Arts and Entertainment Calendar: April 20 – May 1

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Greater Portland

Books, Authors

Wednesday 4/20

Maureen Heffernan, director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, and author of “Native Plants For Your Maine Garden,” 6:30-8 p.m., free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, freeportlibrary.com.

Sarah Braunstein, author of “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. 

Thursday 4/21

Matt Gallagher, author Iraq war memoir, “Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.  

Monday 4/25

“In the Same Net:” Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit, talk by author Dr. Carl Safina, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk, 7:30 p.m. book signing, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register by 4/22, Lorraine Lessard, 624-6222.

Reader’s Circle Discussion, “The Gift of Rain,” by Tan Twan Eng, 7 p.m. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, yarmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday 4/26

Poetry Slam Team 2011, finals competition, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, all ages, Local Sprouts Cafe, Congress St., Portland, portveritas.org.

Thursday 4/28

Book Sale, hosted by Yarmouth Village Improvement Society, April 28-30, 1-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Log Cabin, 196 Main St. Yarmouth, http://snurl.com/YarmouthVIS.

“Poetry in the Library,” with Elizabeth Tibbetts and Jim Glenn Thatcher, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, yarmouthlibrary.org.

Friday 4/29

Words & Images 2011: Resurgam Book Release Party, 6-9 p.m., free and open to the public, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland 92 Bedford St., Portland, Wordsandimagesjournal.wordpress.com.

Saturday 4/30

Giant Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Comedy

Friday 4/29

Ralphie May, 8 p.m., $29.50, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland.com.

Ongoing

Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.

Films

Wednesday 4/20

“Breakfast Club,” Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.

Wednesday 4/27

“American: The Bill Hicks Story,” 7:30 p.m., $7/ $5 for Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, americanthemovie.com.

Thursday 4/28

Film Chowdah: The Second Annual Maine College Film Festival, 7 p.m., screening with awards ceremony, 9:30 p.m. encore screening, $5, Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, filmchowdah.org.

Friday 4/29

Dudefest 2011, 8 p.m. screening of “The Big Lebowski,” 10 p.m. live music from film by The Little Lebowski Under Achievers, $6/ $3 if wearing bathrobe, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, dudefest2011ols.com.

Galleries

Thursday 4/28

“The Orb and the Octopus,” by Amy Ray and John Jennison, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery

Friday 4/29

“From Our Angle:” A Senior Photography Exhibit, by Yarmouth High School’s advanced photography students, 6:30-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May 6, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addison Woolley, “April Fools!” photographs, paintings and mixed media by gallery artists and Denise Froehlich, Rene Braun, Amy Hagberg, April 1-30, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery. 

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at UNE, “The Feathered Hand,” installation and art exhibit by Alison Derby Hildreth, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, new work by Brita Holmquist, “A Moveable Feast,” 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink’s Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272

Art Loft Gallery, paintings and silk hangings by Helen Farnham, wood engraved hand pulled prints by Tony Kulik, metal sculpture and furniture by Jim Millers, second floor, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705. 

Art Studios at Cottage Road, newest work by Betina Clark, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Aucocisco Gallery, “Yardage:” New works by Alice Spencer, exhibit through May 7, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, In the Neighborhood of the Back Cove: A Celebration of Place, paintings by John Santoro, exhibit April 1-May 31, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, bridgegalleryportland.com, 712-9499.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or capecottagegallery.com.

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or www.cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or www.portlandpottery.com.

Constellation Gallery, work by David A. Marshall, Nathan Broaddus, Matthew Isgro and Randy Regier, 511 Plaza on Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Cygnet Gallery, “Figurative Show,” with Dewitt Hardy, Janet Manyan, Tim Gaydos, George and Dadee Burk, Pat Hardy, Hara Harding, Janet Ledoux, Elizabeth Kelley and M.L. Norton and more, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

Daunis Fine Jewelry, “More Summer Stories,” new paintings by yodeling artist Leslie Anderson, exhibit through April 29, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Domaine Gallery, “New: Elemental/Essential Photography,” by John G. Kelley, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or embergrove.com.

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St, Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.  

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or filamentgallery.com.

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728. 

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.

“Forgotten Transport” photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or fourwallsgallery.com.

Free Street Gallery at MECA, “Personal Views: The One O’clock Group” 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

Freeport Memorial Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.  

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or frostgullygallery.com.

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

Gem Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, “Come Spring!” paintings and sculpture celebrating spring; and “14 Maine Modernists,” exhibits through May 28, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, “Love Those Lobes,” Glass Jewelry by Avery Pierce, 164 Middle/Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, oil and gouache paintings by Holly Ready, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027 or hollyready.com

ICA at MECA, Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, with artists Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522 or jamesongallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, August Ventimiglia: New Drawings, through April 30, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com. 

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, “Dunia Moja/One World:” A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange, exhibit through May 28, viewing during library hours, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Lifeworks Chiropractic, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, a Maine Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition, exhibit through Aug. 21, fifth floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, library.usm.maine.edu, Michelle Dustin, 780-4790.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, Long Island, Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net, 766-2940.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759 or maineartsworkshop.com.

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland, maine.aiga.org.

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

The Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689, megperrycenter.com.

Merrill Memorial Library, “Glimpses of Maine Using a Primary Palette,” paintings by Christy A. DeVeault, exhibit through May 14, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

Open Concepts Gallery & Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822. 

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.  

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.  

Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258. 

“Re-Imagined,” Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, through May 2011, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, off U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, junelacombesculpture.com.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery
, “Metallic’s – The Golden Age,” new works by painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potter Rick Boyd, through April 24, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.

Rise Photography, “New Moon,” work by Meghan Donahue, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

The Royal Bean Cafe, Yarmouth Crossing and Main Street, Yarmouth. 

Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Space Gallery, “Slack Water:” Photographs of the Portland Waterfront, by Mark Marchesi, exhibit April 7 – May 26; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.  

St. Lawrence Arts Center, “A Collection of Photographs: Steven Langerman,” exhibit through April, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, “Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards,” and solo exhibition by Kate Russo,”New Paintings,” 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, “Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” exhibit on view through April 30, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, “Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine 1793-1860,” exhibit through Aug. 25, Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.

USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, www.utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, “The Jar Project,” 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists, on view through April, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, “Everything is Illuminated,” new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, “Postcards from Provence,” 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.  

3Fish Gallery, “Connections in Wood & Print,” new work by Suzanne Hunt and Larinda Meade, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street, “From Our Angle: A Senior Photography Exhibit,” by Yarmouth High School Advanced Photography students Emily Clark, Molly Dugas, Lindsey Purpura, Abigail Smith, Emma Tureff, Katie Wharff, Lauren Wrobleski, exhibit through May 6, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums 

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.  

Maine Historical Society Museum, “Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History,” on view through May 29; “Capturing Arts and Artists of the 1930s,” Depression Era photography by G. Herbert Whitney, exhibit through May 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, portlandharbormuseum.org.

Portland Head Light Museum, re-opens mid-April, weekends only, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., until Memorial Day; open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

Portland Museum of Art, 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view April 7 through June 5; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. 

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum,  by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Tate House Museum, house tours, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m.; architecture tours Thursdays, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or www.tatehouse.org.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org. 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, call for hours, $8 adult, $7 senior/student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or www.mainehistory.org.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, “Life Along the Royal River,” 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 4/20

Bayside with The Sophomore Beat & Man, The Reformer, 6 p.m., $13 advance/ $15 door, all ages, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, tickets at all Bull Moose Music locations, portlandempire.com.

Colin Hay in Concert, 7 p.m. opening by Chris Trapper, 8 p.m. concert, $25, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, thelandingatpinepoint.com

Thursday 4/21

Club d’Elf, 9 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door/ $28 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

Friday 4/22

Caravan of Thieves, gypsy jazz, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $22 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 4/23

AL-Sayab, Arabic music, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop.

Cake,
8 p.m., $35, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800-745-3000, statetheatreportland.com.

Milagres, Milkman’s Union, Husband & Wife, presented by HillyTown, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Monday 4/25

Music Industry & Community Night, hosted by Portland Music Foundation, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI, portlandmusicfoundation.org.

Nashville Songwriters Association, Portland chapter meeting, 7-9 p.m., The Cafe at 317 Main Street Music Center, Yarmouth, Bob McKillop, 272-2748.

Friday 4/29

Talib Kweli, rap/hip-hop, 8 p.m., $20-$40, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Theoutnumbered, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, FMI, 828-1310.

Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art – Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten – 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 846-6658, pytheasmusic.org, 846-6658.

Saturday 4/30

“Celebrate with Song,” Wescustago Youth Chorale 13th annual spring concert, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, FMI, Leigh, 846-0705.

Ameranouche Trio,
Gypsy Jazz, 8 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org.

“A Bluegrass Mass,” concert by the Choral Art Society, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance/ $20 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at choralart.org, 828-0043.

“Music and Muffins:” Carolyn Currie, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday Morning Music Series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art – Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten – 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 846-6658, pytheasmusic.org, 846-6658.

Ongoing

Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.-12 p.m., first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or liz@stlawrencearts.org.

David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy’s Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.

House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.

Kirtan!, call & response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., bigeasyportland.com or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance 

Maine Playwrights Festival, short plays presented by Acorn Productions, Thursdays-Saturdays, April 21-23; and Friday April 29, $8, all ages, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, complete schedule, tickets at acorn-productions.org, 854-0065.

“Adventures with Peter Pan,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $5 student/ $25 family of 5; Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Tim Ryan, 415-6251.

“Halpern & Johnson,” presented by Portland Stage, March 29-April 24, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; $16.50-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465, portlandstage.org.

“Killer Joe,” directed by Sean Mewshaw, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, April 22-23; April 29-30; ages 18+, $12-$10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

“Winnie the Pooh,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, April 20-May 1; 1 p.m. Wednesday, 4/20; 4 p.m. Thursday, 4/21;  1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4/22-23; 4 p.m. Friday 4/29; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 4/30-5/1, $7-$8; Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

Friday 4/22

Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

Saturday 4/23

Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

Thursday 4/28

My Life and Work as a Post-Porn Ecosex Activist: Informal Show & Tell Evening with Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., 7:30 p.m., $13-$10, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.  

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com or 318-8746, maywicca@gmail.com.

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix ‘n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April, ages 9 and up, $3, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, mixnmingle@maine.rr.com.  

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com. 

Mid Coast

Books, Authors

Saturday 4/23

Used Book and Music Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 4/27

Book Club Information Night, for people interested in forming a book group, led by librarian Linda Oliver, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Saturday 4/30

Wendy Ulmer, author of “A Campfire for Cowboy Billy,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. book signing, Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop, 190 Front St., Bath.

Films

Friday 4/22

“Including Samuel,” documentary about kids with disabilities, discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib to follow, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.

Thursday 4/28

“Shelter in Place,” EcoCinema film series presented by Frontier Cafe and Harbor Works Gallery, 7 p.m., $10, Frontier Cafe, 14 Main St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 725-5222.

Ongoing
 
The Dreamland Theater
film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or www.11pleasant.com.

Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette Gamache, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath, 443-2200 or AllenSelig.com.

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102; 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, 8 Maine St., 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or widgeoncove.com.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.  

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812. 

ICON Contemporary Art, Frederick Lynch: New Work, through May 14, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511, maineartgallery.org.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, “Wearable Art: Tunics, Jackets, and Vests,” by Barbara Taylor, exhibit through April 30, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, “Colorways in Sea colors Wool,” by Nanne Kennedy, exhibit through April 30; 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, closed for the season, reopens June 25, 2011, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, 149 Maine St., Tontine Mall, Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or topshamlibrary.org.

VSA arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Museums

Saturday 4/30

Symposium: The Navy and Maine, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $60 museum member; $70 nonmember; $35 student, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, “Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, “CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier,” and “Pejepscot’s Early Scots-Irish History,” Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Music

Friday 4/22

Zemya and The Shavarsh Kef Ensemble, women’s a cappella group, and Middle Eastern music group, 7 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Theater/Dance

“Evening of Dance,” by Bowdoin students, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28, free, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, tickets required, available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Ongoing

Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday round dance workshops, Coffin School Cafeteria, Barrows St., Brunswick; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday square dance workshops, Jordan Acres School Cafeteria, Brunswick, 389-2568 or sage.squaredanceme.us.

Portland Public Library

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Three stand-out bands for $10 makes for a not-to-be-missed show on Friday, April 23, at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The triple bill, presented by HillyTown, features Milagres, pictured here, The Milkman’s Union and Husband & Wife. The show starts at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Advance tickets are online at onelongfellowsquare.com.

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