Art

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 12.

“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“In a Place By Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum, Saco. noon to 4 p.m. today to Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 19.

“Sit Down! Chairs from Six Centuries,” chair collection of American and European seating furniture from 1470 to the present, Bowdoin College,  Museum of Art, Brunswick, free. 725-3275. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Through Jan. 16.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 15.

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

“On Site,” work by Sally McCorkle, University of Maine Art Gallery, Farmington. 778-7002. Noon to 4 p.m. today.

“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography with work by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. www.portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Main Streets of Waldo County,” photography, Belfast Free Library, Belfast. www.belfast.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

Jacobus Baas, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through Nov. 14.

Group show, etchings by David Itchkawitch, prints by Nicole Hogarty and ink drawings by Sylvia Bangs, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. www.edpollackfinearts.com. by appointment or chance. Through Nov. 23.

“Autumn Arrivals,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. www.
wiscassetbaygallery.com. noon to 5 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“ArtinMe,” painting, drawing and sculpture, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayartists.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through Nov. 16.

Garry Mitchell Paintings, Oct. 23-Nov. 20. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. Today. Through Nov. 23.

“The Old Port at Night,” photos by Melanie Bennett. Also, historical photography and poetry exhibit, “Look Twice: The Waponahki in Image and Verse,” University of Southern Maine, Glickman Family Library, Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Monday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

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

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

“Common Thread: Artists Respond to the Bulman Bedhangings,” and works by Richard Brown Lethem, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com. 1 to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“India Sojourn and a Glimpse of Venice,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. www.reddoorpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Through Dec. 24.

“Bountiful Maine,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

Andy Benoit, oil paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“World of Ink and Water,” brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (reception 5 to 8 p.m.) Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Bowdoinham Historical Society Quilt Show, new and antique quilts, Town Hall, Bowdoinham, $4. www.BowdoinhamHistoricalSociety.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Hugh Verrier, paper-sculpted birds, Birds in Flight Gallery, Eustis. www.birds-in-flight.com. Noon to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 15.

“Shades of Light,” paintings by Lynn Cyr, University of Maine,  Blake Library, Fort Kent. 1 to 9 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

“Food for Thought: Ten Years of Farm Branding,” illustrations and designs by Gabe McPhail, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery, Belfast. www.belfast.coop. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through Nov. 28.

“Currents 6,” multi-media work by Gina Siepel, Colby College, Museum of Art, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Fall Faculty Exhibit, recent work by Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell and Scott Reed, Colby College, Museum of Art, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 24.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Origins,” The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 26.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine, Atrium Art Gallery, Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Fall exhibit, works by Todd Watts and Ilya Askinazi and from the museum’s collection, University of Maine, Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

“Landmark Celebrates Creativity,” group show, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton. 647-8396. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 19.

Ted Wengren, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Noon to 5 p.m. daily.

“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Fred Field, photography, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Garry Mitchell, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Arla Patch, University of Maine, Reed Art Gallery, Presque Isle. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 3.

Jennifer Morrison, nature photography exhibit, Viles Arboretum, Augusta. www.vilesarboretum.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“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. 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 19.

“And Sew it Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

Ed Douglas, continues through Nov. 27, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. www.317mainst.org. noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Jan. 7.

“Your World: Nature Photography of Maine and Beyond,” Bangor Public Library, Bangor. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

Community Health and Counseling Services exhibit, multi-media, Bangor Public Library, Bangor. 947-8336. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists; continues through Dec. 31, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), Portland. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“My Maine,” work by Phoebe Porteous, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

AIGA Maine Annual Exhibit, graphic design work, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 26.

“Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,” large-scale photographs adapted from Eugene Delacroix’s “Les Femmes d’Algiers,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

“Wally Reinhardt: Collaborations with Ovid,” paintings interpreting Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Bates College,  Museum of Art, Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. www.waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Jan. 20.
“All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“Thread by Thread,” woven textile art by Sarah Haskell, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“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. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Dec. 30.

“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. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. www.brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“LINES Portland: the invisible/visible lines and labor that connects us,” Katarina Weslien’s prints based on road repair lines made by Portland public service crews, Portland City Hall, Portland. www.lines.portlandmaine.gov. Reception 5 to 8 p.m., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Through Feb. 11.

Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. www.aucocisco.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“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. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Art for Hunger,” multi-venue series of art exhibitions addressing the issue of hunger in our communities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others and “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 29.

“Elizabeth Jabar: A Quiet Habitation,” prints, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.
susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

Mother-Daughter Artists, continues through Nov. 30, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Maine’s Woods: Observations by Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau,” photos by Bert Lincoln Call with text by Thoreau, University of Maine Art Gallery, Machias. 255-1279. Reception 5 to 7 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

Diane Hudson and Jane Banquer, photographs and multimedia, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Perspectives,” pottery and oil paintings by Pamela Williamson, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. By appointment Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 19.

“Whiteout,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Pastel Painters of Maine,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. www.rivertreearts.org. Reception 5 to 7 p.m., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” collection of photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Anything Goes,” paintings, sculpture, mixed media, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

Second Friday Art Walk, downtown Brunswick and Topsham studios and galleries open to the public, Downtown, Brunswick, free. www.fiveriversartsalliance.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Whiteout,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

Group show, with work by Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Lauren Gill, Annie Mahoney and Joan Wright, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. www.artspacemaine.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Auditions

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

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” auditions for ages 8 to 18; call for appointment, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. 9 to 10:30 a.m. today.

Windham Center Stage Theater audition, Windham Community Center, Windham. www.windhamtheater.org. For “The Wedding Singer,” 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Benefits

Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction benefits the farm, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. noon to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

Trail Ride/Drive, benefits Skyline Farm. Registration recommended, Kennebec Morgan Farm, Woolwich, $35 day of, $25 in advance. 522-9668. 10 a.m. today.

A New Look at Ansel Adams, presentation by Karen Haas, curator of photographs, the Lane Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; benefits the museum’s photography fund, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $25, $5 for students. www.portlandmuseum.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Back to the Future, United Way drive finale celebration with presentations, refreshments and live music, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35. liveunitedportland.ord/future. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Community School Auction, benefits the school, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $25. 236-3000. Friday.
Pasta supper, benefits Royal Rangers Ministry, Seacoast Chapel, Saco. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Go Red: An Evening with Heart, dinner/dance to benefit the American Heart Association, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $50. www.heart.org/maine. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Our Global Beat, multicultural music and dance performances benefitting the Fur (tribe) Cultural Revival, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, $10, $8 for students and children. 781-7429, Ext. 413. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Tree for All, live and silent auction of artisan woodcrafts, including some made from Herbie, Yarmouth’s historic American elm; benefits the Yarmouth Tree Trust, Delorme Map Company, Yarmouth, $20/person, $35 per couple. www.yarmouthcommunityservices. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Youth Service Projects Auction, of hand-painted chairs and other whimsical furniture, Portland Public Library, Portland, $10 person, $25 per family. 934-3616. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Book signing, and office open house with Jane Honeck, author of “The Problem with Money?” Meadow Wind Center for Holistic Arts, Falmouth. 797-4100. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Author program, Eve D’Ambra, author of “Roman Women,” talks about her book, Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center, Brunswick, free. 725-3782. 5 p.m. Monday.

Author program, Robert H. Zieger, author of “For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865,” presents “Does America (Still) Need Unions?” Lecture is followed by a reception at the campus’ art gallery, University of New England (WCHP Lecture Hall), Portland, free. www.une.edu/cgh/lectures. 6 p.m. Monday.

Words and Images Community Fair, with readings by Joshua Bodwell, Dan Domench, Wesley McNair and Betsy Sholl, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland, free. [email protected] 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Author signing and reading, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. 772-4045. Nicole d’Entremont, “City of Belief,” 7 p.m. Tuesday; Phoebe Potts, “Good Eggs,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, members of the Kennebec Land Trust will discuss their book, “Between Person and Place: Conservation Histories from the Kennebec Land Trust,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Author program, with Edward Maeder, author of “Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film,” presents “Cloth for Ease: The Battle between Comfort and Chic,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. 774-1822. Noon Tuesday.

Author program, Deborah Berke, author of “Architecture of the Everyday,” talks about architecture, Colby College Given Auditorium, Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Author program, John Busch, author of “Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier,” talks about his book, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $7. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Visiting Writer Series, Colby College Miller Library, Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. Adrian Matejka, “The Devil’s Garden,”
7 p.m. Wednesday.

A Nation Divided: The 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln and its Lasting Consequences, panel discussion with scholars and authors Jonathan Earle, Michael Vorenberg and Joan Waugh, Colby College Diamond Building, Ostrove Auditorium, Waterville. www.colby.edu. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Poetry reading, University of Maine Olsen Student Center, Farmington, free. With poet Adrian Matejka, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. Francesco Duina, “Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession,” 10 a.m. Saturday.

Book signing and reading, seating is limited; reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Scott Nash, “Betsy Red Hoodie,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, with the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $15, free age 18 and younger. www.mktix.com/aso. 3 p.m. today.

Dress rehearsal, the Portland Symphony Orchestra rehearses “The Planets”; benefits the Nature Conservancy, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, by donation. www.portlandsymphony.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$63. www.porttix.com. “The Planets,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Bates and Bowdoin College Orchestra, with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free, but tickets are required. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Dane Cook, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $34.75-$69.75. 775-3458. 8 p.m. today.

Steven Wright, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$30. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. With Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

International Folk Dancing, dances taught, beginners welcome, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5, $3 for children. 688-2293.
7 to 9 p.m. today.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. Dance social, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday; 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Dancing with the Staff, benefits Westbrook High School class of 2011, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, $5-$10. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dancing with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

Contradance, beginner program at 7:30 p.m., Bates College Chase Hall, Lewiston, $6. www.bates.edu. With Frigate,
8 p.m. Friday.

Modern Dance Company, Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $6, $3 for seniors and students. www.bates.edu. 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 15.

An Evening of Bharata Natyam, south Indian classical dance, The Yoga Center, Portland, $20, $16 for students and seniors. 799-0054. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ballroom dancing, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson at 7 p.m. Each lesson session is $10, $15 for both; $5 dance only, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. 879-5761. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

Harvest Dance, with music from the 1950s to 1970s; dress is casual, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. www.nassoncc.org. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Artsy Affair, holiday craft fair with music, local authors and food, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, free. 725-5222. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychic readers, chair massage, henna and aura photography, Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

State Street Holiday Stroll, arts and crafts fairs, music, food and more along State Street, State Street, Portland. 775-2673. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Films

Global Lens Film Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College, Ronj Coffeehouse, Lewiston, $5. 786-6135. “Ocean of an Old Man,” 6 p.m. Monday; “Ordinary People,” 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 13.

Kids Classics at Dreamland Theater, series of movies for children, Winter Street Center, Bath, $5 suggested donation. www.sagadahocpreservation.org. “Cinderella,” 2 p.m. Monday. Through May. 9.

“Living Downstream,” documentary about a cancer survivor discovering the connections between our health and the environment, University of New England, Alfond Center, Biddeford, free. www.une.edu. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

“Restrepo,” documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Classic Film Series, presented by Oqunquit Performing Arts. Discussion before and after the film, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 646-6170. “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Living Outside the Lines, film festival on disability, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $7. www.explorefrontier.com. “El Truco del Manco,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 17.

SCOPE, visual arts film series, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 9.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Father Goose,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Classic Cinema, monthly film series, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, free. “To Catch a Thief,” 7 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

The Taming of the Brew, Shakespearean pubfest and beer tasting, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, $25. www.freeportshakespearefestiva. 7 p.m. Monday.

Wine dinner, five-courses featuring wines from Spain and Portugal, Bar Lola, Portland, $70. 775-5652. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

European Beer Dinner, Inn by the Sea, Sea Glass Restaurant, Cape Elizabeth, $48. www.innbythesea.com. Thursday.

Lobster dinner, benefits cystic fibrosis research programs; reservations required by Nov. 8, Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Cape Elizabeth, $13-$19. 767-2079. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

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, Portland, $15/each, $50 for the series. www.portlandstage.org. Readings of “Swamp Angel” and “The Contest between the Sun and the Wind,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Music

Down East Country Music Association, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. www.decma.org. Country Legends and Memorial Award Show ($7), noon today.

Greg Brown, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $40 door, $35 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. today.

Rusted Root, with Assembly of Dust, State Theatre, Portland, $25 day of, $22 in advance.
www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. today.

Chris Beard, blues guitar, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, children free under age 6. 775-6148. Bill Byrne and Tony Boffa, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

New Christy Minstrels, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $75. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

Robin McKelle, jazz vocalist; 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20-$25. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m. today.
Clinic, with the Fresh and Onlys and the Baltic Sea; 18-plus, Space, Portland, $15 day, $12 in advance. www.space538.org. 8 p.m. today.

David Dodson, CD release show with guests, First Congregational Church, Camden, $6-$14. 236-2794. 7 p.m. today.

Luisa Maita, world music, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun, violin and guitar duo, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sarah Harmer, with Hey Rosetta; 21-plus. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; $25 VIP seating, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With Emilia Dahlin, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Kinsey Sicks, dragapella beautyshop quartet, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $6. 795-7496. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. Ray Cornils, organ, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Crooked Still, Americana, The Grand, Ellsworth, $25 door, $20 in advance. 667-9500. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Roles of a Lifetime,” a musical journey of music from lesser-known musicals, Norway Grange, Norway, $10-$12. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

Andrea Beaton Band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Elizabeth Cook, country, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $8-$15. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Crooked Still, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, 21-plus show, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20. www.the
landingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Scissormen, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $5. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Savoy Family Band, Cajun, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $18 day of, $15 in advance. 594-0070. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, $4. Strings: The Story of Abbie Burgess, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Jonathan Edwards and Jesse Colin Young, folk, Winthrop High School, Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop, $37 door, $30 in advance. www.winthropedcorp.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

OLAS, local band CD-release show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org.
8 p.m. Friday.

Colby Jazz Band, Colby College,  Given Auditorium, Waterville. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Graduate Showcase, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

EOTO, 21-plus. Tickets at Bull Moose Music stores. VIP tickets are $30, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $17 day of, $15 in advance. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Savoy Family Cajun Band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $22. www.stone
mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Gibson Brothers, bluegrass, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 door, $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. Simply Sinatra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jesse Colin Young, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $40 day, $37 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mike Doughty, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 door, $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Twiddle, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Coffeehouse, music, poetry and spoken word, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland, $2. www.lincolnstreetcenter.org. Dory in the Desert, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Mitchell, folk music for families. Tickets are $12; $8 for ages 3 to 17; free for children under age 3, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, drum ensemble, University of Maine, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $7-$9, free under age 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Agape Coffeehouse, Seacoast Chapel, Saco, free. www.seacoastchapel.com/agape. Soulview, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Chastity, rock, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Night of the Lark Concert Series, intimate performances with singer/songwriters, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Westbrook. 854-8339. Lisa Gallant Seal, Eric Peters and Joey Orchulli, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Readings

Slant, off-the-cuff storytelling series, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Theme: leaving, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Special Events

Translations 2010, poetry festival with poetry readings from poets all over the world, Bates College, Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. In Chase Hall: Franco-American poet Susann Pelletier and Somali poet Omar Ahmed, 7 p.m. today. In Edmund S. Muskie Archives: Emeric de Monteynard of France and Cristian Gomez Olivares of Chile, 7 p.m. Monday; Ana Merino of Spain and Lothar Quinkenstein of Germany, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Guangxin Zhao of China and Irina Mishinski of Russia, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Closing readings, 7 p.m. Thursday in Chase Hall.

Holiday Extravaganza, varying events featuring musicians, art exhibits, poets and more, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. www.aarhusgallery.com. Today. Through Dec. 24.

Sustainable Island Living Conference, discussions, workshops, presentations and concert, various locations, Rockland, $10-$65. www.islandinstitute.org/silconference. Today.

Tellabration, an evening of stories for adults performed by Meg Gillman, Chris Newcomb, Deena Weinstein, Pat Gardiner, Jean Armstrong, Peter Gray and Bill Hinderer, Portland Public Library, Portland, by donation. [email protected] 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Celebrate Health Partnership, between the Republic of Ghana, West Africa and several U.S. health organizations with programs offered by visiting dignataries and African drumming demonstrations, University of New England, Portland, free. www.une.edu/ccph/ghana. Ghana Transcultural Immersion Experience presentation, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; West African drumming demonstration,
3:30 to 5 p.m. Lectures, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Panel discussion, noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

A Steampunk Affair, fashion, dining, contests, games and vendors, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $30. portconmaine.com/asteampunkaff. Saturday.

Africa and Poetry, featuring local African writers and dancers and songs, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $3. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Theater

“Last Gas,” romantic comedy set in northern Maine, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

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

“Hotel Universe,” American comedy of manners, Bates College, Gannett Theater, Lewiston, $6, $3 for students and seniors. www.bates.edu. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“August: Osage County,” tragicomedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. www.goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. today.

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

“Go Out Singing,” a 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. 2 p.m. today.

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

“The Crucible,” Young Company production about the Salem witch hunt and trials. Tickets are pay what you want; $12 suggested, Theater Project, Brunswick. www.theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. today.

“Little Women,” musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s book, Lincoln Academy, Parker B. Poe Theater, Newcastle, $8-$18. 3 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

“My Gay Son’s Wedding,” comedy, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. 2 p.m. today.

“The Tobacco Kid,” a story within a story about a college professor diagnosed with cancer and a young African refugee, Zero Station, Portland. 6:30 p.m. today and Monday.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, Bangor. www.penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today.
“The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” children’s theater production presented by Acorn’s Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $7. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“The Katrina Project: Hell and High Water,” multi-media theatrical program saluting those who have helped the recovery process in New Orleans, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $5. 2 p.m. today.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” student production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, $7, $5 for students and seniors. www.falmouthschools.org/theatre. 4 p.m. today.

“Shivaree,” love story presented by the Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $15. Pay what you can, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Blueberries Broadway and Brian,” one-man show chronicling Good Theater’s artistic director’s professional and life experiences, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$20. 885-5883. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden,” musical comedy about the battle of the sexes, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15-$22. 773-0333. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner, Colby College, Strider Theater, Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“My Three Angels,” presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. www.gaslighttheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” student production, Fryeburg Academy,  Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $8.50, $6 for seniors and students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“Glam-Rock Hamlet,” College of the Atlantic, Gates Center, Bar Harbor. 288-5015. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 14.
Carol Burnett Variety Show, Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, Gray, $8, $5 for children. www.fiddleheadcenter.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Cinderella,” student-produced musical, Cape Elizabeth High School, $6-$9. 799-3309.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 24.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” student musical, Windham High School,  $10, $6 for students and seniors. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“The Green Room,” musical about four college friends who are determined to make it to Broadway, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. www.lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

“Grease,” student production of the musical. Dinner/theater tickets are $28 (reservations required by Nov. 8), Noble High School, Berwick, $9 door, $8 in advance.. www.husseytheater.org. 6 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (performance) Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“Circus INcognitus,” with acrobat and clown Jamie Adkins, South Portland High School, South Portland, $10. www.porttix.com. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Comedy of Errors”, Shakespearean comedy, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $18, $10 for under age 14. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.