“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. Ends Sunday.

“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 17.

“The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer’s Legacy in Maine,” exploring the artistic relationship between Homer and the architect John Calvin Stevens and the early years of the Portland Society of Art, featuring architectural drawings and a range of paintings and watercolors by Homer and others, Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 3.

“Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. Through Feb. 28.

Alex Katz, “Maine/New York,” 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. Ends Sunday.

“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. Through May.

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, and “Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” paintings, ends Sunday; “Recent Acquisitions,” newly acquired work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth and more, through March 10; “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textitles, through Sept. 22, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Through October.

“Warmth and Style,” handwoven, felted work and knit works by Janice Jones, Lorri Raymond, Susan Mills, Helen Farnham and Amy Smith, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Monday.

“The Incarnation of Earthly Creations,” Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. Through Jan. 30.

Alan Bray, Mayumi Sarai and Susan Jane Belton, paintings, sculptures and portraits of cups of various brands of coffee, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Saturday.

“Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845–1900,” samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Monday.

“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through May 26.

“The Exquisite Bird 2,” photographs by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. Through Monday.

“Cast in Amber” and “Interval,” paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through Jan. 13.

“Elemental Equanimity,” installation by Zachary Field, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. Through Friday.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Feb. 5.

“Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 3.

“Abstract,” mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Jan. 25.

“The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, Portland Public Library. Through June 14.

“Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci Through Jan. 12.

“Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker,” highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 10.

“Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.

“Holiday Offerings: Pottery, Glass and Paintings,” new work by glass artist Keith Weiskamp, potter Richard Boyd and painter Wyn Foland, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Ends Sunday.

“Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation by Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through Jan. 25.

Nancy R. Davison, etchings and watercolors, York Hospital Cafe Art Gallery. 351-2021. Through Tuesday.

Juried Art Show, farm landscapes, Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk. Through Monday.

“The Holiday Show,” 36 Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Jan. 18.

“Winter Wonderland,” latest artworks and goods, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Through Friday.

“Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 16.

“This Must Be the Place,” seven local artists, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax. Through Jan. 18.

“Body as Light: A New Order,” angels, magical boxes and shining beings by Clarity, aka Robert and Su.Sane Hake, Camden Public Library. Through Monday.

Winter Group Show, several local artists, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Jan. 31.

“Color, Texture, Sparkle!”, sculpture, pottery, turned wood, jewelry, wall art, glass, fiber and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Monday.

Painter and Illustrator Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, books and more, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Friday.

“Creative Teachers … Art by MAEA,” watercolors, acrylics, oils, encaustics, relief sculpture and prints by members of Maine Art Education Association, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2269. Through Jan. 12.

“Fancy Food Chains,” graphite, watercolor and colored pencil by Jada Fitch, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Monday.

“Streets of Portland,” paintings by Paul Black, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 7.

Annual Prelude Clothesline Show, gift and art show featuring local artists, designers and upscale crafts, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Through Saturday.

“Bringing Art Home for the Holidays Part II,” fine art and giftables in wood, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Monday.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Students Exhibit, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Monday.

“Small Works,” painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Jan. 20.

“Keeping Warm,” 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys and more, with historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Feb. 24.

31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Jan. 31.

“Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep,” aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film “Mary Poppins,” University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. Through Jan. 18.

CSA: Community Supporting Arts Exhibit, Crosstrax Deli, Unity. Through Jan. 26.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Jan. 12.

“A New View,” acrylic and paper landscapes by L.M. Turner, Furman, Gregory and Deptula, Biddeford. 284-7145. Through Monday.

Waldo HAP Photo Project, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Through February.

“Out in the Open,” pastels, paintings and prints by Karen Luse, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through Jan. 30.


Art Openings

“Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), Portland. Through Feb. 23. Artists’ reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Emergent,” installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 26.

“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Feb. 17. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises” by Diane Hudson and “Visual Whispers” by Dan Dow, photography, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Still Dancing With Dance,” dance photography by Arthur Fink with live dancers, Arthur Fink Studio, Portland. 615-5722. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Michael Heiko, “Why I Moved to Maine,” photographs and cyanotypes of Maine culture and beyond, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Honest and Catkins: A Life’s Work of Beauty,” water colors and oils by Florence Nellie Holland, Kennebunk Free Library. Through Jan. 31. Opening reception, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.



Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, apprentice choir auditions, Musica de Filia studio, Portland. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Ordinary Days,” musical, casting two men and two women, bring sheet music, City Theater, Biddeford. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, chamber choir auditions, Musica de Filia studio, Portland. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


Natural Resources Council of Maine Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Race, benefits the Natural Resources Council of Maine., East End Beach, Portland, $30. 430-0127. 5K at 11 a.m., plunge at noon Monday.

25th Annual Lobster Dip, benefits Special Olympics Maine, beach in front of The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach. $100 minimum donation. Noon Tuesday.


Books and Authors

Eastern Maine Camera Club Presents Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of “Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World,” Bangor Parks and Recreation. 318-9995. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


Classical Music

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Dudley and pianist Jesse Feinberg, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“Spacious Vision Song Project,” Christmas show, songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore and pianist Brian Moll, cash or check only, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, $10 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Choral Art Society’s Epiphany Celebration, presented by the Choral Art Camerata and conducted by CAS music director Robert Russell, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Masanobu Ikemiya, classics to ragtime, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 2 p.m. Jan. 6.



Bob Marley, Merrill Auditorium, with special guest Krazy Jake, Portland, $47.50. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.



15th Annual New Year’s Extravaganza Contra Dance, with callers Maggie Robinson, Richard Green and Kim Roberts and musicians Baron Collins-Hill and Jessie and Greg Boardman, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $10 to $12. 712-2837. 7:30 p.m. potluck, 8:30 p.m. dance Monday.

Port City Swing Dance, live music by The Delta Knight, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $1 to $6, $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Cross Pollination” — Bangor Ballet’s Annual Evening at the Arts, several pieces by dancers and choreographers, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $45. 945-3457. 5 p.m. Saturday.



Westbrook Winter Fest, skating, pancake breakfast, hockey tournament, horse and wagon rides, 5K run, snow sculptures and more, downtown. Friday through Jan. 6.



“Eckhart Tolle — Stillness Amidst the World,” part two, Camden Public Library, free. 785-2610. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


For Children

New Year’s at Noon Pajama Party, special countdown and balloon drop, free for members and kids under 18 months, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.



moe., jam band, with Assembly of Dust, State Theatre, Portland, all ages, general admission. 8 p.m. Sunday ($35) and Monday ($50).

Stephen Kellogg, folk-rock, solo show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25 advance, $28 door. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Dimensions in Jazz Presents The Young (Jazz) Lions’ “Home for the Holidays,” jam band, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Sunday.

MartyParty with Of The Trees, electronic dance music, hip-hop and dubstep, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $35 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Monday.

New Year’s Eve Party, Dirty White Hats, Cam Groves and karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, ’80s music all night with Rob from WCYY in the basement, Asylum, Portland, $7, 21-plus. Doors at 8 p.m. Monday.

New Year’s Eve with Peter Wolf, rock, featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. 8 p.m. Monday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the great American songbook, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 828-4422. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

New Year’s Ball and SAMFUND Benefit, with Sly-Chi and Model Airplane, Big Easy, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Spike & Co., jazz, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies Winter Residency, (downstairs), Empire Dine & Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dean Ford, A Severe Joy and GinLab, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland, $6, 21-plus. Indy, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Alba’s Edge & Velocipede, traditional fiddle tunes and Latin to jazz and funk grooves, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Murmurations Choir Presents “Thaw,” an evening exploring movement and voice, Space, Portland, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Hot Day at the Zoo, acoustic folk, blues, ragtime, jazz and progressive bluegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Burners, gypsy Americana, Dana Gross opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Village Coffee House, Sean Mencher and the Rhythm Kings, rockabilly and swing, New Gloucester Congregational Church, $5 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6.

Kids’ Open Mic, hosted by Portland musicians Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6.

Special Events

“Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age,” self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5 to $15, under 5 free. Daily. Closed Tuesday.

Camden Stage Festival: “At The Cabaret,” theatrical romp and musical tour of Kurt Weill’s greatest works, Camden Opera House, $17 to $35, $50 premium seats. 4 p.m. Sunday.

New Year’s Eve Party with the Bobby Messano Band, blues, Trade Winds Motor Inn Keel Lounge, Rockland, $199 per couple includes room, four-course dinner, dance, party favors, Champagne toast and breakfast. 596-6055. Dinner at 7:30 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Monday.

New Year’s Eve with Super Lucha Explosiva, Mexican-style wrestling matches, DJ sets by Nan’l Meiklejohn and Gabe FM, Space, Portland, $20, 21-plus. 8:30 p.m. Monday.

First Annual Clam Drop New Year’s Celebration, music, cocoa and lowering of Steamer the Clam Festival mascot from the belfry, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth, free. 7 p.m. and midnight Monday.

New Year’s at the Planetarium, “The Little Star That Could,” 7:30 p.m.; “Eight Planets and Counting,” 8:30 p.m.; “When Venus Transits the Sun,” 9:30 p.m.; “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” 10:15 p.m.; “Ibex — Search for The Edge of The Solar System,” 11 p.m.; night sky tour (live action presentation,” 11:40 p.m.; Times Square countdown, 11:55 p.m. Monday, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5 to $10.

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Concert and Dance Party, music by Nutopians and DJ Greg Curry, Champagne toast, dinner, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $60, $25 for concert only. 7 p.m. Monday.

New Year’s Hike, 2-mile hike on snowmobile trails near the health center, children and leashed dogs welcome, Sacopee Valley Health Center, Porter, free. 625-3082. 11 a.m. Tuesday; hot cocoa and refreshments at 10:30 a.m.

Freeport First Friday, old-time jazz, fiddle tunes and vocals by Crabapple Jam with three-course dinner, Freeport Community Center, $15. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Berlioz’ “Les Troyens,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $18 to $28. Noon Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Berlioz’s “Les Troyens,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18 to $26. Noon Saturday.

New Gloucester History Barn Open House, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society, free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Worcester, 5:30 p.m. Monday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Wedneday; vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. Vs. Springfield, 1 p.m. Monday; vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Canton, 7 p.m. Saturday.



Phyzgig, vaudeville variety show; juggling, illusions, storytelling, physical comedy and more, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $10 to $20. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Phyzgig Vaudeville Show, vaudeville variety show; juggling, illusions, storytelling, physical comedy and more, Portland Stage Company, $10 to $20. 5 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Monday.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” three actors perform a comic parody and tribute to all of Shakespeare’s plays, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $10. 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” national tour of Broadway musical, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.


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