Music and Nightlife: New Mendicants will have us all begging for more

THE NEW Mendicants are sometimes labeled an “indie rock supergroup.” Members of the Canadian group formerly worked with Scud Mountain Boys, Pernice Brothers, and The Sadies. We’ll be expecting a super show from them in Portland Friday, with Jose Ayerve opening. 

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday 

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

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance; $18 day of show

INFO: Portcitymusichall.com

Art and Theater: Portland Stage closes season with a comedy

WITH JUST THE RIGHT amount of humor, Portland Stage Company closes its season with an exploration of religion, belief and faith. “The Savannah Disputation” finds two elderly sisters defending their Catholic beliefs when a young evangelist knocks on their door. The result is funny debate featuring two of Portland Stage’s most popular female actors: Maureen Butler and Cristine McMurdo-Wallis.

WHEN: Final preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs through May 18

WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

HOW MUCH: $35 to $45; 774-0465

INFO: portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Help brew beer for a good cause

BE A BREWER for a day and help Sebago Brewing Co. brew the 2014 batch of its Trekker Pale Ale.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Sebago Brewing Company, 48 Sanford Dr., Gorham

HOW MUCH: $100, includes brewing, lunch, beer and a growler of Trekker Pale Ale. Proceeds go toward the fundraising efforts of the brewery’s Trek Across Maine team.

INFO: 856-2337 

Et Cetera: Mayo Street Medicine Show

THE MYSTICAL MAYO Street Medicine Show has a little bit of everything. There’s a mind reader, a huckster, a one-handed juggler and belly dancers. Plus, discounts for creative dressers. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10; $7 in a circus or sideshow costume

INFO: Mayostreetarts.org


Music and Nightlife: Pink Floyd or Radiohead? Make your pick at ‘Clash’

IF YOU GREW up in the ’70s as a fan of Pink Floyd, you probably never asked yourself, “Is Pink Floyd better than Radiohead?” Because Radiohead didn’t exist. But now it does, and these two unlikely competitors will be going head to head in Empire’s weekly “Clash” series. Local musicians play the songs of the two bands, and fans root for their favorite. 

WHEN: 10 p.m. Wednesday 

WHERE: Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $6; 21-plus

INFO: Portlandempire.com

Art and Theater: Brunswick artist featured in PMA’s ‘Circa’ series

BRUNSWICK ARTIST Andrea Sulzer shows new work in the latest “Circa” series at the Portland Museum of Art, which focuses on contemporary art. The exhibition presents a range of Sulzer’s recent creations, including large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints.

WHEN: Opens Saturday, on view through Aug. 24

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students with ID, $6 ages 13 to 17; free 12 and younger

INFO: 775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org 

Dining and Drink: Browne’s wine line-up will wet your whistle 

CHECK OUT the wines that Browne Trading Market is featuring in this week’s regular wine tasting.

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Browne Trading Co., 262 Commercial St., Portland


INFO: 775-7560 

Et Cetera: Block out some time for quilt show 

LIFE IS REALLY just a patchwork of memories, so isn’t it about time you found a nice quilt for yourself? You’ll have a good opportunity this weekend at the Calico Quilters Quilt Show in Yarmouth.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth


INFO: Mainequilts.org

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