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1. There are all kinds of fun food and wine events happening this weekend. The Blue Hill Fall Foliage Food and Wine Festival kicked off on Thursday and runs through Sunday, & features all kinds of food, wine & arts & music events all weekend, from fancy dinners to chowder cookoffs. For info, visit bluehillpeninsula.org. In Bangor, the annual Oktoberfest celebration is set for all afternoon & evening on Saturday in West Market Sqaure, with New England beer tastings & German food at the Rev Noble Pub. And, finally, Three Tides in Belfast hosts its fifth annual Beer & Mussel Fest, with all the mussels and Belgian fries you can eat and beer tastings from Marshall Wharf Brewery, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. For info, visit 3tides.com.
2. The Toughcats play totally delightful indie bluegrass folk, and the trio are set to play a show at 7:30 Friday night at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. The band, hailing from the island of North Haven and from Portland, have been making their trademark blend of Tom Waits, Earl Scruggs and the Squirrel Nut Zippers for more than five years, and their show Friday will benefit food pantries in Waldo County. Admission is $15, for info, visit unityme.org.
3. Ten Bucks Theatre offers up its fall show, the Edward Albee play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Comins Hall on Route 9 in Eddington. This fast-paced, riveting show is an American theater classic. Tickets are of course, 10 bucks.
4. Jeremy White, Adam Hatch, Erik Gundersen, and Travis Cowing are all very funny guys, and they’re hosting another great night of Maine comedy, this time at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln. For $10, you too can enjoy some stellar laughs all night long. And don’t forgot, Riot Enterprises, the sponsoring group, will host the second annual Comedy Riot showcase on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Brewer.
5. The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft hosts the acclaimed music-dance-juggling-performance art duo AudioBody, in a show set for 7 p.m. Saturday. Brothers and Maine natives Matt and Jason Tardy use homemade instruments, amazing juggling skills and specially designed jumpsuits to create a multimedia performance that’s somewhere in between Blue Man Group and the Smothers Brothers. Tickets are 15 at the door, for info, visit centertheatre.org.