Thursday, December 12, 2013
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 frantically paced minutes. Starring Jefferson Turner, left, and Daniel Clarkson, “Potted Potter” will be at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Wednesday and Oct. 3.
Courtesy of Portland Ovations
Matt Blackwell’s “Winter Stealing the Sun” (2001-2005), oil on canvas, from “Piece Work,” the Portland Museum of Art Biennial opening Oct. 3 and continuing through Jan. 5.
Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art/Edward Thorp Gallery
Portland Symphony Orchestra, works by Dukas, Beethoven and Prokofiev with pianist Orli Shaham, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31-$81. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bangor Symphony Orchestra, "Scottish Fantasy," musical tour of Scotland with violin and bagpipe soloists, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $16-$40, $10 youth and students. bangorsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Dueling Organist Concert, Henry Hokans and Richard Grant play contemporary to classics, United Baptist Church, Saco, $10. 934-5313. 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, pianist Frank Glazer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 3.
"West Side Story," classic musical about rival gangs, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience," musical presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $28 to $30; $25 for seniors; $20 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"It's Just Sex," comedic and thought-provoking look at fidelity, lust and communication, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15, $18; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. 756-0252. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 6.
"Indoor/Outdoor," light comedy about an indoor cat that longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Arsenic and Old Lace," farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6.
"Jesus Christ Superstar," classic musical, 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.
"Legally Blonde: The Musical," comedy based on hit 2001 movie, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99; $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 5.
"VIII: A Musical Journey into the Mind of a King," one-man musical period production with Kirk Simpson, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $15, $30, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 7 p.m. Monday. Through Oct. 7.
August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against a backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company. $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3. Through Oct. 20.
"The School for Lies," Mad Horse Theatre production of David Ives' play set in a witty Paris salon in 1666, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20; Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 13.
"Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story," musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 20.
Good Theater presents "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' play written in response to "A Raisin in the Sun," St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3. Through Oct. 27.
Portland Ovations presents "Potted Potter," Harry Potter parody, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $60. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3.
American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," touching and funny play explores the relationship among three strangers -- an American, an Irishman and an Englishman -- held hostage in Beirut in the 1980s, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 on Oct. 3. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
"Piece Work," 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, juried exhibition showcasing new or recent work by living artists, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Oct. 3 through Jan. 5.
"9 Walks," video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Oct. 3. through Jan. 5.
Portland Museum of Art: "Winslow Homer's Civil War," wood engravings and prints from Homer's days as an "embedded" artist in the Union Army; and Ahmed Alsoudani, "Redacted," paintings and drawings from New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: "Thundered Over the Tide," 200th anniversary of the battle of The Boxer and The Enterprise, through Oct. 25; "This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Harold Garde, "Garde Addendum," through Oct. 25. mainejewishmuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea," seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, through Oct. 13; "This Mighty Scourge of War," art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: "Robert E. Peary and His Northern World," through Dec. 31; "Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World," through Jan. 6; "Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard," rarely seen artifacts, through Oct. 15; "That Flaunting Rag! Maine's Maritime War Against the Confederacy," through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: "Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers" and "Selections from Berenice Abbott's 'Portrait of Maine,' " through Dec. 14. bates.edu
Saco Museum: "Works by Living Innovations," through Monday (Dyer Library); "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; "Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station," through November. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Museums of Old York, York: "The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York," highlights one of York's most distinguished early families, through Oct. 19. oldyork.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection; "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork; "Emerging Artists 2013," up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media; "A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection," works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others; and "Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland," collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sunday; "Process & Place," exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13; "Nowhere But Here," works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; "The Lunder Collection," works by Whistler, Homer, O'Keefe and many more American masters, plus "Spaces and Places" and "American Weathervanes," through June 8. colby.edu/museum
Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Maine Voices from the Civil War," letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies, through Nov. 17; "Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum," "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, and "American Treasures: Maine Voices," views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, 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, "American Treasures: Family and Friends," renderings of artists' relatives and acquaintances, and "American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea," paintings of Maine ocean scenes and coastlines, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archaeological 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
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, through Oct. 20. penobscotmarinemuseum.org
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: "Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape," paintings by 23 Maine artists, through Oct. 15. gwh.org/lcbates
• ART GALLERIES
Wiscasset Art Walk, featured artists are Jon Luoma and Christine Hopf-Lovette, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 882-8290.
Nancy Freeman, printmaker and painter, The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. 888-777-1077. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Fallen Through the Cracks: Raising Awareness about 14 Million Illiterate Americans," photographs by Lisa Crothers, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Grand opening, Running With Scissors, Portland. rwsartstudios.com. Food, fun, art and music from Megan Jo Wilson Quartet, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Amy Stacey Curtis: "Drawing Matters," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Mary Bourke: "A Life Imagined," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 16.
Merrimack River Painters, works by 11 women artists, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Tuesday through Oct. 31.
"Scenes from Cuba," photographs by Susan Downing, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Tuesday through Oct. 31.
"Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C," works by 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Wednesday through Nov. 16.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Jean Kigel, "Ode to Bowdoin Pines," paintings, through Friday. galleryframinginc.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Thomas Cornell, "The Priority of Nature," prints, through Friday. 699-5083.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Rose Olson, Cole Caswell and Riv Pyne, paintings, photographs, wood and bronze sculpture and ceramics, through Friday. 747-5045.
Kennebunk Free Library: Annie Lemeieux, "Coastal Confrontation," photography, oil and watercolor painting, through Friday. kennebunklibrary.com
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Jane Dahmen, "Through the Trees," through Saturday. 699-5599.
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Brad Betts, "Boats and Harbors," oil paintings, through Nov. 2. gleasonfineart.com
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Chris Cart, "Unplugged," through Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Thomas Connolly, "Ensemble," Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still lifes and landscapes, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Olive Pierce, "Through the Years: 1964-1999," photographs of children, through Saturday. phopagallery.com
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: "Light Moments," photography by Ed Stevens, through Saturday. frostfarmgallery.com
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: "The New Works of Michael Ranucci," paintings, through Saturday. lyceumgallery.com
The Artistans Collective, Brahms Mount, Freeport: Painting, wooden sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber arts, mixed media and floor cloths, through Sunday. 869-4025.
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Late Summer Rhythms," work by KDB, Suzanne deLesseps, Diana Johnson, Elizabeth Newman and Lois Strickland, through Monday. 846-7777.
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland: Cig Harvey, "Gardening at Night," photographs, animation, embroidery and neon signs; and Alexandra Tyng, "The Unseen Aspect," figurative paintings, through Monday. dowlingwalsh.com
Cellardoor Villa, Rockport: Works by Ellen Welch Granter, through Monday. cmaine-art.com
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: "Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder," photographs, through Monday. keagrivergallery.com
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: Roger Dale Brown, "Maine Impressions," plein air works, through Saturday. haynesgalleries.com
3Fish Gallery, Portland: "element: water," paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, through Monday. 3fishgallery.com
Art House Picture Frames, Portland: Bruce Brown, "A Journey Inside Vietnam," photographs, through Monday. 221-3443.
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, through Monday. justuschickens.net
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Willy Reddick, "Sustenance," white line wood-block prints and highly rendered miniature paintings, through Monday. aarhusgallery.com
Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland: Brian Mark, "Haunting of the Harbor," ghostly and beguiling medium of precious metals bathed in acid, through Oct. 31. harborsquaregallery.com
University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: "Tell Me a Story: About Maine," work of 14 artists who have illustrated children's books about Maine, through Nov. 23. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin," historic and contemporary works of art that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; annual sculpture garden invitational with 10 artists, through Oct. 31. une.edu/artgallery
Portland Public Library: Maurice Sendak, "50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons," original illustrations, drawings and paintings, through Oct. 25. portlandlibrary.com
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "Labor: The Art of Work," art that depicts workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the post-war New Deal era, through Monday. richardboydpottery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Mark Kelly, "Murmurations," experimental drawings, through Oct. 13. 338-0555.
Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: "Spark," work by illustrators Dahlov Ipcar, Cathryn Falwell, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Chris Van Dusen and Matt Tavares, through Oct. 5. rivertreearts.org
Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jeff Badger, "OK Back OK," sculptural works, drawings and prints, through Oct. 26. rosecontemporary.com
Wells Public Library: Bob Hastie, landscapes, through Monday. www.wells.lib.me.us
Meg Perry Center, Portland: The Hidden Ladder Collective, "45 Years of No," 45 illustrated letters, through Monday. megperrycenter.org
Maine Potters Market, Portland: Tom Huber, tagines made from special flameware clay for cooking Moroccan food and savory dishes, through Monday. mainepottersmarket.com
University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: "About Windows," watercolors by Maurice Auger, through Monday. 284-6394.
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Jill Snyder Wallace, intricate embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects, through Monday. mainefiberarts.org
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Eric Hou, "So Emotional," prints and drawings, through Nov. 30. 253-6808.
York Public Library: "Seacoast Moderns," group show, through Oct. 28. www.york.lib.me.us
Bard Coffee, Portland: "Beyond the Horizon," landscapes and abstracts in watercolor and acrylics, through Oct. 31. bardcoffee.com
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Frederick Lynch and William Manning, relief sculptures and paintings, through Oct. 12. 725-8157.
Pastel Painters of Maine 14th International Juried Exhibition "For Pastels Only," Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 19.
Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Jane Davis Doggett, "Maine Waterscapes and IconoChromes, through Oct. 13. littlefieldgallery.com
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: Katherine Harman Harding, "Places: Travel Journals," painted printed fiber, books and scrolls rooted in landscape, through Oct. 20. yarmouthlibrary.org
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: "America's Maine," paintings of the people and places of the Maine coast, through Oct. 8. carverhillgallery.com
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Lissa Hunter, "Same Voice/Different Song," charcoal drawings on gessoed white paper and assemblages of clay objects, through Oct. 12.
Space Gallery, Portland: "Steady Work," a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, through Oct. 19; Greta Bank, "NSFW," room-sized diorama with the continual development of painted forms, through Oct. 25. space538.org
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Hilary Bartlett, "Playing with Color and Texture," ink paintings and watercolor, through Oct. 15. savorymainedining.com
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: "Portals," environmental art installations by seven artists, through Nov. 27. waterfallarts.org
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Carol Sloane, "Water & Wood," and John Santoro & Liz Hoag, "New Works," through Oct. 19. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: New paintings by Anne Ireland and Susan Williams. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: "Frenzied Felines," iconic cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole, through Oct. 29. daunis.com
Markings Gallery, Bath: "Wearable Art," Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, through Oct. 31. markingsgallery.com
Morgan Gallery, Kittery: "Rhythm and Color," whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, through Oct. 26. kitterycommunitycenter.org
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: John Vander, new paintings, through Oct. 31. 633-6252.
"Art in Science," glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 25.
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Kennebec Valley Art Association, "SpinOff on the Circle, through Nov. 1. harlowgallery.org
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: "The Untold Story," works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, through Oct. 20. courthousegallery.com
"Aerials: Views from Above," aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.
Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk: Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, through Oct. 14. maine-art.com
"Unfolding Traces" UMaine Intermedia Student Exhibition, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. www.uma.maine.edu. Through Oct. 11.
"Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran," photography and video exhibition with personal perspectives of contemporary Iran, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport: Janice Anthony, "New and Recent Paintings," through Oct. 5. frostgullygallery.com
"Is This My Milk?" works of three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.
Maine Artist Collective: "Modern Mythology," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Oct. 25.
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“Local Color, Bridgton, Maine,” from “Light Moments,” photography by Ed Stevens, continuing through Saturday at Frost Farm Gallery in Norway.