Portland Chamber Music Festival, five musicians play pieces by Mozart, Dvorak, Wuorninen and Rebecca Clarke, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $25; $20 for seniors. freeportperformingarts.com. 8 p.m.


Renaissance Voices, 21-voice a cappella ensemble presents “Folk Song Suite,” Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. renaissancevoices.org. 8 p.m.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, with the Maine Youth Orchestra, classical to contemporary pieces, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester. $10; free for youths under 18. 751-8031. 7 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $17; free for youths ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m.


Music in the Cathedral, pipe organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullen perform duets, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Donation. 772-4871. 3 p.m.

Saint Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, music of Henry Purcell and John Blow, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. $20. stmaryschola.org. 4 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $17; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m.

Met Opera Encore: “Das Rheingold,” rebroadcoast of Wagner’s four-part “Ring Cycle,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.


Met Opera Encore: “Das Rheingold,” rebroadcoast of Wagner’s four-part “Ring Cycle,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.


Thornton Academy Spring Choral Concert, with the treble choir, the chamber singers and the concert choir, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $6; $3 for students and seniors. thorntonacademy.org/auction. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.


“In Constant Season,” choreographed with improvisation by Bo Dennis, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. Free. 288-5015. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


“Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” dramatic love triangle set in 18th-century Paris, Portland Stage Company. $30 to $39; $27 to $36 for seniors; $15 to $19.50 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 and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 17. Through May 20.

“Beauty and the Beast,” musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High; Falmouth High School. $8; $6 for seniors and students. 329-5858. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“On Golden Pond,” classic drama about an elderly couple whose lives are upturned by the return of their adult daughter, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for children under 18. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Circle Mirror Transformation,” play by Annie Baker about a creative acting class, presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $22; $20 for seniors and students. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 17. Through May 20.

“A Finished Heart,” dramatic performance by author and composer Elliot Cherry, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6 p.m. today.

“This American Life LIVE!” live HD broadcast of stage production based on radio show, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. today.

“This American Life LIVE!” live HD broadcast of stage production based on radio show, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $23; $18 for UMaine students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m. today.

“This American Life LIVE!” live HD broadcast of stage production based on radio show, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20. atthelincoln.org. 8 p.m. today.

“See How They Run,” British comedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $18; $12 for students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

Neil Simon’s “Fools,” comedy fable, Windham Center Stage Theatre. $10, $8 for seniors and children. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Midsummer Night’s Texas Sized Nightmare,” comedy, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $5. thewaldo.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Star Called Love: The Freedom Stories of Lala,” one woman portrays 30 characters as a young girl grows up, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10. laarts.org. Part two: “The Education of Lala Girl,” 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 19.

The Who’s “Tommy,” rock opera, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students with ID. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 27.

“The Butler Did It,” three-act murder-mystery dinner theater, Bethel Inn Resort. $29. 824-6545. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Wizard of Oz,” classic musical, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland. $10 in advance, $12 day of show for adults; $7 in advance, $10 day of show for students. deeringdrama.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Just Desserts,” murder-mystery dinner show, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $20. sanfordmainestage.com. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” Mad Horse Theatre Company Dark Night Series, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10/donation. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Stephen Sondheim’s “The Company,” live HD broadcast by the New York Philharmonic, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $22; $15 for ages 18 and under. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Musica de Filia, girls’ and womens’ choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. 807-2158. 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Maine Youth Orchestra, instrumental auditions for middle and high school aged students, band room, Greely Middle School, Cumberland. 751-8031. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.



“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 30.


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 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: “Pathways to Contemporary Art: Paintings from Temple Beth-El Art Exhibitions 1962-1973,” through June 30. 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 Sunday. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Judy May, oils, watercolors, pastels and charcoal of mostly Maine subjects, through May 31; “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

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Senior art exhibition, through May 20. colby.edu

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Light, Motion, Sound 2012,” collaborative exhibition with the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, through June 17; “Building an American Modernist Collection,” highlights from the permanent collection, and Henry Strater: “Art of the Portrait,” collection of portraits, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840,” historic furniture and artwork, through May 25; “Impressions of a World Traveler: 20th Century Travel Through the Eyes of Edith Barry,” photos, writings and souvenirs, through May 29; “Glimpses of Global Color,” travel photography showcase, through May 31, “Barry: The Art Exhibition,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by Edith Barry, through Sept. 15. 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

University of Maine 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 31; 2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, through Oct. 22; “Indians and Rusticators,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org



Multiple Artist Spring Exhibit, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through June 1.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 3.

“Exploring Bogs,” ink and prismacolor drawings by Barbara Bean, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.

“A Natural Order,” by Spindleworks and Arts are Elementary, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 30.

“Return to Sender,” 16 pieces created by multiple artists through a mail art project, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

34th Annual Student Art Show, elementary through high school, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. 646-8400. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through Sunday.

“Stampede,” group art show, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island. 766-5705. Opening reception, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Artwalk Gardiner, more than thirty central Maine artists present their work, downtown Gardiner. theartdogs.com. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Maine Pottery Tour, meet the artists and shop for hand-made pottery, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. reddoorpottery.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Culture on Cloth,” Inuit tapestries, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening, 2 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31.


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

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

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

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Where Everything Is Color,” paintings by Kifah Abdulla, through May 26. 3fishgallery.com

Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland: “Monsters,” through June 3. pineconeandchickadee.com

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: James Marshall, “Continuance,” sculpture, through June 25. colemanburke.com.

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

Portland Photo Works: Frank Poole, black-and-white Holga photographs, through May 31. 228-5829.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Susan Barnes, new work, through May 26. 772-2693.

Grace Restaurant, Portland: Large-scale woodcuts, fine etchings and unique wood carvings by R. Keith Randall, through June 3. rkeithrendall.com

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “Victorians Riding Dinosaurs,” artwork by Elisabeth Heller, through May 31. 253-6808.

Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland: “The HeART of the Home,” fine crafts, through May 31. harmonsbartons.com

Portland Public Library: Photography by Sean Alonzo Harris and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, through May 30. portlandlibrary.com

Maine College of Art (Porteous Building), Portland: BFA Thesis Exhibition, through May 25. meca.edu.

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “The Secrets that Objects Share,” art by Fran Vita-Taylor and Victor Romanyshyn, through May 26. addisonwoolley.com

Flat Iron Gallery, Portland: “Pulse,” new paintings by Liz Prescott, through May 29. 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: Multimedia by five artists with ties to Maine, through May 27. richardboydpottery.com

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

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: “Smokin’ Hot,” invitational exhibition, through June 1. 846-6264.

317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth: “Gaining Perspective,” photos and paintings by Yarmouth High School Students, through May 25. 846-6264.

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

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.

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

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Weave-In,” weaving demonstrations, design sessions and exhibitions, through June 30. mainefiberarts.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in multi-media with several Maine artists, through June 30. markingsgallery.com

Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath: “Edge of the Sea,” through June 9. chocolatechurcharts.org

York Public Library: Fantastical depictions of creatures both strange and familiar by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Tess Feltes, Robert Squier and Teri Weidner, through June 30. york.lib.me.us

George Marshall Store Gallery, York: “Momemtum,” work of the grant recipient and finalists of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant; Lauren Gillette’s “Things I Did”; and Kim Bernard’s “Quantum Revival,” through May 27. georgemarshallstoregallery.com

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 New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: J. David Deal, landscape paintings, though June 4. une.edu

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: “A Murder of Crows,” multiple artist show, through May 27. aarhusgallery.com

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Andrea Sulzer, works on paper, through June 3. 338-0555.

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

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Splendid Splashes,” annual abstract show, through May 26. rivertreearts.org

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

River Arts, Damariscotta: “Flora and Fauna,” painting, sculpture, photography and other media, through May 31. riverartsme.org

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

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

Georgetown Historical Society: Stuart Ross, “Georgetown: A Painter’s Paradise,” through June 15. 371-9200.

Newcastle Square Realty: Bernice Masse Rosenthal, assemblage and collage, through June 2. 563-1625.

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

Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston: Janet C. Manyan, figure paintings, and Sharon Yates, still life and landscape paintings, through May 19. frostgullygallery.com

Thomaston Cafe: Paul Caponigro, black-and-white silver gelatin photographs, through June 30. 354-8589.

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “Feeling the Love,” watercolors by Ted Keller, through May 29. 594-7745.

Rougette Gallery, Rockland: Katharine Cartwright: “The Laws of Nature,” watercolors, through May 25. rougettegallery.com

Art Space Gallery, Rockland: Nineteen local artists exhibit new work, through May 31. artspacemaine.com

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

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