CLASSICAL MUSIC

SATURDAY

Choral Art Society’s Bluegrass Mass, with soprano Kelly Caufield and a bluegrass band of local musicians, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. choralart.org. 7:30 p.m.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Spring Concert, with guest soloist Johannes Moore, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. $12 in advance; $15 at door; free for students. ceciliachoir.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Celebrate with Song,” with Wescustago Youth Chorale, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $5, $10. fpac.rsu5.org. 7 p.m.

“Bookend Brahms,” with Colby Symphony Orchestra, Colby College Chorale and Colby-Kennebec Choral Society; Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville. Free. colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Spring Concert, varied program with CODA Chorus, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester. Free/donation. codachorus.com. 7 p.m.

Shape Note Singing, participatory singing open to everyone, The New Church, Portland. Donation. theportlandchurch.org. Lesson for beginners, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; singing, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday Classical: “Daphnis et Chloe” by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $23 to $62. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Tuesday Classical: “Daphnis et Chloe” by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $76. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

PSO Season Preview, with music director Robert Moody, Q&A follows, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, Portland. Free. portlandsymphony.org. 5:30 p.m. 

DANCE

Bates Dance Alumni Reunion Concert, current students and alumni celebrate Leonard and Marcy Plavin, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. 786-6161. 8 p.m. today and Saturday.

Evening of Dance, student project, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free; tickets required and available at David Saul Smith Union information desk. 725-3375. 8 p.m. today.

“Cinderella,” ballet-theater production, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington. $5 to $8. 839-3267. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

THEATER

“Dames at Sea,” student production, Scarborough High School. $5, $8. 730-5000. 7 p.m. today; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Through May 8.

“Macbeth,” Shakespeare tragedy with Acorn’s high school touring group, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $5/donation. 775-5568. 7:30 p.m.

“Kiss Me, Kate,” classic Cole Porter musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $19.99. 799-1421. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 7.

Maine Playwrights Festival, 10th annual short play event with works by 10 Maine playwrights, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15; $12 students and seniors. 854-0065. All 10 plays for one admission cost, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 24-hour Play Festival ($10/donation), 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Godspell Junior,” student performance, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $5 to $8. 642-3743. 7 p.m. Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

“Always… Patsy Cline,” musical drama based on the real-life relationship between country singer Patsy Cline and a fan, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 15.

Evening of One-Acts, by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. $10, $12. 626-3698. Five short plays, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Harvey,” classic comedy about a man and his invisible rabbit, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $8 to $15. 780-5151. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Winnie the Pooh,” features 11 young actors ages 9 to 17 from Greater Portland, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $7, $8. 828-1234, Ext. 231. 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“The Other Words: Shakespeare & Sinatra,” grand opening/benefit for Shakespeare festival with music by Matt Fogg and The Chairmen of the Board, Freeport Factory Stage. $65. brownpapertickets.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The Secret Garden,” by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, Falmouth High School. $6, $8. falmouthschools.org/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 7.

“Longfellow: A Life in Words,” theatrical piece by Daniel Noel, part of the Maine Playwrights Series, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $10; $12. 967-9120. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Spring Awakening,” national Broadway tour of award-winning musical, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $52. collins centerforthearts.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“Etty,” one-woman play to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta. Donation. hhrc.uma.edu. 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,” 8 p.m. Monday.

“The Syringa Tree,” story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through May 22.

“Jackie and Johnny’s Friday Night Fright Show,” student project, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick. Free; tickets required and available at David Saul Smith Union information desk. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Gala preview and champagne reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday ($100 per couple); opens Sunday. Through June 26.

“Will Barnet at 100,” celebrating the 100th birthday of painter and summer Maine resident Will Barnet, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 14.

“Building an American Modernist Collection: Highlights from OMAA Permanent Collection,” Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Sunday. Through Oct. 31.

“The Drawing Tradition,” drawings by Henry Strater, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Sunday. Through Oct. 31.

“The Plastic Ocean,” ceramics by Susan Schultz, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Sunday. Through July 31.

“Incidents of Garden Displacement,” installation by Lauren Fensterstock, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Sunday. Through June 26. 

CONTINUING

“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 Saturday.

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

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

“The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis,” drawings, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through May 8.

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

Senior Exhibition, student works, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through May 28.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, 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.

“2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” showcases the best in today’s art world by artists associated with Maine, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through June 5.

Spring Exhibit: “Shadow Play” (works by Brian Shure), sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through June 11.

“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.

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists with an animal theme, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 221-4499. Through June 16.

“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.

“Object of Devotion,” medieval alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 26.

“Modernism at Bowdoin: American Paintings, 1900-1940,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. 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.

“Four in Maine: Drawings,” work by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, John Moore and T. Allen Lawson, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 11.

“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

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Spring Members Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Downtown Girls: A Reflection of Community,” photos by refugee children in after-school tutoring program, Community Gallery, L/A Arts, Lewiston. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. 

CONTINUING

“The Orb and the Octopus,” black-and-white drawings by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 780-5008. Through today.

The Maine Drawing Project, “Above and Below the Line,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. 935-9232. Through Friday.

“Splendid Splashes,” annual spring show of abstract works, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Through Saturday.

“April Fools!” group exhibit, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Saturday.

“Two From the Biennial,” Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards, plus “Kate Russo: New Paintings,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Saturday.

“Wearable Art: Tunics, Jackets, and Vests,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through Saturday.

“Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland. 228-8014. Through Saturday.

“A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Through Saturday.

“Stuck: Collage, Montage, Decoupage, Assemblage,” group exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. aarhusgallery.com. Through Sunday.

“Photography,” works by advanced photography students at Yarmouth High School, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Through May 6.

BFA Students Exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through May 6.

“Yardage,” new works by Alice Spencer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through May 7.

“Max Ascrizzi: New Sculptures,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 930-0464. Through May 8.

“Maine Photography Show,” juried exhibition, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. mainephotographyshow.com. Through May 8.

Oil Paintings by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through May 10.

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

“Frederick Lynch: New Work,” Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 14.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through May 24.

Current Student Work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. Through May 26.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront” by Mark Marchesi, Space Gallery, Portland. 828-5600. Through May 26.

“Cherished Spaces,” group exhibit, Haley Art Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Through May 28.

“Frozen in Time,” still life, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Through May 28.

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

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. Through May 28.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through May 29.

“Pop-ups! They’re Not JUST for kids!,” pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 4.

“Woodland Margins,” works by Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society. georgetown historicalsociety.org. Through June 15.

“Garden Elements,” garden sculpture, furnishings and other elements that personalize a landscape and enhance its natural beauty, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through June 30.

“Gold, God, Guns and Girls,” gouache drawings by Kenny Cole, Monkitree, Gardiner. 512-4679. Through July 9.