Chamber ME Music Series, Jon Poupore, Carolyn Nishon and Michael Bachem perform piano trios by Handel, Haydn and Mozart, Freeport Community Center. Free/donation. 865-3985. 12:30 p.m.


Maine All-State Music Festival Concerts, with young musicians from across the state, Windham High School. $8 for one concert; $6 each for two concerts; $5 each for three concerts. 780-5555. 2 p.m. (orchestra), 3:30 p.m. (band), 5 p.m. (chorus).

George Lopez, classical piano, Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $5, $10. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Two Sides of the Classical Guitar, with Brian Cullen and Dave Bullard, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10. stlawrencearts.org. 3 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Season Finale, with pianist Laura Kargul, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15; free for ages 18 and younger. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m.

Fiftieth Anniversary Chamber Music Celebration, with violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi and Joseph Silverstein, violist Roberto Diaz, cellist Marc Johnson and pianists Wu Han and Anastasia Antonacos, Rockport Opera House. $25 to $45; $8 for ages 18 and younger. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, piano trios by Handel, Haydn and Mozart, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free/donation. 251-1953. 11 a.m.


Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Season Finale, with pianist Laura Kargul, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $15; free for ages 18 and younger. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m.

“Ever Grateful Spring,” St. Mary Schola presents early-music ensemble of 14 professional singers and musicians, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. $20. stmaryschola.org. 4 p.m.


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


Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15, $20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.


“Gershwin Girls!” Cabaret-style musical review featuring the songs of Ira and George Gershwin performed by an all-female cast, Freeport Factory Stage. $15 to $18; senior and student discounts available. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 29.

“The Syringa Tree,” a story of two South African families spanning four generations, Portland Stage Company. $14 to $37. portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” musical by John Cameron Mitchell about a fictional rock band fronted by a transgendered East German vocalist, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $20; $18 for students and Space members. space538.org. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) today to Saturday.

“Spring Awakening,” a 1906 play that explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of German teenagers, presented by Mad Horse Theatre; Lucid Stage, Portland. $18 to $20. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Side Show,” Tony Award-winning musical about conjoined twins, Portland Players, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. $18 to $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 29.

“The Reluctant Dragon,” Theater at Monmouth production of family-friendly play about a young boy and a friendly dragon, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $8; $4 students; free for ages 2 and under. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.

“On Golden Pond,” an elderly couple comes to terms with mortality, Lincoln County Community Theater, Damariscotta. $7, $12. 563-2434. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Digby’s Home,” interactive reading with professional actors, part of Maine Playwright’s Series, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $10, $12. 967-9120. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Naked Shakespeare Outdoor Shakespeare Festival, three plays in rotating repertory, Riverbank Park, Westbrook. $10/donation. nakedshakespeare.org. “Antony and Cleopatra,” 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday; “Cymbeline,” 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Checkered Floors,” Cheryl Hamilton’s personal story based on the Somali migration to the twin cities, First Universalist Church, Auburn. $10; $20 for dinner and show. 783-0461. checkeredfloors.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Out of the Hat,” play reading series, audience members welcome to participate (rehearsals at noon), Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Free. 963-2569. “Dis/connect,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Man from Massachusetts: An Afternoon with John Adams,” one-man show with Sam Goodyear, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $18; $10 under age 14. 582-7144. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Lewis Carrol’s Jabberwocky,” children’s theater by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $5, $10. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.


Open Call for 2011 children’s roles in “The Music Man,” ‘Pinkaliscious” and “Miss Saigon,” Ogunquit Playhouse. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 4 p.m. today.

Staged Reading of Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive,” Stonington Opera House. 367-2788. Open community auditions, 5 to 7 p.m. today.

“Godspell,” Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. nassoncc.org. 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Jekyll and Hyde,” adults only, Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre Production, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Girls and Women’s Choir Auditions, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Whatever Week Talent Show,” Johnson Hall, Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. All applicants should bring accompanying music if required. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 



“Refashioned,” jackets, hairstyles and dresses reimagined as art by Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski and Angelika Werth, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through July 31.


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

Senior Art Exhibition, multi-media, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Sunday.

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

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through May 30.

“Local Color: The Sea,” work by Jeff Barrett, Brad Betts, Maria Boord, June Elderkin, Carlton Plummer, and Kim and Philippe Villard, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through May 30.

“First People: Mi’kmaq, 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.

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

“Critters,” exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists with an animal theme, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 221-4499. Through June 16.

“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.

“Incidents of Garden Displacement,” installation by Lauren Fensterstock, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through June 26.

“Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation,” works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through June 26.

“Object of Devotion,” medieval alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 26

“Modernism at Bowdoin: American Paintings, 1900-1940,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 26.

“Images of the Longfellow Garden,” historical images tracing the history of the garden, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through June 30.

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

“The Plastic Ocean,” ceramics by Susan Schultz, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through July 31.

“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. 



“Duality,” oil paintings and black-and-white photographs of women, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 801-5733. Artwork of COA seniors Grace Cherubino, today to Saturday.

Maine Media College Student Show, Camden Public Library. 263-3440. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Through May 29.

Members Show, multi-media, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through June 26.

“New Dioramas,” College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor. 288-5395. Reception with COA junior Jordan Chalfant, 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.


“Connections,” photographs by four Maine Media Workshops alumni, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. 236-7034. Through Friday.

SMCC Senior Art Show, Whitney Art Works, Portland. whitneyartworks.com. Through Sunday.

“A Matter of Perception,” juried exhibit of works by artists with disabilities, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. 753-6500. Through Tuesday.

“The Works: BFA Thesis Exhibition,” multimedia by undergraduate students, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through Tuesday.

“Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” juried exhibition with Philip Dvorak, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Noah Krell, Trix Rosen, Jack Montgomery and others, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. 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. gleasonfineart.com. Through May 28.

“Art2011,” juried show with work by artists from central and coastal Maine, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through May 28.

“Ephemeral Nature” and “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” new photographic work by Fran Vita-Taylor and Darrell Taylor, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Through May 28.

“Not Like the Other,” recent works by Max Leon and Erin Leon, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. Through May 28.

Judy Taylor, paintings, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through May 31.

William Manning, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through June 18.

“2011 Invitational Exhibit,” new small works by 34 artists, Landing Gallery, Rockland. landingart.com. Through June 26.

“Rediscovering Maine,” works by Margaret Gerding, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Through May 28.