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Theater

Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., The Half Moon Jug Band, Oct. 14. 743-8452

City Theater in Biddeford, 205 Main St. Disenchanted, Oct. 13-29. 282-084

Gaslight Theater, Winthrop St., Hallowell. Forsooth, My Lovely, Oct. 27 – Nov. 5. 626-3698

Good Theater, 76 Congress St., Portland. Sex With Strangers, through Oct. 22. 835-0895

Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. A Christmas Carol, Nov. 17 – Dec. 3 799-1421

Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, through Oct. 15. 747-4148

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. The Little Mermaid, Oct. 7 – 18; The Nutcracker, Nov. 24 – Dec. 3 781-7672

Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. From Here to Eternity, Oct. 4-29; White Christmas, Nov. 29 – Dec. 17 646-5511

Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main St., Bangor. Murder for Two, Oct. 20 – Nov. 6. 942-3333

Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. Dracula, Oct. 6-15. 642-3743

The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Nunsense a Musical, through Oct. 8; A Christmas Story, Dec. 1-17 799-7337

Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, through Oct. 15; Complications From A Fall, Oct. 24 – Nov. 12. 774-0465

Art

Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying, Oct. 27 – Mar. 23, 2018. 786-6158

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe, through Nov 26. 725-3275

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., Rockland. Night Stories by Linden Frederick, through Nov. 5; William Wegman; Reel to Real, through Oct 22; John Walker: From Seal Point, through Oct 29.

Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville. Marsden Hartley’s Maine through Nov. 12. 859-5600

Cynthia Winings Gallery, 24 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill. Endless Summer: Gallery Artists, through Oct. 9. 917-204-4001

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. American Treasures From the Farnsworth, through Oct. 29; Celebrating Maine, through Oct. 29; Andrew Wyeth at 100, through Dec. 31. Marguerite Zorach–An Art-Filled Life, through Jan. 18. 596-6457

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Tom Higgins Oct. 5-28. 772-2693

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Talk with Ann Wrobel, Oct. 15;   Linda Stein: Holocaust Heroes, Fierce Females, through Nov. 5; Rabbi  David Sandmel, Renewing the Act of Creation Everyday, through Nov. 5. 443-1416

Maine Maritime Museum, 234 Washington St., Bath. See the Light: the Preservation of Midcoast Maine Lighthouses, through Oct. 22. 443-1416

MECA, 522 Congress St. Dreamy & Surreal, through Oct. 20 775-3052

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit. Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914-1918 through Oct. 31; Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater through Oct. 31; Gary Haven Smith: Sculpture Gardens, through Oct. 31. 688-4468

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland. Child’s Play, through Dec 17; Barnet Scholar’s Weekend Gallery Talk with Jacqueline Francis, Oct. 13; 775-6148

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street. New England Art Book Fair, Oct. 9-10; 828-5600

UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., “Ahead of Her Time:” The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton, through Dec. 20. 221-4499

Music

Aura, 121 Center St. Blue October and The Score, Oct. 13; Gary Allan, Oct. 14; Theory of a Deadman, Oct. 15; JJ Grey & Mofro, Oct. 18; O.A.R., Oct. 26; Martin Sexton Trio, Oct. 28; Black Tiger Sex Machine, Nov. 3. 772-8274

The Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay. The Bobs – Farewell Tour, Oct. 14; Annual Halloween Potluck & Scary Readings, Oct 26. 633-5159

Blue, 650 Congress St. Irish Sessions, every Wednesday. 774-4111.

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. A Perfect Circle, Nov. 10; Elton John, Nov. 17-18 358-9327

Empire, 575 Congress St. Hymn For Her + Muddy Ruckus, Oct. 12; Tribute 2 Florence, Oct. 19. 747-5063 portlandempire.com

Jonathan’s Ogunquit, 92 Bournes Ln., Ogunquit. Jon Pousset-Dart, Oct. 13; An Evening with Longley, Oct. 19; Cheryl Wheeler, Oct. 20; An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music by The Don Campbell Band, Oct. 21; Tom Rush, Oct. 22; Holly Near, Nov. 3 646-4526

Maine Academy of Modern Music, 125 Presumpscot St. Chords For Kids, MAMM’s Scholarship Gala Fundraiser with The Fogcutters, Oct. 12; MAMM Presents: Kids & Teens Open Stage, Oct. 13; MAMM Presents: Kids & Teens Open Stage, Nov. 10. 899-3433

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Jersey Boys, Oct. 6-7; An Evening with David Sedaris, Oct. 15; Bethel Music, Oct. 16; Leslie Odom Jr., Oct. 19 842-0800

One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. The Brother Brothers & Oliver the Crow, Oct. 11; Sam Amidon, Oct. 13; Patty Larkin, Oct. 14; Chris Barron w/ Will Bradford; Oct. 15; Slaid Cleaves, Oct. 18; Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Oct. 21; The The Band Band: A Tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band, Nov. 3 761-1757

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Shovels & Rope, Oct. 11; The Weeks, Oct. 14; Cabinet, Oct. 21; Melvin Seals and JGB, Oct. 17; Holly Bowling, Oct. 22; Purple Brainz 5: A Halloween Tribute to Prince, Oct. 28 956-6000

Portland House of Music and Events, 57 Temple St. Port City Peep Show, Oct. 26; Wyatt Cenac, Oct. 27 805-0134

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street. Japanese Breakfast with Mannequin Pussy and the Spirit of the Beehive, Oct. 10; Into The Aether, Oct. 14; JonWayne Rap Album Two Tour, Nov. 1. 828-5600

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Queens of the Stone Age, Oct. 22; Amos Lee, Oct. 27; Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd. Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault, Oct. 20; Freddy & Francine, Oct. 27; Humming House, Nov. 3; Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Nov. 10. 935-7292

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Rd., Arundel. Doo Wop Project, Oct. 6; Ellis Paul with Sophie B. Hawkins, Oct. 7; One Night in Memphis, Oct. 13; The Platters, Oct. 14. 985-5552

Comedy

Community Television Network, 516 Congress St., Portland. Playback Theater, the first Friday of every month. 775-2900 ctn5.org

Lincoln’s, 36 Market St., Portland. Laugh Shack comedy every Thursday.

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd., Brownfield. Bob Marley, Oct. 19 935-7292

Film

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland. Night of the Living Dead (Restored Edition), Oct. 27 775-6148

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street. Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, Oct. 12 & 15; Found Footage Festival, Oct. 13; Jackson, Oct. 18; Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival, Oct. 18-21; The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, Nov. 09. 828-5600

Literary Events

Longfellow Garden at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. First Friday Fiction, Oct. 6 & Nov. 3.

PRINT Bookstore, 273 Congress Street. Pope Brick presents Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, Oct. 12; Melissa Sweet and Martha White present Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White, Oct. 15; Sarah Perry presents her new memoir, After the Eclipse, Oct. 17; Gabrielle Zevin presents her new novel, Young Jane Young, Oct. 18; John Hodgman presents Vacationland, Oct. 26. 536-4778.

Tasty Events

Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine St. Two to three free tastings each month on Tuesdays. 871-9060

Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial St. Craft beer tasting every Fri. 956-7322

Cellardoor Winery, Brick North, Thompson’s Point. Complimentary Pairings, Oct. 15 and 22; Taste of Spain Cooking Class, Oct. 19; Pairings 101, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29. 536-7700

Leroux Kitchen, Portland. Free wine tastings on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3 p.m. 553-7665

Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Music Brunch with Sean Mencher and friends, every Sun. 899-3529

Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, 90 Congress St., Portland. Tapas Mondays, every Mon. 3:30-10:30; wines paired with small plates. 775-5652

Otherside Delicatessen, 164 Veranda St. Monthly wine tastings. 761-9650

Rosemont Markets, Portland and Yarmouth. Two to three free wine tastings each month on Fridays. 774-8129

Sweetgrass Farm Old Port Tasting Room, 324 Fore St. Tasting bar is open year-round for Maine-made wines and spirits. 761-8GIN

Don’t Miss

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta, Pinkham’s Plantation, 431 Biscay Rd. Pumpkin-boat regatta and derby, pumpkin catapulting, giant pumpkin art, pumpkin-pie eating, and parade, Oct. 6-9.

Harvestfest, Short Sands Beach, York. Traditional fall harvest food, kids activities, crafts, and music, Oct. 14.

Harvest on the Harbor, Ocean Gateway, Portland. 9th annual food and wine festival (21+ only). Chef demonstrations, lobster chef competition, Brews & Blues BBQ, tasting events, Oct. 16-24.

Longfellow’s Haunted House, Maine Historical Society, Portland. The annual evening tour of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween, Oct. 25-30.

Maine Harvest Festival, Cross Insurance Ctr., Bangor. A delicious celebration of Maine’s small farms and their bounty, Nov. 11-12.

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head. Great Fall Auction, Oct. 28.

Portland Beer Week, Portland. Join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as we partake in various events taking place in Portland, Maine and surrounding areas. Nov. 5-11.

Swine and Stein Oktoberfest, Downtown Water St, Gardiner. The 7th Annual Swine & Stein Oktoberfest is a trifecta of beer, food, and music. A beer tasting will showcase the incredible diversity of Maine craft beers along with food from quality Maine restaurants. Oct. 7.

Freeport Fall Festival, Freeport. Live music, arts and craft exhibitors, and some of Maine’s best food- including annual favorite, the Chowdah Challenge. Oct 6-8.

Fall Festival Weekend, Sunday River Resort. The unofficial kickoff to Sunday River’s winter season, the festival includes live music, a beer garden, wine tasting, arts & crafts, scenic lift and wagon rides, children’s games and activities, and the famous North American Wife Carrying Championship, Oct. 7-8.
(800) 543-2754

Wolfe Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Fall Festival, Oct. 6-8.; Pumpkin Hayrides, Sat-Sundays in Oct., 10-2.

Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial Street, Maine Wharf, Portland. The age of piracy comes to life in Portland with Real Pirates: An Exhibition from National Geographic. The 10,000-square-foot interactive exhibition showcases more than 200 artifacts, including everyday objects, personal items, and treasures, from the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters, through Oct. 29. 866-822-4780

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