“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March 30; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2; “American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography, through Feb. 23. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. Through June 8. colby.edu/museum.

“Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists, through March 9; “A World of Objects,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections, through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. Through Feb. 22. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.


“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” portraits by Robert Shetterly, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. Through Feb. 28. york.lib.me.us.

Photography by David Sullivan, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Through Thursday.

“Just What You’ve Always Wanted,” paintings, photographs, mixed media and more. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. Through Jan. 12.

Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.

Michael Vickery, “Progressions in Time and Space: Traditional and 3D-printed Media,” University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. Through Jan. 15.


Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com. Through Jan. 31.

Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com. Through Feb. 4.

“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov. Grapheteria Gallery, 143 Kennebec St., Portland. thegrapheteria.com. Through Jan. 31.

Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Through Jan. 31.

“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1.

James Seavey: “Water, Metal, Image,” free spun aluminum vessels, watercolors and photographs. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Through Feb. 28.


Betty Lathrop, silk artist. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Jan. 31.

Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Feb. 21.

Kelly Ufkin, paintings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Through Jan. 31.

Student Exhibition, Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts. Through February.

John Goodman’s “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers, Boston Ballet dancers and the streets of Havana. PhoPa Gallery. Through Feb. 22.



“Rumpelstiltskin,” seeking actors ages 8 to 17 for an original musical adaptation for young audiences. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.


Port Veritas Spoken Word Series: Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier, with nationally renowned artist, Casey Lynn Rocheteau. $5. Bull Feeney’s Yeats Room, 375 Fore St., Portland. portveritas.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Pilgrim (poet, sojourner, vet) and Marita O’Neill (Moon Pie Press poet, teacher), $3. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. 7 p.m. Saturday.


The Cathedral Choir, Epiphany lessons and carols, Cathedral Church of St Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Free. 4 p.m. Sunday.


Odeon Winter Concert, presented by Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School, featuring the Odeon Allegro, Symphony and Adult orchestras, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Free. town.rockport.me.us/operahouse. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents Music at Noon, a simple, tasty lunch from Atlantic Baking Company while listening to the Bayside Trio, with Nicole Rabata, flute, Benjamin Noyes, cello, and Anastasia Antonacos, piano. Admission to the museum, following the concert, is included. $25. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon Wednesday.

Portland Rossini Club concert, club members will play Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 69; Mozart’s Four-Hand Sonata in F; Schubert’s Divertissement a la Hongroise; Haydn’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20; and Chopin’s Fantasy in F Minor. $10, $5 seniors, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Jan. 12.


National Theatre Live: “Hamlet,” 2010 broadcast returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations; $20 adult, $15 youth. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. operahouse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Bending Steel,” documentary follows Chris Schoeck as he trains to become a professional oldtime strongman; while preparing to perform incredible feats of strength publicly, he privately struggles to overcome crippling fears and inhibitions. Followed by Q&A with Chris “Wonder” Schoeck and filmmakers Ryan Scafuro and Dave Carroll. Co-presented with the Camden International Film Festival. $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.



Shape note singing, also known as Sacred Harp, features exciting harmonies and warm fellowship; participatory event and everyone is welcome. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. maineshapenotesinging.com. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Family Folk Festival: The Gawlers and the Boardmans, a fun-filled concert of Downeast, Celtic and Quebecois music with fabulous guitar and banjo picking, fiddling and singing; $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hot Tuna Acoustic, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. $35. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pete Witham, singer-songwriter, rockabilly and roots, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday

Shanna Underwood, Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St., Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Irish Seisiun, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rap Night hosted by Ill by Instinct, Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. $3; ladies free. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Trigger Hippy, featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene and Steve Gorman, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $20 advance, $25 day of show, $40 preferred seating; 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bluegrass jam session, with the Barn Swallows, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Day for Night, country, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

The DuPont Brothers, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Friday.


Acadian Aces, cajun, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. No cover. marriotthotels.com/pwmap. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Ithacappela, male a cappella group with the Windham Chamber Singers, North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. $5. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ehud Ettun, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gideon Forbes Quartet, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Rise, Walk, Sing,” Midcoast Community Chorus winter concert, music from all over the world and from various traditions, including songs from Kenya, South Africa and Israel, the American Folk tradition and the Civil Rights movement. $15 to $25. Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), 25 Keelson Ave., Rockport. mccsings.org. 4 p.m. Jan 12.



Family Open House, Take a student-led tour, meet the teachers in their classrooms, and talk to current parents and students. Learn more about Quaker education and get a feel for our culture of joyful learning. Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth. friendsschoolofportland.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.


Wells Rabies Clinic, Cost is per vaccine, of which will go to the Wells Fuel Fund. Please have all dogs on a leash and all cats in a carrier. Snow date is Jan. 19. Wells Activity Center, 113 Sanford Road Wells,ME 04090. animalwelfaresociety.org). 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Jan. 12.


Saturday Craft Morning, Come make snow fairies with fleece and listen to a story about Jack Frost. For children and parents. Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. merriconeag.org. 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday.

Circus Atlantic Winter Classes in Circus Arts, students of all ages welcome Greater Portland YMCA, Reiche School and Merriconeag Waldorf. circusatlantic.com. Saturday.


Portland Stage’s Theater for Kids Presents “Play Me a Story,” Acting out of the story “Tacky the Penguin,” $15 Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday.

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