January 31, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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“Glow” by Tom Curry, from an exhibition of his new work opening Friday at Gleason Fine Art’s Portland gallery.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art Gallery

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“Rush Hour” by Lissa Hunter, from “Homage,” the Maine Women Pioneers exhibition continuing through March 2 at the Art Gallery at the University of New England.

Courtesy UNE

THURSDAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with trumpeter Mark Tipton and pianist Anastasia Antonacos, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

PSO KinderKonzert: Four Seasons, for ages 3 to 7, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

FRIDAY

PSO KinderKonzert: Four Seasons, for ages 3 to 7, East End Community School, Portland. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

PSO KinderKonzert: Four Seasons, for ages 3 to 7, Reiche Community School, Portland. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 1:15 p.m.

SATURDAY

ETHEL: "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass' score to "The Hours," Camden Opera House. $35; $10 for students. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

"Les Chemins de l'Amour," homage to French music with mezzo-soprano Joelle Morris and pianist Bridget Convey, fundraiser for UMA French Club, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for children older than 6. uma.edu. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland String Quartet, performing Weber's clarinet quintet and Haydn's quartet in D major and sonatina for two violas, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors; free for ages 21 and under. larksociety.org. 2 p.m.

Violinist Dean Stein and Pianist Chiharu Naruse, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10. batestickets.com. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $31 to $76. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 7

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the DaPonte String Quartet, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

• THEATER

"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 and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 7. Through Feb. 17.

"Death By Design," murderous comedy by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 7. Through Feb. 24.

"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. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"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.

"The Matchmaker," Thornton Wilder's famous farce, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. $5. 865-3900. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

"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.

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.

"Steel Magnolias," dramedy about six Southern ladies who gather at a small-town beauty parlor, presented by Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $10, $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 10.

"The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream," horrifying and hilarious duo of Edward Albee one-act plays presented by USM Theatre, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Through Feb. 10.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, audience interactive improv with the theme "Acts of Love," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, Portland Public Library. Free. acorn-productions.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

"Play Me a Story: Enchanted Adventures," interactive theater workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Teen Shakespeare Showcase, by Acorn Productions' Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory, Coffee by Design, Freeport and Portland. $5/donation. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday (Freeport); 4 p.m. Saturday (Portland).

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. Free. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

John Cariani's "Last Gas," romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House. $20, $25. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Through Feb. 10.

• AUDITIONS

"The Spitfire Grill," musical, performance dates are in July, Northport Music Theater. northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!", open auditions for ages 7 to adults, show dates are April 12-21, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.

"Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through December.

CONTINUING

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 Sunday; "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

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

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: Michael Heiko, "Why I Moved to Maine," through Thursday. harmonsbartons.com

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

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the 'Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,' " objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, through March 30. brickstoremuseum.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; "Intermezzi: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger; and "Color at the Center," textile installations by Fransje Killaars, 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, and Alex Katz, "A Matter of Light," prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, 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

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Rufus Coes: "Art Collector Maine at the Cellardoor Villa," paintings, Cellardoor Winery at the Villa, Rockport. 263-2654. Opening reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 24.

Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale: "Paintings and Prints," Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through April 28.

First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Lovecraft: A Darkey Key," group show, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through May 1.

"Sensory Circus," multi-media group show exploring the five senses, Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 22.

"The Other Side of Shade," group show exploring race, oppression and power, Maine College of Art, Portland. meca.edu. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 16.

Tom Curry: "New Work," Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 29.

Janalee Welch: "All Things Pastel," Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 28.

Kalaisha Watrous: "Afterthoughts," Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 3.

"Prints: Breaking Boundaries," presented by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 23.

Jeffrey Hayes: "Thank You, Dutch Masters," precision miniature paintings inspired by the great Dutch still life masters, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Opens Friday. Through Feb. 28.

"What's Your Footprint," Freeport High School student artwork inspired by climate change and energy efficiency, Via Agency, Portland. 221-3000. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community," Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 2.

"Heart," group show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 24.

Arlee Woodworth, landscape paintings, Campus Center, University of New England Biddeford. 602-2169. Opens Friday. Through March 2.

Stefan Pastuhov: "Stream of Thought," paintings of local streams in mid-winter and early spring, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening reception, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 28.

Art Night, works by local artists and a cash bar, Figa Restaurant, Portland. 518-9400. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Astrid Bowlby: "Everything," drawing installation, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception with artist talk, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through March 6.

"This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana," collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 23.

Harriet Casdin-Silver: "Beauty and the Political Body," University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-1062. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Feb. 7. Through March 7.

Gary M. Green: "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Through May 3.

CONTINUING

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

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through April 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

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

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: Michael Heiko, "Why I Moved to Maine," through Thursday. harmonsbartons.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 Sunday. 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

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: "Looking In -- Looking Out," art installation by Amy Jorgensen, through March 23. colemanburke.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "New Year: Works by Gallery Artists," through Feb. 17. richardboydpottery.com

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. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: "Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport's Mercantile Past," through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org

The Frontier, Brunswick: "CSA: Community Supporting 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 Thursday. 646-8181.

Kennebunk Free Library: Florence Nellie Holland, "Honest and Catkins: A Life's Work of Beauty," through Thursday. 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

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: "Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," through March 10. 338-0555.

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

Gritty McDuff's, Auburn: Laura Tasheiko, nature paintings, through Thursday. laarts.org

SugarWood Gallery, Farmington: Group show featuring glass artist Karen Gola, through Thursday. sugarwoodgallery.com

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta: "Painted Paper Bird Sculpture" by Hugh Verrier and recent photographs by John Orcutt, through Feb. 28. 246-6694.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: "CSA: Community Supporting Arts," through Feb. 5. savorymainedining.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: 31st annual holiday exhibition, through Thursday. caldbeck.com

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multimedia, through Thursday. maineseabirds.org

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