Art

“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” paintings, drawings and never-before-exhibited letters, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org. Through July 15.

“The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 23.

“The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944,” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854; treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Monday.

Jean Kigel, Gyotaku: the ancient art of Japanese fish prints, Little Tokyo, Brunswick. 798-6888. Through Monday.

“Chronology of a Life: Artist’s Books, Poems and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” Glickman Family Library, Unum Great Reading Room, Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Monday.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin, mixed media, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland. 838-7591. Through Wednesday.

“Local Colors,” midcoast artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through May 24.

“The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Also at Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Through June 10.

Mainely Photo Arts by Murray Dellow, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Monday.

“Two Colorists,” oil paintings by Tom Curry and Andrea Peters, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through May 26.

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

“Smokin’ Hot,” invitational exhibition and silent auction of cigar box art, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through June 1.

USM Art Department bachelor of fine art exhibit, ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Friday.

Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, by Maine photographers, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. Through May 12.

“Moxie,” senior art exhibition 2012, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-1062. Through May 12.

“10 Years in Portland: An Illustrator’s Saga,” artwork by Joel Rivers, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Monday.

“Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through May 31.

“A Thickening Rhythm,” five artists, various media, installation and performance, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 19.

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

Printmaker and illustrator Emily Walsh, new work, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Through Monday.

“Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” spring show by Stuart Ross, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Through June 15.

Annual senior exhibition, works from 14 studio art majors, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 26.

John Goodman, “Moments Abstracted,” photography, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through June 9.

Ruth Marshall, “Vanished into Sticks,” animal pelts made from felt, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through June 9.

Jemma Gascione, “Slab Waltz,” sculpture and ceramics, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through June 9.

“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits and Art 1685-1840,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through May 25.

“Colors That Talk to Each Other,” acrylic paintings by Jean Beal, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through Monday.

Marine photography by Red Boutilier, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Monday.

“Lullaby for Maine,” an exhibition of artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through June 16

“Favorite Views,” oil paintings by Jac Ouellette, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland. 842-9200. Through May 18.

Maine Photography Show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Saturday.

“Animal Allies: Innuit Views of the Natural World,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/arctic-musem. Ongoing.

Clyde McCulley, “A Digital Homage to Edward Hopper”; John Knight, “Drawing on Wildflowers”; and Annette Kearney, “Abstract Currents,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 12.

“Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art show, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through May 18.

“Flora and Fauna,” painting, sculpture, photography and other media, River Arts, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Through May 31.

Duncan Hewitt, new sculpture, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through May 19.

“Edge of the Sea,” celebration of the sea by local artists, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Through June 9.

“Hang 10 with the Maine 10,” 10 women artists, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. damariscottarivergrill.com. Through June 11.

“Show and Tell,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by 27 local children and teens with autism spectrum disorder, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. Through August.

Sarah Carter, oil paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Through May 29.

“Painters, Players and Poets,” Maine artists, players/composers, poets and chair makers, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through May 9.

Bernice Masse Rosenthal, assemblage and collage, Newcastle Square Realty, Newcastle. 563-1625. Through June 2.

Andrea Sulzer, works on paper, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through June 3.

 

Art Openings

May group exhibit, multi-media exhibit features works by five artists with ties to Maine, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through May 27.

“Gaining Perspective,” photos and paintings by Yarmouth High School Students, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through May 25.

“Maine the Way I See It,” watercolors, prints and cards by Bev Bevilacqua, The Barn Art Gallery at North Creek Farm, Phippsburg. 798-5820. Through May 31.

“Exploring Bogs,” ink and prismacolor drawings by Barbara Bean, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through May 31.

“Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in multi-media by several Maine artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through June 30.

J. David Deal, landscapes, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. Through June 4.

Fantastical art exhibit, depictions of creatures both strange and familiar by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Tess Feltes, Robert Squier and Teri Weidner, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through June 30.

“Feeling the Love,” watercolors by Ted Keller, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. 594-7745. Through May 29.

“The Laws of Nature,” watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, Rougette Gallery, Rockland. rougettegallery.com. Through May 25.

“Continuance,” sculpture by James Marshall, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through June 25.

Frank Poole, dreamy Holga photographs, Portland Photo Works. 228-5829. Through May 31.

“Monsters,” Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. pineconeandchickadee.com. Through June 3.

Judy May, oils, watercolors, pastels and charcoal, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opens Tuesday; through May 31.

Susan Barnes, new work, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through May 26. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“A Murder of Crows,” multiple artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through May 27. First Friday opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Pulse” New Paintings by Liz Prescott, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland. flatirongallerymaine.com. First Friday opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The HeART of the Home,” fine craft for home and mom, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsandbartons.com. Through May 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Artist reception with Kate Smith, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. embergrove.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Sean Alonzo Harris and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, photographs, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through May 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Phosart Photography, Kennebunkportfolio, Ella J Art, Becoming Jewelry, Castle Cottage and More, Galleries at Morning Walk, Kennebunk. 408-2236. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Secrets That Objects Share,” Fran Vita-Taylor and Victor Romanyshyn, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through May 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Victorians Riding Dinosaurs,” artwork by Elisabeth Heller, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through May 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Nineteen Local Artists Exhibit New Work, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. artspacemaine.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Where Everything Is Color,” paintings by Kifah Abdulla, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through May 26. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Living Lights,” bioluminescence by Jane Piselli, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Opening reception, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Diorama of migrating songbirds on Great Duck Island by Jordan Chalfant, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Opening reception, 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Friday.

Maine Women in the Arts Spring Awards Show, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6.

 

Auditions

“The Sound of Music,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. schoolhousearts.org. Show dates are July 5 through 22. 6 to 8:30 p.m. today and Monday.

“Mesmerized,” musical, Snowlion Repertory Company. Show date is June 28. The Hutchins School, South Portland. 518-9305. Call for appointment, 1 to 3 p.m. today.

 

Benefits

Third Annual “Flaws for a Cause,” fine pottery, handmade in Maine, sale benefits Cultivating Community’s New American Sustainable Agriculture Project, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Monday.

2nd Annual Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K and Fun Run, race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, Brunswick, $20 to $25, $10 for fun run. tinyurl.com/goforbaroque. Fun run at 9 a.m.; 5K at 9:30 a.m. today.

Heart of Biddeford Presents At The Oak + The Ax, featuring Delilah Poupore with Jen Comeau, Todd Lesser and Andre Villoch, benefits Heart of Biddeford’s downtown revitalization efforts, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5 to $10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Preble Street Benefit Concert, pianist Paul Sullivan and vocalist Theresa Thomason, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, $25. stalbansmaine.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

North Yarmouth Academy annual charity auction, dinner, music by Steel Industry, cash bar, benefits financial aid and enrichment programs at NYA, Travis Roy Ice Arena, Yarmouth, $30 advance, $35 door. 847-5423. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Boys to Men: A Celebration of Growth,” second annual event, live bluegrass, food, drinks, live and silent auctions, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $40 advance, $45 door, $75 to $85 per couple. maineboystomen.org. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Art Festival, jewelry, lawn ornaments, quilted items, paintings, note cards, pottery and more, benefits the Cancer Community Center, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $3. 939-6966. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WMPG 8th Annual Fashion Show, local designers show their creations, includes pre-show entertainment by Dark Follies, Asylum, Portland, $5 to $10, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Antiques Appraisal Day, with Bruce Buxton and his team of experts, $15 for one object, $25 for two and $30 for three, benefits the museum, Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Walk-A-Thon, all-ages fun walk benefits Dead River Area Historical Society, Stratton Elementary School. 246-2271. 10 a.m. Saturday; rain date May 21.

Cruisin’ to Graduation Car Show, benefits Project Graduation, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, $3 to $4. 542-0848. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6.

WRFR’s Fourth Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction, runway show with clothing from Maine boutiques and designers, silent auction, live music, with Rock Coast Rollers Roller Derby skaters, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland, $5 advance, $8 door. rajoartworks.com. 7 p.m. May 6.

Fourth Annual Maine’s Got Talent Competition, benefits Miss Maine Scholarship Program, Morgan Hill Event Center, Hermon, $15 to $25. 848-7100. Doors open at 1 p.m.; silent auction from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; competition at 3 p.m. May 6.

Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate-covered fruit, sundaes, beverages and more, benefits seminary restoration fund, Parsonsfield Seminary, $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m. May 6.

 

Books and Authors

Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, authors and illustrators of “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit” and “There Goes Ted Williams,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 1 p.m. today.

John McDonald, author of “John McDonald’s Maine: A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Robert Taylor, author of “A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ellan Baker, author of “I Gave My Heart To Know This,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Shuman, author of “Local Dollars, Local Sense,” Space, Portland, free. space538.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ellen Alderman, co-author of “The Right to Privacy” and “In Our Defense (The Bill of Rights in Action),” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. Noon Thursday.

Friday Local Author Series, Jan Pieter van Vorst van Beest, author of “New Mainers,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Carl Little, author of “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond,” Legacy Properties Sothebys International Realty, Portland. 770-2228. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Classical Music

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, “One Vision: Music of Queen,” featuring USM Chamber Singers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. 842-0800. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. today.

“Celebrate Spring with St. Cecilia,” madrigals, sea shanties, sacred texts and poems, with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, First Congregational Church, Camden, $15, students free. 563-2920. 3 p.m. today.

“Cold Fusion,” Oratorio Chorale with the Orchid Ensemble, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. today.

USM classical guitar recital, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, donation. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

Violinist Jennifer Koh, “Bach and Beyond” program, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $34, students $10. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Quasimodal Chorus, choral pieces and folk arrangements, Camden Public Library, $10. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin Chorus and Orchestra, premiere of Jenkins Requiem with Shakuhachi, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free, tickets required. bowdoin.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, concert of Mozart, Rychlik and Jongen, Freeport Community Center, donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, Concert of Mozart, Rychlik and Jongen, State Street Church, Portland, donation. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 5 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, Concert of Mozart, Rychlik and Jongen, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, donation. 967-9120. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Seaglass Chorale, annual pops concert, Kennebunk Town Hall, $12 advance, $15 door. 985-8747. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kotzschmar Centennial Celebration with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $70. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. May 6.

Seaglass Chorale, annual pops concert, Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, $12 advance, $15 door. 985-8747. 4 p.m. May 6.

 

Comedy

Comedy Night, with Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle and Phoebe Angle, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, $12. capelocalbuzz.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Irish Luggage Tour” with Big Daddy Irish, featuring Colleen McCauly Coughlan and Stephen Cloutier, Events on Broadway, South Portland, $17. 767-7395. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Dance

Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $8. 653-5012. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 8 Friday.

“Cinderella,” Bangor Ballet, Ellsworth High School, $5 to $12. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Community Dance Series contra dance, live music and caller Maggie Robinson, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lesson at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 Saturday.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Mayfair, Maypole dancing, family activities, live music, food and citywide yard sales, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. visitbath.com. All day Saturday.

May Day Festival, Downtown Plaza, Kennebunk. Parade at 1:30 p.m., all day Saturday.

 

Films

Summer film series, “Amelie,” Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Film screenings, student short films “Reasonable Doubt” and “As Above So Below,” College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 4 p.m. Thursday.

“Under African Skies,” documentary about the making of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album, Luther Bonney Hall, USM, Portland, free. usm.maine.edu. 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

For Children

Storytime in the Garden, hour-long stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission ($6 to $12). 633-4333. 10 a.m. Monday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert, “The Story of Abbie Burgess,” for ages 3 to 7, Dyer Library, Saco, $4. 773-6128, ext. 308. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Storywalk, with children’s author Cathryn Falwell, self-guided tours combine physical activity and reading, Bath Library Park. 373-6585. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Music

Jazz Brunch, Richard Marsters, light jazz, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach, $12.99, buffet. 937-3250. 10 a.m. today.

Sarah Blacker and Will Dailey, singer-songwriters, EP-release show, with Anna Lombard, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m. today.

Micah Blue Smaldone, Coke Weed, The Black Swans, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. today.

Hot Jazz Brunch, Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and POWERS, synth, Space, Portland, $8, 18-plus. space538.org. 8 p.m. today.

Monday Night Blues Series, Chris Beard, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 596-6055. 7 p.m. Monday.

Bob Weir, State Theatre, Portland, $40 advance, $45 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Kathleen Edwards, with Hannah Georgas, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Charlie Musselwhite, blues harmonica, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $35. 596-6055. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

USM School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensemble, selections from Nat King Cole, George Gershwin and Randy Newman, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gordon MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, instrumental,Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50 advance, $41.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bowdoin College World Music Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Gordon MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. braysbrewpub.com. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ottmar Liebert, instrumental, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $35 advance, $40 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensemble, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Moses Iron, blues, benefit show for Paul Agakian, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, $15, two for $25, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dierks Bentley, 2012 “Country and Cold Cans” Tour, with the Eli Young Band and Will Hoge, Augusta Civic Center, $23 to $33. 626-2400. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gypsy Moth Quartet, music of the Paris jazz age, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $8. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Miss Fairchild, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, $2 if you wear a Star Wars costume, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Breakers Jazz Band, swing and big band music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10 advance, $15 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $23. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Darrell Scott CD-release show, Mark Erelli opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Evan Goodrow Duo, funk and blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Friday.

MercyMe, “Hurt and the Healer” live tour with Chris August and Moriah Peters, contemporary Christian music, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, $20 to $50. lighthouseevents.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Day for Night, three decades of acoustic country music, presented by Bates Downtown Series, 22 Park St., Lewiston, free. 786-6135. 5 p.m. Friday.

Attila Vural, guitar, Crow Town Gallery, Lubec, $10 advance, $15 door. cobscookmusic.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

M. Ward, with the Lee Ranaldo Band, State Theatre, Portland, $23 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Judy Collins, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Turtle Island Quartet, violins, viola and cello, music of Jimi Hendrix, Rockport Opera House, $30 to $40, $8 for ages 18 and under. 236-2823. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rachel Efron CD-release show, Liz Longley opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Johnny Wad and the Cash, rock, blues and country covers, Inn on the Blues, York Beach, 21-plus. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet, “Anything Goes,” the music of Cole Porter, Freeport Community Library, free. 865-3307. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Village Coffee House, Casco Bay Tummlers (Klezmer music), New Gloucester Congregational Church, $5 to $10. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

King Fu, with Restless Groove, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $8, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rockin’ Recons with Justin Lindsay, local favorites since their ’60s heyday, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. francocenter.org. Doors at 8 p.m. May 6.

Foxy Shazam, American rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. May 6.

Judy Collins, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. May 6.

The Music Makers, tunes from ’40s through ’60s, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $12 advance, $15 door. 651-5714. 2 p.m. May 6.

Turtle Island Quartet, music of John Coltrane, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15 to $20. laarts.org. 2 p.m. May 6.

Musica de Filia Spring Concert, folk, Broadway, contemporary, gospel and more, South Portland High School, $5 to $10. musicadefilia.com. 2 p.m. May 6.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition, all welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. May 6.

 

Outdoors

Feathers Over Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

 

Special Events

2012 Old York Decorator Show House, Harmon House, 19 Harmon Park Road, York Harbor, presented by Museums of Old York, $5. oldyork.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Great Maine Bike Swap, buy or sell, hundreds of bicycles of all types, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland, $3, 12 and under free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Bloomsday Portland 2012 presents “Ulysses for the Fun of It,” weekly listening session of a recording of Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. maineirish.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Puppet show, live performances of African-style dancing and drumming led by Marita Kennedy-Castro and Dylan Blanchard, with art exhibit of puppets made by kids in the Children’s Puppet Workshop, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

SLAP — Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, theatrical women’s arm wrestling, inaugural tournament, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Plow Day, draft horse demonstrations, wagon rides, blacksmith, Carriage Museum exhibit, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, free, $5 for pony rides. skylinefarm.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Rain date May 12.

Maine State Ballet’s “Black and White Ball,” dancing and socializing, cash bar, DJ, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $25. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Fourth Annual Lewistunning Dragapalooza, presented by Out Right L/A and Outfront at Bates College, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $10. outrightla.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

Theater

“The Sweetest Sounds … Music of Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin,” Lincoln County Community Theater production, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $7 to $12. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy-drama about Southern women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

Acorn Productions’ 24-Hour Portland Theater Project, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. acorn-productions.org. 5 and 8 p.m. today.

“Abundance,” twist on the classic Western epic with humor and adventure, presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $16 to $18, pay what you can Thursdays. sacorivergrangehall.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy-drama about Southern women, presented by Belfast Maskers, Union Hall (Town Hall), Searsport, $5 to $15. 338-9668. 2 p.m. today.

“Phantom of the Opera,” Thornton Academy, Saco, $6 to $8. thorntonacademy.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Hedda Gabler,” Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, presented by USM Theater, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. today.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. today.

“The Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” writer Elizabeth Peavey’s one-woman show, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $12. 647-3641. 7 p.m. Monday.

“Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” dramatic love triangle set in 18th-century Paris, Portland Stage Company, $15 to $39. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6. Runs through May 20.

David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre,” story of two actors, Freeport Factory Stage, $15 to $19, pay what you can Thursdays. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Beauty and the Beast,” high school musical production, Falmouth High School, $6 to $8. 329-5858. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Hello, Dolly!,” presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $10 to $12. 751-2619. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6.

“Bloopers,” presented by Portland Playback Theater Company, five actors riff on audience members’ “Life-Shaping Moments,” unrehearsed and on the spot, Community Television Network Studio, Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Trailer Park Boys, “The Ricky, Julian and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show,” State Theatre, Portland, $29.50 to $35. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“On Golden Pond,” Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6. Runs through Sunday, May 13.

“Fantastic Mr. Fox,” a Young People’s Theater production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $6. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6.

“See How They Run,” British comedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $12 to $18. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. May 6.

Neil Simon’s “Fools,” comedy fable, Windham Center Stage Theatre, $10. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. May 6.

“Circle Mirror Transformation,” by Annie Baker, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland, $20 to $22. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 6.

“A Star Called Love: The Freedom Stories of Lala,” one woman portrays 30 characters, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10, $25 for all three shows. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.