The documentary Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins profiles the witty and fearless Texan journalist and columnist who managed, incredibly, to make George W. Bush look even stupider. It shows at Frontier (14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick) today (at 3 p.m.) through Oct. 24. Tix: $7-$9. 725-5222. explorefrontier.com. The awesome foursome Possum creates otherworldly psych-rock at Sun Tiki Studios (375 Forest Ave., Portland) with Carinae and Plains opening at 9 p.m. Call 329-5621 for tix (all ages). And Thievery Corporation drops their devastating electro-beats at Aura (121 Center St., Portland) at 9 p.m. Tix: $39.50-$59.50 (18+). 772-8274. auramaine.com.
Through October 19
The Harlow Gallery (100 Water St., Hallowell) is showing work by University of Maine at Augusta grads, including photographer Roxanne Rollins, comic artist Ted Closson and over a dozen others, in the UMA Alumni Show. 622-3813. harlowgallery.org.
Through October 27
Good Theater is staging Joshua Harmon’s timely play, Admissions, a sharp satire about what happens to liberal values when your kid’s trying to get into a good school. (Spoiler: they exit through the nearest window.) At St. Lawrence Arts (76 Congress St., Portland). Tix: $25-$32. 835-0895. stlawrencearts.org.
Through November 1
The artists in Shift, the new show at Able Baker Contemporary (29 Forest Ave., Portland), use “reflections, imperfect symmetry and pairs, and mirroring” to reveal the difference between reality and fakery, according to curator Tracy McKena. The exhibit includes work in various media by Rose Marasco, Paolo Arao, Jen Hitchings, Emilie Stark-Menneg and others. 917-545-6235. ablebakercontemporary.com.