• VALENTINE EVENTS
Second Annual Chocolate Festival, chocolate confections donated by Auxiliary members, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections and Izzy’s Cheesecake. Proceeds support The Cedars Auxiliary’s mission to enhance the lives of the residents of The Cedars, $12 in advance, $15 day of. The Atrium at The Cedars, 640 Ocean Ave., Portland. 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday.
“Maine Loves Movies,” Valentine theme, movie games, quizzes, conversation, fun and prizes, free. Borealis Bakery and Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland. 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Love Can Make You Happy, Affiliate Artists’ annual short readings for Valentine’s Day, spanning theater, literature, and musicand celebrating the many faces of love, $5 suggested. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.
Sparkle and Shine wine tasting, fun and educational tasting of sparkling wines of the world, $50. Vignola and Cinque Terre, Dana St. Portland. americansommelier.com/maine. 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts (MOOSE) Open Mic/Spoken Word, Lynne Cullen presents “Bellyflopping into the Unknown,” $5 suggested. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 5 p.m. Friday.
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students, Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.
Valentine’s Day Wine Dine Dance and Stay, room packages with special dinner menu, dancing and breakfast. Zackery’s Fireside Restaurant and Lounge, 81 Riverside St., Portland. zackerysrestaurant.com; firesideinnportland.com. Friday and Saturday.
“Keepers of the Hearth: The Love, Courtship and Marriages of the Washburn Women,” heritage dinner and living history program, $20. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Valentine’s Day with The Rat Pack, includes five-course dinner and show and a rose for every lady, $39.99. Anthony’s Dinner Theater, 151 Middle St., Portland. anthonys dinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
6th Annual Elegant Valentine Brunch, hosted by Friends of Par Sem to benefit restoration fund, $12, $5 for 10 and under. Parsonfield Seminary, 504 North Road. parsonfieldseminary.org. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
“Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. boothbayoperahouse.com. 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
Local Muscle Movers Valentine’s Day Film Festival, short films to intrigue, enchant, and delight, free Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 6 p.m. Feb. 16.
Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors.” Through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
Robert Indiana, “Celebrating LOVE,” explores the artist’s “LOVE” imagery. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“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.
USM Faculty Show, new work by USM Art faculty in a wide array of media and approaches. Art Gallery at USM, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery.
Annette Kearney, “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Through March 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.
“New England Moments,” paintings by Jeannie Piccini, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. harlowgallery.org.
“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum.” Through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
“Two Printmakers.” Through February. The monotypes of Exeter, N,H., artists Barbara Cowen and Bill Childs. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.
“Pattern, Pixels, and Pastels.” Through Feb. 28. Work by members of the Maine Artists Collective. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.
“Maine 10.” Through March 31. Art by Shirley Lewis, Sylvia Dyer, Claire Vigneau, Mary Truesdell, Susan R. Wood, Leslie Emerson, Bonnie Alpander and Vivian Wixom ranges from large scenics and graphics to smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, including framed prints. Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath. maescafeandbakery.com.
Winter Feature Auction, features collections of fine art, furniture, art glass, porcelain and pottery, estate jewelry, oriental antiques, antiquities and rugs. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, U.S. Route 1, Thomaston. thomastonauction.com.
Bryan Graf, “Across the Interior.” Through April 6. Works that turn the Jersey landscape into a canvas for darkroom experimentation. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica.
The Sweet Art Pop-Up Shop, art Valentines for sale by MECA illustration students. 1 Union St., second floor, Portland. meca.edu. Noon Sunday, 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday.
“A Touch of Spring,” solo art exhibit of watercolors by Rachel Smith Maher. Skillin’s Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth. skillins.com.
USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts presents “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books by artists from 24 countries. Unum Great Reading Room, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., seventh floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.
James Seavey, “Water – Metal – Image,” free spun aluminum vessels, water colors and photographs. Through February 28. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.
Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures. Through Feb. 21. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org.
Dorson Plourde, “Blue/Gray” and “Portrait Exhibition: Photography,” Dorson’s Plourde’s minimalist acrylics and photos by Melonie Bennet, Cole Caswell, Denise Froelich, Sean Harris, Julee Holcombe, Jack Montgomery and DM Witman. Through Feb. 28. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.
Hannah Cole, “Time’s Wife,” paintings. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.
“From Paranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” more than 60 prints. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.
Kenny Cole, “Parabellum (Prepare for War),” interactive installation. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.
Ernest Nason, quilts. Through February. Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells.
“Art 241: The Visual Book,” student works. Through Feb. 28. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM Portlan, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.
“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni.” Through March 28. Includes 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery.
“Present Happiness,” works by Anne Alexander, Michael Boardman, Sukie Curtis, Judine French, Varvara Harmon, Liz Prescott and Jane Sawyer. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.
“2004 MECA Painters: 10 Years Later,” annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.
“Winter Meander,” a salon exhibition of more than 40 gallery artists. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.
“Joy of Art,” juried art exhibit by year-round Maine residents. Through Feb. 16. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org.
“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers.” Through March 1. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org.
“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” Through March 21. Painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu.
“Area Below Water: Photoencaustics,” Richard Keen, Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Through March 29. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.
“Coastal Plein Air,” Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Through March 29. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com.
“Winter Colors,” paintings by Andrea Peters, Tom Curry, Kevin Beers, Mitch Billis and Phil Barter, Through March 29. Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com.
Kelly McConnell, “The Space In Between,” paintings. Through March 31. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org.
Linda Murray, solo art show. Through March 29. Centre St. Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath. centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.
John Goodman, “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym book, images from his backstage Boston Ballet series and works from the streets of Havana, Cuba. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.
“Frozen: The Art of Ice and Snow,” large format photographs by Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow. Through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.
“Eat,” multi-media exhibit. Through March 2. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com.
“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.
“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.
“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks.” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.
“Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center,” survey of collages in diverse media. Through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum.
“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” portraits by Robert Shetterly. Through Feb. 28 York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. york.lib.me.us.
David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” the play that the 1986 movie “About Last Night” was based upon, seeking two men and two women who can play 20s to late 30s. Auditions will consist of cold readings and improv. Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St. gaslighttheater.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” seeking five women (ages 17-45) and seven men (ages 20-90). The production will staged April 25-27 and May 2-4. Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 1 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16.
“Freezin’ For a Reason,” Camp Sunshine Benefit Polar Dip, fundraiser for Camp Sunshine in Casco, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, $100 in pledges. East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. campsunshine.org. Noon Sunday.
Westbrook Feud, teachers and students square off in a fundraiser to benefit the Westbrook High School Class of 2014, $7 for adults, $5 for students. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. westbrookpac.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage,” mystery dinner theater, silent Auction proceeds benefit Lafayette Family Cancer Center, $50 or $95 per couple. Fireside Inn and Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. firesideinnportland.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Port Veritas Performance Poetry, weekly reading with Jeanann Verlee and the Second Tuesday Slam, $5. Bull Feeney’s Yeats’ Room, 375 Fore St., Portland. portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A Valentine for Seamus Heaney: Reading and Remembering, tribute to the late Nobel laureate. Poems read, stories told, traditional airs played, plus open mic so all can share, $5. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
David Swanson, author of “War No More, Rosalie Paul for PeaceWorks,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Classical pianist George Lopez, $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. Jewett Auditorium, University Drive, Augusta. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Public Concert of the Portland Rossini Club, featuring guest mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher performing Britten’s Cabaret Songs, Hugh Judge playing Britten’s Suite for solo cello, $10, $5 seniors, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak Symphony No. 8, under the direction of guest conductor Tito Munoz, $25 to $75 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Spring 2014 Noonday Concert Series, Carl Dimow, flute; Jim Lyden, bass, free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. portland conservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Whirlwind Romance: DaPonte String Quartet, a story of young love through the works of Hugo Wolf (Italian Serenade), Alexander Borodin (String Quartet No. 2 in D Major), Richard Wagner (Siegfried’s Idyll) and George Gershwin (Lullaby for Strings), $20, $25 premium seating. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops!, with silent film “The Mark of Zorro,” $31,$75 porttix.com. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
David Fung, Australian-born pianist plays works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schubert, $16, $14 seniors, students free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly show featuring some of New England’s best and brightest stand-up comedians, $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Spank! Harder: The Sequel,” sequel to the “Fifty Shades” parody, $25, reserved seating $30. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Ovations presents Compagnie Kafig, French hip-hop ensemble with martial arts and contemporary dance, $36, $15 students. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St. westbrookpac.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd Floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. Lesson at 7 p.m. music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, dances taught, no partner needed, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe, $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Swing Dance with Lay-Z-Gait, $12. Barn at Flanagan Farm, 668 Narragansett Trail, Buxton. barnatflanaganfarm.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 Saturday.
‘Some Like It Hot,” 1959 comedy starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, free. Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, School St. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Banff Mountain Film Festival, prestigious mountain film festival with inspiring and though-provoking films, $17 in advance; $20 day of show; students $14 in advance; $17 day of show. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Carbon Nation Movie Night, screening with introduction given by George Jacobson, professor emeritus, University of Maine, donation. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
“For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska,” documentary reveals the true-life story of an Alaskan woman who became an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights, free. Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium at Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. 7 p.m. Thursday.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Bean Supper, beans, casseroles, etc., $8, $17 family. Peoples United Methodist Chruch, 310 Broadway, South Portland. 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Senator Inn Mystery Caper, mystery dinner theater, $40. Senator Inn and Spa, 284 Western Ave., Augusta. senatorinn.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
• FOR KIDS
“Rumpelstiltskin,” musical re-telling of the Grimm fairytale, $8, $9. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 16.
Maine Audubon Winter Carnival and Open House, day of outdoor exploration, bird ID lessons and hands-on activities for all ages, free. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. maineaudubon.org/events. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Play Me a Story, “Up, Up and Away!”, join Theater for Kids as it brings stories to life, then take a turn letting imaginations take flight in a fun-filled workshop, $50 for the month or $15 per session. Theater for Kids at Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org/Page.114.Play+Me+a+Story. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Abenaki Draft Horse Association’s Annual Winterfest, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding, food and drink, blacksmith demonstrations, free; sleigh rides $5 adults, $3 ages 15-18 years, 14 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Abenaki Draft Horse Club, Dukes Lane, Lyman. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16.
• HEALTH AND FITNESS
re:mind 2014: A Mindfulness Meditation Course, learn the basics to establishing a strong meditation practice and essential techniques for deepening your concentration. The Heart Opening. meditationinmaine.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.
• HOME AND GARDEN
Incremental Energy Retrofits, three experts in energy-efficient construction will discuss their techniques for reducing energy demands, free. Gannett Building (UMaine-Augusta’s Architecture Department), 331 Water St. passivhausmaine.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Project Puffin: History and Success with Seabird, presented by Belfast Garden Club and the library, free. Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast. belfastgardenclub.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mining in Maine: Open for Business, featuring Pete Didisheim, senior director of advocacy at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, free Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. facebook.com/events/276266039194950. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Lecture: Visiting artist Tim Gaudreau, Maine College of Art MFA alumnus and eco artist Tim Gaudreau lectures on his current projects and environmental stewardship, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. Noon Thursday.
Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac series, speak on the Chinese Year of the Horse, free. Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/news. Noon Thursday.
John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam with guest Julie Thompson. The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels welcome. $7. American Legion Post 197, Route 25, Westbrook. Noon Sunday. mainebluegrass.org.
Poor Howard Smith, classic blues. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Blues Prophets with Bob Rasero and The Renovators, Chicago-style blues, $15. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Beth Orton, British singer-songwriter, The Murphy Beds open, $25, $35 VIP, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Group Play Gathering, Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St., Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Dr. John, singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist plays blues, pop, jazz, zydeco,boogie woogie and rock, $39, $55 VIP, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Open Mic and Poetry Slam, musicians and poets welcome, free. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Lambo Law Guitar Duet with Sue Sheriff, guitar duo performs hot and cool jazz standards for Valentine’s Day with vocalist Sue Sheriff, $10, $6 students. Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Hollows, roots-rock multi-instrumentalists, $14-$20. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. operahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Samuel James and dilly dilly, Valentine’s show with roots and blues guitarist James and multi-instrumental singer-songwriter dilly dilly, $10 advance, $12 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Kyle Hardy Jazz Trio, jazz standards and improvisations with tenor sax, drums and bass. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Rustic Overtones, rock, soul and funk, $15 in advance, $20 day of show, 21-plus. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. tracksideme.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Model Airplane, soul and funk, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Muddy Ruckus, Lo-fi, swamp-stomp, Americana and swing, free. Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Johnny A, guitarist-songwriter, $25 advance, $30 day of show. One Longfellow Square. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Winter White Tour featuring Zeds Dead, electronic music, with Paper Diamond, Loudpvck and Gent and Jawns, $26-$40; 18-plus. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Day for Night, acoustic country duo. The Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing, Yarmouth. theroyalbean.com. 1 p.m. Feb. 16.
Timothy Gurshin and Sharon “Sugar” Jones, singer-songwriter plays jazz, R & B and rock,free. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
Rusted Root, acoustic, rock and world music, $42.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 16.
Blackberry Smoke, Southern rock, with The Mallett Brothers, $20 in advance, $25 day of show. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Feb. 16.
Tower of Power, R & B horn-based band, $25, $39 VIP, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Feb. 16.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Jazz from the Great American Songbook. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Adam WarRock, hip-hop, with Tribe One and Covered in Bees, $5, 21-plus Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Action Packed Thursday: Beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-Set, $3 after 10 p.m., 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Hot Club du Monde, gypsy, jazz and swing, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Tommy O’Connell and The Juke Joint Devils, blues. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Rick Miller and His Band, three-piece Chicago blues band. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
U.S. National Toboggan Championships, teams from across the U.S. compete, with family-friendly winter activities ongoing during the races. Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. camdensnowbowl.com. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Moonlight XC ski or snowshoe, leisurely snowshoe or ski along the Eastern Trail. No pets or flashlights. Children welcome. Eastern Trail, Milliken Mills Road, Old Orchard Beach. easterntrail.org/index.php/trail-events#Jan14. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Slims Fishing Derby, open to all legal waters in Hancock County, cash awards and door prizes, $15, free for kids. Toddy Pond Public Landing, Acadia Highway, U.S. Route 1, Orland. slimsfishingderby.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Great Winter Fun Day, try snowshoeing, ice fishing or ice skating, view the wildlife and lake displays or build a fort or a snowman, then enjoy some hot cocoa by the fire. Free. Tree Center, 5 Dunaway Drive, Sanford. waban.org. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Laser Fantastic 2014. See website for full schedule. $5.50, $1 for 3D glasses. Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 p.m. Friday. Shows run through Feb. 23
Town of Gouldsboro 225th Birthday Celebration, bonfire with free chili, hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee with special guests and presentations. Gouldsboro Community Center, Pond Road, Gouldsboro. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.
Vladimir Zinczenko, Russian mentalist, card manipulation, pocket-picking and daring escapes. $16, $14 seniors,$12 for 12 and under. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
2014 Deering Pickleball Classic, USAPA sanctioned. Over 60 players from all over New England. Free. Deering High School Gym, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland, Maine. usapa.org. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Roller Derby, “Hate The Love” bout, The Calamanity Janes vs. Quebec, $7. Happy Wheels Skate Center, 331 Warren Ave., Portland. mainerollerderby.com. 5 p.m. Saturday.
“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” light-hearted play with music showcasing the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist Ira Gershwin, $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Uncle Vanya,” by Anton Chekhov, a new translation by Annie Baker directed by Christopher Price, $18 suggested. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. thetheaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” original comedy about the road not taken. $20 to $28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mad Horse Theatre Company “By Local” Series Presents: “Ghosts of Ocean House,” $10. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Studio Theatre of Bath presents “The Elephant Man,” Bernard Pomerance drama, with live cello music, $12, $10 seniors and students. Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), 798 Washington St., Bath. 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Portland Players presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” classic Shakespeare comedy, $20, $18 seniors, $15 for students with ID. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
USM Department of Theatre presents “Doubt,” John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama, $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
The Comedia Tales of King Arthur, classic fairy tales brought to life with an interactive twist, $7-$10. Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 16.
The Vagina Monologues, award-winning play celebrating women’s sexuality and strength, based on Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women, $40 Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayo streetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday.
Chocolate Church Arts Center presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” chronicle of two people who form a bond early in their lives that survives their being directed along different paths and into divergent careers and separate love lives, $15, $25. couple Cosmopolitan Club, 894 Washington St., Bath. chocolate churcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Grease,” musical, $15, free with student ID, Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono. umaine.edu/spa/tickets. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Feb. 16.
“Into the Woods,” epic Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical fairytale where worlds collide, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16.
Writing Workout Workshop presented by Words with Wings, $10. East End Community Center, North St., Portland. wordswithwings.org. 7 p.m. Monday.