Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: Dvorak, featuring Joseph Silverstein, the Boston Symphony’s long-time concertmaster, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $18 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.


Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: Joseph Silverstein’s 80th Birthday Bash, works of Rossini, Mozart and Brahms, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Fourth Annual Bach Festival, “BBQ Bach,” food, music and art presented by White Mt. Musical Arts, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $5 for students ages 3 to 18; $25 for family of four. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 6 p.m.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, works by Zare, Currier and Chausson, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $30; free for students. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m.


Fourth Annual Bach Festival, music of Bach and Vivaldi presented by White Mt. Musical Arts, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.


Fourth Annual Bach Festival, Handel’s “Messiah” presented by White Mt. Musical Arts, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 4 p.m.

Scandalous Music Festival, DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists perform works by Ravel, Rodgers & Hart and Schumann, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $25; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.


Scandalous Music Festival, DaPonte String Quartet and guest artists perform works by Piazzolla, Brahms and improv from audience suggestions, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $25; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

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Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: Season Finale, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.


“42nd Street,” classic musical celebrating Broadway presented by Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Brunswick. $36 to $59. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Story,” musical based on screen legend, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $30 to $41. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Through Sept. 1.

“9 to 5: The Musical,” musical co-starring Sally Struthers based on hit 1980 movie, Ogunquit Playhouse. $29 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. Previews at 2:30 p.m. Thursday; opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and continues at 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 30. Through Sept. 15.

“Boeing — Boeing,” classic farce, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $29.50; $25 for seniors; $12 for students. hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Through Sept. 1.

“The Millay Sisters: A Cabaret,” musical celebrating Edna St. Millay’s “Renascence” poem, Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington. $15. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Willy Wonka Jr.,” musical based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10; $8 for students and seniors; $5 for children under age 5. 7 p.m. Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Stranger Closer,” 30-minute solo performance reflecting on family history as it relates to Israel and Palestine, Freeport Factory Stage. Pay-what-you-can. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” musical comedy (adult language and situations), City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 2.

“The Fantasticks,” spaghetti dinner and show presented by New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Center, Bath. $17. 798-6966. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday; lunch at 1 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” musical for children, Ogunquit Playhouse. $11. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday.


Oratorio Chorale Audition, openings available in all voice parts; singers are not required to prepare a piece; Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 329-5708. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.



“Portrait of an Art Colony,” portraits, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Opens Aug. 30. Through Oct. 31.


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 Sept. 3; “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; “The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine,” 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Wired!” explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26, 2013. mainehistory.org

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

Museum of Chebeague History, Chebeague Island: “Chebeague Through Artists’ Eyes,” through Sept. 3. 846-5237.

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

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: “Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past,” through Oct. 31. pejepscothistorical.org

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: Annie Lemieux, photographs of the “Way Way Store,” through Sept. 9; “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: “The Private World of Robert M. Wilson,” photography, through Saturday. sanfordhistory.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: Peggy Bacon: “Life in Art,” paintings and prints of Ogunquit, through Sept. 2; “Building an American Modernist Collection,” highlights from the permanent collection; Henry Strater: “Art of the Portrait,” collection of portraits; and “Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection,” lesser-known and seldom seen contemporary work, through Oct. 31. Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do or Do Without: The Material Culture of World War II,” through Aug. 31; “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

Museum L-A, Lewiston: “The Power of Music: Photographic Portraits of Americans and their Musical Instruments, 1860-1915,” through Sept. 23. museumla.org

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 2013. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “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

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “Sea Lives: The Artwork of Sonja Weber Gilkey,” through Aug. 31. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport: “Her Kingdom Under the Sea,” installation by Andrea Dezso, through Sept. 12. tidesinstitute.org

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



Marine Art, group exhibit, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Quilt Exhibit, antique family quilts and more than 80 quilts created and hand-quilted by Jeanne Wright, North Windham Union Church, Windham. $3. 892-2809. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Urban Scene,” paintings, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 17.

Phyllis Fales and Karen Jones: “Two Sisters,” Cushing Arts in the Barn. cushingmainehistoricalsociety.org, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Continuing Connections: New and Old — All Media,” orchard photographs by Michael Alpert, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Opens Sunday. Through Oct. 13.


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

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Upon Reflection,” photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman, through Sept. 30. une.edu/artgallery

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

Maine Potters Market, Portland: Jacqueline Hickey, “Homage to Portland,” through Wednesday. mainepottersmarket.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Joellyn Duesberry, “40 Years Celebrating Maine,” through Sept. 29. 699-5599.

Heron Point Gallery, Portland: Randall Harris, “Life Drawings,” through Sept. 29. 773-0822.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: “Maine-ly Marco,” oils on canvas by nine women artists from Maine and Florida, through Aug. 31. harmonsbartons.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Jane Banque, “Arboretum,” and Ed Zelinsky, “Ink & Pixel,” woodcuts, paintings, drawings, prints and video, through Sept. 1. Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Tom Paiement, “Search for Form,” through Sept. 1. greenhutgalleries.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Two Visions,” paintings by Lenora Leibowitz and photographs by Rita Spinella Olsen, through Saturday. 3fishgallery.com

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: “Little Maine Dress,” sculptural dress exhibit by Nikki Millonzi, McCaela Prentice and Ali Corey, through Sunday. colemanburke.com

Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Landscapes,” 20 local artists in various media, through Oct. 19. macpage.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, “Spectrum 2012 — From the Ocean to Cornfields to Flowers,” through Aug. 31. richardboydpottery.com

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Brita Holmquist and Lesia Sochor, paintings, through Sunday. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Falmouth Memorial Library: Paintings by Jan ter Weele, through Sept. 30. falmouth.lib.me.us

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

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Mid-Summer Perspectives,” multiple artists, through Sept. 30. 846-7777.

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

Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: “Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” through March 2013. freeporthistoricalsociety.org

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Viewpoints,” group exhibit, through Oct. 28. 865-4519.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “(tiny),” small paintings, encaustics, sculpture and fiberworks, through Aug. 31. spindleworks.org

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: “Katahdin to Cadillac: Scenes of Maine,” oils and watercolors by Frances Pratt Caswell, through Aug. 30. 729-9108.

Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Duane Paluska, new paintings and sculpture, through Sept. 8. 725-8157.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Harpswell: Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, “Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” paper pulp paintings and mixed media, through Sept. 7. widgeoncove.com

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: Roslyn Logsdon, “Architectural Elements: Hooked Rugs,” through Sept. 29. mainefiberarts.org

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

Richmond Store Gallery: Barbara Bean and Edward Mackenzie, “The Art of Dee’s Ice Cream Packaging,” artwork made from material donated by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, through Oct. 31. richmondstoregallery.com

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: “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

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Mario Francesconi, Italian modernist painter, through Sept. 4. 633-6252.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: “Three Colorists,” work by Tom Curry, Henry Isaacs and Andrea Peters, through Sept. 4. 633-6849.

Pemaquid Art Gallery: Group show, through Oct. 8. 677-2752.

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Wood Island Lighthouse exhibit, through Aug. 31. woodislandlighthouse.org

Barn Gallery, Ogunquit: “Series,” work by OAA and OAC board members and invited New England sculptors, through Sept. 8. barngallery.org

Denmark Arts Center: Peter Pentz, “Photographic Portrait of Denmark, ME,” through Sept. 3. 452-2412.

West Buxton Public Library: Sixth annual local art exhibit, through Aug. 30. 727-5898.

York Public Library: Tim Beavis retrospective, through Tuesday; Carol Ann Powley, “Art Quilt Odyssey,” mixed-media art quilts, through Sept. 5. york.lib.me.us

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Wonderful Water,” multi-media, through Sept. 2. yorkartassociation.com

Kennebunk Free Library: “Beauty Everyday: The Floral Series,” photographs by Annie Lemieux, through Aug. 31. kennebunklibrary.org

Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk: Linda Murray, new works, through Aug. 31. thesharpegallery.com

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells: “Install 2,” three contemporary Maine artists and photographs by Sally Mann, through Sept. 15. coreydanielsgallery.com

Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta: Leon Vanella, photography, through Saturday. risingtide.coop

Haley Art Gallery, Kittery: “Secret Garden,” garden-inspired art, through Aug. 30. 439-7612.

Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Denise Brown, watercolors and acrylics, through Aug. 31. justuschickens.net

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: Tony vanHasselt, “My Studio Without Walls: Maine and Beyond,” watercolors, through Aug. 31. maineartgallery.org

Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “At Home and Abroad: Realism, Impressionism and Modernism,” European and American landscape and genre paintings, through Sept. 21. wiscassetbaygallery.com

Bangor Public Library: “Quarrying Form: The Paintings of Helen Marie Allen,” through Aug. 30. bpl.lib.me.us

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: “Fuse,” works by 19 Maine encaustic artists, through Saturday; Pamela Hetherly, oil paintings, through Sept. 7. harlowgallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “This Field,” paintings by Megan Chase, through Sept. 23. 338-0555.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Painter Mike Fletcher, with Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick, through Sunday. aarhusgallery.com

Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Frederick Lynch and James Linehan, “Geometry Meets Nature,” through Oct. 15. littlefieldgallery.com

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Counterpoint III,” “Here from There” and “Intercept,” paintings, sculpture and works on paper, through Sept. 22. cmcanow.org

College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor: “Turkish Delights, Buddhas, and Veils,” photographs from the Mideast and Far East by Clare Stone, through Sept. 21. 288-5015.

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 Sept. 30. frostgullygallery.com

Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, “Mirrors,” paintings; and “Four Figurative Artists,” Ryan Brown, Ellen Cooper, Renee Foulks and Lea Collie Wight, through Tuesday. haynesgalleries.com

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: Karl Schrag and Barbara Sullivan, “The Plate and the Print,” through Saturday. turtlegallery.com

Downtown Gallery, Washington: “Three Way Lens,” works by Priscilla Cross, Carol Sloane and Leva Tatarsky, through Sept. 9. 845-2225.

Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde: Barbara Ernst Prey, “Forty Years of Painting,” 30 never-before-seen watercolors, dry brush and oil paintings, through Aug. 31. bluewaterfinearts.com

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: “Three Town Artists,” Carlo Pittore, Bryce Muir and Carter Smith, through Sept. 23. merrymeetingartscenter.org.

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: Barbara Brady, “reMarks,” through Sept. 2. 332-4014.

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: America Martin, “Through the Eyes of America,” paintings, through Sept. 12.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Joe Hemes, “Illumination,” handcrafted lighting sculpture, through Sept. 16. craftonelm.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: “Paintings, Prints, and Drawings,” new work by various artists, through Sept. 15. 594-5935

Gallery K, Stonington: Georges Belmont, mixed media, through Aug. 30. 367-2978.

Twin Brooks Stretchers, Lincolnville: Chris Polson, new large paintings, through Sept. 14. 763-4271.

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: “Deer Park Lodge,” variety of images from historic Maine camp, through Aug. 30. 939-6518.

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