Art

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972–2008,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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

“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 and Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

Youth Art Month exhibit, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through April 3.

“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.

“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. meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 10.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 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 ages 16 and younger. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 3.

“Pop-ups! They’re Not JUST for Kids!” pop-up books from the 1,800 volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 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.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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. 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. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

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

Think Spring! Maine Women in the Arts exhibit in the Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. Today through Saturday. Through April 9.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday through Saturday. Through March 27.

“The Orb and the Octopus,” black and white drawings, by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland, free. 780-5008. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Through April 28.

Southern Maine Clay Guild Pottery Show and Sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday.

“Arts, Artists and Personalities in 1930s Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7-$8, free for children under age 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through May 2.

“The Colors of Winter,” works by Spindleworks artists, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. Today through Saturday. Through March 29.

“Spring Light,” hand-blown glass by Terrill and Charlie Jenkins of Tandem Glass, Dresden, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 31.

“Aerial Views of the Maine Coast in Wax,” by encaustic artist Rick Green, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. Today through Saturday. Through March 30.

“Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look,” retrospective of works by the Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (gallery), Bath. 442-8455. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 16.

“March Forth,” selected Maine art, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today through Friday.

Faculty exhibit, works by Stephen Burt and Sarah Gorham, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 31.

“Audition,” group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 9.

“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 Co. 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.

“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.

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

Student art exhibition, works by Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Monday through Saturday. Through May 10.

“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 Friday.

“Dialogues, a Video Series,” artist videos shown continuously in conjunction with the exhibit, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston, free. 786-6158. Roy Villevoye and Jan Dietvorst’s “Owner of the Voyage,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

“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 Friday.

“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.

“Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show,” also at Dyer Library in conjunction with National Youth Art Month; free for members and children age 6 and under and Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., Saco Museum, Saco, $2-$4. 283-3861. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through April 22.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space, Portland. space538.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

“Young at Art,” work by elementary and middle school students, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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

“Yes, You CAN Make a Living in the Arts,” Yarmouth Town Hall, free. With metalsmith and jewelry artist Judith Barker, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

“Journeys to the Interior,” paintings by Robert Nason, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Max Ascrizzi: New Sculptures,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 930-0464. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through May 8.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Femme Fatile Studio,” group exhibit of relief bronze, fused glass, hand-painted ceramic and sculpted clay tiles, River Suite, Kennebunk. 229-8388. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m., reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 1.

“Frozen in Time,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through May 28.

“European Drawings,” portraits and figure studies to landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 22.

Tom Hall Prints, continues through April 23, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Artist in the gallery, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

PORTopera, male and female singers for large chorus in “La Fille du Regiment,” perform a song or aria, in French if possible, Portland High School. 879-7678. By appointment today.

“Narnia,” roles for adults and children, be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-3743. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Benefits

Empty Bowls Turn-a-thon, wood bowls made on site by members of Southern Maine Woodturners with proceeds from sales to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, South Portland. 761-4402. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Dine Around the World, food and wine tasting, auction and music to benefit Gary’s House, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $40. garyshouse.org. With the Portland Pirates and author Linda Greenlaw; Shannon Moss is host, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“So You Think You Know Bath?” teams of local historians try to beat each other in answering questions involving the history of the city; benefits Main Street Bath, Winter Street Center, Bath, $30. visitbath.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

Empty bowl soup supper, enjoy soup in a handmade bowl and keep the bowl; benefits the York Food Pantry, York Art Association, York Harbor, $10-$15. 363-6937. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Empty bowls supper, buy a locally handcrafted bowl and fill with homemade soup, chowder or chili; benefits The Gathering Place and Women’s Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, $15. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

CeleSoiree, international cuisine, live African drumming by Jordan Benissan, flamenco dancing and rhythms by Olas, and a silent auction. Benefits Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Portland Company Com-plex, Portland, $30/$35, Under age 12 free. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Ski-a-thon, benefits Maine Handicapped Skiing, Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry. skimhs.org. Saturday.

March Madness, bake and rummage sales and raffle to benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Saco Grange, Saco. sacogrange@yahoo.com. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Auction for Action, silent and live auctions, music, refreshments to benefit the non-profit and non-denominational Rural Community Action Ministries, which is raising funds to renovate homes for elderly residents in 13 area towns, Leeds Community Church. 524-5095. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Auction, cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, to benefit the Theater Project, Brunswick Inn on Park Row, Brunswick, $10. 729-8584. theaterproject.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Book Signings

Maurissa Guibord, Ellen Booraem and Carrie Jones, Guibord is the author of “Warped,” Booraem of “Small Persons with Wings” and Jones of “Entice,” the third in the “Need” series, Bull Moose, Scarborough, free. Popular juvenile and teen fantasy fiction authors, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Benefit book sale, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Woodfords Club, Portland. 773-5437, Ext. 50. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland, free. 228-8014. Today through Saturday. Through April 30.

Book signing, Freeport Wild Bird Supply. Richard Crossley, “The Crossley ID Guide,” 4 p.m. today.

Author presentation, Harrison Village Library, free. 583-2970. With Ben Sprague, author of “Buy, Hold, Sell: A Disciplined Guide to Investment Success,” 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Michelle Souliere, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. Author and illustrator of “Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake,” with authors Kenny Wing and Alan Burnell, Farmington Public Library. 778-4312. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Poetry reading, University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington, free. With poet Erika Meitner, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. bates.edu. With poet Aracelis Girmay, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Death and Survival in the Civil War,” series with presentations by authors/historians, Maine Historical Society, Portland, donation suggested. spiritsalive.org. “Dead Men’s Pockets: Gettysburg Bodies and Other Stories” with Margaret Creighton, Saturday.

Anne Serafin, signs copies of “African Women Writing Resistence, Contemporary Voices,” Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. porttix.com. Brahms, Britten and the Beatles, 2:30 p.m. today.

Blue Hill Concert Association’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, free for children and high school students, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $20. 359-2353. Bennewitz Quartet, performing Suk, Janacek and Dvorak, 3 p.m. today.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $15, free for ages 18 and younger. 846-5378. midcoastsymphony.org. “Spring the Light Fantastic,” 2:30 p.m. today.

Nikolai Lugansky, Russian pianist; pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. with Laura Kargul and piano students, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $34, $10 for students. 842-0800. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

“My Favorite Bach,” with the Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16-$18, $9 for students. mainemusicsociety.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Seanachie Nights, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. lynnecullen.com. Jackson Gillman: The Stand-Up Chameleon, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Half-Price Showcase, hosted by Charlie Wiener, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $35. 594-0070. 8 p.m. Friday.

Charlie Wiener, with Vince Martin, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Charlie Wiener, with Vince Martin, Comedy Connection, Portland, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tim Sample, proceeds benefit the Buxton Center Baptist Church Lift Project, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish, $16 in advance, $18 at door. 929-3060. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

International folk dance, learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and other countries around the world. Dances will be taught from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance party. Beginners welcome. Portland New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 318-7108. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

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

Contradance, part of the Down East Country Dance Festival, Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, $12, $8 for ages 11 to 21. 563-8953. deffa.org. Bands performing will be Rock the Boat and Elixir, 7:30 to midnight Friday.

“Sleeping Beauty,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15-$20. 781-3587. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

“By Request,” Portland Ballet Company’s 30th-anniversary performance of favorite dances, Portland High School, $15-$40. 800-838-3006. portlandballet.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Downeast Country Dance Festival, daylong celebration of traditional dance and music, including workshops, performances and jam sessions, featuring 20-plus bands, non-stop New England contradancing, plus international folk dancing, Cajun two-steps, tango, belly dancing and more. Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, $28 full day, $15 day session, $18 evening. 563-8953. deffa.org. 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.

Saturday night dance party, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson 7 p.m.; dance party 8 to 11 p.m., American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, call for cover. 671-7644. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Family contradance, featuring the Two Fiddles Band with caller Dudley Laufman, School Around Us, Arundel, $7/$2. The Community House, Kennebunkport, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

La Fete du Printemps, Franco-American festival celebrating arts and culture with music, theater and folk art, City Theater, Biddeford, free. lafeteduprintemps.org. Various times Friday and Saturday.

Films

“Teens through Time,” film series with teen-cenric viewpoint, Portland Public Library, free. 871-1700. 1970s: “Over the Edge,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“We Pedal Uphill,” admission includes free popcorn, homemade desserts, coffee, teas, juices, Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor, $10. 7 p.m. (doors at 6) Wednesday.

“Unleashed: Documentary Film and Concert from Marion Grace,” created at CD-release party at Port City Music Hall, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8/$10. onelongfellowsquare. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Far and Away” and “Gangs of New York,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968,” Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland, free. meca.edu. 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Pizza and Social Concerns,” series of thought-provoking films coupled with pizza and discussion, Winthrop Center Friends Church, free. “Food Inc.,” 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Killer Joe,” ages 18 and older; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. Opening, $6, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Who Does She Think She Is?” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. With discussion following screening, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ocean videos, for all ages, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, $3. 374-2135. “Oceans,” 7 p.m. Friday.

“Killer Joe,” ages 18 and older; strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity, Space, Portland. 828-5600. $10/$12, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sierra Club film series, screening of the PBS documentary “Frogs: The Thin Green Line,” dessert at 6:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, 14th annual event; all films are Maine premieres, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. mjff.org. “Nora’s Will,” 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Kings of Pastry,” the Atlantic Baking Co. will host a compli-mentary pastry tasting prior to the film at 4 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland, $8.50/$7.50. RocklandStrand.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

MACSloup, soup and bread dinner catered by Tony Lavelle from Solo Bistro, includes the opportunity to vote on artist project proposals, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham, $10 donation. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Kitchen Garden Series, specialty dinners, cooking classes and lectures with renowned chefs, kitchen gardeners and garden writers; reservations required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $30. 633-4333, Ext. 101. With Krista Kern Desjarlais of Bresca, 6 p.m. Monday.

“Good Wine for a Good Cause,” tickets available at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; RSVP Beverage, 887 Forest Ave., Portland; Old Port Wine Merchants & Cigar Shoppe, 223 Commercial St., Portland; Grace, Portland; $25 advance, $30 at door. Benefits Cancer Community Center, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Flavors of Freeport, tastings, demonstrations, block party and more, various locations, Freeport. flavorsoffreeport.com. Friday.

Trivia night, with drink specials, free munchies and prizes, Jameson Tavern, Freeport. 865-4196. 4 to 6 p.m. followed by entertainment Friday.

Cafe Chocolat! Chocolate treats, music by the OHCHS String Ensemble and a slide show of the French countryside, Norway Memorial Library, free. 743-5309, Ext. 1. norway.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Wine tasting, Rosemont Market, Yarmouth. Spanish wines, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Wine tasting, Rosemont Munjoy Hill, Portland, free. Spanish wines, TBA Saturday.

For Children

KinderKonzerts, for ages 3 to 7, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter B,” 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

KinderKonzerts, for ages 3 to 7, Dyer Library, Saco, $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter B,” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Popcorn Saturday, children’s program for preschool through grade 5, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5, $20 for a family. 967-9120. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine Day, begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Puppet show, presented by the Children’s Puppet Workshop, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $3 children, $5 adults. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Kids Night Out, games, movies, swimming, rock climbing and arts and crafts for children ages 7 to 13, St. Joseph’s College (Harold Alfond Center), Standish, $9, $6 for each additional child. 893-7723. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Museums

“In the Soviet Union’s Cross Hairs: The 20th-century Navy in Maine,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9/$12, free for members and children. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 29.

“Sailors’ Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art,” Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. kporthistory.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday. Through April 14.

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

Music

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

Karla Bonoff, 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22.50-$27.50. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. today.

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

USM Chamber Singers concert, conducted by Robert Russell; benefits the group’s upcoming tour of Spain, Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham, $5-$10 per family suggested donation. 2 p.m. today.

Oratorio Chorale, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury,” works by Ivor Davies, Arthur Sullivan and Hugo Wolf, with soloists Devin Dukes, Andrew Fenniman, Jason Phillips, John D. Adams, Tim Badgley and John Todd, with Jesse Feinberg on piano, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $20/$25, students half-price. 725-1420. oratoriochorale.org. 3:30 p.m. today.

Beat Trap Apparatus, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Concert series, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. 562-4445. Youth ensembles: Abbott Hill Ramblers, Pineland Fiddlers and Franklin County Fiddlers, 3 p.m. today.

Justin Walton, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Americana, 5:30 p.m. today.

Rhythmic Cypher, Slainte, Portland. 7 p.m. today.

Ukulele brunch, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. With Aaron Lee and Tucker Louisos Daniels, noon to 2 p.m. today.

Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. today.

The Natives are Restless, local music concert, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $15 door, $12 in advance. 442-8455. chocolatechurcharts.org. 2 p.m. today.

Choral festival and hymn singing, with choirs and musicians from eight area churches, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, donation. 3 p.m. today.

University Singers, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, $7. 2 p.m. today.

Zach Jones, acoustic performance to promote CD “Broken Record,” Bull Moose, Portland, free. bullmoose.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m. Monday.

Larry Garner, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Kulu-Ba, Topsham Public Library, free. Drumming troupe plays West African folk rhythms, 2 p.m. Monday.

Bach Birthday Bash, celebrating the anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birth; presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ with Ray Cornils and guest performers. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. Free for ages 12 and under but must have a ticket, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17. 842-0800. porttix.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

TWO, music series featuring two New England-based bands performing original music; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $2. PortCityMusicHall.com. Sunset Hearts and Hi Tiger, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

United States Navy Band, with marches, patriotic works and popular favorites; tickets at Starbird Music and at the South Portland Community Center, South Portland High School, free but tickets required. south portlandmusicboosters.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Open mic night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. With Slack Master, 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Jake from Maine, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Originals and covers, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Union, Slainte, Portland. Jefferson Black and Western Railway Disaster, Eric Ott, 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. Classical pianist Kelia Ingraham, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Clash of the Titans, Soundgarden vs. Pearl Jam, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $5. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

David Beam and Friends, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Roots rock and blues, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. The End of America with Oliver Waterman, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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

Livingston Taylor, 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $30. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dierks Bentley, with Josh Thompson and Sean Patrick McGraw, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, $31.50-$41. thecolisee.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Velourasaurus, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

The Tim Sullivan Trio, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Jesse Ludwig, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Covers and originals, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jimmy Dority and Friends, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Piano, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Coffeehouse, Camden Public Library, $8, $6 for seniors. With Scottish musicians Sara Grey and Kieron Means, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Leon Redbone, tickets are $32.50 in advance, $35.50 day of show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Friday.

Brent McCoy, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ruthie Foster, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com.  8 p.m. Friday.

Assembly of Dust, 21-plus. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door; $25 VIP seating, Port City Music Hall, Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Steve Forbert, with Ray Mason, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 18/$20. onelongfellowsquare. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sessions Americana, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Webster, Montsweag Roadhouse, Woolwich. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“All Together Now,” Beatles tribute show and interactive multimedia experience, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $15. 324-5657. 7 p.m. Friday.

Salon Nights Series, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery, free. reddoorpottery.com. With Irish/Celtic pub session musicians, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Leon Redbone, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $30 at the door, $28 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“An Evening of Motown and R&B,” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Spectrum, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $32-$52. collinscenterfor thearts.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Tweedy, State Theatre, Portland, $35. statetheatreport land.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kevin Burke, with Cal Scott, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 in advance, $23 at the door. 761-1757. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bad Seeds, an evening with Dead Man’s Clothes, Panda Bandits and Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dance party with Colorblind, ages 21 and older, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $10/$15. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Packard, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Dangermuffin, Port City Music Hall, Portland, 7$/$10, VIP $20. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Cusack, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. Acoustic rock, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, Easy Street Lounge, Hallowell, free. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Phil Keaggy, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $25, $20 seniors/$15 students. 935-9232. fryeburgacademy,org. Christian music with Randy Stonehill, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bluegrass show, to benefit Wilf Clark and Dotty Farell, Community Center, Hartland. 277-3365. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Handbell Festival Concert, with nearly 100 ringers, Greely Middle School, Cumberland, free. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

“That’s Entertainment” skating show, Skating Club of Brunswick with guests Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov, Olympic ice dancers and cast members of Skating with the Stars, Watson Arena. scofbrunswick.net/defau. 4 p.m. today.

“Winter Delivery,” exhibit of horse-drawn vehicles, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Through March 27.

Solar shows, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 780-4249. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Two Pieces of Glass,” 3 p.m. today; “Images of the Infinite and Ring World,” 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; “Two Pieces of Glass,” 3 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

Fashion show, benefits South Portland High School Project Graduation, South Portland High School, $15/$10. With comedian Bob Marley at 4 p.m., 2 p.m. today.

Knitting group, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 5, 10 artists and innovators will show their work, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $5, free for Five Rivers members. 798-6964. fiveriversartsalliance.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

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

3D photos with John Root, Rockland Public Library, Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Pirates in Popular Culture,” speaker Tom “Captain Crudbeard” Tomlinson of the Pirates of the Dark Rose will parley (that’s pirate for “speak”) on the portrayal of pirates in theater and film, Freeport Community Library, free, donations accepted. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“A History of Puppetry,” with Carol and John Farrell from Maine’s renowned Figures of Speech Theatre, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, Portland. Lecture prior to the musical “Avenue Q,” 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Spirit mask discussion and performance, Museum of African Culture, Portland, $5. 871-7188. Reservations required, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

ARRL Convention and Hamfest, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston. w1npp.org. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

ARRL Convention and Hamfest, with flea market from 8 a.m. until noon, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston. w1npp.org. 8 a.m. Saturday.

Maine Jewish Film Festival opening party, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. mjff.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.

EqualityMaine Foundation Awards dinner, annual awards ceremony, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $75. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith,” Women’s History Month program with Stanley Howe, Bethel Historical Society (Moses Mason House), Bethel, free. 824-2908. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mid-Coast Model Festival, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, $12, under age 18 free. 594-4418. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“The Center of Gravity,” a comedy about what the Wright brothers would have tried if they hadn’t invented the first manned flying machine, Portland Stage Company, Portland, portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today.

“A Chorus Line,” drama about dancers competing for a spot in a Broadway chorus line, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 27.

“Humble Boy,” comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $16-$18, $5 for ages 18 and younger. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

“Bedroom Farce,” comedy about four couples, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through April 3.

“Triumph of Love,” musical comedy about a princess who falls in love with her assassin, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $10-$21. 5 p.m. today.

“Wizard of Oz,” Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6-$9. fiddleheadcenter.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

“Edges,” Maine premiere of the musical, City Theater, Biddeford. 282-0849. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. today.

“The Late Henry Moss,” Maine premiere of the play by Sam Shepard; performed by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$20. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 27.

“Shift,” A Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested donation. 729-8584. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today.

“The Learned Ladies,” 1672 satire by Moliere, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3-$6. 786-6161. 2 p.m. today.

“Holes,” A Company of Girls production based on the Newbery Award-winning novel; seating limited, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $5. 874-2107. 1:15 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through March 27.

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

“Muse of Fire,” comedic one-man show about a young conductor learning the secrets of great music, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“You’re Killing Me,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, pay what you can. Student-written one-act play, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Avenue Q,” national Broadway tour of the musical; adult situations, for ages 13 and older, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45-$60. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Boy Friend,” Waynflete School, Portland, free. Presented by Waynflete School Drama, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Antigone,” student production of Jean Anouilh’s version, Greely High School, Cumberland. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; optional dinner available at 6 p.m. by reservation only at: thenorth.com/greelydinnertheatre, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Sleeping Beauty,” presented by the National Marionette Theatre, Lewiston Middle School, $5/$7. 782-7228. 7 p.m. Friday.

“The Terminal Bar,” comedy by David E. Butler, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $10/$12. Part of the Maine Playwrights Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Boy Friend,” Waynflete School, Portland, free. Presented by Waynflete School Drama, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Pinocchio,” presented by the National Marionette Theatre, Lewiston Middle School, $5/$7. 782-7228. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“A Tribute to Do-Wop,” dinner theater performance with the Juke Box Five, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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