CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Vienna Piano Trio, Austrian trio plays Haydn’s Trio in E-Flat minor and more, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $6. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the DaPonte String Quartet, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

 

SATURDAY

Bates Gamelan Orchestra, with drummer-composer Wahyu Roche and dancer Achmad Farmis, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

Soprano Christina Astrachan, performing “Hausmusik,” benefit for the Oratorio Chorale, Falmouth Congregational Church. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students; free for children under 12. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

Kinderkonzert: “Brass Blast Off!” Portland Symphony Orchestra program for children, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $4. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. “Peter and the Wolf” with the PSO Woodwind Quintet, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Cordis Quartet, innovative chamber music from Boston, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $15; $10 for seniors; $4 for children under 12. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

The Met Opera: Live In HD, broadcast of Massenet’s “Manon,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $23; $21 for seniors. atthelincoln.org. Noon.

APRIL 5

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Elliott Schwartz & Friends, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

DANCE

2012 Winter Dance Concert, choreography by the director of the Bates College Dance Program and three dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $6; $3 for students and seniors. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” by Maine State Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

THEATER

“Heroes,” comedy about three WWII veterans in a French retirement home, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 to $19.50 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 April 5. Through April 22.

“Anything Goes,” Cole Porter musical by Wells High School Players, Wells High School. $5 to $8. 351-5741. 7 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Ink,” world premiere of play about the first woman published in America, presented by Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House. $20. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and April 5. Through April 15.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille,” Mardra Thomas as Billie Holiday with Flash Allen on piano, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 5. Through April 14.

“Guys and Dolls,” classic musical, Richmond High School. $8; $5 for students. 798-9348. 7 p.m. today and Friday.

Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts,” by Lorem Ipsum, all ages; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Sunday.

“Little Me,” Good Theater production of Neil Simon play, 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.

National Theatre of London Live: “She Stoops to Conquer,” live broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for ages 18 and under. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m., rebroadcast at 7 p.m. today.

National Theatre of London Live: “She Stoops to Conquer,” live broadcast, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Live at 2 p.m., rebroadcast at 7 p.m. today.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. lucidstage.com. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday.

“Honk!” award-winning musical comedy, Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium. $9. 985-1110. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

“A Few Good Men,” military courtroom thriller, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $15 for students; $18 for seniors. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Annie,” classic musical, Academy of Developing Artists of Maine, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. 423-2027. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by Young Company, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Freud’s Last Session,” by Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Public Library. $20. everymanrep.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“South Pacific,” classic musical, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $9; $6 for seniors and students. 839-5754. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7.

“Legally Blonde,” musical based on 2001 movie, Marshwood High School, South Berwick. $8. marshwoodmusic.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Write Right Wright,” Maine Playwrights Festival kick-off event by Acorn Productions, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10/donation. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Poland Players musical, suitable for all ages, Dr. Robert Wall Theatre, Poland. $8; $5 for children. 998-5400, Ext. 457. 7 p.m. Wednesday and April 5. Through April 7.

 

AUDITIONS

“Rumors,” Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. studiotheatreofbath.com.

7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

 

ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840,” historic furniture and artwork, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Ongoing.

Mainely Photo Arts by Murray Dellow, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opens Sunday. Through April 30.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” shared exhibit with Engine in Biddeford, Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 5. Through June 10.

 

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: Youth Art Month exhibition, through Sunday; “Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through April 8; “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, through May 28. portlandmuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors,” contributions from private collectors since 1811, and “Intimations of Independence: The First 100 Years of American Portraiture,” portraits of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, through April 15. bowdoin.edu

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Wall sculptures by UNE Students made from repurposed materials and with a marine theme, through Friday. 283-3861.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Rediscoveries 2: New Perspectives on the Permanent Collection,” though April 29. ogunquitmuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Art of the Book,” focuses on the museum’s collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through

Sunday. 596-6457.

 

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Altered Book Exhibition from Margo Ogden’s Workshop, Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Closing reception, 4 p.m. today.

Art Walk, downtown and in the mills, Biddeford. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“A Thickening Rhythm,” group exhibition, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburkegallery.com. Opening reception,

5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 19.

“Mindscapes in Watercolor” by Katharine A. Cartwright, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland. 594-6490. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through April 8.

“Victoria’s Wonderama,” original, site-specific and fantasy-themed work by eight local artists, Victoria Mansion, Portland. victoriamansion.org. Opens Friday. Through April 21.

“Red Horse,” works by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.

Printmaker and Illustrator Emily Walsh, new work, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Opens Sunday. Through April 30.

“Scenes from Maine,” landscapes and coastal scenes by Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opens Sunday. Through April 30.

“Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” sea mammals and seabirds carved in native and exotic woods by Wayne Robbins, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Through April 30.

“Gyotaku: The Ancient Art of Japanese Fish Prints,” by Jean Kigel, Little Tokyo, Brunswick. 798-6888. Opens Sunday. Through April 30.

“Local Colors,” works by Midcoast artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Opens Sunday. Through May 24.

“Illuminating the Beauty and Tragedy of Darfur,” student artwork with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus and dancing by Malika Sudanese dancers, Falmouth High School. 781-7429, Ext. 413. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Rural Harvest,” exhibit about stewardship and the vulnerability of family farming, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. mainefarmlandtrust.org. Opening reception with poetry reading, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through May 30.

“Master/Mentor: A Printmaking Collaboration — The Works of Don Gorvett and Sean Hurley,” A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. 699-2919. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. April 5. Through April 28.

Emily Bracale: “Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. Opening reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 5. Through April 30.

Sixth Biennial Invitational Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Artists’ reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 5. Through April 27.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” shared exhibit with the Saco Museum, Engine, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to

7:30 p.m. April 5. Through June 10.

“Botany of Desire,” multi-artist exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opens April 5. Through April 29.

 

CONTINUING

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

Lofts Gallery, Portland: “Open Spaces, Maine III,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, Ann Mohnkern and Louisa Wickard, through Friday. 773-1737.

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

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Portraits,” photographs by Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne, through Saturday. addisonwoolley.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Print/Counter-Print,” works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, through Friday. peregrinepress.com

3 Fish Gallery, Portland: “Attach,” new drawings by Amy Ray, through Friday. 773-4773.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “A Year of New Work” by Neil Wyrick, through Friday. harmonsbartons.com

St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Lisa Dombek, paintings and mixed media, through Friday. stlawrencearts.org

Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery): “Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” through Tuesday. portlandlibrary.com

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “Madness Immemorial,” tribute to H.P. Lovecraft by Brandon Kawashima and Michelle Souliere, through Friday. 253-6808.

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: “The Myths,” photographic exhibition on the evolving roles of women, through Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Royal Bean, Yarmouth: Artisans collective mixed-media show, through Friday. 846-7967.

Clayton’s Gourmet Market & Cafe, Yarmouth: “My (so-called) Teenage Life 2011-2012,” North Yarmouth Academy student photography exhibit, through April 30. nya.org

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

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Debra Arter: “Layers of Meaning,” mixed-media work, through today. 729-9108.

Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick: “Little House Meets Little Dog,” paintings by Melissa Capuano, through Friday. spindleworks.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: New work by Obie Buell, Susie Stevenson, Susan Hutton and Annette Kearney, through Friday. markingsgallery.com

Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath: “Springtime Floriade,” multi-disciplinary exhibit, through April 20. chocolatechurcharts.org

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Young at Art,” showcase of K-8 graders’ artwork, and “Callithump!” vending machine art, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: “Vernal Pools and the First Signs of Spring,” through April 28. 841-5914.

Engine, Biddeford Arts: “MERC: Mainers Recycling Cardboard,” through Friday. feedtheengine.org

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Another Part of Me,” staff and faculty exhibit, through Monday. une.edu

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

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: “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” fourth annual show, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “As High as Heaven,” paintings and drawings by Kenny Cole, through April 21. 338-0555.

River Arts, Damariscotta: “Playing Around: Art of the Imagination,” 96 works by 46 artists, with several 3D sculptures in a variety of media and assemblages, through today. riverartsme.org