• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with John and Barbara Metz, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt program, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. $10 to $15; ages 12 and under free with adult. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando and Cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws, Cohen Chamber Music Concert Series, Hebron Academy Lepage Arts Center. Free. 966-2100. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Nosferatu, Les Sorciers Perdus,” modern chamber ensemble dedicated to world folk traditions, Colby College (Given Auditorium), Waterville. Free. 859-5671.
7:30 p.m.

Handel and Haydn Society, works by Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Boyce, Avison and Handel, USM Hannaford Hall, Portland. $38. 842-0800. 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland String Quartet Opening Concert, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $20, $22; ages 21 and under free. 761-1522. 2 p.m.; pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m.

TUESDAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra Tuesday Classical, with soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18 to $63. 842-0800. 7:30 p.m.

• THEATER

“Macbeth,” Shakespeare tragedy with live music, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for students and seniors. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday. Through Nov. 6.

“All Shorts,” 14 new 10-minute plays written, acted and produced by area community members, Stonington Opera House. $12. 367-2788. 7 p.m. today to Sunday.

“Frankenstein,” new musical based on classic horror novel and film by New England Regional Theater Company; Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, Bath. $12 to $15. 798-6966. 7 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Tigers be Still,” quirky comedy by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage (Studio Theater). $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 3. Through Nov. 6.

“Of Farms and Fables,” play about people who bring you food, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. $15. brownpapertickets.com. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Night of the Macabre,” two tales of suspense – “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “Zero Hour” – presented by South Portland High School Drama Club, South Portland High School Auditorium. Donation. 767-3266. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday.

“Get Smart,” Young Company production based on classic TV comedy, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. 729-8584. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 6.

Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” Franklin Theater, Waynflete School, Portland. Free. 774-5721. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical),” parody/homage of five musicals, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham. $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Boyfriend,” romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedy by Oak Hill Players of Scarborough High School, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough. $6, $9. 937-2081. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Through Nov. 5.

One-Act Comedy Plays by Christopher Durang: “Mrs. Sorkin,” “The Actor’s Nightmare,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” “Nina in the Morning” and “Wanda’s Visit,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $15. 563-8116. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Mulan Jr.,” theatrical musical adaptation, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro. $10. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Peter Pumpkin Eater,” Fairy Tale Players production, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $7; $5 ages 12 and under. 854-0065. 11 a.m. Saturday;
2 p.m. Sunday.

Colby on Stage, variety show by student performers, Colby College (Strider Theater), Waterville. Free. 859-4521. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“An Evening with Groucho,” one-man show starring Frank Ferrante, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $20; $15 for students and seniors. ticketturtle.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Stories in My Pocket Too,” deaf and hearing actors from National Theatre of the Deaf, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland. $8. 780-5957. 4 p.m. Saturday.

“God of Carnage,” Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Stage Company. $30 to $39; half-off for ages 25 and under. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to  Nov. 3. Through Nov. 20.

“August: Osage County,” Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Good Theater (mature themes and adult language), St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. goodtheater.com.
7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 3. Through Nov. 20.

“Bus Stop,” classic play about eight people in a snow-bound cafe, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. $6. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Through Nov. 6.

“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” by the Theatre Company at FHS, Falmouth High School. $5, $7. 329-5858. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Through Nov. 6.

“Doll House,” Henrik Ibsen drama, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free.
725-3375. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Through Nov. 5.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles, and small craft, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Opens today. Through Feb. 5.

“After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris,” street photography of Webb, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.ed. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 29.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “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 Sunday. 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

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings of street artist collective including the work of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth Amollo, through Nov. 30. 871-7188.

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “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. dyer
librarysacomuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House,” through Sunday; “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, and “25: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary, both 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; “The Drawing Tradition,” drawings by Henry Strater; and “Drawn to Modernism,” works by American Modernist artists, all through Monday. ogunquitmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Twisted Path II: Contemporary American Art Informed by Tradition,” contemporary art show featuring native artists from the Northeast, through May. abbemuseum.org

UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: Dominic Chavez: “The Global Lens,” photography exhibit; Carlo Pittore, “Studio Life,” paintings; and Abe Ajay, “Constructions,” wall-oriented relief sculptures, all through Nov. 30.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Vessels Old and New,” marine works by Edward Mackenzie, Richmond Store Gallery. 737-4724. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

10X10 Art Exhibit and Sale, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Carlo Pittore: “Day of 1000 Drawings,” sale and silent auction, Fort Andross, Brunswick. 809-9670. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Courting the Muse,” watercolors by Ken Fellows, York Public Library. 363-2818. Opens Tuesday. Through Dec. 30.

Oil Paintings by Jack Riddle, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 30.

Monika Kirtland: “The World Around Us,” textile art, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 721-0766. Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 25.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Student Exhibition, The Gallery Room, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. 741-5865. Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 18.

CONTINUING

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Drawing the Line #8,” drawings, through today; Amy Stacey Curtis, “Drawing the Line #9,” through Nov. 18. 699-5083.

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

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Mary Bourke: “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, through Saturday. 772-2693.

Grapheteria Gallery, Portland: “Sicilia,” Sicilian photography exhibit, through Monday. 772-3709.
Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery): “Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding,” showcase of recent branding work by Maine graphic designers, through Nov. 28. maine.aiga.org

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: lan Sockloff, Norm Proulx and Bethany Mitchell, silver gelatin photographs, still life on surfaces and photography, through Saturday. 450-8499.

Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland: Photographer Stephanie Hatzenbuehler and graphic artist Morgan McAllister DiPietro, through Monday. 774-5948.

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Lori Ingraham: “Foliage” and Harry Nadler: “Sightings,” through Dec. 4. 781-2620.

Village Green Park, Yarmouth: Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, Sunday. 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.

Freeport Public Library: Mary Berry, contemporary landscapes in oil and acrylic, through Monday. 865-3307.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Henry Wolyniec: “New Work,” through Nov. 19. 725-8157.
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: “Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, through Monday. 373-1810.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Picture This,” photography exhibit, through Monday. 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 Monday; “Wearable Art,”  handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables, through Nov. 30. markingsgallery.com

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 Saturday; Sara Gray: “Transitions,” landscape photography, through Nov. 30. 699-5599.

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

George Marshall Store Gallery, York: Duncan Johnson, Robert LaBranche and David Orser, multi-media, through Nov. 13. 351-1083.

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

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

Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: “Focus on India,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch, through
Dec. 15. 439-5671.

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 Monday. damariscottarivergrill.com

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Entwined Metaphors: The Art of Florence Putterman,” through Nov. 4. fryeburgacademy.org

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “The Earthly and the Ethereal,” work by Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, through Sunday. 338-0001.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Paintings of Jobe Cole and Tom Andersen, through Nov. 27. 338-0555.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Still/Moving,” performance, video, sculptural objects, printmaking and photography by Deborah Wing-Sproul; “Sferics and Aural Ecosystem,” installation artists Zach Poff andN.B. Aldrich; and “Pieced” and “Wired,” contemporary artists Gabriella D’Italia, George Mason and Ellen Wieske, all through Dec. 11. cmcanow.org

Messler Gallery, Rockport: “Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” national juried exhibition, through Nov. 23. 594-5611.

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

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

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Painters Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, through Nov. 12. 594-5935.

Art Space Gallery, Rockland: Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach, plus 16 other artists, through Nov. 3. artspacemaine.com