• ART

Amy Stacey Curtis, nine video projections, each an exploration of movement in time and space, via the motif of a walk in the woods. Through January 5. $10. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate. Through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” Through Feb. 2. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists. Through Jan. 5. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama. Through Saturday. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.

“American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography. Through Feb. 23. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas. Through March 9. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others. Through Jan. 5. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

Heartwood College of Art presents “Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists. Through Monday. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org.

Wearable Art, by Maine artists to wear and live with. Through Tuesday. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com

“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist. Through Tuesday. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists. Through Jan. 9. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com.

The Hive and Heartwood College of Art present “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds by local artists being sold for 0, with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti. Through Tuesday. The Hive, 84 Main St., Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com.

Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” Through Jan. 26. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery.

Holiday Offerings 2013, selection of original works by regional artists working in a variety styles and media. Through Tuesday. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com.

Paul Black, new Portland paintings. Through Tuesday. Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. forestreetgallery.com.

“Just What You’ve Always Wanted,” paintings, photographs, mixed media and more. Through Jan. 12. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

Michael Vickery, “Progressions in Time and Space: Traditional and 3D-printed Media.” Through Jan. 15. University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford.

Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch. Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.

New sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Through Saturday. Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com.

Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Through Jan. 31. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov. Through Jan. 31. Grapheteria Gallery, 143 Kennebec St., Portland. thegrapheteria.com.

“Art in the Square,” 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund. Through Jan. 5. Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

Quilted Assemblages by Donald Talbot and Beatrice Gilbert. Through Tuesday. Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham. mainefiberarts.org.

Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists. Through Jan. 31. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

Viola Glendinning, vistas in oil. Through Jan. 7. Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com.

8 Women Abstract Artists, 8 x 8-inch works by local artists. Through Tuesday. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.

Clarity Robert and Su.Sane Hake, “Fey Fairy Fey,” Through Tuesday. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us.

9 Lively Ladies 9 x 9 Show, works by Lois Anne, Lolly Clayton, Nancy Fitzgerald, Elizabeth O’Haverty, Deb Winship, Rebecca Thompson, Edith LaRoche, Stell Shevis and Marietta Raveri. Through Tuesday. Eastern Tire Gallery, 70 Park St, Rockland.

“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. Through Friday. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.

“Art in the Square,” 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund. Through Jan. 5. Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

“A World of Objects,” small and rarely seen objects from Bowdoin’s diverse collections tell expansive stories of the human experience. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

• SEASONAL/HOLIDAY

New Year’s Eve Dance Party, live 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. to midnight Tuesday.

Last Blast 2013, celebrating 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. oob365.com. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Huts & Trails presents “New Year’s at the Huts,” Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main St., Kingfield. Tuesday.

New Year’s Eve at Sugarloaf, 5092 Sugarloaf Access Road, Carrabassett Valley. sugarloaf.com. Tuesday.

Early New Year’s Eve, featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres from Henry and Marty in Brunswick, wine and beer, and live jazz music from Frank Vigneau and friends. $50. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

New Year’s Planetarium, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland. usm.maine.edu/planet. 6 p.m. to midnight 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. marriotthotels.com/pwmap. 6:30 p.m Tuesday.

New Year’s Eve Party with The Johnny Rawls Band, includes room, dinner, dance, party favors, Champagne toast, 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 the New Year with Dickie Hyper-Hynie and his cast of musicians, jugglers, physical comedians, singers and more. $16. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street, Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 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. spire29.com. 8 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. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

3rd Annual Black and White Event, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Second Annual Clam Drop, Steamer, Yarmouth’s 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. First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, 97 Main St. uuyarmouth.org. Midnight Tuesday.

NYE Charity Gala for Share Our Strength, benefit for Share our Strength, five-course meal, dancing, ice luge and more. Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room. boonesfishhouse.com/new-years-eve-boones. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Comedian Bob Marley, Merrill Auditorium,20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

New Year’s Eve at Noon Pajama Party, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. Noon Tuesday.

• MUSIC

Rustic Overtones New Year’s Eve CD-Release Party, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“Songswap,” informal song-circle format. Bring a song or two, a friend or two, and an instrument or two. Open to all. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday.

Bon Voyage Fiddlin’ Jay Smith Concert, fiddle, bluegrass, $12; $8; 10 and under free. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main St. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bluezberry Jam, an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, rhythm and jam, $10. New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Potty Mouth, indie pop punk, $8; 18-plus. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Shape Note Singing, also known as Sacred Harp, harmonies and fellowship. Participatory event, all welcome. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. maineshapenotesinging.com. 1 p.m. Jan. 5.

Family Folk Festival: The Gawlers and The Boardmans, concert of Downeast, Celtic and Quebecois music, $10; $5 students; 12 and under free. Jewett Hall Auditorium University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. concerts atjewett.com. 2 p.m. Jan. 5.

• FILM

The Fosse (Figures of Speech Student Ensemble” presents “Frankenstein,” puppet film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, $8, $4 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

• DANCE

Greater Portland Community Dance Series Contra Dance, live music from Frigate with caller Maggie Robinson, $10; $7 for under 21; $5 for children 5 to 12; under 5 free. Falmouth Congregational Church, 269 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Choral Art Society Epiphany Celebration, Bach, Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen, Francis Poulenc, Paul Mealor and Charles Villiers Stanford and featuring the Choral Art Society Camerata, $18. Woodford Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. choralart.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• THEATER

“The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie,” puppet theater, The Dolly Wagglers take you on a tour of the life and music of Guthrie with hand puppets, flying cardboard and a scrolling backdrop and live music, $8 adults, $4 kids 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 1 p.m. Friday.

Mad Horse Theater Company Presents “By Local” with Monica Wood’s “Papermaker,” staged reading based on Monica Wood’s book “Ernie’s Ark,” $10 Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.