Arts Calendar: Jan. 24-Feb. 2

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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


“Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” Gilsland Farm Gallery, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through March.

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

“Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

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.

“Discarded & Discovered,” Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., So. Portland, illustrator and photographers who focus on Maine, through March 15.

“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.

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

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.

Sunday 1/28

Shoshannah White, artist talk, 2 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St.


Thursday 1/25

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

“Zero Weeks,” documentary about America’s Family Leave Crisis, 6 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Free.

Monday 1/29

“Dunkirk,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

“Being Mortal,” 5-7 p.m., community movie night and conversation, hosted by  The Aging in Place team at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. For a ride call YCAN Rides Program, 329-7295. Free.


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

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

“Off the Wall,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Congress Street, Portland, to Feb. 23.

Sunday 1/28

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


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,


Wednesday 1/24

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

Wednesday 1/25

People Like You with Pat & The Hats, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $8/advance, $10/day of,

Friday 1/26

Pejepscot Station, 6:30 p.m., 53 Depot St., Freeport Community Center, $5 at the door, high-energy bluegrass band hosted by Freeport Fourth Friday Just Desserts.

Sounds of the City with African Dundada, Akela Moon, Myles Bullen, Toast, The Desperate Man’s Blues Exsplosion, and the Portland Culture Exchange, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, night of diverse local music, $12/$15,

Saturday 1/27

Wintirie Night: Double Tiger w/s/g El Grande & TBA, Bayside Bowl, Alder St., Portland, reggae, all ages. Free.


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

“Babette’s Feast,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., a closed religious community is transformed by a dinner party, to Feb. 18,

“Love Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora Ephron and Deliah Ephron, Saturdays-Tuesdays through 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, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday & 2 p.m. Sundays to Feb. 4. $20/$23,, 747-4148.


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,



Call to Artists: Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, applications for Aug. 18 show through Brunswick Downtown Association, 201-729-4439,

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

Saturday 1/27

Joy of Art Reception, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, original artwork by year-round amateur and professional Maine residents, through Feb. 24.


“Killing for Love,” new release by IFC Films/Sundance Selects, Frontier Café & Cinema, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, produced in part by Brunswick resident Louise Rosen, screening details and tickets: m/event/killing-for-love/.

Wednesday 1/31

“Circus Without Borders,” 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Documentary follows two world-class acrobats to the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa, 725-3000.

Thursday 2/1

“An American Ascent,” 7-9 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Documentary and discussion about the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali.


Centre St Arts LLC, 11 Centre St., Bath, new paintings by members and special exhibit of artist books, to Feb. 16.

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


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.

Thursday 2/1

“Bearing Witness: Gender and Visual Art,” 5-7 p.m., Bowdoin Museum of Art Pavilion, Brunswick, discussion about the intersection of art and violence,, 725-3000.

Saturday 2/3

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10-11 a.m., Museum of Art Pavilion, Brunswick, family program presented by Bowdoin students,, 725-3000.


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.


“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.

Thursday 2/1

“On Relatability: Thinking about Performance,” first of a Community Lecture Series, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bowdoin College, Moulton Union, Brunswick. Arrive at noon with lunch; beverages and cookies provided.

Friday 2/2

Stand up comic Ashley Gavin,  9:30-10:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.

Paul Drinan, Conor Martin, Joe Bearor, Laura Houck, Kathleen Kimball and Timothy C. Goodwin in “Shear Madness,” being staged by Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland through March 11. Tickets for the “unique comedy-whodunit ” can be purchased through