Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 11 -22

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Sunday 5/15

Vivid Motion Dance Auditions, for summer production “Sleeping Beauty,” 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Warren Memorial Library, 479 Main St., Westbrook, no formal preparation needed, audition in class-style format, for all skill levels, for Portland show July 15-17, at Lucid Stage in Portland, 

Tuesday 5/17

Musica de Filia auditions for girls and womens choir, 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 17-18 and May 24-25, Musica de Filia studio, 550 Forest Ave., Suite LL5,, Cyndy, 807-2158.

Books, Authors

Food Not Fines Week, May 9-14, Maine Libraries, statewide fine-amnesty-food-drive, patrons can return overdue library items to participating libraries in exchange for donations of non-perishable foods, to be donated to Good Shepherd Food Bank, list of other participating libraries at

Wednesday 5/11

Glenna Johnson Smith, author of “Old Maine Woman, Stories from The Coast to The County,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

“Storytelling Swap and Feature,” presented by Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts, MOOSE, 7-8 p.m. swap, 8:15-9 p.m. feature with Dan Lynch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Thursday 5/12

Baron Wormser, author of poetry book, “Impenitent Notes,” 7 p.m. reading, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Wednesday 5/18

“Two Maines,” readings by Crash Barry, author of “Sex, Drugs and Blueberries,” and John McDonald, author of “A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar,” 7 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, 

Monday 5/23

Reader’s Circle Book Discussion, “Caspian Rain,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.



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


Wednesday 5/11

Valley Girl,” Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.


Friday 5/13

“In the Shadow of Katahdin,” watercolor paintings of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 1,  317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth.

Saturday 5/14

“Don Justin Meserve – Sculptor,” memorial exhibition and reception 4-6 p.m., exhibit through June 25, Gleason Fine Art, 540 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. 

Monday 5/16

Annual Student Art Show, Cheverus High School, on view  7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16-20, open to public, Loyola Hall, Cheverus Campus, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, 774-6238.


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, The Things We Carry: Recent Work by Kyle Bryant, exhibit through June 25, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley, Fran Vita-Taylor, “Ephemeral Nature,” and Darrell Taylor, “Surreallegories: Three from 2010,” exhibit through May 28, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499,

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

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

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

Art Gallery at UNE, “The Feathered Hand,” installation and art exhibit by Alison Derby Hildreth, 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, In the Neighborhood of the Back Cove: A Celebration of Place, paintings by John Santoro, exhibit April 1-May 31, 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, Arnold Skolnick, “Magical Realism,” Annette Kearney, “Color and Rhythm,” and Ilya Askinazi, “Reinvented,” 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

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

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St, Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.  

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough,, 883-5720.

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

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

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

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

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

Free Street Gallery at MECA, “Personal Views: The One O’clock Group” 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

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

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

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or

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

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

Gleason Fine Art Portland, “Come Spring!” paintings and sculpture celebrating spring; and “14 Maine Modernists,” exhibits through May 28, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599,

Greenhut Galleries, “Rediscovering Maine,” landscapes by Margaret Gerdingon, exhibit through May 28, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, “The Art of Philip Carlo Paratore,” exhibit through May 31, 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, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

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

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

Lalo Boutique, “The Town that YES Made,” whimsical buildings and vehicles designed by YES Art Work artists, exhibit through May 31, 142 High St., Portland.

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

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221,

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, “Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” exhibit through May 28, 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,

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, a Maine Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition, exhibit through Aug. 21, fifth floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland,, Michelle Dustin, 780-4790.

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

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

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Colors in Bloom: Drawings by JC Cournoyer, exhibit through May, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland,

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,,

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

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

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

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

Merrill Memorial Library, “Glimpses of Maine Using a Primary Palette,” paintings by Christy A. DeVeault, exhibit through May 14, 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, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth,

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

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

Portland Photo Works, “Moments & Abstractions,” photography by C.C. Church and Richard Veit, exhibit through June 24, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829,  

Portland Public Library, The Telling Room Showcase at Portland Public Library,”Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange,” exhibit through May 28, Lewis Gallery; “PLAY,” The Telling Room’s writing and storytelling project, through June on library’s lower level; and social justice and memoir comics exhibit, through May 28, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

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

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

“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
, 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,

The Royal Bean Cafe, Yarmouth Crossing and Main Street, Yarmouth. 

Running with Scissors Gallery, “The Art of Letting Go,” plein air landscapes by Ann Marie Rosenfield, exhibit through May 28, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland,

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

SMCC Photography Exhibit, by students of ARTH 135-01, ARTS 170-01; 170-S1, on view during business hours May 2-21, Cambridge Coffee Bar, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 899-1884.

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

Space Gallery, “Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront,” by Mark Marchesi, exhibit April 7 – May 26; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,  

St. Lawrence Arts Center, “Hazy Horizons,” new works by printmakers Irina Skornyakova and Nicole Hogarty, on view through May, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568,

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland,  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, “Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards,” and solo exhibition by Kate Russo,”New Paintings,” 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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

Thomas Memorial Library, “Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon, exhibit through May 31, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, Exhibition by Judy Taylor, artist and Labor Department muralist, through May 31, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

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

USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, “Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine 1793-1860,” exhibit through Aug. 25, Osher Map Library, USM Portland,

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

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

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

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

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

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777 ; second location, “Postcards from Provence,” “Impressions of Summer,” new work by 30 artists,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, Yarmouth, 846-6264. 


Sunday 5/15

“Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,” exhibit on view 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 15-Aug. 21, by donation, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Gregory Cuffey, 239-5782,


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; “Images of the Longfellow Garden,” exhibit through June 30, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or

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

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

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

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

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

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

Portland Head Light Museum, weekends only, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., until Memorial Day; open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or

Portland Museum of Art, 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view through June 5; 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, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment, free/donations accepted, 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.


Thursday 5/12

Instrumental and Choral Concert by CEHS Wind Symphony, and “Cape Elizabeth Sketches,” Art Show Opening, 7:30 p.m., free, Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-3309, ext. 111.

John Pizzarelli,
guitarist, opening by Tony Boffa Trio, 8 p.m. $35-$40, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets,

Friday 5/13

Kris Delmhorst & Session Americana, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,, 

The Lucid, with Soft Pyramids, 9 p.m., $5, 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland,

“Sing into Spring,”
concert of The Boy Singers of Maine, 7 p.m., $12 adults/ $8 students or seniors/ $30 families, Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth,, 797-6354.

Thee Ice Picks, Emperor Napoleon, and Daikaiju, 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Saturday 5/14

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Concert, 7:30 p.m., adults $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free, Freeport High School, Holbrook St., Freeport,, 751-6301.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2 p.m., free, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road,

Jimmy Cameron and Gary Wittner CD Release Performance, hosted by Dimensions in Jazz, $10 door / $5  advance, Starbird Music recital hall, 525 Forest Ave., Portland, FMI, 828-1310.

“Moving On: Immigration in Song,” Women in Harmony Spring Concert, and (F)light: a borderlands song cycle, with Pihcintu, International Children’s Chorus, 7 p.m. concert, 6:15 p.m. pre-concert conversation, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, under 12 free, tickets at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Nonesuch Books in South Portland or

Sunday 5/15

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Concert, 2:30 p.m., adults $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free, Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth,, 751-6301.

“Moving On: Immigration in Song,” Women in Harmony Spring Concert, and (F)light: a borderlands song cycle, with Pihcintu, International Children’s Chorus, 4 p.m. concert, 3:15 p.m. pre-concert conversation, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, under 12 free, tickets at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Nonesuch Books in South Portland or

Phil Kline’s “John the Revelator: A Mass for the 21st century,” 3 p.m., $38-$34, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, presented by Portland Ovations and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800,

“A Spring Concert” presented by Musica de Filia, 2 p.m., South Portland High School auditorium, Highland Ave., South Portland High School, tickets at Starbird Music in Portland, and Nonesuch Books in South Portland, FMI, Cyndy, 807-2158.

Tuesday 5/17

Harry and the Potters, Harry Potter-influenced Wizard Rock, 7 p.m., free, open to all ages, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Wednesday 5/18

The Clash of the Titans: Grease versus Rocky Horror Picture Show, 10 p.m., $5, 18+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 5/19

Songwriter’s By The Sea, acoustic folk concert by Shannon Wurst and David Ferrard, 7:30 p.m., $10, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, 

Friday 5/20

OLAS, Flamenco and Andalusian-inspired music, dance, and palmas, 8 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Bell Ringers of The Pine Tree Academy, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 279 Congress St., Portland, Doris Krueger 865-3665.

Saturday 5/21

David Crosby and Graham Nash, 8 p.m., $61-$36, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, 800-745-3000.


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 

“Gershwin Girls!” Cabaret-style musical revue of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 12-29, $22.50,  The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets,, 865-5505. 

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” musical by John Cameron Mitchell, 8 p.m. May 14-15, and May 19-21, $20 general/ $18 students and members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

“A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” presented by Deering High School Players, 7 p.m. May 12-13, 2 p.m. May 14, $10-$5, Deering High School auditorium, Stevens Ave., Portland, Kathleen Harris, 874-8260.

“Shameless! The Musical,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre, May 9-18th. Performances are 7:30 p.m., May 16-18, by donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland,, 899-3993.

“Side Show,” presented by Portland Players, May 13-29, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $15-20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland,

“Spring Awakening,” presented by Mad Horse Theater, Thursdays-Sundays May 5-22, $18/$20, by donation on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993,

Sunday 5/15

International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., $5 adult/ $3 child, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., beginners welcome, 318-7108.

Monday 5/16

“Naked Shakespeare North,” presented by Freeport Factory Stage, 7 p.m., $10, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport,


Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth,  

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, or 318-8746,

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

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

Mid Coast

Auditions, Calls for Art

Sunday 5/15

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, all voice parts welcome, 6-9 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham. FMI, 329-5708,

Books, Authors

Tuesday 5/17
Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert,
authors of “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine Route 1 Corridor – Brunswick to Belfast,” 7 p.m. talk, book signing, free, open to public, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick,


The Dreamland Theater
film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at


Friday 5/13

“Aviary: A Winged Celebration,” Spindleworks invitational show, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 31, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.

“Taste of the Season,” new works by gallery artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 28, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

Friday 5/20

“Petals and Pearls,” new work by jewelry designer Judith Barker, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.


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,

Curtis Memorial Library, “Color in Your Landscape,” oil paintings by Mary Berry, on view May 2-27 during business hours, 23 Pleasant 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, Frederick Lynch: New Work, through May 14, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, “A Woman’s Work:” A celebration of the creative lives of Lonie Laffely Ellis and Helene McGlauflin, on view May 1-31, 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,

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.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

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 5/13

Vanessa Torres and Mia Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-5222.

Saturday 5/14

Anni Clark and Ellen Tipper, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-5222.

Sunday 5/15

“Sing into Spring,” concert of The Boy Singers of Maine, 2 p.m. $12 adults/ $8 students or seniors/ $30 families, St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick,, 797-6354.

Friday 5/20

Bread and Bones, 7 p.m. open mic, concert to follow, $5-$6, Side Door Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Ray Cornils, Portland’s Municipal Organist, 7:30 p.m. concert, free, open to public, Bowdoin Chapel, 798-4141.

Saturday 5/21

Martin Swinger and Josephine Cameron, 2-4:30 p.m. concert, free, open to public, Crooker Auditorium, Brunswick High School, presented by Arts Are Elementary,

Sunday 5/22

Midcoast Symphony Concert, 2:30 p.m., $15 adult/ free for ages 18 and younger, Orion Performing Arts Center, Mount Ararat Middle School, Republic Ave., Topsham, tickets,, 846-5378.

Susan Savell, singer/songwriter, with accompanist Flash Allen, 4-6 p.m. concert, $15 suggested donation, benefit for the Connecting Neighbors Capital Challenge of Bath UCC, Neighborhood Faith Community at Bath UCC, 150 Congress St., Bath, Marcia August, 443-5274,


The Who’s “Tommy” in Concert, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 13-14, and May 20-21, $15 adults/ $13 students and seniors, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets, 442-8455,

Sunday 5/15

Indoor Hoop Jam, hoop dance or hula hoop to music, 2-4 p.m., $5 suggested donation per family, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., 3rd floor, Bath, Amanda, 443-3721.


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

In honor of artist Will Barnet’s 100th birthday on May 25, the Portland Museum of Art has installed a collection of his work, “Will Barnet at 100,” on view through August 14. It will feature approximately 14 lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and oils on canvas including “The Blue Robe,” pictured here. The Portland Museum of Art is located at Seven Congress Square in Portland.