Friday, April 17

Don Lindgren, co-proprietor of the Biddeford-based culinary/mixology bookshop Rabelais, presents a slideshow titled “Spirited Ephemera: Cocktail and Liquor History Through Paper” that uses old recipe books, labels, licenses and litigation to illustrate the history of various spirits and concoctions. “Happy hour” beverages and snacks will be served at Maine Historical Society (489 Congress St., Portland) at 5:30 p.m. Tix: $10. 774-1822. mainehistory.org.

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