Music and Nightlife: Band battle benefits mentoring program

TREKKAPALOOZA is a battle of the bands benefiting the Maine-based outdoor mentoring program Trekkers. This year’s lineup includes Chaos Sauce, Downtown Antonio Brown, The Educators, The Fall That Never Ends, Juke Rockets, Just Teachers and Sideways Highway.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

HOW MUCH: $12 in advance; $15 at door

INFO: 594-5095; rocklandstrand.com

Art and Theater: Photography show opens at library

“AROUND THE HOUSE,” an art show by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art featuring 17 contemporary Maine photographers, opens at 5 p.m. Friday at the Portland Public Library. The show is organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown.

WHERE: Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library

WHEN: Opens at 5 p.m. Friday. On view through Jan. 28.


INFO: cmcanow.org

Dining and Drink: Cooking class sounds really Gouda

LEARN HOW TO MAKE a midwinter brunch that includes a Gouda, ham and leek souffle, baked eggs in roasted tomato sauce, potato-leek foccacia and raspberry sweet rolls.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School, 2 Stonewall Lane, York


INFO: To register, call (877) 899-8363 or email [email protected]

Et Cetera: Something old, something new

SEARCH FOR SOMETHING new for your house from a collection of all things old. The Bath Antiques Show brings together 50 dealers with a wide range of wares.

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

WHERE: Bath Middle School, Old Brunswick Road


INFO: 443-8983



Music and Nightlife: Butcher Boy smashes it up at Oak and Ax

THE MEMBERS OF BUTCHER BOY proudly proclaim that their Portland band “smashes the current ‘folkpunk’ trend to smithereens.” To see if that’s true, check out their show at The Oak and The Ax, with The Cowboy Band.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

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


INFO: theoakandtheax.blogspot.com

Art and Theater: At ArtWalk, see  MECA grads’ work

THIS WEEK’S First Friday ArtWalk offers the chance to see what a group of Maine College of Art graduates have been doing with their lives for the past decade. “MECA Painters 10 Years Later” opens Friday.

WHERE: June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; continues through Jan. 21


INFO: firstfridayartwalk.com

Dining and Drink: Enjoy ‘Amelie’ at Petite Jacqueline

SUNDAY FRENCH MOVIE nights at Portland’s only French bistro begin this week with “Amelie,” a 2001 film about a shy waitress who tries to change peoples’ lives for the better.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday. PJ’s recommends booking 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. reservations if you want a seat for the movie.

WHERE: Petite Jacqueline, 190 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free for film

INFO: 553-7044; [email protected]

Et Cetera: Night of line dancing, more at Club Texas

CHANNEL YOUR INNER college student with a night of beer pong, line dancing and karaoke. Plus music from DJ B-set.

WHEN: 6 p.m. today

WHERE: Club Texas, 150 Center St., Auburn

HOW MUCH: $2, 21-plus

INFO: clubtexas.info

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