Arts Calendar: Jan. 31-Feb. 10

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“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. 

Art Guild of Freeport, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through February.

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

“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.

Friday 2/2

“Flashback Friday,” 5-8 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., slide show of the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. 

“Still Standing: The Abyssinian Meeting House Story Archive,” 5-8 p.m., oral history and storytelling project features audio, text and photos, presented by MECA at Artists at Work, 522 Congress St., Portland, to Feb. 24.

Works by Bill Paxton, 5-8 p.m., First Friday Art Walk, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 & Monday, Feb. 12, State Theatre, Congress Street, Portland, tickets $15/$18, Port City Music Hall Box Office,  504 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, 

Thursday 2/8

“Quest,” 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia, followed by video chat with the family and filmmaker, $8/members, or $6, 828.5600.


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,


“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.  


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.

Saturday 2/3

“Planet Shark: Predator or Prey,”  opens at Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Portland,


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 2/1

Ocean Sol Jazz + Shannon O’Connor: The Jazz Musicians Benefit Concert, rescheduled from Jan. 5, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15/$20,

Friday 2/2

Akela Moon w/s/g Clara & The Grumps, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Adler St., Portland, all ages, free,

Thursday 2/8

Duo, 7 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., traditional and original music by two of Ireland’s well-known musicians and composers, tickets $15/members or $20,


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.


“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 to Feb. 24 & Thursday, Feb.1, tickets $20 at, 518-9305.

“The Cursed,” 7 p.m., preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St.,  7 p.m. First Friday, Feb. 2, pay-what-you-can,

“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.

Friday 2/9

Funny For FebFest II, 7:30 p.m., presented by Freeport Players at Freeport Community Center, 43 Depot St., comedian Zachariah Stearn and featuring Freeport Players Improv. 21+. BYOB,



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

“Early Brunswick Photographers,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, profiles five 19th-century Brunswick photographers, through April.

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


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.

Tuesday 2/6

“Children of a Lesser God,” Women Make Movies Winter Film Series, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through  Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Eight films directed by women. Free admission and refreshments.


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.


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.


Sunday 2/4

Oratorio Chorale: Fauré’s Requiem and Robert Kyr’s The Cloud of Unknowing, 2 & 4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, $20/$10 advance,, 1-800-838-3006.

Wednesday 2/7

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., Frontier, Brunswick, featuring Giff Jamison, Genevieve Beaudoin, Tim Shannon and Luke Kalloch, $10/door or First Wednesday of the  month through May


Friday 2/2

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

An exhibit of 19th century Brunswick photographers has opened at Pejepscot Historical Society as part of a new, year-long exhibit showcasing collections from local individuals. “Early Brunswick Photographers” will stay up through the end of April at 159 Park Row.