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The cutting-edge motion troupe Momix performs its piece “Botanica” on Thursday at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
Max Pucciariello photo courtesy of Portland Ovations
Painting by Jim Flahaven from the SMCC faculty show opening with a reception Saturday at Rose Contemporary, Portland.
Courtesy of Rose Contemporary
"A Double Dose of Dahl," A Company of Girls presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach," Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $8; $5 for children. 874-2107. "James and the Giant Peach," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Motherhood Out Loud," staged reading of Off-Broadway comedy by Opera House Arts, Stonington Opera House. $8; $20 for two tickets plus popcorn and beverages if you bring your mother. operahousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday to Tuesday.
"Stomp!", international percussion sensation presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $66. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and May 16.
National Theater in London Live, HD broadcast of "This House," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. May 16.
Musica de Filia Girls' and Women's Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Portland Museum of Art: "Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess," black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, and "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19; "A Taste of Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. 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: George Mason, "New Work," paintings, through June 24. treeoflifemuseum.org
Museum of African Culture, Portland: "Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, through June 28. museumafricanculture.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean," ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection; "Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance," "Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," through June 2; Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org
Saco Museum: "John Haley's Civil War," artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, through Nov. 10. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Dozier Bell, "Mind's Eye," black-and-white photographs; "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions"; and senior thesis show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, through May 25. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions
Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 25. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," items reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22; Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; "Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum" and "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5; "American Treasures: Other Voices," contemporary art from the museum collection, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org
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