• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Noonday Concert: VentiCordi (Dean Stein, violin, and Kathleen McNerney, oboe), First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B,’ ” 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

 

FRIDAY

Spotlight Concert Series: Anastasia Antonacos performs the music of Liszt, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5 to $15. 780-5555. 8 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle. $18 to $22; free under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Belcea String Quartet, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono. $37. collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m.

Bates College Choir plays works by Franz Josef Haydn, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

SATURDAY

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth. $18 to $22; free under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

Portland String Quartet plays Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for ages 21 and younger. 761-1522. 2 p.m. Sunday (pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m.)

DaPonte String Quartet, United Methodist Church, Brunswick. $18 to $22; free under 21. daponte.org. 3 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Tuesday Classical: Seasons and the Sea,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $18 to $63. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. (plus “Concert Conversation” at 6:15 p.m. and post-concert Q&A)

St. Mary Schola Ensemble, choral works by Tallis, Pergolesi, Victoria and Jean Gilles; Bowdoin College (Bowdoin College Chapel), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Youth Concert, directed by PSO conductor Robert Moody, with two selections from Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”; pieces from Tchaikovsky, Dukas and Rouse; a Harry Potter-themed piece by John Williams; music from the film “Avatar” and more; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17 to $70. 842-0800. porttix.com. 9:30 and 11:10 a.m.

 

DANCE

“Sleeping Beauty,” by Maine State Ballet, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15 to $20. 781-3587. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 10.

 

THEATER

“Killer Joe,” dark comedy; 18-plus (strong adult content, graphic violence and nudity); Space, Portland. 828-5600. $10, $12. 7:30 p.m. today. Through April 30.

“Halpern & Johnson,” drama about two men who love the same woman, Portland Stage Company. $28 to $37. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 24.

“Bedroom Farce,” comedy about four couples by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Brendan,” Maine premiere presented by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15 to $20. 799-5327. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 16.

“Into the Woods,” student production, Kennebunk High School. Free. 967-0849. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday. Through April. 9.

Imago Theater’s “ZooZoo,” Mummenschanz-style puppetry and Cirque-like acrobatics, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $38; $15 for students. 773-3150. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Pinocchio,” youth theater, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Call for prices: 633-3112. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In,” based on classic 1960s TV show, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $12 to $14. 642-3743. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 17.

“There is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Deb Hall and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95; includes dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 16.

“The Music Man,” student production of classic musical, Gorham High School. $9, adults; $6 for students. 222-1100. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 10.

Portland Playback Theater, “Tangles with Nature,” benefits Red Cross efforts in Japan; First Parish Church, Portland. $7. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Pinocchio,” based on classic children’s story, Windham Center Stage Theatre. $8, $10; $5 children under 5. 893-2098. windhamtheater.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 10.

“The House of Bernarda Alba,” dramatic reading, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $9, $12; $5 for students. boxoffice@heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 10.

“Frankenstein,” National Theatre production of a new play based on Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18, $22. 935-9232. 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Vagina Monologues,” based on women’s stories; adult content, for ages 16 and older; First Universalist Church, Auburn. $5 to $7/donation. 783-0461. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“ZooZoo,” presented by Imago Theater, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $27. collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Travels with a Masked Man,” one-man show featuring John Hadden, Theater Project, Brunswick. $10. 729-8584. theaterproject.com. 2 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: April Fool’s Edition,” 8 p.m. Monday.

“Chautauqua!” performed by National Theater of the United States, Stonington Opera House. $20. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

 

AUDITIONS

“Where Love Takes You,” original play with parts for males and females ages 14 to 60, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

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

Youth Art Month Exhibit, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

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

“Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

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

“Sailors’ Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art,” Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. kporthistory.org. Through April 14.

“Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show,” Saco Museum and Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Through April 22.

“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.

“Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 2.

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

“European Drawings,” portraits, figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through May 22.

“First People: Miikmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. Through May 31.

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

“Joan Whitney Payson Collection,” works on loan from the Portland Museum of Art with pieces from the permanent collection, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Through June 12.

“Susan Hiller: The J Street Project,” photographs of places in Germany that still show evidence of Jewish inhabitants, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through June 26.

“Cold Waters, Cold War: The 20th Century Navy in Maine,” artifacts and photos of U.S.-Soviet naval operations, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Aug. 7.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 6.

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

“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. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through Dec. 6.

 

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

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

“Metallics: The Golden Age,” works by painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potter Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Opens today. Through April 24.

“Stuck: Collage, Montage, Decoupage, Assemblage,” group exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. aarhusgallery.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 1.

Members’ exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 23.

“Woodland Margins,” works by Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Reception and artist talk, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; open house, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through June 15.

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Opens Friday. Through May 28.

First Friday Art Walk, open galleries, shops and museum, plus horse and wagon rides, various locations, Kingfield. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Portland in Focus,” Portland High School photo club’s annual show and sale; refreshments served; 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Photography,” works by advanced photography students at Yarmouth High School, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 6.

“April Fools!” group exhibit, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

“A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Artist’s reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Giselle LaFrance, soft felt sculpture, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

 

CONTINUING

“Tom Butler: The Grotesques,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. 699-2966. Through today.

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

“Hardware,” black-and-white analog photography by Wayne Frederick, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Through today.

“Spring Light,” hand-blown glass by Terrill and Charlie Jenkins of Tandem Glass in Dresden, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through today.

Faculty exhibit, works by Stephen Burt and Sarah Gorham, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through today.

Femme Fatile Studio, group exhibit of relief bronze, fused glass, hand-painted ceramic and sculpted clay tiles, River Suite, Kennebunk. 229-8388. Through Friday.

“The Jar Project,” installation of 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Whitney Art Works, Portland. jarproject.net. Through Saturday.

“The Feathered Hand,” installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Sunday.

“Think Spring!”, Maine Women in the Arts exhibit, Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mills, Biddeford. Through April 9.

“Audition,” group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through April 9.

“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. meca.edu. Through April 10.

“Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look,” retrospective of works by Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (gallery), Bath. 442-8455. Through April 16.

“Local Color,” works by Sally Loughridge, Prentiss Weiss, Kevin Mizner and Karen Dominguez-Brann; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through April 16.

“Tom Hall: New Prints,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through April 23.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through May 14.