Kronos Quartet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36-$42; $10 for students. 7:30 p.m. 


“Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” with the Portland Wind Trio, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5-$15. 8 p.m. 


Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Gorham Middle School. $3-$6. 780-5555. 8 p.m.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, with the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester. $15; $5 ages 18 and younger. 7:30 p.m. 


Augusta Symphony Orchestra, with the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15; $5 ages 18 and younger. 3 p.m. 


Tuesday Classical: “The Planets” by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26-$76. 7:30 p.m. 



Let’s Dance with the Stars, professional dancers compete with local celebrities to raise funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Veterans Memorial Gym, Sanford. $10. 490-7027. 7:30 p.m.

Tempest Storm’s Las Vegas Burlesque Revue, classic burlesque with no full nudity; for mature audiences. Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $43-$53. 7:30 p.m.


“Last Gas,” romantic comedy set in northern Maine, Portland Stage Company. $14-$37. Previews at 7:30 p.m. today; opens 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 21.

“August: Osage County,” tragicomedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15-$25. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Seafarer,” supernatural dark comedy presented by the American Irish Repertory Ensemble. Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $17-$20. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 13.

“A Little Night Music,” student-produced comedic musical, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Comedy of Errors,” Shakespearan comedy presented by the Theater at Monmouth. The Grand, Ellsworth. $15; $13 for seniors. 7:30 p.m. today.

“My Gay Son’s Wedding,” comedy, Old Port Playhouse, Portland. $20-$22. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Playback Theatre, troupe enacts stories from the audience. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. $5-$10/donation. Theme: “Forgiveness and Reconciliation,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Forbidden Broadway,” spoof of popular Broadway shows and stars, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38-$54. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy/drama about a group of Louisiana women, Portland Players, South Portland. $18-$20; $15 for students. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21.

“Hotel Universe,” American comedy of manners, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. $6; $3 for students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Shivaree,” love story presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $15; $13 for students and seniors. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 13.

“Go Out Singing,” musical about the leaders of the early church and how they defied the Roman Empire presented by the St. Luke Players and Friends. St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Comedy of Errors,” Shakespeare comedy, Theater at Monmouth. $10-$18. p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Doubt,” drama about a priest under suspicion of abuse, Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta. $12. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 14.

“The Crucible,” Young Company production about the Salem witch hunt and trials, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Little Women,” musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s book, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $8-$18. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 13.

“The Tobacco Kid,” drama about a college professor diagnosed with cancer and a young African refugee, Zero Station, Portland. $7/donation. 228-4171. 6:30 p.m. Friday to Monday.

Play Me a Story, play reading series of children’s books by company actors followed by an acting workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. Readings of “Cendrillon” and “The Tale of the Little Babaji,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” auditions for ages 8 to 18; call for appointment. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. Saturday.

Mystery for Hire, dinner theater; reservations required, Marco’s Restaurant, Lewiston. $36.95. 783-0336. “Zelda and Zoe’s Spirits of Suspicion,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Last Will and Testament,” dinner theater murder mystery, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $15 (show only); $35 (show and dinner); $50 per couple (show and dinner). 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Community Little Theater auditions, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. For “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1 p.m. (children) and 6:30 p.m. (adults) Sunday; 6:30 p.m. (adults) Tuesday. 



Ed Douglas, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Nov. 27.

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Today to Dec. 31.

“Common Thread: Artists Respond to the Bulman Bedhangings,” plus works by Richard Brown Lethem, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. Today to Nov. 14.

“Bountiful Maine,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. Today to Nov. 29.

“Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps,1472-1700,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Today to Dec. 30.

Andy Benoit, oil paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Today to Nov. 30.

Diane Hudson and Jane Banquer, photographs and multimedia, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Nov. 27.

“Maps,” deconstructed, reconstructed and reformatted maps, charts and atlases by Shannon Rankin, Irmari Nacht, Susan Prince Thompson and Jeff Woodbury. June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Nov. 27.

“World of Ink and Water,” brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio: Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Today to Nov. 30.

First Friday Art Walk, numerous galleries and museums open for free to visitors, downtown Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Art for Hunger,” multi-venue series of art exhibitions addressing the issue of hunger in our communities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 27.

“Mother-Daughter Artists,” Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. Friday to Nov. 30.

“A Twilight of Steel/Something Caught My Eye,” photographs by Jane Williams, running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. Friday to Nov. 28.

Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 27.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 15.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others, plus “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Friday to Jan. 29.

“And Sew it Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large-scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Elizabeth Jabar: A Quiet Habitation,” prints, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 18.

“Las Alas,” new paintings by Gil Corral, insect assemblages by Angela Devenney and a Dia de los Muertos altar installation by Hogfarm Studios, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. to 8 p.m. Friday.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” trompe l’oeil art, Portland Museum of Art. Art talk on trompe l’oeil at 11 a.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Open Doors,” gallery open house, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 7.

“Maine’s Woods: Observations by Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau,” photos by Call with text by Thoreau, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Machias. 255-1279. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 17.


“Coastal Curves,” fine art nudes by photographer Charles Dufour, Galerie Dufour, Belfast. Through today.

“Origins,” VSA Gallery, Brunswick. Through today.

“Inside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Friday.

“PLEIN AIR! Works Painted on Location,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Through Saturday.

“On Site,” work by Sally McCorkle, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002. Through Sunday.

“Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Maine Propulsion,” multimedia, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Monday.

“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through Wednesday.

Fred Field, photography, Falmouth Memorial Library. Through Nov. 11.

Ted Wengren, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Through Nov. 12.

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

Jacobus Baas, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Through Nov. 14.

“ArtinMe,” painting, drawing and sculpture, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Through Nov. 16.

“Landmark Celebrates Creativity,” group show, Bridgton Community Center. 647-8396. Through Nov. 19.

“Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century,” work by several artists who were influenced by Arnold Newman, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. Through Nov. 19.

“I’m Just Sayin’/I Know Right?”, exhibit looking at contemporary text with work by Adriane Herman, Megan O’Connell, Jeff Badger and Cliff Baldwin, Whitney Art Works, Portland. Through Nov. 20.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] Through Nov. 21.

Group show, etchings by David Itchkawitch, prints by Nicole Hogarty and ink drawings by Sylvia Bain, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. Through Nov. 23.

Garry Mitchell, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Nov. 23.

“Furniture Masters of New Hampshire,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Through Nov. 24.

“Origins,” The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. Through Nov. 26.

“Autumn Arrivals,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Nov. 27.

“All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 28.

Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. Through Nov. 29.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. Through Nov. 30.

“Thread by Thread,” woven textile art by Sarah Haskell, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through Nov. 30.

Arla Patch, University of Maine (Reed Art Gallery), Presque Isle. Through Dec. 3.

“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography with work by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport.236-2875. Through Dec. 5.

“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art. Through Dec. 5.

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” trompe l’oeil art, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through Dec. 12.

“Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,” large-scale photographs adapted from Eugene Delacroix’s “Les Femmes d’Algiers,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Dec. 17.

“Wally Reinhardt: Collaborations with Ovid,” paintings interpreting Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. Through Dec. 17.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through Dec. 19.

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

Fall exhibit, works by Todd Watts and Ilya Askinazi and from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through Dec. 30.

“The Old Port at Night,” photos by Melanie Bennett; plus historical photography and poetry exhibit, “Look Twice: The Waponahki in Image and Verse.” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. Through Dec. 30.

“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 767-8090. Through Dec. 31.

“Main Streets of Waldo County,” photography, Belfast Free Library. Through Dec. 31.

Jennifer Morrison, nature photography, Viles Arboretum, Augusta. Through Dec. 31.


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