• ART

“The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through June 1.

Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.

Andrea Sulzer: “throughoutsideways,” recent creations including large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 24.

George Daniell: “Picturing Monhegan Island,” photographs and drawings. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth, under 12 free. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 3.

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through June 8.

“Woman on Wire,” paintings by Angela Andersen Pomerleau depicting Flying Wallendas circus troupe. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. librarycamden.org. Through May 31.

[IN] HABIT, 2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition, 84 installations on three floors of the Porteous building. Free. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

Paintings by Anne Ireland ’94. Free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

“From the Wrack Line,” mixed media sculpture, drawings, and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 18.

Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion, works by Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes. $7-$15 adults; under 6 free. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, work of 10 studio art majors at Bates College. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 29.

The Joy of the Lens, juried exhibit of photography by Maine residents. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. topshamlibrary.org.

“Last Light: Waiting for the Moon,” Elaine Barclay, Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.

“Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine,” oil paintings. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.

“Working Through” by Jamie Ribisi-Braley. Free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through June 7.

“Vivacity,” works by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 28.

Ed Douglas, new work, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through May 31.

Luanne Wrenn and photographer Alex Wrenn, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. Through May 31.

“New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton,” six newly acquired works of pastel and oil by early 20th-century American artist. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 4.

“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” propaganda posters and an outdoor victory garden illustrate life on the home front in the 1940s. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org.

“Creatures and Critters,” wildlife- and animal-themed art. Free. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through May 31.

“These Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History,” paintings, photography and artifacts. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature.” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

“Transcendence,” features artists Mary McFarland, Jan Royall and Dona Seegers. Free. Acoustic Artisans, second floor, 594 Congress St., Portland. acousticartisans.com.

Paintings by Debra Yoo, still-lifes and landscapes. Free. University of New England Campus Center, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford. une.edu/debrayoo. Through May 31.

Paintings by Christine Sullivan, through June 27, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. www.crsullivanart.com.

“Hamsters & Popcorn: Paintings by Elise Smorczewski,” oil paintings. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com. Through May 31.

Recent Acquisitions and Selections,” includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through June 15.

J. Fred Woell and Patricia Wheeler: “Balance Point,” paintings and works with found objects. Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through June 2.

Anne Minich and Anda Dubinskis, drawings. Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick 725-8157. Through May 24.

“Historic Images of Georgetown: A Special Spring Exhibit,” selected from Gene Reynold’s upcoming book, “Images of America – Georgetown.” Free. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown. georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. Through July 5.

Central Maine Clay Artists, mini exhibit that can be viewed from outside and is lit at night. Former ATM space, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta.

Pottery by Nancy Meader, Central Maine Artists Gallery, 72 West Front St., Skowhegan. 858-0797. Through June.

“Pardon My Tartle,” senior art students exhibit, through May 17, free. UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington. 778-1062.

2014 Seasonal Invitational, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St., Rockland. www.landingart.com.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Fridays and Saturdays through June 30.

• ART OPENINGS AND EVENTS

“MECAmorphosis,” Maine College of Art spring gala, fashion show and thesis exhibition. Tapas, cash bars, music, runway fashion show, interactive art. Benefit for MECA scholarships. $75 to $1,200. Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/mecamorphosis. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin Art Show, features the works of Linda Murray and some of her students in decalcomania, as well as other styles. Through May 26, free. Bowdoin College Smith Union, College Street, Brunswick. 449-2558. Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Earth-Art-Maine: In the Presence of Wildness, work by eight Maine-based artists responding to the diverse geographic and environmental elements of Maine’s terrain, free. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.commonstreetarts.org. Through June 28. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Second Friday Brunswick Art walk, more than 100 visual artists at over 20 sites in downtown Brunswick. Free. Brunswick downtown, Maine Street, Brunswick. 5raa.org/. 5-8 p.m. Friday.

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, exhibition of work by students graduating from Maine College of Art’s master of fine arts in studio arts program. Through June 1, free. Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland . www.meca.edu. Opening reception 6 p.m. Friday.

Portland Framed, art sale and revelry, $75-$150. The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, 157 High St., Portland. liveworkportland.org/framed. 6-10 p.m. Friday.

Inevitable Evolution, UMA’s senior art exhibition, Danforth Gallery, 34 Danforth St., Portland. 621-3271.

This Hour Forward, Join Ryan Conarro for an installation of photography, video, sound and live performance exploring marriage, family and identity, $15. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St., Stonington. www.operahousearts.org/index.html. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Creating as Meditating in Action, explore how creativity and art arise out of a connection to our senses and the open space found in meditative acts. $45-$50. Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport. 865-6171. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light Art Exhibition, features the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. 238-4250. 10:45 a.m. May 15.

Artists’ Conversation on why making gifts to art institutions makes sense, artists joining the discussion include Denise Froehlich, Caren-Marie Michel, Susan Maasch and Terry Hilt, free. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/artgallery. 5 p.m. May 15.

• AUDITIONS

Musica de Filia, girls’ and women’s choir is holding auditions for the fall semester, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. www.musicadefilia.com. 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story,” young actors ages 8-17 invited to audition for the new play, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. www.kitetails.org. 3-5 p.m. May 15.

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Ovations presents “The Summer King,” new American opera by Maine-based composer Daniel Sonenberg that considers the legacy of Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson. $41, $48. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, featuring student musicians from local schools. $20; under 18 free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Renaissance Voices: “American Voices,” 21-voice ensemble featuring the music of three local contemporary composers, Patricia van Ness, Faith York, and Harold Stover. Also on the program are works by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Sammy Fain, Stephen Foster, William Billings, George Root and Amy Beach. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Immanuel Williston United Church, 156 High St., Portland. 8 p.m. Saturday.

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Choral Concert, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale and Southern Maine Children’s Choir, $8, $5 suggested donation. Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music/usm-youth-ensembles-spring-choral-concert. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series IV: Vienna, Vienna. Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, $20, free for under 21. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston. www.daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. May 15.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Handshakes, Songs and Dances, string quartets by John Adams, Dan Visconti and Scott Ordway, $13-$15. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org/events/handshakes-songs-and-dances. 8-10 p.m. May 15.

• DANCE

“Sahar,” 45-minute ballet that has been restaged for its 10th anniversary and New England premiere. $10. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday.

Vivid Motion: “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad,” electrifying dance filled with pirates, serpents, sword fights and treasures, $12, $6 for kids under 13. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. May 15.

• THEATER

“The Savannah Disputation,” comedy about two elderly sisters who have been Catholic since birth but seem to know very little about their religion. $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 15. Through May 18.

“HONK!” musical tale of the Ugly Duckling. $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Brunswick High School, Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. 607-9344. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Alice in Americ-Land,” Monmouth Middle School production by Dennis Snee. Alice embarks on a journey through her TV. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. theateratmonmouth.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Little Festival of the Unexpected, public readings of three new scripts in development: “The First Mrs. Rochester,” “Papermaker” and “Forty.” $10 suggested donation. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, a fun, farcical, behind-the-scenes look at the birth of “Gone with the Wind.” $20 adults; $5 youth, $16 for groups of 10 or more. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Puppetmaster of Lodz,” a play about the horrors of war and the indomitable human spirit. Suggested donation $12. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Oliver! The Musical,” presented by Our Theatre Company. $10, $8 seniors and kids 12 and under. Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre, 456 Main St., Springvale. nassoncc.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Shirley Valentine,” presented by ACAT, as Shirley Valentine reflects on her life, her friend wins a Greece vacation for two. $12, $10 seniors. Waterville Opera House, Studio Theater, 93 Main St., Waterville. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Live from the Met: “La Cenerentola,” a live broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. $27 adults, $15 youth. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Express Yourself: Fun with Theater, join Nancy Salmon of Freeport Community Players for a fun theater workshop. $30. Freeport High School, 30 Hobrook St., Freeport. www.freeport.maineadulted.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 15.

“Little Egypt,” tragicomedy about the love lives of the Waltz women in Cairo, Ill. $6, $3 students. 786-6161. Bates College, Gannett Theater, 305 College St., Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. May 15.