Arts Calendar: June 29-July 8

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Greater Portland


“Beauty and the Beast,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, July 10, 6:30 p.m.; July 11, 5:30 p.m.,, 799-1421


Sunday 7/10

Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction and cocktail reception, 5-8 p.m. Spurwink Farm, Cape Elizabeth. Reserve for $60 a person at Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road,,, 767-6054. Proceeds support land conservation efforts.


Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art), 8:30 p.m. July 3: “Psycho”; July 10, “Labyrinth.”; July 17, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”; July 24, “E.T.”

Wednesday 6/29

“Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8, $6 members and students.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at


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.

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

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, to June 26.

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

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

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

First Friday 7/1

“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to July 30.

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” 5-8 p.m. opening, 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,” opening 5-8 p.m., Susan Roux solo exhibit, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through July 30.

“Form, Shadow and Light,” 5-8 p.m., opening of sculpture by Judy O’Donnell, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to July 23.

“Made in LA,” reception 5-8 p.m., Maine College of Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. Through July 31.

Rob Anderson, 10 a.m. opening, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Maine’s working waterfronts and life and commerce in Portland, through July 30.

Victor Romanyshyn, 6-9 p.m., gathering and memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m. opening, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Pen and ink realism, through July.

Tuesday 7/5

Artist Lecture: Huma Bhabha, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, free.

Thursday 7/7

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, opening reception 5-8 p.m., UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Dance of the Tribes,mixed media by Tom Paiement, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to July 30.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, artist reception 5:30-7 p.m, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27. 

Monday 7/11

Artist Lecture: Lori Nix, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland.


“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.

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, through July 10.


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

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,

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; 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 to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at or 828-0814.

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

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

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 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

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

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

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 Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Thursday 6/30

Zack and Sam DuPont, sibling indie-folk-americana duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland,

Friday 7/1

CascoBay UkeFest concert, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. 

Take Back Home! 5 p.m., benefit for Hope Acts, working for Portland’s immigrants and recovering addicts, Portland House of Music, BBQ, raffles, tickets $10

Monday 7/2

Dana MassiveCD release show, with Dionysia, Dustin Saucier & The Sad Bastards & Push/Shove,  9 p.m., Empire, Portland, 18-plus, $6,

Tuesday 7/5 

Lula Wiles, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, Appalachian ballads to classic country, $15/advance, $20/day of.

Wednesday 7/6

Earth Jams Concert with Matt Loosigian, I Heart Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder summer reading program, 3-4 p.m., Riverton Branch Library, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.

Friday 7/8

Coffee House, featuring Roberto & Kathryn, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. Vocal jazz/guitar duo, perform the Great American Songbook, originals, classic rock. All ages; freewill offering , 781-3413.


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

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,,


First Annual Portland Comedy Festival, July 8 and 9, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1751,

Saturday 7/9

The Here Kitty Kitties, 8 p.m., patriotic burlesque event, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland.



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.

Ocean Waves Quilters show, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, Route 24, Orr’s Island. Light refreshments, boutique items. July 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 729-8822,

Wednesday 7/6

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” 1 p.m. opening reception, 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. 


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. (No film July 12). Complete schedule at the library and Free. 


“Fabulous Faces in Fiber,” famous faces fabricated into pillows by Elizabeth Stoyko, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

“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.

 “Summer’s First Light,” photography by The First Light Camera Club, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,, to July 6.

Friday 7/8

“From Near and Far,” 5 to 8 p.m. artist’s reception for Tim Banks and Ed Morton, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, through July 29.

Sunday 7/10

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” opening reception 2-5 p.m., Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.


Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099,

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 Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

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

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

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,

Just for Kids

Create-A-Play Theater/Art Day Camp, Orion Performing Arts Center, July 18-22, open to students finishing grades 5-8, brochures at, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham. Contact Judy Lloyd at the Orion, or 729-2950, ext. 7.


Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography, Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, to Aug. 21.

“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,,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.


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,

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,


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

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, downtown Brunswick, 7 p.m. July 6 – Cilantro;  7 p.m. July 13 – JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs; 7 p.m. July 20 – Colwell Brothers Band; 5 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, July 13 – Aug. 16, on the 1883 Hutchings- Plaisted organ.   

Saturday 7/2

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, 7:30 p.m., Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Tickets $18/advance at; $22/day of show.

Saturday 7/9

Amy and the Engine, 6 p.m., Waterfront Park, Bath. First in Chocolate Church Arts Center Summer Saturday Concert Series. Boston-based indie pop-rock band. July 16: The SHIPMATES, maritime harmonies; July 23: The Hollowbody Electric Band (rock), with concerts on subsequent Saturdays through Aug. 27.

Tuesday 7/12

“Clarinet Envy” by DaPonte String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 936 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; tickets $25 at


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


“Evita,” Maine State Music Theatre, through July 16. Tickets at, 725-8769, or Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Maine State Music Theatre, panel discussions at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick about current show being presented. July 6: noon-1 p.m., “Evita,” followed by opening of an exhibit presented by the MSMT History Committee. Tickets at, 725-8769, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road.

Wednesday 7/6  

“The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 6 p.m., performance and program celebrating William Shakespeare’s inventive language on the 400th anniversary of his death, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Don your red, white and blue and join The Here Kitty Kitties at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,
Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. for a patriotic burlesque event. The star-spangled show features local acts Wicked Burlesque and Haremstella. For tickets and more, see