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Music and Nightlife: Using their words: Hinder at the State

HINDER is one hard-rock band that does not mince words. Publicity for its 2012 album calls one song a “panty-dropping rock anthem.” They’ll bring their confidence, and their music, to a show at the State Theatre Friday with Candlebox and Charm City Devils.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25 in advance; $27 day of show

INFO: Statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: Author to share insights about fabric designer

MARILYN MOSS ROCKEFELLER, chair of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art board of trustees and co-founder of Moss Tent Works in Camden, will give an illustrated talk about fabric designer Bill Moss based on her new book, “Bill Moss: Fabric Artist and Designer.”

WHEN: 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport

HOW MUCH: $10/donation

INFO: 236-2875; cmcanow.org

Dining and Drink: Deepen your appreciation of tequila

DEVELOP a more mature relationship with your tequila by learning about the liquid gold from a master, Sergio Ramos, at a Mexican dinner.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Zapoteca, 505 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $75

INFO: 772-8242

Et Cetera: Hot off the spindle: Fashion and fiber

IT’S FASHION for a good cause. The Spindleworks Fashion Show will feature fashions and weavings by local artists, with money going to help Spindleworks’ mission as a nonprofit art center for people with disabilities.

WHEN: 11 a.m. (dress rehearsal performance) and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Pay what you can; $12 suggested donation 

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Music and Nightlife: Buzz on down to Kennebunk for bluegrass

IF YOU HAVEN’T yet checked out The Hive in Kennebunk, here’s your chance: The venue’s Bluegrass Series continues Friday with a show by The Grassholes. The renovated venue includes a performance space and a storefront gallery.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Hive, 84 Main St., Kennebunk

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: thehivekennebunk.com

Art and Theater: Two artistic visions at Brunswick gallery

WILLIAM MANNING and Frederick Lynch, two pillars of the Maine contemporary art scene, come together for an exhibition in one of the midcoast’s most outstanding galleries. Manning will show recent paintings, and Lynch will show his relief sculptures.

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 12

WHERE: ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 725-8157

Dining and Drink: Choice cheeses, divine wines

MAD ABOUT MALBECS? Sample a few, along with some choice cheeses, at this wine and cheese tasting.

WHEN: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Maine Beer and Beverage Co., Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 228-2024

Et Cetera: Have a few yuks, and bend an elbow

HOW DOES A few laughs in an Irish pub sound? You don’t even have to leave Maine. Just check out the weekly Portland Comedy Showcase featuring local stand-up comics at Bull Feeney’s in Portland’s Old Port.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: Facebook: Portland ComedyShowcase/info