TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Virtual Tours of National Refuges, from Tuesday to Friday, October 15 to 18, at 2 p.m. each day at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, 9 Water Street. See films showing wildlife refuges around the country. Free admission.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The documentary explores how religion has shaped federal Indian law in the U.S. With an intro by Dwayne Tomah, youngest fluent speaker of the Passamaquoddy language, who will lead an audience discussion afterward. Hosted by Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.
  • “Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost,” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Friday. The story of artist Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti in search of feelings, visions and colors ever purer and brighter, in the Great Art on Screen series. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. The Bard’s most famous romantic comedy is captured at the Bridge Theatre in London, complete with Cirque du Soleil acrobats. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • “Nosferatu,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. October’s “Creepy & Chilling” flicks wrap up with the brilliantly eerie 1922 version of “Dracula.” The series returns November 8 after a two-week hiatus.
  • “Sarah’s Key,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. October’s films starring Kristin Scott Thomas conclude with her portrayal of a modern-day journalist who finds her life overlapping with that of a young French girl detained during the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of 1942. There will be no film next Friday, as the library presents “An Allagash Haunting: Live Radio Classic” with Tim Caverly.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Met Opera Encore: Puccini’s Turandot, at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater at 1 p.m., with a pre-opera talk by Dr. Morton Achter at 11:45 a.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production starring Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. $25 adults, $23 theater members, $5 under 19.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • Met Opera Encore: Puccini’s Turandot, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre at 1 p.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production starring Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. $23 adults, $20 theater members, $5 under 19 and college students with ID.
  • “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. “This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Morrison (1931–2019) leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.” $6 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • “Gay Chorus Deep South,” Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. Follow the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on their tour through the Deep South, in response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws, with a mission to perform in churches, commuity centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting in a time of difference. $10, free for college students with ID and under 18.
  • National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thursday, October 24, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is captured at Bridge Theatre in London, complete with Cirque du Soleil acrobats. $12.50 adults, $10.50 theater members.

AREA THEATERS:

  • ALAMO THEATRE, Bucksport. OldFilm.org, 469-6910.
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.