• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Carols in the Round,” with the Mount View Chamber Singers, United Church of Christ, Bath. Free/donation. 242-2581. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” with the USM Chamber Singers, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $9. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Karger Scholars Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Nov. 29.
Maine State Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” featuring a cast of almost 300 dancers and live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $60. porttix.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 2.
“The Nutcracker,” presented by Sanford Maine Stage, Nasson Little Theater, Springvale. $12; $10 for seniors, students and children ages 12 and younger. sanfordmainestage.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Through Dec. 9.
Royal Ballet’s “Swan Lake,” live in HD broadcoast from the Royal Opera House, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Striking 12,” Good Theater production of fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday (sold out) and Nov. 29 (sold out). Through Dec. 9.
“The Santaland Diaries,” David Sedaris holiday comedy for mature audiences; discounts available for groups of 10 or more; Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland. $24; $20 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Nov. 29. Through Dec. 16.
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. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Through Dec. 2.
“This Wonderful Life,” one-person adaptation of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $26; $24 for seniors; $20 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. Previews at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; opens Nov. 30. Through Dec. 9.
• ART MUSEUMS
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; “In Printmaking ABC,” master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. 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: Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, through Nov. 30; “Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum,” through May 26. 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 Sunday; 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. 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
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Opens Friday. Through Dec. 29.
“Parcel,” multi-artist traveling art show of work that is flat, fits in cardboard tubes or is made of small pieces, Pop-Up Gallery, Portland. parcel.xasyasz.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and by appointment afterwards.
Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus: “Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Opens Monday. Through Jan. 25.
Portland Public Library: “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29; “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. 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
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 Sunday. 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
DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: “Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, through Jan. 12. davinciexperience.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 Sunday. explorefrontier.com
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 Saturday. 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 Sunday. yorkartassociation.com
York Hospital Cafe Art Gallery: Nancy R. Davison, etchings and watercolors, through Jan. 1. 351-2021.
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.
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 Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Holiday Extravaganza,” smaller artworks and a variety of creative crafts, through Dec. 24. aarhusgallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Ben Potter, “Home Field,” through Sunday. 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
Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn: “The Figure Revealed IV,” statewide juried exhibition of life drawings, through Dec. 14. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery): John Silverio, “Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings, through Jan. 11. 948-9239.
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: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Feb. 5. savorymainedining.com
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.
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: Philip Frey, “On Cranberry Isle,” new paintings, through Dec. 24. courthousegallery.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