May 8, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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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

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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.

• AUDITIONS

Musica de Filia Girls' and Women's Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

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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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