• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
USM School of Music Composers Showcase, classical to contemporary pieces, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, music of Spanish and Latin composers by Donald Alfano, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12; $5 for students ages 18 and under. 646-7055. 8 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Quynh Nugyen plays Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12; $5 for students ages 18 and under. 646-7055. 8 p.m.
“Carmina Burana,” with USM School of Music faculty members, the USM Concert Band and the USM Chorale; proceeds go toward music scholarships; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15/donation. porttix.com. 3 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, student recital, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. 646-7055. 3 p.m.
Decompression Chamber Music: Season Four, Samuel Barber’s quartet, Op. 11, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.
Imogen Cooper, classical pianist, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $40; $10 students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.
Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, spring dance concert, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. today and Friday.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $66. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Lullaby,” presented by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. April 26.
“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. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Playwrights Festival, evening of short plays presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18; $16 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 26. Through April 28.
David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater,” story of two actors, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for students and seniors; Thursday night performances are pay-what-you-can. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and April 26. Through May 5.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” children’s theater, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. today; 1 and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Steel Magnolias,” comedy-drama about Southern women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for students and seniors. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29.
“Steel Magnolias,” by Belfast Maskers, Waldo County Shrine Club, Belfast. $15; $10 for teens; $5 for children. 338-9668. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Pinocchio,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students; $25 per family. 415-6251. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
John Logan’s “Defining Marriage,” play based on testimony on Proposition 8 trial in California presented by York Readers Theater; discussion follows performance; York Public Library. Free. york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Dr. Doolittle,” Fiddlehead Players production based on classic story of a man who can talk to animals, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $9; $6 for children under 16. fiddleheadcenter.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Through April 28.
Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” farcical comedy, benefits Waldo Youth Theatre, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10 or pay-what-you-can. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Hedda Gabler,” Henrik Ibsen’s shocking drama presented by USM Theatre, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $8 for students; $11 for seniors; Wednesday show is $5 for all seats. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. April 26. Through April 29.
Maine Playwrights Festival, “Take Two,” an evening of two-minute plays presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $14; $12 for students and seniors. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” writer Elizabeth Peavey’s one-woman show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,” comedy about a theatrical awards show, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $20; $15 for seniors and students. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Steel Magnolias,” by Belfast Maskers, Union Hall (Town Hall), Searsport. $15; $10 for teens; $5 for children. 338-9668. 7 p.m. April 26. Through April 29.
“Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Thornton Academy, Saco. $8; $6 for students and seniors. thorntonacademy.org. 7 p.m. April 26.
“Chess: The Musical” (London version), casting six men, two women and a large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday and April 26.
• ART MUSEUMS
2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 22.
“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” more than 70 paintings, drawings and never-before-exhibited letters, Portland Museum of Art. Opens Saturday. Through July 15.
Andew Wyeth: “Summers in Port Clyde,” watercolors from 1930s and ’40s, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 4.
Portland Museum of Art: “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, through May 28; Tanja Alexia Hollander: “Are You Really My Friend?” photographs of Facebook friends, through June 17. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “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; “Downtown Portland, Circa 1912,” historic photos, through June 30. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944,” through May 1. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Motion and Emotion: Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker,” through June 3; “Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions” and “Telephones,” seven-minute compilation of Hollywood film clips, through June 24; Lesley Vance, paintings, and Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan: “On Great Cranberry Island,” charcoal drawings and etchings, through July 1. bowdoin.edu
Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World,” Inuit artifacts, through June 1. 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: “Senior Exhibition 2012,” multi-media, through May 26. bates.edu/museum
Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Mainely Photo Arts by Murray Dellow, 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, through June 10. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Rediscoveries 2: New Perspectives on the Permanent Collection,” though April 29. ogunquitmuseum.org
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “A Magic Carpet Ride from the Kennebunks to Saudi Arabia,” crafts, images and art from Saudi Arabia, through April 28; “Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840,” historic furniture and artwork, through May 25. 985-4802.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Art of the Book,” collection of 19th- and 20th-century books, through May 20; “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sept. 23. farnsworthmuseum.org
UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: John Goodman: “Moments Abstracted,” photography; Ruth Marshall: “Vanished into Sticks,” animal pelts made from felt; and Jemma Gascione: “Slab Waltz,” sculpture and ceramics; through June 9. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
Master Wood Carver Thomas Cute and His Apprentices, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. 834-7536. Opening reception, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today. Through May 25.
Duncan Hewitt: New Sculpture, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through May 19.
“Hang 10 with the Maine 10,” group exhibition, Damariscotta River Grill. damariscottarivergrill.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 11.
“Edge of the Sea,” Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 26. Through June 9.
Bernice Masse Rosenthal, assemblage and collage, Newcastle Square Realty. 563-1625. Artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 26. Through June 2.
A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland: “Master/Mentor: A Printmaking Collaboration — The Works of Don Gorvett and Sean Hurley,” through April 28. 699-2919.
Victoria Mansion, Portland: “Victoria’s Wonderama,” original, site-specific and fantasy-themed work by eight local artists, through Saturday. victoriamansion.org
St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Printmaker and illustrator Emily Walsh, new work, through April 30. stlawrencearts.org
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Two Colorists,” Tom Curry and Andrea Peters, through May 26. 699-5599.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “The Portland Show,” sixth biennial invitational, through April 27. 772-2693.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “10 Years in Portland: An Illustrator’s Saga,” artwork by Joel Rivers, through April 30. 253-6808.
Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland: Linda Murray and Joy Scott, “Organic Musings,” through April 30. harmonsbartons.com
Aucocisco Galleries, Portland: Grace DeGennaro and Brece Honeycutt, “Woven Mysteries,” through May 4. 775-2222.
Portland Public Library: Carol Bass, “A Powerful Joy of Colors,” through April 27. portlandlibrary.com
Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “In & Out of Abstraction,” photography, through April 28. addisonwoolley.com
Mayo Street Arts, Portland: “Dark Unknown Pleasures,” oil paintings and mixed media by Mayo Street Arts interns and USM students, through April 30. mayostreetarts.org
Glickman Family Library (Unum Great Reading Room), Portland: “Chronology of a Life: Artist’s Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” through April 30. 228-8014.
Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland: “Show and Tell,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by 27 local children and teens with autism spectrum disorder, through August. kitetails.org
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Colors that Talk to Each Other,” acrylic paintings by Jean Beal, through April 30. 773-6011.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Lullaby for Maine,” artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, through June 16. une.edu/artgallery
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Spring Salon,” group exhibit of paintings, sculpture, pottery and works on paper, through Saturday. 699-5083.
Salt Exchange, Portland: “Reflections,” sea-inspired oil paintings and metallic driftwood sculptures by Ellen Thayer, through April 30. thesaltexchange.net
Flat Iron Gallery, Portland: Diane Bowie Zaitlin, mixed media, through May 2. 838-7591.
Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland: Jac Ouellette, “Favorite Views,” oil paintings, through May 18. 842-9200.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Scenes from Maine,” landscapes and coastal scenes by Jay LaBrie, through April 30. richardboydpottery.com
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: USM Art Department Bachelor of Fine Art exhibit, through May 4. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Clyde McCulley, “A Digital Homage to Edward Hopper,” John Knight, “Drawing on Wildflowers” and Annette Kearney, “Abstract Currents,” through May 12. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Red Horse,” works by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 28. 846-6264.
317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: Art show by students of Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, through Tuesday. 846-6264.
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: “Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, through May 31. 846-7777.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Viewpoints,” new work by painters Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, through May 1. 865-4519.
Little Tokyo, Brunswick: “Gyotaku: The Ancient Art of Japanese Fish Prints” by Jean Kigel, through April 30. 798-6888.
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: “A Thickening Rhythm,” group exhibition, through May 19. colemanburkegallery.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “The Art of the Needle,” needlepoint tapestries by Jill Vendituoli, through Monday. mainefiberarts.org
Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): “Joy of the Lens,” original photography by year-round Maine residents, through May 12. topshamlibrary.org
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” sea mammals and seabirds carved in native and exotic woods by Wayne Robbins, through April 30. markingsgallery.com
Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath: “Springtime Floriade,” multi-disciplinary exhibit, through Friday. chocolatechurcharts.org
Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: “Vernal Pools and the First Signs of Spring,” through April 28. 841-5914.
York Public Library: York schools art exhibit, work by students in K-12, through April 30. york.lib.me.us
Engine, Biddeford: “The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” shared exhibit with the Saco Museum, through June 10. feedtheengine.org
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: “Botany of Desire,” multi-artist exhibit, through April 29. aarhusgallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “As High as Heaven,” paintings and drawings by Kenny Cole, through Saturday. 338-0555.
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast: “Rural Harvest,” exhibit about stewardship and the vulnerability of family farming, through May 30. mainefarmlandtrust.org
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art show, through May 18. waterfallarts.org
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Sarah Carter, oil paintings, through May 29. 563-2111.
Damariscotta River Grill: “Spring Works” by Cynthia Hammett, Ed McCartan and Dorothy K. Magadieu, through Tuesday. damariscottarivergrill.com
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “Local Colors,” works by Midcoast artists, through May 24. mainegardens.org
Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Maine Photography Show, through May 5. 633-2703.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Occupy Art! Union of Maine Visual Artists in Action,” through April 28. harlowgallery.org
Craft, Camden: Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, through May 1. craftonelm.com
Camden Public Library: “The Marine Photography of Red Boutilier,” through April 30. 236-3440.
Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Painters, Players and Poets,” Maine artists, players/composers, poets and chair makers, Through May 9. 935-9232.
University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: “Moxie: Senior Art Exhibition 2012,” through May 12. 778-1062.
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Agri-CULTURE: A Celebration of Farming in Art and Community,” through Saturday. rivertreearts.org
Georgetown Historical Society: Stuart Ross, “Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” through May 12. 371-9200.
Bangor Public Library: Emily Bracale, “Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” through April 30. www.bpl.lib.me.us
College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: “A Century of Farming,” through Sunday. coa.edu