Sunday, March 8

Set in Millinocket, writer/director Lance Edmands’ debut feature film Bluebird explores how the denizens of a small town try to cope with a slew of personal and socioeconomic tragedies. It screens at the Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square) the evening of March 6 and this afternoon at 2 p.m. Tix: $8 ($6 students). 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org. Tonight at Empire (575 Congress St.), a cool indie-rock band called Happiness, comprised of three members of Deer Tick and singer/guitarist Rafay Rashid from the group Ravi Shavi, plays a 9:30 p.m. show with special guests. Tix: $7 (21+). 747-5063. portlandempire.com.