Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11th annual Beatles Night, featuring local acts performing songs of the iconic band, will be held at the State Theatre in Portland on Saturday.
“The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Monday.
Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery, paintings and photographs, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart .com. Through Friday.
Cheryl Miller’s “46 Million Turkeys,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Fifteen years of turkey portraits and invitation to public to contribute turkey art. Through Saturday.
Jeff Epstein, paintings exploring the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepicture frames.com. Through Saturday.
“AfriClassical: Ancestral Visionary,” painter Jerome Wright, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumofafricanculture.org. Works on wood and canvas. Through Saturday.
“Exploring Maine,” atmospheric New England landscape paintings by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhut galleries.com. Through Saturday.
“Serenity,” paintings and sculpture by several artists on the theme “serenity,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Saturday.
Henry Isaacs, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart .com. Through Saturday.
“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 Saturday.
“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 Saturday.
“Thrive,” Spindleworks at 35, work by the 44 member artists, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. spindle works.org. Through Saturday.
“Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and film-makers collaboration, Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner. 588-0021. Through 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 Saturday.
“Material Matters,” encaustics by New England artists, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portland library.com. Through Saturday.
“Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Saturday.
“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 Saturday.
“Fall Comforts,” works by David Little, Catherine Breer, Joelle Feldman, Varvara Harmon and Gayl McNally, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through Saturday.
Alan Robinson, illustrator who embellishes maps with his drawings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainelyart.com. Through Saturday.
“Fantasy Illustration,” works by James Vaughn, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Saturday.
Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Through Saturday.
Cliff Jenkins, watercolors, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Saturday.
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
“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. portlandmuseum.org.
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin. edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 22.
“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: 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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum .org. Through Dec. 24.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Gifts for Giving ’13,” fine art, sculpture and fine crafts, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Through Dec. 18.
“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.
Dahlov Ipcar, 20 new paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frost gullygallery.com. Through Dec. 28.
The Hive and Heartwood College of Art present “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds by local artists 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.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of traveling circus families by Steven Laxton, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Dec. 28.
Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une .edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.
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.
“The Seasons,” new paintings by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. goldsmithgallery .net. Sunday through Dec. 24.
“9 Lively Ladies 9 x 9 Show,” works by Lois Anne, Lolly Clayton, Nancy Fitzgerald, Elizabeth O’Haverty, Deb Winship, Rebecca Thompson, Edith LaRoche, Stell Shevis and Marietta Raveri, Eastern Tire Gallery, Rockland. 594-5250. Through Dec. 31.
New Sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Jan. 4.
“The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum .org. Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths. Through Dec. 29.
Maine Artists Collective “Alchemy of Light,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Paintings, mixed media, photography and digital art with the theme of light. Through Dec. 29.
Paul Black “New Portland Paintings,” Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 874-8084. Through Dec. 31.
William Harrison, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainely art.com. Pen and ink drawings. Through Dec. 31.
Clarity Robert and Su.Sane Hake “Fey Fairy Fey,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Dec. 31.
• Art Openings
Winter Art Walk Lewiston Auburn, artwalklewistonauburn.com. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Bess Cutler Open Basement Studio, Art on the Hill Kittery. artonthe hillkittery.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Into the Woods,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusic theater.org. Musical to be performed Feb. 14 to 16, 21 to 23 and 28 and March 1. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.
23rd annual Holiday Benefit Concert with Rick Charette, St. Joseph’s College, Standish, admission is a new unwrapped toy or gift card. 893-7794. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Shop for a Cause Day, participating stores and galleries will donate a portion of their sales to the Milestone Foundation’s HOME Team, downtown Portland. portland maine.com. Saturday.
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale to benefit Portland’s combined high schools girls’ and boys’ hockey teams, Deering High School, Portland. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 8.
• Books and Authors
Dr. Joan MacCracken, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Author of “The Winter House,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Karel Hayes, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of children’s picture book “The Christmas Visitors,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
• Classical Music
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.
Bob Marley, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25. jonathansrestaurant .com. 8 p.m. Friday.
“Parents Night Out,” $15 with donation to Coats for Kids, The Footlights, Falmouth, $20. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. With comics Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” cast of nearly 300 dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$60. porttix.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 8.
Galumpha, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $22. johnson hall.org. World class, inventive dance company with acrobatic, visual effects and more, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, American Legion, Old Orchard Beach. 468-6092. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Fifth annual ArtFull Gifts Fine Art & Craft Holiday Show, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust, 50 exhibitors of fine art, crafts and gourmet foods; $3. Point Lookout Resort, Northport. artfullgifts.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Holiday Craft Fair, Sunny Acre Farm, Falmouth. 781-2943. Handmade gifts from Maine artisans and crafters, decorated evergreens and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 1.
Winter Holiday Sale, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. Nature-inspired crafts including hand knits, stained glass, woodenware and much more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 1.
Freedom Friday Fair, fundraiser for anti-human trafficking causes, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. Handcrafted fair trade goods, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday9.
7th annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. Works by more than 40 Maine artists and craftspersons, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 1.
34th annual Christmas in New England Arts & Craft Show, Augusta Civic Center. newenglandcraftfairs .com. Artwork and crafts by New England artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1.
Annual Craft Fair, American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135, Sabattus. 375-4058. Handmade crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, Woodfords Club, Portland. 899-5356. More than 30 crafters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Open House, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. Cookie walk, spinning demonstration, traditional music by Jim Joseph, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Joy of Giving Holiday Gift Fair, On the Move Fitness and Wellness, South Portland. 799-0042. Sixteen crafters and vendors, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Georgetown Art Sale, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Paintings and prints, holiday cards, Shaker boxes, jewelry and pottery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Giant Fundraising Sale, benefit for the educational outreach program of the statewide Maine Farms Project, Shady Nook Farm, West Newfield. 793-2759. New and used books, unique art rubber stamps, framed photographs, second-hand items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1. Through Dec. 22.
Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, Brownfield. stonemountain artscenter.com. Antiques, quirky knick-knacks and more, with live music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
“Amour,” York Public Library. york .lib.me.us. French with English subtitles (PG-13), 3 p.m. Sunday.
”Hark! Cinema Angels” holiday film series, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• For Children
Caring Claus Days, visits with Santa for children with sensory conditions, in front of JCPenney in the Maine Mall, allowing families to park next to the bus stop and walk straight to the set and back out to the car if needed. Overhead music will be turned off in the mall and most stores will not have opened. Families whose children are hyper-alert are advised to come on Nov. 24, as that will likely be the quietest time. maineautism.org. 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 1.
Polar Express, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $25-$40. porttix.com. Holiday train travels to the “North Pole,” with hot cocoa and cookies, stories and Santa, trains at 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1.
North Pole Express, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, reservations suggested. railwayvillage.org. Entertaining train ride includes storytelling and visit from Sana, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday.
Andrea Wollstadt, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Acoustic folk and jazz, 1 p.m. Sunday
Lloyd Banks, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. Hip-hop, with Brandon Ross and B. Aull, 9 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.
Athena Consort/Black Bear Men’s Chorus, Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono, $9. umaine .edu/spa. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Holiday Season 2013 Celebration, Pine Tree State Country Music Association, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5. 490-1232. Music from Tina Kelly Band, From the Heart, Darla De and Dennis Moro, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Community Sing! Midcoast Community Chorus, First Congregational Church, Camden. 975-0582. Monthly singing gathering, 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
4th Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp Singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. 563-6083. Potluck supper following the singing; bring dish to share, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Monday Night Blues Series, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. Tas Cru, 7 p.m. Monday.
Percussion Ensemble, Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lyle Divinsky & The Model Airplane, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. port citymusichall.com. Soul and funk, 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Holy Mackerels, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Pardon Me, Doug, Phish tribute band, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $7 advance, $10 door. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Tom Chapin, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Grammy Award-winning folk singer, 8 p.m. Friday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. Jazz from the Great American Songbook, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The Coloradas, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. With Joseph Aaskov, 8 p.m. Friday.
David Mallett, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Lunasa, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 advance, $25 door. chocolatechurch.com. Irish/Celtic instrumental music, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Rhythm Future Quartet, benefit for Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise, $20-$30. 967-5852. Gypsy jazz, standards and original compositions, 7 p.m. Friday.
Music and Muffins, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. Peter Miles, 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Joe Walsh, Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and Karl Doty, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
11th annual Beatles Night, State Theatre, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. statetheatreportland.com. Local acts perform Beatles songs, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Solomon Montrond, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mark Tipton Quartet, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. World folk melodies and original compositions, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Don Campbell: Country Christmas, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $18. chocolatechurch.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Rhythm Future Quartet, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $16, $14 seniors and students. sacorivertheatre.org. Four young jazz virtuosos, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Drummer Barry Altschul and 3Dom Factor, jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. 8 p.m. Saturday.
An Acoustic Evening with Peter Wolf, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $55. stonemountain artscenter.com. Featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars and Marty Ballou on bass, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Band, Space, Portland, $12, all ages. space538.org. With Jacob Augustine, Wesley Hartley and The Traveling Trees, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shape Note Singing, everyone is welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland, free. maineshapenotesinging.org. Four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Kids & Teens Open Mic, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. Hosted by Liam Swift and Sadie Grant. Open to ages 10 to 18, 3 p.m. Dec. 1.
Castlebay, St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, Auburn, $10, children free. 529-5438. Yuletide harp concert with Celtic harp and vocals, 3 p.m. Dec. 1.
• Special Events
“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. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Le Corsaire,” ballet broadcast in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Monument Square, Portland. portlandmaine.com. With music by Rick Charette, 5:30 p.m. Friday.
“The Holly and The Ivy Festival of Trees” tree-lighting and ribbon-cutting ceremony, Saco Museum, free. sacomuseum.org. Music and hot chocolate, 6 p.m. Friday.
“Joy to the World” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, victoria mansion.org. $15, $13.50 seniors, $7 college students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 1.
Family Friendly Hypnosis Show, the Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17 advance, $20 door, $12 seniors and age 12 and under. awesometheater .com. Funny and mysterious show with award-winning hypnotist Roderick Russell. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Brunswick Mall, brunswick downtown.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Holiday Open House, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Various activities planned for kids and families, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Antique Paper Show, Fireside Inn, Portland, 4. 749-1717. More than 40 exhibitors, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Open House, with children’s author Robin Chiarello, plein air painter Diane Scott and author and painter Tom Merriam, Harvest Gold Gallery, Center Lovell. harvestgoldgallery.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
“Share the Wonder” Holiday Celebration, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Carriage rides, cookie decorating, live music, show by Frogtown Puppeteers and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Tree Lighting, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. With carolers from Raymond Elementary School and refreshments, 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
“The Grand Manner,” presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. good theater.com. A.R. Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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. 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. fenix theatre.com. 7:30 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. 4 p.m. 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. 5 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. 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.
“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. opera house.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Legally Blonde!” Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $9, $6 seniors and students. greely dramaboosters.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“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. 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.
Theater at Monmouth presents “This Wonderful Life,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20-$30. theaterat monmouth.org. Steve Murray’s adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1. Through Dec. 8.
“The Sound of Music,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. portlandplayers .org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
“The Snow Queen,” beloved fairy tale of devotion, bravery and the triumph of love, Portland Stage Company, $35-$45, $15 for children under 15. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Through Dec. 22.
Sanford Maine Stage’s Senior Theatre Christmas Show, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $7. 324-8227. 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Dec. 1.