• ART EVENTS

“Africa Schoolhouse: Shaping Education Literally and Metaphorically in Tanzania,” Aimée Bessire, visiting associate professor, art and visual culture, Bates College, and Mark Bessire, director, Portland Museum of Art, will discuss a nonprofit dedicated to bringing quality education to northern Tanzania and the impact of African art in the United States. Free. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/events. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallery Conversation, historian Jennifer Scanlon leads a discussion in the exhibition “Picturing Dissent in the 1960s: The Photography of Ken Thompson.” Free. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum/events. 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

• ART SHOWS

“Focus: Printmaking,” featuring 23 Maine printmakers using multiple processes, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Saturday.

Monhegan … the Muse, featuring 50 works of art from the Lupine Gallery collection. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. commonstreetarts.com. Through Saturday.

Patty Allison, “Imbued with Hues,” colorized historical images, artistic perspective on Maine life in different eras. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. mainehistory.org. Through Saturday.

“January Thaw” new paintings by Linda Gerson, The Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. yarmouthmehistory.org. Through Saturday.

“Works on Paper,” watercolor paintings by Randy Eckard and Julianne Garvey inspired by the artists’ interpretation of the ever-changing landscape of Maine. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Feb. 28.

Scenes from Cambodia, photography exhibition by Jean-Claude Redonnet, sponsored by the Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation, People’s United Bank, 188 Route 1, Falmouth. 774-8733. Through February.

Nora West, featured member artist at the High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery, 245 Main St., Kingfield. highpeaksartisanguild.com. Through February.

John Orcutt photography exhibit, free, Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. johnorcuttnaturephoto.com. Through February.

“Winter Colors,” paintings by Andrea Peters, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 2.

“Tinderbox,” merges visual art and an “art punk” concert. ICA at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica. Through March 5.

“Warm Up,” all-member exhibit, Kittery Art Association Gallery, Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point. kitteryartassociation.org. Weekends through March 6.

USM | UMVA: Forging Affinities, the University of Southern Maine art faculty and the Union of Maine Visual Artists team up to inspire and collaborate. Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 6.

“Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts in Africa,” major exhibition brings together about 60 exceptional works from the 19th century to the present. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 6.

“Maine Collects: Treasures from Maine’s Private Collections.” Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through March 6.

“Coastal Vision,” a juried show of maritime sightings by First Light Camera Club. $15, free for museum members and children under 6. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. firstlightcc.com. Through March 13.

Photographs by Mason Philip Smith and paintings by Heidi Geist and Jo-Ann Fleishman, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland. 747-4414. Through March 16.

“Young at Art,” artwork by children from kindergarten to 8th grade. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. 622-3813. Through March 19.

James Chute, “Free Range Drawings,” including ink on paper and a large-scale collaborative drawing project, The Rhombi. Free. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com. Through March 24.

“Pay Attention! It’s Independence Day,” exhibition of props, costumes, photos, video and written documentation from 30 years of Natasha Mayers’ organizing floats for her Whitefield’s 4th of July parades. Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, University of Southern Maine, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 24.

“The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye),” Jeffery Becton uses digital tools to create dreamlike amalgamations of indoors and outdoors, domestic scenes and seascapes. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 26.

“The Art of Occupy: The Occuprint Portfolio,” created by artists and activists affiliated with the worldwide Occupy movement. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 26.

“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” including photographs of West End carriage houses, free, donations appreciated, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 27.

“400 Years of New Mainers,” highlights personal stories of immigration through photographer Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest’s contemporary portraits. Free. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml. Through April 2.

“Untangled: Work from Baie Sainte Marie by Rob Licht ’84,” Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. Through April 15.

“Local Color: Pieces of Maine,” paintings by Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Suzanne Woodward. Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth. 781-7911. Through April 29.

Jon Davis: “Three-Sided Dream,” Richard Whitten: “Studiolo” and Dan Dowd: “thick skinned,” modern and contemporary art exhibitions. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.maine.edu. Through April 30.

“Thomas Crotty and His Circle,” paintings by Crotty and artists he represented. Also featuring woodblock, aquatint and lithograph prints by Neil Welliver. Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St., Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 30.

“Alex Katz: A Singular Vision,” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through May 8.

“Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance,” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through May 22.

“Alec Soth: Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree,” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through June 5.

“Masterworks on Paper,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org. Through June 5.

“Robert Adams: Turning Back,” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through June 5.

• Benefits

Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, sample and vote, benefit for Altrusa International of Portland, $23, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. altrusaportlandgivesbooks.org. 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday.

“Vagina Monologues,” celebrates the right of women and girls to live free from fear and violence, $7-$10, First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. auburnuu.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Books & Authors

Longfellow Days Poetry Reading, featured poets include Daniel Mahoney, Robin Merrill and Jeffrey Thomson, reading and signing their work, with refreshments, free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. brunswickdowntown.org/events/longfellow-days-2016. 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Voices Live: A Night with Richard Russo, a conversation led by Mary Pols of the Portland Press Herald, $10-$15. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. pressherald.com/mainevoiceslive. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Road Trip, Kate Foster, president of the University of Maine, Farmington, will speak to the Shiretown Bookers on her books on early motoring, free, Olsen Student Center, University of Maine at Farmington, 111 South St. [email protected] 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday.

Hallowell 1899, presented by author Bob Briggs, Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second St., Hallowell. [email protected] 2-3 p.m. Saturday.

Open Mic Poetry and Celebration of Longfellow’s 209th birthday, with Wes McNair, Maine poet laureate. Free. The Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. brunswickdowntown.org/events/longfellow-days-2016. 7 p.m. Saturday.

• Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert, Richard Roberts, piano; Steven Schiffman, clarinet; Mark Rossnagel, piano; Danielle Vayenas, soprano; and Eric Peppe, piano, performing pieces by Brahms, Purcell, Puccini and Liszt. $10, $5 seniors, free for students. St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

Waltzing for Dreamers, featuring pianist Sarah Bob, soprano Lisa Saffer and special guests. Free, but reservations required. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

“Horns-a-Plenty,” USM School of Music faculty member and Portland Symphony Orchestra principal horn John Boden, with pianist Martin Perry and horn players Scott Burditt, Nina Miller and Sophie Flood. $15; $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5 students. Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mid Maine Youth Orchestra concerts, free/donations appreciated. midmaineyouthorchestra.com. Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee Drive, Oakland, 7-9 p.m. Friday; Mt. Blue High School, Farmington, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 28.

• Comedy

Comedy and Cocktails 2, $12 advance, $15 at door, Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Fix XXIX, Greg Boggis headlines fundraiser for Greater Androsocggin Humane Society, $10, Sapphire, 150 Center St., Auburn. maineeventcomedy.com. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday.

• Dance

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, $32 to $44, $15 students, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. portlandovations.org. 7-9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

• Films

Dalton Trumbo Film Series: “Gun Crazy,” free, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Virtual tour of Mid-Atlantic wildlife refuges, free, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. maineseabirds.org. 2-3 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 Wednesday.

“More Than Honey,” documentary about colony collapse disorder, Maine College of Art Public Engagement + Sierra Club film series, free, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. .meca.edu. 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music,” $10, Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St., Bucksport. oldfilm.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

• Music

Country jam, open mic, by donation, Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road. 566-7302. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Bunch of Old Hippies Band, $5, Tucker’s Music Pub, 290 Main St., Norway. creativemediaofmaine.com. 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

State Street Traditional Jazz Band, $12 advance, $18 at door. Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com. 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Noontime Concert by student musicians. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Noon Tuesday.

“An Evening at the Pops” with the Coastal Winds, free, Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport. freeportfebest.com. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Under the Influence, local musicians pay tribute to the artists that influenced them. $5. Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, $5 in advance and for seniors and students, $9 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Keller Williams Kwahtro, $20 advance, $25 day of show, $45 preferred seating. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 9-11 p.m. Thursday.

R5, L.A.-based band, $35-$49.50, The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Lunasa with Tim O’Brien, inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into new territory, $22-$28, Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. camdenoperahouse.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Matt Flinner Trio with special guest Joe Walsh, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

No BS Brass Band, $12 advance, $15 at door, Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Kaki King, “The Neck Is the Bridge to the Body,” new multimedia performance, using projection mapping with solo guitar. $22 advance, $25 day of show. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com/event/kaki-king. 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday.

Yellow Brick Road: Elton John Tribute, $15, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. uccpa.unity.edu. 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Max Ater & The Marshalls, singer-songwriter, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday.

Mierliţa, swingy Romanian music in the Roma style. Mayo Street Art Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, $15 advance, $18 at door. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Primate Fiasco, $8 advance, $10 at door. Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

James McMurtry with Micah Blue Smaldone, $25 orchestra, $30 balcony, special pricing for students, Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St., Bar Harbor. criteriontheatre.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Robert Cray Band, $45, $35 reserved seating, The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Stephen Kellogg, Americana-tinged, sometimes folk, often rock. $18 advance, $20 day of show, $35 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Shubalananda and Swan Kirtan, multi-faith chants that fuse Eastern and Western music genres. Swan Kirtan features local musicians Rodney Mashia, Ronda Dale, Ashok Nalamalapu, Omkara, Randy Lindsey, Rasa Devi Dasi and Robert Myers. Donation/$20. The Ranch, 1 Halls Hill Road, Falmouth. sadhaname.com. 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday.

• Special Events

Laser Fest 2016, variety of musically themed shows, $6, $1 for 3D glasses. Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. 780-4249. Schedule at usm.maine.edu/planet. Sunday.

Psychic Sunday, $2, Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Meet Millie, Trish Scott stars in this short play about Mildred Pettengill, the last resident at Pettengill Farm, a homestead on the Harraseeket River. $3 to $5. Freeport Historical Society Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Magic Night, featuring professional magicians from Maine, New England and beyond. $12. Firehouse Arts, 20 Center St., Yarmouth. firehouseartsme.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

South End Winterfest, presented by South End Neighborhood Association, will include free hot soup, cider, with snowshoes and sleds provided. Green Street Park, Sherwin Street, Waterville. [email protected] Noon-3 p.m. Saturday.

• Theater

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes unravels the mystery of Sir Charles’ death and the curse of the hound in this cheeky spoof. $29-$47, discounts for seniors, students and groups. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Shear Madness,” hilarious whodunit that is the longest-running play in the United States. Filled with topical references and up-to-the-minute jokes. $22-$30. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Art Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 20.

“The Winter’s Tale,” HD projection of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company performance. Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined. $15 adults, $13 seniors. Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” longest running musical revue on Broadway, $20-$33, cabaret table seating available. Star Theatre at Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road. patrickdorowproductions.com. 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 28.

“Singing for the Soul,” $15-$25, caberet performance, Star Theatre at Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. patrickdorowproductions.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Ain’t I a Woman!” chamber music and theater performance, $15, Gracie Theatre at Husson University, One Husson Circle, Bangor. gracietheatre.com. 7-9 p.m. Friday.

“So Far Away,” new play by Paul Dervis, presented by Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre, $15. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. stormwarningstheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Visiting Mr. Green” starts as comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together and develops into a bittersweet drama. $12 advance, $15 at door. Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), 798 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 28.

“Doo Wop Kids,” cabaret with music from the ’50s and ’60s performed by area youth. $13, Star Theatre at Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. patrickdorowproductions.com. 11 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 28.