Arts Calendar: May 22-31

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Greater Portland

Auditions

Good Theater, 4-9 p.m. May 28 & 29 by appointment for September-April season. Actors of all genders and ethnicities welcome, email [email protected]

Monday 6/3

Vivid Motion, for summer show “#adulting,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Seeking dancers age 9 and up, all styles and levels, vividmotion.org.

Exhibits

Freeport Community Library: Janet Lawrence’s meditative watercolors and Bethany Dunfee’s mixed media, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through May.

“Birds of Paradise,” by Yarmouth painter Page Eastburn O’Rourke, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, to May 31.

Diane Noble: Plein Air Landscapes, Yarmouth Public Library, 215 Main St., through June 19.  

Film

Thursday 5/30

“J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” 2 & 6 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969” about Haystack iconic figure.

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

“Overhomer: Paintings from Around the Bay,” Brita Holmquist, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to June 22.

“Paintings in Oil,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. One medium, various artists, to May. 29.

“Everyday Maine,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, photos chronicle Mainers statewide in various activities and walks of life, to June 25. 

“Into the Nation,” UMVA gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., solo show by Norajean Ferris dealing with immigration, racism, militarism, and LGBT issues, to May 28.

Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, light-hearted imagery of flora and fauna by Rebecca May Verrill and Jeffrey Lipton, through May 30.  

“Trees and Dancers,” by Wendy Newbold Patterson, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 E. Elm St., to June 29. 

Ongoing 

“Holding Up the Sky,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, which encompasses the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, to February 2020.
 
“Immersion,” Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, to Oct. 25.
 
Museums
  
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., “Letters to Sun: Land of Water,” by printmaker Edwige Charlot; “Innovative Techniques,” four bodies of work by Roland Salazar Rose; and photos by Stu Nedelman, to July 5. 

Thursday 5/23

“In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969,” exhibit opening, Portland Museum of Art, explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century, to Sept. 8.

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.

Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with trains on the hour, admission $6-$10, mainenarrowgauge.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.

Victoria Mansion, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily, 109 Danforth St., $5-$16, victoriamansion.org/your-visit.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org/.

Music

Wednesday 5/22

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, literary, outsider songs that have become Americana favorites, $12/advance, $18/door.

Thursday 5/23

Big Ass Rooster, 5 p.m., outdoor concert and Allagash Brewing Company Victor Ale tasting to benefit St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., $25, 21 plus.

Saturday 5/25

Meghan Yates, 7 p.m., LIV Kundalini yoga, 98 Cross St., Portland, birthday/new album celebration, $12 nonmembers, bit.ly/2LR5f6q.

Palaver String Quartet: Ravel and Mozart, 7 p.m., Ground Floor, 13 School St., Freeport, $10/door benefits musicians, BYOB, groundfloorfreeport.com.

Sunday 5/26

Ross Daly Quartet with special guests Zapion, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $20/advance, $23/door.

“For The Sake of The Song, “monthly showcase, 7 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. Americana/roots/indie rock, by donation, bit.ly/2VLkQsO.

Tuesday 5/28

Henry Jamison w/Saint Sister, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., $12.

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

“Legally Blonde The Musical,” May 30-June 2, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5/$15, http://bit.ly/2WJqU1j

“The Tomb of King Tot,” to June 2, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, a “sweet, quirky tragicomedy,” $20-$23, www.madhorse.com.

King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam, 8 p.m., May 24th & 25, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, bit.ly/2w1jeMf, mayostreetarts.org.

Midcoast

Call for Artists

“Women. Respond!” open call juried show at The Harlow in Hallowell from Aug. 2-Sept. 7, deadline June 15, see harlowgallery.org/call-women-respond.

Exhibits

Student Art Show, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road, to May 29. 

Bernd Haussmann and Jeff Kellar, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick.   

Friday 5/24

“The River’s Voice,” gala celebration for unveiling of sculpture, 3 p.m., Middle Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick. Performance, artist talk.

Film

Ongoing

Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, classically romantic environment for fantasy, pleasure, adventure and fun, eveningstarcinema.com.

Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film, explorefrontier.com/events/film.

Galleries

Birds on Display, various mediums and artists, Marking’s Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through May 31.

Works by Leslie Woods, Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, to June 28.

Saturday 5/25

Wiscasset Bay Gallery 35th Anniversary Reception & opening of “Spring Arrivals,” 3-5 p.m., 67 Main St, on view to July 5.

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

Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily May 26-Oct. 14, rail trips on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m., railwayvillage.org.

Wyvern Collection, selected highlights from a distinguished private collection of Medieval and Renaissance art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Shaw Ruddock Gallery, to June 2.

“Photographic Lives: Robert Freson, Irving Penn, and the Portrait,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores two different approaches to portraiture, to June. 

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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

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.

“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

Sunday 5/26

Songwriters Open Mic, 6-9:30 p.m. every Sunday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick.

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

“Radium Girls,” 7 p.m., May 29 & 30, Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Rd., Freeport, $5/door.

Saturday 6/1

Maine State Music Theater: Jazzy Season Kick-Off Gala, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant St., Brunswick, $100 includes cocktail hour, buffet dinner, music by MSMT performers, dancing, http://bit.ly/2Q966Oc.

Palaver String Quartet will perform Ravel and Mozart at 7 p.m. May 25, at Ground Floor, a new arts venue at 13 School St. in Freeport.

Maine singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will be appearing June 2 – at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor to promote his latest album “The Storyteller’s Suitcase.”

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