n ART EVENTS

“A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers,” exhibit featuring 53 quotes paired with black and white photos by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels. University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/artgallery. 221-4499. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

PMA Picks, hear from staff about what they love at the museum. Free with admission. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

USM Faculty & Alumni Invitational, presenting work by art faculty and alumni they have chosen to exhibit with. Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

Photo Talks with the Portland Press Herald: The Long-Term Project, Shawn Patrick Ouellette will talk about working on the newspaper’s series “The Challenge of Our Age.” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

“Colorful Connections,” join artists Rachel Smith Maher, Andrea Timm and Suzanne Woodward to view bold and vibrant paintings that showcase their passion for color. Skillins Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth. 781-3860. Reception 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25.

Multimedia Art Exhibit, Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street, Farmington. 491-0768. Opening reception 2-5 p.m. Jan. 25.

n ART SHOWS

“From the Inside,” works by artists who are also Maine College of Art staff members. June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. Through Thursday.

Damir Porobic’s “Memory Prints,” process-based “photo-composite” print series that intends to meditate on structures, behaviors and nature of our biological imaging found in our memories and dreams. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Saturday.

Maine Artist Collective “Miniatures,” Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com. Through Jan. 27.

William Janelle, wall hanging wood carvings. Cafe Nomad, 450 Main St., Norway. 739-2249. Through Jan. 30.

Paul Black, “Old Port Paintings,” Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. forestreetgallery.com. Through Jan. 31.

Homeschoolers Network Art Exhibit, features watercolors, photography, drawings, acrylics and sculpture. Speers Gallery, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Jan. 31.

“Long Distance Call,” John Carnes’ expressive watercolors, Matt Demers’ graffiti-inspired mixed media pieces and Scott Minzy’s graphic linocut prints. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Feb. 7.

Aaron T Stephan: “To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal,” a sculptural installation and prints showcase. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 8.

Paintings from Abbott Meader’s “Invention on a Child’s Drawing” collection. Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., Waterville. www.watervillelibrary.org. Through Feb. 28.

A Visit with Ashley Bryan, work from Bryan’s 80-year career. Includes paintings, drawings, illustrated books and puppets featured in his newest book of poems. Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through Feb. 28.

“Color, Light, Cows,” Claire Bigbee, acrylic paintings. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Through March 3.

“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through March 8.

Back and Forth: The Collaborative Works of Dawn Clements and Marc Leuthold, highly respected artists who draw on paper and work with clay. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Friday through March 21.

“Photographs by Women: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection,” Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 21.

“Razzle Dazzle Sis Boom Bah,” work by Canadian artist Karen Kraven. ICA at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. Through April 5.

Alex Katz: Selections, features a rotating selection of artwork. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/academics_cs/museum. Through June 7.

“Kennebunk History in 50 Objects,” Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 2.

n AUDITIONS

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” Studio Theatre of Bath/Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. studiotheatreofbath.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 25.

n CLASSICAL MUSIC

Public Concert of the Portland Rossini Club, classical music performed by club members and guests. Steven Blumenthal opens the concert with Preludes by Scriabin, reception follows. $10, $5 seniors, free for students. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. www.rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir, Agnus Dei: Soul’s Crossing, choral music by Egil Hovland, Francis Poulenc, Krysztof Penderecki, Frank Martin, Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre, $20. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. voxnovachamberchoir.com. 200-3995. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud, whose best-selling recordings range from Bach, Chopin, Rameau and Ravel to music inspired by 1920s Paris cabaret life, presented by Portland Ovations, $48. Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

n DANCE

“Tap, Tap, Jazz,” over 40 of Maine State Ballet’s dancers will kick off the year with this high-energy performance of tap and jazz perfect for all ages, $15-$20 with discounts for children and seniors. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.

n FILM

“The House We Live In,” film explores how constructed meanings of race have affected American life. Bates College, Pettengill G52, 4 Andrews Road, Lewiston. www.bates.edu/mlk. 786-6400. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Growing Local,” presented by Maine Farmland Trust, discussion with the director after the screening. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $5 suggested donation. space538.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes,” inspiring film about money in politics and its effect on our democracy. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 786-6202. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Obvious Child,” comedy serves to reduce the stigma of abortion in a relatable way; panel discussion after the screening will focus on the topics explored by the film and how they relate to women in Maine and across the country, free. University of Southern Maine, Talbot Lecture Hall, 85 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

n MUSIC

State Street Traditional Jazz Band, 1920s Louis Armstrong era jazz. Proceeds will benefit senior citizens center, $5. Golden Oldies Senior Center, 314 Front St., Richmond. 737-2161. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Ben Hammond album release show, Americana, rock, reggae, $20. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. Stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Concerts in West K: Frank Ferrel and Janine Randall, fiddle and piano from two of the Northeast’s finest traditional musicians, suggested donation $15 adults. West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road. 985-6632. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter and humorous storyteller, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Songwriters Session, led by John Nicholas and David Dodson, all welcome, $5 donation. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 236-3440. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Alien Ant Farm, rock, $9.43 in advance, $12 day of show, 18+. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland , 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Wild Child with Pearl and the Beard, $13. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dustbowl Revival, free by reservation. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Love Unlimited Trio, featuring jazz trombonist A.J. Johnson, a member of the music faculty, free, tickets required, bit.ly/oacbates. Bates College, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Women in Harmony: Rooted in the Heart, many songs about love, as well as readings about cardiac disease in women. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. wihmaine.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, $40. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark, 25th anniversary Keepin’ it Country Tour, $27-$77.75. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. www.waterfrontconcerts.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Songwriters in the Round to benefit My Place Teen Center, with Don Campbell, Dan Merrill and David Good, $20. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. 854-2800. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sandy River Ramblers, concert $10, $5 for ages 5-12; free for under 5. Lasagna dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $10. North Church, 118 High St., Farmington. www.farmingtonhistory.org. 778-4275. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Easy Happy Show with Katie & Marcia, Katie Daggett and Marcia Gallagher team up for a double dose of musical fun, $16, $14 seniors, $5 children. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Time Pilots, top 40, oldies, classic rock, ’80s, disco and more, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Spire 29 on the Square, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Cats Under the Stars, the tunes of the Jerry Garcia Band, $15. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

London Grammar, British trip-hop trio, $12 in advance, $15 day of show. The State Theatre, 607 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Max Creek, Americana, country rock, Calypso and jazz, $15 in advance, $18 day of show, $30 preferred seating, 18+. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with “Nanook of the North,” combines innovative Inuit throat singing with contemporary jazz against the backdrop of the pioneering documentary film depicting the lives of the Inuit people of northern Quebec. Free but tickets required. Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. 7 p.m. Jan. 25.

n SPECIAL EVENTS

Ice carving demonstration with master carver Tim Pierce, dress warmly. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.librarycamden.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Sky Star Party, discover the night sky through a telescope with Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, free. Johnson Field Preserve, Abner Point Road, Bailey Island. www.hhltmaine.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Civil Rights Movement in Story and Song with Monica Grabin, with breakfast, $15. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, 114 Main St. 985-7966. 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Bates Voices: Honoring Martin, members of the Bates community honor King’s work with short original writings or excerpted texts that have served as inspiration. Commons, Fireplace Lounge, 136 Central Ave., Lewiston. bates.edu. 1 p.m. Monday.

From Slavery to Maine, Candace Kanes, curator of Maine Memory Network, discusses the fates of former slaves who came to Maine at the end of the Civil War, free. Southard House Museum Gallery, 75 Main St., Richmond. 737-8772. 2 p.m. Monday.

Chewonki Foundation: The Owls of Maine, a slide show and live owl presentation to introduce the characteristics and habits of native Maine owls, free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 878-9087. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers Annual Celebration, dinner, awards ceremony, panel of former Teen Parent School Program students and graduates representving the four decades since the program’s inception, $30. Waterville Elks Lodge 905, 76 Industrial St. 872-0261. 6 p.m. Thursday.

n THEATER

Black Voice: The Life of Evelyn Ola Johnson, open dress rehearsal 4 p.m. Sunday, free tickets required, bit.ly/mlk-sankofa-dress-15. Performance by Sankofa, a student group exploring the history and diverse experiences of the African diaspora, free tickets at bit.ly/sankofa-15. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, 305 College St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu/mlk.

“Kitchen Witches,” Isobel and Dolly are two cable-access cooking show hostesses who hate each other. $20, $18 seniors and youths. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. www.operahouse.org. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Jan. 25.

“Our Man in Havana,” a bumbling vacuum cleaner salesman is recruited to be a spy. Four actors play more than 30 eclectic characters, $37 to $47, discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 15.

“Kimberly Akimbo,” hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should, $15, $20, pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. Madhorse Theatre at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Feb. 8.

“Annie Jr.,” presented by the Windham Middle School Drama Club, family entertainment to warm your heart. $10, $5 seniors, students and school staff. Windham Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road, Windham. 892-1820. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” endearing comedy about three middle-aged siblings, one hot mess and the joy of life before cellphones. $20; $16 group (10+); $5 for age 18 and under. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday through Feb. 1.

The Milkweed Puppet Theater and Nancy Tyndall present the fairytale “The Lost Half Hour” followed by puppet-making workshop 2:30-3:30 p.m., no admission fee, though donations accepted. Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer. mercerme.us. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25.