Concert pianist Anastasia Antonacos, all-Liszt program in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. $10 to $15; children under 12 admitted free with paying adult. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Maine Mountain Chamber Music, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington. $12; free for children under 16. artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Down East Singers, featuring soprano Suzanne Nance performing Mozart’s Regina coeli, K. 108; Solemn Vespers; and more, Camden Opera House. $15; free for students. downeastsingers.org. 5 p.m. Monday.


“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” musical comedy about relationships, Lakewood Theater, Madison. $18 to $37. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 4.

“Avenue Q,” Tony Award-winning musical with puppets about the harsh realities of coming of age; not for children; Ogunquit Playhouse. $50.50 to $72.50. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Gershwin Girls!”, cabaret-style musical revue 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.

“Contrapposto,” original play about our artistic heroes written and directed by senior Alicia Hynes, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. Free. 288-5015. Contains sexual themes and full frontal nudity — not for children. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde comedy, Kennebunk High School. $8. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde comedy, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell. $10 to $12. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 4.

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

“It Goes Without Saying, performance by mime Bill Bowers, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12 to $15. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” student performance, Cheverus High School, Portland. $5. cheverus.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Sound of Music,” classic musical based on the Von Trapp singing family by the New England Regional Theater Company, Montgomery Theater at Morse High School, Bath. $13 to $15. 798-6966. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Something You Did,” presented by York Readers Theater, York Public Library. Free/donations. 363-2818. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Nuts,” based on a 1970s sanity hearing to determine if a woman is capable of standing trial for manslaughter, presented by the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab, Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. $10 at the door. 963-7771. 7 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday.

“American Trailer Park Musical,” Maine premiere of campy musical by Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House. $20. 942-3333. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 19.


“Whatever Week Talent Show,” Johnson Hall, Gardiner. 582-7144. All audition applicants should bring their accompanying music, if required. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Munchkins in “The Wizard of Oz,” for grades 3 and older (no taller than 4 feet 9 inches), Arundel Barn Playhouse. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a favorite song a capella and read from a script provided. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. 



“The Art of the Boat” and “75 for 75,” artifacts from the museum’s 75 years plus works by more than 50 contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers exploring the themes of the boat as a work of art and the boatbuilder as artist, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Friday. Through 2012. 


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

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

“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 Monday.

“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 Tuesday.

“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.

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

“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.

“Will Barnet at 100,” celebrating the 100th birthday of painter and summer Maine resident Will Barnet, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 14.

“Voyages and the Great Age of Sail,” artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also “Point of Departure,” works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Sept. 4.

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

“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.

“Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Through Oct. 9.

“Building an American Modernist Collection: Highlights from OMAA Permanent Collection,” Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

“The Drawing Tradition,” drawings by Henry Strater, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

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



“Rhapsody in the Garden of Dreams,” works by Philip Carlo Paratore, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Gallery talk by the artist, 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Through Monday.

Joan Osborn Dunkle and Sumner Winebaum, paintings and sculptures, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. Gallery talk, 7:30 p.m. today; gala reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through June 25.

Art Walk L/A, browse galleries and businesses, downtown Lewiston and Auburn. artwalklewistonauburn.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Gala Opening Exhibit Party, Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-7700. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Robert Hamilton: The Last Paintings,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. Opens Saturday. Through July 10.

Niio Perkins, award-winning Mohawk beadwork artist, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 967-2122. Saturday to Monday.

“Fresh: New Works by Contemporary New England Artists,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings and new works by New England artists, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through July 6.

Opening Reception, meet artists and enjoy refreshments and live music, Cuckle Button Farm Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-1700. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 


Current Student Work, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. Through today.

“Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront” by Mark Marchesi, Space Gallery, Portland. 828-5600. Through today.

“Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Through Friday.

Oil paintings, by Norma Torti, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Friday.

“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 Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“A Taste of the Season,” works by gallery artists, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Through Saturday.

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

“Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 871-1700. Through Saturday.

“The Art of Letting Go,” oil paintings by Ann Marie Rosenfield, running with scissors, Portland. 272-8499. Through Saturday.

Maine Media College Student Show, Camden Public Library. 263-3440. Through Sunday.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Sunday.

“Momentum IX” and “Imprints in Time,” work by Gail Spaien and Kim Bernard, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstore gallery.com. Through Sunday.

“Painting In, Painting Out,” works by Elizabeth Fraser, Diana Johnson, Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel; Lucid Stage, Portland. Through Sunday.

“Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” craftsmen furniture, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Sunday.

“Art and Bloom,” in collaboration with Old York Garden Club, York Art Association, York Harbor. 363-4049. Through Sunday.

Fine Crafts, juried exhibition, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Through Monday.

Donna Beveridge: “Not a Still Life,” art depicting journey with dementia, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through Monday.

“Petals and Pearls,” jewelry by Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1449. Through Tuesday.

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

“Sign, Symbol, Word,” recent works by USM student Donald F. Martin, University of Maine School of Law, seventh floor, Portland. 780-5008. Through Tuesday.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. Through Tuesday.

Arnold Skolnick: “Magical Realism,” plus Annette Kearney: “Color and Rhythm” and Ilya Askinazi: “Reinvented,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through June 3.

“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 June 4.

“Color of Music,” music’s influence on artistic creativity, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.com. Through June 5.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, multi-media by graduate students, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Through June 12.

“Woodland Margins,” works by Barbara Bean, Georgetown Historical Society. georgetown historicalsociety.org. Through June 15. 

“On the Surface,” new works, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Through Sunday. 

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.

Members Show, multimedia, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through June 26.

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” watercolor paintings of the landscapes and wildlife of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Through July 1.

“Gold, God, Guns and Girls,” gouache drawings by Kenny Cole, Monkitree, Gardiner. 512-4679. Through July 9.

“Aviary: A Winged Celebration,” work by local artists, students and bird lovers; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8820. Through July 31.