Noonday Concerts with Christina Astrachan and friends, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. 


Nikolai Lugansky, Russian pianist, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $34; $10 for students. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday; pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. with Laura Kargul and piano students.

“My Favorite Bach” with the Maine Music Society, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16, $18; $9 for students. mainemusicsociety.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. 


Pineland Suzuki School concert, classical, folk and fiddle music performed by students from the Pineland Suzuki School; Messalonskee High School (J. Duke Albanese Performing Arts Center), Oakland. $10 to $12; $5 for students and seniors; free for children under 6. pinelandsuzuki.org. 2 p.m.

“Curtis On Tour: Spring, Solzhenitsyn and Stars” with pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and rising stars from the Curtis Institute of Music, Rockport Opera House. $25 to $45; $8 ages 18 and younger. baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m.

St. Mary Schola, early music ensemble, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth. $20 at door. stmaryschola.org. 4 p.m. 


Kolosko Dimow Duo, classical music, world music and jazz, Topsham Public Library. Free. 725-1727. 2 p.m.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, small classical ensembles, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 761-1757. Mark Berger and Schubert, 6 p.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Oxford Elementary School. $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B,’ ” 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 


Noonday Concert with voice students of John Corrie, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, East End Community School, Portland. $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B,’ ” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Reiche School, Portland. $4. 773-6128. “Brass: Brought to You By the Letter ‘B,’ ” 1 p.m. 


Midori, violinist, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. $20 concert only; $35 for concert and champagne reception. Reservations required: 834-7800. 7 p.m. 


“Sleeping Beauty,” presented by Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15 to $20. 781-3587. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 10.

“By Request,” Portland Ballet Company’s 30th-anniversary performance of favorite dances, Portland High School. $15 to $40. portlandballet.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


“Avenue Q,” national Broadway tour of musical featuring puppets (not appropriate for children), Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $60. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. today.

“Humble Boy,” comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16 to $18; $5 ages 18 and younger. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Bedroom Farce,” comedy about four couples by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 3.

“The Late Henry Moss,” Maine premier of Sam Shepard drama by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18, $20. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“You’re Killing Me,” original one-act play written by a student, Freeport Performing Arts Center. Pay what you can. fpac.rsu5.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

“The Boy Friend,” presented by Waynflete School Drama, Waynflete School, Portland. Free. waynflete.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Antigone,” student production, Greely High School, Cumberland Center. $6; $5 for students and seniors. thenorth.com/greelydinnertheatre. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; optional dinner available at 6 p.m. Saturday by reservation only through website ($12, $15).

“A Chorus Line,” drama about dancers competing for a spot in a Broadway chorus line, Portland Players, South Portland. $18, $20. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Sleeping Beauty,” presented by the National Marionette Theatre, Lewiston Middle School. $5 to $7. 782-7228. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Holes,” A Company of Girls production based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $5; seating limited. 874-2107. 7 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

“The Terminal Bar,” Maine Playwright’s Series comedy by David E. Butler, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $10, $12. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Pinocchio,” presented by the National Marionette Theatre, Lewiston Middle School. $5 to $7. 782-7228. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“A Tribute to Do-Wop,” dinner theater performance with The Juke Box Five, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95 (includes dinner). 221-2267. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $6 to $9. www.fiddlehead center.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Halpern & Johnson,” drama about two men who love the same woman, Portland Stage Company. $28 to $37. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through April 24. 


“Narnia,” roles for adults and children, be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song; Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-3743. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 



“European Drawings,” portraits, figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies by various artists, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 22. 


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

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

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

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 Saturday.

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

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

“Tom Butler: The Grotesques,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. 699-2966. Through March 31.

Youth Art Month Exhibit, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through April 3.

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

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

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

“Sailors’ Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art,” Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. kporthistory.org. Through April 14.

“Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show,” Saco Museum and Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Through April 22.

“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.

“Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 2.

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

“First People: Miikmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. Through May 31.

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

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

“Susan Hiller: The J Street Project,” photographs of places in Germany that still show evidence of Jewish inhabitants, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through June 26.

“Cold Waters, Cold War: The 20th Century Navy in Maine,” artifacts and photos of U.S.-Soviet naval operations, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Aug. 7.

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 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. 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. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Through Dec. 6. 



Femme Fatile Studio, group exhibit of relief bronze, fused glass, hand-painted ceramic and sculpted clay tiles, River Suite, Kennebunk. 229-8388. Reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 1.

“Frozen in Time,” still life, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 782-7228. Opens Saturday. Through May 28.

“Tom Hall: New Prints,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Artist in the gallery, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through April 23. 


Student Art Exhibition, works by Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through Friday.

“March Forth,” selected Maine art, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through Friday.

“Burn the Lot,” print show by Cannonball Press, Space Gallery, Portland. space538.org. Through Saturday.

“Journeys to the Interior,” paintings by Robert Nason, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. addisonwoolley.com. Through Saturday.

Southern Maine Clay Guild Pottery Show and Sale, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Saturday.

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

“Young at Art,” work by elementary and middle school students, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Saturday.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Sunday.

“The Colors of Winter,” works by Spindleworks artists, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. thorntonoaks.com. Through Tuesday.

“Aerial Views of the Maine Coast in Wax” by encaustic artist Rick Green, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. 773-8396. Through Wednesday.

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

“Hardware,” black-and-white analog photography by Wayne Frederick, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695. Through March 31.

“Spring Light,” hand-blown glass by Terrill and Charlie Jenkins of Tandem Glass in Dresden, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through March 31.

Faculty exhibit, works by Stephen Burt and Sarah Gorham, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. une.edu. 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. 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. jarproject.net. Limited dates through April 2.

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

“Think Spring!”, Maine Women in the Arts exhibit, Hallway Gallery, North Dam Mills, Biddeford. Through April 9.

“Audition,” group exhibit, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Through April 9.

“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. meca.edu. Through April 10.

“Jerry Day Mason: A Backwards Look,” retrospective of works by Maine artist, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Gallery), Bath. 442-8455. Through April 16.

“Local Color,” works by Sally Loughridge, Prentiss Weiss, Kevin Mizner and Karen Dominguez-Brann; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through April 16.

“The Orb and the Octopus,” black-and-white drawings by Amy Ray and John Jennison, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. 780-5008. Through April 28.

“Max Ascrizzi: New Sculptures,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 930-0464. Through May 8.

Oil Paintings by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through May 10.

“Celebrate Artists from Freeport,” group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through May 14.

“Cherished Spaces,” group exhibit, Haley Art Gallery, Kittery. 439-2669. Through May 28.