"South Pacific," a Tophat Miniature Stage production showing Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com, 879-4629, info@mayostreetarts.org. Toy theater maestro and trained opera singer David Worobec sings and performs this full length play.
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BENEFITS

Wednesday 12

Maine Beer Company | Pizza Social in support of Cultivating Community | 20% of pizza sales will go to our community partner | 4-8pm | 525 U.S. 1, Freeport

What’s The Catch | Join fishermen, chef, and community to experience Maine’s lesser known seafood offerings | A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association | Space is limited | Luke’s Lobster | 60 Portland Pier, Portland | 6pm | $55

Thursday 13

La Petite Ecole’s Winter Festival | Benefit Dinner, auction, to help renovate playground | The Portland Club | 156 State Street, Portland | 5pm | $40

SUNDAY 16

First Parish Portland, Unitarian Universalist Church | 425 Congress St. | Concerts for a Cause | Proceeds to benefit Florence House | 2pm | $10 – $15

COMEDY

Wednesday 12

Laughter in the Rafters (Comedy Showcase) @ Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland | 7pm | $5

Saturday 15

Kat Walker’s Valentine’s Birthday Show | Empire 575 Congress St, Portland | 9pm | 21+ | $12

MONDAY 17

The Great Open Mic + Late Mic | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland | 6pm | 21+ | FREE

THURSDAY 20

Standup Comedy: Phunny at PHOME | 25 Temple St. Portland | 7pm | $10 – $15

FRIDAY 21

Drew Dunn w/s/g Nick Lavallee | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland | 21+ | $15

Late Nite Comedy | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland |10pm | 21+ | $5 adv, $10 door

SATURDAY 22

Late Nite Comedy | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland |10pm | 21+ | $5 adv, $10 door

Mike Cannon | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland |$15 advance / $20 day of show | 18+ w/ valid ID | 7pm doors

MONDAY 24

The Great Open Mic + Late Mic | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St Portland | 6pm | 21+ | FREE

DANCE

Wednesday 12

UNITY (A new resident dance party) | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

THURSDAY 13

Casco Bay Irish “Set” Dancers | No experience necessary | Call for FMI or to let us know you’re coming, 847-3038 | mdguscga70@gmail.com | Yarmouth Community House | 179 East Main St, Yarmouth | 7-9pm

“In Flight: Live” – Ice Dance International, a pioneering Maine dance company, opens its national tour on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:45 p.m. at William B. Troubh Ice Arena, 225 Park Ave., Portland. Performance $20, FMI and to order tickets: IceDanceInternational.org. Post-show meet-and-greet free for ticket holders. (Photo by David Seelig – Reflections)

Friday 14

Big Babe’s Valentines Jubilee | Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street, South Portland | 7pm | $20

FOUNDATION FRIDAY | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

West African Dance Workshop | 3:30-5:30pm | Maine Mechanics Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland (across from Porteous) | Free, open to the public | FMI: ligo@meca.edu | 699-5010

Sunday 16

Open Stage Night | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 7:30pm | $5

TUESDAY 18

“IN FLIGHT: LIVE” Pioneering Maine Dance Company opens National tour | 6:45 pm | William B. Troubh Ice Arena | 225 Park Ave | $20 | Post-show meet-and-greet with ticket | tickets and info: IceDanceInternational.org

Wednesday 19

ThumpDay! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

THURSDAY 20

Casco Bay Irish “Set” Dancers | No experience necessary | Call for FMI or to let us know you’re coming, 847-3038 | mdguscga70@gmail.com | Yarmouth Community House | 179 East Main St, Yarmouth | 7-9pm

Friday 21

Friction Friday | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 9pm | $5

DJ Tish Dance Party | The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland

Sunday 23

Flannel Tea Dance | 5 – 8:30pm | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 5pm

Monday 24

A Cuban Dance Social with Malpaso Dance Company | Maine Ballroom Dance | 614 Congress St, Portland | 6pm

Tuesday 25

Masterclass: Malpaso Dance Campany | Casco Bay Movers | 517 Forest Ave, Portland | 6pm

FILM

Wednesday 12

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $20

Saturday 15

Maine Filmmaker Showcase: BROTHERS | Portland Media Center | 516 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $5

Earth’s Wild Ride/Great Planet Adventures | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 11am | $5 – $5.50

Sunday 16

The Kid (1921) featuring Charlie Chaplin | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 1pm | $5 – $10

Monday 17

Kinonik presents: Destiny (The Three Lights) | St. Lawrence Arts | 76 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $10 – $12

Cane River | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | Free

Thursday 20

Black History Film Series: Blindspotting | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6:30pm

MONDAY 2

“Promise at Dawn”: A Film About Romain Gary | University of New England Portland Campus – WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion | 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 5:30pm reception | 6pm film | Free, but tickets required: une.edu/cgh

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

WEDNESDAY 12

Musingo Music Bingo | The Painted Turtle | 89 County Rd, Scarborough | 6 PM

Stump Trivia | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 8pm

Thursday 13

Musingo Music Bingo | Sportsman’s Kitchen | 46 Sebago, Sebago | 6:30 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 791 US I, Yarmouth | 6 PM | Free

Friday 14

One Climate Future Lunch and Learn: Resilience Strategies | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | 350 Commercial Street, Portland | 12pm

Coffee and Conversation | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 1:30pm | Free

Souper Supper at Saint Mary’s | Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church | 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth Foreside | 5pm | Free

Portland Chamber Music Festival presents: “Whiskey Chamber Valentine” | Maine Craft Distilling | 123 Washington Ave, Portland | 6pm | $60 – $90

Saturday 15

Public Bean Supper | 310 Broadway South Portland | 5pm | $8 – $15

Monday 17

Seanachie Nights | Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

TRIVIA NIGHT at Sebago Old Port | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 7pm

Tuesday 18

Musingo Music Bingo | Willows Pizza | 740 Broadway, South Portland | 7 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 112 Pleasant Street, Brunswick | 6 PM | Free

Wednesday 19

Literary Lunch: Maria Padian talks about her book HOW TO BUILD A HEART with Shana Youngdahl | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 12pm

Maine Skeins Crafters | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 12pm | Free

OLS Community Mingle | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 6pm | $25

Canvases & Cocktails at Three of Strong Spirits | Three of Strong Spirits | 35B Diamond Street, Portland | 6pm | $30

Musingo Music Bingo | The Painted Turtle | 89 County Rd, Scarborough | 6 PM

THURSDAY 20

Musingo Music Bingo | Sportsman’s Kitchen | 46 Sebago, Sebago | 6:30 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 791 US I, Yarmouth | 6 PM | Free

FRIDAY 21

Layne’s Wine Gig | Wine event/tasting | Port City Blue | 650A Congress St. Portland | 4:30-5:30pm | $12

Tuesday 25

Musingo Music Bingo | Willows Pizza | 740 Broadway, South Portland | 7 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 112 Pleasant Street, Brunswick | 6 PM | Free

LITERARY ARTS

Wednesday 12

Meet the author/Book signing | Tonya Shevenell | The Maine Birthday Book | CIA Cafe | 72 Ocean St, South Portland | 9-11 am |Free

Colorism | Palmira Muniz | discussion-style lecture via video conference | 6-7pm | MECA, Porteous, Rm 209, 2nd floor | Free, open to the public | FMI: ligo@meca.edu | 699-5010

Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Toddle Town | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Thursday 13

Book Bambinos | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Writers’ Meet-Up | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

Valentine Reading for Local Writers | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

Riverton Book Group | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 6:30pm

Evening Book Group: Main Library | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 6:30pm

Friday 14

South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

Preschool Story Time at Peaks | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:15am

Preschool Story Time at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Letter Zoo | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time at Riverton | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:45am

Monday 17

Seanachie Nights | Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 18

Morning Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Tuesday 18

Morning Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Literary Lunch: Maria Padian talks about her book, “How to Build a Heart,” with Shana Youngdahl (“As Many Nows as I Can Get”), on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12-1 p.m. at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 871-1700. Bring your lunch.

Wednesday 19

Writers’ Accountability Group | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 10am | Free

Literary Lunch: Maria Padian talks about her book HOW TO BUILD A HEART with Shana Youngdahl | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 12pm

Thursday 20

Evening Book Group | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 7pm | Free

Saturday 22

Play Me a Story: Imagine That Series & Chris Van Dusen Event | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | 10:30am | $8 – $15

Monday 24

Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Toni Morrison’s JAZZ | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 25

Life 101 | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

MUSIC

Wednesday 12

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! 5pm | Irish Night Concert Series 7:30pm | Irish Session 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Unity Motown/Funk Edition | 9pm

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | Maine Dead Project Winter Residency | 8pm | $5

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Thursday 13

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! | 5pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Reid Genauer | 8pm | $18

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Polly J | 8pm

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 14

Rising Thighs: A Valentine’s Carnival of Beer and Burlesque | Rising Tide Brewery | 103 Fox St, Portland | 8pm | $12 – $15

25 Temple St. | Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew Valentines Ball | 8pm | $10 – $15

Aura | 121 Center St | “Plague,” goth/industrial night | 9pm

Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street South Portland | Big Babe’s Valentines Jubilee | 7pm | $20

Maine Craft Distilling | 123 Washington Ave | Portland Chamber Music Festival presents: “Whiskey Chamber Valentine” | 6pm | $60 – $90

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Cat Stevens Tribute | 8pm | $12 – $15

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | TAUK | 8:30pm | $15

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey 5pm | Jazz Friday with Latin infusion Viva 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Brazen Kane | 6pm

Saturday 15

25 Temple St. | Emo Night Portland – Taste of Chaos | 8pm | $10 – $15

Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street South Portland | Xander Nelson Band and Tiger Bomb at Big Babe’s Tavern | 8pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Chris Klaxton | 8pm

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Gunther Brown (Album Release Show) w/ Jenny Lou Drew | 8pm | $12 – $15

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | the heated

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Bees Deluxe | 6pm

Salvage BBQ | 919 Congress Street | Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line | 8pm | Free

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Sunday 16

Cathedral of St. Luke’s | 143 State St | Rossini Club’s concert | Feb. 16 | 3pm | $10 suggested donation

First Parish Portland, Unitarian Universalist Church | 425 Congress St. | Concerts for a Cause | 2pm | $10 – $15

Monday 17

Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore Street | Seanachie Nights | 7pm | Free

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Shank Painters & Clapping in Irons

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

Tuesday 18

25 Temple St. | Sara Gideon Fundraiser | 5pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Hannaford Hall | 88 Bedford Street | Bicentennial Series Boston Camerata: “Free America” Featuring Falmouth’s St Mary Schola | 7:30pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Soul Aslyum with Local H | 8pm | $28

Portland Ovations | 50 Monument Sq Ste 201 | Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey at Hannaford Hall | 7:30pm

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night at the Sea Dog Brewery in SoPo | 8pm | Free

Wednesday 19

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | ThumpDay!

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | OLS Community Mingle | 6pm | $25

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | Maine Dead Project Winter Residency | 8pm | $5

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Thursday 20

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Rasa String Quartet | 8pm | $12 – $15

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | American chop suey | 8pm

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 21

Aura | 121 Center St | “Plague,” goth/industrial night | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Leland Sundries ME show: “Heaps of wit & melody” (UNCUT) | 9:30pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Friction Friday | 9pm | $5

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Johnny A. – Just Me… And My Guitars | 8pm | $25 – $30

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | North Atlantic Blues Festival Presents C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band | 7pm | $20 – $40

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey, 5pm | Jazz Friday with LQH, 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | DJ Tish Dance Party!

Saturday 22

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | A Whole Lotta Shakin’ | Swing to Rock | 7:30pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Cilla Bonnie w/ Anna Lombard | 8pm | $12 – $15

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Durand Jones & the Indications | 8pm | $15

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

Stewart P. Morrill American Legion Post | 416 Broadway South Portland | Maine Regiment All Age Drum & Bugle Corps Information and Practice Sessions | 10am | Free

Sun Tiki Studios | 375 Forest Ave | Francesca Blanchard | 9pm | $10

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Hannah Damon and Friends

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Vinyl Tap in the Porthole Pub! | 6pm

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Bayside Bowl | 58 Alder St Portland | VIva & The Reinforcements w/s/g Manuel | All ages | $7 ADV, $10 DOOR

Sunday 23

Blue | 650A Congress St | Dirty Mae residency at Blue | 7pm

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | A Whole Lotta Shakin’ | Swing to Rock | 2:30pm

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | Drive-By Truckers | 8pm | $30

Monday 24

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Monday of the Minds – A CommUNITY Hip Hop Showcase

Novare Res Bier Cafe | 4 Canal Plaza | Portland Pub and Chantey Sing | 7pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

Tuesday 25

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night at the Sea Dog Brewery in SoPo | 8pm | Free

Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd Cape Elizabeth | Songwriting Workshop | 6pm | Free

THEATER

ONGOING

“Pack of Lies” by Hugh Whitemore | Good Theater | 76 Congress St, Portland | Feb 12 – Mar 8 | goodtheater.com for info

mAyhEm – Performance by Janoah Bailin | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | Thu Feb 20 1pm, Fri Feb 21 1pm, Sat Feb 22 1pm | $10 – $30

Open Stage Night | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | Sun Feb 16 7pm | $5

South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo St, Portland | Fri Feb 14 7pm, Sat Feb 15 7pm | $15 – $22

“Appropriate” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ presented by SPACE and Mad Horse Theatre Company | Feb 15-Mar 1 | 7pm | SPACE | 538 Congress St | FMI space538.org

VISUAL ARTS

ONGOING

A Visual History of Impressionism | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | Tue Feb 18 6pm | Free

The Tolerance Project | Opening reception Fri Feb 7 | 5-6:30pm | Maine College of Art Lobby | On view through Feb 22 | 522 Congress St | Free

…to unravel the bind: Maine College of Art 2020 Faculty Triennial | Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art | 522 Congress St, Portland | through Mar 1 | Free

“Lusus Naturae” video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal | USM Art Gallery | Gorham Campus | through March 12

A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts Benefiting the World Wildlife Fund | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps Street, Portland |  Fri -Sun 10am, through Feb 21 | Free

International Photography Exhibition | The Prince Memorial Library | 267 Main St, Cumberland | show runs thru Feb 29

Entry to the Oasis | Syd Veverka | in the window at SPACE | 538 Congress St | info@space538.org | 828-5600 | through Feb 23

Sanctuary, a participatory installation about embodied experience | Emily Rapp Black & Carrie Scanga | through May 15 | UNE Ketchum Library Gallery | 11 Hills Beach Rd | Biddeford | https://library.une.edu/art-galleries/

“Who Is It?” | Titi DeBaccarat | UMVA Gallery | Portland Media Center | 516 Congress St, Portland | through Feb 28

USM Glickman Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th Floor | 314 Forest Avenue | MMPA Celebrates 10 Years and 100 Maine Photo Collectors | 6pm | Free | through May 16

SPEEDWELL Projects: Deborah Klotz, PARALLAX (object+-subject) (expand+-compress) | 630 Forest Ave | Thur-Sat | 12-6pm | through March 7

Grant Wahlquist Gallery: LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED! | 30 City Center 2nd floor, Portland | Wed-Sat | 11am – 6pm | through March 21

Able Baker Contemporary: Happy Agitation | 29 Forest Ave, Portland | through March 13 | Fri-Sun 1-5:30pm

UNE Art Gallery | The House of the Soul opens February 21, 5-7pm | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | This 10-person group show juxtaposes medical drawing with experimental figuration | FMI hirons@une.edu

WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY 13

Cultural Identity Contemplations | 4-5:30pm | MECA, Porteous, Joanne Waxman Library, 2nd floor | Free, open to the public | FMI: ligo@meca.edu | 699-5010

FRIDAY 14

History of Braiding | Kris Patridge | 6:30-8:30pm | MECA, Porteous, Joanne Waxman Library, 2nd floor | Free, open to the public | FMI: ligo@meca.edu | 699-5010

SUNDAY 23

Before the Syrup: Winter Trails, Tree Identification, and Backyard Tapping | 11am – 1pm | The Ecology School at River Bend Farm | 184 Simpson Rd., Saco | Suggested $10 | FMI Lucy Cayard, lcayard@mofga.org.

Tuesday 25

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free