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Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine, 142 Free St. Stage stories, daily; 828-1234

Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center 76 Congress St. Love Letters, through Feb. 25; The May Queen, through Feb. 26.; The Trip to Bountiful, Mar. 29-Apr. 30. 885-5883.

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. Swan Lake, Mar. 24- Apr. 9. 781-7672

Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave. Play Me A Story, every Saturday; Winter in Narnia, Feb. 20-24; Buyer & Cellar, through Mar. 26. 774-0645

Public Theater, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Wrong for Each Other by Norm Foster, Mar. 17-19 & 23-26. 782-3200


Art Gallery at University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave. John Eide: Land Sea Stone Photographs,  through Apr. 2. 221-4499

Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. David Driskell, Renewal and Form, Mar. 11- May 11; Mark Wethli, Piper Club, Feb. 11- May 14; Sam Cady, Parts of the Whole, Feb. 18- May 21. 701-5005

Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston.  PHANTOM PUNCH: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston, Maine, through Mar. 18; Martin Puryear, Prints, through Mar. 18; Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying, through Mar. 23. 786-6158

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. The Temptation of Saint Anthony , through Mar. 19; Brunswick. Sosaku-Hanga: Twentieth Century Japanese Creative Prints, through Apr. 16; Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionism, through Jun. 4. 725-3275

Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville. In the Studio: Picasso’s Vollard Suite, through Feb. 8; Rivane Neuenschwander: Zé Carioca e Amigos (Zé Carioca contra o goleiro Gastão), through Mar. 18; No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, Feb. 8 – Jun. 4. 859-5600

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. Andrew Wyeth: Maine Temperas and Watercolors, through Mar. 5; Andrew Wyeth: The Dory, Mar. 17; American Treasures From the Farnsworth, through Oct. 29; Celebrating Maine, through Oct. 29. 596-6457

First Friday Art Walk, downtown Portland. Visit local galleries, studios, and museums, Feb. 3, Mar. 3.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Abstraction Invitational, Feb. 2-25; March Exhibition, Mar. 2-25.

Just Us Chickens Gallery, 156 State Road, Kittery. Artists of the Month: metalsmith Glynis Dixon and painter Carol Whalen, Feb. 4-28.439-4209

Ketchum Library Art Gallery, 11 Hills Beach Rd., Biddeford. Robert Pennington: Zero nos desplezados de Colombia, photography in black in white, through Mar. 1.

Maine College of Art,522 Congress St. Collective Actions II, Feb. 1 – Mar. 3; Unloaded, Mar. 16 – Apr. 14; 2017 MFA Thesis, May 12 – Jun. 2. 699-5025

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. Beer in the Garden: Temperance and Prohibition, Feb. 21; Intro to MHS: Library Tour, Mar. 1; Beer in the Garden: Vintage Fashion Accessories, Mar. 21. 2017; 774-1822

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Open shop every Monday; Through These Gates: Maine Shipyard Photography 1858-2016, through Sept. 24. 443-1316

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. First Friday Artwalk, Feb. 3, Mar. 3.

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland. The Mistress and the Muse, through June 4; The Thrill of the Chase, through Apr. 3. 3-775-6148


Blue, 650 Congress St. Comedy Night, every Mon.; Acoustic Jam, every Tues.; Irish Music Night, every Wed.; Dark Hollow Bottling Company, every third Sun. of the month; Fat Knuckle Fred, Feb. 7; RJ Miller, Feb. 11; Kyle Hardy, Chris Klaxton, Scott Kiefner Trio, Feb. 18; 774-4111.

Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Center St. Panic! At The Disco, Feb. 26; 775-3458

Dogfish Bar & Grille, 128 Free St. Trivia Night, every Tues.; Acoustic Open Mic, every Wed.; Jazz Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey and guests, every Fri.; Live music Wed.-Sat. every week. 772-5483

Empire, 575 Congress St. The Couch open mic, comedy and game nights, every Sun; Karaoke Night, Feb. 15, 22; Hannah Daman & The Martelle Sisters, Mar. 9; Butterfly Effect Feat: Joe Nice, Mar. 11; see website for more listings. 747-5063

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Beethoven & Rachmaninoff’s Seconds, Feb. 14; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at 50, Feb. 25-26. 842-0800

One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Feb. 16; Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Feb. 25; The THE BAND Band, Mar. 3; Lennie Gallant, Mar. 7; Fódhla and Matt & Shannon Heaton, Mar. 17; Poppa Chubby, Mar. 24; An Evening with Johnny A, Mar. 25; Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Acoustic and Electric, Mar. 28 – 29. 761-1757

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. STRFKR, Feb. 13; BoomBox, Feb. 16; Adam Ezra Group Chris Ross and the North, Feb. 24; TroyBoi: The Mantra Tour, Feb. 25; Devendra Banhart, Mar. 11; Johnnyswim, Mar. 18; The Knocks: Feel Good Feel Great, Mar.

Portland House of Music and Entertainment, 57 Temple St. TRVP Nite, every Sun.; Funky Mondays, every Mon.; Wednesday Happy Hour with The Working Dead, Afro Beat Music Night, every Weds.; Live Music Mon. through Sat. 805-0134

Portland Symphony Orchestra, 20 Myrtle St. Brahms Requiem, Mar. 14; Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Mar. 26. 18842-0800

Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Once, Feb. 8-9; Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, Feb. 18; The Philharmonia Quartett Berlin, Mar. 19; Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Mar. 25 842-0800

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland. Jovencio De La Paz, Return to Great Mother’s Infinity, through Feb. 28. 828-5600

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Switchfoot & Relient K – Looking For America Tour Part II, Feb. 11; Banff Mountain Film Festival, Feb. 12-13; Lake Street Dive, Feb. 17; The Head and The Heart, Mar. 6; Regina Spektor, Mar. 9. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd., Brownfield. Bob Marley, Feb. 16; Junco, Feb. 18; Matt Andersen, Feb. 24; Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Mar. 9-10; Release the Hounds: An Evening with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Aoife O’Donovan, Mar. 18; Alan Doyle (of the Great Big Sea) and the Beautiful Gypsies, Mar. 25. 935-7292

Sugarloaf, The Rack BBQ, 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley. The Mallett Brothers Band, Feb. 11; Steve Jones & Friends (All Night Rascals), Feb. 17; Roots, Rhythm & Dub, Feb. 25; Luke and Will Mallett with Andrew Martelle, Mar. 02; Jason Spooner Band, Mar. 11; Galley Rats Celtic Band – St Patrick’s Day, Mar. 17; Jon King Trio, Mar. 24; Pitch Black Ribbons, Mar. 30. 800-THE-LOAF

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. No Man’s Land, Feb. 4; Amadeus, Feb. 11. 873-7000


Lincolns, 36 Market St. Laugh Shack comedy every Thursday.

Empire, 575 Congress St. The Couch open mic, comedy and game nights, every Sun. see website for more listings. 747-5063

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Randy & Mr. Lahey (from Trailer Park Boys), Feb. 14. 956-6000


Frontier Cinema, 14 Maine Street, Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick. 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated, Feb. 10-16; Paddy Mills, Feb. 18; Appalachian Odyssey, Feb. 23; The Kyle Hardy Group, Feb. 25; 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentaries, Feb. 25 – 26; INSPIRED: An Evening of Stories and Music, Mar. 2; Variety Show, Mar. 14.  725-5222

Portland Youth Film Festival. I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan, Mar. 16-18.

Tasty Events

Browne Trading Market, Portland. Regular wine tastings March-June. 775-7560,

Leroux Kitchen, Portland. Free wine tastings on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3 p.m. 553-7665,

Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Music Brunch with Sean Mencher and friends, every Sun.

Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, 90 Congress St., Portland. Tapas Mondays, every Mon. 3-11, wines paired with small plates. 775-5652

Rosemont Markets, Portland and Yarmouth. Free wine tastings and events every. 774-8129

Don’t Miss

Worthy Wednesdays Benefit Dinners, David’s KPT, Kennebunkport. 10% of evening revenues are donated to a local nonprofit every Weds. through Apr. 17.

PetSmart Adoption Event, PetsMart Biddeford. Cats, dogs, and puppies available for adoption, Feb. 17-19.

Cupid’s Night Circus,Thompson’s Point. Cocktails, live music, and circus performances, Feb. 17-19.

Animal Welfare Vacation Camp, 46 Holland Rd., Kennebunkport. Camp for ages 7-12 focusing on animal care & connection, Feb. 21-24.

The Thrill of the Chase, 7 Congress Square, Portland.  PMA reopening.  Samuel J. Wagstaff’s collection of photographs, through Apr. 30.

Sunaana, Brick South at Thompson’s Point. This two-day affair will be a special blend of music, craft beer, spirits, food, art, and other mind-popping exhibits all fused together to deliver a sensory experience, Mar 3-4.

–Compiled by Sarah Moore

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