Arts Calendar: March 7-17

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Greater Portland


“The Summit Project’s Honor Case,” 6 p.m., 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.

“Discarded & Discovered,” Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., So. Portland, illustrator and photographers who focus on Maine, through March 15.

“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.

Thursday 3/8 

“Earth Changes,” poetry houses & performance by second-grade students at Ocean Avenue Elementary, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, through April 8. 


Thursday 3/8 

“The Cage Fighter,” 7 p.m., followed by video chat with filmmaker Jeff Unay, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8/$6,

Saturday 3/10

Maine Jewish Film Festival kick-off, “Bye Bye Germany,” Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St., Portland. Holocaust-survivor film examines life for the Jews who survived the camps and stayed in Germany. Eight-day festival includes over 30 films, see complete schedule at

Wednesday 3/14

“The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday 3/15 

“The Penguin Counters,” 7 p.m., presented by Yarmouth History Center and Royal River Conservation Trust at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Documentary follows Antarctica biologists.


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,


“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.

Thursday 3/8

“Between Earth and Orion,” photographer Jeannie Hutchins, PhoPa Gallery,  132 Washington Ave., Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m.; artist talk 3-4 p.m. April 15, on view through April 21.


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

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

“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” The Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 21 German prints executed between the World Wars highlights George Grosz’s 1922 lithographic suite,

Thursday 3/8

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, exhibit openings, 5-7 p.m.: “Full Circle,” by Paula Gerstenblatt; “Black & White,” quartet of artists; “Just a Moment in Time,” by Nanci Kahn,, to May 4.


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,


Wednesday 3/7

“Piano Warming,” 5-7 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., baby grand piano welcomed to its new home, performance The Portland Piano Trio, video of student performances, all welcome.

Friday 3/9

Coffee House featuring Mark Horton and Friends, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road. Free, all ages.

Sunday 3/11

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, 3 p.m., The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland., organist Harold Stover with baritone Peter Allen and pianist Paul Machlin, by donation.

Thursday 3/15

Roosevelt Dime, The Midnight Riders, Sugarbush, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., folk/Americana/roots, $12/$15,


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.


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

“Shear Madness,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, Friday-Sunday through March 11, various times, $25-$32, 835-0895,

“The Nature Room,” Studio Series Workshop, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., 7 p.m. readings March 9 & 10. Comedy about love, survival and the California Wolverine,  $10/$15. 

Thursday 3/8

Naked Shakespeare: Vaudevillians, 7:30 p.m., by Acorn Productions at Oxbow Blending and Bottling, 49 Washington Ave., Portland, pay-what-you-can,

Friday 3/16

Trevor Noah,  7 & 10 p.m, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, host of The Daily Show, 



Call to Artists: Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, applications for Aug. 18 show through Brunswick Downtown Association, 201-729-4439,

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

Jon Louma’s watercolors and ink drawings of landscapes of Maine, Newfoundland and the Galapagos Islands, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., to March 13.


Tuesday 3/13

“Birthright: A War Story,” 7 p.m., Frontier Cinema, Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, history of abortion rights movement and the effect restrictive laws have on all women. Sponsored by Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, admission $10.


Student Art Show, Centre Street Arts, 11 Centre St., Bath, Wednesday- Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 17.

Friday 3/16

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, exhibit opening 5-7 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to April 30.


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, Markell Gallery, 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, 245 Main St., Brunswick, March 1-June 3, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today.

“Where the Artist’s Hand Meets the Author’s Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection,” Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to March 18. 


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.


Saturday 3/10

Rough Sawn, 1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, acoustic band of farmers and carpenters, vintage country, bluegrass and Western swing. Music in March concert series,

Sunday 3/11

Irish Music and Folklore: “Irish Tunes and Tales” with Mary Kelley,  6-9 p.m., Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick, register at

The African Children’s Choir, 7 p.m. United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham. Well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites, donations support education, care and relief and development.

 Monday 3/12

USM Chamber Singers & Wescustago Youth Chorale Joint Concert, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth), by donation, benefits USM and WYC Singers,


“Oleanna,” by David Mamet, March 8-10, 7:30 p.m.; March 11, 2 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. One of America’s most controversial plays by Pulitzer Prize-winner, $15/$12 in advance at 

March 8 -11 at the Winter Street Church, Studio Theatre of Bath takes on one of America’s most controversial plays, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s “Oleanna.”