Art

Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7; and “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.

“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

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

Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.

“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288. Through June 1.

Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.

“Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Through May 1.

“Spring!”, work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through April 26.

“Paintings and Prints” by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15.

“Afterthoughts,” by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Wednesday.

Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through Thursday.

Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14.

“Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through April 29.

“Resilient Spring,” Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through May 30.

“Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 21.

“Layers,” ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, also featuring acrylics by Holly Brooks and new works by several members of the collective, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through April 10.

“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 29.

“Your Brain on Art,” focusing on raising awareness of brain safety, brain injury and recovery and chronic pain, presented by Engine in collaboration with the University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Through Friday.

“Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III” University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through May 12.

“Celebrate Student Art,” RSU 23 art show, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through April 19.

“The New Landscape,” works by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through April 19.

“Still Points of the Turning World,” contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through April 25.

“Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink works by Loretta Turner, Dogfish Cafe, Portland. 253-5400. Through April 27.

New works by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through April 20.

Annual juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Wednesday.

Charles Thompson and Bistra Nikiforova, paintings and photography, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through Tuesday.

“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3.

Daisy Greene, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through April 30.

“Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 26.

“Compositions in Wood,” assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through April 30.

“Maine Artists — Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through June 31.

“Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.

Student art exhibit, work in a variety of media by students in grades K-12, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through May 2.

“Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22

“Big Top,” Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12.

 

Art Openings

“Illumitography,” images by the Portland High School Photo Club, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Timothy Whelan: Photographer as Collector,” PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through May 4. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry,” photos from The National Fisherman Collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening with presenter Dave Jackson, former publisher of The National Fisherman, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Go Figure,” invitational figurative show featuring more than 30 Maine artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through April 27. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Play,” showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through April 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Forest for the Trees,” multi-artist show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through April 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Rebirth,” art by Maine Artists Collective that is “non-religious” but “born again,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through April 23. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Flights of Fancy” Artwork by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine,” sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. uma.maine.edu. Friday through June 8.

Western Maine Fine Artists and Artisans Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Norway. westernmaineartgroup.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Friday through May 25.

“Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Friday through April 30.

“Off the Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art,” works exploring social, political and environmental issues by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through April 30. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dozier Bell: “Mind’s Eye” and “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Blueberry Rakers,” photographs by David Brooks Stess, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Saturday through May 19.

Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library, Wells. 646-8181. Through April 30. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Winters’ Work,” nature-themed hooked rugs by Anne Cox, 2010-2013, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through April 27. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. April 7.

 

Auditions

Freeport Player’s “39 Steps,” fast-paced comedy, show dates are July 18-Aug. 4, Freeport High School. fcponline.org/auditions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 7.

 

Benefits

Casco Bay YMCA adaptive services auction, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cash bar and music, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, $35 to $40, $60 per couple. 865-9600, Ext. 210. cumberlandcountyymca.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Annual spring used book sale, benefits the hospital and health career scholarships, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Reiche Community School annual spring auction, live music from The High Riders and Britta Pejic and Les Frenchman, Port City Music Hall, Portland. 874-8175. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of the Maine State Museum present “Springtime in Paris,” silent and live auction, dinner and fashion show by Earth Bound, Le Club Calumet, Augusta, $25. 287-2304. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

WHSN 10th annual benefit concert for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society, music from The Box Tiger, Dustin Saucier, Beach the Whale and The Other Bones, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $10. whsn-fm.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Craft fair and silent auction, area crafters, products and services from local businesses, benefits the library, Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish. 625-8083. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, multi-course chocolate tasting menu prepared by local chocolatiers and silent auction, benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $50. chocolateloversfling.com. 1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

“Music in the Air,” Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Downeasters Quartet, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, more, benefits WYAR 88.3 FM, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center (Yarmouth High School), $10 advance, $15 door. wyar.org. 3 p.m. April 7.

 

Books and Authors

Neil Rolde, author of “York is Living History,” York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Linda Greenlaw, author of “Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brown Bag Lecture Series, Richard Cheek, contributor to “From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Ann Hood, author of “The Obituary Writer,” University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Evelyn Rysdyk, author of “Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine,” True North Health Center, Falmouth. 781-4488. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Lapping, author of “Maine’s Agricultural History,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Women Writers Collection presents Annie Finch, author of “Spells: New and Selected Poems,” University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. une.edu/mwwc. Noon Thursday.

 

Classical Music

Larchmere String Quartet, works by Haydn, Barber and Dvorak, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Sunday.

USM Chamber Singers spring concert, conducted by Robert Russell, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Public Schools present All-City Orchestra, 100 students in grades 6-12, performance includes works by DeBussy, Beethoven and others, Portland High School, John Ford Auditorium, free. 767-9044. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, violinist Dean Stein, oboeist Kathleen McNerney and pianist Bridget Convey, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents Slavic Soul Party, Balkan brass, funk grooves, gypsy accordion, jazz, Camden Opera House, $10 to $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Pianist Frank Glazer, career retrospective, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saco River Music Festival Association presents The New England Tenors, performing songs by The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors and more, benefits youth music programs, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $15. 625-0921. 2 p.m. Saturday.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir and Sheepscot Valley Chorus, performance of Brahms’ German Requiem, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $15. ceciliachoir.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. April 7.

Bennewitz Quartet, based in the Czech Republic, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, works by Hayden, Stravinsky and Borodin, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. April 7.

 

Comedy

Comedy show with headliner John Tole, Club Texas, Auburn, $7, 21-plus. clubtexas.info. Doors at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Dance

Spring dance concert, showcase of work by student choreographers, including thesis projects by dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3 to $6. batestickets.com. 5 p.m. Sunday.

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Portland Community contra dance series, live music by Arigana Highway, calling by Mary Wesley, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Contra dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $1 to $6. 288-5015. Family dance ($2) at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bangor Ballet presents “Snow White,” Bangor Ballet, students from Thomas School of Dance and other local dance studios will portray the familiar characters, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $8 to $12. bangorballet.com. 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, various times and locations in Lewiston and Auburn, see website for complete schedule. lafilmfestival.org. Thursday and Friday.

Volunteer Fair, presented by Altrusa Club of Portland, find volunteer opportunities, Portland Elks Lodge #188. 773-3148. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Valerie and Her Week of Wonders,” The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, Free. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand present “Rockland Shorts 2013,” international short film series, “The Superconscious: Transcending Human or Normal Consciousness,” farnsworthmuseum.org/rocklandshorts, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $8.50. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail presents Rapid Media’s Reel Paddling Festival World Tour 2013, award-winning paddling films in 10 categories, Chewonki Center for Environmental Education, Wiscasset, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 students. chewonki.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Winter/Spring Film Series, “Anna Karenina” (2012), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. April 7.

“Two Who Dared,” documentary of the story of American minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha, who boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe to help save imperiled Jews and refugees at the onset of World War II, First Universalist Church of Auburn, $5 suggested. 783-0461. 7 p.m. April 7.

 

Food and Drink

Tea tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

First Friday Wine Series: Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads in-depth tasting paired with foods, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $40, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

A Wine Walk in the Old Port: Latin American Reds, sommelier Erica Archer leads tastings paired with food at four area restaurants, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $40, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

For Children

Puppet show, presented by Prince Memorial Library, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, free. 829-2215. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Symphony KinderKonzert, strings KinderKonzert, “Four Seasons,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $4. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Acorn Fairy Tale Players present “Tales From Anansi,” Michael Levine’s adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. April 7.

“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, “Stories from Around the World,” Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Kids’ open mic night, for ages 10 to 18, all levels of experience welcome, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 to 6 p.m. April 7.

 

Music

Village of Spaces, with Arborea and Ora Cogan, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; J6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Biscuit Miller, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Jazz Cabaret Concert, vocal jazz choirs of Fryeburg Academy and USM, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $8. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Stone Sour, alt-metal, with In This Moment and Hell or Highwater, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fryeburg Academy Jazz Cabaret Concert, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $8, $5 seniors. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Vocal jazz choirs of Fryeburg Academy and USM, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bates Jazz Band, directed by Thomas Snow, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $20. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Heartwood Regional Theater Company presents Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, traditional flamenco to music influenced by Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and J.S. Bach, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle, $22 advance, $25 door, $10 students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Camden Library coffeehouse, Ed Geis and Friends. Western folk tunes, originals and more, Camden Public Library, $7. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bates Steel Pan Orchestra, directed by Erica Butler, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Blackbird Raum, with Butcher Boy and Speaker for the Dead, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Holly Near, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $32.50 advance, $37.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Ricky Nelson Remembered,” with Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $55. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Anna and the Diggs, with Sorcha and The Clearing, Big Easy, Portland, $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Caribbean Night with the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $10 advance, $15 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Music and muffins, featuring Sweet Wednesday, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sean Hoots, with Small Houses and The Ghost of Paul Revere, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Breaking Laces, rock trio, Big Easy, Portland, $10, 21-plus. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Acoustic Festival student showcase, 31 middle and high-school students perform bluegrass, old-time American, Franco-Acadian and more, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10. maineacousticfestival.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tim O’Brien, American folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bluezberry Jam, blues, jazz, rhythm and jam, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, $25 family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester Village coffee house, Gill Folk and Caroline Cotter, First Congregational Church, $10. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Banjo master Tony Trischka, presented by Portland Ovations, 317 Main St. and North Yarmouth Academy, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $38. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Slavic Soul Party, Balkan brass, funk grooves, gypsy accordion, jazz, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pentatonix, a cappella group of five, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. April 7.

Lori McKenna Band, singer-songwriter, “Heart Shaped Bullet Hole” CD-release show, Mark Erelli opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $27 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. April 7.

Family of the Year, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. April 7.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

Long Time Courting and Kyle Carey, Celtic roots quartet and Gaelic Americana singer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. April 7.

The Franklin County Fiddlers, The Abbott Hill Ramblers and The Pineland Fiddlers, Maine-based youth bands, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. April 7.

 

Special Events

The April Fool’s Show, program to be revealed at showtime, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $3. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Monday.

East End Community School presents Portland Children’s Film Festival, featuring local, national and international children’s films and workshops, various locations, Portland (various). portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Thursday through April 7.

Storyteller Carol Birch tells the story of Lou Gehrig, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rhythm of the Heart, with dancer Lorena Ayala and musician George Neptune, traditional Spanish flamenco dancing and Wabanaki hand drumming and singing, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Girish, call and response chanting, meditation and music, Portland New Church, $25 advance, $30 door. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Freeport First Friday dinner and mini-concert, music by Flash Allen and Randy Roy, Freeport Community Center, $18 includes dinner and show. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.

“Earth,” opening reception and poets and fools costume ball, featuring music by The Hips, poetry readings, costume contest and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, $5 to $25. waterfallarts.org. Reception (free) 5 to 8 p.m., ball at 8 p.m. Friday.

“The Power of Grace Rising from Genocide,” works of art created by student artists from Falmouth High School representing the tragedy of genocide and the grace of its survivors, with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 781-7429, Ext. 413. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Fryeburg Academy International Club annual Pageant of Elegance, international fashion, dance and song, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.

Opera DVD screenings, Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Kennebunk Free Library, free. 985-2173. 1 p.m. Saturday.

10th annual button show and sale, St. Louis Alumni Hall, Biddeford, free. mainebuttons.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

New Gloucester History Barn open house, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn), free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

North Atlantic Figure Skating Club 15th annual ice show, “On the Air with WSK8,” 26 solo and group performances, Family Ice Center, Falmouth, $8 to $12, $20 premium seating. 781-5058. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 7.

Community dog show, all dog breeds and mixes are eligible to compete, donations benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, The Woods at Canco, Portland, free. 772-4777. 3 p.m. April 7.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, $2 plus fees for services. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

Peter Boie: Magician for Non-Believers, presented by Cape Elizabeth Community Services, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium, $5 advance, $7 door. capecommunityservices.org. 4 p.m. April 7.

1St Annual Trustees’ mini-golf tournament, inside of the library will be transformed into a sprawling 18-hole mini-golf course, benefits the library, Kennebunk Free Library, $5 to $8, under 2 free. 985-2173. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

 

Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. April 7.

 

Theater

“Love/Sick,” funny and sad love stories by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company, $31 to $41. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 7. Runs through April 21.

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents “WIT,” one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, Bangor Opera House, $22 to $26. penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Noises Off,” Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 7.

Good Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” story through the eyes of boy named Eddie, set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 7. Runs through April 14.

Mad Horse Theatre presents “A Six Pack of Miller,” six of Arthur Miller’s best-loved works performed as staged readings, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10, $30 for all six readings. madhorse.com. “The Price,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; “All My Sons,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; “Death of a Salesman,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. April 7. Runs through April 14.

AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) presents “A Couple of Blaguards,” comedy by Frank and Malachy McCourt, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $10 to $20. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 7.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme: “Weather,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.