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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 31 - Sept. 11

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 31 - Sept. 11

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Wednesday 8/31

Musica de Filia’s Fall 2011 Auditions, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Musica de Filia studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland, call Cyndy for appointment, 807-2158, musicadefilia.com.

Saturday 9/3

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, auditions for fall shows, “The Jungle Book,” “Youth Voices on Stage” and “Santa’s Reindeer Revue," 1-4 p.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 247, kitetails.org.

Thursday 9/8

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions, for The Nutcracker,  4-4:45 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 - 6 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. ages 11-12; and Friday, Sept. 9, 4-5 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 16+, $10 audition fee, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Friday 9/9

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 2011-2012 season, 7 p.m. Sept. 9; 5 p.m. Sept. 10; and 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep.org/actors.htm.

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions,
for The Nutcracker, 4-5 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 16+, $10 audition fee, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Saturday 9/10

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 2011-2012 season, 5 p.m. Sept. 10; and 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep.org/actors.htm.

Portland Ballet Open Auditions,
for the Victorian Nutcracker, 11:30 a.m. ages 12+; 1:30 p.m. ages 7-11, Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, performance date Dec. 23, FMI, info@portlandballet.org, 772-9671, portlandballet.org.

Portland Youth Dance Company Auditions for jazz, contemporary and hip hop dancers, ages 10-18, 1 p.m. intermediate level dancers, 2:30 p.m., high intermediate and advanced dancers, Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, Forest Avenue, Portland, FMI, portlandyouthdance.com, 200-3025.

Sunday 9/11

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 2011-2012 season, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep.org/actors.htm.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 8/31

Author Brown Bag Lectures, with Paul Doiron, author of "Trespasser," noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Meet the Author event, with Philip Conkling, author of "Islands in Time," 6:30 p.m. slide presentation, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.

Friday 9/9

“Let’s Talk About It,” reading and discussion group, "The Gilded Age," free, books at Yarmouth Historical Society, 5 sessions, through Dec. 7, Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth, register, 846-6259.

Saturday 9/10

Elizabeth Miles, author of "Fury,"  2-4 p.m., Scarborough Bull Moose, Payne Road, Scarborough, thefuryseries.com.. The next two books are titled Envy and Eternity.

Comedy

Friday 9/2

Comedian Bob Marley, 7 p.m. opener, 8 p.m. show, $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Ongoing

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

Films

Friday 9/2

Southworth Planetarium Full Dome Double Feature, "Two Small Pieces of Glass," 7 p.m., "Ibex," 8:30 p.m., Fridays, through September, $6 adults/ $5 children, students and seniors, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249, usm.maine.edu/planet

Saturday 9/3

“Up Up, Down Down,” by Portland filmmaker Allen Baldwin, 7 p.m., $5, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

Sunday 9/4

Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival Volume 1,  puppet film shorts, hosted by Tim Lagasse, 7 p.m., $7, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Galleries

Wednesday 8/31

"Inspirations in Color: new exhibit by Beth Westra, 5-7 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through September, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Thursday 9/1

"Still Life in Variation," paintings by Grant Drumheller, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 1, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Friday 9/2

"6/6/6, An Exhibition that Created Itself Through Connectivity," 6-10 p.m. reception, Gallery 37A, 37A Wharf St., Portland, Brook DeLorme, brookdel@yahoo.com.

“Gateway to Knowledge” Library of Congress Traveling Exhibit, 12-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, free, open to public, truck parked on Monument Square, downtown Portland, hosted by Portland Public Library and Portland Downtown District.

"Intercambio:" Interplays & Exchanges, new work by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade, and Lizz Sinclair, 1-8 p.m. First Friday; 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 opening, exhibit through Sept. 30, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, 3fishgallery.com.

"Painters, Players & Poets," new work by 48 Maine artists, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through Sept. 30, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Photographs by Mariah K. Brinton, 5-8 p.m. Open House Artist Reception, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

"Portraits," group show curated by Heidi Powell, 5-8 p.m. opening, followed by LIT, a literary happening curated by Megan Grumbling, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

"Present Parent?" new art show by Marin Magat, 10:30 a.m.-noon "Children's opening;" 5-8 p.m. First Friday opening, exhibit through September, show benefits Birth Roots, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

Richard Brown Lethem: "Table of Contents," 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 10, Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

"seductive/CONCERT," paintings by Ronnie Wilson and photographs by Ruth Sylmor, 5-8 p.m. Opening Reception, exhibit through Oct. 1; 6 p.m. artists' presention Sept. 15, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Ongoing

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

Addison Woolley Gallery, Victor Romanyshyn, "On Coffee," with writings by John Wetterau, and Jeanne O'Toole Hayman, "New Work," exhibit through Aug. 27, 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, Richard Brown Lethem: "Table of Contents," through Sept. 10, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

The Blue Spoon, "Bon Appétit! The Exhibit," by artists from YES Art Works, through Sept. 1., 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.

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,  Martha Burkert: "Near and Far" and Jon Kolkin: "Dreamscape," exhibit through Oct. 9, 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, "Ralf Feyl: Threshold," new oil paintings, exhibit through Sept. 24, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, "Water: The Surface & Below," paintings by Sarah Knock, exhibit through Aug. 27, 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 #7" new work by Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf, Robin Mandel, exhibit through Sept. 24, 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.

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, 3-D model, artistic renderings of Art All Around project, exhibit through Aug. 26, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

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

Merrill Memorial Library, "Mostly Maine," acrylic paintings by Betsy Elliman, exhibit through Sept. 30, 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, Main St., Yarmouth, 829-5082.

Running with Scissors Gallery, "Finding place: new prints and paintings by rachel e. church," exhibit through Aug. 25, 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, 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, “Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, exhibit through Aug. 31, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 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, 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, "Dog Days of Summer," new work by 30 local artists, exhibit through September, 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, "Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," and "Images of the Longfellow Garden," current exhibits, 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 8/31

Marcia Ball, Singer/pianist, 8 p.m., $25-$35, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Saturday 9/3

Mark Tipton,
Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker Tribute: "Bird Meets Diz - The Early Years of Be-Bop," 8 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

The Milkman's Union,
folk rock, with Splendora Cult and Tallahassee, 9 p.m., $5, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.

Sunday 9/4

Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., donation appreciated, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Wednesday 9/7

Secret Chiefs 3 with FAT32  9 p.m., $13 advance/ $15 door, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose, space538.org.

Friday 9/9

Lauren Rioux, CD Release performance, "All the Brighter, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Sunday 9/11

7th Annual Henryfest, family-oriented outdoor music festival, with Heather Masse, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Quartet featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy, Steve Roy & Joe Walsh, the Jerks of Grass, 317 Main Street Student Ensembles, and Local Circus, 12-7 p.m., $20 person / $35 family, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, rain location: Merriconeag Waldorf School, Desert Road, Freeport, tickets, 317mainst.org.

Angelica Sanchez,
pianist/composer, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 students, $10 advance, $15 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 220 Woodfords St., Portland, advance tickets at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, and at Jet Video and Starbird Music 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

Friday 9/2

"Curtain Up!" preview performances of 14 Portland theater companies 2011-2012 theater season, 4:30-7:30 p.m., free, Congress Square, Portland, sponsored by Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance and KeyBank.

Portland Playback Theatre,
Theme: "What happened at work," 7:30 p.m., $5, CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, FMI, portlandplayback.com, 671-9481.

Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJ's, 8 p.m. lesson 9 p.m. dance, $8, North Deering Grange Hall, no partner needed, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, kevin@swingnuts.com or 653-5012.

Saturday 9/3

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.

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

Tuesday 9/6

Coastal Youth Orchestra Auditions, string students of all levels; advanced students of oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and French horn, 5 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, schedule appointment with Nancy Roderick at 729-5156.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 8/31

Book Talk, Andrew Vietze, author of "Becoming Teddy Roosevelt," noon, free, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

Tuesday 9/6

Mystery Author Series, with Susan Oleksiw, author of the "Mellingham Mystery Series," 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and Sept. 18,  Curtis Memorial Library, FMI, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

Films

Friday 9/9

"World Bicycle Relief,"  6:30 p.m. film "With My Own Two Wheels," and 7:30 p.m. artist talk with photographer Leah Missbach Day, $10 suggest donation $10, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

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 9/9

Assemblage Artists, Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, and new work by Lucy Banfield, Barbara Bean, and Ann Slocom, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, exhibit through Sept. 30, Points of View Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

"m.a.c., a late summer ART event," artist portfolio sharing, 6-9 p.m., The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row,  KDB, 653-9334 or k@teamkdb.com.

New Paintings by Charles Movalli,
5-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 8, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

"Picture This," photography exhibit, 5-8 p.m. artists reception, exhibit through Oct. 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Sunday 9/11

"Pioneers: Quilt Art," quilts by Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson, Mary Allen Chaisson and Stephanie Green Levy, 2-4 p.m. gallery talk, exhibit through Oct. 1, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

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, "Her Mark," 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, explorefrontier.com, 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, "Graphite," drawings by Kate Beck; sculpture, drawings by James Marshall, exhibit through Sept. 10, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820. 

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

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

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

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

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 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, The Community Paints: Summer in Maine, new work by 30 Maine artists, exhibit through Sept. 22, 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 at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Music

Friday 9/9

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad, with Jaw Gems, Apres ArtWalk Concert, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Saturday 9/10

Cinder Conk, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Deb Cowan & John Robert,
7:30 p.m., $12 nonmembers / $10 museum members $5 ages 4-15, Winter Street Center, Bath, tickets MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.

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.

Theater/Dance

“Any Body for Tea,” presented by the Basic Players, 7 p.m., Sept. 9-10, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, $5 suggested, Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, tickets at Bath Senior office, FMI, call 443-4937.

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.