Arts Calendar: April 30-May 14

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Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” (female version), Freeport Players, open auditions for six women and two men 35-65, April 26, 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St.,


Carol Beyna, The Chapel Art Gallery, Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center, through April.

“Local Color: Pieces of Maine,” paintings by Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Suzanne Woodward, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Rte. 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, to April 29.

The Community House Painters, featuring 11 area artists, May 2-June 24, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

“Making Faces, colossal portraits chock-full of face, Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, through May 15.

First Annual Regional High School Art Show, May 6-11; opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Casco Bay Artisans 68 Commercial St., The Maine Wharf, Portland. Work of students from 17 regional high schools.

Music-inspired mixed media paintings/drawings, by Yarmouth artist Ron Rovner, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, through May 3.


Friday 4/29

“Bounce,” 7  p.m., Portland Youth Film Festival film explores little­-known origins of favorite sports. Franklin Theater, Waynflete, 360 Spring St., Portland.

Sunday 5/1

“Sugar Babies, The Bitter Sweet Truth About Diabetes,” part of Portland Youth Film Festival, 10 a.m., Dana Center Auditorium, Maine Medical Center, Portland. Documentary examines the public health epidemic of diabetic children in America with moderated discussion. Free family friendly event.


PMA Films: April 29-May 1, “Francofonia.” Portland Museum of Art, for times and ticket prices.


“Places Revisited,” by Sara Gray, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 233-7273,, through May 1.

“A House With No Walls,” by Kerry Michaels, Anna Mikuskova and Mary Woodman, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to May 3.

“Currents of Color,” by Lynne Drexler and Annette Kearney, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to May 3.

Biennial Invitational Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, paintings and sculpture by 50 artists,, 772-2693, to April 30.

Bill Paxton, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland, of Maine scenes in watercolor, acrylic and oils, through April.

In Sensorium, BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, April 29-May 21, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m., free admission,, 775-3052.

Ken Morgan: Current Works; Jeanne Wells: Photograveure; Buzz Masters: Mixed Media Paintings, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland,, to April 30.

“Kith & Kin,” group exhibit of embroidery, mixed media, painting and pastel,  Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, to May 17.

“Light and Water,” solo exhibit by Sally Ladd Cole, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, 576-7787,, through April 29.

Music-inspired mixed media paintings/drawings, by Yarmouth artist Ron Rovner, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, through May 3.

“Paper Works,” featuring works on paper and works of paper by Daniel Anselmi and James Marshall, Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Artist talk 5:30 p.m., on view to May 12.

“Thomas Crotty and his Circle,” Crotty and artists he represented, Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519,, through April. 

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, to June 26.

“The Work of Eric Hopkins: Connections + Explorations,” Portland Art Gallery, 154 Middle St., through May 1.

Friday 4/29

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Exhibition,  reception 5-7 p.m., 3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave. Gallery hours 1-4 p.m. April 28-29.

Thursday 5/5

 “Artifacts,” by Angel Braestrup and Mary Barnes, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to June 4.

Ed Douglas, opening reception for new work, 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,, to May 28.

Friday 5/6

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, grand opening, 4:30-7 p.m., 128 Water St., Hallowell. Studio hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 841-2580,

Two Islands, by Iceland artist Oskar Thorarensen, opening reception, 5-8 p.m.,  Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through May 27.

MECAmorphosis: 2016 Thesis Exhibition opening, Maine College of Art, floors G, 1, 2, 3 of the Porteous Building, Portland. In conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., showcases work by over 100 graduating students. Free and open to the public. On view to May 27, Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St. Pen and ink drawings from photography hand-drawn on paper, through May.

Saturday 5/7

“Julianne Garvey: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings,” artist’s reception, 1-4 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through May 30.


“Gatherings: recent paintings of Portland and beyond,” by Henry Isaacs, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, to May 8.

“Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” first major exhibition of “Your Museum, Reimagined,” including works by  Homer and Andrew Wyeth, through June 5.

“Patterns of Aggression,” The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th Floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to May 29.

Saturday 4/30

Broadway on the Stairway, 75th anniversary of Victoria Mansion, 1940s-themed celebration, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 109 Danforth St., Portland. Live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, tickets $75 at, 772.4841, ext. 102.


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

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; adults $8, children $3, 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 to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

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

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

Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

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


“20 Years of Singing,” Greater Freeport Community Chorus, April 30: 7:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St.; May 1: 2:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, $10/adults, $25 families, free for chorus alumni,

Beethoven’s Fifth, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, May 1, 2:30 p.m. ; May 3, 7:30 p.m. Guest violinist Christoph Koncz will be featured in Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Tickets $25-$75 through PortTIX, 842-0800,

Friday 4/29

NEWPOLI, Italian folk/world music, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. International Heritage Music Series, tickets $10-$15,

Saturday 4/30

“Chorale Americana” University Chorale, Woodford’s Congregational Church, Portland, See, 780-5555 for times and tickets.

National Poetry Month and International Jazz Day celebration, Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz series, 8 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Jazz-centered poetry concert. Tickets $20 at the door; $5-$15 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Sunday 5/1

A Celebration of Spring, Wescustago Youth Chorale’s 90 auditioned youth singers, 4 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $10 adult, $5 students/seniors at the door,, 846-0705.

Tuesday 5/3

The Sheepdogs, bluesy rock, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, tickets $39,

Friday 5/6

Vardan Ovsepian, pianist and composer, 8 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Presented by Dimensions in Jazz program and the Armenian Cultural Association of Maine. Tickets $20/door, $5/$10/$15 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Saturday 5/7

The Mike + Ruthy Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Tickets $15,, 761-1757.

Grammy award-winning Ying Quartet with special guest, cellist Zuill Bailey, 3 p.m., presented by Portland Ovations at Hannaford Hall at USM Portland. Tickets $38-$42, PortTix 842-0800,

Friday 5/13

JT Stivers and the Threadbare Band, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Tickets $10 at the door or reserve by emailing Stivers at


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102,

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome,,


Friday 4/29

The Runway Fashion Show, Institute for Contemporary Art, 7 p.m., features work by students in Textile + Fashion Design. Limited seating. Tickets required.

Saturday 4/30

Improv Battle: Self IMPROVment vs. Running with Scissors, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Maine Playwrights Festival, opens at 7:30 p.m. with dramatic readings in the Ballroom at Mechanics Hall; performances at the St. Lawrence Arts Center May 4- 7; 24-Hour Portland Theater Project May 8. Tickets at, $16, $14 students and seniors.

Friday 5/6

Portland Playback, 7:30 p.m., CTN5, 516 Congress St., “plays back” your favorite stories of motherhood, whether of mothering or being mothered, $10 suggested donation.



“Falling in Love: The Passion and Process of Artistic Expression,” paintings and illustrations by Barbara Bean and Monika Kirtland, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through May.

“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, to May 20.

Joy of the Lens Reception, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Annual juried photography exhibit of original photos by year-round Maine residents. Prizes, refreshments. On view to May 7.

Tuesday 5/3

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, opening reception, 4-6 p.m. On display through the summer 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Pastel artist Jerri Whitman, The Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath,  through May 7.

Potter Cathie Hammond and weaver Elizabeth Hunter, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, through April.

Friday 5/13

High and Low, group show featuring paintings, original prints, photographs, collage and ceramics by Points of View Artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, on view May 2-28. 


Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099,

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

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

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

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.

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,


Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism,” examines the works of artists employed by European courts in the 16th century, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College, through June 5.

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Focus, Halford Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, to June 5.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, as well as rare birdskin items,, to March 2017.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building. Full schedule of upcoming talks at, to Sept. 4.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

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,


Saturday 5/14

Maine singer-songwriter Lynn Deeves & guitarist Robby Coffin, 8-10 p.m., Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill # 3 Brunswick, $10/advance, $12/ day of,, 725-5222.

Sunday 5/15

The Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 3 p.m., Brunswick UU Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Program includes Broadway show tunes, pop and jazz standards, folk ballads and comic numbers. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets $12/door, $10/advance at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or


Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.


“King Lear,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center in partnership with Shakespeare on the Kennebec, 7 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 2 p.m. May 8, 14 on the CCAC main stage, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $12/advance, $15/door.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour, evening lantern-lit tour explore’s Bath’s ghosts and history, spirits and mystery, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 18, 25. All ages, by reservation only. $15/adults, $7/under 12,, 380-3806.

“Calendaria – Celebrating the Seasons, a Ballet for all Ages,” presented by Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School, April 30, May 1 at 3 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Tickets at the door, $10 child/senior; $12 adult,

Wednesday 5/4

“The One King Lear,” 6:30 p.m. lecture on three “versions” of Shakespeare’s play, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Wednesday 5/18

 “The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 6:30 p.m., one-hour performance-lecture, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. 

A grand opening will be held at K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the renovated location of the former DanceWear store. Mizner invites friends, neighbors and area art lovers to join in the celebration with refreshments and neighborly conversation.