Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29.

“Voices of Design – 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through Sunday; “Blueberry Rakers,” photographs by David Brooks Stess, through Sunday; “A Taste of Modernism – The William S. Paley Collection,” 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art.

18th annual Kennebec Valley Art Association juried show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through June 1.

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

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

“N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through Oct. 31; “2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; “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, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor.

“Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22.

“Maine Artists – Maine Weddings,” clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through June 30.

“Lost Maps of Nurembega,” block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through Saturday.

“John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. Through Nov. 10.

“I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine,” sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through June 8.

“Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art,” exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Through Saturday.

“Flights of Fancy,” new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.

Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through Saturday.

Dozier Bell: “Mind’s Eye” and “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions,” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through Saturday.

“Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist’s Artist,” paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Through June 29.

“The Brother and Sister Exhibition,” prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through June 14.

“Seacoast Reflections,” photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. Through May 31.

“To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks,” marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through Sept. 14.

“It’s Not So Black and White III,” works by artists using values of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through May 31.

“Lines Converge, Colors Dance,” original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. Through June 28.

“The Fantasy of Nature,” intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through June 7.

“territory*decay,” new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. Through Friday.

“Paths,” sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through Saturday.

“Beyond Pollack,” experiments in abstract construction by Jack Sell, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through May 31.

Figurative show, judged by artist Brett X. Gamache, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through May 26.

“Printmakers in Conversation,” Siri Beckman, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. Through June 8.

“Spatial Perception,” paintings by Colin Page, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through June 1.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through June 1.

“Humor From My Pen,” political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Through Saturday.

“Viva Cuba,” portraits and street photography by Ann Tracy, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Friday.

“Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine,” silver gelatin photographs by Alan Sockloff, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 729-4007. Through Thursday.

Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through May 31.

“Still-Life and Objects,” more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculpture by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. 523-3381. Through Aug. 30. “Sublime Monotony,” works by Marcie Jan Bronstein, Gabriella D?alia, Clint Fulkerson, J.T. Gibson, Stew Henderson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Kate Russo, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through June 2.

“The American Way,” mixed media created by Ron Crusan with found objects, York Public Library. Through June 30.

MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through May 28.

James Marshall, drawings and sculptures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Saturday.

“Sculpture for the Garden,” granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through June 30.

Maine College of Art Alumni Show, more than 30 years of graduating classes, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Through July 8.

Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, Prose Gallery, Lewiston. 740-8800. Through Tuesday.

“ATT: Art That Ticks,” creative clocks by three artists, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. Through May 30.

“Members Only,” paintings, photos, fiber art, sculpture and more, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. 882-7511. Through May 26.

“Wilder and Flahaven: A Beautiful Balancing Act,” semi-abstract portraits of boats and water by Susan Wilder and airy abstract paintings by Jim Flahaven, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through June 25.

Art quilts by Carrie Hedstrom, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through May 31.

“Here on Earth,” paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. Through June 13.

Judine French, watercolors, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through June 11.

“The Floral Muse,” Asian brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. Through June 1.

“Suggestions,” abstract paintings by Sean Greene, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through July 7.

“Time Will Tell,” creative clocks by Timothy Pelletier, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through June 7.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s county-wide traveling exhibit of historic photographs, Friendship Town Office. ugh June 30.

Sculpture for the home and garden, 30 artists, curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. Through June 30.

Kennebunk High School student art show, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through May 31.

“Topographical Landscapes,” encaustic paintings by Rick Green, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Through July 11.

Still lifes by Judith Logan, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. Through June 3.

SMCC faculty exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through June 15.


“Dirigo,” third “Women Pioneers” exhibition, 18 artists who embody Maine’s motto, “I Lead,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. Through July 21. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lucinda Bliss and John Jennison, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Thursday through Saturday. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Shades of Summer,” paintings by artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Susan Zimmerman; ceramics by Jackie Melissas and Shaker-style boxes by Denise Rankin, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Thursday through July 14.

“Edge of Spring,” paintings by Arthur Cadieux, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. Friday through June 23.

Children’s Art Show, young contestants’ drawings and paintings, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials and Rescues,” interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs, models and more, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Oct. 20. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art,” oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through June 19. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 


“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” musical, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Rent,” musical, performances Aug. 16-24, seeking high school students and older, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 4 p.m. Saturday.


Murder mystery dinner show, wine, appetizers, dinner and show, benefits Sanford Maine Stage Theatre, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $30, $50 for couple; $20 show only. 5 p.m. Saturday. 


Layne Witherell, author of “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. 967-2778. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Atwell, “Maine Gardener” columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gail Rowe, author of “The Roots of a Family,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rosie Schaap, author of the memoir “Drinking with Men,” Space, Portland, $5 to $10 suggested. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Helen Rivas-Rose, author of “Brave, A Memoir of Overcoming Shyness,” First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. 10:30 a.m. May 26. 


The DaPonte String Quartet, “Long Ago and Far Away,” works by Haydn, Long and Grieg, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Oratorio Chorale, featuring guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Romancero Gitano” and the premiere of “Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar,” by Bowdoin composer and professor Vineet Shende. Falmouth Congregational Church, $20 advance, $25 door, half-price for students, under 12 free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Decompression Chamber Music Series, “All For One and One For All,” Bartok, Quartet #6, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland String Quartet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door, under 18 free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seniors concert, musical work by graduating seniors, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 11 a.m. Friday.

Piano series, recital by Igor Lovchinsky, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16, students free. 7 p.m. Friday.

Seacoast Wind Ensemble, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. 2 p.m. May 26. 


Ecstatic Dance Maine, open DJ’ed dance space to be free and expressive, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10 to $20. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and May 26.

Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and May 26.

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel and nothern Europe, dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.


Maine Comics Arts Festival, with special guest Jeff Smith, creator of the best-selling “Bone” series, and more than 100 comics writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists from across the country, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $5, 12 and under free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 


“Leviathan,” portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space, Portland, $8. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 


PSO Discovery Concert, family concert by Portland Symphony Orchestra for ages 5 to 12, featuring “Carnival of Animals” by French composer Saint Saens, pre-concert activities include games and crafts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. 842-0800. Concert at 2:30 p.m.

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents “Haiku, Hip-Hop and Hotdogs,” fusion of poetry and puppetry, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday. 


“Tea and Tulips,” celebrating spring and 11,000-plus tulips, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $22 members, $25 nonmembers. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society plant sale, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Coastal Humane Society 11th annual plant sale, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, perennials and more, Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Georgetown Fire Department Auxiliary plant sale, Georgetown Fire Department Center Station. 371-2255. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. 


Putnam Smith, folk, “Kitchen, Love” CD-release show, Sassafras Stomp opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $17 door. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Malaena Cadiz, with The Bones of JR Jones, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Women in Harmony, “Singing for a New Day,” celebrating spirit of hope for change and social justice, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 seniors and students. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Jim Dozet, guitar, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $5. 370-9130. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Blues Society presents “Road to Memphis 2013,” band-battle performances by Brad Hooper, Chad Thorne, Johnny Rock, Dan Scofield, Pat Pepin Project, Downeast Soul Coalition, Between Dead Stations, Pokechop and TOWM, Wicked Blues Band, Michael Mendez Band, Missing Pieces, Zealous Bellus and Juke Rockets Blues Band, benefits Raise the Roof campaign, American Legion Post #31, Auburn, donation. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Roberto Morbioli, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $22. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, steel drums, jazz and rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door, $5 seniors and students. 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Honey Dewdrops, roots duet, with Sorcha and Jo, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Different Trains,” selected works by Steve Reich, John Zorn and Beth Wiemann performed as part of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Space, Portland, $12. 8 p.m. Thursday.

OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch, music from John Clark’s band The Jazz Workshop, bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast foods for purchase, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $8. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

May Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Rusty Hinges, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Heather Hardy, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Phillips Area Community Center, $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ra Ra Riot, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Ed and Neil Pearlman, CD-release tour featuring the music of Scotland and Cape Breton with special guest dancer Laura Scott, Portland New Church. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Syndicate 19, CD-release party, with The Grumps, Big Easy, Portland, $8. 9 p.m. Friday.

Maine St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor, free. 677-2423. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Judy Collins, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $60 advance, $65 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Live and Local at the Library, Ed Desjardins, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

North of Nashville, with Ryan Flaherty and The Burners, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Suede, jazz singer, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30 advance, $34 door. 8 p.m. May 26.


Victoria Mansion Doll Tea, formal tea for children and their dolls with live music, party favors, gift bags, baked sweets and more; following the tea, guests are invited to enjoy free tours of the mansion decorated with dolls from the collection of Marion Bunton, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $40 for adult with child. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day Celebration, Viking history and Scandinavian culture, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, $3.50. 622-3096. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pine Tree State Country Music Association, Wildhorse Band, DeeDee Record Allen, Peter Allen, Dennis Moro, Gloria Jean and others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance, $7 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Kennel Clubs presents Fourth Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, dog show and obedience and rally trials, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough. 8 a.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights, spoken word and music, Castlebay’s “A May Garland,” music and lore celebrating the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Poetry evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Walter Ungerer, featuring Ungerer’s short films and conversations with Lisa Dombek, Dianna Rust and Ungerer, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $6. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rhythmic Cypher, poetry slam team benefit, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Run For Your Life Emergency Service Challenge, 5K obstacle course and 160-meter pond swim, teams or individuals, Camden Snow Bowl, $50. Registration at 8 a.m., first heat at 9 a.m. Saturday.

“Ride into Summer,” motorcycle and bicycle ride, pizza, contest, live music and fireworks, Gardiner Waterfront Park, free. 4:30 p.m. to dusk Saturday.

Yo-Yo People, John and Rebecca Higby perform high-energy comedy with yo-yo, hula hoop and unicycle, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $14 advance, $16 door. 2 p.m. Saturday and May 26. 


“Wittenberg,” David Davalos comedy about Hamlet’s college days, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“MOMologues 2: Off to School,” frank and funny true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Legends: The Music Of Judy Garland,” one-woman show starring Kelly Caufield, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 26.

New England Regional Theater Company presents “Godspell, Jr.,” musical, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12 to $15. 837-4540. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 26.

“All Shook Up,” musical inspired by and featuring songs of Elvis Presley, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. May 26. Runs through June 2.

“The Rat Pack Is Back!,” tribute show about the era of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop in Las Vegas, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. May 26. Runs through June 8.

Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor,” high school production, Kennebunk High School, $8. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

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