorating, a classic car show, a high-heel race, a bed race and ghost tours during OgunquitFest.

WHEN: Times vary Friday through Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Ogunquit

HOW MUCH: Mix of free and paid events




Music and Nightlife: Three artists share stage at Oak and Ax

THREE FOR THE PRICE of one. If you’re looking for a deal on female musicians, head down an alley off Main Street in Biddeford Friday to catch Shenandoah Davis, Audrey Ryan and Emily Dix Thomas at The Oak and the Ax.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Oak and The Ax, 140 Main St. Suite 107-Back Alley, Biddeford



Art and Theater: Henry Wolyniec show opens at Icon

PORTLAND ARTIST Henry Wolyniec shows new work at Icon Contemporary Art in Brunswick. His exhibition hangs in conjunction with a group show of gallery artists.

WHEN: Opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday; on view through Nov. 19.

WHERE: Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick


INFO: 725-8157

Dining and Drink: Learn to wow ’em with crepes

LEARN HOW to make crepes during a special Harvest on the Harbor cooking demonstration. On the menu will be a crispy ham and gruyere crepe, a wild blueberry crepe, a Nutella crepe and a secret recipe umami crepe.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: LeRoux Kitchen, 161 Commercial St., Portland


INFO: 553-7665

Et Cetera: Party on the Hill (Munjoy Hill, that is)

PARTY MUNJOY HILL-STYLE with live music, food, vendors, games and children’s activities.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland