Arts Calendar: March 20-30

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

Landscape Photographer Rick Berk, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through March, www.rickberk.com.

“Maine’s Four Seasons for Art,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, through March. 

“Drawing Now,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 30 abstract artists from 11 countries in their first U.S. showing, to March 22.

Tom Bloom Photography, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, through March. 

Film

“Woman at War,” March 22-24, Portland Museum of Art, documentary about environmental activist, $7/$9, 775-6148.

Thursday 3/21

“Addiction,” 5:30 p.m., screening and discussion of the PBS NOVA film, Parker Pavilion, University of New England, Portland campus. Free and open to the public.

Sunday 3/24

Ready for a Change Film Series: “Traces of the Trade” and “Ruby Bridges,” 3-5 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday 3/27

“Body Heat,” 7 p.m., Merrill Film Society hosts at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Inspired by “Double Indemnity,” plot about killing the femme fatale’s husband. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

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

Galleries

Marguerite Lawler: A Passage in Time & Richard Keen: Monhegan Abstracted, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to April 6.
 
“Building Block,” works by Andrew Scripter and Jimmy Viera, Akari, 193 Middle St., Portland, through April. 

“Ground Signals” by Portland photographer Tonee Harbert, Speedwell projects, 630 Forest Ave., Portland, captures humans’ interaction with the landscape, through March 30.

“My Primary Ghost,” photos by Smith Galtney, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, to March 29.  

“Gardens & Peoples,” Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, MP Landis abstracts, to March 31.

“Ephemeral,” Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, land and seascapes, still lifes, and figural studies by Freeport artist Shelley Breton, to May 4.
 
Joanne Arnold Photography, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth, to May 4.
 
Ongoing 

“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April, bit.ly/2PPy13X.
 
Museums

Maine Jewish Museum, “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” to May 10.
  
“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, to May 5.
 
Youth Art Month, Portland Museum of Art, multimedia exhibit sponsored by Maine Art Education Association, through April 1.
 
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
 
Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, open 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 31, free admission.
 
Thursday 3/21
 
The Telling Room’s Young Writers and Leaders Reading Event, 4 p.m., Portland Museum of Art. International, multilingual high school students share their stories. Free and open to the public.
 
Wednesday 3/27
 
Artist Talk with Lilian Garcia-Roig, 4 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, $8, members free, register at bit.ly/2HxVmGP
  
Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

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, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m., portlandmuseum.org.

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

Music

Thursday 3/21 

Bach Birthday Bash, 4-5 p.m., Portland Public Library, Monument Square. The Kids Are Alright event with musical games, story time and birthday cake.

Daponte String Quartet: Winter Series II, 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Features work by Shostakovich, Bartók and Haydn. Tickets at http://www.daponte.org/

Friday 3/22

Raging Brass, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, seven-piece band creates Afro-Caribbean music, $12/$15, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Sunday 3/24

Portland Ceili Band, 3-5 p.m., RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland. Free, fun and family-friendly, with dances called by the Burns Sisters. 

Tuesday 3/26

Songwriting Workshop, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Open to new, experienced, or want-to-be-a-writer writers, taught by award-winning songwriter Jud Caswell every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Tuesday Classical Concert, featuring works by Brahms and Schumann, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland,  tickets 842-0800 or porttix.com.

USM Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m., Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland, by donation, proceeds support spring tour to Vietnam.

Ongoing

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

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough, oreillyscure.com.

Theater/Dance

“West Side Story,” Thursday-Saturday March 28-30, 7 p.m., March 31, 2 p.m. Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland, $10/adults,  $8 students/seniors, msad51.org.

“Cinderella,” weekends March 22-April 7, Maine State Ballet, 348 US Route One, Falmouth, $21-27, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587.

“Lucky Stiff,” March 27-April 28, Good Theater, Munjoy Hill, Portland, over-the-top murder-mystery,  $25-$32, goodtheater.ticketspice.com/lucky.

“Camelot,” March 22-April 7, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. ASL-interpreted March 31, tickets $6-$20, portlandplayers.org,  799-7337.

“The Bridges of Madison County,” Fridays to Sundays March 29-April 14, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. S. Portland. ASL-interpreted March 30, tickets $19 & $23, 799-1421, lyricmusictheater.org.

“Life Sucks.,” March 21-April 7, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland. Brash, irreverent reworking of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” $20-$25, madhorse.com.

“The Half-Light,” to March 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., world premiere by Maine author Monica Wood, explores whether people can be trained to see the dead, $31-$68, portlandstage.org/show/the-half-light.

“We Can Eat Love,” March 22-31, Portland Stage Studio Theater, 29A Forest Ave. New play by Margie Castleman with heart, soul, and a little music, portlandstage.org/studio-series.

Midcoast

Auditions

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre, open auditions 6 p.m. March 24 & 25, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., performances June 7-16, www.laclt.com.

Exhibits

“Exploring Our Neighborhood,” Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, works by Denise MacLatchy and Jennifer Novelli, through March.

“Visions of Light,” photos by First Light Camera Club, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick, to mid-April.

Julie Babb, Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, detailed gouache paintings of birds and natural subjects, through April 30. 

Landscape Photographer Rick Berk, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through March, www.rickberk.com.

Maine’s Four Seasons for Art, Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, through March. 

Sebascodegan Artists Group Show, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., to March 26.

Film

John Ford Film Series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to March 26, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission and refreshments, see patten.lib.me.us/events for films.

Ongoing

Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film, explorefrontier.com/events/film.

Galleries

Anne Brecher-Bogart, Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com, to May 3.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

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

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, markingsgallery.com.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300, povartistsmaine.com.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936, sarahgreenier.com.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Museums

“Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, exhibit introduces the school as a successful learning environment, to May 12.

Tuesday 3/26

“A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World,” exhibit opening, 8:30-10 p.m., Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, through Dec. 31. Free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk: “Material Resources” Exhibit, noon-1 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, artists discuss their engagement with the environment. Free and open to the public.

Thursday 3/28

“Imaging Feminine Power in European Art,” 4:30-5:45 p.m., Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center, 239 Main St. Lecture followed by reception at Bowdoin College Museum of Art for the exhibit “Among Women.” Free and open to the public.

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/. Free.

“Dogs at Work in the North” photo exhibit, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs, to April 21.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery and Center Gallery at Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June. 

Music

Friday 3/22

Guitar Virtuoso Patty Larkin with guest blues ambassador Robby Simpson, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, blues and urban folk.

Saturday 3/23 

Music in March Concert Series, 1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., Free.

Sunday 3/24

Daponte String Quartet Winter Series II: Through the Looking Glass, 2-4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $22.50 at www.daponte.org.

Ongoing

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

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 

Theater

“Inherit the Wind,” Thursday-Sunday to March 24, The Theater Project, 14 School St., downtown Brunswick, 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial spotlights debate between creationism and evolution, $10-$20, theaterproject.com, 729-8584.

“Mamma Mia!” Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd., 7 p.m. March 21-23; 2 p.m. March 23-24. Premiere seating $15, $12 general admission, brownpapertickets.com/event/3911390, limited tickets at the door.

Saturday 3/23 

Avner the Eccentric, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center,  804 Washington St., Bath, hilarious one-man tour de force show for all ages, $25/ advance at www.chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455; $30/door, $10/kids.

“Inherit the Wind,” spotlighting the debate between creationism and evolution during the Scopes Monkey Trial, is being performed at The Theater Project in Brunswick through March 24.

The Portland Players present Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot” from March 22 to April 7. Show times at the South Portland theater are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

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