Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with organ player Harold Stover, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. today.

“An Evening of Romantic Music,” with violin/violist Anatole Wieck and pianist Carmen Rodriguez, Merrill Hall (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington. $12; free for students and children under 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland String Quartet and Boston Public Quartet, works from Mozart, Brahms and BPQ member Daniel Sedgwick, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for students. larksociety.org. Pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m.; concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, “Three Curiosities” by Nathan Kolosko, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Feb. 23.


“The Glass Menagerie,” classic play by Tennessee Williams, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for seniors and students; pay what you want Thursdays. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Through Feb. 25.

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

“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.

“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. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Freud’s Last Session,” Heartwood Theater Company staged reading, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $8; $5 for students. 563-1373. 7 p.m. today and Friday.

“Almost, Maine,” heartwarming comedy presented by Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Beyond Therapy,” comedy by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $13, $15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 26.

“Wiley and the Hairy Man,” play for children based on an old Creole folktale about a little boy and his mother who face down a villain, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. 828-1234. 4:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Feb. 23. Through Feb. 26.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” comedy set in a Florida trailer park, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. 282-0849. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 26.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” epic play, Lucid Stage, Portland. $15; $10 for seniors and students. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Through March 4.

“Valentines with the Rat Pack,” five-course dinner theater show, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 25.

“Critical Review,” audience participation murder-mystery. Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $22.50 per person, $40 per couple (includes appetizers, dinner and dessert); $13 for show only. sanfordmainestage.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The History Boys,” dramedy, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $3. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Feb. 23-25.


Boothbay Playhouse 2012 Summer Season, singing auditions for “Urinetown” and “Once Upon a Mattress”; bring sheet music; shows are in June, July and August; Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6309. 6 to 9 p.m. today.

“A Midsummer-Night’s Texas-Size Nightmare” by Burton Bumgarner, roles for men and women ages 16 and older; show dates are May 4-12; Broad Bay Congregational UCC, Waldoboro. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.



“Telephones,” seven-minute compilation of Hollywood Film Clips, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Opens today. Through June 24.

“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels and photographs as well as several sculptures, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Feb. 23. Through May 28.


Portland Museum of Art: “Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through March 12; Tanja Alexia Hollander: “Are You Really My Friend?” photographs of Facebook friends, through June 17. portlandmuseum.org

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: “Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors,” contributions from private collectors since 1811; “Intimations of Independence: The First 100 Years of American Portraiture,” portraits of Thomas Jeffevrson, James Madison and more; and “Motion and Emotion,” Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker,” all through April 15; “Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions,” more than 20,000 objects, through June 24. bowdoin.edu

Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: “In a State of Becoming,” Inuit art from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, ongoing. bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum

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 May 13. 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. bates.edu/museum.

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Heather Denkmire, oil pastels and paint on paper, canvas and wood, through Feb. 28; “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. 24; “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 Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org



Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition 2012, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 4.

“Undressed 4,” figure drawing and painting group show, F-8 Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-3227. Artist reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 20.


Maine College of Art (MECA), Portland: Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments exhibit, through March 14. 699-5029.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Marking Time,” drawings by Avy Claire, through March 3. 699-5083.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Side by Side: Higgison and Higgison,” paintings, through Feb. 29. 774-5948.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Symbols of Love,” pieces that convey love in its many forms and meanings, through Feb. 29. 409-6617.

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Artifacts and Particles,” photography by Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger, through Feb. 26. 450-8499.

Coffee By Design (India Street), Portland: “Out of the Blue,” group show by YES Art Works, through April 1. yesartworks.org

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Color,” new works by several artists, through Feb. 25. 772-2693.

Art House Picture Frames, Portland: “Blood, Phelgm and Tears,” new paintings by Abbeth Russell, through Feb. 27. 221-3443.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Kevin Beers, “Trucks and Landscapes,” new paintings, through March 30. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “Lost Trail and Beyond,” illustrations by Ben Bishop, through Feb. 29. 253-6808.

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Juried student exhibition, through Sunday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “The Exquisite Bird,” photographs of birds by nature photographer Michael Milicia, through Feb. 29. daunis.com

South Portland Public Library: Portland Camera Club exhibit, work by Paul Schreiber and Mike Cullivan, through March 19. portlandcameraclub.org

Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, South Portland: Dennis Fournier, “Places We Know,” new works, through March 11.

Somerset Sports and Fitness Center, Scarborough: “The Good Ole Days: Men and Their Tools,” 19th-century tools used by surveyor Levi Weston, Skowhegan History House traveling display, through April 10. skowheganhistoryhouse.org

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: USM art faculty exhibition, through Friday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Falmouth Memorial Library: Four Seasons quilters, through Feb. 29. 781-2351.

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 Saturday. 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, through March 30. 846-7967.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Painting in Normandy and Beyond,” six-woman show, through March 30. 846-7777.

North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth: “L’Avventura: Chronicling Amy’s (mis) Adventures in Italia and Elsewhere,” text and images by Amy Miller, through Friday. 847-5423.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Viewpoints,” new work by painters Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, through May 1. 865-4519.

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: “Explorations,” work by Alan Mast, through Feb. 29. 725-5242.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath: “Midwinter Night’s Dream,” group show, through March 3. chocolatechurcharts.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Maine Art to Touch Your Heart,” pieces in wood, clay, fiber, metals, glass and more, through Feb. 29. markingsgallery.com

Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): Fourth annual juried art exhibit, through Saturday. 725-1727.

University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “The Inspired Hand 5,” juried artwork by Maine Crafts Association, through March 16. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Jazz Series,” black-and-white paintings by Richard Payette, through March 2. une.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.

York Art Association, York Harbor: “The Image and the Word,” artwork based on writing, prose or poetry, through March 4. 363-4049.

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Singular: Ten Artists’ Portraits of Objects,” through March 18. 935-9232.

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Charles Gatewood’s Wall Street,” rare vintage and contemporary photographs of the 1970s, through March 17. 967-9120.

Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk: Figurative nude art exhibition, through Monday. thesharpegallery.com

Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: “Focus on India,” photos by New Hampshire craftsman Lawrence Elbroch, through March 31. 439-5671.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Round Pond artist Jill Tarkleson, through March 3. 563-2111.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Communique,” paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, through Feb. 26. 338-0555.

University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast: Selections from the Elmer Montgomery collection and “The Atlantic Fisherman,” Penobscot Marine Museum traveling exhibition, through April 30. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Blue,” multiple artist show, through Feb. 26. aarhusgallery.com

Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery: “Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” Penobscot Marine Museum traveling exhibition, through Feb. 29. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Craft, Camden: Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, through May 1. craftonelm.com

Bangor Public Library: Minako McKenzie, pencil and monochromatic portraits, through Feb. 29. 947-8336.

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor: “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, both through March 10. 288-5015.

Archipelago, Rockland: “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” diverse works of four Maine artists, through March 16. 596-0701.