• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Barr Brothers to play One Longfellow

THE BARR BROTHERS taught themselves to play music on homemade string instruments. They had an improv-rock trio called The Slip for a decade or so, and now are known for songs with complicated string arrangements that are influenced by a bunch of musical traditions. The Brothers will share a bill with multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams on Saturday.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $12

INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: Broadway sound at Good Theater

GOOD THEATER hosts its annual “Broadway at Good Theater” concerts tonight through Sunday. The concerts star Broadway leading man Kevin Earley, and will feature a tribute to the company’s 10 seasons of shows, along with holiday numbers.

WHEN: 7 tonight; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland

TICKETS: $25 and $30

INFO: 885-5883; goodtheater.com

Dining and Drink: Sweet — Rabelais hosts cookie swap

BAKE THREE OR FOUR DOZEN of your favorite cookies and bring them to Don and Samantha Lindgren’s annual cookie swap in the Old Port. Don’t forget to bring a container for the goodies you’ll get in exchange.

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free, except for the cost of baking a few dozen cookies

INFO: 774-1044

Et Cetera: On Saturday, viva all things Dude

WEAR YOUR favorite bathrobe and channel The Dude for the second annual Viva Lebowski tribute to “The Big Lebowski,” featuring bowling, trivia and a costume contest.

WHEN: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25; benefits American Heart Association

INFO: vivalebowski.com

 

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Baldwin at The Oak and The Ax

BASSIST AND SINGER Nat Baldwin can make some pretty low yet sweet sounds with his instrument. He’ll be on a triple bill Saturday in Biddeford with Kurt Weisman and Phantom Buffalo.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Oak and The Ax, 140 Main St., Suite 107 (back alley), Biddeford

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: theoakandtheax.blogspot.com

Art and Theater: Making a list? Check out the ArtWalk

WITH THE HOLIDAYS at hand and galleries eager to make some sales, Portland’s First Friday ArtWalk should be a good one. There are no shortage of shows worth checking out, but we would be remiss not to recommend a joint exhibition by Lauren Fensterstock and John Bisbee at Aucocisco.

WHERE: Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland

WHEN: First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Show runs through Saturday.

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 775-2222; firstfridayartwalk.com

Dining and Drink: Feeling Grinch-y? Try this tasting

EVEN THE GRINCH wouldn’t be able to resist a “Holiday Beer Tasting” where you can sample a selection of seasonal beers to serve at your upcoming holiday gatherings. Selections will be paired with bites of cheese and seasonal treats.

WHEN: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free; ID required

INFO: 774-7711

Et Cetera: A fiver gets you one fab tour

PUT THE Victoria Mansion on your First Friday ArtWalk route and tour the lavish interior of this extravagant home for a special low rate.

WHEN: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: victoriamansion.org