• ART

The Sweet Art Pop-Up Shop, art Valentines for sale by MECA illustration students. 1 Union St., second floor, Portland. meca.edu. 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Joy of Art,” juried art exhibit by year-round Maine residents. Through Sunday. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org.

Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures. Through Feb. 21. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org.

The Spirit of the Grassland, exhibit explores the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. www.museumafricanculture.org

“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum.” Through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

USM Faculty Show, new work by USM Art faculty in a wide array of media and approaches. Art Gallery at USM, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery.

“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers.” Through March 1. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org.

“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” Through March 21. Painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu.

“Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center,” survey of collages in diverse media. Through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum.

“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 College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Robert Indiana, “Celebrating LOVE,” explores the artist’s “LOVE” imagery. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors.” Through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

Linda Murray solo art show, through March 29, Centre St. Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath. www.centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

“Imaginary Journeys” juried group exhibition. Through March 8. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.common streetarts.org.

“In the Sound Art Closet,” Robert Beatty: Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata, through April 6. Collects compositions for digital video glitch pioneer. Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu/ica.

“Intersections,” a solo exhibition of contemporary watercolor paintings by Katharine Cartwright. Through March 31. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com.

“Winter Meander,” a salon exhibition of more than 40 gallery artists. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

Lori Austill: “Dancers, Birds, Abstracts and More,” through Feb. 28. Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Annette Kearney, “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Through March 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.

USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts presents “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books by artists from 24 countries. Unum Great Reading Room, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., seventh floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

“New England Moments,” paintings by Jeannie Piccini, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. harlowgallery.org.

James Seavey, “Water – Metal – Image,” free spun aluminum vessels, water colors and photographs. Through Feb. 28. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

Dorson Plourde, “Blue/Gray” and “Portrait Exhibition: Photography,” Dorson’s Plourde’s minimalist acrylics and photos by Melonie Bennet, Cole Caswell, Denise Froelich, Sean Harris, Julee Holcombe, Jack Montgomery and DM Witman. Through Feb. 28. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaasch fineart.com.

“From Paranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” more than 60 prints. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.

Hannah Cole, “Time’s Wife,” paintings. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.

Kenny Cole, “Parabellum (Prepare for War),” interactive installation. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.

“Pattern, Pixels, and Pastels.” Through Feb. 28. Work by members of the Maine Artists Collective. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.

“Two Printmakers,” monotypes by Barbara Cowen and Bill Childs. Through February. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.

Kelly McConnell, “The Space In Between,” paintings. Through March 31. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org.

“Art 241: The Visual Book,” student works. Through Feb. 28. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM Portlan, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

“Maine 10.” Through March 31. Art ranges from large scenics and playful graphics to smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath. maescafe andbakery.com.

Ernest Nason, “Quilts,” through February. Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells.

“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni.” Through March 28. Includes 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Bryan Graf, “Across the Interior.” Through April 6. Works that turn the Jersey landscape into a canvas for darkroom experimentation. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica.

John Goodman, “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers, ballet dancers and the streets of Havana. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.

“Area Below Water: Photoencaustics,” Richard Keen, Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Through March 29. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

“Coastal Plein Air,” Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Through March 29. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com.

“Present Happiness,” works by Anne Alexander, Michael Boardman, Sukie Curtis, Judine French, Varvara Harmon, Liz Prescott and Jane Sawyer. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

“2004 MECA Painters: 10 Years Later,” annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

“A Touch of Spring,” solo art exhibit of watercolors by Rachel Smith Maher. Skillin’s Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth. skillins.com.

“Winter Colors,” paintings by Andrea Peters, Tom Curry, Kevin Beers, Mitch Billis and Phil Barter, Through March 29. Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice and Snow,” large format photographs by Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow. Through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouse artgallery.com.

“Eat,” multi-media exhibit. Through March 2. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhus gallery.com.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks.” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” portraits by Robert Shetterly. Through Feb. 28 York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. york.lib.me.us.

Janet B. Elwin “Cozy Quilt Artistry,” through Feb. 28. Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. www.skidompha.org.

• ART OPENINGS

2014 Art Faculty Exhibition, Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/artgallery. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Susan Dewsnap, lecture by artist whose award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu. Noon Feb. 20.

• AUDITIONS

Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” seeking five women (ages 17-45) and seven men (ages 20-90). The production will be staged April 25-27 and May 2-4. Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 1 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, Carl Dimow, flute; Jim Lyden, bass. Free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Whirlwind Romance: DaPonte String Quartet, a story of young love through the works of Hugo Wolf (Italian Serenade), Alexander Borodin (String Quartet No. 2 in D Major), Richard Wagner (Siegfried’s Idyll) and George Gershwin (Lullaby for Strings), $20, $25 premium seating. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

“To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! musical accompaniment to “The Mark of Zorro,” 1920 silent film classic, $25 to $69, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

David Fung, Australian-born pianist will present works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schubert. $16, $14 seniors, students free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. www.francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“To Clara, with Love,” violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul play works written for and by Clara Schumann, the pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. $15 in advance, $20 door. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

New York Metropolitan Opera Live “Rusalka,” Dvorak’s soulful fairy-tale opera with Renee Fleming and Piotr Beczala. $27, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano. Free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Feb. 20.

• THEATER

“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” lighthearted play with music showcasing the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist Ira Gershwin, $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“On the Air! The Golden Age of Radio,” night of comedy, suspense and music. $15, $18. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Rt. 1, Falmouth. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” original comedy about the road not taken. $20 to $28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

USM Department of Theatre presents “Doubt,” John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama. $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage,” dinner theater with a funny and heart-warming show. Silent auction proceeds benefit Lafayette Family Cancer Center. $50 or $95 per couple. Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. www.firesideinnportland.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

The Vagina Monologues, award-winning play celebrating women’s sexuality and strength, based on Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women, $40 Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Comedia Tales of King Arthur, classic fairy tales brought to life with an interactive twist, $7-$10. Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Studio Theatre of Bath presents “The Elephant Man,” Bernard Pomerance drama, with live cello music, $12, $10 seniors and students. Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), 798 Washington St., Bath. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Chocolate Church Arts Center presents: A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” chronicle of two people who form a bond early in their lives that survives their being directed along different paths. $15, $25 couple. Cosmopolitan Club, 894 Washington St., Bath. www.chocolate churcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Grease,” musical, $15, free with student ID, Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono. umaine.edu/spa/tickets. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Into the Woods,” epic Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical fairytale where worlds collide, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Schoodic Arts for All’s Meeting House Theater Lab, “The Pickwick Papers,” reading. Free, donations appreciated. Hammond Hall at Schoodic Arts for All, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor. www.schoodicartsforall.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

National Theatre Live: “Frankenstein,” 2011 broadcast as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, $20 adults, $15 youth. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville. www.operahouse.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” funny solo vaudeville about body, food and the inner critic, starring Bess Welden. $15, Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can, Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. www.madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.