An image from the Frozen Kingdom Exhibit. Courtesy of Maine Maritime Museum

Free January
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, free.
Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating Maine’s bicentennial by offering free admission through the end of February. The museum is open seven days a week, and current exhibits include “The Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter” and “Shipwrecks & Salvage.” Maine Maritime Museum was founded in 1962, and its campus spreads across 20 acres on the banks of the Kennebec River.

“Three Generations” by Viktor Gumennyuk.  Photo courtesy of Portland Camera Club and the Northern Lights Photo Club

‘Bridges of Friendship’ Opening Reception
4-7 p.m. Thursday. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland Center, free.
The sister-city relationship between Greater Portland and Archangel, Russia, has been going strong for more than three decades and will be celebrated by way of several stunning photographs. The Portland Camera Club and Northern Lights (Spolokhi) Photo Club of Archangel present “Bridges of Friendship.” It’s a juried photo exhibit, and you’ll see 30 images from both countries. Come to the opening reception to feast your eyes and learn more about the exchange program. The exhibit runs through Feb. 29.

The Rink at Thompson’s Point hosts the fifth annual Out on Ice on Saturday. Seasoul/

Out on Ice
3-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Rink at Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompson’s Point, Portland, $8.
Move over Flintstones, here’s a modern day gay old time. The fifth annual Out on Ice skating and dance party will be hosted by Blake Hayes from Coast 93.1 The fun includes the DJ Disco Dungeon, performances by local figure skaters Erica Rand and Anna Keller and Bostonian Elin Schran, along with plenty of time for you to strap those skates on and do your thing. Out on Ice is presented by EqualityMaine, GLSEN-Southern Maine, Maine TransNet, PFLAG and Pride Portland. No skates? No problem. Rentals are $3.

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