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.

• ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. 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 Monday. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting," through Sunday; "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

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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 (also at Museum L-A/Bates Mill #1), 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; "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "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: "Keeping Warm," 19th-century quilts and 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, through Sunday. 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

"This Flat Earth/Esta Tierra Plana," collaborative exhibition featuring American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rose. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Saturday.

"Inspirations From the Cape," paintings, photography and ceramics, DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth. 541-9171. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 22.

Noriko Sakanishi: "Confluence," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 22.

"The Rumpus!", egalitarian art show, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 2.

"Constellation Vacation," multimedia by various artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opens Friday. Through March 26.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "Prints: Breaking Boundaries," work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, through Saturday; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

ICA at MECA, Portland: "Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP," installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships' propellers, through April 7. meca.edu

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

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: "Art Maine 2013," works by Greenhut artists, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: Janalee Welch, "All Things Pastel," through Feb. 28. harmonsbartons.com

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Homage," Maine Women Pioneers exhibition, through March 2. une.edu/artgallery

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Melonie Bennett, "Bad A**," photographs documenting Portland night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, through March 30. 317-6721.

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

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: "Lovecraft: A Darkey Key," group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com

Meg Perry Center, Portland: "Sensory Circus," multi-media group show exploring the five senses, through Friday. 619-1564.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Jeffrey Hayes, "Thank You, Dutch Masters," precision miniature paintings inspired by the great Dutch still life masters, through Feb. 28. 773-6011.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, "New Work," through March 29. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, "Afterthoughts," through April 3. 253-6808.

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Susan Orfant, "IIWII," paintings, through Wednesday. 591-7300.

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: Astrid Bowley, "Everything," drawing installation, through March 6. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: "Despite Winter, Gardens," group show of paintings and sculpture, through March 10. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Follow Your Heart," group show, through Feb. 28. 846-7777.

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

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, "Paintings and Prints," through April 28. 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.

The Frontier, Brunswick: "CSA: Community Supporting Arts," through Sunday. exporefrontier.com

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, "Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," through March 16. colemanburke.com

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 Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, through Feb. 28. spindleworks.org

Campus Center, University of New England, Biddeford: Arlee Woodworth, landscape paintings, through March 2. 602-2169.

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: Edward Hanscom, "Fine Art Photography," through Feb. 28. 646-8181.

Monkitree, Gardiner: "Double Vision," works by Jim and Fran Townsend, through March 29. monkitree.com

Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: "Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community," through March 2. rivertreearts.org

Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "Heart," group show, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com

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

Camden Public Library: Stefan Pastuhov, "Stream of Thought," paintings of local streams in mid-winter and early spring, through Feb. 28. 236-3440.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, through March 18. savorymainedining.com

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: Harriet Casdin-Silver, "Beauty and the Political Body," through March 7. 778-1062.

Cellardoor Winery at the Villa, Lincolnville: Rufus Coes, "Art Collector Maine at the Cellardoor Villa," paintings, through Sunday. 263-2654.

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

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through April 4. harlowgallery.org

University of Maine (Danforth Gallery), Augusta: Juried student exhibition from architecture program, through March 1. 621-3261

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