Music and Nightlife: Rodney Crowell in Boothbay Harbor

GRAMMY AWARD-winning singer and songwriter Rodney Crowell’s new album, “Tarpaper Sky,” just came out in April. So you’ll have a chance to hear some very fresh tracks if you catch his show in Boothbay Harbor.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor

HOW MUCH: $25 in advance; $35 day of show


INFO: Boothbayoperahouse.com

Art and Theater: Little Festival of the Unexpected

NEW PLAYS are the lifeblood of theater. This week, Portland Stage introduces three new plays as part of its Little Festival of the Unexpected. Among them is “Papermaker” by Portland writer Monica Wood, which explores mill-town life and strife during labor unrest.

WHEN: The festival runs through Saturday, with performances of “Papermaker” at 8 p.m. Thursday; “Forty” by Karen Hartman” at 7 p.m. Friday; and “Papermaker,” “Forty” and “The First Mrs. Rochester” by Willy Holtzman at 12:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 suggested donation


INFO: 774-0465 or portlandstage.org

Dining and Drink: Great plates go with Allagash

DIVE INTO EIGHT GREAT PLATES, each paired with an Allagash beer, in observance of American Craft Beer Week. Restaurants include Eventide Oyster Co., The Thirsty Pig, Gelato Fiasco, Winter Hill Farm, La Creme Chocolat, Nosh, Rosemont Market and PB & ME.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $45 per person


INFO: eventbrite.com

Et Cetera: Visit Sherwood Forest … in Freeport

ROBIN HOOD has been in books, in films and on TV. Now see the classic tale told with puppets.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

HOW MUCH: $8 to $10


INFO: theaterofawesome.com


Music and Nightlife: Deep River runs through Mayo Street

DEEP RIVER plays music from all eras, plus originals. But members say they’re “steeped” in the music of the 1960s and early ’70s. That’s a not bad range of years, music-wise, to be steeped in.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

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



INFO: Mayostreetarts.org

Art and Theater: Artist takes viewers from ‘Maine to Santa Fe’

MULTIMEDIA ARTIST Ron Rovner shows a collection of work in a solo exhibition, “Maine to Santa Fe.” A stained-glass artist by trade, Rovner applies his geometric tendencies to canvas, panel and textures papers using acrylic paints, charcoal, pastel and sepia ink.

WHEN: On view through May 24

WHERE: River Tree Arts, Irvine Gallery, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk



INFO: 967-9120 or rivertreearts.org

Dining and Drink: Tastes of wine and chocolate for moms

MOMS LOVE CHOCOLATE AND WINE, so celebrate Mother’s Day by taking your mom to a wine-spirits-chocolate tasting. Think raspberry truffles dipped in dark chocolate from Dean’s Sweets paired with Sweetgrass Farm’s Bleujolais wine.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port tasting room and shop, 324 Fore St., Portland



INFO: 761-8446 or sweetgrasswinery.com

Et Cetera: Lightning strikes at Space

LIGHTNING TALKS are held at Space Gallery as a way to let creative people share creative skills. This week’s talkers will discuss book design.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland


INFO: Space538.org

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