Saturday, December 7, 2013
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Olympic gymnastics gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Shawn Johnson, above, and “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity pro Dmitry Chaplin, below, star in “Ballroom with a Twist,” a song-and-dance extravaganza running Tuesday through Aug. 31 at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Musica de Filia Girls' and Women's Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 29.
"Luz" Esduardo Mariscal Dance Theater, Portland Stage Company, $10. esduardomariscal.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Thomas Cornell "The Priority of Nature," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 27.
Harold Garde "Garde Addendum," Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Through Oct. 25.
Portland Museum of Art: "Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Sunday; "A Taste for Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: "Patriotic Imagery," Union patriotic imagery from the Civil War, through Monday; "This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Asherah Cinnamon, "Celebration, Tradition and Change," through Aug. 29. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Katherine Bradford, "August," recent paintings with an ocean theme, through Sept. 1; "Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art," paintings by Rackstraw Downes and others, through Sept. 15; "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
Saco Museum: "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
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials; and "The Tourist of 1913," costumes, artifacts and more, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Andy Warhol: American Icon," photographic images never shown in public and original works of art by Warhol on loan, through Sept. 1; "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, "A Matter of Light," 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sept. 15; "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sept. 29; "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, 2014. colby.edu/museum
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Detail of a quilt by Karen Munson, from “Hidden Histories,” an exhibition of fiber art that also includes work by Sallie Findlay and Debra Spaulding and continues through Aug. 29 at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham.