Arts Calendar: Sept. 5-15

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“Mesmerized,” Snowlion Rep in Portland is casting equity and non-equity singer-actors by appointment for the May production at Portland Ballet Studio Theater. Rehearsals begin April 1; staged May 3-12,

“White Christmas,” 7 p.m. Sept. 16 & 17, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland,, 799-1421.

Saturday 9/8

Nutcracker Burlesque, seeking dancers trained in any style, or are willing to learn to dance, 10 a.m.-noon, Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook,


Gentleman & Scholar Comics, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, interactive exhibit by illustrators Jim Couture of Yarmouth and Turner Huston of Topsham, through September.

“The Art of Rube Goldberg,” first retrospective of cartoon illustrator in 40 years includes drawings of iconic inventions and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Sept. 22.


“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.


Saturday 9/8

NY Cat Film Festival, Patriot Cinemas-Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St., Portland, noon, “Nobody Owns a Cat”; 1:30 p.m., “Little Works of Art,” $10 each show.

Sunday 9/9

NY Dog Film Festival, Patriot Cinemas-Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St., Portland, noon, “Life With Dogs”; 1:30 p.m., “Who Rescued Whom?,” $10 each show.

Wednesday 9/12

Merrill Film Society, Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 classic, “Wild Strawberries,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, free and open to the public.


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249,


Robert Andrew Parker, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Variety of subjects inspired by world travels, to Sept. 16.
“Bang On, Divine Hammer,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, multiple artists reflect on the persistence of the maker, to Sept. 7. 
“Curious Nature: 2018 Alumni Triennial,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland, to Sept. 15.
Department of Arts Faculty Show, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland campus, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Friday-Sunday; noon-7 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 21.
“Eulogy for the Dyke Bar,” by Macon Reed, AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, acknowledges the legacy of dyke and lesbian bars, to Dec. 7.
“From a Woman’s Perspective,” annual group exhibition of original paintings by women artists, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, to Sept. 29.
Friday 9/7

“Of Spirit and Light,” opening reception 5-7 p.m. for photographs by Joyce Tenneson and Craig Becker, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth.
Mainely Frames and Gallery, 541 Congress St., 5-8 p.m., rare and antique maps of Maine, the country, the world. 
Saturday 9/8  
“Everyday Maine,” 2-5 p.m. reception for Addison Woolley, Union of Maine Visual Artists, Gallery at CTN, 516 Congress St.
Wednesday 9/12
Paul Brahms Opening, 6-8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., through Oct. 29. 
Friday 9/14
Stonewall Gallery Fall Show Opening: “Rough Seas and Healing Skies,” by Yarmouth artist Margareta “Meta” McDonald, 5:30-7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St.
“Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, work by American artists who traveled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, admission $10-$15, free on Friday night.

“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, to Sept. 16. 
“Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan,” Portland Museum of Art, award-winning 95-year-old artist and pioneer of African and African American representation in children’s books, to Nov. 25.
“Child Sized Vehicles: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays Sept.9-Oct. 28, or by appointment, admission by donation. 
Thursday 9/6
Maine Jewish Museum, 5-7 p.m. opening reception for “Moon Series” monoprints by Joan Busing; mixed-media art by Sara Crisp, and “After the Fall” watercolors by Shelley Jordon, 267 Congress St., Portland, through Oct. 26.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 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, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

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,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., train rides on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland,, 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday,

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday,, 772-2841.

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


Thursday 9/6

Celia Woodsmith w/Say Darling, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $8/$10.

Friday 9/7

Portland Piano Trio, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Monument Square. Free First Friday flash concert.

Fab Femme Friday, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, pop-garage-punk. Free, all ages.

Saturday 9/8

Cul-de-Sax, 7-8:30 p.m., jazz at South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free. 

Sunday 9/9

“A Tribute to Club Member Nicole Trifaro,” 3 p.m., Portland Rossini Club, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, featuring Boston-based soprano Katherin Kneisley, by donation, students free.

Rob Duquette, 3 p.m., Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road, local guitarist and singer. Free and open to the public with refreshments by top chef.

Friday 9/14

Coffee House Featuring Rob Emple, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, free, family friendly.


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Funk To Make Your Mondays Do Good with Hambone and Frank Hopkins, 9 p.m. Mondays, Portland House of Music, $5/door.

Irish Music Sessions: Sunday, 3-6 p.m., RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland; Monday, 6-8 p.m., O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough; Wednesday, 9 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 

Jay Staples, 3 p.m. first Sunday of every month, Atria Scarborough Assisted Living & Memory Care, 18 Black Point Road in Scarborough, country western. Free and open to the public. 


“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Sept. 14-30, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets $12 online at; $15 at the door.

Crowbait Club Presents King of Crows VI, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Sept. 6-16, 7:30 p.m., except 5 p.m. performance Sunday, original theater, $20.

“Nunsense,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., through Sept. 9, $48+,

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Sept. 14-30, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19/$23, 799-1421,

Saturday 9/8

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, featuring Zenobia Del Mar and Ali Simpson,  $8/$10, 

Sunday 9/9

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, 4:30 p.m., presented by Mayo Street Arts at Fort Allen Park, Portland. 

Tuesday 9/11

Page to Stage, discussion about Portland Stage’s Mainstage Production “Ben Butler,” Portland Public Library, noon-2 p.m.; script available at the library,  brown bag lunches encouraged, contact Reminta Moore at



Margaret Leonard, Local Market and Cafe, 148 Maine St., Brunswick, paintings of southern Italy, through September. 

“Souvenirs,” watercolors and oils by Frances Pratt Caswell, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through Sept. 28.


“Space, Time and Place,” The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, original work by four artists from the Judson Studio in Bath, to Sept. 11.

“Summer Gathering,” ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, sculptures, drawings and paintings of 18 artists, to Sept. 29.

Thursday 9/13 

“The Year Of The Bird,” artist talk by woodcarver Wayne Robbins, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, call 443-1499 for time; on view to Sept. 30.


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

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

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

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.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

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

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

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,


“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, youngest artist among the founders of the New York School, focuses on paintings from the ’60s and early ’70s, to Sept. 16.

“Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, to Oct. 1. 

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art; explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28.

Friday 9/14 

“Color TV, Psychedelic Culture, and Visual Art of the 1960s: Richard Pousette-Dart in Context,” exhibit lecture, 5-6 p.m., Bowdoin Museum of Art Pavilion.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, Free. 

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick. Free.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12,, 729-6606.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, Free.

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December. 

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum,  243 Washington St., Bath, permanent, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.

Walking Tours of Chamberlain’s Brunswick, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606, visit



Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Chocolate Church Arts, 804 Washington St., Bath, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 14-15; 2 p.m. Sept. 9 & 16, $12/$15, 

MJ Benson’s “Recent Works” is the featured art exhibit at The Francis boutique hotel, where a public reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7 during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.