• CLASSICAL MUSIC

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, Haydn string quartet concert followed by Schubert songs, Freeport Community Center. Free/donation. 251-1953. 11 a.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, Haydn string quartet concert followed by Schubert songs, State Street Church, Portland. Free/donation. 251-1953. 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, Haydn string quartet concert followed by Schubert songs, River Tree Arts Center, Kennebunk. Free/donation. 251-1953. 11 a.m.

Maine Pro Musica, works by Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m.

SEPT. 13

Syrian Violinist Aban Zirikly, “The Pleasures of Classical Music” talk and performance, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m.

• THEATER

“9 to 5: The Musical,” musical co-starring Sally Struthers based on hit 1980 movie, Ogunquit Playhouse. $29 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 13. Through Sept. 15.

National Theater in London Live: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” live in HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $18 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Thursday (encore screening at 7 p.m.)

National Theatre in London Live: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” live in HD broadcast, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Thursday (encore screening at 7 p.m.); 1 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is “Letting Go: Stories of When You Walked Away or Held On Too Long,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Fox on the Fairway,” furiously paced comedy, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for seniors and students. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Inferno Bar & Grill,” original play by Maine playwrights; all proceeds go to Waldo youth and adult productions; Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10. thewaldo.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Biggest Little House in the Forest,” interactive theater experience for infants and toddlers, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $5, $6. kitetails.org. 11 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 15.

“Tess of the D’Urbervilles,” stage adaptation presented by Dead Wessex Fair, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12; $10 for seniors and students. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 13.

“Etty,” one-woman theatrical play based on the letters and diaries of Etty Hillesum, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

• AUDITIONS

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.,” parts for children in grades 6 to 12; performance dates are Nov. 2-11; Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. 832-6060. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Chicago,” auditioners must be high school age or older, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. 832-6060. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Midcoast Community Chorus, John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. mccsings.org. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” photographs by F. Holland Day (1864-1933), Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 23.

“Carl Pittore and the Mail Art Movement,” art using mail products, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.

First Fridays at the Farnsworth, museum open for free, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org/education. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Sea Lives,” ocean-inspired sculpture by Sonja Weber Gilkey, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 21.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin,” focuses on 23 of Church’s small oil sketches, through Sept. 30; “Art in Process,” high school art exhibition, through Dec. 30; “The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine,” 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Wired!” explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26, 2013. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Rush Brown, “Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood,” paintings, through Monday. mainejewishmuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “A River Lost & Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place,” interactive exhibit, through Sept. 16; William Wegman, “Hello Nature,” 30-year retrospective of artist’s work, through Oct. 21. bowdoin.edu

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: “Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past,” through Oct. 31. pejepscothistorical.org

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome Interruption of the War of 1812,” examines the maritime world of pre-statehood Maine, through Oct. 12. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Annie Lemieux, photographs of the “Way Way Store,” through Sunday; “The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” Civil War-era panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in more than a century, through Nov. 10 (also at Pepperell Mills in Bidderford). dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: Peggy Bacon: “Portrait of an Art Colony,” portraits; “Building an American Modernist Collection,” highlights from the permanent collection; Henry Strater: “Art of the Portrait,” collection of portraits; and “Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection,” lesser-known and seldom seen contemporary work, through Oct. 31. Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “A Glimpse of Louis Norton,” early 20th-century paintings of Kennebunkport; and “Painted Details: Artists Interpret Kennebunk’s Historic Architecture,” through Saturday; “Barry: The Art Exhibition,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by Edith Barry, through Sept. 15. 985-4802.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” featuring 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, through Dec. 15. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Museum L-A, Lewiston: “The Power of Music: Photographic Portraits of Americans and their Musical Instruments, 1860-1915,” through Sept. 23. museumla.org

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection,” pieces from museum collection curated by Alex Katz, through Oct. 7; Alex Katz, “Maine/New York,” 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. 859-5609.

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 2013. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sept. 23; “Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” paintings, lithographs and etchings, through Oct. 21; Andrew Wyeth: “Summers in Port Clyde,” watercolors from 1930s and ’40s, through Nov. 4; “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, through Dec. 30. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: 2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, through Oct. 22; “Indians and Rusticators” and “Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org

Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport: “Her Kingdom Under the Sea,” installation by Andrea Dezso, through Wednesday. tidesinstitute.org

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Arnold Mesches, “A Minispective”; Richard Haden, “Carved Signs”; and Chris Natrop: “Lily Ponder,” through Sept. 15. umma.umaine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Philip Frey: New Paintings,” Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Opens Thursday; reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 13.

Jon Imber: “Life at the Shore,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Sept. 29.

First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Addiction to Perfection,” encaustic paint and mixed media by Kimberly Curry and graphite on paper by Jeanne Titherington, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 27.

Maine Artists Collective’s “Far Out,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 20.

Jim Williams and Jeff Swanson, Two Paths Gallery, Portland. twopathsgallery.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Edwige Charlotte and Rachel Gloria: “Gilded Roots, Native Grace,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 28.

“Inspired by Space: Artists of the Chestunut Street Lofts,” various artists, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Andrea van Voorst van Beest and Jim Kelly, gouache paintings, intaglio prints and mixed media, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 29.

Brandon Kawashima: “Phantasmagoria,” The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Jo-Ann Sanborn, Sandi Johnson and Tara O’Neill: “Painterly Perspectives,” Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through  Sept. 30.

Lavendier Myers: “By the Maine Coast Edge: Intimate Views from Freeport to Monhegan Island,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opening reception,

5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

“Two Worlds of Home,” recent works of Ross Grams, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 29.

Audrey Bechler, Jill Caldwell, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Joan Wright, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. artspacemaine.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

John Urbain: “No Ideas But in Things,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 14.

Lisa Becu, new works in granite, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. First Friday reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Thomas and Anne Dubois, paintings and woodworking, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Gail Rein, Irina Kahn and Suzanne Hardy: “Points of View,” Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. westernmaineartgroup.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

J. Thomas R. Higgins: “Paint and Perception: A Retrospective Exhibition,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“Museum in the Streets,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-6226. Public preview, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Works on Paper,” York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 7.

CONTINUING

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Upon Reflection,” photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman, through Sept. 30. une.edu/artgallery

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Joellyn Duesberry, “40 Years Celebrating Maine,” through Sept. 29. 699-5599.

Heron Point Gallery, Portland: Randall Harris, “Life Drawings,” through Sept. 29. 773-0822.

Maine Potters Market, Portland: Susan Horowitz, handcrafted pottery pieces, through Sept. 26. mainepottersmarket.com

Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Landscapes,” 20 local artists in various media, through Oct. 19. macpage.com

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Rufus Coes, “Coastal Route,” and Ethel H. Blum: “Travels Near and Far, A Retrospective,” through Sept. 29. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Falmouth Memorial Library: Paintings by Jan ter Weele, through Sept. 30. falmouth.lib.me.us

Maine Audubon, Falmouth: “On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, through Sept. 30. junelacombesculpture.com

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Mid-Summer Perspectives,” multiple artists, through Sept. 30. 846-7777.

North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth: Susan Myer Riley and Travis Roy, through Oct. 31. 847-5423.

Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: “Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” through March 2013. freeporthistoricalsociety.org

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Viewpoints,” group exhibit, through Oct. 28. 865-4519.

Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Group exhibition with Janice Anthony, Diane Dahlke, Thomas Crotty, Robert Dyer, Margaret Gill and others, through Sept. 30. frostgullygallery.com

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: “All in the Family,” multimedia by Beverly Price, Allison Price and Hillary Schwartz, through Sept. 30. 729-9108.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Duane Paluska, new paintings and sculpture, through Saturday. 725-8157.

Summer Island Studio, Brunswick: “The Dragon Sleeps,” watercolors and Asian brush paintings by Jean Kigel, through Sept. 30. 373-1810.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” jewelry, clothing and accessories by a wide array of Maine artists, through Oct. 31. 443-1499.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell: Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, “Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” paper pulp paintings and mixed media, through Friday. widgeoncove.com

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Roslyn Logsdon, “Architectural Elements: Hooked Rugs,” through Sept. 29. mainefiberarts.org

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, through Sept. 30. mainegardens.org

Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: “Lines, Ciphers, and Spheres: Work by Convery, Chute, and Sawyer,” through Sept. 22. feedtheengine.org

Barn Gallery, Ogunquit: “Series,” work by OAA and OAC board members and invited New England sculptors, through Saturday. barngallery.org

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells: “Install 2,” three contemporary Maine artists and photographs by Sally Mann, through Sept. 15. coreydanielsgallery.com

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: Tony vanHasselt: “My Studio Without Walls: Maine and Beyond,” through Sept. 16; works by Maine resident marine artists, through Sept. 23. maineartgallery.org

Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “At Home and Abroad: Realism, Impressionism and Modernism,” European and American landscape and genre paintings, through Sept. 21. wiscassetbaygallery.com

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Pamela Hetherly, oil paintings, through Friday. harlowgallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “This Field,” paintings by Megan Chase, through Sept. 23. 338-0555

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Mark Bell and Cathy Melio, pottery and printmaking, through Sept. 30. aarhusgallery.com

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Counterpoint III,” “Here from There” and “Intercept,” paintings, sculpture and works on paper, through Sept. 22. cmcanow.org

College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: “Turkish Delights, Buddhas, and Veils,” photographs from the Mideast and Far East by Clare Stone, through Sept. 21. 288-5015

Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston: New works by Janice Anthony, Dahlov Ipcar, Diane Dahlke, Tom Crotty, Robert Dyer and Margaret Gill, through Sept. 30. frostgullygallery.com

Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: Peter Poskas, “Summer Lights,” through Sept. 29. haynesgalleries.com

Downtown Gallery, Washington: “Three Way Lens,” works by Priscilla Cross, Carol Sloane and Leva Tatarsky, through Sunday. 845-2225

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: “Three Town Artists,” Carlo Pittore, Bryce Muir and Carter Smith, through Sept. 23. merrymeetingartscenter.org

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: America Martin, “Through the Eyes of America,” paintings, through Sept. 12.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Joe Hemes, “Illumination,” handcrafted lighting sculpture, through Sept. 16. craftonelm.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: “Paintings, Prints, and Drawings,” new work by various artists, through Sept. 15. 594-5935

Twin Brooks Stretchers, Lincolnville: Chris Polson, new large paintings, through Sept. 14. 763-4271

University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent: William Lloyd Duncan, “Specifically Saint John: Views Across the Upper River Watershed,” through Sept. 28. 834-7527