Arts Calendar: July 20-31

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Greater Portland

Auditions

Pie Man Theatre Company at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, for 2016-17 season, 7-9 p.m. July 24 & 25. Sign up for 10 minute slots at 
piemantheatre.org.

Exhibits

Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live, Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday to July 30. Artist reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 22. 

“Explorations in Watercolor,” by Catherine Gram, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through July.

Sketches by Anthony Jensen, CIA, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, to Sept. 14.

“The Art of the Clam Festival,” posters, photos and original artwork related to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, through Sept. 9.

Tuesday 7/26

Hawaiian Quilting, 6:30 p.m., The Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Illustrated demo of the history, influences and art with instruction and materials. Limited space, register at info@tatehouse.org or 774-6177.

Film

PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art), 8:30 p.m. July 24, “E.T.”

Summer Documentary Film Series, Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, in conjunction with POV (Point of View), Public Television’s documentary series. July 21: “The Look of Silence”; July 28: “Pervert Park”; Aug. 4: “The Birth of Sake”; Aug. 11: “All the Difference.” Free.

Wednesday 7/20

NUTS! followed by live Skype chat with filmmaker Penny Lane, 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8/$6 for SPACE members and students, 828-5600.

Thursday 7/21

“The Finest Hours,” 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Documents daring 1952 sea rescue. Free.

Monday 7/25

“Hail, Caesar,” The Coen Brothers comedy, 1 p.m., July Monday Matinee, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Wednesday 7/27

“Breaking a Monster,” and Skype Q&A with filmmaker Luke Meyer,  7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $8/$6 SPACE members and students, 828-5600.

“The Graduate,” Mike Nichols’ 1967 comedy, 7 p.m., Merrill Film Society, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Galleries

“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson,  Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to July 30.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, through Oct. 10.

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Video and performance art; artist lecture 5:30-7 p.m. July 25, Osher Hall, to Aug. 12.

Beach Girls,” Susan Roux solo exhibit, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through July 30.

“Form, Shadow and Light,” sculpture by Judy O’Donnell, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to July 23.

“Made in LA,” Maine College of Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. Through July 31.

“Otherwhere,” featuring graphite drawings by Dennis Pinette and photography by Claire Seidl, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through July 23.

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, to Aug. 26.

Rob Anderson, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Maine’s working waterfronts and life and commerce in Portland, through July 30.

“Vermont Interiors” by Diane E. Fitch, Maine College of Art Charles C. Thomas Gallery, second floor, Porteous building, 522 Congress St., through Sept. 7.

“Vision & Verse,” Art Gallery on UNE’s Portland Campus, New England Wax encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states. Gallery Artists’ Conversation Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.; through Oct. 2.

Victor Romanyshyn, memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, through Aug. 2.

William Harrison, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Pen and ink realism, through July.

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Dance of the Tribes,mixed media by Tom Paiement, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to July 30.

“Anticipation Art,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, to August.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27. 

Museums

“O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Examines the art and careers of four pioneering artists and their contributions to American modernism, through Sept. 18.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299, sphistory.org.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, weekdays noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Labor Day, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Columbus Day, call ahead advised, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170, freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

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, mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late Oct. 30. Admission and train tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 3-12, $6, mainenarrowgauge.org or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773, mewctu.com.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

Portland Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, open for tours 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 10, 138 Congress St., Portland, $10 adults, discounts available, portlandlandmarks.org./observatory/, 774-5561, ext.107.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, open for tours most weekends through Labor Day, admission $5, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, springpointlight.org.

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org.

Music

Kristen Ford, July 27, 9 p.m., Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland; July 28, 7:30 p.m., Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland, in support of her second studio release as a one-woman looping band. No cover.

Wednesday 7/20

Village Harmony Teen world music ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Deering Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. Admission at the door $5-$15, 409-6268.

Thursday 7/21

Community Drumming as Spiritual Practice, 5:30-7 p.m. introductory workshop with Todd Glacy, sponsored by ChIME at The Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. By donation, chimeofmaine.org.

Mouth Washington, Action Beat + GW Sok (the Ex) & Opening Bell, 9:30 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, heavy post rock, punk and and noise rock, $6.

Friday 7/22

Intronaut, w/ Entheos, Moon Tooth & Five Of The Eyes, 9 p.m., Empire, 
575 Congress St., Portland, eclectic post rock of the high brow variety, $12.

Saturday 7/23

“A Long Wait,” last in performance series at Fort Gorges in Casco Bay. Sound piece that includes trumpets, trombones, throat singing, and the Fort itself, http://bit.ly/29RCVKh.

Tuesday 7/26

Rhythm & Tues,  9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, classic throwback and dance tunes, $4, portlandempire.com.

The Messengers of Hope gospel quartet, 7 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Free and open to the public. Silent auction prior to the concert.

Friday 7/29

Shel, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, quartet of sisters sing Indie pop, tickets $15 at http://bit.ly/29JBa42.

Fifth Freedom CD release show, 9:30 p.m.,Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, ’90’s new rock and alternative, $5.

Saturday 7/30

Ogre, Sunrunner & Doomstone, 9:30 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. Hard rock, old school metal and sludge rock, tickets TBA.

Ongoing

Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102, liz@stlawrencearts.org.

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome, skelley@royalriver.org, royalriver.org.

Theater/Dance

Thursday 7/28

“The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 7 p.m., Peaks Island Library, celebrates Shakespeare’s inventive language on the 400th anniversary of his death and includes singing, acting and learning activities. Free.

“Tales from the End of the World,” Vivid Motion Dance Co. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 8 p.m. July 29 & 30; 5 p.m. July 31. Tickets $13/$6, children under 6, talesend.brownpapertickets.com.

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Retrospective with more than 100 documents, props, set models, costumes and an interactive children’s corner, through August. 

Saturday 7/23

Jon Fernans, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., demonstration of his modern techniques of stone carving, Little Pond Gallery, 23 Shoreline Drive, Orr’s Island, 833-3210.

Film

Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. Complete schedule at the library and patten.lib.me.us.  Free. 

Galleries

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath. Woodblock prints using traditional Japanese hanga method.

“Moved By The Waves,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Reflections of the sea by Maine artisans, beach pebble jewelry, carvings, tile work, wall pieces, markingsgallery.com, through August.

“Three Artists Three Visions,” Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, with Evelyn Dunphy, Anne Heywood and Ed McCartan, on view through July 29.

Jeff Kellar, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. Falmouth-based artist deals with architecture and space, color and surface, to Aug. 6.

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.

Annual Summer Exhibition, The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Featured exhibit is “Homage to Rothko,” a series of paintings by Georgeann Kuhl.

Ongoing

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

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, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303, gunpointcovegallery.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812, harborworksgallery.org.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell, kmizner.com.

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, maescafeandbakery.com/events, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, topshamlibrary.org, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper, widgeoncove.com.

Museums

“Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography,” Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum, to Aug. 21.

“Garden to Shore,” S. C. Myer oil paintings, Smith Union Lamarche Gallery, Bowdoin College, through July.

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum, 725-3416, to March.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building, to Sept. 4.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Music

Summer Saturday Concert Series, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. July 23: The Hollowbody Electric Band (rock), with concerts on subsequent Saturdays through Aug. 27.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, various venues and events in Brunswick through Aug. 6, bowdoinfestival.org.

Live in the Lounge – The Summer Season, 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. Brunswick. Featured acts include Viva and the Reinforcements, v i n y l j u n k y, Starcrossed Losers, Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, and LQH. Free.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, downtown Brunswick, 7 p.m. July 27 – Children’s Night with Anne Sparling & Jimmy Junkins; sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play.

Summer Organ Concerts, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 16, performed on a 1883 Hutchings- Plaisted organ.   

Ongoing

Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.

Theater/Dance

“Fiddler on the Roof,” Maine State Music Theatre, July 21-Aug. 6, Tickets at www.msmt.org, 725-8769, or at box office, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

“The Comedy of Errors,” by William Shakespeare, presented by Bath Shakespeare Festival at Library Park, 
33 Summer St., Bath. Through July 24 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

An album release party to celebrate Fifth Freedom’s sophomore effort, “Heartbreak & Hellfire,” will be held at Empire in Portland Friday, July 29. Tickets to the 18-plus show – at which The Resistance will be guest performers – are available at holdmyticket.com.

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