Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 10 – 21

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Sunday 8/14

Freeport Factory Stage Auditions for comedy “ART,” seeking three mature male actors who are risk takers, adventurers and team players, 7 p.m., cold readings from script, performance dates Sept. 15-Oct. 2, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505.

Freeport Family Performing Arts, auditions for Family Film Production of “Spooky, Creepy, Crazy Tales,” 1-5 p.m., for ages 7 and up, entire families encouraged to audition, everyone will be offered a role, Freeport High School cafeteria, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, show date Oct. 28, FMI, Tim Ryan, 415-6251,

Sunday 8/21

Snowlion Repertory Company, auditions for holiday musical “The Christmas Bride” seeking varied musical theatre performers ages 18+, 5-8 p.m. auditions at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, showtimes Dec. 15-21 at Lucid Stage in Portland, must call 518-9305 for audition appointment, FMI,

Books, Authors

Wednesday 8/10

Rushworth Kidder, author of “Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Do the Right Thing,” noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 8/11

Adam Hochschild, author of “To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918,” 5 p.m. reception, 6-8 p.m. discussion, Shep Lee Community Room, Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford St., Portland, sponsored by Machiah Center, FMI, Jonathan Lee, JSLEExyz@g,, 917-407-2884.

Friday 8/12

Crash Barry, author of “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine,” 7 p.m. reading, Longfellow Books, One Longfellow Way, Portland,

Wednesday 8/17

Saloma Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723,

Thursday 8/18

Crash Barry, author of “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine,” 7 p.m. reading, Bull Moose Payne Road, Scarborough,


Thursday 8/11

Portland Improvisational Comedy Festival, 8 p.m. Aug. 11-13, $10 advance/ $12 door/ $25 3-day pass, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland,


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


Friday 8/12

Movies at the Museum, “Herb & Dorothy,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or

My Youtube: Short Works by Jeremiah McDonald, 7 p.m., with live performance, $5, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,, 347-3075.

Tuesday 8/16

Summer Documentary Film Series and discussion, “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 23, free, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.


Friday 8/12

Douglas Howe: Plein Air Paintings, one day art show, 4-8 p.m. at the artist’s home, 527 Stevens Ave., Portland, must RSVP, Sheila Mayberry, 838-4946, FMI,

“Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth,

Sunday 8/14

Art on the Porch: Arts & crafts show and sale, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.

Moxie Studio & Gallery, 9th Annual Open House, works by Alice W. Ingraham and guest artists Etiram Lazimov, Lynn Daniels, Jessica Sirois, Zoe Stonetree, and Jim Galante, 5-7 p.m., 3 Atlantic Reach, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

Thursday 8/18

Partners for World Health: Blue Wrap Project, fashion exhibition from discarded medical blue wrap, 7:30-9 p.m. gallery talk and reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland, FMI,, 885-1011.

Saturday 8/20

Freeport Art and Craft Fair, Maine-made jewelry, pottery, art and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., First Parish Church, Main St., Freeport,


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

Addison Woolley Gallery, Victor Romanyshyn, “On Coffee,” with writings by John Wetterau, and Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, “New Work,” exhibit through Aug. 27, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499,

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008,

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154,

Art Gallery at UNE, “Where to Draw the Line,” exhibition of children’s book illustrators, 2011 Maine Drawing Project, exhibit through Oct. 30, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

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, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

The Blue Spoon, “Bon Appétit! The Exhibit,” by artists from YES Art Works, through Sept. 1., 89 Congress St., Portland,

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

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

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

Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, 740 Broadway, South Portland,

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

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

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

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

Clayton’s Cafe, recent paintings by Diana Washburn, on view July 30-Sept. 9, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-1117.

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, Photography Exhibit by C.C. Church, exhibit through Aug. 27, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

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

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,, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, “Julie Freund: Reflections” and “Frances Hynes: Meeting Points,” exhibit through Aug. 20, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

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

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,, 883-5720.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gleason Fine Art Portland, “Ralf Feyl: Threshold,” new oil paintings, exhibit through Sept. 24, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599,

Greenhut Galleries, “Water: The Surface & Below,” paintings by Sarah Knock, exhibit through Aug. 27, 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, 63 Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817,

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

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,, 775-3052.

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, “Drawing the Line #6,” drawing exhibit by Carly Glovinski, exhibit through Aug. 20, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

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

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

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

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,

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

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,

“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,, Michelle Dustin, 780-4790.

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

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

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

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland,

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,,

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

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

Mayo Street Arts, 3-D model, artistic renderings of Art All Around project, exhibit through Aug. 26, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

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

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, “Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell,” exhibit through Oct. 28, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423,

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,

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

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

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829,

Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 305 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

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

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

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

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

Rose Contemporary, “Space Invaders,” exhibit through Aug. 27, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700,

The Royal Bean Cafe, “Three Summer Artists,” paintings, collage by Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe, and Carol Beyna, exhibit through mid-August, Main St., Yarmouth, 829-5082.

Running with Scissors Gallery, “Finding place: new prints and paintings by rachel e. church,” exhibit through Aug. 25, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland,

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, Bethany Major, new paintings, exhibit until September, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

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

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568,

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland,

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

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

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, “Three Views: paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover,” collected works on display through Aug. 28, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

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

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

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland,, 780-0700,

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

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, “Dog Days of Summer,” new work by 30 local artists, exhibit through September, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth,

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

317 Main Street, Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes, watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, exhibit through Sept. 9, Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, $8 adults, $6 seniors $3 ages 6-12; architecture tours first and third Thursday of each month; and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177,

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,


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

Falmouth Heritage Museum, museum hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June-August; closed for holidays, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth,

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, “Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine,” and “Images of the Longfellow Garden,” current exhibits, 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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

Portland Head Light Museum, 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

Portland Museum of Art, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, on view Aug. 13-Jan. 29, 2012; John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, on view through Oct. 10, 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

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,

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, “Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” exhibit on view 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 15-Aug. 21, or by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth,, 793-8569.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, June 18-Sept 5; Sundays July 3-Sept. 5, $5 suggested donation, ages under 13 free, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland,, 799-6337.

Tate House Museum, house tours, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.; architecture tours, first and third Thursday; garden tours first Wednesday; 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177,

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

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.


Wednesday 8/10

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, 7 p.m., $5, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Standard Issue, jazz piano trio, 6-9 p.m., free, Grace, 15 Chestnut St., Portland,

Sunset Folk Series, 7:30 p.m. Will Gattis, free, concerts on Wednesdays through Aug. 10, canceled if rain, bring seating, Western Promenade Park, Portland,, 756-8275.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Concert Series, Main Street, 6:15 p.m., free, 846-2406, Royal River Park, Yarmouth,

Thursday 8/11

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, 7 p.m., The McCarthys, Thursdays through Aug. 18, Bandstand, Fort Allen Park, Portland, canceled if rain,, 756-8275.

James Montgomery Duo, 8 p.m., Premier seating, $22.50; Reserved, $17.50; Mezzanine, $20, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527,

Portland Chamber Music Festival, 18th Summer Season, Aug. 11–20, $25, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-320-0257, concert schedule at

Friday 8/12

“2+2=JIVE,” Jazz Concert on Peaks Island, with Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall, 7:30 pm, by donation, Brackett Church, Peaks Island,

Mica’s Groove Train, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland,

Trio W.A.G., with Walt Szymanski, Alex Harding, Gary Wittner, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 students/ $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Club, 189 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick, Starbird Music, Jet Video in Portland, FMI, 828-1310.

Saturday 8/13

Lovewhip, 9 p.m., $5, 21+, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland, 828-0549,

Sunday 8/14

5th Annual Music Fest, 2-4 p.m., free and open to the public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Mary Willson, 846-0044.

Hattie Simon, jazz, with Nick Thompson-Brown, 2-4pm, Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, 210-6566.

Monday 8/15

Castlebay, “Shipboard Songs and Tales” 7 p.m. outdoor performance, $9-$10, Cousins and Littlejohn Meeting House, Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Historical Society and the Cousins and Littlejohn Islands Improvement Association, bring seating, FMI 846-6259.

Tuesday 8/16

Dave Wickerham, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, listings, tickets at

Wednesday 8/17

Jazzy Recital, by musicians from Eastman School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 7 p.m., free/ by donation, presented by Encore Music Creations, Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434,

Thursday 8/18

Municipal Band from Nepi, Italy, 7 p.m. free concert, Fort Allen Park, Portland, rain location: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, hosted by IHC, 781-8284.

Friday 8/19

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, with guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 6 p.m, $41 advance/ $46 Door/ $76 VIP, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Commercial Street, Portland,

Saturday 8/20

Portland Music & Arts Festival, proceeds benefit The Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., free until 4 p.m., $5 after 4 p.m., with Skyler, Pete Miller, Amanda Gervasi, Lyle Divinsky and more, 128 Free St., Portland,


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

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,

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

Theater & Dance

“Before Bill:” A comic romp through medieval times, presented by The Worshipful Company of Black Pudding Makers & Itinerant Sausage Purveyors, The Freeport Shakespeare Festival at The Freeport Factory Stage, July 28-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14; $20 adult/ $17 seniors and students,, 865-5505.

“The Poet’s Love,” presented with “Napoli and Souvenir,” by Maine State Ballet and Florestan Recital Project, 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, Aug. 5-6; and Aug. 12-13, $20 adult/ $15 senior or child, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, reservations,, 781-3587.

“Twelfth Night” presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2-Friday, Aug. 12, free to the public, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport.

Thursday 8/11

The Femme Show, with local guests The Dirty Dishes, Miss Amy Rain, Lisa Bunker and Ms. Gingerita 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, Mayo Street Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets at

Thursday 8/18

“Welcome to Homo Hollow:” 17 Years of Queer Country Living Celebrated through Music, Satire, Juggling and Drag” presented by The Eggplant Faerie Players, 8 p.m., $12 adults/ $10 students, seniors, Lucid Stage,

29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993,


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,

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, or 318-8746,

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,

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

Mid Coast

Auditions, Calls for Art

Thursday 8/18

The Oratorio Chorale Auditions, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, openings in all voice parts, not required to prepare music, for audition appointment, Rachael Bairstow, 329-5708 or,

Books, Authors

Friday 8/12

Angus King, author of “Governor’s Travels – How I left politics, learned to back up a bus, and Found America,” 5:30-7 p.m. book signing, Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 8/17

Book Talk: Maureen Heffernan, author of “Native Plants for Your Maine Garden,” and “Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast,” noon, free, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

Jim Witherell, author of “L.L. Bean: The Man & His Company,” 6:30 p.m. talk and book signing, free, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 582-1899.


Tuesday 8/16

“How I Ended The Summer,” Summer Film Festival, through Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 8-week series, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.


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


Friday 8/12

2nd Friday ArtWalk, 30+ participating galleries, 5-8 p.m. self-guided art tour, downtown Brunswick and Topsham, listings, map at Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, 798-6964, fiveriversartsalliance.

“Drawing for Hunger,” benefit show and sale by Points of View Artists, portion of sales to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit Aug. 1-28, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

“East Meets West” by Kathy Goddu, Japanese Shibori textile art, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

“Her Mark: 2011” 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Mansion of Dreams: Work by Wendy Jordan, 5-6 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 30, Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

“Taking Shape” 5-8 p.m. artists reception, exhibit Aug. 1-31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Thursday 8/18

The Community Paints: Summer in Maine, new work by 30 Maine artists, 4-6 p.m. opening public reception, exhibit through Sept. 22, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Marlise Swartz, 729-8033.

Friday 8/19

3rd Friday Art Walk and Drive Bath, 24+ sites, 5-8 p.m. self-guided art tour, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance,, 798-6964.

Saturday 8/20

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, 100+ artisans, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with music, theater, family activities and more, Maine Street and Town Mall, sponsored by Brunswick Downtown Association, 729-4439,

Giant Yard Art Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,


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

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

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

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500,

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

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

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.

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

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

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or

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

The Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell,, Guy Saldanha,, 841-9812.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, FMI, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, “To Hear the Forest Speaking,” paintings by Heidi Daub, July 1-August 31, 5-8 p.m., 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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

Points of View Art Gallery, “Four Square,” by Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan and Ann Slocum, 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, Summer exhibit, by 20 member artists, through August, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

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

Thornton Oaks, “Wicked busy painting Maine,” paintings by Bill Tomsa, exhibit through August 11, 25 Thornton Way, 729-8033,

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

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

Whatnot Gallery, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.



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

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,

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.


Thursday 8/11

Arborea, with Plains, 7 p.m., $6 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.

Friday 8/12

Apres Artwalk: Christian Cuff and Billy Libby, 7 p.m., $5 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.

Christian Open Mic Night at Life Church Bath, bring own instrument or music track, 7-10 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, Call Gerry to sign up, 443-8798.

Saturday 8/13

Jerry Bryant, maritime songs, 7:30 p.m., $10 Maine Maritime Museum members, $12 nonmembers, $5 ages 4-15, Winter Street Center, Bath, tickets at, 443-1316.

Monday 8/15

Euan Morton in Concert, presented by Maine State Music Theatre 7:30 p.m., $17-$30, Pickard Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 725-8769, or


“Fafalo,” presented by Merrymeeting Arts Center, July 29-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, $20 adult/ $15 students, seniors, veterans/ $10 ages 6-12; Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, 319-7289,

Maine State Music Theatre, 2011 Summer Season, 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows, “The Wiz,” Aug. 10-27, all shows at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 725-8769 or

“Twelfth Night,” A Shakespeare Project production, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 12-14; 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $12 suggested, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584,


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

Sidebar Elements

“The Wiz,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, is a multicultural piece of American musical theater sure to be a highlight of the summer productions at MSMT. Tickets are on sale now at the MSMT box office, at 725-8769 or The Wiz previews on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 27. Matinees are at 2 p.m. and evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. Pictured here from left, is Eric B. Anthony as the Scarecrow, E. Clayton Cornelious as the Tinman, LaQuet Sharnell as Dorothy, and Nikkieli DeMone as the Lion. Bobby Daye plays the title character, the Wiz. All shows are at Pickard Theater, located at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick, on the Bowdoin College campus.