Friday, March 11
Embrace of the Serpent is a beautifully shot black-and-white feature film about the decades-long relationship between an Amazonian shaman (the last member of his tribe) and two Western scientists; based on the journals of two real-life explorers who sought a psychedelic plant in the jungles of South America. It screens at the Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square) today at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., tomorrow at 2 p.m. Tix: $8 (NR). 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org. Tonight at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland), the estrogen-addled indie-rock trio Weakened Friends — whose EP of last fall, Gloomy Tunes, crushes — plays a free, all-ages gig, with opener The Dollys, at 8:30 p.m. 791-BOWL. baysidebowl.com. And the raucous and rascally bluesman Popa Chubby rips it up at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $20 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.