“Yellow” opening reception, art opening and event celebrating spring and the color yellow. CTN Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland. 775-2900. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Show runs through June 30.

MECAmorphosis, MECA’s Spring Gala celebrates the 2015 Thesis Exhibition and introduces more than 80 emerging artists graduating from MECA’s BFA program, Thesis Exhibition free, other events ticketed. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu. 5 p.m. Friday.

“Paths, Points, Lines, Tangents,” Portland, painter, poet, writer and graphic designer Martha LaMarche works primarily with oil and often introduces mica into her compositions to add depth and reflection. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Maine Pottery Tour and Running with Scissors open studios. Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson St., Portland. rwsartstudios.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3.

Wildlife Refuge Open House, celebrating the opening of outdoor seabird island and other displays. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. 594-0600. 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

The Painting of John Calvin Stevens, UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Reception 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; lecture by Earle Shettleworth in Ludcke Auditorium at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Show runs through July 19.

“Artists and Rebels,” art by Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, husband William and grandson Alex. The Gallery at Planned Parenthood, 443 Congress St., 3rd Floor, Portland. 687-3297. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Donald LaRochelle, landscape oil painter. Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. 646-8181. Gallery opening 11 a.m. Saturday.


“Pulling Light,” Clint Fulkerson and Kim Crichton, new work using drawing techniques to pull light through the dark. Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. oceanhouse gallery.com. Through Thursday.

J. Ann Eldridge: “Nature in Fine Etchings,” fine etchings of botanicals and fauna. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Through Thursday.

“Paper Trails,” selections of Richard Lee’s installations, artist’s books, and journals, composed largely of his own handmade paper. UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. usm.maine.edu. Through Thursday.

Theresa Haley, paintings. SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. sugarwoodgallery.com. Through Thursday.

“Wildlife and Animal Themed Art,” works in a variety of styles and mediums. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Thursday.

“Earth: Love It or Lose It,” a planet-awareness exhibit of wood carvings by sculptor Laurie Sproul and the Gaia Series of acrylic paintings by Jean Ann Pollard. Framemakers, 46 Main St., Waterville. theframemakers.com. Through Thursday.

“Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena,” elements of time and biology explored in photo show by Deanna Witman. Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. unityme.org. Through Thursday.

“Fresh Snow and River Smoke,” the most recent nature photography of John Orcutt and Cam Held. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Thursday.

“Universal Energy,” paintings by Erinn McCusker, Campus Center, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford. une.edu. Through Friday.

Jerry Weiss, “Outside In,” and Stephen Walsh, “Float.” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 2.

“Natural,” celebrates the gifts of new life and bounty after Maine’s harsh, monochromatic winter finally gives way. Photo-based works by 20 contemporary artists. VoxPhotographs, 334 Forest Ave., Portland. voxphotographs.com. Through May 6.

“Bearing Fruit: Art at the Intersection of Human and Vegetable,” works from Anne Alexander, Leah Gauthier, Jacinda Martinez and Julie H. Rose. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., Belfast. mainefarmlandtrust.org. Through May 9.

“Terry Winters: Printed Matters,” also featured are “Clocks and Clouds and Atmospheres” and his notebook collages and hybrid works. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through May 10.

“Currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury,” in which the artist tests the authority and autonomy of the photographic image. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through May 10.

“Listen to This Page,” works by Bern Porter inspired by American culture after World War II. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville.colby.edu/museum. Through May 10.

“Other Landscapes,” Michel Droge and Michael Shaughnessy, Maine-based artists whose work is inspired by the natural world. Multiple works based in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and installation. Owen Gallery, Gould Academy, High Street, Bethel. veronicacrossprojects.com. Through May 15.

“Epilogues,” new work by Abbie Read and Jessica Straus, who repurpose discarded materials with determined invention and reverence for what has been. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Main St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 17.

“Harlow for the Hall,” showcasing 52 Maine artists. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. Through May 22.

“Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town,” exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. commonstreetarts.com. Through May 30.

“BookArt,” artists’ books from Maine, the U.S. and abroad. Hawthorne Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College, 2nd floor, 5 College St., Brunswick. 725-3288. Through May 30.

“Ripple Effect,” monoprints by Maine artists Karen Adrienne, Kris Sader and Barbra Whitten. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.Through May 30.

“Into the Light,” Kay McKeever Allison and Madeleine Hopkins light up the walls with a collection of fused glass works and oil and acrylic landscape paintings. The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through May 31.

“Portraits in Tapestry,” Barbara Burns’ tapestries have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Center for Maine Craft, 24 Service Plaza Drive, West Gardiner. mainecrafts.org. Through May 31.

“Birds of the Sea and Sky!” bird forms in multimedia created by Maine artisans with wood, clay, fiber, metals and paint. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through May 31.

Felicity Sidwell: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings. Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through May 31.

Sheila Gilbert: “Creative Journey,” still life, landscapes and more. Berry’s Stationers, 153 Main St., Waterville. 873-5111. Through May 31.

“Sugar & Spice: Our Vintage Recipes,” exhibit showcases historic recipes from the historical society collections, highlighting Maine’s eccentric culinary and homeopathic culture. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. mainehistory.org. Through May 31.

“Portraits in Tapestry,” Barbara Burns’ tapestries. Center for Maine Craft, 24 Service Plaza Drive, West Gardiner. mainecrafts.org. Through May 31.

“Vernal Pools: Ferns and Fiddleheads,” annual show for artists under 18. Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Maine St., Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through May 31.

“The Joy of the Lens,” annual juried photography exhibit featuring original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. topshamlibrary.org. Through May 31.

Ingrid Christensen Solo Exhibit, showcasing colorful impressionistic oils. Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland.rouxandcyrgallery.comw. Through June 2.

“Interior Life,” paintings by Louise Bourne, Sukie Curtis and Brita Holmquist. Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. 956-7422. Through June 4.

“Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel and Postwar Art of the Americas,” explores the impact of the space race and science fiction on avant-garde artists of the Americas from the 1940s to the ’70s. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 7.

“Mapping the Ancient Origins of Light,” star photographs from the National Geographic Society-Palomar Sky Survey (1958) are shown alongside recent drawings by Dorothea Rockburne inspired by her study of astronomy. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/artmuseum. Through June 7.

“Alex Katz: Selections,” features a rotating selection of artwork. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum. Through June 7.

Wood Art and Photography, works by local artist Carole Kainlor and photographer Richard Sawyer. CIA Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland.ciacafe.com. Through June 15.

“3D,” an exhibition of sculptural works. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 27.

“Visual Storytelling: Celebrating Maine Illustrators,” features 17 artists who have produced illustrations for books, comics, digital content, newspapers and more. Illustrators include Dahlov Ipcar, Ashley Bryan, Scott Nash, Chris Van Dusen, Hazel Mitchell, Wade Zahares, Steve Lavigne, Daniel Minter, Matt Tavares, Jada Fitch, Melissa Sweet and more. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 27.

“Kennebunk History in 50 Objects,” Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 2.

“Rose Marasco: index,” photographs. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec 6.

“Dressing It Up: Beadwork in Northern Communities,” exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of historic and contemporary beadwork. The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through March 2016.


Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair, benefits Trinity Soup Kitchen. Lewiston Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. 577-5946. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Pottery Tour, get an inside look into the life of a potter, enjoy refreshments, tour studios, peek into kilns and know that your purchase is supporting your local creative economy. Various locations statewide. mainepotterytour.blogspot.com. Saturday and May 3.


MSMT Players and Footlight Follies, open call, Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. msmt.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.


Ronald McDonald House Pub Crawl fundraiser, the Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. portholemaine.com. 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Spring Book Sale at the Camden Public Library, to benefit the library’s book fund. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden. librarycamden.org. 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Stage Signature Event, behind-the-scenes party invites you to experience the magic of live theater while supporting the mission of Portland Stage, reserved tickets are $125 and include access to all events as well as wine, hors d’oeurves and dessert. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 6-8:30 p.m. Monday.

Flaws for a Cause Sale, shop will be filled with many slightly flawed but very usable pots at very low prices. Benefit for Cultivating Community, an organization that helps put food on the tables of needy Mainers. Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland. mainepottersmarket.com. Through Thursday.

Music with a Mission, featuring the USM Chamber Singers, portion of the proceeds go to area nonprofits, $12, $10 seniors and students. North Windham Union Church, 792 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. 892-7149. 7 p.m. Friday.

Literacy Volunteers Book Sale, Elks Lodge, School Street, West Farmington. 778-3460. 9 a.m. Saturday and May 3.

Color (Mid) ME Fun! Color Walk fundraiser, first 100 registered receive free event T-shirt, sponsored walkers free, others $20, kids 8 and under free. Federated Church of Skowhegan, 13 Island Ave. uwmmcolorwalk.eventbrite.com 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Slim Clark Memorial Concert, proceeds from this event go to a scholarship at Nokomis High School for students going on to school and majoring in the arts. Irving Tanning Community Center, 62 Elm St., Hartland. 672-4481. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Holy Smokes Barbecue, enjoy Southern-style kosher barbecue and live music featuring Jerks of Grass. Join the Levey community as we honor the class of 1964, $75. Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. holysmokesbbq.eventbrite.com. 5 -9 p.m. May 3.


Allagash Tails, Author Tim Caverly will be visiting Goodall Library in Sanford to talk about his books and the Allagash River. Louis B. Goodall Library, 952 Main St., Sanford. lbgoodall.org. 5 p.m. Sunday.

Carl H. Johnson, author of “From Beer to Beards: Boston Baseball’s 2011 to 2013 Roller Coaster Ride,” McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. mcarthurpubliclibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Poet Laureates Marcia Brown and Natalie Murray celebrate National Poetry Month with readings, discussion and refreshments. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Historical Atlas of Maine,” provides an in-depth look into the many cultural, economic, environmental and geological elements that have shaped Maine’s history. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., librarycamden.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair will read from his new poetry collection, “The Lost Child, Ozark Poems,” hosted by Bailey Public Library. Winthrop Commerce Center, 149 Main St., Winthrop. baileylibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

George Smith, outdoor writer and newspaper columnist. Belgrade Public Library, 124 Depot Road. 495-3508. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Just Tell Me a Story: Writing the Memoir,” Richard Blanco will present a reading of poetry and prose and a talk, $10. Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St., Norway. norway.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Independent Bookstore Day, celebrate with refreshments, Buy Local freebies and discounts on some very special books and prints, Letterpress Books at Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland. 747-4232. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.


Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” the Sheepscot Valley Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir join forces to present Felix Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio, $15, students free. St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. ceciliachoir.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Music of America,” Casco Bay Wind Symphony, with guest conductor Norman Huynh, presents music of Bernstein and Gershwin. $9 in advance, $10 at the door; students and seniors $7/$8. McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave. cascobayconcertband.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, a virtuosic piano program, $25. Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bach’s “St. John Passion,” in German with Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra with five soloists, free. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/music/calendar. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Larchmere String Quartet, sponsored by the Arts Institute of Western Maine in collaboration with the University of Maine at Farmington, $15; free for children and students with ID. Nordica Auditorium, 224 Main St., Farmington. artsinstitute.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Euphony, 32-voice choir that specializes in innovative contemporary choral music, free. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

CODA Chorus: “An American Musical Tapestry,” a compilation of 20th century American music featuring the Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers and instrumental soloists, free; donations welcome. Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester. codachorus.com. 7 p.m. May 3.

Wescustago Youth Chorale, “Celebration of Spring,” all three choruses will perform several pieces and then join together for combined number, $10, $5 seniors and students at the door. Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport. wescustago.wordpress.com. 4 p.m. May 3.


Vivid Motion’s “Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of pirates, lost boys, fairies and the magic of never growing up, to benefit Center for Grieving Children, $13, $6 kids under 13. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. May 3.

“Alice in Wonderland,” presented by Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School, production featuring more than 90 young dancers from the midcoast, $12, $10 seniors and kids. Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. theballetschool.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and May 3.


Judy Collins, her hauntingly beautiful voice has been moving the hearts and minds of audiences for decades, $51-$91. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Country Music Show, benefits Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, with music from Bing & Nancy Crosby, Slim Andrews, Bob Elston and more, $5, $3 for under 12. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Road. 377-8035. Noon Sunday.

Twiddle, rock, jazz and bluegrass with Jen Drukin & the Business, $15 in advance, $18 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Ladies of the Lake, $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell.slatesrestaurant.com. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Yellowcard, pop punk, with Finch and The Downtown Fiction, $20 in advance, $22 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Wailin’ Jennys, $25, $30 reserved seating. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, three young fiddlers combine the folk traditions of Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands, $15 in advance, $18 day of show. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Action Bronson, hip-hop, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter, $22. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, professional musicians, many of whom are both performers and educators in New England, $5 in advance and seniors and student, $9 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

International Music Festival, performances by John Clavette Band and several others, $10. Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St., Portland. anthemimf.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, with Daniel Bambaata Marley, $25 in advance, $28 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Lynn Deeves, mix of folk, gospel and blues-inspired originals and favorite covers this evening in an intimate setting, $5-10. Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne. cary-memorial.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Dimensions in Jazz honors Steve Lacey and Sun Ra, $5 for students, $10 for seniors and in advance, $15 day of show. Memorial Hall at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. 828-1310. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Community Chorus presents “A Spring Concert,” Rob Westerberg directs this 105-member chorus through a mixed program featuring Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in C Major” along with a medley of Gershwin favorites, $12 in advance, $15 day of show, under 12 free. Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, 11 Municipal Drive, Scarborough. 205-2279. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Trip to Finland,” a night of Finnish music featuring HOPSIS, an ensemble of 18 students and MAINE, a trio of their teachers from Tampere, Finland, $20. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The English Beat, ska with Zeme Libre, $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Lori McKenna, singer-songwriter, $23. The Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sentimental Journey: A Dancer’s Jazz Orchestra, 19-piece band plays a variety of music to dance to, $8. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer. nextgenerationtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cosy Sheridan, award-winning songwriter from Southwest returns to New England, $20. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd Floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

An evening of a cappella, featuring the Mt. Blue High School group, The Flipsides and Good Time Sound, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Vienna Union Hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road, Vienna. 293-2674. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“What’s the Score?” Maine POPS Concert Band, $10, $7 seniors, students free. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. mainepops.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, classic rock, $20.75-$65.75. The Maine State Pier, Commercial St., Portland. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Livingston Taylor, singer-songwriter, $30 in advance, $32 day of show. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Zemya, a cappella group of four women, adults $7, children free. Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer. 587-2361. 1 p.m. May 3.


Help a Horse Day Parade, route will be from Cummings Market down Alfred Road, ending at Mill and Thompson Streets in Kennebunk, followed by a meet and greet, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities at the Mousam Saddle and Harness Club’s show grounds on Ross Road from 1 to 4 p.m, free. mustangrescue.org. 10 a.m.-noon Sunday.

Longfellow Park Clean Up Day, volunteers wanted to rake, mulch and spruce up the park. Longfellow Park, 10 Longfellow St., Portland. portlandmaine.gov. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.

Longfellow Park Neighborhood Block Party, with music, a giant xylophone, a petting zoo, a bike parade led by a Portland Police cruiser, Portland Public Library’s Bookmobile, free comics and books, fire trucks, K9 unit demonstrations, relay races, games, face painting and more, free. 772-3243. Noon Saturday.

Spring Coin and Stamp Show, 25 dealers; 40 tables with coins, currency, medals, tokens, stamps, post cards and supplies, free admission. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. 721-7872. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 3.

Psychic Sunday, readings, artisan jewelry, crystals and energy healing, $2, individual fees for readings, products and services. Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3.

Merriconeag Poetry Festival, features poet Jeffrey Harrison and 20 finalists from the 10 area high schools, free. Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. merriconeag.org. 3-4:30 p.m. May 3.


“Happy Days Are Here Again,” Barbra Streisand’s ’60s songbook, $20-$28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, African adventure tales told through innovative puppetry. $5 kids, $8 adults. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday.

“Papermaker” by Monica Wood, during a paper mill strike in a small Maine town, the lives of two families collide around a company CEO and a man building a wooden ark. $37-$47; discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday through May 17.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Unity College Drama Club presents this delightful Oscar Wilde comedy, free/donations. Center Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. 509-7132. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s comedy about four young courtiers and the entanglements of love. All performances have ASL shadow-signing interpreters. $15; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Russell Hall, 37 College Ave., Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Anything Goes,” talented dancers and singers and fabulous set design and costumes, $8, $5 for students, children and seniors. Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth. 781-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Charlotte’s Web,” adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White, $7, $5 children, $15 family. Sparrow’s Nest Theater, 1114 West Mills Road, Industry. sparrowssnesttheater. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

“August: Osage County,” Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Runs through May 17, $22. Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday through May 17.

“Henry & Ramona,” journey back to life on Klickitat Street in this lively adaptation of a best-loved children’s book series, $10, $5 children. Sparrow’s Nest Theater, 1114 West Mills Road, Industry. sparrowsnesttheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. May 3.

Portland Playback: “Mama Stories,” tell your “mother” of a story and watch us play it back on the spot with improvisation, song and movement, $8 at the door. CTN5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“The Sunshine Boys,” the legendary comedy team of Lewis and Clark are persuaded to reunite for a TV special, but who will get the last laugh?, $20, $16 groups of 10 or more, $5 for 18 and under. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. May 3.