• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Violinist Trond Saeverud, 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Neill Johnson and Tim Burris as Music’s Quill, voice and lute, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 24.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents A Far Cry, Boston classical ensemble with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamber concerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Pianist Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. “The Beautiful Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” 8 p.m. Friday.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco Center, Lewiston, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. Hourlong performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Pieces by American composer John Mackey, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: Entente Cordiale, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, free for age 21 and under. daponte.org. Works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
“Jack the Ripper,” not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“A Christmas Carol,” rehearsals and performances in December, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, 782-3200, thepublictheatre.org. Young boy or girl actor needed to play Tiny Tim, by appointment Saturday.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” show dates are Dec. 19 to 22, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 442-8455. The play calls for four adult males, six females and 17 children, 4 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday.
“The Velveteen Rabbit,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. Casting actors ages 8 to 17 for holiday production; actors should prepare a one-minute monologue; no acting experience is required; newcomers are welcome. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24.
“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; Musical 2 p.m. Sunday.
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 and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Through Oct. 27.
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. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
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. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Young Company presents “Sherlock Holmes,” The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.
John Ciriani’s “Love/Sick,” The Public Theatre, Lewiston, thepublictheatre.org. Funny, sweet and sad love stories; $20, $5 for 18 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Through Oct. 27.
“Peter Pan:The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up,” presented by the Theatre Company of Falmouth High School at the school, $7, $5 seniors, students, kids. 781-7429. 7 p.m. Friday.
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; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, 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 graduate, 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; “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 Tuesday; “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 Sunday; “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: “The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Small Treasures” 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,” 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
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Sachiko Akitama, “On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
• ART GALLERIES
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, 338-0555. Through Dec. 1. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston: Paintings and photographs by Irene Rothe and Debbie Angelides, cmmc.org. Through Nov. 7.
Saco River Art League presents “Art is Community IV,” juried regional show of art and fine crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 642-4219. 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Exhibition of recent tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld, 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 16.
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, keagrivergallery.com. Opening reception, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30.
Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: ARTinME Juried Fine Arts Show, boothbayartists.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 3.
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: New digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper by Tim Van Campen, craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 15.
Maine College of Art, Portland: “Create II,” second annual continuing studies student exhibition. meca.edu. Through Thursday.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Henry Isaacs “New Work,” gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 26.
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Sit. Stay. Art!” celebration of animals, in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society; harlowgallery.org. Through Oct. 26.
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.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jeff Badger, “OK Back OK,” sculptural works, drawings and prints. rosecontemporary.com. Through Oct. 26.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Eric Hou, “So Emotional,” prints and drawings, 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.
York Public Library: “Seacoast Moderns,” group show. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Oct. 28.
Bard Coffee, Portland: “Beyond the Horizon,” landscapes and abstracts in watercolor and acrylics. bardcoffee.com. Through Oct. 31.
Pastel Painters of Maine 14th international juried exhibition “For Pastels Only,” Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Saturday.
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: Katherine Harman Harding, “Places: Travel Journals,” painted printed fiber, books and scrolls rooted in landscape. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through Sunday.
Space Gallery, Portland: “Steady Work,” a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, through Saturday; Greta Bank, “NSFW,” room-sized diorama with the continual development of painted forms, through Oct. 25. space538.org
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, waterfallarts .org. Through Nov. 27.
“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 Saturday.
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. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through Oct. 26.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: John Vander, new paintings, 633-6252. Through Oct. 31.
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,” harlowgallery.org. Through Nov. 1.
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “The Untold Story,” works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, courthouse gallery.com. Through Sunday.
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Merrimack River painters. justuschickens.net. Through Oct. 31.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Scenes from Maine,” works by gallery artists in a variety of media. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Mary Bourke, “A Life Imagined,” greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 26.
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: “Focus on Faculty,” photographers from MMW+C. phopagallery .com. Through Nov. 16.
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: “Aerials: Views from Above,” paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.
Kennebunk Free Library: “Scenes from Cuba,” photographs by Susan Downing. kennebunk library.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.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: Maine Artist Collective, “Modern Mythology,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works. constellationart.com. Through Oct. 25.
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 Sunday.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Amy Stacey Curtis “Drawing Matter,” 699-5083. Through Nov. 2.
Art House Picture Frames, Portland. Jeff Epstein, “Paintings.” arthousepictureframes.com. Through Nov. 30.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Photographs, paintings and sculpture by Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen. susan maaschfineart.com. Through Oct. 26.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Sticks, Stones and Bones,” multiple artist show with works made from material from the immediate environment. aarhusgallery.com. Through Oct. 27.
Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Elke Morris, “Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.
Akari, Portland: “3 Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic art project by Ann Tracy. 772-9060. Through Oct. 31.
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.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Vittles,” works by six Maine artists celebrating food in its many manifestations. 3fishgallery.com. Through Oct. 26.
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. Through Oct. 26.
Osher Map Library, Portland: “To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overviewof polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
Unity College Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity: Michael Shaughnessy, “3.2.7,” sculpture. 948-9239. Through Nov. 1.
Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery: “Things Seen III,” Kathleen Boldt drawings, collages and gouache paintings. topshamlibrary.org. Through Oct. 31.
Maine Media Gallery, Rockport: “Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton. mainemedia.edu/gallery. Through Nov. 16.
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings,” 19th- and 20th-century paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
Dobr Tea, Portland: “Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski. dobrateame.com. Through Nov. 15.
Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, “Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes” by David Puntel, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Dec. 20.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Spindleworks presents “Dwellings,” works taking a look at dwellings, real and imagined. spindleworks.org. Through Oct. 31.
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “The Chemistry of Autumn,” new works by six painters in the palette of Maine’s beloved fall. carverhill gallery.com. Through Nov. 12.
Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: “River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
Camden Public Library: The Coastal Quilters Exhibit, 236-3440. Through Oct. 31.