Kickoff Celebration for Relay for Life Greater Portland, South Portland Community Center. 691-1094. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar, DJs, ice luges, ice sculptures and fire pits; benefits Community Counseling Services, the Root Cellar and Share Our Strength of Southern Maine; Portland Harbor Hotel. $20 admission; $5 for valet parking (Jan. 26 sold out). brownpapertickets.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24-26.
L.L. Bean Winter Carnival, sledding, snowshoeing, dog sled team, snow sculpture, horse-drawn carriage rides and more, L.L. Bean, Freeport. Free. Schedule at freeportusa.com/events/l-l-bean-winter-carnival. Saturday and Sunday.
Snowmobile Snodeo, chili/chowder cook-off, sleigh rides, antique snowmobiles, obstacle course, radar run and fireworks, Rangeley. Various prices. Schedule at rangeleysnowmobile.com/snodeo.htm. Jan. 24-26.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Robert Frost: “Fire & Ice,” local actor Kirk Simpson’s portrayal of poet Robert Frost during dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10 with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
FROST Ice Bar and Lounge, ice sculptures, ice shot glasses and small plate menu, Samoset Resort, Rockport. Free admission; cost for drinks and food. 594-2511. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Jan. 25; 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Jan. 26.
Saturday Night Burlesque Affair, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, with keynote speaker Rinku Sen, music by Kenya Hall and live stream of presidential inauguration, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $35; $15 for ages 14 and under. naacpportland.org. 8 a.m. Monday.
A Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., storytelling, music and crafts for ages 5 and up, Bowdoin College (Thorne Hall), Brunswick. Free. 725-3155. 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, songs, poems and readings by Bowdoin student groups, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 725-3275. 7 p.m. Monday.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Solstice Revels with Sebastian Lockwood reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and more, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Port Veritas Presents Sam Teitel, New England-based poet and performer, all ages; Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $3. 253-0288. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
“Sunrise” (1927), silent F.W. Murnau classic accompanied by live original score from Brent Arnold, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8 p.m.
“Homeless Youth in Lewiston Who Are They, and What Can You Do?” debut film by the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, DownStage at L/A Arts, Lewiston. Free; RSVP encouraged. 531-3000, Ext. 3205. 6:30 p.m.
“Sunrise” (1927), silent F.W. Murnau classic accompanied by live original score from Brent Arnold, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $5 for seniors and students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.
“The Doors Live at the Bowl ’68″ (2012), concert film, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students. westbrookpac.org. 7:30 p.m.
“How to Survive a Plague” (2013), Oscar-nominated AIDS documentary, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
“The Rosa Parks Story” (2002), biopic of Civil Rights pioneer, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
“Downeast” (2012), award-winning documentary about closing of sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor, Camden Opera House. $8. camdenoperahouse.com. 7 p.m.
“The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling, Ireland 1965,” newly restored 1966 documentary, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $8.50; $7.50 for seniors and students. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.
“Moonrise Kingdom” (2012, Rated PG-13), York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.
“The American Friend” (1977), Wim Wenders crime thriller starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.
“40 West” (2012), Maine-made thriller; discussion with director Dana Packard follows screening; Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland. $10. 228-8438. 6:30 p.m.
Phillip Hoose, author of “Moonbird,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. 846-7777. 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Brian Brodeur, poet/author of “Natural Causes,” “Other Latitudes” and “So the Night Cannot Go on Without Us,” Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m.
Kira von Korff, author of “The Russian Coup and the Girl,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Reading, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel with featured poets Kevin Sweeney and Alice Persons, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m.
Jason Anthony, author of “Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day and Other Stories of the Antarctic Cuisine,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m.
Tom Dowd, author of “The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” Patten Free Library, Bath. 433-5141. 6:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, with Duane Robert Peterson, author of “Annie and the Prince of Whales: A Historical Novel,” Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring own lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Former U.S. Army Capt. Luis Montalvan, author of “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,” Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. 347-8606. 6 p.m.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Iowa, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Vs. Springfield, 1 p.m. Monday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by Ellen Gawler & The Pineland Fiddlers with caller Maggie Robinson, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers and DJs, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland. $10 to $15; sliding scale. ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.