An untitled 2010 work by Ahmed Alsoudani.

Tuesday, October 1

You may not be able to go today, but let this first Highlight be a reminder that you need to see Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted, an exhibition of paintings by an Iraqi-American artist (and MECA alum) that depict the horrors of war, and the forces that fuel it, in grotesque, surreal, vibrant detail. It shows at the Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square) through Dec. 8. Open today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $12 ($10 seniors and students). 775-6148. portlandmuseum.org.