Andy Happel, left, and Kerem Durdag in “Somewhere/Elsewhere” happening at Westbrook Performing Arts Center on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Portland Ovations

7 p.m. Thursday. Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, $27, $29.
Head to Westbrook for a unique performance that fuses music from Andy Happel with a story by poet, playwright and filmmaker Kerem Durdag. “Somewhere/Elsewhere” tells the tale of two immigrants in the U.S. who, over the course of their lifetimes, find love, acceptance and joy despite turbulence, loss, ignorance and hatred they’ve had to endure. The staged concert includes actors portraying multiple roles, original film and animation footage, and more than 20 songs played by Happel and his band, Thanks to Gravity.

Painter Mary Cassatt’s “The Tea” 1880. Photos courtesy of Exhibition on Screen

‘Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman’
7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, $15, $5 for 18 and under.
Art lovers take note, you can see a new documentary, timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, about an important American painter. “Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman” features several experts speaking about Cassatt’s life and work. Born in 1844, Cassatt lived through huge periods of social and cultural change, especially when it came to women’s rights. Her contribution as an artist is immeasurable.

Detail of “Deep Fake” Greta Bank. Photo by Scott Peterman

Greta Bank’s ‘Deep Fake’ opening reception
4 p.m. Friday. Speedwell Projects, 630 Forest Ave., Portland.
Plan a visit either during the opening reception or sometime before the end of April to Speedwell Projects for a viewing of multidisciplinary artist Greta Bank’s new exhibit. “Deep Fake” is an immersive installation that draws inspiration from a massive volcano that happened more than 400 million years ago. Banks harnessed the eruption’s destructive power and ability to transform anything in its path and created what she calls “a portal for grief and reconciliation” through the lens of mass extinction and human exceptionalism.

A scene from Maine State Ballet’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Photo courtesy of Maine State Ballet

‘Alice in Wonderland’
7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Through April 8. Lopez Theater at Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, $21 to $29.
The rabbit hole is waiting for you in Falmouth with Maine State Ballet’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.” The show brings Lewis Carroll’s iconic story to life through dance, and you’ll meet the beloved characters of Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Dum, the Knave of Hearts, Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts and the wild Mad Hatter. You’ll even see square-dancing lobsters. Adrienne Pelletier and Brooke Sowerby share the title role, and the entire production will burst with colorful choreography, costumes and lighting design.

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