Arts Calendar: Feb. 27-March 9

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Greater Portland

Call for Artists

Paint for Preservation 2019, artists being sought by Cape Elizabeth Land Trust for juried Wet Paint Auction on June 30, deadline March 22, see capelandtrust.org.

Exhibits

“Drawing Now,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 30 abstract artists from 11 countries in their first U.S. showing, to March 22.

Film

Thursday 2/28 

“Mission Blue,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Historical Society and Royal River Conservation Trust host screening of documentary about oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249.

Galleries

“Ground Signals” by Portland photographer Tonee Harbert, Speedwell projects, 630 Forest Ave., Portland, captures humans’ interaction with the landscape, through March 30.

“My Primary Ghost,” photos by Smith Galtney, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, to March 29.

“Perfection,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 13 artists pose the question: what constitutes “perfection” in a work of art, ablebakercontemporary.com/home.html, to March 2.
 
Thursday 3/7
 
Joanne Arnold Photography, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth.  On view March 4-May 4.
 
Friday 3/8
 
“Ephemeral,” opening reception for Freeport artist Shelley Breton, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, land and seascapes, still lifes, and figural studies, to May 4.

Ongoing 

“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April, bit.ly/2PPy13X.
 
Museums
 
Maine Jewish Museum267 Congress St., Portland, “Oh, So It’s You Again” by Berri Kramer, “Habitats, Inhabitants” by Jane Banquer and “Extracts” by Ilana Welch, to March 1, mainejewishmuseum.org.
 
“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, to May 5.
 
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
 
Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, open 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 31, free admission.
 
Thursday 3/7
 
Maine Jewish Museum, opening reception 5-7 p.m.,  for “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman.” Snow date March 10, 2-4 p.m., on view to May 10.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m., portlandmuseum.org.

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

Music

Portland Conservatory of Music & Dimensions in Jazz: March Madness,  8 p.m., March 7, 8, 9 and 22, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland; March 10, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $5-$20 on Eventbrite.

Friday 3/1

240 Strings with Music Haven, 7:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, Portland, free.

Saturday 3/2

Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle,” The Oratorio Chorale, 7 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $25/advance adults, $12.50/students,  brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574, $30/adults, $15/students at the door.

Sunday 3/3

Portland Symphony Orchestra: Solar System Symphony, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle St. Discovery Concert for families with children 5+; instrument petting zoo at 1 p.m., $10 through PortTIX at 842-0800 or box office.

Thursday 3/7

Sierra Hull, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Portland, virtuoso mandolin player, $25/$30, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 3/8

Coffee House: Guitar Duet Richard Corson & Ken Myers, 7 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., Falmouth, by donation.

Saturday 3/9

The Sally Davis Trio, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, evening of jazz, free and open to the public.

Ongoing

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

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough, oreillyscure.com.

Theater/Dance

Festival Soirée and Tea, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., 6:30 p.m.  March 2; 3 p.m. March 3, student performances and dessert, $12/$15, at brownpapertickets.com or  contact Dawn at dmz312@gmail.com, 329-1717.

“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Wednesday-Sunday to March 17, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Modern, darkly comic play inspired by the Ibsen classic, $25-$32, goodtheater.ticketspice.com/dolls.

“The Half-Light,” to March 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., world premiere by Maine author Monica Wood, explores whether people can be trained to see the dead, $31-$68, portlandstage.org/show/the-half-light.

“The Irish Curse,” Saturday-Tuesday to March 16, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $22, goodtheater.com, 835-0895. 

Saturday 3/2

Janoah Bailin: meSSeS, 7:30 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, Portland, teacher-performer of circus arts, $8-$18, brownpapertickets.com/event/4021399

Saturday 3/9

“Tourists, Teenagers, Technology, and Other Things Ain’t Right,” comedy by TTTom Clark and friends, The Regency Hotel, Portland, portion of proceeds benefits Portland Media Center, $18/door, $15 at http://www.tttomtalks.com.

Mid-Coast

Call for Artists

The Joy of the Lens, applications available to March 23 for annual photo exhibit sponsored by Topsham Public Library. Limited to original works by year-round Maine residents, topshamlibrary.org.

Exhibits

“Exploring Our Neighborhood,” Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, works by Denise MacLatchy and Jennifer Novelli, through March. 

“Visions of Light,” photos by First Light Camera Club, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick, to mid-April.

Sebascodegan Artists Group Show, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., to March 26.

Film

John Ford Film Series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to March 26, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission and refreshments, see patten.lib.me.us/events for films.

Ongoing

Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film, explorefrontier.com/events/film.

Galleries

Chocolate Church Arts Center Members Art Show, includes paintings, photos, sculpture, 804 Washington St., Bath, to March 15.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

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

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

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

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, markingsgallery.com.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300, povartistsmaine.com.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936, sarahgreenier.com.

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

Museums

“Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorùbás in Nigeria,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art, selection of Nigerian textiles, beads, and related photographs from 1960s-70s, to March 17. 

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/. Free.

“Dogs at Work in the North” photo exhibit, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs, to April 21.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery and Center Gallery at Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June. 

Music

Sunday 3/3

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, 2 & 4:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, $25/advance adults, $12.50/ students at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574, $30/adults, $15/students at the door.

Ongoing

Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, byrnesirishpub.com.

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 

Tuesday 5/5

Songwriters on Stage concert series: Lynn Deeves, Ronda Dale and Lark Holmes, 7 p.m., Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Brunswick.

Theater/Dance

“Plaza Suite,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, March 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; March 3, 2 p.m. Neil Simon’s comedy hit, $12/advance, $15/door, www.chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455.

Wednesday 3/6

Maine State Ballerina and Cinderella Autumn Fairy Kalee Gallant, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., for ages 4 and up, free and open to the public.

Sierra Hull has been recognized as a virtuoso mandolin player since she was a child, with the ability to astonish audiences and fellow musicians alike. Don’t miss her appearance with 10 String Symphony at Longfellow Square in Portland on March 7. 

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