“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” more than 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art. www.portlandmuseum.org.

2004 MECA Painters: 10 Years Later, an annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu.

Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www.portlandlibrary.com. Through Friday.

Kelly Ufkin, paintings. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. www.mainely art.com. Through Friday.

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


Betty Lathrop, silk artist. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Rt. 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net. Through Friday.

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

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

“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

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 Tuesday.


USM Faculty Show, new work by art faculty in a wide array of media and approaches. Art Gallery at USM Gorham, 37 College Ave., Gorham. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Feb. 14.

Annette Kearney: “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. www.markings gallery.com.

“New England Moments,” paintings by Jeannie Piccini, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. www.harlowgallery.org.

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

“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.

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


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

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

“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam, Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/x181067.xml. Through March 21.

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

“Implements,” found object sculpture by Maureen Block, Ellen Gibson, Mildred Johnson and Jonathan Price, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Through Feb. 8.

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


John Goodman’s “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers, backstage at the Boston Ballet, the streets of Havana. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.

“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. www.colby.edu/museum. Through June 8.

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

“Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 9.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through June 8.

Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 30.


“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through March 30.

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


“The Vagina Monologues,” show dates are March 29 and 30. Women, or those who identify as female, may audition. Due to adult content, participants must be 16 or over. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m Monday.

Kennebec Performing Arts Company Chorus, four-part chorus seeks vocalists for all parts. Ability to read music is required. Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Lake Region’s Got Talent! Lake Region Community Theatre talent competition; comedians, dancers, musicians, singer-songwriters, acrobats, poets, jugglers, improv groups, magicians, speed knitters or whatever. No age limit or category restriction; provide your own accompaniment or equipment. Quarter-finals Feb. 16 and 23, a semi-final March 2, and final competition starting at 1 p.m. March 9 before a panel of judges and an audience at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton. Audition fee is $15 and no need to pre-register. Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Francis Bell Drive, Bridgton. 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7.



Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble performs with the University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony in a rare collaborative show. Free. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. www.facebook.com/events/1438445649721913. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine composers William Matthews and Scott Ordway, with Vineet Shende, Joshua DeScherer, Beth Wiemann and Phillip Carlsen. Free, tickets required. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Gryphon Piano Trio, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. $38. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.


“Boy Meets Girl,” Portland Ballet dances the American songbook; Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and songs such as “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “Mambo Italiano” create the scene. $25 to $40. Portland Ballet Studio, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. www.portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Emerging Dance performance, free, Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.


National Theater of London Live: “Coriolanus,” Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. $27, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Thursday.

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

“The Skin of Our Teeth,” Merriconeag Waldorf High School’s 9th and 10th graders perform Thornton Wilder play. $5. Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. www.merriconeag.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“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 Ira Gershwin. $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. www.portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 6. Through Feb. 16.


“Tigers Be Still,” comedy about how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game. $20 adult, $5 youth. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston. www.thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” a thoroughly original comedy about a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. $20/$28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 6. Through Feb. 23.

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents “Vigils,” comedy that examines the journey from love and loss to ultimately embracing life. $20, $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. www.madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Live! Love! Laugh!” fun-filled show for anyone who has ever survived being in love. Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, $10. The Footlights, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Players presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” classic Shakespeare comedy, $20, $18 seniors, $15 for students with ID. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. www.portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Gunmetal Blues,” a musical spoof of film noir, $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. www.citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.


Monmouth Community Players present “Doubt, a Parable,” powerful drama that explores suspicion and moral uncertainty set in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school. $12, $10 seniors and students. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. www.monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Uncle Vanya,” Annie Baker’s compelling new translation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives. Pay what you can. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. www.thetheaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Patrick Dorow Productions presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” comedy rock musical. $25, $20 seniors and students, $15 for under 12. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. www.kitterycommunity center.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Twelfth Night” by Portland Players. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Ovations presents “American Idiot,” musical features the music of Green Day. $45 to $60. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Feb. 6.

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