Art

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972 — 2008,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6. Through Mar. 20.

“Weston: Leaves of Grass,” Edward Weston photographs, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6. Through Mar. 13.

“Currents 6,” multi-media work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 13.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Apr. 3.

“Cross Currents: Visual Art Distilled from the Maritime World,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9-$12. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Feb. 6.

“The Lay of the Land,” work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 11.

“Launch!” Work by young, emerging visual artists, York Art Association, York Harbor. www.yorkartassociation.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Paintings by Antonio Guerrero — Political Prisoner,” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 743-2183. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 18.

“Serenity,” porcelain works by Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; by appointment weekdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6. Through Feb. 21.

“Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning,” work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; First Friday Art Walk 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6. Through Apr. 10.

Faculty exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 6. Through Feb. 17.

“Storytellers,” Greta Bank, Patrick Corrigan, Carl Haase, Adriane Herman, Charlie Hewitt, Lisa Pixley, Alex Rheault and David Wolfe use their visual art skills to create art works that tell stories, University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Mar. 12.

“Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” drawings from the museum’s collection; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. www.farnsworth museum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Feb. 6. Through Apr. 3.

“Portraits and Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 333-3881. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“LINES Portland: the invisible/visible lines and labor that connects us,” Katarina Weslien’s prints based on road repair lines made by Portland public service crews, Portland City Hall, Portland. www.lines.portland maine.gov. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Through Feb. 11.

“Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Maine Life As It Is,” paintings and drawings by Tom Brennan, Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

“A Collection of Works: Max O’Callaghan-Shaw,” paintings and drawings, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

“Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” black and white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Apr. 30.

“Recent Acquisitions,” admission is $4; $3 for seniors and students; $2 for ages 7 to 18; free for children age 6 and younger and for all after 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saco Museum, Saco. 283-3861. Noon to 8 p.m. Monday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

“Bio-Geo Luminescence,” drawings by Josh Dallaire, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Mar. 31.

Winter exhibits, “Fear and Play,” paintings by Jonathan Lux; “The Gesture Contained,” sculpture by Joshua Enck; and “New York, New York,” photographs from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor, free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Mar. 26.

“Fauna,” work by Angel Braestrup and Margaret Ryan and “Newfoundland in Paint and Print,” work by Colin Barclay and Robert Aller, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabeth mossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Mar. 12.

“Where Art and Academics Intersect,” work from students at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Feb. 25.

“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” painted portraits by Robert Shetterly, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). www.portlandlibrary.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

“Selected Works from USM’s Juried Student Exhibition,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Feb. 17.

“The Rose of Sharon,” photographs by Sharon Murphy, Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

“More than a Rap Sheet [real stories of incarcerated women],” an exhibition of poetry by incarcerated women and photographic portraits of them, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” photographs from 75 to 100 years ago of Maine’s agricultural industry, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Mar. 21.

“Octopus’s Garden,” sculpture and two-dimensional work dedicated tocoral by Melita Westerlund, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Feb. 17.

“Color, Line, and Form: The Art of Abstraction,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Mar. 12.

“Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody,” Saco Museum, $2-$4, free age 6 and younger. www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

“Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” sculptural work and clothing by Katharine Cobey, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 25.

“Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Mar. 25.

“Dialogue: A Video Series,” artists’ videos rotate throughout the exhibit run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. Christian Marclay’s “Telephones,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Mar. 25.

“Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art,” modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Mar. 25.

“Strangers,” portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Mar. 30.

Juried Photography Show, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. www.chocolatechurcharts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center. www.freeportlibrary.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 28.

“Stable: Photography, 2011,” with work by Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Reception 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” collection of photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Forgotten Transport,” Jonathan’s color photographs of old, usually abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress, Portland. 415-8462. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Art Openings

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the first friday of every month, various locations, Portland, free. www.firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Auditions

Vivid Motion auditions, for spring show, “Hollywood Dreams,” Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. www.vividmotion.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Benefits

Bikes on Ice, ice bike race, ice skating, pick-up hockey games and more to benefit the Community Bicycle Center, Westbrook Skating Rink, Biddeford, $5. www.communitybike.net. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Chocolate Fest, and silent auction benefitting Healthy Kids Family Resource Network. Tickets must be purchased in advance, Lincoln Home, Newcastle, $35. 563-1818. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Author program, Jennifer Clarke Kosak, author of “Heroic Measures: Hippocratic Medicine in the Making of Euripidean Tragedy,” presents “Balance: The Narrative of Health and Disease in Ancient Greece.” A pre-program reception takes place at 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery, University of New England (WCHP Lecture Hall), Portland, free. www.une.edu. 6 p.m. Monday.

Book signing and author talk, Saco Museum, Saco, free. 283-3861. David Robinson and Elizabeth Tanefis, “The Saco River,” 6 p.m. Friday.

Longfellow Days: Poets in the Community, poetry readings as part of Longfellow Days events, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 729-4439. With Herb Coursen, Edward Gottfried and Anne Bowman, 1 p.m. Feb. 6.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. www.porttix.com. Bach’s St. John Passion, 2:30 p.m. today. Through May. 1.

Sundays with Schubert, the music of Franz Schubert with pianist Frank Glazer. Admission is free but tickets are required, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 3 p.m. today.

Michal Harris, concert pianist performs works by Chopin, Liszt,Beethoven, Schubert and Bartok, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $10-$15, free under 12 with adult. 324-2797. 2:30 p.m. today.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, small classical ensembles, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 door, $10 in advance. 761-1757. Ginastera and Piazzolla, 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10, $5 for seniors and students.www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Odeon Orchestras, present the work of Chen Yi; followed by discussion with cultural anthropologist, Phil McKean, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, free. www.camdenconference.org. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Kinderkonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, East End Community School, Portland, $4. 773-6128. The Nature of Woodwinds, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Kinderkonzert, concert for ages 3 to 7 with musicians from Portland Symphony Orchestra, Reiche Community School, Portland, $4. 773-6128. The Nature of Woodwinds, 1 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy

The Escapists, local improv comedy group, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $7. www.theescapists.net. 7 p.m. today.

Dance

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

Swing Dance, partner not needed, beginners welcome, Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With the Blue Willow Band ($10), 8 to 9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. to midnight dancing Friday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson 7 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover charge. 879-5761. 8 to 11 p.m. (dance party) Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

Contra Dance, all dances taught, dessert potluck; partner not necessary, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth, $5-$10, free under 5. 756-2201. With the Band with No Name, 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Bethel Winterfest, Nordic and Alpine skiing events, snowboarding, snowmobiling, helicopter rides, demonstrations, ice skating, snowgroomer rides,and more, various locations, Bethel. www.bethelwinterfest.com. Today.

Polar Blast, events in Eustis and Stratton, various locations, Stratton. www.eustismaine.com. Thursday. Through Saturday.

New England Pond Hockey Festival, benefits local charities, Haley Pond, Rangeley. www.newenglandpondhockey.com. Friday. Through Feb. 6.

International Snowmobilers Festival, riding, races, dancing, food and more, various locations, Madawaska. www.isfim.net. Saturday. Through Feb. 7.

Films

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. today.

“Nora,” 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. today.

Found Footage Film Festival, screening of videos found at garage sale, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters. Contains adult content, Space, Portland, $10. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Lemmy: 49% M**********r, 51% Son of a Bitch,” documentary about Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of Motorhead, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric view point, Portland Public Library, free. 1960s: “Beach Blanket Bingo,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Home & Garden

Growing Hosta in Maine, workshop admission is free but registration is required, Plants Unlimited, Rockport. www.plants-unlimited.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. www.brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

The Decemberists, in-store performance and autograph signing, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough, free. www.bullmoose.com. 5 p.m. today.

Rory Block, blues, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Blue Willow Band, 10:30 a.m. to noon today; Tom Snow, 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 6.

Neko Case, 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25, $45 VIP seating. www.portcitymusic hall.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Bluegrass/folk jam, bring your instrument, Strike Zone Restaurant and Pub, Old Orchard Beach. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 16.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Kathleen Grammer, mezzo-soprano and Charles Grindle, piano, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Lyrics Born, hip-hop/funk; 18-plus. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; $30 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gordon Bok, folk, Camden Public Library, Camden, $10. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Bibb and Harry Manx, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Aztec Two-Step, folk duo’s 40th-anniversary show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $28 door, $25 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Craig Perry, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. Friday. Through Mar. 4.

Coffeehouse, with Louis Philippe and guests; benefits Reindeer Group’s Alternative Music Program. Admission is free but reservations are recommended, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 857-9002. 7 p.m. Friday.

Sometymes Why, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jazz Festival, featuring local jazz bands, Old Orchard Beach High School, $5, $3 for children. 332-6461. Saturday.

John Wayne, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. Saturday.

New Day: A Concert of Songs from the Heart, presented by an ensemble of the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, $10 suggested donation. www.mainegaymenschorus.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

David Watts, pianist/singer performing jazz, blues and funk; benefits the music program at Freeport High School, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10, $5 for students. www.freeportpac.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland String Quartet, $22, $20 for seniors, free for those age 21 and younger. Pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 761-1522. Shostakovich and Schubert, 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

Sacred Harp singing, also known as shape-note singing; not a performance, open to those interested in practicing the traditional four-part singing, Portland New Church, Portland, by donation. [email protected] 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6.

Outdoors

Bird Walks, guided by a student naturalist, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. www.coa.edu. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tracking Walks, learn to identify tracks and sign of creatures in the snow, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. www.coa.edu. 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Through Mar. 10.

Pro Sports

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League basketball game., Portland Exposition Building, Portland, 5-30, 210-6655. Vs. Tulsa, 5 p.m. today. Through Mar. 31.

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 207-828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Vs. Hartford, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing Derby, with various evens and a visit from Ricky Craven, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. Today.

“The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley,” exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta. www.maine statemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Mar. 31.

IBU Biathlon World Cup, skiing and rifle markmanship competition with various community events in Presque Isle and Fort Kent, various locations. discovernorthernmaine.com. Thursday. Through Feb. 10.

The Hatter Remains, tattoo convention honoring Lou Robbins and the Mad Hatter Tea Party, Best Western Merry Manor Inn, South Portland, $5. www.deanaskinart.com. Friday.

Wilderness Sled Dog Race, with family activities, Maine State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Greenville. www.100milewildernessrace.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Seaweed Valentines, make a unique valentine using seaweed. $3.50 suggested donation; $1.50 for children, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Star Trek Live, interactive program presented by Mad Science Productions, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $17. www.collins centerforthearts.co. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

Theater

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” about the sometimes-funny story of two brothers who both aspire to be classical pianists, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 20.

“The Mousetrap,” murder-mystery, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today.

“Animals Out of Paper,” comedy about three origami experts who discover that their lives are as complicated as the paper they fold, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for age 18 and younger. www.thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by the Figures of Speech student ensemble, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. today.

“The Wizard of Oz,” musical, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

Page to Stage Festival, staged readings, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5-$12. www.heartwoodtheater.org. “Last Train to Nibroc,” 3 p.m. today.

“Crying at Movies,” two-person play about how a man’s experiences of watching cinematic leading ladies affected his relationships with women, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $10, $8 for students and seniors. www.acorn-productions.org. 5 p.m. today.

Winter Cabaret, sketch comedy, live music and delectable desserts. Admission is pay what you want; $18 suggested, Theater Project, Brunswick. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. today and Thursday and Saturday. Through Feb. 19.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Lake Region Community Theatre presents an adaptation of Ken Kesey’s book of the same name. Contains mature content and profanity, Lake Region High School, Naples, $10. 4 p.m. today.

“The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” Mad Horse Theatre presents Edward Albee’s play about an acclaimed architect and the secret that could turn his life upside down. Thursday performances are pay what you can, Lucid Stage, Portland, $20, $18 for students and seniors. 899-3993. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

Bold Face Play Reading Series, with Harbor Light Stage, Kittery Art Association, $10. “Becky Shaw,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Dark Night Series, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10 suggested donation. www.lucidstage.com. “The Play About the Baby,” 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

“Moonlight and Magnolias,” the craziness that happens behind the scenes during the filming of “Gone with the Wind,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 27.

“Dying City,” a drama about the unexpected appearance of a woman’s brother-in-law while her husband is deployed in Baghdad, Stonington Opera House, $20, $10 on Feb. 3. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 13.

“Airswimming,” the tale of the lifelong relationship between two women who become friends at an institution for the criminally insane, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8-$15. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Feb. 6.

Blue Man Group, theatrical show with comedy, music and technological marvels, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$68. www.porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 6.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10; $7 for students and seniors, Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. www.figures.org.7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Pride and Prejudice,” a Professional Ensemble based on Jane Austen’s novel. Admission is pay what you want; $18 suggested, Theater Project, Brunswick. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 20.

“Les Miserables,” student-produced musical based on the book of the same name by Victor Hugo, South Portland High School, $12, $9 for students and seniors. www.myticketportal.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Through Feb. 13.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble, Peaks Island School, Peaks Island, free. www.figures.org. 1 p.m. Feb. 6.Editor’s Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to Community News at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send e-mail to [email protected] or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6305.