Art

“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; poetry reading with local poets at 11 a.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through March 13.

“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. Through March 20.

“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.

“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. Through April 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.

“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. Through May. 8.

“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 Friday.

“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. 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. 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 and Wednesday; artist talk with Daniel Rozin at 3:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 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. 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. Through March 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.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; gallery talk with Jane Bianco at 1 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through April 3.

“White,” artists explore the color white, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through Feb. 27.

“44.4 Degrees North,” large map installation by local cartographer, Margot Carpenter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 11.

“Karen Gelardi: In the Outside,” multi-media installation, Gallery 37-A, Portland. www.thirtysevena.com. Noon to 6 p.m. today and Monday and Thursday through Saturday. Through Feb. 27.

“The Feathered Hand,” installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 3.

“Maine’s Soul Survivors,” photographic portraits by Jack Montgomery, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 14.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” 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. Through April 8.

“Scott Reed: Characters,” ink drawings, 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. Through March 20.

“James Fitzgerald and the Elizabeth Howard,” drawings; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 21.

“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.portlandmaine.gov. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“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 April 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. 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 March 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 March 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. elizabethmossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thrugh Saturday. Through March 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 Thursday; reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., noon to 6 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 25.

“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. Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center, Freeport. www.freeportlibrary.com. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; meet the artists at the chocolate bash at 6:30 p.m., 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.

“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 March 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 and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday. Through Feb. 17.

“Area Artists 2011,” group show with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and works in clay, glass, fiber and mixed media, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through March 19.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert and Madeleine de Sinety and paintings by Alden Grant, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through March 4.

“Jack and ME,” oil and watercolor paintings by Jim Lagasse, Bangor Public Library. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 28.

“CONCEPT: an Architectural IDEA,” University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. www.uma.edu/danforthgallery.html. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 28.

“Bringing It Home,” Berri Kramer’s visual journal of some villages in Guatemala, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. www.heartwoodcollegeofart.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Feb. 24.

Paula Dougherty, life and figure drawings, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Machias. 255-1279. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through March 18.

“Color, Line, and Form: The Art of Abstraction,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 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; 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 March 25.

“Dialogue: A Video Series,” artists’ videos rotate throughout the exhibit run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. Rachel Perry Welty’s “Karaoke Wrong Number,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 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 March 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 March 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.

“Quartet,” work by Arunas Bukauskas, Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett and Susan Bennett, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through March 26.

Silent art auction exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Runs through Friday.

“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 through Saturday. Through Feb. 23.

“A Conference of Birds II,” with work by Scott Kelley, Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene and others, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through March 26.

“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.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Reception 6 to 8:30 p.m., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May. 14.

“Undressed,” figure drawings and paintings of nudes, F-8 Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-3227. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; reception 4 to 7 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 14.

Auditions

New England Youth Theater auditions, for ages 5 to 19 years old for “The Sound of Music,” Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. 798-6966. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Benefits

Art with Heart Hootenanny, music, performances and silent auction; benefits the arts center, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Bowls for Haiti dinner, Haitian soup (joumou), bread, salad and chocolate mousse, music. To benefit the Emergency Committee of Gros Morne, a town in northwest Haiti, deal with the aftereffects of the earthquake. St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. 6 p.m. Friday.

Live and silent auctions, with refreshments and music to benefit Gardiner Main Street, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $25. 582-3100. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Pasta supper, benefits Royal Rangers Ministry, Seacoast Chapel, Saco. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Valentine Tea, and book sale; benefits Friends of Feral Felines, Friends of Feral Felines, Portland. 797-3014. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Valentine’s Scrapbooking Event, benefits the Gray Historical Society. Reservations required by Feb. 6, American Legion Hall, Gray, $30. 657-4783. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Sweetheart’s Valentine’s Soiree, dance benefitting the Portland Club’s historic preservation fund, Portland Club, Portland, $20. 761-4477. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

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. today.

Lunchbox Friends, bring a sandwich, beverage and dessert provided; books will be available for purchase and signing, Falmouth Memorial Library, free. 781-2351. Neil Rolde, “Maine in the World,” noon Tuesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1710. Tess Gerritsen, “Ice Cold,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Book launch, with Susan Conley, local author of “The Foremost Good Fortune,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 772-4045. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author reading, University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington, free. 778-7454. Alexander Chee, “The Queen of the Night,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, Linda Cortright, editor and publisher of Wild Fibers magazine presents “The Voice of Foreign Pastures” about natural fibers from the high High Himalayas to ancient Scandinavia as part of Longfellow Days. A narrated slideshow about Maine fiber arts opens the program, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $12 door, $10 in advance. 725-5222. 5:45 p.m. (slideshow), 6:30 p.m. (Cortright) Thursday.

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. With Emily Barton, “Brookland,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, with Marc Lamont Hill, Bates College (Pettengill Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, with Majka Burhardt, author of “Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa,” Colby College (Diamond Building), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Classical Music

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.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Tickets required, Saco Museum. 773-6128, Ext. 308. The Nature of Woodwinds, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, $18-$22, free under age 21. www.daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $4. 773-6128. The Nature of Woodwinds, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Nathan Kolosko, local guitarist and composer performs with flutist Carl Dimow and cellist Ben Noyes, Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, $10. www.nathankolosko.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Auryn Quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10, $4 for seniors and students. www.batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; (open rehearsal is at 11;30 a.m.; free but reservations required), 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Going for Baroque,” with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. 780-5555. 8 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, $18-$22. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sam Sytsma and Melsen Carlsen, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington, $10, free under age 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Musical Valentine: Love Songs from the 17th Century, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Viennese Tea, discussion and recital with Triple Helix, Blue Hill Congregational Church. www.bluehillconcerts.org.3 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

The Disciples Comedy Show, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Boomer Humor, with comedians Karen Morgan and Nancy Witter, Shipyard Brew Haus (Sugarloaf), Carrabassett Valley, $20. www.sugarloaf.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Monty Python Night, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comics for Kilts, with comedians John Ater, Nellie Coes and Tuck; benefits the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. www.claddaghmhor.com.8 p.m. Saturday.

The Escapists, improv group will be joined by student performers; benefits the high school’s theater program, Morse High School, Bath, $10. www.theescapists.net. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

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

Bangor Parks and Recreation Father Daughter Valentines Dance, Bangor Civic Center. www.basspark.com.6:30 p.m. Friday.

Contradance, beginner program at 7:30 p.m., Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, $5. www.bates.edu. With Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion, 8 p.m. Friday.

Daddy-Daughter Dance, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $25. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Night Dance Party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson 7 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. 8 to 11 p.m. (dance party) Saturday.

Valentine’s Dance, casual dress with music from the 1950s to 1970s, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. www.nassoncc.org. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Hearts for Harmony, Valentine’s Day dance with DJ Thunder and the Blueberry Pancakes steel drum band, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15 suggested donation. 441-2507. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Valentines Dance, with Night Posse, Amvets Post, Yarmouth. 846-6708. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

International Snowmobilers Festival, riding, races, dancing, food and more, various locations, Madawaska. www.isfim.net. Today.

New England Pond Hockey Festival, benefits local charities, Haley Pond, Rangeley. www.newenglandpondhockey.com. Today.

Winter Festival, snow rafting rides, groomer Rides, 3-on-3 pond hockey, snowshoeing, ice sculpting, skiing, races, ice skating, a giant snow playground and more, various locations, Auburn. www.auburnmaine.org. Today.

Bates Community Folk Festival, music and dance performances featuring student and local groups, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Winter Carnival, outdoor fun, kids’ activities, fireworks and more, Causeway, Naples. www.ScottRichard.net. Friday. Through Feb. 13.

Snowfest and Fishing Derby, Washington Pond, Washington. washingtonme.govoffice.com. Saturday.

Films

“And Everything Is Going Fine,” an intimate portrait of master monologist Spalding Gray, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Israeli Society through the Lens of Film, Colby College (Lovejoy Building), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. “Life According to Agfa,” 7 p.m. Monday. Through Feb. 28.

“The Global Banquet,” a film about how agribusiness squeezes out small farmers and how trade liberalization undercuts subsistence farming, University of Maine (Lincoln Auditorium), Farmington, free. 778-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric view point, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 1960s: “A Hard Day’s Night,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” a documentary film on the life and work of Julius Shulman, a renowned architectural photographer. Robert Darby, an architectural photographer from Winthrop, will speak before the film, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“My Israel — Revisiting the Trilogy,” with a discussion with the editor, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. www.coa.edu. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Film and Discussion Series, Rockland Public Library, free. “Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth: Love and the Goddess,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Down to the Sea in Film, nautical movie series, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $5-$25. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. “Life by Lobster,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Through March 5.

“art:21 — Art in the 21st Century,” followed by discussion, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. www.harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Classic Cinema, monthly film series, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, free. “Topkapi,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

Chocolate and wine tasting, benefits the Maine chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association; reservations required by Feb. 3, Atlantic Design Center, York, $10 suggested donation. 363-3004. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Wine Wise Presents, learn how to pair Italian red wines with food, Trattoria Grissini, Kennebunk, $40. www.winewiseevents.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chocolate tasting, Maynard’s Chocolates, Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lincoln Day Breakfast, breakfast buffet followed by a lecture about Henry S. Burrage by author and historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.; reservations recommended, Hampton Inn, Saco, $17. 282-6231. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Valentine’s Brunch, Parsonsfield Seminary, $5-$10. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stone Mountain Wine Dinner, informal wine dinner during which Carol Noonan and friends will spoof a traditional wine dinner, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $102. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Wine Wise Presents, series providing an opportunity to learn about wines and meet people, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $35 day of, $30 in advance. www.winewiseevents.com. French reds, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

February Fun Day, ice skating, face painting, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and more. Admission is $8 per person or $20 per family, Family Ice Center, Falmouth. 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Popcorn Saturday, children’s program for preschool through grade 5, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5, $20/family. 967-9120. All You Need is Love Valentine’s Day Extravaganza, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Garden Lecture Series, Merryspring Nature Park, Camden, $5, free for children. 236-2239. Zen Gardens of Japan, noon Tuesday.

Introduction to Preservation Techniques: Drying, learn about the wide range of fruits, veggies and herbs you can dry for later use, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, $10. 730-5040. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Concept: An Architectural Idea, programs about architecture with architects to accompany exhibit at the Danforth Gallery, University of Maine (Gannett Building Gallery), Augusta, free. www.uma.edu/archlectures. With Barba + Wheelock Architects, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 17.

Beekeeping Class, organic beekeeping with breakfast and lunch included. Registration is $150, Freeport Middle School. 449-1121. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Stem to Stern, architectural tours of the church; part of Longfellow Days, First Parish Church, Brunswick, free. 729-7331. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Vegetable gardening workshop, learn about seed selection, transplant, low-till, compost and more. Admission is free but advance registration is required, Gibbs Library, Washington. 845-2663. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Museums

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“A Most Inconvenient Storm,” original photographs from the ice storm of January 1886, Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through March 1.

“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

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. 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. Tom Snow, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

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. today.

TWO, music series featuring two New England-based bands performing original music; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $2. www.PortCityMusicHall.com. Ruin and Breeding Strength, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With Nathan Kolosko, guitar, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hinder, with Saving Abel, My Darkest Days and Kopek, State Theatre, Portland, $25. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Atlantic Chamber Players, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Monica Grabin, folk and traditional popular songs; benefits the Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance, Community House, Kennebunkport, $10 suggested donation. www.mainerivers.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, tickets are $5 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at the door, One Longfellow Square, Portland. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gretchen Parlato, jazz vocalist, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $6-$12. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Greg Boardman, traditional fiddle tunes, L/A Arts, Lewiston, $12 door, $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Buddy Moore, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. 846-9555. Friday.

Johnny A, with Danielle Miragli, guitarists, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 door, $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mason Jennings, folk/Americana; 21-plus. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; $30 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Tony Boffa Band, dancing; reservations recommended, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. Valentine’s Dance, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. The Golden Age of Motown, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mindy Smith, with Clara Berry, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Juke Union, classic fock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. Saturday.

Agape Coffeehouse, Seacoast Chapel, Saco, free. www.seacoastchapel.com/agape. Ocean Damaris, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Molenes, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $15, $6 for students. 582-3100. 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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 March 10.

Pro Sports

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League basketball game. Portland Exposition Building, Portland, 5-30, 210-6655. Vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Friday.

Readings

Voices in Recovery, poetry readings by Milestone participants, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Slant, off-the-cuff storytelling series, Space, Portland, free. www.space538.org. Theme: longing, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Special Events

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

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. Today.

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

Antique paper show, postcards, calendars and other paper collectibles; more than 40 exhibitors, Holiday Inn West, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Coin and stamp show, medals, tokens, postcards, supplies. Sponsored by the Brunswick Area Coin and Stamp Club, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, free. 721-7872. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

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

Valentine’s Day Canine Cocktail Party, with dog kissing contest, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Disney on Ice Princess Classics, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. www.theciviccenter.com. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11:30 a.m. and 3 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 13.

U.S. National Toboggan Championships, also chili and chowder contest and other activities, Snow Bowl, Camden. www.camdensnowbowl.com. Friday.

PechaKucha Night, variety of artistic presenters share their work, Watts Hall, Thomaston, $5. www.lincolnstreetcenter.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Medical Marijuana Expo and Patient Choice Awards, with speakers and more. General admission to the expo is $15. Admission to the awards program is $200; reservations required, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Portland. www.asamaine.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (expo) Saturday.

Sailor’s Valentines, make your own sailor’s valentine while enjoying refreshments and stories of maritime romance, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, $40. 548-2529, Ext. 206. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Inside the Organ, organist Ray Cornils offers a tour of the church’s 1883 organ; part of Longfellow Days, First Parish Church, Brunswick, free. 729-7331. 2 p.m. Saturday.

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. Through Feb. 20.

Blue Man Group, theatrical show with comedy, music and technological marvels, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$68. www.porttix.com. 1 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.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Feb. 27.

“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. today.

“The Wizard of Oz,” musical, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15. 2 p.m. today.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Feb. 13.

“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. Lucid Stage, Portland, $20, $18 for students and seniors. 899-3993. 2 p.m. today.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 13.

“Airswimming,” the tale of the lifelong relationship between two women who become friends at an institute for the criminally insane, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8-$15. 780-5151. 5 p.m. today.

Naked Shakespeare, minimalist performances by Acorn Productions’ Shakespeare Ensemble, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $8 suggested donation. 854-0065. Sonnets and Soliloquies, 8 p.m. Monday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” open dress rehearsal for the community production which will run Feb. 11 and 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Saco, York County Community College, Wells, $3 suggested donation. 490-3227, Ext. 122. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“Epic Proportions,” comedy presented by Ten Bucks Theatre Company, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington. www.tenbuckstheatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“Thom Pain,” a Will Eno play described by the New York Times as “a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $12, $10 for students and seniors. www.LucidStage.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“A Midsummer Night’s Disco Dream,” new twist on Shakespeare’s play with music from the late 1970s, Waterville Opera House. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“Almost, Maine,” the residents of a small Maine town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $15, $13 for students and seniors. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

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. Friday. Through Feb. 19.

“The Vagina Monologues,” benefits Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program and Sexual Assault Support Services of Southern Maine, Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco, $10, $7 for students and seniors. 490-3227, Ext. 122. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” benefits the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, $3. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 13.

John Prine Tribute Concert, featuring Matt Newburg and friends, Camden Opera House, Camden, $12 day of, $10 in advance. www.camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Night of Romantic Songs with Kelly Caufield, dinner performance, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. Kelly Caufield. 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.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.