Arts Calendar: March 16-April 1

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“Local Color: Pieces of Maine,” paintings by Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Suzanne Woodward, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Rte. 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, to April 29.

“Logging in the Maine Woods, 1915-1928, The Paintings of Alden Grant,” on loan at Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., from Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum until March 25. New hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Admission $3 for members and children; $5 all others. 

“Under the Sea, Under the Sea,” underwater photography by Stephen Karpiak of Dive H2o Photo, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., to March 31.

“400 Years of New Mainers,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, through April 2.

Capacitate // Negate // Infiltrate, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, through March 21.

Jon Byrer, landscape artist, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to April 30.

Music-inspired mixed media paintings/drawings, by Yarmouth artist Ron Rovner, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, through May 3.

Saturday 3/19

Textile Day, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, more than 30 Maine fiber artists; weaving on a variety of looms, felting, bobbin lace and tatting, rug making and more.

Film

Maine Jewish Film Festival, to March 19. Complete festival schedule with guest speakers, panelists and forums at mjff.org.

Sierra Club monthly film series, Maine College of Art Osher Lecture Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 6:30-9 p.m., March 23, April 20, 775-3052.

The Merrill Film Society, 7 p.m. bi-weekly screenings at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 East Main St., Yarmouth. March 23: “Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)” by François Truffaut. Free admission includes popcorn, 846-4763.

Monday 3/21

“The Intern,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Film

Wednesday 3/23

“Max: Surviving the Holocaust,” Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, 6:15 p.m. reception, movie begins at 6:45 p.m. Produced by Daniel Lambert of the University of New England, features the story of Portland resident and Holocaust survivor Max Slabotzky, who will attend and be available for questions.

Thursday 3/24

“In the Blood: An Illustration of the Life, Skills, and Character of Turn-of-the-Century Maine Lumbermen and River Drivers,” 6:30 p.m., Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., $5 members, $7 all others. Reserve at freeporthistoricalsociety.org, or 865-3170.

LGBTQ Teen Spring Film Series, 2-3:30 p.m., second Saturday of the month, Portland Public Library Teen Lounge, 5 Monument Square, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens, Rasely@portlandpubliclibrary.org, 871-1700, ext. 773.

Galleries

“Places Revisited,” by Sara Gray, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 233-7273, cbedard@townsendre.com, through May 1.

“In Search of Quiet Places,” John Santoro and “Some Planted, Some Wild,” by John Knight, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 Route 1, Falmouth, to March 26.

“Thomas Crotty and his Circle,” Crotty and artists he represented, Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, on view through April. 865-4519, thosmoser.com.

“It’s Not so Black and White – 2016,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday to March 27, richardboydartgallery.com.

“Current Works,” Ken Morgan; “Photograveure,” Jeanne Wells; “Mixed Media Paintings,” Buzz Master, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland, to March 26, susanmaaschfineart.com.

“free range drawings,” by James Chute, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, on view to April 2.

“March Madness!” a group show of Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to March 26, 772-2693, greenhutgalleries.com.

“Untangled: Work from Baie Sainte Marie,” by Rob Licht, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, Porteous 2nd floor, through April 15, 775-3052, info@meca.edu.

“New Works,” acrylic and mixed media by Freeport-based artist Samantha Rand, 317 Gallery, 317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth. On view to March 30.

Friday 3/18

Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society, artists from Maine, USA, and Aomori, Japan, opening reception 5-8 p.m. by Friends of Aomori and Tetra Projects at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org, through April 1.

Saturday 3/26

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m., followed by an overview 6:30-7:30 p.m. by co-curator Earl G. Shettleworth Jr. in UNE’s Ludcke Auditorium. To June 26.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery, Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Woodbury Campus Center, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499, une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink’s Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artisan Maine, 178 Lower Main St., Freeport, 869-4050.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Art Loft Gallery, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705.

Art Studios at Cottage Road, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, bridgegalleryportland.com.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700, capecottagegallery.com.

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585, carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260, cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334, portlandpottery.com.

Cia Cafe and Gallery, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 747-4414.

Clayton’s Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-1117.

Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Couleur Collection, 240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2401, couleurcollection.co.

Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, Portland North Business Park, 60 Gray Road, Building 1, Suite 16, Falmouth, 541-9171. DaVinciExperienceGallery.com.

Dobra Tea, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 210-6566.

Domaine Gallery, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270, domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408, embergrove.com.

emilie inc., 227 Congress St., Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932, filamentgallery.com.

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728.

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.

Forgotten Transport, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426, fourwallsgallery.com.

Free Street Gallery at Maine College of Art, 87 Free St., Portland, 653-7271.

Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505, frostgullygallery.com.

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

GEM Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027, hollyready.com.

ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu.

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522, jamesongallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June LaCombe Sculpture, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com.

Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, 766-2940, artsprits@myfairpoint.net.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759, maineartsworkshop.com.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu.

Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Maine Roasters Coffee, 82 Portland Road (U.S. Route 1), Yarmouth.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.

Open Concepts Gallery and Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822.

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

Ponomo, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., 2nd Floor, Portland, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.

Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Radiant Light Gallery, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydartgallery.com.

Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.com.

Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, 576-7787, rouxandcyrgallery.com.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955, susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Gallery, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, 874-9868.

USM Osher Map Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4850, oshermaps.org.

USM Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4270.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, 232-1214, info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.

Museums

“Gatherings: recent paintings of Portland and beyond,” by Henry Isaacs, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org, to May 8.

“Patterns of Aggression,” The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th Floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to May 29.

“SPACE: A Journey to Our Future and The Robot Zoo,” Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Maine Wharf, Portland.

Youth Art Month exhibit, featuring student art from across the state, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, to April 3.

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, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., 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, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; 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, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

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, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

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

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

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

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

Music

Thursday 3/17

Squid Jiggers St. Patrick’s Day show, 7 p.m., 10 Mayo St., Portland, harmonious folk and sea shanties, $15/advance, $18/door; all ages, 879-4629.

Friday 3/18

Patty Griffin and John Prine Tribute, One Longfellow Square fundraiser, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 3/19

Habana Sax, Afro-Cuban, salsa, Latin jazz and Brazilian rhythms, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8 p.m. Advance tickets $25 at onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=452.

Makem & Spain, Irish band, 7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Cneter, 34 Gray St., Portland. Advance tickets $20 at Bull Moose, 780-0118 or $35/door.

Chasing the Light and Broken 51, 6:30 p.m., Holy Grounds Coffee House at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St. (near Denny’s), Portland. No cover, donations welcome. Reserve a table at facebook.com/holygroundsportland.

Sunday 3/20

Mayday Parade, pop rockers, “American Lines Tour,” State Theater, Portland.

Public Concert of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. Tickets $10/$5 seniors/students, free, and includes reception after.

“Welcome to Chamber Music: Is it Soup Yet?” Portland String Quartet class, 2-3:30 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $18, grants available, lark@larksociety.org, 761-1522.

Monday 3/21

Builder of the House music video with deejay Cherry Lemonade, be part of the crowd at 6 p.m. taping, venue change to STYXX, 3 Spring St., Portland. Drag and related outfits/costumes encouraged, facebook.com/events/456524434554550.

“Tales of Old Ireland,” Lynne Cullen, Janet Lynch, Kurt Kish, “Seanachie Nights,” monthly series of spoken word/musical performances from Celtic and British culture, 7-9 p.m., Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, free, donation suggested, 253-0288.

Tuesday 3/22

“The Lavender Blues,” 8 p.m., one-woman show by Sarah Kilborne. Pride Portland! fundraiser about obscure, revolutionary music history of the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Advance tickets $10/students/seniors, $15/adults at 181 State St. or bit.ly/1L6yJqJ; $20 at
the door.

Wednesday 3/23

“Pop-up” performance by violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Benjamin Noyes, 4 p.m., hosted by the Kismet Foundation at Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth; open rehearsal 6 p.m., March 30. Space is limited; call 846-9559 for reservations.

Thursday 3/24

“Easter Program,” 7:30 p.m., Bach arias with the DaPonte String Quartet, the Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $20 at DaPonte.org.

Friday 3/25

Johnny A., 7 p.m., blues, jazz, rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland.

True Blues and The Campbell Brothers Band, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium. Tickets at portlandovations.org, contact PortTIX at 842-0800 or visit the box office.

Saturday 3/26

“All Creatures Great and Small,” 7 p.m., Maine Pops Concert band tribute to the animal world, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road. Tickets $10/$7, students free. Benefits Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland, wish list for donations at arlgp.org/wishlist, more info at mainepops.org.

Guitarist and composer Pete McCann, 8 p.m., hosted by Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tickets $5/students, $10/ seniors, $15/advance, at Starbird Music and Jet Video in Portland, $20/door, 828-1310.

Sunday 3/27

The Expendables with Passafire, Roots Of Creation, at Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. Tickets $15/ advance, $18/door, facebook.com/theexpendables.

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

“The Learned Ladies,” two-act comedy by Greely High School Drama Club,
303 Main St., Cumberland. Tickets $5/$7 March 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12/$15 for Dinner Theatre performance March 19 at 6 p.m. GreelyDramaBoosters.org.

“The Tin Woman,” based on the true story of an organ recipient who meets the donor family. The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. Pay what you can Thursday; Friday and Saturday, $18/$15, to March 26, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com, 747-5434.

“First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” national tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Portland Public Library, to April 3.

“Gallery: The Choreographers’ Work,” Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., various times March 18, 19. Tickets are $30 for 7 p.m. shows and $25 for 3 p.m. shows, available at portlandballet.org/tickets.

“Reefer Madness: The Musical,” March 11-20, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus. Various ticket prices, http://bit.ly/1XOWvch, 780-5555 or 780-5151.

“Shear Madness,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Various times Wednesday-Sunday, $22-$30, through March 20. Call 885-5883 for reservations and information or goodtheater.com.

“The Secret Garden,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, March 11-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Tickets $17.99-$21.99, lyricmusictheater.org, 799-1421.

Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,” March 15‐26, (no shows March 17, 21, 22), Saturdays 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 5 p.m.; all other shows 7:30 p.m. Pie Man Theatre Company, Mayo Street Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets $15 at the door or piemantheatre.org/box‐office/.

Friday 4/1

The Capitol Steps, political humorists, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Tickets $34.20- $44 at portlandovations.org, 842-0800 or the Merrill box office.

Ongoing

“Worst Day of the Week,” 8 p.m. every Monday at Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. March 28: theatrical event “This is Awkward: Lucy’s 23rd Birthday.” No cover; donations accepted, portcityblue.com/calendar/.

Mid-Coast

Auditions

“Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent!” hosted by The Rotary Club of Brunswick, deadline March 26 for April 8 show at the Crooker Theatre in Brunswick. All ages and types of talent welcome; no entry fee, cash prizes. Applications at http://bit.ly/1MVfw8Q and at local schools. 

Benefits

Friday 3/18

Mainely Improv fundraiser for Mt. Ararat Middle School eighth-grade field trips. In the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Concessions available; donations of nonperishables requested for Midcoast Hunger Prevention Project. Tickets $10/adults, $5/students, $25/family at the door and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2496000

Call for Submissions

Art2016 juried show by Kennebec Valley Art Association, deadline for e-submissions April 1 at harlowgallery.org/art2016-call-for-artists/ for showing at Harlow Gallery in Hallowell May 13- June 18. 

Exhibits

2016 Membership Art Show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Mixed media of pastel, oil, acrylic painting, photography, sculpture and textile, to April 1.

“Encaustic Photographs” by Jane Page-Conway, Fellowship Art Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., to April 13.

“Eye/Hand,” prints by Judith Long and photographs by Burke Long, Tao Yuan Restaurant, 22 Pleasant St., Brunswick, through April 30.

“Trilogy of Art,” featuring rug maker Sue Perless, fiber artist Catherine Worthington and potter Harold Roberts, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, to March 29, http://bit.ly/1QvUyjI.

Friday 3/18

Pastel artist Jerri Whitman, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., The Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, with refreshments, live music; on exhibit through May 7.

Saturday 3/19

“Brushstrokes with Impact,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe at Tontine Mall, Brunswick, pop-up art show, paint-a-thon and raffle, with 50 percent benefiting Coastal Humane Society.

Thursday 3/24

“Wildlife, Capturing the Moment,” wildlife and nature photographer Juan Pons, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, Topsham. Sponsored by First Light Camera Club, free for its members, $10 all others.

Friday 3/25

“Altered,” featuring Jessica Straus, Daniel Anselmi, Abbie Read, Ieva Tatarski, Karen MacDonald and Paula Green, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell, 5-8 p.m. opening reception; gallery talk at 7 p.m., to April 30, kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Galleries

New artists exhibit, potter Cathie Hammond and weaver Elizabeth Hunter, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through April, 443-1499.

“Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Walker Art Building, through April 17.

Ongoing

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

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.

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.

Museums

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Focus, Halford Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, to June 5.

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

Building a Vocal Community: Singing in the African American Tradition, deadline March 26 for April 2 workshop at Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. Musical experience not necessary. To register, call 729-8515 or at ysaye.brownpapertickets.com.

Friday 3/18

Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick. Open mic sign up at 6:45 for 7 p.m. stage time. Featuring singers/performers BRIO at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/19

Lauren Crosby, with GoldenOak, 7:30 p.m., grand finale of the winter concert series at Chocolate Church Art Center Annex, 804 Washington St. Bath. Tickets $10 at chocolatechurcharts.org or 442-8455.

Music in March: String Tide, 1 p.m., energetic folkgrass/Americana cover band from Brunswick and Bowdoin, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,  725-1727, topshamlibrary.org, facebook.com/stringtide.

Sunday 3/20

“Pops Parade,” The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Concert Series III, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Music by Gershwin, Williams and others. Tickets $20 at the door, 846-5378, or midcoastsymphony.org. Under 18, college students, free.

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

Sunday 3/27

“Easter Program,” 3 p.m., Bach arias with the DaPonte String Quartet, Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Tickets $20 at DaPonte.org.

Theater

“Bye Bye Birdie,” by Brunswick High School Players, Crooker Theatre, Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $12, adults; $10 seniors at the box office, 319-1910.

Hot Country Nights, musical revue and comedy show in the “Hee Haw” style, 7 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road,  Tickets $10, adults, $5 students and seniors, benefits Midcoast Hunger Prevention, BHS Class of 2016, and BHS Music Department, facebook.com/Hot-Country-Nights-188983457804651/?ref=hl.

Modern cabaret performer Sarah Kilborne will perform her one-woman show, “The Lavender Blues,” March 22 at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The show brings to light the quiet, yet powerful songs that spoke about what it was like to be gay during the Roaring 1920s and Dirty 1930s. 

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