FILM

Legends & Landscapes: Film, Art and the American West, The Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, and the Colby College Museum of Art present a weekend of western film and art. $10 adults, $5 students. All-Access Pass: $30 (admits one to all four films). Waterville Opera House and Colby College Museum of Art, 1 Common St., Waterville. operahouse.org/ EVENTS/FilmSpecialEvents.aspx. 7 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.

• CIVIC / POLITICAL

Camden Conference: Post-Conference Discussion, on topics addressed at 2014 Camden Conference. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. librarycamden.org/news/. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fundraiser for the Bangladesh Brothel Medical Mission. Help two local nurses raise funds to continue their work with Tangail Brothel of Bangladash. Vena’s Fizz House, 345 Fore St. indiegogo.com/projects/medical-mission-to-bangladesh. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The Maine Africa Connection: A Conference and Community Dialogue, featuring TED-style talks on the African refugee experience in Maine, and Maine’s connection to health initiatives in Africa. Free. Ludcke Auditorium, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. maineafrica.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Free tax preparation in Portland from CA$H Maine. IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, 75 Washington Ave., 3rd floor, Portland. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Free tax preparation in Sanford from CA$H Maine. Help offered by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. York County Community Action Corporation, 6 Spruce St. Sanford. cashmaine.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Free tax preparation in Lewiston from CA$H Maine. Help offered by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave., Lewiston. cashmaine.org. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester Democratic Committee town caucus. Free. New Gloucester Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, New Gloucester. 4 p.m. Sunday.

• LECTURES

Engineering Achievements of Ancient Greece. Miltiades Zacas, Ph.D, now of Bangor, will discuss amazing engineering and technological achievements of the ancient Greeks. Free. Room 205, Payson Smith Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Portland Ovations presents “The Intergalatic Nemesis,” $25, $30. Merrill Auditorium. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Elements’ First Birthday Party. Music from Doug Kolmar, The Affordable Poolboys, Jim O’Neil + Dana Pearson , beevermccain and Micromasse. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Noon Saturday.

The MET Opera Live in HD “Prince Igor,” by Dmitri Tcherniakov. $26, $23 seniors, $18 students. Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St., Fryeburg. Noon Saturday.

• DANCE

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, $5, 21-plus. The Pearl, 444 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Folk Dance Brunswick. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase, classic and modern dance. In addition to Bates and the Franco Center, participants include Bowdoin and Colby colleges and other dancemakers from New England, $12, $15. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland International Folk Dance, Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. Dances will be taught at 7 p.m. followed by requests. $5, $3 kids. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. theportlandnewchurch.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, beginners’ swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio. The Pearl, 444 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. March 6.

• FOOD AND DRINK

The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off, try each breakfast dish and vote for favorites, 100 percent of proceeds are donated to charity. Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland. mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday.

Wine expert Layne Witherell, author of “Mainiacs: Life in the Wine Biz.” Free. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. kennebunk library.org/adultprograms.asp. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.

The Pancake Race, teams meet at Maine Craft Distilling to compete head to head, relay style. Come dressed in costume, or not. Maine Craft Distilling, 101 Fox St., Portland. mainerestaurant week.com/events. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FOR KIDS

Play Me a Story: Professional actors bring classic tales to life, followed by fun-filled workshop. $60 for March, or $15 per session. Theater for Kids at Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave., Portland. theaterforkids@portland stage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Bubblemania! Program for the whole family combining high energy, comedic entertainment with artistic achievement. $10 to $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. theaterofawesome.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Planetarium Show: Our Sky Family, $3 per person, UMaine students free with MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. Galaxy Maine.com. 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Family Movie: “Fern Gulley,” free showing and potluck supper, promptly at 5:30. Call Amy at 236-3440 to let us know you are coming. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. librarycamden.org/news/. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• SPORTS

Irish Sports for Kids, Learn how to play Gaelic football and hurling with Maine Gaelic Sports. For kids ages 4-17. South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland. gaelicsportsme.com. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• BENEFITS

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, fundraiser with live entertainment, music and buffet. Dancing to the Easy Money Band. $30 per person, $50 per couple. The Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, 329 South St., Biddeford. cpime.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Bring on Spring” Dance & Silent Auction, music by Motor Booty Affair. Benefits Gorham High Schools Project Graduation. $15. The Gold Room. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Motor Booty Affair and Silent Auction, To benefit Gorham High School’s Project Graduation 2014, $15 The Gold Room, 510 Warren Ave., Portland. http://usm.maine.edu/studentlife/motor-booty-affair-gold-room. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“To Rome With Love: An Evening of Show Tunes,” from musicals written by local playwright Carolyn Gage. $10 to $20, sliding scale. The Footlights, 190 Route 1, Falmouth. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bowl BIG! Bowling Tournament, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. mainerestaurantweek.com/events. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• SEASONAL / HOLIDAY

Mardi Gras Celebration with The Soggy Po’ Boys, Dixieland and gospel music, the traditional music of New Orleans. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• BOOKS & AUTHORS

An Evening with Richard Rubin, reading from and discussing his book “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.” Free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St, Biddeford. http://mcarthurpubliclibrary.org/. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Book launch party, Sashi Kaufman, author of “The Other Way Around.” Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. March 6.