• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Opening Spotlight Concert, Betty Rines & Friends with Broadway performer Mark Jacoby, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland. $10 to $15; $5 students/children. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Organist John Weaver, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday.

 THEATER

“Legally Blonde, the Musical,” musical comedy based on hit 2001 movie starring Becky Gulsvig, Michael Rupert and Sally Struthers, Ogunquit Playhouse. $49 to $76.50. 646-5511. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” one-woman play by Elizabeth Peavey, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12, $15. 775-5568. 7 p.m. today.

“Unnecessary Farce,” comedy with two cops, three crooks and eight doors, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10, $12. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 25.

“Bernard: The Demise and Fall of Bernard Madoff,” staged reading of original new work by Cullen T.M. McGough, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10/donation. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

“Last Gas,” romantic comedy by Maine playwright presented by Penobscot Theatre Co., Bangor Opera House. $20. 581-1755. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Through Sept. 25.

“ART,” Pulitzer Prize-winning play by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and Sept. 22. Through Oct. 2.

“The Foreigner,” comedy about a small Southern town dealing with a stranger, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 to $15. 865-2220. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2.

“Bad Dog Barks,” readings of comedic, tragic and tragi-comedic short plays by Seth Berner, Lucid Stage, Portland. $8, $10. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Funny Girl,” classic musical based on the life of Fanny Brice, Portland Players, South Portland. $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2.

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

“Four Places,” Harbor Light Stage Play Reading Series, Kittery Art Association. $10. 439-5769. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Miss Saigon,” modern musical variation of “Madame Butterfly” set in Vietnam, Ogunquit Playhouse. $53.50 to $76.50. 646-5511. 8 p.m. preview Wednesday; opens 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Through Oct. 23.

 AUDITIONS

Solomon Simon’s “The Wandering Beggar,” performance dates are Dec. 2-18, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. 854-0065. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

“New Dawn Fades,” photographs by Thomas Hager, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350. Through Sept. 24.

“Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350. Through Sept. 24.

“From My Garden,” ink line and watercolor portraits of flowers by Jean Swan Gordon, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Sept. 29.

“Folk Art on High,” weather vane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. rufusportermuseum.org. Through Oct. 1.

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

“American Modern,” photographs by Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White, 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.

“Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 859-5609. 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.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, 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.

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

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” work from painter Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Oct. 10.

“The Stone Coast,” sculptures by multiple artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through Oct. 10.

“Edward Hopper’s Maine,” paintings of Maine scenes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through Oct. 16.

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the United States, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through Oct. 23.

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

“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. Through Oct. 30.

“Aronson to Aronson: The Lineage of Expressionism,” paintings and sculptures by David and Ben Aronson, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

“Drawn to Modernism,” American Modernist artists from the permanent collection, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

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

Jack Levine, paintings from the 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.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” and Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond,” Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

“Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition,” documents, artifacts and photos, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 13.

“Jason Larkin: Past Perfect,” 2011 Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

“ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines,” use of wind power through the ages, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Nov. 27.

 ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Come See My Etchings,” fine art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 29.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” national juried exhibition, Messler Gallery, Rockport. 594-5611. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 23.

“Reassembly Required,” mixed media from found objects by David Vazdauskas, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Reception, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

Don Voisine, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 15.

“Point of Departure” and “OAA Expression,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-6400. Gala public reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

CONTINUING

“Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground,” work by John Bell, Richard Corey, Ryan Guerrero, Bethany Engstrom, Matthew Leavitt and Justin Taylor; University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. withoutbordersfest.org. Through Friday.

Carol Sloane, Janice Kasper, Frederick Kellogg and Barbara Sullivan, new works, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Through Saturday.

“The Scent of Flowers: Still Life,” original juried artwork of Maine artists, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Sunday.

Nancy Wilson Fulton: “House Falls Beautiful,” photograph exhibit, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 583-4047. Through Sunday.

“Maine to France,” pastels, watercolors and oils, Damariscotta River Grill. 563-2992. Through Monday.

“Wednesday Night Art,” work by sculptors Vivian Beer, Kazumi Hoshino and Mark Kindschi, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Wednesday.

“Beauty Sleep,” installation with video and drawings by Nancy Andrews, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Sept. 23.

“Maine Landscape, ” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Sept. 23.

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

“Drawing the Line #7,” drawings by Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf and Robin Mandel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Sept. 24.

Ralf Feyl: “Threshold,” new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Sept. 24.

“Droge and Lash,” paintings by Michel Droge and sculpture by Robert Lash, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Sept. 24.

Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren: “(un) Natural Splendor,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Through Sept. 25.

Leo Krikorian: “Godfather of the Beats,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. Through Sept. 25.

“Intention and Accident,” paintings and prints by Kate Doyle, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Sept. 27.

“Scenes from Maine,” new and recent work by Portland artist Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Sept. 29.

“The Art of the Still Life,” with 20 contemporary artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through Sept. 29.

“Intercambio: Interplays and Exchanges,” sculpture, printmaking and mixed-media by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade and Lizz Sinclair, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through Sept. 30.

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

Betsy Elliman: “Mostly Maine,” acrylic paintings on canvas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-4763. Through Sept. 30.

Candasa Edwards Epstein, impressionist works, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Sept. 30.

Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, assemblage, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. Through Sept. 30.

“Out of the Ordinary,” fall show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Sept. 30.

“6/6/6: An Exhibition that Created Itself Through Connectivity,” works by six artists, Gallery 37-A, Portland. thirtysevena.com. Through Sept. 30.

“Inspirations in Color,” still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Sept. 30.