Arts Calendar: Oct. 25-Nov.4

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Greater Portland


Community House Artists, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through October.

“Dahlov Ipcar: Stories,” 5-8 p.m., children’s reception and art workshop, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

“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.


Iranian Film Festival, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, Fridays to Nov. 17, (Nov. 10 – MCA). Two different films at 5:30 & 5:45 p.m., free and open to the public.

Thursday 10/26

“Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul,” 7 p.m., Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland.

Saturday 11/4

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, USM, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 10th Anniversary Reception, 2 p.m., festival doors open, 3 p.m. with snacks, cash bar, raffle. Tickets at, benefits Friends of Casco Bay.

Thursday 11/9

“Keepers of the Trail,” Royal River Film Series, 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., follows winter travelers in Canada with guest speaker from film. 


“Confabulations of Millennia,” The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, contemporary artists inspired by 17th, 18th & 19th centuries, to Dec. 8.

“Ahead of Her Time: The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, to Dec. 20.

“Mawooshen: Life and Landscape of the Maritime Archaic,” by Jonathan Levitt, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to Nov. 11.

“Nostalgisms,” work of 13 artists, Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, to Dec. 2.

“Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” USM’s AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, WWI propaganda poster collection, to Dec. 8.

Thursday 10/26

“Where Land Meets Sea: Artists and Naturalists Explore Maine’s Coastal Landscape,” 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art’s Osher Auditorium, 522 Congress St., Portland. Final talk in a series that explores creativity, the environment and the natural world. Free and open to the public.

Thursday 11/2

“Scenes I’ve Seen,” by Thomas Connolly, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m., to Nov. 25

Friday 11/3

“Memories,” The Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland, artists’ reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Also open 1-4 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18 & 19.

“Serenity – 2017,” annual group exhibit by Richard Boyd Gallery artists, 10 a.m., 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, to Nov. 26.


“Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine,” Maine History Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, through Jan. 13.

“Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females,” by Linda Stein and “Renewing the Act of Creation Every Day,” by Rabbi David Sandmel, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, to Nov. 5. 

Pumpkin Train, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, Oct. 28 & 29, decorate a mini pumpkin, refreshments, $10/adults, $6/ages 3-12.

“Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,” traveling exhibit, Children’s Museum & Theatre, 142 Free St., Portland, to January.


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 to 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,

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,

Tate House Museum, pre-Revolutionary home, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland.

Bickford Museum, 1 Railroad Square, East Main Street, red barn behind Cuddledown. Collection includes more than 40 vehicles, open by chance or appointment. 

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


Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, 12:15 -12:50 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 7, First Parish in Portland, 425 Congress St. (third Thursday at Portland Public Library.) Free. Complete listing:

Friday 10/27

“Ghoul of Rock: MAMM’s Halloween Bash,” student rock bands, all-ages costume party, 5:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10/adv., $12/day of, 

The BAND Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, $25/advance,$30/day of, 


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.


“An Evening in Hell,” Pie Man Theatre Company, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Oct. 19-29,

“Complications from a Fall,” Oct. 24 – Nov. 12, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland,

The Haunting Hour, 7 p.m. Oct. 25- Nov. 4, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., raw, edgy and dangerous short stories brought to life, $18, pay-what-you-can Oct. 25.

The Golden Age of Radio, First Universalist Church in Yarmouth, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 & 27; 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Tickets at

Monday 10/30

From Away Festival of International Writing, playwrights’ public readings, 7 p.m., Portland Stage Studio Theater Monday, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, pay-what-you-can.


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,



“Sebascodegan Artists – Off Season,” Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, to Oct. 31.


The Vietnam War in Film, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 7, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission & refreshments.


Santa Fe glass artist David Shanfeld, The Mix, 53 Maine St., Brunswick. Paired with work by Maine artist Scott Shaw, Day of the Dead-inspired art, through Nov. 8.


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,


Barkley Hendricks: “Let’s Make Some History,” Markell Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, through Oct. 29.

“Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality,” premier Soviet photojournalist, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art,  Brunswick, to Jan. 7.

“Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum main galleries on the Bowdoin College campus, free admission, through December.

“The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, through Nov. 26. 


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 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,


Bowdoin Chorus, 3 p.m. Oct. 28; Bowdoin College Concert Band, 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College Family Weekend, Brunswick.

Friday 10/27 

World Music Ensembles,7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, The Middle Eastern Ensemble and the West African Ensemble will perform. Free and open to the public, 798-4141,

Saturday 10/28

Maine Songwriters Association Song Contest showcase, 8 p.m., Frontier, Brunswick, $15 at the door or

Under the Song Tree Reunion Concert, Concerts for a Cause, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, $6-$12, 729-8515,


Teen ukulele group, sponsored by Teen Library Council at Patten Library, Bath. Open to high school students; experience not needed. For details, contact Roberta Jordan,, 443-5141, ext. 25.


“Detroit,” Thursday-Saturday, 7:30; Sunday, 2 p.m. through Oct. 29, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Dark comedy, pay-what-you-want, 729-8584,

“Voices From Life in Maine,” monthly open mic for songwriters, poets, storytellers, and listeners, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Wednesdays Nov. 29 & Dec. 27. Free, but donations of baked goods appreciated.

Trumpeter/composer Kappa Maki and Gato Libre will perform at Dimensions in Jazz at Woodford’s Corner Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland Nov. 11 during their North American debut . Call 775-3356 for ticket information.