By Kelly Morgan

Every Thursday, right here. Upcoming entertainment highlights for in town and beyond.

Listen Up

PORTLAND – Chicago Public Radio brings the Third Coast International Audio Festival our way, showcasing a wide range of style and sound in Internet and radio documentaries. >>When: 7 p.m. tonight >>Where: Salt Institute for Documentary Studies >>Tickets: $4 to $6 >>FMI: Call 761-0660 or visit

Local Bands

PORTLAND – Voted “Best Rock Act” in the 2006 Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll, Sidecar Radio is sure to please. With Dominic and The Lucid and Boombazi. >>When: 9 p.m. tonight >>Where: Asylum, 121 Center St. >>Tickets: $5 >>FMI:

Outdoor Adventure

BRYANT POND – Take it outside at the Maine Conservation School Open House/Alumni Weekend, celebrating the institution’s 50th anniversary. Try paddling a canoe, playing at archery or hiking, or just enjoy the bean supper and pancake breakfast. >>When: Saturday and Sunday >>Where: Look for signs off Lakeside Road >>Cost: Meals are $6 for adults, $3 children 6-12 >>FMI: Call 665-2068 or visit

Big BREWhaha

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Get a chance to sample from 40 regional microbrews at the 8th Annual Beer Festival on the Pier. Live music all day. >>When: 12 p.m. to close Saturday >>Where: Old Orchard Beach Pier >>Tickets: $15 >>FMI: Call 934-3595 or visit

Sex Addiction

PORTLAND – A documentary film from Caveh Zahedi, “I Am A Sex Addict,” is both a humorous and serious exploration of a very personal affliction. 18+. >>When: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday >>Where: SPACE, 538 Congress St. >>Tickets: $5 members, $6 non-members >>FMI: Call 828-5600 or visit

Also this week

Guy Davis, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath >>FMI: 442-8455 or

Lauren Shaw’s documentary, “Maine Women: Living on the Land,” 7 p.m. tonight, GrowSmart Maine Office, Yarmouth. >>FMI: 847-9275 or

Inspired Voices, A Musical Journey, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. >>FMI: 755-0036 or

Check out Encore on Fridays and Spotlight calendar Saturdays for complete event listings.