Thursday, April 24, 2014
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
The Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series concludes with performances by The Declassified, a flexible lineup of leading young chamber music artists, on Thursday and Friday in Rockport.
The Ogunquit Playhouse on Wednesday opens the Broadway classic, “West Side Story.” The production continues through Sept. 28.
Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, The Declassified play works by Bach, Balliet and Beethoven, Rockport Opera House. $45, $35 for 21 to 35; $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bay Chamber Summer Concert Series, A Late Summer Soiree with The Declassified, finale featuring a fanfare, waltz and sonata for septet and works by Mozart and Poulenc, Union Hall, Rockport. $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Gaslight Theater Presents William Inge's "Picnic," a neighborhood picnic forever changes the lives of people in a small town, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12, $10 seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
"Ballroom with a Twist," dancing and singing extravaganza, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
"Driving Miss Daisy," dramedy about an African American chauffer and his elderly employer, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $25; $23 for seniors ($20 on Thursdays); $10 for students under age 20. hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday.
"Always... Patsy Cline," musical about the relationship between the country singer and a housewife, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $32 to $39. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 30, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Tony Award winning musical, this production is recommended for theatergoers 13 and over, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
"West Side Story," dance-driven musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Through Sept. 28.
Musica de Filia Girls' and Women's Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.
Neil Simon's "Rumors," City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. Casting five men and five women in hilarious farce, 6 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 5.
The Oratorio Chorale, openings are available in all voice parts; singers are not required to prepare music, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. Call to schedule time slot, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5.
• ART MUSEUMS
Harold Garde "Garde Addendum," opening reception, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
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 Thursday. 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
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Works from “Travel in My Borrowed Lives” by Sean Downey, near left, and Rachelle Agundes, continuing with “Monhegan: A New Perspective,” paintings by Emily Trenholm, and “Three Chords,” paintings by Joanne Freeman, through Sept. 21 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor.