First Friday Art Walk, various locations, Portland, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century,” with work from Marin’s career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Oct. 10.

“The Photographs of Madeleine de Sinety,” Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Dec. 18.

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

Daniel Corey, oil paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078;

“American Modern: Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White,” photographs; Andrew Moore: “Detroit Disassembled,” color photographs; “Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection”; “Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker”; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. 859-5609; Exhibits end today.

The Jar Project, 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists with connections to Maine, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Belgrade Lakes. 773-0193. Through Oct. 9.

Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, live music, Village Green Park, Yarmouth. 846-7967. 10 a.m. to noon today.

“Point of Departure” and “OAA Expression,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-6400. Through Oct. 10.

Peggy Farrell and Bruce Babb, paintings and woodworking, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078; Through Oct. 10.

“Rally,” artists exploring identity, memory, erasure, projected narrative and image, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029; Through Oct. 9.

Denise Rankins and Pande Stevens, paintings, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078; Through Oct. 10.

“Gunpowder and Fireworks,” drawings by Mark Kelly, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Nov. 30.

“Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley,” Saco Museum. 283-3861; Through Nov. 13.

Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond,” drawings, Saco Museum. 283-3861; Through Nov. 13.

Group exhibition, prints and paintings, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Oct. 15.

Lynn Richardson, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. 778-7002. Ends today.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. Reception, 1 to 5 p.m. today; Through Nov. 10.

Sally Loughridge and Stephen Busch, South Bristol artists, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Pemaquid. 677-2078; Through Oct. 10.

“Drawing Into Sculpture,” William Brayton, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. Ends today.

“Four Ceramic Artists,” Mark Bell, Melissa Green, Paul Heroux and Rob Sieminski, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. Through Oct. 15.

“Sicilia,” photographs taken in Italy in the spring of 2011 taken by Grapheteria owners, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. 772-3709. Through Oct. 31.

Charles Movalli, New England painter, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500; Through Saturday.

Don Voisine, paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Oct. 15.

Artist’s slide talk with Kyle Durrie, creator of “Moveable Type” letterpress print project, Space, Portland, free, all ages. 6 p.m. Monday.

Janice Kasper, “Forever Wild: Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife,” Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. Through Oct. 21.

“High Seas and a Safe Harbor — Kennebunkport’s Age of Sail,” maritime exhibition, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport. 967-2751. Through Oct. 14.

“Foggy Days in Maine,” paintings by Abbie Williams, Abbie Williams Studio, Damariscotta. 563-7568.

“Come See My Etchings,” fine art prints, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Oct. 29.

Drawing the Line #8, work by six artists, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Oct. 27.

Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter and Andrea Sulzer, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222.

“Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barabara Traficonte, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 739-6161.

Artist lecture by Brad Kahlhamer, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, free. 786-6158. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Diversity,” multi-artist show, blown glass works, acrylic paintings, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramics and pottery, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097.

“Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 29.

First Fridays at the Farnsworth, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, free. 596-6457. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Art Openings

“Painters, Players and Poets,” traveling show of 48 collaborating painters, musicians and furniture makers, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. 743-7813. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings by Mary Bourke, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

African Applique, Sarajo, Portland. 761-2400. An Opening Reception. Exhibition of Antique Textiles from Africa, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Pendelum Series,” by Kim Bernard, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. (888) 777-1077. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Painters including Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach and others, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Transitions,” landscape photography by Sara Gray, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“dinamik simetre,” Group Art Exhibition curated by Erin Leon, featuring recent work by Kimberly Convery, Patrick Corrigan, Karen Gelardi, Clint Fulkerson, Max Leon, Katie Schier-Potocki, Alex Rheault and Shoshanna White; musical performance by Chateau Mirage, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 773-4773. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Celebrating Ten Years of Art and Life in Yarmouth,” Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, Yarmouth. 846-7777. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.


Art at Marrett, work by members of the Saco River Art League on display in the house. A silent auction of the art work benefits Marrett House and Historic New England, Marrett House, Standish, free. 642-4219. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

“Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” one-woman show about Margaret Chase Smith, benefits American Heart Association, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $25. 879-5700. 4 p.m. today.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Show House Tours, PSO 2011 Designer Show House, Portland, $20-$25. Noon to 4 p.m. today.

“Jack and Jill,” comedy about marriage, benefits Osher LifeLong Learning Institute, University of Southern Maine (Wishcamper Center), Portland, $10, $5 for Osher members. 929-6676. 2 p.m. today.

Schoodic Summer Chorus Benefit Harvest Festival, music and a harvest meal, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students, under 12 free. 3 to 6 p.m. today.

“In the Pink Food, Fun and Fashion Fling,” Champagne reception, fare from 25 restaurants, silent and live auction, benefits York Hospital Breast Cancer Living Well Program, Ogunquit Playhouse, $55. 351-2385. 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Yogathon, instructors from several studios will lead the non-stop event, benefits MaineShare, Maine Mall, South Portland, $8, per hour. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

“Ten Contemporary Poets, Plus One,” readings from contemporary American poets, York Public Library, free, call to register. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mystery author series, Lea Wait, author of the “Shadows Antique Print Mysteries,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Norman Beaupre, author of “Simplicity in the Life of the Gospels: Spiritual Reflections,” McArthur Library, Biddeford. 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mystery Month of Maine Crime Authors, James Hayman, author of “Death Be Not Loud,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

An evening with Bill Irwin, the only blind person to hike the entire Appalachian trail, author of “Blind Courage,” Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, free. 772-7421. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine artist Jeannie Brett, author of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” Poofberry’s Toys, Kennebunk. 967-0400. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Sunday Classical, Portland Symphony Orchestra with pianist Awadagin Pratt, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. 842-0800. 2:30 p.m. today.

Sylvia Berry, fortepiano and Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor, concert of early music, featuring sonatas and songs by Haydn, Beethoven and Clementi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $15, $10 students and seniors. 772-5434. 3 p.m. today.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“Look into the Depths of Eternity,” pianist Elan Sicroff and violinist Katharina Paul, State Street Church, Portland, $20, $15 for students. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, Freeport Community Center, free. 11 a.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, State Street Church, Portland, free. 5 p.m. Friday.

Chamber ME Classical Music Series, string music by Beethoven and Martinu, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, free. Noon Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, “Leaf Peeper” concert, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $25, under 21 free. 967-9120. 3 p.m. Saturday.


Comedy Showcase, Comedy Connection, Portland, $7.50-$15, 18+ or 16+ with parent. Comedy With Bob DiBuono, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Bob DiBuono with EJ Murphy, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21+. 8 p.m. Thursday.


Ecstatic Dance, with DJ, The Awake Collective, Portland, $10-$20. 10 a.m. to noon today.

North Yarmouth Contradance, music from Elixer and caller Nils Fredland, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, $10/$7. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Saturday.


Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg, $10. Daily.

Maine Fiberarts Festival, demos, displays and sales of a variety of fiber-based items, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Maine Women in the Arts Fall Fine Arts Show with Miniatures, miniatures and larger art, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. 787-3726. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Fling into Fall, parade, fireworks, concerts, car show, dancing and more, various locations, Searsport. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Fall Foliage Craft Fair, variety of crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and exhibits, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay. Saturday.

First Parish Market Arts and Crafts Fair, First Parish Church, Freeport, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Festival, bulb sale, crafts, apple bobbing, coffee sack races, music and more, Seed & Bean, Kennebunk. 636-7555. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Camden International Film Festival, individual films are $8.50; passes $25 to $100, various locations, Camden. Today.

Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $7. 775-6148; “El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, 2 p.m. today and 7 p.m. ($5 chefs & restaurant staff) Monday; “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

“!Women Art Revolution,” an entertaining “secret history” of feminist art, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink

“The Many Styles of Syrah/Shiraz,” wine appreciation session with Eric Archer, Sommelier, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland, $30-$40. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

End of Season Celebration Harvest Supper, pot roast feast from chef Bill Hinderer, with musical entertainment, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $14, under 10 $7. 766-3330. 5:30 and 7 p.m. seatings Saturday.


Asleep at the Wheel, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) today.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, play or just listen, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Jonathan Edwards, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $35-$40. 7 p.m. today.

Toubab Krewe, Carolina-based instrumental powerhouse, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $13.50-$15.50, VIP $25, 18+. 8 p.m. today.

Emily Smith, Scottich singer-songwriter, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jackson Browne, solo acoustic singer-songwriter, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $41.50-$102. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Toasters (30th Anniversary Tour), Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12/$20. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, Boston-based string band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Mutineers CD-release show, string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7-$10. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Crooked Still, bluegrass, acoustic music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $25. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.) Thursday.

Madeline Peyroux, jazz singer-songwriter, State Theatre, Portland, $25-$39, reserved seating, all ages. (800) 745-3000. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, Boston-based string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12-$15. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Scott Alarik, author of folk music novel “Revival,” book reading and musical performance with Gordon Bok, Camden Public Library, $10. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Asphalt Orchestra, street band, presented by Portland Ovations, Congress Street during First Friday Art Walk, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Open mic and poetry slam, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, free. 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Crooked Still, bluegrass, acoustic music, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $20-$23. 8 p.m. Friday.

Peter Wolf, rock vocalist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Fred Eaglesmith, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20-$25. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jazz jam, jazz guitarist Gary Wittner and Co., The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, free/donation. Bring your instrument. 8 p.m. Friday.

Brad Kahlhamer, Kelsey Barrett, Ursula Scherrer and Kato Hideki, multi-media experience with a musician, visual artist, singer, video artist and composer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, with U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $18-$58.50. 842-0800; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, jazz, pop, blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Prodigals, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15-$20. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) Saturday.

EOTO, psy-dub beat, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15-$25, 18+. Doors at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Honey Dewdrops, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12-$14. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Songs of John Lennon (Beatles and solo years), with Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $30. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, Winthrop Performing Arts Center, $32-$47. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“An Evening of Broadway,” with Nancy Durgin, John Mulcahy and Andrew Fenniman, Congregational Church of Bristol, $12. 563-3763. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Special Events

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $5.50-$8, 5 and under free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Tweed Ride hosted by Portland Velocipede, leisurely bicycle ride through the city with attire of tweed, wool, argyle and vintage variety, Portland Velocipede, Portland. 899-3133; 2 p.m. today.

“The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary,” live from the Royal Albert Hall, Brunswick 10, Brunswick, $18-$22. 2 p.m. today.

Down East Pecha Kucha, featuring eight innovative thinkers, designers and artists from the region, Stonington Opera House, $5. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary ” Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Brunswick 10, Brunswick, 18-22. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Runs through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

“The Kitchen,” National Theater in London live, set in 1950s London in the kitchen of a West End restaurant, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $15-$18, $10 for students. 935-9232. Live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Tate House Museum Architecture Tours, 90-minute tours, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6-$8, kids $3. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The Kitchen,” National Theater in London live, set in 1950s London in the kitchen of a West End restaurant, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 for students. Live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“The Kitchen,” National Theater in London live, set in 1950s London in the kitchen of a West End restaurant, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gazillion Bubble Show, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $29-$54. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Camille Dungy, environmental poet and editor of African American nature poetry anthology, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Octoberfest, live music and German beer, Jimmy the Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach. 3 to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Second Annual Harvest Revue, storyteller Van Reid, folk music duo Castlebay and traditional music by The Pollywogs, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $12, kids$5. 563-3424. 7 p.m. Friday.

Foreign Auto Festival, Volkswagen theme, Owls Head Transportation Museum, $12, 18 and under free. 594-4418; 9:30 a.m. (gates) Saturday.

Apple Saturdays, cider pressing (bring your own apples or purchase at the village), Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 926-4597. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Lighthouse tours, one of only 40 caisson-style lighthouses in the U.S.; must be over 55 inches tall; cancelled in rain or fog, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, $5, under 14 free. 699-2676. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Open house, fire horses, antique fire trucks and firefighting films; part of Spring Street will be closed to traffic, Portland Fire Museum, $5. Cladah Mhor Pipe Band at 11 a.m., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Third Annual Pie Baking Contest, Bath City Park. 443-8330. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Carfest Classic Car Show, Ball Field, York Beach, $5 per car. (603) 332-0253. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.


Maine Roller Derby, Wicked vs. Good exhibition bout, Portland Exposition Building, $10-$13, ages 6 to 12 $5, 5 and under free. Doors at 5 p.m., bout at 6 p.m. Saturday.


“Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” new version of “Nunsense,” Northport Music Theater, Northport, $20-$25. 338-8383. 3:30 p.m. today.

“Miss Saigon,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $39-$69. 646-5511. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Art” by French playwright Yasmina Reza, three men’s friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive work of art, Freeport Factory Stage, $15, $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 2 p.m. today.

“Funny Girl,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20. 2:30 p.m. today.

“The Foreigner,” comedy about small southern town dealing with a stranger, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10-$15. 865-2220. 2 p.m. today.

“Bad Dates,” one-woman show about a single mother who is getting back into the world of dating, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$25. 885-5883; 2 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“On the Twentieth Century,” musical, part operetta, part farce, Theater at Monmouth, $20-$24. 2 p.m. today.

“The Morini Strad,” violinist Erica Morini hires a violin maker to restore her Stradivarius, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $27-$39, $15 for students. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Oct. 23.

“Etty,” based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, young woman in Amsterdam during German occupation, Rockland Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme: “Facing Fear,” Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $5. 7:30 Friday.

“Noises Off,” British farce, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $15, $12 for students and seniors. 832-6060. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

“Best Enemies,” Michael Kimball’s cowboy comedy, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 for students and seniors. 854-0065. 7:30 p.m. Friday.