Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 1 – 12

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Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for annual Phyzgig festival, seeking variety entertainers in any family-oriented genre for vaudeville festival in Portland from Christmas to New Year’s, Sept. 15 deadline, applications at 

Wednesday 9/1

Open Auditions for Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, 4:30-7 p.m., USM Gorham campus, call 780-5003 or email

Tuesday 9/7

Musica de Filia Fall Season Auditions, for girl choirs grades 2-12, and Women’s Choir, 6 p.m., Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland,, to schedule an audition call Cyndy, 807-2158.  

Thursday 9/9

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 p.m. ages 11-12; Friday, Sept. 10 – 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,, 781-7672.

Friday 9/10

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,, 781-7672.

Saturday 9/11

Auditions for Portland Ballet Company’s December Production of “The Victorian Nutcracker,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. audition for dancers ages 8-11; for ages 12+, 2-4:30 p.m., Portland Ballet, 517 Forest Ave., Portland,, 772-9671.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 9/1

Ann Beattie, author of “Walks With Men,” 12-1 p.m., PPL Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Anna Lappe, author of “Diet for a Hot Planet,” reading, discussion, signing, 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland.

Saturday 9/4

Erika Waters, author of “Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine,” book signing 1 p.m, Sherman’s Books, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000. 

Sunday 9/5

“First Church of Wine,” discussion led by Layne Witherell, author of memoir, “Wine Maniac: Life in the Wine Biz,” 3 p.m., free, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Tuesday 9/7

Spoken Word Open Mic with Port Veritas, 7:30-10 p.m., all ages, $3, The North Star Cafe, 227 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,

Saturday 9/11

Lowry’s Lodge, poetry series, featured poets Marcia Brown and Doug Woodsum, 6:30 p.m., free, Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.

Tuesday 9/14

Jerry Genesio, author of “Portland Neck: the Hanging of Thomas Bird,” 12 p.m., free and open to the public, bring lunch, hosted by Friends of the Falmouth Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth,781-2351.


Friday 9/3
Bob Marley
, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, $25-$40, includes appetizers, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough.


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 9/3

“The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Saturday 9/4

“The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Sunday 9/5

“The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Thursday 9/9

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” documentary film screening hosted by Space Gallery, monthly visual arts film series, 7:30 p.m., $5 Space members, students/ $7 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Friday 9/10

“The Young Philadelphians” Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., free, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.


Wednesday 9/1

10th Annual Exhibition of Paintings by Catherine Breer, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, 20% of sales donated to library,

Thursday 9/2

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499,

“Not Far Out But Still Not Close,” abstract landscape paintings by Jon Imber, 4:30 p.m. artist’s talk; 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 2, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,

Friday 9/3

“Drawn to Water III,” photographs by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m., Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.

“At Frank’s Place,” drawings and paintings by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499,

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” group exhibition on marriage equality, 5-8 p.m. artists’ reception, with Miller & Shellabarger performance: Untitled (Pink Tube), The ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5029.

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,”
cyanotype series, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, on view Sept. 3 – Oct. 27, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2966,

“THESEPLACES” Selected Works by Francine Schrock, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720,

Saturday 9/4

New Work by Jonathan Blatchford, 4:30-6 p.m. opening, First Saturday New Gloucester Arts Alive, First Congregational Church community room, New Gloucester, Julie Fralich, 926-3161.

Sunday 9/5

43rd Annual Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Engine One Labor Day Weekend Art Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; rain date Monday, Sept. 6; Fort Williams, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1662,

Tuesday 9/7

Photography by Jack Montgomery, exhibit Sept. 7 – Dec. 1, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, Maine Jewish Museum, formerly Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854,

Wednesday 9/8

“2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” exhibition of student work from USM summer Book Arts Program, exhibit through Sunday, Oct. 31, free and open to the public, 6th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus.


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, “Natural History,” etchings by Stephen Burt, “Forms and Colors,” oil pastels by Michael Maltby, “New England Past,” woodblock prints by Carroll Thayer Berry & Asa Cheffetz, through Sept. 15, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox Street, 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 Ambiguities: Selected Works,” by Thorpe Feidt, through Oct. 29; The Artful Art of Drawing, work by artists Sylvia Bangs, Peter Bennett, Marlene Ekola Gerberick, Fred Lynch, Crystal Nicholas, Noriko Sakanishi, Anthony Shostak and John Whalley, through Sept. 12; and the Ninth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 29 artists through Oct. 31, 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,

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, “Summer Salon Group Show,” 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

Biddeford Savings Bank, Plein Air Paintings by Robin Rier, through September, 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, 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.

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland,, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, “Tidal Nocturne,” paintings by John Knight, 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, “Flowers” by Merryl Hodgson, exhibit through Sept. 30, 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, Boats, and Big Fish; “Urban Geometries,” nautical paintings by David Witbeck and sculpture by Jeff Barrett, and “Tong Series,” welded sculpture by Roger Majorowicz, through Sept. 4; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599

Greenhut Galleries, 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, 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, 522 Congress St., Portland,, 775-3052.

“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,

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, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, 15 Casco Bay area artists, 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, 878-8896.

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.

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

Merrill Memorial Library, Guatemalan children explore meanings of ‘Mother’ and ‘Self’ through art, artwork made by students from Safe Passage’s Art Program in Guatemala City, July 19-Sept. 4; “Landscapes in Fabric”, by Nancy Hill, Sept. 5 – Oct. 2,  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,  

Portland Public Library, “Impressions of Two Islands: Sicily and Sardinia,” photographs by Marta Morse, sculptures by Roger Prince, through Sept. 18; 5 Monument Square, Portland,

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,  15 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, 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, “212: A Portrait of a City,” photographs of New York, 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, “Maine and Beyond:” fine art photography by Gifford Ewing, through Sept. 6; 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, 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, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Saturday 9/11

Maine Heritage Day, 19th century activities, demonstrations, docent-led tours and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free and open to the public, Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.


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.

Falmouth Historical Society Summer Program at Falmouth Heritage Museum, special map collection on view, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 18; Tuesday tours by appointment, free, 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, “American Moderns: Masterworks on Paper from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1910-1960” through Sept. 12, 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, 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 Wednesdays; 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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.


Thursday 9/2

The Nighthawks, 9 p.m., VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland,

Friday 9/3

Lovewhip, 9 p.m., $10, 21+, VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland,

Phantom Buffalo, Run-On Sentence, The Hairdresser’s Husband, 8:30 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Saturday 9/4

Joshua Radin, pop-folk, 7:30 p.m., free, L.L. Bean Concerts in Discovery Park, off Main Street, L.L.Bean, Freeport,

Sunday 9/5

Portland Shapenote Singing, free, participatory event, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, no experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Thursday 9/9

ImproVox, Vocal Improv Group, 8 p.m., $10 suggested, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,

“Two Old Friends,” Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins performance of Irish and American Country music, 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library Main Library Community Room, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Friday 9/10

“Two Sides of the Classical Guitar,” Latin acoustic guitarist David Bullard, classical guitarist Brian Cullen, 7:30 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,, 347-3075.

The Lost Coin Cafe House Band, 6 p.m. by donation, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St., Portland, 423-0916,


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or

David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy’s Pub, Commercial Street; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.

House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.

Kirtan!, call & response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054,

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance

Friday 9/3

Portland Playback Theater, theme: Trials and Triumphs, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10 suggested, First Parish Church,Congress and Temple Streets, Portland,

Saturday 9/4

“Flirt!” Cabaret Show presented by Whistlebait Burlesque, 8-10:30 p.m., 18+, $8, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

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.

Thursday 9/9

“Cinderella – The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical” 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-26, $22/$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,


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


Wednesday 9/8

“The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes,” 7 p.m. documentary screening, will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers, live music by Al Hawkes Trio, $10 advance / $12 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andress Mill 3, Brunswick, 725-5222. 


Friday 9/10

“Art3,” new work in watermedia by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

“Ebb and Flow,” Photography by Jennifer Kosinchuk-Kinney, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 29, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

“Moonlighting – Works by the VSA Maine Staff,” 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Oct. 4, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 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, “Back to Back: Kuhl & Kuhl,” “Pompeii, Captured,” exhibit through Sept. 25, 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, Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island, words by Roger Berle/photographs by Lesley MacVane, through Oct. 3, 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 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,

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

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Labor Day, 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, “Interference with Life/Light – Works by Frankie Dailey,” through Sept. 6, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

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



Bowdoin College Museum of Art, The Drawings: Works on Paper from the Henry Moore Family Collection, on view through Oct. 3, 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, “Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole,” exhibit on view through Sunday, Sept. 5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays 2-5 p.m., closed Mondays, free admission, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College campus, 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.


Saturday 9/4

Jonathan Edwards, 7:30 p.m., $24 advance, $26 door, $22 members, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at, 442-8455.

Tom Porter & Friends, 7 p.m., $8 advance/ $10 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andress Mill 3, Brunswick, 725-5222.

Theater & Dance

Saturday 9/4

Improv Combo: The Escapists & The Paper Dolls, 7:30 p.m., $10, 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

Portland Public Library

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“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” the latest exhibition at the ICA at MECA, features work by husband and husband artist team, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, including “Untitled Cameo (Beards with Bow)” pictured above. ICA at MECA will host several events associated with the exhibit, such as a Miller & Shellabarger Performance: Untitled (Sewing) on Sept. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. An artists’ talk with with Miller & Shellabarger will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Osher Hall. During Portland’s First Friday Artwalk, an artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring a Miller & Shellabarger Performance: Untitled (Pink Tube). ICA at MECA is located at 522 Congress St. in Portland.