• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the DaPonte String Quartet, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
“Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass,” featuring trumpeter Betty Rines, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
PSO KinderKonzert, “Four Seasons,” for ages 3 to 7, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Portland Rossini Club, instrumental and vocal performances by Wells Johnson, Lorel Nazarro, Virgina Stelk, Seth Black, Mark Braun, Mary Johnston, Richard Roberts and Eric Peppe; Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors and students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Love, Spring and Other Things,” sopranos Deborah Perkins and Bethany Ferland perform works by Rossini and Gilbert & Sullivan plus folk tunes and Broadway songs, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, “Synergy and Brilliance — Genius Effect Part Two,” works by Haydn, Mozart and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
Ying Quartet, works by Schumann, Schubert and Bunch, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $15. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Monday.
Bay Chamber Concerts Music at Noon Concert Series, Lehmann Duo plays program of Mozart, Martinu and Hallvorsen, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. $25. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon Wednesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with jazz pianist Tom Snow, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Feb. 14.
“F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase,” performances by Androscoggin Dance, the Dance Center in Auburn, the Maine Dance Project, Shove Gently Dance and more, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14; $12 for seniors and students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Greater Tuna,” off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Through Feb. 17.
“Death By Design,” murderous comedy by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 14. Through Feb. 24.
“The Zoo Story” and “The American Dream,” horrifying and hilarious duo of Edward Albee one-act plays presented by USM Theatre, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.
“Will You Be Mine,” sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions’ Naked Shakespeare, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
John Cariani’s “Last Gas,” romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House. $20, $25. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Staged Reading of Ancient Greek Tragedies, by New York-based theater group Outside the Wire, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3617. “Theater of War,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “End of Life,” 12:30 p.m. Friday.
“Bye Bye Birdie,” classic musical by the Gardiner Area High School Visual and Performing Arts Department, Gardiner Area High School Little Theater, Gardiner. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 582-3150, Ext. 3027. 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
“Arsenic & Old Lace,” classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick. $15 to $20 suggested. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Steel Magnolias,” dramedy about six Southern ladies who gather at a small-town beauty parlor, presented by Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $10, $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Play Me a Story: Enchanted Adventures,” interactive theater workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Pinocchio,” family play based on classic fairytale, A/D/A/M, Biddeford. $10 to $13. 809-5053. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” Bess Welden’s solo vaudeville piece about body and food, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Through March 9.
Everyman Repertory Theater: “The Trip to Bountiful ,” roles for men and women of a range of ages (mostly middle age to older adults), show dates are April 6-22, Rockport Opera House. everymanrep.org. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Portland Museum of Art: “Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17; “Lois Dodd: Catching the Light,” more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; “Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. 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: “Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” through Feb. 25. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting,” through Feb. 24; “Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints” and “The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” 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
Saco Museum: “I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era,” needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the ‘Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,’ ” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, through March 30. brickstoremuseum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Robert S. Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise,” depictions by a Mount Desert Island artist of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits; “Intermezzi: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger; and “Color at the Center,” textile installations by Fransje Killaars, through March 22. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously,” art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, and Alex Katz, “A Matter of Light,” prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, 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; “Wabanaki Guides,” the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. 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: Michael Crouser, “Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints; Robert Rivers, “The Promised Land,” drawings; Candice Ivy, “Honey From the Belly of the Lion,” site-specific installation with video and sculptural elements; and “Steve’s Picks,” favorite works by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, through March 21. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
Harriet Casdin-Silver: “Beauty and the Political Body,” University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-1062. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Thursday. Through March 7.
Gary M. Green: “Terrain Vague,” black-and-white photographs, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through May 3.
Edward Hanscom: “Fine Art Photography,” Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opens Thursday. Through Feb. 28.
“This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana,” collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 23.
“Follow Your Heart,” group show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 28.
Melonie Bennett: “Bad A**,” photographs documenting Portland night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Through March 29.
Portland Public Library: “Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, through Feb. 23; “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through April 3. 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
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Art Maine 2013,” works by Greenhut artists, through Feb. 23. greenhutgalleries.com
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Janalee Welch, “All Things Pastel,” through Feb. 28. harmonsbartons.com
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Homage,” Maine Women Pioneers exhibition, through March 2. une.edu/artgallery
Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: “The Other Side of Shade,” group show exploring race, oppression and power, through Feb. 16. meca.edu
Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Occupy Gallery,” representational and abstract art depicting the artists’ perspective of social and economic injustice, through Feb. 20. constellationart.com
Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: “Looking In — Looking Out,” art installation by Amy Jorgensen, through March 23. colemanburke.com
Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: “Lovecraft: A Darkey Key,” group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com
Meg Perry Center, Portland: “Sensory Circus,” multi-media group show exploring the five senses, through Feb. 22. 619-1564.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Jeffrey Hayes, “Thank You, Dutch Masters,” precision miniature paintings inspired by the great Dutch still life masters, through Feb. 28. 773-6011.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, “New Work,” through March 29. 699-5599.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, “Afterthoughts,” through April 3. 253-6808.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” through Feb. 17. richardboydpottery.com
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Susan Orfant, “IIWII,” paintings, through Feb. 27. 591-7300.
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: Astrid Bowley, “Everything,” drawing installation, through March 6. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “Despite Winter, Gardens,” group show of paintings and sculpture, through March 10. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: “Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, “Paintings and Prints,” through April 28. thosmoser.com
Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick: “Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, through June 1. 725-3288.
The Frontier, Brunswick: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Feb. 24. exporefrontier.com
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, “Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle,” through March 16. colemanburke.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels,” art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org
Topsham Public Library: “Joy of Art,” fifth annual juried art exhibition, through Feb. 16. 725-1727.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “From the Heart,” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, through March 31. markingsgallery.com
University College, Bath: “Unexpected Thaw,” Spindleworks exhibit featuring Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, through Feb. 28. spindleworks.org
Campus Center, University of New England, Biddeford: Arlee Woodworth, landscape paintings, through March 2. 602-2169.
York Public Library: “Encore, Encore,” work by more than 24 artists who have exhibited at the library during the past 11 years, through March 26. 363-2818.
Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community,” through March 2. rivertreearts.org
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, through Feb. 16. justuschickens.net
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Ingrained,” printmaking group show, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Heart,” group show, through Feb. 24. aarhusgallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” through March 10. 338-0555.
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: Waldo HAP Photo Project, through Tuesday. waterfallarts.org
Camden Public Library: Stefan Pastuhov, “Stream of Thought,” paintings of local streams in mid-winter and early spring, through Feb. 28. 236-3440.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, through March 18. savorymainedining.com
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
Cellardoor Winery at the Villa, Lincolnville: Rufus Coes, “Art Collector Maine at the Cellardoor Villa,” paintings, through Feb. 24. 263-2654.
Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta: “Painted Paper Bird Sculpture” by Hugh Verrier and recent photographs by John Orcutt, through Feb. 28. 246-6694.