Things to do: nature-inspired art, classic films, theater and comedy


Ingunn Milla Joergensen, “A Wider Horizon,” 36 inches by 36 inches, oil on canvas with 18k gold leaf, 2020. Image courtesy of UNE Art Gallery

‘Bright Horizon: Artists from UNE North and the North Atlantic Region’
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 3. Art Gallery at University of New England, Ketchum Library, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford.
Head to Biddeford to see works by artists from across the North Atlantic region as part of a collaboration with UNE North: UNE’s Institute for North Atlantic Studies. Featured artists are Diana Furukawa, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, Alice Jones and Adele McFarlane Wile. The paintings, photographs and texts in “Bright Horizon” examine the artists’ relationship to the place of the North Atlantic, which can be both harsh and beautiful.

Close-up of the soundtrack of the cover of the vinyl record “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Ralf Liebhold/

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
Thursday noon. Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, Gardiner, free.
Calling all dream makers and blueberry friends! Johnson Hall presents a free screening of the iconic 1961 classic romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, George Peppard as Paul Varjak, and Orangey as Cat, the film was nominated for multiple Oscars and won Best Musical Score and Best Original Song, “Moon River “, written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are 60 waiting for those with proof or a vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours.

The cast of “Senior Living” at Portland Stage. Photo by Mical Huston

“Senior Life”
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Until February 13. Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, $20 to $63.
Portland Stage presents a play by Grammy-nominated songwriter Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa St. Lou that bursts with music and is about people dying to live. “Senior Living” is set in the retirement community Riverdale Manor. A talent show with the possibility of after-dinner cake sets the stage for several life-changing vignettes that question how to spend the time we have left as humans. See it in person through February 13, or buy it digitally on demand from February 9 through February 27.

Johnny Ater comic strip. Photo by Max Ater

Johnny Ater and his friends
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $18 in advance, $20 day of show.
Saturday night is good for laughs, and you can do a lot of that in Bath. The laughs will be provided by Mainer Johnny Ater and his hilarious stories and jokes about life, family, relationships and his local friends. Ater will be joined by fellow comedians Dawn Hartill, Keith Hebert and Mark Turcotte.

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