Lois Dodd: “Catching the Light,” career retrospective — 1955-2012 — for the Maine painter, through April 7; and “Voices of Design” — 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through May 19, Portland Museum of Art.

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

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

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

“Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray),” Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288. Through June 1.

Faculty exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. Through April 3.

“From the Heart!” new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through March 31.

“Lovecraft: A Darker Key,” group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. Through May 1.

Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through Friday.

“Spring!”, work from Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through April 26.

“Paintings and Prints” by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Through April 15.

“Afterthoughts,” by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3.

“47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the Never Missed a Super Bowl Club,” objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through Friday.

“Bad (expletive),” photographs by Melonie Bennett documenting night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through Friday.

Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, works by six Kennebec Valley Art Association artists, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through April 4.

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

“Double Vision,” photography and painting by Jim and Fran Townsend, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through Friday.

[email protected],” group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Friday.

“Tinder,” Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, The Frontier, Brunswick. Through April 29.

“A Stitch in Time,” drawings by Gergana Rupchina, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Saturday.

Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. Through Thursday.

Claire Bigbee, paintings, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Saturday.

“Resilient Spring,” Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. Through May 30.

“Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit,” March show of gallery artists working in paint, pottery and glass, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Friday.

5th annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” work from potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Saturday.

“Constellation Vacation,” Maine Artist Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Monday.

“Inspirations from the Cape,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 21.

“Layers,” ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, also featuring acrylics by Holly Brooks and new works by several members of the collective, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through April 10.

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

Richard Field, new paintings, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through Saturday.

Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, Katie Made Bakery, Portland. 771-0994. Through Saturday.

“Perigord: Moods and Memory,” encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 773-6011. Through April 29.

“Your Brain on Art,” focusing on raising awareness of brain safety, brain injury and recovery and chronic pain, presented by Engine in collaboration with the University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Engine, Biddeford Arts. Through  April 5.

“Captured in Fabric,” Nancy Morgan, Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. 439-3800. Through Friday.

“Worldview,” third installation of “Maine Women Pioneers III” University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through May 12.

“Celebrate Student Art,” RSU 23 art show, Saco Museum. Through April 19.

“The New Landscape,” works by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through April 19.

“Marching Forth,” group show by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Friday.

“Still Points of the Turning World,” contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through April 25.

“Higher Forms of Art,” annual showcase of high school artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Saturday.

“Exploring Visions,” gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink works by Loretta Turner, Dogfish Cafe, Portland. 253-5400. Through April 27.

New works by Ilya Askinazi and “Ancient Light” by Brenton Hamilton, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through April 20.

Annual juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through April 3.

Charles Thompson and Bistra Nikiforova, paintings and photography, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2169. Through April 2.

Beech Hill Studio Painters, landscapes and still lifes by 11 Maine painters and their instructor, Liz Prescott, Freeport Public Library. 865-3307. Through March 30.

“Terrain Vague,” photography by Gary M. Green, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. Through May 3. 

Art Openings

Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Opens Tuesday; through July 12.

Daisy Greene, paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through April 30. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. 


“No Sex Please, We’re British,” Gaslight Theater production, seeking four women and seven men, ages mid-20s to 40s and 50s, Hallowell City Hall. 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

“The Little Mermaid,” performances May 31-June 2, seeking actors ages 7 to 18, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 


First Annual Mr. Maine Challenge, young men ages 13 to 24 compete in public speaking, talent and wear-your-own style, benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich, $15. 729-6341. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Good Wine for a Good Cause, tastings from more than 25 wineries, benefits Cancer Community Center, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, 21-plus. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

The Telling Room’s “Glitterati,” literary ball with auctions, music, food and drink, poet Richard Blanco, Richard Russo, Kate Braestrup and more, benefits The Telling Room’s free writing programs, Masonic Temple, Portland, $50 to $75. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. 

Books and Authors

UNE Maine Women’s Writers Collection presents Eleanor Morse, author of “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” Parker Pavillion, WCHP Lecture Hall, University of New England, Portland. 221-4375. 2 p.m. Sunday.

William David Barry, author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Freeport Community Library. 865-3307. 7 p.m. Monday.

W. Jeffrey Bolster, author of “The Mortal Sea, Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ron Currie Jr., author of “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles,” Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Kathryn Miles, author of “All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

James Scott, author of “Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed,” Ketchum Library (University of New England), Biddeford. 602-2804. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Local Author Series, Blaize Nolynne, author of “District One Stand By,” Portland Public Library. Noon Friday.

Susan Lebel Young, author of “Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

Classical Music

Gamelan, music indigenous to Bali and Indonesia, MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland String Quartet presents Spelaeus Quartet, featuring Gershwin’s “Lullaby for String Quartet” and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m., concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, works by Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, Beethoven string quartet No. 10, Op. 74, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 6 p.m. Monday.

Fortepianist David Hyun-su Kim, works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Aspiring Artists Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bates College Choir, Faure’s “Requiem” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, performing three string quartets, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, works by Haydn, Barber and Dvorak, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 786-6135. 7 p.m. March 31. 


“Second City: Laughing Matters,” sketch comedy, Camden Opera House, $25, $14 for 16 and under. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Comedy Night with Chuck Grover, Steve Cloutier and George Hamm, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $8, 18-plus. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Comedy Co-Op, with Stephanie Doyle, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and March 31.

Spring dance concert, work by student choreographers, including thesis projects by dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $3 to $6. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. March 31. 


Craft and vendor fair, Northport Memorial Post 6131. 323-2982. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 


Courtroom Dramas Film Series, “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Informant,” documentary about radical activist turned FBI informant Brandon Darby, with filmmaker Jamie Meltzer, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“In the Garden of Sounds,” documentary that is a poetic exploration of the relationship between mind, body and sound, post-screening discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Who Does She Think She Is,” documentary about five women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Reel Paddling Film Festival, presented by Maine Island Trail Association and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 students. 7 p.m. Friday. 

Food and Drink

Maine Maple Sunday 30th Anniversary, demonstrations, samples, tours and activities, various locations statewide, Sunday.

The Edible Exhibition, series of dinners for eight to 20 people with assortment of traditional dishes relating to current art exhibit, Museum of African Culture, Portland, $50. 871-7188. 6 p.m. Thursday. 

For Children

Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, Shana Barry’s “The Fofers,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8, $4 kids. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Acorn Fairy Tale Players present “Tales From Anansi,” Michael Levine’s adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday.

Play Me a Story, interactive theater performance and workshop, for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. “Stories from Around the World,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “Enchanted Adventures,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Purple Rock Puppets presents “Ecological Logic,” Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Portland School of Ballet presents “Around the World with Flat Stanley — The Case of the Red Shoes,” fun, family-friendly and innovative production, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 11 a.m. Saturday.

14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, family event for pre-schoolers through grade five, with DJ Dave Dionne, beading, bounce house, face painting, games and more, Lewiston Memorial Armory. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter basket and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 


Sacred Harp Singing, participatory event, potluck after singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta, free, bring dish for potluck. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Todd Snider, alt-county, Ashleigh Flynn opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door, $35 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Sunday.

35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, rescheduled from Feb. 24, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22 to $25. 800-838-3006. Doors at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hattie Simon Duo, jazz, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Julie Dougherty and The Stairwells, folk and blues to ’40s standards, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

SOUNDWAVZ, dancing to Latin, jazz, rock and reggae, benefits humanitarian causes, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, donation. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Duquette CD-release party, Rob Duquette on guitars and vocals backed by members of Royal Hammer and Rustic Overtones, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Sunday.

[email protected] Chorus, senior chorus, “This is Getting Old” 2013 Tour, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35 to $55. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gaelic Storm, traditional Celtic music and dance, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $50. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Samantha Fish, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Songwriters session, led by David Dodson, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Local H, with State & Madison and An Army of Squirrels, Asylum, Portland, $10 advance, $13 door. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dawes, rock, in-store performance, attendance is limited, fans who pre-order Dawes’ new album will receive a ticket, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Robotic Pirate Monkey, with Alpha Data and KinksnLicks, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $25 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

T-Acadie, folk trio/dance band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

March Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Brian Patricks, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Laurel Moran and Kathleen O’Connor, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Voices of the Sea: Poetry and Song of Maine Fishermen and Those Who Work on the Water, presented by the Maine Maritime Museum, hosted by Maine humorist and radio host John McDonald, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $15. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gloriana, country, with Chase Rice, Asylum, Portland, $15, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Kill the Noise, drum and bass/dubstep/electro, with Brillz and Style of the Eye, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $40 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Ovations presents the Pablo Ziegler Trio, interpretation of Argentinean tango music, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $36, limited number of $10 student tickets. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Frontier of Music #8, Mark Tipton, Timothy Burns and Maria Wagner, The Frontier, Brunswick, pay what you want. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bad Religion, punk rock, with The Bronx and Polar Bear Club, State Theatre, Portland, $27.50 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin’ Paul D’Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, with The Whiskey Boys, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. 8 p.m. Friday.

Debo Band, 11-piece Boston-based Ethiopian pop band, DJ Mike Marchand opens, The Dance Hall, Kittery, $15 advance, $18 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Anna and The Diggs, Andy Happel, Dawn Mitschele, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $20, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Nigel Hall Band, Big Easy, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, tickets available at Bull Moose. 9 p.m. Friday.

Gardiner Area High School Music Department presents “Pizazz,” jazz ensemble and show choir, with instrumental and vocal soloists, GHS Little Theater, $4 to $7. 582-3150, Ext. 3027. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mary Lou Lord and Guy Capecelatro III, singer-songwriters, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Girls, Guns and Glory, retro rock ‘n country, Amy Black opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Mason Unplugged, founding member of Traffic, Ebony & Ivory opens, Asylum, Portland, $29, $45 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20 advance, $23 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sparks the Rescue, with Too Late the Hero and Lannen, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10, $20 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Geno’s 30th-Anniversary Bash, with Hessian, Pigboat, The New Technicians, and The Pontiffs, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dean Ford, pop, glam rock and electrofunk, with DC Wonder and Skyler, Studio 250, Portland, $10. 619-0250. Doors at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Village of Spaces, with Arborea and Ora Cogan, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. March 31.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31. 

Special Events

The Harlem Globetrotters, “You Write the Rules” world tour, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $16 to $81. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Portland Landmarks presents the Old House Trade Show, how-to workshops, discussion sessions and more than 40 exhibitors from throughout New England, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $12. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Antique paper show, more than 40 exhibitors, Fireside Inn, Portland, $4. 749-1717. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Zandonai’s “Francesca Da Rimini,” encore screening, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. Noon Tuesday.

“A Spindle in Motion,” animated shorts produced by Spindleworks Art Center and SpinOff Studios, with a screening of the documentary film “Wretches and Jabberers,” The Frontier, Brunswick, $5 to $10 suggested. 11:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

2013 Stache Pag, moustache film festival and pageant, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $20 VIP, 21-plus. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Pig Light Show Experience: From ’60s Psychedelia to the 21st Century,” Marc L. Rubinstein takes the audience through his music videos with history about light shows, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Femme Show, dance, spoken word, drag, burlesque and performance art exploring femme identity, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $11 advance, $14 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Judy Garland: Moments of Magic,” with Lawrence Schulman, music producer and critic Shulman on Judy Garland, followed by “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor, free. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dickens’ “Great Expectations” in HD from London’s West End, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15. 1 p.m. Saturday.

International TableTop Day, learn and play board games, Weekend Anime, Westbrook, free. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Wednesday; vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Thursday. 


Good Theater presents Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles,” two outsiders find their way in today’s world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gorham High School Theatre Program presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $6 to $10. 839-5754. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Swaggering Damsel,” Robert Chamberlain’s 17th-century comic masterpiece of cross-dressed disguise and same-sex marriage, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston, free. 786-6161. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” adapted and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Snowlion Repertory Company presents “A Child’s Guide to Innocence,” drama about three generations of Italian-American women, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland, $18 to $20. 2 p.m. Sunday.

AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) Presents “A Couple of Blaguards,” comedy created by Frank and Malachy McCourt, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $10 to $20. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through April 7.

Gaslight Theater presents “Mrs. Packard,” true-life story of a woman struggling to right a system gone wrong, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The Public Theatre Presents “Time Stands Still,” explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fiddlehead Art & Science Center presents “Annie Jr.,” musical, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray, $6 to $9. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Noises Off,” Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. March 31. Runs through April 7.

“Love/Sick,” series of funny and sad love stories by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company, $31 to $41. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 31. Runs through April 21.

Penobscot Theatre Company presents “WIT,” one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play by playwright Margaret Edson, Bangor Opera House, $22 to $26. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. March 31.

Opera House Arts presents staged student reading, Eve Ensler’s “I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World,” directed by Deer Isle-Stonington High School honors student Sasha Zembrusky, Stonington Opera House, $8. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Poets and the Assassin,” play by Reza Jalali reflecting how Iranian women live contradictory lives in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. Performance and discussion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Ovations presents “Rock of Ages,” Broadway national tour, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $55. 8 p.m. Saturday.