CLASSICAL MUSIC

FRIDAY

Frank Glazer, pianist performs popular selections by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.

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.

 

SATURDAY

Renaissance Voices, a capella performance “Love Lost and Found,” Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door; $5 students with ID. renaissancevoices.org. 8 p.m.

De Temps Antan, French-Acadian traditional folk quartet presented by Portland Ovations, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland. $31 members; $34 non-members; $10 students. porttix.com. 8 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

UMF Chorus, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $6, $8. 778-7072. 3 p.m.

 

•  DANCE

“Cinderella,” ballet-theater production, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington. $5 to $8. 839-3267. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Quartet, Camden Opera House. $25 to $45; $8 ages 18 and younger. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

THEATER

“Jesus and the Pirates,” presented by Stone Pinhead Ensemble, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15; $10 seniors and students. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Sunday. Through May 15.

“The Syringa Tree,” a story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company. $14 to $37. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22.

“The Conference of the Birds,” performance by A Company of Girls, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $5, $7. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Secret Garden,” student production, Falmouth High School. $6, $8. falmouthschools.org/theatre. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Spring Awakenings,” Mad Horse Theatre production of 1906 play that explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of young German teenagers, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18 to $20. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22.

“Beau Jest,” comedy about a daughter who hires an actor to play her boyfriend so she doesn’t disappoint her parents, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16, $18; $5 for ages 18 and younger. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 15.

“Kiss Me, Kate,” classic Cole Porter musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $19.99. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Dames at Sea,” student production, Scarborough High School. $5 in advance; $8 at door. 730-5000. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Playback Theater, improv theater with the theme “Tangles with Nature,” First Parish Church, Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. “Growing Up: Its Joys and Torments,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Metamorphoses,” performed by Heartwood Regional Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $16, $18; $8 for students. 563-1373. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 15.

“The MOMologues,” comedy about motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $12 in advance; $14 at door. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Always… Patsy Cline,” musical based on the real-life relationship between the country legend and a housewife, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. 282-0849. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 15.

“Shameless!”, original musical, part of the Dark Night Series, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. $10. 7:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. Through May 18.

 

•  ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Opening reception, 5 p.m. today. Through May 30.

Senior Art Exhibition, multi-media, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Opens today. Through May 22.

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 4.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

 

CONTINUING

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

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

“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.

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

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.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.

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

“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.

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

“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.

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

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

 

“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

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through May 28.

“One State, Three Projects: Ethnographic Research in the Yucatan Peninsula,” College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5105. Today to Friday.

First Friday Art Walk, browse open galleries, watch street performances and more, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 30.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” craftsmen furniture, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 29.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

Fine Crafts, juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. riverartsme.org. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through May 30.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel; Lucid Stage, Portland. Reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through May 29.

“The Art of Letting Go,” oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. 272-8499. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

“Not Just Dance,” streetscapes, scenic images, signage and portraits from Monhegan, Cape May, Holland and Scandinavia, Arthur Fink Studio, Portland. 615-5722. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

33rd Annual Student Art Show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through May 8.

“Maine Women in the Arts,” annual awards show, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 646-8915. Opens Friday. Through May 8.

Reception for Natalia Martinez, photos, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Scale,” photos by Mitch Egan, Portmanteau, Portland. 774-7276. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Ephemeral Nature” and “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” new photographic work by Fran Vita-Taylor and Darrell Taylor, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Opens Friday. Through May 28.

“The Dooryard: In Progress,” artist collective, Dooryard, Portland. dooryard.blogspot.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Sand, Sea, Sky: Sculptures in Clay and Abstract Paintings of Water and Light,” Gem Gallery, Peaks Island. 699-9957. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Hazy Horizons,” new works by Irina Skornyakova and Nicole Hogarty, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Opens Wednesday. Through May 27.

 

CONTINUING

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

SMCC Photography Exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. 899-1884. Through May 21.

“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.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Through May 27.

“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.

“A Taste of the Season,” works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. 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.

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through May 29.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1449. Through May 31.

“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. georgetownhistoricalsociety.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.