Arts Calendar: March 27-April 6

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“Building Block,” works by Andrew Scripter and Jimmy Viera, Akari, 193 Middle St., Portland, through April.

“Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Partners for World Health presents exhibit on Maine’s commitment to care, through April 27.

Film

CatVideoFest, March 29, 30, 31 & April 3, Portland Museum of Art, $7/$9, raises money for local cats in need, portlandmuseum.org/movies/cat-video-fest-2019

Sunday 4/7

“Maine Girls,” 3 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St.  Documentary set in South Portland in 2016, kid-friendly “Ready for a Change” film series. Free, refreshments available.

Wednesday 4/10

“Throne of Blood,” 7 p.m., Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Japanese with English subtitles, 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

“A Passage in Time,” by Marguerite Lawler & “Monhegan Abstracted,” by Richard Keen, Dlizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to April 6.
“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.
Friday 3/29
“The Third Hand: Surrendering to Process,” opening reception 5:30-8:30 p.m., Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, group exhibit of artists who let process and material become their collaborators.
Friday 4/5
“On The Verge” juried art exhibit, 5:30-7 p.m., Creative Portland, 84 Free St.
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, 267 Congress St., Portland, “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.
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 3/28

Dreamers’ Circus, 8 p.m., Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland Campus, award-winning Nordic folk trio, $40+, portlandovations.org.

Friday 3/29

SNAEX, 8 p.m., Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10/$12, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Sunday 3/31

Devonsquare/Schooner Fare 40th Reunion Concert, 3 p.m., Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, $24, brownpapertickets.com.

Thursday 4/4

Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh Tour, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, http://bit.ly/2JqFacX.

The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $16/$20, all ages, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 4/6

The Unique Flukes Ukelele Group, noon, hosted by The College Club of Portland at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Rd., Falmouth. Includes silent auction and light lunch, $25 benefits scholarship program.

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

“Cinderella,” weekends to 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.

“Pericles,” March 28-31, presented by Naked Shakespeare at Space Gallery, 534-538 Congress St. Portland, $20, $15 students/seniors, bit.ly/2TRlofu.

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

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

Saturday 4/6

Moonlit Forest: An Enchanted Dance Party, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $20, $10/members, benefits MSA and Wayside Food Pantry, brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday 4/7

ComedySportz, 2 p.m., presented by Fresnel improv and comedy theater at Sable Lodge Retirement Theater, South Portland. Teams compete for laughs and points, $10, thefresneltheater.org/comedysportz.

Midcoast

Exhibits

“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 24.

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.

Wednesday 4/3

“Facets of Maine,” by Judy Conlan, opening reception 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, though May.

Film

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.

“A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, through Dec. 31.

Thursday 3/28

“Imaging Feminine Power in European Art,” lecture by Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Nicola M. Courtright, 4:30 p.m.,  Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center, followed by a reception at the museum of art. 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 3/29

Anna Webber, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, New York-based composer, saxophonist and flutist. Free and open to the public.

Music at the Museum, 6-8:30 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso event benefits early childhood development, $35, contact Bill Brillant at 725-8786,  page04011@gmail.com.

Sunday 3/31

“Spirituals: Songs of the Soul,” 3 p.m., First Parish Church UCC, 217 Maine St., Brunswick, $15/$20, students free, 729-7331.

Tuesday 4/2

Maine Songwriters Association Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., Frontier, Maine Street, Brunswick, featuring Ted DeMille, Stan Keach and Rick Lang, $10, explorefrontier.com/event/songwriters-on-stage.

Friday 4/5

Trumpeter Jack Burt, Violinist Ryu Mitsuhashi & pianist Laura Artesani, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Includes music by Albinoni, Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Eric Ewazen. Free, no ticket or reservation required.

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

“Agnes of God,” March 29-31, Studio Theatre of Bath, 880 Washington St., dramatic 3-woman tour de force by John Pielmeier, $15, https://www.brownpapertickets.com, 350-6225.

Friday 3/29

“Wind in the Pines,” by Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, Wish Theater, Bowdoin College. Centers around Aoki’s Japanese family history during World War II, free and open to the public.

Trumpeter Jack Burt will be performing in a free concert at Bowdoin College on April 5 with violinist Ryu Mitsuhashi and pianist Laura Artesani in Studzinski Recital Hall.

“Crown Royal Quilt” will be among the exhibits at the opening reception for “The Third Hand: Surrendering to Process,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 at Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland.

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