• CLASSICAL MUSIC
DaPonte String Quartet: Winter Series I Program, works by Haydn, Bartok and Mozart, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Noonday Concert, with organist Ray Cornils, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: Winter Series I Program, works by Haydn, Bartok and Mozart, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Gregg Pauley, performing Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors; free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: Winter Series I Program, works by Haydn, Bartok and Mozart, Portland Public Library. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Organist Sean Fleming, performing works by Guilmant, Paine and Roberts, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Otello,” Verdi opera, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Otello,” Verdi opera, pre-opera talk by musicologist Morton Achter at 11:45 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $24; $22 for seniors; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 1 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Otello,” Verdi opera, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 12:55 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Otello,” Verdi opera, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: “Trick-or-Treat Symphony,” Discovery Concert and Halloween celebration with music and games for entire family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $10. porttix.com. Activities at 1 p.m.; concert at 2:30 p.m.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: Winter Series I Program, works by Haydn, Bartok and Mozart, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 3 p.m.
Hikari String Trio, performing works by Mozart, Rose and Dvorak, The Old White Church, Buxton. $18; $15 for seniors and students. 929-6472. 3 p.m.
Portland String Quartet, with pianist Cheryl Tschanz and violinist Dean Stein, performing works by Beethoven, Brahms and Beach; Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for students. larksociety.org. 2 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: “Cello-bration!” works for cello by Vivaldi, Ott, Rossini and Shostakovich, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $35 to $70. porttix.com. Concert Conversation at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Portland Ballet: “Halloween Spooktacular,” all ages encouraged to come in costume and participate in costume parade during intermission, Westbrook Performing Arts Center (Westbrook Middle School). $17; $12 for children. porttix.com. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Good People,” Good Theater presents Maine premiere of a drama set in South Boston that explores the differences between the haves and the have-nots, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 1. Through Nov. 4.
“The Book Club Play,” Maine premiere of comedy about a book club becoming the subject of a documentary film, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $15 for groups; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Topdog/Underdog,” Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the gritty lives of two street-savvy hustlers presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 1. Through Nov. 4.
David Mamet’s “November,” comedy about the state of American politics presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, The Hutchins School, South Portland. $20; $15 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursday. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“1000 Airplanes on the Roof,” multi-media theater production about alien abduction, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
“Sleeping Beauty,” adventurous take on Charles Perrault’s classic tale, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 and 6 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” inventive re-telling of classic horror story by Belfast Maskers; not suitable for children under 15; Union Hall (Town Hall), Searsport. $15; $10 for ages 15 to 19. belfastmaskers.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” classic myth of Orpheus re-imagined through the eyes of its heroine, Theater Project, Brunswick. $18. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 11.
“Dracula,” presented by Cheverus Drama Society, Cheverus High School, Portland. $7; $5 for students. 774-6238. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Wyrd Sisters,” parody of the three witches of “Macbeth,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $12; $10 for seniors and students. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 4.
“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Scary vs. Silly,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Annual Fundraiser Murder Mystery Dinner Show, “Dead Men Don’t Need Dress Rehearsals,” Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $25; $45 per couple. sanfordmainestage.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Medicine Show,” Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents an original play using masks, drumming, song and dance that will be performed outdoors, Bowdoinham Public Works. $10. ziggurattheatre.org. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Globe on Screen: “Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare play, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Monday; 1 p.m. Tuesday.
“Homestead Crossing,” comedy that’s part love story, part existential mystery, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Nov. 1. Through Nov. 18.
“An Evening with Poe: Tales of Mystery & Suspense,” Dinner Theater Series, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
National Theatre Live in HD: “Timon of Athens,” Shakespeare play, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m.; encore screening at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
National Theatre Live in HD: “Timon of Athens,” Shakespeare play, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 3 p.m.; encore screening at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
“You Can’t Take It With You,” Theatre Company at Falmouth High School production of Depression-era comedy, Falmouth High School. $7; $5 for students, seniors and children. falmouththeatre.org. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Through Nov. 4.
“End of Summer,” Bowdoin Department of Theater and Dance production of comic melodrama set at a wealthy estate on the coast of Maine, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
• ART MUSEUMS
“We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting,” paintings from 1840s to 1870s, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Tuesday. Through Dec. 23.
Portland Museum of Art: “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, and “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; “Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17. 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 Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, “Trace,” photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Dec. 21. usm.maine.edu/library
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “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 Wednesday. 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 Sunday. mainemaritimemuseum.org
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 Biddeford), 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 Wednesday. 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
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby,” history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; 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: Andrew Wyeth, “Summers in Port Clyde,” watercolors from 1930s and ’40s, through Nov. 4; “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, through Dec. 30; “Recent Acquisitions,” newly acquired work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Indians and Rusticators” and “Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org
University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Alan Bray, “At The Edges,” paintings; Mayumi Sarai, “Ring Cycle,” carved wooden sculptures; and Susan Jane Belton, “What’s Yours,” oil on panel portraits; through Jan. 5. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
Alicia Eggert: “Speaking in Tongues,” work in various media that utilizes text, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Artist reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.
Art Walk, downtown Biddeford. Free. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Warmth and Style,” handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Opens Nov. 1. Through Dec. 31.
Ed Douglas: “New Works,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Through Dec. 1.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: John Whalley, “World of Wonders,” and Nancy Morgan Barnes, new work, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artists Collective, “Freak Show,” exploration of identity and difference, through Nov. 21. constellationart.com
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Not the Usual Politics,” work by Annie Bissett, Amze Emmons, Adriane Herman, Dan Mills and Greg Murr, through Saturday. 780-0700.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Addiction to Perfection,” encaustic paint and mixed media by Kimberly Curry and graphite on paper by Jeanne Titherington, through Saturday. 3fishgallery.com
Mayo Street Arts, Portland: Edwige Charlotte and Rachel Gloria, “Gilded Roots, Native Grace,” through Sunday. mayostreetarts.org
University of Southern Maine, Portland: “Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves,” exhibit by Smudge Studio and USM art students, through Dec. 9. usm.maine.edu/gallery
University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: “Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Three Painters,” work by Noa Warren, Greg Parker and Kyle Downes, through Saturday. 699-5083.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Barbara Bean, “Maine Botanicals,” through Wednesday. 773-6011.
Maine Potters Market, Portland: Gail Kass, “Fall Foliage on Casco Bay,” new leaf- and wave-inspired stoneware, through Friday. 774-1633.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Michael Connor, “Chee is Twee,” graphite and watercolor drawings of diminutive creatures, through Wednesday. 253-6808.
Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Library, Portland: Reggie Osborn, textile art, through Nov. 30. 772-8598.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Vanguard,” avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, through Dec. 16. une.edu/artgallery
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Maine Masterworks,” works by James Fitzgerald, Charles Woodbury, William T. Richards, Emil Holzhauer and more, through Nov. 17. 699-5599.
Portland Public Library: “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29. portlandlibrary.com
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Rock, Canvas, Blow Torch,” through Wednesday. harmonsbartons.com
Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Ronnie Wilson, “Dancing with Color,” and Ruthy Sylmore, “Paris Walls re/con/figured,” through Saturday. addisonwoolley.com
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: Bob Santandrea, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Jay La Brie, multi-media exhibit, through Wednesday. richardboydpottery.com
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: “Sampler,” 38 pieces of prints, paintings and experimental works, through Dec. 9. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Mary Barnes, “Once Removed,” and John Santoro, “Transitions,” through Nov. 4. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Falling for Color,” work by Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox, through Dec. 8. yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com
North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth: Susan Myer Riley and Travis Roy, through Wednesday. 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 Sunday. 865-4519.
The Frontier, Brunswick: “Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture’s Future,” photographs by Lily Peil, through Nov. 25. explorefrontier.com
Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick: “Artist: Artist,” Spindleworks exhibit, through Wednesday. spindleworks.org
Bayview Gallery, Brunswick: “The Paintings of John Marshall,” through Nov. 10. bayviewgallery.com
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” jewelry, clothing and accessories by a wide array of Maine artists, through Wednesday. 443-1499.
West Island Gallery, Bath: Richard Sears, “Paintings and Drawings,” through Nov. 24. westislandgallery.com
Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: Jack Montgomery, “Portraits of Portraits,” through Dec. 10. merrymeetingartscenter.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 Wednesday. richmondstoregallery.com
George Marshall Store Gallery, York: “Connections,” works by Lissa Hunter and Carol Stein; and Tom Hall, “Maine Landscapes,” through Nov. 11. georgemarshallstoregallery.com
York Public Library: Paintings by Peter Agrafiotis, through Tuesday. york.lib.me.us
York Art Association, York Harbor: “Abstract and Out of the Ordinary,” through Nov. 4. yorkartassociation.com
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: Jessica and Jason Willey, “Everyday Beauty,” travel photography, through Wednesday. 985-2173.
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Photographers Choice,” through Nov. 10. rivertreearts.org
Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery: Fabric and clay exhibit, through Wednesday. haleygallery.com
Atlantic Motorcar, Wiscasset: Maine Art Gallery artists exhibit depicting the “open road” and beyond, through Tuesday. 882-7511.
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: “Wiscasset’s Museum in the Streets,” historical Wiscasset photos, through Tuesday. maineartgallery.org
Stitchers Corner, Wiscasset: Jill Snyder Wallace, “For the Love of Needle and Thread,” embroidery, through Saturday. 882-4141.
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “Fresh Paint and Recent Acquisitions,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, plus new works by contemporary New England artists, through Nov. 2. wiscassetbaygallery.com
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” work of 14 artists who have partnered with central Maine farms, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery): Kenny Cole, “Even Now the Reaper Draws His Wages,” through Wednesday. uccpa.unity.edu/exhibitions
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “The Making of Music,” musical instruments and art inspired by music or musical instruments, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com
Belfast Free Library: “Old Paint New Life,” exhibit of artists giving old paint a new life and purpose, through Wednesday. www.belfast.lib.me.us
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Ben Potter, “Home Field,” through Nov. 25. 338-0555.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: 2012 Biennial Exhibition, through Dec. 2. cmcanow.org
Camden Public Library: Jerri Finch, “Balance,” oil paintings, through Wednesday. 236-3440.
College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: Jimmy Grashow, collaborative sculpture installation with COA students, through Wednesday. 288-5015. Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Meg Weston, “Lava Flows,” volcanic images and words, through Friday. lyceumgallery.com
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta: “Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine,” WWII history and artifacts, through Nov. 30. hhrc.uma.edu
University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta: “Analog/Digital,” 20 paintings and videos by Reese Inman, through Nov. 30. 621-3493.
University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington: Liz Phillips, “Biyuu II,” sound and video installation, through Nov. 1. 778-1062.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Portraiture by Jeffrey Burke, through Nov. 13. savorymainedining.com
Art Galleries at University of Maine, Machias: Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, “Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” through Nov. 30. 255-1279.
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Jesse Gillespie, “Uncommon Beauty,” through Nov. 5; Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven, “Escape Boundaries,” new work, through Nov. 11. craftonelm.com
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “Eight Artists,” featuring Dianne Schelble, Laurie Goddard, Jon Kolkin, Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Adriance DeGroff, David Estey, America Martin and Megan Hinton, through Wednesday. 594-7745.
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multi-media, through Dec. 4. maineseabirds.org
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: “Off the Beaten Path,” multi-artist show focusing on Maine landscapes, through Nov. 3. caldbeck.com