Arts Calendar: July 4-14

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Greater Portland


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

“America Now … A Dialogue,” July 7-21, Portland Public Library, Monument Square, in conjunction with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, to July 21.

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


Space’s 2018 Summer Rooftop Film Series at Bayside Bowl, sunset Wednesdays through Aug. 29 (no film July 4,) 58 Alder St., Portland, food trucks, cash bar, 791-2695, Free.

Saturday 7/7

“Brimstone Glory,” and + Q&A with artist-in-residence Justin Favela, 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. Free.


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows Monday and Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.,  780-4249, for schedule.


Robert Andrew Parker Exhibit, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Portraits, figures, animals, planes, World War II warships, cityscapes and landscapes from world travels, to Sept. 16.
“Carried From Home: Stories of Southern Maine’s Resettled Refugees,” Venn + Maker, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 8.
“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.
“Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years,” University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Selections from the permanent collection and the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection, to July 15. 
Friday 7/6
Mainely Frames and Gallery, 5-8 p.m., 541 Congress St., Portland, antique and modern maps of Maine, U.S. & world. 
Saturday 7/7
Pat Chandler, meet the artist 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Epps Street, Peaks Island. 
Friday 7/13

“Above and Beyond” by Mardie Weldon, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Sept. 1. 


“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. 
“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 21 German prints executed between the World Wars highlights George Grosz’s 1922 lithographic suite,, to July 15.
Thursday 7/5
“Summer Goulash,” DaPonte String Quartet, featuring Bartok, Brahms, and Haydn, 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, $30 at the door or Longfellow Books, Portland; discounted 10 percent at
Exhibitions: July 12, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Thursday 7/12 

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,  5-7 p.m. exhibit opening for “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 Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

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,


Summer Community Concert Series, free weekly outdoor performances Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 30, Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland,

Thursday 7/5

Winslow Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m., Coastal Winds Band, for complete listing.

Friday 7/6

Earl Mac Album Release w/ Eric Glockler (of Strangefolk) and Steve Jones, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Wednesday 7/11

“Opera Maine: Three Decembers,” 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $14/$22,


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.


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, July 13-29, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., $12/$15, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., pay-what-you-want July 12, 7:30 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.

“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, open mic night 7:30-9 p.m. July 25, on view to  Aug. 6.

The First Light Camera Club Photo Exhibit, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, to July 9, 

Tuesday 7/10

Maine State Music Theatre Exhibit, 5 p.m., opening reception, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, highlights MSMT’s 60-year history, to Aug. 31.


“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 (no film July 17).

Wednesday 7/11

 “A Wrinkle in Time,” family Movie Night, 5 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free popcorn, bring pillows and blankets if desired, recommended for age 10 and up.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St. Bath, new works by co-op members and guest artist Katharina Keoughan, to July 13.

Thursday 7/12 

Steve Burns and Helen Farnham from Markings Gallery, artist talk and private viewing, 5-7 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath.

Friday 7/13 

“Fabrications and Flower Power,” Points of View Artists opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., work in fabric and oil, to Aug. 3. 


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,


“Art from the Northern Plains,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-native artists, to July 8. 

“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


Summer Waterfront Concert Series, 6 p.m. Saturdays in July and August, starting July 14, waterfront park on Commercial Street, Bath. Free. 

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

Saturday 7/7

Chocolate Church Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m., Matt Newberg, contemporary folk on the waterfront, Commercial Street, Bath, weather dependent. Free.

Bowdoin Community Concert, 2 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, students of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, all ages. Free.

Monday 7/9

Turtle Island Quarte, 7:30 p.m., homage to jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $45 at box office, ­373­1400,

Thursday 7/12

DaPonte String Quartet “Summer Goulash” featuring Bartok, Brahms, and Haydn, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, $30/door,, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick.


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,


Wednesday 7/11

“Peek Behind the Curtain – Beauty and the Beast,” noon-1 p.m., panel discussion, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free and open to the public.

“Twelfth Night” is being presented by Bath Shakespeare Festival July 12- 22 in Library Park, 33 Summer St.,
Bath. Tickets are $15/$20 through