Jason Larkin: “Past Perfect,” photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Through Nov. 27.

“Diversity,” multi-artist show featuring blown glass, acrylic, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramics and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Oct. 30.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through today.

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Dec. 18.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416; Through Dec. 6.

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, with live music, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 846-7967. 10 a.m. to noon today.

“Aloft! Topsails to Turbines,” wind power through the ages, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Nov. 27.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum. Through Nov. 13.

Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings in a variety of media, Saco Museum. Through Nov. 13.

Kim Bernard: “Pendulum Series,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Oct. 30.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” nine artists and scientists, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through Nov. 10.

“Autumn Arrivals,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings and new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Oct. 31.

“Observations,” photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Oct. 30.

“ArtinMe,” juried show of contemporary Maine artists, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Nov. 19.

“A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Oct. 31.

“Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Oct. 31.

“Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s sea-color yarns and blankets, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Oct. 31.

Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through today.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Oct. 30.

“All Things Wet,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Juried by Gordon and Mary Nicoll, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

George Lovette and Tyler Pope, large-scale abstract oils, masks and jewelry, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Oct. 30.

Paintings of Jobe Cole and Tom Andersen, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 27.

“Focus on India:” Photos by Lawrence Elbroch, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Dec. 15.

Duncan Johnson, Robert LaBranche and David Orser, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Nov. 13.

“Still/Moving,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Deborah Wing-Sproul. Performance, video, sculptural objects, printmaking and photography. Through Dec. 11.

“Sferics and Aural Ecosystem,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Installation artists Zach Poff and N.B. Aldrich. Through Dec. 11.

“Pieced and Wired,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rock-port. Gabriella D’Italia, George Mason and Ellen Wieske. Through Dec. 11.

“Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through Nov. 28.

Dominic Chavez: “The Global Lens,” University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Photography. Through Nov. 30.

Carlo Pittore, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Studio Life” exhibit. Through Nov. 30.

Abe Ajay, “Constructions,” University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor.  Through Nov. 30.

Drawing the Line #8, work by six artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Thursday.

Amy Stacey Curtis “Drawing the Line # 9,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through Nov. 18.

Mary Bourke, “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; Through Saturday.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 594-05611; Through Nov. 23.

“Sicilia,” photographs taken in Italy in the spring of 2011 by the gallery owners, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. 772-3709. Through Oct. 31.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 594-5611; Through Nov. 23.

“Picture This,” photography, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Through Oct. 31.

Anne Ritchie Photographs on Canvas and in Print, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Through Nov. 11.

Harold Garde: “Still Life,” paintings, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Nov. 12.

“Entwined Metaphors”: the Art of Florence Putterman, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. Through Nov. 4.

Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, photographer, and Morgan McAllister DiPietro, graphic artist, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Through Oct. 31.

Paintings by Marilyn Carr, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 11.

“Carnet de Voyage,” travel journals in multiple media, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Wednesday.

Mary Berry, contemporary landscapes in oil and acrylic, Freeport Public Library. 865-3307. Through Oct. 31.

Henry Wolyniec, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Bruns-wick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 19.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” significant moments in the Museum’s history, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802.  Through Dec. 30.

“Come See My Etchings,” fine-art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Saturday.

John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts”; Betts, Frey, Krupinski and Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships,” paintings and mixed media, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. Through Saturday.

“Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through Nov. 30.

Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, paintings, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Nov. 12.

“Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Saturday.

Sara Gray: “Transitions,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Landscape photography, Through Nov. 30.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” 48 Maine painters, musicians and furniture makers, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 743-7813. Through Saturday.
lan Sockloff, Norm Proulx Bethany Mitchell, silver gelatin photographs, still life on surfaces and photography, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Saturday.

Art Openings

“Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small craft, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 775-6148. Opens Thursday; through Feb. 5.

10 X 10 Art Exhibit and Sale, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Wearable, Functional, Beautiful, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. Through Nov. 27.

Bill Haley Photography Exhibit, Slates, Hallowell. 622-9575. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Edward Mackenzie’s “Vessels Old and New,” Richmond Store Gallery, Richmond. 737-4724. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.


Grahamtastic Connection 5K Run and Walk, Springvale. 608-5088. Benefit to help seriously ill children stay connected with laptops, 10 a.m. today.

Alive in Lewiston, family-friendly event with music, locally made art and food; benefits Lots to Gardens. Reservations required, St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, Lewiston, $5-$15. 513-3844. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Fall Card Party, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth. 781-2705. Light lunch, beverages and door prizes, 11:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Ha Ha Comedy Benefit for the Cancer Community Center, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $25-$35. 774-2200. George Hamm, Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni and Quinn Collins, 8 p.m. Friday.

Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. 655-3800. Kids’ activities, entertainment, food, costume parade, 6,000 jack-o-lanterns and more, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Yarmouth Pumpkin Run, kids, adults and pets in costume race to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry, Yarmouth High School, $10-$45. 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Youth Theatre Costume Party and Karaoke Night Fundraiser, Midcoast Performing Arts Center, Brunswick, $10, $25 per family. Costume contest with prizes, cookie decorating and games, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Traditions Auction, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland, $40. 797-3802. Silent and live auction with dinner and cash bar, 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Scare ME 5K Road Race, benefits Go-Malawi, Amalfi on the Water, Rockland, $15-$18. 691-3510. Runners, walkers, dogs and strollers welcome; costumes optional. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10:10 a.m. Saturday.

Dartmouth Aires with Michael Odokara-Okigbo, singing performance, Portland High School Auditorium, Portland, $8-$12.50. Fundraiser for mayoral candidate Jill Duson, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Ann Murray Paige, breast cancer fighter, author of “Pink Tips” and filmmaker, University of New England Hannaford Lecture Hall, Portland. 620-6641. 4 p.m. today.

Bobby Gross, Stroudwater Christian Church, Portland. 523-9071. Author of “Living the Christian Year,” 7 p.m. today.

Brian Wilson, peace activist and author of “Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Wilson,” Longfellow Books, Portland.  7 p.m. Monday.

Chats with Champions with George Daughan, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-2739. Author of “1812: The Navy’s War,” 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, Richard Shane Cohen “Healing After Dark,” one hour program, bring your lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mystery Month of Maine Crime Authors, Paul Doiron, author of “Trespasser,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

OneBook Book Club with Chris Thompson, author of “Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. 228-8264. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bill Bunting, maritime New England history presentation, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. 842-0800. Program of Barber, Bloch and Schubert, 2:30 p.m. today.

USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $6, $3 students and seniors. 3 p.m. today.

DaPonte String Quartet, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $18-$22, free for under 21. Works by Ives and Dvorak, 3 p.m. today.

Duo Piano Concert: Bridget Convey and Chiharu Naruse, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 for students and seniors. 772-5434. Works for two pianos by Milhaud, Piazzolla, McPhee, Ravel and Lutoslawski, 3 p.m. today.

Mid-Coast Symphony Orchestra, season opener, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $17. 846-5378. Grieg and Mussorgsky,
2:30 p.m. today.

“Beethoven in the House,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $5. 773-6128. Portland Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. John and Barbara Metz, “Melodia,”
12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $10-$15, age 12 and under free with adult. 324-2797. Liszt program, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nosferatu, Les Sorciers Perdus, Colby College Given Auditorium, Waterville, free. 859-5671. Modern chamber ensemble dedicated to the organic synergy of world folk traditions, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Handel and Haydn Society, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $38. 842-0800. 15 musicians play works by Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Boyce, Avison and Handel, 3 p.m. Saturday.


Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21+. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Night with Karen Morgan, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth, $12. 846-1009. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


Ecstatic Dance, The Awake Collective, Portland, $10-$20. With DJ. Opportunity for dancers to experience joy and release, 10 a.m. to noon today.


Autumn Craft Bazaar, Auburn Public Library, Auburn. 333-6640. Handcrafted items, collectibles and more, 4:30 to
6:30 p.m. Friday.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 854-9623.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fine Arts and Craft Fair, Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, free admission. Juried show of Maine artisans, more than 60 vendors, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

26th Annual Fall Craft Show, Augusta Armory, Augusta. 946-7079. Local and New England artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Oxford Fire Relief Organization Annual Craft Fair, Oxford Public Safety Building. 754-2583. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $7. 775-6148. “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness,” 2 p.m. today;
“Mozart’s Sister,” 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Film Series, York Public Library, York, free. 363-2818. “Indencies” (2010) Oscar nominee for best foreign film,
3 p.m. today.

“Stars,” Bowdoin College Sills Hall, Brunswick, free. 725-3928. Landmark Holocaust film evokes the dream of common humanity in a tragic love story, 7 p.m. Monday.

“Fright Night” Film Series, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“In Good Time, the Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” Bowdoin College Sills Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Documentary about the jazz musician and composer, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Independent Film Series, George

Gallo’s drama, “Local Color” (rated R), Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $8, $4 for students and seniors. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Travels by Canoe in Alaska’s Western Arctic,” Bowdoin College Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center, Brunswick, free. 725-3396. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Masters Project, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. Art films on Dahlov Ipcar and Olive Pierce, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Documentary “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, free. 985-3700. Sponsored by Sierra Club of Maine, 7 p.m. Friday.

“In the Blood,” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10. 633-5159. Documentary with an original score by Sumner McKane and his band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Damnationland,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. World premiere of six horror films made by Maine independent filmmakers, 10 p.m. Saturday.

Banned Book Film Festival, Portland Public Library, free. “Carrie” (rated R), 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Dinner with the Pirates, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland, 761-4446. Portland Pirates players, coaches and Ice Girls will be guest servers, 7 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

“Moon Witch,” Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. Fun family Halloween show, 3 p.m. today and Saturday.

“The Jungle Book,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. 828-1234. Rhythmic re-interpretation per-formed by kids, 4 p.m. today.

Family Fright Night, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $20, $10 for 10 and under. 772-4841. “King o’ the Cats” and other spooky folktales for kids 10 and under, 6 p.m. today.

Tales for Families: An Evening of Story, Little Meetinghouse of North Windham, $5, $3 per child, $10 per family. 892-9346. Susan Dries and Bill Hinderer, 7 p.m. today.

Kids’ Open Mic Night, for kids 16 and under, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 761-7099. Sign-up at 6:30, music at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Spine-tingling Tales, Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough. 883-4723. For 3rd grade and up. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Halloween Party, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $5, $1 if you wear a costume. 780-4249. Tour the eerie gallery, free food, see “Moon Witch” program, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.


Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

North Mississippi All Stars, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18-$20, $28 VIP, 18+ show. Doors at 7 p.m. today.

The Cowboy Angels, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 5 p.m. today.

Anna Vogelzeng, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. 636-6103. 6 p.m.

Songs of Samhain: A Celtic Halloween, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12, $5 for kids. 529-5438. Folk-duo Castlebay, singer Holly Morrison and bagpiper Sue Mack, 7:30 p.m. today.

The Littlest Birds, Dobr Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 2 p.m. today.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, Lori LeBlanc, Thomaston Yoga Studio, $5-$15 suggested donation. 208-7492. 4:30 p.m. today.

Fiddle-iscious, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco, $8-$10. Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, 2 p.m. today.

Jazz Jam, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5. Come play
or just listen, 3 to 5 p.m. today.

The Flaming Lips, State Theatre, Portland, $41.50-$45, all ages, general admission. With Kurt Vile and the Violators, 8 p.m. Monday.

Rachael Yamagata, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$25, 18+. 7 p.m. Monday.

Murder by Death and Jesse Pilgrim (solo), The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $12-$15. 8 p.m. Monday.

Stephen Stills, State Theatre, Portland, $35-$45, reserved seating, all ages. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

U.S. Army Band Jazz Ambassadors, free, but tickets are needed and can be picked up at the South Portland Community Center, or mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to U.S. Army Field Band-Jazz Ambassadors, P.O. Box 2536, South Portland, ME 04116; six tickets maximum, South Portland High School Auditorium, 846-3731. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Shawn Mullins, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25. With opener UK singer-songwriter Callaghan, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Yonder Mountain String Band, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$25, all ages, general admission. With The Infamous Stringdusters, 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Army Band Jazz Ambassadors, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. 633-5159. Big band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Standard Issue, Grace Restaurant, Portland. Jazz  trio, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Milkman’s Union with The Goodnight Sleeps, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Frank Ferrell, Maine master fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Malcolm Holcombe, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15-$18. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Martin Sexton, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $40. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Midnite with Royal Hammer, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$18, 18+. Roots reggae, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Lewis MacKinnon, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. Sings in English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Steve Jones and the Fall Dogs, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. 636-6103. With the Milkman’s Union, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sorcha, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Frank Ferrell, Maine master fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310.

Concert by sound therapist Lori LeBlanc, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pumpkinhead Bash, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $10/$15. With The Time Pilots, Friday.

Martin Sexton, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22-$25, general admission. Seth Glier opens. 8 p.m. Friday.

Panic! At The Disco, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$28, all ages, general admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Spike Sikes with drummer Frank Sanfillipo, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome.
8 p.m. Friday.

Two Man Gentlemen Band and Tricky Britches, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

Holy Mackerels Trio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. With Mark Stover + “Fiddlin” Paul D’Alessio, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Maine Acoustic Artists Series, The Hive, Kennebunk, $6. 636-6103. Shawn Callahan, Bob Danzillo, Sally Rae Morris, Ellen Tipper and Tim Rice, 7 p.m. Friday.

Cris Williamson, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

Squid Jiggers CD Release Show, Black Bear Cafe, Naples. 693-4770. 8 p.m. Friday.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, The Awake Collective, Portland. Drumming concert and Awake Collective fundraiser, 7 p.m. Friday.

The Laszlo Gardony Trio, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14-$16. 689-2000. Jazz, swing, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sean Fleming and his Dam’ Rag Orchestra, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $10-$15, 12 and under free. 563-3424. Classic ragtime, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lady Zen, Run of the Mill Brew Pub, Saco, free. 571-9648. Halloween party, 8 to midnight Saturday.

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $8-$12, 18+. Rock, doors at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Coffeehouse Concert, Unity Community Center, free. 491-5050. Bluegrass band Wylde
Blue Yonder, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ocean Sol, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome. Jazz standards, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Dunton Quintet, costumes discouraged, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $16. 582-7144. Horror-film themes and other seasonal tunes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sam Shain and the Scolded Dogs, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. Halloween party, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $8-$10. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Longtime Courting CD Release Show, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12-$15. All-women quartet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Brew with Adam Ezra Group, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10-$15. 873-2300. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Country Music Show and Dance, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, $5. 515-3922. Lolalee and the County Bandits, Wildwood Band, Potpourri and other bands, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maine-ly Harmony Women’s A Cappella Barbershop Chorus, Cony High School, Augusta, $12, $5 students. 582-5523. “Once Upon a Time: A Harmony Tale” with guest actress/singer Jilliane McGough, Kennebec YMCA Chorus, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

“Orbit,” film, co-presented by Space Gallery, University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $8, $6 for kids 12 and under. 1 p.m. today.

Haunted Hayrides, reservations suggested, next to Scarborough Downs, Scarborough, $9/child-$13/adult. 885-5935. Today.

Haunted Schoolhouse, not suitable for young children; “safe room” with crafts and games available for any youngsters, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake, $8, $5 for age 12 and younger. 5 to 8 p.m. today; 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Met Opera Live: Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, $3-$5. World Series Poetry Slam, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Halloween Party with best dog costume, trick or treat and spookiest howl contests, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, free (donations appreciated). 347-8606. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Raven, Ghouls and Renewal: Pagan Poems and Stories for Halloween,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7, $4 students and seniors. Presented by Poets Theater of Maine, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Day of the Dead Open Poetry Reading, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, donations requested. 622-3813. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Photographer Don VanPolen, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. 946-5311. “A Taste of Old Holland” film with narration, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Ghost Hour, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $5. 780-4249. Hour of ghost stories and tales of horror read by local actors in the darkened dome, 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Haunting,” presented by Friends of the Parsonfield Seminary Restoration Fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $10, $5 for 12 and under. 793-8825. Travel through 42-room building and campus, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Blabbermouth Night II, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 332-4014. In honor of Leo Krikorian’s Blabbermouth nights in 1950s San Francisco, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Phantom of the Opera,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15, 2 for $25, 12 and under free. Lon Chaney silent film with live Kotzschmar Organ and Portland Ballet prelude, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Dance Event, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook, $15-$20. 899-4211. Dance shows, social dancing, costume contest, 8 p.m. Friday.

Bar Mills Community Church Players Dinner Theater, “His Word is Love,” Bar Mills Community Church, Buxton, $12, $25 per family. 929-5555. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Nosferatu” and the Symphony of Horrors, River Tree Arts, Community House, Kennebunkport, $5. 1922 silent film with live music, 7 p.m. Friday.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” film and live on stage, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $8-$10. 564-8943. Audience participation encouraged (no water or fire). R rating, kids must be with adult, 8 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday.

Haunted House, benefit for youth groups. Not recommended for kids under 5; kids under 10 require adult supervision, First Parish Congregational Church, Gorham, $4-$6. 450-1815. Produced by church youth group, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Day of the Dead Performance, story of grief with poetry, song and projected images, not recommended for young children, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, donations requested. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Family Fright Night at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $15, $10 for members. 633-4333. Spooky fun, treats, crafts, costume parade with prizes, live characters, Haunted Fairy Village, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Met Opera: Live in HD, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $23, $21 for seniors. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted House and Costume Ball, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. Theme of “Science Experiments Gone Wrong,” 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Family Fun Day, donations go to Share the Harvest, College of the Atlantic Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert. 244-5204. Bike costume parade, games, pie contest, bonfire, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sid Tripp’s Halloween Bash, Mariner’s Church Banquet Center, Portland, $20, 21+. 772-3599. Costumes required, cash bar and band Under the Covers, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Community Little Theatre’s Masquerade Ball and Benefit Auction, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston, $50. Bob Charest Band, host Shannon Moss, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, 7 p.m. Saturday.

All Souls Walk, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5. 985-4802. Narrated historical walk through Kennebunk’s Hope Cemetery with costumed historical interpreters, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

All Souls Dinner, portion of proceeds benefit the Brick Store Museum, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $25. 967-4050. Harvest buffet dinner, costumed historical figures from the All Souls Walk, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Shantala, The Awake Collective, Portland, $15-$20. Sacred chanting featuring Indian music and participatory devotional singing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

SWAPMaine, clothing swap, benefit for Goodwill, East End School, Portland, $5-$10,, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $18-$26. 935-9232. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Unity College Drama Club’s Haunted House, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Horrors Spooky Tours, Old Fort Western, Augusta, $1. 626-2385. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Harvest, Raitt Homestead Farm, Eliot, $3. Scarecrow decorating and costume contest, games, hay and tractor rides, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.


Portland Pirates vs. Manchester, hockey, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Maine Roller Derby, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, $5.

Maine R.I.P. Tides vs. Rock Coast Rollers, doors at 5, bout at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


Studio Theatre of Bath presents “Lion in Winter,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 2 p.m. today.

“Miss Saigon,” Ogunquit Playhouse, $39-$69. 646-5511.
2 and 7 p.m. today.

“Morini Strad,” Portland Stage Company, $27-$39, $15 for students.
2 p.m. today.

Mad Horse Theater Company’s “Lieutenant of Inishmore,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $22, $20 for students and seniors. 2 p.m. today.

“Around the World in 80 Days,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18, $5 for 18 and younger. 782-3200. 2 p.m. today.

“Ancestral Voices” by A.R. Gurney, Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 885-5883. 2 p.m. today.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with live music, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $19, $15 for students and seniors. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

“Peter Pumpkin Eater,” Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $7, $5 for kids 12 and under. 854-0065. Ensemble of children, teens and adults,
2 p.m. today; 11 a.m. Saturday.

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” female version, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $8-$10. 432-3394. 2 p.m. today.

One-act comedies by Christopher Durang, “Mrs. Sorkin,” “The Actor’s Nightmare,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” “Nina in the Morning” and “Wanda’s Visit,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $15. 563-8116. 3 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Snow White,” Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $5-$7. 3 p.m. today.

“Mulan Jr.,” Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $10. 832-6060.
2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Saturday.

Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” (Series II), First Church, Belfast, $15, $10 for teens. 338-9668. Touching and hilarious snapshots of lonely lives, 2 p.m. today.

Staged Reading of “Julius Caesar,” with Portland actors, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“All Shorts: 14 New Plays by 14 Local Playwrights,” 10-minute plays, Stonington Opera House, $12. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Frankenstein,” a new musical, Montgomery Theater at Morse High School, Bath, $12-$15. 798-6966. New England Regional Theater Company, 7 p.m. Thursday

“Tigers Be Still,” Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 6.

“Of Farms and Fables,” Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $15. A play about people who bring you food, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Doll House,” Bowdoin College Pickard Theater, Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Get Smart,” Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested donation. 729-8584. Young Company production, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” Waynflete School, Portland, free. 774-5721. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“An Evening with Groucho,” Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $20, $15 fot students and seniors. Starring Frank Ferrante, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Little Theater of the Deaf “Stories in my Pocket Too,” Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, $8. 780-5957. Deaf and hearing actors from the National Theatre of the Deaf, 4 p.m. Saturday.