• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Pianist Richard Goode, program of Mozart and Chopin, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. $20; $12 for students and seniors. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, season opener with guest pianist Awadagin Pratt, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17 to $70. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, with violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 6.
Multicultural Dance Festival, celebration of authentic, traditional dance forms from around the world, City Theater, Biddeford. $5. 602-2891. 8 p.m. Friday.
“Miss Saigon,” modern musical variation of “Madame Butterfly” set in Vietnam, Ogunquit Playhouse. $42.50 to $69. 646-5511. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 6. Through Oct. 23.
“ART,” Tony Award-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; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“On the Twentieth Century,” musical that’s part operetta, part farce, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $24. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Morini Strad,” drama about a violinist and her relationship with a violin maker, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 23.
“Bad Dates,” comedy about a single mother starting to date again, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 6. Through Oct. 16.
“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. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” new version of “Nunsense,” Northport Music Theater. $20 to $25. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 1920s-era musical comedy about a flapper, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 8.
“Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Monkey,” one-man comedy about America’s spiritual enterprise, The Hive, Kennebunk. $12, $15. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
“Noises Off,” British farce, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15; $12 for students and seniors. 832-6060. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 9.
“Seussical the Musical,” all ages welcome to audition, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick. 751-2619. 6 p.m. today.
• ART MUSEUMS
“Maine Fiberarts Showcase,” Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 10. 633-4333.
Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport.
penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 5 to 8 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Oct. 6. Through Oct. 23.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “From My Garden,” ink line and watercolor portraits of flowers by Jean Swan Gordon, through today; “Botanical Illustrations” by Kate Furbish (1834-1931), through Friday; “The Stone Coast,” sculptures by multiple artists, through Oct. 10. 633-4333.
Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton: “Folk Art on High,” weather vane exhibit, through Saturday. rufusportermuseum.org
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection,” objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan; “Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker,” prints by James McNeill Whistler; “American Modern,” photographs by Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White; “Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead; “Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection”; “Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled,” photographs of Detroit’s industrial decline and reclamation by nature; and “Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, all through Sunday. colby.edu
Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston: “Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth,” paintings, through Sunday; “Tale Spinning,” narrative art, through Dec. 17. 786-6158.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, through Oct. 9; “Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House,” through Oct. 30; “Jason Larkin: Past Perfect,” 2011 Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, through Nov. 27; “Beyond Rugs!”, rug-hooking textile art, through Feb. 5. 596-6457.
Portland Museum of Art: “John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” work from painter Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, through Oct. 10; “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 U.S., through Oct. 23; “Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs,” photos of everyday people and public events over a 40-year period, through Dec. 18. portlandmuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Edward Hopper’s Maine,” paintings of Maine scenes, through Oct. 16; “Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan,” 60 bronze vessels and monumental bells cast in southern China between 1300 B.C.E. and 221 B.C.E., through Jan. 8. bowdoin.edu
University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: “Children’s Book Illustrators,” original work by Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Jules Feiffer, Eric Carle, Leonard Baskin, E.B. Lewis, Barbara Cooney and more, through Oct. 30. une.edu/artgallery/childrensbook.cfm
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Aronson to Aronson: The Lineage of Expressionism,” paintings and sculptures by David and Ben Aronson; “Building an American Modernist Collection: Highlights from OMAA Permanent Collection”; Jack Levine, paintings from the permanent collection; and “The Drawing Tradition,” drawings by Henry Strater, all through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Saco Museum: “Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley”; Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond”; and “Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition,” documents, artifacts and photos; all through Nov. 13. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
• ART GALLERIES
“Drawing the Line #8,” drawings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 27.
“Observations,” photography show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 30.
Art Walk L/A, tour galleries and studios, downtown Lewiston and Auburn. Free. artwalklewistonauburn.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Kim Bernard: “Pendelum Series,” encaustics, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 30.
“ArtinMe,” statewide juried art show featuring Maine artists, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 19.
“A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others; plus “Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s yarns and blankets, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 31.
“Scenes from Maine,” new and recent work by Portland artist Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through today.
“The Art of the Still Life,” with 20 contemporary artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through today.
“Intercambio: Interplays and Exchanges,” sculpture, printmaking and mixed media by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade and Lizz Sinclair, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through Friday.
Franciska Needham, artwork, with other artists’ sculptures, Franciska Needham Gallery, Damariscotta. 563-1227. Through Friday.
Betsy Elliman: “Mostly Maine,” acrylic paintings on canvas, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-4763. Through Friday.
Candasa Edwards Epstein, impressionist works, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Friday.
“Reassembly Required,” mixed media from found objects by David Vazdauskas, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Friday.
Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, assemblage, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 373-9300. Through Friday.
“Out of the Ordinary,” fall show, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Friday.
“6/6/6: An Exhibition that Created Itself Through Connectivity,” works by six artists, Gallery 37-A, Portland. thirtysevena.com. Through Friday.
“Inspirations in Color,” still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Friday.
Susan Elliot: “Trees: In a Different Light,” Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Through Friday.
Quilling Work of Christine Anderson, religious documents on fine paper, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Friday.
“Drawing the Line #5,” drawings by Emily Nelligan and gallery artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through Friday.
“Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies,” bowls by Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Friday.
“Changing Seasons,” Penobscot Valley Industries photography exhibit, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. Through Friday.
Alison Weld: “A Necessary Convergence,” paintings, University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Friday.
Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Penny Markley, Kay Sullivan and Marjorie Walsh, new work, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. 594-8784. Through Friday.
Paintings by Denise Rankin and Lea Peterson, Just Framing, Bath. 443-3076. Through Friday.
Grant Drumheller: “Still Life in Variation,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Saturday.
“Indefinable,” recent works by Marcel Flisiuk, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. 743-8041. Through Saturday.
“seductive/CONCERT,” photographs by Ruth Sylmor and paintings by Ronnie Wilson, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through Saturday.
Scott Davis, paintings, Wallwork Gallery, Rockport. (617) 990-6304. Through Saturday.
“Pioneers: Quilt Art,” work by Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson, Stephanie Green Levy and Mary Allen Chaisson, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through Saturday.
“Gunpowder and Fireworks,” drawings by Mark Kelly, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Sunday.
“Drawing Into Sculpture,” work by William Brayton, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Sunday.
“Mutual Respect,” painter Stuart Ober and ceramic artist Al Jaeger, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Sunday.
Lynn Richardson, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-7002. Through Sunday.
“Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell,” North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Through Monday.
“Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barbara Traficonte, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 739-6161. Through Oct. 6.
“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.
Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, multimedia, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through Oct. 8.
Charles Movalli, paintings, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through Oct. 8.
“Foggy Days in Maine,” paintings by Abbie Williams, Abbie Williams Studio, Damariscotta. 563-7568. Through Oct. 8.
“Rally,” juried exhibition of artists who explore identity, memory and erasure, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through Oct. 9.
“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.
Denise Rankins and Pande Stevens, paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery. pemaquidartgallery.com. Through Oct. 10.
Daniel Corey, oil paintings by special invited artist for 2011, Pemaquid Art Gallery. 677-2078. Through Oct. 10.
Sally Loughridge and Stephen Busch, Pemaquid Art Gallery. 677-2078. Through Oct. 10.
John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts” and Brad Betts, Philip Frey, Loretta Krupinski and John Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships!”, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through Oct. 29.