Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 30 – July 11

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art 

Books, Authors 

Wednesday 6/30

Dyke Hendrickson, author of “Franco-Americans of Maine,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045,

Saturday 7/3

Ed Shankman and Dave O’Neill, author and illustrator, “I Met a Moose in Maine One Day,” and “Champ and Me by the Maple Tree,” 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., L.L. Bean, Main St., Freeport.

Sunday 7/4

Martha Day Zschock, author of children’s book, “Hello, Maine!,” 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., L.L. Bean, Main St., Freeport.

Thursday 7/8

Kalee Thompson, author of “Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045,

Friday 7/9

David Herlihy, author of “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045,

Saturday 7/10

Lowry’s Lodge, monthly poetry reading series hosted by J. Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, 6:30 p.m., Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.


Thursday 7/1

Bob Marley, 7 p.m., $25-$40, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough,, 774-4527.


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 7/2

“The Art of the Steal,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Saturday 7/3

“The Art of the Steal,” 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Sunday 7/4

“The Art of the Steal,” 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,


Thursday 7/1

“Inaugural!,” photographs, paintings, mixed media, gala reception and grand re-opening for Addison Woolley Gallery, 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499,

“Sea,” by Susan Barnes, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Friday 7/2

Addison Woolley Gallery First Friday Reception, 5-8 p.m., 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499,

Ember Grove’s Summer Show, jewelry, accessories for body and home with 12 artists, 5-9 p.m. opening reception, Congress St., Portland,, 761-0408.

“Kingdom,” artwork by Ed Smith, Lisa Pixley, Justin Richel, Andy Rosen, 5-8 p.m. artist reception; 5 p.m. July 10 artist talk/reception, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700,

Opening Reception for Painter Stephen Lanzalotta, 5-8 p.m., exhibit through July 31, Heron Point Gallery, 164 Middle St., Suite 4, Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817.

“The Portland Show,” paintings by Francine Schrock, 58 p.m. artist reception, on view through July, The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5946,

“Resurgam,” carryable art by Amy Carr Emmon, 5-8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk Pop Up Gallery at Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.

“A Revolutionary Press,” letterpress prints exhibit by John Vincent, 5-8 p.m. gallery opening, Eli Phant, Munjoy Hill, Portland, Sally, 253-9943.

“Summer Salon Group Show,” 5-7 p.m. artist reception, on view through July 31, Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

“Where You Are,” graphite, silkscreen, collage by Irina Alexandrovna Skornyakova, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

“You Are So Brave,” Paintings & Sculpture by Noh Seok Mee, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through July 31, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961.

Friday 7/9

“July Salon,” artwork by gallery artists, 5-7 p.m. artists’ reception, exhibit through July 31, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at meca, 522 Congress St, Portland, 699-5083.

Saturday 7/10

“A Midsummer’s Event,” 18 local artists, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, on view weekdays through Sept. 10, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, presented by The Art Guild of Freeport, Lisa Williams, 846-6264.

Tyler Schaefer Photography, 4-7 p.m. opening reception, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, 767-8090.

Sunday 7/11

6th Annual Society for East End Arts Open Studios Tour and Art Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine, free walking tour on Munjoy Hill, Portland, held with the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill Tour, Society for East End Arts,


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, American Modernists Exhibition, through summer, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley, 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, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, Sam Cady, “Drawings,” through July 31, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

Artist & 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, “Birch Bark – A Natural Canvas,” paintings by Christine St. Pierre, on display April-June, 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, Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, “Woodcuts and Etchings,” by Lynn Krauss, 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, David Allyn Ceramics, Munjoy Hill, Portland,, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, “The Lonely Sea and the Sky,” by Brita Holmquist, through July 5, 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,

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, “A Conference of Birds,” artwork with bird theme, through June 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599

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

The Green Hand Bookshop, “Steampunk Chronicles,” by The Maine Illustrators Collective, through June 30, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

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

Heron Point Gallery, glass art by Bonnie Faulkner, artwork by new gallery associate artists, Stephen Lanzalotta, Avery Pierce, and Abbigail Hinds-Aldrich, jewelry by Dan Dostie, 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, “A Meticulous Ferment: Beth Lipman & Kirsten Hassenfeld,” exhibit through Aug. 15, 522 Congress St., Portland,, 775-3052.

“Inspired” and “Re-Imagined,” Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, “Inspired,” through July 25; “Re-imagined” through May 2011, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, off U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, “Drawings & Prints” by Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan, through June, 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, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

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

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

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, 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,

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, through July, 2010, 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.  

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

Merrill Memorial Library, “Old Friends – Reflections on a Select Group of Trees” paintings by Louisa Wickard, exhibit through July 15, 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. 

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

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, “Summertime Blues,” work by Richard Boyd, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Pamela Williamson, on view through July 24, corner of Island Ave. and 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, photography and stained glass by Allen Ponziani, through July 3, 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, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, “From the Woods of Maine,” oil paintings and watercolors by Marguerite Robichaux, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

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

USM Glickman Family Library, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Wishcamper Center, 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, 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, “Landscapes in Oil and Acrylic,” by Marcia Feller, 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, Photographs by Kyler Ross, through July 2, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Thursday 7/1

“Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative,” talk by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President, Michael M. Kaiser, 9:15 a.m., free and open to the public, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, presented by Maine Arts Commission, limited tickets, advanced registration required at

Friday 7/2

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” 5-8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk Exhibit Party, new images on display through July 31, Maine Historical Society Museum, 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

Falmouth Heritage Museum, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays, June 19 – Sept. 18; Tuesday tours 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, exhibit, “Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” photos from 1860-1966, on view through Oct. 31, 2010; “Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History,” on view through May 29, 2011; hours – 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 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, 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

Portland Museum of Art, “Division and Discovery: Recent Work by Frederick Lynch,” on view through July 11; 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, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, closed Sundays, through Columbus Day, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597,  

Spring Point Ledge Light, open Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. June 19 – Sept. 4; Sundays July 4-25; and Oct. 9; $5 admission; children under 55 inches not permitted in the lighthouse; closed for heavy rain or severe fog, call 699-2676;

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, “Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty,” carriage museum exhibit, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 16 – Aug. 22, except July 4, or 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.; June 9- Oct. 10; garden tours begin Wednesday, June 16; architecture tours begin Thursday, June 17, 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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.


Wednesday 6/30

Kate Schrock with Todd the Rocket, 7-10 p.m., free for customers, El Rayo Taqueria, 101 York St., Portland, 780-TACO.

Thursday 7/1

Connor Garvey, folk troubadour, 10 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

John Gorka, acoustic, 8 p.m., $22 advance/ $25 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Scarborough Concert in the Park Series,
“The Guv’nors” Beatles/British Invasion Tribute Band, 6:30 p.m., free, Thursdays, July 1 – Aug. 5, Memorial Park, Scarborough, bring chair or blanket, rain location: Scarborough High School auditorium. 

Friday 7/2

The THE BAND Band, 8 p.m., $18 advance/$20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Frank Marston and Friends, 6 p.m., by donation, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St.,Portland, 423-0916,

Loop 2.4.3, percussion performance, 7 p.m. free/by donation, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

Heidi Barton Stink, transgender HipHop artist, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Sunday 7/4

“Patriotic Pops,” performance by Portland Symphony Orchestra as part of the July 4 “Stars and Stripes Spectacular” 7:30 p.m. free concert starts; 9:15 fireworks begin, Eastern Promenade, Portland.

Wednesday 7/7

Rob Scott, 8 p.m., outdoor Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park, Portland,

Thursday 7/8

Grupo Mofongo, Latin Dance Party, 8 p.m., $8 advance/$10 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Friday 7/9

Greg Laswell and Cary Brothers, 9:30 p.m., 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, Bull Moose locations.

Runaway Circus with the Loose Cabooses
, IdMTheftable, and Over A Cardboard Sea, with 8 mm shorts projected by Blinkee McGee, 8 p.m., $7, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Saturday 7/10

The Bowdoin Festival Extra Concert Series, 4 p.m., free, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth,

Jesse Pilgrim & the Bonfire, Samuel James, Dana Gross, and Over A Cardboard Sea, 5-6:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door,  The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, Commercial St., Portland, tickets at the Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum,, 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 6/30

“Kapow!,” improvised comic book adventure by The Escapists, 7:30 p.m., $5, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,, 615-4021.

Friday 7/2

“Light Bulb Moments,” Portland Playback Theater, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation, First Parish Church, Congress and Temple Streets, Portland,

Saturday 7/3

Greater Portland Community Contradance, 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.


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


Tuesday 7/6

“Gigante,” comedy/drama from Uruguay, 6 p.m., “Tuesday Free Movies” through Aug. 31, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Friday 7/9

“A Call Girl,” Patten Free Library’s TGIF Film Series, 1:30 p.m., Slovenian with English subtitles, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.


Saturday 7/3

Casco Bay Art League Annual Summer Show, 4-6 p.m. reception, on view July 2-11, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, Frances Caswell, 725-6084.

Friday 7/9

Brunswick & Topsham’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, for participating gallery listings, 798-6964,

“Ebb and Flow
– Expressions of Maine by Jennifer Blake and Dana Trattner,” 5-8 p.m. public reception, exhibit through Aug. 1, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Matthea Daughtry, 607-4016.


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, U.S. 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 10, local artist show of oils, watercolors, pastels and photographs, through Aug. 31, The Highlands Retirement Community, Topsham.

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

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, “Between Fact and Fiction: Embroidered Stories,” embroideries and mixed-media by Jill Snyder Wallace, through June 30, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

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

Merrymeeting Arts Center, annual Members’ Show, through July 29, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

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

VSA arts of Maine, “Back in Black — works by Earl and Diane Black,” through July 1, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

Whatnot Gallery, “The Really Really Big Show,” through June 30, 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.


Bowdoin International Music Festival, daily performances from June 30-Aug. 6, complete listings at, or call 725-3895.

Friday 7/2

Dorie Barnes and Jesse Feinberg, 6:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373,

Pete Kilpatrick, with Marie Moreshead and Maggie Caputice, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, tickets, 725-5222.

Wednesday 7/7

Joel Dobbins, singer/songwriter, 6 p.m., Cafe Creme, 56 Front St., Bath,

Thursday 7/8

Joel Dobbins, singer/songwriter, 6 p.m., Elim Community Church, 1184 Washington St., Bath,

Theater & Dance

“My Fair Lady,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, nightly shows, through July 17, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18, 725-1199,


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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Space Gallery is hosting a special performance following its First Friday Art Walk on July 2 at its studio on 538 Congress St. in Portland The art gallery opens at 5 p.m., with a percussion performance by Loop 2.4.3. beginning at 7 p.m. The all-ages concert is free, with donations welcome.