Noonday Concert with the Atlantic Chamber Players, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


DaPonte String Quartet, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle. $18 to $22; free under 21. www.daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, with members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $4. 773-6128. “The Nature of Woodwinds,” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Nathan Kolosko, local guitarist and composer performs with flutist Carl Dimow and cellist Ben Noyes; Portland Conservatory of Music. $10. www.nathankolosko.com. 7:30 p.m.

Auryn Quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10; $4 for seniors and students. www.batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday (free open rehearsal at 11:30 a.m.; reservations required), 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.


Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops: “The Golden Age of Motown,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $70. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Going for Baroque” with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3 to $6. 780-5555. 8 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth, $18 to $22. 7:30 p.m.

Sam Sytsma and Melsen Carlsen, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington. $10; free under age 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m.

“A Musical Valentine: Love Songs from the 17th Century,” Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville. Free. www.colby.edu. 7:30 p.m.

Viennese Tea, discussion and recital with Triple Helix, Blue Hill Congregational Church. www.bluehillconcerts.org. 3 p.m.


“Suites for the Sweet” with the University of Southern Maine Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. 780-5555. 2 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, $18 to $22; free under 21. www.daponte.org. 3 p.m.

Triple Helix, Beethoven piano trios, Blue Hill Congregational Church, Blue Hill. $25; free for children and high school students. www.bluehillconcerts.org. 3 p.m.

Concerts at Jewett with the Downeast Brass Quintet, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free ages 12 and younger. 621-3551. 2 p.m.


Noonday Concert with The Hancock St. Quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m. 


PHILADANCO: Way of Funk, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $27 to $32. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Doug Varone and Dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $30 to $38; $10 for students. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (pre-performance lecture at 6 p.m. in the Green Room).


Disney on Ice: “Princess Classics,” national touring production featuring Disney characters, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $12.50 to $55. www.theciviccenter.com. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 11:30 a.m. and 3 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” two brothers aspire to be classical pianists, Portland Stage Company. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

“Moonlight and Magnolias,” comedy about the behind-the-scenes antics during the filming of “Gone with the Wind,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 27.

“Epic Proportions,” comedy by Ten Bucks Theatre Company, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington. www.tenbuckstheatre.org. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

“Pride and Prejudice,” drama based on Jane Austen’s novel, Theater Project, Brunswick. $18/donation. www.theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 20.

“Dying City,” drama about the unexpected appearance of a woman’s brother-in-law while her husband is deployed in Baghdad, Stonington Opera House. $20. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Thom Pain,” Will Eno one-man show and winner of first Fringe Award, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12; $10 for students and seniors. www.LucidStage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” drama based on classic novel and film, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Midsummer Night’s Disco Dream,” new twist on Shakespeare’s play with music from the late 1970s, Waterville Opera House. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

“Almost, Maine,” residents of a small Maine town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $15; $13 for students and seniors. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 20.

Winter Cabaret, sketch comedy, live music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick. $18/donation. www.theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Through Feb. 19.

“Les Miserables,” student-produced musical based on the book by Victor Hugo, South Portland High School. $12; $9 for students and seniors. www.myticketportal.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” stories from the female perspective, benefits Caring Unlimited; Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco. $10; $7 for students and seniors. 490-3227, Ext. 122. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” stories from the female perspective, benefits the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project; Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. $3. 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

As If Stories, dramatic readings of stories by Maine writers, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $10/donation. aarhusgallery.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Love Letters,” two-person play by the Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. $15; $25 per couple. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Vagina Monologues,” stories from the female perspective, benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. $5 to $20/donation. 807-7812. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The Soiree,” romantic theater and music with Jake Brooks and Amanda Huotari, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Monday. 


New England Youth Theater auditions, for ages 5 to 19 years old for “The Sound of Music,” Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. 798-6966. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Freeport Family Performing Arts auditions, for a non-musical adaptation of “Peter Pan,” Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Boothbay Playhouse summer shows auditions, for “Seussical,” “Nunsense,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Call Me Madam”; appointment required, Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayplayhouse.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.



“Currents 6,” multimedia work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Sunday.

“Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody,” Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through Feb. 26.

“Recent Acquisitions,” multimedia, Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through Feb. 26.

“A Most Inconvenient Storm,” original photographs from the ice storm of January 1886, Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Through March 1.

“Weston: Leaves of Grass,” Edward Weston’s black-and-white photographs based on Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; www.portlandmuseum.org. Through March 13.

“Characters,” ink drawings by faculty member Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through March 20.

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008,” artist retrospective, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through March 20.

“Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

“Dialogue: A Video Series,” artists’ videos rotate throughout the exhibit’s run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

“Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art,” modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

Winter exhibits: “Fear and Play,” paintings by Jonathan Lux; “The Gesture Contained,” sculpture by Joshua Enck; and “New York, New York,” photographs from the museum’s collection; University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through March 26.

“Strangers,” portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through March 30.

“The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley,” exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta. www.mainestatemuseum.org. Through March 31.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. Through April 4.

“Andrew Wyeth: Winter Exhibition,” paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

“Mind the Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth,” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

“Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” black-and-white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. Through April 30.

“The Lay of the Land,” work from the museum’s permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through May 8.

“Displaced Persons,” black-and-white photographs of World War II refugees by Clemens Kalischer, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

“Joan Whitney Payne Collection,” works on loan from the Portland Museum of Art with pieces from the permanent collection, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

“James Fitzgerald and The Elizabeth Howard,” paintings by Fitzgerald of the schooner Elizabeth Howard and its crew, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through June 26.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 6.

“Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection,” objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Through Dec. 6. 



Silent art auction exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. today and Friday.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. Reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. today. Through May 14.

Art Guild of Freeport Show, Freeport Community Center. www.freeportlibrary.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to

8 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through Feb. 28.

“Undressed,” figure drawings and paintings of nudes, F-8 Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-3227. Reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Monday.

“KISS (and be kissed),” Valentine reception for “Early Work” by Alison Hildreth, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Spindleworks, work by adults with disabilities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 26.


“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 Friday.

“Selected Works from USM’s Juried Student Exhibition,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 743-2183. Through Feb. 17.

Faculty exhibit, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Through Feb. 17.

“Octopus’s Garden,” sculpture and two-dimensional work dedicated to coral by Melita Westerlund, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. Through Feb. 17.

“Paintings by Antonio Guerrero — Political Prisoner,” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 743-2183. Through Feb. 18.

“Serenity,” porcelain works by Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. Through Feb. 21.

“Stable: Photography, 2011,” work by Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest; Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. Through Feb. 23.

“Bringing It Home,” Berri Kramer’s visual journal of villages in Guatemala, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. www.heartwoodcollegeofart.org. Through Feb. 24.

“Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” sculptural work and clothing by Katharine Cobey, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through Feb. 25.

“Where Art and Academics Intersect,” work from students at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through Feb. 25.

“Quartet,” work by Arunas Bukauskas, Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett and Susan Bennett, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. www.addisonwoolley.com. Through Feb. 26.

Juried Photography Show, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. www.chocolatechurcharts.org. Through Feb. 26.

“White,” artists explore the color white, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Feb. 27.

“Karen Gelardi: In the Outside,” multi-media installation, Gallery 37-A, Portland. www.thirtysevena.com. Through Feb. 27.

“Jack and ME,” oil and watercolor paintings by Jim Lagasse, Bangor Public Library. Through Feb. 28.

“CONCEPT: an Architectural IDEA,” University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. www.uma.edu/danforthgallery.html. Through Feb. 28.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert and Madeleine de Sinety and paintings by Alden Grant, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. www.fryeburgacademy.org. Through March 4.

“44.4 Degrees North,” large map installation by cartographer Margot Carpenter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. Through March 11.

“Fauna,” work by Angel Braestrup and Margaret Ryan, and “Newfoundland in Paint and Print,” work by Colin Barclay and Robert Aller; Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through March 12.

“Color, Line, and Form: The Art of Abstraction,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Through March 12.

“Storytellers,” Greta Bank, Patrick Corrigan, Carl Haase, Adriane Herman, Charlie Hewitt, Lisa Pixley, Alex Rheault and David Wolfe use their skills to create art that tell stories, University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland. Through March 12.

“Maine’s Soul Survivors,” photographic portraits by Jack Montgomery, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. 329-9854. Through March 14.

Paula Dougherty, life and figure drawings, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Machias. 255-1279. Through March 18.

“Area Artists 2011,” group show with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and works in clay, glass, fiber and mixed media; University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. Through March 19.

“Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past,” photographs from 75 to 100 years ago of Maine’s agricultural industry, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. Through March 21.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Through March 26.

“A Conference of Birds II,” work by Scott Kelley, Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene and others, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through March 26.

“Bio-Geo Luminescence,” drawings by Josh Dallaire, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through March 31.

“Pop-ups! They’re not JUST for kids!,” pop-up books from the 1,800-volume Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. Through April 1.

“The Jar Project,” installation of 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.jarproject.net. Through April 2.

“The Feathered Hand,” installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through April 3.

“Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning,” work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. Through April 10.