• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Boston Chamber Music Ensemble, part of the 17th annual Chamber Music Festival, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12. 363-2283. 8 p.m. Friday.

Daponte String Quartet, part of the 17th annual Chamber Music Festival, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. $12. 363-2283. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Incantation and Dance,” Vox Nova Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. $15. voxnovachoir.com. 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Soprano Suzanne Nance, accompanied by George Lopez on piano, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $5 to $10; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullin, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Free/donations. 772-5434. 3 p.m. Sunday. 

• DANCE

“Ends and Edges,” annual professional modern dance showcase with Maria A. Tzianabos, Portland Stage Company. $12, $15. 518-9384. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Dreams of Broadway,” recital and student showcase, Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook. $16 to $18. drouindancecenter.com. 2 p.m. (sold out) and 7 p.m. Saturday. 

• THEATER

“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,” based on the Wilde’s libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury, presented by Dramatic Repertory Company; Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The 39 Steps,” based on the classic 1935 Hitchcock comedy thriller, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today to Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 25.

“Avenue Q,” Tony Award-winning musical with puppets about the harsh realities of coming of age; not for children; Ogunquit Playhouse. $50.50 to $72.50. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18.

“Up the Down Staircase,” based on a 1965 best-seller about an idealistic young English teacher who becomes disillusioned, Lakewood Theater, Madison. $18 to $37. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 18.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Maine premiere of Penobscot Theatre production, Bangor Opera House. $20 to $30. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 19.

“Wolf Song,” presented by Poets Theater of Maine, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. today and Saturday.

“Blue Moon Chronicles,” Pearwater Production’s gay romantic comedy written by South Portland’s Jeffrey Kagan-McCann, Lucid Stage, Portland. $20. lucidstage.com. 7 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 26.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Maine State Music Theatre production about four teenage girls who dream of making it big as a vocal group, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $33 to $56. msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. Through June 25.

“Late Nite Catechism,” comedy about a fictitious Catholic nun, Freeport Factory Stage. $22.50 to $27.50; $5 for students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“There is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Vicki Stubbs and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95; includes dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 25.

“Rapunzel,” Fairytale Players performance featuring the addition of a garden of wisecracking vegetables to the classic story, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $5 to $7. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through June 19.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” comedy about two men whose adventures threaten their romances, presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $10 to $18. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Naked Shakespeare North, Bard performances presented with no sets or costumes, Freeport Factory Stage. $10. freeportfactory.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

• AUDITIONS

“And Then There Were None,” Agatha Christie thriller, parts for 11 actors, performance dates are Aug. 26 to Sept. 3, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell. 626-3698. 3 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Emerging Dis/Order,” drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 10.

“Selected Drawings and Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 5.

“Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Opening reception with lecture by Victoria Wyeth, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 2.

“Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House,” Farnsworth Art Museum (Wyeth Center), Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Members-only preview, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Opens to the public Saturday. Through Oct. 30. 

CONTINUING

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 Saturday.

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

“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 Sunday.

“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 Sunday.

“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.

“Dahlov Ipcar: From the Drawing Board to the Page,” drawings and paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through July 10.

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

“Refashioned,” jackets, hairstyles and dresses reimagined as art by Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski and Angelika Werth, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.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.

“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.

“Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs of Modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.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.

“Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled,” photographs of Detroit’s industrial decline and reclamation by nature, 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/arcticmuseum. Through Dec. 6.

“The Art of the Boat” and “75 for 75,” artifacts from the museum’s 75 years plus works by more than 50 contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers exploring the themes of the boat as a work of art and the boatbuilder as artist, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through 2012.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Whispering Altar,” immersive electro-acoustic installation piece designed by Portland-based artist collective Planets Around the Sun: musicians, dancers and visual artists led by Ian Paige and Caitlin King; Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. 5 to 8 p.m. today; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Three Views,” paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Opening reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. today. Through Aug. 28.

Carol Sloane: “A Walk in the Woods,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today.

“Gallery 5 Photography Competition and Exhibit,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Opens Friday. Through July 16.

“New Work By Faculty,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. Opens Friday. Through Sept. 9.

“Flowers and Ices,” photography by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick. 607-4002. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 23.

“Monster Fest,” text-driven works of movie monsters by Kevin Babine, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. 725-8820. Reception, 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.

“Swell: Contemplating the Ocean,” Yes Art Works, Creative Trails and Bomb Diggity Baking and Arts Program join Spindleworks artists to reflect on the ocean, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Opening Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 30.

“Fiber Arts in Bermuda and Bequia,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Open house and gallery talk with Maine weavers Susan Barrett Merrill and Emi Ito, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through June 30.

Season Opening, works by gallery printmakers, show of hooked and woven rugs, presentation of new works by wood turner Chris Joyce and “Island Ponds,” a multi-artist show and celebration of the Island Heritage Trust purchase of Lily Pond; Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Opening reception, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

International Guild of Miniature Artisans Exhibit, handcrafted works by instructors and students, Maine Maritime Academy (Harold Alfond Student Center), Castine. 326-2283. Opens Sunday. Through June 16.

Art Talk with Painter Abby Shahn, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Between Earth and Sky,” sculpture exhibition and sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through July 27. 

CONTINUING

MFA Thesis Exhibition, multimedia by graduate students, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through Sunday.

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

William Manning, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through June 18.

“Spring Exhibition,” work by Nancy Glassman, Dan West, Liz Awalt, Anne Alexander and Maggie Foskett; Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through June 18.

“Plein Air Painters Invitational,” Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. maine-art.com. Through June 23.

“Fake Forest,” sculptures and prints by Leslie Wick, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. Through June 24.

“Moments and Abstractions,” photography by C.C. Church and Richard Veit, Portland Photo Works. portlandphotoworks.com. Through June 24.

Joan Osborn Dunkle and Sumner Winebaum, paintings and sculptures, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. Through June 25.

“The Drawing Story,” drawings by 14 artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 25.

“June in June: A Lifetime of Art,” retrospective exhibit by June Stevenson, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through June 25.

“Digital Detour Ahead, ” photos by Dave Wade and mixed media by Jim Kelly, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through June 25.

“Maine Light,” new work by Greenhut Galleries artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through June 25.

“Fabulous Fiber,” juried show and sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through June 26.

“2011 Invitational Exhibit,” new small works by 34 artists, Landing Gallery, Rockland. landingart.com. Through June 26.

Members Show, multimedia, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through June 26.

“Summertime Blues,” group art show, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through June 26.

Philip and Matt Barter: “Father and Son,” paintings and wood reliefs, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through June 28.

The Tuesday Group, work by a collection of artists that have been meeting Tuesday mornings for 20-plus years, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through June 29.

“Postcards from Vacationland,” paintings by Diana Young, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through June 29.

“Driving Culture,” fine art jewelry, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through June 29.

Gary Akers: “Maine Mornings,” Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through June 29.

“Off Season, Off Shore: A Documentary Art Installation,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Through June 30.

“Offerings,” new work by Susan Mills, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through June 30.

Oil Paintings by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through June 30.

Christian Farnsworth, “Echo Garden” photography exhibit, Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, South Portland. Through June 30.

“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.

“Telling Stories,” Maine craft artists tell stories in various craft materials using metaphors and calligraphy, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. Through July 2.

“Common Ground, Uncommon Perspectives,” work by New England artists Mariella Bisson, William Simpson, Paul Stone and James Urbanska; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through July 2.

“After Albers,” paintings by W.P. Pete Jennerjahn, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Through July 3.

“Fresh: New Works by Contemporary New England Artists,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings and new works by New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through July 6.

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

“Steve Mumford: Embedded,” illustrations from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Through July 10.

“Robert Hamilton: The Last Paintings,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Through July 10.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. Through July 15.

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

“Across Landscapes,” group exhibit by Lyn Asselta, Susan Bailey, Dean Diggins, Leslie Doherty, Ann Gillespie, Suzie Goodwin, Robert Hollingworth, Natalie MacKnight, Anthony Montanino and Gail Sauter; Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Through Aug. 31.

“Five Artists,” work by Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Chiew Husson, L?Peterson and Susan Zimmerman, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. Through Sept. 11.

“Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell,” North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Through Oct. 3.