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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 20 - 31

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 20 - 31

Greater Portland

Books, Authors 

 Wednesday 7/20

Simon Van Booy, author of "Everything Beautiful Began After," 12 p.m., Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday 7/27

Mariam Kobras, author of "The Distant Shore," 6:30 p.m. Meet the Author series, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.

Saturday 7/30

Jeff Foltz, author of historical novel "Birkebeiner," 12-4 p.m., Sherman's Books & Stationery, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000.

Comedy

Wednesday 7/20
 
"Wine and Nine,"
Ladies Comedy Night with Karen Morgan and Kate Ghiloni, to benefit Meghan's Golf Camp for girls, 8 p.m., $12, Val Halla Golf Club, Cumberland, tickets, valhallagolf.com or 829-2225.

Thursday 7/21

Comedy Night at the Royal Bean, with Nellie Coes, Karen Morgan and more, 7:30 p.m., $12, Royal Bean Coffee Shop, 18 Yarmouth Crossing Dr., Yarmouth, 846-1009.

Ongoing

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

Films

Tuesday 7/26

"POV Short Cuts," Summer Documentary Film Series and discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 23, free, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

"Rapid River Races, 1940," screening and talk by Zip Kellogg, presented by the Maine Historical Society, 12 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 ext. 216.

Galleries 

Thursday 7/21

“Car Wash,” photography by Eean Dedrick, a Yes Art Works’ artist, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland.

"Julie Freund: Reflections" and "Frances Hynes: Meeting Points," 5-7 p.m. opening artists' reception, exhibit through Aug. 20, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Friday 7/22

"Drawing the Line #6," drawing exhibit by Carly Glovinski, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 20, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Fresh Art Show and Sale
, July 22-24; 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, fiber art, sculpture and more, Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049. 

Prouts Neck Art Show, 81st annual, July 22-24; 5:30-7:30 p.m. preview Friday, $15 admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $5 admission, The Prouts Neck Country Club, 499 Black Point Road, Scarborough, hosted by The Women's Auxiliary of Prouts Neck.

Sunday 7/24

Art in the Park, painting, pottery, photography, fiber arts and more by members of Yarmouth "Artisans Collective,” 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30, Village Green Park, near railway station, Main Street, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-7967.

Wednesday 7/27

"Where to Draw the Line," exhibition of children’s book illustrators, 2011 Maine Drawing Project, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 30, free and open to the public, UNE Art Gallery, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Ongoing

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

Addison Woolley Gallery, Andrea van Voorst van Beest "Intaglio Prints," and Dan Dow, "The Bitter Crust of Immortality," through July 30, 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, 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, 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, "6 Minutes," documentary photo exhibit of a Tuscaloosa, Ala., tornado by Samanatha Montano, exhibit through July, 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.

Clayton's Cafe, recent paintings by Diana Washburn, on view July 30-Sept. 9, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-1117.

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, Photography Exhibit by C.C. Church, exhibit through Aug. 27,  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, 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, 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, "Vanishing Acts,” paintings and solar plate etching prints by Jane Banquer, exhibit through July 20, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, "Peter Sculthorpe: Monhegan Island," paintings by Peter Sculthorpe, exhibit through Aug. 3, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, Paintings and New Yorker covers by cartoonist and illustrator Charles Martin, and "Scenes I've Seen," paintings by Thomas Connolly, exhibits until July 30, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, "Mushrooms," soft sculpture by Loren Leahy, through July, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland Show II, paintings and sculptures by Francine Schrock and Patrick Plourde, exhibit until end of July, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, “A New Light” paintings by Steven Lanzalotta, exhibit through July 31, 63 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, 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, Lewis Gallery, 2011 exhibit of 15 Maine sculptors, through July, 305 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.

Rose Contemporary, "Space Invaders," exhibit through Aug. 27, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.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, Bethany Major, new paintings, exhibit until September, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

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

Space Gallery, Drawings by Elia Bettaglio, Selena Kimball and Tatiana Simonova, exhibit through Aug. 5, 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, Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes, watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, exhibit through Sept. 9, Yarmouth, 846-6264. 

Museums

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; architecture tours first and third Thursday of each month; and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org.

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Saturday 7/23

"Living with History," lecture on John Marin, by Bob Keyes, 11 a.m.-noon, free with museum admission, 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.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, "Nursing in the Past!" display of nursing memorabilia, July 9-30, museum hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June-August; closed for holidays, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, mfistal@maine.rr.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, 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 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, 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.

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, 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. 

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 7/20

Imagined: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon, concert by The Nu-Utopians, 8 p.m., $20-$25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, Delta Knight Band, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 3, bring seating, Mill Creek Park, South Portland, FMI/cancellations, 767-7650, southportland.org. for weather-related cancellations.   

Sunset Folk Series, 7:45 p.m. Mark Farrington, free, concerts on Wednesdays through Aug. 10, canceled if rain, bring seating, Western Promenade Park, Portland, portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm, 756-8275.

Yarmouth Summer Concert Series, Ball in the House, a capella group, 6:15 p.m. concert, free, open to the public, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, 846-2406, yarmouthcommunityservices.org.

Thursday 7/21

Alive at Five Free Concert Series, The Fogcutters Big Band, Big Band/Swing, and Sly-Chi, Funk/Soul/Jazz, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Monument Square, Portland.

Enter The Haggis,
Celtic/pop, with Carbon Leaf, 7 p.m., $17.50 - $22.50, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, 7 p.m., Chandler's Band Concert, Thursdays through Aug. 18, Bandstand, Fort Allen Park, Portland, canceled if rain, portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm, 756-8275.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, 7-9 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529, localsprouts.coop.

Summer Concerts in the Park, Motor Booty Affair, 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.

Friday 7/22

Charles R. Brown: A Retrospective Performance, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

Tricky Britches, high-energy string band, 7:30 p.m., $10, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Saturday 7/23
 
ApologetiX:
Live In Concert! Christian parody rock band, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland, tickets, 272-3009, apologetix.com.

Castlebay, concert of maritime and Celtic song and story, 7:30 p.m., $10, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505, freeportfactory.com.

The Maine Singers Atelier, concert with Julie Goell & Friends, 7:30 p.m. by donation, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.

Tuesday 7/26

Belfast Brogue, Irish music band Jud Caswell and Alfred Lund, 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, front lawn at Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Thursday 7/28

"Daughter of the Regiment," presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 7/28 and Saturday 7/30, $41+, Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at porttix.com.

KahBang’s Maine State Pier Concert Series, Wiz Khalifa, with Big Sean and Chevy Woods, 6 p.m., $32, Maine State Pier, Franklin and Commercial St., Portland, 461-4435, statepier.com.

Friday 7/29

Beirut, world music, 8 p.m., $22 advance/ $25 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.

Occidental Gypsy, American gypsy pop, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 7/30

"Daughter of the Regiment," presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 7/28 and Saturday 7/30, $41+, Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at porttix.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

Before Bill: A comic romp through medieval times, presented by The Worshipful Company of Black Pudding Makers & Itinerant Sausage Purveyors, The Freeport Shakespeare Festival at The Freeport Factory Stage, July 28-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14;  $20 adult/ $17 seniors and students, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots), presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, July 21-24 and 28-31; 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8-$9, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231, kitetails.org. 

Madame Burlesque: An Evening of Tributes to the Great Ladies of Burlesque, presented by The Boston Babydolls, 8 p.m. July 22-23, $18 adults/ $15 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

The Pirates of Penzance, or the Slave of Duty, presented by Freeport Players, July 15-31, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $10 advance, $15 door; pay-what-you-want preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fcponline.org, 865-2220.  

"V: Five Collective Years of Motion," artistic dance performance, July 29-30; 8:30 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday family-friendly show; and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adults/ $8 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at lucidstage.com.
 

Wednesday 7/27

T-O-T-A-L-L-Y-! – a one woman show, with Kimleigh Smith, 8 p.m.  $14 adults/ $12 seniors/ $8 students, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Thursday 7/28

"Vaudeville Fix" with cabaret acoustic The Debutante Hour, Dos Eckies, juggler Matiss Duhon, and vintage super 8 + 16mm from Blinky McGee, 8 p.m., $8  or best offer, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St. Portland 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

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 

Auditions, Calls for Art

Saturday 7/30

The Oratorio Chorale Auditions, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, openings in all voice parts, not required to prepare music for audition; next audition Aug. 18, for appointment contact Rachael Bairstow 329-5708, or rlbairstow@live.com; oratoriochorale.org.

Films

Tuesday 7/26

"Nurse. Fighter. Boy." 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

 

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

Sunday 7/24

Merry-meeting Art Association Art Exhibit and Sale at Orr's Island Schoolhouse, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24-Aug. 7, RR 24, Orr's Island, Debby Stubbs, 725-8855.

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.

Bayview Gallery, Selections From Gallery Artists, exhibit through Aug. 6, 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, Andrea Sulzer: New Work, exhibit through Aug. 6, 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, 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, "Four Square," by Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan and Ann Slocum, 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.

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

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

Thornton Oaks, "Wicked busy painting Maine," paintings by Bill Tomsa, exhibit through August 11, 25 Thornton Way, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

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, 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

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, bowdoinfestival.org/concerts.htm, 725-3895.

Tuesday 7/26

Summer Organ Concert Series, Christopher Ganza; 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9, $5 suggested donation, First Parish Church, UCC, corner of Maine St. and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.

Saturday 7/30

Maeve Gilbert, harpist/singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m. $15 nonmembers/ $10 members, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.

Sunday 7/31

The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, with The Screaming Orphans, Karan Casey, John Doyle, Buille, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, noon-8 p.m., $25 advance/ $35 door, ages 12 and under free, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, tickets at Bull Moose Music, Coffee By Design, saltwaterfest.com.

Theater/Dance

"The Belle of Amherst," 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays,  July 20-23, July 27-29; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, $15 advance/ $20 door, tickets at the Vegetable Corner, C. Periwinkle & Co., Zach’s General Store, Gun Point Cove Gallery, FMI, 833-5124, www.theater1876, shows held at Centennial Hall, Harpswell. 

"Boxers, a collection of shorts:" A Theater Project Teen Theater Camp production, July 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12 suggested donation, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.

"Fafalo," presented by Merrymeeting Arts Center, July 29-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, $20 adult  / $15 Students, seniors, veterans / $10 ages 6-12; by donation on Sunday, 7/31, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, 319-7289, ziggurattheatre.org.

Maine State Music Theatre, 2011 Summer Season, 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows, "Xanadu," July 20-Aug. 6; "The Wiz," Aug. 10-27, 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.

"Stuart Little," A Young Peoples Theater Camp production, July 22-24, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $6 suggested, presented by The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.

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.