“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Feb. 17; Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7; and “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art.

“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. Ends Sunday.

“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.

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

“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 textiles, 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.

“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.

“Ship to Paradise,” depictions of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; “Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger; and “Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center,” installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through March 22.

“Real/Ideal: Transformations in 19th-Century Painting,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through Feb. 24.

“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” through June 1; and “The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” through March 3, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288.

“Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” woodcuts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Feb. 25.

“Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through Feb. 23.

“Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; “The Promised Land,” drawings and other media by Robert Rivers; “Honey from the Belly of the Lion,” installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and “Steve’s Picks,” favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. Through March 20.

“I My Needle Ply with Skill,” needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. Through March 2.

“Night Travels,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Felted work by Susan Mills Through Feb. 15.

“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.

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

“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Feb. 17.

“Ingrained,” prints by Martha Briana, Anthony Kulik, Donna Parkinson, Willy Reddick and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Feb. 9. through Saturday, Feb. 23.

“Homage — Maine Women Pioneers,” Lois Dodd, Maggie Foskett, Susan Groce, Beverly Hallam, Alison Hildreth, Frances Hodsdon, Lissa Hunter, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Frances Kornbluth, Rose Marasco, Marylin Quint-Rose and Katarina Weslien, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through March 2.

“IIWII,” paintings by Susan Orfant; also works by Andy Curran, Sherry Ballou, Mary Brooking, Jody Dobe, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Lucy Ellen Smith, Frank Valliere and Julie Vohs, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Feb. 27.

“Unexpected Thaw,” works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. Through Feb. 28. Through March 10.

“Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle,” reclaimed and re-purposed maps by Cynthia Davis, through March 16, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through March 10.

“Art Maine 2013,” works by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Feb. 23.

“Occupy Gallery,” depicting the artists’ perspectives on social and economic injustice, presented by Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Feb. 20.

Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. Through Feb. 16.

“Joy of Art,” various media by Maine artists, Topsham Public Library. Through Feb. 16.

“Despite Winter, Gardens,” works by Martha Burkert, Sue Hammerlnd, Andrea Rouda, Alysia Walker and Angel Braestrup, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth. Through March 10.

Faculty Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. Through April 3.

“Everything,” drawing installation by Astrid Bowlby, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through March 6.

“Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by Belfast artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through March 10.

“From the Heart!” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through March 31.

“Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. Through May 1.

“Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community,” Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Through March 2.

Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through March 29.

“Paintings and Prints” by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Through April 15.

“Looking In | Looking Out,” art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. Through March 23.

“All Things Pastel,” landscapes, building scapes and still life by Janalee Welch, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. Through Feb. 28.

“Afterthoughts” by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.

“Heart,” multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Feb. 24.

“Thank You, Dutch Masters,” precision miniature paintings by Jeffrey Hayes inspired by the Dutch still-life masters, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. Through Feb. 28.

“47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club,” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through March 29.

Landscape paintings by Arlee Woodworth, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through March 2.

“The Other Side of Shade,” works that interpret and reflect on the issues of race, oppression and power, Maine College of Art, Portland. Through Feb. 16.

Rufus Coes, paintings, Cellardoor Winery and Vineyards, Lincolnville. 263-2654. Through Feb. 24.

“Stream of Thought,” paintings of local streams in midwinter and early spring by Stefan Pastuhov, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Feb. 28.


Art Openings

Edward Hanscom, fine art photography, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Feb. 28.

“Wabanaki Guides,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Beauty and the Political Body,” Harriet Casdin-Silver, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 778-1062. Through March 7. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Thursday.

“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana,” collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Feb. 23. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

“Follow Your Heart,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Feb. 28. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.



“Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!”, shows April 12-21, open auditions for ages 7 to adult, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Everyman Repertory Theater’s production of “The Trip to Bountiful,” shows April 6-22, seeking men and women of a range of ages, but mostly middle age to older, Rockport Opera House. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.



Portland Sunrise Rotary Club 15th Annual Wine Social and Auction, benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Bradbury Mountain Arts Presents: “Keep Me Warm” Concert and Art Series, paintings and etchings by Andrea van Voorst van Beest and photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, comedy duo Reifer and Saccone and music by trio The Chick Peas, benefits Pownal Fuel Assistance, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $10. 688-4153. Gallery opens at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Music Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser, wines, hors d’oeuvres and dessert items, raffles and music, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $25 advance, $30 door. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10.


Books and Authors

Kieran Shields, author of “A Study in Revenge,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Poet Chris Barter, author of “In Someone Else’s House,” College of the Atlantic (McCormick Lecture Hall), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Josh Pahigian, author of “Strangers on the Beach,” North Gorham Public Library. 829-4290. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kate Shaffer, author of “Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Local Author Series, Laura Kilmartin, author of “Next Year I’ll be Perfect,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday.

Josh Pahigian, author of “Strangers on the Beach,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 2 p.m. Saturday.


Classical Music

Portland String Quartet, Weber’s Clarinet Quintet and Haydn’s Quartet in D Major and Sonatina for Two Violas, featuring Karen Beacham, clarinet, and Graybert Beacham, violin and viola, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, DaPonte String Quartet, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass,” featuring Betty Rines, trumpet, and friends, conducted by Peter Martin, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. 8 p.m. Friday.

Portland Rossini Club, instrumental and vocal performances featuring Wells Johnson, Lorel Nazarro, Virgina Stelk, Seth Black, Mark Braun, Mary Johnston, Richard Roberts and Eric Peppe, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Dueling Sopranos: Deborah Perkins and Bethany Ferland: “Love, Spring and Other Things,” works by Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan, folk tunes and Broadway songs, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Feb. 10.



Justin McKinney, “Deer Moose, Ticks and Hicks,” Camden Opera House, $18. 7 p.m. Saturday.



Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers, open DJ’d dance space to be free and expressive, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland, $10 to $15. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Feb. 10.

F.A.B. Dance, evening of dance performances by Androscoggin Dance, the Dance Center in Auburn, the Maine Dance Project, Shove Gently Dance and Range of Motion Arts, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12 to $14. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, music by Whiffletree with caller Mary Wesley, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance ($3, $12 per family); 7 p.m. potluck (bring dish to share); beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.



Valentine’s Craft Fair, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychics, mediums, aura photography, crystals and more, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WinterFest 2013, sledding, “Snowcano” and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. Saturday through Feb. 24.



“The Challenge of Rudolph Steiner,” part one, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind,” post-film discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, cutting-edge films that both entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts, benefits Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $12 advance, $15 door. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Classic Film Series, “Green Mansions,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, State Theatre, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door, $14 and $17 students. 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

American Music Film Series, “Rock,” with introduction and discussion led by Glenn Jenks, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

“The Challenge of Rudolph Steiner,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland. 594-0310. Part Two, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Winter/Spring Film Series, “Delicacy” (2011, French with subtitles, PG-13), York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Feb. 10.


Food and Drink

Valentine’s Champagne Tasting, hosted by Enoteca Fine Wines, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. 439-4209. 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Valentine Brunch, elegant brunch hosted by The Friends of Par Sem with music by Pat O’Brien, Parsonfield Seminary, $5 to $12. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


For Children

Disney on Ice: “Worlds of Fantasy,” Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $25-$65. 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

PSO KinderKonzert, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $4. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Friday.

“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop, for ages 4 to 10, “Enchanted Adventures,” Portland Stage Company, $15. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


Home & Garden

Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10.



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

North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Monday.

Jukebox the Ghost, with Matt Pond PA and The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Clash of the Titans: Tool vs Rush, Portland’s unoriginal music night, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6, 21-plus. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Barrington Levy, reggae, with Mighty Mystic and Soul Rebel Project, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $30 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sevendust, heavy metal, with Lacuna Coil and Avatar, Asylum, Portland, $29 advance, $32 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

“Sounds Like Old Times,” Camden Coffeehouse, featuring Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, Camden Public Library, $7. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

La Vent du Nord, Quebecois folk quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27 advance, $32 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South African choral group, Bates College (Chapel), Lewiston, $15 to $27. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, indie-rock and new-folk string band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $12 adv-$15 dos. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Mangum with the Music Tapes, with Tall Firs, State Theatre, Portland, $27 advance, $30 door, general admission. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sweethearts’ Night Out, with Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Corey Di Mario, Lissa Schneckenberger, Hanneke Cassell and Mike Block, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lay-Z-Gait, Western swing, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $15 to $52. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Bluezberry Jam, blues, jazz and jam, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, $25 family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Gerald Clayton Trio, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Live and Local at the Library Music Series, singer-songwriter Mike Ladd, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

Alash Ensemble with Garth Stevenson and Annie Lynch, Tuvan instruments and throat singing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

The Blue Lobster Troupe, music from the 12th century to today, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.



Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum’s north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday.


Special Events

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series presents Canadian performance poet Lucia Misch, Mama’s CrowBar, Portland, 21-plus. 773-9230. 9 p.m. Monday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poets Duff Plunkett and Marita O’Neil, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Art and Jazz with the Three Point Trio, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, music and poetry, First Universalist Church, Auburn, free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Magician/illusionist George Saterial, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $4 to $8. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

23rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration, songs and dances by the children of the CAFAM Chinese School, magic by the Norman Magic Experience, kids’ crafts, vendors and more, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $4 to $6. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“A Tip of the Hat to Denise Reehl,” special performance by Reehl, hysterical stories, video footage of New England Vaudeville Festival, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $10 to $20. Saturday.

14th Annual Sleigh Day, sleigh museum exhibit, sleigh rides, demonstrations, snowshoe and cross country ski tours, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $8, $30 per family. Noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

“Local Love Muscle Valentine’s Day Film Festival,” watch and vote on a collection of local films, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, free. 8 p.m. Feb. 10.

“Coursen Readings,” poets Rob Farnsworth, Judith Robbins and Robert Strong, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 1 p.m. Feb. 10.



Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. Vs. Bakersfield, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Feb. 10.



“Greater Tuna,” off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

“Arsenic & Old Lace,” classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Good Theater presents “Death By Design,” murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Runs through Feb. 24.

“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” side-splitting Sherlock Holmes spoof, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mad Horse Theatre Presents “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Rajiv Joseph’s haunting play about two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator and a brooding tiger, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Monmouth Community Players presents “Steel Magnolias,” lives of six Southern ladies who gather at a small-town beauty parlor, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10-$12. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

USM Theatre presents “The Zoo Story” and “The American Dream,” horrifying and hilarious duo of plays, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $8 to $15. 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

Acorn Productions’ “Naked Shakespeare” presents “Will You Be Mine,” sonnets, speeches and short scenes, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $8. 8 p.m. Monday.

Acorn Productions’ “Naked Shakespeare” presents “Will You Be Mine,” sonnets, speeches, and short scenes, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

John Cariani’s “Last Gas,” romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House, $20 to $25. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

Staged reading of Ancient Greek tragedies, “Theater of War” by New York-based theater group Outside the Wire, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3617. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” classic musical, high school production, Gardiner Area High School Little Theater, $5 to $8. 582-3150, ext. 3027. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Staged Reading of Ancient Greek Tragedies, “End of Life” by New York-based theater group Outside the Wire, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3617. 12:30 p.m. Friday.

“Pinocchio,” A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $10 to $13. 809-5053. 2 p.m. Feb. 10.