Arts Calendar: April 11-21

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Greater Portland

Auditions

Freeport Players, open auditions for one-act comedies, 6:30 p.m. April 23 & 25, Freeport Performing Arts Center, performances July 12-29, www.fcponline.org/auditions.

Call for Artists: University Neighborhood Organization accepting proposals until May 5 for the first Oakdale Arts Festival on June 2 in Portland’s Longfellow Park, email uno@maine.rr.com for free application.

“The Foreigner,” 7 p.m. April 15 & 16, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, lyricmusictheater.org.

Exhibits

Freeport High School Student Art, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, over 100 works in four mediums, through April. 

Historic Freeport Artwork, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through April 27, freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

“Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

“Migration Experience – Reflections of Maine Immigrant Artists,” Creative Portland, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., to April 27. 

Student Chair Design Competition, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland, to April 19.

Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, oil, watercolor, acrylics and photography by local artists Claudia Hughes, Tammy Charles, Heidy Spenard and Bob Pecchia, to May 15.

“Abstraction,” by Leslie Hamren, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through April 28.

Film

Holocaust Film Series with the Maine Jewish Film Festival, 5:30 p.m. April 12, Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, 1342 Congress St., Portland; 6:30 p.m. April 19 & 26, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, free.

Thursday 4/19

Earth Week Film Festival, 6:30-9 p.m., Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, conservation-themed, curated selection of short independent films, 21+. 

Ongoing

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows 3 p.m. Saturdays; Fridays 7 & 8:30 p.m.; telescope night last Wednesday of the month, 780-4249, usm.maine.edu/planet.

Galleries

“Paintings in Oil,” annual group exhibit, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through April 29.
 
“This Desire,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 19 contemporary artists and poets explore desire and longing through writing and art-making, through May 5.
 
“15 Years of Painting Maine,” by Leslie Anderson, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through April 28.

Sunday 4/15

“Between Earth and Orion,” photographer Jeannie Hutchins, artist talk 3-4 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through April 21.

Museums

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Full Circle,” by Paula Gerstenblatt; “Black & White,” quartet of artists; “Just a Moment in Time,” by Nanci Kahn, mainejewishmuseum.org, to May 4.

“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 21 German prints executed between the World Wars highlights George Grosz’s 1922 lithographic suite, portlandmuseum.org, to July 15.

Thursday 4/12

“Puss in Boots,” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, opening night gala/performance, 4 p.m., $18, www.kitetails.org, to April 28.

Sunday 4/15

“Full Circle,” artist talk by Paula Gerstenblatt, 2 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Portland, figurative and abstract paintings, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and interactive workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

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

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773, mewctu.com.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org

Music

April Fest: April 13, 20 & 27, Portland Conservatory of Music/Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, $5-$20, http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/dimensions.

Portland Chamber Music Festival 25th Anniversary: “And This Is My Beloved,” romantic Russian music, 5 p.m. April 14, $75, location details after purchase; “Four By Four,” 20th- and 21st-century composers, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 7:30 p.m. April 15, tickets $13/$15, pcmf.org.

PSO presents: “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Broadway,” 7:30 p.m. April 21; 2:30 p.m. April 22, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at www.portlandsymphony.org.

Thursday 4/12

Little Sea Folk Presents: The Winifred Horan Trio, 7 p.m., Maine Mechanics Ballroom, 519 Congress St., Portland, $15/$20, www.littleseafolk.org/events.

Tommy Emmanuel with Sean Rowe, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $59-$95, www.statetheatreportland.com.

Friday 4/13

Builder Of The House & Forget, Forget, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free, all ages, www.baysidebowl.com

The Gibson Brothers, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, bluegrass, $25/$30, onelongfellowsquare.org.

Saturday 4/14

Piano Music & Improv by Dr. Michael Braz, 2 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., world-renowned music educator, composer and clinician, 829-3419, www.cumberlanducc.org.

Steve Earle & The Dukes with The Mastersons, 7 p.m., State Theatre, Portland, $25-$50, www.statetheatreportland.com.

Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Jewish and Roma instrumental music, $12/$18, mayostreetarts.org.

Maine Marimba Ensemble After Hours Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Monday 4/16

JD McPherson with Jake La Botz, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., $18-$30, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Ongoing

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, baysidebowl.comwww.facebook.com/baysidebowl.

Irish Music Night at Blue, 7:30 p.m., 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., portlandconservatoryofmusic.org for schedule.

Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Irish Music Sessions: Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Portland Sunday Session, RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland; Monday, 6-8 p.m., O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough; Wednesday, 9 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Theater/Dance

“A Comedy of Tenors,” Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Wednesdays-Sundays to April 29, Portland premiere of madcap comedy and sequel to “Lend Me a Tenor,” $25/$32, 835-0895, www.goodtheater.com.

“Apocrypha,” 7 p.m., April 13 & 14, Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St., Portland, by donation.

“The Niceties,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., April to 22, a black student and her white professor have differing views on slavery and the American Revolution, $25-$58, www.portlandstage.org.

“42nd Street,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. April 13-29, ASL interpreted performance April 14, tickets lyricmusictheater.org, 799-1421

Monday 4/16 

“The Life and Death of Cúchullain,” by storyteller/musician Lynne Cullen & Kurt Kish, 7-9 p.m., Seanachie Nights at Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, by donation.

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

Call for Artists and community members to create personalized banners for display during the “Banners Over Bath,” canvases available for $20 at Main Street Bath office in Bath Train Station, 15 Commercial St., deadline April 18.

“Early Brunswick Photographers,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, profiles five 19th-century Brunswick photographers, through April.

“On a Different Wavelength: A Celebration of Color in Books,” Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College, to June 4.

“Painting Waves,” by Bath artist Nikki Pilgrim, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 373-4600.

Joy of the Lens, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, annual juried photography exhibit, www.topshamlibrary.org, through May 5. 

Wednesday 4/18

Pop-Up Exhibit with Printmaking Students, 11 a.m.-noon, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College.

Merrymeeting Adult Education Annual Student Art Show Opening Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, on view to May 14.

Galleries

Centre St. Arts Gallery, work by gallery members and guest artist David Higgins, 11 Centre St., Bath, through May 19.

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to April 30.

Friday 4/20

Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society, traveling exhibit of prints, opening 5-7 p.m., Green Lion Gallery, 104 Front St., Bath, cultural exchange program shares art and artists between the sister states of Aomori, Japan, and Maine, www.greenlionart.com.

Ongoing

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewgallery.com.

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

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

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

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

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303, gunpointcovegallery.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812, harborworksgallery.org.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell, kmizner.com.

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

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, maescafeandbakery.com/events, 442-8577.

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

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

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, topshamlibrary.org, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper, widgeoncove.com.

Museums

“Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, to May 6.

Art from the Northern Plains, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-Native artists, to July 8. 

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today, through June 3.

“Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to June 10.

Saturday 4/14 

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10-11 a.m., all ages, includes discussion of works and hands-on activity.

Wednesday 4/18 

“Seeing Language,” gallery talk, noon-1 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, discussion of the intersection of art and language in conjunction with the exhibit “Second Sight: the Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art.” 

Thursday 4/19

“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon- 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December 2018. 

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.

Music

15th Annual Cuba Week, April 13-15, Brunswick, music, film, discussion, for more see www.brunswicktrinidad.org, or “like” Maine to Cuba Connections on FB.

Friday 4/13

Ken Bonfield, 7 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, acoustic guitarist, free,  http://kenbonfield.com.

Adam Ezra Group, Chocolate Church, 7:30 p.m., 804 Washington St., Bath, $20 advance/$25/door, 442-8455, www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Usman Khan7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, sitar music, www.bowdoin.edu/music.

Monday 4/16

Bursurka A Cappella Concert, 8:30 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick.

Friday 4/20

Jonathan Edwards, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $30/$34.

The Windy Ridge Band, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., band starts at 8:30 p.m., 442-8195

Saturday 4/21

Earth, Seas & Air,  2 p.m. Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, family entertainment for children of all ages, $10-$15.

Sunday 4/22

“Then Is Now,” by Sweetest in the Gale, women’s chorus of the Oratorio Chorale, 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, tickets $10/$20, brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574.

Ongoing

Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, byrnesirishpub.com.

Theater/Dance

Saturday 4/14

Ladies of Laughter comedians, Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $21/advance, $24/door, 442-8455, www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Paula Gerstenblatt will discuss her exhibit “Full Circle,” which includes her departure to California and return to Maine, on April 15 at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.

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