Get out there and have some fun!



7:30 p.m. Thursday. Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Community Education Center, USM, 96 Bedford St., Portland, $49.
She's a virtuoso on the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese instrument and a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. Don't miss Wu Man joined by the Shanghai Quartet, a world-renowned chamber music ensemble in their performance, "A Night in Ancient and New China."


All day Saturday and Sunday. Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Road, Newry.
Want to experience music, food and merriment all with a tropical guide? Head to Sunday River for the annual Spring Festival with music from the Maine Marimba Ensemble, PanNeubean Steel and The Boat Drunks. Events include the mechanical surfboard, key lime pie eating contest, slip and flip competition, margarita mix-off, eat the heat chili cook-off and the fire-fighter's race.


8 p.m. Friday. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $45, $
They've been putting the "mock" in democracy for 35 years and always keep their shows fresh and current. Capitol Steps specialize in political parody and their musical numbers include "Sixteen Times (and the Clintons are Broke)," "If There Were No Rich Men," "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Scalia?" and "Jeb Is Ready, He's My Brother" among other zingers. Expect modern day politics to be skewered in the funniest way possible.\


ChaD Battle of the Badges

Saturday, 5 p.m.
Firefighters and police officers from around New Hampshire and Vermont will hit the ice at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester this weekend for the 9th Annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

22nd Annual Seacoast Home and Garden Show

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 22nd Annual Seacoast Home and Garden Show returns once again to the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham. The show features over 200 home related exhibitors. Discover the latest products and services for your home.

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Cirque Zuma Zuma, who will put on a show this weekend at the Colonial Theatre in Keene, is unlike anything you have ever seen before, an African cirque show that highlights the unique elements of African culture.