Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Dudley and pianist Jesse Feinberg, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


“Spacious Vision Song Project,” songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore with pianist Brian Moll, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. $15; $10 for seniors and students; cash or check only. spaciousvision.com. 7:30 p.m.


Choral Art Society’s Epiphany Celebration, presented by the Choral Art Camerata and conducted by CAS music director Robert Russell, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. choralart.org. 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, broadcast of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, broadcast of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon.


Pianist Masanobu Ikemiya, classics to ragtime, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m.


Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, encore broadcast of Verdi’s “Aida,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.


Bay Chamber Concerts Music at Noon Concert Series, with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. $25. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon.

JAN. 10

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Players, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


Bangor Ballet’s Annual Evening at the Arts: “Cross Pollination,” several pieces by dancers and choreographers, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $45. 945-3457. 5 p.m. Saturday.


“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” three actors perform a comic parody and tribute to all of Shakespeare’s plays, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $10. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” touring production of award-winning Broadway musical, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $70. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Martin Steingesser’s “The Thinking Heart: The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum,” performance in two voices with cello, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10.


Musical “Ordinary Days,” casting two men and two women; bring sheet music; City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, chamber choir auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 10.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, women’s choir auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, lyric and concert choir auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, apprentice choir auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.



Portland Museum of Art: “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 Jewish Museum, Portland: Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, prints, giclee and books, through Friday. 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: “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

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

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously,” art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, through March 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: “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; “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings, textiles and toys reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “Keeping Warm,” 19th-century quilts and 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, through Feb. 24. 548-2529.

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 Saturday. umma.umaine.edu



First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Diane Hudson: “Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises,” plus “Visual Whispers” by Dan Dow, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 26.

“Still Dancing with Dance,” dance photography by Arthur Fink with live dancers, Arthur Fink Studio, Portland. 615-5722. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Michael Heiko: “Why I Moved to Maine,” Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 31.

“Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). cmcanow.org. Artists’ reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 23.

“Emergent,” installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 26.

“New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 17.

Florence Nellie Holland: “Honest and Catkins: A Life’s Work of Beauty,” Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Opening reception, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 31.


Portland Public Library: “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: “Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Zachary Field, “Elemental Equanimity,” art installation, through Friday. colemanburke.com

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “The Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever,” through Jan. 16. constellationart.com

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “The Holiday Show,” through Jan. 18. greenhutgalleries.com

Fore Street Gallery, Portland: “Streets of Portland,” paintings by Paul Black, through Monday. 874-8084.

Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Abstract,” mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Jan. 25. macpage.com

Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Karen Luse, “Out in the Open: Pastels, Paintings and Prints,” through Jan. 30. thomasmemoriallibrary.org

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, through Jan. 13. elizabethmossgalleries.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

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Winter Wonderland,” latest artwork and goods, through Friday.

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels,” art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org

The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford: “This Must Be the Place,” works by seven local artists, through Jan. 18. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Creative Teachers Art by MAEA,” multimedia by art teachers who belong to the Maine Art Education Association, through Jan. 12. 602-2269.

Wells Public Library: Winter group show by local artists, through Jan. 31. 646-8181.

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: Annual Prelude Clothesline Show, gift and art show featuring work by local artists, designers and craftsmen, through Saturday. rivertreearts.org

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, through Jan. 12. harlowgallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Small Works,” paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, through Jan. 20. 338-0555.

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: Waldo HAP Photo Project, through Feb. 12. waterfallarts.org

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.

Crosstrax Deli, Unity: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Jan. 26. crosstraxdeli.com

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, “Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation, through Jan. 25. harlowgallery.org

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta: “Painted Paper Bird Sculpture” by Hugh Verrier and recent photographs by John Orcutt, through February. 246-6694.

University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta: “Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep,” aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film “Mary Poppins,” through Jan. 18. uma.maine.edu

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Feb. 5. savorymainedining.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: 31st annual holiday exhibition, through Jan. 31. caldbeck.com

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multimedia, through Jan. 31. maineseabirds.org