Spring has sprung...get out there and have some fun!



6 p.m. Thursday. Artists at Work space, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, free.meca.edu/event/on-broadway- from-rent-to-revolution
Drew Hodges is the founder of the New York design company SpotCo and he's joining the graphic design faculty this fall at MECA. Hodges has written the book "On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution," a visual and oral history of Broadway with artwork by SpotCo. The book features a foreword by graphic designer Chip Kidd and an introduction by humorist David Sedaris. Hodges will be speaking about and signing copies of the book.


8 p.m. Thursday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $12 in advance, $15 day of show, 21-plus. portlandhouseofmusic.com
Port City Peep Show and Moxie Sazerac presents an all-star cast of local favorites who are putting on one heck of a burlesque and variety show. Spice up your Thursday night with performances from Holly Danger, StrangeBeauty Bombshell, Nabintu, Lexo Gogo and several other acts guaranteed to make your eyes and ears pop with joy.


9:30 a.m. daily through Sunday. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, $10, $9 seniors, $6 for children 3 to 12, 2 and under free. mainenarrowgauge.org
All aboard! The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is now boarding for school vacation week. Everyone loves a train ride, especially one that affords a scenic view of Casco Bay. When the train pulls back into the station, hit the museum and learn about Maine's systems of railroads that date back to the 1870s.


Jennifer Nettles

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
CMT Presents Jennifer Nettles with the 2016 Next Women of Country Tour when they make a stop at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord this weekend. Nettles has racked up over 22 million in worldwide record sales since exploding onto the music scene in 2004, amassing eight #1 hits and countless accolades and awards.

Baby Animals at Strawbery Banke

Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Head to Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth during a special time of year - when the new arrivals are welcomed into the world. Meet the spring's new arrivals under the tent on Puddle Dock: lambs, kids, piglets, bunnies, chicks and more.

Flying Gravity Circus

Saturday, 7 p.m.
The Flying Gravity Circus will perform at the Dana Cetner at St. Anselm College in Manchester this weekend. This nonprofit youth circus performance troupe provides high-quality circus arts training and stage experience to local teenagers.