November 14, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Pianist Derek Herzer performs on Friday at the Franco Center in Lewiston.

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Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Jesse Feinberg, jazz piano, 12:15 p.m. Thursday; Kimberly and Robert Lehmann, viola and violin, 12:15 p.m. Nov. 21.

USM Youth Ensembles Fall Instrumental Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $5-$8. usm .maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Il Divo, classical crossover quartet, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, $43.75-$93.75. waterfront concerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pianist Derek Herzer, works by Brahms, Medtner, Enescu and others, Franco Center, Lewiston, $16, $14 seniors, students free. franco center.org. Works by Brahms, Medtner, Enescu and others, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Oratorio Chorale, music of Schubert and Mozart, Brunswick Seventh-day Adventist Church, Brunswick; $20 advance, $25 door, half-price for students and free for children under 12; oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

USM School of Music presents Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” and Mozart’s “Requiem,” high school choral invitational, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15-$10, suggested donation. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Oratorio Chorale, music of Schubert and Mozart, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland; $20 advance, $25 door, half-price for students and free for children under 12; oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Brinkler Trio: Music for Piano Trio, violinist Bozena O’Brien, cellist Gary Hodges and pianist Kenneth Piotrowski, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 students and seniors. 772-5434. Works by Zitterbart, Zamecnik, Coerne and Rischer, 3 p.m. Sunday.

• DANCE

Emerging Dance Concert, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, Free. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bates College Dance Company, works by students, faculty and nationally renowned Urban Bush Women, Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $6, $3 seniors and students. batestickets.com. 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

• THEATER

Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” brings together the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $12, $10 seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Through Nov. 23.

“The Grand Manner,” presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. A.R. Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 21. Through Nov. 24.

Morris Panych’s “Vigil,” Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. Offbeat fable of family and loneliness, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 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. fenixtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Wednesday and Nov. 21. Through Nov. 24.

“Metamorphoses,” adapted from the classic Ovid poem “Metamorphoses,” will be performed in a pool on Hauck Auditorium stage, University of Maine (Hauck Auditorium), Orono, $10. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Through Nov. 24.

Anthony’s Dinner Theater presents “Elvis Today,” see young Elvis and 78-year old Elvis with five-course dinner, featuring Derry Rundlett, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Grease,” presented by Deering High School in the school auditorium, Portland. deering drama.org. $5-$10. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Zombie America,” by local playwright Kristen Watson, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $10. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 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. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 24.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan,” presented by USM Theatre, distinctively Irish dark comedy, University of Southern Maine Russell Hall, Gorham. $15, $11 seniors, $8 students, all seats $5 on Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Through Nov. 24.

“Shrek the Musical,” with live orchestra, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 for kids 8 and under. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Nov. 24.

“The Music Man,” Noble High School, Berwick, $8. 603-534-4526. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Midsummer/Jersey,” presented by UNE Players, hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern New Jersey, City Theater, Biddeford, $10. citytheater.org. 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, $8 for seniors and students on Friday. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 24.

Portland Ovations presents Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Company, pop-action inflatables of all shapes and sizes combined with mime, juggling and acrobatics, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $15. portlandovations.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

“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. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 24.

“The Orphan Circus” performed by Les Sages Fous, puppet theater, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12, $10 students. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. show for ages 10 and up, 8 p.m. show for mature audience, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Seussical the Musical,” presented by Yarmouth High School Playmakers, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at the high school, $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Nov. 21.

“Legally Blonde!” Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $9, $6 seniors and students. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

MUSEUMS

Portland Museum of Art: “Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Dec. 8; Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8; portlandmuseum.org

Saco Museum: “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Beings,” sculptures by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.

Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” artwork by eight pioneering Chinese women, through Dec. 22; “This Mighty Scourge of War,” art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: “Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” through Dec. 31; “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World,” through Jan. 6; “Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/ arctic-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” through June 1; “That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum .org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers” and “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” through Dec. 14. bates.edu

Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “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.edu/museum

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Maine Voices from the Civil War,” letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Temperas and Watercolors” by Andrew Wyeth, through April 30; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Maine Voices,” views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Wabanaki Guides,” the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbe museum.org

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Sachiko Akitama, “On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Art of the Barn,” presented by Heartwood College of Art, artists’ interpretations of local barns, through Jan. 31. “Monsters Ball: Where Fashion and Fantasy Collide,” unique costumes from the museum’s collection, covering various decades, through Friday. brickstoremuseum.org.

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “The Seasons,” new paintings by John Vander, goldsmithgallery.net. Opening reception, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 24.

The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local artists and emerging artists. davinciexperience.com. Reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 9.

The Hive and Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk: “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds from local artists are being sold for $100, with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti, thehivekennebunk.com. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.

Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity: Student Art Showcase, Unity College showcases the full range of artistic talent within its community, unity.edu. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Dahlov Ipcar, show of 20 new paintings, frostgullygallery.com. Reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 28.

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Steven Laxton: “Circo El Salvador,” images of traveling circus families. phopa gallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through Dec. 28.

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers. rosecontemporary.com. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Through Dec. 31.

CONTINUING

Dobra Tea, Portland: “Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski. dobrateame.com. Through Friday.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: New digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper by Tim Van Campen, craftonelm.com. Through Friday.

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: “Focus on Faculty,” photographers from MMW+C. phopagallery.com. Through Saturday.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Exhibition of recent tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld, 725-8157. Through Saturday.

Maine Media Gallery, Rockport: “Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton. mainemedia.edu/gallery. Through Saturday.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Henry Isaacs, “New Work,” paintings, through Nov. 30; “Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, through Dec. 28. gleasonfineart.com

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: Joe Guertin “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” une.edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.

Maine College of Art Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland: 2013 Maine College of Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Sascha Braunig, Hilary Irons, Samantha Haedrich and Peter Simensky. meca.edu. Through Dec. 22.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Members Holiday Art Show & Sale. harlow gallery.org. Through Nov. 23.

Monkitree, Gardiner: “Is This My Milk?” works of three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: New paintings by Anne Ireland and Susan Williams. thosmoser.com. Through Monday.

University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham: “Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.” usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.

Art House Picture Frames, Portland. Jeff Epstein, “Paintings.” arthouse pictureframes.com. Through Nov. 30.

Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Elke Morris, “Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints. usm.maine .edu. Through Dec. 27.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” works by 20 Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College. cmca now.org. Through Dec. 1.

Osher Map Library, Portland: “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, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Serenity,” selection of paintings and sculpture that reflect the artists’ interpretation of serenity. richard boydartgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, keagrivergallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery, Portland: “Material Matters,” New England artists’ encaustic works. portlandlibrary.com. Friday through Nov. 30.

Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, “Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes” by David Puntel, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburgacademy .org. Through Dec. 20.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: “River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat. 3fishgallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland: Alan Robinson, hand-colored maps with drawings of wildlife and landmarks. mainelyart.com. Through Nov. 30.

Wells Public Library: Watercolors by Cliff Jenkins. 646-8181. Through Nov. 30.

Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Through Nov. 30.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “The ME in Maine,” works by the Maine Artists Collective. constellationart .com. Through Nov. 25.

Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: Jean Kigel “Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors. summer islandstudio.com. Through Nov. 30.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Paintings and photographs by Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery. susanmaaschfineart .com. Through Nov. 29.

Kennebunk Free Library: “Fantasy Illustration,” the works of James Vaughn. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Nov. 30.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome, and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, elizabeth mossgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Chuck Thompson, “Maine Plein Air Landscapes,” with several other guest artists. 591-7300. Through Dec. 7.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: 7th annual Extravaganza, smaller artworks and a wide range of creative craft work from more than 70 Maine artists. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Margaret Gerding “Exploring Maine,” atmospheric New England landscape paintings. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics. savorymainedining.com. Through Nov. 21.

Saco River Art League, the Old White Church, Buxton: “Art Is Community IV,” juried regional show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine. 642-4219. Through Nov. 22.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: “Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury. gleasonfineart.com. Through Dec. 31.

York Public Library: “The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: “Thrive: Spindleworks at 35,” current work by the 44 member artists. spindleworks.org. Through Nov. 30.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Brita Holmquist, “Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small oil paintings. daunis .com. Through Dec. 31.

Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner: “Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and filmmakers collaboration. 588-0021. Through Nov. 30.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Pots,” 15th annual studio pottery exhibit, works by Paul Heroux, Susan Dewsnap and Sequoia Miller. 699-5083. Through Dec. 14.

University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford: “Free for All,” artwork by UNE faculty, staff and students. 284-6394. Through Nov. 30.

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth: “Fall Comforts,” works by David Little, Catherine Breer, Joelle Feldman, Varvara Harmon and Gayl McNally. yarmouthframeand gallery.com. Through Nov. 30.

University of Maine, Fort Kent, Blake Library: Lynn Cyr, “The Unstill Life,” oil paintings. umfk.edu/library. Through Dec. 2.

Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery: “Home for the Holidays,” show of local crafts and curiosities. reddoorpottery.com. Through Dec. 15.

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