Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 12 – 23

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art 

Seeking Artists and Crafters for craft sale at Columbia Club in Portland on June 5, FMI, email Jill S. Kelly,

Saturday 5/15

Auditions for Pre-Professional Ballet Program, C.O.R.P.S. Portland School of Ballet, 12-2 p.m., for high school age students, call for prerequisites, $15 for non-Portland Ballet studio students, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, register at 772-9671, FMI,

North Yarmouth Fun Day Logo Contest, entry deadline May 15, any medium accepted, submit in person or by mail to Darla Hamlin, c/o Town of North Yarmouth, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 or, FMI, or Darla Hamlin, 831-0160.

Books, Authors

Saturday 5/15

Paul Doiron, author of “The Poacher’s Son,” 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659,

Sandy Seeley Walling, co-author and illustrator of “Emily Goes To Camp Lobster Claw,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Main St., Freeport.

Sunday 5/16

Catherine Schmitt, author of “A Coastal Companion: A Gulf of Maine Almanac, from Canada to Cape Cod,” 2 pm., free, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.

Dr. Laura Trice, author of “The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook,” 3 p.m., Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045.

Monday 5/17

Judy Paolini, author of “The Inspired Garden: Twenty-Four Artists Share Their Vision,” 2 p.m., Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.

Tuesday 5/18

Port Veritas Poetry Slam, with HBO Def Poetry Jam spoken word artist, Gemineye, 8:30 p.m., $7; 7 p.m. open mic, North Star Cafe, 227 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,

Thursday 5/20

Book Group: “The Botany of Desire,” by Michael Pollan, noon-1 p.m., free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland.


Saturday 5/15

“Secret Lives of Comedians,” stand-up, sketch comedy and more, 7:30 p.m., $10, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, Liz McMahon, 807-7320.


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 5/14

Movies at the Museum, “Dancing Across Borders,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland,

Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, “Waking Ned Devine,” 7 p.m. free and open to public, souper supper held prior to film, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Thursday 5/20

“FOOD+FARM: Examining our access to sustainable food,” 7:30 p.m. film screenings Thursday-Sunday, 5/20-23,  $7 nonmember, $5 SPACE Members, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,


Friday 5/14

Carlo Pittore Birthday Exhibition and Celebration: Curated selection of Pittore’s Comedia works, 5-10 p.m. birthday celebration; exhibit through May 26, The Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Photographs by Kyler Ross
, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 2, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street, Lisa Williams, 846-6264.

Saturday 5/15

“Light, Life, and the Human Psyche,” photography exhibit by Richard G. Sandifer, through June 26, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth 781-2351.

“Topographies: Multiperspective photography,” by Christian Farnsworth, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through June 12, hosted by Verbena, 103 Ocean St. South Portland, 767-2011,


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, German Expressionist Prints, through May 29; 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, “New Eyes for Nature’s Work,” photographs by Dave Wade and Fran Vita-Taylor, through May 14, 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, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, 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, Katherine Bradford: Ocean Liner, through May 29, 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, art exhibit by Spindleworks, Creative Trails, and YES Art Works,  exhibit through May 28, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

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, “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, 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, 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

Freeport Memorial Library, “Sights that Delight and Other Artistic Ventures,” paintings and works in clay by Judy Segal, on display through May 28, 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, “Uncharted Shores,” oils on canvas and panel by Kathleen Galligan, through May 29, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

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

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

Heron Point Gallery, “Fragile Glass,” fused glass and stained glass pieces by Nel Bernard & Bonnie Faulkner, 164 Middle & Market Streets, Portland,

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

ICA at MECA, 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, 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, “A Solo Celebration,” A collection of oil & watercolors by Serena Wakelin, through May, 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, “Assemblages,” mixed media/found objects by Margot McCain, through June 12; 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 Public Schools Student Art Show, through May 13, free and open to public, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland, Allison Villani, 874-8175.

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, 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, Jack Montgomery: Genderwork, through May 30, and ongoing exhibit, “Contemporary Realism to Abstraction,” 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

Sylvia Kania Gallery, “Imagining Spaces: Sculpture and Photography,” by graduating MECA students, through May 16, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth Art Guild Member Paintings, through May, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, “Hunger and Homelessness: Problems and Solutions,” multi-media exhibit by USM students, 516 Congress St., Portland.

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, Randy Regier: Selections from the Portland Neck, through May 29, 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, “Spring Orchards,” landscape and florals by Mary Cupp, 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, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Friday 5/14

The Artist’s Story, “Earth Mothers,” art work by Segun Fayemi, 6 p.m., $5 donation, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or

Saturday 5/15

“Falmouth Military Memoirs and Remembrances Day,” hosted by Falmouth Historical Society, 2-4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library and the Ralph D. Caldwell Memorial Post Legion Hall, Lunt and Depot Roads, Falmouth, 781-4727,

Sunday 5/16

“Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty,” new carriage museum exhibit, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 16-Aug. 22, except July 4, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, free admission/ by donation, Sheila Alexander, 799-7614,


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, “Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” photos from 1860-1966; 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 Museum of Art, “Modernism and Masquerade”: Max Beckmann on view through May 23, “Objects of Wonder: Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum of Art,” on view through June 6; “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.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, open Sundays 12-3 p.m. or by appointment, free/ by donation, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth,, 793-8569.

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

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 5/12

Peter Wolf, with special guests, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $30 door/ $45 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

Thursday 5/13

Danny Schmidt, folk, with the Good Lovelies, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,, 699-2994.

Friday 5/14

Beyond Blue, blues/jazz band, 6 p.m., by donation, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St., Portland, 423-0916,

Mystic Folk Opera, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Saturday 5/15

12th Annual “Celebrate with Song,” spring concert performance by Wescustago Youth Chorale, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 senior or student, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Road, Freeport, FMI, Leigh 846-0705. 

Women in Harmony Choral Concert
, “Circle of Life,” with Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, Woodfords Congregational Church, Woodfords Ave., Portland, tickets at Longfellow Books, Starbird Music,

Sunday 5/16

“Ce Moys de May,” presented by The St. Mary Schola, music ensemble, 4 p.m. $20 door/ $17 online at, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Foreside Road, Falmouth, 831-7113. 

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, blues, 8 p.m., $20, Venue Music Bar, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1780,

Monday 5/17

Blue Lobster Troupe Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-1248,

Tuesday 5/18

Kate Schrock with Todd the Rocket, The Kenya Hall Band, Port City Music Hall TWO Series, 8 p.m., $2, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 505 Congress St., Portland, presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Friday 5/21

Danielle Doyle and Beth Colegrove, singer/songwriters, with Monique Bidwell opening, 8 p.m., by donaton, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,

Disco Glam Party, hosted by Lovewhip, $6, Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland, 772-7891.

Pete Miller, Debut CD Release Show, opening by Sara Hallie Richardson, 8 p.m., $8 advance/$10 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music, Portland,

Saturday 5/22

Two Old Friends: Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins performing traditional songs, ballads, and stories, 1 p.m., free and open to the public, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.


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

Thursday 5/13

“Babes in Arms,” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. May 13-15, $8 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth,

“Juno and the Paycock,” presented by AIRE, American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 6-23, $18 adult/ $15 senior, student or Thursdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 799-5327 or

“Little Shop of Horrors,” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $18/$15, May 6-23, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333. 

Introduction to Square Dancing Fun Night, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, no experience necessary, sponsored by Mix N’ Mingle Square and Round Dance Club, mixnmingle

Friday 5/14

“Babes in Arms,” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. May 13-15, $8 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth,

“How the Children Stopped the War,” presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 14-16, Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5 child/ $8 adult, 874-2107,

“Juno and the Paycock,” presented by AIRE, American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 6-23, $18 adult/ $15 senior, student or Thursdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 799-5327 or

“Little Shop of Horrors,” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $18/$15, May 6-23, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333.

Saturday 5/15

“Babes in Arms,” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. May 13-15, $8 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth,

“How the Children Stopped the War,” presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 14-16, Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5 child/ $8 adult, 874-2107,

Saturday 5/22

“Who Has Been Killing the Elvises?” interactive theater presented by Murder Mysteries Inc., 6:30 p.m., $25 adult, with appetizers, dessert, St. Pius Church Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, 775-3032.


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 thru 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, Call for Art

The Kennebec Art Club, call for artists to apply for space in Art in the Park, to be held July 3-4, part of Bath’s annual Heritage Days celebration; applications at, or at Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath, 443-3076, June 1 application deadline.

Thursday 5/13

Auditions for “Kiss Me Kate,” Midcoast Youth Theater’s sixth annual teen musical production, show dates: July 29-31, and Aug. 1, for students entering grades 9-12 and graduating seniors; come prepared to read from the script, dance, and sing a song of your choice, Mt. Ararat High School music room, FMI Michael 233-3899.

Friday 5/14

Auditions for “Kiss Me Kate,” Midcoast Youth Theater’s sixth annual teen musical production, show dates: July 29-31, and Aug. 1, for students entering grades 9-12 and graduating seniors; come prepared to read from the script, dance, and sing a song of your choice, Mt. Ararat High School music room, FMI Michael 233-3899.

Call for Art, Merrymeeting Arts Center seeks submissions for its annual Artist Member Show, submission forms due on Friday 5/14; deliver artwork to the center, at Cathance Landing, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, on Friday, 5/21 from 4-6 p.m. or Saturday, May 22 from 12-2 p.m., FMI or for submission forms, visit or call Peggy Muir, 666-3426.

Friday 5/21

Fifth Annual Topsham Teen Idol Auditions, 4-6 p.m. Friday; and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, for ages 11-18, presented by Topsham Public Library, FMI, Cyndi Burne, Topsham Public Library at 725-1727 or 


Friday 5/14

“Somers Town,” Patten Free Library’s TGIF Film Series, 1:30 p.m., 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Saturday 5/15

“The Thief of Baghdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy,” silent film, with live music by Doug Protsik, 7 p.m., $8, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222, sponsored by The Maine Traditional Music Association.


Friday 5/14

Second Friday ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., Bowdoin student work, new art studios and silent auction art, downtown Brunswick and Topsham, receptions at many studios, free self guided tour,  complete details at Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 798-6964, or or

“Classic Ruin: A Retrospective of Frank Valliere,”
5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 31, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 607-4016, 

“New Expressions,” paintings by Bayview artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Opening Reception, exhibit through June 5, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500,


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, “Local Color 2010,” exhibit with four Mid-Coast artists, Maria Boord, Evelyn Dunphy, Bill Tomsa and Kevin Mizner, 58 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, 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. 

ICON Contemporary Art, “Drawing,” artwork by multiple artists, exhibit through May 29, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

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

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

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, “Spring Emergence at Markings Gallery!” works in clay, mixed media, fiber, and precious metals, through May, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, “Beautiful Bargellos: Quilted Works,” by Janet Clement, through May 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, The Joy of the Lens: Juried Photography Show, exhibit through May 15, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or

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

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



Maine Maritime Museum, “Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes,” exhibit, with paintings by David Campbell through June 28, 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 5/14

Jim Hurst, bluegrass guitarist “Apres ArtWalk Event,” 8 p.m., $15, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, tickets, 725-5222.

Sunday 5/16

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $15 adult/ ages under 18 free, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, tickets at, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, 846-5378. 

Theater & Dance 

Friday 5/14

“Oliver Twist,” presented by The Theater Project, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 7-23, free will donation/ $18 suggested,  The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick,, 729-8584. 


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

Live Jazz, Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373,

Hannah Nicoll and Sydney Pahel

Sidebar Elements

West Side Chicago blues guitarist, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, will be performing a concert in Freeport on Sunday, May 16 to promote his new CD, West Side Strut. Clearwater’s concert will showcase his self-defined ‘rock-a-blues’ music style beginning at 8 p.m. at Venue Music Bar, located at 5 Depot St., Freeport. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or at the door.