Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Robert Lehmann and violaist Kim Lehmann, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


PSO KinderKonzert, for ages 3 to 7, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $4. portlandsymphony.org. “Four Seasons,” 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Pianist Laura Kargul and Violinist Ronald Lantz, “Sonata for Violin and Piano” by Jacques de la Presle with French dinner, Freeport Community Center. $18. 865-3985, Ext. 202. 6 p.m.


Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s “Parsifal,” live broadcast, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $26; $23 for seniors; $18 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s “Parsifal,” live broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s “Parsifal,” live broadcast, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $24; $22 for seniors; $5 for ages 18 and younger. atthelincoln.org. Noon.


Violinist Dean Stein and Pianist Chiharu Naruse, Beethoven’s sonatas, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10. batestickets.com. 3 p.m.

St. Luke’s Cathedral Choir: “Choral Evensong,” choral music by Richard Ayleward, William Byrd and Henry Purcell, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Free. 772-5434. 4 p.m.


Portland Symphony Orchestra: Haydn’s “The Creation,” led by guest conductor Donald Neuen, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $26 to $64. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.


Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with organ player Harold Stover, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


Vivo-Carlota Santana, “La Pasion Flamenca” (Spanish dance and music), Lewiston Middle School Auditorium. $27; $15 for seniors and students. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

F.A.B. Dance, performances by Androscoggin Dance, the Dance Center in Auburn, the Maine Dance Project, Shove Gently Dance and Range of Motion Arts (rescheduled from Feb. 8), Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14; $12 for seniors and students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


“A Song at Twilight,” little-seen play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. Previews at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 7. Through March 17.

“For the Lulz,” Horn & Ivory production about how computers and social media affect our lives, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Through March 10.

“Quake,” strange comedy about a young woman searching for the love of her life presented by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

“Tribute,” Deering High School Theater students present original one-act play that tells the story of workers portrayed in controversial mural about Maine’s labor history, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland. $5. 874-8100. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“If We Were Birds,” award-winning drama presented by Lorem Ipsum Collective about war, violence and womanhood told through the lens of ancient Greek tragedy (contains nudity and depictions of sexual violence), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through March 9.

“Guys and Dolls,” classic musical presented by Kennebunk High School Visual & Performing Arts, Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium. $9. 985-1110, Ext. 3141. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 10.

“To the Rescue,” Portland Playback Improv Theater reenacts audience stories of help and assistance; benefits Longfellow Books; Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $10. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?” classic Edward Albee play starring two real-life couples, Aqua City Actor’s Theater, Waterville. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 10.

“Once Upon a Mattress: The True Story of the Princess and the Pea,” Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Big Mouth Thunder Thighs,” Bess Welden’s solo vaudeville piece about body and food, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 3 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. March 7. Through March 9.

“Mystery at Our Class Reunion,” dinner theater with a mystery theme; benefits St. Mary’s Health System’s Enhanced Patient Care Area Fund; Royal Oak Room at IronHorse Court, Lewiston. $75. 755-3366. 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Playdate Frenzy,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“39 Steps,” Theater Company at Falmouth High School presents play based on classic Hitchcock film with desserts and live music; proceeds help defer Maine Drama Festival expenses; Falmouth High School. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 899-4811. 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Peter Pan,” children’s play, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

“The Good Swimmer,” Bowdoin College Theater and Dance presents musical centering on a family of lifeguards, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Congratulations, Macbeth,” cabaret version of Shakespeare tragedy presented by Opera House Arts, Stonington Opera House. $15. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“The Apprentice Showcase,” short selections of text performed by first-year students in Acorn Shakespeare Conservatory, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $5. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

“Dead Man Walking,” Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department presents one-act play about the criminal justice system based on best-selling book and hit movie (contains mature themes), Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. $5. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 7. Through March 20.

Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles,” Good Theater production examines how two outsiders find their way in today’s world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 7. Through March 30.



“Youth Art Month,” artwork created by Maine students in grades K-12, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Friday. Artists’ reception, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through March 31.


Portland Museum of Art: “Lois Dodd: Catching the Light,” more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; “Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints” and “The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography,” through Sunday; “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 Saturday. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the ‘Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,’ ” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, through March 30. brickstoremuseum.org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Robert S. Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise,” depictions by a Mount Desert Island artist of humankind’s vices and worldly conceits; “Intermezzi: Opus IV,” prints by German artist Max Klinger; and “Color at the Center,” textile installations by Fransje Killaars (also at Museum L-A/Bates Mill #1), through March 22. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: “Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously,” art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, and Alex Katz, “A Matter of Light,” prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, 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; “American Treasures: Small Treasures,” small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; “Wabanaki Guides,” the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbemuseum.org

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: 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, through March 21. umma.umaine.edu



First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. creativeportland.com/arts/walk. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Constellation Vacation,” multimedia by various artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 26.

Lisa Dombek: Mixed Media/White Series, Katie Made Bakery, Portland. 771-0994. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.

“Spring!”, art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 26.

“A Stitch in Time,” drawings by Gergana Rupchina, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.

“Made at Mayo,” art by Leslie Anderson, Alex Bettigole, Ryan Fitzgerald, Martha Fournier and Amalia Guettinger, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Opening reception with music by Gin Mill Julep, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Anne Buckwalter: “Gone Along are the Animals,” circus-inspired gouache paintings, plus “Moon Moves (So Slowly),” multi-media installation by Friendly Falcons, and “X-ray (SPACE)”, window exhibition by Carly Glovinksi, Space Gallery, Portland. space538.org. First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 29.

“Healing Works,” art as therapy works by Toni Jo Coppa and Karen Merritt, Planned Parenthood of New England gallery, Portland. First Friday Art Walk reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 31.

“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

[email protected],” group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 29.

“Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit,” works by gallery artists in painting, pottery and glass, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opens Friday. Through March 29.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” fifth annual show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.

Claudia Diller, Kingfield Artwalk painter, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. 939-6518. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 31.

Claire Bigbee: Paintings, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through March 30.

Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Opening reception, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through March 28.

“Resilient Spring,” art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.

“Layers,” ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 10.

“Body as Art,” black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opens Tuesday. Through March 30.


Portland Public Library: “The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: “Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP,” installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships’ propellers, through April 7. meca.edu

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Noriko Sakanishi, “Confluence,” through March 22. 699-5083.

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through April 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

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

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, “Terrain Vague,” black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Space Gallery, Portland: “World Banksters,” whimsical postcards take aim at corruption in banking industry, through March 29. space538.org

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Janalee Welch, “All Things Pastel,” through Thursday. harmonsbartons.com

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

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Melonie Bennett, “Bad A**,” photographs documenting Portland night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, through March 30. 317-6721.

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: “Looking In — Looking Out,” art installation by Amy Jorgensen, through March 23. colemanburke.com

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: “Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Jeffrey Hayes, “Thank You, Dutch Masters,” precision miniature paintings inspired by the great Dutch still life masters, through Thursday. 773-6011.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, “New Work,” through March 29. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, “Afterthoughts,” through April 3. 253-6808.

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: Astrid Bowley, “Everything,” drawing installation, through Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “Despite Winter, Gardens,” group show of paintings and sculpture, through March 10. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Follow Your Heart,” group show, through Thursday. 846-7777.

DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: “Inspirations From the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics, through April 22. 541-9171.

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

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, “Paintings and Prints,” through April 28. thosmoser.com

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

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, “Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle,” through March 16. colemanburke.com

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

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

Campus Center, University of New England, Biddeford: Arlee Woodworth, landscape paintings, through Saturday. 602-2169.

Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: “The Rumpus!”, egalitarian art show, through Saturday. feedtheengine.org

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: Edward Hanscom, “Fine Art Photography,” through Thursday. 646-8181.

Monkitree, Gardiner: “Double Vision,” works by Jim and Fran Townsend, through March 29. monkitree.com

Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: “Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community,” through Saturday. rivertreearts.org

Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” through March 10. 338-0555.

Camden Public Library: Stefan Pastuhov, “Stream of Thought,” paintings of local streams in mid-winter and early spring, through Thursday. 236-3440.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, through March 18. savorymainedining.com

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

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: Harriet Casdin-Silver, “Beauty and the Political Body,” through March 7. 778-1062.

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Richard Field, “New Works,” paintings, through March 30. lyceumgallery.com

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

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through April 4. harlowgallery.org

University of Maine (Danforth Gallery), Augusta: Juried student exhibition from architecture program, through Friday. 621-3261

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