Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Players, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, Lauren Yokabaskas, soprano, and pianist Eric Peppe perform “Lieder” by Mark and Strauss, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. 899-0531. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Met Opera: “Les Troyens,” encore HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Joshua DeScherer (bass), Ben Noyes (cello) and Maria Wagner (clarinet), First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Jan. 17.


Martin Steingesser’s “The Thinking Heart: The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum,” performance in two voices with cello, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Michael Cooper’s Masked Marvels and Wondertales,” family-oriented, one-man show with a colorful cast of characters and silly antics presented by L/A Arts, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; $8 for ages 14 and under. laarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

“Play Me a Story: Snowy Stories,” Theater for Kids production for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage. $40 per month; $15 per session. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 26.

“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Maine premiere of drama about a tiger roaming the streets of Baghdad seeking the meaning of life during the Iraq War, Mad Horse Theatre Company, Hutchins School, Portland. $15, $20; pay what you can Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Through Feb. 3.

National Theater in London Live in HD: “The Magistrate,” broadcast of Arthur Wing’s Victorian farce starring John Lithgow, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Jan. 17; encore screening at 7 p.m.

National Theater in London Live in HD: “The Magistrate,” broadcast of Arthur Wing’s Victorian farce starring John Lithgow, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Jan. 17; encore screening at 7 p.m.


“Fiddler on the Roof,” musical, show opens on April 12, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. Women’s Choir auditions, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; Lyric and Concert Choir auditions, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; Apprentice Choir auditions, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.



“Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 25.

“I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era,” needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 2.

“Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. Opens Tuesday. Through Feb. 24.

“Lois Dodd: Catching the Light,” more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Jan. 17. Through April 7.


Portland Museum of Art: “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; “Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17. portlandmuseum.org

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

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “The Incarnation of Earthly Creations,” Haitian art, through Jan. 30. museumafricanculture.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” through March 3; “In Printmaking ABC,” master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum,” through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously,” art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, through March 30. colby.edu

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Recent Acquisitions,” newly acquired work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10; “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches,” through April 7; “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings, textiles and toys reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “Keeping Warm,” 19th-century quilts and 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, through Feb. 24. 548-2529.



“Unexpected Thaw,” Spindleworks exhibit featuring artists Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. Opens Friday. Through Feb. 28.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” The Frontier, Brunswick. exporefrontier.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 24.

“Joy of Art,” fifth annual juried art exhibition, Topsham Public Library. 725-1727. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 16.

“Despite Winter, Gardens,” group show of paintings and sculpture, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Opening artists’ reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Through March 10.


Portland Public Library: “Prints: Breaking Boundaries,” work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, through Feb. 23; “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: “Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

Constellation Gallery, Portland: “The Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever,” through Wednesday. constellationart.com

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “The Holiday Show,” through Jan. 18. greenhutgalleries.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Emergent,” installation by Rebecca FitzPatrick and Petra Simmons, through Jan. 26. rosecontemporary.com

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: “MECA Painters: 10 Years Later,” annual exhibit of Maine College of Art alumni, through Jan. 22. 699-5083.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Michael Heiko, “Why I Moved to Maine,” through Jan. 31. harmonsbartons.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: Diane Hudson, “Travels with Eddie and Other Surprises,” plus “Visual Whispers” by Dan Dow, through Jan. 26. addisonwoolley.com

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: “Homage,” Maine Women Pioneers exhibition, through March 2. une.edu/artgallery

Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: “Create,” works by Continuing Studies students, through Feb. 3. meca.edu

Macpage LLC, South Portland: “Abstract,” mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Jan. 25. macpage.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “New Year: Works by Gallery Artists,” through Feb. 17. richardboydpottery.com

Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: Karen Luse, “Out in the Open: Pastels, Paintings and Prints,” through Jan. 30. thomasmemoriallibrary.org

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, through Sunday. elizabethmossgalleries.com

DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: “Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, through Saturday. davinciexperience.com

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

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels,” art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org

The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford: “This Must Be the Place,” works by seven local artists, through Jan. 18. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: “Creative Teachers Art by MAEA,” multimedia by art teachers who belong to the Maine Art Education Association, through Saturday. 602-2269.

York Public Library: “Encore, Encore,” work by more than 24 artists who have exhibited at the library during the past 11 years, through March 26. 363-2818.

Wells Public Library: Winter group show by local artists, through Jan. 31. 646-8181.

Kennebunk Free Library: Florence Nellie Holland, “Honest and Catkins: A Life’s Work of Beauty,” through Jan. 31. kennebunklibrary.org

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Small Works,” paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, through Jan. 20. 338-0555.

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: Waldo HAP Photo Project, through Feb. 12. waterfallarts.org

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com

Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery): John Silverio, “Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings, through Friday. 948-9239.

Crosstrax Deli, Unity: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Jan. 26. crosstraxdeli.com

SugarWood Gallery, Farmington: Group show featuring glass artist Karen Gola, through Jan. 31. sugarwoodgallery.com

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, “Mapping the Air,” collaborative installation, through Jan. 25. harlowgallery.org

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta: “Painted Paper Bird Sculpture” by Hugh Verrier and recent photographs by John Orcutt, through February. 246-6694.

University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta: “Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep,” aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film “Mary Poppins,” through Jan. 18. uma.maine.edu

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Feb. 5. savorymainedining.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: 31st annual holiday exhibition, through Jan. 31. caldbeck.com

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multimedia, through Jan. 31. maineseabirds.org