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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 3 - 14

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 3 - 14

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Sunday 8/14

Freeport Factory Stage Auditions for comedy "ART," seeking three mature male actors who are risk takers, adventurers and team players, 7 p.m., cold readings from script, performance dates Sept. 15-Oct. 2, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505.

Books, Authors 

Wednesday 8/3

The Hive Faculty Reading, with authors Sarah Braunstein, Arda Collins, Aaron McCollough, Lewis Robinson, James Shea, Taryn Bowe, Jaed Coffin, Amy Amoroso, and Justin Tussing, 7 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, FMI, 927-1927.

James Witherell, author of "L.L. Bean; The Man and His Company," 6 p.m. book signing, Bull Moose Scarborough, 456 Payne Road, bullmoose.com.

Saturday 8/6

Don Carrigan, author of "Togus : A Coon Cat Finds a Home," 1-4 p.m. reading, signing with author and Togus the Cat, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-6770, southportlandlibrary.com.

Monday 8/8

Celine Keating, author of "Layla" 6:30 p.m. reading, Meet the Author series, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.

Comedy

Wednesday 8/3

"Selene Luna: Special Needs," An Evening of Stand Up Comedy, 7 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org.

Thursday 8/11

Portland Improvisational Comedy Festival, 8 p.m.  Aug. 11-13, $10 advance / $12 door / $25 3-day pass, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, portlandimprovfestival.com.

Ongoing

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

Films

Tuesday 8/9

"Kings of Pastry" 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. 

Galleries 

Thursday 8/4

"Ralf Feyl: Threshold," new oil paintings, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 24, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

"Water: The Surface & Below," paintings by Sarah Knock, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Friday 8/5

"Coastal Collaboration," new work from Nancy Lawrence and Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening, Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.

"Exploring Deer Isle," Photographs by Michael McAllister, 5-8 p.m. opening, Nosh, 551 Congress St., Portland.

“Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

KeyBank First Friday Art Walk Event, 5-8 p.m. art exhibit, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances by members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, free, KeyBank Monument Square branch, Portland, portlandarts.org.

"New Works by Andrew Abbott," 5-7 p.m. artist reception, free to public, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

New Work by Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter, Andrea Sulzer, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, exhibit through Aug. 6, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222.

"Simple. Beauty." photography by C.C. Church, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773.6011.

Summer Show: New work by artisans Kimberly Burke, David Twiss, John Orestis, Gergana Rupchina, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, Ember Grove Gallery, 247 Congress St., Portland, 761-0408, embergrove.com.

Victor Romanyshyn, "On Coffee," with writings by John Wetterau, and Jeanne O'Toole Hayman, "New Work," 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Saturday 8/6

"Dog Days of Summer," new work by 30 local artists, 4-7 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through September, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.

Friday 8/12

“Journeys, Traces in Time,”

paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

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, "Where to Draw the Line," exhibition of children’s book illustrators, 2011 Maine Drawing Project, exhibit through Oct. 30, 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, 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, "Julie Freund: Reflections" and "Frances Hynes: Meeting Points," exhibit through Aug. 20, 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, 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,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, 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, "Drawing the Line #6," drawing exhibit by Carly Glovinski, exhibit through Aug. 20, 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, 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, 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.

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, 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, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, on view Aug. 13-Jan. 29, 2012; 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 8/3

Manchester Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $16.50 advance/ $18 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.

Sunset Folk Series, 7:30 p.m. Phantom Buffalo, free, concerts on Wednesdays through Aug. 10, canceled if rain, bring seating, Western Promenade Park, Portland, portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm, 756-8275.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, Don Campbell Trio, 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.    

Yarmouth Summer Arts Concert Series, Misspent Youth, 6:15 p.m., free, 846-2406,  Royal River Park, Yarmouth, yarmouthcommunityservices.org.

Thursday 8/4

Alive at Five Free Concert Series, The Modest Proposal and The Kenya Hall Band, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Monument Square, Portland.

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

Summer Concerts in the Park, Tony Boffa 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.

Vonda Shepard, 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Friday 8/5

Carrie Elkin, with Anthony da Costa & Jonathan Byrd, 8 p.m., $15,
One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

The Flipsides, 8 p.m., with Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St. Portland, 791-BOWL baysidebowl.com.

Highland Soles in Concert, 7:30 p.m., $12 adult/ $10 ages 12 and under/ $25 family, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, advance tickets at Bull Moose stores, brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday 8/6

The Blue Lobster Troupe, community chorus, 8 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, LucidStage.com.

An Evening with Boreal Tordu and Round Mountain, 8 p.m., $12 advance /$15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Guster,
with Ra Ra Riot, 7 p.m., $32 advance, $35 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.

Sunday 8/7

Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., participatory sacred harp singing, free/ by donation, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, Vicki Adams, 216-3890.

Tuesday 8/9

James Jones and Anita Cirba, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, listings, tickets at foko.org.

Thursday 8/11

Portland Chamber Music Festival, 18th Summer Season, Aug. 11–20, $25, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-320-0257, concert schedule at pcmf.org.

Friday 8/12

"2+2=JIVE," Jazz Concert on Peaks Island, with Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall, 7:30 pm, by donation, Brackett Church, Peaks Island, myspace.com/wheeedoggieband.

Mica's Groove Train, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, micasgroovetrain.com.

Trio W.A.G., with Walt Szymanski, Alex Harding, Gary Wittner, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 students/ $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Club, 189 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick, Starbird Music, Jet Video in Portland, FMI, 828-1310.

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.

"The Poet’s Love," presented with "Napoli and Souvenir," by Maine State Ballet and Florestan Recital Project, 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, Aug. 5-6; and Aug. 12-13, $20 adult/ $15 senior or child, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, reservations, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587.

"Twelfth Night" presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2-Friday, Aug. 12, free to the public, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. 

Friday 8/5

Portland Playback Theater, Theme: "Dating stories from heaven and hell," 7:30-9 p.m., $5 at the door, CTN5 studio, next to MECA, 516 Congress St., Portland, portlandplayback.com.

Saturday 8/6

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.

John McDonald, Maine humorist, presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 1 p.m., L.L. Bean, Main Street, Freeport, freeportshakespearefestival.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

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

Books, Authors

Wednesday 8/10

Book discussion: Suze Orman’s “Women and Money," 5:30 p.m., free, open to public, Money Works for Women program, followed by Investment Education Club meeting, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 216 or 217.

Book Talk: Greg Zielinski, author of "Conditions May Vary: A Guide to Maine’s Weather," noon, free, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Friday 8/12

Angus King, author of "Governor's Travels - How I left politics, learned to back up a bus, and Found America," 5:30-7 p.m. book signing, Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick.

Films

Tuesday 8/9

"If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle," Summer Film Festival, through Aug. 16, 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

Friday 8/5

Merry-meeting Art Association Exhibit and Sale, at Cundy's Harbor Days, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cundy's Harbor Parsonage, Debby Stubbs, 725-8855.

Friday 8/12

2nd Friday ArtWalk, 30+ participating galleries, 5-8 p.m. self-guided art tour, downtown Brunswick and Topsham, listings, map at Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, 798-6964, fiveriversartsalliance.

"Drawing for Hunger," benefit show and sale by Points of View Artists, portion of sales to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit Aug. 1-28, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

“East Meets West” by Kathy Goddu, Japanese Shibori textile art, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

"Her Mark: 2011" 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayveiwgallery.com.

Mansion of Dreams:
Work by Wendy Jordan, 5-6 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 30, Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

"Taking Shape" 5-8 p.m. artists reception, exhibit Aug. 1-31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

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, 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, 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, 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, Summer exhibit, by 20 member artists, through August, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Spindleworks, 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, through Aug. 5; Studzinski Recital Hall bowdoinfestival.org/concerts.htm, 725-3895.

Tuesday 8/9

Summer Organ Concert Series, Harold Stover; 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.

Thursday 8/11

Arborea, with Plains, 7 p.m., $6 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Friday 8/12

Apres Artwalk: Christian Cuff and Billy Libby, 7 p.m., $5 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Theater/Dance

"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; 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.

"Murder at the Banquet" and "Not My Cup of Tea" two one-act comedies presented by Harpswell Community Theater, Aug. 5-7; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, $5 per person, Centennial Hall, U.S. Route  123, Harpswell Center, tickets, 725-2438, 833-2364, 833-6260.

"Twelfth Night," A Shakespeare Project production, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 12-14; 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $12 suggested, 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.