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


Chamber ME Music Series with Jon Poupore, Carolyn Nishon and Michael Bachem performing classical music for string by Haydn, Ries and Reger, Freeport Community Center. Free/donation. 865-3985. 12:30 p.m.


Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Gorham Middle School. $3 to $6. 780-5555. 2 p.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, with various artists performing works by Haydn, Ries and Reger, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free/donation. 11 a.m.

Seaglass Chorale, performs Maine premiere of “Eternal Light: A Requiem,” First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. $12 to $15. 985-8747. 7 p.m.

Cameron Carpenter, performs on the Kotzschmar Organ, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $19 to $32; free for ages 12 and under. 7:30 p.m.


USM Chamber Singers, Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. $3 to $6. 780-5555. 5 p.m.


“Blood Brothers,” a prince-and-pauper tale revolves around twins born into an impoverished family, Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $16. 783-0958. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Halpern & Johnson,” drama explores the complex nuances of marriage and friendship, secrets and lies, Portland Stage Company. $28 to $36. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 24.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” Midcoast Youth Theatre production of rock opera that follows the five days leading up to the crucifixion of Christ, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $10 to $12; $8 for students and seniors. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In,” based on the classic TV comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $12 to $14. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on classic novel and film, Penobscot Theatre production, Bangor Opera House. $30. 924-3333. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Maine Playwrights Festival, 10th annual short-play event with works by 10 Maine playwrights, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $16; $14 students and seniors. 854-0065. Various times today through April 29.

“Adventures with Peter Pan,” Freeport Performing Arts Center. $5 to $10; $25 per family. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 23.

“There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Deb Hall and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95; includes dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Alice in Wonderland,” classic children’s tale, Academy of Developing Artists of Maine, Biddeford. $10; $6 under age 12. 423-2027. 7 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday.

New Works Festival, showcases works of emerging playwrights, choreographers, actors, dancers and designers, Strider Theater, Colby College, Waterville. Free. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Out of the Hat, play-reading series; audience members are welcome to participate, rehearsals are at noon, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Free. “The Cherry Orchard,” 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 18.

“The Mikado,” Gilbert and Sullivan comedy performed by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38 to $54; $15 for students. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Mauritius,” part of the Bold Face Play Reading Series, Kittery Art Association. $10. 451-9384. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Ladies First,” one-woman play about the First Ladies starring Robin Lane, OceanView, Falmouth. Limited seating; reservations required. 781-4460. 1 p.m. Wednesday.



“Four in Maine: Drawings,” work by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, John Moore and T. Allen Lawson, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 11.


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

“Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show,” Saco Museum and Dyer Library. 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. Through May 2.

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

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

Senior Exhibition, student works, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through May 28.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,” exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. Through May 31.

“2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” showcases the best in today’s art world by artists associated with Maine, Portland Museum of Art. Through June 5.

Spring Exhibit: “Shadow Play” (works by Brian Shure), sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through June 11.

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

“James Fitzgerald and The Elizabeth Howard,” paintings by Fitzgerald of the schooner Elizabeth Howard and its crew, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 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. 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. 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. Through Oct. 2.

“Alex Katz: Drawings,” ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 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.



“As Above, So Below: One Woman’s Romance with Line, Language and Shadow” by Sarah Haskell, York Art Association Gallery. 363-4049. Opens today; reception with the artist, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through April 23.

“Gold, God, Guns and Girls,” gouache drawings by Kenny Cole, Monkitree, Gardiner. 512-4679. Opening reception, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through July 9.

“Maine Photography Show,” juried exhibition, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Opens Saturday. Through May 8.

Marvis Cohen Memorial Exhibit, one-of-a-kind embroideries sponsored by Southern Maine Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. Free. 775-5411. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

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

Ceramic Sculpture by Randy Fein, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 748-3131. Through Saturday.

“Tom Hall: New Prints,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland. 772-1961. Through April 23.

Members’ Exhibit, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through April 23.

“Metallics: The Golden Age,” works by painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potter Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through April 24.

“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.

The Maine Drawing Project, “Above and Below the Line,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art), Fryeburg. 935-9232. Through April 29.

“Splendid Splashes,” annual spring show of abstract works, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. 967-9120. Through April 30.

“April Fools!” group exhibit, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through April 30.

“Two From the Biennial,” Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards and “Kate Russo: New Paintings,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. Through April 30.

“Wearable Art: Tunics, Jackets, and Vests,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. Through April 30.

“Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” University of Southern Maine (Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts), Portland. 228-8014. Through April 30.

“A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-3075. Through April 30.

“Stuck: Collage, Montage, Decoupage, Assemblage,” group exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through May 1.

“Photography,” works by advanced photography students at Yarmouth High School, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Through May 6.

“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. Through May 14.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 24.

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

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

“Come Spring!” and “14 Maine Modernists: Works on Paper,” Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through May 28.

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” prints will be available for purchase, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. Through May 28.

“Garden Elements,” garden sculpture, furnishings and other elements that personalize a landscape and enhance its natural beauty, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Through June 30.


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