The weekend has finally arrived! Here are some fun things to do in the area.



8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick, free.
Bowdoin's theater and dance departments invite you to their annual spring dance concert featuring faculty-directed choreography for students and choreographic studies that will draw you into their dance-making processes. You'll see dances set to a diverse range of music including Dutch avant-garde rock, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and a violin concerto by American composer John Adams.


6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Congress Square Park, High & Congress Street, Portland, free.
Congress Square kicks off the 2016 Friday night event series with a high-energy 7-piece brass ska ensemble. Raging Brass Reggae was formed in 2014 by trumpeter Marc Chillemi and the band pays homage to 60s Jamaican ska, rocksteady and roots reggae instrumentals. If you think you're not going to want to dance...think again!


7 p.m. Friday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10 in advance, $15 day of
Don't let his biomedical engineering degree fool you, Brooks Wheelan is hilarious. His resume includes a year as a Saturday Night Live cast member, a #1 comedy album on iTunes and appearances on "Late Night with Seth Myers," "The Tonights Show with Conan O'Brien," "Girls" and MTV's "Ridiculousness."


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Circus XTREME

Friday, 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m.

The Greatest Show on Earth returns to the Verizon Wireless Arena this weekend in Manchester with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Circus XTREME. You are invited to bring mom - and your imagination - to one of these special performances.

Chris Isaak

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Chris Isaak will take the stage at the Lebanon Opera House this weekend. With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak’s vocal style has earned him enormous acclaim, and his vast catalog of hits include “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.”

7th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Craft Festival

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 7th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival takes place this weekend in the scenic Town Common of Hampton Falls. Over 75 Juried craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including stained glass, original watercolors, photography, pottery, carved wildlife, folk art, hand crafted soaps, country wood, quilts, doll clothes, fine jewelry, floral design and more.