Art

“Charles Gatewood’s Wall Street,” rare vintage and contemporary photographs, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Through March 16.

“In a State of Becoming: Inuit Art from the Collection of Rabbi Harry Sky,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through April 14.

Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through March 14.

Tanja Alexia Hollander: “Are You Really My Friend?” photographs by Hollander of her Facebook friends, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through April 3.

Winter show presented by Ogunquit Art Association and the library, paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, mixed media, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Saturday.

“Rugs All Marked Out” and “The Maine Tin Pedlar,” works by hooked-rug innovator Edward S. Frost, Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Through March 24.

“Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” portfolios by Berenice Abbott and Robert Doisneau, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through March 12.

“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through May 28.

Heather Denkmire, oil pastels and paint on paper, canvas and wood, Dyer Library, Saco. sacomuseum.org. Through Tuesday.

“The Moment,” paintings by contemporary realist Michael De Brito, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“The City,” photographs by Lori Nix of deteriorating urban locations, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“I Put A Spell On You,” works by sculptor and installation artist Brett Day Windham, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“Because You’re Mine,” sculpture, video and performance by George Terry, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“The Art of the Book,” exploration of the museum’s collection of primarily 19th- and 20th-century rare books, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 1.

Patti Bradley, oils and pastels of Belize and Maine, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through March 9.

“Midwinter Night’s Dream,” Group Show, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Through Saturday.

“Communique,” paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Ends today.

Deborah Randall and Henry Kallem, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through March 3.

Jazz Series exhibition, black-and-white paintings by Richard Payette, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through Friday.

“Maine Art to Touch Your Heart,” works in wood, clay, fiber, metals, glass and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Wednesday.

“Biology Through the Lens” and “The Faces of Migration: Illustrations of Birds on Great Duck Island,” photography by students and art work by Jordan Chalfant and Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Through March 10.

James Ensor: “Scenes de la vie du Christ and Other Works,” lithographs, and Xiaoze Xie: “Amplified Moments,” paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158; bates.edu/museum. Through March 17.

“Out of the Blue,” group show by YES Art Works, Coffee by Design on India Street, Portland. yesartworks.org. Through April 1.

“The Circus Comes to Town,” Bex Bros. Circus miniature circus figures and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, free. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Ends today.

“The Inspired Hand 5,” juried artwork by Maine Crafts Association, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Through March 16.

“Artifacts and Particles,” photography by Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Ends today.

“Side by Side: Higgison and Higgison,” paintings, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Wednesday.

“Blue,” multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Ends today.

Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, Craft, Camden. craftonelm.com. Through May 1.

“The Image and the Word,” art based on writing, prose or poetry, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through March 4.

“Symbols of Love,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. 409-6617. Through Wednesday.

Jill Tarkleson, paintings by the Round Pond artist, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through Saturday.

“Singular: Ten Artists’ Portraits of Objects,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. 935-9232. Through March 18.

“Marking Time,” drawings by Avy Claire, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Saturday.

“Places We Know,” new works by Dennis Fournier, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland. 842-9200. Through March 11.

“Lost Trail and Beyond,” illustrations by Ben Bishop, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Wednesday.

“The Good Ole Days: Men and Their Tools,” 19th-century tools used by surveyor Levi Weston, Skowhegan History House traveling display, Somerset Sports and Fitness Center, Scarborough. skowheganhistoryhouse.org. Through March 19.

Minako McKenzie, pencil and monochromatic portraits, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. Through Wednesday.

“Trucks and Landscapes,” new paintings by Kevin Beers, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through March 30.

“Viewpoints,” new work by painters Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through May 1.

Selections from the Elmer Montgomery Collection and from “The Atlantic Fisherman,” two exhibits with boats and the sea as their subjects, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through April 30.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” historic farm photography from the Eastern Illustrating Collection, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Wednesday.

“Painting in Normandy and Beyond,” paintings and photographs from six local artists’ holiday in Normandy, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-7777. Through March 30.

“Explorations,” work by Alan Mast, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Through Wednesday.

Artisans Collective mixed-media show, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photographs, floor cloths, pottery, collage cards, jewelry and scarfs, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Through March 30.

“Blood, Phlegm and Tears,” new paintings by Abbeth Russell, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Monday.

Portland Camera Club exhibit featuring Paul Schreiber and Mike Cullivan, South Portland Public Library. portlandcameraclub.org. Through March 19.

“The Exquisite Bird,” photographs of birds by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Wednesday.

Arts Faculty 2012 Biennial, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through March 4.

Four Seasons Quilters’ works on display, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Wednesday.

“Assembly Line,” work of Barbara Bean, Maureen Block, Terry Grasse and Ann Slocum, Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org. Through March 27.

“Reflections,” sea-inspired oil paintings and metallic driftwood sculptures by Ellen Thayer, The Salt Exchange, Portland. thesaltexchange.net. Through April 30.

“18 Months,” Andrew Birden’s collection of photographs, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. 834-7527. Through Saturday.

“MERC: Mainers Recycling Cardboard,” Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through March 30.

Youth Art Month exhibition, art by young people, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through March 31.

Visiting artist Cat Mazza, whose work explores the relationships between craft, digital technology and labor, part of Artist Lecture Series, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland, free. 775-3052; meca.edu. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Adam Manley, assistant professor of woodworking and furniture design, part of faculty lecture series, Maine College of Art, Portland, free. 775-3052.12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Obie Buell, Susie Stevenson, Susan Hutton and Annette Kearney, new work including stone angel sculptures; mermaids and rugs; mixed metal pendants; and fused glass, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 30.

“Little House Meets Little Dog,” paintings by Melissa Capuano, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through March 30.

Marguerite Robichaux, Hugh Verrier and John Orcutt, landscape paintings, paper bird sculptures and nature photography, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhousegallery.com. Through March 28.

Visiting artist Liz Chalfin, part of Artist Lecture Series, Maine College of Art, Portland, free. 775-3052. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Take to the Streets!”, photography exhibit about protesting in Maine from 1966-88, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through March 19.

“Growing a Sustainable Printmaking Community,” Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland. peregrinepress.com. lecture by Liz Chalfin, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kingfield Artwalk March Madness, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhousegallery.com. Marguerite Robichaux, Phineas Gage Project, Hugh Verrier and John Orcutt, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Art Openings

“As High as Heaven,” paintings and drawings about pageantry, patriotism and warmongering by Monroe artist Kenny Cole, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through April 21. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Wall sculptures by University of New England Students, made from repurposed materials and with a marine theme, Dyer Library, Saco. sacomuseum.org. Through March 30.

Sixth annual Biennial Invitational, more than 50 artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com. Through April 24. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Portraits,” photographs by Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through March 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“The Myths,” photography exhibition portrays evolving roles of women, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” “Branching Out: Water” and Gardiner area artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through March 27. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Fourth annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through March 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Print/Counter-Print,” works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, Rose Contemporary, Portland. peregrinepress.com. Through March 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Attach,” new drawings by Amy Ray, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through March 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Higher Forms of Art,” high school art exhibition, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through March 10. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Madness Immemorial: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft,” art by Brandon Kawashima and Michelle Souliere, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through March 30. First Friday opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Layers of Meaning” mixed-media work by Debra Arter, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Through March 29. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Night Studies,” small works by Christina Goodwin, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepictureframes.com. Through March 24. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Neil Wyrick: “A Year of New Work,” Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through March 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Magenta Program “Flash Forward” group exhibition, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland. salt.edu. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Retrospective exhibition of 20th-century Peaks Island Art, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through March 24. Grand re-opening, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Auditions

Vaudeville and Variety Show, singing, dancing, poetry, skits, vaudeville and more, shows are March 24 and 25, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Several roles for one-acts: “The Class,” “Perils of Long Term Care,” “Dinner for One” and “Things and Other Things,” show dates are April 13 and 14 in Hallowell and April 21 at Lucid Stage in Portland, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. 626-3698. 6 p.m. March 4.

Benefits

Southern Maine Pickin’ Society Headlining Dinner and Fundraiser; sisters Heather Peel and Crystal White are running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the American Liver Foundation. In honor of Tigerlily, Crystal’s daughter, who is celebrating 10 years post liver transplant. Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth, $12, $20 couple, $30 family. runningfortigerlily.com. Music and dinner. Proceeds to American Liver Foundation, 5 to 8 p.m. today.

“Pastabilities 4.0,” Waterfall Arts Fourth Annual Family Fun(d)raiser, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $15, $5 for under 12. waterfallarts.org. Pasta dinner, music by Noah Fishman, silent auction, 5 and 6:30 p.m. seatings Monday.

Rippleffect Gala, proceeds will support the Rippleffect Scholarship Program, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $50. rippleeffect.net. Dancing, food, raffle and live auction, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Benefit Concert and Silent Auction with Coos Canyon Band, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, $10. 318-6637. Benefit Concert for Scarborough High School Competition Choir, 8 p.m. Friday.

Second Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, benefit for Community Partners Inc. Featured bands are Papa Roux and The Delta Knights. Roaming vaudeville performances by The Dark Follies, Masonic Temple, Portland, $60, $400 for table of 8. cpime.org. Live music, vaudeville performances, New Orleans-style appetizers and catered dinner by Portland Pie, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Strive Dance Marathon, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland. striverocks.org. Fundraiser for STRIVE, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Spaghetti Supper Serenade by Wescustago Youth Chorale Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund, Freeport Community Center, Freeport, $10, $5 for children 8 and under. 846-0705. Spaghetti supper while being serenaded, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Cabin Fever Breakout Dance to Benefit Women in Harmony, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, 15. 441-2507. Cash bar, light snacks and DJ Thunder, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

2012 Cabin Fever Cure “Indoor Bazaar,” benefit for the circus arts group Woodside One Wheelers. Many crafters and flea market tables, Woodside Elementary School, Topsham, free. 837-8849. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Jeffrey Clements, Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. baysidebowl.com. Author of “Corporations Are Not People,” 6 p.m. Monday.

Maine Historical Society Book Group, Maine Historical Society, Portland, $10-$20, price is for 4 sessions. mainehistory.org. Jane Brox’s “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light” and other selected readings, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Morgan Callan Rogers, Patten Free Library, Bath. 443-5141. Author of “Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Archie Comics Artist Dan Parent, Casablanca Comics, Portland. casablancacomics.com. Artist of Archie comics including the current storyline of “Archie Meets Kiss!,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Howie Carr, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of “Hard Knocks,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Peavey, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhousegallery.com. Author of “Glorious Slow Going,” 6 p.m. Saturday.

Barbara Walsh, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. Author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” 2 p.m. March 4.

Classical Music

Curtis on Tour: Celebration of the Classical Guitar, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30-$40, $8 for ages 18 and under. 236-2823. Roberto Diaz and Jason Vieaux play Paganini and Piazzolla, 2:30 p.m. today.

“The Singer’s Art,” bass-baritone John David Adams and pianist Sean Fleming, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $15 in advance, $18 at the door. boothbayoperahouse.com. Selected works from Baroque to Broadway, 3 p.m. today.

Blue Hill Concert Association Winter Concert Series, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, $30, high school and under free. bluehillconcerts.org. The Moscow String Quartet, 3 p.m. today. Series runs through March 25.

Public Concert Series: The Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5-$10, students free. 797-8318. Tenor Norman Whiteside, Cellist Barbara Graustein, pianists Leah Neuschiller and Eric Peppe, 3 p.m. today, Feb. 26.

Swiss group La Morra, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $6. batestickets.com. Late medieval and early Renaissance music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Taping of NPR Show “From the Top” with Christopher O’Riley, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $15. 725-3375. Bowdoin student pianist Allen Wong Fu and violinist Nash Ryder from Arundel with many others, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Bassoon player Wren Saunders and flutist Nicole Rabata, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Chamber ME Music Series, Freeport Community Center, Freeport, free, donations welcome. tinyurl.com/chamberME. Concert of Haydn, Mozart and Ries, 11 a.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, State Street Church, Portland, free, donations appreciated. tinyurl.com/chamberME. Concert of Haydn, Mozart and Ries, 5 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Free. 967-9120. tinyurl.com/chamberME. Concert of Haydn, Mozart and Ries, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Longfellow Choral Festival: “Ole Bull’s Fairy Tale,” Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland, $8, $5 students and seniors. longfellowchorus.com. Documentary film with English subtitles, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Longfellow Choral Festival, First Congregational Church, South Portland, $10, $5 students and seniors. longfellowchorus.com. Arve Tellefsen performs violin concert pieces by Ole Bull, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Longfellow Choral Festival: Edward Elger’s “Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf,” First Congregational Church, South Portland, $20, $10 seniors, students. longfellowchorus.com. Classical music live performance, 8 p.m., pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations Presents Vancouver Chamber Choir, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $34-$38, $10 students. portlandovations.org. Chants, folk songs, traditional, contemporary, a cappella and jazz, 3 p.m. March 4.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Sing with the chorale as they rehearse music by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, 6 to 9 p.m. March 4.

Dance

Swing Dance, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $8. 653-5012. Live Music by Delta Knights, Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Friday. Runs through March 16.

Contra Dance, bring clean non-street shoes for dancing, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth, $5-$10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Live music from Perpetual e-Motion and calling by Kim Roberts, 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

International Folk Dance, The New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 776-5351. Dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and around the world, 7 to 9 p.m. March 4.

Films

Winter and Spring Film Series, York Public Library, York, free. 363-2818. “The Debt” (2011) Rated R, 3 p.m. today.

“Windfall,” Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, free. 948-7469. Award-winning documentary about wind power, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Windfall,” Skowhegan Free Library, Skowegan, free. 628-2070. Award-winning documentary about wind power, 6 p.m. Thursday.

“The Prep School Negro,” with outreach workshop with director Andre Robert Lee, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland, free. friendsschoolofportland.org. Presented by Friends School of Portland, University of New England, city of Portland and the NAACP, 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. Adam Greydon Reid’s documentary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Windfall,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. Award-winning documentary about wind power, 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. March 4.

“Windfall,” Dirigo High School, Dixfield, free. 628-2070. Award-winning documentary about wind power, 2 p.m. March 4.

“Paul Goodman Changed My Life,” The Meg Perry Center, Portland, $5 suggested donation. megperrycenter.org.7 p.m. March 4.

Food and Drink

Maine Restaurant Week Signature Event, fine cocktails and confectionary creations, Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland, $35, four for $120. mainerestaurantweek.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Beer Company Beer Dinner, four-course dinner paired with beers, 50 Local, Kennebunk, $55 per person, includes tax and tip. localkennebunk.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Wines Around the World, a Maine Restaurant Week event, culinary journey to Argentina, Italy, Spain, France and the U.S., The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $45, includes wine, food, tax and tip. 837-6565. 6 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

“Wiley and the Hairy Man,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. 828-1234. Based on an old Creole folktale about a little boy and his mother who face down a villain, 4:30 p.m. today.

Storytime in the Garden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. Hourlong stories read by Pat Jeremiah, 10 a.m. Monday. Runs through May. 21.

Sixteenth Annual Children’s Book Character Party with Olivia the Piglet, Colby Bookstore, Waterville, free, tickets required. 859-5400. Storytelling, cookie decoration and other fun, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. 842-0800. porttix.com. Benny Goodman Tribute with Dave Bennett, 2:30 p.m. today.

Suzanne Vega, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $55. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

John Mayall, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $45. jonathansrestaurant.com. Blues, 8 p.m. today.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, Freeport Factory Stage, Freeport, $5. 865-5505. Jazz jam, singers and players welcome to sit in, 2:30 p.m. today.

Decompression Chamber Music Season Four, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Prokofiev’s piquant Second String Quartet, 6 p.m. Monday. Runs through May 21.

Chevelle, State Theatre, Portland, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. statetheatreportland.com. With Middle Class Rut and Janus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jesse Smith and Ryan McGiver, Blue, Portland, $20, $10 standing room. portcityblue.com. American and Irish music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. localsprouts.coop. Open jam of old time Appalachian music, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

LEAP for Longfellow: A Leap Day Benefit Concert with the OLS String Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 25. onelongfellowsquare.com. Joe Walsh, Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, Courtney Hartman and Amanda Kowalski, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Zach Deputy Band, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $25 VIP, 18+. portcitymusichall.com. Songwriter, guitarist, roots rock, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Erica Brown, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. unityme.org/theater. Fiddle music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Farren Butcher Inc., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 in advance, $23 at the door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Jon Butcher and Charlie Farren, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gordon Bok, Camden Public Library, Camden, $15. 236-3440. Concert to accompany his wood carvings, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Guy Davis, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 in advance, $20 at the door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Blues. Amy Black opens, 8 p.m. Friday.

John Eddie, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $14.50 in advance, $17 at the door, 21+. portlandempire.com. CD release show for “Same Old Brand New Me,” 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Declan O’Rourke, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. boothbayoperahouse.com. Dublin, Ireland singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Friday.

Maine Academy of Music MAMM JAMM, First Friday Rock N Bowl Concert Series, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $5, all ages. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Blues guitarist, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House, New Gloucester Congregational Church, $10, $5 children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. Dale Robin Goodman, traditional and tradition-inspired American music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas Pandolfi, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $20-$22. chocolatechurcharts.org. An Evening with Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lori McKenna, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $23. stonemountainartscenter.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Primo Cubano, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. boothbayoperahouse.com. Traditional Cuban music dating back to the turn of the century, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jane’s Addiction, Theatre of the Escapists Tour 2012, State Theatre, Portland, $45, all ages, general admission. 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The THE BAND Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 in advance, $23 at the door. onelongfellowsquare.com. The music of The Band in a manner true to its original style and form, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jellis, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. localsprouts.coop. Classical, Celtic and modern cello music, 11 a.m. Saturday. Runs through March 10.

Dimensions in Jazz present “Leonine in March,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 in advance. 828-1310. Jeremy Udden Plainville Ensemble and Charley Kohlhase’s Explorers Club, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Music in March, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, Topsham, free. topshamlibrary.org. Americana music by Simons and Goodwin, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Travis Cyr, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $7 suggested donation. aarhusgallery.com. Americana folk roots music, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Aurora Season, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $8, $6 for 12 and under. 780-4249. An evening of ambient guitar performance by Rob Byrd, 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Potato Pickers, Jumpin Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach, free. 937-3250. Country bluegrass, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hobgoblin Lounge Music Series, Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. baysidebowl.com. Hobgoblin with Lars Vegas and Go-Go dancing by Holly D’Anger, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Shape Note Singing, everyone is welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donations appreciated. 216-3890. Four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, 1 to 4 p.m. March 4.

Two Old Friends, McArthur Library, Biddeford. 284-4181. Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins perform music from Ireland, the mountains and the sea, 3 p.m. March 4.

Outdoors

Wabanaki Nature Legends, meet at benches by second parking lot, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, free with park admission. 865-4465. Short walk on White Pines Trail with stops for stories based on Wabanaki legends, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Annual Oscar Party, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. rocklandstrand.com. Live in HD on the big screen. Red carpet and prizes, 6:30 p.m. today.

Laser Fest, call for schedule or more information, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 for 3D glasses. 780-4249. 1 and 3 p.m. today.

Fort Andross Winter Antique Show, Fort Andross, Brunswick, free admission. 522-1977. Dealers from all over New England, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, free, donations welcome. localsprouts.coop. Weekly poetry reading, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Iraq War from a Maine Perspective,” Portland premiere of Maine-made documentary “Welcome to Lee Maine,” discussion with Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz and photographer Gregory Rec on their experiences in Iraq. $6. salt.edu. Cinemagic Grand, South Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Comedy of Errors,” National Theatre in London live, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Comedy of Errors,” National Theater in London live, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18, $15 seniors, $10 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Restaurant Week, statewide, cost varies by event. mainerestaurantweek.com. Begins Thursday.

South Portland High School Drama Club presents the one-act comedy “Cut,” South Portland High School Auditorium, South Portland, donations welcome. 939-2220. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

New Gloucester History Barn Open House, Historical Society (History Barn), New Gloucester, free. 926-3188. Displays about New Gloucester veterans, new acquisitions and historical archival photographs, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12-$20. 828-4665. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. today; Vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Worcester, 4 p.m. March 4.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $6-$30. 210-6655. http://nba.com/dleague. Vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Springfield, 5 p.m. March 4.

Theater

Studio Theatre of Bath presents “Beyond Therapy,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 2 p.m. today.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. today.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” Lucid Stage, Portland, $15, $10. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today;
7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 4.

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19.99. lyricmusictheater.org. Musical based on the 1988 film, 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. March 4. Runs through March 11.

“Honk!” North Yarmouth Academy (Safford Center), Yarmouth, $6 in advance, $7 at the door. 846-9051. 2 p.m. today.

Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party,” Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 students and seniors. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through March 11.

T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” staged recitation, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $15, island students free. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Tennessee Williams’ “Hidden Tennesee,” Portland Stage Company, Portland, $27-$39, $15, $19.50. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 4. Runs through March. 18.

Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls,” Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick, free, tickets required. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Portland Playback Theater “Bloopers,” Community Television Network Studio, Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Shoestring Theater presents “The Odyssey,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4-$10. mayostreetarts.org. Traditional Sicilian marionette show with live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through March 24.

Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, $12, $10 students, seniors. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 4. Runs through March. 10.

Lincoln County Community Theater presents “Sex in the 60s,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $12, $10 for members. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 4. Runs through March 11.

Windham High School presents “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” Windham High School (Windham Performing Arts Center), Windham, $5, $3 for students, $10 for family. windham.k12.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 4.