• CLASSICAL MUSIC
USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $6; $3 for seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m.
Pianist Jonathan Biss with The Elias String Quartet, “Schumann: Under the Influence,” presented by Portland Ovations; Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $40; $10 for students (limited). portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.
USM School of Music Graduate Showcase Recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m.
Violinist Dean Stein and Pianist Chiharu Naruse, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.
Fifth Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory of Music festival with music by Maine composers Gia Comoli, Mark Tipton, Beth Wiemann and William Matthews; Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 to $15/donation. 775-3356. 7 p.m.
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.
Fifth Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory of Music festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 to $15/donation. 775-3356. Lecture and performance by Vineet Shende, Aaron Larget-Caplan and The Oratorio Chorale, 1 p.m.; PCM students performance, 3 p.m.; pianist John McDonald, clarinetist Maria Wagner and cellist Ben Noyes, 7 p.m.
The Tapestry Singers, sacred works by Vierne, Elgar and Mendelssohn and selections by Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana,” Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. $12; free for children and students. 664-1174. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
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.
Fifth Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory of Music festival with pianist John McDonald and flautist Elizabeth Erenberg, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 to $15/donation. 775-3356. 7 p.m.
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.
Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free.
798-4141. 2 p.m.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” (String Quartet No. 14
in D minor), One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.
Bangor Ballet: “Snow White,” with performance by The Downeast Kids Chorus, Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth. $14; $7 for children under 12. grandonline.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Vivid Motion: “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad,” dance show with original choreography, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12; $6 for children under 12. vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. April 18.
“Agen,” independent study in dance by Bowdoin College senior Natalie Johnson, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 7 p.m. April 18.
“Love/Sick,” world premiere of romantic comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company. $39, $44; $30 to $40 for seniors; $20 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 21.
A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” Good Theater production 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. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“A Six Pack of Miller,” six of Arthur Miller’s best-loved works performed as staged readings presented by Mad Horse Theatre, The Hutchins School, South Portland. $10 per show. madhorse.com. “A View from the Bridge,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; “The Crucible,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Little Sister” and “Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist,” two plays by Carolyn Cage presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women’s Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday (preview), Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 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. $10; $5 for students; $25 for family package; Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 21.
“Nunsense,” musical comedy, Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18; $15 for seniors; $12 for ages 12 and under. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 21.
“Fiddler on the Roof,” classic musical presented by Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $14; $12 for seniors and students. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 20.
“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, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and April 18. Through April 21.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical homage to 1920s Jazz Age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99; $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 27.
“Once on this Island,” Caribbean musical fable, City Theater, Biddeford. $5. 602-2891. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Hold on, Molly!”, play based on the true story of Molly Finney from Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 21.
“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Stories from Around the World,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Benjamin Franklin: Citizen,” one-man show and dramatic reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $12, with a la carte menu. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday.
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, John Ford Auditorium, Portland High School. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Swimming in the Shallows,” award-winning comedy presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $35. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 28.
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. April 18.
“The Unreal Housewives of DownEast Maine,” six-episode video spoof scheduled for August, auditions for female actors, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. 985-8888. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
“Death Trap,” open call auditions, performance dates are June 21-30, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
• ART MUSEUMS
“2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens April 18. Through Oct. 31.
Portland Museum of Art: “Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess,” black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, and “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
Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, through June 28. museumafricanculture.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean,” ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection, “Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance,” “Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection” and “Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth,” through June 2; Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. 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. dyerlibrary
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Dozier Bell, “Mind’s Eye,” black-and-white photographs; “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions”; and senior thesis show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, through May 25. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions
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: “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; Andrew Wyeth, “Her Room,” 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “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: “I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine,” sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, through June 8. www.uma.maine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
Paul Oberst: “Big Top,” items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through May 12.
Caren-Marie Michel and Fred Michel, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Thursday to Saturday.
Carole Kainlor: “Compositions in Wood,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth.thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Artist reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
BFA Student Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 3.
Suzie Goodwin: “Seacoast Reflections,” photographs, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Opening reception,2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31.
“The Brother and Sister Exhibition: Frances and David Hodson,” prints and photographs, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Opens Monday. Through June 14.
“Pop-Ups and More,” exhibit of unique and interactive books for children and adults to enjoy together, Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. Opens Monday. Through April 30.
Kimberly Crichton and Nancy Wagner, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. April 18-20.
Portland Public Library: “Artists’ Books: Definition and Meaning,” exhibition of books created by USM art students, through April 30; “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, “Terrain Vague,” black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Timothy Whelan, “Photo-grapher as Collector,” through May 4. 317-6721.
Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: “Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 30. 773-6011.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Spring!”, art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through April 26. 699-5599.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “The New Landscape,” work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through April 19. rosecontemporary.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
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Out on a Limb: The Nude as Landscape,” nudes by John Carnes, Katharina Gifford and Francine Shrock, through April 30. harmonsbartons.com
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Elise Smorczewski, “Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, through May 31. 253-6808.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Go Figure: An Invitational Figurative Show,” through April 27. greenhutgalleries.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Spring Salon,” paintings by Michael Walek, through April 26. 699-5083.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artists Collective, “Rebirth,” art that is non-religious but “born again,” through April 23. constellationart.com
Meg Perry Center, Portland: “Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, through April 30. 619-1564.
St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Alan Vlach, “New Photographs,” through April 30. stlawrencearts.org
University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland: “Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” traveling exhibition, through Aug. 22. usm.maine.edu/maps
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Off the Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art,” works by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie, through April 30. richardboydpottery.com
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.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” through May 25. yarmouthlibrary.org
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
Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick: “Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, through June 1. 725-3288.
The Frontier, Brunswick: “Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, through April 29. explorefrontier.com.Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Anne Cox, “Winters’ Work: Hooked Rugs, 2010-2013,” through April 27. mainefiberarts.org
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Maine Artists – Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, through June 30. markingsgallery.com
Pace Galleries, Fryeburg Academy: Mark Baum, “A Retrospective,” paintings, through May 18. 935-9232.
York Public Library: “Art by York Students,” multimedia by students in grades K-12, through May 2. 363-2818.
Wells Public Library: Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, through April 30. 646-8181.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Play,” showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, through April 27. harlowgallery.org
Monkitree, Gardiner: Ken Gross, “Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block print, ink illustration and watercolor, through May 25. monkitree.com
Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through Sunday. 439-4009.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Forest for the Trees,” group show with trees as the subject, through April 28. aarhusgallery.com
Camden Public Library: “A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry,” photos from The National Fisherman collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, through April 30. 236-3440.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Daisy Greene, acrylics on large wooden panels, through April 30. savorymainedining.com
College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: “Woodcuts,” through Thursday. 288-5015.