Arts Calendar: July 25-Aug. 3

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Poured Enamel Paint Landscapes by Jon Byrer, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through July.

Landscape & Avian Images, photos by Dudley Warner, Clayton’s Cafe, 447 Route 1, Yarmouth, to Aug. 24.

Photographs from Yarmouth Historical Society, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Sept. 8.

Friday 8/3 

Akida Jawara Tesfa, opening reception 5-8 p.m. for NYC-based artist, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland, to Aug. 29.


“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.


Summer Rooftop Film Series, hosted by Space at Bayside Bowl, sunset Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 58 Alder St., Portland. Food trucks, cash bar, 791-2695, Free.

Thursday 7/26

“On the Waterfront,” 7 p.m., hosted by KINONIK and St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress. St., Portland, monthly film series featuring landmark films projected from 16mm, $8 at the door,


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249,


Robert Andrew Parker Exhibit, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Variety of subjects inspired by world travels, to Sept. 16.
Pat ChandlerRichard Boyd Art Gallery, Epps Street, Peaks Island, through July 30. 
“Cosmos,” work by Jim Nickelson, Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 28.  
Maine College of Art Summer Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m. Mondays to July 30, MECA, Porteous Building, Portland, full schedule at Free.

“Above and Beyond” by Mardie Weldon, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Sept. 1.
Friday 7/27
“Bang On, Divine Hammer,” exhibit opening 5-8 p.m., Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, multiple artists reflect on the persistence of the maker, to Sept. 7.
Saturday 8/4

Amy Bickford, artist reception noon-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Gallery, corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, Peaks Island.


“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, to Sept. 16. 
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Home” by Nancy Glassman, “Getting Wind of It” by Samuel Gelber and “Through My Father’s Lens” by Henry Pollard, to Aug. 31.   


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 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, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

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,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., train rides on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland,, 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday,

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday,, 772-2841.

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


Winslow Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Winslow Park and Campground, 30 Main St., Freeport, admission $2/$3, for complete listing.

Summer Community Concert Series, free weekly outdoor performances 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 30, Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland,

Thursday 7/26

Charlie Parr, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12/$15,

Friday 7/27

Bob Charest Band, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, soul/pop/dance, $8/$12,

Phoebe Bridgers w/Angelica Garcia, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18,

Saturday 7/28

Casco Bay Ukefest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, workshops, concerts, see for details. 

Sunday 7/29

Balkun Brothers, 8 p.m. Bayside Bowl, 56 Alder St., Portland, psychedelic rock, blues and jam-funk. Free. 

Red Gallager, 3 p.m., Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road, old time classic favorites. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday 8/2

Daponte String Quartet: “What the Light Was Like,” 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, world premiere with guest reader Richard Blanco, tickets, at the door.

Friday 8/3

Anni Clark, 3:30 p.m., Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road. Free. 

Saturday 8/4

Halestorm & In This Moment, 6 p.m., Maine State Pier, Portland, $29+,

Sunday 8/5 

Village Harmony Teen World-Music Ensemble Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 97 Main St. Yarmouth, $15/adults, $5/kids. 


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Funk To Make Your Mondays Do Good with Hambone and Frank Hopkins, 9 p.m. Mondays, Portland House of Music, $5/door.

Happy Hour with The Working Dead, 5-7:30 p.m. jam every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, no cover.

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Irish Music Sessions: Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Portland Sunday Session, RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland; Monday, 6-8 p.m., O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough; Wednesday, 9 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 

Maine Dead Project Jam, 8 p.m., every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,, $5.

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, get-to-know-your-local-musician and instrument petting zoo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Eurydice,” presented by Fenix Theatre Co., 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday to July 29 at the reflecting pool in Deering Oaks, Portland, (July 28 at Congress Square Park), by donation.

PlayLab, accepting submissions of full-length plays until July 31 for the 2018-19 season for readings of new works by Maine playwrights in Portland,

“SIX,” collection of one-act and short comedies, Freeport Players, to July 29, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., $12/$15, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.,



“The Midcoast Show,” Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, featuring Maine artist Diane Beem, to August.

“Garth Williams – Illustrator of the Century,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, including pieces from “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “Little House on the Prairie,” through July.

Maine State Music Theatre Exhibit, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, highlights MSMT’s 60-year history, to Aug. 31.

Margaret Leonard Paintings, Local Market and Cafe, 148 Maine St., Brunswick, Aug. 1-through September, paintings of southern Italy. 

“Sun Struck,” work of Lynn Pulsifer of Brunswick, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through July. 

“Waterways,” Frontier, 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, 2018 All Species Art Show to benefit Cathance River Education, to Aug. 6.

Wednesday 8/1

“Souvenirs,” 4 p.m. opening reception for watercolors and oils by Frances Pratt Caswell, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through Sept. 28.


“Blasts from the Past” summer film festival, Patten Free Library, Bath. Eight-week series of summer blockbusters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays til Aug. 14.


Needle Felting by Helen Farnham, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, inspired by marine life and exotic animals, to July 31.

“Fabrications and Flower Power,” Points of View Artists, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., works in fabric and oil, to Aug. 3. 

“Celebrating 30 Years, Past to Present,” Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. 

Friday 7/27

“Space, Time and Place,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, original work by four artists from the Judson Studio in Bath, to Sept. 11.

Saturday 7/28
Charlie Hewitt Solo Show, opening reception 4-6 p.m., ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason Street, Brunswick, to Aug. 25.

Thursday 8/9

“Elemental Fire Sprite,” 5-7 p.m., artists’ talk and reception by artist Melanie West and felt artist Susan Mills, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through August.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

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

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.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

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

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

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,


“Made in Maine,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, artworks created in Maine during the first half of the 20th century, to Aug. 19.

“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, youngest artist among the founders of the New York School, exhibit focuses on paintings from the ’60s and early ’70s, to Sept. 16.

“Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, to Oct. 1. 

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art; explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28.


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, Free. 

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick. Free.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12,, 729-6606.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period,

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

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December. 

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum,  243 Washington St., Bath, permanent, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.

Walking Tours of Chamberlain’s Brunswick, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606, visit


Chocolate Church Summer Concert Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturdays to Aug. 25, waterfront park on Commercial Street, Bath, weather dependent, free. 

Bowdoin International Music Festival, to Aug. 3, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, various venues, subscription and schedule at, 373-1400.

Music on the Mall, 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Aug. 29, Thursdays in bad weather, Brunswick Town Mall, downtown Maine Street,

Saturday 7/28

Community Concert, Bowdoin International Music Festival, 2-3 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free.

Friday 8/3

Violin Soloist Itamar Zorman, Bowdoin International Music Festival finale, 7:30 p.m., Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, $45,

Thursday 8/9

DaPonte String Quartet: “What the Light Was Like,” 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, tickets, at the door.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


Saturday Night Fever, Maine State Music Theatre, tickets at, 725-8769, box office in Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, to Aug. 4.

Monday 7/30

“Bye Bye Birdie,” Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, 2 & 7:30 p.m., youth production about 1960s small-town America, teenagers, and rock ‘n’ roll, tickets at, 725-8769, at the box office, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

I Love the 90’s Tour, featuring Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, All 4 One, Rob Base, Tone Loc, and Young MC, arrives in Portland Aug. 3 at Maine State Pier. Tickets available at