“Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Sunday.
“Rebirth,” art by Maine Artists Collective that is “non-religious” but “born again,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Tuesday.
“Still Points of the Turning World,” contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Thursday.
“Spring Salon,” Michael Walek, Tom Hall and Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through Friday.
“Spring!” work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Friday.
“Play,” showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Saturday.
“Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink works by Loretta Turner, Dogfish Cafe, Portland. 253-5400. Through Saturday.
“Winters’ Work,” nature-themed hooked rugs by Anne Cox, 2010-2013, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through Saturday.
“Forest for the Trees,” multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through April 28.
“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.
“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.
“Resilient Spring,” Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through May 31.
“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.
“Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through April 29.
“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.
Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.
“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.
“Flaws for a Cause,” handmade tableware including unique, slightly flawed pieces, benefits Cultivating Community, Maine Potters Market, Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through April 30.
“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 30.
“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.
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.
“Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. 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.
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.
BFA student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3.
“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.
“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. Through May 31.
“Pop-Ups and More,” interactive books for children and adults to enjoy together, Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. Through April 30.
“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.
“Paths,” sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through May 25.
“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.
“Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through June 28.
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.
“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.
“Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Monday through May 24.
Marilyn Blinkhorn and Patrick Plourde, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Saturday.
Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. portlandschools.org. Thursday through May 16.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through June 1.
“territory*decay,” new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery.org. Opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Through May 24.
“Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opening reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 29.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The Harborside Shakespeare Company, performances begin July 18, Pleasant Street Pilates Studio, Bar Harbor. harborsideshakespeare.org. Open auditions, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Dish,” dinner and discussion with Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” benefit for Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth Sea Grill, $75, includes meal, drinks. 6 p.m. Monday.
Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event, raising funds to benefit veterans and their families, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35, two for $60. goodwillnne.org. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music by The Wetsuits, live and silent auctions, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
King Middle School Faculty Talent Show and Auction, proceeds benefit the 7th-grade trip to Camp Kieve, King Middle School, Portland, $6, $3 students. king.portlandschools. org. 5:15 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Chocolate Buffet, benefit for Morse High School Project Graduation sponsored by Wilbur’s of Maine, Bath Middle School, $20. 798-0269. Sample chocolate confections, silent auction and music by Morse musicians, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
16th annual Happy Trails Big Bash & Silent Auction, benefit for Portland Trails, Portland Club, $35. trails.org. Music by Primo Cubano, games and hors d’oeuvres with Cuban and Spanish flavor, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Blue Point Chowder Challenge, sixth annual event; portion of proceeds benefits Project G.R.A.C.E., Blue Point Congregational Church, Scarborough, $8, $4 for under 12. 883-6540. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fifth annual “Bowling for Veterans,” funds raised will support programs that provide financial aid, food, clothing and other essentials for veterans, homeless veterans and veterans’ families in need and toys for children, Bowl-a-Rama, Sanford, $10. 892-5333. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
WERU Spring Fling Music and Gear Sale, Belfast Boathouse. weru.org. Used records and CDs, instruments and music gear; music from WERU DJs, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Dance for Autism, Pulse Dance Company performance, proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Maine, Studio for the Living Arts, Gray, $10 advance, $12 day of, $10 seniors and students. studioforthelivingarts. com. Pulse Dance Company performance, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
Jen Blood, author of “Southern Cross,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Betsy Williams, author of “Mumma Can You Hear Me?” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Augusten Burrows, author of “This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Poet Seth Steinzor, author of “To Join the Lost,” Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 513-3135. 7 p.m. Friday.
Howie Carr, author of “Rifleman,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Alison Johnson, author of “Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossiniclub.org. Tenor Norman Whiteside, cellist Hugh Judge and many others, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Seventh Annual Piano Festival, presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. Student recital, 3 p.m. Sunday.
The University of Southern Maine Chorale, First Church, Belfast, free, donations welcome. 323-0186. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Violist Jessica Cooper, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
UMF Concert Band, students and children free, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $6, $5 seniors. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Daniel Chong and Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Goes Baroque, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Conducted by Robert Lehmann. Features string sections with music from the Baroque period, 2 p.m. Saturday.
“POPS! Totally Awesome ’80s,” Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$65. porttix.com. With guest vocalists Tony Vincent and Sarah Uriarte Berry, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saens and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Comedian Jim Colliton, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $12. 647-8592. Benefit performance for Friends of the Bridgton Library, 7 p.m. Monday.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Comedy Night, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, $12. capelocalbuzz.com. Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, David Swander Jacobs and Lucas O’Neil, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
An Evening of Comedy, The Frontier, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 day of. explorefrontier.com. Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, Tuck Tucker and John Ater, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Vivid Motion Presents: “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad,” a dance show of original choreography that tells one of the most treasured tales of the 1,001 Arabian Nights, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12, $6 for under 12. vividmotion.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ecstatic Dance Maine, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10-$20, sliding scale. 408-2684. Open DJ’ed dance space to be free and expressive for the sake of dancing, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
By Popular Demand Film Series, “The African Queen,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5, donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
“Herman’s House,” documentary about the injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, $4 kids. mayostreetarts.org. Tanglewood Marionettes, “An Arabian Adventure,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Country Mouse and the Missing Lunch Mystery,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8, $9. kitetails.org. Twist on Aesop’s classic fable “Country Mouse and City Mouse,” 4 p.m. Sunday.
“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. portlandovations.org. Dallas Children’s Theater’s musical courtroom dramedy, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Living Colour, rock, Asylum, Portland, $29, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. “Vivid” 25th anniversary tour, 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mike Effenberger Group, jazz ensemble, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. feedtheengine.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch, John Clark’s band, The Jazz Workshop; Bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast foods for purchase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8. onelongfellowsquare.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Day for Night, acoustic country duo, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Greensky Bluegrass, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 day of, $20 VIP. 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.
One More Time, a full, live recreation of the Daft Punk experience, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 day of. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Tas Cru, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Great Big Sea, Canadian folk-rock, State Theatre, Portland, $32.50-$46.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Ward MacDonald and Friends, Scottish fiddle music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta. 563-6008. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
USM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Oberholtzer, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Laura Cortese: “Into the Dark” CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. onelongfellowsquare.com. The Ballroom Thieves open, 8 p.m. Thursday.
Robert Serazin Blake and The Reverie Machine, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Waltzing for Dreamers Free Music Series, featured artist is singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
April Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Giff Jamison, 6 p.m. Thursday; Rusty Hinges, 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Novel Jazz Septet, hot, swinging jazz from the Great American Songbook, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $14, $12 seniors, $6 for 12 to 18, free for under 12 with adult. 563-5513. 9 p.m. Thursday.
O’Death, alt-country, folk, bluegrass, punk, with Coke Weed, Butcher Boy and Hyena, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ward MacDonald and Friends, Scottish fiddle music, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kris Allen, pop rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $20. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brent LaCasce, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
April Verch, Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 advance, $23 day of. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
“The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” a collaboration by the Choral Art Society and Portland Ballet Company, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $19 to $59. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Belfast Free Range Music Festival Kick-Off Party, Her Majesty’s Cabaret variety show and music by Blind Owl band, American Legion Hall #143, Belfast, freerangemusicfestival. com. $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Mount Sharp with Leaves Leaves and Conjjjecture, presented by Hillytown, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. $5. 8 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.
The Howlin’ Brothers, three-piece string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 day of. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Laurie Jones, Ed Desjardins and The Bloomers, singer-songwriters, Acoustic Artisans, Portland. 671-6029. 8 p.m. Friday.
Generationals, indie rock, with Sunset Hearts. Space, Portland, all ages, space538.org. $10 advance, $12 day of. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Keep ME Warm Concert Series, Jamie Pearson and Meteora, fundraiser for heating fuel assistance, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $10. 688-4153. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shane Alexander, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $20. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
April Verch, fiddler, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Belfast Free Range Music Festival, various locations, $25. freerangemusicfestival.com.
34 acts from many genres, including O’Death, Gordon Bok, Olas, CSC Funk and Ava Luna, music starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Mallett Brothers Band, CD-release party, alt-country, with Eastbound Jesus, Asylum, Portland, $12 advance, $15 day of, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Academy of Modern Music Mamm Slamm Finals, six high school bands compete, Asylum, Portland, $12, $10 students, all ages. maineacademyofmodernmusic. org. Doors at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Arthur Webster and the Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Alejandra’s Pizarnik’s “La Sombra De Su Sombra,” with musical settings by composer Frank Carlberg, vocalists Roxanne Amed and Christine Correa, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 828-1310. $15, $5 seniors. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jon Langford and Jean Cook, Last Church on the Left, Portland, $10. 838-9715. The Lay-Z-Gait Band opens, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Live and Local at the Library Music Series, singer-songwriters Neil Fishman and Dwain Allan Young, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Bright Wings Chorus, 10-person a cappella group, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $12. 671-6029. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Quiet Riot, hard rock, Memory Lane, Standish, $35 advance, $39 day of. memorylanemusichall.com. Heart Shaped Rock opens, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Laser Mania 2013, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5.50, plus $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. “Laser Orion,” 1 p.m.; “Laser Perseus + Andromeda,” 3 p.m. Sunday.
30th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Saint Joseph’s College (Harold Alfond Center), Standish, $4, $3 seniors and students, free for 12 and under. 893-6617. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. Portland Slam Team semifinals, round two, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“Bodas de Sangre/Suite Flamenca,” classic of Spanish dance, HD dance from the Teatro Real in Madrid, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Poetry Celebration: A Swarm of Poets, an evening of readings by Maine poets and readings by the winners of this year’s Poetry Contest, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Take Back the Night March and Rally, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Monument Square, Portland, free. sarsonline.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Hypnotist Roderick Russell, family-friendly stage hypnosis show, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.
“Poetry on Tap,” Marty McConnell, Tatyana S. Brown and Sean Patrick Mulroy, presented by Port Veritas, Rising Tide Brewery, Portland, $15 advance, $17 day of, $10 students. portveritas.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series, Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $28, $18 students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon Saturday.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, “Giulio Cesare,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $26, $23 seniors, $18 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon Saturday.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, “Giulio Cesare,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Saturday.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, “Giulio Cesare,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $24, $22 seniors, $5 for 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. Noon Saturday.
Rosa Noreen’s 5th Annual Springtime Spectacular Variety Show, belly dance, blues, hip hop, aerial arts and more by top entertainers from Portland and beyond, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 day of, $20 for reserved front row. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Rhythmic Cypher Slam Team Fundraiser, featuring Dominique Ashaheed, Marty Mcconnell and Speaker for the Dead to raise funds for the slam team, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 advance, $15 day of. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Secret Spaces,” fundraiser, self-guided tours into historic and secret locations in downtown Biddeford, all proceeds go to the nonprofit Heart of Biddeford to help support downtown community events and revitalization efforts, $15, $10 seniors and students. heartofbiddeford.org. 2 to 6 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.
Dramatic Repertory Company presents “Swimming in the Shallows,” Adam Bock’s award-winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through April 28.
Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre presents “Nunsense,” musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
An evening of plays by Carolyn Cage, presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women’s Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. acorn-productions.org. “Little Sister” and “Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist,” 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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.
“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.
The Originals present “Maiden’s Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906,” play about artist Mary Cassatt in Paris, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $18 to $20. Thursday is pay what you can. sacorivertheatre.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
“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.
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. 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Runs through April 28.
The 12th Annual Playwrights Festival, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15, multi-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. Eighteen authors and 23 world-premiere scripts, Thursday through May 5.
“The Early Evening Show,” Theater of Awesome, Freeport, late-night talk-show spoof, $18 advance, $20 door; for children $12 advance, $14 door; awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $12, $8 students. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 4.
The Maine Association of Community Theaters One-Act Festival, hosted by the Aqua City Actor’s Theatre, Waterville Opera House Studio Theater, $15, $12 seniors and students. 622-6504. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.