“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 17.

“The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer’s Legacy in Maine,” exploring the artistic relationship between Homer and the architect John Calvin Stevens and the early years of the Portland Society of Art, featuring architectural drawings and a range of paintings and watercolors by Homer and others, Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 3.

“Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. Through Feb. 28.

“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. Through May.

“Recent Acquisitions,” newly acquired work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth and more, through March 10; “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Through October.

“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through May 26.

“Cast in Amber” and “Interval,” paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through Jan. 13.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Feb. 5.

“Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 3.

“Abstract,” mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Jan. 25.

“The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, Portland Public Library. Through June 14.

“Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci Through Saturday.

“Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker,” highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 10.

“Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Friday.

“Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation by Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through Jan. 25.

“The Holiday Show,” 36 Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Jan. 18.

“Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 16.

“This Must Be the Place,” seven local artists, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax. Through Jan. 18.

Winter Group Show, several local artists, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Jan. 31.

“Creative Teachers … Art by MAEA,” watercolors, acrylics, oils, encaustics, relief sculpture and prints by members of Maine Art Education Association, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2269. Through Friday.

“Small Works,” painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Jan. 20.

“Keeping Warm,” 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys and more, with historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Feb. 24.

31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Jan. 31.

“Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep,” aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film “Mary Poppins,” University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. Through Jan. 18.

CSA: Community Supporting Arts Exhibit, Crosstrax Deli, Unity. Through Jan. 26.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Saturday.

“Out in the Open,” pastels, paintings and prints by Karen Luse, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through Jan. 30.

“Streets of Portland,” paintings by Paul Black, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. Through Monday.

Waldo HAP Photo Project, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Through February.

“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Feb. 17.

“Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises” by Diane Hudson and “Visual Whispers” by Dan Dow, photography, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 26.

“Emergent,” installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Jan. 26.

Michael Heiko, “Why I Moved to Maine,” photographs and cyanotypes of Maine culture and beyond, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 31.

“Honest and Catkins: A Life’s Work of Beauty,” watercolors and oils by Florence Nellie Holland, Kennebunk Free Library. Through Jan. 31.

“Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), Portland. Through Feb. 23.

Group Show, featuring glass artist Karen Gola, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. Through Jan. 31.

Art Openings

“Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” woodcuts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Feb. 25. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“I My Needle Ply With Skill,” needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 2.



Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, lyric and concert choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. Women’s choir auditions, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; apprentice choir auditions, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

USM Youth Ensemble, auditions for Southern Maine Children’s Choir, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 780-5003. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” show opens April 12, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 2 p.m. Jan. 13.


Books and Authors

Brown Bag Lecture Series, Luann Yetter, author of “Portland’s Past: Stories from the City by the Sea,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

Local Author Series, Norman Beaupre, author of “Cajetan the Stargazer,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday.


Classical Music

Pianist Masanobu Ikemiya, classics to ragtime, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10; ages 12 and under free. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bay Chamber Concerts’ Music at Noon Concert Series, violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $25. Noon Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Atlantic Chamber Players, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, pianist Derek Herzer performs Passacaglia by Leopold Godowsky; soprano Lauren Yokabaskas and pianist Eric Peppe perform “Lieder” by Mark and Strauss, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10; students free. 899-0531. 3 p.m. Jan. 13.



” ‘That’s Just It!’ with Connor and Kurt Making Decisions For You Live!”, featuring Kurt Baker, Connor McGrath, Anders J. Nielsen and Dr. Adam Ferguson, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 221-2382. 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jeff Dunham, “Disorderly Conduct” tour, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $43.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sunday Funnies, with Connor McGrath, Joe Timmins, Matt Kona, Ted Pettingell, Anthony Scibelli and Greg Pivarnik, Matthew’s, Portland, free, 21-plus. 253-1812. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13.



Contra Dance, music by Glen Loper & Friends, Maggie Robinson caller, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance ($3, $12 per family), 7 p.m. potluck (bring dish to share); beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.



Westbrook Winter Fest, skating, pancake breakfast, hockey tournament, horse and wagon rides, 5K, snow sculptures and more, downtown. Sunday.



“Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare,” documentary, Space Gallery, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Raga: A Journey into the Soul of India,” film about Ravi Shankar followed by discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Classic Film Series, “Night of the Hunter,”, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 2 p.m. Jan. 13.



Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Kids’ Open Mic, hosted by Portland musicians Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Infected Mushroom, Israeli psytrance/electronica duo, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Three’s Prime, Connor Garvey Band and Rusty Belle, Sorcha & The Clearing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the great American songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The Blues Prophets, blues, with Bob Rasero and The Renovators, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Friday.

NRBQ, rock, jazz and pop, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $22.50, $10 to $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Garnet Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

The January Men and Then Some, with the Murmurations Theatrical Ladies Choir, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7 advance, $10 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

George Cole and Eurocana, music inspired by the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 13.


Special Events

“Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age,” self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5 to $15, under 5 free. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s “Aida” (encore broadcast), Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts) Presents Jackson Gillman, open-mic followed by featured storyteller, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Martin Steingesser’s “The Thinking Heart: The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum,” performance in two voices with cello, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church, Auburn, free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

5G Presents “Fire and Ice,” variety show, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $6 to $30. Vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Saturday.



“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” three actors perform a comic parody and tribute to all of Shakespeare’s plays, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $10. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

L/A Arts Presents “Michael Cooper’s Masked Marvels and Wondertales,” family-oriented one-man show with a colorful cast of characters and silly antics, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, 14 and under $8. 7 p.m. Friday.