Arts Calendar: Jan. 23-Feb. 9

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Jan. 27, bit.ly/2PS4FSr.

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

Cia Holiday Show, 72 Ocean St., Knightville, S. Portland, four local artists in a wide range of mediums, to Jan. 31.

“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, opening celebration Feb. 1, on view to March 22.

“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.

Film

“Dawnland,” 6 p.m. Feb. 6 & 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Monday 1/28

“Tea with the Dames,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright, up close and unfiltered. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday 1/30

“The China Hustle,” 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., 2018 documentary opens Camden Conference, a statewide discourse on world issues. Free and open to the public.

Saturday 2/1

“Wildlife,” 2 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, new film by Pulitzer Prize-winning Maine author Richard Ford, followed by Q&A, bit.ly/2VXtAZh.

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, Work of 13 artists, to March 2. Thirteen artists pose the question: what constitutes “perfection” in a work of art, ablebakercontemporary.com/home.html, to March 2.

Seven: collective of Maine abstract painters, Art House Frames & Gallery, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, to Jan. 26, arthousepictureframes.com/gallery.

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.
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 Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m. Jan. 27 & 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Merrill Auditorium, corner of corner of Congress and Myrtle streets. Three poems from The Telling Room’s statewide writing contest brought to life through music, portlandsymphony.org/concerts-events.

Thursday 1/24

Chris Ross and the North, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, one of Esquire Magazine’s “15 Bands to Watch in 2014,” $10/$12, bit.ly/2RPBIM9.

Friday 1/25

Bella’s Bartok, 9 p.m., State Theatre, 25 Temple St., indie folk/jazz/post punk, $12/$15, https://bit.ly/2stgaqr.

SNAEX, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, indie/folk, $10, bit.ly/2suX2rX.

Thursday 1/31

“Baroque Pearls & Romantic Gems,” Valentines concert with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, 3 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 18 Blueberry Lane, 781-4460, oceanviewrc.com/valentines. Free.

“Pop Evil,” with Savage After Midnight, 7:30 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, rock, $25/$30, auramaine.com/events/19-pop-evil.

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

“Alice! An Original Musical,” Harraseeket Grange Hall, Elm Street, Freeport, 7 p.m. Jan. 25 & 26; 2 p.m. Jan. 26. Adapted from books by Lewis Carroll, tickets at royalrivercomunityplayers.com.

“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.

“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, www.goodtheater.com.

“Tap Tap Jazz,” Maine State Ballet, through Jan. 26, Lopez Theater, 348 US Route One, Falmouth, Broadway-style song and dance, $15-$20, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” through Feb. 17, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., classic social satire, portlandstage.org/show/the-importance-of-being-earnest.

“Deer,” Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, through Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “grisly, pitch-black comedy about normal people who snap.” Adults/$23, seniors/$20, under 25/pay-what-you-can, madhorse.com.

Saturday 1/26

African Dance Class with Grace & Jenny, 2 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, traditional Congolese, $5, bit.ly/2VXf2sv.

Burlesque for the Bayou, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $20, benefit for Hurricane Michael, bit.ly/2RuAjv8.

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

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

Film

Wednesday 2/6

“The Island of Lost Souls,” 4:30 p.m., Bowdoin College’s Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom. Precedes Feb. 12 Bowdoin Book Lecture on “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by H.G. Wells. Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends.

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, Jan. 22-April 21, Peary-MacMillian Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs.

“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.

“New England Botanical Studies,” by Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln, Shaw Ruddock Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to Feb. 10.

“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.

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.

Music

Saturday 1/26

Max Ater, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Upcoming pop, soul and country sensation from Bath, $18 at www.chocolatechurcharts.org, $20/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.

Max Ater, upcoming pop, soul and country sensation from Bath, will return to his hometown stage for an intimate concert with friends at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath on Jan. 26.

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