7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 16. Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, $20 to $67. portlandstage.org
Portland Stage presents the world premiere of a play by Benjamin Benne. At the heart of “Manning” is the grief experienced by two brothers and their father after the loss of their mother and his wife. When the brothers come home and find their father distraught, all three of them become transfixed by a giant zucchini that has a life of its own and becomes an unexpected way for them to navigate grief. Last year, “Manning” won the Clauder Competition, a playwriting award presented by Portland Stage that’s open to New England playwrights.

Calin Peters and Martin Earley of The Ballroom Thieves. Photo by Meredith Brockington

The Ballroom Thieves
7 p.m. Friday. First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, $39.50 in advance, $45 day of show. statetheatreportland.com
Midcoast indie folk-rock duo The Ballroom Thieves will be playing songs from their new album “Sundust” during a show at First Parish Unitarian Church in Portland. The band took part in the Sandy River Music Festival in Farmington last weekend and has a pair of shows in Massachusetts following the Portland appearance. Based in Maine, The Ballroom Thieves tour nationally and have played on the main stage at the esteemed Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

Westbrook Together Days is at Riverbank Park along the Presumpscot River in downtown Westbrook. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographe

Westbrook Together Days
Friday and Saturday. Riverbank Park. westbrooktogetherdays.com
There’s more to the city of Westbrook than just the legend of Wessie and the famous ice disk. Experience a full spectrum of what it has to offer by attending Westbrook Together Days. Events and activities include a parade, live music, pancake breakfast, car show, auction and fireworks. It all happens at Riverbank Park on the banks of the Presumpscot River.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Lincoln Street, Biddeford. confettimaine.com
Downtown Biddeford will be hopping during the second annual Confetti spring craft bazaar on Lincoln Street. There, you’ll find more than 80 Maine makers, growers and vintage sellers. Vendors include Seabird Aromatics (aromatic apothecary), Thirdlee & Co. (home decor) and Lemon + Lavender (French macarons). Confetti shines a light on Biddeford’s vibrant downtown with its many restaurants and shops while also showcasing dozens of crafters and makers.

A member of Curbside Queens performing. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographe

Curbside Queens Live Drag Spectacular
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford, $25. citytheater.org
Kick off Pride month in Maine with a drag, burlesque and multimedia show by the Curbside Queens. Local drag stars GiGi Gabor and Cherry Lemonade started Curbside Queens in 2020 as a mobile drag show and have since upgraded to a larger vehicle and added several performers. For this show, they’ll be taking the stage at the historic City Theater in Biddeford. If you’d like to mingle with the Curbside Queens, there’s a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Hotel. Grab those tickets for $15.

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