• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Noonday Concert with Kathleen Grammer, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Grindle, piano, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Kinderkonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; East End Community School, Portland. $4. 773-6128. “The Nature of Woodwinds,” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Kinderkonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; Reiche Community School, Portland. $4. 773-6128. “The Nature of Woodwinds,” 1 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Portland String Quartet, performing Shostakovich and Schubert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free ages 21 and younger. 761-1522. Pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m.; concert at 2 p.m. 

MONDAY

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; Saco Museum. Free; tickets required. 773-6128, Ext. 308. “The Nature of Woodwinds,” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. 

• THEATER

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” two brothers aspire to be classical pianists; Portland Stage Company. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

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

“Moonlight and Magnolias,” comedy by Good Theater based on what happened behind the scenes during the filming of “Gone with the Wind”; St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. www.goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 27.

Winter Cabaret, sketch comedy, live music and desserts; Theater Project, Brunswick. $18/donation. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Through Feb. 19.

“Dying City,” drama about the unexpected appearance of a woman’s brother-in-law while her husband is deployed in Baghdad; Stonington Opera House. $10 today; $20 all other dates. 367-2788. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 13.

“The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?,” Mad Horse Theatre drama 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.

“Airswimming,” two women become lifelong friends at an institute for the criminally insane; University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $8 to $15. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

Blue Man Group, touring theatrical show with comedy, music and technological marvels; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $68. www.porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble; Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. $10/donation; $7/donation for students and seniors. www.figures.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” family musical; Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Pride and Prejudice,” drama based on Jane Austen’s novel; Theater Project, Brunswick. $18/donation. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

“Les Miserables,” student-produced musical based on the Victor Hugo book; South Portland High School. $12; $9 for students and seniors. www.myticketportal.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 13.

“Paul Bunyan,” tales of the woodsman presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble; Peaks Island School. Free. www.figures.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Naked Shakespeare, minimalist performances by Acorn Productions’ Shakespeare Ensemble; Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland. $8/donation. 854-0065. “Sonnets and Soliloquies,” 8 p.m. Monday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” open dress rehearsal for community production running Feb. 11-12 at Unitarian Universalist Church in Saco; York County Community College, Wells. $3/donation. 490-3227, Ext. 122. 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

• MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Mind the Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Gallery talk with Jane Bianco, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Through April 3. 

CONTINUING

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

“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.

“Strangers,” portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through March 30.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. Through April 2.

“Andrew Wyeth: Winter Exhibition,” paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through April 3.

“Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” black-and-white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. Through April 30.

“The Lay of the Land,” work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through May 8.

“Displaced Persons,” black-and-white photographs of World War II refugees by Clemens Kalischer, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

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

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through summer.

“Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection,” objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

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

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Through Dec. 6. 

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center. www.freeportlibrary.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; meet the artists at the chocolate bash at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 28.

“First People: Mi?aq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. Opens today.

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues; various locations, Portland. Free. www.firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“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. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 23.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through March 26.

“White,” artists explore the color white, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 27.

“Quartet,” work by Arunas Bukauskas, Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett and Susan Bennett, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 26.

“Forgotten Transport,” color photographs of old, usually abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress, Portland. 415-8462. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Jar Project,” installation of 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.jarproject.net. Opening reception, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through April 2.

“A Conference of Birds II,” work by Scott Kelley, Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene and others, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 26.

Silent art auction exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 11. 

CONTINUING

“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 today.

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

“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.

Faculty exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through Feb. 17.

“Paintings by Antonio Guerrero — Political Prisoner,” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 743-2183. Through Feb. 18.

“Serenity,” porcelain works by Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. Through Feb. 21.

“Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” sculptural work and clothing by Katharine Cobey, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through Feb. 25.

“Where Art and Academics Intersect,” work from students at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through Feb. 25.

Juried Photography Show, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. www.chocolatechurcharts.org. Through Feb. 26.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert and Madeleine de Sinety and paintings by Alden Grant, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. www.fryeburgacademy.org. Through March 4.

“Fauna,” work by Angel Braestrup and Margaret Ryan, and “Newfoundland in Paint and Print,” work by Colin Barclay and Robert Aller; Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through March 12.

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

“Storytellers,” 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. Through March 12.

“Area Artists 2011,” group show with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and works in clay, glass, fiber and mixed media; University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. Through March 19.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” photographs from 75 to 100 years ago of Maine’s agricultural industry, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. Through March 21.

“Bio-Geo Luminescence,” drawings by Josh Dallaire, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through March 31.

“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. Through April 10.