Arts Calendar: April 25-May 4

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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.

Thursday 4/26

“Flux and Form,” featuring work by Mary Hart and Marjorie Moore, opening reception 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, on view April 25- June 9, artist talk 3-4 p.m. May 20.


Thursday 4/26

Holocaust Film Series with the Maine Jewish Film Festival, 6:30 p.m.  Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, free.

Friday 4/27

“Tomorrow – Demain,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center, 286 W. Elm St. Award-winning film about changes being made across the globe in agriculture, education, energy and economy. Sponsored by student-led Global Action Coalition, free.


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,


“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.
“Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years,” The Art Gallery on the Portland Campus of the University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., selections from the permanent collection and the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection, to July 15. 
Friday 4/27
Ocean House Gallery, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, artists’ reception 5-7 p.m. for exhibit by Southern Maine Community College students, on view to May 4.

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,, 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,, to July 15.


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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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,


Wednesday 4/25

Jenna Moynihan and Owen Marshall, 7:30 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 4/26

The Suffers, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, award-winning 10-piece ensemble from Houston, $12/$15 at, 18+.

Friday 4/27

Four-Hand Piano Concert, 1 p.m., OceanView, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, selections from Schubert, Poulenc, Mozart, Weber and Dvorak, reserve at 781-4460,

April Fest: 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music/Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, $5-$20,

Jenny Van West, record release party for “Happiness To Burn,” 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

John Gorka, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 761-1757.

Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Alder Street, Portland, $6/$8,, all ages. 

Saturday 4/28

Jawahir Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland,  classical/popular Arabic and Turkish music of 17th-21st centuries, tickets $12/$18,

Micromassé Album Release, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, trio inspired by jazz organ groups of the ’50s & ’60’s, African & Latin music, $12/$15.

Paul Winter Consort, ecological mass “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, along with Voices in Harmony Choir, Portland Community Chorus, and Saco Bay Children’s Choir, tickets $25/$35 at, benefit for the Eastern Trail.

Port City Sound Barbershop Quartet, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Anglican Church, (“The Dunstan Corner Church,”) 656 US Route 1, Scarborough, $8.50/door, first-come.

Saviours of Soul, “A Tribute to The Commitments,” 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., soul/folk/rock, $8/$10,

Wednesday 5/2

Cape Elizabeth High School chorus and concert bands., 7:30 p.m., 345 Ocean House Road, classical, jazz, contemporary, and folk-inspired music, free.


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Funk To Make Your Mondays Do Good with Hambone and Frank Hopkins, 9 p.m. Mondays, Portland House of Music, $5 at the door.

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., for schedule.

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

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.


“A Cherry Orchard in Maine,” through April 29, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., tickets $20 at, 518-9305. 

“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,

Maine Playwrights Festival, April 26 to May 5, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, tickets $18/$20,

“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. to April 29,, 799-1421.

“The Explorer’s Club,” Thursday-Sunday, May 3-20, Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, London-based farce, circa 1879, $20/$23, pay-what-you-can May 3, 6 & 10,, 747-4148.

Saturday 5/5

A Night of Music and Mystery, 6-9 p.m., benefit for Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, $30 includes appetizers, desserts and a ticket to the show,, 799- 1421.

Sunday 5/6

Spring Gala: Cabaret Soirée, 5-7 p.m., O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., proceeds benefit Portland Stage,



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

“Garth Williams – Illustrator of the Century,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, May 1-July 31, including pieces from “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “Little House on the Prairie.”

Merrymeeting Adult Education Student Art Show, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, to May 14,

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

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


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, through June 30.

Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society, traveling exhibit of prints, Green Lion Gallery, 104 Front St., Bath, cultural exchange program shares art and artists between the sister states of Aomori, Japan, and Maine,, to May 19.


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

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,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

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

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

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

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

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098,

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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

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,, 442-8577.

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, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

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

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

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

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

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

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


“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. 

“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, youngest artist among the founders of the New York School, exhibit focuses on paintings from the ’60s and early ’70s until Sept. 16.

“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.


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,

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,

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

“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.


Wednesday 5/2

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., The Frontier, Brunswick, $10 at or at the door.


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,


Mary Poppins,” Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School, May 3-6, tickets $8-$12, or $15/door,

Sunday 4/29

“A Belle of Amherst,” 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, poet Emily Dickinson brought to life in one-woman play, $20/$23, 442-8455

Take a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane with Port City Sound barbershop quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at “The Dunstan Corner Church” in Scarborough.