• CLASSICAL MUSIC

TODAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Chiharu Naruse, piano, and Robert Dan, viola, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano Trio and two Delius duos, Freeport Community Center. Free. tinyurl.com/chamberME. 11 a.m.

Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano Trio and two Delius duos, State Street Church, Portland. Free. 251-1953. 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano Trio and two Delius duos, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. Free. 967-9120. Noon.

“An Epiphany Celebration,” presented by Choral Art Society, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $15. choralart.org. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Blue Hill Concert Association Winter Concert Series, Trio Cleonice: Beethoven, Ives and Schubert piano trios, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill. $30; free for high school students and under. bluehillconcerts.org. 3 p.m.

JAN. 12

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

• DANCE

Golden Gates Russian Music and Dance Company, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $5 to $15. 824-3575. 7 p.m. today.

Debi Irons and Art Moves Dance Company, new and recent works, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium, South Paris. $7 to $11. 743-5569. 7 p.m. Friday.

• THEATER

“Axed!,” two one-act plays about alleged murderer Lizzie Borden, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12; $10 for students and seniors. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Wandering Beggar,” Jewish-themed play by Acorn Productions, Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland. $10. 879-0028. 6 p.m. Sunday.

“Good Luck,” original play by Creative Trails, Lucid Stage, Portland. $8 to $10; $5 for Creative Trails families. lucidstage.com. Noon Wednesday; 7 p.m. Jan. 12.

“Mamma Mia!,” touring production of award-winning Broadway musical based on the music of ABBA, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $56 to $71. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Through Jan. 14.

• AUDITIONS

Kids on the Block Puppeteer Troupe and Youth Voices on Stage, seeking actors ages 11 to 17, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Musica de Filia Girls and Womens Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.

TriCity Community Chorus, all voice parts, Masonic Hall, Saco. 883-5219. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, Part II,” work of various media and styles, through Jan. 29; “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles, and small craft, through Feb. 5. portlandmuseum.org

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: “Faces of War,” photo essay of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jerry Robinov, through Feb. 12. une.edu/artgallery/facesofwar.cfm

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine,” artifacts reveal the way Mainers dressed from the 18th to 20th centuries, through May 27. mainehistory.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Barry: The Art Exhibition,” Edith Cleaves Barry’s paintings, sculpture and pen-and-ink drawings, through Monday. 985-4802.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “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 Sunday; “Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?”, selections of 19th- and 20th-century art, through Jan. 22; “After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris,” street photography of Webb, through Jan. 29. bowdoin.edu

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History,” a look at Portland’s past via the ships that sailed through the harbors, the city’s shipping and ship-building industries, and more, through Feb. 14. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Photographs by Sara Picard, still-life images in color, black and white, and sepia, through Jan. 31. 283-3861.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Paul Caponigro, “The Hidden Presence of Places,” black-and-white photographs, through Jan. 15; “Beyond Rugs!”, rug-hooking textile art, through Feb. 5. 596-6457.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “The Circus Comes to Town,” Bex Bros. Circus, miniature circus figures and more, through Jan. 29. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “Twisted Path II: Contemporary American Art Informed by Tradition,” contemporary art show featuring native artists from the Northeast, through May; “Indians and Rusticators,” through December. abbemuseum.org

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia,” 45 photos by eight photographers of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through March 31.

Winter Show, paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and mixed media presented by Ogunquit Art Association and York Library; York Public Library. 363-2818. Opens today. Through March 3.

“L’Avventura: Chronicling Amy’s (mis) Adventures in Italia and Elsewhere,” text and images by Amy Miller, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Opens today. Through Feb. 17.

Brunswick High School Art Exhibit, Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. 729-8033. Opening reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. Through Feb. 3.

First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Reflection, Revelation, Resolution,” dance images by painter Lori Austill and photographer Arthur Fink, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 774-5946. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 31.

“Around the House,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art exhibition featuring 17 Maine photographers, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 236-2875. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 28.

“Tireless Device: A Living Paper Dress,” performance and design by Maria Paz Garaloces, all ages; Space, Portland. Free. space538.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“MECA Painters 10 Years Later,” 10th annual exhibit by MECA painting majors 10 years after graduation, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 21.

“More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” photographs and poems presented by Family Crisis Services, Freeport Community Library. familycrisis.org. Opening reception, 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

“Forgotten Transport,” photos of old abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

CONTINUING

Zero Station Art, Design and Framing, Portland: “New and Recent Photographs” by Thomas Birtwistle, Cole Caswell and Bryan Graf, through Feb. 1. zerostation.com

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: “Bad Seed #3,” work by JT Gibson, through Jan. 25. colemanburke.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Eye Catchers,” artwork to please the eye and tickle the senses, through Jan. 30. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “In the Forest by the Sea,” paintings by Jada Fitch, through Jan. 30. 450-6695.

Fore Street Gallery, Portland: “New Work,” paintings by Paul Black, through Saturday. 874-8084.

South Portland Public Library: “Seascapes,” photographic prints by photographer John Bald, through Jan. 28. southportlandlibrary.com

The Royal Bean, Yarmouth: Artisans collective mixed-media show and sale, through Jan. 31. 846-7967.

317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: Michele A. Caron, paintings in gouache, egg tempera and sign lettering enamels, through Jan. 13. 317mainst.org

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Maine Past and Present,” graphite drawings by Tony Lisa, through Sunday. yarmouthlibrary.org

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: “Multiples,” group exhibition with Mildred Johnson, George Mason and Isabelle Pelissier, through Feb. 1. colemanburke.com

University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford: Charles Thompson, en plein air paintings celebrating nature, through Jan. 15. une.edu

Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: “Focus on India,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch, through Feb. 1. 439-5671.

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “John Hultberg and Monhegan Island: The Man, the Place and His Dreams,” through Jan. 21. fryeburgacademy.org

Monkitree, Gardiner: “Beast in Show,” benefit for area animal organizations by artists Susan Mathias and Nancy McGinnis, through Jan. 16. 512-4679.

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport: “Maine Wood 2012,” biennial juried exhibition of outstanding Maine woodworkers, through Feb. 3. woodschool.org

Archipelago, Rockland: “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” diverse works of four Maine artists, through March 16. 596-0701.

L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston: “Precious Things,” multiple artists, through Saturday. 576-4805.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Members’ invitational, through Jan. 14. 622-3813.

Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta: J. Donna Asmussen, watercolors and printmaking, through Friday. famemaine.com

Bangor Public Library: Barbara Wood Brookings, “Seasons of Life,” oils and watercolors, plus minimal abstract paintings by Michael Anthony Higgins, through Jan. 31. 947-8336.

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