Arts Calendar: Oct. 5-15

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“Little Women: The Musical,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 & 12, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, for December run,


Priscilla Stevens, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, plein air pastels, landscapes, through Oct. 15.

“Icelandx207,” 6 p.m. reception for multimedia installation by a local artist in a shipping container, Congress Square Park, Portland, to Oct. 12.

Friday 10/7

“In This Realm: Five Artists Exploring Gender, Identity, and Transformation, opening reception 5-8 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, to Oct. 21.


Banned Book Film Series, hosted by Films@PPL at Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m.,Thursdays. Oct. 6: “Alice in Wonderland”; Oct. 13: “Catch-22”; Oct. 20: “The Chocolate War”; Oct. 27: “Stand By Me.”

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. 

Saturday 10/8 

“Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield,” noon, hosted by The Maine Jewish Film festival at the Portland Museum of Art. Followed by discussion with filmmaker Bob Sarles and 8 p.m. tribute by pianist Mark Naftalin at Portland House of Music and Events. Tickets $10 at

Wednesday 10/12

“The JT Leroy Story,” 7:30 p.m., part of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Authors Film Series at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Admission $8/$6 for members and students,, 828-5600.

“Sister Heart: the Story of an Indian Nun,” documentary about a unique interfaith, caste-free refuge for at-risk women and children in India, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Osher Auditorium at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Followed by a Q&A; donation suggested to benefit refuge, but all welcome. 


Thursday 10/6

“MESMER,” by Brita Holmquist and “Breath,” by Ben Lincoln, 5 – 7 p.m., opening reception, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, both on view to Nov. 12.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, through Oct. 10.

“Cuban Footsteps,” work by 20 photographers, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through Oct. 8.

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

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.

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

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

“Oktober,” 5-8 p.m. opening, Oak Street Lofts Gallery, 72 Oak St., Portland.
 First Friday 10/7

“The Hobbit,” 6:30- 7 p.m. preview by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Meet the actors, play a game, and find out more about the theatre for kids, by kids.

“Come See My Life, Now Get Out,” 5-8 p.m. 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, on view to Oct. 29.

Leigh Merriman, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.

“Monsters,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, CTN Galleries, 516 Congress St. Presented by Union of Maine Visual Artists, on view to Oct. 30.

“Petite Femmes,” Martine-Alison Chabert, 5-8 p.m. reception for solo exhibit featuring French artist, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Oct. 28.

“Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” 5-8 p.m., opening reception, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square;  performance by Portland Ballet at 6:30 p.m., exhibit on view to Dec. 23.


“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Opening reception Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.; artist talk Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.; 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,

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Columbus Day, call ahead advised, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

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,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through Oct. 30. Admission and train tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 3-12, $6, or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

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

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,

Portland Observatory, open for tours 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 10, 138 Congress St., Portland, $10 adults, discounts available,, 774-5561, ext.107.

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 10/6

Outside Track, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, Scottish-Irish world music,

Red Baraat,8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland,

Friday 10/7

THE BAND Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, special tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, $23/$28,

The Portland Piano Trio, 7:30 p.m., opens concert series at First Parish Church in Portland with works by Haydn, Amy Beach, and Shostakovich. Tickets $10-$15.

“Tangled up in Song: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen,” 7 p.m., with David Peloquin and Ed DesJardins, Friends Meeting House, 1837 Forest Ave., Portland. Members $20, or $30,

Saturday 10/8

“Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m., horror comedy rock musical by Tophat Miniature Stage Productions, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

OURBIGBAND with world-renowned trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas, 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,$15/advance, $20/day of,

The Bellamy Jazz Band, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free. 

Wednesday 10/12

Concert pianist Frederick Moyer, 1 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, Hilltop Lodge, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, RSVP 781-4460,

Friday 10/14

The Rick Turcotte and Paul Johnson Duo, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth.

Sunday 10/16

“Light Shines Eternal,” ChoralART Singers, 2:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Tickets $10-$25, kids 12 and under free.

Tuesday 10/18

“From lute to guitar, from Piccinini to Torres,” noon, hosted by Portland Early Music Festival at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


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.

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome,,


“On Golden Pond,” Footlights Theatre, Route 1, Falmouth, Oct. 5-22, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., pay-what-you-can; Thursdays, 7 p.m., $15 all seats; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., $18/$15, 

“Beauty and the Beast,” Oct. 7-23, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, tickets $19-$22. Sensory friendly matinee 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 799-1421,

“Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical,” The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through Oct. 9. Tickets $15-$20 at, 799-7337.

“Mourning in the Mansion,” themed tour and performance by Portland Ballet, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 6 & 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 & 8. Tickets $20/$25, reserve through 772-4841, ext. 104.

“The Hobbit,” The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, Oct. 15-30,

Friday 10/7 

“Holly Danger’s Illuminaughty Burlesque,” 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Spooky and spectacular Halloween show, $12/$15,

Saturday 10/15

“White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show,” 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St. Portland, tickets at, 879-4629.



Friday 10/7

“Reflection: Exploration of Japanese Shibori,” by Kathleen Goddu, opening reception 5:30-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. On view to Oct. 29.


“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, to Jan. 29.

“Gather IV,” ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St, Brunswick, annual group show with 15 artists, through Oct. 22.


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. Register at, 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.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, to Oct. 23.


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,


“One Way Trip to Mars,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Original rock musical, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. $18 adv/$22 door,

Friday 10/7

Castlebay, 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. Celtic band, $12/advance, $15/door,

Saturday 10/15

“The Golden Eras of Radio, Records and Railroads!” Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus of Bath/Brunswick, 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 50-year celebration of chartered chorus through the Barbershop Harmony Society. Advance tickets $14/$17; under 18, free at or Facebook, or at the door.

The Novel Jazz Septet performs an evening of jazz by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. $18/advance, $20/door,, 725-5222.


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


Sunday  10/9

“Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington – An Afternoon with Senator Margaret Chase Smith,” 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. Tickets $18/advance at 442-8455 or, $20/door.

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra “Resolute Romantics” will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, at Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. The program includes music from Suppe, Rachmaninoff and Brahms. Tickets are $20 at the door, through 846-5378, or at Under 18 and college students are free.