George Lopez, pianist performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and other works. Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Two Sides of the Classical Guitar with Brian Cullen and David Bullard, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. 7:30 p.m. 


Synergy Brass Quintet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 day of show; $20 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

“The Songs of Broadway” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and vocalists Christina Saffran Ashford and Norman Large. University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $62. 8 p.m. 


Portland Rossini Club, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. $5 to $10/donation. 797-8318. Centennial celebration of Samuel Barber, 3 p.m. 


“Born Yesterday,” musical presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” musical comedy, Ogunquit Playhouse. $49 to $67. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House. $15 to $35. 7 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“Cinderella: The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical,” Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $20, $22. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“Seussical, the Musical,” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss. Portland Players, South Portland. $18 to $20; $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26.

“No Sex Please, We’re British,” comedy, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $12; $8 for seniors and students. 324-8227. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 18.

“Muse of Fire,” comedic one-man show, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors and students. www.francoamerican 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Sonnets and Soliloquies,” performed by Naked Shakespeare. Monument Square, Portland. Free. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

“Jimmy Higgins,” one-man play about the political and labor activist. Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $10. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Chicago,” musical starring Sally Struthers. Ogunquit Playhouse. $49 to $67. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 24. 



“The Nutcracker” auditions, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $10 audition fee. 4 to 4:45 p.m. (ages 7 and 8), 5:15 to 6 p.m. (ages 9 and 10), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 11 and 12) today; 4 to 5 p.m. (ages 13 to 15), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 16 and older) Friday.

Add Verb Production’s Allied Project auditions, all ages, for “Out and Allied,” University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. [email protected] 4 to 7 p.m. 


Robinson Ballet auditions for “Nutcracker,” 107 Union St., Bangor. 990-1341. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (ages 9 to 12), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ages 12 to adult).

Community Little Theater auditions for “A Christmas Carol, The Musical,” Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. 1 p.m.

“Victorian Nutcracker” auditions, for dancers age 8 through adult, Portland Ballet Studio. 772-9671. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 11), 2 to 4:30 p.m. (age 12 and older).

Vivid Motion auditions for “Nutcracker Burlesque”; adults only. Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Monmouth Community Players auditions for “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 312-0890.

2 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 


Gaslight Theater auditions for Christmas comedy “My Three Angels,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 626-3698. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Schoolhouse Arts Center auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 


Lincoln County Community Theater auditions for “Doubt,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. 563-3424. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Sept. 16. 


“Old Friends — New Work,” Tom Hall paintings and Lissa Hunter drawings. June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, Portland. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Sept. 25.

“Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts and more. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Fred LeBlanc, photography, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday and Monday to Wednesday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Art walk, various locations, Kittery. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Quilt show, quilts by Jeanne Wright, Little Meetinghouse of North Windham, Windham. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Susan Headley Van Campen, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Sunday.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday; Monday to Wednesday.

“Art,” new work in water media by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp. Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Group show, paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorres Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 10.

“Autumn,” group show, Eastport Gallery. Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 30.

“American Moderns: Masterworks on Paper from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art,” Portland Museum of Art. Through Sunday.

“Homer to Hopper: American Watercolors,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Through Sunday.

“Practical Imagination,” group show, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. www.stablegallery Through Sept. 17.

“Crows and Monhegan,” work by Lisa Dombek, EFG Books and Gallery, Bridgton. 647-9339. Through Sept. 18.

“The Fundy Series: Drawings and Etchings by Richard Van Buren,” Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. 853-4047. Through Sept. 19.

“Outside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. Through Sept. 24.

“Landscapes of Maine: Then and Now,” paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective,” Realist paintings, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Recent Acquisitions,” multi-media, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Sept. 24.

“Without Borders VII: Intermedia,” University of Maine (Lord Hall Gallery), Orono. www.without Through Sept. 24.

“Abstract Expressionism: 1950s and 1960s,” work by Emily Muir, William Moise and others. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Sept. 25.

“Water, land, sheetrock, real girlfriends, fake boyfriends,” photos by Tanya Alexia Hollander. Whitney Art Works, Portland. 780-0700. Through Sept. 25.

“Connections and Collections,” invitational show, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. Through Sept. 25.

“Life, Death, Color and Light,” photography by Katie Selva, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Through Sept. 25.

“Watercolors,” work by Charles DuBack, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell. Through Sept. 25.

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly. Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 25.

Robert Shetterly, paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Sept. 26.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Sept. 26.

Group exhibit, work by glass blower Keith Weiskamp, painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potters Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson. Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Sept. 26.

“Pandemonium,” faculty exhibit, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002. Through Sept. 26.

“N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Through Sept. 26.

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” work from the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. Through Sept. 28.

“The Art of Roland LaVallee,” Eastport Gallery. Through Sept. 30.

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through Sept. 30.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Sept. 30.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library. Through Sept. 30.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. Through Sept. 30.

“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Through Sept. 30.

“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh. Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Through Oct. 1.

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the VSA Arts of Maine. The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. Through Oct. 1.

Jon Imber, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Oct. 2.

“Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island,” photographs by Lesley MacVane and words by Roger Berle. Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. Through Oct. 3.

“No Cakewalk: Legacies of an African American Place,” photographs by William Anderson. Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. Through Oct. 3.

“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Through Oct. 3.

“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard. Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. Through Oct. 3.

“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. Through Oct. 9.

Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Through Oct. 11. Group show, work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton. Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. Through Oct. 16.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examining marriage equality. Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. Through Oct. 17.

Anna Hepler, large-scale installation and cyanotype prints, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through Oct. 17.

“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575. Through Oct. 18.

“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten, York Public Library. Through Oct. 26.

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaasch Through Oct. 27.

“The Ambiguities: Selected Works,” graphite drawings and color saturated paintings from Thorpe Feidt’s series inspired by Herman Melville’s novel “Pierre: or, the Ambiguities,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. Through Oct. 29.

Anna Sweeten and Alexandra Hart, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, Rockland. Through Oct. 30.

Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. www.HarborSquare Through Oct. 30.

“Jane Dahmen: Through the Trees” and “Pleine Air Maine,” paintings by Brad Betts, Mitch Billis and Bjorn Bunquist. Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Oct. 30.

“2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” work by students who participated in USM’s Book Arts program. University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. Through Oct. 31.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Through Oct. 31.

“Collecting Winslow Homer,” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Oct. 31.

Sharon Lockhart: “Lunch Break,” films and photography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Oct. 31.

“Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Maine Propulsion,” multi-media, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Nov. 8.

“In a Place Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum. Through Nov. 14.

“The Wyeths’ Wyeths,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Through Dec. 21.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5600. Through Jan. 2.

“Alex Katz: New Work,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Through Jan. 2.