February 21, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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“Maine Mills Figures,” from the textile installations “Color at the Center” by Fransje Killaars, on view through March 22 at the Bates College Museum of Art and Museum L-A/Bates Mill #1 (pictured) in Lewiston.

© 2013 Fransje Killaars/Photograph by James Aaron Helms

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Installation view of “Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP,” on view through April 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art in Portland. The show consists of bones from three different whales that most likely died from collisions with ship propellers.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with pianist Carol Elowe and oboeist Stephen Shiman, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Pops! A Night at the Movies," with guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow, selections from "The Wizard of Oz," "Rocky," "The Godfather," "Harry Potter" and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Rigoletto" (encore broadcast), University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, sing with the chorale as it sings Britten, Dvorak and "Prayers From the Ark" by Ivor Davies, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. Free. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Rigoletto" (encore broadcast), Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Robert Lehmann and violaist Kim Lehmann, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Feb. 28.

• DANCE

Spunk & Co.: "Serious Play," Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $10; $8 for students and seniors. thorntonacademy.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ballet Opera De Paris: "Don Quixote," HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Vivo-Carlota Santana, "La Pasion Flamenca" (Spanish dance and music), Lewiston Middle School Auditorium. $27; $15 for seniors and students. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

• THEATER

"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.

"Peter Pan," children's play, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through March 2.

"If We Were Birds," award-winning drama presented by Lorem Ipsum Collective about war, violence and womanhood told through the lens of ancient Greek tragedy (contains nudity and depictions of sexual violence), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Through March 9.

John Logan's "Red," York Readers Theater production set in artist Mark Rothko's studio in the late '50s, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Big Mouth Thunder Thighs," Bess Welden's solo vaudeville piece about body and food, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through March 9.

"Ordinary Days," new musical by Adam Gwon, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Once Upon a Mattress: The True Story of the Princess and the Pea," Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 2.

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

"For the Lulz," Horn & Ivory production about how computers and social media affect our lives, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 3 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Through March 10.

"A Song at Twilight," comedic and poignant play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. Previews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Feb. 28; opens March 1. Through March 17.

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