Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 16 – 27

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Mrs. Maine 2011 United States Pageant, seeking contestants for April 9-10 competition held at Freeport Performing Arts Center, must be 21+, married, and Maine resident, March 1 entry deadline,, Rebecca Beck, 798-6966.

Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, “Beauty and the Books,” to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, information and donor form,

“Maine’s Got Talent,” send entry form and DVD/video of solo or group performance, for particpants ages 5 and older, $25 entry fee; April 1 deadline, Margaret Watkinson, 522-9950,

Books, Authors

Thursday 2/17

Ben Sprague, author of “Buy, Hold, Sell: A disciplined guide to investment success,” 7 p.m., talk on 7 common investment mistakes, free, open to public, Peaks Island Library, 129 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Tuesday 2/22

Port Veritas Youth Poetry Slam, ages 21 and under, 7 p.m. open mic, slam to follow, no cover, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland, 780-6767,

Wednesday 2/23

Amy Wood, author of “Life Your Way,” bi-weekly author brown bag lecture, noon, free to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.

Thursday 2/24

“Faithful Voices,” poetic-dramatic reading, discussion to follow with author Ed Schwarz, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Peace Action Maine, 894-5265.

Friday 2/25

Eat Write: Nourishment for Mouth and Mind, LIT series hosted by Megan Grumbling, with readings, performances, informal dinner, wine tasting, 7 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Saturday 2/26

Hannah Holmes, author of “QUIRK: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality,” 2-4 p.m. book signing, free, open to public, Bull Moose Scarborough store, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough,

Sunday 2/27

Gail Donovan, author of children’s book, “What’s Buggging Bailey Blecker?” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. signing, Cathedral Shop at Cathedral Church of St Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434.


Sunday 2/27

Secret Lives of Comedians, produced by Cloud Morris and Brian Brinegar, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, or 899-3993. 


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


Wednesday 2/16

“Hard Days Night,” Teens Through Time Film Series, February theme: 1960s, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, free, with discussion, Rines Room, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 2/19

“Casablanca,” followed by Portland Jazz Orchestra, 1940s Night at the State Theatre, 7 p.m. film, 8:30 p.m. concert, $10 general/ $20 VIP, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 800-745-3000, Bull Moose Music stores.



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

Addison Woolley, “Quartet,” new work by gallery artist Arunas Bukauskas, with guests Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett, and Susan Bennett, exhibit through Feb. 26, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499,

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

Area Gallery, Selected Works from USM’s Juried Student Exhibition, exhibit free, open to the public, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 17, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, 

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

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, new work by Brita Holmquist, “A Moveable Feast,” 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

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.

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

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, 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, new work by Angel Braestrup, Margaret Ryan, Colin Barclay & Robert Aller, exhibit through March 13, 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.  

“Few Things on my Mind,” by Larry “Lars” Lindgren, works in stone, wood from “Herbie,” vinyl sculpture, exhibit through April 2, Royal Bean, 16 Yarmouth Crossing, Main St., Yarmouth, 415-9956.

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, Art Guild of Freeport Show and Sale, exhibit through February, 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, “A Conference of Birds II,” multiple artists, invitational focusing on birds, through March 26, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599,

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,

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, “From the Inside,” exhibit of Maine College of Art staff members, 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, “Storytellers,” exhibit on view Jan. 24 – March 12, 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,

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, viewing during library hours, 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,

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, Sherry Edmonds Ballou, paintings, exhibit through February, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, “las alas (the winged ones),” Dia de los muertos altar installation by hogfarm studios, new paintings by Gil Corral and insect assemblages by Angela Devenney, 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.

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

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, photography by Lauren Chase Sheffield, on display through February, 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, “Multiperspective Topographies,” multi-compositional photography by Christian T. Farnsworth, exhibit through Feb. 25, 548 Congress St., Portland,

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

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. 

“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,

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery
, “Serenity,” group show, Jan. 21 – Feb. 20,  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,

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

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland,

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

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

Space Gallery, Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo; a Cannonball Press print show, exhibit through March 24, 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, “Stable: Photography, 2011,” group exhibition with Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo, and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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,

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 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, “Let Cuba Live:” Paintings by Antonio Guerrero, exhibit through Feb. 18, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

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, “The Jar Project,” 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists, on view through April, 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, “Postcards from Provence,” 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, “Where Art and Academics Intersect:” An exhibition of student work from Merriconeag Waldorf School, exhibit through Feb. 25, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Thursday 2/17

Black Daughter of Maine, American Woman of the World: The Storied Lives and Times of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, talk by Dr. Lois A. Brown, 7 p.m., co-sponsored by Maine Women Writers Collection, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or

Friday 2/25            

“The Spirit of Dryness,” Mask of the Month, 6:30 p.m., $30, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or

Saturday 2/26 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Birthday Party, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with readings, activities for all ages, free and open to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or


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

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,  

Maine Historical Society Museum, “Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History,” on view through May 29; “A Most Inconvenient Storm,” photographs from 1886 ice storm, exhibit through March 1, 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, 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

Portland Museum of Art, “Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972–2008,” on view through March 20; “Weston: Leaves of Grass,” on view through March 13; “Jazz Breakfasts 2011,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sundays through April 3, free with Museum admission, breakfast items available for purchase; 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, by appointment, free/by donation, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth,, 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

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

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

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 2/16

The Mezcalitos, acoustic western swing, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 2/17

Noonday Concerts: Albert Melton presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, 12:15 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Friday 2/18

John Prine Turns 40: A tribute to his 1971 debut album, by Maine musicians, silent auction, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, 

A Night of Indie Music and Death Defying Juggling, by Hi Tiger with Jacob Augustine and Matiss Duhon, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 615-3609.

Saturday 2/19

Jacqueline Francis and Robin Jellis, 7 p.m., free/by donation, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.

Sunday 2/20

Jagermeister Music Tour with Buckcherry, 7 p.m., $30 advance/ $32 door, State Theatre, Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 956-6000.

“Lute in the time of J. S. Bach,” with  Timothy Burris, Timothy Neill Johnson, Mary Jo Carlsen, Eliot Cherry,  3 p.m., $15 adult/ $10 senior or student, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434.

Monday 2/21

The Blue Lobster Troupe Concert, community chorus, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, tickets, 899-3993,

Friday 2/25

Buille, with guitarist John Doyle, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $23 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Flogging Molly, Irish-American rock, 5 p.m. CD signing, free and open to the public, Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland,

Saturday 2/26

The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at or 232-8920.

Sunday 2/27

The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at or 232-8920.


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

“2 Pianos, 4 Hands,” presented by Portland Stage, through Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Friday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 4 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465,

“Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love,” adult comedy, Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, $15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

“Moonlight and Magnolias,” presented by Good Theater, Feb. 3-27, showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; extra showtimes, 7 p.m. Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 19, $15-$25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883,

“Thom Pain (based on nothing)” by Will Eno, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10-20, $12 adult/ $10 students, seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at, 899-3993. 

Wednesday 2/16

“I Question America,” performance by E.P. McKnight about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, 5 p.m. performance, followed by discussion, free and open to public, Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland, in celebration of African-American History Month, 780-4006. 

Friday 2/25

“Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist” and Other Conversations of Color: An evening celebrating the Black Freedom Movement, concert by Mehuman Jonson, play by Carolyn Gage, paintings by Jonathan Frost, “The Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson,” 7:30 p.m., $10-20, sliding scale, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, tickets,, 807-7320.

“Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Cafe,” 7:30 p.m., $42, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at the box Office, 842-0800, or


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


“Who’s Tommy,” production by Studio Theatre of Bath, auditions, 7 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 p.m. Feb 26-27, prepare song from show, or bring sheet music for song of choice, looking for actors, singers and dancers age 16 and older, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath,

Books, Authors

Longfellow Days 2011: “Longfellow and the Maine Crafts Tradition: Virtue, Independence, Equality” Feb. 6-27, with lectures, presentations, poetry readings, tours, and demonstrations throughout Brunswick, complete schedule at 

Saturday 2/19

Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of “Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, 5 bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer, St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council,


Friday 2/18

“The Music Never Stopped,” 7 p.m., free, limited seating, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-7079.

Saturday 2/19

“The Crimson Pirate,” 6:30 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 students, $25 family, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath,

Thursday 2/24

“Chocolat,” and “Like Water for Chocolate,” double feature, 7 p.m., $5 suggeted donation, The Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath,

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


Tuesday 2/22

Cabin Fever Art Show & Sale, 12 p.m. public reception, exhibit through Thursday, Feb. 24, free to public, Sweetser’s Brunswick facility, 329 Bath Road, Norma Porter, 294-4457.


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; 721-3099,

Bayview Gallery, 8 Maine St., 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,

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

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.  

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.

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

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

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Katharine Cobey, exhibit through Feb. 25, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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

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,

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

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

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

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 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.


Friday 2/18

Kat Logan, 7 p.m. $6-$5, kids free, Side Door Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.


“In Edie’s Honor,” presented by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m. Feb. 26-27, $5, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584,

“Pride and Prejudice,” and “Winter Cabaret,” presented by The Theater Project on alternating nights, Jan. 21 – Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $18 suggested donation or pay what you can, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, full schedule at or call 729-8584.

“The Vagina Monologues,” 7:30 p.m., $10, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 17-19, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

“Venus,” presented by the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance,  8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 24-26, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin campus, free/ tickets required, mature audiences only.

Friday 2/18

Bath Community Contradance, family dance 6:30-8 p.m $3/$12 family; contradance 8-11 p.m. $9/$22 family, Bath Dance Works Studio, 72 Front St., third floor,, 729-4718.

Saturday 2/19

Bowdoinham Contradance Series, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop; dance 8-11 p.m., $9, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.


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

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Good Theater is performing “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a witty farce that takes place in Hollywood during the 1939 production of “Gone with the Wind,” through Feb. 27 at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, and an extra show at 3 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets are $15-$25, available at 885-5883 or Pictured here, from left, are Tony Reilly, Stephen Underwood, Brent Askari, and Lynne McGhee, leaning over the sofa.