• FOOD AND DRINK
4th annual Wine Wise Sparkling Wines and Champagne: A New Year’s Primer, sommelier Erica Archer leads guided tasting and discussion; a gourmet cheese plate is included. $50; 21-plus. Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. www.winewiseevents.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Wine Wise Walk in The Old Port: Cabernet Sauvignon, sommelier Erica Archer leads a guided viticultural and walking tour, and a discussion and comparison of different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon, tasting a pair of wines and food at four restaurants. $45; 21-plus. Eve’s at the Garden, Portland Harbor Hotel, 486 Fore St., Portland. www.winewiseevents.com. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
• FOR KIDS
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 12 p.m. Friday.
Farmer for the Morning toddler and pre-K program, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. www.wolfesneckfarm.org. 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Welcome to The Space Show,” co-presented with the Portland Children’s Film Festival. Director Koji Masunari’s colorfully explosive animated feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and inventiveness of character design. $6. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Maine Native American storyteller Allen Sockabasin performs his story, “Thanks to the Animals” with musical accompaniment, plus a surprise special guest. Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. www.mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Rob Duqette live, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. Noon Saturday.
New Year’s Eve at Noon Pajama Party, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. Noon Tuesday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe; many dances taught. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
“Muscle Shoals,” documentary about area in Alabama that’s a historic breeding ground for music, $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
• SEASONAL / HOLIDAY
Ice Kings and Queens Winter Wonderland, with DJ Hatchet, $5; 21-plus. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. www.spire29.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Comedian Bob Marley, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve Charity Gala for Share Our Strength, five-course meal, dancing, ice luge and more. Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room. www.boonesfishhouse.com/new-years-eve-boones. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party, bands, dance performance, refreshments and champagne toast. Originals and classic rock from Hollow Body Eclectic, Motown, jazz and R&B from Mehuman Johnson Trio. $25 Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Huts & Trails presents “New Year’s at the Huts,” 496 Main St., Kingfield. Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve at Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. www.sugarloaf.com. Tuesday.
Early New Year’s Eve, jazz from Frank Vigneau and friends, heavy hors d’oeuvres from Henry and Marty in Brunswick, wine and beer. $50. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Last Blast 2013 celebrates the new year in true OOB style. Bring your Christmas tree to add to the fire, stay for some marshmallow roasting. Various locations, Old Orchard Beach. www.oob365.com. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
New Year’s Planetarium, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/planet. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Midnight Glitter, celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Bob Charest Band and DJ Brian Zutter, Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. www.marriotthotels.com/pwmap. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve Party with The Johnny Rawls Band, includes dinner, dance, party favors, champagne toast, lodging, breakfast and use of pool and hot tub. $199 per couple. Trade Winds Motor Inn Keel Lounge, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Denim & Diamonds, Buffet and dancing to the music of The Delta Knights, $35 Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Dickie Hyper-Hynie’s Rockin’ New Years Eve, ring in 2014 with master showman Hyper-Hynie and his cast of musicians, jugglers, physical comedians, singers and more. $16. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
New Year’s Eve on the Square, featuring the Jim Ciampi Band, $40 per person; $75 per couple. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. www.spire29.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
3rd annual Black and White Event, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. www.rira.com/portland. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
99.9 The Wolf presents the Jack Daniels New Year’s Eve Ramblin’ Revival, featuring North of Nashville with the Ghost of Paul Revere and Tricky Britches, Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Clam Drop, Steamer, the Yarmouth Clam Festival mascot, will be lowered from the belfry of the First Universalist Church at 97 Main St. at the stroke of midnight. There will be an earlier lowering at 7 p.m. for families with children. Free. www.uuyarmouth.org. 7 p.m. (for families) Tuesday and again at midnight.
“Joy to the World” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, $15; $13.50 seniors; $7 college students; $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Through Jan. 5.