• CLASSICAL MUSIC
UMF Concert Band, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $6; $5 for seniors; free for UMF students and children. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Chong and Frank Glazer, violin and piano, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.
“Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Goes Baroque,” features string sections with music from the Baroque period, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m.
Ani Kalayjian and Ilya Kazantsev, works for piano and cello by Faure, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. $15; free for ages 21 and under. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, live broadcast of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $24; $22 for seniors; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. Noon.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: “POPS! Totally Awesome ’80s,” guest vocalists Tony Vincent and Sarah Uriarte Berry join the PSO for re-workings of ’80s pop hits, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $71. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
UMF Chorus, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $8; $6 for seniors; free for UMF students and children. 778-7072. 3 p.m.
Albert Melton and Randall Mullin, music for solo organ and duet, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Free/donation. 772-5434. 3 p.m.
Imani Winds, wind quartet presented by Portland Ovations, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $42, $46; $10 for students (limited). portlandovations.org. Pre-performance lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.
“The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” collaboration by Choral Art Society and Portland Ballet Company, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $19 to $59. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
“Elemental,” contemporary dance presented by Androscoggin Dance, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15; $12 for seniors ages 65 and older and students; $8 for ages 12 and under. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“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 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. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 2. Through May 5.
“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 Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
“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. Thursday to Saturday; 5 p.m. 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. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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.
“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.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams’ classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $12; $8 for students. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 4.
“Macbeth,” modern, techno-psycho version of Shakespeare’s tragedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $20 in advance; $22 day of show; $12 for students through high-school age. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 11.
Maine Association of Community Theaters One-Act Festival, hosted by the Aqua City Actor’s Theatre, Waterville Opera House Studio Theater. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 622-6504. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“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.
“Wittenberg,” David Davalos’ imaginative comedy about 16th-century college life, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. Previews 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to May 2; opens May 3. Through May 19.
“The Wiz,” Tony Award-winning musical based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $10; $8 for students and seniors. 751-2619. 7 p.m. May 2. Through May 5.
“Oklahoma!”, classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School; Falmouth High School. $8; $8 for seniors and students. 871-7429. 7 p.m. May 2. Through May 11.
Harborside Shakespeare Company: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” open auditions, performances begin July 18, Pleasant Street Pilates Studio, Bar Harbor. harborsideshakespeare.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
17th Annual Johnson Hall/Riverfront Festival Talent Show, show date is June 22, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 6 to 8 p.m. May 2.
• ART MUSEUMS
“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 Taste of Modernism,” 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens May 2. Through Sept. 8.
George Mason: “New Work,” paintings, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Opening reception, May 2. Through June 24. treeoflifemuseum.org
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 Tuesday; “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 Friday. 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
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.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; “2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; “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
Portland Public Schools Art Show, Portland City Hall. portlandschools.org. Opens Thursday. Through May 16.
Marilyn Blinkhorn and Patrick Plourde, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Saturday.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin: “Eloquent Silence” and Annette Kearney: “Take Flight,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through June 1.
Sarah Baldwin: “territory*decay,” new media drawings focused on the coastal wetlands of Southern Maine, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery.org. Opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Through May 24.
MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opens Friday. Through May 28.
“Surface Tension,” work by current and former employees of Designtex, Space Gallery, Portland. space538.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through May 24.
James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through May 25.
Andrea and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, exhibit of photographs, paintings and etchings, Mallett Hall, Pownal. addisonwoolley.com. Reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Humor from My Pen,” political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through May 25.
Alan Sockloff: “Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine,” silver gelatin photos, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Opens Wednesday. Through May 23.
Wyatt Barr: Large-scale Realistic Portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opens Wednesday. Through May 31.
Ron Crusan: “The American Way,” mixed media created with found objects, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Opens Wednesday. Through June 30.
Rachael Eastman and Richard Brown Lethem, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 2. Through May 4.
Colin Page: “Spatial Perception,” paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 2. Through June 1.
“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 2. Through Aug. 30.
“Sublime Monotony,” group show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Opens May 2. Through June 2.
Portland Public Library: “Artists’ Books: Definition and Meaning,” exhibition of books created by USM art students, through Tuesday; “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
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
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 Wednesday. sanctuarytattoo.com
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through Tuesday. 773-6011.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Spring!”, art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through Saturday. 699-5599.
Dogfish Cafe, Portland: Loretta Turner, “Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink, through Saturday. 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 Tuesday. 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 Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Spring Salon,” group show, through Friday. 699-5083.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Ann Tracy, “Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography of Havana and Vinales, through May 24. constellationart.com
Meg Perry Center, Portland: “Portal To,” facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, through Tuesday. 619-1564.
St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Alan Vlach, “New Photographs,” through Tuesday. stlawrencearts.org
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 Tuesday. richardboydpottery.com
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: BFA student exhibition, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
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 May 30. 846-7777.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, “Paintings and Prints,” through Sunday. 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.
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 Monday. explorefrontier.com. Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Anne Cox, “Winters’ Work: Hooked Rugs, 2010-2013,” through Saturday. 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
Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Carole Kainlor, “Compositions in Wood,” assemblages and sculptures, through Tuesday. thomasmemoriallibrary.org
Pace Galleries, Fryeburg Academy: Mark Baum, “A Retrospective,” paintings, through May 18. 935-9232.
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Student artwork, prints and still lifes, through Monday. 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 Tuesday. 646-8181.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Play,” showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Monkitree, Gardiner: Ken Gross, “Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block print, ink illustration and watercolor, through May 25. monkitree.com
Kittery Community Center: Suzie Goodwin, “Seacoast Reflections,” photographs, through May 31. kitterycommunitycenter.org
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 Sunday. aarhusgallery.com
Camden Public Library: “A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry,” photos from The National Fisherman collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, through Tuesday. 236-3440.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Daisy Greene, acrylics on large wooden panels, through Tuesday. savorymainedining.com
University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “Pollination: Evolving Miracles,” sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, poems and video by 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, through May 4. 753-6500.
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
Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring: “Pop-Ups and More,” exhibit of unique and interactive books for children and adults to enjoy together, through Tuesday. 998-4390.