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 (Friday and Saturday are sold out). brownpapertickets.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Third Annual Cycle4Care, indoor cycling benefit for Cancer Community Center, Finley Recreation Center, University of New England, Portland. $20; $40 for double session. cycle4care.org. 4 p.m. to midnight Friday.
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Fundraiser, benefit for York High School graduate paralyzed from the waist down in motorcycle accident, American Legion Post 56, York. $75 entry fee (includes Italian dinner and dessert and entry in a 50/50 raffle). 252-3270. Registration and dinner at 6:30 p.m.; poker at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pies on Parade, visit various inns for pie sampling and demonstrations; benefits Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry; various locations, Rockland. $25; $10 for ages 10 and younger. (877) 762-4667. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Snowmobile Snodeo, chili/chowder cook-off, sleigh rides, antique snowmobiles, obstacle course, radar run and fireworks, Rangely. Various prices. Schedule at rangeleysnowmobile.com/snodeo.htm. Thursday to Saturday.
Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, dogsled racing, ice skating, snowmobile parade, bonfire, polar bear dunk, ice fishing and more, various locations, Bridgton. Various prices. Schedule at mainelakesmushersbowl.com. Friday to Sunday.
Portland on Ice, celebration of winter activities and music, various venues, downtown Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandmaine.com. Friday to Feb. 2.
Winterfest, skating, ice carving, music and more, Camden Amphitheater. Free; $50 per block of ice for carving. librarycamden.org. Noon Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Audiobody, family-friendly fusion of physical comedy and technology, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $15; $10 for students; $30 for family of four. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.
Robert Burns Supper, dinner celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station. $35. innatbrunswickstation.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
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; 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Strike a Chord: A Music Discovery Funhouse, instrument petting zoo, design-your-own screen-printed poster, local music listening station, rock ‘n’ roll photo booth, DJ sets, open-mic session and more, Asylum, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Super Bowl poetry slam competition, 18-plus; Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“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.
“Chasing Ice” (2012), documentary about environmental photographer James Balog’s trip to the Arctic and climate change, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
“Lope” (2010), biopic of poet and playwright Lope de Vega, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 7 p.m.
“Miss Representation” (2011), stories and interviews with teenage girls and female celebrities about the portrayal of women in today’s media, Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6 p.m.
“In the Blood” (2011), documentary about Maine’s lumbermen and river drivers, screening accompanied by live score performed by Summer McKane and Joshua Robbins, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $7; $5 for seniors; free for children under 12. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m.
“Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)” (2010), Spanish drama about Columbus, the subjugation of Bolivian indigenous people and a modern-day water crisis, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 7 p.m.
“Uprooted: Voices of Maine Immigrants and Refugees,” documentary explores the lives of refugees resettled in New Hampshire, University Special Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland. Free. ccmaine.org. 6 p.m.
“Only the Young” (2012), documentary about three teenagers who live in a small desert town in southern California, includes discussion with filmmaker Jason Tippet, Space Gallery, Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
“Contracorriente (Undertow)” (2009), Peruvian drama examines intersection of love, masculinity and sexuality within the context of Peruvian tradition, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 7 p.m.
“Seven Minutes in Heaven” (1985), teen dramedy, post-film discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
John Bove, author of “Two Weeks Notice Aloha,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Sandy Oliver, author of “Beyond Baked Beans: Early American Foodways,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Josh Pahigian, author of “Strangers on the Beach,” McArthur Library, Biddeford. 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, with Wesley McNair, author of “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry,” Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m. Jan. 31.
Kieran Shields, author of “A Study in Revenge,” University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4070. 7 p.m. Jan. 31.
• 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. Santa Cruz, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Contra Dance, music by Jenny West and Friends; caller Maggie Robinson; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7. mayostreetarts.org. 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.