“Past Perfect,” photography by Jason Larkin, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457;

“Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148; Through Dec. 31.

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

“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.

“ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines,” the history of wind power, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Nov. 27.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Nov. 30.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum. Ends today.

“Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings by Christy Bergland, Saco Museum. Ends today.

“ArtinMe,” juried show of contemporary Maine art, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703.

“Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” graphic design and form, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. Through Nov. 27.

Joseph Cousins, paintings and prints, Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston. 795-2474. Through Nov. 30.

“Courting the Muse,” watercolors by Ken Fellows, York Public Library. 363-2818. Artist’s reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Through Dec. 30.

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

“Wearable Art,” handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables by Janice Jones, Elaine Pew, Susan Mills and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Nov. 30.

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

Oil Paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through Nov. 30.

Duncan Johnson, Robert LaBranche and David Orser, “constructed” paintings, aryclic, charcoal and organic forms in porcelain and earthenware, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Ends today.

“The World Around Us,” textile art by Monika Kirtland, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 721-0766. Through Nov. 25.

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

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

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

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

“Perspective,” paintings by Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Nov. 27.

Southern Maine Community College senior art student exhibition, The Gallery Room @ The Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. 741-5865. Today.

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

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

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

Amy Stacey Curtis “Drawing the Line # 9,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Ends today.

Bill Haley, photography, Slates, Hallowell. 622-9575. Through Nov. 21.

Joseph Nicoletti and Glenn Renell: “Northeast X Southwest,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Nov. 26.

Fall Show: Liz Bernier, Stacey Whipple, Patricia Knittel and Jane Sleeper, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. 761-0408. Through Nov. 30.

Holiday Extravaganza, more than 60 Maine artists, craftsmen, poets and musicians, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Dec. 24.

New works by Nathaniel Larrabee, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Nov. 30.

Abstract Art Exhibition, drawings, paintings, photography, fiber art, sculpture, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation. com. Through Nov. 20.

“Rules of Domesticity,” Cythnia J. Ahlstrin, Debra Arter, Jennifer Booker and Barbara Nelson Emerson, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Through Nov. 26.

“Addicted to Love” drawings and prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Through Nov. 30.

Davidson and Daughter Revisited: Paintings, Sculpture and Jewelry, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 772-342-6467. Through Dec. 2.

“Zero Four 101er,” paintings by Joe Fournier, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

Chris Dingwell’s Wet Paint Project, part of Coast City Comicon, Longfellow Room, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. 899-1505. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

“The Art of Recycle,” found object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. 948-3131. Through Nov. 30.

Dahlov Ipcar, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. Through Dec. 10.

“Precious Things,” multiple artist show of small pieces of art, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Jan. 7.

“Objects of Affection,” still-life paintings by Liliana Thelander, Denise Rankin, Nancy O’Brien MacKinnon and Pamela Hansen, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Dec. 12.

Painter Abbie Williams, “Inside and Oustide,” Summer Island Studio — Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Nov. 30.

“Small Works,” works by 70 Maine artists from Bailey’s Island to Winter Harbor, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Dec. 1.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Through Jan. 5.

J. Donna Asmussen, watercolors and printmaking, Finance Authority of Maine (FAME, Augusta. Through Jan. 6.

Works by UMA Fort Kent Photography Club, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. Through Nov. 28.

Joan L. Taylor, Chinese brush paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through Nov. 30.

Lauren Fensterstock and John Bisbee, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Through Dec. 3.

“This Hour,” original woodcuts by Blue Butterfield, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

“At Work and Play,” Woodblock prints by Holly Meade, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Nov. 26.

Giacomo Bresciani, mixed media on paper, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Nov. 30.

Lori Ingraham, “Foliage,” and Harry Nadler, “Sightings,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. Through Dec. 4.

“All Things Bright and Beautiful,” four Maine artists, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. Through Jan. 6.

Artisans Collective mixed media show and sale, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Through Dec. 15.

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

Henry Wolyniec, new work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157.

“Life Before Auschwitz,” presentation by Ann Weiss, finder of Auschwitz cache of photographs, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston, free. 755-5980. 7 p.m. Monday.

Life Drawing: Work by Students of Ernie McMullen, charcoal, pastels of drawings from models College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 801-5733. Through Friday.

“Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. Through Dec. 30.

“Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and others, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through Nov. 30.

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

“Many Hands: Wabanaki Paths of Learning,” University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. Through Dec. 16.

Neil Wyrick, “Colors of Maine,” paintings, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Dec. 30.

Juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through Dec. 9.


“Ice and Smelt: Winter on Merrymeeting Bay,” Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. 710-0349. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. today.

“A Perpetual Present”: 2011 MECA Faculty Selects Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 23.

“Enter Night,” “welcoming darkness and celebrating the coming of winter,” Rose Contemporary, Portland. Artist’s reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 31.

Michele A. Caron, paintings in gouache, egg tempera and sign lettering enamels, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Kit Pike and Joanna Pike, Prints and Pottery Show and Sale, 62 Grand St., South Portland. 799-0648. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

“Back to the Land,” exhibit and sale, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.


Well Trained and Friendly Pets needed for Christmas Show, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris. 739-2350. Christmas for Teens and RPC Benefit show Dec. 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. Friday.


Second annual Bayside Trail 5K, benefit for Portland Trails Association, Maine State Pier, Portland, $20-$25. Race open to people and leashed dogs, 8 a.m. today.

Motor Booty Affair, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $25. 774-6238. Benefit dance for Cheverus High School Purple and Gold Club and girls’ basketball, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show, benefits Women, Work and Community, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $2 donation. 217-0407. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Come Aboard with Foundation 51” annual fundraising auction, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $40-$75. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live music, photo booth, auctioneer Jim Dyer, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Thanks for Giving Gala Charity, benefit for the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $30. 837-9919. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and jazz trio, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Second annual “Cranksgiving” Bike Race, benefit for Project FEED., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 845-489-3612. Race involves riding to stores to purchase food for donation. Registration at 10 a.m., race at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Night of Hardcore Music to Benefit the New School, New School, Kennebunk, $5. 985-3745. Man, The Reformer, Her Last Wish, Vesica Piscis, Vera’s Will and Chicago Typewriter, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Foodstock” Benefit Concert for Hunger Prevention, Falmouth High School, donations requested. 781-7429. Local bands Phantom Companion, Men in Flannel and Let’s Folk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Roller Derby “Thanks for Giving” Benefit Bout, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, $7. Interactive all-league bout to benefit Hardy Girls, Healthy Women, 5 p.m. Saturday.


Eric Hopkins and Carl Little, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Presentation and art talk based on the book “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond,” 3 p.m. today.


“Let’s Talk About It” monthly book and discussion group, Meeting Room 5, Lower Level, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1700, ext. 728. Civil War fiction, facilitated by Eve Ramon, University of Southern Maine arts and humanities professor, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

John Connolly, University Special Events Room, 7th floor Glickman Library, USM Portland campus, free. 780-4072. Author of “The Infernals,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Layne V. Witherell, “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

Crash Barry, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. Author of “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Dahlov Ipcar, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148. Author and illustrator of “Dahlov Ipcar’s Wild Animal Alphabet,” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Pianist Michael Brown, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30-$40, $8 for ages 18 and under. 236-2823. Works by Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy, 2:30 p.m. today.

Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5-$10, free for students. 797-8318. Works by Mozart, Dvorak, Chopin, Beethoven, Haydn and more, 3 p.m. today.

Combined Bates and Bowdoin Orchestra with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. Berg, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt, 3 p.m. today.

USM Youth Ensemble Fall Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3-$6 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Thursday.

German pianist Roswitha Lohmer, Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, $15, $12 seniors, free for age 21 and under. 775-3356. Liszt, Haydn and the Wanderer Fantasie of Schubert, 7:30 Friday.

Pianists Shu Jing Lian and Christoper Staknys, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14-$16, students free. 689-2000. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin and Massachusetts native Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Concert pianist Roswitha Lohmer, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12-$15, free for age 21 and under. 775-3356. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Freeport, $12, $10 seniors. 888-702-7730. With USM Chorale and pianist Laura Kargul, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Oratorio Chorale, United Church of Christ, Bath, $20 in advance, $25 day of show, under 12 free. 725-1420. “Songs from the British Isles,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Comedy Night at Casey’s, Spare Time Family Fun Center, Brunswick, $10. 725-2963. With Karen Morgan, 9 p.m. Thursday.


Bates College Modern Dance Company, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $6. 786-6161. New works by guest artists Kendra Portier, Kwame Ross, Michael Wimberly and faculty choreographers, 2 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

International Folk Dancing, Watts Hall, Thomaston, donations welcome. 542-2283. Line and circle dances with instruction, 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Back and Forth: An Evening with Dancers Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, free. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Swing Dance, Deering Grange Hall, Portland, $8. 653-5012. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, lessons at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Friday.

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginner’s lession at 7:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Dance Party, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, free. reggae, jazz, down-tempo, hip-hop, all vinyl, 8 p.m. Saturday.


Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School, Windham. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Christmas Fair, tree ornaments, decorations, candles, housewares, toys, wreaths and confections, historical note cards, books, maps and other items and live holiday music, Windham Historical Society, Windham. 892-8104. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Fall Craft Show, benefits the university’s soccer and softball programs, University of Southern Maine (Field House), Gorham. 780-5328. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

USM Fall Craft Show, University of Southern Maine (Field House), Gorham. 780-5328. Over 80 artisans from Maine and New England, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Carol and Friends 13th annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

17th annual Christmas Craft Fair, Augusta Armory. 946-7079. Local and New England exhibitors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

30th annual United Maine Craftsmen’s Arts and Crafts Show, Augusta Civic Center, $2. 126 Maine artisans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Holiday Open Studio Show and Sale, jewelry, fiber and fabric arts, Open Concepts Gallery and Studios, Portland. 400-6159. 12 Portland-based artists, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Christmas Fair, First Congregational Church, Buxton. 727-4933. 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.

ArtFull Gifts Fine Art and Craft Holiday Fair, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust and United Mid-Coast Charities, Point Lookout Resort, Northport, $3. 763-3433. Gala Collectors’ Evening $10 admission, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Nov. 20.

Holly Daze Bazaar, wreaths, knit goods, books, lunch, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 799-3361. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in the Country, ornaments and decorations, crafts, silent auction, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland. 829-3766. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Bazaar, annual craft show. All proceeds from this event will support the CLC YMCA Scholarship Fund, which enables families and children to enjoy a YMCA membership and programs, Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, $1. 563-3477. Pottery, quilts, candles, Ukrainian painted eggs, artwork, much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pine Cone Fair, ornaments, jewelry, wreaths and arrangements, silent auction, Christ Church, Kennebunk. 985-4494. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Valley Fiber Artists, annual craft show and sale with demonstrations, North Scarborough Grange Hall, Scarborough. Hand-woven items, soaps, hand knits, knitting supplies and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, ornaments, crafts, white elephant table, cookie walk, First Congregational Church, North Berwick. 676-3170. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, West Scarborough United Methodist Church. 883-2814. Crafts, wreaths, cookies, silent auction and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Snowflake Fair, Lovell United Church of Christ. 925-1321. Wreaths, fir pillows, holiday gifts, baked goods and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Saco Congregational Christian Church. 282-0958. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, books and more, West Gorham Union Church. 839-4208. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, greens, gifts, cookie walk and luncheon, First Baptist Church, Springvale. 324-4918. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, crafts, baked goods, white elephant tables and more, West Falmouth Baptist Church. 797-4066. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, holiday craft fair, First Congregational Church, North Yarmouth. 829-3644. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gingerbread Fair, wreaths, crafts, gift baskets, home-baked pies and baked goods, jewelry, cookie and gingerbread house kits, books, silent auction and white elephant treasures, First Universalist Church, Auburn. 783-0461. Includes piano music from Phil House, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, United Methodist Church, Brunswick. 725-2185. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Made In Maine Christmas Craft Show, Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen;, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Days Fair, Falmouth Congregational Church. 781-3413. Baked goods, handmade gifts, jams, jellies, silent auction and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

28th annual Hannaford Associates’ Holiday Craft Fair, Portland Elks Lodge. 885-3632. Over 50 crafters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Noble Cheerleaders and MSAD 60 District Craft Fair, Noble High School, Berwick. 651-6840. Woodworking crafts, stained glass, pottery, signs, jewelry, ornaments and much more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. 829-3644. Country crafts, hand-knit items, wreaths, ornaments and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 854-8478. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Village Christmas Fair, Congregational Church of Cumberland. 829-3419. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

York Art Association’s Annual Fine Craft Holiday Fair, American Legion Post 56, York. 363-4049. Wide array of crafters and artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, Pownal Elementary School. 319-9708. Wreaths, soaps, candles, woodworking, jewelry and more, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, First Congregational Church, Buxton. 727-4933. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sixth annual Christmas Gifts and Decorations Sale, Limington Town Hall. 692-2989. Hundreds of new Christmas things from 25 cents to $2; toys, decorations, gifts, shoes, clothes, more, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Waynflete Holiday Artisan Fair, Waynflete School, Portland. 774-5721, ext. 364. Gifts crafted by 30 Maine artisans, performances by Waynflete students. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Made Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland., 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Show, benefits the Brunswick Hockey Boosters, Brunswick High School. 729-1170. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, Casco Bay High School/PATHS, Portland. 773-2727. 3 floors of handmade crafts, food, raffles and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Windham Union Church. 892-6142. Crafts, wreaths, baked goods and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Waterborough Historical Society Holiday Fair, Waterboro Town Hall. 247-5148. Handmade crafts, bake sale, silent auction, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


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

“Master Smart Woman,” Jane Morrison documentary about Sarah Orne Jewett, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, free. 324-2797. Commentary by Peggy Wishhart of Historic New England, 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Family Jams (film) and Arborea (live performance), The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. Screening and band series, 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” film followed by panel discussion on the legacy of the Black Power movement, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Maine Beer Week, various locations. Today.


“Youth Voices Onstage,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9. Innovative anti-bullying show drawn from real-life stories of peer support in times of need, 4 p.m. today.


Bath Antiques Show, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.


Country Sunday, hosted by the Down East Country Music Association, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, Litchfield, $5, free for under age 12. Music from Gary Leet, George Harnish, Brian Plato, Missing Pieces Band and more, noon to 5 p.m. today.

Gordon Bok with Carol Rohl, singer-songwriter, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, students $5, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. today.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or three, bring a friend, bring some tunes or just come to listen, 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Trampled by Turtles, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$20, 18+. Northern roots music. With special guest Johnny Corndog, 7 p.m. today.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, noon to 2 p.m. today.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $65. “Rocket Science” tour, 3 and 8 p.m. shows today.

Ancestral Diet, Skoal Kodial, Taboo and Hyena, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. Loud and weird music, 8 p.m. today.

Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings, King Memphis, Tone Kings, Jerks of Grass, Zombie Beach and more, Bayside Bowl, Portland, free, all ages. Benefit for musician Nick Curran, who is battling cancer, 1 p.m. today.

Sultans of Swing, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry, 7 p.m. today.

Jenn Kurtz and Curt Bessette, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. “Songs and Stories of World War II: A Few Seconds with Our Fathers,” 3 p.m. today.

Jazz Brunch with the Matt Fogg Jazz Quartet, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, menu prices vary. 967-4050. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, free with museum admission. Tracy Moore Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

Castlebay, music, lore and imagery of the Celtic cosmos, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $6-$8. 780-4249, 7 p.m. Monday.

David Peterson’s Old Time Country Revue, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$22. With The Stowaways, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Troy MacGillivray, Celtic fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

All Time Low, State Theatre, Portland, 20-22, all ages, general admission. With The Ready Set and He Is We, 7 p.m. Thursday.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, First Parish Church Portland, Portland, free. 775-3356. Noonday Concert Series, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Bettencourt CD Release Show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10-$12. With Scott Peterson, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Glass Fingers and Jeshua Emmanual, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. Lo-fi, experimental, electronic, folk, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Troy MacGillivray, Celtic fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Scratch and J.A.M., The Hive, Kennebunk, $5, all ages. Two homegrown bands, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jonathan Edwards, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Friday.

USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $6, $3 seniors and students. Singers will perform favorites from composers Cole Porter, Dave Frischberg, Rogers & Hart and Steel, 8 p.m. Friday.

Drive-By Truckers, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$30, all ages, general admission. With Jessica Lea Mayfield, 8 p.m. Friday.

Suzy Boggus, country music, Winthrop Performing Arts Center, $32-$42. 7 p.m. Friday.

John Doyle with The Press Gang, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18-$20. Guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, 8 p.m. Friday.

Okbari, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free, donations welcome. Middle Eastern-influenced music performed on oud and dumbek by Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna, 8 p.m. Friday.

Bluegrass and Wine Series with the Tricky Britches, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5, all ages. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Shuffle.Play.Listen,” collaborative concert by cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Rile, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $32-$40. 842-0800. Features works by Bach and Gabrielli, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, Piazzolla and Stravinsky, 8 p.m. Friday.

Late Bloomers, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $10, $6 for students and kids. 389-1770. Acoustic guitar duo playing folk, blues, jazz and ragtime. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

State Radio, State Theatre, Portland, $21-$23, all ages, general admission. Alternative rock, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Suzy Bogguss, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, greatest hits of Broadway with Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. 842-0800. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christine Lavin and Don White, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $27-$30. 646-4777. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sam Roberts Band, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12-$20, 18+. With special guest Zeus, 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Big Dipper String Band, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Juanito Pascual, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17-$20. Flamenco ensemble, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kenya Hall Band, The Hive, Kennebunk, $8, all ages. Rhythm and blues, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shemekia Copeland, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 advance, $25 day of show. 442-8455. Rhythm and blues vocalist, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Seaglass Chorale, an evening of music by Morten Lauridsen, First Parish Congregational Church, York, $15, $12 students and seniors. 985-8747. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Community Chorus “Welcome in the Holidays,” Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, $8-$10, $5 for ages 10 to 18, under 10 free. 625-3397. Guest performance by student musicians from SAD 55, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Local Circus: Saco Coffeehouse Concert, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco, $10, $12 and under free. 282-0062. Upbeat folk, Motown, bluegrass and swing, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Big Daddy-O and the Accelerators, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $12 in advance, $15 day of show. 564-8943. Rock ‘n’ roll from the ’50s and ’60s, 7 p.m. Saturday.


Dinosaurs, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$5. 780-4249. See Triceratops, T-Rex, Pteradons and many more, 3 p.m. today.

Common Ground Country Fair Food Vendor and Supplier Potluck and Meeting, all people interested in becoming Common Ground food vendors or providing certified organic food to fair vendors are welcome to attend this meeting, MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association), Unity. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Language Arts Live poetry reading by Sydney Lea, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston, free. 784-0416. Author of the poetry collection “Young of the Year,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pecha Kucha Night, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. Informal and fun gathering for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Labyrinth Walk, proceeds benefit Center for Grieving Children, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, free, donations appreciated. 772-7421. Indoor Chartres-style labyrinth for meditative walks, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

USM Theatre Department Open House, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, free. 780-5151. A look behind the curtain at how theater happens, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Morris Farm, Wiscasset, free. 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “IBEX,” full dome double feature, digital video that covers all 360 degrees above the audience, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5-$6. 780-4249. Shows about the history and science of telescopes and solar system’s outer edge, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

“Eight Planets and Counting,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. Soar through a Martian canyon and Titan’s clouds; discover the wonders of our solar system, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Met Opera Live in HD: Glass’ “Satyagraha,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23-$27. 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Frozen Turkey Hunt, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333, ext. 101. Visitors will search for hidden apples to win prizes including turkeys, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Cooper and his Masked Marvels and Wondertales, presented by Portland Ovations, South Portland Auditorium (located at the South Portland High School), South Portland, $10. 842-0800. One-man show with handcrafted masks, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Downtown Brunswick Early Bird Sale and Rolling Slumber Bed Races, Special sales, cooking demos, craft fair, cookies and cocoa and much more, starts at 6 a.m., Bed Races at 11 a.m. at Park Row, Saturday.

Equine Journey’s fourth annual Fall Family Fun Day, Ring Farm, Bridgton, free, donations welcome. 647-8475. Carriage rides, pony and hay rides, face painting, music, games and food. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665; vs. Adirondack, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday.


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $6-$8.50. 935-9232. Fryeburg Academy Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m. today.

“Cinderella (Enchanted Edition),” Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Good Theater Presents “August: Osage County,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20-$30. Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, mature themes and adult language, 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“God of Carnage,” Portland Stage Company, $30-$39, half off for ages 25 and under. Tony-award winning comedy, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Beowulf,” Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, $8-$15. 563-1373. Heartwood Theater Company youth production, 3 p.m. today.

“The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18. 782-3200. Humorist Susan Poulin as Ida Le Clair, 2 p.m. today.

“Gold in the Hills,” presented by Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre, Cape Elizabeth High School, $8, $5 seniors and students. 799-3309. Classic melodrama, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 23.

“Rabbit Hole,” presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $12. 563-3424. David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“The Wizard of Oz,” Windham High School theater production (Windham Performing Arts Center), $11, $7 students and seniors. 893-1742. 4 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. Sexy, madcap farce, 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 for seniors and students. Classic drama, 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $8-$15. Presented by USM Theatre. Timely and original theatre piece, 5 p.m. today.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $17, $10 for 12 and under. 2 p.m. today.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” musical, Bangor Opera House, $20-$35. 942-3333. 3 p.m. today.

“Once Upon A Mattress,” Yarmouth High School Playmakers production, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center (Yarmouth High School), $10, $8 seniors and students. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Outcast(e)” Theater of the Oppressed, Colby College (Pugh Center), Waterville, free. 859-5319. Theater production aimed at showing some of what Dalit life looks like, 7 p.m. Thursday.

“God of Carnage,” Everyman Repertory Theatre presentation, Camden Opera House, $20, $10 students and children. A comedy of manners, without the manners, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Mulan Jr.,” Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $10, $5 for students. 832-6060. Lively theatrical and musical adaptation, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“I Remember Mama,” presented by Kennebunk High School Vistual and Performing Arts, Kennebunk High School, $8, tickets at the door. 468-8461. Bittersweet comedy about Norwegian immigrant family in San Francisco at the turn of the last century, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Chanson,” presented by OMNI Learning Institute and Freeport Players, Freeport Factory Stage, $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $8 students. 865-2220. Celebrates the triumph and tragedy of Paris through the music of Edith Piaf, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12, $8 seniors and students. 642-3743. Hilarious Christmas tale, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

“Meet Me in St. Louis,” musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

“Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement,” Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $15, $10 for age 22 and under. 582-7144. One-man play starring Harlan Baker shows the audience the history of the labor movement, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.