Arts Calendar: Sept. 17-30

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Greater Portland

Books/Authors

Monday 9/22

“Bookends: Stories of Love, Loss and Renewal,” author’s reading with Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Wednesday 9/24

“Darkness First,” author’s reading with James Hayman, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. 

Saturday 9/27

“Bread Pudding and Other Memories,” author’s reading/signing with Edward J. Reilly, 2 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 747-4232.

Film

Sunday 9/21

“The LEGO Movie,” 4:30 p.m., free, First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth.

Monday 9/22

“Private Violence,” documentary with following discussion, 7 p.m., free, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, jonscourtney@gmail.com.

Monday 9/29

“No No: A Dockumentary,” 7:30 p.m., $8, students $6, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Galleries

“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage,” on view to Sept. 28, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499.

“Mountains & Valleys (Grand Canyon),” photographs by Millee Tibbs, on view to Oct. 25, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

“Ten Years of Art at SMCC: Faculty Exhibition,” on view to Sept. 27, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Thursday 9/18

“Driven,” works by portraitist Jean Pilk and other artists, sponsored by VNA Home Health Hospice, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Coast Yacht Sales, Lower Falls Landing, 106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth, 879-3605.

Friday 9/26

“Proving Ground,” photographs by Michael Kolster, opening reception 5-7 p.m., on view to Oct. 25, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery, Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Woodbury Campus Center, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499, une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink’s Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Art Loft Gallery, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705.

Art Studios at Cottage Road, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, bridgegalleryportland.com.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700, capecottagegallery.com.

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585, carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260, cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334, portlandpottery.com.

Clayton’s Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-1117.

Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Couleur Collection, 240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2401, couleurcollection.co.

Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Dobra Tea, 89 Upper Exchange St., Portland, 210-6566.

Domaine Gallery, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270, domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408, embergrove.com.

emilie inc., 227 Congress St., Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932, filamentgallery.com.

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728.

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.

Forgotten Transport, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426, fourwallsgallery.com.

Free Street Gallery at Maine College of Art, 87 Free St., Portland, 653-7271.

Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505, frostgullygallery.com.

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

GEM Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027, hollyready.com.

ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu.

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522, jamesongallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June LaCombe Sculpture, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com.

Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, 766-2940, artsprits@myfairpoint.net.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759, maineartsworkshop.com.

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu.

Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Maine Roaster’s Coffee, 82 Portland Road (U.S. Route 1), Yarmouth.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.

Open Concepts Gallery and Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822.

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

Ponomo, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., 2nd Floor, Portland, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.

Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Radiant Light Gallery, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydartgallery.com.

Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.com.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955, susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, 874-9868.

USM Osher Map Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4850, oshermaps.org.

USM Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4270.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, 232-1214, info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.

Museums

Saturday 9/20

“The Roaring ’20s,” celebration of railroad heydays in the 1920s, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., adults $10, seniors $9, children $6, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

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

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.to noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; adults $8, children $3, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, trains on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, adults $10, seniors $9, children $6, price includes admission to museum.

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

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

Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, springpointlight.org.

Victoria Mansion, museum tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, $15, senior/group/family/AAA discounts available, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 450-2509.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Yarmouth Community Chorus, now enrolling singers and instrumental musicians, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, membership $25, Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth, 846-2406.

Saturday 9/20

Chasing the Light and Andy Beaulieu, 6:30 p.m.. free, Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland.

Ongoing

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

Kirtan!, call and response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.

Theater/Dance

“Avenue Q,” 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, running through Oct. 4, $22, seniors $18, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421.

“Godspell,” 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20, $8, students and seniors $5, The Theatre Company, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, 329-5858.

Modern Square Dancing ABC’s, 6:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22, free, Falmouth Community Programs, Mason-Motz Building, Lunt Road, Falmouth, alhipkins@sdcaller.us.

Square Dancing, at Mix ‘n Mingle, open houses 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 25, free, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, 839-5512, mixnmingle.squaredanceme.us.

Saturday 9/20

“Mirage,” international dance by Naya’s Trance Belly Dance, 7:30 p.m., $25; 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 838-3638, nayastrance.com.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, 7-9 p.m.Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners, 8-9 p.m. intermediate, 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, no partner needed, first Saturdays, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com.

Mid-Coast 

Auditions/Calls for Art

“Once on This Island,” auditions for actors of all ages, Midcoast Youth Theater, 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, free, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 837-8567, info@youth-theater.org.

Galleries

“A Creative Collaboration,” paintings by Katharina Keoughan and Joy Vaughan, on view to Sept. 20, Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 271-1710.

“Chance Encounters” and “Blooming,” various artists, on view to Sept. 30, Points of View Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-6592.

Friday 9/19

“Made in Clay,” sculptures by various artists, opening reception 5-8 p.m., on view to Nov. 10, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

“Wearables,” handwoven fabrics by various artists, opening reception 5-8 p.m., on view to Oct. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Saturday 9/20

“Blocks” and “Protrusions,” works by Jeff Kellar and Miles Spadone, opening reception 4-6 p.m., on view to Oct. 18, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Friday 9/26

“10 x 10 Brunswick,” benefit exhibit and sale with over 300 works, 6-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 10x10brunswick.org.

Ongoing

Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

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

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

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

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

Eleven Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812, harborworksgallery.org.

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

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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, maescafeandbakery.com/events, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, topshamlibrary.org, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Museums

Saturday 9/20

Pejepscot Historical Society, “Heirloom Harvest Day,” including new exhibit opening, heirloom appraisals, tours of Skolfield-Whittier House and more, 1-5 p.m., 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606, pejepscothistorical.org.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, with special extended hours on Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, artmuseum.bowdoin.edu.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sundays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Music

Tuesday 9/23

Rob Duquette, children’s music and fun, 10:30 a.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Friday 9/26

George Lopez, Spanish-influenced piano works by Scarlatti, Debussy and Liszt, 7:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Kanbar Auditorium, Brunswick, 798-4141.

Ongoing

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

Theater/Dance

Friday 9/19

Folk Dance Brunswick, folk dancing to world music, no partner needed, 6:30-9 p.m., donation $8, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.

Sidebar Elements


“Urban,” a new exhibition at VoxPhotographs, features 60 city-inspired, photo-based images by 15 Maine artists. The show opens with a reception Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4-7 p.m., and is on view through Nov. 4. “Urban” is not documentary photography, gallery director Heather Frederick says, but demonstrates “the visions of Maine’s fine art photographers in the age of digital darkroom.” VoxPhotographs is now at the Portland Design Center, 334 Forest Ave., Portland.

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