• BENEFITS

TODAY

Ice Bar, bar made of ice outside the hotel’s courtyard; events include an ice sculpture exhibit, alcohol and live entertainment; benefits local charities. Portland Harbor Hotel. $15 to $21; tickets sold only at brownpapertickets.com. No tickets sold at the door. 775-9090. 5 to 9:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

Family Game Night, board games and snacks; benefits the high school’s drama club, Old Orchard Beach High School. Reservations required. $2; $6 for a family of four. 934-4461.
6 to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Fill the Tank, party with activities such as drum making/playing and mural painting for children, performances, raffles and a silent auction to benefit ArtVan; Lewiston Public Library. Free. www.artvanprogram.org. 5 to 8 p.m.

Nonviolent Communication Workshop, learn how to create connection in communication, listen with empathy and more; benefits Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s El Salvador Sistering Committee. Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Donation. www.opencommunication.org/schedule.html. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Girls Night Out, silent auction, refreshments and live performances to benefit A Company of Girls; Catherine McAuley High School, Portland. $20. www.acompanyofgirls.org. 5 p.m. (auction),
6 p.m. (performances).

“Watch Your Language!”, local radio word-game show in front of live audience; benefits WMPG, Portland Public Library. 2 to 4 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Bethel Winterfest, Nordic and Alpine skiing events, snowboarding, snowmobiling, helicopter rides, demonstrations, ice skating, snow groomer rides and more; various locations, Bethel. Various prices; some events are free. Various times today to Sunday; schedule at www.bethelwinterfest.com.

Winterfest, community ice-carving competition, entertainment and more; Harbor Park, Camden. Free. winterfest.mycamdenmaine.com. Noon to
3 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Family Fun Day, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, natural history exploration and more; Mt. Blue State Park, Weld. $1.50 for ages 12 to 64; all others free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

Art-making for the New Administration, join the League of Young Voters to discuss your vision of what you’d like to see from the LePage administration and make a video, including visual artwork, showing what you’d like to see; Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. www.theleague.com. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Sangai Asia Night, variety of performances and fashions from countries ranging from India to China, plus Asian culinary delicacies, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. www.bates.edu. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing Derby, various events and a visit from Ricky Craven, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. 695-2702. All day Friday through Sunday.

SATURDAY

Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium, experiential and motivational program that encourages and supports individuals in their involvement with environmental and social issues; Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. $10 suggested donation; reservations required. www.A2U2.org/contact.aspx?e=72. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• FILMS

TODAY

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. $5/donation. “The African Queen” (1951) followed by “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1962), 7 p.m.

Film and Discussion Series, Rockland Public Library. Free. “Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth: The First Storytellers” (1988), 6:30 p.m.

“Marwencol,” 2010 documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp, a man who receives brain injuries after being beaten; Space, Portland. $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

“Unnatural Causes,” a film discussing how the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health, Bowdoin College (Sills Hall), Brunswick. Free. 725-3342. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Down to the Sea in Film, nautical movie series, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $5 to $25. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. “Captain Blood” (1935), 6:30 p.m.

Random Movie Night, series in the Teen Lounge, Portland Public Library. www.portlandlibrary.com. 3:30 to 6 p.m.

“The Dead,” 1987 film based on James Joyce’s “Dubliners,” Bowdoin College (Visual Arts Center), Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Art Lecture Redux, screening of select lectures and panel discussions held at the museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. $5. 596-6457. “The Farnsworth Forum with Peter Gelb,” 2 p.m.

“Nora” (2000), based on Brenda Maddox’s book about the life of James Joyce’s wife, Bowdoin College (Visual Arts Center), Brunswick. Free.
725-3552. 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Found Footage Film Festival, screening of videos found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters (contains adult content); Space, Portland. $10. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Lemmy,” 2010 documentary about Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister; Space, Portland. $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric viewpoint, Portland Public Library. Free. 1960s: “Beach Blanket Bingo” (1965), 4:30 p.m.

• BOOKS/AUTHOR

TODAY

Book launch and signing with Amy Wood, author of “Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breathe Easier in a Fast-Paced World,” Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173.
7 p.m.

Poets Carol Bachofner and Ellen Goldsmith present “Life, Death and Form: Two Faces of Japanese Poetry,” Cushing Public Library. Free. www.camdenconference.org. 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Lara Bricker, author of “Lie After Lie: The True Story of a Master of Deception, Betrayal and Murder,” talks about and signs copies of her
book, York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Robin Hansen, “Ice Harbor Mittens,” book signing and reading, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. Reservations recommended. 967-8282. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Death and Survival in the Civil War,” series with presentations by authors/historians, Maine Historical Society, Portland. Donation. www.spiritsalive.org. “The Forest City Regiment: Death, Mourning and Loss” with Kim MacIsaac, 10 a.m. Saturday. Series runs through March 26.

Chris Van Dusen, author of “Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee,” reads from and signs copies of his book, Waldoboro Public Library. 832-4484. Noon.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Wednesday; semi-formal dance party, 7:30 to
11 p.m. Saturday.

3 Cool Ones Dance Party, featuring the Hustle, Latin and West Coast swing, Maine Ballroom Dance, Portland. $8 dance only; $12 for dance and lesson. www.MaineBallroomDancing.com. Salsa lesson at 8 p.m.; dance 9 p.m. to midnight Friday.

“A Warm Winter’s Night,” dance to benefit the Boothbay Region Community Resources Fuel Fund, American Legion Hall, Boothbay. $25.  350-6396. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

• PRO SPORTS

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League basketball game, Portland Exposition Building. $10 to $30. 210-6655. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Tulsa, 5 p.m. Sunday.