Musica Nuova, Boston-based baroque ensemble, L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. 


Musica Nuova, Boston-based baroque ensemble, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $5; benefits the 2010 Dempsey Challenge. 7 p.m. 


Maine Mountain Chamber Music, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Laura Kargul, pianist, Sanford-Springvale Historical Society, Springvale. $10-$15; free for children under age 12 with adult. 324-2797.7:30 p.m.


Noonday Concert with soprano Atsuko Hirai, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m. 



Bharata Natyam: Dance and Music of South India, demonstration and lecture by Aniruddha Knight and ensemble. Bowdoin College (Gibson Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.


Bharata Natyam: Dance and Music of South India, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m.

Dancing Kirtan with DJ Mantra, Sadhana, the Meditation Center, South Portland. Free. 7 p.m.

“Peter and the Wolf” and “Western Roundup,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. 


“The Pirates of Penzance,” musical, Theater at Monmouth. $20-$26. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 3.

“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. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

“Night Sky,” the 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. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“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.

“Mary O’Leary and the Leprechauns of Ballybunn Village,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $5-$10; $25 family package. 415-6251. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There’s a Party in My City,” interactive production of popular Nickelodeon show. Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26-$36; discount available for ages 12 and younger. 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday.

“The Man with the Flower in His Mouth,” one-act play about a man trying to understand his life. L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Rat Pack Is Back,” musical, Bangor Civic Center. $49. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Broadway Our Way,” musical revue presented by the Studio Theatre of Bath. Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Romp through Poetry and Prose,” poetry and prose presented by actors from Portland Stage Company accompanied by musician Lindsey Montana. L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Portland Stage Company. $14-$37. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 24.



“One of a Kind: An Exhibition of Unique Prints,” handmade prints by six local artists. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Today to Sunday.

Multimedia exhibit with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Today through Oct. 16.

Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Artist talk at 7:30 p.m. today. Through Oct. 11.

“Inside the Box,” marine dioramas by Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Today through Oct. 11.

Hillary Hutton, handwoven rugs and blankets, Handmade Papers Gallery, Brooklin. Today through Oct. 10.

“Visual Contemplations,” watercolors and oils by Cynthia Asherman. 317 Main St., Yarmouth. Today through Oct. 29.

“Tourist Season,” work by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Today to Oct. 30.

“Landscapes,” work by Anthony Muench and Abbie Sewall, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. Today to Oct. 29.

“Locations,” work by Jeff Kellar, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Today to Oct. 16.

Connie Hayes and Robert Pollien, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland. Today to Saturday.

“Res Naturae: The Nature of Things,” work by Ann Sterling and the artists of Amicus Inc. Bangor Public Library. Today to Sept. 30.

Plein Air Show, Kittery Art Association, Kittery. Today to Oct. 10.

Merry-Meeting Art Association exhibit, Bailey Island Library Hall, Harpswell. 725-8855. Today to Sunday.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Today to Nov. 24.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. Today to Nov. 30.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] appointment today to Nov. 21.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes. University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Today to Dec. 19.

“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna. University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Gallery talk with Luna at 1 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 10.

Group show, work by Ed Nadeau and others, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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. Panel discussion at 4 p.m., reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 31. 


“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. www.without Through Friday.

“Outside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. Through Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Life, Death, Color and Light,” photography by Katie Selva, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Through Saturday.

“Watercolors,” work by Charles DuBack, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. Through Saturday.

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

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly. Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Saturday.

Robert Shetterly, paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Sunday.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Sunday.

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. Through Sunday.

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

“N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Through Sunday.

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” work from the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. Through Tuesday.

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

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

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

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. Through Sept. 30.

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

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the VSA Arts of Maine. The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. 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. Through Oct. 3.

“No Cakewalk: Legacies of an African American Place,” photographs by William Anderson. Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. 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. Through Oct. 10.

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. 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. 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.

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

“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh. Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Through Oct. 23.

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

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

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

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. 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. Through Oct. 30.

Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. 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.

“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. Through Nov. 8.

“In a Place Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum. Through Nov. 14.

“Furniture Masters of New Hampshire,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Through Nov. 24.

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

“The Wyeths’ Wyeths,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 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. Through Jan. 2.

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



Paula Blank, “Shakespeare and Modern English,” presents “The Proverbial Renaissance ‘Lesbian’: Queering Etymology in Contemporary Critical Practice,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Free. 725-3272. 4:30 p.m. 


Author reading and book signing: Colin Sargent, “The Museum of Human Beings,” Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. 11 a.m.

Kyriacos Markides, author of “Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality,” talks about his book. University of Southern Maine (Luther Bonney Hall), Portland. Free. 892-9831. 7 p.m. 


Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston. Free. Marianne Boruch, “Grace, Fallen From,” 7:30 p.m. 


Visiting Writer Series; William Gay, author of “The Long Home,” Colby College (Miller Library), Waterville. Free. 7 p.m.

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Lily King, “Father of the Rain,” Portland Public Library. Free. 871-1710. Noon to 1 p.m.; bring your own lunch. 



“Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy,” followed by panel discussion and reception. University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. Free. 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Criss Cross” and “Chinatown,” 7 p.m. 


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


“Double Tide,” documentary film about a Boothbay clam digger. Colby College (Given Auditorium), Waterville. Free. 7 p.m.