Arts Calendar: May 18-31

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Greater Portland


Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Instrumental Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs, USM School of Music, May 24-27 by reservation, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus,,, 780-5003.


William Janelle, award-winning Maine sculptor, Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through May.

The Community House Painters, featuring 11 area artists, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 24.


Wednesday 5/18

“Profiles of Woodland Stewardship: Portland’s Urban Forests,” 5 p.m., Evergreen Wilde Chapel, 679 Stevens Ave., Portland, in honor of Arbor Day,, 699-4452.

Tuesday 5/31

“Trapped,”  7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8; $6 members and students, 828-5600.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art, for showings, times and ticket prices.


Josefina Auslender, Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth,, through May 28.

 “Artifacts,” by Angel Braestrup and Mary Barnes, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to June 4.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, May 28 through Oct. 10.

Ed Douglas, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,, to May 28.

In Sensorium, BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 7 p.m., free admission,, 775-3052, to May 21.

“Julianne Garvey: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through May 30.

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, to June 26.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Robert Moran, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland,, to May 28.

“Two Artist Friends,” works by Betty Brown & Jae Brown, 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, to May 28.

Two Islands, by Iceland artist Oskar Thorarensen, opening reception, 5-8 p.m.,  Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through May 27.

MECAmorphosis: 2016 Thesis Exhibition opening, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland. Work by over 100 graduating students. Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m. to May 27.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St. Pen and ink drawings from photography hand-drawn on paper, through May.

“Two Artist Friends: Works by Betty Brown & Jae Brown,” 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to May 28.

“Anticipation Art,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, to August.


“Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” including works by  Homer and Andrew Wyeth, through June 5.

“Patterns of Aggression,” The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th Floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to May 29.

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, through July 10.

“Where Nature Meets Place,” Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Works by members of the Brunswick-based Five Rivers Arts Alliance, through June 25.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; 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 to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at or 828-0814.

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

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland,

Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

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


Women in Harmony: “In Remembrance,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., May 20; 4-6 p.m. May 21, State Street Church. 159 State St. Portland, free under 12, or $10-$15 at the door,, Nonesuch or Longfellow Books, or Starbird Music.

Thursday 5/19

Winter Series III: Dino’s Hit List, Daponte String Quartet,  7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Tickets $20, free for under 21, at the door,, Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland.

Friday 5/20

The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Tickets, $15,, 761-1757.

Sunday 5/22

State Street Traditional Jazz Band, ’20s era New Orleans Jazz, 2-4 p.m., State Street Church UCC, 159 State St., Portland, by donation, 774-6396.

The Appleseed Collective, four-piece Americana band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Tuesday 5/24

Tomato/Tomato (tomayto tomahto), old timey bluegrass, roots and folk, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15-$20,


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102,

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome,,


“King Lear,” Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday May 19, 20, 21, 22; Wednesday-Friday, May 25, 26, 27. Tickets $20,, 831-2434.

“Stupid F**cking Bird,” adapted from Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, May 19-June 5, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $17/$20; Pay What You Can Thursday at the door,, 747-4148.

Saturday 5/21

“The Little Mermaid: The Musical,” Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, 7 p.m. May 27, 28, June 3, 4. Matinees 2 p.m. May 28, June 4, 5.  Tickets $6/$11 at the door.

Rosa Noreen’s Springtime Spectacular variety show, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Top local entertainers and an internationally renowned belly dancer; open to all ages. Tickets $15/advance, $20/ door,

Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, May 20-28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., tickets $17.99-$21.99,, 799-1421.

“Willy Wonka Jr.,” by Harrison Middle School fifth-graders, 1 and 7 p.m., 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth. Tickets $2-$10 at the door.

Monday 5/ 23

“Peninsulandia II,” experimental comedy, by the Portland Comedy Co-op, Worst Day of the Week at Blue, 8 p.m., 650A Congress St., Portland. Tickets $8 online,, $10 day of.

Saturday 5/28

Jetpack Superheroes and Self IMPROVment: Improv Show, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets $10/$12,



“Falling in Love: The Passion and Process of Artistic Expression,” paintings and illustrations by Barbara Bean and Monika Kirtland, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through May.

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.


Monday 5/23

“Don Juan DeMarco,” May Monday Matinee, 1  p.m., 1994 PG-13 movie starring Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Wednesday 5/25

“The Seventh Seal,” 1957 movie by Ingmar Berman, 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Swedish with English subtitles, 846-4763.


“Flights of Fancy,” birds in metal, clay, felt, stone, wood, paper and fiber, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to June 30.

High and Low, group show featuring paintings, original prints, photographs, collage and ceramics by Points of View Artists, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to May 28. 

“A Celebration of Watercolor,” by students in the Evelyn Dunphy Studio & Workshop classes, Chocolate Church Arts Center’s Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, to May 26.


Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099,

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 Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

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,


Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography, Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, to Aug. 21.

Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism,” examines the works of artists employed by European courts in the 16th century, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, through June 5.

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Focus, Halford Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to June 5.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items,,725-3416, to March 2017.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building, to Sept. 4.

Saturday 5/28

Community Appreciation Day: free open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, at 226 Maine St., and Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, where there will be a book sale.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

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,


Friday 5/20

John Gorka,singer-songwriter of the ’80s folk scene, 7:30 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $25/advance, $30/door, 442-8455,

Windy Ridge Band with Jim Chard,  Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic 7 p.m., performers begin at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday 5/22

“Dino’s Hit List,” DaPonte String Quartet, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Tickets $20,, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.


Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.


“I Just Want to Talk to a Human,” 2 p.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, best known for his large-scale landscape paintings of the Maine woods, along with works by his students and art depicting Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island, will be hung at the Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, from May 28 through Oct. 10. Welliver’s work spans almost four decades and includes oil and watercolors, woodcuts, etchings and silkscreens. For more, visit