Arts Calendar: March 28-April 7

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Greater Portland


Freeport High School Student Art, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, over 100 works in four mediums, through April.

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.

Thursday 4/5

Cia cafe, artist reception 6-8 p.m., 72 Ocean St., South Portland, oil, watercolor, acrylics and photography by local artists Claudia Hughes, Tammy Charles, Heidy Spenard and Bob Pecchia, to May 15.


“Leaning into the Wind,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square2 & 6:30 p.m. March 30; 2 p.m. March 31 & April 1, about artist Andy Goldsworthy, $6/$8, 775-6148.


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,

“By Invitation: Perspectives, Photography from Developing Eyes,” Falmouth High School students, and “Narrative Landscapes,”
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 215 US Route One, Falmouth, through April 7.
“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.
“This Desire,” 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.
“15 Years of Painting Maine,” by Leslie Anderson, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through April 28.

Saturday 4/7

“Paintings in Oil,” reception for annual group exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, through April 29.


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.


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, 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,


Thursday 3/29

“Fresh Tracks,” 5:30-6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library Teen Library, 5 Monument Square, producer, composer, hip-hop artist Just.Plain.Jones’ winter beatmaking & music production class at Portland High School.

Wednesday 4/4 

Isaac Alderson and Alan Murray, 7:30 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland.

Friday 4/6

One Longfellow Square Mixer, 5 p.m., 181 State St., Portland, musician meet-up with fellow music lovers.

Saturday 4/7

“Requiem For My Mother,” 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Stephen Edwards’ choral masterwork with USM students and alumni, 250 local singers, and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. By donation,


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.


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

“The Niceties,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., April 3-22, a black student and  her white professor have differing views on slavery and the American Revolution, $25-$58,

“Boeing Boeing,” The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. to April 8, French farce where a Parisian lothario has three beautiful stewardess fiancees, tickets at

“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 April 1,

Friday 3/30

“Arabian Nights: The Porter’s Tale,” 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, storytelling and puppetry, $15,

Saturday 3/31

“Blue Moon Ball: An Intergalactic Dance Party,” 7-11 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $20/$25, benefits the Locker Project.

The Donut Queen’s Burlesque Ball, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $12/$15,



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.


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

Russian Print Weekend, Green Lion Gallery, 104 Front St., Bath. Open house 5-7 p.m., 2-6 p.m. March 31.

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.

“Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to June 10.


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,

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December 2018.

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


Brunswick City Limits (formerly “Hot Country Nights”), 7 p.m., April 6 & 7, Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road, $5/$10 at the door, proceeds benefit Class of 2018, Midcoast Hunger Prevention and the BHS Music department.

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.

Wednesday 4/4

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., hosted by Maine Songwriters Association at The Frontier, Brunswick. Featuring Jud Caswell, Kat Logan, Paddy Mills and Tom Mitchell, $10,

Jazz Night/Dessert Auction featuring the Morse High School Jazz Band and Mixed Choir, and the Bath Middle School Jazz Bands and Honors Chorus, 6:30 p.m., Bath Middle School, benefits BMS and Morse High School Music Departments, 443-8250.


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.

Friday 4/6

“Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis,” 7:30 p.m., Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Advance tickets free at Smith Union, 725-3375, also available at the door.

The Portland Players in South Portland presents the Tony Award-winning 1960s French farce, “Boeing Boeing” through April 8 at 420 Cottage Road. Tickets can be purchased at