Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with soprano Christina Astrachan, pianist Frank Glazer and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Carol Hansen, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


Dutch Master Pianist Michiel Roosen, Rockport Opera House. $45. 236-7008 5 p.m.; champagne cocktail at 4 p.m.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt program, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $10 seniors and students. 780-5555. 8 p.m.


Band of Liberty New England Winds Quintet, Air Force band, First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Free. 647-3936. 4 p.m.

Bridget Convey and Chiharu Naruse, duo piano concert, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Liszt program, First Church, Belfast. Free/donation. firstchurchinbelfast.org. 3 p.m.

Bay Chamber Music All Stars Concert, violin, viola, cello and piano, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. 236-2823. 4 p.m.


“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” by Portland Ballet Company, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $35; $25 for ages 18 and under. porttix.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Hansel and Gretel,” Humperdink’s famous opera, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15. 781-3587. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 22.

BoSoma Dance Company of Boston, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $5 to $10. 824-3575.


“Miss Saigon,” modern musical variation of “Madame Butterfly” set in Vietnam, Ogunquit Playhouse. $42.50 to $69. 646-5511. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 20. Through Oct. 23.

“The Morini Strad,” drama about a violinist and her relationship with a violin maker, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Oct. 20. Through Oct. 23.

“Bad Dates,” comedy about a single mother starting to date again, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Lieutenant of Inishmore,” Martin McDonagh’s black comedy by Mad Horse Theatre, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 for students and seniors. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 23.

“The Long Voyage Home: Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill,” by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $12. 799-5327. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday.

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” all-female version of classic comedy, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $8, $10. 432-3394. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday. Through Oct. 23.

“The Lion in Winter,” fictional drama about King Henry II and his treacherous wife by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $13, $15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 23.

“Getting Old Isn’t for the Faint of Heart,” Center Stage Production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $5. theaterproject.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Around the World in 80 Days,” comedy based on Jules Verne novel and classic 1956 film, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 ages 18 and younger. 782-3200. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 23.

“Bingo Spells Murder,” murder mystery by Mystery for Hire, Senator Inn and Spa, Augusta. $40; includes show and meal. 622-8800, Ext. 285. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Peter Pumpkin Eater,” Fairy Tale Players production, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $7; $5 ages 12 and under. 854-0065. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 30.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare play, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $10. 288-5015. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Thom Pain (Based on Nothing),” Mad Horse Theater “Dark Nights” series, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10 or pay what you can. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

“Ancestral Voices,” play about three generations of a family in Buffalo during the 1930s and ’40s, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. 885-5883. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 23.


“Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. studiotheatreofbath.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.



“25: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Opens Friday. Through Dec. 17. 786-6158.


Portland Museum of Art: “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the U.S., through Oct. 23; “Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs,” photos of everyday people and public events over a 40-year period, through Dec. 18. portlandmuseum.org

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: “Children’s Book Illustrators,” original work by Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Jules Feiffer, Eric Carle, Leonard Baskin, E.B. Lewis, Barbara Cooney and more, through Oct. 30. une.edu/artgallery/childrensbook.cfm

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria,” paintings of street artist collective including the work of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth Amollo, through Nov. 30. 871-7188.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “Toki Oshima: We Live in Maine,” multi-media, through Nov. 14. 633-4333.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Edward Hopper’s Maine,” paintings of Maine scenes, through Sunday; “Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan,” 60 bronze vessels and monumental bells cast in southern China between 1300 B.C.E. and 221 B.C.E., through Jan. 8. bowdoin.edu

Saco Museum: “Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley”; Christy Bergland: “Late Seasons of Great Pond”; and “Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition,” documents, artifacts and photos; all through Nov. 13. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org



Lori Ingraham: “Foliage” and Harry Nadler: “Sightings,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Dec. 4.

“Art that Ticks,” clocks created from found objects by Nan McCurrach, Ann Slocum and Pat Spock, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Carnet de Voyage,” travel journals in multi-media from a COA course in Vichy, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 26. 288-5015.

Lukaduke Fuller and Andy Curran, paintings, Cooper & Bull law offices, Westbrook. 591-5747. Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.


June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “Drawing the Line #8,” drawings, through Oct. 27. 699-5083.

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Intimate Abstraction,” work by nine artists who explore the fundamentals of image making on a smaller scale, through Oct. 29. 780-0700.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Mary Bourke: “Standing in Place,” acrylic paintings, through Oct. 29. 772-2693.

Grapheteria Gallery, Portland: “Sicilia,” Sicilian photography exhibit, through Oct. 31. 772-3709.

Mayo Street Arts, Portland: Jan Piribek, “(EN)CODED LANDSCAPES: Walking-in-Timespace,” through Oct. 26. mayostreetarts.org

Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery): “Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding,” showcase of recent branding work by Maine graphic designers, through Nov. 28. maine.aiga.org

University of Southern Maine (Luther Bonney Hall), Portland: “Dwelling Place,” installation art by sculptor Asherah Cinnamon, through Oct. 22. usm.maine.edu

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: lan Sockloff and Norm Proulx Bethany Mitchell, silver gelatin photographs, still life on surfaces and photography, through Oct. 29. 450-8499.

Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland: Photographer Stephanie Hatzenbuehler and graphic artist Morgan McAllister DiPietro, through Oct. 31. 774-5948.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Diversity,” multi-artist show, through Oct. 30. 712-1097.

University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham: “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” nine artists and scientists, through Nov. 10. 780-5008.

Village Green Park, Yarmouth: Artisans Collective Art in the Park, local artisans painting, throwing clay and displaying pottery, photography and fiber, Sundays through Oct. 30. 846-7967.

317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: Anne Ritchie, photographs on canvas and in print, through Nov. 11. 317mainst.org.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Celebrate Women Artists in Maine,” group show of 20 artists, through Dec. 31. 865-4519.

Freeport Public Library: Mary Berry, contemporary landscapes in oil and acrylic, through Oct. 31. 865-3307.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Don Voisine, paintings, through Saturday. 725-8157.

Summer Island Studio — Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: “Totems of Land and Sea,” watercolorist and Asian brush painter Jean Kigel, through Oct. 31. 373-1810.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Picture This,” photography exhibit, through Oct. 31. 725-8820.

Markings Gallery, Bath: “A Colorful Palette,” Annette Kearney, Heidi Daub, Ann Sklar, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and others; and “Delicious Wool, Local Color,” Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s yarns and blankets, both through Oct. 31. markingsgallery.com

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “The Working Waterfront and Other Fancies,” new work in colored pencil by John Wissemann, through Oct. 26. 633-6252.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: John Sidell: “The Sum of the Parts” and Brad Betts, Philip Frey, Loretta Krupinski and John Neville: “Down to the Sea in Ships!”, both through Oct. 29; Sara Gray: “Transitions,” landscape photography, through Nov. 30. 699-5599.

Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: “ArtinMe,” statewide juried art show featuring Maine artists, through Nov. 19. 633-2703.

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Observations,” photography show, through Oct. 30. 363-4049.

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Retrospective,” selected works by the late John Schoepfle, through Oct. 31. 967-9120.

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

Damariscotta River Grill: “Art at the Grill,” work by Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, through Oct. 31. damariscottarivergrill.com

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Entwined Metaphors: The Art of Florence Putterman,” through Nov. 4. fryeburgacademy.org

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: Group exhibition, prints and paintings, through Saturday. turtlegallery.com

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “The Earthly and the Ethereal,” work by Pat Plourde and Prairie Stuart-Wolff, through Oct. 30. 338-0001.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Paintings of Jobe Cole and Tom Andersen, through Nov. 27. 338-0555.

Messler Gallery, Rockport: “Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” national juried exhibition, through Nov. 22. 594-5611.

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: Kim Bernard: “Pendulum Series,” encaustics, through Oct. 30. (888) 777-1077.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: “Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” contemporary graphic design and form, through Nov. 27. 594-0167.

Archipelago, Rockland: “CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” fine-craft exhibition of recent work by eight Maine artisans, through Oct. 21. 596-0701.

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Painters Bayard Hollins and Jon Taner, through Nov. 12. 594-5935.

Art Space Gallery, Rockland: Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach, plus 16 other artists, through Nov. 3. artspacemaine.com

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “Four Ceramic Artists,” Mark Bell, Melissa Green, Paul Heroux and Rob Sieminski, through Saturday; Harold Garde: “Still Life,” paintings, through Sunday. 667-6611.

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

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: “All Things Wet,” through Oct. 23; George Lovette and Tyler Pope, large-scale abstract oils, masks and jewelry, through Oct. 30. 882-7511.

Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset: “Autumn Arrivals,” recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings as well as new works, through Oct. 31. wiscassetbaygallery.com

Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias: Paintings by Marilyn Carr, through Nov. 11. 255-1279.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Chalk,” work by Luc Demers and Peter Precourt, through Oct. 29. harlowgallery.org

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

Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway: “Traveling Across America,” paintings and pastels by Barbara Traficonte, through today; “Painters, Players and Poets,” 48 Maine artists, through Oct. 29. 739-6161.

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: “Time Immortal,” recent and retro works by Virginia Valdes, through Oct. 29. 743-8041.