Arts Calendar: June 13-23

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Friday 6/15 

Royal River Community Players Clam Festival Parade Float and Showtunes Sing-Along, auditions 6-8 p.m. for actors and singers, Community House, 179 East Main St., Yarmouth.


Acrylic Landscapes by Freeport resident Jan Brackett, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through June.

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

“I Am More: Facing Stigma,” black and white photo exhibit, ThinkTank Coworking, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Yellow Tulip Project’s mission to support people struggling with mental illness,, to June 30.

“Works in Watercolor,” by Randy Eckard, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through June 29. 

“Working Waterfront,” new photos by David Wade, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 29.

Saturday 6/16

Maine Student Photography Show, inaugural event opens at 2 p.m. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, showcases work of students from Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, Casco Bay, Deering, and Yarmouth high schools, to July 7.

Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, 1-4 p.m., Piper Shores, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough.


Space’s 2018 Summer Rooftop Film Series at Bayside Bowl, Wednesdays June 13-Aug. 29 (no film July 4,) 58 Alder St., Portland, 791-2695, Free.


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,

“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. 
“Print, Protest, Power,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, explores the power of the printed poster, to June 22. 
“On the River and Beyond,” by Gail Clark, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through June 30.

Thursday 6/14

“Cosmos,” work by Jim Nickelson, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Artist talk 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 27, on view to July 28.  

Wednesday 6/20 

“Carried From Home: Stories of Southern Maine’s Resettled Refugees,” opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Venn + Maker, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 8.
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Musicians,” by Ted Arnold; “The Museum Paintings” by Rush Brown and “In Loving Memory” by Alex Sax, to July 5. 
“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.
Friday 6/15
“Architecture,” Noontime Talk, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, free with admission. 
Friday 6/22

“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” opens at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. 

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 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, 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 to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland: June 15, 8 p.m., Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, Sam Baker; June 16, 8 p.m., Katie Matzell w/marantos Quartet; June 17, 7 p.m., Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson,

“Portland Bach Experience: Classical Music for a Modern World,” June 8-17, details at

Friday 6/15

The Flukes, Falmouth Library Ukulele Society, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 
76 Congress St., Portland, adults/$15, seniors & students, $12,

Saturday 6/16

Holy Grounds Coffee House, featuring Lisa Gallant Seal and the LGS Band with  Channels of Blessing, 6 p.m., The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Dinner, beverages and dessert available for purchase; donations for musicians. 

Magic 8 Ball Summer Solstice Concert, 7 p.m., St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18,

“Celebrate the 20th Concert,” Wescustago Youth Chorale, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Includes all five conductors and alumni singers performing favorites from the past 20 years, by donation,

Sunday 6/17

Chris Hillman, co-founder of The Byrds, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $40/$50,

Monday 6/18

“Rooftop + Beats: DJ Hi Duke,” 8-10 p.m., Bayside Bowl Rooftop DJ concert series, 58 Alder St., Portland, funk, soul, jazz and boogie,, all ages, free.

Jose Duddy, 4 p.m., Sable Lodge Senior Resort, 74 Running Hill Road, South Portland.

Tuesday 6/19

G-Nome Project, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, livetronica, $8/$12,

Thursday 6/21

Ben Caplan, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, Jewish and Eastern European folk melodies/rootsy folk-rock, $12,

Make Music Portland, 85 performances, music lessons, jam sessions, play-along events, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., full schedule at Free.


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.


“Horsetail,” kick off to Portfringe festival, 7:30 p.m. June 13-15, Portland Stage Studio Theater, 25 Forest Ave., innovative shadow play reminiscent of the Old West, $15,

PortFringe 2018, June 16-23, by-lottery, non-juried festival of new, edgy, and experimental performances across six venues in Portland’s Arts District,

Ventriloquist/Singer Darci Lynne, tickets on sale for Sunday, June 24, family-friendly show at Merrill Auditorium, Portland,

“The Foreigner,” 7:30 p.m. June 15 & 16; 2:30 p.m. June 17, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, $18/$22, 799-1421,

Saturday 6/16

“Gay Side Story,” 4:30-6 p.m., USM, Luther Bonney Hall, 86 Bedford St., Portland, includes community discussion, by donation.

“Miranda Sings Live: No Offense Tour,” 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Portland, all ages, $39-$85,



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

“Animal Alchemy, a Fabric Art Show,” by Linda Shepard, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, to July 4.

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


“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). June 19: “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”


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

“New Sculptures,” by Gary Andersen, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, sculpture for inside and out, to June 30.

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through June 30.

“Earth and Sky,” by Points of View Artists, opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., through June 29.

“Philadelphia in Maine,” opening reception 4 to 6 p.m., ICON, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, features seven artists from Philadelphia with Maine ties, to July 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. 

“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, June 12-Oct. 1. 

Saturday 6/23

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” family activities and opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28. Free.


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,

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


Bowdoin International Music Festival, June 25-Aug. 3, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, various venues, subscription and more info at, 373-1400.

Friday 6/15 

Jud Caswell, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, open mic sign up 6:45 p.m., feature act, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 6/16

“Building a Vocal Community: Singing in the African American Tradition,” workshop by Ysaye Barnwell, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., register at 729-8515,

Monday 6/18

“I Love a Piano,” 2 & 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick,  celebrates the music of Irving Berlin, tickets at, 725-8769, box office.

Saturday 6/23

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Barbershop Bash with Royal River Chorus and  Nor’easters Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $8-$18, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books,


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 6/16

“Cinderella,” 1:30 p.m., The Theatre for Young Audiences program at Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St., Brunswick,, 725-8769.

Tickets now on sale for Miranda Sings’ brand new “No Offense Tour,” coming to Portland for an all-ages show at State Theatre on July 17. Tickets are $39-$85 at