Arts Calendar: Feb. 21-March 3

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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.

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

“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.  


Monday 2/26

“Wonder,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday 2/28 

“Ninotchka,” (1939), 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, Merrill Film Society explores the equation Communists + Capitalists = Comedy, with films by director Billy Wilder. Free and open to the public.


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.  

Friday 3/2

Original antique maps of Maine, 5-8 p.m., historic U.S. and world maps, rare maps, original maps of local areas, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.


“Creating Communities,” The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, hands-on interactive art exhibit that explores art and culture from around the world.

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,


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.

Saturday 2/24

“An Evening with Royal Hammer,” 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Alder Street, Portland, all ages, free. 

Tuesday 2/27

“Pops Concert” by Coastal Winds, Freeport’s community concert band, with the Pine Tree Academy Band, 7 p.m., Pine Tree Academy gym, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport. Part of Freeport FebFest, Free.

Thursday 3/1

Richard Shindell, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $30/$37, 

Jazz Festival, bands, combos & vocal groups, 3-9 p.m., Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, $5/adults, 17 and younger free. Storm date March 2.

Dimensions in Jazz premier concert, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Portland Conservatory of Music at SPACE Gallery, 528 Congress St., Portland, music by Gerald Cleaver and Travis Laplante, $10/$12,

Friday 3/2

Birthday Bash and Memorial: The Legacy of Steve Grover, 7:30 p.m., Dimensions in Jazz Series sponsored by Portland Conservatory of Music at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tickets $5-$20 at the door. 

Saturday 3/3

Mierliţa, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Romanian Gypsy concert, $12/$18,


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.


“The Tragedy and Triumph of Smike: A Friendship Wrought From Misery,”  7 p.m., March 6-8, Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, tickets $5 at the door.

“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.

“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.

Saturday 3/3

“LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, features Nick Lavallee, Kate Ghiloni, $8/$10, 



Maine State Music Theatre, March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Open call: children 6-10, 10-11 a.m.; Maine adult actors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; potential interns, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Callbacks March 4, for more see, 725-8769.


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.

Jon Louma’s watercolors and ink drawings of landscapes of Maine, Newfoundland and the Galapagos Islands, gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., to March 13.

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

Friday 2/23 

“The Art of Color,” by painter and printmaker Mary Hart, exhibit talk, noon-1 p.m., HL Second Floor Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. 


Thursday 3/1

Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” 6-9:30 p.m., Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.


Friday 2/22

African Arts Festival, 3-5 p.m., David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, celebration of art, music and culture across the African diaspora and a live performance from the Zuzu African Acrobats. 


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, Markell Gallery, 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, March 1-June 3, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today.

“Where the Artist’s Hand Meets the Author’s Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection,” Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to March 18. 

Saturday 2/24

“Furs and Feathers, Mukluks and Mitts: How to Stay Toasty Warm in the Arctic,” Family Day at the Perry-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 10 a.m., Hubbard Hall, 255 Main St., Brunswick. Free. 

Thursday 3/1

Curator’s Tour of “Second Sight,” 6-7 p.m. lecture, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion, Brunswick, free and open to the public. 


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.


Saturday 2/24

Windborne, 7:30 p.m., part of the Kill The Chill concerts series at Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $15/$17,, 442-8455.

Saturday 3/3

3 Ravens, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, folk trio, part of the Winter Concert Series, $20/$23,, 442-8455. 


“Love and Information,” by Caryl Churchill, March 2-4, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free admission at the door. 

“Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War,” is on view at the Maine Maritime Academy in Bath until May. Shown is a detail of “A Fast Convoy: USS Leviathan Escorted by USS Allen (DD-65)” by Burnell Poole, 1918. The Allen was one of a handful of Sampson-class destroyers built at Bath that were completed soon enough to see action during the war.