Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through Sunday; “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19; “Blueberry Rakers:” photographs by David Brooks Stess, 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.
“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.
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 Wednesday.
“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 29.
“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.
“Play,” showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through April 27.
“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. elizabethmoss galleries.com. Through April 20.
“Timothy Whelan: Photographer as Collector,” PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through May 4.
“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.
“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3.
“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.
Daisy Greene, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through April 30.
“Go Figure,” invitational figurative show featuring more than 30 Maine artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through April 27.
“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.
“Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com.
“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.
Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through April 30.
“Forest for the Trees,” multi-artist show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through April 28.
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.
“Rebirth,” art by Maine Artists Collective that is “non-religious” but “born again,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through April 23.
“Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Friday through April 30.
“Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.
“Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 26.
Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.
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.
“Artists’ Books: Definition and Meaning,” books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through April 30.
Woodcuts, final coursework under printmaker faculty member Catherine Clinger, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Thursday.
New photos by Alan Vlach, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Sunday, April 7. Through April 30.
“Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997),” a retrospective, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through May 18.
“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. Sunday.
“EKPHRASIS: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Friday through May 25. Opening reception and poetry reading, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.
“Big Top,” Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
“Compositions in Wood,” assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through April 30. Artist reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
BFA student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Seacoast Reflections,” photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Friday through May 31. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Freeport Players’ “39 Steps,” fast-paced comedy, dates July 18-Aug. 4, Freeport High School. fcponline.org/auditions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
“The Unreal Housewives of DownEast Maine,” six-episode video spoof, dates in August, seeking female actors, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. 985-8888. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
“Death Trap,” dates June 21-30, open-call auditions, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 14.
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. Sunday.
Music in the Air, Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Downeasters Quartet, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, more, benefits WYAR 88.3 FM, Yarmouth High School, $15. wyar.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Toast on the Coast, epicurean occasion benefits Easter Seals Maine, $50 for grand tasting, $75 for private wine tasting and grand tasting, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, 21-plus. eastersealsme.org/events. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Ossipee Valley Agricultural Society second annual Take-a-Chance Auction, hundreds ot items, Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram. 892-7904. Preview at 4 p.m., auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“Let the Dough Fly,” Norway Arts Festival kick-off dinner, pasta, focaccia, salad and dessert, benefits the festival (July 11-13), Norway Unitarian Universalist Church, $10, under 10 with adult free. norwayartsfestival.org. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“Grow a Library,” dinner, dessert and music by Kate Beever and John McCain, benefits Bonney Memorial Library, Krista’s Restaurant, Cornish, $50, 625-8083. 5 p.m. April 14.
Books and Authors
Leslea Newman, award-winning poet and author of “Jail Bait” and “Still Life with Buddy,” Peaks Island Community Center. 766-5540. 7 p.m. Monday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Zeb Rahzmann, author of “Stories from the Appalachian Trail,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Kieran Shields, author of “A Study in Revenge,” Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” University of Maine, Olsen Student Center, Farmington. 778-7454. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Edith Lucas Pagelson, author of “Against All Odds: A Memoir of Holocaust Survival,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Annie Finch, author of “Spells: New and Selected Poems,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Evelyn Rysdyk, author of “Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine,” Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. 221-2363. 6 p.m. Friday.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir and Sheepscot Valley Chorus, performance of Brahms’ German Requiem, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $15. ceciliachoir.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
The DaPonte String Quartet, works by Hayden, Stravinsky and Borodin, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “Enigma Variations,” with Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain,” by Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, pianist Martin Perry on Barber’s Piano Concerto, and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
USM Youth Ensembles spring instrumental concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Ovations presents pianist Jonathan Biss with the Elias String Quartet, “Schumann: Under the Influence,” Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $40 (limited amount of $10 student tickets available). portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
USM School of Music graduate showcase recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
Violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents 5th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 to $15 suggested. 775-3356. music by Maine composers Gia Comoli, Mark Tipton, Beth Wiemann and William Matthews, 7 p.m. Friday; lecture and performance by Vineet Shende, Aaron Larget-Caplan and the Oratorio Chorale, 1 p.m. Saturday; PCM student performance, 3 p.m. Saturday; pianist John McDonald, clarinetist Maria Wagner and cellist Ben Noyes, 7 p.m. Saturday; pianist John McDonald, flautist Elizabeth Erenberg, 7 p.m. April 14.
USM School of Music 36th annual honors recital, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Saturday.
USM Concert Band, directed by Peter Martin, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m. April 14.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, Hindemith’s “Mathis der Maler,” with guest saxophonist Ben Robinette, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. April 14.
Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. April 14.
Open mic comedy night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday. Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Comedy night, Mike Koutrobis, Jody Sloane and Pat Napoli, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Portland Comedy Co-Op, local comedians, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, 18-plus. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Bangor Ballet presents “Snow White,” Bangor Ballet company members and students from Thomas School of Dance and other local dance studios, Brewer Performing Arts Center, $8 to $12, $8 for under 18. bangorballet.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Ovations presents Spellbound Dance Company, Italy’s leading contemporary dance troupe, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $28 to $36 (limited amount of $15 student tickets available). portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Contra dance, music by Rock the Boat with caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance ($3, $12/family), 7 p.m. potluck, bring dish to share, beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Bangor Ballet presents “Snow White,” with performance by Downeast Kids Chorus, The Grand, Ellsworth, $7 to $14. grandonline.org. 1:30 p.m. April 14.
Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, various times and locations, Lewiston and Auburn, see website for complete schedule. lafilmfestival.org. Sunday.
Mediums Day Fair, spirit readings, benefits Portland Spiritualist Church, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 797-2039. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Psychic and crystal fair, psychics, mediums, aura photography, crystals by Gabriel and more, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Two Who Dared,” documentary on American minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha, who committed to dangerous 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. Sunday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. “Anna Karenina” (2012), 3 p.m. Sunday; “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” 3 p.m. April 14.
By Popular Demand Film Series, “Romeo and Juliet” (1968), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Classic Film Series, “High Noon,” ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Mea Maxina Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” documentary on the crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a charismatic Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children, part of the 11th annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
An evening of short films by Walter Ungerer, Q&A with Ungerer follows the screening, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland, St. Joseph’s College, Viola George Auditorium, Standish, free. filmsbyhuey.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“George Mitchell: My Journey’s End,” screening of documentary to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Northern Ireland peace accord, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $5 suggested. maineirish.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. April 14.
Food and Drink
Austrian dinner at the Gardens, chef Karen Guerin of The Boat House Bistro prepares authentic Austrian multi-course meal, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90 includes wine and gratuity. mainegardens.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
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. Sunday.
Acorn Fairy Tale Players present “Tales From Anansi,” Michael Levine’s adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folk tales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Music for Tots at the Gardens, Victoria Hamilton leads “A Chickadee Sings,” parent-child music experiences, for babies through age 5 and their grown-ups, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free with admission. mainegardens.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.
“Country Mouse and the Missing Lunch Mystery,” twist on Aesop’s classic fable “Country Mouse and City Mouse,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
“Play Me A Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop, “Stories from Around the World,” for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Rock Melon Tour, multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Mostly Puppets Festival, Motionfolk Theater presents “The Snow Queen,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 28.
Pentatonix, a cappella group of five, State Theatre, Portland, $30. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lori McKenna Band, “Massachusetts” CD-release show, singer-songwriter, Mark Erelli opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Family of the Year, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
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. Sunday.
Long Time Courting and Kyle Carey, Celtic roots quartet and Gaelic Americana singer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $17. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Franklin County Fiddlers, Abbott Hill Ramblers and Pineland Fiddlers, Maine-based youth bands, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O’Sullivan, traditional Irish music with fiddle, accordion and flute, Rock City Cafe, Rockland, $18. 594-5688. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Jason Anderson and Daniel Bachman, with Leigh Jones and John Craige, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Smokin’ Joe Kubec and Bnois King, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Carrie Underwood, country, with Hunter Hayes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $43.50 to $63.50. theciviccenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bob Dylan, with Dawes, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, $52, $32 with college ID. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Tannahill Weavers, traditional Scottish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $20. 562. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, traditional folk string band, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $25. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
An evening of duets, pianist Paul Sullivan and vocalist Theresa Thomason, benefits Preble Street and community outreach at the church, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, $25, five for $100. stalbansmaine.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Tannahill Weavers, traditional Scottish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $20. unity.edu/uccpa. 7 p.m. Thursday.
25th Annual Sugarloaf Reggae Fest, John Brown’s Body, Mighty Mystic, Reggae Rave, Royal Hammer and many more, check website for complete schedule and list of bands, Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. sugarloaf.com/eventsactivities. Thursday through April 14.
April music series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Aaron Nadeau, 6 p.m. Thursday; Simons and Goodwin, 6 p.m. Saturday. Runs through April 27.
Dimensions in Jazz presents Mary Driscoll, pianist and vocalist, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday.
Daisy Castro’s Gypsy Moth Quartet, jazz, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Lonesome Leash, with Emily Dix Thomas and Methuin Muir, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Christian McNeill & The Sea Monsters, Irish rock and soul, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $16. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Gothic Maine and Plague present Bella Morte and Inertia, electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling and unique guitar riffs, Asylum, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door, 21-plus. gothicmaine.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Brunswick Coastal Rotary 2nd annual Concert to End Hunger, Kate Schrock, Dave Bullard and the Sound Wavez and Ellen Tipper, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $6 to $12. coastalrotary.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Maine Marimba Ensemble with Portland Rhumba Project, traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music, benefits Tariro, Zimbabwean nonprofit that works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating young women and girls, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Folk singer and autoharpist Adam Miller, American folk, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pleasant Note Coffeehouse open mic, music and poetry, First Universalist Church of Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Peppino D’Agostino, Italian guitarist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Willy Porter, singer-songwriter, Anne Heaton opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Opus One Big Band Swing-O-Rama, concert and swing dance with jazz and swing standards from the ’30s and ’40s, benefits Scarborough High School entry in New York City competition, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $15, two for $25, $8 students. 318-6637. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Matt Costa in-store performance, singer-songwriter, Bull Moose, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tapestry Singers, “A Potpourri of Favorites,” sacred works by Vierne, Elgar and Mendelssohn and selections from Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” cycle, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle, $12, children and students free. 664-1174. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. April 14.
Sorcha and Eric Ott, blues, jazz, country and Americana roots rock, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14.
Southern Maine monthly bluegrass jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. April 14.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, traditional folk string band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. April 14.
Anthony Gomes, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. April 14.
Community dog show, all breeds and mixes eligible, benefits Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, The Woods at Canco, Portland, free. 772-4777. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, $2 plus fees for services. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Peter Boie: Magician for Non-Believers, presented by Cape Elizabeth Community Services, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium, $7. capecommunityservices.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.
First Trustees’ Mini-Golf Tournament, inside of the library will be transformed into 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. Sunday.
East End Community School presents Portland Children’s Film Festival, local, national and international children’s films and workshops, see website for films and times, various locations, Portland. portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Sunday.
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. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Maine Poetry Express, Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Richard Foerster and Megan Grumbling, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series presents Portland laureate Bruce Spang, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $4, two for $5. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” in HD from London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Dramatic reading of “The Submission,” key scenes will be read as part of the annual community-wide reading project “A Capital Read,” University of Maine , Michael Klahr Center, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts), comedian, acress and mime Jackie Riefer with “Riefer Madness,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. moosetellers.ning.com. Open mic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, featured storyteller at 8 p.m..
11th annual “Poets/Speak!”, more than 25 well-known and emerging poets, celebrating National Poetry Month, Bangor Public Library, free. 847-8336. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Midcoast Altered Couture Contest, contestants walk the runway with one-of-a-kind garments made from recycled, re-purposed “packaging,” benefits the “Art Van,” a mobile arts therapy program, The Frontier, Brunswick, $8 advance, $10 door. explorefrontier.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Poetry reading, Dave Morrison, Kristin Lindquist and Elizabeth Tibbetts, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Words & Images release party, readings by contest winners and USM faculty, with music by If and It, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pondtown Poets, selections from two published chapbooks along with recent and older works, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. harlowgallery.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light shows to music by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles, see website for complete schedule, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5.50, plus $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Friday through April 14. Continues through April 21.
ILAP presents “CeleSoiree,” a celebration of immigration through the performing arts, with poet Richard Blanco, Burundi Batimbo Beats Drummers and Pihcintu Chorus, appetizers, cash bar, live auction and immigrant art exhibit, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $45 advance, $50 door. ilapmaine.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Antiques show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14.
Royal Academy of Arts’ “Manet Portraying Life,” host Tim Marlow and expert guests examine the work of the great artist, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. April 14.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. Sunday; vs. Hershey, 4 p.m. April 14.
“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 14. Runs through April 21.
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. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Noises Off,” Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, through the eyes of boy named Eddie, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14.
Mad Horse Theatre presents “A Six Pack of Miller,” six of Arthur Miller’s most acclaimed works performed as staged readings, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10, $30 for all six. madhorse.com. “Death of a Salesman,” 2 p.m. Sunday; “After the Fall,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; “A View From the Bridge,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12; “The Crucible,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. April 14.
“Benjamin Franklin: Citizen,” one-man show and dramatic reading about Franklin, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $12, with an a la carte menu. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Runs through April 17.
An evening of plays by Carolyn Cage, “Little Sister” and “Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist,” presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women’s Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. acorn. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 28.
“Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!”, based on the children’s story but with some twists and more than 80 cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10 (Thursdays pay what you can). 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre presents “Nunsense,” musical comedy, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
Monmouth Community Players presents “Fiddler on the Roof,” musical, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $12 to $14. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 20.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical homage to 1920s jazz-age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 27.
“Once on This Island,” Caribbean musical fable full of tropical color and nonstop song and dance, City Theater, Biddeford, $5. 602-2891. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14.
“Hold On, Molly!”, based on the true story of Molly Finney of Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14 to $16. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.