• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

“Brahms for Two,” violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for students. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons,” The Grand, Ellsworth. $25. 667-9500. 7:30 p.m.

The Best of the Met: Live in HD Encore Series, screening of Puccini’s “Tosca,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Artists of Tomorrow, performances by students, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $10/donation. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m. today, Sunday and Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. July 28. Through Aug. 24.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival: “Discover the Joys of Live Music” with The Pogossian Family, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium, South Paris. $2, $4. sebagomusicfestival.org. 1 p.m.

FRIDAY

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Fridays, faculty and guest artists perform Brahms and Beethoven, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School. $40 to $50. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 5.

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, performances of Beethoven, Piston, Carter and Brahms; Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill. $20, $30. 374-2203. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

SATURDAY

Pianist Frank Glazer, Clark Point Room, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor. $10. 244-5036. 8:15 p.m.

Ghostlight Chorus, New York a capella choir presents world premiere of “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” based on Longfellow’s poem; plus selections by Brahms, Mendelssohn and others; Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. Free/donation. 775-2301. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival: “Discover the Joys of Live Music” with The Pogossian Family, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bridgton. Free/donation. sebagomusicfestival.org. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Monday Sonatas, festival artists perform Piazolla, Brahms and Strauss; Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $30. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 1.

TUESDAY

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival: Tuesday Night Concerts, performances of “Mahler Remembered” and other pieces, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $20. 583-6747. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 9.

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Tuesdays at Merrill, featuring organ player Stephen Tharp, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17. foko.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (preceded by Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Merrill Rehearsal Hall). Through Aug. 30.

DaPonte String Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert; Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. $20. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Met Summer Live in HD Encore Series, screening of Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $10 to $18. 935-9232. 6:30 p.m.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Wednesday Upbeat!, performances of pieces by Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Camille Saint-Saens and Johannes Brahms; Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $30. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 3.

DaPonte String Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $25. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

JULY 28

Latitude 41, piano trio, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40. 236-2823. 8 p.m.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $10/donation. 725-3895. 7:30 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Schulthorpe and Schubert; Union Church, South Bristol. $25. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

“The Daughter of the Regiment,” PORTopera production, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $41 to $105. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. July 28 and 30.

DANCE

Bates Dance Festival: Nicholas Leichter Dance, Shaeffer Theater, Bates College, Lewiston. $24; $12 students and seniors. batesdancefestival.org. 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Through Aug. 9.

THEATER

“The Music Man,” starring Peter Scolari of TV’s “Newhart” and “Bosom Buddies,” Ogunquit Playhouse. $50.50 to $72.50. ogunquitplayhouse. org. Previews at 2:30 p.m. today; opens at 8 p.m. today; continues at 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and July 28. Through Aug. 20.

“Narnia,” based on classic children’s book series, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16, $18. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” based on classic children’s book and movie, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. 8 p.m. today to Sunday and Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. July 28. Through Aug. 6.

“Xanadu,” Maine State Music Theatre production of musical satire of 1980 movie about a magical roller disco, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $33 to $56. msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. today; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 28. Through Aug. 6.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” bawdy musical by Stephen Sondheim, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $12 to $29.50. 698-1807. 2 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Fame Takes a Holiday,” cabaret musical presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $15 to $18 (pay what you can today and July 28). 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and July 28. Through July 30.

“Godspell,” musical based on the New Testament, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $8, $10. 432-3394. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 30.

“The Belle of Amherst,” one-woman play based on the life and writings of Emily Dickinson, Centennial Hall, Harpswell. $15 to $20. theater1876.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 28. Through July 29.

“Moon Over Buffalo,” slapstick comedy about a once-famous stage couple struggling with obscurity, Lakewood Theater, Madison. $18 to $37. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. July 28. Through July 30.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare comedy in repertory, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $24. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. today. Through Aug. 20.

“Waiting for Godot,” Samuel Beckett play about two men conversing while waiting for a third man, presented in repertory by Fenix Theater Company; Deering Oaks, Portland. Free. 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Through Aug. 12.

“Nunsense,” musical comedy about nuns who put on a variety show, Boothbay Playhouse. $20; $17 for children under 12. 633-3379. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Love’s Labor’s Lost,” Shakespeare comedy presented in repertory by Fenix Theater Company, Deering Oaks, Portland. Free. fenixtheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday and July 28. Through Aug. 13.

“Pirates of Penzance,” Freeport Players presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 to $15. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 31.

“The Bikinis,” musical about a 1964 girl group who reunite, Northport Music Theater. $20, $25. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 31.

“Gypsy,” classic musical based on the life of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. 282-0849. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 7.

“Madame Burlesque,” a tribute to the legends of burlesque by The Boston Babydolls, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18; $15 for seniors and students. 899-3993. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward comedy, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $26. 939-9999. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. July 28. Through Aug. 19.

“The 39 Steps,” Everyman Repertory Theatre production of mystery comedy based on classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Camden Opera House. $18; $10 for students. 236-0173. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through July 30.

“44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” fast-paced musical dramedy, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somersville. $18 to $23; $10 for children under 16. 244-7260. 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday to July 28. Through July 31.

“Marilyn! Babydoll Reflects,” musical cabaret about the life of Marilyn Monroe, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $17, $20. 633-4333. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Fantasticks,” musical comedy about two fathers who trick their children into falling in love, Poland Spring Inn. $10. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 30.

“Murder a la Moliere,” murder-mystery dinner theater with music from the 1970s, Carousel Music Theater, Boothbay Harbor. $36; includes meal. 633-5297. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to July 28. Through Aug. 28.

“Room Service,” farce about actors who try to get a play produced before creditors shut them down, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $26. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 20.

“T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!”, one-woman show by Kimleigh Smith, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8 to $14. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” classic musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $12 to $29.50. 698-1807. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. July 28. Through Aug. 13.

Vaudeville Fix, with The Debutante Hour, Dos Eckies, Matiss Duhon and vintage Super 8 and 16mm short films, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. July 28.

ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Charlie Hewitt, pen-and-ink drawings, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. tidesinstitute.org. Artist talk followed by reception, 7 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 18.

“Children’s Book Illustrators,” original work by Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Jules Feiffer, Eric Carle, Leonard Baskin, E.B. Lewis, Barbara Cooney and more; University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery/childrensbook.cfm. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 30.

CONTINUING

“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. 

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Julie Freund, “Reflections,” plus Frances Hynes, “Meeting Points,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Artist’s reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today.

“Car Wash,” photos by Eean Dedrick, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland. 761-0660. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today.

“The Boat,” group show, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. maine-art.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 18.

“Drawing the Line #6,” drawings by Carly Glovinski, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 20.

“Coastal Color: Nine Mid-Coast Artists,” jewelry, oil paintings and more, River Arts Gallery II, Damari-scotta. 882-6960. Opens Wednesday. Through Aug. 10.

CONTINUING

“New Works,” by Craig Mooney and Henry Isaacs, Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport. maine-art.com. Through today.

“Charting a Story: Martha Stewart’s Map Collection,” old maps of Mt. Desert from Stewart’s collection, College of the Atlantic, Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor. coa.edu. Through Saturday.

Annual Maine Scene Exhibit, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Through Saturday.

Pat Wheeler, J. Fred Woell, Jeff Loxterkamp and Letson Douglass, paintings, photos and mixed media, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Through Saturday.

“It’s Not So Black and White,” blown glass and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Tuesday.

America Martin, paintings, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. Through Wednesday.

American Society of Cinematographers, still photographs, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-8581. Through Wednesday.

“Between Earth and Sky,” sculpture exhibition and sale, work by 30 New England artists, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal. 688-4468. Through Wednesday. (Open by appointment.)

“Four Square,” new paintings, prints and collage in square format by Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan and Ann Slocum; Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. Through July 29.

“Where’s My Ride?” multimedia show includes sculpture, paintings and drawings by Spindleworks artists, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. 725-8820. Through July 29.

“Artists of Hallowell,” work of local artists with music, readings and more; Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through July 29.

“Thirteen,” new watercolors by Tony Van Hasselt, COCO VIVO Fine Art and Design, Boothbay Harbor. 633-0671. Through July 29.

Lloyd Metcalf, “It Is What It Is,” West Buxton Public Library. 727-5898. Through July 30.

Charles Martin, cartoonist, artist and illustrator who created more than 200 covers for The New Yorker magazine, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through July 30.

“Scenes I’ve Seen,” paintings by Thomas Connolly, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through July 30.

“Drawing the Line #2” by Noriko Sakanishi and “Drawing the Line #4” by various artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 772-1961. Through July 30.

Francine Schrock and Patrick Plourde, new paintings and sculptures, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5946. Through July 30.

Lin Lisberger, carved wood sculpture exhibit, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. Through July 30.

Steven Lanzalotta, “A New Light,” Heron Point Gallery, Portland. 809-0051. Through July 30.

Maine Sculptors 2011, works by 15 sculptors, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. Through July 30.

Martha Baum: “Bath and Beyond,” paintings, Just Framing, Bath. 443-3076. Through July 30.

Vito DeVito, recent bronze sculptures and graphics, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through July 30.

Andrea van Voorst van Beest and Dan Dow, new work (intaglio prints and photographs), Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through July 30.

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

Barbara Klein and Jane Bowman, watercolors and acrylics, Pemaquid Art Gallery. pemaquidgallery.com. Through July 31.

“Transitions,” new works by Sonia Anne-Cooke Broen, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Through July 31.

“Garden Girls,” mixed-media garden sculptures by Natasha Kempers-Cullen, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through July 31.

“Fruits of the Sea,” watercolors by Jean Kigel, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. Through July 31.

Joan Wright, Lydia Kaeyer, Sandra Leinonen and William Mack, photography, oil and watercolor paintings, and woodturning, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. Through July 31.

Guest Artist Pamela duLong Williams, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through July 31.

Susan Metzger and Simon van der Ven, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through July 31.

“Variations IV: An Exhibition of Art, Objects and Perspectives,” highlighting seven artists, seven objects and multiple perspectives, Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner. 582-2108. Through July 31.

Kevin Beers: “One Artist’s Island,” plus Tom Curry and Andrea Peters: “Two Colorists,” oil paintings, Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through Aug. 2.

Jean Swan Gordon, floral watercolor portraits, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Aug. 3.

Peter Sculthorpe: “Monhegan Island,” new paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Aug. 3.

“American Realism: Works on Paper, 1862-2011,” by masters of American Realism, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through Aug. 4.

“Maine in the Twentieth Century,” work by John Fulton Folinsbee, William Zorach, Edmund Ward, Jay Hall Connaway and others; Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7682. Through Aug. 5.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, multi-media, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through Aug. 6.

“Selections from Gallery Artists,” Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through Aug. 6.

“Drawn to Disaster,” artists examine the ephemerality of news reports and conjure the complexities of disorder, anger, and optimism that can follow disaster, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through Aug. 7.

Stephen Pace Retrospective, abstract expressionist paintings, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Aug. 7.

Painters Judy Belasco and Philip Frey, plus furniture designer and sculptor Vivian Beer, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Aug. 7.

“Art at the Grill,” works by the Monhegan Painters, Damariscotta River Grill. 563-2992. Through Aug. 8.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” collaboration of 32 of Maine’s most accomplished painters, composers and poets, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 633-5159. Through Aug. 10.

Bill Tomsa Art Exhibit, Thornton Hall Assisted Living, Brunswick. 729-8033. Through Aug. 11.

“Tell Me a Story: Folktales and World Cultures,” children’s book illustrations by 13 Maine artists, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through Aug. 12.

Debbie Dolan: “A Brush with Inspiration,” private collection of fine art oil paintings spanning more than 14 years, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. 834-7525. Through Aug. 12.

“Collectibles and Accumulations,” mixed-media work by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Aidan Sofia Earle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Aug. 13.

Lois Dodd, Kayla Mohammadi, Jenifer Mumford, Lisa Becu and Bill Martin, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Aug. 13.

“Fins, Fur and Feathers: A Celebration of All Creatures — Wild and Domesticated,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Aug. 14.

“Three Summer Artists,” work by Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe and Carol Beyna, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 829-5082. Through Aug. 14.

“Robert LaHotan, The Early Years: 1952-1969,” paintings, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. Through Aug. 14.

“In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” traveling exhibit of illustrations, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Aug. 19.

“Three Photographers: Three Visions,” work by Ray Beal, Holly Garner-Jackson and Kris Larson, University of Maine (Powers Art Galleries), Machias. 255-1279. Through Aug. 22.

“Transformations,” more than 20 works by men in long-term recovery at the Milestone Foundation of Old Orchard Beach, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 847-3001. Through Aug. 27.

“Space Invaders,” works of art that confront and challenge the notions of space and all its meanings, Rose Contemporary, Portland. 780-0700. Through Aug. 27.

“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.

“To Hear the Forest Speaking,” Heidi Daub paintings based on original prose, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Aug. 31.

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

“Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes,” watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through Sept. 9.

“Georgetown Goes Modern: The Modern Art Movement Meets an Island Community,” historic paintings, photographs, sculptures and artifacts, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Through Sept. 10.

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

“A League of Our Own,” etchings, photography and colored porcelain, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Sept. 24.

Franciska Needham, artwork, with other artists’ sculptures, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. Through Sept. 30.

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

“High Seas and a Safe Harbor: Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” maritime exhibition, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport. 967-2751. Through Oct. 7.

“The Jar Project,” 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. Through Oct. 9.

Daniel Corey, oil paintings by special invited artist for 2011, Pemaquid Art Gallery. 677-2078. Through Oct. 10.