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; 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.

“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.

“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.

“Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” sculptural work and clothing by Katharine Cobey, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Book signing with the artist; part of Longfellow Days, 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 25.

“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. Through April 8.

“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.

“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; Independent short films, artists’ videos and topical discussion from 6 to 7 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 Thursday.

“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.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 14.

“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 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.

“Undressed,” figure drawings and paintings of nudes, F-8 Gallery, Kennebunkport. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday.

“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.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!” Pop-up books from the 1,800 volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through April 1.

“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.

“Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons,” photographs of World War II refugees in Europe, 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.

“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, 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 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 and Wednesday 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. elizabeth mossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through March 12.

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

Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center. www.freeportlibrary.com. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 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.

“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 through Thursday.

“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.heartwood collegeofart.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. Gallery talk with Jessica Skwire Routhier at 3:30 p.m., noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

“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.

Spindleworks, work by adults with disabilities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., noon to 6 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 26.

“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.

Auditions

Freeport Family Performing Arts auditions, for a non-musical adaptation of “Peter Pan,” Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. today; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Boothbay Playhouse summer shows auditions, for “Seussical,” “Nunsense,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Call Me Madam”; appointment required, Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayplayhouse.com.1 p.m. today.

Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive Workshop program, open auditions for dancers ages 12 and older, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. 772-9671. www.portlandballet.org. 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Benefits

Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, sample and vote for recipes by area chefs; benefits Altrusa International, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $17.50, $10 for under age 10. 772-2701. 12:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Valentine’s Fundraiser, silent auction, wine and chocolate tastings; benefits the Freeport Rotary Club and the Freeport Elders Association, Freeport Community Center, $30. 865-6462. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Harlem Rockets, comedy basketball team plays against the Sanford Hot Shots; benefits the Sanford-Springvale Youth Athletic Association and the community center, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10 door, $8 in advance. www.nassoncc.org. 3 p.m. today.

LUV Me 5K, road race benefiting Little Field Home, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport, $15-$40. [email protected] 9 a.m. today.

Empty Bowls and Fine Arts Showcase, eat soup from a hand-crafted bowl which you keep while listening to performances; benefits local food pantries, Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, $5. 625-2450. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mousam Mush Human Dogsled Race, benefits Goodall Memorial and Springvale Public Libraries, Gowen Park, Sanford, $50 to participate. www.springvalelibrary.org. 11 a.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 Alice Persons, Rob Farnsworth and Ruth Bookey, 1 p.m. today.

Author program, Alexander Weheliye, author of “Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity,” presents “Ring, Ring, Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies,” Bates College (Pettengill Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. 7 p.m. Monday.

Author program, Michael Rawson, author of “Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston,” talks about his book, Bowdoin College (Moulton Union), Brunswick, free. 725-3396. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, with Lois Brown, author of “Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, free. 774-1822. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author event, with Chris Van Dusen, author and illustrator of “Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, free. 729-5083. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Book signing and reading, seating is limited; reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Amy Wood, “Life Your Way,” 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

“Suites for the Sweet,” with the University of Southern Maine Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. 780-5555. 2 p.m. today.

DaPonte String Quartet, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, $18-$22, free under age 21. www.daponte.org. 3 p.m. today.

Blue Hill Concert Association’s Sunday Afternoons Concert Series, admission is free for children and high school students, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $20. 359-2353. Triple Helix, 3 p.m. today. Through March 20.

Auryn Quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10, $4 for seniors and students. www.batestickets.com. 3 p.m. today.

Triple Helix, Beethoven piano trios, Blue Hill Congregational Church, $25. www.bluehillconcerts.org. 3 p.m. today.

Kinderkonzert, with members of Portland Symphony Orchestra; for ages 3 to 7, Windham High School, $4. 773-6128. The Nature of Woodwinds, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

Daniel Hope and Jeffrey Kahane, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, $37. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Kinderkonzert, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; for children ages 3 to 7, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, $4 door. 773-6128. The Nature of Woodwinds, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday.

Comedy

My Funny Valentine, stand-up comedy about love and laughter with comedians Karen Morgan, John Ater, Nellie Coes, Quinn Collins and others, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $12 door, $10 in advance. www.explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy for Grown-Ups, with comedians Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton, Sunday River (White Cap Lodge), Newry, $20. www.sundayriver.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

George Hamm, Captain’s Galley, Old Orchard Beach, $20. 934-1336. 21-plus, 8 p.m. Saturday.

George Hamm, Captain’s Galley, Old Orchard Beach, $20. 934-1336. 21-plus, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

PHILADANCO: By Way of Funk, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $27-$32. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. today.

Father-Daughter Dance, dancing, games, prizes, refreshments and more, Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook, $20-$25, $5 per additional guest. www.drouindancecenter.com. 3 to 5:30 p.m. today.

Doug Varone and Dancers, also pre-performance lecture at 6 p.m. in the Green Room, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $30-$38, $10 for students. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. Advance beginner/intermediate rumba/bolero lesson at 7 p.m., 8:30 to 11 p.m. Wednesday; 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Swing Dance, partner not needed, beginners welcome, Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With Maine Swingin’ DJs ($8), 8 to 9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. to midnight dancing Friday.

Contradance, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, free for children. 288-5015. With the Big Moose Band, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. dance Friday.

Contradance, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $9. 666-3090. 8 to 11 p.m. (beginner’s lession at 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. Through Feb. 26.

Fairs/Festivals

Winter Carnival, outdoor fun, kids’ activities, fireworks and more, Causeway, Naples. www.ScottRichard.net. Today.

“The Faces of Our Neighbors,” festival, marketplace and documentary film, Climate Refugees to support Haiti; dinner is available by reservation: call 774-5721, Waynflete School, Portland, donation. 5 to 6:45 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Winterfest, parades, rides, food and more, various locations, Millinocket. www.katahdinmaine.com. Friday. Through Feb. 26.

Films

Kids Classics at Dreamland Theater, movies for children, Winter Street Center, Bath, $5 suggested donation. www.sagadahocpreservation.org. “Lady and the Tramp,” 2 p.m. today. Through May 8.

For the Next 7 Generations, documentary film screening, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 to $10 suggested donation. 1 to 3 p.m. today.

“M.C. Richards: The Fire Within,” documentary about Mary Caroline Richards. The filmmakers will be at the screening, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland, free. www.meca.edu. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Movies in the Afternoon, series of films from the 1930s, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Masters Series, film series on Maine art masters, Town Hall, Yarmouth, free. [email protected] “Lois Dodd,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Teens through Time, film series with teen-cenric view point, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 1960s: “To Sir With Love,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

“An Island,” documentary following the Danish band, Efterklang, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Israeli Society through the Lens of Film, Colby College (Lovejoy Building), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. “My Father, My Lord,” 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 28.

Random Movie Night, series in the Teen Lounge, Portland Public Library. www.portlandlibrary.com. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 24.

Flick and Float, watch a movie while floating in the pool, Reiche Community School (Pool), Portland, $1-$5. Friday.

“Casablanca,” classic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman screening followed by big band performance by the Portland Jazz Orchestra, State Theatre, Portland, $10-$20. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Down to the Sea in Film, nautical movie series, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $5-$25. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. “The Crimson Pirate,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Through March 5.

Saturday Afternoon Movies, series of films from the 1930s, Bangor Public Library, free. 947-8336. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Birthday Celebration, cake, food samples, face painting and prizes; all in celebration of the store’s fourth birthday, Whole Foods Market, Portland. 774-7711. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Healthy Foods, Whole Foods Market, Portland. 774-7711. Women’s health with Susan Fekety, 6:30 to 8 p.m., heart healthy program, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; gluten-free day with lecture at 9:30 a.m., and samples, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beer tasting, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 

For Children

Little Lake Stewards Series, environmentally-themed stories, activities and crafts for pre-schoolers, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish. Incredible Insects, 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Through April 15.

Home & Garden

Beekeeping Class, organic beekeeping with breakfast and lunch included. Registration is $175, Freeport Middle School. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Bath Antiques Show, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Pickle Power, introduction to preserving vegetables and fruits by pickling, Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton, $20. 929-9185. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Ever-Blooming Garden Design, with Lee Schneller, author of “The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden,” Falmouth Memorial Library, $5. 781-4889. 11 a.m. Monday.

The Organic Home Orchard, learn how to use different organic orcharding techniques to help you grow apples, pears, plums and peaches, focusing on soil requirements and methods of tracking and trapping different fruit pests, Belfast Free Library, Belfast, free. 568-4142. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Garden Lecture Series, Merryspring Nature Park, Camden, $5, free for children. 236-2239. Colonial Herb Gardening, noon Tuesday.

Introduction to Preservation Techniques: Pickling, learn how to preserve fruits and vegetables by pickling, Scarborough High School, $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 Redtop Architects, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Why Interior Design Is an Art, an illustrated program with Kim Connell, owner Coastal Maine Designs, Town Hall, Yarmouth, free. 829-5567. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, with celebrity chefs, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5-$8, free under age 6. www.homegardenflowershow.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20.

Time Flies, Chris Balzer of Balzer Family Clock Works shares clock-making stories, displays historic timepieces and offers informal appraisals of your old watch or clock; part of Longfellow Days, Brunswick Inn on Park Row, Brunswick, free. 729-4914. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” an exhibit of American Indian 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 Thursday and 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 Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. The Golden Age of Motown, 2:30 p.m. today.

Concerts at Jewett, tickets are $10, $5 for students, free for children age 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Downeast Brass Quintet, 2 p.m. today.

Bluegrass jam session, unplugged string instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $5, free for kids with adult. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m. today.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, open jam jazz session, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, by donation. 541-9024. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

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

Valentine’s Day Show and Dance, with Pine Tree State Country Music Association, Trafton Senior Center, Sanford, $5-$6. www.ptscountrymusicassoc.org. 1 p.m. today.

Frontier Ruckus, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10. 761-1757. 8 p.m. today.

Time Pilots, 1980s dance music over band performs to benefit Family Crisis Services, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $5-$20, free age 12 and younger. 767-4952. 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Gunther Brown, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. Noon to 2 p.m. today.

Sunday Jazz, VENUE American Grille, Portland. Tom Delrossie Group, 12:30 p.m. today.

“Guitar meets Piano: from Maui to Maine,” with Robert Bekkers, Meetinghouse, Wells, $10/door. 324-9046. 7 p.m. today.

Down East Country Music Association, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. www.decma.org. Country Valentine Show, noon today.

Our Funny Valentines, cocktail and dessert party with performances by Charis Leos and Jenny Lee Stern; benefits Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $100. 725-8760, Ext. 15. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Village to Village, fiddle and cello international music duo, Clan Maclaren, Rockland. 593-7778. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday.

Mirror Image, jazz, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. With Valentine’s Day dinner, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With the Hancock St. Quartet, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hurricanes of Love, psychedelic folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Flash Allen, dinner music, VENUE American Grille, Portland, no cover. 6 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. Albert Melton, organ, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Great Big Sea, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Open stage, acoustic open mic, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Trey Anastasio and the Trey Anastasio Band, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $39.50. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Los Straitjackets, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Midgley, acoustic blues, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. 846-9555. Friday.

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

John Prine Tribute, concert featuring Matt Newburg and friends; 18-plus, Space, Portland, $12 day of, $10 in advance. 828-5600. www.space538.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Gregory Alan Isakov, with Billy Libby, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Hi Tiger, with Matiss Duhon and Jacob Augustine, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5-$10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, folk, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. www.buoygallery.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jocelyn Emery and Dave Coleman, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Coos Canyon concert, to benefit the high school chorus which was invited to perform at the Washington, D.C., National Cathedral; a silent auction starts at 7 p.m.; tickets at all Bull Moose locations, Scarborough High School, $8-$10. concert at 8 p.m. Friday.

Cody Michaels, piano, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Catie Curtis, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Brendan James and Matt White, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland, free. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jacqueline Francis, folk/piano-based pop, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, $5 suggested donation. 899-3529. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30.50 day of show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jazz TV Themes and More, with the Colby Faculty Jazz Quintet and guest artists, Colby College (Given Auditorium), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

48 Hour Music Festival 3, featuring 30 artists who will be grouped into new bands for the festival; tickets available at Bull Moose stores, Space, Portland, $10. www.space538.org. 18-plus, 8:30 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, 210-6655. Vs. Springfield, 1 p.m. today.

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 207-828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Vs. Providence, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Special Events

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) today.

Disney on Ice Princess Classics, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. www.theciviccenter.com. 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today.

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

Valentines Bazaar, crafts, music, family entertainment and more, Lucid Stage, Portland, $5, $3 for age 12 and younger. 899-3993. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Open House of Alchemist Delights, tarot readings and introduction to a new line of all natural perfumes, Union Station Office Building, Portland. www.kittywitchperfumery.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

“Winter Delivery,” exhibit of horse-drawn vehicles as an oil delivery wagon, school bus sleigh and both city and country sleighs, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. www.skylinefarm.org/. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Through March 27.

The International Appalachian Trail: Maine to Morocco, free for members of Friends of Eastern Promenade and Portland Trails, $5 for non-members, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. friendsofeasternpromenade.org.. 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Port Veritas, spoken word series, Blue, Portland. www.portveritas.com. Annual Erotic Poetry Night; Shane Hawley, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“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.

Maine skiing history, Hurricane Ski Slope, with ski journalist Scott Andrews, research director of the Ski Museum of Maine, Ocean View at Falmouth, free. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“Have a Heart: Reduce your Risk of Heart Disease,” lunch and learn program presented by University of New England’s Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition; for details and register, contact Bill Paterson at 602-3589, Peoples Choice Credit Union, Saco, free. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Camden Conference, annual conference about world issues with international speakers, Camden Opera House. www.camdenconference.org. Friday. Through Feb. 20.

Laser Fest, Audio Visual Imagineering Laser System presents laser shows, some with rock music, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5. 780-4249. Saturday. Through Feb. 27.

Bacchanalian Ball, music and dancing, chocolate buffet, home-brewed mead, wine and beer tasting; and a live auction; 21-plus, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Hampden, $5 donation. www.emppa.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Four Season Wedding Show, vendors, prizes, planning information; reservations requested, French’s Point, Stockton Springs, free. 567-3650. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Jackson Gillman, mime, actor, songsmith and storyteller, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Jackson Gillman, “Once Upon a Tide: Sea Songs and Stories,” interactive performance for all ages, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. 11 a.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. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

As If Stories, dramatic readings of stories by Maine writers, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $10 suggested donation. aarhusgallery.com. 3 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; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 27.

“Epic Proportions,” comedy presented by Ten Bucks Theatre Company, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington. www.tenbuckstheatre.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday and 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. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“Love Letters,” two-person play presented by the Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath, $15, $25 per couple. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. today.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 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. today, Thursday and Saturday.

“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.

“The Vagina Monologues,” benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. Admission is pay what you can; $5 to $20 suggested, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. 807-7812. 7 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.

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

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

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 2 p.m. today.

“The Soiree,” romantic theater and music with Jake Brooks and Amanda Huotari, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Flying Donkey Cabaret, traveling road show of puppetry for adults, music and more, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5-$10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

It’s Mainely Love, Affiliate Artists annual Valentine’s presentation, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $5 suggested donation. 774-1045. 7 p.m. Monday.

“You the Man,” Add Verb Productions presentation with actor Brian Chamberlain that deals with abuse and violence, Deering High School, Portland, free. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Improv Experience, four experimental plays created with the audience, Lucid Stage, Portland, $7. www.portlandimprovexper. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, $10. 725-3375. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Rent,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19.99. 799-1421. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 5.

“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.

Out of the Hat, play reading series. Audience members are welcome to particpate; rehearsals are at noon, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, free. Children’s theater, 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Two Storytellers,” with Michael Parent and Antonio Rocha, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10-$12. 899-3993. 2 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.