Arts Calendar: Aug. 1-10

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“The Art of Rube Goldberg,” first retrospective of cartoon illustrator in 40 years includes drawings and iconic inventions to Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Aug. 3-Sept. 22.

Landscape & Avian Images, photos by Dudley Warner, Clayton’s Cafe, 447 Route 1, Yarmouth, to Aug. 24.

Photographs from Yarmouth Historical Society, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Sept. 8.

Friday 8/3 

Akida Jawara Tesfa, opening reception 5-8 p.m. for NYC-based artist, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland, to Aug. 29.

Ongoing

“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.

Film

Summer Rooftop Film Series, hosted by Space at Bayside Bowl, sunset Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 58 Alder St., Portland. Food trucks, cash bar, 791-2695, space538.org. Free.

Friday 8/3

“I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” 6 p.m., USM’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, documentary film features an appearance and Q & A by one of America’s greatest living African American poets, illustrators and artists. 

Tuesday 8/7

“Swim Team,” with intro by Bomb Diggity Arts athletes, 8 p.m., hosted by Space at Congress Square Park, Portland, www.space538.org. Free.

Ongoing

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249, usm.maine.edu/planet

Galleries

Robert Andrew Parker Exhibit, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Variety of subjects inspired by world travels, to Sept. 16.
 
“Back to the ’80s!,”  Aug. 3-31, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One.
 
“Bang On, Divine Hammer,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, multiple artists reflect on the persistence of the maker, to Sept. 7.
  
“Above and Beyond” by Mardie Weldon, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Sept. 1.
  
Saturday 8/4

Amy Bickford, artist reception noon-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Gallery, corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, Peaks Island.

Museums

“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, to Sept. 16. 
 
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Home” by Nancy Glassman, “Getting Wind of It” by Samuel Gelber and “Through My Father’s Lens” by Henry Pollard, to Aug. 31.

Wednesday 8/8

Victoria Mansion Gaslight League Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bunker Brewing, 7 Westfield St., Portland. Casual happy hour to learn more about the League, www.gaslightleague.com/join.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 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 Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., train rides on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland, www.mainenarrowgauge.org, 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773, www.nealdowmemorial.org

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, www.portlandmuseum.org.

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday, www.victoriamansion.org, 772-2841.

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

Music

Winslow Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Winslow Park and Campground, 30 Main St., Freeport, admission $2/$3, https://bit.ly/2KSknPg for complete listing.

Summer Community Concert Series, free weekly outdoor performances 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 30, Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland, www.easternpromenade.org.

Mill Creek Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 15 in South Portland, www.southportland.org.

Thursday 8/2

Daponte String Quartet: “What the Light Was Like,” 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, world premiere with guest reader Richard Blanco, tickets www.DaPonte.org, at the door.

Saturday 8/4

Halestorm & In This Moment, 6 p.m., Maine State Pier, Portland, $29+, portland.boxofficeticketsales.com.

Sunday 8/5 

Village Harmony Teen World-Music Ensemble Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 97 Main St. Yarmouth, $15/adults, $5/kids. 

Friday 8/10

Coffee House Featuring Open Mic Night & Sing-Along, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road.

Ongoing

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages, baysidebowl.comwww.facebook.com/baysidebowl.

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

Happy Hour with The Working Dead, 5-7:30 p.m. jam every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, no cover.

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

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. 

Maine Dead Project Jam, 8 p.m., every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, portlandhouseofmusic.com, $5.

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, get-to-know-your-local-musician and instrument petting zoo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Theater/Dance

“Vaudeville,” Circus Smirkus, 1 & 6 p.m. Aug. 6 & 7, Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, $18-$23 at smirkus.org. 

“Constellation,” Aug. 3-5, St. Lawrence Arts on Munjoy Hill, Portland, eclectic compilation of dances inspired by astrology & the night sky by Vivid Motion Dance, tickets at constellation.brownpapertickets.com. 

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

“The Midcoast Show,” Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, featuring Maine artist Diane Beem, to August.

Maine State Music Theatre Exhibit, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, highlights MSMT’s 60-year history, to Aug. 31.

Margaret Leonard Paintings, Local Market and Cafe, 148 Maine St., Brunswick, Aug. 1-through September, paintings of southern Italy. 

“Souvenirs,” 4 p.m. opening reception for watercolors and oils by Frances Pratt Caswell, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through Sept. 28.

“Waterways,” Frontier, 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, 2018 All Species Art Show to benefit Cathance River Education, to Aug. 6.

Film

“Blasts from the Past” summer film festival, Patten Free Library, Bath. Eight-week series of summer blockbusters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays til Aug. 14.

Galleries

“Space, Time and Place,” The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, original work by four artists from the Judson Studio in Bath, to Sept. 11. 

Charlie Hewitt Solo Show, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, to Aug. 25.
 
“Celebrating 30 Years, Past to Present,” Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. 
 
Saturday 8/4
 
“#twistedbrushstrokes,” solo show of Avy Claire sculpture, opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m., Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Main St., 3rd floor, Brunswick, to Aug. 25.

Thursday 8/9

“Elemental Fire Sprite,” 5-7 p.m., artists’ talk and reception by artist Melanie West and felt artist Susan Mills, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through August.

Friday 8/10

“Double Takes,” opening reception 5-7 p.m. for photos and fine art prints by Judith and Burke Long, Points of View Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to Aug. 31. 

Ongoing

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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.

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper, widgeoncove.com.

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.

Museums

“Made in Maine,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, artworks created in Maine during the first half of the 20th century, to Aug. 19.

“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, to Sept. 16.

“Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, to Oct. 1. 

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art; explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28.

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. Free. 

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

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12, http://pejepscothistorical.org/chamberlain/jlc, 729-6606.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period, 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. Free.

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

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum,  243 Washington St., Bath, permanent, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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

Walking Tours of Chamberlain’s Brunswick, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606, visit www.pejepscothistorical.org.

Music

Chocolate Church Summer Concert Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturdays to Aug. 25, waterfront park on Commercial Street, Bath, weather dependent, free. 

Music on the Mall, 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Aug. 29, Thursdays in bad weather, Brunswick Town Mall, downtown Maine Street, brunswickdowntown.org/events/music-on-the-mall/.

Saturday 8/4

Off Their Rockers, Highland Green’s house band, 1 p.m. outdoor rock concert at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Buddy Holly to the Traveling Wilburys. 

Thursday 8/9

DaPonte String Quartet: “What the Light Was Like,” 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, tickets www.DaPonte.org, at the door.

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

Saturday Night Fever, Maine State Music Theatre, tickets at www.msmt.org, 725-8769, box office in Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, to Aug. 4.

Circus Smirkus is coming to town – specifically Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport on Aug. 6 & 7. Among the performers in “Vaudeville” is South Portland’s own Theo Leblanc. Tickets are $18-$23 at smirkus.org.

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