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.


VoXX New Year Concert: “Winter Reflections,” a capella vocal ensemble performs works by Allegri, Debussy, Gibbons and others, Belfast Armory. $10. voiceoftwenty.com. 7:30 p.m.


VoXX New Year Concert: “Winter Reflections,” a capella vocal ensemble performs works by Allegri, Debussy, Gibbons and others, Rockport Opera House. $10. voiceoftwenty.com. 7:30 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, performing Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Copland’s “Concerto for Clarinet” with clarinetist Peter Jenkin, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live: Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” HD broadcast, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. 12:55 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live: Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” HD broadcast, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 1 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live: Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23, $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.


Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, performing Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Copland’s “Concerto for Clarinet” with clarinetist Peter Jenkin, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m.

JAN. 24

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Elliott Schwartz and Friends, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


Two-Year Anniversary Show, multi-genre dance show celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., Bright Star World Dance, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door; $15 premium seating. brightstarworlddance.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


“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. $20; $15 for seniors and students; pay what you can Thursday and Jan. 24. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. 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. Thursday; 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. Thursday; encore screening at 7 p.m.

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

“Greater Tuna,” off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Jan. 24. Through Feb. 14.


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.



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

Robert S. Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise,” depictions by a Mount Desert Island artist of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits, and “Intermezzi: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Opens Friday. Through March 22.

Michael Crouser: “Dog Run,” gelatin silver prints; Robert Rivers: “The Promised Land,” drawings; Candice Ivy: “Honey From the Belly of the Lion,” site-specific installation with video and sculptural elements; and “Steve’s Picks,” favorite works by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle; University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Opens Friday. Through March 21.

“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288. Opens Monday. Through June 1.

“The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Tuesday. Through March 3.


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

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker,” through Feb. 25. treeoflifemuseum.org

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting,” through Feb. 24; “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

Saco Museum: “I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era,” needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.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.



“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.

Susan Orfant: “IIWII,” paintings, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 27.

“Ingrained,” printmaking group show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 9.

Cynthia Davis: “Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle,” Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through March 16.

Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 16.

“From the Heart,” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Through March 31.

“Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception with music by Waste Management, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Through March 10.

Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Through April 3.

Astrid Bowley: “Everything,” drawing installation, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opens Jan. 24. Through March 6.


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

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: “The Holiday Show,” through Friday; “Art Maine 2013,” works by Greenhut artists, through Feb. 23. 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 Tuesday. 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

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

The Frontier, Brunswick: “CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” through Feb. 24. exporefrontier.com

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

Topsham Public Library: “Joy of Art,” fifth annual juried art exhibition, through Feb. 16. 725-1727.

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

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

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

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

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 Friday. 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