• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Icons and Artists, school musicians and artists featuring the world premiere of “Cape Elizabeth Sketches” by the Cape Elizabeth Wind Symphony, Cape Elizabeth High School. Free. 799-3309, Ext. 111. 7:30 p.m. today.

Composers Series, with Joshua DeScherer, Frank Mauceri, Crank Sturgeon, Dan Sonenberg & Maria Wagner, and Phil Carleson; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. Donation. 725-5222. 7 p.m. today.

Igor Lovchinsky, classical pianist, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 seniors; free for students 21 and under. 689-2000. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Rehearse music by Finzi, Elgar and Randall Thompson; all voice parts are welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

“John the Revelator,” featuring the Portland String Quartet, organist Ray Cornils and Lionheart, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38; $10 for students. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

• DANCE

“In the Very Eye of the Night,” Rachel Boggia presents a dance incorporating interactive video, Bates College (Merrill Gymnasium), Lewiston. Free. 786-8296. 7 p.m. Monday. 

• THEATER

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

Little Festival of the Unexpected, new work from playwrights Andrew Harris, Ken Urban and William Donnelly, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. today; 12:30, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Beau Jest,” comedy about a daughter who hires an actor to play her boyfriend and meet her parents, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16 to $18; $5 for ages 18 and younger. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Gershwin Girls!” Cabaret-style musical review featuring the songs of Ira and George Gershwin performed by an all-female cast, Freeport Factory Stage. $15 to $18; senior and student discounts available. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 29.

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

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Deering High School Players production of Shakespeare comedy, Deering High School, Portland. $5 to $10. 874-8260. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” Bonny Eagle High School Drama Club production, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. $8; free for students. 929-3831. bonnyeagle.org. 7 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Side Show,” musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland. $18 to $20; $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 29.

Preview “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Gene Dante and Maine native Lisa Van Oosterum perform several stripped-down songs from the show, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoosemusic.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” musical by John Cameron Mitchell about a fictional rock band fronted by a transgendered East German vocalist, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $20; $18 for students and Space members. space538.org. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) Friday and Saturday. Through May 21.

“On Golden Pond,” drama about an elderly couple coming to terms with mortality, Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta. $7, $12. 563-2434. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22.

“Metamorphoses,” Heartwood Regional Theater Company production of Mary Zimmerman play adapted from Ovid’s poem, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $16 in advance; $18 at door; $8 for students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Always… Patsy Cline,” musical based on the real-life friendship of between the county music legend and a housewife, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Reynard the Fox,” original music theater based on medieval tales, Reach Performing Arts Center, Deer Isle. $5. 348-6301. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Naked Shakespeare Outdoor Shakespeare Festival, three plays in rotating repertory, Riverbank Park, Westbrook. $10/donation. nakedshakespeare.org. “Cymbeline,” 6 p.m. Friday; “Antony and Cleopatra,” 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday; “Comedy of Errors,” 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22.

Open Book Players, children’s play based on favorite children’s stories, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $7; $5 for students and seniors. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

MEACT One-Act Festival, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. $12. 783-0958. 9 a.m. (workshops) Saturday.

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

• AUDITIONS

“Sleeping Beauty,” updated, all-ages version of the classic fairy tale performed by Vivid Motion, Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. Many styles of dance included; dancers of all skill levels welcome; performance will be July 15-17 at Lucid Stage, Portland. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Girls and Women’s Choir Auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Open Call Auditions for 2011 Children Roles, Ogunquit Playhouse. 641-9639. ogunquitplayhouse.org. Shows are “The Music Man,” ‘Pinkaliscious” and “Miss Saigon.” 4 p.m. Wednesday.

ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Local Color: The Sea,” work by Jeff Barrett, Brad Betts, Maria Boord, June Elderkin, Carlton Plummer, and Kim and Philippe Villard, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through May 30. 

CONTINUING

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

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

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

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

“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.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” historical images tracing the history of the garden, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through June 30.

“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.

“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.

“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. Through Sept. 4.

“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.

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

“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

May Art Talk, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, 3. 622-3813. harlowgallery.org. Watercolor artist Diane Dubreuil’s experience in France, 7 p.m. today.

“Festival of Art: A Celebration of 170 Maine Artists,” University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 338-8000. Opening reception with artists, 6 to 8 p.m. today; RSU-20 K-12 students art exhibit and reception, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Festival runs today to Saturday.

Open House, Maine Art Glass Studio, Lisbon Falls. 212-9254. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Second Friday Artwalk Series, gallery exhibits and artist studios open for self-guided tour throughout Brunswick and Topsham. fiveriversartsalliance.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Sneak Peek,” 2D and 3D art by Gardiner students in grades K-12, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. 582-7144. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Aviary: A Winged Celebration,” work by local artists, students and bird lovers; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8820. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Friday. Through July 31.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, multimedia by graduate students, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through June 12.

Robert Hamilton, overview of work presented by Nancy Hamilton, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Sum and Substance,” geometric work by Lori Trembley, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Reception, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs May 28-July 6 at Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor.

Student Art Show, open to the public, Cheverus High School, Portland. 774-6238, Ext. 25. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. Through May 20.

CONTINUING

“My Truth: An Anthology of Visual Responses to Literary Works,” College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5105. Through Saturday.

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

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

“Connections,” photographs by four Maine Media Workshops alumni, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-7034. Through May 20.

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

SMCC Senior Art Show, Whitney Art Works, Portland. whitneyartworks.com. Through May 22.

“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.

“The Works: BFA Thesis Exhibition,” multimedia by undergraduate students, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. 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.

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

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

“Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” juried exhibition with Philip Dvorak, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Noah Krell, Trix Rosen, Jack Montgomery and others, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. 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.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through May 28.

“A Taste of the Season,” works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through May 28.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through May 28.

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

“The Art of Letting Go,” oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. 272-8499. Through May 28.

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

“Not Like The Other,” recent works by Max Leon and Erin Leon, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. 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.

“Momentum IX” and “Imprints in Time,” work by Gail Spaien and Kim Bernard, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstore gallery.com. Through May 29.

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

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel; Lucid Stage, Portland. Through May 29.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” craftsmen furniture, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through May 29.

“Art and Bloom,” in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through May 29.

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

Fine Crafts, juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through May 30.

Donna Beveridge: “Not a Still Life,” art depicting journey with dementia, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through May 30.

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

Judy Taylor, paintings, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through May 31.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through May 31.

Arnold Skolnick: “Magical Realism,” plus Annette Kearney: “Color and Rhythm” and Ilya Askinazi: “Reinvented,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through June 3.

“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.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” watercolor paintings of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through July 1.

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