“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Feb. 17; Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7; and “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“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.
“Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; “The Promised Land,” drawings 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.
“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.
“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.
“Real/Ideal: Transformations in 19th-Century Painting,” through Feb. 24; and “The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” through March 3, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275.
“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” through June 1; Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288.
“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.
“Night Travels,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Felted work by Susan Mills Through Friday.
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.
“I My Needle Ply with Skill,” needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. Through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.
“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.
“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.
“Unexpected Thaw,” works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. Through Feb. 28. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.
“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.
“Occupy Gallery,” depicting the artists’ perspectives on social and economic injustice, presented by Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Feb. 20.
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 Saturday.
“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.
Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.
“Everything,” drawing installation by Astrid Bowlby, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 6.
“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.
“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.
“Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Through May 1.
“Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community,” Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through March 2.
“This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana,” collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Feb. 23.
Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 29.
“Paintings and Prints” by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15.
“Beauty and the Political Body,” Harriet Casdin-Silver, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 778-1062. Through March 7.
“Looking In | Looking Out,” art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through March 23.
“All Things Pastel,” landscapes, building scapes and still life by Janalee Welch, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Feb. 28.
“Afterthoughts” by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.
“Heart,” multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Feb. 24.
“Thank You, Dutch Masters,” precision miniature paintings by Jeffrey Hayes inspired by the Dutch still-life masters, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Feb. 28.
“47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club,” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through March 29.
Landscape paintings by Arlee Woodworth, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through March 2.
“The Other Side of Shade,” works that interpret and reflect on the issues of race, oppression and power, Maine College of Art, Portland. meca.edu. Through Saturday.
“Follow Your Heart,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Feb. 28.
Rufus Coes, paintings, Cellardoor Winery and Vineyards, Lincolnville. 263-2654. Through Feb. 24.
“Stream of Thought,” paintings of local streams in midwinter and early spring by Stefan Pastuhov, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Feb. 28.
Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through March 18.
Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through April 4.
Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14.
Edward Hanscom, fine art photography, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Feb. 28.
“Bad A**,” photographs by Melonie Bennett documenting Portland night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through March 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Undressed Five,” figure drawing and painting group show, F-8 Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport. f-8gallery.com. Through Feb. 18. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (opens March 29) and “Chicago” (opens April 26), Waldo Theatre productions, Broadbay Congregational Church, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The Vagina Monologues,” V-Day Auburn, seeking females 16 and older, performances are in April, First Universalist Church of Auburn. auburnuu.org. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Maine Music Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser, wines, hors d’oeuvres and dessert items, raffles and music, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $30. mainemusicsociety.org. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Books and Authors
Deb Olin Unferth, author of “Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War,” Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, South Portland. 650-8651. 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Portland Rossini Club, instrumental and vocal performances by Wells Johnson, Lorel Nazarro, Virgina Stelk, Seth Black, Mark Braun, Mary Johnston, Richard Roberts and Eric Peppe, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Love, Spring and Other Things,” sopranos Deborah Perkins and Bethany Ferland perform Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan, folk tunes and Broadway songs, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, “Synergy And Brilliance — Genius Effect Part Two,” Haydn, Mozart and classical style encore, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
The Ying Quartet, Schumann, Schubert and Bunch, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $15. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Monday.
Bay Chamber Concerts Music at Noon Concert Series, Lehmann Duo plays Mozart, Martinu and Hallvorsen, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $25. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon Wednesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, jazz pianist Tom Snow, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
“The Art of Song in the Second Viennese School,” with soprano Mary Sullivan and pianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Piano Series recital by Tamara Poddubnaya, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and Rachmaninov, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16, students free. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pianist and composer Marc-Andre Hamelin, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Comedy Night hosted by George Hamm, three comics perform PG-13 stand-up, benefits Freeport Middle School Space Camp trip to Huntsville, Ala., Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10. tinyurl.com/GeorgeHamm. 8 p.m. Saturday.
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. Ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Feb. 17.
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Contradance, music by Tamora Goltz, David Stimpson and Alden Robinson with caller Kim Roberts, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Beginner workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
WinterFest 2013, sledding, “Snowcano” and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. bethelwinterfest.com. Continues through Feb. 24.
Loon Echo Land Trust’s Second Annual Snowfest, 10K and 5k cross-county ski races, youth snowshoe fun run, Five Fields Farm, Bridgton, $5 to $10. lelt.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Classic Film Series, “Green Mansions,” ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, tour of some of the world’s best mountain films, State Theatre, Portland, $17 to $20. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
American Music Film Series, with introduction and discussion led by Glenn Jenks, “Rock,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“The Challenge of Rudolph Steiner,” part two, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, “Delicacy” (2011, French with subtitles, PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Tchoupitoulas,” documentary follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Courtroom Dramas Film Series, “Inherit The Wind” (1960), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Waiting Room,” health-care documentary explores the issue of uninsured patients, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“The Sun Makers,” celebrating the British TV series “Doctor Who,” post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?”, documentary with post-film discussion by Dr. Bruce Rinker, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.
Food and Drink
Second Annual Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Pairings, sommelier Erica Archer leads guided tasting and discussion with handmade desserts paired with wine, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $39, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Peter Pan,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through March 2.
Home & Garden
Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Alash Ensemble with Garth Stevenson and Annie Lynch, Tuvan instruments and throat singing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Blue Lobster Troupe, music from the 12th century to today, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5 to $10. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Passion Pit, electropop, with Matt & Kim and Icona Pop, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Port City Jazz Annual Mardi Gras Concert, led by trumpeter and vocalist Carl Bradford, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. 846-9673. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Big Gigantic, livetronica, hip-hop and jazz, State Theatre, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Ghost Wolves, Black Widow Music and Verla, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Vince Gill with The Time Jumpers, Andy Reiss, Joe Spivey, Bill Thomas, Dennis Crouch, Jeff Taylor and Larry Franklin, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $150. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Midtown Men, four stars from the original cast of “Jersey Boys” perform songs from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and The Four Seasons, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $46 to $56. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Hattie Simon Jazz Trio, vocals with piano, stand-up bass and drums, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. braysbrewpub.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
“Real Music for Real Lovers,” with Barnaby Bright, Connor Garvey and Chris Ross, Camden Opera House, $15. camdenoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Old Abram Brown and Christopher Paul Stelling, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35 advance, $38 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Maine Academy of Music, featuring “The Playing for Change/Playing for Maine” video “Be in Love,” Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. All-ages show featuring MAMM student bands ($10) 6 p.m.; 21-plus show ($15) 9 p.m. Friday.
The Colwell Brothers, blues and R&B, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $6 to $16. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Dunwells, English folk-rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons, with Old Soul and Billy Wylder, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Music and Muffins,” Carolyn Currie, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Lay-Z-Gait, Western swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Toughcats, Bayside Bowl, Portland, $8, all ages. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Gypsy Caravan, CD-release party for “Douze Chansons,” Manouche-style gypsy jazz, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $7. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Panda Bandits, The Last Sip, Lovers of Fiction, with fancy drinks and door prizes, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Androscoggin Chorale, “Seasons of Love,” Broadway to The Beatles, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $15. friendsofcumstonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, in-store performance, Bull Moose, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Punch Brothers, progressive bluegrass, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 17.
Elizabeth Lorrey and Cormac McCarthy, acoustic rock, singer-songwriter, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Feb. 17.
Tom Keifer, guitarist from hard rock and blues band Cinderella, Asylum, Portland, $15, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Feb. 17.
Opus One Big Band Swing-O-Rama, concert and swing dance with jazz and swing standards from the ’30s and ’40s, benefits Scarborough High School participation in New York City competition, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $8 to $15. 318-6637. 6 p.m. Feb. 17.
Kirtan Soul Revival and Vanessa Torres, funk, rock, R&B, world grooves and chants with Sanskrit mantras, The New Church, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 233-6846. 4 p.m. Feb. 17.
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.
14th Annual Sleigh Day, sleigh museum exhibit, sleigh rides, demonstrations, snowshoe and cross country ski tours, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $8, $30 per family. skylinefarm.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Local Love Muscle Valentine’s Day Film Festival, watch and vote on a collection of local films, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, free. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
“Coursen Readings,” poets Rob Farnsworth, Judith Robbins and Robert Strong, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Valentine’s Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, $5. 347-8606. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
18th Annual WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration and Cajun Cooking Challenge, local restaurants, organizations and individuals compete, includes performance by Sylvain’s Cajun Aces, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland, $3 to $5. wmpg.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts) presents Michael Parent, hosted by Margaret Cardoza, includes hour-long open-mic session, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Valentine’s Day with the Rat Pack, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95 includes performance and five-course dinner. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Valentine’s Day Tea, hosted by Friends of the Library, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. 854-0630. 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Victrola Vixen’s Valentine’s Burlesque Show, performances by Whistlebait Burlesque, Dirty Dishes, Peril S. Curves and more, music by DJ Noctural, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, $10 to $12, 21-plus. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Thursday.
“One Billion Rising: Strike, Dance, Rise!”, Eve Ensler’s global movement to end violence against women and girls, march and performance in solidarity with other cities around the world, Monument Square, Portland. vday.org. Noon Thursday.
Local chocolate, wine and book reading, Kathryn Miles, author of “The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship,” Chocolatier Blue, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Apprenticeshop, Rockland. 594-1800. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Love and Pepper,” poetry by Rudy Gabrielson, Judy Tierney and Martin Steingesser, music by Midnight Chiles Trio, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
PechaKucha Night, presentations with visuals by eight regional creative talents, Watts Hall, Thomaston, $5. 594-8622. 7 p.m. Friday.
Laserpalooza 2013, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 extra for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Shows starting at 7 p.m. Friday and continuing through Feb. 17.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Rigoletto,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23 to $27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Rigoletto,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Ed Rielly and Linda Aldrich, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
4th annual Bacchanalian Ball and Fundraising Auction, music by Sunset Strip Band, chocolate buffet, silent auction, ’50s and ’60s costumes, benefits Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association, Hampden VFW Hall, Hampden, $5, 21-plus. emppa.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner, music by Stripped and Mama’s Boomshack, roaming vaudeville performers, “The Dark Follies,” silent auction, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, $30, $50 per couple. cpime.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Zombie Fest, performance by Pete Witham and the Cozmic Zombies. zombie makeovers, zombie portraits, giveaways, Bull Moose, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5 to $8, under 6 free. mmaine.newenglandexpos.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17.
“Coursen Readings,” poets Linda Aldrich, David Stankiewicz and Kevin Sweeney, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Annual Ice Harvest, wagon rides, concessions, merchandise and ice skating, Thompson Ice House, South Bristol, free. 644-8808. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Greater Tuna,” off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17.
“Arsenic & Old Lace,” classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents “Death By Design,” murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through Feb. 24.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monmouth Community Players presents “Steel Magnolias,” six Southern ladies gather at a small-town beauty parlor, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
USM Theatre presents “The Zoo Story” and “The American Dream,” horrifying and hilarious pair of plays, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday.
John Cariani’s “Last Gas,” romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House, $20 to $25. operahousearts.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
“Pinocchio,” A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $10 to $13. 809-5053. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” Bess Welden’s solo vaudeville show about body and food, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.
NYA presents “The Sound of Music,” North Yarmouth Academy (Safford Center), Yarmouth, $6 advance, $7 door. 846-9051. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 17.
“Ordinary Days,” new musical by Adam Gwon, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 282-0489. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through Feb. 24.
The Improvised Puppet Project presents “Dead Presidents,” comedic scenes for adults, created on the spot from audience suggestions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $10. improvisedpuppetproject.com. 6 p.m. Feb. 17.