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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 29 - July 10

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 29 - July 10

Greater Portland

Books, Authors 

Wednesday 6/29

Book Launch and Author Event, with Jim Witherell, author of "L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company," 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, freeportlibrary.com.

Thursday 6/30

Book Launch and Signing, with Linda and Martha Greenlaw, authors of "The Maine Summers Cookbook," 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659 nonesuchbooks.com.

Friday 7/1

Lobster Role: A Rabelais tribute, book reading, photo exhibit celebrating lobster, 5:30-8 p.m., Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.

Wednesday 7/6

Shonna Milliken Humphrey, author of "Show Me Good Land," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library Brown Bag Lecture Series, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary.com.

Comedy

Friday 7/1

Bob Marley, comedy show, 6:30 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show, $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Ongoing

Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.

Films

Wednesday 6/29

“The Wonderful Sky," Northern Stars Planetarium at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 5:30 p.m, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m., free, but tickets required, pick up at the Youth Room, library.scarborough.me.us.

Wednesday 6/29

"Mean Girls," Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.  

Wednesday 7/6

"Napoleon Dynamite," Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.

Friday 7/8

"Diabolique," Classic cinema night at St. Mary's, 7 p.m., free admission, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Galleries  

Friday 7/1

Live mannequins will model dresses by Duane, jewelry by Tarkinson, hair/makeup by Leigh, and Tasha Zwickerhill, 5-8 p.m., O2 Salon, 605 Congress St., Portland, FMI Jennifer Leigh, 253-1550.

"Transitions," paintings by Sonia Anne-Cooke Broen, 5-8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org, 347-3075.

Portland Show II, paintings and sculptures by Francine Schrock and Patrick Plourde, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit until end of July, The Gallery at Harmon's & Barton's, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5946, harmonsbartons.com.

Drawings by Elia Bettaglio, Selena Kimball and Tatiana Simonova, 5-8 p.m., opening, exhibit through August 5, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., 828-5600, space538.org.

"Drawing the Line," figurative drawings by Leonard Baskin, Thomas Cornell, Pat Hardy, Michael Waterman, Richard Wilson, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through July 16, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

"Pursuing Happiness,"
photos by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. reception, Pop-Up Gallery at Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276. 

Art opening, 5-8 p.m., The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188.

Thursday 7/7

Paintings and New Yorker covers by cartoonist and illustrator Charles Martin, 5-7 p.m. opening, exhibit until July 30, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, greenhutgalleries.com, 772-2693

"Scenes I've Seen," paintings by Thomas Connolly, 5-7 p.m. artist's reception, exhibit until July 30, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, greenhutgalleries.com, 772-2693.

Friday 7/8

Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes, watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening, exhibit 12-6 p.m. through Sept. 9, Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI, Lisa Williams, Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264.

"6 Minutes," documentary photo exhibit of a Tuscaloosa, Ala. tornado by Samanatha Montano, 4:30-6 p.m. opening, exhibit until end of July, The Gallery at Cafe Cambridge, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 712-5068.

Ongoing

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

Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

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

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery. 

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

Art Gallery at UNE, “Critters” paintings and sculpture show curated by Nancy Davidson, through July 20, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, "Indelible," illustrative works by Max M. Leon II, exhibit through June 30, 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, paintings and silk hangings by Helen Farnham, wood engraved hand pulled prints by Tony Kulik, metal sculpture and furniture by Jim Millers, second floor, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705. 

Art Studios at Cottage Road, newest work by Betina Clark, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Aucocisco Gallery, "Shift: Vivien Russe & Mary Hart," exhibit through July 9, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

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

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

Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, "Bulgaria 2001," documentary photographs by Christian T. Farnsworth, exhibit through June 30, 740 Broadway, South Portland, cambridgecoffeebar.com.

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

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

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

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

Constellation Gallery, work by David A. Marshall, Nathan Broaddus, Matthew Isgro and Randy Regier, 511 Plaza on Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Cygnet Gallery, "Figurative Show," with Dewitt Hardy, Janet Manyan, Tim Gaydos, George and Dadee Burk, Pat Hardy, Hara Harding, Janet Ledoux, Elizabeth Kelley and M.L. Norton and more, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

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

Domaine Gallery, "New: Elemental/Essential Photography," by John G. Kelley, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, "Carol Sloane: A Walk in the Woods," exhibit through July 10, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

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

Falmouth Memorial Library,  exhibit by The Tuesday Group, May 17-June 30, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.  

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

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

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

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

"Forgotten Transport" photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

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

Free Street Gallery at MECA, "Personal Views: The One O'clock Group" 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

Freeport Memorial Library, 10 Library Dr., 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 or frostgullygallery.com.

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

Gem Gallery, "Three Island Firecrackers," recent work by Lavendier Myers, Chris Cassidy, and Betsy Stout, 5 p.m. opening, exhibit June 30-July 13, 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.

The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

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

Heron Point Gallery, “Love Those Lobes,” Glass Jewelry by Avery Pierce, 164 Middle/Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, oil and gouache paintings by Holly Ready, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027 or hollyready.com

ICA at MECA, Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, with artists Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

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

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

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

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

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

Lalo Boutique,  142 High St., Portland.

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

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

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

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, a Maine Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition, exhibit through Aug. 21, fifth floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, library.usm.maine.edu, Michelle Dustin, 780-4790.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, Long Island, Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net, 766-2940.

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

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

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland, maine.aiga.org.

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

The Maine Potters Market, "Exploration with Glazes," pottery by Tom Huber, through July 3, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.

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

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

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689, megperrycenter.com.

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

Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, “Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell," exhibit through Oct. 28, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.

Open Concepts Gallery & 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.

Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 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., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.  

Portland Public Library, "PLAY," The Telling Room’s writing and storytelling project, through June on library's lower level, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.  

Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.   

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, "It's Not So Black and White," multimedia exhibit by Keith Weiskamp, Rick Boyd, Pamela Williamson and Jay LaBrie, through July 26, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097.  5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.

Rise Photography, "New Moon," work by Meghan Donahue, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

The Royal Bean Cafe, "Three Summer Artists," paintings, collage by Julie Waterman, Susan Roscoe, and Carol Beyna, exhibit through mid-August, Main St., Yarmouth, 829-5082.

Running with Scissors Gallery, "Fake Forests," sculpture and print by Leslie Wicks, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

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

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 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, "Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards," and solo exhibition by Kate Russo,"New Paintings," 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or 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 Freeport Showroom, “Three Views:  paintings by Elise Ansel, Kate Emlen and Tom Glover,” collected works on display through Aug. 28,  149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, “Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine 1793-1860,” exhibit through Aug. 25, Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.

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

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

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.

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

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, "Everything is Illuminated," new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777 ; second location, "Postcards from Provence," "Impressions of Summer," new work by 30 artists, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.  

3Fish Gallery, "Connections in Wood & Print," new work by Suzanne Hunt and Larinda Meade, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street, "In the Shadow of Katahdin," watercolor paintings of Baxter State Park by Michael Boardman, exhibit through July 1, Yarmouth, 846-6264. 

Museums

Monday 7/4

The Declaration of Independence, public reading by Former Representative Herb Adams, 12 p.m., The Maine Historical Society, Longfellow House, 489 Congress St., Portland. 774–1822, info@mainehistory.org.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, museum hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June-August; closed for holidays, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, mfistal@maine.rr.com.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, June 18-Sept 5; Sundays July 3-Sept. 5, $5 suggested donation, ages under 13 free, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland, springpointlight.org, 799-6337.

Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, $8 adults, $6 seniors $3 ages 6-12; special tours include architecture tours and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org.

Wednesday 6/29

Grandparents' and Kids' Day at the Museum, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., nonmembers, $30 adult/ $15 child; members, $20 adult/ $10 child, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

Ongoing

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

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, "Images of the Longfellow Garden," exhibit through June 30, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children's hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

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

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

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

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

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, portlandharbormuseum.org.

Portland Head Light Museum, weekends only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., until Memorial Day; open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

Portland Museum of Art, "Refashioned," by Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski, and Angelika Werth, on view through July 31;  John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, on view through Oct. 10,  10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

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

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, "Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles," exhibit on view 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 15-Aug. 21, or by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Tate House Museum, house tours, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.; architecture tours, first and third Thursday; garden tours first Wednesday; 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org. 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, at the Maine Historical Society, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, "Life Along the Royal River," 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 6/29 

Yarmouth Summer Concert Series, Blue Willow, rhythm and blues, 6:15 p.m. concert, free, open to public, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, rain date 6/30, FMI, 846-2406, yarmouthcommunityservices.org.

Thursday 6/30

Rock Camp Showcase, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Summer Concerts in the Park,
Bob Charest Band, 6:30 p.m., free, all ages, Memorial Park, Sawyer Road, Scarborough, rain location: Scarborough High School, Thursdays through Aug. 4, hosted by Scarborough Community Chamber, scarboroughcommunitychamber.com.

Saturday 7/2

ICONS - A Salute To Vintage Las Vegas, doors 6:30 p.m., opener 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., tickets $20-30, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Friday 7/8

Erica Brown CD Release, fiddle/bluegrass, 8 p.m. $12 adv/$15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, deadlygentlemen.com.

Saturday 7/9

The Steve Grover Quintet, a jazz interpretation of The Beatles, 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, deadlygentlemen.com.

Ongoing

Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.-12 p.m., first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or liz@stlawrencearts.org.

David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy's Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.

House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.

Kirtan!, call & 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.

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., bigeasyportland.com or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance 

Thursday 6/30

Portland Improv Experience (PIE), 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

Friday 7/1

Portland Playback Theater, "Bloopers," 7:30 p.m., $7, Community Television studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, portlandplayback.com, 671-9481. 

Saturday 7/2

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

Thursday 7/7

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay, 7:30 p.m., $12/$10 seniors and students, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

Friday 7/8

Choreographer’s Showcase, original works by regional choreographers, 7 p.m., $12, Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, www.mainestateballet.org, 781-3587

Saturday 7/9

Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement, 8 p.m., $15, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

"Ida's Havin' A Yard Sale," presented by Freeport Factory, June 22-July 2, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 4 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday, $22.50 adult/ $17.50 senior or student, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets, Brown Paper Tickets, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com or 318-8746, maywicca@gmail.com.

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix 'n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April, ages 9 and up, $3, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, mixnmingle@maine.rr.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 

Comedy
 

Friday 7/8

Tom Clark, comedy show, July 8-9, 8 p.m. $15/$12 for seniors and students, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 6/29

Jim Witherell, master Maine Guide and author of "L. L. Bean – The Man and His Company," Freeport  Community Library, 6:30 p.m., 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Saturday 7/2

Susan Conley and Joseph Dane, authors of "The Foremost Good Fortune" and "Dogfish Memory," 4 p.m. Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.

Wednesday 7/6

Matthew Kiell, author of Monhegan Windows, 6:30 p.m. Freeport Community Libary, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Jim Nelson, author of "With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution," 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, Washington St., Bath, Leslie Mortimer, 443-5141 x12.

Saturday 7/9

Kathleen Ellis and Jonathan Skinner, poetry reading, authors of "Narrow River To The North" and "Naked Foot," 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.

Heritage Days Book Sale, 40th annual, sponsored by the Friends of the Patten Free Library, July 2-4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday; preview for Friends members, 5-8 p.m. July 1, Minnie Brown Center, Washington St., Bath, 443-4151.

Films

Friday 7/1

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams," documentary screening, July 1-2, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., additional showings July 5-9, Frontier Cinema & Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Tuesday 7/5

"Illegal," Psychological Thriller from Belgium, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 8-week series, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Ongoing
 
The Dreamland Theater
film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries

Art in the Park, art exhibit and sale, hosted by Kennebec Art Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3,  Library Park at Patten Free Library, Washington St., Bath, FMI, Tory Jackson, 443-8916.

Thursday 7/7

"Wicked busy painting Maine," paintings by Bil Tomsa, 4 p.m. artist discussion, reception 4:30-6 p.m, exhibit through August 11, Thornton Oaks retirement community, 25 Thornton Way, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Friday 7/8

Four Square, by Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan and Ann Slocum, 5-8 p.m. opening/reception, exhibit through July 29, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920.

Selections From Gallery Artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening, exhibit through August 6, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

Where’s my ride? transportation-themed art by 43 artists, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit until July 31, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org 725-8820

“Little Quilt Show” by Ocean Waves Quilters of Harpswell, July 8-10, Fri/Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–3 p.m., free, donations accepted, Union Church, Orr’s Island (Rte. 24), Mary Ann Douglas, 729-8398. 

Celebrate summer in Harpswell, arts and craft fair, music, dining at 30 locations, July 9-10, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., FMI, 833-6004 or harpswellmaine.org/archives/826.

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or 11pleasant.com.

Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette Gamache, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath, 443-2200 or AllenSelig.com.

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

Selections From Gallery Artists, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m July 8 opening, exhibit through August 6, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

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

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, “Nowhere From Here” installation exhibit by Richard Keen, exhibit through July 23, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

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

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, "Aviary: A Winged Celebration," Spindleworks invitational show, exhibit through July 31, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

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

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

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

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

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

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812. 

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, FMI, 725-8820.

Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.

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

Markings Gallery, "To Hear the Forest Speaking," paintings by Heidi Daub, July 1-August 31, reception July 15, 5-8 p.m., and “Garden Girls," sculptures by Natasha Kempers-Cullen, July 1-31, reception July 15, 5-8 p.m., 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, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio - Gallery of Fine Artisans, 149 Maine St., Tontine Mall, Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

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

VSA arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

Whatnot Gallery, "Swell: Contemplating the ocean," exhibit through June 30, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Museums

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

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

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, "CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier," and "Pejepscot's Early Scots-Irish History," Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Music

Tuesday 7/5

The DaPonte String Quartet, Harpswell Kellogg Church, FMI, daponte.org, 529-4555.

American Guitar Masters, Peter Janson and Larry Pattis, 7 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day-of , Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, 47th annual, June 29-Aug. 5; Wednesday Upbeat! series, 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 1, $30, Studzinski Recital Hall; Festival Fridays series, 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 5, $40, Crooker Theater; Monday Sonatas, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 4-Aug. 1, $30, Studzinski Recital Hall; Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, July 28-31, $10 Suggested donation, Studzinski Recital Hall, FMI, bowdoinfestival.org/concerts.htm, 725-3895.

Theater/Dance

Maine State Music Theatre, 2011 Summer Season, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," June 8-25;  2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows; upcoming shows: "Annie," "Xanadu," "The Wiz," and "Spring Awakening," all shows at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 725-8769 or msmt.org.

"The Real McGonagall," presented by The Theater Project, June 23-26; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday, $18, 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets, theaterproject.com, 729-8584.

Wednesday 6/29

Public Contradance, hosted by Spindleworks Art Center, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., free, open to public, Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, FMI, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Ongoing

Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday round dance workshops, Coffin School Cafeteria, Barrows St., Brunswick; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday square dance workshops, Jordan Acres School Cafeteria, Brunswick, 389-2568 or sage.squaredanceme.us.