• CLASSICAL MUSIC
USM Composers Showcase Concert, new student musical compositions performed by student composers, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m.
Seventh Annual Piano Festival, Ogunquit Performing Arts presents Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
USM Chorale, performing Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata” and John Rutter’s “Requiem,” University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. 5 p.m.
Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m.
Tenor Norman Whiteside and Cellist Hugh Judge, presented by Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.
Seventh Annual Piano Festival, Ogunquit Performing Arts presents a student recital, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 3 p.m.
USM Chorale, First Church, Belfast. Free/donation. 323-0186. 3 p.m.
Violist Jessica Cooper, senior thesis concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
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. Thursday to Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“Bodas de Sangre/Suite Flamenca,” classic Spanish dance broadcast in HD from the Teatro Real in Madrid, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“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. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 25. Through April 28.
“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. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“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. 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, $9. kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“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. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 28.
“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.
“Maiden’s Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906,” play about artist Mary Cassatt in Paris presented by The Originals, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $20; $18 for students and seniors; pay what you can on April 25. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 25. Through April 27.
“HAIR,” Broadway revival of classic musical about the ’60s counter-culture presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $76; mature audiences only. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
“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.
“The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler’s hit play about women and girls presented by V-Day aUbUrn; ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; proceeds will be shared with Center for Wisdom’s Women, SACC, Safe Voices, Somali Women of Maine and UU Theater; First Universalist Church of Auburn. $7 to $10. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“The Early Evening Show,” late-night talk-show spoof, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $18 in advance ($12 for ages 12 and under); $20 at door ($14 for ages 12 and under). awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 27.
“Orlando,” Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending satire presented by the USM Department of Theatre, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. April 25. Through April 28.
“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.
“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” Dallas Children’s Theater’s musical courtroom dramedy for children and families presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $10. portlandovations.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Twelfth Annual Playwrights Festival, featuring 18 playwrights and 23 world premiere scripts, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 to $15; multi-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. April 25 to May 5.
• 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 Thursday. Through Oct. 31.
“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 14.
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 Saturday. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org
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
Kimberly Crichton and Nancy Wagner, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Saturday.
“Pollination: Evolving Miracles,” sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, poems and video by 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Opens Friday. Through May 4.
Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. portlandschools.org. Opens April 25. Through May 16.
Marilyn Blinkhorn and Patrick Plourde, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 25. Through April 27.
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, “Photographer 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 27. 699-5599.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “The New Landscape,” work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through Saturday. 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
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 Tuesday. 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
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: BFA student exhibition, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: “2013 New Works” by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, through Saturday. elizabethmossgalleries.com
DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: “Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography, ceramics, through Monday. 541-9171.
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Resilient Spring,” art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through April 30. 846-7777.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, “Paintings and Prints,” through April 28. thosmoser.com
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Aaron T. Stephan, “Paths,” sculpture, through May 25. colemanburke.com
The Frontier, Brunswick: “Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, photography, radio 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
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Student artwork, prints and still lifes, through April 29. 602-2169.
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
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Paul Oberst, “Big Top,” items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, through May 12. 338-0555.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Forest for the Trees,” group show with trees as the subject, through April 28. aarhusgallery.com
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Roderick Dew, “The Fantasy of Nature,” limited edition prints, through June 7. lyceumgallery.com
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: “The Brother and Sister Exhibition: Frances and David Hodson,” prints and photographs, through June 14. harlowgallery.org