See the film version of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” outside in Portland. Dinu_rj/

‘Pet Sematary’
6:30 p.m. Friday. Congress Square Park, Portland, free.
Burying, first, your dead cat and then your dead child in a creepy pet cemetery, what could possible go wrong? Stephen King’s 1989 horror film “Pet Sematary” answers all these questions and more, and you can see it for free outside in downtown Portland. Set in the town of Ludlow, Maine, the film centers around the Creed family and what happens when neighbor Jud Crandall (portrayed by Fred Gwynne of “The Munsters”) offers a grim solution to a young girl’s heartbreak. Gather one and all for a fun yet terrifying screening of a King classic.

See “Spamalot” in South Portland. Photo by Stanley Kimball

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 1. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, $25, $20 seniors and childern.
Here’s a wonderful reason to always look on the bright side of life. Portland Players presents the classic Monty Python musical farce “Spamalot.” Based on the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the show re-imagines the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. With delightful musical numbers like “Fisch Schlapping Song,” “He Is Not Dead Yet” and “The Song That Goes Like This,” you’ll be entertained in silly fashion by a show that won three Tony Awards in 2005.

Marion Davies gets ready to fire the ultimate comic ammunition in ‘Show People’ (1928), a classic silent comedy. Photo courtesy of Warner Archive

‘Show People’
2 p.m. Saturday. Harbor Theater, 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, $10.
Here’s a chance to see the 1928 silent film “Show People” with live piano accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis. Lara Gabrielle will be there to introduce the film that stars Marion Davies. Gabrielle’s biography about Davies, called “Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies,” delves into Davies’ life as a huge star of the ’20s, a paramour of William Randolph Hearst and a philanthropist. Gabrielle also sheds light on how independent and in control of her career Davis was despite rumors to the contrary during her fame. The author will read from and sign copies of the book, which will be available at the theater.

Hiking trail at Middle Goosefare in Saco. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Saco Museum and Saco Valley Land Trust History Walk
3:30 p.m. Saturday. Middle Goosefare Trail, Saco, free.
Slide on some sneakers and get out in nature while learning some local history. The Saco Museum and Saco Valley Land Trust history walk will take about an hour and will cover a mile or so of territory, with several informational stops along the way. A guide will talk about the families that once lived along Goosefare and Innisbrook and how they kept themselves entertained. Park at the northernmost trailhead off Route 1 at 742 Portland Road by the Citgo Gas Station and meet at the kiosk behind it.

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