Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: “An Evening of Mendelssohn,” Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, with Debussy Harp Trio and guest artists, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport. $15 to $20; $5 for ages 18 and under. 286-6688. 7:30 p.m.

Midcoast Brass Quintet, classical, jazz and popular music, Bok Amphitheatre (Harbor Park), Camden. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Artists of Tomorrow, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. July 26. Through Aug. 3.


Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Fridays, performances of works by Bach, Dvorak and Beethoven, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 3.

Borders International Piano Festival, interpretations of piano literature by young players from the U.S. and Europe, Gould Academy (Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center), Bethel. Free. gouldacademy.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $25; $20 for seniors; $15 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.


Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Extra Concert, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Phippsburg. Free. bowdoinfestival.org. 8 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet: “A Journey to the Heart of Europe,” works by Beethoven, Wolf and Dvorak, Huntington Common, Kennebunk. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. 967-9120. 3 p.m.


Bowdoin International Music Festival: Monday Sonatas, works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Schumann and Hindemith, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $30. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Through July 30.


Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Extra Concert, Freeport Community Center. Free. bowdoinfestival.org. Noon.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, works by Mozart, Brahms and Schoenfield, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $25. sebagomusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 14.


“Madama Butterfly,” classic opera presented by PORTOpera, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $41 to $105. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Through July 27.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Wednesday Upbeat!, works by Bach, Brahms and Adler, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $30. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 1.

MET Opera: Live in HD, live broadcast of “Der Rosenkavalier,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2:30 p.m.


Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: “The Great Beethoven Sonatas,” Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $10/donation. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Through July 29.


“Ballroom With a Twist,” performance featuring pros from “Dancing with the Stars” and finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” Ogunquit Playhouse. $29 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bates Dance Festival: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, troupe performs Abraham’s latest work, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $12 to $24. batesdancefestival.org. 8 p.m. today and Saturday.

“Things I Meant to Tell You… Stories from the End of Days,” performance by Vivid Motion, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. vividmotion.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

“Leap of Faith,” original work combining dance, projected images, live music and spoken word, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Free. rocklandstrand.com. 10 a.m. Wednesday.


“Oklahoma!” classic musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $18 to $28; $10 for students. hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The Sound of Music,” classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $18; $15 for seniors and students; $12 for ages 12 and under. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shakespeare’s “Antony & Cleopatra,” Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington. $35. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. today to Sunday.

“Once On This Island, Jr.,” Caribbean adaptation of the popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. $12; $10 for seniors, students and children ages 12 and under. sanfordmainestage.com. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Boxcar Children,” vignettes based on the first book in the Boxcar Children series, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 3 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” musical based on classic Verdi opera, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $12 to $18. thewaldo.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” musical based on fairy tale, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $30 to $41. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today to Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. July 26. Through Aug. 4.

“Sunset Boulevard,” Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on 1950 Billy Wilder movie, presented by Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Brunswick. $36 to $59. msmt.org. 7:30 p.m. today; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 26. Through Aug. 4.

“MoonDance,” one-woman musical cabaret of Luna Diamond’s journey in the 20th century, Lucid Stage, Portland. $6 in advance; $10 day of show. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” comic operetta, today’s preview performance is pay-what-you-want, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” presented by Fenix Theatre, Bowdoin College Hatch Quad, Brunswick. Free. fenixtheatre.com. 6 p.m. today. Through Aug. 9.

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” drama set during the Great Depression, Theater at Monmouth. $10 to $26. theateratmonmouth.org. Previews at 7:30 p.m. today; opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In repertory through Aug. 18.

“Thank You For the Music,” Broadway revue, Boothbay Playhouse. $15. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 26. Through July 28.

“Funny Girl,” musical based on Fanny Brice, Northport Music Theater. $20 to $25. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 29.

“The House of Bernarda Alba,” drama presented by Heartwood Theater, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $18; $12 for students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 26. Through July 29.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” presented by Fenix Theatre, Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free. fenixtheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 11.

“Chess,” rock opera by members of ABBA and Tim Rice, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 5.

“The Rat Pack Special,” dinner theater and music, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $29.99. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 25.

Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Theater at Monmouth. $10 to $26. theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. In repertory through Aug. 17.

Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” hijinks and physical comedy, Theater at Monmouth. $20 to $28. theateratmonmouth.org. 7 p.m. Sunday. In repertory through Aug. 19.

“Damn Yankees,” musical set in Fenway Park starring Carson Kressley, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $75. ogunquitplayhouse.org. Previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. July 26; opens at 8 p.m. July 26. Through Aug. 18.

Shakespeare’s “King Henry IV, Part I,” Theater at Monmouth. $10 to $26. theateratmonmouth.org. Previews at 7:30 p.m. July 26. In repertory through Aug. 18.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” live in HD broadcast, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 7 p.m. July 26.


“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” parts for teenagers and adults; show scheduled for Sept 21-30; Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. schoolhousearts.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Wyrd Sisters,” parts for high-school aged teens and up; light and sound designers and crew also needed; show dates are Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4; Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 512-2638. 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday.



Portland Museum of Art: “The Draw of the Normandy Coast, 1860-1960,” more than 40 works of famous European and American art, including works by Monet, Matisse, Whistler and Picasso, through Aug. 13; “Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin,” focuses on 23 of Church’s small oil sketches, through Sept. 30. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Wired!” explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Rush Brown, “Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood,” paintings, through Sept. 10. mainejewishmuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: William Wegman, “Hello Nature,” 30-year retrospective of artist’s work, through Oct. 21; “A River Lost & Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place,” interactive exhibit, through Sept. 16. bowdoin.edu

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome Interruption of the War of 1812,” examines the maritime world of pre-statehood Maine; through Oct. 12. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Kate Banks, “Secrets of Color,” paintings based on Victoria Finlay’s book “Color: A Natural History of the Palette,” through July 31; Annie Lemieux, photographs of the “Way Way Store,” through Aug. 22; “The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” Civil War-era panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in more than a century, through Nov. 10 (also at Pepperell Mills in Bidderford). dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford: “Elements of Expression,” art and design of Elwyn George Gowen (1895-1954), through Saturday. sanfordhistory.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “The Art of Will Barnet,” abstract paintings, through Aug. 12; Peggy Bacon: “Life in Art,” paintings and prints of Ogunquit, through Sept. 2; “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: “A Glimpse of Louis Norton,” early 20th-century paintings of Kennebunkport; and “Painted Details: Artists Interpret Kennebunk’s Historic Architecture,” through Sept. 8; “Barry: The Art Exhibition,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by Edith Barry, through Sept. 15. 985-4802.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” featuring 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, through Dec. 15. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection,” pieces from museum collection curated by Alex Katz, through Oct. 7; Alex Katz, “Maine/New York,” 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. 859-5609.

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years,” vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear and more, through Aug. 31; “Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Arnold Mesches: “A Minispective,” plus Richard Haden: “Carved Signs” and Chris Natrop: “Lily Ponder,” through Sept. 15. umma.umaine.edu

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Stories of the Land and Its People,” work of more than 140 students who participated in a yearlong collaboration between the Farnsworth and four public schools, through Aug. 12; “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sept. 23; “Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” paintings, lithographs and etchings, through Oct. 21; Andrew 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

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: 2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, through Oct. 22; “Indians and Rusticators” and “Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org



Brita Holmquist and Lesia Sochor, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmoss galleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Aug. 26.

“Landscapes,” 20 local artists in various media, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 5.

“Illustrated Passages,” artists select text to accompany their art, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. maineartgallery.org. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through Aug. 19.

Mark Herrington and Joseph Haroutunian: “Rock and Jazz,” sculpture and paintings, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Through Aug. 15.

“Landscape Languages,” work by Barbara Vanderbilt, Cynthia White and Mary Boothby, Downtown Gallery, Washington. 845-2225. Opens Friday. Through Aug. 12.


Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tim Christensen, “Animals,” drawings on porcelain, through July 28. 699-5599.

Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: “Ikebana in Maine,” Ikebana flower arrangements, through July 31; photographer Daniel E. Davis, “Here and There,” through Aug. 19. usm.maine.edu

Heron Point Gallery, Portland: Judy O’Donnell, painting and bronze sculpture, through July 28. 773-0822.

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Mythologies,” work by Lucinda Bliss, Stephen Burt, Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Carrie Scanga, Todd Watts and Timothy Wilson, through Aug. 25. 780-0700.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “Beasts and Botany,” art by Elise Smorczewski, through July 30. 253-6808.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Francine Schrock and Caren-Marie Michel, “Size Matters,” through July 31. harmonsbartons.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “City Limit,” photographs by Karen Bushold and Susan Porter, through July 28. addisonwoolley.com

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Jeff Bye, “American Landscapes,” and George Lloyd: “10 Figurative Works,” through July 28. greenhutgalleries.com

Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland: “Cats vs. Dogs,” themed free-for- all show, through Aug. 3. 772-9280.

Aucocisco Galleries, Portland: Ellie and Will Barnet, paintings, through Aug. 3. 775-2222.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Upon Reflection,” photographs Judy Ellis Glickman, through Sept. 6. une.edu/artgallery

Portland Public Library: “Culture on Cloth,” Inuit wall hangings and sculpture, through Aug. 31. portlandlibrary.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Creatures and Critters,” works by Thomas Dowling, Pam Cabanas, Judy O’Donnell, Tina-Marie Poulin and Jean Noon, through July 29. richardboydpottery.com

Falmouth Memorial Library: “Anne’s Garden,” paintings, through Aug. 13. falmouthmemorial library.org

Maine Audubon, Falmouth: “On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, through Sept. 30. junelacombesculpture.com

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Summertime Respire,” multiple artist show, through July 31. 846-7777.

The Royal Bean, Yarmouth: The Artisans Collective, multi-media, through Aug. 23. 846-1009.

Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal: “Steel and Stone,” June LaCombe Sculpture show featuring Roy Patterson and Stephen Porter, through July 29. junelacombesculpture.com

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Baker’s Dozen,” studio installation, through July 31. spindleworks.org

Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick: “Studio Selection, 1,” latest works from Spindleworks studios, through July 31. spindleworks.org

Topsham Public Library: “Studio Selection, 2,” latest works from Spindleworks studios, through Aug. 5. spindleworks.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Into the Kitchen,” artful kitchen elements featuring Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Ann Prescott, Mark Irving and Maggie’s Farms, through Aug. 29. markingsgallery.com

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: Julie Babb, bird-related art, through Sunday; “Watershed’s Legends: 25 Years of Residencies,” work in clay, and “Garden Pots,” through Aug. 31; “On the Wing,” sculpture exhibition and sale, through Sept. 30. mainegardens.org

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Karen Tuskinski, new paintings, through Saturday; Carole Hanson, new sculptures; Kevin Beers, new paintings; and Tim Christensen, drawings on porcelain, through July 28. 633-6849.

Opera House at Boothbay Harbor: “Keep it Soulful,” photographs by Harry T. Brundidge and John Adie Almy Brundidge, through Saturday. boothbayoperahouse.com

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Diana Young, “The Walnut Ink Drawings,” through July 30. 633-6252.

Engine, Biddeford Arts: Kim Bernard, “Stuff Moves,” interactive installation of kinetic sculptures of wax, steel and springs, through Saturday. feedtheengine.org

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Sarah Gorham, “Reflections,” colorful interpretations of the water’s edge, through Aug. 1. 283-0171.

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Good Old Summertime,” annual summer members’ show, through Aug. 5. yorkartassociation.com

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells: Sarah Bouchard, Clint Fulkerson and David Raymond, sculpture, drawings, lambda prints, block prints and drawings, through Aug. 4. 646-5301.

Denmark Arts Center: Jean Kigel, “Aquarium and Aviary,” Gyotaku monoprints and Asian brush bird paintings, through Aug. 2. 452-2412.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Mountain Star Mind Testament,” mixed media by Peter Voshefski, through July 29. 338-0555.

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: David McLaughlin, “The Art of Salvage, Pigeon, 100 Hammers and BCOPE Photographs,” through July 28. waterfallarts.org

Barn Gallery, Ogunquit: 16th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition, through July 28. barngallery.org

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Painters, Players and Poets,” multi-media exhibit of Maine-based artists, writers, composers and furniture makers, through Aug. 4. rivertreearts.org

Kennebunk Free Library: “The Life of a Collection: Spotlight on Hats,” through July 31. kennebunklibrary.org

River Arts, Damariscotta: “Legends of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts,” work in clay, through July 27. riverartsme.org

Damariscotta River Grill: “Dancing in the Light,” Art at the Grill exhibit, through July 30. damariscottarivergrill.com

Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: “July Bonanza Art Explosion,” through July 31. justuschickens.net

University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: “Tell Me a Story: A World of Wonders,” children’s book illustrations by 11 Maine artists, through Aug. 3. 753-6500.

Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “Expanding Horizons in 20th Century Maine Art,” 20th-century American paintings and new works by New England artists, through Aug. 8. 882-7682.

Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner: “Collaborative Connections,” group exhibit, through Aug. 4. theartdogs.com

Central Maine Artists Gallery, Skowhegan: “The Art Quilt Show,” contemporary art quilts including landscape, abstract and pictorial pieces, through Aug. 4. 858-0797.

Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown: “Coast and Country,” works by five local artists, through July 26. 371-2015.

Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines — Bold Shapes,” through Saturday. littlefieldgallery.com

George Mason Gallery, Nobleboro: Founders 25th Anniversary Exhibition, through July 27. watershedexhibits.org

Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston: Thomas Crotty, Maine landscapes, through Saturday; new works by Janice Anthony, Dahlov Ipcar, Diane Dahlke, Tom Crotty, Robert Dyer and Margaret Gill, through Aug. 18. frostgullygallery.com

Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: “The Portrait in American Realism,” drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs by American Realists from the 19th to 21st centuries, through July 27. haynesgalleries.com

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: “Continuing Connections: Craft Media,” work by Ingrid Merken, Chris Joyce, Robin Cust, Jeffrey Becton and Sequoia Miller, through Aug. 4. turtlegallery.com

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: Art of Anne Ayvaliotis, through July 29. 332-4014.

Archipelago, Rockland: Jean Kigel, “Of Solar Flares and Northern Lights,” watercolors and Asian brush painting, through July 31. 594-0701.

College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: Jane Davis Doggett, “Talking Graphics with Waterscapes,” canvas-printed vector graphics, through Aug. 3. 288-5015.

The Old White Church, Buxton: “Art is Community III,” show and sale sponsored by the Saco River Art League, through Saturday. 929-6472.