• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Bad Religion brings punk to the State

PUNK HAS HAD a loyal audience for a long time – even in the ’80s, when Duran Duran ruled radio, there was punk. The State Theatre hosts a band that has been doing punk since before some of you were born – 1979, to be exact. It’s Bad Religion, with The Bronx and Polar Bear Club.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $27.50 in advance; $30 day of show

INFO: statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: Stage Force presents original ‘Cape May’

KENT STEPHENS’ Stage Force theater company christens the new Star Theatre in Kittery with a production of the original drama “Cape May.” Written by Maine playwright Patricia Lynch, it tells the story of three generations of Irish-American women and their relationship with a summer beach house in New Jersey.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7.

WHERE: Star Theatre, Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road

HOW MUCH: $27 to $32

INFO: 439-3800; kitterycommunitycenter.org

Dining and Drink: Taste and chill at the same time

ENJOY a gourmet dinner and wines from Cellardoor while you hang out in one of the coolest venues in Portland: The Masonic Temple, designed by architect Frederic Thompson in 1911.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE: 415 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $90

INFO: 763-4478; menu at mainewine.com

Et Cetera: Show explores femme identity

WHAT IS the Femme Show? A combination of dance, spoken word, drag, burlesque and performance art. It’s also an ongoing touring show exploring all aspects of femme identity – or, more simply put by the organizers, “queer art for queer people.”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland

HOW MUCH: $11 in advance; $14 at door

INFO: mayostreetarts.org

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Wisdom performs CD-release show

ONE CAN NEVER have enough wisdom, right? Or if you’re a hip-hop fan, maybe you need a little Wisdom with a capital “W.” Head on down to Empire Dine and Dance, where the performer known as Wisdom (Lucas Salisbury) will be playing a CD-release show.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday

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

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: portlandempire.com

Art and Theater: USM Chamber Singers to perform Tuesday

ROBERT RUSSELL directs the USM Chamber Singers in a program that includes works from a variety of composers and features several student soloists.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $6; $3 for students, seniors and USM alumni, faculty and staff

INFO: 780-5555; usm.maine.edu/music

Dining and Drink: Wine, charcuterie make a go of it

LEARN TO PAIR wine and charcuterie with the new sommelier at Grace. The restaurant’s chef will provide a selection of house-cured meats.

WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Restaurant Grace, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 per person

INFO: 828-4422

Et Cetera: Bring your game face Saturday

SATURDAY is International Tabletop Day. Who knew? The folks at game mecca Weekend Anime in Westbrook, that’s who. They are so prepared for this, they’re hosting an event that includes free giveways and board game demos.

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Weekend Anime, 492 Main St., Westbrook

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 591-7070; weekendanime.com