Arts Calendar: March 21-31

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Greater Portland


“The Summit Project’s Honor Case,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, honors Maine veterans who died since 9/11. Features engraved stones of fallen service members, through March 24.

“Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” Gilsland Farm Gallery, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through March.

“Moments of Reflection – Paintings by Kerrin Parkinson and Patricia Ritzo,”  Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, through winter.

“Around Freeport,” Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through March.

Historic Freeport Artwork, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through April 27,

“Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

Call for Artists: University Neighborhood Organization accepting proposals until April 20 for the first Oakdale Arts Festival on June 2 in Portland’s Longfellow Park, email for no-fee application.

“Earth Changes,” poetry houses by Ocean Avenue Elementary second-grade students, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, through April 8.

“Abstraction,” by Leslie Hamren, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through April 28.

“Keep Me Posted,” Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases stories captured in mid-19th-century letters to and from Yarmouth’s sailors and ship captains,, through March.


“Killing for Love,” by Brunswick producer Louise Rosen, 2 p.m. March 24 & 25, Portland Museum of Art, from distributor IFC Films/Sundance Selects, $8/$6,

Saturday 3/24

“I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, documentary about artist and author Ashley Bryan, winner at 14 film festivals, includes Q&A with director and artist, pay-what-you-will.

Sunday 3/25

USM Philosophy Symposium Film: “The Young Karl Marx,” 7 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8/members, $6/general, USM staff & students free.

Monday 3/26

“Murder on the Orient Express,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday 3/28 

“Odd Man Out,” (1946), starring James Mason, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.


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,

“Between Earth and Orion,” photographer Jeannie Hutchins, PhoPa Gallery,  132 Washington Ave., Portland, artist talk 3-4 p.m. April 15, on view through April 21.
“Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective,” AREA gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, through March 29.
“Images of Children: Period and Contemporary Photographs,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, to April 1.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Epps Street, Peaks Island, annual exhibition of original paintings and drawings, to March 30.

“15 Years of Painting Maine,” by Leslie Anderson, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through April 28.

Friday 3/23

“This Desire,” exhibit opening, 5 p.m., Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 19 contemporary artists and poets explore the nature of desire and longing through the intersection of writing and art-making, through May 5.


Celebrating Maine’s Community of Young Artists, creative works from Maine art students, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, through March.

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Full Circle,” by Paula Gerstenblatt; “Black & White,” quartet of artists; “Just a Moment in Time,” by Nanci Kahn,, to May 4.

“Planet Shark: Predator or Prey,” Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Portland,, to mid-April.

“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 3/23

“PMA360: Composing Maine,” Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, auditorium program 6-6:45 p.m.; pop-up performances in the galleries 7-7:45 p.m. Tickets required, $12; $8/members,


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and interactive workshops for kids and parents, 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, 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-Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

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

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

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


Friday 3/23

Jazz Cabaret, 6:30 p.m., Cape high school and middle school students, CEHS, 345 Ocean House Road. Guest saxophonist Dr. Nathan Jorgensen, director of jazz studies at UNH, $5/$8/$20, dinner and dessert available.

Darlingside, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., $14/$17, 800-745-3000,, 21+


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. concert; 9 p.m. Irish session.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Robin Hood,”a comedy written and performed by Greely High School Drama students, Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland, 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24 and 2 p.m. March 25, tickets $8/$10.

“A Comedy of Tenors,” Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland premiere of madcap comedy and sequel to “Lend Me a Tenor.” Wednesdays-Sundays March 28-April 29, $25/$32, 835-0895,

Red Herring, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., hard-boiled spoof, Wednesdays through Sundays to March 25, $34-$63,

“Reasons to be Pretty,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays to April 1, tickets $20/$23, pay-what-you-can at the door March 22 & April 1,

Saturday 3/24

Gravity Sessions, Apohadion Theater, featuring music, poetry, visual art, and video art. Four sets: 8 p.m. Les Sorciers Perdus; 8:30 p.m. Dimow Lyden Duo; 9:15 p.m. Betsy Scholl & musicians; 9:45 p.m. collaborative pieces, including video art by Matt Ferrel, by donation.



Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent, call for contestants for May 18 show; deadline April 16. All ages and talents welcome, no entry fee but limited to 20 acts. Apply at


“Early Brunswick Photographers,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, profiles five 19th-century Brunswick photographers, through April.


Saturday 3/24

“I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan” and “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” 3 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Brunswick, Q&A with director Richard Kane, tickets $10 at


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

Thursday 3/22 

Exploring the Spiritual & Technical Aspects of Photography with Jack Montgomery,” slideshow, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Light Camera Club, 4 Horton Place, Topsham, new members welcome,

Friday 3/30

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 5-7 p.m. exhibit opening by gallery members and guest artist David Higgins, 11 Centre St., Bath, through May 19.


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 UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

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,

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

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,


“Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, to May 6.

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.

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today, through June 3.


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,

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon- 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

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,

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.


Sunday 3/25

“DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: A Stroll in the Prater,” 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, $25, free for under 21,, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick.

Saturday 3/31

Heather Masse and Jed Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Tickets $10-$18 at the door,, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books. UUCB Concerts for a Cause.


“Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, to March 25, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, tells the dark story of America’s shining women, pay-what-you-want, 729-8584,

“Titanic,” March 22, 23 & 24 2018 at 7:00 p.m.; Matinee  Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.; Crooker Theatre, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Tickets available  Students/Seniors $12.00,  adults $15.00.

Friday 3/30

Illusionist Ben Zabin, 7 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, one of America’s top teen magicians, $10/$15 at the door, MSAD 75, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham, Fundraiser for capital needs at the Orion.

“This Desire” is opening at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23 at Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, with works by 19 contemporary artists and poets. The nature of desire and longing through writing and art-making is explored through the exhibit, on display through May 5.