Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 6 – 17

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Saturday 1/9

Auditions for “Yours, Anne,” musical adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” 10 a.m. Saturday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 1/12; prepare dramatic song, cold readings from script, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, Michael J. Tobin, 773-0333,

Monday 1/11

Musica de Filia Auditions, for girls’ and womens’ choirs, 1/11–13, 1/18–20, 1/25–27, FMI, 807-2158; 550 Forest Ave., Portland,

Sunday 1/17

Auditions for “Barefoot in the Park,” 6-8 p.m. Sunday; and 7-9 p.m. Monday 1/18, FMI,

Books, Authors

Volunteer Book Discussion Leaders needed to lead Yarmouth Community Book Discussions to be held Jan. 7-8, Yarmouth High School, contact

Thursday 1/7

Rosalyn Hoffman, author of “Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045,

Yarmouth Community Book Discussions, Jan. 7-8, Yarmouth High School, Elm St., Yarmouth, FMI,

Saturday 1/9

“Lowry’s Lodge,” monthly poetry reading series hosted by J. Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, 7 p.m., no cover, Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland, 899-4788.

Wednesday 1/13

Storytelling with Deborah Freedman of MOOSE, Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts, 7 p.m. open mic, 8 p.m. program starts, free/ $5 suggested donation, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,



Open Mic Comedy, hosted by Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland.

The Comedy Connection, shows Thursday-Sunday evening, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554 for reservations.


Thursday  1/7

“American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art,” 7:30 p.m., $7 public/ $5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Friday 1/8                                           

“The New Medicine,” documentary on integrative medicine, 7-9 p.m., free, Sanctuary Holistic Health and Yoga Center, 50 Forest Falls, Yarmouth, 846-1162, to register, Christine Vanacore, 1-866-627-1771,


Thursday 1/7
encaustic works by Munira Naqui, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Jan. 31, free and open to public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Sunday 1/10

“Say Trees: A Multi Media Art Exhibit, 17+ artists, 1-3 p.m. artist reception; snow date 1/17, Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Maggie Carle,


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

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, 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, “Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century,” through Jan. 31, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

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

Artist & Craftsman Supply, “Along Harbor Road:” Drawings in Sumi Ink and Brush by George Burk, through January, 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.

Bridge Gallery, 566 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, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, Joshua Dallaire, colored pencil drawings, 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.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 27 Gorham Road, Scarborough; 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 or  

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,

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

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

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

Front Room Gallery, works by Jon White, Sunday Richards, Monica Walsh and others, 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, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599

Greenhut Galleries, “Above & Below,” through Jan. 10; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

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

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

ICA at MECA, Congress St., Portland.

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, “From the Inside:” Annual exhibit of work by behind-the-scenes staff at Maine College of Art, through Jan. 23; 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, “Six MECA Painters 10 Years Later:” 8th annual exhibit, with John Alexander, Matt Cote, John Foddrill, Erica Hansen, Cheryl Johnson and Elizabeth Prescott, through Jan. 30; 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, seventh floor reading room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, “Limited Vision: Air, Water, Earth” Drawings and Paintings by Kate Beck, 1/10-3/28, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

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

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

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., 615-9970,  

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. 

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.

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, MaryEllen Bridges Photography Show, through January, 2010; 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, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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

Thomas Memorial Library, photography of Cape Elizabeth by Heather Corey, through Jan. 29, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, “Near and Distant Views,” paintings by David Vickery, and work by Eric Hopkins, Marguerite Robichaux, Tom Curry and Philip Frey, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

USM Glickman Family Library, “Calling Maine Home: Immigrants’ Images, Voices, and Visibility,” exhibit through Feb. 26 during regular library hours, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

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

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011;

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,  

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

317 Main Street, Royal River Art League Holiday Show, work of 17 local artists, through Feb. 10; 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.



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, by appointment, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,  

Maine Historical Society Museum, “Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library,” through May, 2010; 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,

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 at Portland Head Light, open weekends only from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m until Christmas, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or

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 Museum of Art, “Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell,” on view through Jan. 17, 2010; “Collage: Piecing It Together,” on view through Feb. 28; 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.

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

The Wadsworth – Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, December holiday tours, 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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.


Thursday 1/7

Noonday Concert, Chiharu Naruse, piano, Benjamin Noyes, cello, 12:15 p.m., free and open to the public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, 775-3356.

Friday 1/8

John Nolan with Ocean Is Theory, Pinsky and Gabriel The Marine, 8 p.m., $8, all ages, Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations,

Rory Block
, acoustic blues, 8 p.m., $15, Venue Music Bar, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1780, tickets,

Saturday 1/9

Chris Botti, jazz, presented by Portland Ovations, 8 p.m., $40-$65, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, the box office at  Merrill Auditorium, 842-0800 or

Beat Happenings
, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

DaPonte String Quartet, 2 p.m., $22 adult/ $18 seniors, free for ages 21 and under, State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 529-4555,

Matthew Stubbs Band, with Sax Gordon, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Friday 1/15

Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, with Christabel & the Jons, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,


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 Street; 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

Friday 1/8

“Dual Site: A Psychogeographic Dinner Theater,” 6 p.m., $45, 10 tickets per night, Jan. 8-9, Jan. 23, Jan. 29-30; Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland,, FMI, Deborah Whitney, 780-0700.

“Greater Tuna,”
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $18-$15, Jan. 8-24, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

Saturday 1/9

“Dual Site: A Psychogeographic Dinner Theater,” 6 p.m., $45, 10 tickets per night, Jan. 8-9, Jan. 23, Jan. 29-30; Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland,, FMI, Deborah Whitney, 780-0700.

Friday 11/15

“Cheaper by the Dozen,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 15-31, $15-$20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337,


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,  

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

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

Mid Coast


Friday 1/8

“Mine,” TGIF film series, 1:30 p.m., free, The Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Thursday 1/14

“Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater” Winter Film Series, 7 p.m. screening of LA Confidential; 6 p.m. doors open for film shorts, $5 suggested donation, Winter St. Center, 880 Washington St., Bath,



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,

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,“A Matter of Perception 2009,” juried exhbition by artists with disabilities, through Feb. 27, Brunswick, 607-4016 or

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, by appointment, 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. 

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, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Old Post Office Gallery, original oils, pastels, watercolors of five local artists, Route 127, Georgetown, 371-2015.

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

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717.

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

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick.



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

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 1/8

Pete Kilpatrick CD Release Party, with special guest Marie Moreshead, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3; 14 Maine St., Brunswick, tickets, 725-5222.

Sunday 1/10

DaPonte String Quartet, 3 p.m., $22 adult/ $18 seniors, free for ages 21 and under, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 529-4555,

Samuel James, blues, 4-6:30 p.m., $12 adult/ $4 child, Two Echo Common House, 93 Echo Road, Brunswick, Steve Prescott, 725-1893.

Theater & Dance

Tuesday 1/12

Square Dance Open House, 6:30 p.m., free, Jordan Acres School Gym, Jordan Avenue, Brunswick, Brian Beckman, 443-9807,


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

Trumpeter Chris Botti brings his signature contemporary jazz for a one-night performance at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$65 and are available through PortTix, the box office at Merrill Auditorium, 842-0800 or at The show is presented by Portland Ovations.