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

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


“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers,” celebrates studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org. Through March 1.

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

Rachael Eastman: “Ocean Presence,” Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland. Runs Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, www.aucocisco.com.

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

“Joy of Art,” juried exhibit features original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery. Through Feb. 16.

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.

Photography by David Sullivan, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells.

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

“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” includes 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 28.

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

“Art 241: The Visual Book,” works by 12 University of Southern Maine students. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts. Through Feb. 28.


• Auditions

Our Theatre Company presents “Oliver!” with parts for children 8 years old to adults, Little Theatre at Nasson, 457 Main St., Springvale. ourtheatrecompany.webs.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 23.

Musica de Filia, directed by Jaye Churchill, choral training and performance for girls in grades 2 through 12, and the Women’s Choir for adults age 18 and up. Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. musicadefilia.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“Young Frankenstein,” musical comedy by Mel Brooks, performances April 18 through May 2. Must be at least 15 years old to audition. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• Classical Music

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, all Beethoven concert featuring pianist Jonathan Bass, chairman of the Boston Conservatory Piano Department, performing Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Symphony No. 7. Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. $20; free for 18 and under and college students with ID. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


Vox Nova Chamber Choir: “Music of the Spheres: The Ecstasies Above,” a concert of contemporary choral music, with the DaPonte String Quartet, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. voxnovachamber choir.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.


Seanachie Nights presents: The Adventures of Thor & Loki, spoken-word/musical performances from Celtic and British culture. Lynne Cullen will relate three amazing adventures of the original Odd Couple, with an original electric guitar score by Kurt Kish. $9. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Robert Frost: Fire and Ice, one-man show with actor Kirk Simpson that celebrates the life and poetry of Frost. With a la carte menu. $12, $15. Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Jan. 23.

“Vigils,” Mad Horse Theater Company, Noah Haidle’s 2009 comedy examines the journey from love and loss to embracing life. $20; $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” a light-hearted play with music showcasing the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist. $35 to $45 Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 23.

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