Pianist Frank Glazer and Violinist Scott Woolweaver, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.


St. Cecilia Chamber Choir: “Celebrate Spring with St. Cecilia,” madrigals, sea shanties, sacred texts and poems, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. $15; free for students. 563-2920. 7:30 p.m.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, with winners of the 2011-12 USM Music Concerto/Aria Competition, Gorham Middle School. $6; $3 for students and seniors. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m.

Oratori Chorale with Orchid Ensemble, “Cold Fusion,” Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, Bath. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops, “One Vision: The Music of Queen,” orchestra music based on the rock band Queen, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $71. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


St. Cecilia Chamber Choir: “Celebrate Spring with St. Cecilia,” madrigals, sea shanties, sacred texts and poems, First Congregational Church, Camden. $15; free for students. 563-2920. 3 p.m.

Oratori Chorale with Orchid Ensemble, “Cold Fusion,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.


USM Classical Guitar Recital, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Donation. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series, “The Story of Abbie Burgess,” for ages 3 to 7, Dyer Library, Saco. $4. 773-6128, Ext. 308. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.


“Lullaby,” presented by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. today.

Bangor Ballet: “Cinderella,” Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School. $12; $5 for children. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Saturday.


Maine Playwrights Festival, evening of short plays presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18; $16 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater,” story of two actors, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for students and seniors; Thursday night performances are pay-what-you-can. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and May 3. Through May 5.

“Steel Magnolias,” by Belfast Maskers, Union Hall (Town Hall), Searsport. $15; $10 for teens; $5 for children. 338-9668. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Hedda Gabler,” Henrik Ibsen’s shocking drama presented by USM Theatre, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $8 for students; $11 for seniors. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Thornton Academy, Saco. $8; $6 for students and seniors. thorntonacademy.org. 7 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Abundance,” humorous twist on classic Western epic by The Originals, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $18; $16 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on May 3. sacorivergrangehall.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 3. Through May 5.

“Dr. Doolittle,” Fiddlehead Players production based on classic story of a man who can talk to animals, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $9; $6 for children under 16. fiddleheadcenter.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Steel Magnolias,” comedy-drama about Southern women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for students and seniors. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship,” family-friendly show by The Theater at Monmouth, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8; $4 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.

“The Sweetest Sounds: Music of Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin,” Lincoln County Community Theater Production of 20th-century pop standards, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12; $7 for ages 12 and under. lcct.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 6.

Theatre Student and Alumni Showcase, presented by the Gorham High School Drama Program and Thespian Society, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $5; $3 for seniors and students. goghs.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Playwrights Festival, 24-Hour Portland Theater Project presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10. acorn-productions.org. 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” writer Elizabeth Peavey’s one-woman show, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton. $12. 647-3641. 7 p.m. Monday.

“Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” dramatic love triangle set in 18th-century Paris, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 to $19.50 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to May 3. Through May 20.

“Beauty and the Beast,” musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School; Falmouth High School. $8; $6 for seniors and students. 329-5858. 7 p.m. May 3.


“Chess: The Musical” (London version), casting six men, two women and a large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6:30 p.m. today.



Judy May, oils, watercolors, pastels and charcoal of mostly Maine subjects, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opens Tuesday. Through May 31.

“Glimpses of Global Color,” travel photography showcase, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. Opens Tuesday. Through May 31.


Portland Museum of Art: “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; “From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” more than 70 paintings, drawings and never-before-exhibited letters, through July 15. portlandmuseum.org

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; “Downtown Portland, Circa 1912,” historic photos, through June 30. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944,” through Monday. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Motion and Emotion: Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker,” through June 3; “Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions” and “Telephones,” seven-minute compilation of Hollywood film clips, through June 24; Lesley Vance, paintings, and Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan: “On Great Cranberry Island,” charcoal drawings and etchings, through July 1. bowdoin.edu

Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World,” Inuit artifacts, through June 1. 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 city’s shipping and ship-building industries, and more, through May 13. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston: “Senior Exhibition 2012,” multi-media, through May 26. bates.edu/museum

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Mainely Photo Arts by Murray Dellow, through Monday; “The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” shared exhibit with Engine in Biddeford, through June 10. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Rediscoveries 2: New Perspectives on the Permanent Collection,” though Sunday. ogunquitmuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “A Magic Carpet Ride from the Kennebunks to Saudi Arabia,” crafts, images and art from Saudi Arabia, through Saturday; “Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840,” historic furniture and artwork, through May 25. 985-4802.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Art of the Book,” collection of 19th- and 20th-century books, through May 20; “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sept. 23; Andew Wyeth: “Summers in Port Clyde,” watercolors from 1930s and ’40s, through Nov. 4. farnsworthmuseum.org

UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: John Goodman: “Moments Abstracted,” photography; Ruth Marshall: “Vanished into Sticks,” animal pelts made from felt; and Jemma Gascione: “Slab Waltz,” sculpture and ceramics; through June 9. 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; 2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, through Oct. 22; “Indians and Rusticators,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org



“Edge of the Sea,” Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through June 9.

Bernice Masse Rosenthal, assemblage and collage, Newcastle Square Realty. 563-1625. Artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through June 2.

Andrea Sulzer: Works on Paper, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through June 3.

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford. Free. biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Gaining Perspective,” photos and paintings by Yarmouth High School Students, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 25.

“Flora and Fauna,” painting, sculpture, photography and other media, River Arts, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.

“Smokin’ Hot,” invitational exhibition and silent auction of cigar box art, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 1.

“Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in multi-media with several Maine artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Opens Tuesday. Through June 30.

“A Murder of Crows,” multiple artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opens May 3. Through May 27.

“Maine the Way I See It,” watercolors, prints and cards by Bev Bevilacqua, The Barn Art Gallery at North Creek Farm, Phippsburg. 798-5820. Opens Tuesday. Through May 31.

“Exploring Bogs,” ink and prismacolor drawings by Barbara Bean, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Opens Tuesday. Through May 31.


A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland: “Master/Mentor: A Printmaking Collaboration — The Works of Don Gorvett and Sean Hurley,” through Saturday. 699-2919.

St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland: Printmaker and illustrator Emily Walsh, new work, through Monday. stlawrencearts.org

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Two Colorists,” Tom Curry and Andrea Peters, through May 26. 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “The Portland Show,” sixth biennial invitational, through Friday. 772-2693.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “10 Years in Portland: An Illustrator’s Saga,” artwork by Joel Rivers, through Monday. 253-6808.

Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland: Linda Murray and Joy Scott, “Organic Musings,” through Monday. harmonsbartons.com

Aucocisco Galleries, Portland: Grace DeGennaro and Brece Honeycutt, “Woven Mysteries,” through May 4. 775-2222.

Space, Portland: “Blind Spots,” new work by Meggan Gould and Billie Mandle, through May 25. space538.org

Portland Public Library: Carol Bass, “A Powerful Joy of Colors,” through Friday. portlandlibrary.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “In & Out of Abstraction,” photography, through Saturday. addisonwoolley.com

Mayo Street Arts, Portland: “Dark Unknown Pleasures,” oil paintings and mixed media by Mayo Street Arts interns and USM students, through Monday. mayostreetarts.org

Glickman Family Library (Unum Great Reading Room), Portland: “Chronology of a Life: Artist’s Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Peacher,” through Monday. 228-8014.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland: “Show and Tell,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by 27 local children and teens with autism spectrum disorder, through June 10. kitetails.org

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Colors that Talk to Each Other,” acrylic paintings by Jean Beal, through Monday. 773-6011.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Lullaby for Maine,” artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, through June 16. une.edu/artgallery

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

Flat Iron Gallery, Portland: Diane Bowie Zaitlin, mixed media, through Wednesday. 838-7591.

Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, Willard Square, South Portland: Jac Ouellette, “Favorite Views,” oil paintings, through May 18. 842-9200.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Scenes from Maine,” landscapes and coastal scenes by Jay LaBrie, through Monday. richardboydpottery.com

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: USM Art Department Bachelor of Fine Art exhibit, through May 4. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Clyde McCulley, “A Digital Homage to Edward Hopper,” John Knight, “Drawing on Wildflowers” and Annette Kearney, “Abstract Currents,” through May 12. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Red Horse,” works by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through Saturday. 846-6264.

Clayton’s Gourmet Market & Cafe, Yarmouth: “My (so-called) Teenage Life 2011-2012,” North Yarmouth Academy student photography exhibit, through Monday. nya.org

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Spring Eternal,” multi-artist show, through May 31. 846-7777.

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

Little Tokyo, Brunswick: “Gyotaku: The Ancient Art of Japanese Fish Prints” by Jean Kigel, through Monday. 798-6888.

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: “A Thickening Rhythm,” group exhibition, through May 19. colemanburkegallery.com

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Duncan Hewitt, new sculpture, through May 19. 725-8157.

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

Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery): “Joy of the Lens,” original photography by year-round Maine residents, through May 12. topshamlibrary.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” sea mammals and seabirds carved in native and exotic woods by Wayne Robbins, through Monday. markingsgallery.com

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: “Vernal Pools and the First Signs of Spring,” through Saturday. 841-5914.

York Public Library: York schools art exhibit, work by students in K-12, through Monday. york.lib.me.us

Engine, Biddeford: “The 2012 Mill-Ennial: Celebrating the Art and the Artists of the Cities on the Saco,” shared exhibit with the Saco Museum, through June 10. feedtheengine.org

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

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “Botany of Desire,” multi-artist exhibit, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast: “Rural Harvest,” exhibit about stewardship and the vulnerability of family farming, through May 30. mainefarmlandtrust.org

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Corrugation Nation,” cardboard art show, through May 18. waterfallarts.org

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Sarah Carter, oil paintings, through May 29. 563-2111.

Damariscotta River Grill: “Hang 10 with the Maine 10,” group exhibition, through June 11. damariscottarivergrill.com

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “Local Colors,” works by Midcoast artists, through May 24. mainegardens.org

Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Maine Photography Show, through May 5. 633-2703.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Occupy Art! Union of Maine Visual Artists in Action,” through Saturday. harlowgallery.org

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

Camden Public Library: “The Marine Photography of Red Boutilier,” through Monday. 236-3440.

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): “Painters, Players and Poets,” Maine artists, players/composers, poets and chair makers, Through May 9. 935-9232.

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: “Moxie: Senior Art Exhibition 2012,” through May 12. 778-1062.

Georgetown Historical Society: Stuart Ross, “Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” through May 12. 371-9200.

Bangor Public Library: Emily Bracale, “Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” through Monday. www.bpl.lib.me.us

University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent: Master wood carver Thomas Cute and his apprentices, through May 25. 834-7536.