• THEATER

Deertrees Theatre Festival: “The 39 Steps,” Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $20; $10 for students. 583-6747. 8 p.m. today to 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 and Tuesday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 11.

Portland Playback Theatre, troupe enacts stories from the audience. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. $5-$10/donation. www.portlandplayback.com. Theme: “Trials and Triumphs,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Born Yesterday,” comedy presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for students and seniors. www.gaslighttheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 11.

“Cox and Box” and “Bon Appetit,” light operas performed by Richard Conrad and The Bostonians. Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. www.Hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Midsummer Merriment,” dinner theater performances of scenes from Shakespeare’s works presented by Acorn Productions’ Naked Shakespeare ensemble. Inn on Peaks. $10; $5 for ages 12 and younger. www.nakedshakespeare.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre. Bangor Opera House. $15-$35. www.penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Sept. 26.

• DANCE

“Flirt!” Whistlebait Burlesque cabaret show; 18-plus, North Star Music Cafe, Portland, $8.
www.northstarmusiccafe.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• GALLERIES/MUSEUMS
“One of a Kind: An Exhibition of Unique Prints,” handmade prints by six local artists, Harlow Gallery. 622-3813. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through Sept. 26.
Robert Shetterly, paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through Sept. 26.
“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” group show examining marriage equality. Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Artist talk, 4:30 p.m. today; reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 17.
Jon Imber, paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m., reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Oct. 2.
“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly. Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through Sept. 25.
Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. Reception 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh. Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. www.haynesgalleries.com. Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 1.
Boothbay Region First Friday Arts Tour, various locations, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7025. 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
First Friday Art Walk, open galleries and street performers, various locations, downtown Portland. www.firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
First Friday Art Walk, various locations, Rockland. www.artsinrockland.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“At Frank’s Place,” work by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Editions of Ten,” prints, Corduroy Surf Boutique and Gallery, Portland. 347-3545. Friday.
Outdoor exhibit: “Mountains,” 110 High St., weather permitting, by Kevin Tacka’s Garden Gallery, Portland. 318-8050. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
“Water, land, sheetrock, real girlfriends, fake boyfriends,” photos by Tanya Alexia Hollander. Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 25.
“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 18.
“Life, Death, Color and Light,” photography by Katie Selva. Frost Farm Gallery, Norway.
www.frostfarmgallery.com. Reception 5 to
8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 25.
“Paint the ’Bunk,” paintings of Kennebunk. Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-0985. Reception 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaasch
fineart.com. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 27.
“Beyond the Waves,” work by Daniel Minter celebrating the journeys of the African Diaspora. Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center (BackStage Gallery), Harrison. www.deertreestheatre.org. Through Saturday.
Multimedia exhibit with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. www.turtlegallery.com. Reception 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 16.
Linehan and Meserve, small works on paper by James Linehan and stone sculpture by Don Justin Meserve. Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. www.littlefieldgallery.com. Through Monday.
“Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place,” watercolors and oils, Portland Museum of Art. www.portlandmuseum.org. Through Monday.
“Interference with Life/Light,” work by Frankie Dailey, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. Through Monday.
Dana Chevalier, one-person show, Eastport Gallery. www.eastportgallery.com. Through Wednesday.
“2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” work by students who participated in USM’s Book Arts program. University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 31.
“Moonlighting,” works by members of the vsa arts of Maine family. The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 1.
Susan Headley Van Campen, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Sept. 12.
“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.
“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts and more. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Sept. 15.
“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.
“The Fundy Series: Drawings and Etchings by Richard Van Buren,” Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 853-4047. Through Sept. 19.
Prints, drawings and photographs by gallery artists, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven. www.neweragallery.com. Through Sept. 22.
“Outside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. Through Sept. 24.“Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective,” Realist paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.
“Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now,” paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.
“Recent Acquisitions,” multi-media, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.
“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. www.withoutbordersfest.org/2010. Through Sept. 24.
“Island Artists of Maine,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Through Sept. 24.
“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Sept. 25.
“Connections and Collections,” invitational show, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. Through Sept. 25.
“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.org. Through Sept. 26.
“N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 26.
Group exhibit, work by glass blower Keith Weiskamp, painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, and potters Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson. Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. Through Sept. 26.
“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Sept. 30.
“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. Through Sept. 30.
“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library. www.nehlibrary.org. Through Sept. 30.
“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard. Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. 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.
“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.
“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Oct. 3.
“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. Through Oct. 9.
Group show, work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton. Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Through Oct. 16.
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.
“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten. York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Oct. 26.
“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.
“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Through Oct. 31.
“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.

• FILMS

Wait Until Dark, outdoor movie series, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Classic Film Series, presented by Oqunquit Performing Arts. Discussion before and after the film. Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. 646-6170. “Tales of Hoffman,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes,” screening of film complemented by a live performance by The Al Hawkes Trio. Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 725-5222. 7 p.m. Wednesday.