Wednesday, November 12 

Pioneering indie-folksinger Ani DiFranco performs tonight at Waterville Opera House (93 Main St., Waterville) at 8 p.m. Tix: $30-$40 (all ages). 873-7000. operahouse.org. Meanwhile, at Portland’s fancy theater (Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St.), food TV star Alton Brown will be performing culinary experiments, comedy and songs as part of his Edible Inevitable Tour, at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $47-$157. 842-0800. porttix.com.