“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Sunday; 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 Saturday.
“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Sunday.
“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. 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 Saturday.
“Occupy Gallery,” depicting the artists’ perspectives on social and economic injustice, presented by Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Wednesday.
“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 14.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“Undressed Five,” figure drawing and painting group show, F-8 Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport. f-8gallery.com. Through Monday.
Edward Hanscom, fine art photography, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Runs through Feb. 28.
“Double Vision,” photography and painting by Jim and Fran Townsend, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through March 29.
“This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana,” collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Saturday. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“Confluence,” art by Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through March 22. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“The Rumpus!”, an egalitarian art show, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Through March 2. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“The Vagina Monologues,” V-Day Auburn performance dates are in April, seeking female actors 16 and older, First Universalist Church of Auburn. auburnuu.org. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“MOMologues 2: Off to School,” performances May 10-19, seeking four adult women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-5188. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Books and Authors
Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, South Portland. 650-8651. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Maryanne O’Hara, author of “Cascade,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Local Author Series, Rick Halpern, author of “No Cure for the Past,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, pianist Carol Elowe and oboeist Stephen Shiman, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
PSO Presents POPS! A Night at the Movies, selections from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Rocky,” “The Godfather,” “Harry Potter,” E.T.” and more, with special guest conductor Carl Topilow, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Oratorio Chorale open rehearsal, sing with the chorale as they practice Britten, Dvorak and “Prayers From the Ark” by Ivor Davies, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24.
Comedy Showcase, Nick Scarfo, Tom Boggis and Mitch Stinson, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook, $15 advance, $20 door. avantmaine.com. 8:30 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. 24.
WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding, “Snowcano” and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. bethelwinterfest.com. Sunday through Feb. 24.
Ice Fest Lewiston/Auburn, Fountain Park, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. icefestla.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; free and all ages 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24.
Courtroom Dramas Film Series, “And Justice For All” (1979), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Doctor Who” 50th anniversary film screening, “Blink,” discussion follows with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films, animation category, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films, live action category, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Cryptotrip,” independent documentary film that explores unexplained creature sightings in the U.S., with filmmaker Christopher Maloney, International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, $10. cryptozoologymuseum.com. 4 p.m. Feb. 24.
Winter/Spring Film Series, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
“Peter Pan,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 t $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Runs through March 2.
Hunger Games Party, for students in grades 6 to 12, costumes, trivia and an activity, Kennebunk Free Library, free, pre-registration required. kennebunklibrary.org. 2 p.m. Wednesday.
“Play Me A Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, “Enchanted Adventures,” Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Punch Brothers, progressive bluegrass, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, $30 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Jeff Mangum with The Music Tapes, rescheduled from Feb. 9, Tall Firs open, State Theatre, Portland, $27 advance, $30 door, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Elizabeth Lorrey and Cormac McCarthy, acoustic rock and singer-songwriter, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tom Keifer, singer-songwriter/guitarist from hard rock and blues band Cinderella, Asylum, Portland, $15, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.
Opus One Big Band Swing-O-Rama, concert and swing dance with 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 $25. 318-6637. 6 p.m. Sunday.
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. Sunday.
The Bad Plus, jazz, pop, rock, country, electronic and classical, “On Sacred Ground — Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring,’ ” Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10 to $28. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.
North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
JW Jones, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $12.50 to $25. 948-7469. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cover to Cover: Covered in Bees, with The Dead Milkmen/Beelzebubba, Big Easy, Portland, $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents: “Naftule’s Dream,” progressive, post-Klezmer, jazz-inflected side project of members of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $12.50 to $25. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Angelique Kidjo, Beninoise singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $55, reserved seating. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Thee Icepicks, The Murder Weapon and Cowgirls of the Damned, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Thursday.
The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 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.
Mardi Gras Party with Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, dancing, cash bar, Samoset Resort, Rockport, $25, table of 10 for $200. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pardon Me, Doug, Phish tribute band, opening set of rock and reggae by Repeat Offenders, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $5, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Metal Feathers record release, with Leaves Leaves, Wood Burning Cat and aLEX kEATON, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Micah Blue Smaldone, with Caethua and The Lord Dog Bird, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Steve Forbert, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust presents David Mallett, folk singer-songwriter, Atlantic Hall, Kennebunkport, $25 and $30. 967-3465. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Dimensions in Jazz Present the Ninth Annual Steve Grover Birthday Bash, new compositions and old favorites with Grover and friends, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5 to $15. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Cabin Fever Concert with the Maine Highland Fiddlers, lively traditional music, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22 to $25. (800) 838-3006. Doors at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.
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.
“Coursen Readings,” poets Linda Aldrich, David Stankiewicz and Kevin Sweeney, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
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. Sunday.
Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5 to $8, undr 6 free. mmaine.newenglandexpos.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Laserpalooza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, multiple shows daily, some featuring the music of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Sunday through Feb. 24.
Down East Country Music Association Annual Valentine Show, music, raffles, concessions, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $2 to $6. 793-8884. Noon Sunday.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Grimm’s fairytales with Lynne Cullen and MOOSE storytellers, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
2nd Annual Ice Bar, icy cocktails, entertainment and bites to eat, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 door. innatbrunswickstation.com. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Verdi’s “Rigoletto” rebroadcast from Feb. 16, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $28, $18 students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Magician/illusionist George Saterial, rescheduled from Feb. 9, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $4 to $8. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Living History Day, activities with history interpreters in period clothing, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $5. norlands.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Opera DVD screening, Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” Kennebunk Free Library, free. 985-2173. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Fort Andross Winter Antique Show, more than 50 antique dealers from Virginia, Massachusetts and Maine, Fort Andross, Brunswick, $4. 725-2855. 10 a.m. Feb. 24.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 4 p.m. Feb. 24.
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 and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 24.
“Greater Tuna,” offbeat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Improvised Puppet Project presents “Dead Presidents,” comedic sketches for grown-ups, created on the spot from audience suggestions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $10. improvisedpuppetproject.com. 6 p.m. Sunday.
“Ordinary Days,” new musical by Adam Gwon, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 24.
NYA presents “The Sound of Music,” North Yarmouth Academy (Safford Center), Yarmouth, $6 advance, $7 door. 846-9051. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
York Readers Theater presents John Logan’s “Red,” set in Mark Rothko’s studio in the late ’50s, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” solo vaudeville show about body and food by Bess Welden, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Runs through March 9. Editor’s