DaPonte String Quartet: “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Thomaston. $22; $18 for seniors; free for under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.


DaPonte String Quartet: “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Falmouth. $22; $18 for seniors; free for youths under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, “With Owy Dyscorde,” medieval and Renaissannce music, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta. $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m.


DaPonte String Quartet: “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $22; $18 for seniors; free for youths under 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Encore Series in HD: Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” encore broadcast, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon.


Bay Chamber’s Odeon Allegro, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, familiar classical and contemporary music, Rockport Opera House. Free. baychamberconcerts.org. 4 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club, piano, vocals, voila and horn, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet: “Passions of Youth,” Beethoven, Tan Dun and Mendelssohn, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. $22; $18 for seniors; free for youths under 21. daponte.org. 3 p.m.

Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, “With Owy Dyscorde,” medieval and Renaissannce music, Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m.


Decompression Chamber Music Season Four, Haydn’s “Quinten” quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.

Calderwood Consort Early Music Ensemble, “With Owy Dyscorde,” medieval and Renaissannce music, Portland Conservatory at Woodford’s Church. $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m.


Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Odeon Adult Orchestra Concert, familiar classical and contemporary music, John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. Free. baychamberconcerts.org. 6:30 p.m.


Portland Youth Dance Company, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, jazz and modern dance, Scarborough High School. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; $10 for students and seniors. 871-1013. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pro/Am Spring Dance Showcase, foxtrot, rumba, hip-hop, contemporary, tap and choreographed groups, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 594-0940. 7 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. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 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.

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.

Shakespeare Festival, screening of 1996 film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Last Romance,” romantic comedy about the golden years, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 27.

“39 Steps,” suspenseful comedy based on 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 24. Through May 26.

“My Very Own Flag,” senior project play by Holly Krakowski about two young men involved in New York City’s punk scene, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. Free. 288-5015. 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

“Annie Junior,” classic musical performed by students, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10; $8 for seniors and students; $5 for children under age 5. schoolhousearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“LOL,” a collection of comedic pieces illustrating human foibles presented by the Center Stage Players, Theater Project, Brunswick. $5. theaterproject.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“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 three: “The Emancipation of Lala,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shakespeare Festival, Elizabethan music workshop with SeaCoast Brass, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shakespeare Festival, “A Taste of Shakespeare,” selected acts from “Othello,” “As You Like It” and “Love’s Labor’s Lost” with live music by SeaCoast Brass, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12; $5 for students. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Always … Patsy Cline,” Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert star in a dramedy based on the true story of a friendship between a housewife and the country music legend, Ogunquit Playhouse. ogunquitplayhouse.org. Previews at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. May 24; opens May 25. Through June 16.


Belfast Masker’s “Brigadoon,” 12 major roles plus singers and dancers, show dates are July 26-29 in Belfast and Aug. 2-5 in Searsport; First Church, Belfast. belfastmaskers.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

“Funny Girl,” casting call for male and female chorus/dancers, lead and supporting roles and bit parts, show dates are July 20-29; Northport Music Theater. northportmusictheater.com. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Good Theater’s “Good People,” “Striking 12” (musical) and “Death by Design,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Call for audition slot: 885-5883. 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

New Edge Production’s “Boys Will Be Boys,” seeking men and women in their 20s to 50s for musical revue; ground-level food court area, One City Center, Portland. 286-1427. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Bay Chamber’s Odeon Orchestras, ensemble opportunities for all ages and abilities, rehearsals for all groups begin in September; Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. Strings, winds, brass and percussion, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

USM Youth Ensemble, open auditions for musicians in grades 12 and younger, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Must call for appointment: 780-5265. Wednesday through May 25.



“Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Free opening day with special activities for all ages, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry,” Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens May 24. Through Dec. 29. 


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

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 Sunday. 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 Sunday; “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; “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, through Dec. 30. 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



“Anne’s Garden,” paintings by Anne Thompson Schutz, Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through June 30.

“Strangers & Others: Interpretations of the Human Face & Figure,” Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Opens Friday. Through Aug. 18.

“Re-Energized,” paintings, ceramics, textiles and jewelry by multiple artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through mid-June.

“Corrugation Nation,” end-of-show celebration with refreshments, a live band and raffles of cardboard works, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Artists’ reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through July 9.


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 (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: MFA thesis exhibition, through June 3. meca.edu

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 Friday. 842-9200.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: May group exhibit, work by five artists with ties to Maine, through May 27. richardboydpottery.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.

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

Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick: “A Natural Order,” by Spindleworks and Arts are Elementary, through June 30. spindleworks.org

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

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

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: “Momentum,” 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

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

Kennebunk Free Library: “Creative Pursuits: Not Your Average Student Art Show,” work by Kennebunk High School photography students, through May 31. 985-2173.

Camden Public Library: “Culture on Cloth,” Inuit tapestries, through May 31. 236-3440.

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

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: Multiple artist spring exhibit, through June 1. maineartgallery.com

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

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: 17th annual juried art show, through June 2. harlowgallery.org

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 Saturday. 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, Fort Kent: Master wood carver Thomas Cute and his apprentices, through May 25. 834-7536.

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