“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.
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.
“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 Monday.
Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through Sunday.
“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.
“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 Friday.
“The New Landscape,” works by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Friday.
“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. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Saturday.
“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.
“Compositions in Wood,” assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through April 30.
Daisy Greene, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through April 30.
“Big Top,” Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12.
“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. Through May 25.
“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. Through June 8.
“EKPHRASIS: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through May 25.
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.
BFA student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3.
“Winters’ Work,” nature-themed hooked rugs by Anne Cox, 2010-2013, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through April 27.
“Artists’ Books: Definition and Meaning,” books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through April 30.
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.
“Seacoast Reflections,” photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Friday through May 31.
“Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through June 28.
“Spring Salon,” Michael Walek, Tom Hall and Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through April 26.
Student artwork, printmaking, still lifes, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through April 29.
“The Fantasy of Nature,” intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through June 7.
“Flaws for a Cause,” handmade tableware including unique, slightly flawed pieces, benefits Cultivating Community, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through April 30.
“The Brother and Sister Exhibition,” prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through June 14.
“Out on A Limb: The Nude as Landscape,” John Carnes, Katharina Gifford and Francine Shrock, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through April 30.
“Pop-Ups and More,” interactive books for children and adults to enjoy together, Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. Through April 30.
“Pollination: Evolving Miracles,” 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through May 4.
Kimberly Crichton and Nancy Wagner, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Through Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” Marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Saturday through Sept. 14.
“Death Trap,” open-call auditions, performances June 21-30, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
“Grow a Library,” dinner, dessert and concert by Kate Beever on marimba and electric guitarist John McCain, benefits Bonney Memorial Library, Krista’s Restaurant, Cornish, $50. 625-8083. 5 p.m. Sunday.
Run-A-Hound 5K, benefits Youthlinks, Youthlinks, Rockland, $15, $10 with dog, $8 students. youthlinksonline.org. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Hope Flies: Miles in Memory of Michaela 5K Run and Walk, benefits Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine in honor of Michaela Gaetjens, Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, $10 to $20. bit.ly/MilesMichaela. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
Maine Writers Series presents poet Christian Barter, author of “In Someone Else’s House,” University of Maine (Neville Hall), Orono. 581-3485. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Bruce Bourque, author of “The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ The Good Life,” Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Dawn Potter, author of “A Poet’s Sourcebook,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Jenny Davidson, author of “The Magic Circle,” Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
John Densmore, former drummer of The Doors and author of “Riders on the Storm” and “The Doors: Unhinged,” Bull Moose Music Warehouse, Scarborough. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Carla Sullwood, author of “The Whaler’s Bride,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 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. 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. Sunday.
Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Conservatory of Music presents 5th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, pianist John McDonald and flutist Elizabeth Erenberg, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 to $15 suggested. 775-3356. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, Schubert string quartet “Death and the Maiden,” One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
UMaine Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Bangor Public Library. bpl.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
USM Composers Showcase Concert, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
Ogunquit Performing Arts presents 7th Annual Piano Festival, Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $5 to $15. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
USM Chorale, Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata” and John Rutter’s “Requiem,” University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $3 to $6. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Rossini Club, tenor Norman Whiteside, cellist Hugh Judge and many others, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. April 21.
Ogunquit Performing Arts presents 7th Annual Piano Festival, student recital, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 3 p.m. April 21.
USM Chorale, First Church, Belfast, free/donation. 323-0186. 3 p.m. April 21.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Bangor Ballet presents “Snow White,” with performance by Downeast Kids Chorus, The Grand, Ellsworth, $7 to $14. grandonline.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Vivid Motion presents “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad,” original choreography set to the treasured “Arabian Nights” tale, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $6 to $12. vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 21.
“Agen,” independent study in dance by Bowdoin College senior Natalie Johnson, Bowdoin College, Wish Theater, Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (2012, PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“George Mitchell: My Journey’s End,” screening of the documentary to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Northern Ireland peace accord, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $5, suggested donation. maineirish.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Occupy Love,” documentary by Velcrow Ripper explores the meaning of the “occupy” movement, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, free. atthelincoln.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“It’s a Disaster,” fast-paced ensemble comedy about a brunch that turns catastrophic when a city is attacked, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. mayostreetarts.org. Motionfolk Theater’s “The Snow Queen,” 2 p.m. Sunday; Tanglewood Marionettes “An Arabian Adventure,” 2 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 28.
“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. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. April 21.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, old-time string band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Anthony Gomes, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
25th Annual Sugarloaf Reggae Festival, check website for complete schedule and list of bands, Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. sugarloaf.com/eventsactivities. Through Sunday.
The Tapestry Singers, “A Potpourri of Favorites,” sacred works by Vierne, Elgar and Mendelssohn and selections from Randall Thompson’s “Frostian” cycle, Second Congregational Church Newcastle, $12, children and students free. 664-1174. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Three Days Grace, rock, Pop Evil opens, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Dirty Projectors, rock, with multi-instrumentalist Delicate Steve, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 advance, $22 door, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
William Tyler, acoustic and electric guitarist, with Aleric Nez and Christopher Pulsoni, Space, Portland, $10, all ages. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jeffrey Foucault and The Cold Satellite, with Dana Gross, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $12. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Andrew’s Society of Maine Tartan Day Celebration, Maine Highland Fiddlers, George Pulkkinen on Great Highland pipes, stories from John Mann and more, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door, $5 seniors and students. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Chris Young, country, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Leo Kottke, guitarist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Darden Smith and Kim Richey, singer-songwriters, folk, rock and Americana, Billy’s Tavern, Thomston. billystavern.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
April Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Hurry Down Sunshine, 6 p.m. Thursday; Peter Alexander, 6 p.m. Saturday.
STS9, instrumental, electronic, funk, jazz, psychedelic, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Junior Brown, country, Western swing, rock, blues and jazz, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Heather Maloney, CD-release show, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Darol Anger and The Furies, fiddle music with mandolin, vocals, harp, bass and guitar, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 advance, $23 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, blues with vocals, guitar and harmonica, Maple Hill Farm Inn, Hallowell, $30. maplebb.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Lazy Lightning, re-creation of Grateful Dead’s Sept. 6, 1980, concert at Lewiston Fairgrounds, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $5 advance, $7 door, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 9 p.m. Friday.
Jacob Augustine and Band, experimental folk, with Snowblink and Audrey Ryan, Space, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The Holy Mackerels, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Rustic Overtones Record Store Day (Eve) performance, Bull Moose Music, Waterville. bullmoose.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
David Mallett and The Mallett Brothers Band, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $22. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bella’s Bartok, with Dark Follies, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Brown Bird, “Fits of Reason” CD-release show, blues and American roots, Vio/Mire opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday.
Goo Goo Dolls, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $35 advance, $40 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Sound of Music” Sing-A-Long, come dressed as your favorite character for costume contest, benefits Windham Food Pantry, Faith Lutheran Church, Windham, $8, two for $15. 627-7007. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, accompanied by Jamileh Jeanne Handy performing authentic Arabic belly dancing, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Zemya, world a cappella ensemble, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Blacksmiths and Cara Domings, performing Beck’s “Song Reader” album with some originals, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Toughcats, Americana rock trio, College of the Atlantic, Gates Center, Bar Harbor, $10. coa.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Dead Season Record Store Day performance, hard rock, Bull Moose Music, Bangor. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Toughcats Record Store Day performance, Americana rock trio, Bull Moose Music, Brunswick. bullmoose.com. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Dark Hollow Bottling Company Record Store Day performance, Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly, folk and rock, Bull Moose Music, Windham. bullmoose.com. Noon Saturday.
Phantom Buffalo Record Store Day performance, folk, rock, garage pop, Bull Moose Music, Portland. bullmoose.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Beyond the Fall Record Store Day performance, rock, Bull Moose Music, Lewiston. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Nice Places Record Store Day performance, indie alternative, Bull Moose Music, Sanford. bullmoose.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Spencer Albee Record Store Day Performance, pop rock, Bull Moose Music, South Portland. bullmoose.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Worried Well Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, South Portland. bullmoose.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Chris Ross Record Store day Performance, Bull Moose Music, Waterville. bullmoose.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Living Colour, rock, “Vivid” 25th-anniversary tour, Asylum, Portland, $29, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. April 21.
Mike Effenberger Group, jazz ensemble, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. feedtheengine.org. 1 p.m. April 21.
OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch, music from John Clark’s The Jazz Workshop, bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast foods for purchase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8. onelongfellowsquare.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21.
Day for Night, acoustic country duo, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. 1 p.m. April 21.
Greensky Bluegrass, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. April 21.
Surfrider Foundation presents Earth Day Beach Clean-Up, East End Beach, Portland. maine.surfrider.org. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Laser Mania 2013, school vacation week laser shows, many set 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. Multiple shows daily, today through April 21.
Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Royal Academy of Arts’ “Manet Portraying Life,” art exhibit on cinema screen, host Tim Marlow and expert guests examine the work of one of the all-time great artists, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, Bawdy Italians and the “Robin Hood of Derry” by Libby Franck, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Poetry evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Portland Slam team semi-finals, round one, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Screening and discussion of “Millay at Steepletop,” film tribute to poet Edna St. VIncent Millay, followed by discussion with Millay scholar Mary Pilote, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Poets Kristen Lindquist and Dave Morrison, performance of pieces inspired by Amy Waldman’s novel “The Submission,” with acoustic musicians Anna and Dave Patterson, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash, buffet, cash bar, music by Spare Parts, auction, Shakespeare trivia, prizes, benefits Theater at Monmouth, The Emporium, Readfield, $25. 685-7348. 6 p.m. Saturday.
30th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, more than 25 vendors, St. Joseph’s College (Harold Alfond Center), Standish, $3 to $4, under 12 free. 893-6617. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21.
Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, featured poets Dennis Camire and M.K. Spain, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Hershey, 4 p.m. Sunday; vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. Saturday.
“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. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21.
Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre presents”Nunsense,” musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21.
Monmouth Community Players presents “Fiddler on the Roof,” musical, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $12 to $14. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Good Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, story told through the eyes of boy named Eddie, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
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. madhorse.com. Final play of series, “The Crucible,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
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. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 28.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical homage to 1920s Jazz Age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 27.
“Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!”, based on the children’s story but with some twists and 80-plus cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10, $25 family. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday (pay what you can) and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21.
“Once on This Island,” Caribbean musical fable full of tropical color and non-stop song and dance, City Theater, Biddeford, $5. 602-2891. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21.
Maine Humanities Council presents readings from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams’ classic play, readings by Chris Henry Coffey, Gretchen Egolf and Sally Wood, Portland High School, John Ford Auditorium, $10, students free. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Humanities Council presents readings from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams’ classic play, readings by Chris Henry Coffey, Gretchen Egolf and Sally Wood, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10, students free. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“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.
Dramatic Repertory Company presents “Swimming in the Shallows,” Adam Bock’s award-winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 28.
Maine Humanities Council presents readings from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams’ classic play, readings by Chris Henry Coffey, Gretchen Egolf and Sally Wood, Husson University, Gracie Theatre, Bangor, $10, students free. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Originals present “Maiden’s Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906,” intelligent and affecting play about artist Mary Cassatt in Paris, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $18 to $20. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 27.
Portland Ovations presents “Hair,” Broadway national tour, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $51 to $76, for mature audiences. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
V-Day aUbUrn presents “The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler’s empowering message to end violence against women and girls, benefits Center for Wisdom’s Women, SACC, Safe Voices, Somali Women of Maine and UU Theater, First Universalist Church of Auburn, $7 to $10, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“The Early Evening Show,” late-night talk-show spoof, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $18 advance, $20 door; $12 in advance for ages 12 and under, $14 at the door, awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through April 27.
USM Department of Theatre presents “Orlando,” Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s gender-bending satire, University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. April 21. Runs through April 28.Editor’s