“Addiction to Perfection,” encaustic paint and mixed media by Kimberly Curry and graphite on paper by Jeanne Titherington, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 27.

Frederick Lynch and James Linehan, “Geometry Meets Nature,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. Through Oct. 15.

“Continuing Connections,” Michael Alpert, orchard photographs, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. Through Oct. 13.

Paintings of Pat Sharp, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Sept. 28.

John Urbain, “No Ideas But in Things,” Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. Through Oct. 14.

“Viewpoints,” group exhibit, Marguerite Robichaux, Elise Ansel, Tom Curry, Michele Dangelo, Kate Emlen and many others. Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. 865-4519. Through Sept. 24.

“Architectural Elements,” hooked work by Roslyn Logsdon, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through Sept. 29.

“40 Years Celebrating Maine,” Joellyn Duesberry oil paintings and monotypes, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Sept. 29.

“Life Drawings,” Randall Harris, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 29.

“Mid-Summer Perspectives,” John Bowdren, William Hallett and Gayl McNally, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. 846-7777. Through Sept. 30.

“Counterpoint III,” “Here from There” and “Intercept,” paintings, sculptures, works on paper, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Sept. 22.

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

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

“At Home and Abroad: Realism, Impressionism and Modernism,” European and American paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Through Friday.

Ross Grams, “Two Worlds of Home,” Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Sept. 29.

Jan ter Weele, paintings, Falmouth Memorial Library. Through Sept. 30.

“Illumination,” hand-crafted lighting sculpture by Joe Hemes, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. Ends Sunday.

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

“Wearable Art,” jewelry, clothing and accessories by a wide array of Maine artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Oct. 31.

“Turkish Delights, Buddhas and Veils,” photographs from the Mid and Far East by Clare Stone, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Friday.

Group Exhibition, Janice Anthony, Diane Dahlke, Thomas Crotty, Robert Dyer, Margaret Gill and others, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Through Sept. 30

Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. Through Sept. 23.

“Far Out,” Maine Artists Collective explores line, form, color and the abstract, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Thursday.

Peter Poskas, “Summer Lights,” landscapes, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Through Sept. 29.

J. Thomas R. Higgins, “Paint and Perception: A Retrospective Exhibition,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Oct. 10.

Jon Imber, “Life at the Shore,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Sept. 29.

Rufus Coes and Ethel H. Blum, “Travels Near and Far, A Restrospective,” Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through Sept. 29.

Exhibit by Susan Myer Riley and Travis Roy, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. 847-5423. Through Oct. 31.

Lavendier Myers, “By the Maine Coast Edge: Intimate Views from Freeport to Monhegan Island,” paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Sept. 30.

Edwige Charlotte and Rachel Gloria, “Gilded Roots, Native Grace,” prints, paintings, textiles, and installation inspired by botanicals, cityspaces and religious iconography, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Through Oct. 28.

“Inspired by Space: Artists of the Chestunut Street Lofts,” oil paintings, mixed media, photography, pigment prints, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Through Sept. 30.

“Specifically Saint John,” views across the Upper River watershed by William Lloyd Duncan, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent. Through Sept. 28.

Philip Frey, new paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Through Oct. 13.

“Points of View,” Gail Rein, Irina Kahn and Suzanne Hardy, Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, Norway. Through Sept. 30.

“Places of the Heart: From the Caribbean to Maine and Italy,” Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Oct. 2.

Andrea van Voorst van Beest and Jim Kelly, gouache paintings and intaglio prints and mixed media, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 29.

Selected Marine Art, curated by J. Russell Jinishian, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through Sept. 23.

Thomas and Anne Dubois, paintings and woodworking, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. Through Sept. 30.

“All in the Family,” paintings, drawings, prints, collage, jewelry and sculpture by Beverly Price, Allison Price and Hillary Schwartz, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-9108. Through Sept. 30.

Mark Bell and Cathy Melio, pottery and printmaking, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Sept. 30.

Susan Horowitz, handcrafted pottery, Maine Potters Market, Portland. 774-1633. Through Sept. 26.

“Phantasmagoria,” Brandon Kawashima, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. Through Sept. 30.

“The Dragon Sleeps,” watercolors and Asian brush paintings by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. Through Sept. 30.

“My Studio Without Walls: Maine and Beyond,” watercolors by Tony van Hasselt, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. Through Sept. 16.

“Painterly Perspectives,” Jo-Ann Sanborn, Sandi Johnson and Tara O’Neill, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Sept. 30.

“Works on Paper,” origami, collage, drawing, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and more, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through Oct. 7.

Arlee Woodworth, “Paint,” Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through Oct. 5.

“Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through Dec. 23.

“On the Wing,” sculpture inspired by birds, exhibition and sale, curated by June LaCombe, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Through Oct. 8.

“Autumn,” sculpture by 26 New England artists, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. Through Oct. 8.

“Apple of My Eye,” paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Nov. 13.

Jesse Gillespie, “Uncommon Beauty,” art made with found and discarded objects, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. Through Nov. 22.

“Black and White Is Always in Style,” 19 artists, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through Friday.

Jeff Keller, “Prospect,” Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Oct. 13.

“After Hours 2010,” new work by Spindleworks artists, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Brunswick. Through Sept. 30.

Bruce Barton Penney, paintings, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. 929-6472. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Johanna F. Hoffman, Maine artist and illustrator, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2269. Through Sept. 30.

Peter Agrafiotis, paintings, York Public Library. Through Oct. 31.

“Art in Process,” high school student art exhibition, Portland Museum of Art. Through Dec. 30.

“Not the Usual Politics,” five artists explore contemporary and historical social and political behaviors, Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland. 780-0700; Through Oct. 27.

Laura Bianchi, Tuscan realist painter, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Oct. 9.

Fabric and Clay Exhibit, pottery, paintings on silk and fabric art, Haley Farm Gallery, Kittery. Through Oct. 31.

Gwen Page, “Animal Kingdom,” wood and linoleum block prints of domesticated and non-domesticated animals, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through Sept. 30.

“Fire Before Ice,” members of the Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 22.

Rare Natural Color Diamonds Exhibit, Old Masonic Hall, Freeport, free. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Art Openings

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. Saturday through Dec. 30.

Liz Phillips, “Biyuu II,” sound and video installation, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-1062. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Thursday.


“Honk! The Musical,” musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling,” City Theater, Biddeford. Children’s auditions, 2 p.m. Sunday; adult auditions, 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.


Ginger Mae Dyer Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, music by Gloria Jean and The EZ Riders and many special guests, American Legion Hall, Westbrook, $5, reservations required. 490-1232. 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tole’n ME Chapter of Decorative Painters’ Annual Artist Boutique Auction, painted treasures for home and gift-giving, themed baskets, benefits charities and education in the field of decorative arts, Goodwill Hinkley School, Hinckley. 968-2111. Preview starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tours of the Wedding Cake House, benefits Hunger Relief in York County, Kennebunk, $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 23. Runs through Oct. 15.

“Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling,” Maine women’s gala, live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, dancing, music by Maine Miramba Ensemble, benefits Maine Women’s Policy Center, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $75 to $1,000. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser Party, music by Evolution, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston, $10. 240-3580. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Friday.

“HelpHOPELive for Chris Collin,” fifth annual dance, DJ Tap Fitzgerald and Sideshow Music, door prizes and more, benefits motorcycle crash survivor Chris Collin, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, $10. 590-5654. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Frolic for Flippers 5K, benefits Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center. University of New England, Biddeford, $25, $20 for students. Registration link is, 602-2750. 10 a.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.) Saturday.

Books and Authors

Bob Wiley, author of “A Collection of Short Stories,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Erard, author of “Babel No More,” Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

Joanne Dobson and Beverly Graves Myers, authors of “Face of the Enemy,” Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jacqueline Sheehan, author of “Picture This,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday.

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club, Debussy program with voice and piano, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. 3 p.m. Sunday.


George Hamm, benefits Central Maine’s Meals on Wheels, Waterville Elks Banquet and Conference Center, Waterville, $12. 873-4745. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Friday.


Port City Swing Dance, music by the Mainiac Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $8. 563-8632. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.


Capriccio, two-week festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and special events, various locations, Ogunquit. Ends Sunday.

Maine Starlight Festival, statewide celebration features events by astronomy clubs, planetariums and science centers, various locations. Sunday.

Trail’s End Festival, celebrating Katahdin and the region with music, food, arts and crafts, competitions, water activities and kids activities; music by Mallett Brothers Band, Maine State Dixieland Band, Pete “Skin” Byron Band and Emily Guillow, Veterans Memorial Park, Millinocket. Sunday.

Celebrate Bowdoinham, annual festival with parade, activities, entertainment, contests and art show, Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham. Sunday.

Freeport Fall in the Village, art, music and food, music by Max Ater and Tony Boffa, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Sunday.

Saddleback Mountain Fall Festival, art show and sale, crafters, live music, pie-eating contest, BBQ on the deck and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Farmington Fair, midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pulling events and harness racing, Farmington Fairgrounds. Sunday through Saturday.

Common Ground Country Fair, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts, livestock exhibits and entertainment, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, $8 to $10, under 12 and those with handicaps free. 568-4142; Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday through Sept. 23.

Chalk on the Walk, art walk, performances, workshops, chalk art, bounce houses, pony rides, games, food and entertainment, various locations, Biddeford, free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Autumn Celebration, food, music, crafters, farmers market, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration, music, crafts, food and learning for the family, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shaker Hill Apple Festival, arts and crafts fair, wagon rides, Shaker Museum exhibits, kids’ activities, antique car rides and music, Shaker Village, Alfred. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 23.

Holden Fall Frolic, crafts, food, entertainment, games, auctions, book signings and more, Holden Elementary School, free. 843-5518. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cumberland Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds. Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.


“Marwencol,” documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Food and Drink

Harvest Dinner with Chef Jeff Landry from the Farmer’s Table, three-course gourmet dinner of locally harvested food, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, $50. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

For Children

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $7.50 to $10, 5 and under free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 23.


Architectural Tour, from the cellar to the attic to reveal the “insides” of an 18th-century house, Tate House Museum, Portland, $6 to $10. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.


Tom Rush, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $37.50 advance, $40.50 door. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Connie Smith, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Dar Williams, singer-songwriter, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $22.50. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Galactic, funk and jazz jam, with Corey Glover of Living Color, Moon Hooch opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 to $35 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Marcia Gallagher Quartet, tribute to jazz sirens, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Metal Monday, with Breeding Strength, My Missing Half, Oneiros and Taxicab Dismemberment, Asylum, Portland, free. 8 p.m. Monday.

Dr. Dog, rock, Delta Spirit opens, State Theatre, Portland, $22 to $25. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Street Dogs, Asylum, Portland, $17, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Steve Earle, singer-songwriter, Charlie Mars opens, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $110. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, Fish and Bird opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Steve Earle, singer-songwriter, solo acoustic performance, Strand Theatre, Rockland, sold out. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, country rock and roots music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $75. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stars, indie pop, with Diamond Rings and California Waves, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $22 advance, $24 door, $34 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Julie Holter with Hundred Waters, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Audrey Ryan, experimental folk pop, with The Toughcats, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Soulive, funk jazz trio, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Julian Lage, jazz guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sarah Jarosz, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, with fiddler Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith, Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, $24. 8 p.m. Friday.

Acoustic Showcase with A Loss for Words, Beyond Goodbye and other bands, benefits National MS Society, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $10. 973-1011. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Cyborg Trio / Sounduo, post-dub, audio/visual live performance, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Cinder Conk, Balkan/gypsy folk dance music, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, $12. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Andy Happell, violinist, composer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 7 p.m. Friday.

Irish Sessioniers, acoustic Irish music, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Buxton, five piece folk-rock ensemble from Houston, Space, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Joe Robinson, Australian singer-songwriter, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $10 to $20. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, singer-songwriter, with Coke Weed, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Beyond Reason, CD-release Show for “The Blue Room,” with The Old Salt Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Moore & Moran, acoustic rock, country, folk and Americana, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, donation. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Fighting Jamesons, high-energy Celtic music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Woody’s a’Hundred: The Life & Times of Woody Guthrie,” with musicians Bob Webb and Dave Peloquin, Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $10. 778-4699. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Concerts, Jared Fischer, piano, First Church, Belfast, free/donation. 338-2282. 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

Ghostface Killah, rap, Asylum, Portland, $19 advance, $22 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Sept. 23.

Dada Life, Swedish electro-house duo, 12th Planet opens, State Theatre, Portland, $26.50 advance, $31.50 door, 16-plus, general admission. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

The Mutineers, eclectic string music, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Faun Fables with Herbcraft, song-telling, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Sept. 23.


Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Maine Audubon, with naturalist Mike Windsor, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $8, $5 members. 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Special Events

Newfie Fun Days, demos, vendors, fun for the entire family, benefits Newfoundland dog rescue groups, Piscataqua Boat Basin and Park, Eliot, free/donation. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Mensk Rooftop Film Series, “The Royal Tenenbaums,” bring your own lawnchair, blankets and snacks, Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland, free. 7 p.m. Sunday.

WMPG Bowl-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon, bowling tournament, WMPG DJs Soul Proprietor and Bill Audette during bowling, music by Toughcats, Sean Mencher, Pete Witham & the Cosmic Zombies and The Wetsuits, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, benefits WMPG Community Radio, $25 per person for bowling, donation for live music, Bayside Bowl, Portland. Bowling at noon, live music at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Meet the Breeds Showcase, presented by the York County Kennel Club and Vacationland Dog Club, Tractor Supply Co., Scarborough, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Walking Tour of John C. Humphrey’s Shipyard Site, led by Chris Gutscher, presented by Pejepscot Historical Society, Joshua Chamberlain House, Brunswick, $2, must pre-register. 729-6606. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, “April Fool, Norman Rockwell and Me,” told by Libby Blake, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Ski Boot and Stiletto Challenge, benefits Woodford Family Services, Jimmy the Greek’s, South Portland, $25. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Recollections of World War II, four speakers tell stories about living through the war, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Vines in the Vaults,” wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, private tour of museum storage area to see rarely seen treasures, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $40, $30 members. 985-4802. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Family Farm Fun Day, pony rides, cart rides, face painting, hay rides, model calf roping, basketball and food, benefit to send athletes to Maine Equine Special Olympics, Equine Journeys, Bridgton, free/donation. 647-8475. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20, students $6 on Sunday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Sept. 30.

“Can U REL8?”, short plays by Maine playwrights, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Sept. 30.

“Dominion,” by local plawright Hal Cohen, Lucid Stage, Portland, $5 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” joyous celebration of the musical legend, Ogunquit Playhouse, $29 to $74. 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Oct. 7.

“Of Thee I Sing,” musical by George and Ira Gershwin, George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $10 to $28. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Sept. 30.

“Tess of the D’Urbervilles,” staged adaptation of the Victorian novel presented by Dead Wessex Fair, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10 to $12. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Sept. 26.

“Anything Goes,” Cole Porter musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Runs through Oct. 6.

John Logan’s “Defining Marriage,” theatrical exploration of marriage debate presented by York Readers Theater, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $5. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.