Music and Nightlife: ‘The Sing-Off’ guys play PHS

MICHAEL ODOKARA-OKIGBO of Portland is currently singing on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” as a member of the a cappella group The Dartmouth Aires. Now Mainers will get to see him and the Aires in person at a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Jill Duson, Odokara-Okigbo’s godmother.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave.

HOW MUCH: $8 to $12.50


Art and Theater: Look for Society to go for baroque

PORTLAND OVATIONS brings the Boston-based Handel and Haydn Society to town for a concert featuring music from the baroque and classical periods.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Center, University of Southern Maine, Bedford Street, Portland

TICKETS: $38; a limited number of $10 student tickets are also available

INFO: 842-0800;

Dining and Drink: Have a bite? Sure, don’t mind if I do

GOT A monster appetite? Celebrate Halloween at one of the six-course Gothic Halloween Dinners prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Rob Evans.

WHEN: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Hugo’s, 88 Middle St., Portland


INFO: 774-8538

Et Cetera: ‘The Spirits of Vaudeville’ at Lucid Stage

YOU’VE SEEN their street theater antics during First Friday Art Walk. Now catch the Dark Follies stage show “The Spirits of Vaudeville” this weekend.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 in advance; $12 at door; $10 students and seniors






Music and Nightlife: Smith, Sleeps buzz The Hive

CAROLINE SMITH and The Good Night Sleeps blend traditional folk instruments with playful imagery and catchy pop hooks. Vermont-based Henry Jamison, also known as The Milkman’s Union, is also on the bill.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: The Hive, 84 Main St. Kennebunk


INFO: [email protected]

Art and Theater: Into the woods at Opera House

WISCASSET FILMMAKER and composer Sumner McKane presents a new docu-exhibit, “In The Blood-Live,” a presentation of film, history and live music that illustrates the legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townshend Ave.

HOW MUCH: $10 at door

INFO: 633-5159;

Dining and Drink: A treat for adults this Halloween

IF YOU’RE too old to go trick-or-treating, treat yourself by picking up a bottle of Allagash Brewing’s new release, Ghoulschip, an ale aged in oak barrels and brewed with pumpkin, toasted pumpkin seeds and molasses. The first 300 grown-up goblins get a treat.

WHEN: 8 a.m. Monday (doors open at 7). Barrel room tours and tastings on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 per bottle. Only 1,200 bottles available.

INFO: 878-5385

Et Cetera: Clean out your closet, then fill it back up

TRADE YOUR old threads for your neighbor’s during the SwapMaine clothing exchange. Drop off a bag of clothes from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday or come with a bag and a plate of baked goods from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for free admission.

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

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

HOW MUCH: Free (if you drop off in advance); $5 with a bag of clothes; $10 without a bag of clothes



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