Friday, February 3
The Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square) emerges from a month-long cocoon and celebrates the opening of three new exhibitions, plus the re-curation of its permanent collection, with Lights Across Congress, a community gathering featuring a 130-foot-wide cinematic projection on the museum’s façade, at 6 p.m. Museum admission tonight and tomorrow is free. 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org. After that, head down the block to Empire (575 Congress St.) where Death-spawned rockers Rough Francis headline a riot started by Portland death-punkers Covered in Bees and The Worst at 10 p.m. Tix: $7 (21+). 536-1095. portlandempire.com.