February 2

Audience calendar

Art, music, theater and more

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Robert Yacko is the Crooner and Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper is Ira Gershwin in “Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” continuing through Feb. 16 at Portland Stage Company.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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

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

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

“Joy of Art,” juried show features original artwork by year-round Maine residents. Through Feb. 16. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery. topshamlibrary.org.

“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,” painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu/museum.

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

Ernest Nason, quilts, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells

John Goodman’s “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym book, images from his backstage Boston Ballet series and works from the streets of Havana, Cuba. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.

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

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


“Area Below Water: Photoencaustics,” Richard Keen, Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. Opening reception 5 p.m. Thursday.

“Coastal Plein Air,” Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening reception 5 p.m. Thursday.

“Eat,” Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday.

Lovapalooza, 2014 Printmaking Valentine Exhibition and Art Sale, Valentines Day-themed sale of handmade cards, posters and prints created by MECA students. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. 5 p.m., Friday.

Jim Albert, stone sculptures, lamps, tables, wine displays and more. High Peaks Artisan Guild and Gallery, 245 Main St., Kingfield. highpeaksartisanguild.homestead.com. Opening reception 5 p.m., Friday.

First Friday with Island Haberdashers, champagne, chocolates and a showcase of Island Haberdashers’ handcrafted upcycled cashmere hats. Angela Adams, 273 Congress Street, Portland. 5 p.m., Friday.

Portland First Friday Art Walk, various locations. Downtown Portland. 5 p.m. Friday.

“Present Happiness,” Anne Alexander, Michael Boardman, Sukie Curtis, Judine French, Varvara Harmon, Liz Prescott and Jane Sawyer. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Opening reception 4 p.m. Saturday.


Kennebec Performing Arts Company Chorus, four-part chorus seeking new vocalists for all parts. Ability to read music is required. Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Avenue, Manchester. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday.

V-Day aUbUrn 2013 “The Vagina Monologues,” show dates are March 29 and 30. Women, or those who identify as female, may audition. Participants must be 16-plus. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. 7-9 p.m., Monday.


Casino Night at MSMT, Join Maine State Music Theatre studios will be transformed into a Las Vegas casino, complete with crooning, swooning live entertainment. Ticket includes gaming chips with prizes given to the big winners of the night, hors d’oevres, cash bar and valet parking. Must be 21 and over to attend. 7 p.m. Friday.

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