• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Frank Glazer Retrospective, Program III: Ravel’s “Valses nobles et sentimentales” and music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10; limited number of free tickets available for seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.
Olivier Messiaen Anniversary Concert, “Vingt Regards Sur L’Enfant-Jesus” (1944), University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.
Bates College Orchestra, program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 9, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6163. 7:30 p.m.
Sonic Escape, flute and violin, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $20; $10 for students. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.
Handel’s “Messiah,” presented by USM School of Music, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 5 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “The Tempest,” live screening of Thomas Ades opera based on Shakespeare’s play, 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: “The Tempest,” live screening of Thomas Ades opera based on Shakespeare’s play, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 12:55 p.m.
Portland Rossini Club Concert, classical piano music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.
Chancel Choir of Woodfords Church, performing Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10. woodfordschurch.org. 3 p.m.
Les Bostonades, “Handel Mosaic” with tenor Zachary Wilder, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 985-0985. 3 p.m.
Bay Chamber Concerts Music at Noon Concert Series, Broadway musical tunes and songs from emerging composers and lyricists, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. $25. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon.
USM Youth Ensemble, fall instrumental concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m.
Rachmaninoff Choir, performance of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil,” Op. 35 (1915), Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. rachmaninoffchoir.org. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Dean Stein, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
“Homestead Crossing,” two couples — one older, one younger — compare their lives in Maine premiere, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Nov. 18.
“Hapgood,” espionage thriller by Tom Stoppard, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $20; $18 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursday. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
“The Wiz,” musical based on “The Wizard of Oz,” Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18; $15 for seniors; $12 for ages 12 and under. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” presented by Bowdoin College Masque and Gown, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick. $3. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Thursday to 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.
Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” classic musical, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8.50; $6 for seniors and students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Guys and Dolls,” high school production of classic musical, Windham High School. $11; $7 for seniors and children. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
“The Road to Eden’s Ridge,” musical based on the novel by M.L. Rose and set in Norway, Maine, Norway Grange. $12; $10 for seniors and students. ohmpaa.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Through Nov. 18.
“West Side Story,” touring production of classic Broadway musical, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $70. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.,” musical for children, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10; $5 for students. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” murder-mystery, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
“The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”, comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $15 for groups of 10 or more. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Miracle Worker,” play about Helen Keller and her teacher, presented by Gorham High School Theatre Program, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $6; $4 for seniors and students. 222-1136. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 17.
“Welfarewell,” Aqua City Actor’s Theater production of Cat Delaney drama, Waterville Opera House. $12; $10 for seniors and students. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
“Harvey,” classic comedy about an invisible rabbit presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12; $5 for children. ziggurattheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
“A Christmas Carol Radio Show,” Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale done as an old-time radio show, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $10. sanfordmainestage.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
“West Wide Story,” high school production of classic musical, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport. $6 to $12. stromtickets.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 17.
“Jack and the Beanstalk,” children’s theater version set in modern times with Jack as a middle school student, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $6; $4 for children under 12. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Crazy Critters,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 17.
“The Sound of Music,” classic musical presented by Yarmouth High School Playmakers, Yarmouth High School. $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 15. Through Nov. 17.
“An Evening with Poe: Tales of Mystery & Suspense,” Dinner Theater Series, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
“Striking 12,” Good Theater production of fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 15. Through Dec. 9.
“42nd Street,” classic musical presented by Greely High School Drama, Greely High School, Cumberland Center. $9; $6 for seniors and students. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Through Nov. 18.
T.S. Elliot’s “Four Quartets,” recited by John Farrell, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $12. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” high school production of comedy satire, Cape Elizabeth High School. $9; $5 for children, students and seniors. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Through Nov. 18.
“Steel Magnolias,” by Monmouth Community Players, prepared monologues are encouraged but not required, performance dates are Feb. 1-10, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 754-6598. 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
• ART MUSEUMS
“Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Friday. Through March 3.
“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 26.
“In Printmaking ABC,” master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Nov. 15. Through March 10.
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
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists,” photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, through Nov. 30. treeoflifemuseum.org
Museum of African Culture, Portland: “The Incarnation of Earthly Creations,” Haitian art, through Jan. 30. museumafricanculture.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933) and “We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting,” paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Dec. 23. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: “Vote, Pejepscot!”, election and political paraphernalia, and “Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900,” samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, through Dec. 31. pejepscothistorical.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 Saturday. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.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: “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, and “Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” 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; “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October 2013. 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
Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Jan. 13.
“Abstract,” mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Jan. 25.
Plein Air Painters of Maine and Boothbay Region Art Foundation Exhibition, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 17.
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo: “Anything But…” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Opens Friday. Artist reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Through Dec. 27.
Tollef Runquist, paintings, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening reception, 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 29.
“Dirty Secrets,” vintage photographs by Michael Rosen, Kymara Gallery, Biddeford. kymara.com. Opening reception, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.
“The Way We See It,” photography exhibition, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 25.
“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” work by nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Opens Tuesday. Through Feb. 5.
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
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
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artists Collective, “Freak Show,” exploration of identity and difference, through Nov. 21. constellationart.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Ed Douglas, “New Works,” and Jaap Eduard Helder, paintings, through Dec. 1. greenhutgalleries.com
Rose Contemporary, Portland: James Chute: “Talking & Drawing,” through Dec. 1; Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones and Bridget Spaeth, “Expanding Fields, ” through Dec. 22. rosecontemporary.com
Bridge Gallery, Portland: “Seeing Red,” paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, through Nov. 30. bridgegalleryportland.com
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Edges of Vision,” MECA photo workshop group show, through Dec. 7. 3fishgallery.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Tom Hall, new paintings, through Nov. 30. 699-5083.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Michael Milicia, “The Exquisite Bird 2,” photographs of birds, through Dec. 31. 773-6011.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Eric Hou, “Koala High: Homecoming,” recent prints, through Nov. 30. 253-6808.
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Bringing Art Home for the Holidays — Fall 2012,” fine art created from wood, with wood, in wood by several Maine craft artists, through Nov. 30. harmonsbartons.com
Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Brenton Hamilton, “Relevant Histories,” photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history, through Dec. 1. addisonwoolley.com
Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Zachary Field, “Elemental Equanimity,” art installation, through Jan. 4. colemanburke.com
Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland: “Eat More Art,” art on wood panels, through Nov. 30. 772-9280.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Serenity 2012: Paintings and Drawings,” multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, through Nov. 25. 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
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
Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: “Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Alicia Eggert, “Speaking in Tongues,” work in various media that utilizes text, through Nov. 30. colemanburke.com
The Frontier, Brunswick: “Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture’s Future,” photographs by Lily Peil, through Nov. 25. explorefrontier.com
Bayview Gallery, Brunswick: “The Paintings of John Marshall,” through Saturday. bayviewgallery.com
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Jon Kievitt, “Works on Paper,” and Garry Mitchell, “New Paintings,” through Nov. 17. 725-8157.
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: “Collaborative Connections,” 18 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press and One of a Kind Printers, through Nov. 29. curtislibrary.com
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Warmth and Style,” handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, through Dec. 31. 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
George Marshall Store Gallery, York: “Connections,” works by Lissa Hunter and Carol Stein; and Tom Hall, “Maine Landscapes,” through Sunday. georgemarshallstoregallery.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.
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Photographers Choice,” through Saturday. rivertreearts.org
Kennebunk Free Library: Carol MacLeod, “This and That,” nature, landscapes, abstractions and the human figure, through Nov. 30. 985-2173.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Jean Gordon, “Figures and Flowers,” figure studies, watercolor and ink flowers, through Dec. 20. 633-6252.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “This Land Was Made for You and Me,” black-and-white photography by 19 Maine artists inspired by the music of Woody Guthrie, through Nov. 24. harlowgallery.org
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Holiday Extravaganza,” smaller artworks and variety of creative crafts, through Dec. 24. aarhusgallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Ben Potter, “Home Field,” through Nov. 25. 338-0555.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: 2012 Biennial Exhibition and “Many Times Times Square,” soundscape composition by electronic music pioneer Joel Chadabe, through Dec. 2. cmcanow.org
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.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Portraiture by Jeffrey Burke, through Tuesday. 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: Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven, “Escape Boundaries,” new work, through Sunday. craftonelm.com
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