Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with pianist Vivian Choi, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


Violinist Robert Lehmann with Pianist Sayuri Miyamoto, sonatas by Prokofiev and Brahms, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. 780-5555. 8 p.m.

Handel Oratorio, Bates College Choir conducted by John Corrie, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Oratorio Chorale Spring Program, Baroque selections from Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.


Friends of Bach, featuring organist Helene Fortier and violinists Susan LaVerriere, Valerie Mongillo and Madeleine LeBrecque; fundraiser concert to help restore the church’s 1905 Mason/Hamlin grand piano; St. Joseph Church, Biddeford. Free/donation. 282-3321. 2 p.m.

USM School of Music’s Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for students, seniors and alumni. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale Spring Program, Baroque selections from Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, Falmouth Congregational Church. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.

St. Mary Schola: “Ave Maria,” works by Legrenzi, Strozzi, de Morales, Vivaldi, Biber and Bach; St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth. $20. 712-2229. 4 p.m.


Bach Birthday Bash with The Kotzschmar, featuring organist Joan Lippincott, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15; two tickets for $25. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.


Frederick Moyer, concert pianist, Ocean View at Falmouth. Free. 781-4460. 1 p.m.


DaPonte String Quartet: “Fatal Attraction,” Alban Berg’s “Lyric Suite” and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor; St. John Baptist Church, Thomaston. $22; $18 for seniors; free for those under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with soprano Christina Astrachan, oboist Stephen Shiman and organist Harold Stover, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


“Giselle,” by Portland Ballet Company, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $35; $15 for ages 18 and under. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 24.

Trey McIntyre Project, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $27 to $38; $10 for students. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. March 22.


Tennessee Williams’ “Hidden Tennessee,” an evening of short pieces, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 to $19.50 for students. portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Little Me,” Good Theater production of Neil Simon play, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. March 22. Through April 1.

John Belluso’s “A Nervous Smile,” Dramatic Repertory Company production about a boy with disabilities, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $35. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Sunday.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 22. Through March 25.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” tribute to the golden age of musicals, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $21; $15 for seniors and staff; $10 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. March 22. Through April 1.

National Theater in London Live in HD, live broadcast of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m. today; encore matinee broadcast at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Maritime Academy Drama Club Spring Performance, one-act plays “Cut” and “13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview,” Maine Maritime Academy (Delano Auditorium), Castine. Free/donation. 326-2256. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Coyote on a Fence,” play by Bruce Graham, University of Maine Farmington (Alumni Theatre). $7; $5 for seniors and students. 778-7465. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Odyssey,” traditional Sicilian marionette show of Homer’s epic by Shoestring Theater with live music, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $4 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday. Through March 24.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Windham Center Stage Theatre. $8, $10; $5 for children under age 5. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 25.

John Logan’s “Red,” play about artist Mark Rothko, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 22. Through March 25.

“A Few Good Men,” Portland Players production of military courtroom thriller, South Portland. $20; $15 for students; $18 for seniors. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 1.

“Nightingale,” Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story by Figures of Speech Theater, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $5 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.

“The Poets and the Assassin,” play about women in Iraq, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland. Free. 780-5798. 7 p.m. Friday.

Readings of New Works from Maine Playwrights, by Belfast Maskers, First Church, Belfast. Free/donation. 505-0199. “Hatty” by Bundy Boit, 7 p.m. Friday; “Joe Patten for Senate’ by Jon Potter and “Mansion on the Hill” by Eddie Adelman, 7 p.m. Saturday.

“A Finished Heart,” drama about a loving marriage between two men at the end of life, Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland. 772-2442. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” comedy by Alan Ball, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. Free. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” touring production of Tony Award-winning revival presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $65. porttix.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Staged Reading of “Terra Nova,” by Ten Bucks Theatre, Bangor Public Library. Free. bpl.lib.me.us. 2 p.m. Saturday.

The (Un)Spoken Maine Project, student-written performance pieces about sexual health, communication and safety, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. Free. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The (Un)Spoken Maine Project, student-written performance pieces about sexual health, communication and safety, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland. Free. usm.maine.edu/theatre. Noon Wednesday.

Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts,” by Lorem Ipsum, Space, Portland. $10; all ages. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. March 22. Through April 1.


“Oliver,” by Deertrees Theatre, show dates are June 22-24 and June 29 to July 1, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. 671-3051. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” seeking experienced actors, show dates are June 7-23 and July 4, Freeport Factory Stage. freeportfactory.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Steel Magnolias,” by Belfast Maskers, parts for six women ages 17 to 70-plus; show dates are April 20-22; First Church, Belfast. belfastmaskers.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Rabbit Hole,” show dates are June 1-10, Community Little Theatre, Auburn. laclt.com/audition. 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday.

“The Last Romance,” casting two men and two women, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.



Portland Museum of Art: Youth Art Month exhibition, through April 1; “Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists,” photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through April 8; “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, through May 28; Tanja Alexia Hollander: “Are You Really My Friend?” photographs of Facebook friends, through June 17. portlandmuseum.org

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: “Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors,” contributions from private collectors since 1811, and “Intimations of Independence: The First 100 Years of American Portraiture,” portraits of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, both through April 15; “Motion and Emotion: Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker,” through June 3; “Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions,” more than 20,000 objects, and “Telephones,” seven-minute compilation of Hollywood film clips, both through June 24. bowdoin.edu

Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: “In a State of Becoming,” Inuit art from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, ongoing. bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum

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 May 13. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston: “James Ensor: ‘Scenes de la vie du Christ’ and Other Works,” lithographs, and “Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments,” paintings, both through Sunday. bates.edu/museum

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: “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; wall sculptures by UNE Students made from repurposed materials and with a marine theme, through March 30. 283-3861.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Art of the Book,” focuses on the museum’s collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through April 1. 596-6457.

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 Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org



“Young at Art,” showcase of K-8 graders’ artwork, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through March 31.

“Works of Michael Ranucci,” Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. facebook.com/lyceum.gallery. Gallery grand opening, 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Damariscotta Artist Penny Moodey, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through April 16.


The Salt Exchange, Portland: “Reflections,” sea-inspired oil paintings and metallic driftwood sculptures by Ellen Thayer, through April 30. thesaltexchange.net

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

Lofts Gallery, Portland: “Open Spaces, Maine III,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, Ann Mohnkern and Louisa Wickard, through March 30. 773-1737.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Kevin Beers, “Trucks and Landscapes,” new paintings, through March 30. 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Sixth annual biennial invitational, through April 27. 772-2693.

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Portraits,” photographs by Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne, through March 31. addisonwoolley.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Print/Counter-Print,” works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, through March 30. peregrinepress.com

3 Fish Gallery, Portland: “Attach,” new drawings by Amy Ray, through March 30. 773-4773.

Art House Picture Frames, Portland: “Night Studies,” small works by Christina Goodwin, through March 24. arthousepictureframes.com

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “A Year of New Work” by Neil Wyrick, through March 30. harmonsbartons.com

St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Lisa Dombek, paintings and mixed media, through March 30. stlawrencearts.org

Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery): “Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” through April 3. portlandlibrary.com

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland: “Flash Forward,” group exhibition, through May 4. salt.edu

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “Madness Immemorial,” tribute to H.P. Lovecraft by Brandon Kawashima and Michelle Souliere, through March 30. 253-6808.

South Portland Public Library: Portland Camera Club exhibit, work by Paul Schreiber and Mike Cullivan, through Monday. portlandcameraclub.org

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: Retrospective exhibit of 20th-century Peaks Island art, through March 24. richardboydpottery.com

Somerset Sports and Fitness Center, Scarborough: “The Good Ole Days: Men and Their Tools,” 19th-century tools used by surveyor Levi Weston, Skowhegan History House traveling display, through April 10. skowheganhistoryhouse.org

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: “The Myths,” photographic exhibition on the evolving roles of women, through April 4. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “Monhegan Island Year Around” by Alison Hill and “Still Life, Revisited” by Brita Holmquist, Margaret Ryan and Margareta McDonald, through April 7. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Royal Bean, Yarmouth: Artisans collective mixed-media show, through March 30. 846-7967.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Painting in Normandy and Beyond,” six-woman show, through March 30. 846-7777.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Viewpoints,” new work by painters Eric Hopkins, James Mullen and Colin Page, through May 1. 865-4519.

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Debra Arter: “Layers of Meaning,” mixed-media work, through March 29. 729-9108.

Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick: “Little House Meets Little Dog,” paintings by Melissa Capuano, through March 30. spindleworks.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: New work by Obie Buell, Susie Stevenson, Susan Hutton and Annette Kearney, through March 30. markingsgallery.com

Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath: “Springtime Floriade,” multi-disciplinary exhibit, through April 20. chocolatechurcharts.org

Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): “Assembly Line,” work by Barbara Bean, Maureen Block, Terry Grasse and Ann Slocum, through March 27. topshamlibrary.org

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “The Art of the Needle,” needlepoint tapestries by Jill Vendituoli, through April 23. mainefiberarts.org

University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “The Inspired Hand 5,” juried artwork by Maine Crafts Association, through Friday. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery

Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell: Altered book exhibition from Margo Ogden’s workshop, through March 28. harlowgallery.org

Engine, Biddeford Arts: “MERC: Mainers Recycling Cardboard,” through March 30. feedtheengine.org

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Another Part of Me,” staff and faculty exhibit, through April 2. une.edu

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Singular: Ten Artists’ Portraits of Objects,” through Sunday. 935-9232.

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Charles Gatewood’s Wall Street,” rare vintage and contemporary photographs of the 1970s, through Saturday. 967-9120.

Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: “Focus on India,” photos by New Hampshire craftsman Lawrence Elbroch, through March 31. 439-5671.

University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast: Selections from the Elmer Montgomery collection and “The Atlantic Fisherman,” Penobscot Marine Museum traveling exhibition, through April 30. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” fourth annual show, through April 1. aarhusgallery.com

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Painters, Players and Poets,” “Branching Out: Water” and Gardiner-area artists, through March 27. waterfallarts.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “As High as Heaven,” paintings and drawings by Kenny Cole, through April 21. 338-0555.

Craft, Camden: Pottery by Barbara Michelena, Hanako Kanazato and George Pearlman, through May 1. craftonelm.com

River Arts, Damariscotta: “Playing Around: Art of the Imagination,” 96 works by 46 artists, with several 3D sculptures in a variety of media and assemblages, through March 29. riverartsme.org

Damariscotta River Grill: “Spring Works,” by Cynthia Hammett, Ed McCartan and Dorothy K. Magadieu, through April 24. damariscottarivergrill.com

Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: “The Wyeths: First Family of American Realism,” work by N.C., Andrew, Jamie, Carolyn, Henriette and Victoria Wyeth, through April 10. haynesgalleries.com

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

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: Marguerite Robichaux, Hugh Verrier and John Orcutt, landscape paintings, paper bird sculptures and nature photography, through March 28. 939-6518.

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: “Free Form Flow,” by Tim Clorius and Matt W. Moore, through April 5. 778-7002.

Bangor Public Library: Rita Haunert’s “Attending to the Ordinary,” plus works from Art in Heart artists, through March 30. www.bpl.lib.me.us

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