• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Noonday Concert with Timothy Burris and Timothy Johnson, lute and tenor, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Kinderkonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $4 at door. 773-6128. “The Nature of Woodwinds,” 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 7:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Sunday Classical: Bach’s St. John Passion by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17 to $56. www.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.

Sundays with Schubert, the music of Franz Schubert with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 3 p.m. 

MONDAY

Decompression Chamber Music Series with Ginastera and Piazzolla, small classical ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 761-1757. 6 p.m.

Portland String Quartet, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $10; $5 for seniors and students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Odeon Orchestras present the work of Chen Yi, followed by discussion with cultural anthropologist Phil McKean, Rockport Opera House. Free. www.camdenconference.org. 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

• THEATER

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” story of two brothers who both aspire to be classical pianists, Portland Stage Company. $14 to $37. www.portlandstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

Page to Stage Festival, staged readings, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $5 to $12. www.heartwoodtheater.org. “The Beggar’s Opera,” 7:30 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; “Last Train to Nibroc,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; “Four Quartets,” 3 p.m. Saturday; “Last Train to Nibroc,” 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Pride and Prejudice,” drama based on Jane Austen’s novel, Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay what you want; $18 suggested. www.theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Lake Region Community Theatre adaptation of Ken Kesey’s book (contains mature content and profanity), Lake Region High School, Naples. $10. 838-3846. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

“The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” Mad Horse Theatre presents Edward Albee’s play about an acclaimed architect and the secret that could turn his life upside down, Lucid Stage, Portland. $20; $18 for students and seniors; pay what you can on Thursdays. 899-3993. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 6.

“The Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie murder-mystery, Portland Players, South Portland. $18 to $20. www.portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Animals Out of Paper,” comedy about three origami experts who discover their lives are as complicated as the paper they fold, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16 to $18; $5 for ages 18 and younger. www.thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 6.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by the Figures of Speech student ensemble, Mast Landing School, Freeport. $10; $7 for students and seniors. www.figures.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” family-friendly musical based on classic movie, Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 6.

“Crying at Movies,” two-person play about how a man’s experiences of watching cinematic leading ladies affected his relationships with women, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $10; $8 for students and seniors. www.acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Cabaret, sketch comedy, live music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay what you want; $18 suggested. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Through Feb. 19.

“Little Shop of Horrors,” student-produced musical based on classic film, Casco Bay High School/PATHS, Portland. $5. 874-8160. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Tribute to Do-Wop,” dinner theater performance with The Juke Box Five, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Play Me a Story, play reading series of children’s books by company actors followed by an acting workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. www.portlandstage.org. Readings of “Thanks to the Animals,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by the Figures of Speech student ensemble, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bold Face Play Reading Series with Harbor Light Stage, Kittery Art Association. $10. www.kittyartassociation.org. “Becky Shaw,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“The Play About the Baby,” Mad Horse Theatre presents Edward Albee’s play about a couple who just had a baby and are visited by an elderly couple, Lucid Stage, Portland. Donation; $10 suggested. www.madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. 

• AUDITIONS

Chorus auditions, call to schedule, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. For the chamber choir, 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Vivid Motion auditions for spring show “Hollywood Dreams,” Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. www.vividmotion.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

• MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Opens today. Through Oct. 2.

“James Fitzgerald and The Elizabeth Howard,” paintings by Fitzgerald of the schooner Elizabeth Howard and its crew, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through June 26. 

CONTINUING

“Cross Currents: Visual Art Distilled from the Maritime World,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Feb. 6.

“Currents 6,” multimedia work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Feb. 13.

“Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody,” Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through Feb. 26.

“Recent Acquisitions,” multimedia, Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through Feb. 26.

“The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley,” exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta.

www.mainestatemuseum.org. Through March.

“Weston: Leaves of Grass,” Edward Weston’s black-and-white photographs based on Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; www.portlandmuseum.org. Through March 13.

“Characters,” ink drawings by faculty member Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through March 20.

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008,” artist retrospective, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through March 20.

“Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

“Dialogue: A Video Series,” artists’ videos rotate throughout the exhibit’s run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

“Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art,” modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

Winter exhibits: “Fear and Play,” paintings by Jonathan Lux; “The Gesture Contained,” sculpture by Joshua Enck; and “New York, New York,” photographs from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through March 26.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning,” work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through April 10.

Faculty exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Reception 4 to 6 p.m. today. Through Feb. 17.

“Storytellers,” artists Greta Bank, Patrick Corrigan, Carl Haase, Adriane Herman, Charlie Hewitt, Lisa Pixley, Alex Rheault and David Wolfe use their skills to create art that tell stories, University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland. Reception 5:30 p.m. today. Through March 12.

“Stable: Photography, 2011,” work by Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest; Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. Opens today. Through Feb. 3.

“Color, Line, and Form: The Art of Abstraction,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 12.

Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center. www.freeportlibrary.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 28. 

CONTINUING

“Drawing Show,” group exhibit, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Friday.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others, plus “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through Saturday.

“Reflections: Glass, Water and Memory,” landscape images in fused stained glass by Kay McKeever Allison, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Saturday.

“MECA Painting Graduates 10 Years Later,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. www.junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Saturday.

“A Dealer Collects,” Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Through Saturday.

“Launch!”, work by young and emerging visual artists, York Art Association, York Harbor. www.yorkartassociation.com. Through Sunday.

“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” painted portraits by Robert Shetterly, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). www.portlandlibrary.com. Through Monday.

“A Collection of Works: Max O’Callaghan-Shaw,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. Through Monday.

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Through Monday.

“The Rose of Sharon,” photographs by Sharon Murphy, Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. Through Monday.

“Maine Life as It Is,” paintings and drawings by Tom Brennan, Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. Through Monday.

“More than a Rap Sheet [real stories of incarcerated women],” exhibition of poetry by incarcerated women and photographic portraits of them, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. Through Feb. 3.

“Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. Through Feb. 4.

“LINES Portland: the invisible/visible lines and labor that connects us,” Katarina Weslien’s prints based on road repair lines made by Portland public service crews, Portland City Hall. www.lines.portlandmaine.gov. Through Feb. 11.

“Selected Works from USM’s Juried Student Exhibition,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 743-2183. Through Feb. 17.