“Paint Night” cast, from left to right: Jane Abernethy as Vera, Jessica DiGiovanni as Bree, Kate Udall as Miriam, Jeri Marshall as Gwen, Susan Craves as Fern and Jessica Mosher as Lolly. Photo courtesy of The Public Theatre

‘Paint Night’
7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 29. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston, $30, $20 students, $15 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org
When six women participate in a paint and sip night/bridal shower, there’s no shortage of laughs, but also plenty of poignant moments. “Paint Night” delves into motherhood, womanhood, and how unexpected curveballs can cause huge heartache and struggle. These ladies have each others’ backs, even when things get dark and comfort zone walls crumble. Catch a postshow discussion with playwright Carey Krim following the Saturday matinee performance.

The cast from “The Lion in Winter.” Photo by Jamie Neumann

‘The Lion in Winter’
7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 29. St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, $30. portlandshakespearecompany.org
Portland Shakespeare Company presents a comedy by James Goldman that was penned in the mid-’60s and takes place in the late 1100s. “The Lion in Winter” is set at Christmastime, when King Henry II hosts a holiday feast for the new king of France. He and his family need to be on their best behavior, but much family drama ensues. The show features music composed and performed by Amos Fichera-Bruni, who will play original, medieval period-inspired tunes.

Susie, a black bear at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.  Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Fall Fun Weekend
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray, $10, $8 for 60-plus and ages 3-12, free for 2 and under. maine.gov/ifw/wildlife-park
Maine Wildlife Park presents a fun weekend packed with autumn- and wildlife-themed lawn games; a parkwide scavenger hunt; presentations about bats, owls and other creatures of the night; and, of course, up-close and personal looks at many animals. As you explore the grounds, be sure to say hello to moose, deer, bear, lynx, cougars, porcupines, bobcats, coyote, foxes, eagles, owls, hawks, turtles and several other wonderful residents.

Maine Roller Derby skaters in action. Photo by Jim Vernier

Wicked vs. Good Maine Roller Derby Bout
5 p.m. Saturday. Happy Wheels Skate Center, 3 Chabot St., Westbrook, $12, free for 12 and under. mainerollerderby.com
If you’ve never been to a roller derby bout, you’ve been missing out on some serious thrills, athleticism and high-energy fun. Head to Happy Wheels Skate Center for a guaranteed good time Saturday. The Wicked vs. Good bout will have Maine Roller Derby skaters from Team Seagull and Team French Fry, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge victorious when the final whistle is blown. Hit the Happy Wheels snack bar for all sorts of treats, like popcorn, pizza and pretzels.

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