• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Maine Mountain Chamber Music, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington. $7-$9; free for children under 16. www.artsinstitute.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Quintetssentials, string quartet, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Sunday. 

• DANCE

MIRAGE: An Evening of Belly Dance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15-$25. 775-5568. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

• THEATER

The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue; 18-plus, Space, Portland. $11 at door; $9 in advance. www.space538.org. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. today.

“Chicago,” musical starring Sally Struthers, Ogunquit Playhouse. $49-$67. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 24.

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House. $15-$35. www.penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“Cinderella: The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical,” family-friendly musical based on classic fairy tale. Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $20-$22. www.oldportplayhouse.com. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“Night Sky,” story of an astronomer who loses her ability to speak as a result of a car accident. Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $15; $12 for students and seniors. www.schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“Seussical, the Musical,” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss. Portland Players, South Portland. $18-$20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“No Sex Please, We’re British,” comedy, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $12. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

• GALLERIES/MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through Sept. 30.

Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. www.barngallery.org. Artist talk, 7:30 p.m. today; gala reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 11.

“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. www.withoutbordersfest.org/2010. Reception and video screening, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. Through Sept. 24.

“Some, Things, Curious,” drawings, paintings and installation by Kreh Mellick, Kimberly Convery, and Devon and Brendan Mullins. Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Opens today. Through Oct. 22.

Open studio and dance party with music provided by the Jason Spooner Trio; benefits Safe Passage. Richard Sandifer Gallery and Studio, Portland. www.rgsphoto.com. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday.

“Furniture Masters of New Hampshire,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 24.

“Vessels and Bowls,” porcelain vessels of Scott Tubby and hand-turned wooden bowls of Rick Meier. Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. Reception 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” trompe l’oeil art, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 12. 

ONGOING

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. www.stablegallery maine.com. Through Friday.

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

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

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

“Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now,” paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective,” Realist paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Recent Acquisitions,” multi-media, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Sept. 25.

“Water, land, sheetrock, real girlfriends, fake boyfriends,” photos by Tanya Alexia Hollander. Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. Through Sept. 25.

“Connections and Collections,” invitational show, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. Through Sept. 25.

“Life, Death, Color and Light,” photography by Katie Selva, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. www.frostfarmgallery.com. Through Sept. 25.

“Watercolors,” work by Charles DuBack, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. www.widgeoncove.com. Through Sept. 25.

“Old Friends — New Work,” Tom Hall paintings and Lissa Hunter drawings. June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, Portland. www.junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Sept. 25.

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly. Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Through Sept. 25.

Robert Shetterly, paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Sept. 26.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.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.

“Pandemonium,” faculty exhibit, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002. Through Sept. 26.

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

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” work from the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. www.belfast.coop. Through Sept. 28.

“The Art of Roland LaVallee,” Eastport Gallery. www.eastportgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through Sept. 30.

“Art ,” new work in water media by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp. Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. Through Sept. 30.

“Autumn,” group show, Eastport Gallery. www.eastportgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library. www.nehlibrary.org. Through Sept. 30.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. Through Sept. 30.

“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh. Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. www.haynesgalleries.com. Through Oct. 1.

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the VSA Arts of Maine. The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. Through Oct. 1.

Jon Imber, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Oct. 2.

“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.

“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Oct. 3.

“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard. Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. Through Oct. 3.

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

Group show, paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorresfineart.com. Through Oct. 10.

Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. www.barngallery.org. Through Oct. 11. Group show, work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton. Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Through Oct. 16.

“Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break,” photographs of workers at Bath Iron Works, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 17.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examining marriage equality. Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Through Oct. 17.

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

“A Maine Harvest,” paintings by Joan W. Hooker, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Oct. 17.

“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575. Through Oct. 18.

“Will Barnet: New York Drawings and Prints, the 1930s,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 24.

“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Oct. 24.

“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Oct. 26.

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Oct. 27.

“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. Through Oct. 29.

Anna Sweeten and Alexandra Hart, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, Rockland. www.HarborSquareGallery.com. Through Oct. 30.

Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. www.HarborSquareGallery.com. Through Oct. 30.

“Jane Dahmen: Through the Trees” and “Pleine Air Maine,” paintings by Brad Betts, Mitch Billis and Bjorn Bunquist. Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Oct. 30.

“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. Through Oct. 31.

“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.

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

“In a Place Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum. 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. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 2.

“Emily Schiffer: Cheyenne River,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 16. 

• FILMS

FRIDAY

Global Lens Series, touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $5. “Adrift,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MONDAY

“Living Downstream,” documentary film about a cancer patient who tries to connect cancer diagnoses with our environment. Space, Portland. $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Flock of Dodos: The Evolution — Intelligent Design Circus,” screening and Q and A with filmmaker Randy Olson. University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. Free. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Salt of the Earth,” screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Randy Olson, stars of the film and a reception. University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 7 to 9:30 p.m. 

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Filmmaker/author Randy Olson talks about and signs copies of “Don’t Be Such a Scientist.” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. Free. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings. Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston. Free. www.bates.edu. With Courtney Eldridge, “The Generosity of Women,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.