Thursday, December 5, 2013
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Root Cellar 3” by Lydia Badger, 2013, mixed media, from “The New Landscape,” an exhibition also featuring the work of Erik Weisenburger and Hilary Irons, continuing through April 20 at Rose Centemporary in Portland.
Courtesy of Rose Contemporary
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Dean Stein, oboeist Kathleen McNerney and pianist Bridget Convey, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
Woodwind KinderKonzert, Portland Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals" for ages 3 to 7, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Pianist Frank Glazer, career retrospective, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.
Strings KinderKonzert, Portland Symphony Orchestra presents "Four Seasons" for ages 3 to 7, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 10:30 a.m.
New England Tenors, performing songs by the Three Tenors, the Irish Tenors and more; benefit for youth music programs; Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $15. 625-0921. 2 p.m.
Bennewitz Quartet, from the Czech Republic, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $12. batestickets.com. 3 p.m.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir and Sheepscot Valley Chorus, performing Brahms' German Requiem, St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle. $15. ceciliachoir.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet, works by Haydn, Stravinsky and Borodin, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Enigma Variations," performances of Symphony No. 2: "Mysterious Mountain" by Alan Hovhaness, Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto and Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations," Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $31 to $76. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.
USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m.
Bangor Ballet: "Snow White," featuring company members and students from Thomas School of Dance and other local dance studios, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $12; $8 for children under 18. bangorballet.com. 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
"Love/Sick," world premiere of romantic comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company. $39, $44; $30 to $40 for seniors; $20 for students. 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 April 11. Through April 21.
"A Couple of Blaguards," comedy presented by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15 to $22. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices," Good Theater production set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, 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 April 11. Through April 14.
"A Six Pack of Miller," six of Arthur Miller's best-loved works performed as staged readings presented by Mad Horse Theatre, The Hutchins School, South Portland. $10 per show. madhorse.com. "All My Sons," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; "Death of a Salesman," 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; "After the Fall," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "A View from the Bridge," 7:30 p.m. April 11. Through April 14.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme: "Weather," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Noises Off," Tony Award-winning 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.
"Cape May," Stage Force theater company presents original drama about three generations of Irish-American women, Star Theatre, Kittery Community Center. $27, $32. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
"Tales from Anansi," Acorn Fairy Tale Players present Michael Levine's adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $6; $4 for ages 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Stories from Around the World," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
"Great Expectations" Live in HD, broadcast from London's Vaudeville Theatre, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.
"An Evening of Plays by Carolyn Cage," presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women's Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for seniors and students. acorn. "Little Sister" and "Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist," 7:30 p.m. April 11.
"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!" based on the children's story but with some twists and more than 80 cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students; $25 for family package; Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. April 11.
Freeport Players' "39 Steps," fast-paced comedy; show dates are July 18 to August 4; Freeport High School. fcponline.org/auditions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
• ART MUSEUMS
"Sense of Scale, Measure By Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Thursday. Through June 2.
"I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. www.uma.maine.edu. Opens Friday. Through June 8.
Senior Thesis Show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibition. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 25.
Dozier Bell: "Mind's Eye," black-and-white photographs, and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibition. Opens Saturday. Through May 25.
"Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess," black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.
Portland Museum of Art: "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through Sunday; "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: "Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions," through April 30; "Wired!", explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Still Points of the Turning World," exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, through April 25. treeoflifemuseum.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"; and "Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection," 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: "Celebrate Student Art," RSU 23 student art show, through April 20. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
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: "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through Sunday; "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; Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; "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; "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
• ART GALLERIES
"Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland. 780-4850. Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 22.
"Go Figure: An Invitational Figurative Show," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through April 27.
Louise Philbrick and Tony Wolf, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Thursday to Sunday.
First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Maine Artists Collective: "Rebirth," art that is non-religious but "born again," Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 23.
Elise Smorczewski: "Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.
Alan Vlach: "New Photographs," St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"The Power of Grace Rising from Genocide," installation created by student artists from Falmouth High School representing the tragedy of genocide and the grace of its survivors, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 781-7429, Ext. 413. Reception with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Portal To," facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"Artists' Books: Definition and Meaning," exhibition of books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"Illumitography," Portland High School Photo Club exhibition, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
"Forest for the Trees," group show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.
"Play," showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 27.
Western Maine Fine Artists and Artisans Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Norway. westernmaineartgroup.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Ken Gross: "Lost Maps of Nurembega," block print, ink illustration and watercolor, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through May 25.
"Off The Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art," works by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie; Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.
Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through April 30.
Anne Cox: "Winters' Work: Hooked Rugs, 2010-2013," Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through April 27.
"Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Opening reception and poetry reading, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Paul Oberst: "Big Top," items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 11. Through May 12.
Caren-Marie Michel and Fred Michel, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. April 11-13.
Portland Public Library: "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: "Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP," installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships' propellers, through Sunday. meca.edu
University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Timothy Whelan, "Photographer as Collector," through May 4. 317-6721.
Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: "Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: "Perigord: Moods and Memory," encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 30. 773-6011.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: "Spring!", art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through April 26. 699-5599.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: "The New Landscape," work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through April 19. rosecontemporary.com
University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: usm.maine.edu/gallery
Dogfish Cafe, Portland: Loretta Turner, "Exploring Visions," gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink, through April 27. 253-5400.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III," through May 12. une.edu/artgallery
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: "Layers," ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, through Wednesday. 591-7300.
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: "2013 New Works" by Ilya Askinazi and "Ancient Light" by Brenton Hamilton, through April 20. elizabethmossgalleries.com
DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: "Inspirations from the Cape," paintings, photography and ceramics, through April 22. 541-9171.
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Resilient Spring," art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through April 30. 846-7777.
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: "Tinder," Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, through April 29. explorefrontier.com. Markings Gallery, Bath: "Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, through June 30. markingsgallery.com
Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Carole Kainlor, "Compositions in Wood," assemblages and sculptures, through April 30. thomasmemoriallibrary.org.
Pace Galleries, Fryeburg Academy: Mark Baum, "A Retrospective," paintings, through May 18. 935-9232.
Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: "Your Brain on Art," focuses on raising awareness around the issues of brain safety, chronic pain, and brain injury and recovery in collaboration with the University of New England's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, through Friday. feedtheengine.org
York Public Library: "Art by York Students," multi-media by students in grades K-12, through May 2. 363-2818.
Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.
Camden Public Library: "A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry," photos from The National Fisherman collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, through April 30. 236-3440.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Daisy Greene, acrylics on large wooden panels, through April 30. savorymainedining.com
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through Friday. frostfarmgallery.com
Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Richard Field, "New Works," paintings, through Friday. lyceumgallery.com
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through Thursday. harlowgallery.org
College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: "Woodcuts," through April 11. 288-5015.