May 8, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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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

THURSDAY

Southern Maine Children's Choir, directed by Paul McGovern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m.

Bowdoin College Chamber Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Tribute to Opera Legend Bidu Sayao, recordings of arias, duets and songs hosted by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble: "O Primavera!", light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $15; $12 for seniors and students. stmaryschola.org. 7:30 p.m.

Note Book Cafe, Bowdoin College student musicians on flute, cello, guitar and voice, Bowdoin College (Gibson Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. Noon.

SATURDAY

UMF Orchestra, romantic classical music, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $8; $6 for seniors; free for UMF students and children. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Voices: "Vive la France!", 21-voice a cappella ensemble presents program celebrating love, youth, food and drink; Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. renaissancevoices.net. 8 p.m.

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble: "O Primavera!", light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth. $15; $12 for seniors and students. stmaryschola.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Conservatory of Music: "2013 End of Year Concert," featuring PCM students ages 3 to adult performing compositions by Bach, Vivaldi, Barber, Carl Maria von Weber, Miles Davis and more; Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. Donation. portlandconservatory.net. 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, Erik Satie's "Sports et Divertissements" and pieces by Schumann and Verdi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.

MAY 16

DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

• DANCE

Momix: "Botanica," athletic dance with music, costumes and props presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36 to $50. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine State Ballet: "Alice in Wonderland," colorful and comedic ballet for entire family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• THEATER

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical comedy based on the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," not suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland. $32.50; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about 16th-century college life, Portland Stage Company. $39 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 16. Through May 19.

"Oklahoma!", classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School; Falmouth High School. $8; $8 for seniors and students. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Last Romance," heartwarming romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"Macbeth," modern, techno-psycho version of Shakespeare's tragedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $20 in advance; $22 day of show; $12 for students through high-school age. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

"MOMologues 2: Off to School," frank and funny look at the true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through May 19.

"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

CONTINUING

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

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "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. abbemuseum.org

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: "I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, through June 8. www.uma.maine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Josefina Auslender and Tanya Fletcher, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through May 11.

Figurative Show, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Through May 26.

"Inspirations from the Cape," art by Leslie Mayberry-Newell, Yelitza Karolyi and June Farrow, DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Artist's reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Second Friday Art Walk, downtown studios and galleries open to the public for free, downtown, Brunswick and Topsham. fiveriversartsalliance.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition," works by students graduating with master of fine arts degrees in studio art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland. meca.edu/ica. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 2.

"Art2013," 18th Annual Kennebec Valley Art Association Juried Show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception and awards ceremony, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 1.

Alan Sockloff: "Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine," silver gelatin photos, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through May 23.

Gorham Arts Alliance: 2013 Young Artist Exhibit, artwork of high school-level young adults in the Gorham community, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 749-3534. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Judine French, watercolors, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through June 11.

Timothy Pelletier: "Time Will Tell," exhibit of creative clocks, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through June 7.

Carrie Hedstrom: Art Quilts, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Artist reception, 4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31.

SMCC Faculty Exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Reception, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through June 15.

Jean Kigel: "The Floral Muse," Asian brush paintings and watercolors, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. tidemarkgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 1.

35th Annual Student Art Show, work from elementary to high school students, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Student Art Show, Loyola Hall, Cheverus High School, Portland. 774-6238, Ext. 25. Opens Monday.

"Drawing Close: Face to Face Encounters," College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. Opening reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Through May 17.

Ron Crusan: "The American Way," York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Through June 30.

"Rick and Bill's Big Adventure," photography show, Joyce's, Hallowell. joycesinhallowell.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Johanna Moore and Amy Ray, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 16. Through May 18.

Sean Greene: "Suggestions," Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. May 16. Through July 7.

Helen St. Clair: "A Life in Art," oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Opens May 16. Through June 19.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

Portland City Hall: Portland Public Schools art show, through May 16. portlandschools.org

University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland: "Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, through Aug. 22. usm.maine.edu/maps

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Siri Beckman, "Printmakers in Conversation," through June 8. 317-6721.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III," through Sunday. une.edu/artgallery

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Elise Smorczewski, "Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, through May 31. 253-6808.

Space Gallery, Portland: "Surface Tension," work by current and former employees of Designtex, through May 24; Sophia Narrett, "I Was Dreaming This," paintings and embroideries, through June 21. space538.org

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Ben Potter, "Heavy," plywood sculpture, through May 31. colemanburke.com

Meg Perry Center, Portland: "Humor from My Pen," political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, through May 25. 619-1564.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: Ann Tracy, "Viva Cuba," portraits and street photography of Havana and Vinales, through May 24; MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, through May 28. constellationart.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: Jack Sell, "Beyond Pollack," experiments in abstract construction, through May 31. 3fishgallery.com

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: Alexander Kreher, "Under Your Skin," photography portraits of tattooed individuals, through July 5. sanctuarytattoo.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Philip Barter, "New Work," oil paintings and constructions in wood, and "Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist's Artist," through June 29. 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Colin Page: "Spatial Perception," paintings, through June 1. greenhutgalleries.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "It's Not So Black and White III," multimedia exhibit using various shades of black and white, through May 31. richardboydpottery.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: Diane Bowie Zaitlin, "Eloquent Silence," and Annette Kearney, "Take Flight," through June 1. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: "Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," through May 25. yarmouthlibrary.org

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Resilient Spring," art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through May 30. 846-7777.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Maine College of Art alumni show, through July 8. thosmoser.com

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.

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Aaron T. Stephan, "Paths," sculpture, through May 25. colemanburke.com

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: "ATT: Art That Ticks," creative clocks by three artists, through May 30. galleryframinginc.com

ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, through May 25. 725-8157.

Markings Gallery, Bath: "Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, and "Sculpture for the Garden," granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, through June 30. markingsgallery.com

Pace Galleries, Fryeburg Academy: Mark Baum, "A Retrospective," paintings, through May 18. 935-9232.

Wells Public Library: Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, through May 31. 646-8181.

Monkitree, Gardiner: Ken Gross, "Lost Maps of Nurembega," block print, ink illustration and watercolor, through May 25. monkitree.com

Kittery Community Center: Suzie Goodwin, "Seacoast Reflections," photographs, through May 31. kitterycommunitycenter.org

Buoy Gallery, Kittery: Sarah Baldwin, "territory*decay," new media drawings focused on the coastal wetlands of southern Maine, through May 24. buoygallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Paul Oberst, "Big Top," items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, through Sunday. 338-0555.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "Sublime Monotony," group show, through June 2. aarhusgallery.com

Stable Gallery, Damariscotta: "Here on Earth," paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, through June 13. stablegallerymaine.com.

University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: "Pollination: Evolving Miracles," sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, poems and video by 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, through June 7. 753-6500.

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: "The Fantasy of Nature by Roderick Dew," intricate limited-edition prints, through June 7. lyceumgallery.com

Prose Gallery, Lewiston: Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, through May 21. 740-8800.

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: "The Brother and Sister Exhibition: Frances and David Hodson," prints and photographs, through June 14. harlowgallery.org

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: "Members Only," paintings, photos, fiber art, sculpture and more, through May 26. 882-7511.

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