Arts Calendar: Jan. 17-27

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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.

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.

“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.

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,

Saturday 1/20

“Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” 1-3 p.m. opening, with demo at 2 p.m., Gilsland Farm Gallery, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through March.

Saturday 1/27

“An Afternoon of Music and Photography,” 2 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., music of Edvard Grieg and Chris Norton, performed by James Nga, photography by Lorraine Martin.


“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.

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.

Monday 1/22

“The Road Movie,” 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, footage from Russian dashboard cameras, $8, $6/members.

Tuesday 1/23

“Zero Weeks,” SPACE Gallery, 267 Grand St., Portland, 6 p.m., documentary about America’s family leave crises. Free, first come, first served.

Wednesday 1/24

“Timbuktu,” 7 p.m. Camden Conference event hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Islamist group imposes Shariah law, free and open to the public.


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

“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.

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.


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.


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 1/18

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

Duke Robillard, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, award-winning blues musician, $20/$25,

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.

Friday 1/19

Pardon Me, Doug – A Tribute to Phish, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $8/$10,

Saturday 1/20

The Devil Makes Three, 9 p.m., State Theatre, Portland, $25, 800-745-3000,, all ages.

Jungle Bell Hop, featuring Tsunami of Sound + The Gamma Goochies + Tarantula Brothers, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. Free.

Jason St. Pierre Trio, 10 a.m., Music & Muffins at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, jazz and pop standards. Free.

Wednesday 1/24

The Three Tenors, 7:30 p.m., Irish Night at Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, by donation.


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.


“Tap, Tap, Jazz,” Jan. 20, 26 & 27, Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, Broadway-style song and dance, tickets $15-$20.

“Love Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora Ephron and Deliah Ephron, Saturdays-Tuesdays Jan. 20-March 6, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, all tickets $22, box office, 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 Jan. 26-Feb. 24 & Thursday, Feb.1, tickets $20 at, 518-9305.

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

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,


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.

“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.

Thursday 1/25

Bowdoin College Museum of Art winter open house, 5:30-7 p.m., Pavilion, 255 Main St., Brunswick.


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 1/19

Bluegrass Band Pejepscot Station, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., featured band 8:30 p.m., 442-8195.

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,


“Late Night Tales: Volume III,” Resurgence Dance Company production Jan. 25, 26 & 27 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Annex, 804 Washington St. Bath. Tickets at the door $16 adults, $12 students; advance discount tickets at or 442-8455.

The opening of “Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 20 in the Gilsland Farm Gallery at Maine Audubon in Falmouth. Clamp will be holding a demonstration at 2 p.m., painting a new snowy owl mount from the Maine Audubon collection.