Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 17 – June 28

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at, or Joelle,

“Go Fish,” Call for Art Work, of any media on themes of fish, fishing, gear, folk, fable and fancy, for summer exhibit at The Long Island Dodwell Gallery, June 30 hanging date, call Maggie Carle, 766-2940 or 

Monday 6/22

Call for Artists: Paint for Preservation, second annual wet paint auction held Aug. 30 to benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, must submit two samples (slides or digital images on CD) of original paintings in any medium for juried consideration, send to CELT Paint for Preservation, c/o Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, P.O. Box 265 ccb, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107; deadline for submission is June 22.

Southern Maine Combined Theater Auditions, for participating theater companies, AIRE, Theater at Monmouth, Public Theater, The Originals, L/A Arts, Fenix Theater and Acorn Productions, 5-8:30 p.m., social gathering to follow, Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, come with two contrasting monologues no more than 5 minutes, 20 headshots and resumes, sign up at or 854-0065, Mike or Crys,

Books, Authors

Thursday 6/18

“Finding Father,” poetry readings celebrating fathers, with local poets Nancy Henry, Michael Macklin, Betsy Sholl, Martin Steingesser and Judy Tierney, 7 p.m., free, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, or 772-4045.

“Works in Progress,” local writers and radio producer share recent work, with Mike Paterniti, Susan Conley, Andrew McNabb, Suzi Pike, Ari Meil, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Genevieve Morgan, Patty Hagge and Heather Davis, hosted by The Telling Room, 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 6/19

Nicole Chaison, author of “The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood, Illuminated,” book launch party, 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, or 772-4045.

Thursday 6/25

Book Group, discussion of “Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout, 7 p.m., Borders Books and Music, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, Elisabeth Carrier, 775-6110.

James Hayman, author of “The Cutting,” 7 p.m., book launch party, readings, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, or 772-4045.


Reader’s Circle, third Thursday, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.


Wednesday 6/17

Bob Marley’s Young Comedian Special, live filming of show, 8 p.m., Comedy Connection, Custom House Wharf, Portland, tickets, 774-5554 or


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.


Friday 6/19

“The Way We Get By,” documentary film, screenings, 7:30 p.m. Friday, with discussion with directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly; 3 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $7 member / $5 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets,

Saturday 6/20

“The Way We Get By,” documentary film, screenings, 3 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $7 member / $5 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets,

Sunday 6/21

“The Way We Get By,” documentary film, screenings, 7:30 p.m., $7 member / $5 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets,

Tuesday 6/23

“It Runs in the Family,” Free Summer Film Series hosted by Maine Medical Center, with free popcorn, 6 p.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Health Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, medical discussion to follow.

Wednesday 6/24

“Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country,” documentary, followed by discussion with guest Burmese monks, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $7/$5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,,


Saturday 6/20

Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, featuring watercolors, oils, photos, tapestries and more, 1-4 p.m., free admission, open to public, Piper Shores, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough, 883-8700,

“Port City Show,” juried show of Portland photography, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 31, Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, 

Wednesday 6/24

“The Business of Art” 10 local galleries featured works by sponsored artists, 5-6:30 p.m. educational program and gallery owner talk, exhibit through Sept. 2, free and open to public, The University of New England’s Gallery of Art, Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Anne Zill, 221-4499 or

Pastel Paintings by Cheri Dunnigan, 5:30 p.m. reception, exhibit through July, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough,, 883-5720 or

Thursday 6/25

New Work Showcase, with paintings by Judy Taylor, new work by Eric Hopkins, Tom Curry, Jill Hoy, Liz Armstrong and Michelle Hero Clarke, 6-8:30 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 7, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

Sunday 6/28

Annual Open Studios Tour and Art Sale, hosted by The Society For East End Arts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, self-guided tours in Munjoy Hill, maps of open studios available day of event at 81 Congress St., open studios marked with green, blue and white balloons, rain or shine, Colleen Bedard, 233-7273 or


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

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

Artascope, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Art Gallery at UNE, Eighth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, through Oct. 31, Westbrook
College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, “Minumentals,” oil on linen panels by Rob Sullivan, through June 27, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

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.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, “Andy Gerry’s Artshow Spectacular,” mixed media, through June, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Aucocisco Gallery, Elva: Infinite Pathway, mixed media paintings on panel by Greg Day, through June 27, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

Biddeford Savings Bank, “Spring Returns,” photography by Kirk M. Rogers, through June 28, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bridge Gallery, “The Chicken Show,” through June 30, 566 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, 

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

Carolyn Walton Gallery, “Landscapes of Maine and New England,” 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, “Inspirational Italy,” paintings by Missy Asen, Lindsay Hancock, Anne Ireland, Jac Ouellette and Holly Ready, through June 27, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, “Glass Masters,” works by glass artists Ben Coombs and others, through June 28, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100 or

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, “Art Play Art,” through June, third floor, 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; new work by Laura Tryon Jennings, 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, VoxPhotographs exhibit of Maine fine art photography from 1870 – present, through June 27, 5
Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

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

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

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

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, recent paintings by Janice Anthony, through July 11, 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, oil paintings by Clarence Kerr Chatterton, through June 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, 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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, graphite drawings by Marilyn Honigman, through June 20, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961 or

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, “My Darwin,” drawings and prints by Dorothy Schwartz, through June 26, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, “Sculpture for the Contemplative Garden,” work by 30 New England artists, through July 26, open daily by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal,, 688-4468. 

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, “Studying Books: Book Arts at Maine Colleges and Universities,” through June 30, seventh floor reading room,
Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, “Barns Lost & Found,” paintings by Richard Gombar, through June 29, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911.

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

Maine College of Art, “Future of the Past: Reviving the Queer Archives Photo Exhibition,” through July 3, first floor, 522 Congress St., Portland. 

Maine Potters Market, new works by Jackie Hickey, white stoneware, through June 30, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633 or

Merrill Memorial Library, “HeartFelt Designs,” wool felt collages by Lynn Holaday, through July 11, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

Rise Photography, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204,

Running with Scissors Gallery, “Looking Inside” new works, through July 31, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Simply Scandinavian, paintings by Mary Susan Sabol and jewelry by Colleen Macklin, through June 30, 75 Market St., Portland, 318-6385, 

Space Gallery, “Expanded Marks,” new work by 15 members of Vox Populi, a Philadelphia-based artist collective, curated by Andrew Suggs, exhibit through July 23, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Stones & Stuff, “The Fractal Nature of Minerals and Wax,” work by encaustic artist Rick Green, through June 30, 556 Congress St., Portland,  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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

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

Thomas Memorial Library Gallery, “Maine, Mexico and More,” new oil paintings by Mary Hall and Jack Riddle, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

VoxPhotographs, for invitation and location, 232-1214 or

Whitney Art Works, “Taken out of Context,” new work by Aaron T. Stephan, mixed media, through June 27, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011;

The Wonderful Gallery/FINE ART, new work by Catherine Breer, 152 Main St., Freeport, Andrea, 258-0214.  

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

317 Main Street Gallery, recent monoprints by Alexandra S. Maurer, through June 26, Yarmouth, co-sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264, 


Wednesday 6/17

Opening Day, house and garden tours, storytelling, demonstrations and children’s games, free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177,

Saturday 6/20

The Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, opening day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., tours every Saturday, weather permitting, June 20-Sept.5, and Oct. 10, off Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, $5 tour donation, ages 14 and under free, must be at least 55″ tall, 699-2676,

Friday 6/26

Discussion and Mask Performance, 6:30 p.m., $5 The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188,

 “Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library,” new exhibit featuring books, maps, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and more, exhibit through May 30, 2010, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St.t, Portland, 774-1822,

Saturday 6/27

Grand Opening Celebration at Maine Historical Society, with library dedication 12-1:30 p.m.; campus tours and open house, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free and open to 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, by appointment only, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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

Freeport Historical Society Museum, “From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-year history of the t-shirt,” exhibit through Sept. 7, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170.

The Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, tours through Oct. 31, $8 adult, $7 senior / student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or

Maine Historical Society Museum, 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, tour the former St. Dominic’s
Church, 19th-century cathedral built by Irish immigrants, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 34 Gray St., Portland; call first, 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, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or

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

Neal Dow Memorial, Federal-style mansion built in 1829 for Maine
politician, abolitionist and prohibitionist; original silver, china,
portraits and furniture, 714 Congress St., Portland, free; 773-7773.

Portland Fire Museum, every Friday 12-8 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, “2009 Biennial,” through June 27, “Art of the Cranberry Islands,” through June 28, “Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England,” exhibit June 25-Oct. 12, Fridays 5-9 p.m., free, 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, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Mondays- Saturdays, closed Sundays, through Columbus Day, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597,  

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, “The Age of Innocence” exhibit of horse drawn vehicles, in collaboration with the Victoria Mansion, carriages and sleighs on display, Sundays from 12-3 p.m. or by appointment, through August 23, free, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-9203 or 

Tate House Museum, “The Year of the Garden,” hourly tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, through October, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 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.


Wednesday 6/17

The Guggenheim Grotto, Irish folk/pop, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Thursday 6/18

“Stonewall at 40,” a celebration of the Gay Experience,” annual pride concert presented by The Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m., June 18-20, $20, Portland Stage Company, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, or at the door, 772-1384.

Friday 6/19

The Bob Charest Band, Friday Night Live Summer Dance Party
Series, 7:30 p.m., $15, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point
Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, 

Brett Cooper ALS Benefit Concert, with performances by Murder of Crows, Grupo Esperanza, Dave Gutter, Dominic and The Lucid, Nigel Hall, Jon Nolan, Jerks of Grass, Tony McNaboe, Soul Movement, Royal Hammer, Plains, DJ Boondocks, DJ Greymatter, 7 p.m., $8 minimum donation,  Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland,

John Brown’s Body, progressive reggae, 9 p.m., $18, 21+, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, 775-2266 

“Stonewall at 40,” a celebration of the Gay Experience,” annual pride concert presented by The Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m., June 18-20, $20, Portland Stage Company, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, or at the door, 772-1384. 

Strause & Co., with Anni Clark and Tony Simmons acoustic set, 7 p.m.; Strause & Co. 8:30 p.m., $5, Venue Music Bar & Bistro, Freeport, 865-1780 

“Voices: Schrock & Schrock,” 8 p.m., $15 advance / $17 door, St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568,

Saturday 6/20

“Guitar Soulstice Concert,” with Brian Cullen and Dave Bullard, Latin Flamenco and Spanish songs on classical guitar, 8 p.m., tickets, $10 advance at Guitar Grave, Portland or Vinyl Haven Records, Brunswick / $12 door, First Universalist Church, 97 Maine St., Yarmouth, 729-4361, 

Gypsy Tailwind CD Release Party, with Will Dailey and the Rivals and The Grant Street Orchestra, $10 advance / $12 door / $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 499-8990,

Rose Polenzani and Sara Cox, $7, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

“Songwriters by the Sea,” Teresa Storch and Gathering Time, acoustic/folk, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult / free ages 10 and under, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,  

Sunday 6/21

Sixth Annual International Piano Festival, June 21-June 28, 7:30 p.m. nightly concerts, $15 adult / $12 senior or student; festive finale concert, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation; noontime daily student recitals and master classes, free and open to public, call for locations, Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., Portland,, 775-3356,

Tuesday 6/23

The Ahmad Hassan Muhammad Trio, jazz, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Susan Tedeschi, 8 p.m., $30 advance / $32 door / $50 VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music Stores,

Wednesday 6/24

Annual Maine Festival of American Music, June 24-27, with classical music, ragtime, Shaker music, performances by Portland String Quartet, pianist Virginia Eskin and more, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, concert times, 926-4597,  

Prince Dubplate, reggae, 8 p.m., free admission, 21+, the Front Lounge at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 499-8990,

Thursday 6/25

Jud Caswell, singer/songwriter, Outdoor Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., free and open to public, front lawn of Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720,

Friday 6/26

AJ Shanti with Vanessa Torres, $8, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 6/27

Arborea CD Release Performance, with Mariee Sioux, Sondra Sun-Odeon and Dearest, 8:30 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 

Emma Weiss, Stewart Lewis, Dick Derry, Matt Lowell, no cover, 7 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Juliana Hatfield, singer/songwriter, celebration of life for Matt Herrick, proceeds benefit his daughter Frances Rose, 8 p.m., $25, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Sunday 6/28

Slaid Cleaves, with Jessie Russo, 7 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose locations or


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

Wednesday 6/17

“The Queer Alternative: Windows,” multimedia event, 8 p.m. June 17-18, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 6/18

“The Queer Alternative: Windows,” multimedia event, 8 p.m. June 17-18, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 6/19

Swing Dance, with Maine Swingin’ DJs, 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance, $8, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland,, 653-5012.

Thursday 6/25

“The Secret Marriage” presented by PORTopera’s Maine’s Emerging Artists Program, 7:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, Portland, tickets, PORTopera, 879-7678,


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,

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.

Mid Coast

Auditions/Calls for Art

Call for Artists, paint or draw Bath’s iconic bridge during Bath’s summer Third Friday Art Walks, to reserve space, Terry Driscoll, Allen & Selig Realty, 443-2200 ext. 104 or  


Saturday 6/20

Tamara L. Knowles, author of Christian book, “Cameo Choices: Old Testament Teen Girls Speak to Teen Girls of Today,” 1-3 p.m., Borders Books, 147 Bath Road, Brunswick, Amanda Soderberg, 888-361-9473 or

Wednesday 6/24

Let’s Talk About It Book Group, “Entering Nature,” reading and discussion group with free copies of books, five sessions, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Patten Free Library, Bath, register, 443-5141 ext.24.

Friday 6/26

Friends of Curtis Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, through June 28, Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium, 65 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, 725-5242,


Friday 6/19

“Every Little Step,” documentary film, discussion to follow with Tony Yazbeck and Jessica Lee Goldyn, 7 p.m., $7.75, Eveningstar Cinema, Brunswick, tickets,


Friday 6/19

Bath Third Friday ArtWalk and Drive, 5-8 p.m., twenty venues, presented by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, for listings,, or 798-6964.


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., Brunswick, 729-5500.

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

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

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, winter hours by appointment, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or

Gallery Framing, “Places and Spaces,” new work by Points of View artists, through June, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, “Black, White & Red All Over,” photography by Keith Spiro, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or

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, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, “Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, through June 30, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Cathance Landing, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham,

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

Points of View Art Gallery, “Chaos and Order,” new work by Tim Banks, Alan Mast and Ed McCartan, through June 27, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920.

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, “Double Take,” photography and mixed media by Craig Snapp and Barbara Snapp, through July 25, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or

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

Wiscasset Bay Gallery, “Spring Renewal: Contemporary New England Art,” through July 7, 67 Main St., Wiscasset, 882-7682 or



Maine Maritime Museum, “Net Worth: the Rise and Fall of Maine’s Fin Fisheries,” exhibit through Nov. 29, 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 6/19

Angela Plato and Seth Pillsbury, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Dave Bullard, 9 p.m., $6 adult / $5 senior or student, 7-8:30 p.m. open mic, Side Door Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Saturday 6/20

Blues Across Maine, featuring the Colwell Brothers Band, 7:30 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Wednesday 6/24

Charles Wesley Singers, youth choir from Damascus, Md., 7 p.m., Elim Community Church, 1184 Washington St., Bath, sponsored by The Bath United Methodist Church, 443-4707.

Theater & Dance

Friday 6/19

“The Light in the Piazza,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 19; 8 p.m. June 20, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Maine St. and Old Bath Road, Brunswick, tickets, Pickard Theater box office, 725-8760 ext. 18, or

Saturday 6/20

“The Light in the Piazza,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 19; 8 p.m. June 20, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Maine St. and Old Bath Road, Brunswick, tickets, Pickard Theater box office, 725-8760 ext. 18, or

Wednesday 6/24

“Crazy for You,” musical presented by Maine State Music Theater, shows through July 11, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, tickets, 725-8769,


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

Jbrownbody.jpgOn June 19, progressive reggae band John Brown’s Body performs at the Big Easy in support of its new CD release, Re-Amplify. The club is located at 55 Market St. in Portland. Tickets for the 21+ show are $18, with doors opening at 9 p.m.