“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Feb. 17; and Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“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. portlandmuseum.org. 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. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Feb. 28.
“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. 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. farnsworthmuseum.org. “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Through October.
“Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker,” highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.
“Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation by Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through Friday.
Winter Group Show, several local artists, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Jan. 31.
“Small Works,” painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Ends Sunday.
“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. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Feb. 24.
31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through Jan. 31.
CSA: Community Supporting Arts Exhibit, Crosstrax Deli, Unity. crosstraxdeli.com. Through Saturday.
“Out in the Open,” pastels, paintings and prints by Karen Luse, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through Jan. 30.
Waldo HAP Photo Project, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through February.
“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Feb. 17.
“Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises” by Diane Hudson and “Visual Whispers” by Dan Dow, photography, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through Saturday.
“Emergent,” installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Jan. 26.
Michael Heiko, “Why I Moved to Maine,” photographs and cyanotypes of Maine culture and beyond, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Jan. 31.
“Honest and Catkins: A Life’s Work of Beauty,” watercolors and oils by Florence Nellie Holland, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Jan. 31.
“Ingrained,” prints by Martha Briana, Anthony Kulik, Donna Parkinson, Willy Reddick and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Feb. 9.
“IIWII,” paintings by Susan Orfant; also works by Andy Curran, Sherry Ballou, Mary Brooking, Jody Dobe, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Lucy Ellen Smith, Frank Valliere and Julie Vohs, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Feb. 27.
“Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” woodcuts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Feb. 25.
“Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). cmcanow.org. Through Feb. 23.
“I My Needle Ply With Skill,” needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.
Group Show, featuring glass artist Karen Gola, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. sugarwoodgallery.com. Through Jan. 31.
“Homage — Maine Women Pioneers,” Lois Dodd, Maggie Foskett, Susan Groce, Beverly Hallam, Alison Hildreth, Frances Hodsdon, Lissa Hunter, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Frances Kornbluth, Rose Marasco, Marylin Quint-Rose and Katarina Weslien, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through March 2.
“Unexpected Thaw,” works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. Through Feb. 28.
“Real/Ideal: Transformations in 19th-Century Painting,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through Feb. 24.
“Standing Navigation On the End of a Needle,” reclaimed and re-purposed maps by Cynthia Davis, through March 16, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through March 10.
“Art Maine 2013,” works by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Feb. 23.
Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Saturday.
“Joy of Art,” various media by Maine artists, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. Through Feb. 16.
“Despite Winter, Gardens,” works by Martha Burkert, Sue Hammerlnd, Andrea Rouda, Alysia Walker and Angel Braestrup, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through March 10.
“Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; “The Promised Land,” drawings rendered in graphite, red pencil, acrylic glazes, oil paint and other media by Robert Rivers; “Honey from the Belly of the Lion,” installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and “Steve’s Picks,” favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 20.
“Ship to Paradise,” depictions of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; “Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger; and “Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center,” installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 22.
“From the Heart!” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 31.
“Art & Ale,” nature paintings by Laura Tasheiko, Gritty McDuff’s, Auburn. laarts.org. nature Through Jan. 31.
“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” through June 1; and “The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” through March 3, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288.
“Everything,” drawing installation by Astrid Bowley, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 6.
“Occupy Gallery,” depicting the artists’ perspectives on social and economic injustice, presented by Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Feb. 20.
“Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by Belfast artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through March 10. Opening reception with music by Waste Management, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Faculty Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Looking for Love in Biddeford,” Nancy Kureth, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. Women’s choir auditions, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; lyric and concert choir auditions, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Boy Singers of Maine Open House and Auditions, St. Mary’s Church, Falmouth. boysingersofmaine.org. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Kickoff Celebration for the Relay for Life Greater Portland, South Portland Community Center. 691-1094. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
3rd Annual Cycle4Care, indoor cycling event benefits Cancer Community Center, Finley Recreation Center, University of New England, Portland, $20, $40 double session. cycle4care.org. 4 p.m. to midnight Friday.
Books and Authors
Jason Anthony, author of “Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day and Other Stories of the Antartic Cuisine,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Tom Dowd, author of “The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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. Wednesday.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, Duane Robert Peterson, author of “Annie and the Prince of Whales: A Historical Novel,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Former U.S. Army Captain 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. Wednesday.
Local Author Series, John Bove, author of “Two Weeks Notice … Aloha,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, featuring clarinetist Peter Jenkin, Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Copland’s “Concerto for Clarinet,” Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Elliott Schwartz and Friends, First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
“Prologue,” Matana Roberts’ exploratory soundwork for alto saxophone and moving image, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Out Of My Hands,” music of R.E.M, Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Nirvana and more performed by classical pianist Christopher O’Riley, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $27. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Vox Nova Chamber Choir, “Heaven on the Horizon,” modern choral music, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, $15. voxnovachoir.com. 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Jan. 27.
JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band, contemporary tango featuring violinist Christiana Liberis and pianist Yoni Levyatov, presented by Bay Chamber Concerts, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Happy Birthday Mozart!”, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Comedy Night, Tom Hayes, Jay Grove and Tammy Poole, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, $12 door, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers, open DJ’d, dance space to be free and expressive, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland, $10 to $15, sliding scale. Ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Jan. 27.
“Tap, Tap, Jazz,” fast-paced show featuring Broadway show tunes, high energy and innovative choreography, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Contra Dance, music by Jenny West and Friends with caller Maggie Robinson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Winterfest, skating, ice carving, music and more, Camden Ampitheatre. librarycamden.org. Noon Saturday.
“How To Survive a Plague,” AIDS documentary, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012,PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Dana Packard’s “40 West,” screening and discussion with director Packard, Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, Portland, $10. 228-8438. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Chasing Ice,” documentary about environmental photographer James Balog’s trip to the Arctic and climate change, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Food and Drink
Pies on Parade, visit various inns for pie sampling and demonstrations, benefits Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, various locations, Rockland, $10 to $25. (877) 762-4667. 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.
Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., storytelling, music and crafts for kids ages 5 and up, Bowdoin College (Thorne Hall), Brunswick, free. 725-3155. 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.
“Play Me A Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop, for kids ages 4 to 10, “Snowy Stories,” Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Trey Anastastio Band, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Phish, State Theatre, Portland, $42.50. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Paula Cole, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.
Churchill, folk-rock, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Buckcherry, hard rock, Heaven’s Basement opens, Asylum, Portland, $38, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Biggz General and Redlyte, rap/reggae, with Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket, Big Easy, Portland, $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Hurry Down Sunshine, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Local Dish Music Series, Charlotte Emory and Jim O’Neil, hosted by Lisa Mills, Kennebunkport Inn. 967-2621. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, State Theatre, Portland, $25 to $30, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Chad Hollister Trio, rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 15 musicians led by Marsalis, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“Hear My Song: The Best of Broadway and Beyond,” stylings of musical theater and contemporary composers with vocalists Marie Pressman and Ed Reichert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
Great Western Plain, MiniBoone, Bunny’s Swine and RSO, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. tinyurl.com/ajerua5. 9 p.m. Friday.
Sinking City Beat Night, Greg Jamie, Lisa/Liza, Wesley Allen Hartley, Acid Smoker, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Gin Blossoms, alt-rock, Asylum, Portland, $26. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Young Musicians’ Showcase, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Women in Harmony, “Never Gonna Stop,” songs about work and love, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 students and seniors. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Jan. 27.
All Good Feel Good Collective, reggae, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Boneheads, with The Holy Mackerels, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Her Majesty’s Cabaret, with Wilbur Wilbur Nealbur, A Severe Joy and Chamberlain, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. tinyurl.com/ajerua5. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Don Campbell, an evening of Dan Fogelberg music, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $22. doncampbellmusic.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
O’Death, with Timmy Findlen, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Celebration of Robert Burns, Highland Soles band with dancer Laura Scott, fiddler Ed Pearlman, pianist Neil Pearlman and others, The New Church, Portland, $13 advance, $15 door, under 18 $10. highlandsoles.com/burns. 2 p.m. Jan. 27.
Anni Clark and Doug Bennett Band, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Jan. 27.
Weekly Bird Walk with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum’s north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday.
4th Annual Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby, St. Gregorys Church, Gray, $5 to $10. crystallakederby.com. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Trails by Luminary Light: Winter Family Fun Night, cross-country skiing, showshoeing and winter hiking along illuminated trails, Twin Brooks Recreational Field, Cumberland, free. 829-2208. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
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, suggested donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, keynote speaker Rinku Sen, music by Kenya Hall, live stream of presidential inauguration, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $15 to $35. naacpportland.org. 8 a.m. Monday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poet and performer Sam Teitel, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Audiobody, family show featuring fusion of physical comedy and technology, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $15, $30 family four-pack. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.
Robert Burns Supper, dinner celebrating life of the Scottish poet, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $35. innatbrunswickstation.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
Robert Frost: “Fire & Ice,” local actor Kirk Simpson’s portrayal of Robert Frost during dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10, a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
Strike A Chord: A Music Discovery Funhouse, interactive music exhibits from local studios, labels, musicians, photographers, instrument petting zoo, design your own screen-printed poster, local music listening station, rock ‘n’ roll photo booth, DJ sets and open mic session, Asylum, Portland. portlandmaine.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Springfield, 1 p.m. Monday; vs. Santa Cruz, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Jan. 27.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Rajiv Joseph’s play about two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator and a brooding tiger, presented by Mad Horse Theatre, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20, pay what you can Thursday. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Runs through Feb. 3.
“Greater Tuna,” off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Runs through Feb. 14.
“Arsenic & Old Lace,” classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Runs through Feb. 10.
“Lovers and Other Strangers,” romantic comedy presented by Lake Region Community Theatre, Lake Region High School, Naples, $10. lrctme.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Sherlock Holmes spoof, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Runs through Feb. 3.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only show of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Runs through Feb. 10.
Mystery for Hire Presents “Mystery at My Family Reunion,” interactive mystery-themed dinner, DaVinci’s Eatery, Lewiston, $38.95. 782-2088. 7 p.m. Saturday.