Sunday, December 8, 2013
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Maine State Ballet presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz” in Falmouth Friday and Saturday.
“Self Portrait” by Lois Dodd is part of the exhibition of her paintings at the Portland Museum of Art.
Courtesy Portland Museum of Art
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Elliott Schwartz and Friends, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Matana Roberts: "Prologue," exploratory soundwork for alto saxophone and moving image, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.
Vox Nova Chamber Choir: "Heaven on the Horizon," modern choral music, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. $15. voxnovachoir.com. 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Happy Birthday Mozart!" featuring Mozart's 39th Symphony, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, "Sparks and Jumps -- Genius Effect Part One," Haydn, Mozart and classical style, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda," encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.
ETHEL: "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass' score to "The Hours," Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $40; $10 for students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with trumpeter Mark Tipton, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
PSO KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
"Tap, Tap, Jazz," fast-paced show featuring Broadway showtunes, high energy and innovative choreography, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
"Greater Tuna," off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Jan. 31. Through Feb. 17.
"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," Maine premiere of drama about a tiger roaming the streets of Baghdad seeking the meaning of life during the Iraq War, Mad Horse Theatre Company, Hutchins School, Portland. $20; $15 for seniors and students; pay what you can Thursdays. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Through Feb. 3.
"Arsenic & Old Lace," classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 10.
"Lovers and Other Strangers," romantic comedy by Lake Region Community Theatre, Lake Region High School, Naples. $10. lrctme.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles," comedic Sherlock Holmes spoof, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Through Feb. 3.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick. $15 to $20 suggested. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 10.
"Ghost-Writer," one-act drama presented by Heartwood Regional Theater Company, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle. $20; $12 for students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
"Play Me a Story: Snowy Stories," interactive theater workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $40 per month; $15 per session. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
"Mystery at My Family Reunion," interactive mystery-themed dinner by Mystery for Hire, DaVinci's Eatery, Lewiston. $38.95. 782-2088. 7 p.m. Saturday.
"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," adults-only musical based on the best-selling book "Fifty Shades of Grey," State Theatre, Portland. $27.50 to $32.50; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
"Death By Design," murderous comedy by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 31. Through Feb. 24.
Boy Singers of Maine Open House and Auditions, St. Mary's Church, Falmouth. boysingersofmaine.org. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Vivid Motion Inc.'s "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad," dance audition, show dates are April 18-21, Vivid Motion, Westbrook. vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
"Serving Up Broadway," show dates are April 5-6, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium, South Paris. 743-8914, Ext. 6105. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Fransje Killaars: "Color at the Center," textile installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Opening reception with the artist, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 22.
Alex Katz: "A Matter of Light," prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu. Opens Tuesday. Through March 30.
Portland Museum of Art: "The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17; "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker," through Feb. 25. treeoflifemuseum.org
Museum of African Culture, Portland: "The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, through Wednesday. museumafricanculture.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting," through Feb. 24; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints" and "The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography," through March 3; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick: "Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, through June 1. 725-3288.
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org
Saco Museum: "I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era," needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Robert S. Neuman's "Ship to Paradise," depictions by a Mount Desert Island artist of humankind's vices and worldly conceits, and "Intermezzi: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger, through March 22. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, through March 30. colby.edu
Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "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 March 10; "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through April 7; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings, textiles and toys reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "Keeping Warm," 19th-century quilts and 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, through Feb. 24. 548-2529.
University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Michael Crouser, "Dog Run," gelatin silver prints; Robert Rivers, "The Promised Land," drawings; Candice Ivy, "Honey From the Belly of the Lion," site-specific installation with video and sculptural elements; and "Steve's Picks," favorite works by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, through March 21. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
"Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception with music by Waste Management, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through March 10.
Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Through April 3.
Astrid Bowley: "Everything," drawing installation, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opens Thursday. Through March 6.
Nancy Kureth: "Looking for Love in Biddeford," The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. Opens 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale: "Paintings and Prints," Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Through April 28.
Portland Public Library: "Prints: Breaking Boundaries," work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, through Feb. 23; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: "Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: "Art Maine 2013," works by Greenhut artists, through Feb. 23. greenhutgalleries.com
Rose Contemporary, Portland: "Emergent," installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, through Saturday. rosecontemporary.com
Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: Michael Heiko, "Why I Moved to Maine," through Jan. 31. harmonsbartons.com
Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Diane Hudson, "Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises," plus "Visual Whispers" by Dan Dow, through Saturday. addisonwoolley.com
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Homage," Maine Women Pioneers exhibition, through March 2. une.edu/artgallery
Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: "Create," works by Continuing Studies students, through Feb. 3. meca.edu
Constellation Gallery, Portland: "Occupy Gallery," representational and abstract art depicting the artists' perspective of social and economic injustice, through Feb. 20. constellationart.com
Macpage LLC, South Portland: "Abstract," mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Friday. macpage.com
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "New Year: Works by Gallery Artists," through Feb. 17. richardboydpottery.com
Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Karen Luse, "Out in the Open: Pastels, Paintings and Prints," through Wednesday. thomasmemorial library.org
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Susan Orfant, "IIWII," paintings, through Feb. 27. 591-7300.
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: "Despite Winter, Gardens," group show of paintings and sculpture, through March 10. elizabethmoss galleries.com
Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: "Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport's Mercantile Past," through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org
The Frontier, Brunswick: "CSA: Community Sup-porting Arts," through Feb. 24. exporefrontier.com
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, "Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," through March 16. colemanburke.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: "Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels," art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org
Topsham Public Library: "Joy of Art," fifth annual juried art exhibition, through Feb. 16. 725-1727.
Markings Gallery, Bath: "From the Heart," new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, through March 31. markingsgallery.com
University College, Bath: "Unexpected Thaw," Spindleworks exhibit featuring artists Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, through Feb. 28. spindleworks.org
York Public Library: "Encore, Encore," work by more than 24 artists who have exhibited at the library during the past 11 years, through March 26. 363-2818.
Wells Public Library: Winter group show by local artists, through Jan. 31. 646-8181.
Kennebunk Free Library: Florence Nellie Holland, "Honest and Catkins: A Life's Work of Beauty," through Jan. 31. kennebunklibrary.org
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, through Feb. 16. justuschickens.net
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: "Ingrained," printmaking group show, through Feb. 9. harlowgallery.org
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: Waldo HAP Photo Project, through Feb. 12. waterfallarts.org
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
SugarWood Gallery, Farmington: Group show featuring glass artist Karen Gola, through Jan. 31. sugarwoodgallery.com
University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: Harriet Casdin-Silver, "Beauty and the Political Body," through March 7. 778-1062.
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, "Mapping the Air," collaborative installation, through Friday. harlowgallery.org
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: 31st annual holiday exhibition, through Jan. 31. caldbeck.com
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multimedia, through Jan. 31. maineseabirds.org
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“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting” is on view at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
File photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer