Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” with Norman Huynh conducting an hour-long program geared to children, in Portland on Oct. 20.
Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra
The Portland Stage Company presents August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” through Oct. 20.
Photo by Aaron Flacke
“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 Dec. 8; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“The Lunder Collection,” 19th- and 20th-century art; “Spaces and Places,” Chinese art; and “American Weathervanes,” weathervanes from the late 19th century, through June 8; “Nowhere But Here: Art from the Alex Katz Foundation,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; and “Process & Place,” exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, ends Sunday, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.
“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, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“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.
“A Community Collects,” selections by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others from the York Hospital Collection; “Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland”; and “Emerging Artists 2013,” New England artists from traditional to experimental media, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquit museum.org. Through Oct. 31.
Alix Bacon, George Bayliss and Laura Hart, 31st annual showing of artist-made prints, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Tuesday.
Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through Oct. 26.
“All Creatures Great and Small II,” group show on the subject of animals, in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Oct. 26.
“Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings by Brad Betts, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart .com. Through Nov. 2.
“Haunting of the Harbor,” precious metals bathed in acid by Brian Mark, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. harborsquaregallery.com. Friday through Oct. 31.
“Garde Addendum,” paintings and prints by Harold Garde, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Oct. 25.
“Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” collection of works by the children’s book illustrator, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Oct. 25.
“Murmurations,” experimental drawings by Mark Kelly, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Ends Sunday.
"OK Back OK,” sculpture, drawings and prints by Jeff Badger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Oct. 26.
“So Emotional,” prints and drawings by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.
“Seacoast Moderns,” group show, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Tuesday through Oct. 28.
“That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Dec. 1.
“Beyond the Horizon,” exploring the horizon and what lies beyond through landscapes and abstracts by Rachel Smith Maher and David Maher, Bard Coffee, Portland. bardcoffee.com. Through Oct. 31.
“For Pastels Only,” Pastel Painters of Maine 14th international juried exhibition, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 19.
Jane Davis Doggett, Maine waterscapes and iconochromes, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Ends Sunday.
“Places: Travel Journals,” painted, printed fiber, books and scrolls by Katherine Harman Harding, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through Oct. 20.
“Steady Work,” contemporary sign painting with Spike Birmingham, Patrick Corrigan, Josh Luke, Kenjo Nakayama and Will Sears, through Oct. 19; and “NSFW,” room-sized diorama by Greta Bank, Space, Portland. space538.org. through Oct. 25.
“Playing with Color and Texture,” ink paintings and watercolors by Hilary Bartlett, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Tuesday.
“Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Nov. 27.
“Is This My Milk?” three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.
“Water & Wood,” paintings by Carole Sloane; and “New Works,” paintings by John Santoro and Liz Hoag, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Saturday.
Anne Ireland and Susan Williams, new works, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.
“Frenzied Felines,” cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Oct. 29.
“Wearable Art,” hats, jackets, scarves and jewelry in glass, precious metals and stone by Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery .com. Through Oct. 31.
“Rhythm and Color,” whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, The Morgan Gallery, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through Oct. 26.
John Vander, new paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Oct. 31.
“Art in Science,” glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 25.
“SpinOff on the Circle,” Kennebec Valley Art Association artists Justin BoisVert, Susanna Bryant, Amanda Chubbuck, Sheri Davis, Nicholas Hertler, Abigail Ranger and Micah Webbert, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through Nov. 1.
“The Untold Story,” works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthouse gallery.com. Through Oct. 20.
Merrimack River Painters, 11 women artists, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Oct. 31.
“Scenes from Maine,” gallery artists in a variety of media, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboyd artgallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
“A Life Imagined,” paintings by Mary Bourke, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Oct. 26.
“Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C,” 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Nov. 16.
“Aerials: Views from Above,” aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.
Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk. maine-art .com. Through Monday.
“Scenes from Cuba,” photographs by Susan Downing, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Oct. 31.
“Fallen Through the Cracks,” photographs by Lisa Crothers raising awareness about 14 million illiterate Americans, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Oct. 31.
“Modern Mythology,” paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, by Maine Artist Collective artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Oct. 25.
“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” with a video installation, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
Nancy Freeman, paintings and prints, The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. (888) 777-1077. Through Oct. 20.
“Drawing Matter,” Amy Stacey Curtis, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 2.
Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Nov. 30.
Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Riv Pyne and Andy Rosen, photographs, paintings and sculpture, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susan maaschfineart.com. Through Oct. 26.
“Sticks, Stones and Bones,” group show of art from found materials, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Through Oct. 27.
“CREATE II,” second annual continuing studies student exhibition at Maine College of Art, more than 40 artists working in a variety of media, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland. meca.edu. Through Thursday.
“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama, 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.
“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, Osher Map Library, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
“Three Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic project by Ann Tracy, Akari, Portland. 772-9060. Through Oct. 31.
“Along the Maine Coast,” acrylic paintings by Diane Noble, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Nov. 4.
“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.
“Vittles,” six Maine artists celebrate food, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Oct. 26.
“Something Small under the Blankets,” 4-inch-square editioned prints and monprints by 13 artists from central Maine, Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner. 582-2108. Through Oct. 26.
Michael Shaughnessy, “3.2.7,” sculpture, Unity College Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity. 948-9239. Through Nov. 1.
“Things Seen III,” Kathleen Boldt drawings, collages and gouache paintings, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org. Through Oct. 31.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. mainemedia.edu/gallery. Through Nov. 16.
From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings,” 19th- and 20th-century paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Oct. 31.
“Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski, Dobr Tea, Portland. dobrateame.com. Through Nov. 15.
“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.
“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. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Dec. 20.
“Dwellings,” Gallery Framing, Brunswick, works taking a look at dwellings, real and imagined. spindleworks.org. Through Oct. 31.
“The Chemistry of Autumn,” new works by six painters in the palette of Maine’s beloved fall, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland. carverhillgallery.com. Through Nov. 12.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
• Art Openings
Harbor Hallway Gallery at The Ripples Inn, Rockland: “DiTa’s Acrylics: Drinks & Art,” ripplesinnattheharbor.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Dec. 1. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
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. Oct. 20.
Morris David Dorenfeld, exhibition of recent tapestries, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 16. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
ARTinME Juried Fine Arts Show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. boothbayartists.org. Through Nov. 3. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
“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. Opening reception, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20.
“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. Oct. 20.
Camp Kita Memorial Kite Flight, benefit for a place for children affected by suicide to connect and learn to deal with the pain of losing a parent to suicide, Wells Beach, $25, donation to sponsor a kite. campkita.eventbrite.com. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, benefit for South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Fall Book & Bake Sale, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Robbie Foundation 2nd annual Gala Evening, with comedian Juston McKinney, benefits children and youth in Maine with developmental disabilities, Black Point Inn, Scarborough, $75, $140 per couple. robbiefoundation.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“Boots, Band and BBQ – A Party with A Purpose,” Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, $50. ridingtothetop.org. Fundraiser for the center with BBQ contests, photo booth, music and dancing with Bonnie Edwards and the Practical Cats, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Iris Network Walk for Independence, proceeds provide training, education and support for people with vision loss or blindness in Maine, Monument Square, Portland, $15, 12 and under $5. 774-6273. 1.4 miles through Portland, registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Fourth Annual Ghoulwill Ball, fundraiser for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Portland Club, $15, two for $25. goodwillnne.org. Music by Take 4, photo booth, food, costume contests, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County Benefit Auction, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, $5-$10. 930-2677. Live music, food, silent auction at 5 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Noah’s Walk, benefit for research and awareness of pregnancy and infant loss, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. 200-7674. Registration at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Crossroads Inaugural Masquerade Ball fundraising gala, benefit for Crossroads, Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach, $65. crossroadsme.eventbrite.com. With music by Wavelength, humorist Tim Sample, non-alcoholic drinks, costume contest and more, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
“Building Blocks for Habitat,” proceeds benefit fire prevention at the Women Build House in Freeport, Freeport Fire Station, $5. habitatportlandme.org. Family fun building blocks, competing for prizes, station tours, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Books and Authors
Michele Albion, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Barbara Walsh, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. Author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Elise Steinbaum, author of “Brightness Falls” book of poetry, Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Jean Flahive, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. Author of “Railroad to Maine,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mary Morton Cowan, Meeting House, New Gloucester. 926-3188. Author of “Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Colin Sargent, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Author of “Museum of Human Beings,” Noon Thursday.
• Classical Music
Portland Rossini Club, concert series, “A Look into the Future: Promising Local Students,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossini club.org. Works by Dancla, Viotti, Massenet, Kreisler and Liszt, 3 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet Leaf Peeper Concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. daponte.org. Works by Thompson, Long, Purcell and Beethoven, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, violinist Trond Saeverud, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
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. Hour-long performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
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. Oct. 20.
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. Oct. 20.
Jason Stuart, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50 advance, $22.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Physical comedian Tom Murphy, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for age 12 and under, johnsonhall.org. Soul-searching repartee and world-class slapstick, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains, with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Bath Family Dance, Bath Dance Works, $3, $12 per family. 522-3900. Live fiddle music and dances taught, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, lessons at 8 p.m., Dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, Bowdoinham Town Hall, $9. 666-3090. Music by The Racket Factory with Cynthia Phinney calling; beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Jack the Ripper,” not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Yarmouth Art Festival, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. yarmouthartfestival.com. Juried show featuring painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
68th Annual Harvest Fair, Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. pridescornerchurch.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Artisan Group Fall Craft Fair, American Legion Post, Falmouth. 712-2788. Handmade products by local artists and craftspeople, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. Artist documentary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Dead Man Walking,” screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out’s weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Rated R, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
“Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed,” State Theatre, Portland, $10, $5 students. statetheatreportland.com. Five short Maine-made films, 7 p.m. Friday.
Bluestocking Film Series, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Portland, $5 advance, $7 door. bluestockingfilms.com. Six award-winning short films by talented women directors for Portland’s cinema lovers, 7 p.m. Saturday.
The 32nd Asbury Short Film Concert, Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $10, $8 seniors, $5 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Combines classic and world-renowned short films with new international festival honorees, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Farnsworth Museum and The Strand present “The Wizard of Oz,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. Screening of original 1939 film, 2 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Food and Drink
Cider Sunday, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Foliage Wine Sail, join sommelier Erica Johnson about the Sail Sloop Frances for a tasting discussion of French reds, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course autumn meal by chef Christopher Anderson of Wings Hill Inn and Restaurant, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, includes wine and gratuities. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
• For Children
Pumpkin Hayrides, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 27.
“Hansel and Gretel,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. kitetails.org. New twists and turns on classic Brothers Grimm tale, 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 20.
“Play Me A Story” interactive theater performance and workshop, “Enchanted Adventures,” for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Halloween Spooktacular, family friendly program of dance to “Dance Macabre,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more, children’s costume parade at intermission, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $18 advance, $23 door, $5 for 18 and under; students $12 in advance; $17 at the door. portlandballet.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, performing “Thick as a Brick 1 & 2,” State Theatre, Portland, $45 to $75, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Suede, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30 advance, $34 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. With pianist Fred Boyle and bassist Rich Hill, 8 p.m. Sunday.
Gordon Bok, singer-songwriter with harpist Carol Rohl, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, $5 students, free for age 12 and under, concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels of playing, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Josee Vachon, singer-songwriter performs traditional and contemporary Acadian folk music, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent, $10. 834-7800. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Day for Night, acoustic country duo, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. 1 p.m. Sunday.
A Great Big World, singer-songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $9.31 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
The Black Crowes, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $45 advance, $50 door, $80 for two day pass. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Parkington Sisters, four sisters, vocals and instruments, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Local Music Series, Zach Ovington, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The English Beat, 2 tone ska revival, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Shine it on Thursday with Heather Styka and Paddy Mills, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
October Music Series, Kathi Nordone, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Friday.
Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Originals and light rock covers with guitar and percussion, 7 p.m. Friday.
Mandy Patinkin: “Dress Casual,” presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $51-$76. porttix.com. With pianist Paul Ford, 8 p.m. Friday.
The Hive Bluegrass Series with Silent Sam and The Evans, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Peter Alexander Band, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. chocolatechurch.com. Original rock and roll. Red Beans & Rice open the show, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Vocalist Bryce Libby, cabaret style music with pianist John Twitchell, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.
Umphrey’s McGee, State Theatre, Portland, $22.50 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. Progressive rock, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ian MacKenzie and Cilantro, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $12 adv-$15 dos. jonathansrestaurant.com. Folk rock, 9 p.m. Saturday.
Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $22 advance, $27 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. From the Irish band The Saw Doctors, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Rickie Lee Jones, Asylum, Portland, $25, $39 VIP, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Silver Duo: Philip and Noreen Silver, University of Maine Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. With guest artist Lydia Forbes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Christian Cuff, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Patriotic Rock Concert with Madison Rising, portion of proceeds benefit the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine and the Disabled American Veterans, Lewiston Memorial Armory, Lewiston, $15 advance, $20 door. androscogginGOP.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Two Old Friends: Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, South Portland Public Library, free. southportlandlibrary.com. Celtic and American country music, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Soggy Po’ Boys, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick, $10 advance, $12 door. 450-8746. New Orleans music, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Castlebay and Tom Kastle, benefit concert celebrates the builders and sailors of the Virginia, Maine’s first ship. Bath City Hall, $15, $10 children. mfship.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Del Rey, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, $20. operahousearts.org. Blues guitarist and ukulele player, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mike Doughty, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22 advance, $25 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Oct. 20.
International Heritage Music Series, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
Doug Kolmar, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Singer-songwriter performing pop, jazz and Americana, 1 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Special Events
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the types of stones, Portland, $7, $4 seniors and students, free for kids under 12. spiritsalive.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.
“Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” more than half of his stunning paintings in high-definition glory on the big screen, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe, popular Dave & Morley stories along with live and recorded music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52. porttix.com. Presented in association with MPBN, 7 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. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
MET Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $5 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3 to $5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring poet John Sinclair, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.
Maine Media Portland Open House and Portfolio Review, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. mainemedia.edu. 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Sex, Murder and Mayhem: The Adults Only Walking Tour of Saco,” Saco Museum, $10, suggested donation. 283-3861 ext. 113. Walking tour investigates murder, prostitution and other seamy activities that occurred in Saco, 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Quilts by the Bay, quilt show sponsored by Friendship Sampler Quilters of Belfast, a chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, The Boat House, Belfast. 993-2640. Raffles, vendors, refreshments, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Seventh Annual Tales of Terror, Victoria Mansion, Portland; adults $22, museum members $15, $10 for ages 17 and under; storyteller and playwright Lynne Cullen performs Victorian horror tales “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe and “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; actress and storyteller Brittany Cook performs the original work “Ghost Tales of New Orleans,” victoriamansion.org. 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday; the 6 p.m. show adapted for children.
7th Annual “The Haunting: A Grim Night at Par Sem,” parental discretion advised, Parsonfield Seminary, Parsonfield, $10, $ 5 for ages 12 and under. 793-8825. Theme is childhood books from Grimm, Aesop, Mother Goose and more, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 26.
Victorian Tales by Candleight, theatrical storytelling by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions with tales of curses, death and immortality from 19th century New England writer Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Family Halloween Show with Audiobody, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17, $12 children, $12 all seats for 2 p.m. shows; awesometheater.com. Comedy, pumpkin juggling, crazy lighting effects, music and more, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Spiritualist Church presents Autumn Mediums Fair, American Legion Hall Post 62, Westbrook. 797-2039. Readings with spiritualists, mediums, healers, vendors, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Guitar Doors: Beats & Bars Book and CD Release Show, original music and creative writing from inmates at Windham Correctional Center, Long Creek Youth Development and Main Stay. Music adapted and performed by The Blue Lobster Troupe Chorus and Meghan Yeats and The Reverie Machine, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. Featured poets Mark Melnicove and Lee Sharkey, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sanford Maine Stage Theatre presents psychic medium Chris Ann, for entertainment purposes only, Spectators Sports Bar, Sanford, $20, reservations required. 651-9263. Chris Ann specializes in Akashic records (soul’s past history and past lives); raffles and vendor displays at 4:30, reading at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20.
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. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.
“The School for Lies,” Mad Horse Theater production of David Ives’ play set in 1666 in a witty Paris salon, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20, madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
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 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20.
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, $10 Thursday. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Night Sky” by Susan Yankowitz, a female astronomer, an opera singer and a teen foreign-language learner cooped up in a small New York apartment search for words to express their yearnings, frustrations and love; University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Theater at Monmouth presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” comic romp of disguise and devotion, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $30. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
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, $20, $5 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. Funny, sweet and sad love stories, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. 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.