Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Music’s Quill, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. today.

Clarinetist Jon Manasse, with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $6. batestickets.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Tuesday Classical” with guest conductor Christopher Warren Green and guest violinist Steven Moeckel, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $70. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Jan. 26.


“Tap, Tap, Jazz!,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15. mainestateballet.org. 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday.


“Peter Pan, The Musical,” presented by Arts in Motion Theater Company, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $12 (family 4-pack, $40). artsinmotiontheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare play, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 29.

“As It Is In Heaven,” Heartwood Theater Company production about community and relationships, all ages; Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $18; $12 students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 4.

Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” award-winning play about students in acting class revealing themselves through acting exercises, Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay-what-you-want. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

“Holiday,” by Philip Barry, read by the library’s Play Reading Group, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336. 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Big Family Musical,” play based on popular children’s cartoon show, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $20 to $25 adults; $10 and $15 children. 581-1755. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Trouble is My Business,” Jazz Age thriller, Portland Stage Company. $30 to $39; $27 seniors; $15 students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

“Next Fall,” award-winning play about male partners and their relationship presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

“Becky Shaw,” Mad Horse Theatre preview performance of Obie Award-winning comedy, Lucid Stage, Portland. Pay-what-you-can. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.


“25 Years of Rock: Billboard Hits ’55-’79,” auditioning singers, concert is April 21, Winter Street Center, Bath. 443-6581. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show, women and men needed for Feb. 18 production, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Session of the Odeon Orchestra Program, seeking local musicians of all ages and abilities; rehearsals begin the week of Feb. 6; Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. 236-2823. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running,” roles for three to seven men and two to six women; show opens March 2; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 26.



Sanford Mills Carriage Robes, more than 70 robes of the late 19th and early 20th century, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. Free public reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through early summer.

“James Ensor: ‘Scenes de la vie du Christ’ and other works,” lithographs, and “Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments,” paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. Opens Monday. Through March 17.

“Inside Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors,” contributions from private collectors since 1811, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Opens Tuesday. Through April 15.


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; “Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through March 12. 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; “Contemporary Maine Women Art Pioneers (Post WWII),” three-part exhibition focusing on Maine women artists, through Feb. 17. une.edu/artgallery/facesofwar.cfm

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Take to the Streets!,” photography exhibit examining American protest movements, through March 31; “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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?”, selections of 19th- and 20th-century art, through Sunday; “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; “Rugs All Marked Out: Biddeford’s Edward S. Frost,” celebration of 19th-century rug entrepreneur, and “Hooked Rugs of Artists from the Maine Tin Pedlar,” both through March 24. 283-3861.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Paul Caponigro, “The Hidden Presence of Places,” black-and-white photographs, through Sunday; “Beyond Rugs!”, rug-hooking textile art, through Feb. 5; “The Art of the Book,” focuses on the museum’s collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through April 1. 596-6457.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “The Circus Comes to Town,” Bex Bros. Circus, miniature circus figures and more, through Feb. 26. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: “The Moment: Paintings by Michael De Brito,” “Lori Nix: The City,” “Brett Day Windham: I Put a Spell on You” and “George Terry: Because You’re Mine,” all through March 24. umma.umaine.edu

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



“Communique,” paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through Feb. 26.

“A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place,” photography project presentation by Michael Kolster, photographer and teacher at Bowdoin College; Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 6:30 p.m. today.

Deborah Randall and Henry Kallem, drawings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through March 3.

“Favorite Places,” oil paintings by Anne Lively, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-0697. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 18.

Oils and Pastels of Belize and Maine, by Patti Bradley, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 9.

“Midwinter Night’s Dream,” group show, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 3.

“The Inspired Hand 5,” juried artwork by the Maine Crafts Association, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Opening reception with poetry and music, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 16.

“MECA Painters 10 Years Later,” 10th annual exhibit by MECA painting majors 10 years after graduation, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. Closing reception, 3 p.m. Saturday. 772-1961.

“Word as Art,” images combining words and art, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 3.

Michael Bell-Smith, lo-fi environments exhibit, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Through March 14.


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

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Reflection, Revelation, Resolution,” dance images by painter Lori Austill and photographer Arthur Fink, through Jan. 31. 774-5948.

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Genesis,” work by Lucinda Bliss, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Shoshannah White, through Jan. 31. 780-0700.

Flat Iron Gallery, Portland: “Gallery Artists,” multi-media, through Jan. 28. 838-7591.

Art House Picture Frames, Portland: “Drawn and Quartered: Hidden Treasures of the Studio,” through Jan. 31. 221-3443.

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia,” 45 photos of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, through March 31. 450-8499.

Coffee By Design (India Street), Portland: “Out of the Blue,” group show by YES Art Works, through April 1. yesartworks.org

The Blue Spoon, Portland: “Portraits,” by Michael Douglas, through Feb. 2. yesartworks.org

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

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Juried student exhibition, through Feb. 19. usm.maine.edu/gallery

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

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “Art Maine 2012,” works by several artists, through Jan. 28. 772-2693.

Blue, Portland: “Forgotten Transport,” photos of old abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, through Jan. 31. portcityblue.com

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

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

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

Freeport Public Library: “More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” photographs and poems presented by Family Crisis Services, through Jan. 31. 865-3307.

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

Thornton Oaks, Brunswick: Brunswick High School art exhibit, through Feb. 3. 729-8033.

Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): Fourth annual juried art exhibit, through Feb. 18. 725-1727.

York Public Library: “Winter Show,” paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and mixed media presented by Ogunquit Art Association and York Library, through March 3. 363-2818.

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 Saturday. fryeburgacademy.org

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

Pascal Hall, Rockport: Metal work of Anastasia Glassman, through Jan. 28. 236-4272.

Camden Public Library: “Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” photos from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection, through Jan. 31. 236-3440.

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

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

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.