CLASSICAL MUSIC

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Bates and Bowdoin College Orchestra with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops: “Simply Sinatra,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 

SUNDAY

Bangor Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Stefan Jackiw, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. www.bangorsymphony.org. Dvorak and Sibelius, 3 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, piano quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $12; $6 for students and seniors. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m.

“Caravaggio’s Soundscape” with Colby Collegium Chamber Singers and Players, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville. Free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m.

Casco Bay Chamber Voices, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. $10-$15; free for children. 772-5434. 3 p.m. 

MONDAY

Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music, the Portland String Quartet performs and talks about music from ragtime, dance and fugue. Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. $18 each session; $45 for all. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Through Nov. 22.

Alex Prezzano, classical guitar, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. Free. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Kirill Gerstein, piano, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38; $10 for students. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Roberto Diaz and Kwan Yi, viola and piano, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $15. 725-3375. 7:30 p.m. 

DANCE

Modern Dance Company, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $6; $3 for seniors and students. www.bates.edu. 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“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. 

THEATER

“Roles of a Lifetime,” musical journey of music from lesser-known musicals, Norway Grange, Norway. $10-$12. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21.

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

“Shivaree,” love story presented by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $15 (pay what you can today). 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

“The Seafarer,” supernatural dark comedy by the American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $17-$20. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 8 p.m. 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. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 21.

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

“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. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 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. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“My Three Angels,” comedy presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. www.gaslighttheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 20.

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

“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; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Glam-Rock Hamlet,” new take on Shakespeare tragedy, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 24.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” student musical, Windham High School (Windham Performing Arts Center). $10; $6 for students and seniors. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. 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, Noble High School, Berwick. $9 at door; $8 in advance. www.husseytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” children’s theater by Acorn’s Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $7. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Nov. 21.

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

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. www.portlandstage.org. Readings of “Swamp Angel” and “The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 20.

Ten Bucks Theatre Company auditions for the comedy “Epic Proportions,” Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington. www.tenbuckstheatre.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

“The 3 Little Pigs,” musical with a modern take on the classical tale, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $10; $5 for children; reservations required. www.thepublictheatre.org. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ten Bucks Theatre Company audition for the comedy “Epic Proportions,” The Grand, Ellsworth. 884-1030. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bold Face Play Reading Series with Harbor Light Stage, Kittery Art Association. $10. “Or,” 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Perspectives,” pottery and oil paintings by Pamela Williamson, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. Today to Dec. 19.

“Shades of Light,” paintings by Lynn Cyr, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. Today to 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. Today to Nov. 28.

BFA student exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Today to Nov. 19.

“Whiteout,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Friday to Dec. 18.

“World of Ink and Water,” brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio: Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Pastel Painters of Maine,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. www.rivertreearts.org. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. To Nov. 27.

“Anything Goes,” paintings, sculpture and mixed media, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Friday to Dec. 31.

“Your World: Nature Photography of Maine and Beyond,” Bangor Public Library. Friday to Nov. 29.

Hugh Verrier, paper-sculpted birds, Birds in Flight Gallery, Eustis. www.birds-in-flight.com. Friday to Dec. 15.

“My Maine,” work by Phoebe Porteous, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Friday to Nov. 30.

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

AIGA Maine annual exhibit, graphic design work, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Friday to Nov. 26.

“Currents 6,” multi-media work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Friday to Feb. 13.

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. Friday to Jan. 2.

“Medicine and Power Objects,” ceremonial objects used by shamans, Museum of African Culture, Portland. www.museumafricanculture.org. Friday to Nov. 30.

“Letters from the Dead,” assemblages by Anastasia Weigle, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. www.arthousepictureframes.com. Friday to Nov. 30.

“Bog Shod,” agricultural images by photographer Jonathan Levitt, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. Friday to Nov. 29.

Graphic design exhibit, student work, Maine College of Art (Joanne Waxman Library), Portland. www.meca.edu. Friday to Nov. 30.

“Step On It,” work by Libby Barrett, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Friday to Nov. 30.

Group show, work by Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Lauren Gill, Annie Mahoney and Joan Wright, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. www.artspacemaine.com. Saturday to Nov. 20.

“FY-In Retro,” work by first-year students, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Monday to Nov. 19.

Faculty exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Wednesday to Jan. 9.

“The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Wednesday to Jan. 3. 

CONTINUING

“Fred Field, photography, Falmouth Memorial Library. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. Through today.

Ted Wengren, paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Through Friday.

“In a Place Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum. www.sacomuseum.org. Through Sunday.

“Common Thread: Artists Respond to the Bulman Bedhangings,” plus works by Richard Brown Lethem, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Through Sunday.

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

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

“ArtinMe,” painting, drawing and sculpture, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayartists.org. Through Tuesday.

“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. www.mainemedia.edu. 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.

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

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

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

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

Ed Douglas, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Nov. 27.

Diane Hudson and Jane Banquer, photographs and multimedia, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. 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. Through Nov. 27.

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

Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. www.aucocisco.com. Through Nov. 27.

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

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

Cape Dorset annual print collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. Through Nov. 29.

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

“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. Through Nov. 30.

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

Andy Benoit, oil paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. 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. www.bates.edu. Through Dec. 17.

“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. Through Dec. 17.

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

“Elizabeth Jabar: A Quiet Habitation,” prints, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Dec. 18.

“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,” paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Dec. 21.

“India Sojourn and a Glimpse of Venice,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch, through Dec. 24.

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.

“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. 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. www.belfast.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 31.

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

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). www.voxphotographs.com. Through Dec. 31.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. Through Dec. 31.

“And Sew it Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large-scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. Through Dec. 31.

“Emily Schiffer: Cheyenne River,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through January.

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Through January.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” trompe l’oeil art, Portland Museum of Art. www.portlandmuseum.org. Through Jan. 2.

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

“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. www.317mainst.org. Through Jan. 7.

“Sit Down! Chairs from Six Centuries,” chair collection of American and European seating furniture from circa 1500 to the present, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through Jan. 16.

 

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