Machine will have you thinking Pink (Floyd)

HERE’S A CHANCE to relive some college memories: The Machine performs Pink Floyd tunes at the State Theatre Friday. You can get a live Pink Floyd experience and not worry about the hall director banging on your dorm room door.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 in advance; $23 day of the show


INFO: Statetheatreportland.com

Art and Theater: The beat of different Percussion at MECA

IN WHAT STANDS as one of the coolest collaborative projects of the year, Portland Ovations teams with Maine College of Art to present So Percussion, a troupe that redefines the modern percussion ensemble. Part experimental music gig, part multimedia rock show, part happening, the show “Where (we) Live” investigates the places and spaces we call home. Portland photographer Bryan Graf will participate.

WHEN: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 13

WHERE: ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Early show is sold out; late show $30


INFO: 842-0800 or porttix.com

Dining and Drink: Eat, drink and be merry at Restaurant Week main event

SIP COCKTAILS from the state’s best bartenders and sample treats from the best pastry chefs at Maine Restaurant Week’s Signature Cocktail and Dessert Event. Vote for your favorites.

WHEN: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Prime Mercedes Benz, 137 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough



INFO: mainerestaurantweek.com

Et Cetera: Hypnotist Manlove at Heritage Center

DON’T BELIEVE people can be hypnotized? Well, stage hypnotist Marshal Manlove begs to differ. He brings his often-comic show to Portland Saturday.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15; 21 and older


INFO: Italianheritagecenter.com


Music and Nightlife: Funky Mama’s lowers the Boomshack at Ginko Blue

MAMA’S BOOMSHACK brings its mix of funk, soul and blues to Gingko Blue in Portland Saturday. So get remember to hear tunes by James Brown, Maceo Parker or maybe even Sly & The Family Stone.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland


HOW MUCH: No cover

INFO: Gingkoblue.com

Art and Theater: USM artsist’ woodblock banners at Pickwick

MAINE ARTISTS Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer unveil several large-scale woodblock banners at Pickwick Press during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. The two women collaborated on the project with the students from the University of Southern Maine, where both are artists in residence.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Pickwick Press, 536 Congress St., Portland



INFO: usm.maine.edu/artdepartment

Dining and Drink: Vintage menus on the menu at Maine Historical Society

‘HOW MUCH DID A STEAK COST in the 1930s? When could you order oysters in Portland for just 30 cents apiece? Why did a local hotel have an Egyptian dining room? Learn all of this and more at the opening reception for a new exhibit of vintage Maine menus.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland



INFO: 774-1822

Et Cetera: Genius of Ramis for all the screen

IF YOU’RE not familiar with the late Harold Ramis’ writing resume of classic comedy movies, look it up. Better yet, catch free showings of “Caddyshack” and “Ghostbusters” at the Port City Music Hall Thursday.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday; “Caddyshack” screens at 8 p.m. and “Ghostbusters” is at 10 p.m.

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

HOW MUCH: Free; 18 and older

INFO: statetheatreportland.com

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