CLASSICAL MUSIC
TODAY
First Chair All Stars: Mostly Beethoven, Rockport Opera House. $30-$40; $8 ages 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Noontime Concert Series with Julie Norman, opera, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free. boothbayoperahouse.com. Noon to 1 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale Auditions, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 6 to 9 p.m.

FRIDAY
22nd Annual Bach Festival, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg. $10-$25; tickets available at door. www.mwvevents.com. 7 p.m. preview, 7:30 p.m. concert Friday; 3:30 p.m. preview, 4 p.m. concert Sunday.

Boothbay Chamber Music Festival at the Gardens with the DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $25; free for ages 21 and younger; reservations required. 633-4333. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Organ and violin concert with Kevin Birch and Anatole Wieck, Broad Bay Congregational Church, Waldoboro. Donation. 832-6898. 7 p.m.

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill. $20-$30. 374-2811. Purcell, Mozart, Cornell, Dvorak and Bartok, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

SATURDAY
22nd Annual Bach Festival opera: “Acis and Galatea” by G. F. Handel. Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg. $10-$25; tickets available at door. www.mwvevents.com. 6:45 p.m. preview; 7:30 p.m. performance.

TUESDAY
Chorus auditions for women’s choir and for girls in grades 2 through 12, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. 6 p.m. Tuesday; call to schedule.

WEDNESDAY
Southern Maine Children’s Chorus auditions for the 2010-11 season. Appointment required. University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 4:30 to 7 p.m.

THEATER
“Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28-$39. 8 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday.

Deertrees Theatre Festival: “Two for the Seesaw,” Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $20; $10 for students. 583-6747. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” musical comedy presented by Maine State Music Theatre. Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $31-$54. www.msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” musical comedy, Ogunquit Playhouse. $49-$67. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 11.

“My First Time,” audience-participation play about first sexual experiences, Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $20-$22. www.oldportplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday.

“Hello Dolly!” classic musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $20-$22; $10 for age 20 and younger. www.hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Measure for Measure,” contemporary Southern gothic production of Shakespeare’s play. Stonington Opera House. $15-$32.50. www.operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

“The Awesome ’80s Prom,” interactive comedy presented by New Edge Entertainment. Jimmy the Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach, $12 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Graceland” and “Asleep on the Wind,” one-act plays, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $10; $8 for students and seniors. 324-8227. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Disney’s My Son Pinocchio,” children’s play, Ogunquit Playhouse. $10. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday.

Season Finale, work from the Celebration Collaborative, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris. $8-$14. 743-8452. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kelly Caufield, vocalist performs a variety of songs from Broadway to jazz; dinner theater performances. Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. www.anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Modjeska Voice,” play about actress Helena Modjeska, Reiche Community School, Portland. $8; $15 for two. [email protected] 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Deathtrap” auditions, Belfast Maskers Waterfront Theater. belfastmaskers.com. 10 a.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS
Sidewalk art show and sale, various locations, Ogunquit. www.visitogunquit.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

“Tidal Nocturne,” paintings by John Knight. Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2165. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show. Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.org. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Sept. 26.

“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard. Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through Oct. 3.

Dana Chevalier, paintings, Eastport Gallery. www.eastportgallery.com. Opens today. Through Sept. 8.

“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Opens today; reception 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 25.

Susan Headley Van Campen, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Opens today. Through Sept. 12.

Group show, work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton. Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Artist talk at 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

Art walk, open studios tours. Various locations, Peaks Island. www.peaksisland-artwalks.org. 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 3.

Two Maine Artists, work by Mark Hagen and Mark Haltof, Ram Island Farm, Cape Elizabeth. www.markhaltof.com. Through Sunday.

Dee Keneagy, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. 778-9105. Through Tuesday.

“Glorious Gardens,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Tuesday.

“Soliloquy: Meditations on the Environment,” work by Barbara Ernst Prey. Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. Through Sunday.
Jane Banquer, paintings, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island. 766-5600. Through Sept. 2.

“Beyond the Waves,” painting and sculpture by artists Daniel Minter and Terence Harper celebrating the journeys of the African Diaspora. Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center (BackStage Gallery), Harrison. Through Sept. 4.

“Drawings,” abstractions based on nature and geography by Jeff Woodbury, Denmark Arts Center, Denmark. www.denmarkarts.org. Through Sept. 5.

Frances Kidder, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorresfineart.com. Through Sept. 6.

“Interference with Life/Light,” work by Frankie Dailey, VSA arts of Maine, Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. Through Sept. 6.

“Horizontal Lines,” works by Suzanne Phillips, Ieva Tatarsky and Cynthia White. Downtown Gallery, Washington. downtownartgallery.com. Through Sept. 6.

“Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place,” watercolors and oils, Portland Museum of Art. www.portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 6.

“A Midsummer’s Event,” Art Guild of Freeport, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. www.yarmoutharts.org. Through Sept. 10.

“New Work by Faculty,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. 594-5611. Through Sept. 10.

“American Moderns: Masterworks on Paper from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art,” Portland Museum of Art. www.portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 12.

“Homer to Hopper: American Watercolors,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 12.

Neil Wyrick, oil paintings, Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond. 655-4952. Through Sept. 12.

Late summer show, work by Stephen Burt, Michael Maltby, Carroll Thayer Berry and Asa Cheffetz. A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. 699-2919. Through Sept. 15.

Southern Maine Photography Show, juried exhibit by 23 local artists, Riverbend Gallery, Arundel. 985-7200. Through Sept. 17.

“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts, videos, schooner models and more. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Sept. 17.

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. www.stablegallerymaine.com. Through Sept. 17.

“Crows and Monhegan,” work by Lisa Dombek, EFG Books and Gallery, Bridgton. 647-9339. Through Sept. 18.

“Impressions of Two Islands: Sicily and Sardinia,” photographs by Marta Morse and sculpture by Roger Prince, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. Through Sept. 18.

“The Fundy Series: Drawings and Etchings by Richard Van Buren,” Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 853-4047. Through Sept. 19.

“Outside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. Through Sept. 24.

“Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective,” Realist paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Sept. 25.

“Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now,” paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Sept. 25.

Robert Shetterly, paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Sept. 26.

“N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 26.

“Vestige,” work by Jeffrey Clancy, Gallery 37-A, Portland. www.thirtysevena.com. Through Sept. 26.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Sept. 30.

“Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island,” photographs by Lesley MacVane and words by Roger Berle. Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. Through Oct. 3.

“No Cakewalk: Legacies of an African American Place,” photographs by William Anderson. Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. Through Oct. 3.

“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Through Oct. 9.

Robert Mitchell, photography, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (gallery). 633-6855. Through Oct. 10.

“Three-Woman Sculpture Show,” work by Carole Hanson, Squidge Davis and Lise Becu. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Oct. 11.

Will Barnett: “New York Drawings and Prints, the 1930s,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Oct. 17.

Anna Hepler, large-scale installation and cyanotype prints, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 775-6148. Through Oct. 17.

“The Ambiguities: Selected Works,” graphite drawings and color saturated paintings from Thorpe Feidt’s series inspired by Herman Melville’s novel

“Pierre: or, the Ambiguities,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Oct. 29.

“Collecting Winslow Homer,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Oct. 31.

Sharon Lockhart: “Lunch Break,” films and photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Oct. 31.

“Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Maine Propulsion,” multi-media, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Nov. 8.

“In a Place by Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Dyer Library/Saco Museum, Saco. www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 14.

“The Wyeths’ Wyeths,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 21.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Jan. 2.

“Alex Katz: New Work,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 2.

“Masterpieces of European Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum,” paintings, long-term installation. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

FILMS
“Houston We Have a Problem,” screening followed by discussion with the filmmaker, producer and others. Strand Theatre, Rockland. 594-0070. 7 p.m. today.

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers with discussion. The Grand, Ellsworth. $7; $6 for seniors. www.grandonline.org. 7 p.m. today.

“Wonderful World,” screening followed by a discussion with director Joshua Goldin. Stonington Opera House. www.operahousearts.org. Tuesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” film profiles of local farmers with discussion. Blue Hill Public Library. 374-5515. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Art Videos Series, discussion about the film and artist, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Free. www.barngallery.org. “Dziga Vertoviso: Man with the Movie Camera,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.