Arts Calendar: Oct. 26-Nov. 5

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“Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square; on view to Dec. 23.

Friday 10/28

“Mythic/Poetic,” 6-9 p.m. opening reception for solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000,, through mid-December.


Thursday 10/27

“Stand By Me,” Banned Book Film Series, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Films@PPL at Portland Public Library.

Saturday 10/29

Teen Horror Film Fest,10 a.m.-5 p.m., Portland Public Library. For complete line-up see, free and open to teens 12-19.

“Halloween Silent Film Night: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” 7:30 p.m., organist Jonathan Ortloff accompanies 1920 silent film on the Kotzschmar at the Merrill Auditorium. Preceded by Haunted City Hall Tours, 6 p.m., costume contest, 6:30 p.m. Concert tickets $10/$14 at PortTIX, 842-0800.

Tuesday 11/1

“The Reel Snow White,” 4 p.m. screening followed by panel discussion and reception, Portland Museum of Art with filmmaker, script writer, performers and staff. Free, but RSVP is required through 874-1065 or emailing


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Royal River Film Series, 7 p.m., third Thursday through March, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. 

First Friday 11/4

Bill Paxton, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.

“New England Captured in Light,” solo exhibit by Caleb Stone, 5-8 p.m., Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Nov. 25.

“Daunis at Daunis,” by Laurel Daunis-Allen, 5-8 p.m., paintings of the Maine coast and jewelry. Daunis Fine Jewelry,616 Congress St., Portland, through December. 

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


“MESMER,” by Brita Holmquist and “Breath,” by Ben Lincoln, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, on view to Nov. 12.

“A Time and A Place,” by Elizabeth Greenberg and Howard Greenberg, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington St., Portland, Artist talk with both artists 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, on view to Nov. 12.

“Come See My Life, Now Get Out,” 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, on view to Oct. 29.

“Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts,” Native American theme by Gina Adams,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, to Dec. 9.

“Monsters,” CTN Galleries, 516 Congress St. Presented by Union of Maine Visual Artists, on view to Oct. 30.

Outside & Inside Landscape, Outside Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, to Nov. 26.

Pastel Painters of Maine, International Juried Exhibition, UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,, through Jan. 7.

Paul Brahms, solo exhibit, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, through October.

“Scenes of Maine,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, through October.

“Serenity,” annual exhibit by gallery artists, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, Nov. 4-27.

“The Nature of Things,” by Joel Babb, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to Oct. 29.

“Petite Femmes,” Martine-Alison Chabert solo exhibit featuring French artist, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Oct. 28.

Margaret Lawrence, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. Ethereal, abstract landscapes, through Oct. 29.

Friday 10/28 

“Anguish: the Grave Misgivings of Remembrance,” 5-8 p.m. opening, The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland, on view through Jan. 14.

Thursday 11/3

Margaret Lawrence, new work, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland,, through Nov. 26.

Pat Corrigan/Brian Arlet/Vince Nez, exhibit opening, 6-8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, thorugh Dec. 31.


Thursday 10/27 

“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Artist talk  6-8 p.m. Dec. 1; on view through Dec. 30.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active 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,

Portland Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

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,

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

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


Thursday 10/27

Masquerade Jam and dance party, fundraiser for One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, costume party meets jam session. Cocktails sold with complimentary food.

Friday 10/28

Opera Chorus Sing-a-long, 7 p.m. at Woodford’s Church, Memorial Hall, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. Free community event hosted by PORTopera.

Sunday 10/30

Traditional hymn sing, vocal and instrumental performances, with talk about the history of the Spurwink Church, 2 p.m. Hosted by Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church at the Spurwink Church, 533 Spurwink Ave. (Route 77), Cape Elizabeth.

Friday 11/4

“Simple,” Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Students/$5, seniors/$10 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Les Sorciers Perdus contemporary ensemble plays an original score to the 1927 film”Metropolis,”7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 

Sunday 11/6

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Matt The Electrician, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18/advance, $22/door.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, Portland String Quartet Concert Series, 2 p.m., 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tickets $20/$22, students free,


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

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.


 “The Hobbit,” The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, to Oct. 30,

“The Language Archive,” The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Nov. 10-13, Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus, $15/$11/$8, 780-5151,

“The Secret of Comedy,” comedy-drama, Pie Man Theatre Company, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Through Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. (No show Oct. 25.) Tickets $20; Wednesdays pay-what-you-can.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Through Nov. 20, Wednesdays & Thursdays 7 p.m., $22; Fridays, 7:30 p.m., $27; Saturdays, 3 p.m., $27 & 7:30 p.m., $30; Sundays 2 p.m., $20. Box office 885-5883 or

Friday 11/4

Le Bon Truc, dance workshop, 4 p.m., concert, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Saturday 11/5

Jekyll & Hyde, by Tophat Miniature Stage Productions, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,$12/advance, $15/door; students & seniors $10/advance, $12/door,

“Bye Bye Birdie,” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., sixth-grade performance at Harrison Middle School, 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth. Tickets $3/students, $6/adults at the door.


Page to Stage discussions, noon on the first Tuesday after Portland Stage production opens, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Copies of the play available at the reference desk. Bring lunch, drinks provided. 



“Reflection: Exploration of Japanese Shibori,” by Kathleen Goddu, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to Oct. 29.

“Quintessential POV,” Points of View artists, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,  to Nov. 1.


Judy Garland Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 1-Dec. 20, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission & refreshments.

Sunday 11/13

“Searching For Home, Coming Back From War,” 1 p.m. Hannaford Lecture Hall, Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus on Brunswick Landing. Documents challenging journey veterans face after war and their search for the “home” they left behind–physically, mentally and spiritually. Limited space, reserve through 442-7736 or


“Warmth in Style,” unique wearables, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, through October.

“Robert Frank: Sideways,” Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947, on view to Jan. 29.


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,

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,


“Over East, an Artist’s Journal: Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Members $5, nonmembers $7,, 443-1316, to Jan. 22.

“Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, features a dramatic story using documents never seen by the public,, 725-3416, free admission, through Dec. 4.

“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.

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“Art and Artifacts of the Nineteenth Century,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art Boyd Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. American and European paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints, contrasted with decorative arts from around the world, to June 4.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, to Nov. 27.


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,



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

Friday 10/28

Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs and Ballads, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick. Admission $10/advance at 737-2187, $12/door, under 12, half price. 

Saturday 10/29

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free.

Sunday 10/30

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. musical style combines Neil Young with The Incredible String Band and adds a dash Frank Zappa. Tickets $20/$24,

Friday 11/4

Joan Osborne with Keith Cotton, 7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $30/advance at 442-8455 or, $35/door.

“Clavier-Übung,” Volume One, George Lopez, piano, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.


“Cauldron Bubble,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Suggested admission, $12; 729-8584,

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams – a “raucous folk rock band” often described as a “Punk Classical Hillbilly Pink Floyd” – is performing at Chocolate Church Arts in Bath on Sunday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $20 in advance at