“Eye Catchers” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
Kennebec Valley Art Association Member’s Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Saturday.
“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5, Portland Museum of Art. portland museum.org.
“Is This My Milk?” three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree .com. Through Saturday.
Anne Ireland and Susan Williams, new works, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through Monday.
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin .edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 22.
“Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ”; and “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu. Through Dec. 14.
“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” with a video installation, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Nov. 30.
“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
“Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints by Elke Morris, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.
“Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 1.
“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; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Other Voices,” through Feb. 2; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2; Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org
“To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overview of polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Osher Map Library, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
“Serenity,” paintings and sculpture by several artists on the theme “serenity,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Material Matters,” encaustics by New England artists, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portland library.com. Through Nov. 30.
Henry Isaacs, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart .com. Through Nov. 30.
“Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes,” by David Puntel, Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburg academy.org. Through Dec. 20.
Heartwood College of Art presents “The Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Jan. 31.
“Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
“Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
Alan Robinson, illustrator who embellishes maps with his drawings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainelyart.com. Through Nov. 30.
Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Through Nov. 30.
Cliff Jenkins, watercolors, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Nov. 30.
“The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Nov. 25.
Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery, paintings and photographs, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart .com. Through Nov. 29.
“Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. summer islandstudio.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Fantasy Illustration,” works by James Vaughn, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Nov. 30.
“The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome; and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabeth mossgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.
Chuck Thompson, Maine plein air landscapes, with other guest artists, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Dec. 7.
7th Annual Extravaganza, variety of work by more than 70 Maine artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Through Dec. 24.
“Exploring Maine,” atmospheric New England landscape paintings by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhut galleries.com. Through Nov. 30.
“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.
Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymaine dining.com. Through Nov. 21.
Saco River Art League presents “Art is Community IV,” juried show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine, The Old White Church, Buxton. 642-4219. Through Nov. 22.
“Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Dec. 31
“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3.
“Wearable Art,” art by Maine artists to wear and live with, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Thrive,” Spindleworks at 35, work by the 44 member artists, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Friday through Nov. 30.
“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and film-makers collaboration, Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner. 588-0021. Through Nov. 30.
“Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 31.
First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Through Jan. 9.
“Pots,” 15th annual studio pottery exhibit with works by Paul Heroux, Susan Dewsnap and Sequoia Miller, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Dec. 14.
“Free for All,” art from UNE faculty, staff and students, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and more, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Nov. 30.
“Fall Comforts,” works by David Little, Catherine Breer, Joelle Feldman, Varvara Harmon and Gayl McNally, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
“The Unstill Life,” oil paintings by Lynn Cyr, University of Maine, Blake Library, Fort Kent. umfk.edu/library. Through Dec. 2.
“Home for the Holidays,” local crafts and curiosities, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. reddoorpottery.com. Through Dec. 15.
York Public Library Art Committee Exhibit, York Public Library. york.lib .me.us. Through Jan. 3.
The Hive and Heartwood College of Art presents “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds by local artists are being sold for $100 with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Through Dec. 31.
2013 Faculty Exhibition, featured artists Sascha Braunig, Hilary Irons, Samantha Haedrich and Peter Simensky, Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland. meca.edu. Through Dec. 22.
Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une .edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.
• Art Openings
“The Seasons,” new paintings by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. goldsmithgallery.net. Sunday through Dec. 24.
Dahlov Ipcar, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frostgullygallery.com. Reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of travelling circus families by Steven Laxton, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Dec. 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
“Gifts for Giving ’13,” showcase of hand-crafted original works of fine art and crafts, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Through Dec. 18. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
3rd Annual Multi-Artisan Holiday Open House, works for sale by Carol Santora, Barbara Bill, Liz Blackman and Kathy Polletto, Santora Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunk. 985-2830. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Books and Authors
John Ford, author of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough. scarborough library.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lincoln Paine, author of “The Sea and Civilization,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. Noon Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Carol M. Maloney, author of “Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Noon Thursday.
Jason C. Anthony, author of “Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day and Other Stories about Antarctic Cuisine,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women in Maine,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Anita Shreve, author of “Stella Bain,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
• Classical Music
Oratorio Chorale, music of Schubert and Mozart, with vocalist Jessica Petrus, soprano; Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano; and John D. Adams, bass, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12.50 to $25. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Brinkler Trio, music for piano trio, works by Zitterbart, Zamecnik, Coerne and Rischer with violinist Bozena O’brien, cellist Gary Hodges and pianist Kenneth Piotrowski, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. 772-5434. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, Kimberly and Robert Lehmann, viola and violin, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested. portlandconservatory .net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
“Sleepers, Wake!”, works by Respighi, Biber, Corelli and Bach, Choral Art Society and Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25 to $75. porttix .com. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24.
Gabriel Iglesias, State Theatre, Portland, $39.50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Portland Ovations presents Joan Rivers, opening set from vocal group The Joan Rangers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. portland ovations.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Bates College Dance Company, works by students, faculty and nationally renowned Urban Bush Women, Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $3 to $6. bates tickets.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, music and dance from around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
20th Annual Portland Christmas Arts and Craft Show, art and crafts by New England artisans, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. new englandcraftfairs.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Chanukah Gift Sale, candles, Jewish games, children’s books, jewelry, seder plates, dreidels and much more, Temple Beth El, Portland. 774-2649. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Fifth Annual ArtFull Gifts Fine Art & Craft Holiday Show, featuring 50 exhibitors of fine art, crafts and gourmet foods, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Point Lookout Resort, Northport. artfullgifts .com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (with music from Shades of Blue and food tastings, $10); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 24 ($3).
Holly Daze Bazaar Christmas Fair, wreaths, knit goods, books, lunch, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 799-2235. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Freeport Lioness-Lions Club Holiday Craft Fair, local crafters, hourly raffles, food, Harraseeket Grange Hall, Freeport. 865-6188. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Craft Fair, crafts, baked goods, white elephant tables and more, West Falmouth Baptist Church. 797-4066. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Casco Bay High School/PATHS Annual Holiday Craft Fair, three floors of handmade crafts, food, raffles and entertainment, Casco Bay High School, Portland. 415-0657. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Fair, greens, cookie walk, kids room, crafts, gifts and more, First Baptist Church, Springvale. 324-4266. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, gifts, local crafts and artwork, religious items, baked goods and more, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. 563-1886. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
47th Annual Village Christmas Fair, handcrafted baskets, knits, wood and eco-friendly items, raffle and much more, Cumberland Congregational Church. 829-3419. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Once Upon a Holiday Fair, live music, food, Thanksgiving and Christmas items, crafts, books and more, First Lutheran Church, Portland. FirstLutheranPortland.org. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, silent auction, baked goods, crafts, white elephant table, ornaments, Sebago Lake Congregational Church, Standish. 892-3874. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Thanksgiving Craft Show, homestyle crafts, jewelry, weaving, wools and more, Tranquility Grange, Lincolnville. 763-4280. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Fair Trade Craft Fair, local and globally made crafts, supports anti-poverty causes, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Art Guild of Freeport Fine Arts and Crafts Sale with Silent Auction, jewelry, paintings, glass art, winter scarves, calendars and more, Freeport Community Center. 844-4934. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Faire, silent and live auctions, St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church, York. 337-0637. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, country gifts, handknits, cheese, wreaths and more, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. 829-3644. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Bazaar, with Korean meals, Rainbow United Methodist Church, Portland. 774-1617. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Country Christmas Fair, crafts, baked goods, candy, jewelry, raffles, more, West Gorham Union Church. 839-4208. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
30th Annual Hannaford Associates’ Holiday Craft Fair, benefits United Way, Portland Elks Lodge #188. 885-3632. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Holly Berry Fair, handmade crafts, decorated wreaths, cookie walk, Unity Union United Methodist Church, Unity. 948-3863. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas in the Country Fair, baked goods, candy, doll clothes, crafts, wreaths and more, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland. 829-3766. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gingerbread Fair, wreaths, crafts, silent auction, books and more, First Universalist Church of Auburn. 783-0461. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Fair, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, books, candy, white elephant and more, Mill Brook Estates, Westbrook. 856-0018. 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Snowflake Fair, handmade kids’ accessories, knit goods, baked goods, art work, decorations and more, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. 415-7098. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, handmade gifts from Maine artisans and crafters, decorated greens and more, Sunny Acre Farm, Falmouth. 781-2943. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 24.
Christmas Fair, baked goods, homemade candies, white elephant table and much more, North Congregational Church, Buxton. 929-5600. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, crafts, basket raffles, baked goods, jams and relishes and more, Harmony Masonic Hall, Gorham. 892-4249. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, American Legion, Old Orchard Beach. 468-6092. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Global Lens Film Series, “Students” (Kazakhstan, 2012), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“Hark! Cinema Angels” Holiday Film Series, “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” (1941), Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Montaigne on Self-Esteem,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
National Novel Writing Month Film Series, “Capote” (2005, R), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland, free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Amour,” (2012, PG-13, French with English subtitles), York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Nov. 24.
• Food and Drink
Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course meal by chef Ray Franklyn of Solo Bistro in Bath, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, includes wine and gratuitites. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Sunday.
• For Children
Frozen Turkey Hunt, search for hidden apples to win prizes including frozen turkeys, gift certificates and more, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. mainegardens.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Okbari, Middle Eastern music ensemble, McArthur Public Library, Biddeford. mcarthurlibrary.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Elvis Costello, solo show, State Theatre, Portland, $45 to $75. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Monday Night Blues Series, Roberto Morbioli, Italian blues guitarist, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
The Lone Bellow, folk-pop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $13 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Elvis Costello, solo show, University of Maine, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, $40 to $100. 581-1755. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Honey Dewdrops, roots duo, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $15. acousticartisans.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Great Big Sea 20th Anniversary Show, Newfoundland folk music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $70. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Dark Star Orchestra, Grateful Dead tribute band, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Judy Collins, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Howie Day, singer-songwriter, Asylum, Portland, $19, $29 VIP, all ages. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Drumming Circle, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Cluster-Folk: String Bands Night, Caroline Cotter with Tricky Britches, Tumbling Bones and The Whiskey Boys, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
USM School of Music Jazz Ensemble, traditional swing and innovative arrangements, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $8. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rusty Hinges, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Jazz Ensemble, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $6 to $14, 12 and under free. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Ari Hest, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Johnny Gates & The Invite, country, with Colour of London, Asylum, Portland, $7, all ages. portland asylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Hollerfest, with The Toughcats, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Darlingside, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $17. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Honey Dew Drops, with Traveling Trees, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Session Americana with Heather Maloney, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Kyle Hardy Jazz Trio, jazz standards and improvisations with tenor sax, drums and bass, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elements bookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
USM School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensembles, jazz standards and more, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $8. usm.maine.edu/music/box office. 8 p.m. Friday.
Resurgam Records Singer-Songwriter Showcase, Chris Pulsoni and Zach Higgins, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts .coop. 7 p.m. Friday.
SCBN Rock Showcase: Leveret, Lisa/Liza and Erik Neilson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts .org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Joëlle Morris and the Music of Edith Piaf, songs by the chanteuse backed by a band, Franco Center, Lewiston, $15 to $17. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Judy Collins, singer-songwriter, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. chocolatechurch.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sonny Landreth, Louisiana slide guitarist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $26. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Devil Makes Three, folk punk, with Shakey Graves, State Theatre, Portland, $19.50 advance, $22 door. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Molly Ringwald, with jazz quartet, Husson University, Gracie Theatre, Bangor, $25 to $32. gracietheatre .com. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Melissa Ferrick, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Hurry Down Sunshine, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymaine dining.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Plain White T’s and Parachute, pop-punk. with Tommy and The High Pilots, Asylum, Portland, $21, all ages. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
James McMurtry, folk-rock singer-songwriter, Waterville Opera House, $22.50 advance, $27.50 door. operahouse.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
T.S. Baker and Craig Werth, singer-songwriters, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick, $10 advance, $12 door. 450-8746. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, fiddler with band play bluegrass, country and folk, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $14 to $16. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Rustic Overtones, acoustic show with string quartet and special guests Jeff Beam and Friends, Franco Center, Lewiston, $18 advance, $22 door. francocenter.org. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Andrea Wollstadt, acoustic folk and jazz, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Nov. 24.
Lloyd Banks, hip-hop, with Brandon Ross and B. Aull, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Nov. 24.
USM School of Music Concert Band, performance of John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakens” and more, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $5 to $8. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Athena Consort/Black Bear Men’s Chorus, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Pine Tree State Country Music Association Holiday Season 2013 Celebration, music from Tina Kelly Band, From the Heart, Darla De and Dennis Moro, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5. 490-1232. 1 p.m. Nov. 24.
Midcoast Community Chorus Community Sing, monthly singing gathering, First Congregational Church, Camden. 975-0582. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24.
• Special Events
“Metamorphoses,” adapted from the classic Ovid poem “Metamorphoses,” will be performed in a pool on Hauck Auditorium stage, University of Maine, Orono, $10. umaine.edu/spa.. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, folk tales from Russia with Debb Freedman, Meg Gilman and others, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library, York. york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday Night Throwdown Latte Art Competition, latte art cotest with live music, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford, $5. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Ovations presents David Sedaris, author, humorist, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $55. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
MET Opera Live in HD: Puccini’s “Tosca,” with Patricia Racettein and Roberto Alagna, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $$15 to $27. rocklandstrand.com. Encore broadcast, 1 p.m. Thursday.
A “Wicked” Evening with Gregory Maguire, author of the book “Wicked,” which became a Broadway sensation, Camden Opera House, $15, $25 includes copy of “Wicked,” librarycamden.org/s. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Inked Magazine presents Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque, tribute to pop culture with performance and music, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Anthony’s Dinner Theater presents “Elvis Today,” featuring Derry Rundlett as one of three Elvis impersonators, see young Elvis and 78-year old Elvis with five-course dinner, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Beet Poets of Wayne, Maine, evening of poetry, storytelling and music, with David Moreau, Jay Franzel and Stan Davis, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $4. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Family-Friendly Hypnosis Show, with award-winning hypnotist Roderick Russell, Freeport Theater of Awesome, Freeport, $17 advance, $20 door, $12 seniors and 12 and under. awesometheater.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Le Corsaire” Ballet Broadcast in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Gaslight Theater presents Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” with songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Good Theater presents “The Grand Manner,” A.R. Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Morris Panych’s “Vigil,” offbeat fable of family and loneliness, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Fairy Tale Players presents “The Three Piggs,” trials and tribulations of a middle school science fair, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
“Zombie America,” by local playwright Kristen Watson, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10. schoolhousearts.org. 5 p.m. Sunday.
Windham High School presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” musical comedy, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 4 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Nov. 24.
“The Orphan Circus,” puppet theater, performed by Les Sages Fous, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 to $12. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
USM Theatre presents “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” Irish dark comedy, University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $8 to $15, all seats $5 on Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m. Nov. 24.
“Shrek the Musical,” with live orchestra, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5 to $15. thewaldo.org. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Nov. 24.
Noble High School presents “The Music Man,” Broadway musical, Noble High School, Berwick, $8. 603-534-4526. 2 p.m. Sunday.
UNE Players present “Midsummer/Jersey,” re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey, City Theater, Biddeford, $10. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Aqua City Actors Theatre presents “Our House,” scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck that takes on media-obsessed culture, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12, not suitable for children. operahouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Fenix Theatre Company and Dramatic Repertory Company present “A Bright New Boise,” Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20, free for 25 and under. fenixtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Nov. 24.
Yarmouth High School Playmakers present “Seussical the Musical,” Yarmouth High School, $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Greely High School Drama presents “Legally Blonde,” Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $6 to $9. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Loren Ipsum presents “Gargantua,” epic adventure, play-within-a-play, comic dance macabre written by Portland playwright Ian Carlsen, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, $10. 400-1764. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
“The Sound of Music,” classic musical, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Kennebunk High School presents “The Children’s Hour,” drama set in an all-girl boarding school run by two women, Kennebunk High School, $9. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Gorham High School presents “The Imaginary Invalid,” Moliere’s classic French farce, Gorham High School, $4 to $6. 222-1156. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.