• CLASSICAL MUSIC

FRIDAY

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

Chamber ME Music Series, Jon Poupore, Heather Sumner, and Robert Enman perform music for clarinet and viola by Mozart, Bruch and Schumann, Freeport Community Center. Free/donations. 251-1953. 12:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Charles Prewitt, cellist, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $12 to $14; free for ages 12 and under. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Cellist Charles Prewitt, performs Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello, Old White Church, Buxton. $12 to $14; free for ages 12 and under. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, Jon Poupore, Heather Sumner and Robert Enman perform music for clarinet and viola by Mozart, Bruch and Schumann, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free/donations. 251-1953. 11 a.m. 

SUNDAY

Down East Singers, all-Mozart program, Blue Hill Congregational Church. $15; free for students under 18. downeastsingers.org. 4 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Summer Music Series, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, Bangor Public Library. Free. www.bpl.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. 

• THEATER

“The 39 Steps,” based on the classic 1935 Hitchcock comedy thriller, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today and Saturday to Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday and 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. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

“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; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“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 and Friday.

“Lend Me a Tenor,” farce about a theater manager’s last-ditch efforts to replace a drunk opera tenor, presented by Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, Norway Grange. $12; $10 students ages 18 and under and seniors ages 55 and older. ohmpaa.com. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 26.

“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; 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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 to Saturday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

“Out of the Hat,” play reading series, audience members welcome to participate (rehearsals at noon), Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Free. “Amadeus,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Summer of Love,” east coast premiere of musical based in 1960s Haight-Asbury starring Michele Lee of TV’s “Knot’s Landing,” Ogunquit Playhouse. $58 to $62. ogunquitplayhouse.org. Previews at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Opens June 23. Through July 16. 

• AUDITIONS

“The Tempest,” auditions for male and female actors, singers, dancers, technicians and production staff, no experience necessary, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. 834-7893. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

“Good Grief! Charlie Brown,” auditions for all ages, bring a prepared song, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. (917) 566-6141. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Performances start July 29. 

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker,” prints by James McNeill Whistler, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Opens today. Through Oct. 2.

“Folk Art on High,” weathervane exhibit and photographs of weathervanes from the 1970s; preview party/fundraiser to support the preservation of newly donated murals by Jonathan Poor; Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. $35. 647-2828. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

CONTINUING

“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.

“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 July 20.

“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.

“Selected Drawings and Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Sept. 5.

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

“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.

“Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. 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.

“Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House,” Farnsworth Art Museum (Wyeth Center), Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Oct. 30.

“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 and the boatbuilder, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through 2012.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Pastel Painters of Maine, 12th international juried exhibition, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. 854-2378. Opens Friday. Through July 16.

“Art is Community II,” juried show and sale of local art and crafts, Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. Reception, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Navajo Inlay Silversmith Earl Plummer, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-2122. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Gems of the Kennebec,” art of and from the Kennebec River by artist Michelle M. Curlett and photographer Bill Haley, Joyce’s, Hallowell. 441-4832. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Katherine A. Cartwright: “Laws of Nature,” visual artist and scientist talk and exhibition, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. 372-8961. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

CONTINUING

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

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

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

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

“Flowers and Ices,” photography by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick. 607-4002. 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.

Ukrainian Artist Mikhail Mikora and Maine Artist Dianne Schelble, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. 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.

“Petrofied,” two-part installation by collection of artists and non-artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 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.

Gallery Anniversary Show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through June 26.

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

Helen St. Clair: “The Figure,” paintings, 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.

“Yarka Vendrinska: Heart of Concern,” tribute to a late aluma of Maine Media Workshops and photography, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-8581, Ext. 104. 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.

“Fiber Arts in Bermuda and Bequia,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through June 30.

“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. Through June 30.

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

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

“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.

“Shift: Vivien Russe and Mary Hart,” paintings of nudes and pillows, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. 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.

“Illustrated Passages: Artworks Illustrating Paragraphs and Poems,” work by Maine artists, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through July 10.

Elizabeth McMillen and Duane Paluska: “Counterpoint,” paintings and wooden sculptures, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 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.

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

“Between Earth and Sky,” sculpture exhibition and sale, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4468. Through July 27.

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

“Three Views,” paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through Aug. 28.

“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.

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

“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.