Arts Calendar: Feb. 14-248

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Greater Portland


“The Summit Project’s Honor Case,” 6 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, honors Maine veterans who died since 9/11. Features engraved stones of fallen service members, through March 24.

“Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” Gilsland Farm Gallery, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through March. 

“Moments of Reflection – Paintings by Kerrin Parkinson and Patricia Ritzo,”  Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, through winter. 

Art Guild of Freeport, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through February.

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

“Still Standing: The Abyssinian Meeting House Story Archive,”  oral history and storytelling project features audio, text and photos, presented by MECA at Artists at Work, 522 Congress St., Portland, to Feb. 24.

“Discarded & Discovered,” Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., So. Portland, illustrator and photographers who focus on Maine, through March 15.

“Harry Beskind – Whimsical Watercolors,” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to March 3. 

“Keep Me Posted,” Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases stories captured in mid-19th-century letters to and from Yarmouth’s sailors and ship captains,, through March.

“Lighthouses and Castles: Paintings by Robert Delaney and his great-grandfather C.H. Moor,” Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.,, through March 3.

Saturday 2/24

Joy of Art People’s Choice Award and Artists’ Talk, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.  


FILM2018 Oscar Shorts animation program, Space gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Feb. 16-18, $8/$10, tickets and times at


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,


Creatures and Critters, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, benefits HART of Maine,, through Feb. 28

“Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective,” AREA gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, through March 29.

“Images of Children: Period and Contemporary Photographs,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, to April 1. 

“Off the Wall,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Congress Street, Portland, to Feb. 23.  


Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Strata,” mixed-media photos by Shoshannah White; “Work Together,” mixed-media prints by Susan Webster & Stuart Kestenbaum; Auschwitch, “Images of Resilience and Light” photos by Arthur Fink,, to March 2.

“Planet Shark: Predator or Prey,” Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Portland,, to mid-April. 


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, 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-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,


Mo, State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, Feb. 16 & 17, tickets at

Wednesday 2/14

DuPont String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, playful pieces about life, love and romance for Valentine’s Day, $25 at, or Longfellow Books in Portland.

Thursday 2/15

Railroad Earth, 7 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $22/$25,, all ages.

Friday 2/16

“Music and Meaning: A Night of Songs and Stories with Maine Music & Health,” One Longfellow Square, 161 State St., Portland, $10/$12.

Saturday 2/17 

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland. Free.

Holy Grounds Coffee House presents EXIT 244, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St, Portland, house-cooked meal available, donations for musicians welcome.

Sunday 2/18

“La Belle Epoque,” 2 p.m., Woodford’s Congregational Church, Woodford Street,  Portland, annual Valentine’s Day celebration by violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, $20/$22,

The Gravity Session, 3-5:30 p.m., Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland, music, soundscape, visual art and poetry,

Friday 2/23

Crabapple Jam, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Fourth Friday’s Just Desserts, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., $5, original songs and instrumentals, old-time jazz, folk, rock and alternative 


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. concert; 9 p.m. Irish session.

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,

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


“Babette’s Feast,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., a closed religious community is transformed by a dinner party, to Feb. 18,

“Carrie – The Musical,” based on the book by Stephen King, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. to Feb. 25, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, $19/$23,, 799-1421.

Cupid’s Night Cabaret – Circus on the Point, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 & 17; 4 p.m. Feb. 18, Circus Maine, 4 Thompson’s Point, Portland, $12-$18. 

“Love Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora Ephron and Deliah Ephron, Saturdays-Tuesdays through March 6, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $22, 835-0895,

“Shear Madness,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, Wednesday-Sunday through March 11, various times, $25-$32, 835-0895,

“The Conquest of the South Pole,” Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, Friday-Sunday to Feb. 24, tickets $20 at, 518-9305.

“The Roommate,” Portland Stage Studio Series Production, 25 Forest Ave., 7 p.m., Feb. 14-18, $18,

Wednesday 2/14

“Bill Hinderer: Love and Celts,” 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, open mic original and traditional stories 10 minutes or less welcome, plus stories in the Scottish and Gaelic traditions, by donation, supported by the Maine Organization of Story Telling Enthusiasts.

Monday 2/19

Seanachie Nights presents Franco-American Storyteller Michael Parent, 7-9 p.m., Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, by donation.



Call to Artists: Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, applications for Aug. 18 show through Brunswick Downtown Association, 201-729-4439,

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

Joy of Art, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, original artwork by year-round amateur and professional Maine residents, through Feb. 24.


Friday 2/16

“An Inconvenient Sequel,” 6:30 p.m., Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick, followed by discussion, Free.



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,


Art from the Northern Plains, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-Native artists, to July 8. 

“Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, various galleries, to Feb. 11.


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,

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


Friday 2/16

The Dave Bullard Band with Kate Miller, feature performers at the Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic 6:45 p.m. begins at 7 p.m., featured band at 8:30 p.m.


Ater & Friends Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Johny Ater with Nellie Coes, Kevin Neales and Tuck Tucker, tickets $15 through 442-8455,

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano will give a free performance at Prince Memorial Library’s monthly concert series at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at 266 Main St. in Cumberland. Ingrid Ayer-Richardson, Susan Mathews and Deana Gurney combine voices to share their love of acoustic and a cappella music on a variety of songs, from bluegrass to rock. The performance is part of the monthly Music & Muffins series.