Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An old flame, Carlotta Gray (Carol Halstead, left) reunites with Sir Hugo Latymer (Edmond Genest) while his wife Hilde (Maureen Butler) looks on in the Portland Stage Company production of Noel Coward’s “A Song at Twilight.”
Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company
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Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, Katie Made Bakery, Portland. 771-0994. Through March 30.
Lois Dodd: "Catching the Light," career retrospective -- 1955-2012 -- for the Maine painter, through April 7; and "Voices of Design" -- 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
"Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.
"Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth and more, through Sunday; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Through October.
"Dog Run," gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; "The Promised Land," drawings and other media by Robert Rivers; "Honey from the Belly of the Lion," installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and "Steve's Picks," favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 20.
"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Sunday.
"Ship to Paradise," depictions of humankind's vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; "Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger; and "Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center," textile installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 22.
"Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288. Through June 1.
"Unexpected Thaw," works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Sunday.
"Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," reclaimed and re-purposed maps by Cynthia Davis, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through Saturday.
"Despite Winter, Gardens," works by Martha Burkert, Sue Hammerlnd, Andrea Rouda, Alysia Walker and Angel Braestrup, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Sunday.
Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.
"Everything," drawing installation by Astrid Bowlby, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Thursday.
"Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by Belfast artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Sunday.
"From the Heart!" new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 31.
"Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Through May 1.
Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 29.
"Spring!", work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through April 26.
"Paintings and Prints" by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15.
"Looking In | Looking Out," art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through March 23.
"Afterthoughts," by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.
"47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club," objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through March 29.
Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through March 18.
"Bad (expletive)," photographs by Melonie Bennett documenting night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through March 29.
Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through April 4.
Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, Doo Hair Salon, Kittery. 439-4009. Through April 14.
"Confluence," art by Noriko Sakanishi, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through March 22.
"Double Vision," photography and painting by Jim and Fran Townsend, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through March 29.
"AW@3Fish," group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through March 29.
"Tinder," Maine stories by Salt fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through April 29.
"A Stitch in Time," drawings by Gergana Rupchina, Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through March 30.
Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through March 28.
Claire Bigbee, paintings, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through March 30.
"Resilient Spring," Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through May 30.
"Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit," March show of gallery artists working in paint, pottery and glass, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through March 29.
5th annual "44N 69W: Radius Belfast," work from potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through March 30.
"Constellation Vacation," Maine Artist Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through March 25.
"Inspirations from the Cape," paintings, photography and ceramics by established and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 21.
"Layers," ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, also featuring acrylics by Holly Brooks and new works by several members of the collective, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through April 10.
"Body as Art," black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through March 30.
Richard Field, new paintings, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through March 30.
"Perigord: Moods and Memory," encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 29.
"Your Brain on Art," focusing on raising awareness of brain safety, brain injury and recovery and chronic pain, presented by Engine in collaboration with the University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. Through April 5.
"Captured in Fabric," Nancy Morgan, Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. 439-3800. Through March 29.
"Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III" University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through May 12.
"Celebrate Student Art," RSU 23 art show, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through April 19.
"The New Landscape," works by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through April 19.
"Marching Forth," group show by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through March 29.
"Still Points of the Turning World," contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through April 25.
"Exploring Visions," gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink works by Loretta Turner, Dogfish Cafe, Portland. 253-5400. Through April 27.
"Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III," University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
New works by Ilya Askinazi and "Ancient Light" by Brenton Hamilton, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through April 20. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Annual juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
"Higher Forms of Art," annual showcase of high school artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through March 30. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Studio Theatre of Bath presents "Moon Over Buffalo," seeking four men and four women, performances are May 17-26, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 522-9954. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday.
Lake Region Community Theatre presents "Gypsy," classic American musical. many roles available, performances are June 21-23 and June 28-30 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. lrctme.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Fenix Theatre Company's "Romeo and Juliet," come with memorized Shakespeare molologue under 2 minutes long, summer performances, East End School, Portland. fenixtheatre.com. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. March 17.
Snowlion Repertory Company presents "The Freaks Club," musical, experienced actors only, auditions by appointment only, performances are June 13-23 at Portland Stage Company Studio Theater in Portland, Studio 408, South Portland. 518-9305. 5 to 9 p.m. March 17.
Fundraiser for Arts and Crafts, craft beers, food and art, Fish Bones American Grill, Lewiston, $100. laarts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Book sale, to benefit the library book fund, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Bid Alzheimer's Goodbye Auction, music from Cathaus, silent and live auctions, benefits Alzheimer's research, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $50. alz.org/maine. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The Price Is Right," benefits Class of 2014, Windham High School, $10. 892-1810, Ext. 387. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Spring Fling Book Fair, Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Road Race, benefits Go! Malawi, Trackside Station, Rockland, $15. 691-3510. 9:45 a.m. March 17 for walkers, 10:10 a.m. for runners.
St. Patrick's Day Bowling for Kid's Sake, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, for teams and individuals, Spare Time Bowling, Portland. 773-5437. 2 to 5 p.m. March 17.
Books and Authors
Kieran Shields, author of "A Study in Revenge," South Portland Public Library. 767-7660. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Susan Lebel Young, author of "Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Marianne Branch, author of seven poetry collections including "The Book of Hours," University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland, free. 780-8393. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Dorothy Freeman, author of "Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People's Garden," Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. Saturday.
"Die Fledermaus," operetta by Johann Strauss Jr., conducted by Robert Lehmann, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $10 to $21. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Portland Rossini Club, works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Stamitz, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Oratorio Chorale, Dvorak's "Mass in D," Davies' "Prayers from the Ark" and other pieces, Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Musica de Filia Womens' Choir, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
DaPonte String Quartet, "Colourists" concert, Haydn, Debussy and Stravinsky, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, under 21 free. DaPonte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Portland Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, 3 p.m. March 17.
Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $5 to $15. asomaine.org. Thirties pops concert and performance of "Peter and the Wolf," narrated by Suzanne Nance of MPBN, 7 p.m. Saturday.
The 2013 Longfellow Choral Festival, works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $9 to $25. porttix.com. 4 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. March 17.
USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 2 p.m. March 17.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii performing works by Debussy and Chopin, Rockport Opera House, $10 to $45. baychamberconcerts.org.
2:30 p.m. March 17.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Comedy Show with High Register Sean, Club Texas, Auburn, $7, 21-plus. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m. Friday.
Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and March 17.
Family Dance, live fiddle music, dances taught, Bath Dance Works, Bath, $3, $12 per family. 522-3900. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
"Rock around the World," music and dances from many countries, hors d'oeuvres, raffle and silent auction, benefits Portland's Multicultural Center, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 874-8135. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.
A Glitzy Gala, an evening of belly dance featuring Ashley Lopez, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Classic Film Series, "Gaslight," ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"The Invisible War," Oscar-nominated documentary, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton, free. tcmhs.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Courtroom Dramas Film Series, "A Few Good Men" (1992), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Girl Model," documentary focusing on the modeling business, with filmmakers Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, "Temple Grandin," starring Claire Danes, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. March 17.
Food and Drink
Maine Restaurant Week, statewide, discounted meals at participating restaurants and special events. mainerestaurant week.com. Ends Sunday.
Mostly Puppets Festival, Michael Lane Trautman in "King Pong's Ping Pong Rodeo," Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; Masque Theater's, "This World, the Next, and Then the Peach Orchard," 2 p.m. March 17.
"Play Me A Story," interactive theater performance and workshop, for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Southern Maine monthly bluegrass jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Jewel, singer-songwriter's "Greatest Hits Tour," Holly Williams opens, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35 to $43, $102 Gold Circle. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Rosanne Cash, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Chris Klaxton Trio, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Meteroa, folk and blues to Celtic, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. harborsquaregallery.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Soulfly, metal, with Incite, Lody Kong and Dead Season, Asylum, Portland, $18, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.
J Jones, R&B/rap, with Violently Ill and Dynamo-P, Entricut and Grave Stranger, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 10 p.m. Sunday.
Willie J. Laws Band, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.
Goitse, Irish music, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Jazz Cabaret Concert, instrumental jazz combos and big band, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $8. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport community concert band, benefits Carol Kaplan Fuel Assistance Fund, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, donation. 865-4747. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Goitse, Irish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, with Tom Snow and the Bates Crosstones and Manic Optimists, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $20 advance, $25 door. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
March Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Hurry Down Sunshine, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Peter Alexander, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Mike Doughty, alt-rock singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
James Montgomery Band, blues, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Dar Williams, singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $25 advance, $30 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Holy Mackerels, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The Stray Birds, folk and Americana, part of "Waltzing for Dreamers" series, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jerrod Niemann, country, Asylum, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Ted & Bobby, bluegrass, with The Oshima Brothers, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Caroline Cotter and Riley Coyote, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Minus the Bear and Circa Survive, indie rock, with Now, Now, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Gary Peck, folk-rock covers, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford, $10, $25/family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Saturday.
St. Patrick's Concert, with flutist Rachael Barter, pianist Warren King and vocalists Danielle Mills, David O'Brien, Schuyler White and Owen Whit, Christ Church, Kennebunk, $7 to $10. 985-4494. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Music in March, Jud Caswell, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Hattie Simon Trio, jazz, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. feedtheengine.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Ovations presents Voices of Afghanistan, traditional ensemble with musicians from central Asia and Afghanistan, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $32. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jonathan Byrd, singer-songwriter, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Castlebay: "The Shamrock Shore," concert of traditional Irish music, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. March 17.
The Squid Jiggers annual St. Patrick's Day show, Celtic and maritime folk duo, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank, DaVinci's Eatery, Lewiston, $15. 782-2088. 7 p.m. March 17.
St. Patrick's Day celebration, Miss Portland Diner, Portland. missportlanddiner.com. Bagpipe music, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17; Joe Markley, 5 to 9 p.m. March 17.
Weekly bird walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Stars on Ice, with Dorothy Hamill and Kurt Browning, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $25 to $130. theciviccenter.com. 4 p.m. Sunday. Metropolitan Opera Live in HD,
Wagner's "Parsifal," encore screening, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poet Rachel McKibbens and poetry slam, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $15. 357-7678. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"NPilar Live," analog radio program hosted by Pilar Nadal and Anne Buckwalter, "A Frank Conversation About Making Things" will be recorded in front of a studio audience, Space, Portland, free, all ages. space538.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), featuring Katy Rydell with "Almost Spring," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Poetry reading by Marianne Branch, recipient of a Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland, free. 228-8393. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
French Sing-Along, presented by The Franco-American Collection at USM Lewiston/Auburn, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn College, Lewiston. 753-6545. 1:15 p.m. Friday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Zandonai's "Francesca Da Rimini," University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $18 to $28. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon Saturday.
Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, with Bruce Spang and Heather Day, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Zandonai's "Francesca Da Rimini," Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon Saturday.
Children's book sale, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday.
Freeport Lioness-Lions presents "Thank You for Being a Friend," variety show, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $3 to $10. 865-9523. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Art supply swap and sale, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Zandonai's "Francesca Da Rimini," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $23. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Saturday.
St. Patrick's Parade, progresses to Maine State Pier, Portland Fish Pier. irishofmaine.org. Noon March 17.
The Band of the Scots Guards, with Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of The Black Watch, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $20 to $38. theciviccenter.com. 4 p.m. March 17.
Irish breakfast, St. Patrick's Day celebration, live music all day, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8 a.m. March 17; Portland Fire Dept. Drums and Bagpipes, 11 a.m.
Kevin Farley, the Irish Music Guy, "Ireland to Hollywood," Irish music and lore in the movies, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10, a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 5 to 7 p.m. March 17.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Canton, 1 p.m. Sunday; vs. Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Adirondack, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Vs. Wilkes Barre/Scranton, 7 p.m. Saturday.
"A Song At Twilight," funny and poignant play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17.
Kennebunk High School Visual and Performing Arts presents "Guys and Dolls," musical, Kennebunk High School (Economos Auditorium), $9. 985-1110, Ext. 3141. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles," two outsiders find their way in today's world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 30.
"Almost, Maine," romantic comedy, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5015. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," romantic comedy, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3 to $6. batestickets.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Aqua City Actor's Theatre presents "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning drama, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12. operahouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Lincoln County Community Theater presents "HMS Pinafore," Gilbert and Sullivan musical, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $12. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act," play by Donna Oblongata, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Penobscot Theatre Company presents "Wit," one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, Bangor Opera House, $22 to $26. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 31.
Gorham High School Theatre Program presents "Oklahoma!", Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $6 to $10. 839-5754. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 24.
Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," adapted and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 24.
Snowlion Repertory Company presents "A Child's Guide to Innocence," drama about three generations of Italian-American women, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland, $18 to $20. snowlionrep.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 24.
"Time Stands Still," explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 24.
Rosie Rimjob's Burlesque, in the theme of Shakespeare, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10 advance, $12 door. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Fiddlehead Art & Science Center presents "Annie Jr.," musical, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6 to $9. fiddleheadcenter.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 17. Runs through March 24.