• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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. Thursday.

Suzanne Nance, opera singer accompanied by piano, cello and violin, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $28; $25 for seniors and students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, world premiere of Delmar Dustin Small’s oratorio “As It Began to Dawn,” Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Portland Community Chorus: “A Spring Concert,” traditional spirituals and contemporary favorites, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $6 for students; free for children under 12. 370-5320. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fithian Festival Concert, celebration of Prof. Bruce Fithian’s 29 years of service to USM, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, Delmar Dustin Small’s oratorio “As It Began to Dawn,” Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus: “Everyday People,” explores themes of love and loss, joy and sorrow, sin, redemption and heritage, First Parish Church, Freeport. $10; free for children under 12. gfccweb.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, premiere of “Darwin’s Dream III,” Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Fryeburg Academy Spring Concert, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Southern Maine Children’s Choir, directed by Paul McGovern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. May 9.

Bowdoin College Chamber Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 9.

Tribute to Opera Legend Bidu Sayao, recordings of arias, duets and songs hosted by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m. May 9.

• DANCE

Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School: “Flight,” a collection of dances for the ages, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $12; $10 for seniors and children. theballetschool.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Momix: Botanica,” athletic dance with music, costumes and props presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36 to $50. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. May 9.

• THEATER

“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. 7:30 p.m. Thursday (preview) and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 9. Through May 19.

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; 7 p.m. Sunday.

“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. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“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. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. May 9. Through May 11.

“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.

“The Last Romance,” heartwarming romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 9. Through May 12.

“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; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May. 9. Through May 11.

“A Double Dose of Dahl,” A Company of Girls presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach,” Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $8; $5 for children. 874-2107. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; “James and the Giant Peach,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Through May 12.

“Motherhood Out Loud,” staged reading of Off-Broadway comedy by Opera House Arts, Stonington Opera House. $8; $20 for two tickets plus popcorn and beverages if you bring your mother. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody,” musical comedy based on the book “Fifty Shades of Grey,” not suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland. $32.50; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. May 9.

• AUDITIONS

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. Thursday; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

PORTopera: Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme,” rehearsals start July 9, performances are July 24-28; Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. Auditions by appointment only. 879-7678. Adult chorus, 10 a.m. to noon; children’s chorus (fifth to eighth grade), noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Choral Art Society Masterworks Chorus, seeking ensemble of 100 singers to perform symphonic works, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. choralart.org. By appointment Monday.

“9 to 5: The Musical,” casting five men and six women plus a large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“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 Thursday. Through Sept. 8.

George Mason: “New Work,” paintings, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through June 24. treeoflifemuseum.org

“John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 10.

“Sixty Works — 60 Years,” 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and “Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” family photos and artwork, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 31.

CONTINUING

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: “Wired!”, explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.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,” items 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; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum” and “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

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Rachael Eastman and Richard Brown Lethem, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Saturday.

Colin Page: “Spatial Perception,” paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 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. Thursday. Through Aug. 30.

“Members Only,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through May 26.

First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for browsing, art for sale, street performers and more, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 28.

Alexander Kreher: “Under Your Skin,” photography portraits of tattooed individuals, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. Opens Friday. Through July 5. sanctuarytattoo.com

Philip Barter: “New Work,” oil paintings and constructions in wood, and “Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist’s Artist,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 29.

Jack Sell: “Beyond Pollack,” experiments in abstract construction, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.

SMCC Senior Art Students Exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Exchange: Art by Daniel Minter and Flavio Freitas,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Artwalk Gardiner, artists and artisans exhibit their work in studios, shops and storefronts, downtown Gardiner. 232-9383. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“Sublime Monotony,” group show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 2.

Season Grand Re-Opening, with artists Jackie Boudreau Kinsey, Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Megan Hinton, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Wyatt Barr: Large-Scale Realistic Portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through May 31.

“It’s Not So Black and White III,” multimedia exhibit using various shades of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31.

Roy Germon: “Points of View,” presented by Littlefield Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. littlefieldgallery.com. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Here on Earth,” paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Opens Tuesday. Through June 13.

Siri Beckman: “Printmakers in Conversation,” PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 8.

Ann Tracy: “Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography of Havana and Vinales, Cuba, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through May 24.

Maine College of Art Alumni Show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through July 6.

Josefina Auslender and Tanya Fletcher, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 9. Through May 11.

Figurative Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. May 9. Through May 26.

“Inspirations from the Cape,” art by Leslie Mayberry-Newell, Yelitza Karolyi and June Farrow, DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Artists reception, 1 to 3 p.m. May 9.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

Portland City Hall: Portland Public Schools art show, through May 16. portlandschools.org

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, “Terrain Vague,” black-and-white photographs, through Friday. 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 Saturday. 317-6721.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III,” through May 12. une.edu/artgallery

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Elise Smorczewski, “Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, through May 31. 253-6808.

Space Gallery, Portland: “Surface Tension,” work by current and former employees of Designtex, through May 24. space538.org

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Ben Potter, “Heavy,” plywood sculpture, through May 31. colemanburke.com

Meg Perry Center, Portland: “Humor from My Pen,” political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, through May 25. 619-1564.

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: BFA student exhibition, through Friday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: Diane Bowie Zaitlin, “Eloquent Silence,” and Annette Kearney: “Take Flight,” through June 1. elizabethmossgalleries.com

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.

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

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: “ATT: Art That Ticks,” creative clocks by three artists, through May 30. galleryframinginc.com

ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, through May 25. 725-8157.

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: Alan Sockloff, “Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine,” silver gelatin photos, through May 23. 729-4007.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Maine Artists — Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, and “Sculpture for the Garden,” granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, 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 Thursday; Ron Crusan: “The American Way,” mixed media created with found objects, through June 30. 363-2818.

Monkitree, Gardiner: Ken Gross, “Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block print, ink illustration and watercolor, through May 25. monkitree.com

Buoy Gallery, Kittery: Sarah Baldwin, “territory*decay,” new media drawings focused on the coastal wetlands of Southern Maine, through May 24. buoygallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Paul Oberst, “Big Top,” items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, through May 12. 338-0555.

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 Saturday. 753-6500.