• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Kimberly and Robert Lehmann, viola and violin, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bach “Sleepers, Wake!” Choral Art Society and Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25-$75. porttix.com. Works by Respighi, Biber, Corelli and Bach, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM School of Music Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $8, $5 students and seniors. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. Performance of John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes” and more, 2 p.m. Sunday.

• THEATER

“Metamorphoses,” adapted from the classic Ovid poem, will be performed in a pool on stage, Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono, $10. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $12, $10 seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“The Grand Manner,” presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. A.R. Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Bright New Boise,” presented by Fenix Theatre Company and Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, Portland, $20, free for age 25 and under. fenixtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan,” presented by USM Theatre, distinctively Irish dark comedy, University of Southern Maine Russell Hall, Gorham. $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Seussical the Musical,” presented by Yarmouth High School Playmakers, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at the high school, $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Legally Blonde!” Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $9, $6 seniors and students. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Gargantua,” presented by Lorem Ipsum, written by Portland playwright Ian Carlsen, epic edventure, play-within-a-play, comic dance macabre, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, $10. 400-1764. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Greater Tuna,” comedy about the third smallest town in Texas, Lake Region Drama Club, Lake Region High School, Naples, $8, $6 students and seniors. 518-1348. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” musical comedy, Windham High School, $11, $7 seniors and children. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Shrek the Musical,” with live orchestra, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 for kids 8 and under. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“The Children’s Hour,” drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Kennebunk High School, Economos Auditorium, $9. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Anthony’s Dinner Theater presents “Elvis Today,” young Elvis and 78-year old Elvis with five-course dinner, featuring Derry Rundlett, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Our House,” presented by Aqua City Actors Theatre, scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck that takes on media-obsessed culture, contains adult language and situations and is not suitable for children. Waterville Opera House. $12, $10 seniors and students, $10 for adults. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Sound of Music,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Imaginary Invalid,” Moliere’s classic farce, presented by the Gorham High School Theatre Program, McCormack Performing Arts Center at the high school, $6, $4 seniors and students. 222-1156. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Three Piggs,” presented by The Fairy Tale Players, revolves around the trials and tribulations of a middle school science fair, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $6, $4 for 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Take Four,” presented by Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department, an evening of parody, improvisation, film and music in a lively evening of student-driven innovation, high school auditorium, Cape Elizabeth, $5. 799-3300. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

MUSEUMS

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

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Ancestral Visionary,” works on wood and canvas by Jerome Wright. Through Nov. 30. museumof africanculture.org.

Saco Museum: “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Beings,” sculptures by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.

Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “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: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” through June 1; “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

Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “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; “Temperas and Watercolors” by Andrew Wyeth, through April 30; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” through Dec. 29; “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. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “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.

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “The Art of the Barn,” presented by Heartwood College of Art, artists’ interpretations of local barns, through Jan. 31. brickstoremuseum.org

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers. rosecontemporary.com. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 31.

Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “Gifts for Giving ’13,” showcase of original works of fine art, sculpture and fine crafts. 380-7554. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 18.

Santora Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunk: 3rd annual Multi-Artisan Holiday Open House, with works for sale by Carol Santora, Barbara Bill, Liz Blackman and Kathy Polletto, 985-2830. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Cheryl Miller’s “46 Million Turkeys,” 15 years of turkey portraits and invitation to public to contribute turkey art, harlowgallery.org. Monday through Nov. 30.

CONTINUING

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics. savorymaine dining.com. Ends Thursday.

Saco River Art League, the Old White Church, Buxton: “Art Is Community IV,” juried regional show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine. 642-4219. Through Friday.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” paintings, through Nov. 30; “Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, through Dec. 28. gleasonfineart.com

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Members Holiday Art Show & Sale. harlow gallery.org. Through Saturday.

Monkitree, Gardiner: “Is This My Milk?” works of three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, monkitree.com. Through Saturday.

Art House Picture Frames, Portland: Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Nov. 30.

Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Elke Morris, “Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.

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. cmca now.org. Through Dec. 1.

Osher Map Library, Portland: “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, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Serenity,” paintings and sculpture that reflect the artists’ interpretation of serenity. richardboydartgallery .com. Through Nov. 30.

Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, keagrivergallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery, Portland: “Material Matters,” New England artists’ encaustic works. portlandlibrary.com. Friday through Nov. 30.

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.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: “River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat. 3fishgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland: Alan Robinson, hand-colored maps with drawings of wildlife and landmarks. mainelyart.com. Through Nov. 30.

Wells Public Library: Watercolors by Cliff Jenkins. 646-8181. Through Nov. 30.

Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Through Nov. 30.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “The ME in Maine,” works by the Maine Artists Collective. constellationart .com. Through Monday.

Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: Jean Kigel “Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors. summer islandstudio.com. Through Nov. 30.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Paintings and photographs by Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery. susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Nov. 29.

Kennebunk Free Library: “Fantasy Illustration,” the works of James Vaughn. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Nov. 30.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome, and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, elizabeth mossgalleries .com. Through Nov. 30.

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Chuck Thompson, “Maine Plein Air Landscapes,” with several other guest artists. 591-7300. Through Dec. 7.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: 7th annual Extravaganza, smaller artworks and a wide range of creative craft work from more than 70 Maine artists. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Margaret Gerding “Exploring Maine,” atmospheric New England landscape paintings. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: “Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury.gleasonfineart.com. Through Dec. 31.

York Public Library: “The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers. markingsgallery .com. Through Dec. 31.

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: “Thrive: Spindleworks at 35,” current work by the 44 member artists. spindleworks.org. Through Nov. 30.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Brita Holmquist, “Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small oil paintings. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.

Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner: “Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and filmmakers collaboration. 588-0021. Through Nov. 30.

The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local artists and emerging artists. davinciexperience.com. Through Jan. 9.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Pots,” 15th annual studio pottery exhibit, works by Paul Heroux, Susan Dewsnap and Sequoia Miller. 699-5083. Through Dec. 14.

University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford: “Free for All,” artwork by UNE faculty, staff and students. 284-6394. Through Nov. 30.

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth: “Fall Comforts,” works by David Little, Catherine Breer, Joelle Feldman, Varvara Harmon and Gayl McNally. yarmouthframeand gallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

University of Maine, Fort Kent, Blake Library: Lynn Cyr, “The Unstill Life,” oil paintings. umfk.edu/library. Through Dec. 2.

Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery: “Home for the Holidays,” show of local crafts and curiosities. reddoorpottery.com. Through Dec. 15.

Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Dahlov Ipcar, show of 20 new paintings, frostgullygallery.com. Reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 28.

The Hive and Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk: “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds from 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, thehivekennebunk.com. Through Dec. 31.

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Steven Laxton: “Circo El Salvador,” images of traveling circus families. phopa gallery.com. Through Dec. 28.

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: Joe Guertin “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” une.edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.

Maine College of Art Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland: 2013 Maine College of Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Sascha Braunig, Hilary Irons, Samantha Haedrich and Peter Simensky. meca.edu. Through Dec. 22.

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “The Seasons,” new paintings by John Vander, goldsmithgallery.net. Through Dec. 24.