• CLASSICAL MUSIC
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.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m.
Portland String Quartet, with the Spelaeus Quartet, featuring Gershwin’s “Lullaby for String Quartet,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for ages 21 and under. larksociety.org. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.; concert at 2 p.m.
Gamelan Music, MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 3 p.m.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, “Devil and Angel”: Beethoven Op. 74, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Zandonai’s “Francesca Da Rimini,” encore screening, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon.
Fortepianist David Hyun-su Kim, works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Aspiring Artists Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Joffrey Ballet, “Rite of Spring” paired with contemporary work, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $66. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 28. Through March 30.
“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. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“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. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 28. Through April 7.
“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; buy one, get one free for Thursday night or Saturday matinee. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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 and Saturday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 28. Through March 31.
“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; dinner theater: $15; $12 for seniors and students (reservations required). greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday (dinner theater).
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.
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.
“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.
“The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler comedy about women presented by the York County Community Members; benefits Caring Unlimited; Kennebunk Town Hall. $15. 490-3227. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Mrs. Packard,” Gaslight Theater production of a true story of a woman struggling to right a system gone wrong, 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; 7:30 p.m. March 28. Through March 30.
“Noises Off,” Tony Award-winning 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. Through April 7.
“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.
“Tales From Anansi,” Acorn Fairy Tale Players present Michael Levine’s adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $6; $4 for ages 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7.
“Love/Sick,” world premiere of romantic comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company. $34; $30 for seniors; $20 for students. portlandstage.org. Previews 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to March 28; opens March 29. Through April 21.
Eve Ensler’s “I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World,” staged student reading by Deer Isle-Stonington High School honors student Sasha Zembrusky, Stonington Opera House. Free. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“The Poets and the Assassin,” reflects on how Iranian women live contradictory lives in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. Performance and discussion, 7:30 p.m. March 28.
“The Spitfire Grill,” musical, performance dates are in July, Northport Music Theater. northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“The Little Mermaid,” roles for children ages 7 to 18, performance dates are May 31 to June 2, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
“No Sex Please, We’re British,” Gaslight Theater production, roles for four women and seven men ages mid-20s to 50s, Hallowell City Hall. gaslighttheater.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
“Gypsy,” classic musical by Lake Region Community Theatre, many roles available, performance dates are June 21-23 and June 28-30 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison; Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. lrctme.org. 10 a.m. Tuesday.
• ART MUSEUMS
“A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 5.
Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture, career retrospective, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. Opens Tuesday. Through July 14.
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 Sunday; “Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean,” ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection, and “Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance,” 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 Friday. 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/museum
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 Thursday. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
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 Saturday. 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 nightclubs 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 Saturday. 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 Tuesday. 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: “[email protected],” 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.
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: Annual juried student exhibition, through April 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: “2013 New Works” by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, through April 20. elizabethmossgalleries.com
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.
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 Tuesday. 363-2818.
Wells Public Library: Claire Bigbee, paintings, through March 30. 646-8181.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Higher Forms of Art,” eighth annual showcase of work by area high school artists, through March 30. harlowgallery.org
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: Daisy Greene, acrylics on large wooden panels, through April 30. 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.