• CLASSICAL MUSIC
17th Annual DaPonte Candlelight Concert, Henry Purcell’s “Fantasias for Strings,” Zhou Long’s “Song of the Ch’in,” Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 131; Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol. $25. 563-5471. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Steamy Nights, a sultry evening of burlesque and dance to benefit the St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mirage 2013, belly dance performance from several dance troupes and dancers, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18 in advance; $25 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“West Side Story,” classic musical about rival gangs, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday and Sept. 12; 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is “Our Town, Your Town,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7/donation. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.
“Waiting for Godot,” classic Samuel Beckett play, The Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay what you want. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Through Sept. 15.
“The Secret of Comedy,” Aqua City Actors Theatre presentation of Maine playwright Michael Kimball’s dark comedy, Waterville Opera House. $12; $10 for seniors and students. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 15.
“Indoor/Outdoor,” light comedy about an indoor cat who longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; pay what you want on Sept. 12. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Through Sept. 29.
Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” comedy, casting five men and five women, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Oratorio Chorale, openings 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. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
“The Nutcracker,” family holiday favorite, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. 781-7672. Ages 16 and older, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday; ages 13 to 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; grades 2 and 3, noon to 12:45 p.m. Sunday (must turn age 7 before Oct. 15); grades 4 and 5, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday; grades 6 and 7, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Annie,” musical, performance dates are Dec. 6-21, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. 799-1421. Adults and youths (non-orphan roles), 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday; orphans and Annies, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; call-backs (if needed), 10 a.m. Sunday.
11th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show, auditions will be held in class format, no formal dance training is required, performance dates are in December, Vivid Motion, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.
“Shrek the Musical,” performance dates are in mid-November, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday.
• ART MUSEUMS
“Emerging Artists 2013,” up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.
“A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection,” works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.
“Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland,” collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.
“Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an “embedded” artist in the Union Army, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 8.
Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings from New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 8.
Portland Museum of Art: “A Taste for Modernism,” 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sunday. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “Thundered Over the Tide,” 200th anniversary of the battle of The Boxer and The Enterprise, through Oct. 25; “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Harold Garde, “Garde Addendum,” through Oct. 25. mainejewishmuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “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: “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. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby 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. 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
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, 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
• ART GALLERIES
“Floral,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Thomas Connolly, “Ensemble,” Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still life and landscape, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 28.
First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Jane Dahmen, “Through the Trees,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.
The Hidden Ladder Collective: “45 Years of No,” 45 illustrated letters, Meg Perry Center, Portland. megperrycenter.org. Reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
Eric Hou: “So Emotional,” prints and drawings, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
“element: water,” paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
“Starry Night,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography by Maine Artist Collection members, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Steady Work,” a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, Space Gallery, Portland. space538.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 19.
Maurice Sendak: “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” original illustrations, drawings and paintings, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 25.
“Labor: The Art of Work,” art that depicts workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the post-war New Deal era, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Reception, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 30.
First Friday Art Tour, 12 local galleries included, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7025. 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Chris Cart, “Unplugged,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.
Roger Dale Brown, “Maine Impressions,” plein air works, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. haynesgalleries.com. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.
Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
Willy Reddick: “Sustenance,” white line wood-block prints and highly rendered miniature paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
“Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 27.
Brian Mark: “Haunting of the Harbor,” ghostly and beguiling medium of precious metals bathed in acid, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. harborsquaregallery.com. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 31.
Cig Harvey: “Gardening at Night,” photographs, animation, embroidery and neon signs, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland. dowlingwalsh.com. Opens Friday. Through Sept. 30.
Alexandra Tyng: “The Unseen Aspect,” figurative paintings, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland. dowlingwalsh.com. Opens Friday. Through Sept. 30.
Lissa Hunter: “Same Voice/Different Song,” charcoal drawings on gessoed white paper and assemblages of clay objects, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 12.
Jane Davis Doggett: “Maine Waterscapes and IconoChromes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 13.
Katherine Harman Harding: “Places: Travel Journals,” painted printed fiber, books and scrolls rooted in landscape, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Opens Monday. Through Oct. 20.
Annie Lemeieux: “Coastal Confrontation,” photography, oil and watercolor painting, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Sept. 27.
“Seacoast Moderns,” group show, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Through Oct. 28.
Space Gallery, Portland: Greta Banks, “NSFW,” room-sized diorama with the continual development of painted forms, through Oct. 25. space538.org
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Rose Olson, Cole Caswell and Riv Pyne, paintings, photographs, wood and bronze sculpture and ceramics, through Sept. 27. 747-5045.
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. 29; 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.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: “Summer’s Glory,” floral digital woodcuts along with Maine woodcuts, through Sept. 10; “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,” landscapes and abstracts in watercolor and acrylics, through Oct. 31. bardcoffee.com
Art House Picture Frames, Portland: Bruce Brown, “A Journey Inside Vietnam,” photographs, through Sept. 30. 221-3443.
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: 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
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Lori Ingraham, “A Day at the Beach,” and Robert Wieferich, “Images of Portland, Maine,” through Saturday. 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.
Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Janice Anthony, “New and Recent Paintings,” through Sept. 21. frostgullygallery.com
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Jean Kigel, “Ode to Bowdoin Pines,” paintings, through Sept. 27. galleryframinginc.com
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: “Summer Gathering,” group show of gallery artists, through Saturday. 725-8157.
Stable Gallery, Damariscotta: “Edgy and Elegant!” paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, woodwork and sculpture by gallery artists, through Sept. 12. stablegallerymaine.com
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Sean Beavers, “Wood, Water, Stone and Seed,” oil on panel still lifes and landscapes, through Sept. 14. gleasonfineart.com
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Heidi Seidelhuber and Greg Laderer, paintings and steel constructions, through Sept. 22. 633-2755.
Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: Julie Kuceris Gray, “White Noise,” exploring mourning, mortality and illness often deemed taboo subjects in contemporary North American culture, through Sept. 21. feedtheengine.org
Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Spark,” work by illustrators Dahlov Ipcar, Cathryn Falwell, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, through Oct. 5. rivertreearts.org
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Mark Kelly, “Murmurations,” experimental drawings, through Oct. 13. 338-0555
Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston: Kevin Lyons and Kelly Ufkin, photographs and paintings, through Monday. cmmc.org
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
Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond: Wendy Newcomb and Holly Berry, “Two Points of View,” oil paintings and linocuts, through Sept. 22. 655-4952.
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
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Hilary Bartlett, “Playing with Color and Texture,” ink paintings and watercolor, through Oct. 15. savorymainedining.com
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder,” photographs, through Sept. 30. keagrivergallery.com
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Group show, paintings, through Sept. 14. caldbeck.com
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “America’s Maine,” paintings of the people and places of the Maine coast, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. Through Oct. 8. carverhillgallery.com
PicassoWhat, Rockland: “Summer on Silk,” large-scale textile paintings by Gigi Aea; “Visual Sounds for Summer: Portraits of Inspired Instruments,” new paintings by Laura Tetrault; Rebecca Rouse, unique portraits of owls; and “Small Works” by surrealist painter S.M. Hutcheson, through Sunday. 593-8109.
Landing Gallery, Rockland: “Suggestion: Landscape,” paintings by Irma Cerese, through Sept. 22. 594-4544.
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
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: R. Scott Baltz, “Nature’s Majesty,” paintings, and “Paintings of Maine,” exhibition from selected estates, through Sept. 15. courthousegallery.com
University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent: Joan H. Lee, “Open Windows,” paintings, through Sept. 27. umfk.edu/library