Art

“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.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] Tours at 2 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. today; by appointment daily. Through Nov. 21.

“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 Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 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.

“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography with work by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Current Topics in Photography at 2 p.m. ($5), 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

Jacobus Baas, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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 today to Saturday. 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 to 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 and Tuesday.

“All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

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

Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday and 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 today to Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“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.

“Bountiful Maine,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday and Wednesday to 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 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 to Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“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 to 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. today to Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

BFA Student Exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Today.

Kathleen Perelka, pastels, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. 778-9105. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; Reception 4 to 7 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

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

“Origins,” The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to 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 to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Landmark Celebrates Creativity,” group show, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton. 647-8396. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“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 to Saturday.

Garry Mitchell, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“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 to Friday.

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

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

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

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

“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. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Feb. 11.

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

“Letters from the Dead,” assemblages by Anastasia Weigle, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. www.arthousepictureframes.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Bog Shod,” agricultural images by photographer Jonathan Levitt, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Nov. 29.

“FY-In Retro,” work by first-year students, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. Runs through Friday.

Graphic design exhibit, student work, Maine College of Art (Joanne Waxman Library), Portland. www.meca.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Step On It,” work by Libby Barrett, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Photomontage,” digitally-altered photographs by John Byrne, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Through Nov. 30.

“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. Thursday and 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. Thursday and Friday. Through Dec. 17.

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

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

“Medicine and Power Objects,” featuring ceremonial objects used by shamans, Museum of African Culture, Portland. www.museumafricanculture.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

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

“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 to 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 to Saturday. Through Jan. 29.

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. Thursday to Saturday. Through Nov. 27.

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

“In Celebration,” group show, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Reception 5 to 7:30 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Colin Page, paintings; continues through Dec. 19, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“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. Thursday to Saturday.

Juried Student Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Reception 6 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 10.

Studio open house and sale of pottery, drawings, prints, Kit Pike Studio, South Portland. 799-0648. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Art is Community,” local arts and fine crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 929-6472. reception 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Art is Community,” local arts and fine crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

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.

Auditions

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

Open auditions, for Dramatic Repertory Company, a new theater company in Portland, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. [email protected] by appointment beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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.

Empty Bowls Dinner, eat dinner using bowls donated by area potters; dinner benefits the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15 suggested donation. www.unity.edu. 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

Auction, live auction to benefit Pen Bay Healthcare’s Creative Learning and Childcare Center, Hanley Center, Rockport. 596-8700. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

A Night to Make Wishes Come True, refreshments, entertainment, silent auction and more to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Woodfords Club, Portland. 797-9007. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show, benefits Women, Work and Community, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $2 donation. 865-1489. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Art for Dog Sake, art show and sale, including dog toys and other works made by North Yarmouth Academy students; benefits Dogs Deserve Better, Down East Village Restaurant, Yarmouth, $2 donation. www.festivefish.net/shows.html. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Book signing and reading, seating is limited; reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. Tess Gerritsen, “Ice Cold,” 6:30 p.m. today.

Author program, David Switzer, contributor to “The Archaeology of Ships of War, Vol. II,” presents a program titled “Steam Power, Corsets and Exploding Harpoons: The Last Days of Arctic Whaling,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, $7. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. 2 p.m. today.

Author reading, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. Lily King, “Father of the Rain,” 2 p.m. today.

Author program, Ben Kilham, co-author of “Among the Bears,” presents a slideshow about bears and their behavior, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Author program, Nancy Griffin, author of “Making Whoopies: The Official Whoopie Pie Book,” talks about her book, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Author program, with Randy Spencer, author of “Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. 774-1822. Noon Tuesday.

Author program, Scott Seider, author of “Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless,” talks about his book, Colby College, Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Book signing and author reading, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. Tawanda Chabikwa, “Baobabs in Heaven,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. With Ander Monson, “The Available World,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Wesley McNair and Thomas Carper and others, “Maine in Four Seasons,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, Gary Okihiro, author of “Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment,” talks about his book, Bowdoin College (Searles Science Building), Brunswick, free. 725-3291. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Author program, with Thomas Powers, author of “The Killing of Crazy Horse,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. 774-1822. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author program, Ed Webster, author of “Snow in the Kingdom,” talks about his years on and off Mount Everest, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $7, $5 for students and seniors. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book signing, plus cooking class and demonstration with Meg Wolff, author of “A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health,” Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $45. www.nonantumresort.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Author Signing and Reading, Longfellow Books, Portland, free. 772-4045. Catherynne Valente, “The Habitation of the Blessed,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Author talk and book signing, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Melissa Kelly, “Cooking Down East,” 10 a.m. Thursday.

Book signing, with Dahlov Ipcar, author of “The Calico Jungle,” Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 371-9200. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Multicultural Children’s Books Fair, with Charlotte Agell, author “The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister,” Breakwater School, Portland. 772-8689. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Book signing and author talk, Roma Cafe, Portland, $15. 774-1044. With Jane Ziegelman, “97 Orchard” and Andrew Coe, “Chop Suey,” 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Book signing, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 799-2659. Meg Wolff, “A Life in Balance,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Open house, with author programs and book signings; reservations recommended, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, free. 967-8282. Rebecca Emberly at 10:30 a.m., Carol Lambert at 1 p.m., Ellen Thayer at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Book signing, Royal River Books, Yarmouth. 846-8006. James Richardson, “Standing on Two Feet,” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Classical Music

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. today.

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. today.

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

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

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

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

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

UMF Band Concert, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington, $6, $5 for seniors. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bowdoin College Chorus, with pianists Sean Fleming and Chiharu Naruse, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Music Series, with various artists, Freeport Community Center, Freeport, free. 251-1953. Works by Schumann, 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Organ concert, program of Bach compositions, First Congregational Church, Camden, free. 236-4821. 7 p.m. Friday.

USM Chorale, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $3-$6. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Chorus, with pianists Sean Fleming and Chiharu Naruse, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Frank Glazer, piano. Admission is free for students age 21 and younger, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $16, $14 for seniors. www.francoamericanheritage.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Defining Heroism Part One: Storytelling Mythology, with Colby Wind Ensemble, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The Puzzle Master,” an a cappella oratorio expressed through the poetry of Frank Reeve, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $12. 646-6170. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Laura Kargul, pianist performs an all-Chopin concert, Reiche Community School, Portland, $5-$18. 773-3616. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Oratorio Chorale, Student tickets are half price, United Church of Christ, Bath, $25 door, $20 in advance. 725-1420. Featuring Bach’s Cantata 23 and Durufle’s Requiem, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chamber ME Music Series, with various artists, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. 251-1953. Works by Schumann, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Comedy

Running with Scissors, improv, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7.  7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Professional Firefighters of Maine Comedy Night, with Dave Russo, Graig Murphy and Artie Januario, Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, South Portland, $15. www.pffmaine.org. 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dance

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

Israeli Folk Dancing, lessons for beginners during the first 30 minutes followed by open dancing, Temple Beth El, Portland, free. 774-2649. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Cold Rice, dance party with DJ Name Names; 18-plus, Space, Portland, $3. www.space538.org. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Alison Chase Performance, multidimensional story-telling fusioning, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $27. www.collinscenterforthearts.co. 8 p.m. Friday.

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

Dance party, with Southern Maine USA Dance, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $12. www.smusadance.com. 7 to 8 p.m. (lesson), 8 to 11 p.m. (dance) Friday.

“The Nutcracker,” presented by the Robinson Ballet Company, University of Maine (Performing Arts Center), Machias. 3 and 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.

“Festival of Feet,” tap dancing show, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington, $15. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

Fairs/Festivals

Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School, Windham. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Christmas Craft Show, www.newenglandcraftfairs.com/maine-craft-fairs.html, Augusta Armory, Augusta. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Through Dec. 12.

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

Feline Frolic Holiday Fair, benefits Friends of Feral Felines, Friends of Feral Felines, Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Christmas Fair, Unity Church, Windham. Noon to 2 p.m. today.

Hannaford Associates’ Holiday Craft Fair, Elks Club, Portland. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Holiday Show and Sale, crafts by studio artists, Sawyer Street Studios, South Portland. 767-4394. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Congregational Church, Buxton. 727-4933. 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, crafts and other handmade items, North Pownal United Methodist Church, Pownal. 688-4101. 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

ArtFull Gifts Craft and Art Show, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust and United Mid-Coast Charities, Point Lookout, Northport. www.artfullgifts.com. Opening night with live music and refreshments ($10), 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; $3; free for children, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Daze Bazaar, wreaths, knit goods, books, lunch, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 799-3361. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Village Christmas Fair, Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center. 829-3419. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in the Country, ornaments and decorations, crafts, silent auction, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland. 829-3766. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Bazaar, annual craft show, Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pine Cone Fair, ornaments, jewelry, wreaths and arrangements, silent auction, Christ Church, Kennebunk. 985-4494. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, crafts, jewelry, food items, Mill Brook Estates, Westbrook. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Days Fair, gifts, crafts, cookie walk and gingerbread houses, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth. 781-3413. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Valley Fiber Artists, annual craft show and sale with demonstrations, North Scarborough Grange Hall, Scarborough. www.sacovalleyfiberartists.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, crafts, wreaths, cookies, silent auction, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Scarborough. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, Lovell United Church of Christ, Center Lovell. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

FEZtival of Trees, decorated trees, a food court, entertainment, craft fair and the opportunity for pictures with Santa, Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, $2, free kids under age 12. www.KoraShriners.org. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair and baked goods sale, North Saco Congregational Christian Church, Saco. 282-4283. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, sponsored by Waterborough Historical Society, Town Hall, Waterboro. 247-5160. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair for All, crafts and food, Prides Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. 797-4636. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, books and more, West Gorham Union Church, Gorham. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, greens, gifts, cookie walk and luncheon, First Baptist Church, Springvale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fest, with art show and food, Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco. 282-0062. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, crafts, baked goods, white elephant tables and more, West Falmouth Baptist Church, Falmouth. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Santa’s Workshop, holiday craft fair, First Congregational Church, North Yarmouth. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Show, www.newenglandcraftfairs.com/maine-craft-fairs.html, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Craft fair, wreaths, handmade items and bake sale, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Hollis. 727-3566. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 775-1468. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Steep Falls PTO Holiday Craft Fair, Steep Falls Elementary School, Steep Falls. 838-5495.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta. 622-2424. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday craft show, benefits the Brunswick Hockey Boosters, Brunswick High School. www.mainemade.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Craft fair, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gorham. 648-7213. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Craft fair, with entertainers, Portland Arts and Technology High School, Portland. 754-6843. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth. 781-4573. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, United Methodist Church, Brunswick. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Fair, gifts, crafts, cookie trail, food items, First Congregational Church, Gray. 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Yuletide Fair, United Methodist Church of York and Ogunquit, York. 363-2749. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Handmade Hoopla, handmade crafts, 25 Caleb St., Portland. [email protected] 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Days Fair, Rockland Congregational Church, Rockland. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fair Trade Gifts for the Holidays, Little Meetinghouse of North Windham, Windham. www.karmafairtrade.com. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Films

“Nosferatu,” silent vampire horror film with live musical accompaniment by the Les Sorciers Perdus, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. today.

Kids Classics at Dreamland Theater, movies for children, Winter Street Center, Bath, $5 suggested donation. www.sagadahocpreservation.org. “Cinderella,” 2 p.m. today. Through May 8.

Global Lens Film Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Ronj Coffeehouse), Lewiston, $5. 786-6135. “Ordinary People,” 6 p.m. Monday. Through Dec. 13.
Food Film Series, with discussion, University of Maine (Lincoln Auditorium), Farmington, free. “King Corn,” 7 p.m. Tuesday; “King Corn,” 10 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Living Outside the Lines, film festival on disability, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $7. www.explorefrontier.com. “Including Samuel” ($20 reception follows screening), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Warren Miller’s “Wintervention,” action sports film, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $27. www.porttix.com. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Food and Drink

Cooking Classes, Seagrass Bistro, Yarmouth, $75. www.seagrassbistro.com. Sauces Stuffings and More, 6 p.m. Monday.

Kitchen Garden Series, specialty dinners, cooking classes and lectures with renowned chefs, kitchen gardeners and garden writers; reservations required, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $30. 633-4333. Dinner with Larry Matthews of Back Bay Grill ($85), 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Joel S. Freund Memorial iTN Wine Dinner, benefits ITNAmerica and ITNPortland. Reservations required by Nov. 12, Back Bay Grill, Portland, $250. 857-9001. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Wine Wise Presents: Wine Bar Wednesdays, weekly series providing an opportunity to learn about wines and meet people, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $35 day of, $30 in advance. www.winewiseevents.com. Thanksgiving wines, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Last Basket Dinner, four-course meal with presentations about bringing the farm-to-table experience into your home, Evangeline, Portland, $50. 791-2800. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Organic wine and chocolate party, benefits the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.preventharm.org. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Wine tasting, Rosemont Market & Bakery, Portland. rosemontmarket.com. With Michael Burke of Vias Wines, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Lantern Walk and Potluck Dinner, meet at the church parking lot at the corner of High Road and South Causeway Drive and walk with lanterns to the library for a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor. www.swharbor.lib.me.us. 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Roast Beef Buffet, benefits Toys for Tots. Admission is $10 or the donation of a toy, Atria Kennebunk, Kennebunk. 985-5866. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Breakfast Buffet, benefits Toys for Tots. Admission is $10 or the donation of a toy, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. nonantumresort.com. 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

For Children

Little Lake Stewards Series, environmentally-themed stories, activities and crafts for pre-schoolers, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish, $10 for the series. 774-5961, Ext. 3319. Harvesting at Home, 10 a.m. to Noon Friday. Through Apr. 15.

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 “Princess Hyacinth” and “The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“The Kids’ Magic-Lantern Show,” Victorian magic-lantern show, a combination of projected color images, live drama and music, comedy and audience participation; for ages 3 to 8. Reservations required, Portland High School, Portland, $10, $5 for youth under age 18. www.victoriamansion.org. 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Home & Garden

Bath Antiques Show, Bath Middle School, Bath, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Falmouth, free. (800) 244-3860. Holiday Arrangements ($20), 1 p.m. today.

Antiques Appraisal, seminar followed by appraisals of items, Mildred L. Day School, Arundel, $10. 283-9699. 1 p.m. today.

Music

Country Sunday, hosted by the Down East Country Music Association, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, Litchfield, $6, free for under age 12. www.decma.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

MercyMe, with Phil Wickham, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $18.50-$50. 775-3458. 6:30 p.m. today.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. www.porttix.com. Simply Sinatra, 2:30 p.m. today.

Concerts at Jewett, Tickets are $10, $5 for students, free for children age 12 and younger, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. 621-3551. Mas Ikemiya: Classics to Ragtime, 2 p.m. today.

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

Edie Carey, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $13. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m. today.

Bluegrass jam session, unplugged string instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $5, free for kids with adult. 854-5520. 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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

Bowdoin and Bates colleges concert bands, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 3 p.m. today.

The Jimmy Herring Band, 21-plus. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door; $30 VIP, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. today.

The Dangerous Summer, with the Sophomore Beat and others, Deering Grange, Portland, $10 day of, $8 in advance. www.brownpapertickets.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

“Silent Surrealism,” silent film clips with live accompaniment by the Hot Club of San Francisco, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, $36, $10 for students. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary Black, Irish vocalist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $80. stonemountain
artscenter.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With Salome Sandoval, Venezuelan vocalist and instrumentalist, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Barenaked Ladies, rock, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $38.50-$48.50. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jon Langford and Skull Orchard with Chris Mills, 18-plus, Space, Portland, $12 day of, $10 in advance. www.space538.org. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

James Keelaghan, Canadian singer/songwriter, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $12. 689-2000. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Arlo Guthrie Band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

James Keelaghan, Canadian singer/songwriter, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $10. 562-4445. 7:30 p.m. (pre-show jam at 6:45 p.m.) Wednesday.

USM Youth Ensembles, performance by several area youth groups, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3-$6, suggested donation. 780-5555. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Arlo Guthrie, with Abe Guthrie and the Burns Sisters, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall), Kents Hill, $55-$75. www.kentshill.org/concertseries. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Noonday concerts, half-hour performance presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. John and Barbara Metz, piano and cello, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

James Keelaghan, folk/roots, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Aniksak and Uyaupiq, traditional Inuit throat singers. Admission is free but tickets are required, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 day of, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kevin Midgley, acoustic blues, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Asleep at the Wheel, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Chris Smither, blues/folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 door, $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Martin Sexton, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$25. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Medeski, Martin and Wood, 21-plus. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show; $48 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $15. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Denny Breau, folk, delta blues, country and jazz, L/A Arts, Lewiston, $12 door, $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Hanneke Cassel, fiddle, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15-$20, $10 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Ta Ka Di Mi, duo of percussionist Glen Velez and rhythm vocalist Lori Cotler, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 door, $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mean Creek, with the No. 9 and Audrey Ryan; 18-plus, Space, Portland, $7. www.space538.org. 9 p.m. Friday.

Asleep at the Wheel, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $27 day, $23 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Saturday.

AudioBody, music, comedy and technical wizardry, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $10-$15, $30 family four pack. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christine Lavin and Don White, musical comedy, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Melissa Manchester, pop. Tickets are $37.50 in advance, $42.50 day of show, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mezcalitos, western swing, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Saco Coffeehouse, with open mic at 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco. 282-0062. The Pretty Girls ($10 donation, free age 12 and younger), 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Squid Jiggers, Maine Irish and maritime duo; benefits the high school’s varsity softball team, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris, $14, $12 for students and seniors. (866) 655-7171. 7 p.m. Saturday.

ImproVox, vocal ensemble, Belfast United Methodist Church, Belfast. 441-3259. Workshop at 3:30 p.m. ($25), concert at 7 p.m. ($10; $30 for concert and workshop) Saturday.

Outdoors

Bird Walks, guided by a student naturalist. Admission is by donation; $3.50, $2 for students and $1 for children sugggested, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. 10 a.m. Thursday.

Pro Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 207-828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Versus Worcester, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Readings

Voices in Recovery, readings and refreshments, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Open Mic Poetry Reading, Second Congregational Church, Biddeford, free. 284-7898. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Special Events

Psychic Sunday, fees for readings, products and services, Woodfords Club, Portland, $1. Noon to 3 p.m. today.

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

Knitting Night, knit (or not) while listening to a performance by fiddler Hope Hoffman and her band, Free Grange Music Studio, Bowdoinham, free. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Jan. 18.

Lucid Stage grand opening, with performances by dancers, poets, actors and more, Lucid Stage, Portland. 899-3993. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Knitting Night, knit (or not) while listening to a performance by fiddler Hope Hoffman and her band, Lucid Stage, Portland, free. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Jan. 19.

Day One’s Annual Celebration, with Patty Duke as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $50 through Oct. 29; $60 thereafter; $65 at the door, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. www.day-one.org. Thursday.

“A Victorian Christmas,” Victorian magic-lantern show, a combination of projected color images, live drama and music, comedy and audience participation. Reservations required, Portland High School, Portland, $10, $5 for youth under age 18. www.victoriamansion.org. 8 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Frozen Turkey Hunt, treasure hunt-type search resulting in prizes to enhance your Thanksgiving feast as well as other activities such as cookie decoration and a relay race, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 11 a.m. Saturday.

ExTRAINaganza, model train show with special activities, Great Falls Model Railroad Club, Auburn, $2. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Skatepark Grand Opening, open skate and lessons, music and refreshments, Dougherty Field, Portland. www.portlandmaine.gov. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Turkey Trot, 5K road race and one-mile jog/fun walk with dogs. Register by Nov. 18, Sanford Junior High School, Sanford, $10-$15. www.sanfordmaine.org. 9 a.m. Saturday.

“Says You,” live recording of the NPR radio show. Reservations required, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland, $20-$25. www.saysyou.net/tapings. 4 p.m. Saturday.

National Survivors of Suicide Day, with presentations and support groups, Thornton Academy, Saco. 775-5216, Ext. 107. 12:30 p.m. (registration), 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Magic of the Steelgraves, illusions, magic and juggling, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10, $5 for children. 899-3993. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Theater

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

“My Three Angels,” presented by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. www.gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“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.

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

“Once Upon a Mattress,” student production, Fryeburg Academy, $8.50, $6 for seniors and students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Glam-Rock Hamlet,” College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. 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.

“Cinderella,” student-produced musical, Cape Elizabeth High School, $6-$9. 2 p.m. today;
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 24.

“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. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“Bye Bye, Birdie,” student musical, Windham High School, $10. 4 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and 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. 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“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. 2 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.

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

“The 3 Little Pigs”, musical with a modern take on the classical tale. Reservations required, Public Theatre, Lewiston, $10. 9:30 a.m. Monday; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Friday.

Directing Class Projects, student-directed plays from the FUSION Theatre Company, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Oklahoma!,” romantic comedy musical, Yarmouth High School, $10, $8 for students and seniors. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday.

“You Can’t Take It with You,” a comedy about two very different families, Kennebunk High School, $8. 985-1110. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Runs through Saturday.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” student production of a musical about a Jewish family at the turn of the last century, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $8, $6 for students and seniors. 829-4805. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“The Awesome ’80s Prom,” presented by New Edge Entertainment, Big Easy, Portland, $10 door, $8 in advance. 286-1427. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 21.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” student-produced musical, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6, $4 for students. 657-2842. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday.

“The Wild Party,” a musical capturing the roaring ’20s, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 21.

“Annie Get Your Gun,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19.99. 799-1421. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

“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.

“American Buffalo,” David Mamet play about a group of men planning on stealing a coin collection from a wealthy man. Admission is free but tickets are required, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The 39 Steps,” mystery/thriller presented by the Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Camden, $18, $10 for students. www.everymanrep.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.