• CLASSICAL MUSIC

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string quartet plays Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, Freeport Community Center. Free. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m.

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string quartet plays Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, State Street Church, Portland. Free. 251-1953. 5 p.m.

“A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias,” with Margaret Yauger and Malcolm Smith, USM Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. $15; $10 seniors; $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m.

Frank Glazer and Duncan Cumming, four-hand piano compositions by Mozart, Bizet, Schubert and Brahms, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14, $16; students free. 689-2000. 7:30 p.m.

“From Bach to the Beatles,” two sides of classical guitar, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $10 to $15. 933-9999. 7 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string quartet plays Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free. 967-9120. Noon. 

SUNDAY

Boston Conservatory Grad Student Piano and Violin Recital, with pianist Nicholas Place and violinist Nicole Parks, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. Free. 650-2776. 2 p.m.

“And the Glory: Masterpieces for Chorus and Organ,” led by Robert Russell and Ray Cornils, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17; free for ages 12 and under. 842-0800. 3 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. Free. 329-5708. 6 to 9 p.m. 

MONDAY

“Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music,” collaborations with Maine historian Earle Shettleworth, Shaker Arnold Hadd and cellist Maren Askins, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. 761-1522. 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

• DANCE

“Fieldwork: Dance and Storytelling with Lida Winfield and Ellen Smith Ahern,” Vermont Dance Co. production, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. today and Friday.

Raqs Afire Gala Belly Dance Show, featuring Zafirah, Rosa Noreen and more, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday. 

• THEATER

“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. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 10. 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. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 10. 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. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” by the Theatre Company at FHS, Falmouth High School. $5, $7. 329-5858. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Doll House,” Henrik Ibsen drama, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 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 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. today and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

“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.

“Betrayal,” drama about one-upmanship, dishonesty and deception by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $15 to $18. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 10. Through Nov. 12.

“Beowulf,” Heartwood Theater Company youth production of ancient epic poem, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle. $8 to $15. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“101 Years of Broadway,” musical revue with songs from hit Broadway musicals, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $37 to $46. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” comedy starring Susan Poulin as Ida Le Clair, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 children. 782-3200. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Nov. 13.

“Salute Our Vets,” swinging patriotic cabaret, Naples American Legion Post 155. $8, $10. lrctme.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Welcome Home, Hamlet,” dark comedy cabaret version of Shakespeare tragedy, Stonington Opera House. $20. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mystery for Hire, dinner theater: “Murder Most Medieval,” Marco’s Restaurant, Lewiston, $36.95; reservations required. 783-0336. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Whuu Done It?” mystery dinner theater, First Universalist Church of Auburn. $12; $5 for children. 783-0461. 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

Acorn Productions’ “Naked Shakespeare Performances,” The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $8/donation. 854-0065. “Willas and Willies,” 8 p.m. Monday. Through Dec. 5. 

• AUDITIONS

“Dr. Doolittle,” parts for children ages 8 to 16, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. 657-2244. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” prepare a two-minute dialogue; show runs March 23 to April 1; Theater Project, Brunswick. 729-8584. 6 to 9 p.m. Monday (call to schedule slot). 

• ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs,” photos of everyday people and public events over a 40-year period, through Dec. 18; “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles, and small craft, through Feb. 5. portlandmuseum.org

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; “Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?”, selections of 19th- and 20th-century art, through Jan. 22; “After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris,” street photography of Webb, through Jan. 29. 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: “Jason Larkin: Past Perfect,” 2011 Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, through Nov. 27; Louise Nevelson, sculptures, through Dec. 31; Paul Caponigro, “The Presence of Hidden Spaces,” black-and-white photographs, through Jan. 15; “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; “Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,” women in staged narratives, through Dec. 18. 786-6158.

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Twisted Path II: Contemporary American Art Informed by Tradition,” contemporary art show featuring native artists from the Northeast, through May; “Indians and Rusticators,” through December 2012. 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

Joseph Nicoletti and Glenn Renell: “Northeast X Southwest,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Nov. 26.

Jeni McLaughlin: “Save Them,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

First Friday Art Walk, ,various locations, Portland. Free. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Wendy Klemperer, public sculptures, Portland International Jetport, Portland. 688-4468. Artist reception, 3 to 4 p.m. Friday. Permanent installation.

Liz Bernier, Stacey Whipple, Patricia Knittel and Jane Sleeper, fall show, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. 761-0408. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

Betsy Levine, fine pottery, Maine Potters Market, Portland. 774-1633. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

New Artworks by Aria Tuki, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, Falmouth. 781-7911. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Addicted to Love,” drawings and prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Davidson and Daughter Revisited,” paintings, sculpture and jewelry, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 772-6467. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 2.

“Zero Four 101er,” paintings by Joe Fournier, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Artist reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Perspective,” new and recent works by painter Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 27.

Holiday Extravaganza, more than 60 Maine artists, craftsmen, poets and musicians, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 24.

“Rules of Domesticity,” work by Cynthia J. Ahlstrin, Debra Arter, Jennifer Booker and Barbara Nelson Emerson, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 26.

“Smash Knock ‘Em Dead,” paintings, pastels and ceramics by Robert Nason and Julian Moran, running with scissors, Portland. 831-5682. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 25. 

CONTINUING

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

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

Art House Picture Frames, Portland: “Portland Overviews,” paintings by Nathaniel Larrabee, through Nov. 30. 221-3443.

The Gallery Room, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland: SMCC senior art student exhibition, through Nov. 18. 741-5865.

Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Oil paintings by Jack Riddle, through Nov. 30. 799-1720.

USM 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.

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.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Henry Wolyniec: “New Work,” through Nov. 19. 725-8157.

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

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables, through Nov. 30. markingsgallery.com

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: 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 Public Library: “Courting the Muse,” watercolors by Ken Fellows, through Dec. 30. 363-2818.

York Art Association, York Harbor: Abstract art exhibition, through Nov. 20. 363-4049.

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.

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

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 and N.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.

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 today. artspacemaine.com

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “Still Life,” paintings by Harold Garde, through Nov. 12. 667-6611.

Slates Restaurant and Bakery, Hallowell: Bill Haley, photography, through Nov. 21.

Art Galleries at UMaine Machias: Paintings by Marilyn Carr, through Nov. 11. 255-1279.