September 22, 2011

Art & Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries.

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Tracy Jamar’s “Land Parcels Quad,” from “Beyond Rugs!”, opening Saturday at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.

Courtesy Farnsworth Art Museum

The N-E-W Trio (violin, cello and piano), music by Haydn, Beethoven and Dvorak; Emlen Hall, Bay School, Blue Hill. $25. 374-2203. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Jimmy Briere, Quebec pianist, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $12 to $15; free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Sullivan, pianist and composer, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. $15; $10 for students. 963-2569. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Slyvia Berry, works by Bach and Mozart, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• DANCE

Karen Montanaro, mime and dance, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. today.

Pumpkinhead Ale Meets Prima Ballerinas, Portland Ballet Studio's fall celebration and sneak preview of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 21-plus; Portland Ballet Studio. $10. 772-9671. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

• THEATER

"Miss Saigon," modern musical variation of "Madame Butterfly" set in Vietnam, Ogunquit Playhouse. $42.50 to $69. 646-5511. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 29. Through Oct. 23.

"Unnecessary Farce," comedy with two cops, three crooks and eight doors, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10, $12. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Last Gas," romantic comedy by Maine playwright presented by Penobscot Theatre Co., Bangor Opera House. $20. 581-1755. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"ART," Tony Award-winning play by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and Sept. 29. Through Oct. 2.

"The Foreigner," comedy about a small Southern town dealing with a stranger, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 to $15. 865-2220. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2.

"Funny Girl," classic musical based on the life of Fanny Brice, Portland Players, South Portland. $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2.

"Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class," new version of "Nunsense," Northport Music Theater. $20 to $25. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie," 1920s-era musical comedy about a flapper, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 8.

"Across the Wild and Lonesome Prairie," children's play, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. 828-1234, Ext. 231. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"On the Twentieth Century," musical that's part operetta, part farce, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $24. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Through Oct. 2.

"ART," Tony Award-winning play by French playwright Yasmina Reza, York Public Library. 363-2818. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Olyde Tyme Radio Show: "Wuthering Heights," Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $8. sanfordmainestage.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Morini Strad," drama about a violinist and her relationship with a violin maker, Portland Stage Company. $30. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sept. 29. Through Oct. 23.

"Bad Dates," comedy about a single mother starting to date again, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 29. Through Oct. 16.

• AUDITIONS

Murder Mystery Dinner, women and men needed; show dates are Nov. 5 and 12, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Tale Spinning," narrative art, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17. National Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, free admission to numerous Maine museums; visitors must download a ticket from smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Saturday.

"Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs," photos of everyday people and public events over a 40-year period, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

"Botanical Illustrations," by Kate Furbish (1834-1931), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Reception, lecture and auction, 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

"Beyond Rugs!", rug-hooking textile art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Opens Saturday. Through Feb. 5. 

CONTINUING

"From My Garden," ink line and watercolor portraits of flowers by Jean Swan Gordon, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Sept. 29.

"Folk Art on High," weather vane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. rufusportermuseum.org. Through Oct. 1.

"Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection," objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker," prints by James McNeill Whistler, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "American Modern," photographs by Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning," paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection," Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 859-5609. Through Oct. 2.

"Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled," photographs of Detroit's industrial decline and reclamation by nature, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "Alex Katz: Drawings," ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2. "Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth," paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Oct. 2.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists," work of nine artists and scientists, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham. 780-5008. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through Nov. 10.

"Art at the Grill," work by Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, Damariscotta River Grill. damariscottarivergrill.com. Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. today. Through Oct. 31.

"21 Rooms," interactive exhibit of installation, performance and video art by local and national artists, Nevada Motel, York. Free/donation. 3sarts.org. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Anne Ritchie, photographs on canvas and in print, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 11.

"Ladies Night Out at the Artist's Studio," wine and cheese mixer and painting demonstration, A. Heywood Studio, Waldoboro. $15. 832-6684. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

"Autumn Arrivals," recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings as well as new works, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 31.

CONTINUING

"Beauty Sleep," installation with video and drawings by Nancy Andrews, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Friday.

"Maine Landscape, " group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Friday.

"A League of Our Own," etchings, photography and colored porcelain, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Saturday.

"Drawing the Line #7," drawings by Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf and Robin Mandel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Saturday.

Ralf Feyl: "Threshold," new oil paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Saturday.

"Droge and Lash," paintings by Michael Droge and sculpture by Robert Lash, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Saturday.

Inka Essenhigh and Richard Van Buren: "(un) Natural Splendor," Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Through Sunday.

Leo Krikorian: "Godfather of the Beats," Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. 888-777-1077. Through Sunday.

"Intention and Accident," paintings and prints by Kate Doyle, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Tuesday.

"Scenes from Maine," new and recent work by Portland artist Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Sept. 29.

"The Art of the Still Life," with 20 contemporary artists, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. 354-0605. Through Sept. 29.

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