• DANCE

“Mirage 2012,” belly dancing and international dance, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18 in advance; $25 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Swan Lake,” ballet presented in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for ages 18 and under. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Swan Lake,” ballet presented in HD, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

• THEATER

USM Theatre Department Open House, get a behind-the-scenes look at live theater, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. Free. 780-5151. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (reception at 7 p.m.) Thursday.

“Phantom of the Opera,” live in HD from Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” musical celebration of rock legend, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Through Oct. 7.

“Of Thee I Sing,” Musical by George and Ira Gershwin, George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Theater at Monmouth. $10 to $26. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Through Sept. 30.

“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. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the Book of Genesis, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students ($6 for students on Sept. 16). portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30.

“Can U REL8?” showcase of eight original short plays by Maine playwrights, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance, $15 at door. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30.

“Anything Goes,” Cole Porter musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6.

“Defining Marriage,” theatrical exploration of marriage debate presented by York Readers Theater, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $5. johnsonhall.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Defining Marriage,” theatrical exploration of marriage debate presented by York Readers Theater, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Amazing Kids,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“The Sisters Rosenweig,” family drama/comedy, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sept. 27. Through Oct. 21.

“Etty,” one-woman theatrical play based on the letters and diaries of Etty Hillesum, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep,” one-act play by high school teacher Jerry Walker based on stories of former students, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10; $8 for students and seniors. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Through Sept. 30.

“Cyrano de Bergerac,” classic comedy adventure presented by Aquila Theater Company, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $15. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Through Sept. 29.

“The Logic of You,” Readers Theatre Production of Michael Broek’s political poetic drama, Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. Free. emeryarts.umf.maine.edu. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

• AUDITIONS

“The Nutcracker,” parts for boys and girls ages 10 and older, four men and four women, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored studio for public tours, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

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. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Rush Brown, “Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood,” paintings, through Sept. 30. mainejewishmuseum.org

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, “Trace,” through Dec. 21. usm.maine.edu/library

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: William Wegman, “Hello Nature,” 30-year retrospective of artist’s work, through Oct. 21; “Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933), through Dec. 23. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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; “Sea Lives,” ocean-inspired sculpture by Sonja Weber Gilkey, through Oct. 21. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: “The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” Civil War-era panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in more than a century (also at Pepperell Mills in Bidderford), and “Then, Now and Always a Part of Saco: 250 Years of the First Parish Church,” photos and artifacts, through Nov. 10. 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; “Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection,” lesser-known and seldom seen contemporary work; and “Carl Pittore and the Mail Art Movement,” art using mail products, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org

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 Sunday. 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. colby.edu

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sunday; “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

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Liz Phillips: “Biyuu II,” sound and video Installation, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-1062. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 1.

“Fire Before Ice,” exhibit by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 24.

Kenny Cole: “Even Now the Reaper Draws His Wages,” Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). uccpa.unity.edu/exhibitions. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 31.

Katherine Herard, works, Circle in the Square Fine Art Press, Gardiner. gardinermainstreet.org. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Rare Natural Color Diamonds Exhibit, Freeport Old Masonic Hall. Free. browngoldsmiths.com. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Member’s Exhibit,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Fresh Paint and Recent Acquisitions,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, plus new works by contemporary New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 2.

“Wiscasset’s Museum in the Streets,” historical Wiscasset photos, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Sampler,” 38 pieces of prints, paintings and experimental works, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opens Sept. 27. Through Dec. 9.

“Ben Potter: “Home Field,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Through Nov. 25.

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 Wednesday. mainepottersmarket.com

Portland Public Library: “Inspired by Space: Artists of the Chestnut Street Lofts,” various artists, through Sept. 30. portlandlibrary.com

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Jo-Ann Sanborn, Sandi Johnson and Tara O’Neill, “Painterly Perspectives,” through Sept. 30. harmonsbartons.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Andrea van Voorst van Beest and Jim Kelly, gouache paintings, intaglio prints and mixed media, through Sept. 29. Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Jon Imber, “Life at the Shore,” through Sept. 29; J. Thomas R. Higgins, “Paint and Perception: A Retrospective Exhibition,” through Oct. 10. greenhutgalleries.com

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Far Out,” Maine Artists Collective show, through Thursday. constellationart.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Not the Usual Politics,” work by Annie Bissett, Amze Emmons, Adriane Herman, Dan Mills and Greg Murr, through Oct. 27. 780-0700.

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Addiction to Perfection,” encaustic paint and mixed media by Kimberly Curry and graphite on paper by Jeanne Titherington, through Oct. 27. 3fishgallery.com

Mayo Street Arts, Portland: Edwige Charlotte and Rachel Gloria, “Gilded Roots, Native Grace,” through Oct. 28. mayostreetarts.org

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: “Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Brandon Kawashima, “Phantasmagoria,” through Sept. 30. 253-6808.

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

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: Lavendier Myers, “By the Maine Coast Edge: Intimate Views from Freeport to Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30. richardboydpottery.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. 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

Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal: “Autumn,” sculpture by 26 New England artists, through Oct. 8. junelacombesculpture.com

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

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Arlee Woodworth, “Paint,” through Oct. 5. colemanburke.com

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Jeff Keller, “Prospect,” through Oct. 13. 725-8157.

Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick: “After Hours 2010,” latest works by Spindleworks artists, through Sept. 30. spindleworks.org

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.

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

Richmond Store Gallery: Barbara Bean and Edward Mackenzie, “The Art of Dee’s Ice Cream Packaging,” artwork made from material donated by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, through Oct. 31. richmondstoregallery.com

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, through Oct. 8. mainegardens.org

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Philip Frey, “New Paintings,” through Oct. 13. 633-6849.

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Laura Bianchi, Tuscan Realist painter, through Oct. 9. 633-6252.

Pemaquid Art Gallery: Group show, through Oct. 8. 677-2752.

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

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Johanna F. Hoffman, Maine artist and illustrator, through Sept. 30. 602-2269.

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Works on Paper,” through Oct. 7. yorkartassociation.com

York Public Library: Paintings by Peter Agrafiotis, through Oct. 31. york.lib.me.us

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Apple of My Eye,” paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples from more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, through Dec. 21. 935-9232.

Kennebunk Free Library: Gwen Page, “Animal Kingdom,” wood and linoleum block prints of domesticated and non-domesticated animals, through Sept. 30. 985-2173.

Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Thomas and Anne Dubois, paintings and woodworking, through Sept. 30. justuschickens.net

Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery: Fabric and clay exhibit, through Oct. 31. haleygallery.com

Atlantic Motorcar, Wiscasset: Maine Art Gallery artists exhibit depicting the “open road” and beyond, through Oct. 30. 882-7511.

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: Works by Maine resident marine artists, through Sunday. maineartgallery.org

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

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Two Worlds of Home,” recent works of Ross Grams, through Sept. 29. harlowgallery.org

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

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

Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Frederick Lynch and James Linehan, “Geometry Meets Nature,” through Oct. 15. littlefieldgallery.com

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Counterpoint III,” “Here from There” and “Intercept,” paintings, sculpture and works on paper, through Saturday. 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 Friday. 288-5015

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

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: “Black and White,” works by 19 artists, through Friday. lyceumgallery.com

Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway: Gail Rein, Irina Kahn and Suzanne Hardy, “Points of View,” through Sept. 30. westernmaineartgroup.org

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: “Continuing Connections: New and Old — All Media,” orchard photographs by Michael Alpert, through Oct. 13. turtlegallery.com

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: “Places of the Heart: From the Caribbean to Maine and Italy,” oil paintings by Cheryl Blaydon, through Oct. 2. savorymainedining.com

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

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: John Urbain, “No Ideas But in Things,” through Oct. 14. 332-4014.

Art Space Gallery, Rockland: Work by Audrey Bechler, Jill Caldwell, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Joan Wright, through Sept. 30. artspacemaine.com

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Joe Hemes, “Illumination,” handcrafted lighting sculpture, through Sunday; Jesse Gillespie, “Uncommon Beauty,” through Nov. 5. craftonelm.com

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