Arts Calendar: May 8-18

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

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

Friday 5/10
 
“Birds of Paradise,” artist reception for Yarmouth painter Page Eastburn O’Rourke, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Free, to May 31.

Film

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
 
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Nathaniel Meyer, “Arcadian Shores: Restoration of the Golden Age” and David Little, “Revisiting Monhegan,” through May 18.
 
Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, light-hearted imagery of flora and fauna by Rebecca May Verrill and Jeffrey Lipton, through May 30.  
   
Ongoing
 
“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. 
 
“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., Portland, “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” to May 10.
   
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
 
 Thursday 5/16
 
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., opening reception 5-7 p.m. for “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. 
      
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

Thursday 5/9

Joe Benjamin, 8 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., 6 piece funk/soul project, $8, eventbrite.com. 

“Alice! In Concert,” 7 p.m., Royal River Community Players at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, Yarmouth High School, $8,  royalrivercommunityplayers.com or at the door.

Friday 5/10

Coffee House with Jim Gallant, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., originals, Americana, blues, by donation.

The Faculties Concert, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Greely High School teacher and staff band from Cumberland, rock covers, $5, mayostreetarts.org.

Saturday 5/11

Girl Singers of Maine choral concert, 3 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $10/adults, $5/kids.

The Mammals, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 at bit.ly/2PIXTQE.

“New, Old, and Unexpected,” Renaissance Voices a cappella chorus, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, $15 through May 10 renaissancevoices.net.

Scarborough High School Mixed Chorus & USM’s Dirigo Ensemble, 5 p.m., St. Augustine Anglican Church, 656 US Route 1, Scarborough. Free.

Chicago and New Orleans Jazz with The Bellamy Jazz Band, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” 7 p.m. May 10 & 2 p.m. May 11, Greely Center for the Arts, Cumberland, adapted from short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, $5/door.

“Mamma Mia,” May 9-11, The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $6/$8, bit.ly/2vjvqrd

“Mesmerized,” to May 12, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave. New musical based on true events, $23, www.snowlionrep.org/tickets, 518-9305.

“The Last Five Years,” to May 19, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave. musical deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress, portlandstage.org.

“The Secret Garden,” May 10-12, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $7/$15, proceeds benefit The Center for Grieving Children, vividmotion.org.

Sunday 5/12

“Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis,” Bread and Puppet Theater, 3 & 6 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15/$20, bit.ly/2Vbsc8D.

Hoop of Life, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., choreographed prayer by Kevin Locke invoking a symbol that represents peace, unity, beauty, balance, continuity and harmony, $30, bit.ly/2V9xYHI.

Friday 5/17

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, 8 p.m., Aura, Portland, $25+, bit.ly/2DJLZ4o.

Midcoast

Exhibits

Thursday 5/16

Student Art Show, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., on view to May 29. 

Film

Ongoing

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

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.

Friday 5/10 

Works by Leslie Woods, artist reception 5-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath.

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

“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

Thursday 5/16

“Darlingside,” 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, indie alternative folk, $35, $40/door. 

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

“Matilda the Musical,” May 2-5, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School, $5-$15, midcoastyouththeater.org.

One-Act Comedies by BASIC players, Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., May 17 & 18 at 7 p.m., May 19 at 2 p.m., $10/office, $12/door.

Abigail Robbins’ paper mache sculptures are among the works at Marking’s Gallery in Bath that will focus on birds during the month of May. “Of Water Where Land Grew,” by Edwige Charlot, is one work being featured this month at Maine Jewish Musuem, 267 Congress St., Portland. An opening reception for Charlot and Roland Salazar Rose will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Also on display will be photos by the late Stu Nudelman.

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