Arts Calendar: Feb. 6-16

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Greater Portland

Auditions

Saturday 2/9 

“The Secret Garden,” a Vivid Motion Dance production, 10 a.m.-noon, Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, for Vivid Motion Dance, all abilities ages 9 to adult welcome, vividmotion.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.

Photos of the Year, curated by Press Herald photojournalists, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, bit.ly/2COqwqX, to Feb. 23.

“Making Meaning,” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, art by members of the Maine Art Education Association, to March 2. 

Film

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

“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.

“Smith Galtney: My Primary Ghost,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, photographer with central themes of family, aging, and love; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21, on view to March 29.
 
“Off the Beaten Path,” Stonewall Gallery at Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases contemporary quilts by members of Art Quilts Maine, to March 2, yarmouthmehistory.org.

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.
  
Saturday 2/9 
 
Sleigh Day, noon-3 p.m., Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Free admission, sleigh rides for a fee, open Sundays through March 31.

Sunday 2/10

“Habitats, Inhabitants,” artist’s talk with Jane Banquer, 2 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, hand-colored linocuts of Maine, bit.ly/2sXWlb4  

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

“Love You More (or Less): An Evening of One-Sided Love Songs,” 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, 151 Middle St., Portland, $44.95 includes buffet, reservations only, 221-2267.

Maine Dead Project, 9 p.m., every Wednesday in February, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., jam/Grateful Dead, $5/door.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: “Broadway Romance,” Feb. 9 & 10, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Tickets through PortTIX, 842-0800, porttix.com.

Thursday 2/7

The Brother Brothers, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, darker elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer and bluegrass, $16/$20, onelongfellowsquare.com.

The New Motif, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., four-piece funk band, $8/$10, https://bit.ly/2BlFrb1.

Friday 2/8

Side Door Coffee House: George Bailey, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., finger-style acoustic guitar, by donation.

El Ten Eleven, 9 p.m., Port City Music, 504 Congress St., SoCal instrumental duo, $12,  bit.ly/2CR9Xt3.

Saturday 2/9

Freeport Open Stage Coffeehouse, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., musicians, writers and performers welcome. FMI call 865-6251 and leave a message.

Portland Conservatory of Music Faculty Concert, 6:15 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Scholarship fundraiser includes food and wine, auction. Tickets $10-$35 at Eventbrite and the door.

Zapion: Persian and Ottoman Court Music, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15/$22 at bit.ly/2CUOijP.

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

“An Act of God,”  through Feb. 10, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Maine premiere of satirical comedy in which God reveals the mysteries of the Bible and answers questions, $25-$32, bit.ly/2R56j93.

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, 7 p.m., Feb. 15 & 16, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15/$22, bit.ly/2Tl8C4Q.

“Legally Blonde – The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 & 14, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, tickets $45-$70 at portlandovations.org, 842-0800, PortTIX Box Office.

“Letters from the Sky,” through Feb. 8, STAGES Youth Theater, 202 Woodford St, Portland, $10 includes post-show Q&A and workshop, stagesyouththeater.org/tya.

“Love, Loss and What I Wore,” through Feb. 9, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, comedy about women, clothes and memory, $22, 835-0895, goodtheater.com.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” through Feb. 17, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., classic social satire, $36-$59, bit.ly/2Ctu2Wb.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Friday-Sunday to Feb. 10, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., S. Portland, $15-$20 portlandplayers.org.

“The Mousetrap,” Friday-Sunday to Feb. 17, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, classic Agatha Christie murder mystery, $19/$23, bit.ly/2HPFf9g.

Mid-Coast

Auditions

“Matilda,” Feb. 9 & 10, Midcoast Youth Theater, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, see midcoastyouththeater.org for details.

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, Feb. 12 to mid-April, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick.

Joy of Art, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., juried works featuring amateur and professional year-round Maine residents, to Feb. 23.

Film

Ongoing

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

Galleries

“Southgate Faces: Faces & Voices from an American Shipyard,” Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, features shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com, to Feb. 10. 

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

“Dogs at Work in the North” photo exhibit, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick, 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.

“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.

“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

Friday 2/8

Peter Gallway, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Fundraiser for Brunswick Rotary Club also features Red Beans & Rice, $25, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Saturday 2/9

Yasmin Vitalius Trio with guest artist George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, free and open to the public. 

Sunday 2/10

Tobi Omola, Student Recital, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, free.

Friday 2/15

The Joe Beninati Trio, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, eclectic mix of traditional jazz, funk and soul, $12/$15, bit.ly/2CRII1E.

Rough Sawn, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign-up, 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start; feature performer at 8:30 p.m.

Zenith Ensemble, 7 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel, Campus Road, Brunswick. Vocal ensemble featuring Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” and Bach’s “Jesu Meine Freude,” by donation, reserve at zenithensemble.com/events.

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. 

Theater

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 17, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick,  based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, $10-$20, www.theaterproject.com.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “Love You More (or Less): An Evening of One-Sided Love Songs,” will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16, at Anthony’s Dinner Theater, 151 Middle St., Portland.

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