• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

THURSDAY

WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding “Snowcano” and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. Most events are free. Schedule at bethelwinterfest.com. Daily to Sunday.

Brunswick Longfellow Days, month-long celebration honoring Henry W. Longfellow with community poetry, lectures, tours, dining, film events and more, various locations, Brunswick. Most events are free. Schedule at brunswickdowntown.com/longfellowdays. Daily to Wednesday.

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Orion” and “Laser Magic,” noon; “Laser Beatles,” 2 p.m.; “Perseus/Andromeda” and “Laser Mania,” 3 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” 7 p.m.; “Laser Vinyl,” 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Perseus/Andromeda” and “Laser Pop,” noon; “Laser Retro,” 1 p.m.; “Orion” and “Laser Magic,” 3 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” 7 p.m.; “Laser Metallica,” 8 p.m.

Ice Fest Lewiston/Auburn, ice bars and sculptures with live music, beer and liquor; all-ages family day on Sunday; Fountain Plaza, Bates Mill Complex, Lewiston. $10 (includes two drink tickets); free on Sunday. icefestla.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday (21-plus); 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (all ages).

Winter Carnival in Old Orchard Beach, sledding, snow-tube racing, children’s activities, pub crawl, horse-drawn carriage rides and more, Old Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach. Free. Schedule at OOB365.com. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

SATURDAY

Fourth Annual Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby, St. Gregory’s Church, Gray. $10; $5 for children. crystallakederby.com. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Orion” and “Laser Pop,” 1 p.m.; “Perseus/Andromeda” and “Laser Magic,” 3 p.m.; “Laser Beatles,” 7 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” 8 p.m.

Annual Winter Family Fun Day, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sled rides, guided nature walks, bonfire, food and more,

Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle. $1.50; free for seniors and children; $2/donation per person for dog sled rides. 768-8341. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Laseropolloza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5.50; $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Perseus/Andromeda” and “Laser Magic,” 1 p.m.; “Orion” and “Laser Mania,” 3 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

SMCC Lunchbox Art Talk, with nationally renowned artist Peter Madden, Jewett Auditorium, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Free. petermadden.com. 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Inn at Brunswick Station Ice Bar, with DJ and live music, Inn at Brunswick Station. $10 in advance; $12 at door. brownpapertickets.com. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

SATURDAY

Magician/Illusionist George Saterial, stage, close-up and roving magic (rescheduled from Feb. 9), Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $8; $4 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 and 7 p.m.

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.

Opera DVD Screening: Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” Kennebunk Free Library. Free. 985-2173. 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

Fort Andross Winter Antique Show, more than 50 antique dealers from Virginia, Massachusetts and Maine, Fort Andross, Brunswick. $4. 725-2855. 10 a.m.

TUESDAY

“TV Show: Episode 5,” TV variety show with cooking, interviews, music videos and more, Space Gallery, Portland. $5. space538.org. 7 p.m.

FILMS

“Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Film Screening, post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. “Blink,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. Animated shorts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; live-action shorts, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Cryptotrip,” independent documentary about unexplained creature sightings, with filmmaker Christopher Maloney, International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland. $10. cryptozoologymuseum.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (2012, Rated PG-13), Oscar-nominated fantasy drama, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Oscar Party, watch the Academy Awards live in HD, Strand Theater, Rockland. Free. rocklandstrand.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Twelve Angry Men” (1957), courtroom drama, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Rick Halpern, author of “No Cure for the Past,” Portland Public Library. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Gulf of Maine Bookstore Birthday Party, author readings, food, drink and more, Gulf of Maine Bookstore, Brunswick. 729-5083. Free. 3 p.m. Saturday.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 4 p.m. Sunday; Vs. Providence,

7 p.m. Tuesday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

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.