Arts Calendar: May 30-June 9

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Acrylic Landscapes by Freeport resident Jan Brackett, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through June.

“I Am More: Facing Stigma,” black and white photo exhibit, ThinkTank Coworking, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Yellow Tulip Project’s mission to support people struggling with mental illness,, to June 30.

“Working Waterfront,” new photos by David Wade, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 29.

Saturday 6/2

“Works in Watercolor,” by Randy Eckard, opening reception 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through June 29. 

Oakdale Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by University Neighborhood Organization in Longfellow Park, Portland, artists, poets, mono-printing demo. Rain date June 3. Free.



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,

“Glimpses and Lasting Impressions,” by Lindsay Hancock and “Working the Coast,” by Lea Peterson, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Route 1, Falmouth, to June 9. 
“Flux and Form,” featuring work by Mary Hart and Marjorie Moore, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through June 9.


“Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years,” University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, selections from the permanent collection and the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection, to July 15. 
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Porteous Building, Congress Street, Portland, to June 8.

“Print, Protest, Power,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave, Portland, explores the power of the printed poster, to June 22. 

“On the River and Beyond,” by Gail Clark, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through June 30.
Friday 6/1
Mainely Frames and Gallery, First Friday, 4-8 p.m., 541 Congress St., Portland. Antique, Maine & world maps. 

2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, 7 Congress Square, 60+ works highlight diverse perspectives and interests of artists connected to Maine, to June 3.

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Musicians,” by Ted Arnold; “The Museum Paintings” by Rush Brown and “In Loving Memory” by Alex Sax, to July 5. 
“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.
Sunday 6/3
Artists’ Dialogue, 2-4 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Artists Ted Arnold and Rush Brown will interview each another, 773-2339,
Sunday 6/10
Colonial Tea, 1-4 p.m., Tate House Museum, 1767 Westbrook St., Portland, for adults and children of all ages, $16/$12, reservations at or 774-6177.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 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.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., train rides on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland,, 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday,, 772-2841.

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


Portland Bach Experience: Classical Music for a Modern World, June 8-17, details at

Wednesday 5/30

The Sea The Sea, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo, $10,, 761-1757.

Thursday 6/1

Hop Along, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, $15/$18,

Wednesday 6/6

Home On The River, 8 p.m., album release show, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, Americana, $10/$12,


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, many all-ages,

Funk To Make Your Mondays Do Good with Hambone and Frank Hopkins, 9 p.m. Mondays, Portland House of Music, $5/door.

Irish Music Night at Blue 650 Congress St., Portland, 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Irish Music Sessions: Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Portland Sunday Session, RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland; Monday, 6-8 p.m., O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough; Wednesday, 9 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 

Maine Dead Project Jam, 8 p.m., every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,, $5.

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, get-to-know-your-local-musician and instrument petting zoo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Disaster! The Musical,” Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, 7 p.m. June 1 & 2; 2 p.m. June 3. Hilarious send-up of ’70s disaster movies, $10/$8,, limited number at the door.

“Antigone in Munich,” 7 p.m. June 1 & 2; 2 p.m. June 3, Deering High School Drama, Portland, $8/$12.

“False Flag,” June 1-10, Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Dramatic Repertory Company, an apparently random shooting, tickets at, 800-838-3006

Lee Camp, comedian and host of “Redacted Tonight,” 7 p.m. May 31 & June 1, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $18/$31,

“Titanic: The Musical,” Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays to June 3, tickets at, 799-7337.

Saturday 6/2

Spring Fling: A Dance Party for Everyone, 2 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, disability-friendly dance party with the Kastaways band. All teens and adults welcome, $5.

Friday 6/8

Peter Gross: Comedian, Magician, Hypnotist, and Mind Reader, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18,



Morse High School Senior Logan Howard, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, through June 11.

“The Midcoast Show,” Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, featuring Maine artist Diane Beem, to August.

“Garth Williams – Illustrator of the Century,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, including pieces from “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “Little House on the Prairie,” through July 31.

“On a Different Wavelength: A Celebration of Color in Books,” Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to June 4.

Friday 6/1

The Art of the Bard, reception follows first performance of “Macbeth” at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, explores themed works inspired by characters in the play. $6, 442-8455 or

Wednesday 6/6

“Sun Struck,” work of Lynn Pulsifer of Brunswick, show opening 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, free and open to the public, through July. 


Centre St. Arts Gallery Art Reception, 5-7 p.m., 11 Centre St. Bath, new works by co-op members and guest artist Katharina Keoughan, to July 13,

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

Friday 6/8

2nd Friday Brunswick, 4-7 p.m., downtown Brunswick, Pleasant & Maine Streets, featuring visual art, live music, dance, theater. Map, schedule and listings at brunswick

Saturday 6/9

“Earth and Sky,” artists’ reception 5 p.m., Points of View Gallery, Brunswick Business Center at 18 Pleasant St., through June 29.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

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.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

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,


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. 

“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, youngest artist among the founders of the New York School, exhibit focuses on paintings from the ’60s and early ’70s, to Sept. 16.

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, 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, Free. 

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12,, 729-6606.

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, Free.

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

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum,  243 Washington St., Bath, permanent, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

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

Walking Tours of Chamberlain’s Brunswick, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606, visit


Wescustago Youth Chorale: former members wanted for “Celebrate the 20th” season concert June 16. Contact Leigh Palmer at, 846-0705.

Friday 6/1

Spring Jazz Night, 7 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, free and open to the public.

Saturday 6/2

John Gorka, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Oratorio Chorale presents “Cabaret!” 7 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, $10/door.

Wednesday 6/6

Piano Quintets with Peter Serkin, 6:30 p.m., Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Tickets at; at the door, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


“Macbeth,” June 1-3, 8-10, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $12/$15,, 442-8455. 

“Voices in the Mirror,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday June 1 & 2; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Original sketch comedy by local teens, tickets $12,

“Macbeth” is being staged as the final production of the season at Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath on June 1-3 & 8-10. See for times and ticket information.