SIGN ME UP | Next week, a new chapter begins. This one starts with an inspired exhibition of hand-painted signs at SPACE Gallery, a medium that’s enjoying a comeback as aesthetic and economic changes have made people realize how ugly and lifeless factory-designed work can be. They open it with the documentary film SIGN PAINTERS at 7:30 pm. $8 at 538 Congress St., 207.828.5600. Meanwhile: “STEAMY NIGHTS 2013” is a fantasia of provocative dance at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (7:30 pm; $10), while early punk bands BLONDIE and X reward those seeking nostalgia in Hampton, NH (8 pm; $41-74).