• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, The Declassified play works by Bach, Balliet and Beethoven, Rockport Opera House. $45, $35 for 21 to 35; $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, A Late Summer Soiree with The Declassified, finale featuring a fanfare, waltz and sonata for septet and works by Mozart and Poulenc, Union Hall, Rockport. $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Gaslight Theater Presents William Inge’s “Picnic,” a neighborhood picnic forever changes the lives of people in a small town, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12, $10 seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“Ballroom with a Twist,” dancing and singing extravaganza, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Driving Miss Daisy,” dramedy about an African American chauffer and his elderly employer, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $25; $23 for seniors ($20 on Thursdays); $10 for students under age 20. hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday.
“Always… Patsy Cline,” musical about the relationship between the country singer and a housewife, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $32 to $39. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 30, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Tony Award winning musical, this production is recommended for theatergoers 13 and over, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
“West Side Story,” dance-driven musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Through Sept. 28.
Musica de Filia Girls’ and Women’s Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.
Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. Casting five men and five women in hilarious farce, 6 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 5.
The Oratorio Chorale, openings are available in all voice parts; singers are not required to prepare music, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Call to schedule time slot, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5.
• ART MUSEUMS
Harold Garde “Garde Addendum,” opening reception, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Museum of Art: “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania,” first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Sunday; “A Taste for Modernism,” 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “Patriotic Imagery,” Union patriotic imagery from the Civil War, through Monday; “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Asherah Cinnamon, “Celebration, Tradition and Change,” through Thursday. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Katherine Bradford, “August,” recent paintings with an ocean theme, through Sept. 1; “Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art,” paintings by Rackstraw Downes and others, through Sept. 15; “Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea,” seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, through Oct. 13; “This Mighty Scourge of War,” art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: “Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” through Dec. 31; “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World,” through Jan. 6;
“Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard,” rarely seen artifacts, through Oct. 15; “That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum.org
Saco Museum: “John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, through Nov. 10; “Lawrence Dolby Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Museums of Old York, York: “The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York,” highlights one of York’s most distinguished early families, through Oct. 19. oldyork.org
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials; and “The Tourist of 1913,” costumes, artifacts and more, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Andy Warhol: American Icon,” photographic images never shown in public and original works of art by Warhol on loan, through Sunday; “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, through Oct. 31; “Emerging Artists 2013,” up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media, opens Sept. 5, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, “A Matter of Light,” 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sept. 15; “A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections,” work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sept. 29; “Process & Place,” exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13; “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes,” through June 8, 2014. colby.edu/museum
Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Maine Voices from the Civil War,” letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015. mainestatemuseum.org
Cramer Museum, Rockport: Edna St. Millay exhibit, photographs, letters and Millay family mementos, through Saturday. 236-2257.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Stories of the Land and Its People,” the history of midcoast communities through art, through Sunday; “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, through Nov. 17; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” small-scale work from the museum collection, and “American Treasures: Maine Voices,” views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, 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, “American Treasures: Family and Friends,” renderings of artists’ relatives and acquaintances, and “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” paintings of Maine ocean scenes and coastlines, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archaeological 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
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues,” interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, through Oct. 20. penobscotmarinemuseum.org
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: “Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape,” paintings by 23 Maine artists, through Oct. 15. gwh.org/lcbates
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Emily Trenholm, “Monhegan: A New Perspective”; Joanne Freeman, “Three Chords”; Rachelle Agundes and Sean Downey, “Travel in My Borrowed Lives”; and young curators, “Lightscapes”; through Sept. 21. umma.umaine.edu
Belfast Historical Society and Museum: “Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front,” through Saturday. belfastmuseum.org
• ART GALLERIES
“Summer’s Glory,” floral digital woodcuts along with Maine woodcuts, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Thursday through Sept. 10.
Wiscasset Art Walk, featured artists are printmaker R. Keith Randall and illustrator Tom Block, downtown Wiscasset. 882-8290. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Julie Kuceris Gray, “White Noise,” Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Bob Hastie, detailed, realistic landscapes, Wells Public Library. www.wells.lib.me.us. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Sept. 30.
“Floral,” exhibit of over 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5.
Thomas Connolly, “Ensemble,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Through Sept. 28.
Engine One Labor Day Art Show, paintings and other artwork from over 150 artists, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. capeelizabethfirerescue.com 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Fogg Lighting, Portland: Emily Trenholm, “Light Moves,” paintings, through Saturday. 797-7568.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin,” historic and contemporary works of art that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; annual sculpture garden invitational with 10 artists, through Oct. 31. une.edu/artgallery
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Thomas Cornell “The Priority of Nature,” prints, through Sept. 27. 699-5083
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Jane Dahmen, “Through the Trees” Thursday, through Sept. 28. 699-5599.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Stories of the Land and Its People,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography by Maine Artist Collection members, through Sept. 23. constellationart.com
Bard Coffee, Portland: “Beyond the Horizon,” show explores the expanse of the horizon, and what lies beyond through landscapes and abstracts in both watercolor and acrylics, Sunday through Oct. 31. bardcoffee.com.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Love of ME,” photographs that capture the beauty of Maine, through Saturday. daunis.com
Mayo Street Arts, Portland: Kimberly Convery, “Pity the Clouds,” fine art drawings, through Saturday. mayostreetarts.org
Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “In the Mountains of Western Maine,” realist and abstract watercolor views of mountains by John Carnes, through Saturday. harmonsbartons.com
Portland Public Library: “Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes,” Maine Maritime Museum exhibit pays homage to large ships past and present, through Saturday. portlandlibrary.com
Art House Picture Frames, Portland: Bruce Brown, “A Journey Inside Vietnam,” photographs, through Sept. 30. 221-3443.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: Group exhibit, 13 artists from Addison Woolley Gallery, through Saturday; “element: water,” paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Sunday through Sept. 30. 3fishgallery.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: David Driskell, “Reflections Within Form,” and Maurice Freedman, recently acquired work, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com
Maine Potters Market, Portland: Cathy Hammond, “Memories of Coastal Maine,” through Saturday. mainepottersmarket.com
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Photographer Olive Pierce, “Through the Years: 1964-1999,” photographs of children, through Sept. 28. phopagallery.com
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Jeff Badger, “OK Back OK,” sculptural works, drawings and prints, through Oct. 26. rosecontemporary.com
Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, through Saturday. 523-3381.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: Pam Cabanas, pastel and ink wash, through Saturday; “Labor: The Art of Work,” features a selection of art in a variety of media exploring contemporary issues and imagery that depict workers employed in local and regional industries or works inspired by the 20th century post-war New Deal era, Monday through Sept. 30. richardboydpottery.com
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Lori Ingraham, “A Day at the Beach,” and Robert Wieferich, “Images of Portland, Maine,” through Sept. 7. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Late Summer Rhythms,” work by KDB, Suzanne deLesseps, Diana Johnson, Elizabeth Newman and Lois Strickland, through Sept. 30. 846-7777.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Jean Kigel “Ode to Bowdoin Pines,” paintings, Monday to Sept. 27. galleryframinginc.com.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: Mitchell Rasor, “Bathymetries: Fluxscapes,” through Sunday. yarmouthlibrary.org
Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Janice Anthony “New and Recent Paintings,” through Sept. 21. frostgullygallery.com
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: Mat O’Donnell, “Little Mysteries,” paintings, through Saturday. 725-5242.
LaMarche Gallery, Smith Union, Brunswick: “Simple Pleasures 2013: Three Women’s Views,” through Friday. 725-3902.
Spindleworks, Brunswick: “tiny, take two,” through Sept. 6. spindleworks.org
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: “Summer Gathering,” group show of gallery artists, through Sept. 7. 725-8157.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Creativity Galore,” work by more than 35 Maine artists in metal, clay, fiber, mixed media, glass and more, through Saturday. markingsgallery.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Hidden Histories,” Sallie Findlay, Karen Munson and Debra Spaulding, abstract, naturally-dyed and stitched figures and textile works, Thursday. mainefiberarts.org
Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown: “The Good Life in Maine,” group show, through Sunday. 594-9396.
The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta: “Edgy and Elegant!” paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, wood work and sculpture by gallery artists, through Sept. 12. stablegallerymaine.com
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: William Irvine, “New Work,” and David Peterson, “Boats,” through Saturday; Sean Beavers, “Wood, Water, Stone and Seed,” oil on panel still lifes and landscapes, through Sept. 14. gleasonfineart.com
Goobies, Boothbay Harbor: Laura Bianchi, paintings, through Sunday. 633-7001.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “Couples” John Wissemann, large and elaborate colored pencil drawings, Thursday. 633-6252.
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Ecliptic to Eclectic Photography,” Collection of photographic works by artists Wendy Barrett, Joseph Barnett and Walter Buczacz, through Friday. 284-6394
Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: Julie Kuceris Gray’s “White Noise,” exploring mourning, mortality and illness, often deemed “taboo” subjects in contemporary North American culture, Friday through Sept. 21. feedtheengine.org.
York Art Association, York Harbor: “The Way Life Should Be,” work by member artists, through Sunday. yorkartassociation.com.
York Public Library: Judy Sowa, “Fun with the Dutch,” paintings, through Saturday; “Seacoast Moderns,” multiple artist show, Tuesday through Oct. 28. www.york.lib.me.us
Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Spark,” a glimpse inside the imaginative minds of Maine’s iconic illustrators Dahlov Ipcar, Cathryn Falwell, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, through Oct. 5. rivertreearts.org
Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, through Sept. 30. justuschickens.net.
Kennebunk Free Library: Annie Lemeieux: “Coastal Confrontation,” photography, oil and watercolor painting, Tuesday through Sept. 27. kennebunklibrary.com
Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery: “One Community — One Future,” group exhibit, through Saturday. kitterycommunitycenter.org
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Patricia Wheeler, mixed-media paintings, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com.
Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, Harpswell: “20 Artists Paint Maine,” sebascodeganartists.com. Monday.
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Mark Kelly “Murmurations,” experimental drawings, through Oct. 13. 338-0555
Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “The Harry Nadler Collection,” 37 paintings by American modernist, through Monday. fryeburgacademy.org
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: “Plein Air LA,” work from Lyceum’s first plein air event, through Friday; Murad Sayen, boxcar graffiti photographs, through Friday. lyceumgallery.com
Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston: Kevin Lyons and Kelly Ufkin, photographs and paintings, through Sept. 9. cmmc.org.
Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond: “Two Points of View;” Wendy Newcomb and Holly Berry, oil paintings and linocuts, through Sept. 22. 655-4952
University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “Tell Me a Story: About Maine,” work of 14 artists who have illustrated children’s books about Maine, through Nov. 23. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery
Monkitree, Gardiner: Marsha Proud Coelho and Peggy Cope Mascher, “What’s in a Name?” through Sept. 14. monkitree.com
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “French, British and American Impressionism,” paintings, through Sept. 13. wiscassetbaygallery.com
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder,” photographs, through Sept. 30. keagrivergallery.com
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: “New Works: New Directions,” selection of work from gallery’s newest artists, through Saturday; Cindy House, precise pastel landscapes, through Saturday. haynesgalleries.com
Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde: Barbara Ernst Prey, “East Meets West,” collection of 40 never-before-seen watercolors, dry-brush and oil paintings, through Saturday; Barbara Ernst Prey: “Studies,” through Saturday.
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Group show, paintings, through Sept. 14. caldbeck.com
Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: Charles DuBack, “Then & Now II,” through Sunday. yvettetorresfineart.com
PicassoWhat, Rockland: “Summer on Silk,” large-scale textile paintings by Gigi Aea, and “Visual Sounds for Summer: Portraits of Inspired Instruments,” new paintings by Laura Tetrault, through Sept. 8; Rebecca Rouse, unique portraits of owls, through Sept. 8; “Small Works” by surrealist painter S.M. Hutcheson, through Sept. 8. 593-8109.
Landing Gallery, Rockland: “Suggestion: Landscape,” paintings by Irma Cerese, through Sept. 22. 594-4544.
Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland: Siri Beckman and Louise Bourne, “Transition/Interval,” new paintings, through Monday. jonathanfrostgallery.com
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Mentor: 40 Photographers/40 Years,” work of some of Maine Media’s best-known master teachers alongside the work of their students, and “Caleb Charland: From the Basement to the Backyard,” photographs, through Sept. 22. cmcanow.org
Pascal Hall, Rockport: “A Matter of Nature: Stammen, Warner, Williams,” recent work by three artists, through Monday. pascalhall.com
Camden Public Library: Sue Reed, multimedia paintings, through Saturday. 236-3440.
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: “Flight: Metaphors in Motion,” paintings by Maya Best, through Saturday. frostfarmgallery.com
Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell: “Celebrating 25 Years, Past and Present,” paintings, sculpture, jewelry and handmade paper, through Thursday. widgeoncove.com
Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: “Philip Barter: A Thirty-Year Survey,” work from the artist’s private collection, and sculpture by Ray Carbone, through Monday. littlefieldgallery.com
University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent: Joan H. Lee “Open Windows,” paintings, through Sept. 27. umfk.edu/library