Friday, May 6

The highlight of this month’s First Friday Art Walk in Portland will undoubtedly be Maine College of Art’s Thesis Exhibition, a show of work by over 100 students graduating from BFA, MFA and MAT programs, displayed on three floors of MECA’s Porteous Building (522 Congress St.). On view from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. meca.edu. Up the block at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland), the rockin’ roots group Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) kicks up the sawdust at 9:30 p.m. Tix: $12 (21+; bring your own sawdust). 747-5063. portlandempire.com.