Music and Nightlife: Sexton, Routes play the State

MARTIN SEXTON was the 10th of 12 children, so you know he’s a survivor. And critics say his voice has a lot of soul in it. What does that make him? You can find out yourself, because he’s playing the State Theatre with The Alternate Routes.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25 to $30

INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: ‘Shaman’ show at Maine Fiberarts 

BOWDOIN ARTIST Susan Mills discusses shamanism and her latest exhibition, “Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels,” on view through Feb. 15 at Maine Fiberarts. Mill’s work explores shamanic beings, flying carpets, spirit vessels and tools to access both inner and outer worlds.

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; snow date is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham


INFO: 721-0678; mainefiberarts.org

Dining and Drink: Basque in the glory of Cellardoor dinner

TASTE THE FLAVORS of the Basque region of Spain at Cellardoor Winery’s first Cellar Series dinner. Chef Shannon Bard’s menu includes Spice-Glazed Quail with Pimenton, Chorizo, Spanish Capers and Crisped Polenta.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $90 per person

INFO: 763-4478

Et Cetera: It’s good for you and others, too

GET SOME exercise and support a good cause during the Cancer Community Center’s Cycle4Care indoor cycling fundraiser. All the money raised supports the center’s free classes and support groups.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to midnight Friday

WHERE: University of New England, Finley Recreation Center,716 Stevens Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 for one hour; $40 for two hours; $5 for students

INFO: cancercommunitycenter.org/cycle4care.htm


Music and Nightlife: ’70s smackdown at Empire D&D

THE WINTER edition of “Clash of the Titans” at Empire this week is serving up the ’70s at its finest: T. Rex versus ELO. Local musicians will compete by covering the tunes of each of those rock legends.

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland


INFO: 879-8988; portlandempire.com

Art and Theater: Fishing for a fun show? Try ‘Tuna’

MAINE gets a taste of Texas, as native Texans Dustin Tucker and Tom Ford star in the rollicking comedy “Greater Tuna.”

WHEN: Final preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues through Feb. 17

WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

HOW MUCH: $34 to $44

INFO: 774-0465; portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Stout-hearted men and women wanted

SAMPLE some Dogfish Head beers through the Randall, a double-chamber filter connected to the tap that infuses the beer with fresh hops. Beers include 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Chicory Stout and Imperial Stout.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Special prices on all Dogfish Head beers

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Calling every limbo boy and girl

THROW ON your favorite Polynesian attire and head to Bayside Bowl for the 5th Annual Bottom of the East Tiki Freakout. Take part in a limbo contest, enjoy drink specials and groove to surf-style music while bringing a bit of the South Seas to Maine.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland


INFO: baysidebowl.com