• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Pianist Elan Sicroff and Violinist Katharina Paul, State Street Church, Portland. $20; $15 for students. gsomaine.info. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, Freeport Community Center. Free. tinyurl.com/chamberme. 11 a.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, State Street Church, Portland. Free. 251-1953. 5 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free. 967-9120. Noon.

DaPonte String Quartet, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $25; free for under age 21. 967-9120. 3 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $18 to $58.50. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

DaPonte String Quartet, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $25; free for under age 21. 633-4333. 3 to 5 p.m.

Trio Cleonice, music of Haydn, Lanese, Lister and Beethoven, Blue Hill Congregational Church. $20. 374-2203. 3 p.m.

OCT. 13

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with soprano Christina Astrachan, pianist Frank Glazer and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Carol Hansen, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

• THEATER

“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. 13. Through Oct. 23.

“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 and Oct. 13. 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. 13. Through Oct. 16.

“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.

“Etty,” based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a young woman in Amsterdam during the German occupation of WWII, Rockland Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. today.

“Lieutenant of Inishmore,” Martin McDonagh’s black comedy by Mad Horse Theatre, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 for students and seniors. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Through Oct. 23.

“Noises Off,” British farce, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15; $12 for students and seniors. 832-6060. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme: “Facing Fear,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $5. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Best Enemies,” Michael Kimball’s cowboy comedy, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $15; $12 for students and seniors. 854-0065. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” one-woman play by Elizabeth Peavey, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

“The Long Voyage Home: Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill,” by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $12. 799-5327. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 13. Through Oct. 16.

• AUDITIONS

“Forbidden Broadway,” roles for men and women, performances in December, Freeport Factory Stage. Call 865-5505 for list of songs; bring photo and resume; all positions are paid. 1 p.m. Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings of street artist collective including the work of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth Amollo, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Toki Oshima: We Live in Maine,” multi-media, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 14.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” work from painter Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, through Monday; “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

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

Maine Historical Society, Portland: “Having in Paris a Great Success,” French fashion from 1928 to 1936, through Dec. 31; “Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine,” artifacts reveal the way Mainers dressed from the 18th to 20th centuries, through May 27. mainehistory.org.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “The Stone Coast,” sculptures by multiple artists, and “Maine Fiberarts Showcase,” both through Monday. 633-4333.

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

Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: “Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Dec. 6. bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum.

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, through Sunday; “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. Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston:

“Tale Spinning,” narrative art, through Dec. 17. 786-6158.

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

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Indians and Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island,” through Dec. 28. abbemuseum.org.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, through Oct. 23. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Mary Bourke: “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Opens today. Through Oct. 29.

First Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art venues, various locations, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” work by Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 30.

“African Applique,” antique textiles from Africa, Sarajo, Portland. 761-2400. Reception. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 29.

Sara Gray: “Transitions,” landscape photography, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

Painters Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 12.

Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach, plus 16 other artists, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. artspacemaine.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 3.

“dinamik simetre,” group exhibition, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Reception, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Jan Piribek, “(EN)CODED LANDSCAPES: Walking-in-Timespace,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.

New Works, by painters American Martin and Dianne Schelble, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Time Immortal,” recent and retro works by Virginia Valdes, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. 743-8041. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 29.

“Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding,” showcase of recent branding work by Maine graphic designers, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). maine.aiga.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 28.

“Celebrating Ten Years of Art and Life in Yarmouth,” Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Harold Garde: “Still Life,” paintings, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Artist’s talk, 4 to 5 p.m.; reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 16.

CONTINUING

Aucocisco Galleries, Portland: Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, multimedia, through Saturday. 775-2222.

Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: “Rally,” juried exhibition of artists who explore identity, memory and erasure, through Sunday. meca.edu.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Drawing the Line #8,” drawings, through Oct. 27. 699-5083.

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Intimate Abstraction,” work by nine artists who explore the fundamentals of image making on a smaller scale, through Oct. 29. 780-0700.

Grapheteria Gallery, Portland: Sicilian photography exhibit, through Oct. 31. 772-3709.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Diversity,” multi-artist show, through Oct. 30. 712-1097.

University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham: “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” work of nine artists and scientists, through Nov. 10. 780-5008.

Village Green Park, Yarmouth: Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, Sundays through Oct. 30. 846-7967.

317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: Anne Ritchie, photographs on canvas and in print, through Nov. 11. 317mainst.org.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Celebrate Women Artists in Maine,” group show of 20 artists, through Dec. 31. 865-4519.

Bayview Gallery, Brunswick: Charles Movalli, paintings, through Saturday. 729-5500.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Don Voisine, paintings, through Oct. 15. 725-8157.

Summer Island Studio — Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: “Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, through Oct. 31. 373-1810.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Picture This,” photography exhibit, through Oct. 31. 725-8820.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others; and “Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s yarns and blankets, both through Oct. 31. markingsgallery.com

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “The Working Waterfront and Other Fancies,” new work in colored pencil by John Wissemann, through Oct. 26. 633-6252.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts” and Brad Betts, Philip Frey, Loretta Krupinski and John Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships!”, both through Oct. 29. 633-6849.

Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “ArtinMe,” statewide juried art show featuring Maine artists, through Nov. 19. 633-2703.

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Observations,” photography show, through Oct. 30. 363-4049.

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

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Retrospective,” selected works by the late John Schoepfle, through Oct. 31. 967-9120.

Abbie Williams Studio, Damariscotta: “Foggy Days in Maine,” paintings by Abbie Williams, through Saturday. 563-7568.

The Bakery, Damariscotta: Paintings by Lea Peterson, through Nov. 30. 563-2867.

Damariscotta River Grill: “Art at the Grill,” work by Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, through Oct. 31. damariscottarivergrill.com

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: Group exhibition, prints and paintings, through Oct. 15. turtlegallery.com

Messler Gallery, Rockport: “Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” national juried exhibition, through Nov. 22. 594-5611.

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: Kim Bernard: “Pendulum Series,” encaustics, through Oct. 30. (888) 777-1077.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: “Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” contemporary graphic design and form, through Nov. 27. 594-0167.

Archipelago, Rockland: “CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” fine-craft exhibition of recent work by eight Maine artisans, through Oct. 21. 596-0701.

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “Four Ceramic Artists,” Mark Bell, Melissa Green, Paul Heroux and Rob Sieminski, through Oct. 15. 667-6611.

L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston: “Come See My Etchings,” fine art prints, through Oct. 29. 576-4805.

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: “All Things Wet,” through Oct. 23; George Lovette and Tyler Pope, large-scale abstract oils, masks and jewelry, through Oct. 30. 882-7511.

Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset: “Autumn Arrivals,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings as well as new works, through Oct. 31. wiscassetbaygallery.com

Barn Gallery, Ogunquit: “Point of Departure” and “OAA Expression,” both through Monday. 646-6400.

Pemaquid Art Gallery: Denise Rankins and Pande Stevens, paintings; Daniel Corey, oil paintings by special invited artist for 2011; Sally Loughridge and Stephen Busch; and Peggy Farrell and Bruce Babb, new works (paintings and woodworking), all through Monday. pemaquidartgallery.com

Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery): Janice Kasper: “Forever Wild, Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife,” through Oct. 21. unity.edu

Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway: “Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barbara Traficonte, through today; “Painters, Players and Poets,” 48 Maine artists, through Oct. 29. 739-6161.

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