Singer-songwriter Escovedo comes to Port City

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO has criss-crossed the country and music genres during a 40-year career, from punk to country to Americana, playing in bands and solo. Amy Cook opens.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday

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

HOW MUCH: $17 in advance; $20 day of show; $30 preferred



USM Chorale sings Saturday

THE UNIVERSITY CHORALE, conducted by USM music professor Robert Russell, presents its annual spring concert with the premiere of Travis Ramsey’s “Be Not Afeard,” among other works.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Woodford Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8/$5


INFO: 780-5555 or 

Family Feast features a taste of Indonesia

FAMILY FEAST IS BACK with another multi-course dinner featuring contemporary versions of classic Indonesian foods, including steamed dumplings, bakso, seafood curry and beef randang.

WHEN: Arrive at 6 p.m. Sunday for cocktails and “nostalgic Asian snacks.” Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $50 per person with cash bar



Mad about Reiser? See him in Bangor

PAUL REISER is best-known for the hit NBC sitcom “Mad About You.” But he’s had a long and successful career as an actor and comedian, dating back to the 1982 film “Diner.”

WHEN: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Gracie Theatre, 1 College Circle, Bangor

HOW MUCH: $25 to $32




Gorilla brings the reggae to Empire

SPRING’S FINALLY here, so it’s time for some reggae. Get yours with Gorilla Finger Dub Band, playing Friday at Empire in Portland. Special guests include Stop Tito Collective and Roots, Rhythm & Dub.

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland


HOW MUCH: $8; 21+


Maine Photography Show to open

THE NINTH ANNUAL Maine Photography Show, featuring more than 100 images by photographers from across Maine in a variety of categories, has become one of the premier photography events in the state.

WHEN: Open Saturday, on view through May 2; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday

WHERE: Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor



INFO: 633-2703 or 

Deals abound during Eat Brunswick event

LOOK FOR THE SPOON insignia during Eat Brunswick to take advantage of special pricing. Example: Grab breakfast at Wild Oats for $6.14, then run over to Wilbur’s to get a quarter-pound of chocolates from the case for $4.08 (a 14 percent discount).

WHEN: Through Sunday

WHERE: Restaurants and culinary businesses in Brunswick


HOW MUCH: Restaurant deals begin at $6.14.


For antiquers, Bath is where to be Sunday

MORE THAN 40 antique dealers under one roof. That’s the beauty of the Bath Antique Show, scheduled for Sunday in Bath.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road, Bath




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