• CLASSICAL MUSIC
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.
Portland Youth Symphony, 70th anniversary celebration with mezzo-soprano Teresa Herald, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Maine Children’s Choir and Women of the USM Chorale, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $12. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.
Bayside Trio, music by J.S. Bach, Paul Schoenfield and Claude Debussy, plus George Crumb’s “The Voice of the Whale,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $5 to $10. cathedralofstluke.org. 7:30 p.m.
Oratorio Chorale, music of Schubert and Mozart with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $20 in advance; $25 at door; half-price for students; free for children under 12. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Chiharu Naruse, works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Liszt, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors; free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.
Augusta Symphony Orchestra, performing Copland’s “Quiet City”; Strauss’ “Serenade,” Op. 7, for winds; and Williams’ “A London Symphony,” High Street Congregational Church, Auburn. $10; free for children and students. asomaine.org. 7 p.m.
Bayside Trio, music by J.S. Bach, Paul Schoenfield and Claude Debussy, plus George Crumb’s “The Voice of the Whale,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. $15; free for ages 21 and under. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: “Strauss and Stravinsky,” plus music by Von Weber and Debussy, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.
USM Concert Band, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 5 p.m.
Oratorio Chorale, music of Schubert and Mozart with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth. $20 in advance; $25 at door; half-price for students; free for children under 12. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.
Augusta Symphony Orchestra, performing Copland’s “Quiet City”; Strauss’ “Serenade,” Op. 7, for winds; and Williams’ “A London Symphony,” Hope Baptist Church, Manchester. $10; free for children and students. asomaine.org. 7 p.m.
Shaolin Warriors, choreographed theatrical production of Chinese martial arts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $32 to $44; $20 for students. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Homestead Crossing,” two couples — one older, one younger — compare their lives in Maine premiere, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available. portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Sound of Music,” classic musical presented by Yarmouth High School Playmakers, Yarmouth High School. $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Striking 12,” Good Theater production of fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 22. 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. Thursday.
T.S. Elliot’s “Four Quartets,” recited by John Farrell, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $12. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
“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. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” classic comedic farce, Lake Region High School, Naples. $8; $6 for students. 518-1348. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Almost, Maine,” comedy, Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium. 468-8461. 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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” drama, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 2.
“Alice in Wonderland,” Deering Drama Department production, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland. $12; $5 for children under 12 in advance, $10 day of show. deeringdrama.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“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.
• ART MUSEUMS
“In Printmaking ABC,” master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Thursday. Through March 10.
Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 30.
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; “Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” through March 3. 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
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum,” through May 26; “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” through June 30. mainemaritimemuseum.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; “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches,” through April 7. 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
“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 5.
“Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 12.
John Silverio: “Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 11.
Portland Public Library: “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29. portlandlibrary.com
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: Maine Women Pioneers,” 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 Saturday. 699-5599.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artists Collective, “Freak Show,” exploration of identity and difference, through Wednesday. 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.
Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Abstract,” mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Jan. 25. macpage.com
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
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, through Jan. 13. 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
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
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Jon Kievitt, “Works on Paper,” and Garry Mitchell, “New Paintings,” through Saturday. 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
Kymara Gallery, Biddeford: “Dirty Secrets,” vintage photographs by Michael Rosen, through Nov. 30. kymara.com
York Public Library: Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, “Anything But” through Dec. 27. www.york.lib.me.us
York Art Association, York Harbor: “The Way We See It,” photography exhibition, through Nov. 25. 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: Carol MacLeod, “This and That,” nature, landscapes, abstractions and the human figure, through Nov. 30. 985-2173.
Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Plein Air Painters of Maine and Boothbay Region Art Foundation exhibition, through Saturday. 633-2703. Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Jean Gordon, “Figures and Flowers,” figure studies, ink and watercolor 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.
Art Galleries at University of Maine, Machias: Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, “Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” through Nov. 30. 255-1279.
Camden Public Library: Tollef Runquist, paintings, through Nov. 29. 236-3440.
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