• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Pianist Bridget Convey, performance of John Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes,” University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
Pianist Frank Glazer, works by Haydn, Beethoven, Barber and Liszt, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors; free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, works by Verdi and Wagner featuring soprano Luette Saul, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Edgar Meyer, double bassist and composer, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $15. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Parallel Dance Company: “Watering Hole,” Saco River Theatre, Buxton. $16; $14 for seniors and students. sacorivertheatre.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. 26; 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28.
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. Thursday, Friday and Sept. 26; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28.
“It’s Just Sex,” comedic and thought-provoking look at fidelity, lust and communication, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15, $18; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. 756-0252. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 26; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6.
“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. Friday and 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.
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6.
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” classic musical, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 29.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” comedy based on hit 2001 movie, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99; $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 5.
“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Back to School Bonanza,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“VIII: A Musical Journey into the Mind of a King,” one-man musical period production with Kirk Simpson, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $15, $30, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 7 p.m. Monday. Through Oct. 7.
August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company. $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sept. 26. Through Oct. 20.
“The School for Lies,” Mad Horse Theatre production of David Ives’ play set in 1666 in a witty Paris salon, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20; Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Through Oct. 13.
Shakespeare’s “Othello,” National Theatre of London production broadcast live in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26.
• ART MUSEUMS
“For Pastels Only,” Pastel Painters of Maine’s 14th international juried exhibition, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 19.
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: “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
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers” and “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” through Dec. 14. bates.edu
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
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: “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 Sunday; 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 Saturday. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
Anne Ireland and Susan Williams: New Works, paintings, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 18.
Third Friday ArtWalk Kennebunk, painters, potters, stained glass artists, photographers, sculptors and more, downtown Kennebunk. 985-2830. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
GOOD BUYS! (Good Bye) Art Sale Gala, large collection of original pieces for sale, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. 985-0985. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“Aerials: Views from Above,” aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.
“Art in Science,” glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Opens Friday. Through Oct. 25.
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 Monday. 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
Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jeff Badger, “OK Back OK,” sculptural works, drawings and prints, through Oct. 26. rosecontemporary.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Thomas Connolly, “Ensemble,” Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still lifes and landscapes, 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
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Carol Sloane, “Water & Wood,” and John Santoro & Liz Hoag, “New Works,” through Oct. 19. 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.
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 Saturday. frostgullygallery.com
The Artistans Collective, Brahms Mount, Freeport: Painting, wooden sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber arts, mixed media and floor cloths, through Sept. 29. 869-4025.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Jean Kigel, “Ode to Bowdoin Pines,” paintings, through Sept. 27. galleryframinginc.com
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Frederick Lynch and William Manning, relief sculptures and paintings, through Oct. 12. 725-8157.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, through Oct. 31. markingsgallery.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Jill Snyder Wallace, intricate embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects, through Sept. 30. mainefiberarts.org
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Brad Betts, “Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings, through Nov. 2. gleasonfineart.com
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Heidi Seidelhuber and Greg Laderer, paintings and steel constructions, through Sunday. 633-2755.
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “About Windows,” watercolors by Maurice Auger, through Sept. 30. 284-6394.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: John Vander, new paintings, through Oct. 31. 633-6252.
Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: Julie Kuceris Gray, “White Noise,” exploring mourning, mortality and illness often deemed taboo subjects in contemporary North American culture, through Saturday. 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
Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk: Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, through Oct. 14. maine-art.com
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, through Sept. 30. justuschickens.net
Morgan Gallery, Kittery: “Rhythm and Color,” whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, through Oct. 26. kitterycommunitycenter.org
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
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 Sunday. 655-4952.
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Kennebec Valley Art Association, “SpinOff on the Circle, through Nov. 1. harlowgallery.org
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
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: Roger Dale Brown, “Maine Impressions,” plein air works, through Sept. 28. haynesgalleries.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, through Oct. 8. carverhillgallery.com
Landing Gallery, Rockland: “Suggestion: Landscape,” paintings by Irma Cerese, through Sunday. 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
Cellardoor Villa, Rockport: Works by Ellen Welch Granter, through Sept. 30. cmaine-art.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 Sunday. cmcanow.org
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway :”Light Moments,” photography by Ed Stevens, through Sept. 28. frostfarmgallery.com
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “The Untold Story,” works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, through Oct. 20. 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