• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

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

Noonday Concert with John and Barbara Metz, piano and cello, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. 

FRIDAY

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

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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY

Portland Rossini Club, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. $5-$10/donation. 797-8318. 3 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale, performing Bach’s Cantata 23 and Durufle’s Requiem, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth. $25 at door; $20 in advance; student tickets are half price. 725-1420. 3 p.m.

Sunday Classical: “Travels in Time for Three” by the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Time for Three, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17-$56. www.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.

“Bach and Forth” with pianist Stephen Prutsman, Rockport Opera House. $25-$45; $8 ages 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m. 

MONDAY

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

DANCE

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

“The Nutcracker” presented by the Robinson Ballet Company, University of Maine (Performing Arts Center), Machias. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Festival of Feet,” tap-dancing show, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington. $15. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. 

• THEATER

TODAY

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

“Last Gas,” romantic comedy set in northern Maine, Portland Stage Company. $16.50-$37. 774-0465; www.portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“My Three Angels,” comedy by Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 students and seniors. www.gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

“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. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“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. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 28.

“Oklahoma!,” classic musical, Yarmouth High School. $10; $8 for students and seniors. 846-2335. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The 3 Little Pigs,” musical with a modern take on the classical tale, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $10; reservations required. 9:30 a.m. today and Friday.

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

“Fiddler on the Roof,” student production of classic musical about a Jewish family at the turn of the 20th century, Greely High School, Cumberland Center. $8; $6 students and seniors. 829-4805. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Awesome ’80s Prom,” interactive comedy by New Edge Entertainment, Big Easy, Portland. $10 at door; $8 in advance. 286-1427. 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday.

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

“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.

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

“The Wild Party,” adult-oriented 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; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Annie Get Your Gun,” classic musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $19.99. 799-1421. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 4.

“Cinderella,” student-produced musical, Cape Elizabeth High School. $6-$9. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” student musical, Windham High School (Windham Performing Arts Center). $10. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

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

“The 39 Steps,” mystery/thriller by the Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House. $18; $10 for students. www.everymanrep.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 28.

Lake Region Community Theatre auditions, Lake Region High School, Naples. www.lrctme.org. For “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 

• MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Today to April 3. 

CONTINUING

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

“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.

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

“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.

“Emily Schiffer: Cheyenne River,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Jan. 31.

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

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. Through April 2.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through summer 2011. 

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Colin Page, paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Dec. 19.

“Mother-Daughter Artists,” Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. Today to Nov. 27.

Community Health and Counseling Services exhibit, multi-media, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336. Today to Nov. 27.

Juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through Dec. 10.

“Photomontage,” digitally-altered photographs by John Byrne, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. Today to Nov. 30.

“In Celebration,” group show, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. www.riverartsme.org. Opens today; reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

Kathleen Perelka, pastels, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. 778-9105. Opens today; reception 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

Berri Kramer, photographs, The Frame Works, Kennebunk. theframeworks.net. Today to Dec. 31.

Dan Corey and Jean Kigel, oil and Asian brush paintings, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. Today to Nov. 27.

“A Matter of Perception,” work by artists with disabilities, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. www.explorefrontier.com. Today to Dec. 4.

Studio open house, plus sale of pottery, drawings and 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. Through Sunday.

“Smitten: Hands and Their Coverings,” Latvian mittens by Angela Kimberk and mittens and hand coverings by other area textile artists plus photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. www.merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through Dec. 18. 

CONTINUING

“FY-In Retro,” work by first-year students, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Through Friday.

BFA student exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. Through Friday.

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

“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 Friday.

“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 Saturday.

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

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

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

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 Tuesday.

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

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

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

“Pastel Painters of Maine,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. www.rivertreearts.org. 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.

“Food for Thought: Ten Years of Farm Branding,” illustrations and designs by Gabe McPhail, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery. www.belfast.coop. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. www.waterfallarts.org. Through Jan. 20.

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

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Through Jan. 31.

“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. www.lines.portlandmaine.gov. Through Feb. 11.

 

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