• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Maine-ly British Brass,” tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass by USM employees and alumni, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $5 for students; $10 for seniors. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
Pianist George Lopez, “Back to Bach” and works by Mendelssohn and Copland, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“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. 19; 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28.
“Indoor/Outdoor,” light comedy about an indoor cat that longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 29.
“Rent,” Tony-award-winning musical with adult themes and language; children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult; Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15; $10 for seniors and students. thewaldo.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Sept. 21.
“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 to Sunday.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience,” musical presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $28 to $30; $25 for seniors; $20 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Through Sept. 29.
“The Sound of Music,” classic musical, Portland Players, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. Children (by appointment), 10:30 a.m. Saturday; ages 16 and older (open call), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Portland Museum of Art: “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an “embedded” artist in the Union Army, and Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings from New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8. 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 Sunday; “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: “Works by Living Innovations,” through Sept. 30 (Dyer Library); “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 Saturday. brickstoremuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Sixty Works — 60 Years,” 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection; “Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” family photos and artwork; “Emerging Artists 2013,” up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media; “A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection,” works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others; and “Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland,” collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, “A Matter of Light,” 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sunday; “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
Carol Sloane: “Water & Wood,” and John Santoro & Liz Hoag: “New Works,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Brad Betts: “Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Opens Thursday. Through Nov. 2.
Hilary Bartlett: “Playing with Color and Texture,” Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 15.
Kingfield Friday Artwalk, Kingfield. 939-6518. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Frederick Lynch and William Manning, relief sculptures and paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 12.
Jeff Badger: “OK Back, OK,” sculptural works, drawings and prints, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Reception, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 26.
Anne Ireland and Susan Williams: New Works, paintings, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Through Nov. 18.
Space Gallery, Portland: “Steady Work,” a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, through Oct. 19; 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.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Eric Hou, “So Emotional,” prints and drawings, through Nov. 30. 253-6808.
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.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Jane Dahmen, “Through the Trees,” 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,” 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.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “element: water,” paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, through Sept. 30. 3fishgallery.com
Dogfish Bar and Grill, Portland: “Bold Colors,” oil and acrylic paintings by Kennebunk artist Ann Legg, through Sept. 26. thedogfishcompany.com/dogfishbargrille
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Olive Pierce, “Through the Years: 1964-1999,” photographs of children, through Sept. 28. phopagallery.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Thomas Connolly, “Ensemble,” Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still lifes and landscape, through Sept. 28. greenhutgalleries.com
Meg Perry Center, Portland: The Hidden Ladder Collective, “45 Years of No,” 45 illustrated letters, through Sept. 30. megperrycenter.org
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Frenzied Felines,” iconic cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole, through Oct. 29. daunis.com
Portland Public Library: Maurice Sendak, “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” original illustrations, drawings and paintings, through Oct. 25. portlandlibrary.com
Maine Potters Market, Portland: Tom Huber, tagines made from special flameware clay for cooking Moroccan food and savory dishes, through Sept. 30. mainepottersmarket.com
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Labor: The Art of Work,” art that depicts workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the post-war New Deal era, through Sept. 30. richardboydpottery.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.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: Katherine Harman Harding, “Places: Travel Journals,” painted printed fiber, books and scrolls rooted in landscape, through Oct. 20. yarmouthlibrary.org
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
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, through Oct. 31. markingsgallery.com
Stable Gallery, Damariscotta: “Edgy and Elegant!”, paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, furniture, woodwork and sculpture by gallery artists, through Thursday. stablegallerymaine.com
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Sean Beavers, “Wood, Water, Stone and Seed,” oil on panel still lifes and landscapes, through Saturday. 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
York Public Library: “Seacoast Moderns,” group show, through Oct. 28. www.york.lib.me.us
Wells Public Library: Bob Hastie, landscapes, through Sept. 30. www.wells.lib.me.us
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
Kennebunk Free Library: Annie Lemeieux: “Coastal Confrontation,” photography, oil and watercolor painting, through Sept. 27. kennebunklibrary.com
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, through Sept. 30. justuschickens.net
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Willy Reddick, “Sustenance,” white line wood-block prints and highly rendered miniature paintings, through Sept. 30. aarhusgallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Mark Kelly, “Murmurations,” experimental drawings, through Oct. 13. 338-0555.
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, through Nov. 27. waterfallarts.org
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Chris Cart, “Unplugged,” through Sept. 28. harlowgallery.org
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: “The New Works of Michael Ranucci,” paintings, through Sept. 28. lyceumgallery.com
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 Saturday. monkitree.com
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “French, British and American Impressionism,” paintings, through Friday. wiscassetbaygallery.com
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder,” photographs, through Sept. 30. keagrivergallery.com
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: Roger Dale Brown, “Maine Impressions,” plein air works, through Sept. 28. haynesgalleries.com
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Group show, paintings, through Saturday. caldbeck.com
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland: Cig Harvey, “Gardening at Night,” photographs, animation, embroidery and neon signs; and Alexandra Tyng, “The Unseen Aspect,” figurative paintings, through Sept. 30. dowlingwalsh.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.
Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland: Brian Mark, “Haunting of the Harbor,” ghostly and beguiling medium of precious metals bathed in acid, through Oct. 31. harborsquaregallery.com
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Lissa Hunter, “Same Voice/Different Song,” charcoal drawings on gessoed white paper and assemblages of clay objects, through Oct. 12. craftonelm.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
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: R. Scott Baltz, “Nature’s Majesty,” paintings, and “Paintings of Maine,” exhibition from selected estates, through Sunday. courthousegallery.com
Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Jane Davis Doggett, “Maine Waterscapes and IconoChromes, through Oct. 13. littlefieldgallery.com
University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent: Joan H. Lee, “Open Windows,” paintings, through Sept. 27. umfk.edu/library