Arts Calendar: Jan. 10-20

  • Mail this page!
  • Delicious
  • 0

Greater Portland


Wednesday 1/31 

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus seeking tenor, baritone and bass singers for the 2018 season. To audition, email Lawrence Jackson at FMI, see


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

“Perspectives: Skillin’s Greenhouses Art Show 2018,” 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, features six artists, reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, on view through Feb. 15.

Zach Cunningham, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., illustrator, comics artist and graphic designer, through January.

“Portraits: An Exhibit by Art Quilts Maine,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Jan. 26.

“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.

Friday 1/12

“Harry Beskind – Whimsical Watercolors,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to March 3.

Thursday 1/18

“Visions of Place; 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” opening reception 6-8 p.m., Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

“Discarded & Discovered,” artist reception & book signing 5-7 p.m., Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., So. Portland, illustrator and photographers who focus on Maine, through March 15.

Friday 1/19

“Lighthouses and Castles: Paintings by Robert Delaney and his great-grandfather C.H. Moor,” 5:30-7 p.m., opening reception, Stonewall Gallery at Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through March 3,


“Civil Rights Film Series: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow,” four-part series, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in January, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, free.

Saturday 1/13

Big Lebowski Night, trivia & costume contests with film screening, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $5/adv., $5/day of, 18+,

Thursday 1/18

“The Great Alone,” 7 p.m., hosted by Yarmouth Historical Society and Royal River Conservation Trust at YHS, 118 East Elm St., award-winning documentary shot in Alaska. Free.


“Antipodean Isles,” by photographer Andrew Crane, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to Jan. 13.

“Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective,” Jan. 22 – March 29, AREA gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland.

Hewnoaks Alumni Exhibition at Gallery 49, Oxbow Brewing Co., 49 Washington Ave., Portland. Closing reception 4-6 p.m. Jan. 28.

“Stripes,” by Susan Tureen, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Congress Street, Portland, to Jan. 12.

Thursday 1/18

“Off the Wall,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Congress Street, Portland, to Feb. 23.


“Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine,” Maine History Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, through Jan. 13.

Sunday 1/14 

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 5-7 p.m., opening reception: “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, snow date Jan. 18.


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,


Thursday 1/11

Blackalicious, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18/advance, $20/door, 18+,

Music Video Portland: Maine’s first music video awards show, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Friday 1/12

Saccarappa Boys and a Girl, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC coffee house, 267 Falmouth Road, all ages, by donation.

SnugHouse, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $7.

Zenith Ensemble, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. Professional vocal group will present Duruflé Requiem and the Byrd Mass for 5 Voices.

Saturday 1/13

Pop Nite: Tiger Bomb, Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion, Pop Gun, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, all ages, free.

Marc Chillemi and the SoPo Trio jazz music, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Jazz All-State Festival, 2 p.m., South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave, feature vocal and instrumental musicians in combos, Honors Jazz Band, Jazz Band, Treble Jazz Choir and Mixed Jazz Choir, tickets $8/$10 at the door.

Sunday 1/14

Greater Freeport Community Chorus rehearsals, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Registration 6 to 6:30 p.m., no audition or experience required. Dues charged, 844-1166,

Monday 1/15

Seanachie Nights, spoken word/music from Celtic and British culture, presents Peaks Island storyteller Bill Hinderer, 7-9 p.m., Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, by donation.

Tuesday 1/16

Grant Gordy and Ross Marcn, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., $15/advance, $20/day of, 

Thursday 1/18

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5/advance, $10/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, 

Friday 1/19

Native American flute with keyboard accompaniment, 7:30 p.m., Wildwood Medicine, 83 India St., Portland, by donation, 413-548-6385,

Weakened Friends with the Worst, Crystal Canyons, Crunchcoat, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10/advance, $12/day of,, all ages.

Saturday 1/20

Ricki George, 6:30 p.m., Holy Grounds Coffee House, The Church of the Holy Spirit
1047 Congress St., Portland, with food and beverages for sale.


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.


Dear Elizabeth,” 7 p.m. Jan. 12-14, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., $17 at

“Shear Madness,” Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 10-March 11, various times, $25-$32,  St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 835-0895,

“One Flea Spare,” Jan. 18-Feb. 4, Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays, $20/$23,, 747-4148.

Wednesday 1/10

“LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy,” 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, featuring Connor McGrath, Ali Simpson, Sam Pelletier, Stef Doyle and Danny Jordan, $8/$10.

Saturday 1/13

Portland Youth Dance Be the Movement student choreography show and fundraiser, 3 & 7 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theater Studio, 517 Forest Ave.,  Portland, silent auction, live music, light food, tickets $10-$50 at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio or

Tuesday 1/16

The Power Of Place with poet/storyteller Richard Blanco, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth High School Theater, free, but reservations required,

Thursday 1/18

“Dinner With Dracula,” 6:30 p.m., Gather, 189 Main St. live reading of the original Orson Welles’ Dracula radio show by Royal River Community Theatre, paired with Dracula-themed dinner, tickets $65+,

Friday 1/19

“The Gravity Sessions,”  8-11 p.m., music, dance, poetry, and visual art, Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland, by donation,


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,



William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. & Saturday, Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m. For more, contact Director John Willey at, 442-8455.


“Generations of Art,” by Charlotte E. Recknagel and Bobbie A. Salch, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, paintings and drawings, through January.


Celeste June Henriquez, Portland-based painter and illustrator and Conrad Guertin, Bristol Mills painter, Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St, 3rd floor Brunswick, large abstract paintings, through Jan. 28.

Friday 1/19

Fine Arts Reception, 5-7 p.m., Centre St Arts LLC, 11 Centre St., Bath, new paintings by members and special exhibit of artist books, to Feb. 16.


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,


“Glancing Back: Acquisitions from the Museum’s First Years,” Hubbard Hall foyer, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Dr., Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, to Jan. 22.


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.


Tuesday 1/9

Pan Fried Steel, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 22 Summer St., Bath, free.

Saturday 1/13

Novel Jazz Septet: Celebrating MLK Day, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. Features the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, $15/advance, $18/door, $8/kids, 729-8515,

Zenith Ensemble, 3 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel, Campus Road, Brunswick,  professional vocal ensemble performs Duruflé Requiem and the Byrd Mass for 5 Voices,

Sunday 1/14

“Orchestra on Display,” 2:30 p.m. Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Midcoast Symphony Orchestra program features sections of the orchestra, $20/door, 846-5378, Under 18 and college students are free.

Saturday 1/20

Clarinetist Brad Terry, Kill The Chill Winter Concert Series with guitarist Peter Herman, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Annex, 804 Washington St., Bath, $12/advance, $15/ door, 442-8455,


Teen ukulele group, sponsored by Teen Library Council at Patten Library, Bath. Open to high school students; experience not needed. For details, contact Roberta Jordan,, 443-5141, ext. 25.


“Willy Wonka,” presented by Midcoast Youth Theater Jan. 12, 7 p.m.;  Jan. 13, 2 & 7 p.m.; Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, advanced tickets $10/$12 or $15/door.

Poet Lennie Newman is among the varied performers who will take the stage during “Gravity Sessions” at Apohadion Theater in Portland Jan. 19. Also featured will be dancer Shana Bloomstein, accordianist Gary Chapin, and percussionists Beau Lisy and Stephen Carpenter, among others. Admission is by donation at the door.