• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Classical Pianist Artem Belogurov, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $5 for students and seniors. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 3 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn’s “Italian” symphony with guest conductor/violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.
Portland String Quartet, performing Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for ages 21 and under. 761-1522. Concert followed by reception, 2 p.m.
Vox Nova, “In Song: Sacred and Profane,” 30-voice a cappella chamber choir performs modern choral music, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $15. voxnovachoir.com. 3 p.m.
“Music from the Inside Out II,” Triple Helix performs final set of Beethoven Piano Trios, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill. $30; free for high school students and younger. bluehillconcerts.org. 3 p.m.
Decompression Chamber Music Season Four, program on Ravel’s string quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.
CiRCA, Australian Cirque Nouveau Troupe, dance and circus acrobatics, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $25, $28; $10 students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2.
Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” award-winning play about students in acting class revealing themselves through acting exercises, Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay-what-you-want. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 19.
“Trouble is My Business,” Maine premiere of Jazz Age thriller based on Raymond Chandler stories, Portland Stage Company. $30 to $39; $27 seniors; $15 students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today (final preview) and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 2. Through Feb. 19.
“Next Fall,” award-winning play about male partners and their relationship, presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 2. Through Feb. 19.
“Becky Shaw,” Mad Horse Theatre preview performance of Obie Award-winning comedy, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can today, Friday and Feb. 2. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Through Feb. 12.
“Metamorphoses,” Mary Zimmerman play based on Ovid’s transformation myths, performed by ninth- and 10th-graders, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. $5/donation at the door. merriconeag.org. 7 p.m. today and Friday.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare play, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
“As It Is In Heaven,” Heartwood Theater Company production about community and relationships, all ages; Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $18; $12 students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 4.
“Almost, Maine,” Lake Region Community Theatre production of John Cariana play, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton. $10. lrctme.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood,” classic mid-20th-century “play for voices,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $7/donation. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
“The Language Archive,” whimsical comedy about love, marriage and miscommunication, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and younger. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Through Feb. 5.
“The Pajama Game,” musical presented by Casco Bay High School, Portland High School Auditorium, Portland. $8; $5 with pajamas on. 874-8160. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Puss ‘N Boots,” satirical version of the classic Charles Perrault story by Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $8; $6 for ages 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 12.
Tribute to Scott Joplin and Al Jolson, by Ron Carroll and Friends; benefit for Portland resident Scott Linscott, who is waiting for a liver transplant; First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland. $10. firstparishportland.org. 2 p.m. Sunday (snow date is Feb. 12).
“You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running,” roles for three to seven men and two to six women, show opens on March 2, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Open Call Auditions, looking for actors, actresses, directors, musical directors, stage managers, tech persons and choreographers, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Heather Denkmire, oil pastels and paint on paper, canvas and wood, Dyer Library, Saco. sacomuseum.org. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 28.
College Night 2012, live music, art projects, free food and drinks, giveaways and prizes, Portland Museum of Art. Free for Maine college students with ID; $5 for others. portlandmuseum.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2.
Portland Museum of Art: “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, Part II,” work of various media and styles, through Sunday; “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small craft, through Feb. 5; “Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through March 12. portlandmuseum.org
University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: “Faces of War,” photo essay of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jerry Robinov, through Feb. 12; “Contemporary Maine Women Art Pioneers (Post WWII),” three-part exhibition focusing on Maine women artists, through Feb. 17. une.edu/artgallery/facesofwar.cfm
Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Take to the Streets!” photography exhibit examining American protest movements, through March 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
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris,” street photography of Webb, through Sunday; “Inside Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors,” contributions from private collectors since 1811, through April 15. bowdoin.edu
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History,” a look at Portland’s past via the ships that sailed through the harbors, the city’s shipping and ship-building industries, and more, through Feb. 14. mainemaritimemuseum.org
Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston: “James Ensor: ‘Scenes de la vie du Christ’ and Other Works,” lithographs, and “Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments,” paintings, through March 17. 786-6158.
Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Photographs by Sara Picard, still-life images in color, black and white, and sepia, through Tuesday; “Rugs All Marked Out: Biddeford’s Edward S. Frost,” celebration of 19th-century rug entrepreneur, and “Hooked Rugs of Artists from the Maine Tin Pedlar,” both through March 24. 283-3861.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Beyond Rugs!” rug-hooking textile art, through Feb. 5; “The Art of the Book,” focuses on the museum’s collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through April 1. 596-6457.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “The Circus Comes to Town,” Bex Bros. Circus (miniature circus figures) and more, through Feb. 26. penobscotmarinemuseum.org
UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: “The Moment: Paintings by Michael De Brito,” Lori Nix: “The City,” Brett Day Windham: “I Put a Spell on You” and George Terry: “Because You’re Mine,” all through March 24. umma.umaine.edu
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. abbemuseum.org
• ART GALLERIES
Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through March 14.
USM Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. today. Through Feb. 17.
“Biology Through the Lens” and “The Faces of Migration: Illustrations of Birds on Great Duck Island,” photography by students and artwork by Jordan Chalfant and Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Opens Friday. Through March 10.
Art Walk, downtown Biddeford. Free. www.biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Interpretations: Two Takes on Nature,” paintings and drawings by Greg Moody and metal sculptures by Jac Ouelette, Engine, Biddeford Arts. 229-3560. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, Craft, Camden. craftonelm.com. Opens Friday. Through May 1.
“Maine Art to Touch Your Heart,” pieces in wood, clay, fiber, metals, glass and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 29.
“Side by Side: Higgison and Higgison,” paintings, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 29.
“Artifacts and Particles,” photography by Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Through Feb. 26.
“Blue,” multiple artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opens Feb. 2. Through Feb. 26.
Zero Station Art, Design and Framing, Portland: “New and Recent Photographs” by Thomas Birtwistle, Cole Caswell and Bryan Graf, through Wednesday. zerostation.com
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Reflection, Revelation, Resolution,” dance images by painter Lori Austill and photographer Arthur Fink, through Tuesday. 774-5948.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Genesis,” work by Lucinda Bliss, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Shoshannah White, through Tuesday. 780-0700.
Flat Iron Gallery, Portland: “Gallery Artists,” multi-media, through Saturday. 838-7591.
Art House Picture Frames, Portland: “Drawn and Quartered: Hidden Treasures of the Studio,” through Tuesday. 221-3443.
Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia,” 45 photos of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, through March 31. 450-8499.
Coffee By Design (India Street), Portland: “Out of the Blue,” group show by YES Art Works, through April 1. yesartworks.org
The Blue Spoon, Portland: “Portraits,” by Michael Douglas, through Feb. 2. yesartworks.org
Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery): “Around the House,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art exhibition featuring 17 Maine photographers, through Saturday. 236-2875.
University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Juried student exhibition, through Feb. 19. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Eye Catchers,” artwork to please the eye and tickle the senses, through Monday. 699-5599.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “In the Forest by the Sea,” paintings by Jada Fitch, through Monday. 450-6695.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Art Maine 2012,” works by several artists, through Saturday. 772-2693.
Blue, Portland: “Forgotten Transport,” photos of old abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, through Tuesday. portcityblue.com
South Portland Public Library: “Seascapes,” photographic prints by photographer John Bald, through Saturday. southportlandlibrary.com
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Deborah Randall and Henry Kallem, drawings, through March 3. 781-2620.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Favorite Places,” oil paintings by Anne Lively, through Feb. 18. yarmouthlibrary.org
317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: Oils and pastels of Belize and Maine by Patti Bradley, through March 9. 846-6264.
Royal Bean, Yarmouth: Artisans collective mixed-media show and sale, through Tuesday. 846-7967.
North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth: “L’Avventura: Chronicling Amy’s (mis) Adventures in Italia and Elsewhere,” text and images by Amy Miller, through Feb. 17. 847-5423.
Freeport Public Library: “More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” photographs and poems presented by Family Crisis Services, through Tuesday. 865-3307.
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: “Multiples,” group exhibition with Mildred Johnson, George Mason and Isabelle Pelissier, through Wednesday. colemanburke.com
Thornton Oaks, Brunswick: Brunswick High School art exhibit, through Feb. 3. 729-8033.
Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath: “Midwinter Night’s Dream,” group show, through March 3. chocolatechurcharts.org.
Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): Fourth annual juried art exhibit, through Feb. 18. 725-1727.
University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “The Inspired Hand 5,” juried artwork by the Maine Crafts Association, through March 16. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery
University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: “Decor,” featuring artists Clint Fulkerson, Ian Henderson, Katrazyna Randall and Kate Russo, through, Feb. 12. umf.maine.edu
York Public Library: “Winter Show,” paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and mixed media presented by Ogunquit Art Association and York Library, through March 3. 363-2818.
Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: “Focus on India,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch, through Wednesday. 439-5671.
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Communique,” paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, through Feb. 26. 338-0555.
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport: “Maine Wood 2012,” biennial juried exhibition of outstanding Maine woodworkers, through Feb. 3. woodschool.org
Pascal Hall, Rockport: Metal work of Anastasia Glassman, through Saturday. 236-4272.
Camden Public Library: “Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” photos from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection, through Tuesday. 236-3440.
Bangor Public Library: Barbara Wood Brookings, “Seasons of Life,” oils and watercolors, plus minimal abstract paintings by Michael Anthony Higgins, through Tuesday. 947-8336.
College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: “Word as Art,” images combining words and art, through Feb. 3. 288-5015.
Archipelago, Rockland: “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” diverse works of four Maine artists, through March 16. 596-0701.