Art

“Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small crafts, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Ends today.

Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through March 14.

Juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Feb. 19.

“Blue,” multiple artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Feb. 26.

“History of Maine’s Gateway City,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Feb. 14.

Tanja Alexia Hollander: “Are You Really My Friend?,” portraits by the photographer of her Facebook friends, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through June 17.

Winter show, paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and mixed media, presented by Ogunquit Art Association and the library, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through March 3.

“L’Avventura: Chronicling Amy’s (mis) Adventures in Italia and Elsewhere,” text and images, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Through Feb. 17.

“Rugs All Marked Out” and “The Maine Tin Pedlar,” works by hooked-rug innovator Edward S. Frost, Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Through March 24.

“Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia,” 45 images by eight photographers of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through March 31.

“Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” portfolios by Berenice Abbott and Robert Doisneau, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through April 8.

Heather Denkmire, oil pastels and paint on paper, canvas and wood, Dyer Library, Saco. sacomuseum.org. Through Feb. 28.

“Side by Side: Higgison and Higgison,” paintings, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Feb. 29.

“The Moment,” realist painter Michael De Brito, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“The City,” photographs by Lori Nix of deteriorating urban locations, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“I Put A Spell On You,” sculptor and installation artist Brett Day Windham, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“Because You’re Mine,” sculpture, video and performance by George Terry, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 24.

“Favorite Places,” oil paintings by Anne Lively, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-0697. Through Feb. 18.

“The Art of the Book,” exploration of the museum’s collection of 19th- and 20th-century rare books, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 1.

Patti Bradley, oils and pastels of Belize and Maine, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through March 9.

“Midwinter Night’s Dream,” group show, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Through March 3.

“Communique,” paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Feb. 26.

Fourth annual juried art exhibit, Topsham Public Library. 725-1727. Through Feb. 18.

Deborah Randall and Henry Kallem, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through March 3.

Jazz Series, black-and-white paintings by Richard Payette, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through March 2.

“Maine Art to Touch Your Heart,” work in wood, clay, fiber, metals, glass and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Feb. 29.

“Biology Through the Lens” and “The Faces of Migration: Illustrations of Birds on Great Duck Island,” photography by students and art by Jordan Chalfant and Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Through March 10.

James Ensor: “Scenes de la vie du Christ” and other works and Xiaoze Xie: “Amplified Moments,” lithographs and more, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 17.

“Out of the Blue,” group show by YES Art Works, Coffee by Design on India Street, Portland. yesartworks.org. Through April 1.

“The Circus Comes to Town,” Bex Bros. Circus miniature figures and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, free. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Feb. 26.

“The Inspired Hand 5,” juried show by members of the Maine Crafts Association, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Through March 16.

“Artifacts and Particles,” photography by Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through Feb. 26. Talk with the photographers, 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

USM art faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Feb. 17.

Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, Craft, Camden. craftonelm.com. Through May 1.

“Decor,” featuring artists Clint Fulkerson, Ian Henderson, Katrazyna Randall and Kate Russo, UMF Art Gallery, Fort Kent. umfk.edu. Through Feb. 12.

“Color,” new works by several artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Feb. 25.

“Symbols of Love,” pieces that convey love in its many forms and meanings, Constellation Gallery, Portland. 409-6617. Through Feb. 29.

Round Pond artist Jill Tarkleson, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through March 3.

“Singular: Ten Artists’ Portraits of Objects,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through March 18.

“Lost Trail and Beyond,” illustrations by Ben Bishop, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Feb. 29.

“The Good Ole Days — Men and Their Tools,” 19th-century tools used by surveyor Levi Weston, Skowhegan History House traveling display, Somerset Sports and Fitness Center, Scarborough. skowheganhistoryhouse.org. Through April 10.

Minako McKenzie, pencil and monochromatic portraits, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. Through Feb. 29.

“Faces of War,” a photographic essay by Jerry Robinov, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Feb. 12.

Kevin Beers: “Trucks and Landscapes,” new paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through March 30.

Selections from the Elmer Montgomery Collection and “The Atlantic Fisherman,” two exhibits with boats and the sea as their subjects, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through April 30.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” historic farm photography from the Eastern Illustrating Collection, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Feb. 29.

“Digging Deeper into the Eastern Illustrating Collection,” illustrated talk by photo archivist Kevin Johnson on the exhibit “Maine Agriculture” at the Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery and more, Belfast Free Library, free. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Artisans Collective mixed-media show, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photographs, floor cloths, pottery, collage cards, jewelry and scarves, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Through March 30.

“Blood, Phelgm and Tears,” new paintings by Abbeth Russell, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Feb. 27.

Portland Camera Club show, featuring Paul Schreiber and Mike Cullivan, South Portland Public Library. portlandcameraclub.org. Through March 19.

“The Exquisite Bird,” images of birds by nature photographer Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Feb. 29.

“Take to the Streets!”, photography exhibit about protesting in Maine from 1966-88, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through March 19.

Maine Arts Commission workshop for artists, with Donna McNeil, Constellation Gallery, Portland, free. 409-6617. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

“Undressed 4,” figure drawing and painting group show, F-8 Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-3227. Through Feb. 20.

Art Openings

“Marking Time,” drawings by Avy Claire, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; through March 3.

Dennis Fournier: “Places We Know,” new works, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland. 842-9200. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; through March 11.

Valentine’s Day weekend figurative nude art exhibition, Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk. TheSharpeGallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; through Feb. 20.

“Charles Gatewood’s Wall Street,” rare vintage and contemporary photographs, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Explorations,” work by Alan Mast, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; Through Feb. 29.

“Painting in Normandy and Beyond,” six-woman show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Image and the Word,” art based on prose and poetry, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12; through March 4.

Auditions

The Who’s “Tommy,” rock ballad or up-tempo song and dancing, show opens in May, Portland Players, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Vivid Motion, Inc., dance audition for spring show of the ballet “Eclipse” and other dances, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. to noon today.

Auditions for “La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight,” “The Musical” and “Hapgood,” bring headshot, resume and prepared monologue, Saco River Grange Hall, Buxton. 929-5412. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Schoolhouse Arts Center’s production of “Steel Magnolias,” Standish Congregational Church. 642-3743. Roles for six women. auditions will be cold readings of script, 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

“Pinocchio,” auditions open to age 7 and older, show in mid-April, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Benefits

“A Night to Remember,” fashion show hosted by designer Ashley Lauren Kerr, benefits Southern Maine Dress for Success, People’s Choice Credit Union, Saco, $10. 282-1201. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rotary concert for famine relief in the Horn of Africa, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $12, $6 students. 729-3172. 7 p.m. Friday.

Ellsworth’s Got Talent competition, eight local acts perform, benefits Robert and Mary’s Place, an adult day-care center in Ellsworth, Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth, $15, children $7. 374-2516. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine State Music Theatre Valentine’s Benefit Concert, featuring MSMT veteran actor Gregg Goodbrod and Philadelphia-based actress Denise Whelan, benefits the summer internship program, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $100. 725-8760, Ext. 15; msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

JD Foundation Valentine Dance, music by Tim Theriault Trio, benefits suicide-prevention programs, Sokokis Hall, Limerick, $25. 876-2295. 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Camp Sunshine’s “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Dip, East End Beach, Portland, $100. freezinforareason.com. Noon Saturday.

11th Annual Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction, entertaining and elegant evening for adults with fine chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more, benefits Healthy Kids, Lincoln Home, Newcastle, $37.50 advance, $45 day of. healthykidsmaine.com. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Rick Charette concert, benefits Responsible Pet Care Animal Shelter, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris, $6. 743-8679. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, sample and vote for recipes by area chefs, benefits Altrusa International, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $17.50, under 10 $10. 772-2701. altrusadistrict1.com/portland. 12:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

Books and Authors

Maine poets Ted Bookey, Helene McGlauflin and Ricardo Zarate read from their work, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free. 721-0141. 1 p.m. today.

“Chats with Champions,” with Martha White, author of “In the Words of E.B. White,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-5513. 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Author and actress Judy Prescott, author of “Searching for Cecy,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. Noon Tuesday.

Toure, journalist and commentator, Bates College (Benjamin Mays Center), Lewiston. 786-8303. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Award-winning New England poets Dawn Potter and Meg Kearney, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston, free. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Brown Bag Books,” live in HD from Montgomery Auditorium in Philadelphia, Susan Orlean discusses “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” co-presented by Lincoln Theater, Maine Coast Book Shop and Skidompha Library, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $10. lcct.org. Noon Friday.

Classical Music

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Michael Albert and Bekkeh Willey, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“100 Years of Broadway,” songs from “Phantom,” “Les Mis,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia!” and more, Camden Opera House, $30-$40, 18 and under $8. 236-2823. 7 p.m. Friday.

“A Valentine to French Romanticism,” featuring violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $18 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, performance of three winners from USM School of Music composition competition, Gorham Middle School, $6, seniors and students $3. 780-4800. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“A Valentine to French Romanticism,” featuring violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $15, seniors $10, students and children $5. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

Lise de la Salle, French pianist, program features Ravel and Debussy, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

George Lopez, classical pianist, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, students $5, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Snow date Feb. 26.

Comedy

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Paula Poundstone, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, 37.50-$42.50, all ages. 646-4777. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 12.

Dance

International Folk Dance, dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and more, New Church, Portland, $5, children $3. 776-5351. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Contradance, music from Playgroup, caller is Dave Eisenstafter, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $10/$7. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Friday.

Legion True Country Dance, American Legion Post 42, Damariscotta, $10. 563-3578. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Club Series Dance Party with VJ Pulse and DJ Hanzo, video DJing, 65-inch HDTV and projectors with giant screen, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $7. francocenter.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Valentine Dance, music with Pam Vaillancourt from Vintage, VFW Post 1603, Auburn, $5. 783-2561. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Valentine Dance, showcase and open dancing, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. avantmaine.com. Doors at 7 p.m. show at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Daddy-Daughter Dance, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $25 per couple, includes party favor and photograph. 781-3587. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Country Valentine Show and Dance, music from Down East Country Music Association award winners, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $5-$6, under 12 $2. 793-8884. Noon Feb. 12.

22nd Annual Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance, music by Northeast DJs, Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth, $25 per family advance, $30 door, includes 5-by-7 portrait photo. 846-2407. 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12.

Films

By Popular Demand Film Series, “West Side Story” (1961), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5, donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Music Movie Mondays, “Devil Got My Woman,” blues footage from the 1966 Newport Folk Festival, One Longfellow Square, Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Ogunquit Performing Arts Classic Film Series, “Porgy and Bess” (1959), Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-7055. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Lourdes,” in French with English subtitles, part of Bowdoin’s Francophone Film Festival, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3465. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Foreign Films in February, “Welcome” (French, English and Kurdish with English subtitles), Rockland Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Saturday Night at the Movies, “The Help” (2011, Rated PG-13), Long Branch School & General Store, Bowdoinham, free. 699-8900. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

“Greetings from the Heart,” presentation and tasting, chocolate and its evolution in American cookery, with Sandra Oliver, food historian, Historical Society, Harrington House, Freeport, $10. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. 2 p.m. today.

Valentine Brunch, benefits the seminary, Parsonsfield Seminary, $12, 10 and under $5. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Snow date Feb. 12.

Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, with chefs Tim and Marc of Trattoria Athena, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, $75 for members. 633-4333, Ext. 101. 6 p.m. Feb. 12.

For Children

Kotzschmar Jr. Organ Concert, organists John Sullivan and Seamus Gethienker play music and demononstrate how an organ works, Dyer Library, Saco, free. sacomuseum.org. 1:30 p.m. today.

Storytime in the Garden, hour-long stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 633-4333. 10 a.m. Monday.

KinderKonzerts, “Peter and the Wolf,” for ages 3 to 7, Oxford Elementary School, $4. 773-6128. 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“Kids, Kartoons and Kotzschmar,” with Rob Richards and Christina Siravo, family concert with live illustrations to music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10, 12 and under free. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

Home & Garden

Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

Music

Country Show and Dance, live music, raffles and food bar, hosted by the Down East Country Music Association, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, $5, under 12 free. decma.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Irish Descendants, music of the Newfoundland/Canada tradition, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $20 advance, $22 door, students $5. francocenter.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

Peter Frampton, 35th-anniversary tour for “Frampton Comes Alive!”, State Theatre, Portland, $45-$70 (SOLD OUT), reserved seating, all ages. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Irish Descendants, Unity music of the Newfoundland/Canada tradition, Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $20. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Irish Descendants, music of the Newfoundland/Canada tradition, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $20. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine-Ly Harmony Women’s chorus open house, join in the singing or just enjoy, Togus VA Hospital, Augusta. 582-5523. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Robert Glasper Experiment, jazz and hip-hop, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, $12 advance, $15 door, seniors and students $6. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Sanborn, saxophone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $65. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $12, seniors $10, young adults $5. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Annalivia and Putnam Smith, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Waltzing For Dreamers free music series, with Hoots and Hellmouth, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

La Vent Du Nord, Quebecois quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, rock and blues, Sunday River (Grand Summit Resort Hotel), Newry, no cover. 824-5858. 7 p.m. Friday.

Max Garcia Conover CD-release show, with Sammie Francis, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

James Montgomery Blues Band, with soul legend Barrence Whitfield, David Hull opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door, $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Singer and folklorist Jeff Warner with singer Barbara Benn, songs from the 19th century, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $10, students and children $6. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bates College Community Folk Festival, Ari and Mia, Sawyer Laweson, Tumbling Bones, and Perpetual e-Motion, presented by the Freewill Folk Society, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, $5-$20, $10-$30 for both days. (952) 913-0204. 4:15 p.m. Friday. Press Gang followed by contradance with Sassafras Stomp, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sweethearts Night Out, Darol Anger and Emy Phelps, Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey DiMario, and Brittany Haas and Kai Welch, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sylvain’s Acadian Aces, zydeco, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Joan Hager Jazz Group, featuring Chris Humphrey, Fitzgerald Jenkins, Bill Manning and Willie Johnson, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, $25 family. sanforduuchurch.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Rock N’ Bowl,” hear local live music while bowling, part of Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM JAMMS Concert Series, Yankee Lanes, Portland, $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Primo Cubano, Latin band with Cuban “son”-style beat, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $15, students to age 22 $6. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bluegrass Jam Session, unplugged string instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $5, free for kids with adult. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12.

Joe Louis Walker, blues legend, Big Easy, Portland, $20, 21-plus. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m. Feb. 12.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

Readings

“Lowry’s Lodge,” monthly reading series hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Martin Steingesser and Marita O’Neill, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $5 suggested. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Special Events

Southern Maine Antique Paper Show, 40-plus exhibitors, Fireside Inn, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

Super Bowl live in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. rocklandstrand.com. 6:25 p.m. today.

“Dinosaurs,” travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era to explore the exotic realm of the dinosaurs, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, children and seniors $4. usm.maine.edu/planet. 3 p.m. today.

Gardening, Geisha, Green Tea and More, an afternoon of Japanese activities, sponsored by Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Organization as part of Japanese Celebration Weekend, Patten Free Library, Bath. bath-tsugaru.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

“Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens,” evening of Charles Dickens readings, Portland Stage Company lobby and bar, $5 suggested. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

WMPG 17th Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration and Cajun Cooking Challenge, food from local restaurants, live music, raffles and giveaways, sponsored by WMPG, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. 781-4151. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Nicholas Wright’s new play, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, 18 and under $15. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18, seniors $15, students $10. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Thursday.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“IBEX: Search for the Solar System’s Edge,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 p.m. Friday.

Concert and a Movie, musicians Duane Edwards, Marc Chillemi and Tom DelRossi play to the 1921 silent film “Miss Lulu,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

US National Toboggan Championships, 400 teams, music, food, tailgate parties, costume contest and more, Camden Snow Bowl. camdensnowbowl.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Feb. 12.

“Slant,” Telling Room storytelling series, writers, performers and notable community members tell 10-minute stories without notes, Space, Portland, free, all ages. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Inside Africa Fashion Show, traditional and contemporary fashions from Africa, a dance from the Congo, a performance of Azonto mime dancing from Ghana, and the South African national anthem performed by the Gospelaires, a choir composed of singers from Bates and Lewiston-Auburn, presented by the Africana Club, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. bates.edu. 8 p.m. Friday.

Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD, Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung,” Deborah Voigt stars as Brunnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $23, seniors $21. atthelincoln.org. Noon Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Gotterdammerung,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $26, seniors, $23, students $18. 935-9232. Noon Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Gotterdammerung,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Saturday.

Longfellow Days tour, visit the house where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived from 1830 to 1832, Joshua Chamberlain House, Brunswick, free. 721-0141; brunswickdowntown.com. Tours begin on the hour, Saturday.

Maine Roller Derby, Port Authorities vs. Queen City Roller Girls’ Lake Effect Furies, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, $5. mainerollerderby.com. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Midnight Explore Valentine Ghost Hunt, romantic dinner, paranormal equipment briefing and Rufus Flye House paranormal tour, benefits Pemaquid Watershed Association, Salt Bay Cafe, Damariscotta, $45. 380-4677. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Sports

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $6-$30. 210-6655; nba.com/dleague. Vs. Texas, 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

Theater

“Next Fall,” charming, funny and touching play about life and love, presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Through Feb. 19.

Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Theater Project, Brunswick, pay-what-you-want. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 19.

“The Language Archive,” wise and whimsical comedy about love, marriage and miscommunication, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under $5. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Puss ‘N Boots,” satirical version of the classic Charles Perrault story, presented by Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $8, 12 and under $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. today; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

“Becky Shaw,” Obie Award-winning comedy, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $22, seniors and students $20. lucidstage.com. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

“Trouble Is My Business,” jazz-age thriller, Portland Stage Company, $30-$39, seniors $27, students $15. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Through Feb. 19.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” school production, South Portland High School Auditorium, $15, students and seniors $10. myticketportal.com. 2 p.m. with A.S.L. interpretation today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

“Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl’s 21st-century vision of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, presented by USM, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $15, $8 students, $11 seniors. 5 p.m. today.

Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,” Obie-award winning drama about three young men finding community in a coffee shop back alley, Stonington Opera House, $20. operahousearts.org. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

Winter Production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” presented by Poland Stage Troupe, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

Naked Shakespeare Performance: “Will You Be Mine,” love-themed “Sonnets and Soliloquies,” presented by Acorn Productions, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $8. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, Freeport Factory Stage, $19, $15 seniors and students. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Through Feb. 25.

“Beyond Therapy,” comedy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $13-$15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Through Feb. 26.

“Almost, Maine,” comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, presented by Lake Region Community Theatre, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $10. lrctme.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

“Almost, Maine,” comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18. laclt.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Through Feb. 19.

Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, pay-what-you-want. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12. “The Laramie Project,” Moises Kaufman’s play presents local reactions to the notorious 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, presented by the Robinson Players, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, $5. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

Musical Review of “Les Miserables,” Parisian cabaret-style evening with food and silent auction, presented by New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Center, Bath, $15, $25 per couple. 798-6966. 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday.

“Love Changes Everything,” upper school musical revue, Waynflete School, Portland, free. waynflete.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Valentines with the Rat Pack,” five-course dinner show, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.


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