Friday, March 7, 2014
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
“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate. Through Sunday. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the museum’s world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea.” Through Sunday. 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.
“Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors.” Through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“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.
“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.
“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.lib.me.us.
Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch. Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.
“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni. Through March 28. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery.
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.
“Art 241: The Visual Book,” artist books by students. Through Feb. 28. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.
USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts’ “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books by artists from 24 countries. Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.
Annette Kearney, “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.
“Two Printmakers,” monotypes of Exeter, N.H., artists Barbara Cowen and Bill Childs. Through February. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.
“Implements,” found-object sculpture by Maureen Block, Ellen Gibson, Mildred Johnson and Jonathan Price. Through Feb. 8. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.
Bryan Graf, “Across the Interior,” inventive and playful work turns the prosaic Jersey landscape into a canvas for darkroom experimentation. Through April 6. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica.
“A Touch of Spring,” watercolors by Rachel Smith Maher. Skillin’s Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth. skillins.com.
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.
“New England Moments,” paintings by Jeannie Piccini, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. harlowgallery.org.
“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. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.
Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures. Through Feb. 21. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org.
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),” 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.
• ART OPENINGS
“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.
Silent Auction, bid on items from local artists, stores and restaurants. Enjoy snacks, a cash bar and live music. Benefits Presumpscot School., free, 21-plus. Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. facebook.com/events/590040121077393. 7 p.m. Friday.
“Freezin’ For a Reason,” Camp Sunshine Benefit Polar Dip, fundraiser for Camp Sunshine in Casco, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, minimum $100 in pledges. East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. campsunshine.org. Noon Feb. 9.
New England Pond Hockey Festival, 16 teams of six players each. 39 Stratton Road, Rangeley. newenglandpondhockey.com. 9 a.m. Sunday.
U.S. National Toboggan Championships, teams from across the U.S. compete in two-, three- and four-person toboggan races. With other family-friendly winter activities. Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. camdensnowbowl.com. 8 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 9.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Word Portland, monthly reading features writers Ian Ramsey, Sarah Caouette and Dave Patterson, free. LFK, 188 State St., Portland. facebook.com/events/700173286671435. 8 p.m. Monday.
Barbara Kautz, author of the memoir “When I Die I’m Going to Heaven ‘Cause I Spent My Time in Hell,” York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O’Brien, writer and illustrator of children’s book “Walking Walls Discover Your World,” Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. mainelyart.com. 5 p.m. Friday.
Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women in Maine,” Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. kennebunklibrary.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Dominick Jones, author of “All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships,” Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Gryphon Piano Trio, $38. Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. collinscenterforthe arts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws, pianist Adam Gorka and composer Chris Arrell, Debussy’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Bartok’s Out of Doors for Piano solo, Chopin’s Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in G minor and a special electronic performance by Chris Arrell, free. Hebron Academy Lepage Arts Center, Route 119, Hebron. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist plays works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Humoreske, Ravel and more, $38; $10 students. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
New York Metropolitan Opera Live “Rusalka,” Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera with Renee Fleming and Piotr Beczala, $27; $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Cadenzato faculty concert, Laura Artesani, Jack Burt, Soo-Yon Choi, Ginger Yang Hwalek, Nancy Ogle, Noreen Silver, Phillip Silver, Marisa Solomon and Anatole Wieck, $9; free with student ID. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. umaine.edu/spa/tickets. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Classical pianist George Lopez, George. $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. Jewett Auditorium, University Drive, Augusta. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Feb. 9.
Public concert of the Portland Rossini Club, featuring guest mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher performing Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Hugh Judge playing Britten’s Suite for Solo Cello, $10, $5 seniors, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Feb. 9.
The Portland Comedy Showcase, Weekly comedy performance featuring some of New England’s best and brightest stand-up comedians., $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Spank! Harder: The Sequel,” “Fifty Shades” parody, $25,reserved seating $30. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Friday Night Comedy with Joe Yannetty and Chris Pennie, $15. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathansrestaurant.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=179. 8 p.m. Friday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd Floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Emerging Dance performance, free. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. The Pearl, 275 Main St., Public Landing, Rockland. thepearlrockland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
“Boy Meets Girl,” Portland Ballet dances the Great American Songbook with music by artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, $25-$40. Portland Ballet Studio, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. portlandballet .org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Contradance with Celador, $10, $7 seniors and student.s Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. Family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Documentary “Fresh” with tasting and talk by David Levi, chef/owner of Vinland, $15 Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. merriconeag.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
“12 O’Clock Boys,” documentary about a young boy and his dangerous dream. $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Some Like It Hot,” 1959 comedy starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, free. Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, School St. ogunquit performingarts.org. 2 p.m. Feb. 9.
Banff Mountain Film Festival, prestigious mountain film festival with inspiring and though-provoking films. $17 in advance; $20 day of show; students $14 in advance, $17 day of show. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Feb. 9.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Ice Bar, two carved ice bars, specialty cocktails, local beer, plus live music and entertainment., $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The Inn at Brunswick Station, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. innatbrunswickstation.com. 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
• FOR KIDS
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf,” PSO Discovery Concert with special guests from the Portland School of Ballet, $10. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
• HEALTH AND FITNESS
Aerial Yoga Class, aerial yoga classes use low-hanging, soft fabric hammocks to support traditional yoga poses allowing you to dive deeper into poses, all levels, $25. Zone 3 Fitness, 71 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. zone3fitness.biz. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Shira Klein, Jewish musician and educator, $10, $25 per family. Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St, South Portland. 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shape Note Singing, harmonies and fellowship. This is a participatory event and everyone is welcome. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. maineshapenotesinging.com. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Castlebay, celebration of the Celtic holiday of Imbolc, Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, whistle and vocals interweave with Celtic lore and poetry. $10. River Arts Gallery, 241 US Route 1, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Pitch Black Ribbons, pre-Super Bowl matinee. Free. The Narrows Tavern, 15 Friendship St, Waldoboro. facebook.com/events/528868873886662. 3-6 p.m. Sunday.
Lynn Deeves, singer-songwriter. Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St., Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“Songswap,” informal song-circle format. Bring a song or two, a friend or two and an instrument or two. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Jason Anick, violinist/mandolinist, $15 in advance; $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
The Gather Rounders and Lauren Rioux, acoustic roots and bluegrass, $15, $12 students. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Third Annual “Great Cabin Fever Escape Show,” featuring The Wiyos, along with the Dolphin Strikers and DJ Terry Frank, $25 in advance; $30 day of show. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Garnet Rogers, singer-songwriter, $15 advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Arctic Monkeys, English indie rock, $35 advance, $40 day of show. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Samuel James, roots and blues, $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 children, $20 vintage wine bar VIP tickets. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Poor Old Shine, indie roots music, $12 in advance, $17 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Larry Williams Band, nine-piece band for dancing and listening. Thatcher’s, 35 Foden Road, South Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Sorcha, singer-songwriter on guitar and bango with Kate Driver on upright bass. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Emancipator Ensemble, electronic music, $18 advance, $20 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam with special guest Julie Thompson. The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels welcome, $7. American Legion Post 197, Route 25, Westbrook. noon-5 p.m. Feb. 9.
Poor Howard Smith, classic blues on 12-string guitar. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Feb. 9.
Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter, $25, $35 VIP; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 9.
Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
Blues Mafia, twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Mama’s Boomshack, six-piece band playing funk, soul and blues, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Coin and Stamp Show, coins and currency, medals and tokens, stamps, postal history and post cards, collector supplies. Presented by Brunswick Coin and Stamp Club. Free. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Annual Super Bowl party, tailgate event. Dockfore, 336 Fore St., Portland. 3 p.m. Sunday.
NYA Founders’ Day Fireworks and Food Trucks, celebrating NYA’s 200th birthday. Food trucks will be set up outside the gym, fireworks and games. Behind North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Building), 148 Main St., Yarmouth. www2.nya.org/blog/2014/01/founders-day. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lake Region’s Got Talent! Multi-day talent competition. $15 Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Francis Bell Drive, Bridgton. lrctme.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
First Friturday Night Live, Portland Comedy Co-Op presents musicians, poets, storytellers, magicians and more in a variety show, free. Coffee by Design: India Street, 67 India St., Portland. coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Chinese New Year Celebration, Chinese dance and music, martial arts demonstrations, food and more, $6, $4 for 12 and under, $20 for families of five. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St.. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
15th Annual Sleigh Day, horses and drivers demonstrate their skills in the outdoor arena, dog sledding demo and more, $8; $25 per family. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
Mad Horse Theater Company presents “Vigils,” Noah Haidle’s 2009 comedy exploring the journey from love and loss to ultimately embracing life, $20; $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Tigers Be Still,” comedy explores how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game, $20 adult; $5 youth. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Uncle Vanya,” Annie Baker’s new translation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives, pay-what-you-can. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. thetheaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Patrick Dorow Productions presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” comedy rock musical in which Seymour, a down-and-out nerdish floral assistant on skid row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for blood, $25, $20 seniors and students, $15 for under 12. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Live! Love! Laugh!”, fun-filled show for anyone who has ever survived being in love, $10. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” comedy about the road not taken, $20 to $28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” light-hearted 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. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9.
Monmouth Community Players present “Doubt, A Parable,” drama that explores suspicion and moral uncertainty in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school, $12; $10 seniors and students. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Gunmetal Blues,” musical spoof of film noir, $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Players presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” classic Shakespeare comedy, $20; $18 seniors; $15 for students with ID. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Twelfth Night” cast discussion, discussion of the joys of producing and performing one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, free. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mad Horse Theatre Company “By Local” Series presents Sin Don’t Enter Into It,” set in 1936 when Owensboro, Ky., was rocked by a brutal murder, $10. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Ovations presents “American Idiot,” musical with the music of Green Day, $45 to $60. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.
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. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Feb. 9.
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. Feb. 9.
Broadway Cabaret: Our Funny Valentine, veterans of the New York Cabaret scene Nick Dolthe and Meg Doherty bring their wit, charm and powerful vocals, $12-$14. Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. awesometheater.com. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Opera House Arts presents “The Grapes of Wrath,” $15 suggested. Stonington Opera House, 1 School St., Stonington. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Remember Love: A Cabaret,” fundraising performance by the school’s competitive one-act team, donation. Windham High School Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road. thespiritoflife.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mad Horse Theatre Company “By Local” Series presents “Ghosts of Ocean House,” $10. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Feb. 9.