• CLASSICAL MUSIC
DaPonte String Quartet: “Colourists,” Haydn’s Opus 76, No. 4; Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10; and Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet”; Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Musica de Filia Women’s Choir, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: “Colourists,” Haydn’s Opus 76, No. 4; Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10; and Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet”; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
“Die Fledermaus,” Strauss operetta conducted by Robert Lehmann with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $21; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Augusta Symphony Orchestra, ’30s pops concert and performance of “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Suzanne Nance, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $15; $5 for children. asomaine.org. 7 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: “Colourists,” Haydn’s Opus 76, No. 4; Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10; and Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet”; Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $24 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon.
2013 Longfellow Choral Festival, works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15, $25; half-off for ages 65 and older and students with ID; free for ages 12 and younger; $40 for festival pass. porttix.com. Violin Concerto in G Minor and other works, 4 p.m. Saturday; “The Song of Hiawatha, Parts 1 & 2,” 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m.
Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, works by Debussy and Chopin, Rockport Opera House. $10 to $45. baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m.
DaPonte String Quartet: “Colourists,” Haydn’s Opus 76, No. 4; Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10; and Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet”; Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 3 p.m.
Da Capo Chamber Players Residency Concert, featuring soprano Lucy Shelton, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Awards Concert, student chamber music ensembles, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Ocy Downs Piano Prize winner Amanda Raymond, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
“Rock around the World!”, Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual and Multicultural Center presents music and dances from many countries, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and a silent auction; benefit for the multicultural center; Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 874-8135. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.
“A Glitzy Gala,” belly dance featuring Ashley Lopez, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Joffrey Ballet, “Rite of Spring” paired with contemporary work, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $60. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. March 21.
“A Song at Twilight,” little-seen play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company. $35 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles,” Good Theater production examines how two outsiders — an elderly woman and her grandson — find their way in today’s world, 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 March 21. Through March 30.
“Wit,” one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play presented by Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House. $22 to $26. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 21. Through March 31.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, classic musical presented by the Gorham High School Theatre Program, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $10; $6 for students and seniors. 839-5754. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 24.
Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” adapted and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick. $12. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 24.
“A Child’s Guide to Innocence,” drama about three generations of Italian-American women presented by Snowlion Repertory Company, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland. $20; $18 for seniors and students. snowlionrep.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 24.
“Time Stands Still,” explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 21. Through March 24.
“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Playdate Frenzy,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Annie Jr.,” musical presented by the Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $9; $6 for children under 18. fiddleheadcenter.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 24.
“Dead Man Walking,” Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department presents one-act play about the criminal justice system based on the best-selling book and hit movie (contains mature themes), Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. $5. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The Swaggering Damsel,” Robert Chamberlain’s 17th-century comic masterpiece of cross-dressed disguise and same-sex marriage, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. Free; reservations advised. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. March 21. Through March 24.
“A Couple of Blaguards,” comedy presented by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $10 to $20. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. March 21. Through April 7.
“Incognito,” murder-mystery set in 1941 prior to the U.S. entering WWII, presented by Greely High School Drama, Greely High School, Cumberland Center. $7; $5 for seniors and students. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. March 21. Through March 23.
Maine State Music Theatre, seeking Mainers ages 16 and older for summer shows and/or performance internships, Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick. msmt.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Fenix Theatre Company: “Romeo and Juliet,” come with memorized Shakespeare monologue under two minutes long, summer production dates, East End School, Portland. fenixtheatre.com. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Snowlion Repertory Company: “The Freaks Club,” seeking experienced actors for musical, performances are June 13-23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater, Studio 408, South Portland. 518-9305. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday (by appointment only).
• ART MUSEUMS
Portland Museum of Art: “Youth Art Month,” juried show of artwork created by Maine students in grades K-12, through March 31; “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: “Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions,” through April 30; “Wired!”, explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Still Points of the Turning World,” exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, through April 25. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “In Printmaking ABC,” master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 24; “Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean,” ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection, through June 2. 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: “Celebrate Student Art,” RSU 23 student art show, through April 20. 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 (also at Museum L-A/Bates Mill #1), 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 25. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “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; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Other Voices,” contemporary art from the museum collection, through Feb. 2. 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
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
“2013 New Works” by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through April 20.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through April 3.
“Higher Forms of Art,” eighth annual showcase of work by area high school artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.
Ed King: “Just Between You and Me,” cartoons, caricatures and drawings from 1970 to present, Portland Club. 776-3841. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Public Library: “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: “Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP,” installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships’ propellers, through April 7. meca.edu
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Noriko Sakanishi, “Confluence,” through March 23. 699-5083.
University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through April 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, “Terrain Vague,” black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Space Gallery, Portland: “World Banksters,” whimsical postcards take aim at corruption in banking industry; Anne Buckwalter: “Gone Along are the Animals,” circus-inspired gouache paintings; “Moon Moves (So Slowly),” multi-media installation by Friendly Falcons; and “X-ray (SPACE)”, window exhibition by Carly Glovinksi; through March 29. space538.org
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “A Stitch in Time,” drawings by Gergana Rupchina, through March 30. harmonsbartons.com
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Melonie Bennett, “Bad (expletive),” photographs documenting night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, through March 30. 317-6721.
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 Darker Key,” group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com
Katie Made Bakery, Portland: Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, through March 30. 771-0994.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 30. 773-6011.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, “New Work,” through March 29; “Spring!”, art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through April 26. 699-5599.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, “Afterthoughts,” through April 3. 253-6808.
Planned Parenthood of New England, Portland: “Healing Works,” art as therapy works by Toni Jo Coppa and Karen Merritt, through March 31. plannedparenthood.org/ppnne
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Marching Forth,” group show, through March 29. greenhutgalleries.com
Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Constellation Vacation,” multimedia by various artists, through March 26. constellationart.com
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “The New Landscape,” work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through April 19. rosecontemporary.com
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “AW@3Fish,” group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, through March 29. 3fishgallery.com
Dogfish Cafe, Portland: Loretta Turner, “Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink, through April 27. 253-5400.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III,” through May 12. une.edu/artgallery
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit,” works by gallery artists in painting, pottery and glass, through March 29. richardboydpottery.com
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: “Layers,” ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, through April 10. 591-7300.
DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: “Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics, through April 22. 541-9171.
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Resilient Spring,” art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through April 30. 846-7777.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, “Paintings and Prints,” through April 28. thosmoser.com
Freeport Community Library: Beech Hill studio painters, landscapes and still lifes, through March 30. 865-3307.
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.
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, “Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle,” through Saturday. colemanburke.com
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, through March 28. galleryframinginc.com
The Frontier, Brunswick: “Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, through April 29. explorefrontier.com. Markings Gallery, Bath: “From the Heart,” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, through March 31. markingsgallery.com
Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: “Your Brain on Art,” focuses on raising awareness around the issues of brain safety, chronic pain, and brain injury and recovery in collaboration with the University of New England’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, through April 5. feedtheengine.org
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Charles Thompson and Bistra Nikiforova, paintings and photography, through April 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.
Wells Public Library: Claire Bigbee, paintings, through March 30. 646-8181.
Monkitree, Gardiner: “Double Vision,” work by Jim and Fran Townsend, through March 29. monkitree.com
Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery: Nancy Morgan, “Captured in Fabric,” through March 29. 439-3800.
Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” fifth annual show, through March 30. aarhusgallery.com
Camden Public Library: “Body as Art,” black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, through March 30. 236-3440.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, through Monday. savorymainedining.com
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Richard Field, “New Works,” paintings, through March 30. lyceumgallery.com
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through April 4. harlowgallery.org
Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: Claudia Diller, Kingfield Artwalk painter, through March 31. 939-6518.