Art

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.

“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 17.

“Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Feb. 28.

“Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

“Apple of My Eye,” paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Dec. 1.

“Uncommon Beauty,” art made by Jesse Gillespie with found objects, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 22.

“Serenity 2012,” multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Nov. 25.

“Holiday Extravaganza,” small artwork and crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.

“Vanguard,” avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Dec. 16.

“Photographers Choice,” eight fine-art photographers, Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through Saturday.

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

“Home Field,” paintings by Ben Potter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 25.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 2.

“Maine Masterworks,” works by James Fitzgerald, Charles Woodbury, William T. Richards, Emil Holzhauer and more. Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Nov. 17.

“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Dec. 29.

“Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paintings and mixed media, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 30.

Alan Bray and Mayumi Sarai and Susan Jane Belton, paintings, sculptures and portraits of cups of various brands of coffee, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 5.

“Falling for Color,” Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox. Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframe shopandgallery.com. Through Dec. 8.

“Once Removed” and “Transitions,” paintings by Mary Barnes and John Santoro, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Ends Sunday.

Gallery Open House, John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. maineseabirds.org. Through Jan. 31.

“Escape Boundaries,” new work by Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 11.

Portraiture by Jeffrey Burke, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Nov. 13.

John Marshall, landscapes, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. bayviewgallery.com. Through Nov. 10.

“Connections,” works by Lissa Hunter, Carol Stein and Tom Hall, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Through Nov. 11.

Western Maine Paper Project, works on paper, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through April 5.

“Speaking in Tongues” by Alicia Eggert, work in various media that utilizes text to explore the grey area between a simple truth and a profound insight, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through Nov. 30.

“Abstract and Out of the Ordinary,” York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Ends Sunday.

“Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine,” exhibit with history and artifacts from Maine P.O.W. camps between 1944 and 1946, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta. hhrc.uma.edu. Through Nov. 30.

“Portraits of Portraits,” Jack Montgomery, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through Dec. 10.

“Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves,” Smudge Studio and USM art students, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 9.

Richard Sears, paintings and drawings, West Island Gallery, Bath. westislandgallery.com. Through Nov. 24.

Reggie Osborn, textiles, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. 772-8598. Through Nov. 30.

“Seeing Red,” paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, Bridge Gallery, Portland. bridgegalleryportland.com. Through Nov. 30.

“Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture’s Future,” photographs by Lily Peil, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through Nov. 25.

“Warmth and Style,” handwoven, felted work and knit works by Janice Jones, Lorri Raymond, Susan Mills, Helen Farnham and Amy Smith, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Dec. 31.

“We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting, 1840s-1870s,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

“Relevant Histories,” photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history by Brenton Hamilton, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through Dec. 1.

“Freak Show,” exploration of identity and difference presented by Maine Artists Collective Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Nov. 21.

“Eat More Art,” local artists showcase of one-of-a-kind art on wood panels, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. pineconeandchickadee.com. Through Nov. 30.

“The Incarnation of Earthly Creations,” Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through Jan. 30.

“Analog/Digital,” 20 paintings and videos by Reese Inman, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. 621-3493. Through Nov. 30.

Ed Douglas, new paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Dec. 1.

Tom Hall, new paintings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 30.

Jon Kievitt and Garry Mitchell, works on paper and new paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 17.

“Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists,” photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Nov. 30.

“Many Times Times Square,” soundscape composition by Joel Chadabe, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 2.

“Edges of Vision,” MECA Photo Workshop group show, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Dec. 7.

“Collaborative Connections,” new work by 18 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press and One of a Kind Printers, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through Nov. 29.

“Koala High: Homecoming,” recent prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.

“Anything But …” oils on canvas by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 27.

“Vote, Pejepscot!”, election and political paraphernalia from the society, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

“The Exquisite Bird 2,” photographs by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.

“Expanding Fields,” paintings by Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jone and Bridget Spaeth, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 22.

“Talking & Drawing,” drawings by James Chute, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 1.

“Figures and Flowers,” figure studies, watercolor and ink flowers by Jean Gordon, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Dec. 20.

“This and That,” landscapes, abstractions and the human figure by Carol MacLeod, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through Nov. 30.

“Elemental Equanimity,” installation by Zachary Field, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through Jan. 4.

“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through May 26.

 

Art Openings

“Cast in Amber” and “Interval,” paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, 2013, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Jan. 13. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Plein Air Painters of Maine and Boothbay Region Art Foundation Exhibition, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Nov. 17. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Tollef Runquist, artist of the month, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening reception, 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Dirty Secrets,” vintage photographs by Michael Rosen, Kymara Gallery, Biddeford. kymara.com. Through Friday, Nov. 30. Opening reception, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

“The Way We See It,” photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Through Nov. 25. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Auditions

Oratorio Chorale, all voice parts, sing with the chorus as it rehearses music by Schubert and Mozart for shows Nov. 17 and 18, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

“Steel Magnolias,” Monmouth Community Players, prepared monologues encouraged but not required, shows are Feb. 1-10, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 754-6598. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

 

Benefits

Live Benefit Auction, collectibles, furniture, art, jewelry, gift certificates and more, benefits church missions, Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-1413. Viewing at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Friday.

HART Annual Litterbox Auction, silent and live auction, appetizers, cash bar, music by the Sweet Adelines, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $25 advance, $35 door. hartofme.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Books and Authors

Kevin Stoehr, author of “Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Sarah Slagle Arnold, author of “Faith and Madness: A Spiritual and Psychological Journey,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jeff and Allison Wells, authors of “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” presented by the Stanton Bird Club, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn College, Lewiston. 782-5238. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Jennifer Skiff, author of “The Divinity of Dogs,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Poet Richard Blanco, author of poetry collection “Looking for The Gulf Motel,” Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mary Cerullo, author of the children’s book “City Fish, Country Fish,” Rice Public Library, Kittery. 439-1553. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Skiff, author of “The Divinity of Dogs,” Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Wojahn, poet and author of “World Tree,” University Special Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland, free. 780-4291. Talk at 2 p.m., poetry reading at 4 p.m. Friday.

Dahlov Ipcar, Maine children’s author/illustrator and painter, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

 

Classical Music

“Swingin’ the American Songbook,” PSO Pops! concert with jazz vocalist Banu Gibson and tap dancer Jason Rodgers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $65. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Sea Reeds Clarinet Quartet, from Mozart to Gershwin to Joplin, Christ Church, Kennebunk, $7 to $10. christchurchkennebunk.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Frank Glazer Retrospective, Program III: Ravel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bates College Orchestra, Beethoven and more, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6163. 7:30 pm. Saturday.

Sonic Escape, flute and violin, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $10 to $20. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Handel’s Messiah,” presented by USM School of Music, Robert Russell, conductor, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Rossini Club Concert, classical piano music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

Chancel Choir of Woodfords Church, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10. woodfordschurch.org. 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

 

Comedy

“Seriously Funny Standup,” Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. 939-6429. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The Biggest Tour Ever: 50 Shows, 50 States Comedy Tour,” Morgan Preston, Andrew Ouellette and Kristine Levine, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Dance

Contra Dance, music by Jessie and Greg Boardman and Ellen Gawler with caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. Potluck at 7 p.m., beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m., dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Fairs/Festivals

League of Maine Craft Show, Wells Junior High School. 646-5172. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas Fair, St. Anthony’s Parish, Westbrook. 857-0490. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Gorham House Craft Fair, jewelry, art, furniture, clothing and holiday crafts, Gorham House. 351-5973. 1 to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, more than 30 artisans and crafters, Mercy Hospital, Portland. 879-3000. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Fair, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-2487. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair and Bake Sale, North Sebago United Methodist Church. northsebagoumc.org. 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. 985-4303. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at Cornerstone, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco. 286-9829. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

DownEast Fair, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 774-8243. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 854-0573. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Fun Day, games, arts and crafts, face painting, refreshments, presented by Catholic Charities, Riverton School, Portland, free. ccmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Celtic Christmas Fair, handmade crafts from Maine and Ireland, Celtic fiddler Walk Bannon and Irish dance performances, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 767-1017. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

7th Annual Christmas Sale, Limington Town Hall. 692-2989. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 11.

State Street Holiday Stroll, arts and crafts, music, food and more along State Street, Portland. 775-2673. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. 772-5434. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Home for the Holidays Fair, St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. 839-4857. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

All Elementary Craft Fair, more than 70 vendors, Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Brunswick. 729-0757. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Village Square Fair, Standish Congregational Church. 642-3706. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

York County 4-H Annual Fall Fest, several workshops, pizza party for ages 5 to 18, Sanford High School, $3. 324-2814. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Fall Film Series, “A Seperation” (PG-13, Persian with subtitles), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens International Film Series, “Pegasus” (2010, Morocco), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. bates.edu/museum. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“The Card,” 1952 film with Alec Guinness, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. skidompha.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Nature at Risk Film Series, “Gaslands,” Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, free. 967-2778. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Beauty Is Embarrassing,” documentary about artist Wayne White, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson’s Love for the Natural World and Her Fight to Defend It,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Found Footage Festival, latest and greatest array of VHS wonders, Space, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

For Children

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.,” musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5 to $10. 832-6060. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 11.

35th Birthday Celebration, face-painting, music, birthday cake, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9, free for museum members and children under 18 months. kitetails.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Nursery Rhyme Story Time, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 10 a.m. Saturday.

“An American Tail,” film, adventures of Fievel, a little boy mouse who journeys from Russia to America, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, performing children’s music by Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free/donation. harlowgallery.org. 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

 

Music

Ron Carroll and Friends, tribute to Scott Joplin and Al Jolson, benefits Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $10 advance, $12 door. 841-3007. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Scottish fiddler and cellist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $18 advance, $22 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

BelO, Haitian reggae artist with band, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10 to $34. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bill Berlinghoff, music of Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free/donation. harlowgallery.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dave Fields Band, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

MiMOSA, dubstep, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The Tragically Hip, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $35 advance, $38 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Justin Townes Earle, singer-songwriter, with Tift Merritt, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Black, Irish singer, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eric Bettencourt, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Janis Ian, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $32.50 to $35.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, no cover. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Mary Black, Irish singer, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $45. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nanci Griffith, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ashley Davis, world music, with Celtic harpist Cormac De Barra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Midgley, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

G. Love & Special Sauce, alt hip-hip, with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sue Sheriff and Louise Van Aarsen, jazz concert and cancer benefit, with Rebecca Parris, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $19.80. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jerry Douglas, dobro virtuoso, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $44. heptunesconcerts.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Nanci Griffith, singer-songwriter, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall), $52 and $77. 685-1635. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Guitarist Gary Peck, folk-rock covers, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, $25 family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, South Portland Public Library, free. southportlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dala, acoustic pop, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Boy Singers of Maine present ChoirFest 2012, several choirs perform, brownpapertickets.com/event/284935, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $10 to $15. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Nick Racioppi, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Celebration of Jazz, with Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue playing songs from the Great American Songbook, formal attire, Portland Club, $20. theportlandclub.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

John McHutcheon, folk singer and instrumentalist, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $23.50 advance, $26.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Guy & Ralna from The Lawrence Welk Show, benefits Frannie Peabody Center, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $45 to $55. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

 

Outdoors

Thursday Morning Bird Walk, with naturalist Mike Windsor, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $8, $5 for members. maineaudubon.org/events. 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the north entrance, 10 a.m. Thursday.

 

Special Events

“Pearl Sawyer: Poet in Residence,” tribute to Sawyer, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $7 to $10. auburnuu.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Down East Country Music Association Annual Country Legends and Memorial Awards, afternoon of entertainment and awards, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $2 to $7. 793-8884. Noon Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live: Verdi’s “Otello,” encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, political open mic, election night coverage, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dinner Theater Series, “An Evening with POE: Tales of Mystery & Suspense,” Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, music and spoken word, First Universalist Church, Auburn, free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Great Gatsby Costume Gala and Dance Extravaganza, mocktails and small bites, music from Ben Baldwin and The Big Note and The Stairwells, Kittery Community Center, $10. 439-0485. 7 p.m. Friday.

Metropolitan Opera Live: “The Tempest,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live: “The Tempest,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $18 to $28. collinscenterforthearts.com. 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

 

Theater

“Homestead Crossing,” comedy, part love story, part existential mystery, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 18.

“Good People,” drama set in South Boston explores the differences between the haves and the have nots, by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“You Can’t Take It With You,” romantic comedy by Kaufman and Hart, presented by Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $5 to $7. falmouththeatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Assassins,” musical theater, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Hapgood,” espionage thriller by Tom Stoppard, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $18 to $20. 929-5412. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Topdog/Underdog,” Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Suzan-Lori Parks about the gritty lives of two street savvy hustlers, presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $20 to $35. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Eurydice,” classic myth of Orpheus re-imagined through the eyes of its heroine, by Sarah Ruhl, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

“Wyrd Sisters,” parody of the three witches of “Macbeth,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Wiz,” musical, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” classic tale set in modern times with Jack as a middle school student, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 18.

“Big Love,” lively modern adaptation of ancient Greek drama, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, $3 to $6. 786-8294. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Hamlet,” presented by Theater at Monmouth, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5 to $10. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Monday.

“From Away,” festival of international playwriting, works by writers from Slovakia, South Korea and Zimbabwe, Portland Stage Company, pay-what-you-can. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

“44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” presented by Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy, Brewer Auditorium, $5 to $10. penobscottheatre.org. 4 p.m. Tuesday.

“Anything Goes,” musical by Cole Porter, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $6 to $8.50. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

The Capitol Steps, political satire, Lewiston Middle School, $15 to $27. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Guys and Dolls,” musical, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 18.

“The Road to Eden’s Ridge,” musical by Sally Jones and Steve Jones based on the novel by M.L. Rose set in Norway, Maine, Norway Grange, $10 to $12. ohmpaa.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 18.

“West Side Story,” Broadway musical, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“West Wide Story,” Broadway musical presented by Camden Hill Regional High School, Rockport, $6 to $12. stromtickets.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 17.

Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 18.

“The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”, comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

“The Miracle Worker,” play about Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, presented by Gorham High School, $4 to $6. 222-1136. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Runs through Nov. 17.