• CLASSICAL MUSIC
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, pianist Frank Glazer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory .net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! George Gershwin and Cole Porter Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25 to $75. porttix.com. With guests Mike Eldred and Jennifer Hope Wills, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cadenzato Faculty Concert, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pianist Laura Kargul, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, free for 21 and under. 324-2797. Works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Trio les Amis, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. triolesamis .eventbrite.com. Piano trio plays chamber music by Debussy, Poulenc and Faure, 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, Wren Saunders, bassoon; George Lopez, piano; First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10.
“Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Through Oct. 20.
Good Theater presents “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’ play written in response to “A Raisin in the Sun,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 10. Through Oct. 27.
“The School for Lies,” Mad Horse Theater 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. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
“It’s Just Sex,” comedic and thought-provoking look at fidelity, lust and communication, The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. $15 to $18, pay what you can on Thursdays. 756-0252. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Ovations presents “Potted Potter,” Harry Potter parody, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $60. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against a backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 10. Through Oct. 20.
American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” touching and funny play explores the relationship among three strangers – an American, an Irishman and an Englishman – held hostage in Beirut in the 1980s, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 Thursday. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Through Oct. 19.
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $16, $14 seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
LA Community Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. $18, $15 seniors, $12 for under 12. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Through Oct. 12.
“Legally Blonde,” musical comedy, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99, $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme: saints and sinners, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7, suggested donation. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“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.
“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains, with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Emerging Dance Concert, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, free. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Sachiko Akitama, “On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces. umma.umaine.edu. Friday through Jan. 4.
Portland Museum of Art: “Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Dec. 8; Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduation, through Dec. 8; portlandmuseum.org.
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Harold Garde, “Garde Addendum,” paintings and prints. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Oct. 25.
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
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” artwork by eight pioneering Chinese women, through Dec. 22; “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: “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: “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: 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.
• ART GALLERIES
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Mary Bourke, “A Life Imagined,” greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Oct. 26.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Henry Isaacs “New Work,” gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “All Creatures Great and Small II,” in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, group show of work on the subject of animals. harlowgallery .org. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Merrimack River painters. justuschickens.net. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 31.
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: “Focus on Faculty,” photographers from MMW+C. phopagallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 16.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artist Collective, “Modern Mythology,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works. constellationart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 25.
Art House Picture Frames, Portland. Jeff Epstein, “Paintings.” arthousepictureframes.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Photographs, paintings and sculpture by Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen. susanmaaschfineart.com. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Sticks, Stones and Bones,” multiple artist show with works made from material from the immediate environment. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 27.
Maine Potters Market, Portland: Elizabeth Louden. mainepottersmarket.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Akari, Portland: “3 Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic art project by Ann Tracy. 772-9060. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 31.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Vittles,” works by six Maine artists celebrating food in its many manifestations. 3fishgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 26.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Scenes from Maine,” works by gallery artists in a variety of media. richardboydartgallery.com. Friday through Oct. 31.
Art House Picture Frames, Portland: Jeff Epstein, “Paintings,” works explore intersection of the natural and man-made. arthousepictureframes.com. Friday through Nov. 30.
Maine Women in the Arts, “Big & Small” Fall Fine Art Show, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner: “Something Small Under the Blankets,” 4-square-inch miniature editioned prints and monprints by 13 artists from central Maine. 582-2108. Friday through Oct. 26.
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. rivertree arts.org. Through Saturday.
Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Janice Anthony, “New and Recent Paintings,” through Saturday. frostgullygallery.com
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “America’s Maine,” paintings of the people and places of the Maine coast, through Tuesday. carverhillgallery.com.
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham: “Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.” usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta: Nancy Freeman, painter and printmaker. 888-777-1077. Through Oct. 20.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Amy Stacey Curtis, “Drawing Matters.” 699-5083. Through Nov. 2.
Maine College of Art, Portland: “Create II,” second annual continuing studies student exhibition. meca.edu. Through Oct. 17.
Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Elke Morris, “Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.
University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford: Diane Noble, “Along the Maine Coast,” acrylic paintings. 284-6394. Through Nov. 4.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” works by 20 Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 1.
University of Maine Charles Danforth Gallery, Augusta: “Unfolding Traces,” UMaine intermedia student exhibition. www.uma.maine.edu. Through Oct. 11.
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Frederick Lynch and William Manning, relief sculptures and paintings, through Oct. 12. 725-8157.
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Lissa Hunter, “Same Voice/Different Song,” charcoal drawings on gessoed white paper and assemblages of clay objects, through Oct. 12.
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Mark Kelly, “Murmurations,” experimental drawings. 338-0555. Through Oct. 13.
Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Jane Davis Doggett, “Maine Waterscapes and IconoChromes, through Oct. 13. littlefieldgallery.com
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Brad Betts, “Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings. gleason fineart.com. Through Nov. 2.
Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland: Brian Mark, “Haunting of the Harbor,” precious metals bathed in acid. harborsquaregallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
Portland Public Library: Maurice Sendak, “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” original illustrations, drawings and paintings, portlandlibrary.com. Through Oct. 25.
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. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery.Through Nov. 23
Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jeff Badger, “OK Back OK,” sculptural works, drawings and prints. rosecontemporary.com. Through Oct. 26.
York Public Library: “Seacoast Moderns,” group show, through Oct. 28. www.york.lib.me.us
Bard Coffee, Portland: “Beyond the Horizon,” landscapes and abstracts in watercolor and acrylics, through Oct. 31. bardcoffee.com
Pastel Painters of Maine 14th International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 19.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: Katherine Harman Harding, “Places: Travel Journals,” painted printed fiber, books and scrolls rooted in landscape, through Oct. 20. yarmouthlibrary .org
Space Gallery, Portland: “Steady Work,” a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, through Oct. 19; Greta Bank, “NSFW,” room-sized diorama with the continual development of painted forms, through Oct. 25. space538.org
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Hilary Bartlett, “Playing with Color and Texture,” ink paintings and watercolor. savorymainedining.com. Through Oct. 15.
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, through Nov. 27. waterfallarts.org
“Is This My Milk?” works of three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Carol Sloane, “Water & Wood,” and John Santoro & Liz Hoag, “New Works.” elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Oct. 19.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: New paintings by Anne Ireland and Susan Williams. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Frenzied Felines,” iconic cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole. daunis.com. Through Oct. 29.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers. markingsgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
Morgan Gallery, Kittery: “Rhythm and Color,” whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, through Oct. 26. kitterycommunitycenter.org.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: John Vander, new paintings, through Oct. 31. 633-6252.
College of the Atlantic Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor: “Art in Science,” glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, 288-5015. Through Oct. 25.
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Kennebec Valley Art Association, “SpinOff on the Circle, through Nov. 1. harlowgallery.org
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “The Untold Story,” works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, through Oct. 20. courthousegallery.com.
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: “Aerials: Views from Above,” aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.
Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk: Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, through Oct. 14. maine-art.com
Kennebunk Free Library: “Scenes from Cuba,” photographs by Susan Downing. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Oct. 31.
Wells Public Library: “Fallen Through the Cracks: Raising Awareness about 14 Million Illiterate Americans,” photographs by Lisa Crothers. 646-8181. Through Oct. 31.